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uh, i'm cool with 14 as well, but thus far our vetting process is...nonexistent. if we're going to add two more people let's make sure that they're down to manage their teams and stay involved for the entire season. i've seen enough people give up when they're losing at fantasy freaking football to know that not everyone is cut out for a competitive fantasy baseball league with a marathon schedule. we're all familiar with how deftly and calmly i've handled it in the past whenever people have stopped tending to their rosters, but i can't promise that i'll always be able to maintain that trademark level headedness that i'm known for if we add a couple of jabronis who lose interest in managing their teams half way through June. Nah mean?

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we're all familiar with how deftly and calmly i've handled it in the past whenever people have stopped tending to their rosters, but i can't promise that i'll always be able to maintain that trademark level headedness that i'm known for if we add a couple of jabronis who lose interest in managing their teams half way through June. 

now that's good shit.

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i don't know utphil at all, but i know he's been posting on these boards (specifically baseball) for as long as i remember.  feels like he'd be a good addition to the league.

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12 hours ago, BigOrange1 said:

now that's good shit.

self aware derka is best derka

where has this been hiding?

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i say we aim to have the draft order knocked out by early next week. someone should make a post about our two open spots or invite whoever you know that would play. 

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11 hours ago, BigOrange1 said:

i don't know utphil at all, but i know he's been posting on these boards (specifically baseball) for as long as i remember.  feels like he'd be a good addition to the league.

yeah UTPhil will be a solid addition. He's no Hamiltonian, but he'll do. 

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so who was that random poster that registered to post on this thread?  was that some inside joke that went over my head?

i can make a thread.  here or gambling?

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so who was that random poster that registered to post on this thread?  was that some inside joke that went over my head?
i can make a thread.  here or gambling?


Both.

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On 2/8/2019 at 7:59 AM, NorthLoop said:

Yeah we're gonna need resumes for the applicants. I'm talking Seinfeld sponge-worthy resumes. 

photos in front of this please

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At this point if we have 12 confirmed I submit we knock out the draft order. Do we have 12 confirmed? 


12 confirmed.

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I understand bridled enthusiasm but it is 2/10.  We have a little wiggle room to decide this sometime in the next week or 3. 

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can i call clock? i'd like to put a 24-48 clock on the addition of two new members. the truth is i've never felt confident that we could get two new people from shaggy because as i said, it's a big commitment that probably can only be filled by die hard baseball fans, and just not that many die hards even want to commit to something that costs $100 and lasts six months. Anybody else agree with a 24-48 hour clock on adding members? I'd think we'd have a better shot at adding a couple of real life friends who love baseball but who don't post here than we would finding two more posters to add.

 

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here is my count (based only upon this thread):

  1. fawesome
  2. capn81
  3. northloop
  4. planet houston
  5. nomaaa
  6. goo punch
  7. henrygandorf
  8. bigorange
  9. huge
  10. beer

potential additions:

  • utphil

 

don't see any reason this has to be done in the next couple of days, but i do think we should have everything sorted out by march 1st-ish.

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1 hour ago, BigOrange1 said:

here is my count (based only upon this thread):

  1. fawesome
  2. capn81
  3. northloop
  4. planet houston
  5. nomaaa
  6. goo punch
  7. henrygandorf
  8. bigorange
  9. huge
  10. beer

potential additions:

  • utphil

 

don't see any reason this has to be done in the next couple of days, but i do think we should have everything sorted out by march 1st-ish.

if this is correct, let's find one more solid addition and call it a day at 12.  agreed also that we don't need to get into draft order any time soon.

derka wants to start mocking so badly.

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Sounds good. Twelve teams might just have to do for now. I will give everyone a heads-up that I will not be able to draft between March 20th and March 26th due to vacation.

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1 hour ago, BigOrange1 said:

here is my count (based only upon this thread):

  1. fawesome
  2. capn81
  3. northloop
  4. planet houston
  5. nomaaa
  6. goo punch
  7. henrygandorf
  8. bigorange
  9. huge
  10. beer

potential additions:

  • utphil

 

don't see any reason this has to be done in the next couple of days, but i do think we should have everything sorted out by march 1st-ish.

11. Hitby

 

Additions:

12. utphil

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those 12 look good to me. 

if that's what we're doing, i don't see any reason derka can't knock out the draft order and we can start mocking.

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1 hour ago, Goo Punch said:

hitby is confirmed? i can't remember the last time i saw him posting. 

confirmed. he posts under different socks. allegedly 

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1 hour ago, BigOrange1 said:

...but who is the 12th person we are missing from last year?

Numbers is out. Apparently some drama with him being banned from the boards for supporting Trump? Idk I didn't inquire further. 

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Just now, BigOrange1 said:

but sub utphil in for numbers and call it a league?

I'm down with that. 

Anyone opposed to talking roster expansions since we are only at 12? I think adding a corner IF, middle IF, and 2 OF spots would be good. 

 

 

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didn't we shift down 1 outfielder a couple years ago?  do we use 3?  i could go back to 4.  that's the only roster change i'd be into.

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yeah i like that. especially with 12 teams. moving back to 4 OF would be a practical change. 


I am ok with this as well.

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didn't we shift down 1 outfielder a couple years ago?  do we use 3?  i could go back to 4.  that's the only roster change i'd be into.

Yes, I like that.

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Is now the time we start gritching about fucking 3.2 inning starts, qs and holds?  It would be nice to have a category where proper research of less than stellar pitching yielded something but I understand in advance that nobody wants hold as a category. There are so few relievers to be competitive in that category without sacrificing something major. Ill hang up and take my answer off the air. 

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38 minutes ago, beer said:

Is now the time we start gritching about fucking 3.2 inning starts, qs and holds?  It would be nice to have a category where proper research of less than stellar pitching yielded something but I understand in advance that nobody wants hold as a category. There are so few relievers to be competitive in that category without sacrificing something major. Ill hang up and take my answer off the air. 

nomaaa, huge, and i are in an nl only league that uses holds.  it should be mentioned, it's a 10x10 so it uses everything not nailed down.  holds are fine, but in my opinion - holds aren't that hard to find, or that fun to get.  a single game can have 2-3 holds in it.  there are a group of guys that get a ton of holds, and those guys are plenty valuable even without the category because of their multi-inning outings, high k's, and potential for wins.  it just doesn't make things more fun in my opinion.

in the age-old wins vs qs debate, i have cited that i enjoy wins because of the randomness and luck involved sometimes (in both rooting for, and against wins).  just like fantasy football when a random 3rd down back vultures a td, i think there should be some unpredictability to fantasy baseball.

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I can bring it to a vote again. QS vs W. I agree with HG. I enjoy watching through the end. I played in a league that had QS and i just turned it off after he got his QS marked. 

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After going back and forth on that debate I'll vote for wins. QS would be perfect if they made the inning requirement the same as wins. 

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