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SirFelixCat
02-19-2003, 09:24 PM
Please sticky this for a few days!

For those that are interested, here are the leagues starting up (that I know of) and some basic stuff for them. Just PM the Commish of the league you are interested in and they should get the ball rolling. If I left any leagues off of the list, please add them on. Otherwise, just use this for PM'ing the folks running the leagues and posting other leagues. We can keep it organized a little easier that way. Thanks!

SC Reds Fans : Head-to-Head League with a Live Draft. Owners will decide scoring


Larkin Fan : Either H2H or Rotisserie with a Live Draft.


cincinnati chili : Rotisserie with non-traditional scoring and a possible live draft. Also, if a small league, it may be NL only.


EmtyRedsFan : Not sure on details...PM him for them.

EmtyRedsFan
02-19-2003, 09:39 PM
6x6- H 2 H - Live Draft on Monday at 6:20..... 12 teams 25 man roster

C
1B
2B
3B
SS
LF
CF
RF
Util

5 SP
2 RP

I wanted it to be realistic

cincinnati chili
02-19-2003, 09:51 PM
Thanks SC for starting this.


Originally posted by SC Reds Fans
[B]cincinnati chili : Rotisserie with non-traditional scoring and a possible live draft. Also, if a small league, it may be NL only.


Thanks. Here are the 4x4 categories and details:

Batters:
-On base%
-Walks
-Hits
-Total Bases

Pitchers:
-Strikeout/Walk Ratio
-innings pitched
-home runs allowed
-strikeouts

-9 active hitters (c, 1b, 2b, ss, 3b, cf, of, of, utility)
-9 active pitchers (5 starters, 4 relievers)
-size of bench negotiable (keep in mind. bigger bench = longer draft)

I would suggest an NL only league unless we get more than 10 people

Draft date/time negotiable, but the sooner the better.

-If there's a lack of interest in this format, I will gladly jump to one of the other leagues mentioned above (but if so, would prefer a format that isn't overly geared toward "saves" or "stolen bases" like so many fantasy and roto leagues)

Larkin Fan
02-19-2003, 11:10 PM
What is everyone's preference for the draft day/time. Any day of the week is fine with me, but I would prefer it to be an evening draft. (6:00 PM- 9:00 PM; latest that it can be done)

KYRedsFan
02-19-2003, 11:12 PM
Larkin, the 6-9 is by far my choice, work will not let any other ones happen. I'd rather do it Sunday-Thursday, things tend to be more unpredictable on weekends.

Also, doing the draft the second to third week of March would be good.

Sabo Fan
02-19-2003, 11:32 PM
The time frame KYRedsFan suggested works for me as well. However, during the week of March 11th I won't have access to a computer, so I'd prefer that, if possible, the draft not be that week. If there are no other options, I may be able to make other arrangements to get Internet access, but I'm not sure.

Hollcat
02-19-2003, 11:39 PM
Empty Reds fan is that a NL only league?

Brutus_the_Red
02-20-2003, 12:56 AM
I'd much rather hold it during a weeknight (not including friday) anytime between 6 and 9

Red Leader
02-20-2003, 02:36 AM
Originally posted by Larkin Fan
What is everyone's preference for the draft day/time. Any day of the week is fine with me, but I would prefer it to be an evening draft. (6:00 PM- 9:00 PM; latest that it can be done)

Larkin Fan, the best time for me is a weeknight as well, anytime after 7:30pm EST. One thing I wanted to mention is that the 6-9 timeframe that Yahoo gives (evening) is PST, so add three hours to whatever time you set it up for. That means that you actually could look in the late afternoon drafts as well for a time. I think the last time they give for late afternoon is 5:30-6:00, which is actually 8:30-9:00 EST. Just thought I would let you know. Thanks for taking care of this.

EmtyRedsFan
02-20-2003, 12:20 PM
Mixed Hollcat, You interested?

LvJ
02-20-2003, 12:58 PM
I like ERF's idea.

And for draft, I'm free whenever. As lone as I know ahead of time.

EmtyRedsFan
02-20-2003, 01:23 PM
Looking for 4-6 more members to join.. Currently have 6 people in the league, And i garantee it will be an active one.

Please leave me a PM or message on here with any questions

SirFelixCat
02-20-2003, 01:25 PM
ERF...I have 4 confirmed in my league (including me)...maybe we can combine leagues? PM me and maybe we can figure it out:beerme:

cincinnati chili
02-20-2003, 01:34 PM
Those who cannot show up to the live draft are allowed to pre-rank your players. PM me if interested in joining.

