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League suggestion

Postby MStark » Wed May 25, 2011 10:58 am

Just read a thread re: disbanded ESPN teams in the General Player Discussion sub-forum and it got me wondering...

Can we have a quasi-winners league next year where the top 30% of the RCL participants as measured by final standings at the end of this year are invited? And maybe a hyper-competitive league made up of league winners and/or top 5% of 2011 finishers?

If there's a fatal flaw to fantasy baseball, it's unmanaged teams.
ESPN 12 team, All MLB Auction $260 budget
Draft 3/18/14

C: Brian McCann (kept 1 yr @ $5)
IB: Eric Hosmer (through 2016, $17)
2B: Anthony Rendon ($5)
3B: Manny Machado (through 2016, $14)
SS: Ian Desmond (kept 1 yr @ $8)
MI: Jean Segura (through 2017, $10)
CI: Edwin Encarcion (kept 1 yr @ $27)
OF: Bryce Harper (through 2015, $14)
OF: Nick Castellanos ($7)
OF: Ben Revere ($5)
OF: Curtis Granderson, ($8)
OF: Brett Gardner ($4)
Util: Billy Butler ($13)
P: Stephen Strasburg (kept 1 yr @ $14)
P: Michael Pineda ($4)
P: Danny Salazar (through 2017, $14)
P: Aroldis Chapman (kept 1 yr @ $21)
P: Zack Wheeler (through 2017, $14)
P: Grant Balfour ($13)
P: Nate Jones ($10)
P: Yordono Ventura ($8)
P: Sonny Gray ($14)
B: Miguel Montero ($4)
B: Gregory Polanco ($3)
B: Denard Span ($1)

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Re: League suggestion

Postby VinWins » Wed May 25, 2011 11:33 am

Sounds good, but I know many players already have their own competitive leagues. And these leagues are plenty tough enough for me!

I think maybe Grey will want to keep these as wide open leagues, but he'll speak for himself.

i suppose there will always be some abandoned teams, but I don't know how big the problem is in the RCLs. (The Toronto Bautistas might have been better off if I had abandoned them.)

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Re: League suggestion

Postby VinWins » Thu May 26, 2011 6:05 am

I was looking at the rosters this morning, and obviously there are some abandoned teams, or at least owners not paying close attention. Josh Hamilton is still in the DL slot on 5 teams

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Re: League suggestion

Postby AdmiralTrey » Mon May 30, 2011 9:36 pm

Vin, I feel your Batistas' pain in RCL 5... After losing Broxton, DLR, Wright, and Posey, I've given up on winning that league, too, but I shall daily check my team to the last day nevertheless!

While there are *some* abandoned teams, I don't think it's much of a problem in RCL leagues, especially compared to typical ESPN or Yahoo public leagues where by the time September rolls around you only have 3 or 4 managers that care.

Still, an RCL Winner's league sounds like a cool idea.

10 Team 6X6 H2H Dynasty Year 5
C - Wilson Ramos
1B - Freddie Freeman
2B - Gleyber Torres
3B - Nolan Arenado
SS - Trea Turner
OF - Mike Trout
OF - Ronald Acuna
OF - Yordan Alvarez
OF - Kris Bryant
UTL - Javier Baez
UTL - Adalberto Mondesi
Bench - Rhys Hoskins, Miguel Sano, Byron Buxton, Jonathan Schoop, Rowdy Tellez

SP - Gerrit Cole, Stephen Strasburg, Blake Snell, Chris Sale, Jose Berrios, Chris Paddack, Mike Soroka, German Marquez
RP - Ken Giles, Dellin Betances, Taylor Rogers, Geovanny Gallegos, Colin Poche, Corey Knebel
Pedo NA Purgatory Felipse Vazquez

SP: Grayson Rodriguez, Josiah Gray, Seth Corry, Franklin Perez, Ryan Weathers, Blake Walston
RP: James Karinchak
OF: Luis Robert, Alek Thomas, Jesus Sanchez, Kameron Misner, Bayron Lora
IF: Vidal Brujan, Alexander Mojica, Malcolm Nunez, Greg Jones, Gunnar Henderson
C: Sam Huff, Luis Campusano, William Contreras

2019 - 4th place. Finished regular season 20 games ahead of 2nd place but fell apart in the playoffs.
2018 - 1st place. Finished regular season 24 games ahead of 2nd place and won in the playoffs.
2017 - 2nd place. Finished regular season 5 games ahead of 2nd place but lost in the playoffs.
2016 - 1st place. Finished regular season 1.5 games behind 1st but won in the playoffs

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Re: League suggestion

Postby LMack » Tue May 31, 2011 2:57 pm

For some reason, our (speaking for Mike and myself) league has 4 owners with <6 moves on the year. Why the 4 of those deadbeats landed in our 23rd league instead of the next 13 I'll never know. I guess they were really eager to claim a team so they could abandon it.

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Re: League suggestion

Postby RandomItalicizdVoice » Tue May 31, 2011 9:57 pm

I think an RCL winners league would be pretty cool, myself. Doesn't even have to be an "official" RCL.

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