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(RotoExperts)   People keep passing on Josh Hamilton, Ryan Braun & Jered Weaver in Fantasy Baseball drafts, and that's a mistake   (rotoexperts.com) divider line 33
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2014-02-14 12:21:45 PM
People keep passing on Josh Hamilton, Ryan Braun & Jered Weaver in Fantasy Baseball drafts, and that's clicking on a link that takes you to a 52 minute auto-play audio broadcast is a mistake
 
2014-02-14 01:53:12 PM
Hey cpt, you running the league again this year?
 
2014-02-14 01:57:56 PM
Who the hell is already drafting?
 
2014-02-14 02:05:26 PM
Playing fantasy sports is the real mistake
 
2014-02-14 02:16:35 PM
Are they implying that those players are going undrafted, or that people are passing on them to take players that are, perhaps, better and present less risk?
 
2014-02-14 02:18:15 PM

mediablitz: Who the hell is already drafting?


This. The mistake is drafting before March.
 
2014-02-14 02:23:01 PM

steamingpile: Playing fantasy sports is the real mistake


Just baseball. It will consume you. At least with football it's one-two days a week you have to pay attention. Roto-baseball feels like a second job (a first job, if you are unemployed) when you focus on trying to win. Way too much work on a day to day basis, at least in my experience.

/taking this year off from roto baseball, just going to root for my Snakes
 
2014-02-14 02:25:29 PM

Cagey B: Hey cpt, you running the league again this year?


I do plan on it if there is interest.

I also plan on explaining the scoring system and pitching restrictions upfront.
 
2014-02-14 02:30:11 PM
I don't know about these three, I would probably draft Braun two rounds lower than normal. Weaver I don't think I would touch until round 9. Hamilton? HAmilton
 
2014-02-14 02:32:02 PM
There's probably a risk of reduced output from the players, on top of worries about other misconduct coming to light.  Still, if they go cheap...
 
2014-02-14 02:33:09 PM

neuroflare: steamingpile: Playing fantasy sports is the real mistake

Just baseball. It will consume you. At least with football it's one-two days a week you have to pay attention. Roto-baseball feels like a second job (a first job, if you are unemployed) when you focus on trying to win. Way too much work on a day to day basis, at least in my experience.

/taking this year off from roto baseball, just going to root for my Snakes


Dear god this. After years of football, two league-mates wanted me in their respective baseball and basketball leagues. Did them each once. Never again.
 
2014-02-14 02:35:58 PM

neuroflare: Just baseball. It will consume you. At least with football it's one-two days a week you have to pay attention. Roto-baseball feels like a second job (a first job, if you are unemployed) when you focus on trying to win. Way too much work on a day to day basis, at least in my experience.


This.
"Oh crap, it's 2:58 am and I haven't changed my pitching staff for Tomorrow yet!  Please let me be able to put in my changes ontime!"

I've won fantasy baseball leagues before and finished in the 97% on ESPN Daily League so I know.  Fantasy Baseball is waaaaay to time consuming.  You forget to change your lineup ONCE (especially your pitching staff) and you're almost guaranteed to have a negative day.  If you don't know which batters are hot, what the weather is like in 15 cities in the US and Canada, who is coming back from injury, who plays better in the day vs. the night, who's on vs. lefties or cold vs. righties, etc; then you have almost no chance of winning.

I've never gotten to the whole "keep a spreadsheet" level of dedication, but the one year that I checked the weather in Detriot because I wasn't sure if it was going to rain was the year that I realized that I did far too much research into fantasy baseball.  I still play, but I haven't won my league nor have I finished about 88% for the year.  However I DO have a ton more free time.

I even miss changing my lineup on Sundays from time to time (Monday tends to be the main off day for baseball teams so not changing your lineup on a Sunday may be 0 points on monday as your entire lineup may not even be playing)
 
2014-02-14 02:44:48 PM

thecpt: Cagey B: Hey cpt, you running the league again this year?

I do plan on it if there is interest.

I also plan on explaining the scoring system and pitching restrictions upfront.


interested
 
2014-02-14 02:48:04 PM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: thecpt: Cagey B: Hey cpt, you running the league again this year?

I do plan on it if there is interest.