Exact Draft Time: Wednesday, February 26 at 6:55 pm EST
Draft Type: Live
League Name: Redszone Non Traditional 4x4
Maximum Players on a Team: 22 (18 active, 4 reserves)
Player Universe: NL
Maximum Moves: No maximum
Maximum Trades: No maximum
Scoring Type: Rotisserie League
Waiver Time: 2 days
Last Trade Date: Sunday, July 27
Trade Reject Time: 2 days
Maximum Games: 162
Maximum Innings: 1250
Retroactive Stats: No
Roster Changes: Weekly on Monday
Starting Positions: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, CF, OF, OF, Util, SP, SP, SP, SP, SP, RP, RP, RP, RP, DL, DL, DL, DL

Statistical Categories (Batters): Hits
Walks
Total Bases
On-base Percentage


Statistical Categories (Pitchers): Innings Pitched
Home Runs
Strikeouts
Strikeouts per Walk Ratio

Hollcat
02-20-2003, 03:21 PM
Sorry Empty Reds Fan. I'm an NL only player. Having to keep on top of the AL is like a job whereas keeping up with the NL is something I do anyway.

cincinnati chili
02-20-2003, 03:27 PM
Originally posted by Hollcat
Sorry Empty Reds Fan. I'm an NL only player. Having to keep on top of the AL is like a job whereas keeping up with the NL is something I do anyway.

Hollcat, do you want into my league. It's looking like it's going to be NL only. Draft is Wednesday at 6:55 eastern.

Hollcat
02-20-2003, 03:32 PM
Just a thought for any leagues who really have a problem coordinating a time for everyone to make a live draft. I once played in a league where we drafted over a period of several weeks. The number one pick is made and sent via e-mail to everyone in the league. Then the number two pick can be made and sent. From there it just continues. At times you will hit a slowdown where the next person to pick doesn't check the e-mail for a little while but with plenty of time before the season starts it wouldn't be a big deal. Sometimes there would be several picks made in one day and others there might be a day delay. As you get closer to the season you can guage if the draft is going to be completed on time and start making arrangements for everyone to get online at some point to finish up whatever rounds you need to finish. With this kind of draft you have time to think over your next pick without everyone asking if you are still there or worrying about your connection failing.
Another advantage to this is you are not tied to the computer for three, four, five hours at once, all you have to do is check your e-mail a little more frequently and keep up with who has been taken and how many picks until your turn.

cincinnati chili
02-20-2003, 03:37 PM
Hollcat: I've had terrible experiences with those leagues. Someone goes out of town or doesn't check his/her email and then everyone has to wait for a whole day. That was the case with sandbox.

If people can't be present for this live draft, they have the option of pre-ranking.

KYRedsFan
02-20-2003, 03:41 PM
Yeah, I've usually experienced more headaches coordinating a slow draft vs. a live draft. Pre-ranking is a fairly good cure for those not at the draft.

Hollcat
02-20-2003, 03:49 PM
Chili put me in your league. Just so happens that next Wednesday is the only weeknight in the next three weeks that I can make a live draft. Is this on yahoo? where are we doing the live draft? redszone chat?
My e-mail is Hollcat@yahoo.com

cincinnati chili
02-20-2003, 03:53 PM
Originally posted by Hollcat
Chili put me in your league. Just so happens that next Wednesday is the only weeknight in the next three weeks that I can make a live draft. Is this on yahoo? where are we doing the live draft? redszone chat?
My e-mail is Hollcat@yahoo.com

It's on yahoo. I will email you via the league's invite feature. Thansk for joining. We're now up to three! Woo-hoo.

Raisor
02-20-2003, 03:54 PM
Chili,
Sign me up brutha..

Raisor1973@aol.com

I'll probably have to pre-rank my team, Phil goes to bed early

cincinnati chili
02-20-2003, 04:03 PM
Originally posted by Raisor
Chili,
Sign me up brutha..

Raisor1973@aol.com

I'll probably have to pre-rank my team, Phil goes to bed early

Cool. Glad to have you in. The draft starts at 6:55pm, how early do you go to bed? Are you saying you might miss the end or the whole thing?

Raisor
02-20-2003, 04:14 PM
Originally posted by cincinnati chili
Cool. Glad to have you in. The draft starts at 6:55pm, how early do you go to bed? Are you saying you might miss the end or the whole thing?

I'm usually in bed by 7pm. Have to be up for work at 230am.

PSR

BigD
02-20-2003, 04:40 PM
I just formed a league over at yahoo, default settings for yahoo leagues, h2h, and the draft is going to be at 1:25 on monday the 24th. Anyone is welcome to join.


League ID#: 23781
Password: yahoo

EmtyRedsFan
02-20-2003, 07:12 PM
8 members now.... need 4 more

cincinnati chili
02-20-2003, 07:22 PM
I'm up to four, and we're going to stick to NL only. We'll need at least four more and can take more.

