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Mike 40 posts  |  Last Activity: Apr 15, 2014 10:21 PM Member since: Oct 18, 2008
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  • No, there's no way to go in after the fact and edit rosters. You're the commish though, so if the guy isn't willing to abide by your rules then I say lock him out and replace him if you can.

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    Bench

    by Flap Apr 7, 2014 4:40 AM

    If you're over your roster size then yeah, you need to drop someone in order to pick up another player. But the player you drop doesn't have to be a pitcher. Do you have any unused DL slots or NA slots? No? Then drop a couple of your bench hitters, you must have too many of them as it is if you don't even have enough pitchers to fill all your active slots.

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    to Mike -- manager of Newport Bodhisattvas

    by Den P Mar 12, 2014 2:37 PM
    Mike Mike Mar 12, 2014 3:26 PM Flag

    Thanks, Den. Yahoo can't get out of it's own way sometimes :)
    Sent an invite to elbirdo47, hope to see you soon.

  • Mike Mike Mar 12, 2014 1:44 PM Flag

    Everybody knows that if you simply go to the home page of any league you're already in you can type a different league id (let's say you try the id# cited above, for example) in your browser, right? As long as that league is set for public visibility (like the id# above)...voila! You can see everything.

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    Yahoo position changes

    by Little Mar 11, 2014 11:50 PM
    Mike Mike Mar 12, 2014 12:05 PM Flag

    When he starts five games at 1B (which should equate to Detroit's first five games this season since he is the starting 1B) or makes ten appearances. He'll keep the 3B tag all year but will lose that eligibility next season unless...I bet you can guess the rest :)

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    Help with League Activation

    by TK from LA Mar 12, 2014 11:32 AM
    Mike Mike Mar 12, 2014 11:50 AM Flag

    Can you access last season's archive through your fantasy profile? Because then you could look under the managers tab and see everyone's email (if not hidden). From there you could recreate the league and send invites. It seems like it would be simple enough if it's a redraft league, maybe more work if a keeper, but it might work.

    I suppose you could then publish under the original league name and hope that the guys with hidden email find it. If they don't at least you'll get replacements. You would probably lose the original league history/archives doing all this, though. Sorry, that's all I can come up with. Good luck and I hope your commish is well and returns to solve the problem for you.

  • Or do you hide all your teams/leagues? You need an open profile for this league, this is not up for debate. It's simple, if you've got something to hide, you're not welcome.

    If it's the former, leave your email if you want to replace a manager who's getting deployed. 16 teams, 7x7 roto with weekly lineups. You'll be able to check everything out for yourself by clicking the invite. You'll be able to check scoring/settings, rosters, messages, pretty much everything *before* you decide to accept.The league is set to be visible (until a suitable replacement is found). Replacement team name is Roto-Cop.
    Thanks

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    Need to ban "Looking for owners" posts

    by C. John Feb 22, 2014 11:07 AM
    Mike Mike Feb 22, 2014 11:27 AM Flag

    C.John, you've said it yourself...do you really think you'll find the answer to your keeper entry issue here? Anyway, not looking to fight or tell anyone how to use message boards. But you might get better answers for your issue here (if it allows the link). There's already a post about keeper entry if that helps

    http://help.yahoo.com/communities/index?page=forums&forum=831f4b8961364288b2e6d7706c989b31&forumname=Fantasy+Baseball

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    Setting Max Starts for Pitchers Limit?

    by Ryan Feb 17, 2014 5:29 PM
    Mike Mike Feb 17, 2014 6:22 PM Flag

    You're not going to like the answer. There is no setting for max starts. There are innings pitched limits available in rotisserie, but not in any of the H2H formats. If I remember correctly, the only pitching limits available in H2H are for a minimum innings pitched per week. Having no maximum limit has diminished the value of starting pitchers considerably. A popular strategy is to stream and then drop starters in an effort to dominate the counting stats while punting the averages (ERA/WHIP). They really ought to make a max IP per week limit available to commissioners, imo.

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    Deleting bench slots post-draft

    by Mike Feb 13, 2014 4:27 PM
    Mike Mike Feb 13, 2014 6:41 PM Flag

    Not that anyone cares but let me explain what I'm trying to do. Weekly league. 14 teams draft 28 rounds to fill a 25 man roster (10 pitchers, 10 hitters, 5 bench) and an additional three bench slots dedicated to prospects. The idea is if you can wait on your prospects until the final three rounds then you're free to stash them in NA slots. Any prospects taken before round 26 cannot be placed in an NA slot, you must carry them on your bench.Then I'd use Commish Tools to make those extra three bench slots disappear.

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    Deleting bench slots post-draft

    by Mike Feb 13, 2014 4:27 PM
    Mike Mike Feb 13, 2014 6:12 PM Flag

    That is good to know, it would definitely make things easier. Thanks for the reply.

    Is there a commish out there with a league that has already drafted who could confirm what Ric said? I'm not asking anyone to make a change to bench size, I just want to know if you have the option available to you after drafting.

  • First time commisioner with a question- if the draft is set up for 28 rounds, can you use Commish Tools to reduce the number of bench slots after the draft? The idea here would be to have everyone draft prospects for the final three rounds. After draft is complete I would then cut 3 of the 8 bench slots and everyone can stash their three prospects in NA slots. Will this work?

