Mar
11

RAB Fantasy Baseball League Part Five

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Alright folks, the league settings are the same as the other four leagues (see them here), though remember that the maximum number of moves per week has been capped at eight. We don’t want people swapping out starters every day to build up those win and strikeout totals. If you missed out on the other leagues and want in, go to Yahoo and sign up using this info…

League ID: 442039
Password: riveraveblues

If you’ve already signed up for one of the other leagues, please don’t double up. Give everyone a chance.

Categories : Asides, Fantasy Baseball
  • WIlliam

    I’m in. Awesome!!!! I am “The Best Team”

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

    Also, don’t miss this convo from the Open Thread:

    http://riveraveblues.com/2010/.....ent-800839

    We’re anticipating that this fifth league will be part of a linked 5-league tiered relegation keeper league system called “The RAB 100″.

    Win, and your reward is moving up to a higher league. Let the games begin.

    • http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/music2/nyspringsteen.jpg E Street Shuffle

      I’m so excited. This has gotta be the most epic fantasy league ever

    • A.D.

      Ridiculous, though how one can keeper league and relegate I’m not sure.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

        Read the linked convo. I think it’ll be fairly easy and straightforward.

        • A.D.

          Makes sense, its true, especially only with 4 or so keepers.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

            Yeah, you can’t combine relegation and keepers if you keep your ENTIRE team, but if it’s only a few (like 4-7 or so), it’s totally doable.

  • http://iheartrerun.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/rerun.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    I. Am. In.

    Dammit. Every time I think I’m out, they pull me back in.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      /moviequotefromamovieIownbutrefusetowatch’d

      • http://iheartrerun.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/rerun.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        I watched it, I forget when, sometime this past year… Just to see how bad it really was, since I hadn’t seen it in years.

        Mistake.

  • Mattingly’s Love Child

    Well I made it in. But I need a real team name…using my handle from here is pretty lame. In my other leagues I’ve always been Evil Empire, but that is kinda lame in a league with Yankee fans….

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      Team name suggestion:

      Mattingly’s Porn Stache

      • Mattingly’s Love Child

        I like it. I was thinking about something with Goose’s stache, but to tie in my handle would be good.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

          I don’t think that fits inside the 20-character max, though.

          Donnie’s Porn Stache works. 20 on the nose.

          • Mattingly’s Love Child

            No spaces worked fine for me. Thanks man!

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

              I give because I love.

          • Frigidevil

            If only Hideki was still on the team, I would have countered with Matsui’s Porn Stash. I’ll stick with Philthy though.

  • WIlliam

    Can someone explain to me how the pitching draft works. I’ve only used MLB.com fantasy, where you pick pitchers as a team, generally in middle rounds. When and how does this work?

    • I Wish I Was Swish

      You pick individual pitchers (starters and relievers), not teams. You can have Mo as your closer and then Beckett, Halladay, Lincecum, etc. as your starters.

      • WIlliam

        I get that, but are you supposed to pick guys like halladay in the 2nd round? Do you picks closers, who only pitch 60 innings or so, in the last rounds? How does it work?

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

          The top starters usually go in the 2nd-3rd round, elite closers around the 5th-6th round. You can always find saves on the waiver wire though. Always.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

            Draft a kicker first, though, they go fast.

            • WIlliam

              I’ve put myself on auto-pick for the last few rounds. I got Roy in the 2nd round. Then In later got Kershaw, Cain, Jackson and K-rod.

  • I Wish I Was Swish

    I got in. Man, this league filled up fast. Prepare for a nice dose of reality boys!

  • Tommy S

    Took all of 6 minutes to fill up.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      RAB: mad popular, yo.

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      I actually set an alarm on my phone to remind me to get my ass on the computer tonight before 10pm. This shit is gonna be awesome.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      Next year I’m going to have to create like, eight leagues. Post two in the morning, then two at night, then the same thing the next day.

      • A.D.

        At this point many people will be grandfathered into their current league

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

    It’s insane how popular RAB’s become

    • JGS

      meritocracy

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      IT’S INSANE, THIS GUY’S TAINT!!!!

  • YankeesJunkie

    I finally got in. I was relieved to say the least.

  • Devil Dawgs

    Bull chit 10:02 and full already!!!!We Friggin need more !!!!

  • Tommy S

    You could probably get 10 leagues, that might be too much though.

