If you’re like me most days, you’re sitting in your car beneath an underpass and writing ALF fan fiction, but today we have a different type of fantasy for you to engage in.  No, not your fantasy where it’s you and that girl from high school in a tub of Alphabet Soup and you write her a love letter on her back in noodles!  This is a fantasy baseball fantasy!  Because you know what would be really cool?  If you could join a fantasy baseball league that was against, like, 1000 other fantasy baseball teams.  But not a 1000-person league, where people are trying to figure out who the back-up third baseman is on the Single-A Astros affiliate, the Corpus Christi Amscrayers.  No, this is a 12-person league designed so you compete against eleven other people in your league, then 75 other leagues of twelve.  That would be cool.  Oh, wait, we’ve done that.  It’s called the Razzball Commenter Leagues, and they’re back, and you don’t even have to be a commenter to join it!  For a limited time only, get your loved one a fantasy baseball league!  That’s right, your hearts go pitter-patter or you’re dead on the inside (my condolences).  Since back in June when you abandoned your fantasy baseball team because it was totally sucking and you returned to your cubbyhole of leftover Chinese food and Teddy Grahams, you’ve longed for this day.  As Bob Marley sang, this is your redemption song, mon.  Or womon, for our five girl readers.  It’s time again to join some fantasy baseball leagues!

Before you close all of your extraneous porn windows and rush to sign up, let’s explain how these fantasy baseball leagues are going to work.  We’re going to have a bunch of leagues and crown a winner from each, then we’re going to crown ONE winner from all of the winners.  We will be crowning the winner by taking each team’s points and multiplying it against a ‘league competitiveness factor.’  If you want to see how it worked last year, go here.

So we’re going to fill up as many fantasy leagues as we can for the next seven weeks.  Each fantasy baseball league will be a mixed league, 12 team, snake draft, roto, 5×5, 5 OFs, one Middle Infielder, one Corner Infielder, one Utility, 9 pitchers, 20 game positional eligibility, 1400 innings max, 1000 IP minimum with 3 DL slots with a 500 moves per year cap, which I think maybe two people reached last year.  So, that move limit isn’t inhibitive for even those who rosterbate until they are blind.

The leagues will be again at Fantrax.

We’re going to start with 75 leagues and see how we do from there.  There are a few pay leagues, neither Razzball or Fantrax keeps any money.  If people want more pay leagues, fill these up and we’ll open more.  If we need more free leagues, we’ll do the same.  To join a league… Sorry, again for the people in the back of the room:

TO JOIN A LEAGUE

Click the LINK in the ‘League Link’ column (see below grid) for the time you want and YOU’RE IN.  Damn, that’s too easy.  Oh, I guess I should also mention make sure you’re joining a league for free or for money, depending on your preference.  If you want a league for money, then 1) Click the link. 2) Pay the money.  That’s it!  No pesky third requirement!  Again, Fantrax and Razzball take no money.  You can join as many free or paid leagues as you like.  To quit a league, go to OTHER –> All Options –> Quit League (located at the bottom).  Now go join some leagues!

THE BIG PRIZE

All leagues (paid and free) will play for the big prize.  So, what do you win?  You win bragging rights!  Not just any bragging rights, but the bragging rights that you beat a thousand or so other people, and you can emphasize the “or so” as emphatically as you’d like.  What?  Not enough?  Okay, for this year’s prize we’re taking the bull out of bulloney.  We are upping the ante.  “Hey, Olympic high jumper, can you jump over this ante?”  No, you can’t, it’s been upped too high.  LOOK, it’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s our ante!  “Excuse me, astronomer, is that a satellite orbiting earth?”  No, son, it’s Razzball’s ante.  They upped it.  This year we are giving away a $250 Best Buy Gift card, which can buy just about anything (up to $250).  I recently bought a TV that sits underneath my toilet seat so when I whizz I can watch TV.  Granted, I bought this in a dream I had and I was married to Sofia Vergara in said dream, but this must exist, right?  Also, for s’s and g’s, I’ll throw in a Razzball t-shirt because I have 14,000 of these and I’ve already outfitted all the homeless people in my neighborhood with SAGNOF t-shirts.  But, most importantly, you will be crowned the 2019 Razzball Commenter League Champion.  Okay, now sign up…

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Michael Hipp
Michael Hipp
3 years ago

What time zone for the drafts listed?