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    Where is Jimmy Nelson?

    by John Feb 11, 2014 9:04 PM
    Mike Mike Feb 12, 2014 12:48 AM Flag

    Okay then, don't get mad. I'm not sure what to tell you, I don't see how your specific league has a glitch like that. He's in every league I'm signed up for. Good luck finding him, I guess.

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    Where is Jimmy Nelson?

    by John Feb 11, 2014 9:04 PM
    Mike Mike Feb 12, 2014 12:36 AM Flag

    My first thought was that he might be on the list of forced players, in which case he wouldn't show up on waivers until he's called up. But he's not on the list. That means he is available in all Yahoo leagues. Do yourself a favor, John, and just try typing his name in the search field on your league's Players page. If you've already drafted be sure to change the filter from "All Available Players" to "All Players". I guarantee you that he is there.

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    Incentive to Keep Playing

    by Bob Feb 10, 2014 7:21 PM
    Mike Mike Feb 11, 2014 11:30 PM Flag

    Thumbs up for cold pizza. Truly the food of the gods...

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    Incentive to Keep Playing

    by Bob Feb 10, 2014 7:21 PM
    Mike Mike Feb 11, 2014 11:19 PM Flag

    Larry, just to be clear, I didn't give you the thumbs down. But I'm confused by a few things. How can your league be a "head-to-head rotisserie league"? And what is an HTD points league?

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    Incentive to Keep Playing

    by Bob Feb 10, 2014 7:21 PM
    Mike Mike Feb 11, 2014 11:15 PM Flag

    Sounds to me like you're happier playing H2H, Bob. Nothing wrong with that, especially when you play with people you know. As far as managers bailing, I think that has more to do with the manager than the format. Plenty of managers don't keep up with H2H, believe me, it's not just roto leagues. I'll grant that roto can be confusing and/or boring to many and there is less immediate gratification than can be found whooping up on your boss in a company H2H league. Of course, H2H has flaws too, not the least of which is the tendency of managers to punt cats and stream pitching to dominate counting stats.

    The playoff system is unique to H2H, I'm not sure what you mean when you say it would be an easy thing to add for roto leagues?

    You can look at H2H as 25 separate, weekly roto leagues, taking place between two people (you and your opponent). All the stats accumulated that week are discarded after a winner is determined. Everyone begins the following week with a clean slate. The top teams (in terms of matchup wins, not stat totals) advance to the playoffs to determine final standings.
    That's not the case in roto. All stats accumulated by your team are saved. Your place in the standings is determined by comparing your total stats with those of every other team in the league, every day. The winner is decided at season's end. I suppose you could create an artificial playoff format by having the commish wipe out all the stats for the top four (six, eight) teams, then let them play out the remaining two weeks and determine a winner. But that defeats the purpose of the whole season, imo.

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    SP,RP Issue

    by Ted Feb 7, 2014 4:14 PM

    In my book, labeling people who disagree with your preferences as "newbies or teenagers" is name calling. Your implication is that they are immature, which is pretty ironic coming from someone who went out of his way to chime in on a topic concerning a format he proclaims to have no interest in.
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    FYI: You can stream in Roto. People do it all the time. It doesn't always work out but who says your ERA & WHIP *must* be terrible? If you're good at streaming you can actually improve those cats. Big boys league, huh? You're a hoot, Dennis. It almost makes me wonder if, behind all your bluster, you cling to rules and limits in your roto leagues because you're afraid to compete against streamers.

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    SP,RP Issue

    by Ted Feb 7, 2014 4:14 PM

    The best solution isn't available (IP maximum), which is too bad since it would be so simple to implement. So you could try "punishing" guys who stream starters by adding some P cats that use negative points, like BB, Hits, HBP, etc That should hurt the guy with 70 IP a lot more than someone with 35 IP. If that still doesn't seem like enough to keep them in check then you could sweeten a few of the Batting cats enough to where managers will want to use their weekly adds on hitters over pitchers. Just some thoughts, I don't really play H2H but I can see where it may be difficult to balance things for scoring.

    DennisV20, you must be aware that not all roto managers and leagues follow strict rules to limit streaming. I'm sure yours does, that's great. Again, all I'm saying here is different strokes for different folks, so please don't feel obliged to name call. It's understood you prefer a conservative approach and there are plenty of others who feel the same.

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    Adding WHIP as a stat

    by Sam A. Feb 7, 2014 2:30 AM

    That's because it's a points league. The scoring has to be based on counting stats, not averaged stats like WHIP, ERA, AVG, OBP, etc. You can approximate WHIP by issuing negative points to pitchers when they give up walks and hits.

    I've never played in a points format but I just went and created a league to test what was available for scoring categories. The default setting docks you -0.5 pts per earned run. You could issue, maybe -.25 pts per BB/Hit surrendered? Thinking out loud, not sure. You can fine tune in increments of 0.1 point. Figure a default perfect inning (strike out side) is worth 7 points (2pts per K, 1pt per IP). An inning where you load the bases and escape with no ER (but also no Ks) should net zero pts, imo, so ideally you'd want to dock -0.33 pts per BB/H. Kind of interesting, might have to try one of these leagues one day.