  • I Wish I Was Swish

    Shit, this is bad. I’m now in 5 leagues. Idk how I’m going to keep track of these teams. 4 Yahoo leagues and my ESPN keeper league.

  • http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/music2/nyspringsteen.jpg E Street Shuffle

    This draft is gonna take like a solid 3 hours. Intense

  • #51

    I signed up at 10:05 and the league was already full.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

    Shit, do we need a 6th tier?

    The RAB 120™?

    • A.D.

      RAB 200 here it comes

      Figure:
      MLB
      AAA
      AA
      A+
      A-
      Short-Season

      Then if necessary:
      GCL
      DSL 1
      DSL 2

  • Devil Dawgs

    What the heck does a commish do ? 6th maybe?

  • Spaceman.Spiff

    So why no OPS instead of OBP again?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      OBP is more important, yo. Doubles and triple are for sissies. Walks and hit by pitches is where it’s out.

      • Spaceman.Spiff

        But OPS encompasses walks and hbp as well as doubles and triples, no? Why not get rid of avg and use OBP and SLG instead? Just wondering.

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

          Yeah, I know. There’s really no good reason for it, but I wanted a way to work walks in there. Double and triple will show up somewhat in RBI and run. It’s a lame excuse, I know.

          • Spaceman.Spiff

            Yeah, it’s just shocking that a forward-thinking blog like RAB wouldn’t just shift to OBP and SLG or AVG and OPS. Seems weird to just leave out an important game result such as doubles and triples for RAB but I guess it’s understandable.

            • http://iheartrerun.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/rerun.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

              Short version: Shocking, backwards, weird… but understandable.

              (Just messing with you, Dr. Spaceman.)

              • Spaceman.Spiff

                I’m just mad cause I led my Little League in doubles back when I was a wee lad but had only one homer so I got a soft spot for them doubles hitters.

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

                  You should have petitioned your little league to play all its games in Fenway Park.

                  Sincerely,
                  Dustin Pedroia

                • Spaceman.Spiff

                  Damn. I could’ve got Peter Gammons’ eye with the way I got my jersey dirty.

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK the Overshare’s Mystique and Aura

    Fucking crap. I end up arguing with a writer from NESN who wrote that “all indications are Ellsbury is a fine defender.”

    Because of that I lose out on joining RAB fantasy.

    Oh well.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      SIX LEAGUES!!!

      1.) RAB Premier League
      2.) RAB Championship League
      3.) RAB Baseball League One
      4.) RAB Baseball League Two
      5.) RAB Conference American League
      6.) RAB Conference National League

      Fuck it, why not?

      • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK the Overshare’s Mystique and Aura

        DO IT! It also means I pretty much have to get Ellsbury.

      • Brooklyn Ed

        I concur. there needs to be a 6th league.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

          And if AxlRoseavelli doesn’t get in one of them, we literally will NEVER hear the end of it.

          If he’s not in this 5th league, let’s just force him into the 6th.

          • Brooklyn Ed

            LOL….if there is a 6th league, I will pick up Marquis as one of my starters. =\

  • WIlliam

    I’m doing a mock draft,a dn got pujos as the 3rd spot. Someone took utley 1st, then hanley. I get hanley….sorta, put Utley? Crazy people scare me.

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK the Overshare’s Mystique and Aura

      Let’s try again in English, yes?

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

        I get hanley….sorta, put Utley?

        That was my favorite.

        I mean, it’s not like the B and the P keys are right next to each other or anything… they’re far apart on the keyboard. That’s not a typo.

        • http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/music2/nyspringsteen.jpg E Street Shuffle

          Maybe its like a pronunciation thing. He says “but” and the way he says it it comes out like “put”. And he has no hands so he has to talk into his computer and it types it out for him. Obviously

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

            Maybe he’s Ozzie Guillen.

            • WIlliam

              I don’t get the Ozzie Guillen thing.

              • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

                English: not Ozzie Guillen’s strong suit

                (Spanish also probably isn’t a strong suit, but I digress.)

                • Mattingly’s Love Child

                  Does Ozzie try to misspell/botch English for his tweets?

                • Frigidevil

                  Does he ever, it’s my new go-to source for comedy http://twitter.com/OzzieGuillen

            • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK the Overshare’s Mystique and Aura

              Fuck that shit snatch wrangler.

        • WIlliam

          Sorry, I was in the middle of the draft, and I had to go fast to get back to it. I was 2 turns away.

