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Jim B 172 posts  |  Last Activity: Oct 18, 2014 12:35 PM Member since: Apr 1, 2009
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    abuse

    by Jim B Jul 1, 2014 8:38 PM
    Jim B Jim B Jul 2, 2014 8:40 AM Flag

    Actually, in the guy's defense, most of his roster moves were perfectly reasonable, had it been a redraft league. The Fielder drop was probably a result of his not understanding it's a keeper league. At the suggestion of several other managers, I sent him a friendly email explaining it was a keeper league and why I was giving him a mulligan on that roster move. If he'd been even remotely civil, of course I'd have allowed him to drop Fielder again and remain in the league. In six years as commissioner, I believe I've vetoed one trade (and that was four years ago --I might let that one go now, if I could do it all over again). The manager in this instance received multiple warnings, but he just couldn't keep his temper under control. The other managers in the league urged me to ban the guy. That's why he was removed. I'd hardly call that dictatorial on my part.

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    AVOID A LEAGUE CALLED DEEP WOODS

    by billy Jun 11, 2014 7:06 AM
    Jim B Jim B Jul 1, 2014 9:11 PM Flag

    I know, right? Manly commissioners like you go ahead and allow managers to send crazy, profane, ranting, all-caps messages to everyone in a 20-team league without repercussion. Pansies like me, we ban a**holes like that.

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    AVOID A LEAGUE CALLED DEEP WOODS

    by billy Jun 11, 2014 7:06 AM
    Jim B Jim B Jun 14, 2014 11:47 AM Flag

    The other managers in the league were trying to be helpful to this new manager. It's hard to see how dropping Prince Fielder in a keeper league is a winning strategy, but who knows?

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    AVOID A LEAGUE CALLED DEEP WOODS

    by billy Jun 11, 2014 7:06 AM
    Jim B Jim B Jun 14, 2014 11:44 AM Flag

    Agreed. If all he'd done was reject a trade offer, all would be fine.

  • Jim B Jim B Jun 14, 2014 11:43 AM Flag

    Still looking for one replacement manager. Reply with your Yahoo handle if you're interested.

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    AVOID A LEAGUE CALLED DEEP WOODS

    by billy Jun 11, 2014 7:06 AM
    Jim B Jim B Jun 14, 2014 11:41 AM Flag

    The manager in question was in 19th place out of 20.

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    AVOID A LEAGUE CALLED DEEP WOODS

    by billy Jun 11, 2014 7:06 AM
    Jim B Jim B Jun 14, 2014 11:40 AM Flag

    I agree. I didn't force him to accept a trade. As I've said multiple times, he was a new manager and we were trying to help him out, figuring he didn't know he could use a DL slot and hang on to Fielder until next season. His profane overreaction got him booted from the league.

  • Jim B Jim B Jun 13, 2014 3:01 PM Flag

    No worries, it's not your fault. The guy's comment was totally off base and misleading. I did want to clarify, though, because I don't want potential new managers to be worried about collusion. We have a really good group of managers in our league, and I most would agree that this is the most fun, and most challenging, league that they play in.

  • Jim B Jim B Jun 13, 2014 12:46 PM Flag

    Done!

  • Jim B Jim B Jun 13, 2014 12:34 PM Flag

    Here's the team's current roster:

    Ryan Doumit
    Ike Davis
    Jed Lowrie
    Brock Holt
    Starlin Castro
    Starling Marte
    Denard Span
    Collin Cowgill
    David Wright
    Zack Wheeler
    Jeff Samardzija
    Aaron Loup
    Nick Vincent
    Sam LeCure
    Brian Schlitter
    Evan Marshall
    Adam Eaton
    Zack Cozart
    Peter Bourjos
    James Jones
    Rubén Tejada
    Prince Fielder
    Juan Lagares
    Mark Trumbo
    D.J. Peterson
    Colin Moran
    Trevor Rosenthal
    Chris Young (SP)
    Cole Hamels
    Bartolo Colón
    Matt Garza
    Tommy Milone

  • Jim B Jim B Jun 13, 2014 10:26 AM Flag

    That's what this manager accused me of, yes. It's a league that's been around fox six years; this is its fourth as a keeper league. The manager in question, who was brand new to the league, dropped Prince Fielder (perhaps not understanding what a keeper league is). Before I logged on that morning, five other managers in the league posted to the message board saying that I should give the guy a mulligan and allow him to keep Fielder. So I did, and I sent him a friendly email explaining what was going on. That's his evidence that I own multiple teams as commish.

  • Jim B Jim B Jun 12, 2014 4:58 PM Flag

    Sent one invitation, but the individual opted to join a different league. Still one replacement manager slot available! Reply to this message if you're interested.

  • Jim B Jim B Jun 11, 2014 7:40 PM Flag

    Still looking for one new manager. If you're interested, I can send you (or post) the team roster.