Stu_Daddy
Stu_Daddy
3 years ago

Oh baby…just signed up for my first RCL league with the $20 league. You’re welcome for my donation.

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
3 years ago

What’s going on with Original Recipe? I want to sign up to defend my title but I think the invitations haven’t been sent out.

Turd Fergusons
Turd Fergusons
3 years ago

Turd Fergusons reporting for duty in RCL #62!

nmdunkel
nmdunkel
3 years ago

If I win #65 and then the overall…can I instead have a free sparky anklebiter shirt instead? I had an assist on that term, too!

nmdunkel
nmdunkel
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

*happy*

*crunches excel programming even harder*

*takes fantasy PEDs*

*is ok with getting Caminitis next year*

D Fresh
D Fresh
3 years ago

RCLs! Yes!!! I’m looking for an invite to an established league. I placed 2nd overall last year with 1-800-BETTSOFF. Unfortunately the state of Iowa won’t let me play for cash :( I was able to play for (and win a little) cash last year, but this year Fantrax website is blocking me from playing for cash because of my state.

Any invites or ideas for a gambling loophole?

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  D Fresh
3 years ago

@D Fresh: Send someone you know in another state money to register you? And have them pay you if you win.

D Fresh
D Fresh
Reply to  The Great Knoche
3 years ago

@The Great Knoche: Thanks TGK! I’ll have to give that a try.

Still looking for an established league invite.

2018 RCL Resume

Played 9 money leagues last year, cashed in 4
2nd place overall with 1-800-BETTSOFF
Avg league placement = 2.78th place
Avg overall placement = 131st place
Avg moves per league = 231 moves
Avg moves per non-cashing league = 254 moves
Occasional commenter
6foot 220lbs
PDGA# 28780, 927 rating

Any invites?

John J Christopher
John J Christopher
3 years ago

Hi Grey,

I see that some drafts are scheduled after the Japan games March 20th and 21st.
Are the Rcl’s going to start scoring on the 28th??

Hot Corner
Hot Corner
3 years ago

I guess there is no choice but to add another league!!! #23 I think.

Hot Corner
Hot Corner
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: No, I mean that I joined RCL #23.

What the heck does capito mean? I’m from the midwest and don’t hablo.

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

Grey, draft strategy question, i got 6 pick in 12 teamer
Looking at possible Yelich/Harper/Hoskins first 3 picks. Was going to grab Segura at pick 43 but some mocks guys like Spriger and Soto still there. I figure by now pos needs more important then rank so should i grab Segura or go Soto/Springer?

Cohen
Cohen
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: gotcha thank you!

LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
3 years ago

In this league Sherzer wont get drafted until round 7….Sorry you already mentioned it but Do you set lineups daily or weekly?

LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

The price is right i’m in #56

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
3 years ago

Peach Bubly… Grey this shizz is da bomb (or should I say… da fizzle)

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Bubly superbowl commercial 2020 will star 50 year old Ralphie from Christmas Story reprieving his role by having a bar of soap in his mouth, then the soap bar will be replaced with a Bubly, then he’ll smile and wink at the camera

Geoff
3 years ago

The champ is here! I am going for back to back take downs.

Why? Becuase I wear my underwear on the outside of my tights unlike that cuck J-FOH!

Do you think I can Mr.T in Rocky 3 him into the Perts League?

BJFOHOHL
BJFOHOHL
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Bullshit. You got smoked like a blunt. If it wasn’t for a few bad injury breaks the season before I would have won then. But this is what this is for. Razzing each other

BJFOHOHL
BJFOHOHL
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: I am Jack McKeon

BJFOHOHL
BJFOHOHL
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: don’t forget the two snaps

BJFOHOHL
BJFOHOHL
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: the ones with the twist

BJFOHOHL
BJFOHOHL
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: I was making an In Livin Color joke

BJFOHOHL
BJFOHOHL
Reply to  BJFOHOHL
3 years ago

@Grey: Mr. Hip Hop didn’t watch that?

