General Message Board
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Why can't they add the ability to create a POLL?
Are entertaining images as important as League Votes? ...NO
Are links as important as League Votes? ...possibly but not probably.
Why do I have to post, email, prod-and-cajole when I can simply post a poll with two or three options?
...thanks for your opinions.
-Your Friendly Neighborhood Slapweasel
- Slappy Slappy Jan 10, 2010 6:22 AM Flag
The key phrase is "up to" seven players. Wieters was a "guess" in the tenth round of our well-informed draft. His "potential" carried him FAR above his stats. He was a disappointment. While he may be close to Zeus and/or Piazza on "draft-day leaderboards", he is "high-risk-high-reward" on mine. He was 12th-round-worthy last year, He's 12th-round-worthy this year.
Wieters is currently an eight-rounder for idiots. Pablo Sandoval is another story.
If Pablo Sadoval qualifies at Catcher in your league for 2010, HE IS A KEEPER. If he qualifies at 1B/3B only, HE IS NOT.
Pablo Sandoval is an 10th- + -rounder as a 3B. He's a 9th + -rounder as a 1B.
As far as Lee, Granderson and Cano are concerned, you might as well bank your stats and take the "position scarcity" with Cano. Outfielders are out there. Stolen bases are out there. Second Basemen aren't.
- Reply to phil c Jan 9, 2010 11:09 PMSlappy Slappy Jan 10, 2010 5:46 AM Flag
If you were the "highest stakes", I'd probably know about you. My "feelers" go out on a regular basis. Since I have to ask about the cost, I probably don't want to join.
Your rules are in line with industry standards and I'm curious. Let me know how big an ass your Commissioner is and I'll think about gracing your roster with my presence. I'd like to grind your "high-stakes" bastards into the ground.
P.S.: If you ask for "good money", you'd better provide rules and regulations that make for a quality League Constitution. If I see a loophole, as an attourney, I'll exploit it. You'd better have water-tight assholes.
- Slappy Slappy Jan 10, 2010 5:26 AM Flag
You're going to have better luck if you pare down the categories. While a standard 5x5 League; (AVG, R, HR, RBI, SB - ERA, WHIP, W, K, SV) ...is the "industry standard", you can get away with adding "Bonus Categories" amongst your 6x6 or 7x7 League scoring categories.
I run an 8x8 League because I've known these guys since Junior High School. We've pared from a 10x10 League and it focuses our discipline. I've cried for 5x5, but our League remains friendly. We need "outside categories" to make bonuses strong and weak teams "eligible". I accept it but 5x5 is STILL the "industry standard".
15x15 is ridiculous. While I understand the inclusion, I miss the skill. You might as well throw darts at a board with your ass as far as I'm concerned.
While an idiot has a chance, another well-conceived manager has to compete against idiots.
-I'd call that a conundrum.
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