Due to unforeseen/unknown circumstances, I've had an owner drop out of a league that's already drafted. He has been kind enough to help me out by not demanding back his $20 - as a result this league will be free for you (for this or next year - whenever the season that's paid for is played) if you're interested.
This league is sitting in "holding pattern" mode, waiting for whatever is going to happen before we decide how to proceed. In my last announcement to the league I said we need to come to a resolution by June - I said that back April 1st and it appears the timing is about right on that. Once you join this league you will see that message on the message board and the various responses to it. You will also have a say in how we proceed - the departing owner had not indicated his preference. We usually go 2/3 (i.e. 8 votes) for major decisions but in this unusual case I'm going majority (7).
Assuming the season does NOT occur there has been some support for going with a keeper format for one year (this has always been and will be a re-draft league), keeping who you want in the their 2020 draft slot , kicking back the rest and drafting the open spots in 2021. Thus far that's one of a few ideas that's been put forward and it has more support than the others (the only one receiving support, actually). The bottom line is if you take this spot you have nothing to lose, since the freight is already paid for the eventual payouts.
Assuming we do have a season this year - this what your team would be:
1. (1) Ronald Acuña Jr. (Atl - OF)
2. (24) Pete Alonso (NYM - 1B)
3. (25) Bryce Harper (Phi - OF)
4. (48) Chris Paddack (SD - SP)
5. (49) Manny Machado (SD - 3B,SS)
6. (72) José Berríos (Min - SP)
7. (73) Noah Syndergaard (NYM - SP)
8. (96) Adam Ottavino (NYY - RP)
9. (97) Héctor Neris (Phi - RP)
10. (120) Carlos Correa (Hou - SS)
11. (121) Joey Gallo (Tex - OF)
12. (144) Cavan Biggio (Tor - 2B,OF)
13. (145) Giovanny Gallegos (StL - RP)
14. (168) Keone Kela (Pit - RP)
15. (169) Kyle Schwarber (ChC - OF)
16. (192) Ryan McMahon (Col - 1B,2B,3B)
17. (193) Tyler Duffey (Min - RP)
18. (216) Christian Walker (Ari - 1B)
19. (217) Andrew McCutchen (Phi - OF)
20. (240) Francisco Mejía (SD - C)
21. (241) Dallas Keuchel (CWS - SP)
22. (264) John Means (Bal - SP)
23. (265) Joey Votto (Cin - 1B)
Below I will paste the original ad I put here back in February or so to recruit this owner in the first place - it has a bunch of stuff including a short league history, the settings, etc. Obviously the draft stuff is N/A - already occurred. Please PM me if you want this team.
I need owners in a 12-team re-draft Roto on Yahoo. One spot is currently open.
This is a 6X6 Roto (cats below).
It costs $20 to get in. Payout is $180/$40/$20 for 1/2/3. I have always previously used PayPal but after receiving a notice from them that I was committing a felony by using their service for fantasy football (and having my account temporarily frozen as a result) I am doing checks-only for fee payment until some consensus is reached by individual states as to how they’re going to implement the new Federal sports gambling laws.
The league has a fee deadline (Friday March 6 6PM PT). If you fail to make this deadline I will begin recruiting other owners for your reserved spot. Your fee buys your right to draft.
The league has Commish Review for trades - no votes. Trades are processed immediately - no waiting. There is one single criterion for a commish veto: collusion. I have never vetoed a trade. No trades are "official" until I announce as such to the league via e-mail, however I usually do so within a couple hours. Regardless of when the announcement is made your newly acquired players will accumulate stats right away. In case of a veto the players involved would be returned to their original teams and stats adjusted accordingly. Neither team would be invited back the following year and their trading rights would also be removed.
The league' draft order is determined in the inverse order of the previous season's finish. In this league you'd have be picking #1 overall (snake draft).
I have commished 54 different leagues over the past 14 years (37 football leagues, 17 baseball leagues) on Yahoo. 2020 will be my 18th year involved in fantasy sports on Yahoo. This is my roto league's 10th year. Many of the owners are charter owners.
I like dependable, accountable, active owners. If that is what you are you'll be invited to my leagues for the remainder of your natural life if you are so inclined. I am not fond of "kicking people out" (it has happened on rare occasions) but inactive owners who quit early on get quietly weeded out as we move from year to year by simply not receiving an invite. Most of the current owners have cases full of trophies so the competition level is as solid as you can hope for in my penny-ante leagues.
Below is a copy/paste of the settings. This league drafts Friday March 20 @ 6PM PDT/9PM EDT.
If you are interested please PM me and I will send an invitation and/or additional info per request. If you want a no-strings-attached invitation I'll provide that so you can go in and look around. You'll have 24 hours to decide - UNLESS I get another request for invitation, after which I'll ask you to speed up your decision.
FYI - please include your e-mail address in your PM if you want an invitation.
If you’re on the East Coast take note of the draft time: 9 PM EDT. If you are not up for a draft that late obviously you need to take that under consideration…
League ID#: 5438
League Name: BASEBALL FREAKS OF AMERICA
Auto-renew Enabled: Yes
Custom League URL: https://baseball.fantasysports.yahoo.com/league/bfa1
Draft Type: Live Standard Draft
Draft Time: Fri Mar 20 6:00pm PDT [ Add to My Calendar ]
Live Draft Pick Time: 1 Minute, 30 Seconds
Max Teams: 12
Scoring Type: Rotisserie
Player Universe: All baseball
New Players Become Available: As soon as Yahoo adds them View List of Forced Players
Max Acquisitions for Entire Season: No maximum
Max Trades for Entire Season No maximum
Trade End Date: August 9, 2020
Allow Draft Pick Trades: No
Waiver Time: 1 day
Waiver Type: Continual rolling list
Waiver Mode: Standard
Allow injured players from waivers or free agents to be added directly to injury slot: Yes
Can't Cut List Provider: None
Trade Review: None
Post Draft Players: Follow Waiver Rules
Max Games Played: 162
Max Innings Pitched: 1400
Roster Changes: Daily - Tomorrow
Start Scoring on: Thursday, Mar 26
End Scoring on: Sunday, Sep 27
Make League Publicly Viewable: No
Invite Permissions: Commissioner Only
Send unjoined players email reminders: Yes
Roster Positions: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, OF, Util, Util, SP, SP, RP, RP, P, P, P, P, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, IL, IL, NA
Batters Stat Categories: Runs (R), Home Runs (HR), Runs Batted In (RBI), Stolen Bases (SB), Strikeouts (K), On-base + Slugging Percentage (OPS)
Pitchers Stat Categories: Saves (SV), Strikeouts (K), Holds (HLD), Earned Run Average (ERA), (Walks + Hits)/ Innings Pitched (WHIP), Quality Starts (QS)