Geoff
Reply to  BJFOHOHL
3 years ago

@BJFOHOHL: POUNDS CHEST** I AM RIGHT HERE BRO!

BJFOHOHL
BJFOHOHL
Reply to  Geoff
3 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: hey little buddy

Pickles27
Pickles27
3 years ago

Grey! Good stuff. Having trouble choosing keepers this year. 12 Team Roto R, HR, RBI, OBP, SB, K, QS, SV, WHIP, ERA

We can choose 2 Keepers. The following are my options:

Baez in the 11th Round
Villar in the 19th Round
G. Cole in the 7th Round
Benintendi in the 4th Round
Khris Davis in the 5th Round
Chris Sale in the 2nd Round

Who would you keep?

Thanks!

Uncle Urnie
Uncle Urnie
3 years ago

Hi Grey. I’m pretty well set with my keepers but just got this offer in 8 team keeper league. My $4 Suarez for his $17 Rizzo. Thanks man

Anderson
Anderson
3 years ago

Grey, if (big if) the White Sox sign Machado, does Anderson go to a bench role or does Machado take 3rd and bump Yolmer? Thanks!

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Yolmer to 2B and Moncada to CF? They have talked about Moncadagoing there anyway. What’s your gues? Thank you!

Scrapski
Scrapski
3 years ago

Grey!
I remember last season you preferred the number one slot in roto. In a ten team 5×5 this year, still like the numero uno?

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
3 years ago

Did you watch/like Roma? What RCL do you play in anyway? Perts?

BJFOHOHL
BJFOHOHL
3 years ago

Remember that one time I beat you in perts then I taught Ralph how to be an RCL master and he beat you in perts. Those were the days…

BJFOHOHL
BJFOHOHL
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: I thought you would appreciate that kind of dick move. The site is called RAZZball

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: aroused now

BJFOHOHL
BJFOHOHL
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: I flipped the dick

BJFOHOHL
BJFOHOHL
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: and we look nothing alike

BJFOHOHL
BJFOHOHL
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Thank You for not saying Like Father Like Son

jon
jon
3 years ago

More homers this year….. Tyler O’neill ( hoping he starts the year) Franmill Reyes or Hunter Renfroe….. anyone I can pluck REALLY late for homers that im missing… preparing a list for my draft coming up.. thanks!

CaptainKnauer
CaptainKnauer
3 years ago

With the injury to Lindor, are you still off of Jose Ramirez this year?

Wampa
Wampa
3 years ago

10-team 5×5 keep 4

Lindor (1st round)
Acuna (7)
Bauer (8)
Rosario (9)
Springer (13)
Haniger (21)
Bellinger (22)
Corbin (23)
Andujar (25)

I’m thinking Acuna, Bellinger, but am stuck on who the other two should be, since I am spooked by Lindor’s injury. Thoughts?

Wampa
Wampa
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Thanks!
2nd League: 14 team 5×5 H2H Keep 10
Definitely keeping:
Trout
Jo-Ram
Correa
Bauer
Rosario
Conforto
Hand
Hader

Last 2 are between: Moncada, Polanco, Votto, Morton, Wacha, Musgrove, Hill

I’m leaning Moncada and one of the pitchers (Morton by the rankings), but am open to suggestions. Thanks!

Cram It
Cram It
3 years ago

I’m gonna be handicapped this year in ‘Perts since Fantrax got firewalled at work. Would help if they got their app up….do you know if it is/will be ready to go? Wait, am I invited back to ‘Perts?

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  Cram It
3 years ago

@Cram It: How do they decide what to firewall? Based on usage during work hours?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  The Great Knoche
3 years ago

@The Great Knoche: Ha. No idea, but if that was the case, this site would be blocked too.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Cool, the app would really alleviate trying to navigate that mobile site on my phone during work!