I also plan on explaining the scoring system and pitching restrictions upfront.

interested


I'll set it up or whatever I have to do tonight and send out invites. GENERAL THREAD ANNOUNCEMENT: either reply and have eip, or email me using email in my profile.

WARNING: you will face DeWayneMann and you. Will. LOSE.
 
2014-02-14 02:54:35 PM

thecpt: Lt. Cheese Weasel: thecpt: Cagey B: Hey cpt, you running the league again this year?

I do plan on it if there is interest.

I also plan on explaining the scoring system and pitching restrictions upfront.

interested

I'll set it up or whatever I have to do tonight and send out invites. GENERAL THREAD ANNOUNCEMENT: either reply and have eip, or email me using email in my profile.

WARNING: you will face DeWayneMann and you. Will. LOSE.


I'm down.
What harm can it be to add a third league, right?
Not like I need ANY free time!
 
2014-02-14 03:14:51 PM

grinding_journalist: neuroflare: steamingpile: Playing fantasy sports is the real mistake

Just baseball. It will consume you. At least with football it's one-two days a week you have to pay attention. Roto-baseball feels like a second job (a first job, if you are unemployed) when you focus on trying to win. Way too much work on a day to day basis, at least in my experience.

/taking this year off from roto baseball, just going to root for my Snakes

Dear god this. After years of football, two league-mates wanted me in their respective baseball and basketball leagues. Did them each once. Never again.


nothing wrong with that, but how did the fantasy leagues go?
 
2014-02-14 03:16:37 PM

thecpt: I'll set it up or whatever I have to do tonight and send out invites. GENERAL THREAD ANNOUNCEMENT: either reply and have eip, or email me using email in my profile.


I'm in. EIP.

thecpt: WARNING: you will face DeWayneMann and you. Will. LOSE.


I blame Fernando Rodney.
 
2014-02-14 04:00:52 PM

Cagey B: thecpt: I'll set it up or whatever I have to do tonight and send out invites. GENERAL THREAD ANNOUNCEMENT: either reply and have eip, or email me using email in my profile.

I'm in. EIP.

thecpt: WARNING: you will face DeWayneMann and you. Will. LOSE.

I blame Fernando Rodney.


In, email sent
 
2014-02-14 04:09:13 PM

thecpt: Lt. Cheese Weasel: thecpt: Cagey B: Hey cpt, you running the league again this year?

I do plan on it if there is interest.

I also plan on explaining the scoring system and pitching restrictions upfront.

interested

I'll set it up or whatever I have to do tonight and send out invites. GENERAL THREAD ANNOUNCEMENT: either reply and have eip, or email me using email in my profile.

WARNING: you will face DeWayneMann and you. Will. LOSE.


I'm in. I will doom your favorite player to a season ending injury simply by drafting him, though. EIP
 
2014-02-14 04:33:26 PM

thecpt: Lt. Cheese Weasel: thecpt: Cagey B: Hey cpt, you running the league again this year?

I do plan on it if there is interest.

I also plan on explaining the scoring system and pitching restrictions upfront.

interested

I'll set it up or whatever I have to do tonight and send out invites. GENERAL THREAD ANNOUNCEMENT: either reply and have eip, or email me using email in my profile.

WARNING: you will face DeWayneMann and you. Will. LOSE.


Got room for another?  Emailing now.
 
2014-02-14 04:55:48 PM
EIP if there's another availability.
 
2014-02-14 05:06:20 PM
too early for baseball drafts, unless you're in a prospect dynasty league.  Get back to me in mid-march
 
2014-02-14 05:38:26 PM

thecpt: I also plan on explaining the scoring system and pitching restrictions upfront.


Oh great, now how am I supposed to win?

thecpt: WARNING: you will face DeWayneMann and you. Will. LOSE.


Nuh uh! Now people will actually know the rules!
 
2014-02-14 05:52:08 PM
Also I suspect you guys won't let me have Mike Trout with the 6th pick again. Just a feeling.
 
2014-02-14 06:39:33 PM

DeWayne Mann: Also I suspect you guys won't let me have Mike Trout with the 6th pick again. Just a feeling.


