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    League of Reds Nation - The Ultimate Dynasty

    Time to crank this league back into action for another fun season of fantasy baseball. We had a great year last year. Well, it was a great year for mbgrayson, who steamrolled the rest of us all summer long and pulled away for a 34 point margin of victory. Congrats mbgrayson! What an impressive butt-kicking that was last season.

    The rest of us need to boost up our teams and make sure we give mbgrayson a stronger challenge this year. We can't let him win twice in a row can we?

    Yahoo fantasy baseball is now open and each of you should have received an email from Yahoo asking you to register and claim your team, so be sure to check the email account you used to sign up last year.

    Once everyone gets registered for the league I will be able to add all our players to our rosters. I will need to know which 30 players you want to keep. You most likely had more than 30 players at the end of the season if you had players on the Disabled List. So please send me a list of players you want to cut to get your roster down to 30 men. I will need your reply ASAP.

    I am planning a series of posts in this thread to share a lot of cool information about the history of our league, so check back often and share your thoughts and observations. If we can get lots of discussion going in this thread throughout the season it will make the league even more fun.

    To make sure you don't miss anything, please subscribe to this thread by clicking on "Thread Tools" at the top of this post, then click on "Subscribe to this Thread", then select "Instant Notification by Email" from the dropdown box.

    Good luck with your teams this year!

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    Re: League of Reds Nation - The Ultimate Dynasty

    Here is our updated record book...

    League of Reds Nation Record Book -- Single Season Records

    Code:
    Category	Total	Team		Season
    Runs		1026	Atomic Dumpling	2011
    Home Runs	282	Atomic Dumpling	2010
    RBIs		1058	Atomic Dumpling	2012
    Stolen Bases	232	HumnHilghtFreel	2010
    Batting Average	0.287	Captain Hook	2013
    Wins		96	Vada Pinson Fan	2010
    Saves		177	Atomic Dumpling	2010
    Strikeouts	1400	Atomic Dumpling	2013
    ERA		3.08	Iowa Red	2011
    WHIP		1.12	Bumstead	2011
    		1.12	reds1869	2013
    Total Points	111.5	mbgrayson	2013
    Four of the eleven records were broken or tied in 2013:
    • Captain Hook's .287 AVG broke his own record of .285 set in 2012.
    • Atomic Dumpling's 1400 Strikeouts smashed Crosley68's record of 1313 strikeouts set in 2012.
    • Reds1869's 1.12 WHIP tied the record for best WHIP set by Bumstead in 2011.
    • Mbgrayson's impressive 111.5 Total Points obliterated the previous record of 99.5 points set by Iowa Red in 2011.


    Some other records were challenged but held up:
    • Reds1869's 3.09 ERA almost matched the 3.08 record.
    • Mbgrayson's 94 Wins almost reached the record of 96.
    • Mbgrayson's 1313 Ks matched the old record but it was only good enough for 2nd place this year to Atomic's 1400 whiffs.


    Which record is next to fall and who will do the deed?

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    Re: League of Reds Nation - The Ultimate Dynasty

    Here are the final point standings for each year of our league. I added up the total points to find the All-Time Standings:

    All-Time Standings (Points Method)

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    		2010	2011	2012	2013	Total	AVG	Rank
    Atomic Dumpling	93.5	92.0	86.0	82.5	354.0	88.5	1
    RedEye		67.5	99.5	96.0	34.0	297.0	74.3	2
    reds1869	73.0	68.0	66.5	87.5	295.0	73.8	3
    mbgrayson	40.5	53.0	90.0	111.5	295.0	73.8	3
    HayPay		64.5	74.5	91.0	52.0	282.0	70.5	5
    Captain Hook	57.5	87.5	63.0	69.0	277.0	69.3	6
    Tornon		66.5	66.0	57.0	81.0	270.5	67.6	7
    Crosley68	85.5	55.5	56.0	58.0	255.0	63.8	8
    Bumstead	81.5	75.5	56.0	37.0	250.0	62.5	9
    Vada Pinson Fan	79.0	27.0	68.5	61.0	235.5	58.9	10
    thatcoolguy_22	42.5	44.0	24.0	62.0	172.5	43.1	11
    Joseph		28.5	37.5	26.0	44.5	136.5	34.1	12