          • http://iheartrerun.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/rerun.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

            Dude don’t apologize, this little convo was pretty entertaining.

            I was putting my money on “I wrote that comment from my iPhone” being the excuse. Your explanation is actually funnier though, I love that you had to get that comment out so fast that it got so messed up.

            • WIlliam

              So far, with the 3rd pick, I have Pujos, Halladay, McCann, Werth, Roberts, Figgins, and Bartlett, in that order. What do you think?

              • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

                The Roberts pick was bad. He’s out with a back injury until who knows when.

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

                  Also, is Figgins a 3B or a 2B? The Mariners are talking about moving him to second and playing Jose Lopez at third.

                • WIlliam

                  Shit. Whatever, it’s my first mock draft. When did the injury happen? I don’t remember reading about it.

                • WIlliam

                  What’s the difference between P and SP?

                • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

                  P is a flex spot. You can ue it for either a SP or a RP.

                  Roberts injury happened a few weeks ago, hasn’t done anything in ST at all.

              • WIlliam

                I ended up with Pujos, Halladay, McCann, Roberts, Figgins, Werth, Bartlett, Cain, Kershaw, K-Rod, Edwin Jackson, Kubel, and Ibanez. Not bad.

          • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK the Overshare’s Mystique and Aura

            It’s all good. Just having a little fun. Must be an intense draft.

    • Mike HC

      It is a mock draft. I’m sure they could have just been seeing how their team would look if they did not take Pujols.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

    Mike, do you have access to all 5 leagues? Can you post up a list of who’s in all five of them? I’d love to know what 100 guys are in so far.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      I do not. I made sure the other four leagues had nothing to do with me and could be run independently.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

        Do me a favor and start an email with all 5 of the commissioners, plus Mondesi and I? We need to get organized here.

        And include donttradecano on it, we’re probably going to need a 6th league. The demand continues.

  • donttradecano

    ill comish a 6th league if were makng a 6th

    • V

      I’d join a 6th if I’d actually remember to check the site when I meant to check the site. I was working… WORKING… at 10 pm instead.

      • Brett Gardner’s Quadriceps

        Me too. Please Do.

  • I Wish I Was Swish

    We gotta cap the keepers around 4 or 5 if we do a 6th league. Also how soon does Jesus come off the board?

    • YankeesJunkie

      first pick baby!!!

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

        First pick in a 20 team league is bad. I’d rather have the last pick. You’ll get better players with picks 20+21 than at 1+40.

        • donttradecano

          i think it was a joke of where jesus is drafted.

          • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

            Oh, duh. I thought he was excited about getting the first pick. I’m exhausted, just running out the clock at MLBTR then bed time.

        • Mike HC

          that is debatable. Pujols and Cano vs. Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez. I would rather have Pujols and Cano there. There are obviously other combinations, but this year, I think I would rather have 1 and 40 than 20 and 21

      • A.D.

        Go all top prospects, and wait out for a few years before dominationg

    • Mike HC

      At this point the amount of leagues are irrelevant for the keeper issue if I have it correct. But I do agree with the less keepers the better in general for something like this.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

        That.

  • donttradecano

    west Virginia should be embarrassed for letting 24% shooting Cincinnati to stay in this game.

    in other news if Cincinnati has some shooters coming in next year and the young guys stay they could be extremely dangerous.

    • donttradecano

      eh wrong thread. apoligies.

  • http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/music2/nyspringsteen.jpg E Street Shuffle

    I wonder if in all the leagues there are any repeats of team names.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      We’ll crack down on that shizz.

      • http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/music2/nyspringsteen.jpg E Street Shuffle

        If this RAB 100™ lasts lets say 10 years, I envision a RAB 100™ Hall of Fame, Retired Team names, old-timers league…. the possibilities are endless

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

          Shit, the RAB 100™ is already dead. It’s gonna be either the RAB 120™ or RAB 140™ before Opening Day 2010.

          Oh, and:

          http://www.theonion.com/conten....._to_rock_n

          • http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/music2/nyspringsteen.jpg E Street Shuffle

            and every year there’s gonna be more and more people that want to join. Soon we’re gonna have to have the equivalent of a USFL or arena football type set of leagues

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

    Mock draft thus far, not in order:

    I have Mauer, Helton, Uggla, Beckham (G), Ramirez (alexei), McCutchen (Andrew), Eithier, Pence

    Hernandez (Felix), Johnson (Josh), Mo.