Turd Fergusons
Turd Fergusons
Reply to  Cram It
3 years ago

LOL dude i friggin hate work for blocking razzball & pretty much everything fantasy sports. little do they know i brought in my other laptop and mobile hotspot. jokes on them!

Wampa
Wampa
3 years ago

I signed up for RCL #31 and the Fantrax page says there is an outstanding Premium League fee balance of $79.95. Is this something that we need to worry about?

chrisL
chrisL
3 years ago

Grey keep 5;
5×5 with OPB instead of average. 12 teams with no picks lost because of keepers:

Bregman
Benintendi
Rizzo
Rendon
W Merrifield
A Mondesi
Bellinger
Nola
Taillon
Cole

Thank you

Bro Pat
Bro Pat
3 years ago

Grey…just listened to the 2B podcast. I have David Flectcher at $1 in a 12 team AL only $26 total budget auction league where we keep 15 year to year. Is that a keepable piece. Here are the others I am keeping and their prices:
Xander Bogaerts – $2.10
Miguel Andujar – $1.00
Willie Calhoun – $1.00
Daniel Palka – $1.00
Teoscar Hernandez – $1.00
Austin Meadows – S1.00
Eloy Jiminez – No cost if doesn’t make team out of camp, otherwise $1.00
Vlad Jr. – No cost if doesn’t make team out of camp, otherwise $1.00
Jurickson Profar – $.60
Mychal Givens – $1.00
Tyler Glasnow – $1.00
Reynaldo Lopez – $1.00
Jose Alvarado – $1.00
Michael Kopech – No cost(not activated)

So my last one is basically between him and just not keeping someone. You got me excited for Flectcher on the podcast so this is the first time I’ve considered it. But not sure if I could just get him cheaper. You could say the same about Teoscar probably too, though.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
3 years ago

I took him from the 14 slot in an NFBC draft champion yesterday and I regret it for kind of a different reason than you might expect. My logic yesterday was the injury was so fresh there’s a possible overreaction there and maybe he’s ready earlier than expected. The season is seven weeks away. There’s time. Yes there’s a ton of risk and the downside is that there are re-injuries and it becomes one of those lost seasons.

The 14 slot is a little tricky anyway. Best options available were Story, Bregman, Harper, Goldschmidt. Story and Bregman have injury concerns but theirs are possibly chronic where Lindor’s is possibly acute. If you knock Lindor’s steals down a bunch but you still get 30/180 R+RBI/.275 plus he’s holding the slot down. The talent level provides some floor. And then there’s a huge upside narrative where it becomes a non-issue and I got a bargain.

What I regret and what I realized too late after I looked at it some more is that Cleveland’s line up even with Lindor is TERRIBLE. If you buy the Ramirez regression it’s just blech city. There was bound to be a drop off in Lindor’s counters just based on that alone.

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Max pick in NFBC went up over the weekend from 12 to 21. Average hasn’t moved much yet too small sample size.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

Gotta love taking a risky upside pick in the first round. I’m hoping Lindor has an elf like ability to heal himself.

Van Hammersly
Van Hammersly
3 years ago

Hi Grey: This might be a decade of RCLs for me! Thanks for all Rudy and you guys do.

Don’t quote me on this, but last year I played in 2 Fantrax RCLs that seemed to have wonky “roster lock” settings. Back in the ESPN RCL days, my recollection is that adds/drops locked the day-of games PRIOR to the first game of the day. With at least 1 of my Fantrax leagues last year I was able to add/drop players just as long as their respective teams’ games had not yet started. Make sense??

Am I crazy or has this been a minor issue in the past? I’m commenting in order to see if there’s a way we can guarantee all RCLs this year have the same free agency and add/drop rules.

Thanks as always!

Van Hammersly
Van Hammersly
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Ay, que fantastico! As long as everything’s consistent across leagues that will keep my agita at bay. Thanks again, Grey…

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
3 years ago

Make sure J-FOH gets an invite to the crab league, we all know he luvs crabs

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: I think those of us who have had a taste should be exempt

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Sure. I mean the entertainment value is high, but once you’ve been belittled by a funny looking guy with a multi colored beard there’s not much more to learn. I guess he is BSOHL again this spring so maybe there’s some new hate? I take it back I’d do it again.