  • Jim B Jim B Jun 11, 2014 10:43 AM Flag

    League ID#: 24971
    Season Type: Full
    Keeper Settings: Yes, enable Keeper League Management tools
    Max Teams: 20
    Scoring Type: Rotisserie
    Player Universe: All baseball
    New Players Become Available: As soon as Yahoo adds them View List of Forced Players
    Max Acquisitions for Entire Season: No maximum
    Max Trades for Entire Season No maximum
    Trade Reject Time: 2
    Trade End Date: August 17, 2014
    Allow Draft Pick Trades: Yes
    Waiver Time: 2 days
    Waiver Type: Continual rolling list
    Waiver Mode: Standard
    Can't Cut List Provider: Yahoo Sports
    Trade Review: Commissioner
    Post Draft Players: Follow Waiver Rules
    Max Games Played: 162
    Max Innings Pitched: 1500
    Weekly Deadline: Daily - Today
    Make League Publicly Viewable: No
    Roster Positions: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, LF, CF, RF, Util, SP, SP, RP, RP, P, P, P, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, DL, DL, DL, NA, NA
    Batters Stat Categories: Runs (R), Home Runs (HR), Runs Batted In (RBI), Stolen Bases (SB), Total Bases (TB), Fielding Percentage (FPCT), Batting Average (AVG), On-base + Slugging Percentage (OPS)
    Pitchers Stat Categories: Wins (W), Shutouts (SHO), Saves (SV), Strikeouts (K), Holds (HLD), Earned Run Average (ERA), (Walks + Hits)/ Innings Pitched (WHIP), Strikeouts per Walk Ratio (K/BB)

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    Looking for a replacement manager

    by Jim B Mar 20, 2014 10:43 PM
    Jim B Jim B Mar 22, 2014 5:02 PM Flag

    Still looking for a replacement manager! The league is free. Here's the roster of the available team:

    Ryan Doumit
    Prince Fielder
    Rickie Weeks
    Wilmer Flores
    Troy Tulowitzki
    Starling Marte
    Grady Sizemore
    Mark Trumbo
    John Buck
    Héctor Santiago
    Daisuke Matsuzaka
    Nate Jones
    Cole Hamels
    Jeff Samardzija
    Jon Lester
    Brett Lawrie
    David Wright
    Brad Miller
    Ike Davis
    Josh Willingham
    Nate McLouth
    José Iglesias
    Juan Lagares
    Matt Garza
    Zack Wheeler
    Iván Nova
    Bartolo Colón
    Nathan Eovaldi

  • Our fourth-year, 20-team keeper league is looking for a replacement manager. We had one manager drop out of the league abruptly after this spring's draft. The team you'd be taking over finished 9th out of 20 last season, so you'd not be taking over a rebuilding project per se. Please reply to this message with your Yahoo handle if you're interested. Our league settings:

    Season Type: Full
    Keeper Settings: Yes, enable Keeper League Management tools
    Max Teams: 20
    Scoring Type: Rotisserie
    Player Universe: All baseball
    New Players Become Available: As soon as Yahoo adds them View List of Forced Players
    Max Acquisitions for Entire Season: No maximum
    Max Trades for Entire Season No maximum
    Trade Reject Time: 2
    Trade End Date: August 17, 2014
    Allow Draft Pick Trades: Yes
    Waiver Time: 2 days
    Waiver Type: Continual rolling list
    Waiver Mode: Standard
    Can't Cut List Provider: Yahoo Sports
    Trade Review: Commissioner
    Post Draft Players: Follow Waiver Rules
    Max Games Played: 162
    Max Innings Pitched: 1500
    Weekly Deadline: Daily - Today
    Start Scoring on: Saturday, Mar 22
    Make League Publicly Viewable: No
    Roster Positions: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, LF, CF, RF, Util, SP, SP, RP, RP, P, P, P, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, DL, DL, DL, NA, NA
    Batters Stat Categories: Runs (R), Home Runs (HR), Runs Batted In (RBI), Stolen Bases (SB), Total Bases (TB), Fielding Percentage (FPCT), Batting Average (AVG), On-base + Slugging Percentage (OPS)
    Pitchers Stat Categories: Wins (W), Shutouts (SHO), Saves (SV), Strikeouts (K), Holds (HLD), Earned Run Average (ERA), (Walks + Hits)/ Innings Pitched (WHIP), Strikeouts per Walk Ratio (K/BB)

  • Reply to

    Deep keeper league needs new owners

    by Jim B Feb 7, 2014 10:21 PM
    Jim B Jim B Feb 8, 2014 8:13 PM Flag

    Invitation sent!

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    Deep keeper league needs new owners

    by Jim B Feb 7, 2014 10:21 PM
    Jim B Jim B Feb 8, 2014 7:50 PM Flag

    We're still looking for one more manager; the last person who responded apparently wasn't interested. Post your Yahoo handle if you're interested (not your full email address, as Yahoo will delete your message).

  • Reply to

    Deep keeper league needs new owners

    by Jim B Feb 7, 2014 10:21 PM
    Jim B Jim B Feb 8, 2014 4:00 PM Flag

    Invitation sent!

  • Reply to

    Deep keeper league needs new owners

    by Jim B Feb 7, 2014 10:21 PM
    Jim B Jim B Feb 8, 2014 1:52 PM Flag

    We're seeking one more manager. Post your email address if you're interested, and I'll send an invitation.

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