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Postby criznit2009 » Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:39 am

I know it would be a huge undertaking and possibly impossible due to trademarks, copyrights blah blah blah, BUT it would be great if for next year you could set up a fantasy league with just the minor league players. An initial draft, and then a flood of free agents as the AZL and the Scrapper teams start playing it would be a blast and a good way for some of these guys to put there money where ther mouth is.. Myself included.
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Re: Fantasy Baseball

Postby TonyIBI » Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:44 am

Oh geeze, that might kill me. :s_whiteflag

Seriously though, I like the idea. While I would not participate, I think it is a good idea and would be fun for those who like to follow prospects. If only 6-8 guys did it, we could even just limit it to the Indians prospects.
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Re: Fantasy Baseball

Postby criznit2009 » Thu Jun 25, 2009 2:08 am

Oh yeah I should have said the indians prospects........1st pick Darling Read lol
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Re: Fantasy Baseball

Postby A.Zajac » Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:04 pm

I'd be in.
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Re: Fantasy Baseball

Postby osueddy » Sat Jun 27, 2009 12:32 am

The real question would be who is going to keep track of those numbers? You'd have to limit the moves that someone could make...like 2 a month or something.
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Re: Fantasy Baseball

Postby A.Zajac » Sat Jun 27, 2009 12:36 am

osueddy wrote:The real question would be who is going to keep track of those numbers? You'd have to limit the moves that someone could make...like 2 a month or something.


Assign a few people to specifically do stats?
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Re: Fantasy Baseball

Postby carnegie44115 » Sat Jun 27, 2009 12:44 am

I'd be interested.
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Re: Fantasy Baseball

Postby gotribe31 » Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:56 am

Yikes! That would be an enormous undertaking.

Here's another idea...start a keeper league where there is a deep minor league roster. I run a league with a 20-man minor league roster, and its a lot of fun. We had a trade that went Chase Utley for Andrew McCutcheon, Cahill and Michael Brantley the other day. Its fun to see those vets for prospects swaps when a team decides they are out of it, just like real life.
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Re: Fantasy Baseball

Postby A.Zajac » Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:41 pm

I'm going to revisit this topic and see if there's any interest.
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Re: Fantasy Baseball

Postby criznit2009 » Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:35 pm

id be in
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Re: Fantasy Baseball

Postby A.Zajac » Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:49 pm

If we can't put together a minor league type league, would you be interested in joining a major league one via Yahoo?
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Re: Fantasy Baseball

Postby JP_Frost » Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:59 pm

A.Zajac wrote:If we can't put together a minor league type league, would you be interested in joining a major league one via Yahoo?


I'd be interested in a MLB fantasy league, though I played in an ESPN league last year and I probably liked it better than Yahoo. An auction draft is a lot of fun btw.
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Re: Fantasy Baseball

Postby npc29 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:18 pm

The auction league I was in last year wasn't renewed, so I'd love to get into one this year if there's interest in that.
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Re: Fantasy Baseball

Postby criznit2009 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:39 pm

Yeah Id do a major league fanatasy league with ya guys if we can't do a minor league one. That might be the most times I have used the word league in one sentence
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Re: Fantasy Baseball

Postby A.Zajac » Sat Feb 27, 2010 3:12 pm

I'll gladly create a league if there's enough interest, people give their availability to set up a draft time, and agree upon league settings.
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Re: Fantasy Baseball

Postby npc29 » Sat Feb 27, 2010 7:26 pm

Evenings/Nights are best for me. As far as a day, as long as we know in time I can plan around it.

I will roll with whatever settings people want. I would second JP's opinion about auction leagues. Most challenging league I had last year.
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Re: Fantasy Baseball

Postby criznit2009 » Sat Feb 27, 2010 7:54 pm

Well I live on the west coast so a weekend would be best - after 9am my time so around 1-2pm your guys time
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Re: Fantasy Baseball

Postby A.Zajac » Sun Feb 28, 2010 2:06 pm

For now, I set up a Yahoo Auction league, set for this coming Thursday at 9 PM EST. I can easily change draft time/date.

Input on the day and time, as well as the settings will be appreciated.
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Re: Fantasy Baseball

Postby JP_Frost » Sun Feb 28, 2010 4:14 pm

A.Zajac wrote:For now, I set up a Yahoo Auction league, set for this coming Thursday at 9 PM EST. I can easily change draft time/date.

Input on the day and time, as well as the settings will be appreciated.


Wednesday would be better for me (I work on thursday and friday till 1 AM).

As far as settings go, I'm for using more or different stats than the usual fantasy stuff (AVG, HR, SB -- W, L, SO). Obviously some of them should still be in, but perhaps it's fun to also incorporate OBP, OPS, IP, WHIP, or even some more advanced stats if Yahoo lets you. This way more players will have value in the league.

Anybody else who likes the idea?
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Re: Fantasy Baseball

Postby A.Zajac » Sun Feb 28, 2010 4:28 pm

JP_Frost wrote:
A.Zajac wrote:For now, I set up a Yahoo Auction league, set for this coming Thursday at 9 PM EST. I can easily change draft time/date.

Input on the day and time, as well as the settings will be appreciated.


Wednesday would be better for me (I work on thursday and friday till 1 AM).