    Ownership changes:
    • RedEye is now taking over a team owned by Plus Plus for two years 2012-2013 and previously owned by IowaRed for two years from 2009-2010.
    • Crosley68 took over Brutus the Pimp's team prior to the 2012 season.
    • mbgrayson took over a team originally owned by HumnHilghtFreel, who ran the team in 2010. The team was adopted by Redsfan320 for the 2011 season, but he abandoned the team in the middle of the season. Mbgrayson took charge in mid-2011 and the team has been kicking butt ever since.


    Observations on the Rankings:
    • Reds1869 climbed from 6th to 3rd this season.
    • Mbgrayson skyrocketed from 9th to 3rd this season!
    • Tornon advanced one spot from 8th to 7th.


    Biggest Turnaround Seasons:
    1. Vada Pinson Fan gained 41.5 points between 2011 and 2012. He finished last in 2011 but got up to 5th in 2012 for a sensational turnaround.
    2. Thatcoolguy_22 leaped 38 points between 2012 and 2013, going from last place to 6th place. Nice!
    3. mbgrayson went from 53 to 90 points, a 37 point increase, between 2011 and 2012 after taking over the team in the middle of the 2011 season.
    4. IowaRed (RedEye's team now) gained 32 points from 2010 to 2011 and won the championship that season after finishing 6th the year before.
    5. Captain Hook made a 30 point jump from 2010 to 2011 and finished 3rd.


    This goes to show it is possible to turn around a struggling team quite quickly if you are aggressive, make the right moves and your team stays healthy. There has been a lot of change each season in the All Time Standings. We have seen teams rise and fall tremendously in these ranks over the years. So if your team is near the bottom you can definitely climb to the top easier than it may seem, and if you are near the top you better not get too comfortable because you can plummet quickly.

    Later I will post a different form of all-time standings. In that chart I will add up all the individual stat categories and rank each team in each stat, then total up all the ranks to see who prevails using that method. Will it turn out differently than this chart? Stay tuned to find out...

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    Re: League of Reds Nation - The Ultimate Dynasty

    All-Time Standings (5x5 Category Totals Method)

    Code:
    				Runs	Run	HRs	HR	RBIs	RBI	SBs	SB	BA	BAVG	Wins	Win	Saves	Save	Ks	K	ERA	ERA	WHIP	WHIP
    		Rank	Points	Total	Points	Total	Points	Total	Points	Total	Points	AVG	Points	Total	Points	Total	Points	Total	Points	AVG	Points	AVG	Points
    Atomic Dumpling	1	99.5	3854	12	1018	12	3975	12	517	7	0.2745	11	332	9.5	536	12	5037	12	3.580	6	1.218	6
    reds1869	2	81	3618	11	822	4.5	3412	10	480	5	0.2735	10	331	8	426	8	4677	8	3.515	8	1.203	8.5
    Captain Hook	3	80.5	3543	10	908	9	3528	11	465	2	0.2783	12	341	11.5	242	2	4520	4	3.400	12	1.210	7
    mbgrayson	4	79.5	3497	6	757	2	3291	4	668	12	0.2730	9	332	9.5	329	6	4946	10	3.405	10	1.195	11
    HayPay		5	74.5	3527	8	825	6	3308	5	561	9	0.2705	7	323	6	364	7	4830	9	3.413	9	1.203	8.5
    RedEye		6 tie	69	3380	3	882	8	3340	6	567	10	0.2703	6	303	2	513	11	4651	6	3.525	7	1.198	10
    Tornon		6 tie	69	3538	9	922	10	3372	9	578	11	0.2620	1	321	5	502	10	4674	7	3.668	4	1.263	3
    Crosley68	8	66	3432	5	948	11	3345	7	520	8	0.2678	4	324	7	280	4	4972	11	3.615	5	1.255	4
    Bumstead	9	56	3398	4	751	1	3109	1	493	6	0.2720	8	318	3	282	5	4541	5	3.403	11	1.193	12
    Vada Pinson Fan	10	55.5	3499	7	814	3	3355	8	376	1	0.2690	5	341	11.5	427	9	4509	3	3.720	3	1.253	5
    thatcoolguy_22	11	29.5	3313	2	874	7	3149	3	478	4	0.2628	2.5	319	4	178	1	4499	2	3.850	2	1.278	2
    Joseph		12	20	3251	1	822	4.5	3127	2	466	3	0.2628	2.5	279	1	245	3	3682	1	3.925	1	1.305	1
    This is what the All-Time Standings would look like if all four seasons of our league were combined into one long season. For example, to find the total runs I added up how many runs each team scored from 2010-2013. The team with the most total runs over those 4 seasons got 12 points, the team with the 2nd most total runs got 11 points and so on. I repeated this exercise for all 10 scoring categories to find the Total Points.

