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Re: Ethics question: Leagues w/ friends that are kinda new at it

Postby jake_harv88 » Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:25 am

How is this an ethics question?

I'll drop an ethics bomb on you: Would you steal a loaf of bread to feed your family?

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Re: Ethics question: Leagues w/ friends that are kinda new at it

Postby woodson_28 » Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:55 pm

If it's their first time playing fantasy baseball, then I'd help them out a little come draft day. I know a lot of people will disagree, but I don't see how it will be much fun if your just destroying every team 9-1 every week.

The first year I played, I had a friend assist me during the draft. It was 2006 I believe, and he suggested a few players to me: A. Soriano (2b eligible and 46/41 that year), J. Reyes in mid rounds (break out year, 64 SB, 19HR), Crawford, etc...

The end result was that I had a very competitive team and enjoyed playing. I finished in 3rd place. If I had gotten now help and had a horrible, 10th place team, I probably would have lost interest and not played anymore.
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Re: Ethics question: Leagues w/ friends that are kinda new at it

Postby bigh0rt » Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:57 pm

This reminds me of a story called The Puppy Who Lost His Way...
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Re: Ethics question: Leagues w/ friends that are kinda new at it

Postby The Cow » Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:36 pm

Neato Torpedo wrote:How would you guys approach this? I ask because I'm setting up a league for my fraternity (will hopefully become an annual thing), and most of them are football holdovers. They know a marginal to good amount about baseball, but I'm still afraid that I'm going to destroy them and I don't want it to be unfair/unfun. !+)


I think you overrate yourself. I have confidence you will stumble.

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Re: Ethics question: Leagues w/ friends that are kinda new at it

Postby J35J » Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:02 pm

The Cow wrote:
Neato Torpedo wrote:How would you guys approach this? I ask because I'm setting up a league for my fraternity (will hopefully become an annual thing), and most of them are football holdovers. They know a marginal to good amount about baseball, but I'm still afraid that I'm going to destroy them and I don't want it to be unfair/unfun. !+)


I think you overrate yourself. I have confidence you will stumble.

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Re: Ethics question: Leagues w/ friends that are kinda new at it

Postby CadensDad » Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:16 pm

The Cow wrote:
Neato Torpedo wrote:How would you guys approach this? I ask because I'm setting up a league for my fraternity (will hopefully become an annual thing), and most of them are football holdovers. They know a marginal to good amount about baseball, but I'm still afraid that I'm going to destroy them and I don't want it to be unfair/unfun. !+)


I think you overrate yourself. I have confidence you will stumble.

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Re: Ethics question: Leagues w/ friends that are kinda new at it

Postby Neato Torpedo » Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:15 pm

woodson_28 wrote:If it's their first time playing fantasy baseball, then I'd help them out a little come draft day. I know a lot of people will disagree, but I don't see how it will be much fun if your just destroying every team 9-1 every week.

The first year I played, I had a friend assist me during the draft. It was 2006 I believe, and he suggested a few players to me: A. Soriano (2b eligible and 46/41 that year), J. Reyes in mid rounds (break out year, 64 SB, 19HR), Crawford, etc...

The end result was that I had a very competitive team and enjoyed playing. I finished in 3rd place. If I had gotten now help and had a horrible, 10th place team, I probably would have lost interest and not played anymore.

See, the problem I have with that is that I would feel patronized if I was in that situation. I'm printing out the Yahoo rankings sheets and 2008 stats for them, so the worst they can do is go along with their default rankings (though I will drop hints about severely overrated/underrated players in Yahoo's system, like Kendrick at 92 overall? WTF?). You think that'd be sufficient?

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Neato Torpedo wrote:How would you guys approach this? I ask because I'm setting up a league for my fraternity (will hopefully become an annual thing), and most of them are football holdovers. They know a marginal to good amount about baseball, but I'm still afraid that I'm going to destroy them and I don't want it to be unfair/unfun. !+)


I think you overrate yourself. I have confidence you will stumble.

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Re: Ethics question: Leagues w/ friends that are kinda new at it

Postby bobbing_headz » Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:47 pm

RAmst23 wrote:
GiantsFan14 wrote:make sure it's a money league. make it roto with daily rosters and unlimited transactions. 23 man rosters as well. profit.


Cmon, kick it up a notch. Make it a keeper league, 30 rounds with 5 OFs, MI, CI, and 2 Cs. Enjoy.


Why stop there. Make it a dynasty league 50 man roster w/farm team and player contracts.
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Re: Ethics question: Leagues w/ friends that are kinda new at it

Postby KCollins1304 » Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:50 pm

bobbing_headz wrote:
RAmst23 wrote:
GiantsFan14 wrote:make sure it's a money league. make it roto with daily rosters and unlimited transactions. 23 man rosters as well. profit.


Cmon, kick it up a notch. Make it a keeper league, 30 rounds with 5 OFs, MI, CI, and 2 Cs. Enjoy.


Why stop there. Make it a dynasty league 50 man roster w/farm team and player contracts.


Why stop there? Rob them and murder their families and steal their yahoo player id's!
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Re: Ethics question: Leagues w/ friends that are kinda new at it

Postby bobbing_headz » Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:51 pm

KCollins1304 wrote:
bobbing_headz wrote:
RAmst23 wrote:
Cmon, kick it up a notch. Make it a keeper league, 30 rounds with 5 OFs, MI, CI, and 2 Cs. Enjoy.


Why stop there. Make it a dynasty league 50 man roster w/farm team and player contracts.


Why stop there? Rob them and murder their families and steal their yahoo player id's!


I think a simple mugging would suffice :-D
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