He would have gone at #3 if Miguel Cabrera wasn't on the board at the time. But yes, Mr. Trout will be going a little higher this year, I reckon.
 
2014-02-14 06:44:38 PM
I passed on Braun for Cano with 2nd pick last year. That worked out.

/also had Giancarlo Stanton and Hamilton in 2nd and 3rd rounds respectively. >:(
 
2014-02-14 09:00:40 PM

thecpt: I don't know about these three, I would probably draft Braun two rounds lower than normal. Weaver I don't think I would touch until round 9. Hamilton? HAmilton


i hope you had a helluva piss arnold
 
2014-02-14 09:07:34 PM

DeWayne Mann: Also I suspect you guys won't let me have Mike Trout with the 6th pick again. Just a feeling.


It's not letting me use the last league for some idiotic reason.  Please email if you're interested.

/also, apparently joey bats follows you.  I AM IN AWE
 
2014-02-14 09:09:36 PM

thecpt: Please email if you're interested.


Can do.

thecpt: /also, apparently joey bats follows you.


Joey Bats follows LITERALLY EVERYONE. He may be a robot. A dinger hitting robot, but a robot nonetheless.
 
2014-02-14 09:57:09 PM
Drafting Hamilton anywhere earlier than round 15 is plain nuts. Ryan Braun I'd take a flyer between 5-10. And Weaver is hard to tell, but would probably still be a first 5 rounds guy based on reputation.

/otherwise, I'm skittish about Verlander but won't sleep on Mad Max
//Kershaw, Felix, and Scherzer are my top 3 pitchers
 
2014-02-14 11:32:54 PM

degenerate-afro: neuroflare: Just baseball. It will consume you. At least with football it's one-two days a week you have to pay attention. Roto-baseball feels like a second job (a first job, if you are unemployed) when you focus on trying to win. Way too much work on a day to day basis, at least in my experience.

This.
"Oh crap, it's 2:58 am and I haven't changed my pitching staff for Tomorrow yet!  Please let me be able to put in my changes ontime!"

I've won fantasy baseball leagues before and finished in the 97% on ESPN Daily League so I know.  Fantasy Baseball is waaaaay to time consuming.  You forget to change your lineup ONCE (especially your pitching staff) and you're almost guaranteed to have a negative day.  If you don't know which batters are hot, what the weather is like in 15 cities in the US and Canada, who is coming back from injury, who plays better in the day vs. the night, who's on vs. lefties or cold vs. righties, etc; then you have almost no chance of winning.

I've never gotten to the whole "keep a spreadsheet" level of dedication, but the one year that I checked the weather in Detriot because I wasn't sure if it was going to rain was the year that I realized that I did far too much research into fantasy baseball.  I still play, but I haven't won my league nor have I finished about 88% for the year.  However I DO have a ton more free time.

I even miss changing my lineup on Sundays from time to time (Monday tends to be the main off day for baseball teams so not changing your lineup on a Sunday may be 0 points on monday as your entire lineup may not even be playing)


I will say that if you are going to do any form of fantasy baseball, roto style is the least time consuming, at least once the season gets going. No line-ups or any of that other jazz. No scouring waiver wires or worrying about weather in Cleveland cause you can't move guys around anyways. Depending on the league, you can only make roster moves when a guy hits the DL and you have to bring someone up from your reserve squad (or not). Best part is, the only stats that count are at the end of the season (no daily/weekly points).

Trade off is that roto requires loads more prep before your draft. Drafts are auction style and can take all day. To do well, you really need to know rosters from top to bottom, etc.
 
2014-02-15 07:52:30 AM

Cagey B: DeWayne Mann: Also I suspect you guys won't let me have Mike Trout with the 6th pick again. Just a feeling.

He would have gone at #3 if Miguel Cabrera wasn't on the board at the time. But yes, Mr. Trout will be going a little higher this year, I reckon.


Is Willie Mays Hays in this years draft?

Hits like Hays, Runs like Mays....or is it the other way around?  Can't remember...

/give em the heater Ricky.
 
2014-02-15 10:53:09 AM
It's easy to get excited about fantasy baseball early in the spring.  Fantasy draft discussions are a signal that it's time to start looking into this year's Padres tickets.  Hey, that's exciting for some of us.
 
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