A little dose of Fantasy Baseball

Idle musings of an idle mind on Shelley
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This post is for a competitive fantasy league run by one of my buddies. He ran this last year on another blog, and they actually had too many guys sign up at the beginning. If anyone has any questions or concerns about this, email me and I’ll get right back to you. This friend will also help to host our eventual RAB Day at the Park — he’s there every Sunday on top of the parking garage, grilling and generally acting like a loon with the rest of us.

Hello RAB bloggers, I wanted to invite everyone to the RAB fantasy league for 2008 (yahoo). I ran the fantasy league on another Yankee blog last year and we had a lot of success. I wanted to bring the league over to the best Yankee blog this year (ed note: his words, not mine). Below is some specefic information regarding the league. It will be $35 a person and for the people that join, we can decide how much the splits should be for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes. Please get back to me asap so we can move forward with the RAB league. There are already a few people that are part of RAB blogging that are going to be in the league.

What I need from everyone right now are their opinions and preferences.

  1. What time is good for doing the live online draft for everyone? I think March 23rd, Sunday, at 7pm EST would be good, 1 week before the season starts. We will also have a better idea of the rosters.
  2. Depending on how many people play, how would you prefer the prize money to be divided up?
  3. I will pay for the league initally, ($125), but for payment from everyone, I just wanted to know how many people have paypal? I have a paypal account so you can make your payment there. Paypal will is probably also safer for the person giving money since all transactions are documented there. If you don’t have paypal, a check would be fine.
  4. Since majority of the people have voted for the point system, here is an option so let me know what you think. There maybe some people that are doing this for the first time so this may seam basic to some people.
    • The categories for points can be Runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, Wins, Saves, K’s, ERA, and WHIP. At the end of the season, you are ranked in each of the categories. For example, if our league is 9 people, if you finished first in each category, a perfect score for 1st place would be 90(10 categories X 9 peole being ranked). Let me know if these are the categories you are okay for the league.
    • most people prefer the option to make daily roster changes, please tell me your preference (daily, weekly, 2 times a week, etc).
    • When would you like the trade dealine (7/31, 8/14?) give me a peference for a date, it doesn’t have to be the 2 I mentioned.
    • for trades to get approved, its is recommended that the league in majority has to approve a trade. This can help someone giving up and trading all his good player to a friend. With league approveable of a trade, this usually cannot happen. Let me know.
    • These are the roster positions that we can have, let me know if this format is okay. C, C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, CI (corner infielder), MI (middle infielder), OF, OF, OF, OF, Utility, SP, SP, SP, RP, RP, P, P, P, BN (bench), BN, BN, BN, BN, DL, DL. Before the draft, check player position eligibility on yahoo fantasy baseball.

Look forward to hearing from everyone,

Idle musings of an idle mind on Shelley
Game Thread: Billy Crystal Day
  • mg

    You know I’m in. Was last year too. It’s legit and a good league if anyone isn’t sure what to think.

  • Alex

    I would like to be in as well. What happens though if more than 10 people want to play? This is a pretty popular blog.

    Also I do a fantasy league and I like head to head more than points (But i’m easy so whatever) In head to head you play one team and for each stat you can win, loss or Tie. So essentially you are playing 14 games in one week. I like the stats to be R,HR,RBI,SB,AVG,OBP & SLG for hitters and W,L,WHIP,K,K/BB & Saves for Pitchers. I think that in the modern age of baseball you can’t undervalue the importance of OPS and strikeouts/walk ratio. I hate losses as a category but you need to have an equal 7X7.

    The usual position format I do is: C,1B,2B,SS,3B,OF,OF,OF,DH,DH & SP,SP,SP,SP,RP,RP and 6 bench spots. I don’t like having 2 catchers like you proposed.

    Trade deadline doesn’t matter to me and weekly changes usually works pretty well.

    • mg

      I just spoke with our fearless leader and was assured if we went over 10 players there would be no problem. It would simply increase the challenge which I think we’re all for. He said to e-mail him at the address on the bottom of the post to sign up.

      You’ll have to discuss via e-mail any changes in the rules of the league but I’m sure he’d be open to anything the majority of the league was in favor of. I think it’s likely to be a daily changes league as most of the players from last year thought it would be better that way. We were a weekly change league last year and it seemed like it would be more fun if we had more granular control but that’s certainly up for debate.

  • beantownbosoxh8er

    Im in! and by the way I won this league last year so be ready for some bosoxh8er ass whippins’!
    I will email prazor when i get back from sunny aruba so please save me a spot!

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  • http://itsaboutthemoney.blogspot.com Jason R.

    I’d be honored to join. I’m not a fan of a 2 catcher system, either, though. Weekly roster changes. the draft date/time seems OK, but I’d prefer to back it up an hour or 2 (kids and all!). Roto scoring is fine. My long running league converted from using Batting Average to OBP to better capture a player’s truer value. Just a thought.

    Let me know if I’ve scored a Golden Ticket.


    • mg

      Just shoot any e-mail to Relaunch and he’ll make sure you’re signed up.

  • marc
  • Relaunch

    Thanks everyone who has emailed me about joining. It is going to be a fun fantasy season. My messages from my work computer during the day do not make it on the site (probably some filter my work has put on to prevent blogging) but this site is great and I read everyone’ comments daily. Email me if you have any other questions.

    Simon from the uk, can you please email me with your email address in the text box? I was having problems responding to your email when I hit reply. thanks.

  • dm31078

    I am definatly in if you need to fill more spots. email me back and let me know. thanks

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