BJFOHOHL
BJFOHOHL
Reply to  The Great Knoche
3 years ago

@The Great Knoche: there is always new hate…always

You’ve stepped up your comment/stat usage game so really you are in a hate free zone….for now

BJFOHOHL
BJFOHOHL
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:are you saying I should join every league, fire off 11 insults and then auto draft to add insult to injury?

ROTO OVERLORD
ROTO OVERLORD
3 years ago

Grey whats the PW for the Razzball Frequent Commenter League? razzball won’t work.

email me if you want [email protected]

ROTO OVERLORD
ROTO OVERLORD
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: either your trolling me or something is wrong lol! I tried razzball, the PW listed next to it, and even the asterisks lolol

MattTruss
Editor
Reply to  ROTO OVERLORD
3 years ago

I’ve got emails out to all of last year’s managers, plus Peace Coast who asked above. If someone backs out, you’ll be first on the list!

Wass
Wass
3 years ago

Joined my first 2 RCLs, looking forward to it!! Started Gomorrah… only seen the 1st episode and it seems similar to the type of shows I tend to like which is great.

Wass
Wass
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: That’s huge! Movies are easy to watch twice but not shows. I am interested to see how it compares to Vikings for me. So far its started out good!

Wass
Wass
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: well i’ll probably be there tonight then!

Test Kitchen
Test Kitchen
3 years ago

Grey and/or Rudy,

Any update on if and when there will be an Excel version of the War Room?

If there isn’t one planned/in the works I may try to build one of my own and if it isn’t awful I can send it your way. Would much prefer taking advantage of someone else’s work though, especially since they are likely much adept at Excel than I am.

Thanks, sorry if I missed where you already gave an update on an Excel War Room.

Test Kitchen
Test Kitchen
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Awesome! My advance thanks to HotRod. And to you of course!

Want to give us your professional opinion on where Bryce and Manny end up?

I am a Phillies fan and would happily take either. I will be disappointed if we don’t get one. NL East is gonna be a bloodbath this year.

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks to HotRod in advance too. A good Grid really helps in live drafts.

Rudy Gamble
Reply to  Test Kitchen
3 years ago

i can’t speak to the historical war room but we are planning to offer up my excel war room for free w/ all season-long subscriptions before march 1st. ironing out the kinks now but it’s gotten only great feedback in beta. if you subscribe now, i’ll give you earlier access. you can e-mail me at [email protected] if that’s what you decide.

Ante Galic
Ante Galic
3 years ago

Grey!!

Great stuff, thanks a lot.

a. Drafted this team in a H2H points league last night. It’s pitcher-heavy.

3-OF, 9 batters, roster 21, 5 bench, 5 SP slots, 2 RP slots.

Scoring
Pitching: 3 pts=IP; 7 pts=W, S; -3 pts=L; 0.5 pt= K; -1 pt=R allowed; -1 pt=BB; -1 pt=H
Hitting: 1 pt=TB; 1pt=BB, -0.5=K, 1 pt=R, 1 pt=RBI

Thoughts?

7 DeGrom
14 Snell
27 Soto
34 Turner
47 Stanton
54 Taillon
67 Flaherty
74 Suarez
87 Heaney
94 Glasnow
107 Iglesias
114 CMartinez
127 Grandal
134 Marquez
147 Devers
154 Conforto
167 Villar
174 Voit
187 Gausman
194 JJames
207 LCastillo

I have 3 waiver claims. Should I keep them or drop them?

1. Add Maeda (who has RP and SP eligibility in this format) for Gausman (19th round, 187)
2. Add Khris Davis and drop Devers at the U. Davis is only DH eligible in this format.
3. Add E5 and drop Voit.

b. Best quote by John Lennon ever for February 11

Reporter: ‘What makes your music so exciting?’

Lennon: ‘We don’t know. If we did, we would create a new band and become their managers.’

c. Subdued Norm MacDonald quote of the day for February 11

1. Last week, as Pat Buchanan announced his decision to run for President, several people jumped on stage and shouted Buchanan is a racist. As security began to wrestle them from the stage, Buchanan stopped them and said: ‘Let them continue, that’s my campaign slogan.’

