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Baseball 2018

Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:01 am

Yahoo is pestering me about auto-renewing last year's league, with a deadline of March 6th. If people are up for it, or think it's time to quit, sound off here.
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Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:44 am

I would do it.
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Re: Baseball 2018

Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:07 pm

I'll play again.
 
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Re: Baseball 2018

Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:47 pm

I'm down wit' it
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Re: Baseball 2018

Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:38 pm

I'm not really into the fantasy aspect of baseball, but I also don't want to start a new thread. In either case, expect some serious dingers from your players (finally hard evidence that the HR spike is a result of a new ball)

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/juiced-baseballs/
 
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Re: Baseball 2018

Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:49 am

So the draft is 6:00 Pacific?
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Re: Baseball 2018

Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:06 am

I believe so, on March 28.
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Re: Baseball 2018

Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:33 pm

I'm going to miss it, since I have class that night. I'll just have to do a good job of pre-ranking.
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Re: Baseball 2018

Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:07 pm

One of the times I won was a year when I missed the draft and the autodraft just used the default rankings. It was kind of embarrassing, though of course I did do some in-season managing and roster manipulation. One positive about having relatively few teams in the league is that a lot of good players go undrafted -- and of course others emerge during the season -- so even a disastrous draft can be overcome if you're willing to stick with it, take some chances, and completely turn over your roster. (I hear about 16+ team leagues where they don't even allow in-season trades and, well, I guess some people like the challenge but man, that just sounds like no fun at ll).
 
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Re: Baseball 2018

Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:13 pm

Draft is tonight?
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Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:17 pm

So how do I get an invite?
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Re: Baseball 2018

Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:53 pm

TheEmrys wrote:
So how do I get an invite?

If you were in last year, just log in to Yahoo Fantasy.

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Re: Baseball 2018

Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:35 pm

This might be the worst team I've ever drafted. After the 3rd or 4th round, every time I set on a guy to take with my next pick, he went a pick or two ahead of me and then I had no backup plan and just grabbed someone. Awful awful draft. I'm gonna need to work the waiver wire hard
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Re: Baseball 2018

Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:58 am

There is real baseball today with a real effect on the standings. This is not a drill.

edit: And of course Unlocator isn't working with MLB.tv on Opening Day. Saves me from watching the Mets play uncharacteristically well.
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Re: Baseball 2018

Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:56 pm

Fascinating article on Baseball Prospectus (unlocked, free) about how Albert Pujols is older than is recorded:

https://www.baseballprospectus.com/news ... ing-angel/

You can find jokes about his age in this forum, and I've long thought he was older than he claimed to be.
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Re: Baseball 2018

Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:38 pm

I thought that was just Julio Franco?
 
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Re: Baseball 2018

Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:50 pm

It's a large number of Caribbean-born athletes. If you're from a country with not-great record keeping, who knows what's actually true?

Another example, Miguel Tejada: http://www.espn.com/mlb/news/story?id=3351418

And then there's a constant issue with figuring out who guys actually are. Cardinals pitch Carlos Martinez had been signed by the Red Sox prior to signing with St. Louis, but his contract was voided due to an issue with his legal name. In this case, it was (apparently) very innocent. The Cardinals did their due diligence prior to signing him, and Martinez has been their best pitcher the last couple years.

http://www.stltoday.com/sports/columns/ ... 5de37.html
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Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:24 pm

Jose Contreras was as much as 4 years older than he said. Livan and Orlando Hernandez as well.
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Re: Baseball 2018

Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:37 pm

Don't forget Satchel Paige.
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Re: Baseball 2018

Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:48 pm

I got picked for the Yahoo Fantasy mobile beta, for some reason. This is version 10.0, but unfortunately it looks just like the old version. :(
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