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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Fantasy Season
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:39 pm 
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I'd be interested in joining if policies were put in place to prevent the six-week empty roster fiasco from last year. Otherwise I'll pass.

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Fantasy Season
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:56 pm 
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I'm back in.

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Fantasy Season
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:55 pm 
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Willton wrote:
I'd be interested in joining if policies were put in place to prevent the six-week empty roster fiasco from last year. Otherwise I'll pass.

The way to avoid playing for draft position is to implement a snake draft, but league has slot draft system due to concerns about stacking talent on certain teams.

I cannot speak for anybody else. As for my team, I will play my roster. I don't know if the league settings can mandate that outcome, but as noted, my position is now clear.

One way to keep interest may be to increase player moves from 50 max to 75 or something like that. That allows managers to add and drop a hot player for temporary boosts.

The reason for the player move limit, as I understand it, is to prevent streaming. Streaming is an iffy proposition, and I am not sure how to balance the concerns of those who don't like streaming with those who like making a zillion player moves.


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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Fantasy Season
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:22 pm 
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I don't mind "tanking" to an extent, but we are competing for the 121st best player, field a roster. Its a simple rule and its the main reason I am considering leaving. If Bucfan will agree to that simple rule then we should have no issue getting 12 teams.

I could care less if its a snake of a straight draft. The idea of teh straight draft was to help the bad teams out since they will almost certainly have worse keepers than the top teams.

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Fantasy Season
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:27 pm 
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Bucfan wrote:
Willton wrote:
I'd be interested in joining if policies were put in place to prevent the six-week empty roster fiasco from last year. Otherwise I'll pass.

The way to avoid playing for draft position is to implement a snake draft, but league has slot draft system due to concerns about stacking talent on certain teams.

I cannot speak for anybody else. As for my team, I will play my roster. I don't know if the league settings can mandate that outcome, but as noted, my position is now clear.

One way to keep interest may be to increase player moves from 50 max to 75 or something like that. That allows managers to add and drop a hot player for temporary boosts.

The reason for the player move limit, as I understand it, is to prevent streaming. Streaming is an iffy proposition, and I am not sure how to balance the concerns of those who don't like streaming with those who like making a zillion player moves.

I don't mind playing for draft position, but doing so should involve playing bad players, rather than playing zero players. Playing bad players involves releasing better players, which is a risk in keeper leagues. Playing an empty roster involves no risk, and it ruins the experience for other competitors in the league.

Two potential solutions:

(1) Institute a rule requiring a minimum number of roster spots filled per game; or
(2) Institute a minimum number of innings pitched for pitchers and a minimum number of plate appearances for hitters.

Failing to meet any of the above requirements should involve a loss of keepers.

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Fantasy Season
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:29 pm 
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1. I don't agree with what Bucfan did. It takes away from the integrity of the game.
2. Bucfan didn't break any rules therefore I am not going to criticize his actions as far as the league is concerned.

A random snake draft is the best solution.

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Fantasy Season
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:36 pm 
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Willton wrote:
I don't mind playing for draft position, but doing so should involve playing bad players, rather than playing zero players. Playing bad players involves releasing better players, which is a risk in keeper leagues.

I was just answering your concern.

Also, for team last year, dumping and replacing not an option, since I had used almost all of my available player moves by mid-August to fix my horrible bullpen, add some starting pitching, and try to find some HR's. For that reason, I really did not have the option of releasing guys and replacing them.


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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Fantasy Season
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:43 pm 
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Willton wrote:
Two potential solutions:

(1) Institute a rule requiring a minimum number of roster spots filled per game; or
(2) Institute a minimum number of innings pitched for pitchers and a minimum number of plate appearances for hitters.

I don't think Yahoo can track positions filled, and personally, I don't look at anybody's daily line-up but mine.

Also, in Roto, the league has MAXIMUM innings pitched. Are you suggesting some sort of "range" for IP, such as no fewer than 1200 and no more than 1450?

Again, not sure if Yahoo can do that. The league settings are either minimum or maximum. I have not seen league that sets up both.


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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Fantasy Season
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:55 pm 
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Chris A. indicated that he cannot spend the time necessary to keep team current and is out for 2013.

I think we need a roster of potential managers for the upcoming season. Thus far, I see it this way:

In
Bucfan
Barrys
Substitute
Dutch
Dan
bucco boy
Willton
beerman

Uncertain but possible
Pirate Parrot
Rich

Out
Chris A.
IA Pirate
Poe (I presume, given general lack of interest)


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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Fantasy Season
PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:13 am 
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Just saw this discussion...

I'm out.


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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Fantasy Season
PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:54 am 
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I would be interested in joining the fantasy league.

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Fantasy Season
PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:40 pm 
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I'd be interested in playing. Do we play for fun or $? Either way I'd play


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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Fantasy Season
PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:54 pm 
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Ryann and johnswahoo are both in.

I am looking for one more manager - and we will have our full complement of 12.


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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Fantasy Season
PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:08 pm 
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Just for the notification, i am in again..

Just let me know when the keepers have to be decided and when the draft starts :)

GO KINGDOM OF THE NETHERLANDS!!

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Fantasy Season
PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:07 am 
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The DUTCH guy wrote:
Just for the notification, i am in again..

Just let me know when the keepers have to be decided and when the draft starts :)

GO KINGDOM OF THE NETHERLANDS!!

You had me at "honkbal."

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Fantasy Season
PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:04 pm 
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I'm in too-- thanks Bucfan

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Fantasy Season
PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:33 pm 
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Substitute2 wrote:
I'm in too-- thanks Bucfan

I knew Sub was in as well. You know why you had to be back?

Because without you, there would be no Substitute.


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