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A2K Fantasy Baseball 2020

 
 
fbaezer
 
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Reply Fri 6 Mar, 2020 07:08 pm
@fbaezer,
I got to say it was the mid 60's when I heard the old radio show while going to the Little League.

I'm not THAT old!
eurocelticyankee
 
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Reply Sat 7 Mar, 2020 06:19 am
@fbaezer,
Of course you're not.

Now sit down there and take it easy, gotta watch them fragile bones. (he he)
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Gargamel
 
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Reply Sat 7 Mar, 2020 01:12 pm
@George,
May I suggest a rule change for this year? I think the penalty for missing the innings-pitched limit should be subtler so as to have less of an impact on the standings from week to week. This becomes more significant as the year progresses and certain managers lose interest and leave their teams on autopilot. These are the teams that miss the limit, because they have injured and/or demoted pitchers active each day.

Last year, the penalty for missing the limit was to forfeit all 20 categories--that is, the opposing team would be awarded a 20-point boost in the standings. In matchups where both teams meet the limit, a 5-point victory is usually above average. If you face a team who is on autopilot and misses the limit, you are awarded four times that. A significant margin. This issue came very close to impacting the playoff seeding last year (but ultimately did not).

The result is a sort of lottery effect. Teams that face autopilot teams early in the season, when all managers tend to be invested and paying attention, are at a disadvantage. Or at least they do not benefit from the 20-point bonus. The only way to recoup this disadvantage is to win categories like perfect game, no-hitter, and shutout--and we know how unlikely that is.

I'm not sure what options Yahoo! provides insofar as modifying this rule. The goal would be to lessen the random impact of deadbeat managers.
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George
 
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Reply Sat 7 Mar, 2020 03:15 pm
It seems there are only two ways to lessen the impact:
1. Lower the the limit to well below twenty games.
2. Lower the amount of pitching categories from thirteen.

Number 1 seems dangerous to me as it might encourage stocking up on
closers to fill out every pitcher position but SP.

Number 2 might be okay if we can all agree on which stats stay and which
stats go.

If anyone knows of another way please let us know.
fbaezer
 
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Reply Sat 7 Mar, 2020 09:52 pm
@George,
I’d eliminate no hitters and perfect games.
Perhaps we could add OPS for batting, make it less ptcher slanted.

Holds are the precious special thing about the A2K league.

Sturgis
 
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Reply Sat 7 Mar, 2020 11:36 pm
To this day, I have not a clue about fantasy baseball (or football or any other fantasy sport). Then real games I comprehend, the fantasy I don't.

Then again I never understood that strange looking baseball board game some relative gave me as a child.


Wishing the rest of you luck on this.
eurocelticyankee
 
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Reply Mon 9 Mar, 2020 02:13 pm
@Sturgis,
You don't really need to fully understand baseball, i don't and i played a blinder last year. (if i do say so myself).

It takes a couple of weeks to understand the fantasy game, how to score etc and then after that it's just plain old strategy.

But you wont know till you try.
The more the merrier.
George
 
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Reply Mon 9 Mar, 2020 07:06 pm
@eurocelticyankee,
I second that. If you'd like to try, Sturgis, we'd be happy to send you an invitation.
George
 
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Reply Tue 10 Mar, 2020 04:34 pm
@fbaezer,
fbaezer wrote:
I’d eliminate no hitters and perfect games.
Perhaps we could add OPS for batting, make it less ptcher slanted.
Holds are the precious special thing about the A2K league.


Rhys and I like this. Rhys will implement it.

If anyone is against it, let us know before the draft.
eurocelticyankee
 
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Reply Fri 13 Mar, 2020 04:02 am
Delayed: Start of MLB season delayed by at least two weeks and spring training games cancelled.

I wonder will the Fantasy draft still go ahead.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 13 Mar, 2020 07:05 am
@eurocelticyankee,
It will, but it will have to be done behind closed minds.
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Gargamel
 
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Reply Fri 13 Mar, 2020 07:48 am
@eurocelticyankee,
I think it makes sense to postpone. A lot can happen in two extra weeks, in terms of trades and injuries (healing). But I realize that settling on a date that works for most of us isn't the easiest thing in the world.
Gargamel
 
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Reply Fri 13 Mar, 2020 07:49 am
@George,
Thanks, George!
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George
 
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Reply Fri 13 Mar, 2020 08:52 am
@Gargamel,
We will have to see what options are available.

Yahoo may have a cut-off date. I'll have Rhys look into it.
Stay tuned.
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George
 
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Reply Fri 13 Mar, 2020 10:10 am
OK -- draft day postponed two weeks
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Sturgis
 
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Reply Fri 13 Mar, 2020 03:57 pm
@George,
Appreciate the offer, I will pass.
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George
 
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Reply Sat 28 Mar, 2020 06:09 am
It's Draft Day!
Saturday March 28 7:45pm EDT

Draft room will open at 7:30.
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McGentrix
 
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Reply Sat 28 Mar, 2020 02:23 pm
If we'd rather have an even number, I will volunteer to drop out.
George
 
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Reply Sat 28 Mar, 2020 02:47 pm
@McGentrix,
Not a problem. Yahoo allows a non-manager team. It cannot add or drop
players, but the commish can edit the roster. Rhys will move players to and
from the bench, but that's all. Who knows, I might lose to it!
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McGentrix
 
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Reply Sat 28 Mar, 2020 03:03 pm
We have updated important dates for Yahoo Fantasy Baseball to reflect the latest news:

Season Start: 5/7
Live Drafts End: 6/21
Full Season Registration Ends: 7/5
All Drafts End: 7/6
We are working on adding more draft dates for Pro Leagues. We are constantly monitoring the situation and we will update our members with any new developments or decisions.

Sure we don't want to push dates out further? Gonna suck someone's 1st pick dies of COVID-19...
 

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