Well i just joined my 6th and last league of the year and im not too sure if im over doing it. Ussually i only join 4 leagues bc yahoo only allows 4 per user name and i dont like to use my 2nd name bc i dont show it as much attention. But this season I got invites into some solid leagues with good competition and/or good cash prizes. Im doing a yearly $ league that i do with my friends every year, a 1st yr keeper with the same friends, an Experts Challenge League (here at the Cafe), and then 3 more random money leagues. 2 of the 6 are Roto and 5 of the 6 are Cash leagues. Im excited for each individual league for their own individual reasons but overall, im concerned that i wont be able to focus on every league and compete like i always do. Normally I had 4 leagues and only 2 are "really" serious where i feel like i have something to prove and "must" win and i ussually do. This year, i "really" "must" win all of the leagues, or atleadt i feel that way. Im just curious how many leagues you guys are in and how many leagues youre able to focus on without losing your competitive edge, which im afraid i may do this year with too many leagues to focus on. Thanks for your feedback!!
10-Team 8x8 h2h
C VMart 1B MCab 2B Stewart 3B Zimmerman SS Ramirez OF Manny,BJUpton,Braun Ut Rios Ut Pierre BN Quentin,Snider,Berkman,Bruce
SP Kershaw,Gallardo,Hanson,Liriano,Holland,JGarcia,Romero RP KRod,Marmol,Feliz,Wagner,Dotel DL BAnderson
I just play for fun and good competition. The more I keep playing, the less I care for money leagues, to be honest, unless there's a league with a massive payoff ($2,000+). I don't have a single friend who plays fantasy baseball sadly and I rely on the cafe to make up for a good league.
The more I'm tied into work, the more I favor weekly leagues and I like playing in a couple each year. Everyday isn't a rat race to add players and I can just give the weekly leagues a minute's glance a day (at most, 2-3) without having to peer again at the league.
I think alot of it depends how much time you have available to devote to fantasy; as well as how many different types of leagues and formats they are. Heck I think 2 daily transactions leagues require more effort than 6 weekly 1's. You might not scour every team in every leagues roster looking for potential deals that help you quite as much, but if you have alot of time to play fantasy baseball you might not notice much difference between 4 and 6. Last year I played in 5 and this year I'm doing 6 but they are all exactly the same format with 2 pickups per week max so its really easier than jumping between leagues and setups. I do end up taking notes about what I want to do in the not to distant future, which helps. I think it is possible to play 6 leagues and give each your best shot if you don't mind putting in the time. Or if you are in leagues which trade at the drop of a hat & need much attention, you might find you've bitten off more than you can chew.Clearly you are near the limit, if you've gone over it or not, only you can say for sure.I know I spend more time on fantasy baseball than almost anyone, so it hasn't been a problem. I'm still 1 of the most active mangers in all my leagues, but I have no other life either, so that helps
The Artful Dodger wrote:The more I'm tied into work, the more I favor weekly leagues and I like playing in a couple each year. Everyday isn't a rat race to add players and I can just give the weekly leagues a minute's glance a day (at most, 2-3) without having to peer again at the league.
I absolutely hate weekly leagues. I did a couple of them a few years ago and I always missed the deadline to set the lineup for the week. Interestingly enough, I really enjoy playing fantasy football. I guess that with stuff happening everyday in baseball, it is difficult to remember on Sunday that a pitcher got injured on Tuesday and you have to take him out of the lineup.
kimchi_chigae wrote:I absolutely hate weekly leagues. I did a couple of them a few years ago and I always missed the deadline to set the lineup for the week. Interestingly enough, I really enjoy playing fantasy football. I guess that with stuff happening everyday in baseball, it is difficult to remember on Sunday that a pitcher got injured on Tuesday and you have to take him out of the lineup.
same, they're super boring and i can't force myself to pay attention enough to remember to set my line up every week.
This year I'm playing 2 money leagues (both roto) and 2 free leagues (both h2h).
1. Experts Challenge League (Cafe) 2. Cafeholics Challenge League (Cafe) 3. Cafeholics n00b Scum (Cafe) 4. NIU Delta Upsilon League (Friends)
The Cafeholics leagues are weekly transactions so I wanna see how much of a time suck they are compared to daily leagues. If it's anywhere near as much, then I'll be pretty much maxed out this year. Ideally, my setup would be each of:
i'm in 5, will probably end up in 6. there's enough difference between them all to keep me interested though 1. 12 team 5x5 roto redraft $425 buy-in with some strangers i met through my keeper league 2. 12 team H2H points redraft $100 with friends 3. 12 team 5x5 roto keeper $212.50 with strangers i found through the Cafe 4. 12 team 5x5 H2H Dynasty (12 Angry Men Cafe league - defending champ ) 5. 15 team 5x5 roto (Cafe holics n00bs) 6. ?? team ?x? H2H AL Only (players and cats seem to change every year...it's a casual league with friends)
all but the Dynasty are weekly lineups which i prefer...daily gets to be such a grind. i'm also not really a fan of the Yahoo style H2H either
ESPN 10 team 5x5 roto non-keeper (I've been playing in this league since 1998). ESPN 12 team H2H auction keeper (3rd season in this one) ESPN 14 team 5x5 roto non-keeper (second season) Yahoo/Cafe Experts N00bs League 12 team 5x5 non-keeper (first season)
This is one more league than I would prefer, but the invite to join the Cafe N00bs League was too tempting to pass up. I find it difficult to give enough attention to more than 3 or 4 teams, especially since they are all daily transaction leagues.