    Thoughts?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      McCutchen in the 6th seems like a steal.

      All these Yahoo mock drafts are 12-team mocks, though, right? They’re not 20-team mocks like we’re about to do… that kinda changes their effectiveness, IMO.

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

        Yeah, my mock is a 10-team mock I think. No one’s taken Strasburg yet…

      • http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/music2/nyspringsteen.jpg E Street Shuffle

        not in order

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

          Ah, my bad.

          • Kevin G.

            DFA’d!

      • chriskeo

        If she put the pick number that might work better.

        Also, with what pick would you guys take Mauer?

    • Mike HC

      Not enough established power hitting for my liking. But the beauty of fantasy baseball is that there are many different ways to build a good team.

  • TJ

    I’m in for another league if someone starts one.

    I’ve also never played fantasy baseball before so I’ve got that beginner’s luck on my side.

    • Eddy

      If there is a 6th i would also like to join.

  • YankeesJunkie

    I will be interested to see where a guy like Strasburg, Montero, Hughes, and Joba go since it is a keeper draft.

    • WIlliam

      What exactly is a keeper league?

      • I Wish I Was Swish

        Depending on the rules, you can “keep” a certain # of players on your roster from year-to-year. Say you get to keep 3 players from your mock draft, you decide to hold onto Pujols, Kershaw, and McCann. Then the following season you will lose your first 3 draft picks as they will go to those 3 players. However, the commish could assign draft values to the players you hold onto depending on where they were drafted, their performance, etc. so that if you choose to hold onto a Pujols, you lose more than just 1 draft pick. It can get pretty intense, but the jist is you hold onto X number of players from year-to-year.

  • WIlliam

    When are draft placements released?

    • Tommy S

      10 minutes before the draft.

  • AJ

    I just traded Adam Lind for Jacoby Ellsbury (non-keeper). I have a lot of HRs but I need everything else (Runs, RBIs, Average and Stolen bases). Did I get the better end of the deal?

  • WIlliam

    My final mock draft results for my first mock draft ever were:
    1. Albert Pujols (StL – 1B)
    2. Roy Halladay (Phi – SP)
    3. Brian McCann (Atl – C)
    4. Jayson Werth (Phi – OF)
    5. Brian Roberts (Bal – 2B)
    6. Chone Figgins (Sea – 3B)
    7. Jason Bartlett (TB – SS)
    8. Clayton Kershaw (LAD – SP)
    9. Matt Cain (SF – SP)
    10. Raúl Ibañez (Phi – OF)
    11. Jason Kubel (Min – OF)
    12. Francisco Rodríguez (NYM – RP)
    13. Edwin Jackson (Ari – SP)
    14. José López (Sea – 1B,2B)
    15. Hiroki Kuroda (LAD – SP)
    16. Plácido Polanco (Phi – 2B)
    17. Adrián Béltre (Bos – 3B)
    18. Phil Hughes (NYY – SP,RP)
    19. Vernon Wells (Tor – OF)
    20. Andy Pettitte (NYY – SP)
    21. Maicer Izturis (LAA – 2B,SS)
    22. Elijah Dukes (Was – OF)
    23. Nick Johnson (NYY – 1B

    P.S. I had 3rd pick

    • Scott

      Don’t know what the format is, but you’re going to be in good shape on Runs and SB’s, but I think you might be in trouble in HR’s and RBI’s. Pujols at the 3rd overall pick is fantastic value. McCann will also get RBI’s, but the rest of your guys are top-of-the-order speedsters, who won’t contribute a lot to RBI’s.

      Roberts is having back-problems, so it’s good you’ve got several guys with 2b eligibility.

      You’ve got one closer, who’s peripheral numbers are on the decline (K-Rod), and on a team whose possibility of winning is questionable. You’ve got a bunch of starters, would’ve like to have seen a couple more RP’s on your staff.

  • YankeesJunkie

    I am suprised that Nick Johnson was left in the 23rd round and I am not in love Roberts going so high due to his injuries, but it looks like a really solid draft.

  • Matt

    I would join if another league was made.

  • Marc

    Lets’s get a 6th league, I’ll commish it if that can make it happen.

  • Matt

    How about we do an auction draft for this one? I heard theyre really fun and theyre now on yahoo.

  • Bulsworth

    i would be in if there was another league set up. i kept missing the others.