SirFelixCat
02-20-2003, 07:49 PM
I also have 4...hmmm....ERF, I'll set things up in a bit...just got done filing our taxes :D

Larkin Fan
02-20-2003, 08:11 PM
Guys, I had to run to for some unexpected medical tests today and when I got home, I discovered things had filled up pretty quickly. The only Evening Draft that was still open was Friday, March 14th. I feel really bad about this and am really sorry. I've went ahead and set up the league, those of you still interested, let me know.

Larkin Fan
02-20-2003, 08:29 PM
Ugh, that time filled up before I could complete things. Best I could do was February 27, 11:00 PST (2:00 PM EST). I'm really sorry about this guys.

cincinnati chili
02-20-2003, 08:34 PM
Originally posted by Larkin Fan
Ugh, that time filled up before I could complete things. Best I could do was February 27, 11:00 PST (2:00 PM EST). I'm really sorry about this guys.

Don't feel bad. They were close to full very early in the day.

bigredmachine1976
02-21-2003, 12:19 AM
I'm interested in being in any leagues that form.

cincinnati chili
02-21-2003, 11:59 AM
I'd like to have between 8-16 teams. Those who cannot show up to the live draft are allowed to pre-rank your players. Please PM me if interested in joining, and I'll shoot you the league ID so you can sign up.

Level of competitiveness is going to vary from team to team, so I think this will be a good league for both novices and those who take this stuff seriously.

Hollcat
02-21-2003, 12:38 PM
Just a note: It would be helpful for others in your league if you name your team after your redszone username. The league I played in last year I didn't really have a clue who else was in the league.

swaisuc
02-21-2003, 12:45 PM
Larkin Fan did you ever figure out if youre going to play roto? I would like to play in one of these leagues but I am more used to startard roto style. If not, I will take whichever league will take me and try to adapt to it.

westofyou
02-21-2003, 02:37 PM
Chili,

I'm in........... is there a Yahoo Link I missed to get to the draft?

EmtyRedsFan
02-21-2003, 03:30 PM
3 teams needed.....

SirFelixCat
02-21-2003, 03:59 PM
We have 6 in ours...all of you feel free to join us:

Here's the league:

League ID#: 40555
Password: redszone1


Thanks,
Eddie

EmtyRedsFan
02-21-2003, 08:31 PM
League ID# 1057
password: reds


Need 3 people

Virginia Beach Reds
02-21-2003, 09:14 PM
Empty...
when is your draft?

SC...
when is your draft?

EmtyRedsFan
02-21-2003, 09:21 PM
Monday 6:20pm......... not the best of times but its pretty good....

Virginia Beach Reds
02-21-2003, 09:31 PM
I assume that is EST 6:20 (?)

EmtyRedsFan
02-21-2003, 09:32 PM
Yes

Virginia Beach Reds
02-21-2003, 09:34 PM
OK...mind if I join? I've got a basketball game at 8:45 so I can start and then miss a little bit of time. I assume I can pre-select a list and let it draft in my absence (?)

SirFelixCat
02-21-2003, 09:34 PM
Ours is March 8th, at 11am est.

Virginia Beach Reds
02-21-2003, 09:36 PM
That works better for me as it's on a weekend SC.

Sabo Fan
02-21-2003, 10:05 PM
I've got a league if anyone wants to join. I'm looking for probably about 3 or 4 players. It's a regular 5x5 head-to-head league with OPS and K/BB ratio added. The draft is Feb. 27th at 9:25 pm. Anyone interested just PM me and I'll get you the rest of the information.

SirFelixCat
02-22-2003, 12:07 PM
Well, we still have room for 4 more players...8 slots are filled. Please come on over! The only thing I ask is that everyone stick with it please.

Here's the league:

League ID#: 40555
Password: redszone1

BigD
02-22-2003, 01:10 PM
My league is drafting this Monday the 24th at 1:25 EST

League id- 23781
password- yahoo

H2H
default yahoo settings

indy_dave00
02-22-2003, 01:18 PM
S C Reds Fan, thanks for invite , i'm in. The league is up to 8 teams now, hopefully more will join.

Good luck to all .

EmtyRedsFan
02-22-2003, 01:25 PM
My league is now full...... all 12 spots are filled

cincinnati chili
02-22-2003, 01:29 PM
Originally posted by cincinnati chili
Those who cannot show up to the live draft are allowed to pre-rank your players. PM me if interested in joining.

