Draft and Trade Talk Message Board
Welcome to the 2008 MLJ League: Freshly Squeezed.
Those looking for a place to play without worrying about cheating, lackluster quiet leagues, or lack of competitive play need to look no further!!
The 2008 MLJ League is definitely not a beginners league nor are we a hardcore professional league. I would best describe our league as a relaxed yet competitive league where everyone plays till the very end win or lose and that everybody knows your name (Like Cheers lol). Many longtime strong members such as MT, Hershey Squirts, Vanilla Thunder, Blazers, FU, and Amgt have been in my league for many years.
What I have to offer is a mature high quality league run by an experienced expert level commissioner (myself) who cares about making things better. I consider my style of commishing/league managing straightforward, honest, and fair. I am proactive and will answer every message for me promptly (normally within 12 hrs or less) and privately if necessary. Everyone here is important to me and I sincerely care about making the league a creative, fun, vocal, entertaining, friendly, engaging, and competitive league as much as possible.
I have been playing Yahoo fantasy sports since 1999 and have been a commissioner since 2003. After playing in various Public leagues which left much to be desired and personal dissatisfaction I decided to create my own league based on the principles of what I would want as an ideal league. After many years of tweaking and "trial & error" I confidently believe that my league is one of the best quality managed and organized leagues around.
Despite my moniker I am totally opposite of what it represents lol. The origin of my username "Trash Talking Juicers" began as a parody/lampoon years ago on pro athletes who have run amok on their love for pharmaceuticals and syringes (i.e. Giambi, Bonds*, McGwire, Sosa, Clemens, etc...) who I loved to watch but knew something was rotten in Denmark. In reality, i'm a pretty level headed guy who is friendly, good humored, honest, upfront, ethical, and loves a good chat.
Finally, There are several important rules which are prerequisites for membership listed below. Due to unfortunate events in the past I must incorporate new criteria and risk management in order to maintain a fair, mature, competitive, and balanced league.
1) All members MUST register with a legitimate email address and their real names (First names alone are acceptable). There are no exceptions here. If you wish to remain totally anonymous then this league may not be for you. Any persons who registers with incomplete, questionable, or inaccurate information (long standing members notwithstanding) will be immediately deleted no questions asked.
2) It is an unwritten rule that we all play till the very end win or lose. If there is any uncertainty to this then this league may not be for you.
3) Participation is a key element in our league. This does not mean just about chatting and small talk. It refers to how active you are (trades, waiver wire pickups) and of course adding to the discussion. Playing in a "You can hear a pin drop" league is boring and generic in my opinion. You can pretty much find any ABC Public league. So if you like to talk Baseball or just about anything As an incentive and to promote discussion, I am awarding draft pick ranks and waiver ranking bonuses to those who participate more.
4) Cheating/fixing of any kind is not tolerated and will result in punitive measures up to and including banishment from the league.
In the meantime, I look forward to seeing you in the league. Again, please follow the new guidelines once you join. Please contact me once you join. Thanks for your time and you won't be disappointed. If there are any questions about anything please don't hesitate to ask. Good luck.
Franklin aka TTJ