2. Republican presidential candidate Phil Gramm of Texas said yesterday that if he and President Clinton met in the general election next year he would quote chew him up and spit him out. President Clinton on the other hand says he would take Gramm deep fry him, dip him in mayonnaise and swallow him whole.

3. Well the nerve gas sarin which was used in the Tokyo subway attack is a colorless, odorless substance that swiftly paralyzes the respiratory system, fills the lungs with fluid and drowns its victims. But it’s still better than anything on the Warner Brothers network!

4. Senator Bob Packwood said this week he favors a reduced federal deficit over a tax cut, then he added that in case anyone was curious he prefers nice legs over large breasts!

5. The Hertz rental car company announced this week that it will buy 520000 vehicles, increasing its world-wide fleet to 25% of market share. In addition, the company will try to find a new spokesman who won’t kill his ex-wife.

Cheers,
Ante

Ante Galic
Ante Galic
Reply to  Ante Galic
3 years ago

@Ante Galic: Grey!

Sorry, it’s 10-team, H2H in ‘a’ above.

Cheers,
Ante

Skip Mcgillicuddy
Skip Mcgillicuddy
3 years ago

Pumped for my first RCL, lets go!

J-Hova
J-Hova
3 years ago

Thanks Grey – the preseason work has been unreal as usual. Razzball is the second thing I check each morning just after Jose Canseco’s Twitter feed.

I have the two pick in a 10 team roto with Trout kept. We can keep one guy. My best keeper options are Harper at 19, Trienan in the 8th or Dahl in the 10th. I’m leaning on keeping Harper at 19 and drafting Machado. My fear is Baez being available at 19 and missing him. My other option is to draft Yelich or Acuna, shoot for Baez at 19 and if gone go Goldy or and then Mondesi rd 3. Which would you do, best player at 2 (Yelich or Acuna) w/out Harper since I don’t want two OF’s as my first two or machado / Harper – Best Available. Thanks!!

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
Reply to  J-Hova
3 years ago

@J-Hova: Ask Grey about the time he had Jose on the podcast.

J-Hova
J-Hova
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

I remember that podcast well, all 2 minutes of it. One of my favorite razzball moments!

I can draft Yelich or Acuna at 3. If i do that, should I still keep Harper or just take best available? My guess is absolute best case is Baez. IF not him, Goldie or Mondesi will be there.

The Curly W's
The Curly W's
3 years ago

In the future will there be any RCL circuits with deeper leagues both in terms of number of teams and roster size?

Steve L
Steve L
3 years ago

Grey! Looking forward to getting crushed in another RCL this year!

Pick 2 keepers to fill our my roster (rounds go up each year): Taillon for a 9th, Devers for a 26th, G Marquez for a 28th.

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
Reply to  Steve L
3 years ago

@Steve L: not Taillon

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  Steve L
3 years ago

@Steve L: I’m keeping the pitchers

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
3 years ago

Seriously thinking of joining an RCL league this year. Which one should I join or just take any one at random? Is it a slow draft or live draft?
Also is it weekly lineups? My home league is a CBS league and it is daily lineups with weekly FAAB. Is it $1000 FAAB, 1$ minimum bid?

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  Peacecoast
3 years ago

@Peacecoast: We will probably need a few people in Frequent Commenters League, and you frequently comment. No FAAB. Daily lineups with waivers .

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
Reply to  The Great Knoche
3 years ago

@The Great Knoche: sounds cool! What do you mean no FAAB? Every day you can add/drop peeps oh I get it there is a limit to total moves so no money is involved right. How big is the bench?

Is it a slow draft or live draft? I’ve never really sat in one place for four hours before.

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Peacecoast
3 years ago

@Peacecoast: PC, you can have my slot from last year, I can’t make it work this year. Was not a slow draft last year.

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
Reply to  knucks
3 years ago

@knucks: shite I don’t think I can do a live draft starting on a Wed at 10 pm :/
when do these drafts end usually?

