SuperJoint

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  1. Yeah I've made posts like this and been roasted for it - you likely will receive the same. In any case - I agree. Can't help it - been watching MLB for 40 years and agree.
  2. March 13 I was extremely skeptical, and the post being belittled is 10 days before that. 20/20 hindsight in the midst of this crap is vomit-worthy imo. Everyone needs to be given a break who had an opinion on this when it first started.
  3. I'm hanging onto this topic by a very slim thread. The more interesting stuff is in the Football forum frankly. I'm very concerned about MLB at this point - and not just for this season. They are committing suicide if they don't get a product out in June.
  4. Can't disagree w/anything you say; Post-Covid throws a big wrench into how things usually work though imo. The NFL Draft was very highly rated this year. Any type of new, "live" programming is going to be devoured in the post-Covid media environment. People now more than ever are ready to completely forget bout something that's not there in favor of what is. Loyalty is gone. In order for baseball to be seen it has to actually occur - no one is going to care if they can't make a bargain and that could be a death blow for the entire operation. If I was an owner I'd be concerned about this highly unusual situation and I'd want my product displayed in this environment one way or another.
  5. I think public pressure will have some impact - which will be very pro-player only because any obstacle to baseball being played is going to be the hated side from a publicity perspective. Owners care about publicity, ratings, other things that make money, etc.
  6. Agreed because if not - the season is over. P.S. - it's the only fair solution imo and thus the only realistic one.
  7. That was my impression the instant I read it. A la the NFL's (successful) proposal. Pretty funny.
  8. It could go either way. Maybe he "dedicates his season" to his wife and has a career year. I've also thought about what affect her death might have on his season so that's why I'm opining - after a lot of thinking I don't think I'm moving him up or down in my ranks because of it.
  9. FYI I know it was quick, but this league is now FULL. Thanks for the interest...
  10. 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. Hello- 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. Additional item: 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… -Todd League ID#: 5438 League Name: BASEBALL FREAKS OF AMERICA League Logo: 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)
  11. He'll play. he won't leave the rest of his teammates (if play resumes) - pressure will be too much.
  12. If MLBPA accepts the proposal - which actually would surprise me as-is - he'll play. "The locker room" will change his mind. Just a wild prediction.
  13. Not criticizing your post or anything just laughing at the name "labcorp.com" - reminds me of "ACME" from Warner Bros. Roadrunner cartoons...
  14. This news has been our for a good 24 hours but I don't think it's been referenced here. It's the best news I've heard yet, fantasy-speaking. If they delay it forever it wouldn't be long enough for me: Rob Manfred COM, College Player Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the 2021 World Baseball Classic will be pushed back to 2023. The plan still needs to be approved by the tournament board. Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes reported earlier Monday that the 2021 World Baseball Classic was being pushed back, an expected decision given the unpredictability of how a possible 2020 season will play out amid the coronavirus pandemic. It's also possible, if not likely, that there will still be safety concerns next spring. The 20-team tournament was originally scheduled for March 9-23 next year. Source: Joel Sherman on Twitter May 11, 2020, 3:01 PM ET
  15. "Dionte Johnson", Jaylen Samuels and "James Washington" contributed more than Juju last year. Juju is not particularly big, nor does he have particularly exceptional skills. I didn't believe the naysayers last year, warning how exposed he would be w/o AB. They were right. He wasn't a huge factor at USC either. Scored a few TDs, averaged 13 yards/catch. His 2017 w/PIT was very nice and in line with what I thought he could do. Then 2018 happened, which is the clear outlier in his career including college. He's not making anything happen on his own like other truly elite WRs. Count me out. Even if Big Ben can squeeze out another 10-13 game season there are other people there now. If Ben goes down forget it - which I intend to do regardless.
  16. RWB blurbs - situation is depressing. We're averaging less than one/day since end of April. So much less to gleefully ridicule. SAD
  17. My point all along is that it is Rodgers himself making too much of this. As far as Fantasy Football goes he's really not that much of a catch these days. I won't be taking him as a #1 QB, which means I won't be drafting him.. He cares more about extraneous issues than winning. My point all along.
  18. I don't know when it was but I started equating Brady to Montana probably 5-6 years in, and that turned out to be an apt comparison imo. They are both accurate, mistake-free and take what the defense gives. That's winning football. Brady in his peak years (Moss years) had a stronger arm I believe. I've seen some legendary moments from Rodgers that neither Brady nor Montana could physically do. My answer to why Rodgers hasn't had more success is simple: Brady and Montana cared more about winning - whatever it took. They accepted a "role" in the process of manufacturing multiple trophies.
  19. The blurb below is amusing, particularly the bolded part. Why is it that drama seems to follow this guy everywhere, but he has nothing to do with it? His behavior over the last couple years - including his last playoff game - invite drama. So anyway - not buying it. Favre (of all people - this is ironic in itself) seems to have a lot of foreboding-sounding messages to deliver after an apparently-recent "meeting" between the two. Is that not "wave-making"? Is that not a "leak"? Seems a bit orchestrated to me but of course we can all make our own decisions... ESPN's Rob Demovsky reports GM Brian Gutekunst, and not coach Matt LaFleur, was the driving force behind the Packers' first-round selection of QB Jordan Love. "GM picks player" wouldn't normally qualify as breaking news, but it's been a pervasive rumor/perception over the past week that LaFleur drove the Love selection to send a message to ever-cranky Aaron Rodgers. Demovsky points out that Gutekunst began scouting quarterbacks during the run up to last year's draft, and actually attended one of Love's games in person in 2019. The line has been getting blurrier many places, but the Packers have maintained a structure of strict front office control over the 53-man roster. While both the local and national consensus has been that Rodgers will be less than thrilled with Love's arrival, the quarterback himself has not made waves, either directly or via leak. SOURCE: ESPN Apr 30, 2020, 10:20 PM ET
  20. That is my timetable as a commish - need to see that.
  21. Yeah commish two of those as well - it was an empty feeling renewing those leagues at a record early date on Y! I don't commish for my health - I do so because I love the F out of these sports. This hurts - bad. I'd be watching and complaining about my baseball team RIGHT NOW in a different thread instead of this BS.
  22. I still have hope for a season, but the news lately in general has not been good. I'm reading about furloughs, layoffs, delaying HOF ceremonies and the like RE: MLB over the last few days. This is going in the wrong direction at present. I commish two leagues and told them on Apr 2 we need to make a decision on what to do league-wise by June (a few options are on the table, including a 1-year keeper option in these re-drafts). That still seems right to me. If there's nothing new by mid-late May it's time to fold up the tent imo and set sights for 2021. Hate saying it but that's reality AFAIC.
  23. As sad as this is it's probably true. Here's a theory that seems pretty reasonable to me considering our current time: Mostert was shipped because they want to add another 2-3 backs for the committee, and he did too well in 2019 to be happy w/a committee approach.. RB position is in a state of crisis in FFB. RB spots should be freed up to flex (RB/WR/TE) spots. I'm not doing it yet as a commish but anyone can see where this is going. 6 Flex spots (convert 2 WR and 1 TE requirements as well) is going to be the future in standard league drafting imo. That gives owners at least a fighting chance of predicting what their draftees are going to give them. RBBC is now a "real NFL strategy" in REAL drafts. So should it be in FFB imo.
  24. Appreciate your posts man - glad you're doing OK. Yeah - we need baseball. Can't wait.