Exact Draft Time: Wednesday, February 26 at 6:55 pm EST
Draft Type: Live
League Name: Redszone Non Traditional 4x4
Maximum Players on a Team: 22 (18 active, 4 reserves)
Player Universe: NL
Maximum Moves: No maximum
Maximum Trades: No maximum
Scoring Type: Rotisserie League
Waiver Time: 2 days
Last Trade Date: Sunday, July 27
Trade Reject Time: 2 days
Maximum Games: none
Maximum Innings: none
Retroactive Stats: No
Roster Changes: Weekly on Monday
Starting Positions: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, CF, OF, OF, Util, SP, SP, SP, SP, SP, RP, RP, RP, RP

Statistical Categories (Batters): Hits
Walks
Total Bases
On-base Percentage


Statistical Categories (Pitchers): Innings Pitched
Home Runs
Strikeouts
Strikeouts per Walk Ratio

SirFelixCat
02-22-2003, 10:16 PM
Still looking for just a couple more folks to fill out the league!!!

Come join the party!:beerme:

EmtyRedsFan
02-22-2003, 10:35 PM
When is your draft? I may join up just for fun..... or maybe to kick your butt ;)

SirFelixCat
02-22-2003, 10:47 PM
Feel free, Froggy ;) The draft is March 8th (Saturday) at 11am est. We have room for 2 more now.

EmtyRedsFan
02-22-2003, 10:58 PM
I joined...... see you at the draft

cincinnati chili
02-24-2003, 12:15 AM
Anyone else notice this? I'm under the impression there's no way to fix this. Does yahoo update positions midseason or will they stay the same after the draft?

bigredmachine1976
02-24-2003, 12:18 AM
They update pretty regularly.

EricDavis
02-24-2003, 01:12 AM
Originally posted by cincinnati chili
Anyone else notice this? I'm under the impression there's no way to fix this. Does yahoo update positions midseason or will they stay the same after the draft?

If Yahoo keeps it like it was last year, a player must start 15 games at a position to be eligible for it. Thus, last year, Dunn became eligible for 1B during the season as well as Boone became eligible for SS. So after 16 starts, Larson should be eligible at 3B, and Boone will be eligible at 2B.

cincinnati chili
02-24-2003, 02:46 AM
Thanks. But will Danny Graves continue to qualify as both a starter and a reliever, even if he stays in the rotation all year? Right now they have him eligible as both.

bigredmachine1976
02-24-2003, 08:38 AM
I'd bet he will remain eligible for both.

Griffeyy30vick7
02-24-2003, 02:33 PM
Anyone want to join a fantasy league. Email me at jr3fb3fgp@yahoo.com
Head to head
1 C
1 1B
1 2B
1 3B
1 SS
3 OF
2 util
4 SP
3 RP
1 Any pitcher

EricDavis
02-24-2003, 03:37 PM
Originally posted by cincinnati chili
Thanks. But will Danny Graves continue to qualify as both a starter and a reliever, even if he stays in the rotation all year? Right now they have him eligible as both.

Here is the official info from Yahoo......

How is position eligibility established?

At the beginning of the Fantasy Baseball season, Yahoo! Sports placed all players into positions based on information from official rosters. Some players appear in multiple position lists and are eligible to fill any of those positions.

If a position player makes 15 appearances at a new position during the season, he will become eligible to play that position in Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Baseball.

Pitchers need to make three starts to become eligible as a starter, and five relief appearances to qualify as a reliever.

cincinnati chili
02-24-2003, 03:45 PM
Thanks Eric the Red. I guess I'll put Larson back on my draft list and bump up Graves in our league since he'll get more innings than most relievers and we don't count saves.

KYRedsFan
02-24-2003, 08:56 PM
Hey guys, a buddy of mine started a league on yahoo, it's a head to head league with a later draft date of March 12 at 8:40 pm. Mixed league with 12 teams and 25 man roster and some pretty neat stat settings. PM me if interested. It will be a very well followed league by all involved.

KYRedsFan
02-25-2003, 12:08 AM
bump for the new league

Brutus_the_Red
02-25-2003, 12:48 AM
Just drafted my first league on yahoo...there's no Larson. He's not on the lists. Here's my team:

C - Kendall
1st - Thome
2nd - Soriano
SS - Furcal/Larkin
3rd - Rolen
OF - Dunn, Kearns, Griffey, Biggio

SP - Millwood, Clemens
RP - Williamson, Remlinger
P - Pineiro, Graves, Hampton
Bench:
Larkin, Dempster, Trachsel, Casey, Gabe White

MattyHo4Life
02-25-2003, 12:54 AM
Originally posted by Brutus_the_Red
Just drafted my first league on yahoo...there's no Larson. He's not on the lists.