As far as settings go, I'm for using more or different stats than the usual fantasy stuff (AVG, HR, SB -- W, L, SO). Obviously some of them should still be in, but perhaps it's fun to also incorporate OBP, OPS, IP, WHIP, or even some more advanced stats if Yahoo lets you. This way more players will have value in the league.

Anybody else who likes the idea?


Wednesday works better for me also, so let's see what everyone else says.

What would you suggest for total salary amount? Default is $260. I find that a bit low. Let me see what settings Yahoo will allow and I will update this post.
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Re: Fantasy Baseball

Postby JP_Frost » Sun Feb 28, 2010 4:34 pm

I can't remember the budget we used last year. All I know is that it's a lot of fun and there are some bargains to be had if you are disciplined enough.
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Re: Fantasy Baseball

Postby A.Zajac » Sun Feb 28, 2010 4:39 pm

JP_Frost wrote:I can't remember the budget we used last year. All I know is that it's a lot of fun and there are some bargains to be had if you are disciplined enough.


I've been doing some mocks to get used to it. It IS very fun and challenging.
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Re: Fantasy Baseball

Postby A.Zajac » Sun Feb 28, 2010 4:40 pm

BTW: League ID#: 341002 Password: gotribe
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Re: Fantasy Baseball

Postby npc29 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:48 pm

I used ESPN last year and their default budget was 260, so I think that is fine. It depends on how many teams you have. I didn't even come close to my budget and ended up winning. Some teams spent a large portion of their allotment on a few players early and ended up having to fill their team later when the players were cheaper. That was their strategy, but I felt 260 was fine.

I agree with JP in terms of stats. Obviously the basics, but stuff like OBP, K/9 make it more strategic.

Wednesday is fine with me, will we be able to fill the league by then though?
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Re: Fantasy Baseball

Postby A.Zajac » Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:58 pm

npc29 wrote:I used ESPN last year and their default budget was 260, so I think that is fine. It depends on how many teams you have. I didn't even come close to my budget and ended up winning. Some teams spent a large portion of their allotment on a few players early and ended up having to fill their team later when the players were cheaper. That was their strategy, but I felt 260 was fine.

I agree with JP in terms of stats. Obviously the basics, but stuff like OBP, K/9 make it more strategic.

Wednesday is fine with me, will we be able to fill the league by then though?


Right now, I think 4 are in. Obviously we need more, but we don't need 12. I think we can find more teams by Wednesday.
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Re: Fantasy Baseball

Postby criznit2009 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:11 pm

I can do it on any week night but it would have to start at 9:30 PST - working till then :sorry:
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Re: Fantasy Baseball

Postby JP_Frost » Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:53 pm

Any news on the draft day/time?
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Re: Fantasy Baseball

Postby criznit2009 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:50 am

Crap - I really wish I would have checked my post better.... I can do it any weekday night starting at 930 PM EASTERN TIME...
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Re: Fantasy Baseball

Postby A.Zajac » Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:52 pm

I deleted the league - for now. But, we need participants. If someone wants to start a post on the regular board and see how much interest we get, then I'll still be glad to create one and work around everyone's time.
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Re: Fantasy Baseball

Postby JP_Frost » Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:58 pm

A.Zajac wrote:I deleted the league - for now. But, we need participants. If someone wants to start a post on the regular board and see how much interest we get, then I'll still be glad to create one and work around everyone's time.


yeah, I think that's the best way to do it. If we can get about 10 people who'd like to join in, then we should be good to go.

Perhaps we can also make some sort of poll about the settings such as draft type or maybe creating a dynasty/keeper league.
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Re: Fantasy Baseball

Postby A.Zajac » Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:18 pm

JP_Frost wrote:
A.Zajac wrote:I deleted the league - for now. But, we need participants. If someone wants to start a post on the regular board and see how much interest we get, then I'll still be glad to create one and work around everyone's time.


yeah, I think that's the best way to do it. If we can get about 10 people who'd like to join in, then we should be good to go.

Perhaps we can also make some sort of poll about the settings such as draft type or maybe creating a dynasty/keeper league.


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Re: Fantasy Baseball

Postby JP_Frost » Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:20 pm

There doesn't seem to be a lot of interest.
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Re: Fantasy Baseball

Postby criznit2009 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:56 pm

JP_Frost wrote:There doesn't seem to be a lot of interest.


Agreed, but there are still a couple of weeks left..... I would really like to join a league though even if it with just a few people from the site, I don't have any friends that play fantasy baseball and would like to be in a league where I sort of know people.
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Re: Fantasy Baseball

Postby theshow » Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:13 am

It doesn't seem like a league is going to take place with posters. With that being said, I am in a fantasy league and I respect the viewpoints of people on this site, and ask everyone the following: What players in the MLB do people see having big years or breakout years (outside the obvious Pujols, Utley, ect)? Who do people think may be sleepers this season?
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Re: Fantasy Baseball

Postby JP_Frost » Tue Mar 16, 2010 7:42 am

I haven't really looked into it yet, but Ricky Nolasco is one that comes to mind.
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Re: Fantasy Baseball

Postby A.Zajac » Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:08 pm

JP_Frost wrote:I haven't really looked into it yet, but Ricky Nolasco is one that comes to mind.


Nah, I like Josh Johnson a whole lot better.

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Re: Fantasy Baseball

Postby JP_Frost » Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:35 pm

Well, neither of them qualify as sleepers. Johnson was a cy young candidate last year and McCutchen was one of the top rookies.
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