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Re: League Chatter

Postby ayebatter » Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:21 am

Nah, it seems you guys don't think pitchers are worth anything, so they're cheaper here than anywhere else I shop. :-D
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Re: League Chatter

Postby FutilityInfielder » Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:24 am

ayebatter wrote:Nah, it seems you guys don't think pitchers are worth anything, so they're cheaper here than anywhere else I shop. :-D


Maybe not as much as last year but they're still going pretty high. I see you have my boy Cain - amazing post-season. Also amazing the way each year he beats all the xFIP projections etc.
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Re: League Chatter

Postby ayebatter » Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:31 am

I couldn't help myself, he was soooooooooooo cheap. ;-)
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Re: League Chatter

Postby Silent Rob » Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:35 am

RedSoxNation04 wrote:Silent Rob, talk about swooping in at the 12th hour to outbid me on Beckett...


Yeah, that was really special.
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Re: League Chatter

Postby Bwanna » Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:43 am

ayebatter wrote:Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn on occasion, we'll refer to you as Rocky for now on :-b Or as a wise Chinese man said "man must sit in one place for a long time with mouth open to catch a roast duck", be careful of the bones, you could choke on 'em.


Ha! You could be right. (Did I really just type that?)

In the last three years here are our respective finishes in cafe roto leagues:

2010 BRAL - Bwanna 1st (107.5), ayebatter 7th (61.5)
2009 BRAL - Bwanna 2nd (101, -1 from 1st), ayebatter 4th (79.5)
2008 Cool 3.0 - Bwanna 1st (120), ayebatter 10th (69.5)

;D

Maybe your acorn-finder needs some fine-tuning? ...or maybe you just need to start making more moves? ;)

(All in good fun.)
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Re: League Chatter

Postby Bwanna » Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:49 am

Alas, I'm not feelin' the love this year for fantasy ball. Trying to get the competitive juices flowing, just not feeling it yet. Hoping this banter will help. :-/
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Re: League Chatter

Postby Third Day » Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:09 am

FutilityInfielder wrote:
Third Day wrote:Going for a Phillie hat trick.


Oswalt next round?


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Re: League Chatter

Postby ayebatter » Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:16 am

Bwanna wrote:Maybe your acorn-finder needs some fine-tuning? ...or maybe you just need to start making more moves? ;)



Still blown away with the number of moves you've made and not had it blow up in your face, I'm in a NL only money league where moves cost you at least $4 apiece, want in ?? :-b
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Re: League Chatter

Postby Bwanna » Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:54 am

ayebatter wrote:
Bwanna wrote:Maybe your acorn-finder needs some fine-tuning? ...or maybe you just need to start making more moves? ;)



Still blown away with the number of moves you've made and not had it blow up in your face, I'm in a NL only money league where moves cost you at least $4 apiece, want in ?? :-b


Been there, done that, no thanks.

My roto experience started out in 1984, where every move cost and the final pot was around $4000; we used Okrent's book. I had Bagwell on my farm team when he was still with the BoSox if that gives you an idea of how long ago it was.

I played hard and serious for 10 years in that league and had the time of my life, including flights to Dallas twice a year for the auction and the Yoohoo celebration. Won first 4 of the 10 years, placed in the top 3 7 years, and in the money 9 years. We started before the internet was a viable option for communicating and collecting stats; we used the USAToday bulletin board service to download stats once a week, calculated standings by hand, then faxed them to owners.

I quit when I came to the realization that I was spending more time on the phone working on trades than I was with my wife and kids. So, no thanks.

I'm in leagues where there are move limits, and I adjust. There are people that make stupid moves and people that make low risk moves. I try to use a good mix. ;D
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Re: League Chatter

Postby ayebatter » Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:01 am

Bwanna wrote:
We started before the internet was a viable option for communicating and collecting stats; we used the USAToday bulletin board service to download stats once a week, calculated standings by hand, then faxed them to owners.



I remember those days ;-D
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