Brutus,

Larson is on the Yahoo list as an OF. LF to be exact.

cincinnati chili
02-25-2003, 08:02 AM
Originally posted by Brutus_the_Red
Just drafted my first league on yahoo...there's no Larson. He's not on the lists. Here's my team:

C - Kendall
1st - Thome
2nd - Soriano
SS - Furcal/Larkin
3rd - Rolen
OF - Dunn, Kearns, Griffey, Biggio

SP - Millwood, Clemens
RP - Williamson, Remlinger
P - Pineiro, Graves, Hampton
Bench:
Larkin, Dempster, Trachsel, Casey, Gabe White

Not too fond of the American League, eh? LOL. At first I thought this was an AL-only team, then I saw Soriano, Clemens, and Pinero.

Brutus_the_Red
02-25-2003, 10:11 AM
Not too fond of the American League, eh? LOL. At first I thought this was an AL-only team, then I saw Soriano, Clemens, and Pinero.

Just unfamiliar with the AL. Soriano was a second round pick, Pinero was a 10th rounder, and Clemens was a 14th rounder!

I didn't think that was too bad!

cincinnati chili
02-25-2003, 11:30 AM
Not meant as a put down at all. Just a funny anomaly. Could be a very good team. There's a general rule in mixed leagues that it's nice to have mostly NL pitchers and AL batters. The former obviously don't have to face a DH except in rare interleague. But that's a rule of thumb, not a requirement.

RedLegsToday
02-25-2003, 04:44 PM
Hey Cincy Chili,

where are you holding the draft? Is it an auction style, or straight draft?

I'm interested if you have space. It'll be a rush to get ready for a draft, but, I should manage.

cincinnati chili
02-25-2003, 04:50 PM
My league is now full, unless someone drops out. 12 teams is plenty for an NL only league. Looking forward to the draft tomorrow night.

Larkin Fan
02-25-2003, 04:58 PM
I need two more players. Please contact me ASAP, as we draft tomorrow night at 7:50 PM EST.

TeamBoone
02-25-2003, 05:09 PM
Correction... Larkin Fan needs ONE more player. I just registered.

Red Leader
02-25-2003, 05:24 PM
Originally posted by TeamBoone
Correction... Larkin Fan needs ONE more player. I just registered.

We desperately need 1 more owner before tomorrow around 6pm. If our league only has 11 teams registered we will not be able to draft.

Brutus_the_Red
02-25-2003, 06:37 PM
I'll join up, pm me the league id and password

Sabo Fan
02-25-2003, 06:44 PM
I still need at least one more player for a head-to-head league, and I'd be happy to have more as long as it's an even number. The draft is Thursday at 9:25 pm. Just let me know if you're interested.

westofyou
02-25-2003, 06:56 PM
Looking forward to the draft tomorrow night.


How does it work online?

How do the picks (order) get assigned?

Is it live on screen? Like a netmeeting app, with realtime updates?

Red Leader
02-25-2003, 07:11 PM
Originally posted by westofyou
How does it work online?

How do the picks (order) get assigned?

Is it live on screen? Like a netmeeting app, with realtime updates?

It does work pretty much like a netmeeting. You all have a little "applet" that comes up with team listings, player listings, etc. When it is your turn to pick it highlights your team and you can click on a player and then draft to draft them. It basically updates after every move that is made, i.e. pick or I think you can manually refresh as well. The draft order is randomly assigned unless the commish of the league assigns your draft position by when you entered the league, favoritism;) , etc.

westofyou
02-25-2003, 07:18 PM
As Flounder once exclaimed...

http://espn.go.com/media/pg2/2002/0717/photo/i_flounder_m.jpg
"This is going to be Great!!"

JoeReds
02-25-2003, 09:38 PM
If anyone on this board plays ESPN Leagues
I have setup a keeper league. That would be
3 years for 49.95 and you get to keep 6 players
after this years draft. Here's the details.
So far I am the only one in looking for people
who would be committed to the game long term.

NAME - The National Basebal League
Draft Type: Live
Draft Date: Sunday, March 30. 7:00 PM (PT)
Group Access: Public
Activity Level: No Min
Stat Set Type: 5x5
Scoring Type: Roto
Universe Type: NL

Larkin Fan
02-26-2003, 03:27 AM
As it turns out, there were 14 slots in the league I set up, instead of 12. I need one more player to sign up, so contact me ASAP as the draft is tomorrow not. MWM has volunteered to drop out if I can't find another player because he was the last to sign up, but I'd like to be able to keep him in league. Anyone that's interested, shoot me a PM and I'll get you the details.

icehole3
02-26-2003, 05:58 AM
I'll help you out...gotta go to work but will sign in around 4 pm EST 2-26-03 just pm me.

Red Leader
02-26-2003, 11:19 AM
Looks like we've got the league filled up.....at 14!!! I've never played in a league with more than 10 teams, so this should be real interesting. Why do I get the feeling that in the last round my choices are going to be between Juan Castro or Ruben Rivera as my utility player :eek: Anyway good luck to all in the draft. I'm already pumped up.