    Comparing how this 5x5 method of computing the All Time Standings results in some differences from the Points Method described in a post above:
    • Reds1869 climbs from 3rd to 2nd place.
    • Captain Hook ranks 3rd here instead of 6th in the other method.
    • RedEye ranks 6th here instead of 2nd in the points method. Curious.
    • Lots of differences in the top half, but no changes in the bottom half of the standings.


    Comparing this up-to-date chart with last year's chart:
    • Reds1869 advanced from 7th place all the way to 2nd in one season. Well done!
    • Captain Hook gained one slot from 4th to 3rd this year.
    • Mbgrayson went from 9th to 4th place, gaining 23 points on the strength of his 2013 league championship season.
    • RedEye's team plummeted from 95 points to 69 points, but it wasn't his fault as he is just now taking over the team.
    • Tornon had a good year and gained two slots from 8th to 6th place.
    • The teams in the bottom three didn't gain in rank but they did draw closer by increasing their point totals a bit.
    • Many categories are extremely tight even after 4 whole seasons. Getting an extra handful of homers or steals this year could bump your team up a couple places in the all-time standings. We should continue to see big changes in these standings each year.


    You can also see who the all-time leaders in each category are. You can use this chart to identify your team's strengths and weaknesses over the years and maybe figure out a way to improve your strategy.

    One bad year can really wreak havoc on your ranking in this league, but on the other hand one really great year can shoot you up this list quickly. It will be interesting to see how things shift as the years go by.

    One thing I think is neat about these All-Time Standings is they can give teams who may be out of the running for a championship late in the year an additional motivational factor. Maybe a team can't win a league title this year but they can still gain ground in the All-Time Standings. From now on we not only fight for yearly championships, but we also fight to be the All-Time Champ. These standings may not mean that much now after only four seasons, but a few more years down the road it would be pretty cool to be the All-Time Leader after a decade-long run.

    Which method of calculating the all-time standings do you think is best -- the points method or the 5x5 Category method?

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    Re: League of Reds Nation - The Ultimate Dynasty

    Great information. It really confirms my strategy of laying in wait is paying off. You guys aren't going to see it coming.

    Championships for MY teams in my lifetime:
    Cincinnati Reds - 75, 76, 90
    Chicago Blackhawks - 10, 13
    University of Kentucky - 78, 96, 98, 12
    Cincinnati Bengals - None
    Chicago Bulls - 91, 92, 93, 96, 97, 98

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    Re: League of Reds Nation - The Ultimate Dynasty

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph View Post
    Great information. It really confirms my strategy of laying in wait is paying off. You guys aren't going to see it coming.
    You just blew your cover bro.

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    Keepers sent, AD. Looking forward to another great season.

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    Re: League of Reds Nation - The Ultimate Dynasty

    My team is at 32 with a couple very likely to start the season with the NA status.
    "Last week I helped my friend stay put. It's a lot easier'n helpin' 'em move. I just went over to his house and made sure that he did not start to load **** into a truck."

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    Re: League of Reds Nation - The Ultimate Dynasty

    We need two new owners in this league. Bumstead and Vada Pinson Fan have relinquished their teams. If anyone is interested please send me a PM.

    We are looking for experienced fantasy baseball players who are willing to commit to the league for several years.

