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2019 Offseason Thread

axlsalinger

Well-known member
Thanks for all the insight guys. Looking forward to building this team. I agree. Bulls team would have been much nicer in the dispersal draft. I am home all day tomorrow, so whenever we want to start is good with me. Do we know the order? Did I miss it somewhere?
I'll set the draft order shortly using a randomizer. It will be a snake draft. We just need to get Bull's entry fee and doublecheck the protected lists, and then we can get the ball rolling. Thanks for posting both of you, it would be great if the 3rd new manager could do the same. Definitely want to make sure everyone's ready to go and doesn't have any questions about the league setup before starting the dispersal draft.
 

Montana

Champion
I kinda like how we treat SBs, tbh.....not ignored completely, but not vastly overvalued like most leagues.
 

Deckie007

Well-known member
I kinda like how we treat SBs, tbh.....not ignored completely, but not vastly overvalued like most leagues.
Yeah I think when we laid out the scoring we put a premium on power and onbase skills for the hitters which is really where baseball was heading. So I think we got it bang on tbh with the SB. I could be convinced to bump a little but I don't think it's necessary and ultimately I don't think it'll make a difference in the overall picture.
 

axlsalinger

Well-known member
I kinda like how we treat SBs, tbh.....not ignored completely, but not vastly overvalued like most leagues.
I don't agree with this, for example UW suggested that SB's are valued like a single, but it's actually less than that because of the penalty for caught stealing. Now SB's are down around the league (which makes them more valuable IMO) because MLB decided it wanted to have 17 home runs a game since apparently there wasn't enough standing around already.

Now I do think they will change the balls back to the way it was before - I think even Manfred realized how ridiculous it was getting. But SB's are kinda worthless in this league, which is sad. Don't get me wrong though, I like our stats a lot and SB's are definitely overvalued in roto.
 

Matrim

Well-known member
I agree with axl, SB's points could use some revising. Either increase the amount you get for a SB or just remove CS from the equation. It won't do a lot, but it will make SB's worth at least something. Right now it's just a bonus stat, when scouting guys SB are the last thing to look at and it doesn't alter the value of any player.
 

UWHabs

Active member
I don't mind dumping the penalty for CS, since as mentioned, we don't give a penalty for K or DP or getting thrown out otherwise on the bases. Would be a small bonus for the speedy guys who try more often.
 

axlsalinger

Well-known member
List of unprotected players is now posted in the Dispersal Draft thread (just scroll down to the second post). New guys, when you select a player, just post in that thread with the player name and MLB team. We will update the top thread over the course of the draft as players get selected, and probably cross out or change the colour for players who are already taken. I'll check with Deckie on how best to handle this in Fantrax, best option may be to remove all the players currently on your roster and add the new guys as they're drafted.

As always, any questions, just ask.
 

axlsalinger

Well-known member
I don't mind dumping the penalty for CS, since as mentioned, we don't give a penalty for K or DP or getting thrown out otherwise on the bases. Would be a small bonus for the speedy guys who try more often.
Right now a stolen base is worth 0.5 pts, a caught stealing is -0.25. We could make SB's worth 0.6 (or even a little higher), maybe reduce CS to -0.1. We definitely don't want to spend a whole lot of time trying to tweak it. Perhaps the easiest thing to do is just remove caught stealing from the equation. But it's definitely open to discussion to figure out the best way to handle it.
 

hairnova

Mod Squad
List of unprotected players is now posted in the Dispersal Draft thread (just scroll down to the second post). New guys, when you select a player, just post in that thread with the player name and MLB team. We will update the top thread over the course of the draft as players get selected, and probably cross out or change the colour for players who are already taken. I'll check with Deckie on how best to handle this in Fantrax, best option may be to remove all the players currently on your roster and add the new guys as they're drafted.

As always, any questions, just ask.
That's what I'd do... and use the "Import Players" feature in the commissioner's tab. So much easier.
 

JCanham

Member
So just to be sure you want us to "drop" our team? when everyone has been dropped I can make the pic? Just want to be sure exactly what we are doing. I will pick whenever allowed, and we are going to start. If you want it posted in the dispersal draft thread I can do that.
 

Kfieldsy

Member
Alright guys, we should all try to be online to speed this thing up. How does 13:30 EST sound? I'm free all day.
 

jwest44

Member
Alright guys, we should all try to be online to speed this thing up. How does 13:30 EST sound? I'm free all day.
I am at work and won't be able to get back on until this evening. I will be home all evening. My week is fairly busy, but will make my picks as promptly as I can. Will keep you updated on when I am free. Looking forward to it!
 

JCanham

Member
I am at work and won't be able to get back on until this evening. I will be home all evening. My week is fairly busy, but will make my picks as promptly as I can. Will keep you updated on when I am free. Looking forward to it!
I posted the 1st pick. I will be around all day and try and will keep updated on where we are at
 

axlsalinger

Well-known member
I am at work and won't be able to get back on until this evening. I will be home all evening. My week is fairly busy, but will make my picks as promptly as I can. Will keep you updated on when I am free. Looking forward to it!
Do the best you can. Especially in the first few rounds, take your time, make sure you get your guys. As we go forward, hopefully you can sneak away to use your phone now and then. If there's 1 or 2 picks before you and you know you can't get online for hours, you could also send a pm to Deckie, Hairnova, Habspatrol or me, where you could say there's 1 pick before me and my next pick will be either 1-Player A, or 2-Player B. If that person takes your 1st choice, then we'll post your 2nd choice for you. Etc.
 

JCanham

Member
I have been texting with Jer and he will be back around 6. Hopefully Kevin, you can be online then and we can try and get some rounds in tonight.
 
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