Red Leader
02-26-2003, 12:45 PM
Does anyone have a private, 10- team head to head or roto league on Yahoo that I could join? I'm already in a 14 team Redszone league (Larkin Fan's), and have a 10 team league at work. I want to join a 10 team league to "practice" drafting for my league at work, but will remain very active in the league as well. All public leagues that I have tried to join are setup with 12 and 14 team leagues, and I am looking for a league with a max of 10. Seems the only way to do this is to find a private league. Any help would be appreciated, and I promise to remain active in the league. Thanks.

Larkin Fan
02-26-2003, 01:40 PM
Red Leader,

I can set up another league with the specs that you're looking for. I had a few people who wanted a roto league (I personally prefer to play that way). Just let me know and I'll see what I can work up.

The 14 team leagues are pretty cool. When you get down to the end it's challenging to figure out who to draft, because all of your players aren't the cream of the crop. In the end, it all comes down to who's capable of building the best team.

Red Leader
02-26-2003, 01:41 PM
If anyone wants to join my new private league on Yahoo, here it is:

League ID#: 94562
Password: 123
Season: Full Season
Draft Type: Live
Draft Time: Tuesday, March 4 at 5:10 pm EST
Draft Status: predraft
Maximum Number of Teams: 10
Maximum Players on a Team: 21
Player Universe: All baseball
Maximum Moves: No maximum
Maximum Trades: No maximum
Scoring Type: Roto League
Waiver Time: 1 days
Last Trade Date: Sunday, August 17
Trade Reject Time: 2 days
Minimum Innings: 7
Roster Changes: Daily
Starting Positions: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, OF, Util, Util, SP, SP, SP, SP, SP, RP, RP, P, DL
Statistical Categories (Batters): Runs
Doubles
Home Runs
Runs Batted In
Stolen Bases
Walks
Total Bases
Batting Average
Slugging Percentage

Statistical Categories (Pitchers): Innings Pitched
Wins
Complete Games
Shutouts
Saves
Walks
Strikeouts
Wild Pitches
Earned Run Average
(Walks + Hits)/ Innings Pitched

If you have NEVER played fantasy baseball and are curious as to how to play, I have NO problem with you joining this league, as long as you think you'll remain active throughout the season. This is basically my 3rd league, and will garner my 3rd most attention, which is usually an every other day type deal for me. Anyone is welcomed to join. There will be a live draft on March 4th (Tuesday @ 5:10pm EST) Thanks.

Red Leader
02-26-2003, 01:51 PM
Larkin Fan,
I am looking forward to the 14 team league draft tonight. Should be plenty interesting to see what happens after the first 10 rounds or so. I'm looking forward to the challenge. As you can see I set up another league. I am going to change it to roto instead of head to head, as I think that will be fun as well. Like I said, anyone is welcome to join.

Larkin Fan
02-26-2003, 01:59 PM
Yikes, I just set up another league. LOL People can join multiple leagues so keep that in mind! Let me know if anyone's interested

Red Leader
02-26-2003, 02:02 PM
Lol. Pretty funny, Larkin Fan. I have March 3rd open to draft, if that's when your is. Let me know the specs of your league and I'll see if I can fit it in. You can have a max of 4 teams, and with the private league I just setup I'm only in 3. Looking for a March 3rd draft time because my wife is out of town that day ;)

Larkin Fan
02-26-2003, 04:56 PM
Need at least 6 more members for my new league. I think I've contacted everyone that was interested in joining the leagues. If I haven't, shoot me a PM and let me know and I'll get you the info. Anyone else that wants to join, please do the same.

Larkin Fan
02-26-2003, 04:58 PM
Hey creek and TeamCasey, are you two interested in playing again this year?

swaisuc
02-26-2003, 05:12 PM
LarkinFan, thanks for the pm I am signed up for your second league. Hope we can recruit some more.

Larkin Fan
02-26-2003, 05:18 PM
Originally posted by swaisuc
LarkinFan, thanks for the pm I am signed up for your second league. Hope we can recruit some more.

Great. Looking forward to playing. I'm sure more people will be signing up shortly.

BTW, for anyone that wants to know, the draft time for this league is Monday, March 3 at 7:55 pm EST.

TeamCasey
02-26-2003, 05:23 PM
I was, but didn't want to do a live draft. Didn't see an auto one started this year.

TB got on one, I believe.

Red Leader
02-26-2003, 05:27 PM
In Sum:

Larkin Fan's Redszone League #2 is a roto league, 10 teams.
3 are signed in, so 7 more needed for that league. Live Draft is on Monday, March 3 at 7:55 EST.

