Saturday, March 31, 2007

Draft Done!

It looks like we now have teams. Check it out.

2007 Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Baseball

Autodraft: Ready

We finally got a 10th player and I set the autodraft to "ready." According to Yahoo!, According to Yahoo!,: "auto draft will be completed between now and 11:59 PM PT on Wednesday, Apr 4."

Let's hope it is sooner rather than later.

Friday, March 30, 2007

Draft - Tomorrow

We currently have 9 teams signed-up. If you have friends that want to join, tell them to do it quick.

I will set the draft to ready on Saturday (that's tomorrow!) at 3 p.m. Eastern, Noon Pacific. (If you're in one of the in-between time zones, you're going to have to figure it out for yourself.)

Good luck, and play nice,

Monday, March 26, 2007

Get Ready for the Unavoidable

Blonde Justice: "If tax day is approaching, that must mean Opening Day is also approaching. Right now we have just 7 teams signed up. That's less than previous years. So, umm, if you're just procrastinating, email me for the info and sign-up. Because, unlike death and taxes, you can't get an extension on fantasy baseball.

And, if you've already created a team, go set your player rankings for the draft. Because the draft is going to be soon. So, get ready."

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Slightly Off-Topic. But Only Slightly.

Just giving it a mention here. The Second Annual Blawgers Women's Tournament Challenge is up and running. It's just like a March Madness Bracket, but with just a tiny bit more estrogen.

Girl Power!

Sunday, March 4, 2007

The Password Is...

Alright, I've set up the Blawgers Baseball League.

Please email me for a password. We also have our own URL, for easy bookmarking.

There are a few things that we didn't discuss that need to be decided before the season opens.

First, do we want to keep going head-to-head? I like head-to-head, and I didn't hear anyone else complain about it... but if I hear any strong objections, I'll open up another blogpoll on the issue.

And, then there's the issue of stat categories. I took Gideon's comments on statistical categories into account and mashed with some of my favorites. So, here's what I'm thinking: A 6x6 with the following categories:
Runs Scored
Stolen Bases

K/BB aka SOWR or Strike Out Walk Ratio

I think this is a happy mixture of the old school stats that we've all come to know and love (i.e. average and ERA), plus the new school more "reliable" statistics that those crazy kids are so into these days (i.e. OPS and K/BB).

Other random crap:
I made the maximum number of teams 16. (I think we had 12 last year.) We don't have to fill all 16, but we do need an even number before we open the draft.

No maximums on trades or acquisitions. Because I like to see people mix it up a bit.

I made our trade deadline 8/12, because I like having it after the real trade deadline, which I think is late July.

Dropped players will be on waivers for one day.

The minimum innings per team per week is 14. I'd be willing to go higher but probably not lower.

I made 2 DL spots. I think that's what we had last year, and I think it means you have to carefully evaluate whether or not you want to hold onto your injured players. (And you can always use one of your 5 bench spots for short-term injuries.)

And roster changes will appear the next day.

Finally, we decided on the keeper league. As of this year, Yahoo! only allows keeper leagues in their "PLUS" (paid) features. So, I guess if we want to do this, what I could do is: at the end of the year, I could save everyone's roster. Then, at the beginning of next year, we could decide whether we want to pay to do "PLUS" (as of this year, the fee is $24.99 for the first team, additional teams at a 50% discount OR $124.99 to purchase a Custom League of up to 20 teams.) If we do, then I would just let everyone choose their 3 players they want to save, and enter them before the draft. So, I guess it's really a decision we'll need to make next year.

So, I think that's all. Leave a comment and let me know if you're happy and you know it...

I'll Go Tally The Votes

The team managers have voted and voting is now officially closed.

And the results are...

The draft: We got 7 votes for auto, and 2 votes for live. Now, I don't know if Gideon even re-voted, but even if we assume he didn't, then we're at 6-3, so we're still going auto draft. Settled.

Keeper: We got 7 votes for keeper and 1 vote for no keeper (which is what makes me think that Gideon did re-vote, since we have 8 votes here and 9 on the other poll, but whatever.) So, we're going keeper league. Settled.

I think that I have enough info now to set up the league (because I think I can always change categories later).

So, I'm going to go check that out now, and I'll let you know what I figure out.