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  Peacecoast
3 years ago

@Peacecoast: Those dates and times will change for the leagues at the bottom. We will vote on a time that works for everyone (or most everyone). Draft usually takes about 2 hours.

MattTruss
Editor
Reply to  The Great Knoche
3 years ago

Yea, sorry if that’s confusing, but for the legacy leagues I just picked the latest time, but all those leagues will set their own draft date/time as a league. PC – You’re totally invited to FCL – I’ll try to get that rolling today. Shoot me an email: [email protected] and I’ll get you an invite!

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
Reply to  MattTruss
3 years ago

@MattTruss: I joined fantrax and was automatically put in a RCL#10. Was that you?

MattTruss
Editor
Reply to  knucks
3 years ago

Knucks, you’re out of FCL this year?

knucks
knucks
Reply to  MattTruss
3 years ago

@MattTruss: I’m out for this year Truss. Too many leagues. And they are all on ESPN. A shitty excuse, I know. I just don’t feel I can give Team Knucks the dedication it deserves in a league like that.

MattTruss
Editor
Reply to  knucks
3 years ago

Just join more RCLs so you have more leagues on FanTrax! Problem solved! Alright man, if you’re serious I’ll give your spot to Roto Overlord.

knucks
knucks
Reply to  MattTruss
3 years ago

@MattTruss: I’m ashamed and embarrassed.

But yes Truss, you can give my spot to him.

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: never…

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: r we fighting

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: signing up for the FCL!

ROTO OVERLORD
ROTO OVERLORD
3 years ago

Grey

The time has come….can I get in a league with the writers/commenters? I need an invite!

RO

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
3 years ago

Where you taking Lindor if you’re drafting today?

OaktoenSteve
OaktoenSteve
3 years ago

Where you taking Lindor if at all if you’re drafting today?

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  OaktoenSteve
3 years ago

@OaktoenSteve: I’m probably in the minority but if it as serious of an issue he’s gonna be out a minimum 2 months it sounds fairly serious. I think it zaps some speed, and if it lingers some power or potentially some time off again later in the year. I’m not touching him where he is still going to go. I’m not thinking about it until 3rd round.

Florida Cracker
Florida Cracker
Reply to  The Great Knoche
3 years ago

@The Great Knoche: I already have kept him in an OTTO league for 39$. In a RCL I I might gamble in the second round. Hoping he recovers better than Doaldson being younger and not been paid yet.

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
Reply to  OaktoenSteve
3 years ago

@OaktoenSteve: I wouldn’t draft him unless he fell really far. I’m guessing his ADP falls to 10 and I’d just rather have the guys right after 10 and draft someone I know is healthy to start the year.

Fanciful Basesball
Fanciful Basesball
3 years ago

I really didn’t like Fantrax last year, but they’ve made some significant upgrades. Or, at least, they sent me an email claiming to have made some significant upgrades. I’ll give ’em another shoteroony.

Thanks for making a baseball nerd-playground for us, Grey!

Squat Cobblers
Squat Cobblers
Reply to  Fanciful Basesball
3 years ago

@Fanciful Basesball: Fantrax is light years ahead of espn/yahoo. It’s not close

Mike
Mike
3 years ago

Started listening to your podcast and I’m pumped for the coming week.

I’m picking my 4 keepers in a 10 team H2H. Here are who I feel are the best options I can pick from:

Trout, Harper, Ozzie, Springer, Soto, Verlander, Thor, Kershaw and Nola.

Looking for your thoughts on my picks:

Trout, Harper, Verlander and either Soto or Springer. ( I had planned on keeping Ozzie but your podcast last week made me reconsider)

B_Don
Reply to  Mike
3 years ago

@Mike: Soto pretty easily for m.e

Ian
Ian
3 years ago

Remember when you gave away a free hot tub to the winner? Lol, we need an update on the life of that hot tub.

Matty
Matty
3 years ago

I tried it a few years back and got killed but maybe it’s time to try it again.
I will need a more discrete way to solicit trade advice though.

Matty
Matty
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:
You got me. In league #1.