League ID: 94797
Password: redszone

Red Leaders Redszone League #3 is a roto league, 10 teams.
2 are signed in, so 8 more needed for that league. Live Draft is on Tuesday, March 4 at 5:10pm EST.

League ID: 94562
Password: 123

Please feel free to join either league. We'd love to have ya.

Larkin Fan
02-26-2003, 05:36 PM
TC,

You can still play even if you don't want to participate in the live draft. You can just pre-rank your players and the computer will do the work for you.

Anyone that wants to sign up can go ahead and sign up with the info Red Leader posted. All I ask is that one spot is saved for mckenzie. She wanted to play and accidentally got excluded from the other league, so she is guaranteed a spot in this league. Just wanted to let you all know that. But like I said earlier, we still need more players so feel free to join up! PM me with any questions.

TeamCasey
02-26-2003, 06:23 PM
O.K. I'm in 94797.

I've never done rotisserie. I'm a rookie, but I picked up head to head easy enough.

I was trying to figure out the difference at a glance.

In rotisserie, you seem to be competing against all the teams at any one time. You seem to be ranked against all others in each stat.

In head-to-head, you're competing against whatever team you're competing with that week.

Do I sort of have that right?

(Don't worry, I'm not a pain in the arse to play with. Once I get the general idea .... I'm good to go!)

Larkin Fan
02-26-2003, 06:51 PM
TC, Rotisserie works on a points system. You get points for each individual stat. It's kind of hard to explain, so I'll post this explanation from Yahoo's website:

"In a Rotisserie League, fantasy teams are ranked from first to last in each of several statistical categories. Points are then awarded according to the order of finish in each category, and are totaled to determine an overall score and place.
So, if you are in a 12-team league, the team with the most home runs will receive 12 points, the team with the second most will receive 11 points, etc. In the case of a tie, each team involved receives an average of the total points due -- i.e., in the above example, if two teams were tied for first in homers, each would receive 11.5 points [(12 + 11) / 2 = 11.5].

Therefore, the maximum number of points that a team can earn is equal to the number of scoring categories within a league multiplied by the number of teams in the league. Similarly, the lowest number of points that a team can earn is equal to the number of scoring categories multiplied by one, which is the lowest score that can be achieved in any category.

So, if you were playing in a league with 12 teams and 12 scoring categories, the lowest point total possible is 12 [12 * 1 = 12] and the highest is 144 [12 * 12 = 144].

Rankings within the individual scoring categories (HR, RBI, etc.) are based on the cumulative stats earned by all active players during the season and not on any individual day or game.

Therefore, the overall ranking of your team will rise and fall depending on how it performs relative to the performance of other league members. So, the phenomenon of "losing points" can be explained as your rank falling in one or more of the statistical categories used in your league. "

Red Leader
02-26-2003, 11:26 PM
We had a very good draft in the 14 team league tonight (except for Reds Fan in NYC) who wasn't able to attend, and the auto draft gave him about 15 OF's and no infielders (exaggeration). Should be a competitive league and am looking forward to the drafts in Redszone league 2 (Larkin Fan's) and Redszone League 3 (mine) next week. If you are debating joining a league, I urge you to do it. It's real fun and being in a league with fellow Redszoner's is like being with family.:evilgrin: :D :mad: Good luck to all this season. Please post here if you are interested in joining a league and aren't sure what to do to sign up.

KYRedsFan
02-27-2003, 12:19 AM
Yup, what leader said, still have a great league with spots to fill and a later draft to give you time to do some research and allow some rosters to take shape. PM me if you're interested.

Larkin Fan
02-27-2003, 02:47 AM
Still have five spots that need filled. Anyone that wants one of them can go ahead and sign up.

Like RedLeader said, we had a great draft tonight. It was a lot of fun and also challenging at the same time. This league was a 14 team league and with 25 player rosters, the stars went fast and it really took a lot of effort to figure out the right players and sleepers to fill the roster. You really had to know your stuff.

Hoping to have some more of you join up. If you haven't ever played before, these are the perfect leagues to get involved in and learn the ropes.

TeamCasey
02-27-2003, 07:48 AM
HEY TB and Neo!

Join 94797 also ....... you no-good, lily livered varmints!

Actually, you probably shouldn't join this one. It's not like you'd have a chance ...............


62, GAC, BCubb .... my summertime chatters .... how about you?

It's not that hard. If TB can do it, anyone can. Not that she does it well, because she could never beat me......

cincinnati chili
02-27-2003, 10:59 AM
Originally posted by Red Leader
We had a very good draft in the 14 team league tonight (except for Reds Fan in NYC) who wasn't able to attend, and the auto draft gave him about 15 OF's and no infielders (exaggeration).