    The league is composed entirely of Redszone members. The league is in its 5th year now and we still have most of our original team owners. It is a 5x5 roto (not H2H) 12-team dynasty league on Yahoo with 30 man rosters and 30 keepers. It is a friendly yet competitive league full of active owners. We do not allow trade vetoes. There are daily lineup adjustments. We have a 5 round draft each Spring that is a slow draft with a 10 hour timer per pick. The league is free to play and there is no prize money. We play for pride and Redszone bragging rights!

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    Re: League of Reds Nation - The Ultimate Dynasty

    I am interested in a team.

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    Re: League of Reds Nation - The Ultimate Dynasty

    Question for those in the league, since we have two available teams and one of them is somewhat better than the other one, should we:
    A.) assign the teams "as is" to the new owners or
    B.) hold a mini-draft for the two new owners to take turns selecting players from the two rosters?

    The mini-draft would be a more even distribution of players, instead of giving one new owner a better team than the other guy gets. Plus it would be fun.

    What do you guys think? A or B?

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    Re: League of Reds Nation - The Ultimate Dynasty

    Quote Originally Posted by Gallen5862 View Post
    I am interested in a team.
    OK I will put your name in the hopper. Ideally I would like to add an owner who is not already playing in one of the Redszone leagues to give more people a chance to play. I know you are already in the League of Reds Nation and the Redszone Old-Timers League, which is great. You are a great leaguemate and will be strongly considered for this spot.

    Right now only two people are in both dynasty leagues, myself and mbgrayson.

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    Re: League of Reds Nation - The Ultimate Dynasty

    Quote Originally Posted by AtomicDumpling View Post
    OK I will put your name in the hopper. Ideally I would like to add an owner who is not already playing in one of the Redszone leagues to give more people a chance to play. I know you are already in the League of Reds Nation and the Redszone Old-Timers League, which is great. You are a great leaguemate and will be strongly considered for this spot.

    Right now only two people are in both dynasty leagues, myself and mbgrayson.
    What are the details, pretty interested here....THANKS

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    Re: League of Reds Nation - The Ultimate Dynasty

    Quote Originally Posted by dubc47834 View Post
    What are the details, pretty interested here....THANKS
    I can post any details you would like to see, just let me know what info you need.

    Here are some of the settings:

    Draft Type: Offline Draft
    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 Reject Time: 0
    Trade End Date: August 31, 2014
    Allow Draft Pick Trades: Yes
    Waiver Time: 2 days
    Waiver Type: Continual rolling list
    Waiver Mode: Standard
    Can't Cut List Provider: Yahoo Sports
    Trade Review: Commissioner
    Post Draft Players: Follow Waiver Rules
    Max Games Played: 162
    Max Innings Pitched: 1350
    Weekly Deadline: Daily - Tomorrow
    Start Scoring on: Saturday, Mar 22
    Make League Publicly Viewable: Yes
    Roster Positions: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, IF, OF, OF, OF, Util, Util, SP, SP, RP, RP, P, P, P, P, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, DL, DL, DL, DL, NA, NA
    Batters Stat Categories: Runs (R), Home Runs (HR), Runs Batted In (RBI), Stolen Bases (SB), Batting Average (AVG)
    Pitchers Stat Categories: Wins (W), Saves (SV), Strikeouts (K), Earned Run Average (ERA), (Walks + Hits)/ Innings Pitched (WHIP)


    The league is composed entirely of Redszone members. The league is in its 5th year now and we still have most of our original team owners. It is a 5x5 roto (not H2H) 12-team dynasty league on Yahoo with 30 man rosters and 30 keepers. It is a friendly yet competitive league full of active owners. We do not allow trade vetoes. There are daily lineup adjustments. We have a 5 round draft each Spring that is a slow draft with a 10 hour timer per pick. The league is free to play and there is no prize money. We play for pride and Redszone bragging rights!

    All owners must use their Redszone username as their team name. No hiding behind anonymity!

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    Re: League of Reds Nation - The Ultimate Dynasty

    Go ahead and consider me for one of the teams. I don't even care which team it would be. Just let me know and what I need to do to sign up if selected...thanks!!!!


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