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Awesome Yahoo Roto Baseball League.

Discussion in 'Sports Talk' started by Mojotronica, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. Mojotronica

    Mojotronica Expect Irony.

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    We're looking for 12 more managers for a sweet custom fantasy baseball roto league. Here are the settings:

    In this league you will have $400 to draft and to spend on free agent acquisitions. You could spend the whole thing in the draft and have nothing left over for FA, or you could put together a cheap team in the draft and save your $ for free agent bids.

    (I'm going to cap draft dollars at $375, allocating $25 to everyone's FAAB so that the inevitable auto-draft owners have a small amount of money to spend once teams are drafted. Also you'll be able to include $ in trade deals, so teams with a lot of FAAB can trade it to players who need more.)

    Private message me your e-mail and I will send you an invite.
     
  2. Mojotronica

    Mojotronica Expect Irony.

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    Really? Is there no one interested in this fantasy baseball league? Did I forget to mention that it will be awesome? If you sign up, all your dreams will come true.
     
  3. illram

    illram Deity

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    I can verify that all your dreams will indeed come true if you join this league.

    Example:

     
  4. schlaufuchs

    schlaufuchs La Femme Moderne

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    CFC already has a well established fantasy baseball league, so don't be surprised if you don't get the turnout you're expecting. Feel free to join the official one if you want, though :p
     
  5. Mojotronica

    Mojotronica Expect Irony.

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    No reason people can't do both.

    This one is loosely based on Ron Shandler's Roto $500 rules (though I limited the bid total to $400.) I changed some of the stats (W --> QS, ERA --> WHIP and SB --> NSB) because the newer ones seem to capture player skill better (Wins and ERA are very dependent on fielding, QS and WHIP are better measures of pitcher skill, and Net SB better reflects effective stealing.) And because of the limitations of Yahoo scoring I couldn't use Shandler's "Run Production" (R + RBI - HR) and "Relief Performance" (SV + HLD - Blown Saves.) I had to split out Runs and RBI and SVs and HLDs.

    Shandler's draft is pretty complicated too, with base costs for players. Can't do it on Yahoo. Closest we can get is straight auction.

    But it's pretty close to what Shandler had in mind and the use of more SABRmetrically sound QS, WHIP and NetSB fits into Shander's skills over situation philosophy.

    If I get my 20 owners, even if some don't check in after the draft, it should be cutt-throat competitive. If you want a supreme Roto baseball challenge, play in this league!!
     
  6. Mojotronica

    Mojotronica Expect Irony.

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    This one is also designed to reward very active managers. Managers who move players from bench to an active slot and vice-versa a lot will be more successful because we do daily changes and have a lot of bench spots and the same positions that real AL ballclubs have. (If you're an NL fan you can think of the Util player as your pinch hitter/runner/defensive sub.) Your roster is the same size as a typical Active MLB Roster. Every day your team plays one big game and hopefully you've made the right choices in setting up your team. You can adjust for injuries quickly. You can play match-ups. It's as close as you will get to being a real-life GM in a free Yahoo league.
     
  7. Mojotronica

    Mojotronica Expect Irony.

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