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Post by BigGuy219 Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:24 pm

I don't understand. We have played with the same rules and database for years.

As far as I know there haven't been any changes.

We're not playing for money.
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Post by jbonie Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:00 am

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That's why I didn't want to play in the league, there is an unreliable administrator, imo. Same for the simming. How do we know that you are not simming the league 100x and just posting the results that best suit you?

Also, the drafting. This is second time I have participated in these leagues and wound up drafting second to last in the order. Each time you say that you have your wife picking cards out of a hat or whatever. But it is strange.


Sorry to lose you Jamie. Played the last two years on FC, and it's a good time. It is only for bragging rights... we're not racing for pink slips. To sabotage a free league without financial loss/gain seems far-fetched, but I know people who can smell "conspiracy" at a child's lemonade stand. It's for fun

Alright, I'll stick around for now at least, not sure how much time I have anyways, but I will do the best I can on the draft.
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Post by BigGuy219 Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:43 am

Are we using a DH again?
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Post by sabrjay Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:07 am

yes, the DH is being used.

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Post by cccc Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:14 am

i wouldn't worry too much J, if jay is rigging the league he wins the exact same prize as the rest of us in the end. always good to let the admin know there's an auditor watching tho Wink
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Post by cccc Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:16 am

imo everyone is drafting really well so far and taking this seriously...the best players are going off the board fast!
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Post by T206BrownHindu Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:58 pm

Damn, I thought Rickey would get back to me in the 4th round!
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Post by callmefugazi Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:04 pm

Hey Quan, I had to take Mays and Gehrig there. I agree the best players are flying off the board! Many of the best leadoff guys are off the board, so I grabbed Rickey.

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Post by fisherboy7 Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:04 pm

T206BrownHindu wrote:Damn, I thought Rickey would get back to me in the 4th round!

Same. He was #2 on my list in the third round behind Pedro. Seemed like the top SP's were going fast though. In reality, I think Henderson is probably first round worthy in fantasy and reality. Not many players could impact the game in the ways he could. Truly an incredible athlete.

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Post by pariah1107 Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:48 pm

Surprised Charleston lasted as long as he did. I was really torn between him and Griffey Jr. at CF. Oscar was real solid for me last year, great pick up.

I wish this league had interviews just to hear Rickey's take on the games, in the 3rd person of course. "Noone can Rickey better than Rickey." If it was up to him, a stolen base would be known as a "Rickey". Agreed, a truly great ballplayer.
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Post by sabrjay Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:50 pm

Was hoping Charleston would make it back to me. Oh well, have to find another player.

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Post by BigGuy219 Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:02 pm

For the 2011 game I created a 'draft board' that is thankfully still relevant.

Everytime one of you makes a pick, they go 'red' in my spreadsheet.

I have a target for each round and each time they go 'red' I cry silently inside.
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Post by BigGuy219 Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:33 pm

Well I've got Barry Bonds, Joe Morgan, and Bob Gibson.

We should have some crazy post game press conferences.
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Post by sabrjay Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:56 pm

You need Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd for those. insane

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Post by BigGuy219 Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:29 am

I formally accuse Ben of flying to Jacksonville, going to the top of the high rise adjacent to mine, and using a telescopic lens to view my draft board.

/grumble
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Post by bowlingshoeguy Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:09 am

We have a new guy wanting in, what do we do? I have no problem adding teams but I think we need an even number.
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Post by cccc Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:34 am

BigGuy219 wrote:For the 2011 game I created a 'draft board' that is thankfully still relevant.

Everytime one of you makes a pick, they go 'red' in my spreadsheet.

I have a target for each round and each time they go 'red' I cry silently inside.

chris--if you'd only put this much energy into figuring out how the chinese place got your credit card code...

bowlingshoeguy wrote:We have a new guy wanting in, what do we do? I have no problem adding teams but I think we need an even number.

i think it's too late he'd be way behind the 8 ball.
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Post by BigGuy219 Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:56 am

Well George Brett, Chipper Jones, and Wage Boggs all off the board in sequence.

At this rate, the only option I'll have at Third Base is Prime Minister Pete Nice!
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Post by cccc Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:15 am

i forgot what year does the sim go up to? 2005? getting to the crumbs with SS and 2b and catchers...maybe i break my rule and draft a pitcher early.
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Post by jbonie Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:44 am

cccc wrote:i forgot what year does the sim go up to? 2005? getting to the crumbs with SS and 2b and catchers...maybe i break my rule and draft a pitcher early.

Anything like the sim ending before the present day, or other quirks like that, it would be great if it was disclosed beforehand, so that everyone knows, I just drafted a guy who had three of his best years from 2006-2008... I understand it is a computer game and not perfect... just that everyone should know so that they can draft accordingly... thanks.
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Post by sabrjay Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:03 pm

It was disclosed that a player had to start his career by 1996. I guess it wasn't made clear that the stats only run through 2006.

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Post by cccc Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:32 pm

yea i remember last year there was talk of the sim only going up to a certain point, went back last night to try and find the exact year but couldn't really find it.
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Post by pariah1107 Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:55 pm

sabrjay wrote:I haven't set up the 2 divisions if someone wants to do that and post it.

How about East Coast v. West Coast. I think we've got Quan, Andrew, and myself on the west coast. Jamie & Chris on the east coast. Not sure about the others. May come down to who is furthest west of Champlin.

Any divisions would be better than MLB's version. I mean, Houston in AL West.
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Post by sabrjay Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:15 pm

Sounds like a good idea. Lee is further west than I am. I know Ben is East of me. NOt sure where others are located.

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Post by cccc Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:29 pm

west coasters will be more chill with their turtlenecks drinking latte's over you too cool for school east coasters-wearing scarves trying to catch a subway train.
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