A couple people weren't able to attend in ours either, but we had a fun time. Raisor is going to pass out when he sees some of the picks the computer made for him. His starting middle infield

2b Pokey Reese
ss Neifi Perez

His two favorite players in all of baseball.

Redny
02-27-2003, 03:07 PM
The only requirements are that you participate through the entire season and provide your e-mail address when you sign-up. Live draft- Sunday, March 16 @ 9:15am. PM me for password-Redny



Season: Full Season
Draft Type: Live
Draft Time: Sunday, March 16 at 9:15 am EST
Draft Status: predraft
Maximum Number of Teams: 12
Maximum Players on a Team: 23
Player Universe: All baseball
Maximum Moves: No maximum
Maximum Trades: No maximum
Scoring Type: Point-based League
Waiver Time: 2 days
Last Trade Date: Sunday, August 17
Trade Reject Time: 3 days
Maximum Games: 162
Maximum Innings: 1400
Retroactive Stats: No
Roster Changes: Daily
Starting Positions: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, OF, Util, SP, SP, SP, RP, RP, P, P, P, DL, DL
Statistical Categories (Batters): Runs (1)
Runs Batted In (1)
Sacrifice Hits (1)
Sacrifice Flys (1)
Stolen Bases (1)
Caught Stealing (-1)
Walks (1)
Hit By Pitch (1)
Strikeouts (-1)
Ground Into Double Play (-1)
Total Bases (1)

Statistical Categories (Pitchers): Wins (5)
Losses (-5)
Complete Games (5)
Shutouts (5)
Saves (4)
Outs (1)
Earned Runs (-1)
Walks (-1)
Hit Batters (-1)
Strikeouts (1)
Wild Pitches (-1)
Balks (-1)
Batters Grounded Into Double Plays (1)
Holds (3)
Total Bases Allowed (-1)

westofyou
02-27-2003, 03:18 PM
A couple people weren't able to attend in ours either, but we had a fun time. Raisor is going to pass out when he sees some of the picks the computer made for him. His starting middle infield

From what I've surmised my starting 8 had a .380 ob% and a .494 slG% last year.

My starters averaged 6.7 K's a game and my relievers 9.6.

Of course they actually have to play the games though.

cincinnati chili
02-27-2003, 04:23 PM
WOY. Remember, you need to start 9 (one at dh or "ut"). My 9 hitters were .370obp, .485 slg. My pitching stinks.

westofyou
02-27-2003, 04:29 PM
WOY. Remember, you need to start 9 (one at dh or "ut").

Robert Fick is the man.

Larkin Fan
02-27-2003, 04:44 PM
Originally posted by TeamCasey
HEY TB and Neo!

Join 94797 also ....... you no-good, lily livered varmints!

Actually, you probably shouldn't join this one. It's not like you'd have a chance ...............


62, GAC, BCubb .... my summertime chatters .... how about you?

It's not that hard. If TB can do it, anyone can. Not that she does it well, because she could never beat me......

62 is chicken. He won't join. :lol:

Raisor
02-27-2003, 04:47 PM
Originally posted by cincinnati chili
A couple people weren't able to attend in ours either, but we had a fun time. Raisor is going to pass out when he sees some of the picks the computer made for him. His starting middle infield

2b Pokey Reese
ss Neifi Perez

His two favorite players in all of baseball.



GAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I need a drink.

PSR

Larkin Fan
02-27-2003, 04:49 PM
Originally posted by Raisor
GAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I need a drink.

PSR

LOL, poor Raisor. I felt sorry for Redsfan in NYC last night. The autodraft was wicked to him. Drafted him Hoffman, among others. I expect him to do a lot of trading.

Larkin Fan
02-27-2003, 04:51 PM
One more spot available in my league.

Hollcat
02-27-2003, 05:20 PM
Here's last years stats of the team I drafted last night

They avg. 133 hits in 473 ab's (.281) (only three players with over 500 ab's. I should have drafted a team doctor to go along with these DL deamons)
avg. 45 BB, 202 total bases and a .351 ob%
overall were terrible

starting pitchers avg 179 inn., 147 K's, 17.6 hr, and a 2.26 K/BB
4 full time starters and Oliver Perez who pitched 90 inn. but should be a full time starter this year.

relief pitchers avg 66 inn., 60 K's, 4.8 hr, and 2.22 k/BB all are middle relievers except Kim.
pitching is decent

Larkin Fan
02-27-2003, 10:01 PM
Still need one more player by Monday. The info you need is listed above. PM me if you have any questions.

Redny
02-28-2003, 10:31 AM
I have one spot left also. Draft is not until Sunday, March 16 @9:15am. The specifics are posted earlier in this thread.