Tuesday, April 5, 2011

PG Question of the Day

What does everyone think of our first match-up of the year being essentially two weeks long (a little shorter). Do you like it/hate it?

Friday, April 1, 2011

Happy Belated Opening Day

To some, today is the day. For me, it was yesterday. Happy (belated) Opening Day everyone!

My Uncle Carl passed away this weekend. He was the biggest Yankee fan I knew. He was Italian, so of course, Joe D. was his favorite all-time baseball player. His funeral was yesterday (and I was the glad the Yanks could win one for him). Anyway, thought you guys would get a kick out of his mass card.

Good luck to everyone this season. Let the games (and trash talking) begin!

Monday, March 28, 2011


Hackman brought up a good point in an e-mail. When I attached the rules for assigning credits players, he pointed out that last year we could assign contract years to players as we saw fit.

However, the constitution doesn't specify if it was for the first year only. Quite the conundrum.

So I thought I would leave it up to the league and see what you guys thought.

Personally, I like the contract limit as specified in the constitution. I like the challenge of giving the right person the 3 year contract (or the risk of giving the wrong person the 3 year contract). Also, it moves players into the free agent pool a little quicker, which makes our drafts a little more exciting year to year.


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Countdown Begins

Ok guys, we're rapidly approaching draft day. PLEASE take a look at your rosters on the website and cross reference them with the spreadsheet to make sure everything is in order.

I was able to add the keepers to teams I inadvertently missed, so everyone should be square on that front.

Reminder that the draft is this Sunday, March 31st at 7:30PM CENTRAL TIME (a little more than 4 days away).

Good luck to everyone, I'll see you in the draft room.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Draft Day

So I'm assuming everyone is cool with the draft date and time (save Ed)? The only other issue that has been reported was I erroneously removed Justin Upton from Client #9's team instead of brother B.J. Upton. I am currently trying to figure out how to get Justin back on the team in place of B.J. It shouldn't be a problem.

Otherwise, let me know if there are any issues.

Check this out. Here is a look at the 2010 average draft positions for the top 12 players.

1. Albert Pujols
2. Hanley Ramirez
3. Alex Rodriguez
4. Ryan Braun
5. Chase Utley
6. Matt Kemp
7. Prince Fielder
8. Carl Crawford
9. Miguel Cabrera
10. Tim Lincecum
11. Mark Teixeira
12. David Wright

And here are the 2010 actual results in terms of fantasy value-

1. Carlos Gonzalez
2. Carl Crawford
3. Albert Pujols
4. Joey Votto
5. Miguel Cabrera
6. Josh Hamilton
7. Roy Hallady
8. Adam Wainwright
9. Jose Bautista
10. Felix Hernandez
11. Robinson Cano

12. Hanley Ramirez

Who's going to be this years Joey Votto? Or Robinson Cano? Does this change your approach to drafting? Will you go with the safe pick that is highly rated or will you do your homework and find the next Carlos Gonzalez?

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Pre-Draft Open Thread

Don Mattingly reminds you to use the comments section for any questions/complaints about your roster, draft date, draft order, etc.

Monday, September 27, 2010


And down the stretch we come. Once again, it is proven that just because you are the #1 seed and roll absolutely everyone during the regular season, it doesn't mean the playoffs are a cakewalk. The Tallcorn Cobras finish in the top slot for the second season in a row, and the Tallcorn Cobras get knocked out in the semi's for the second season in a row. That's a tough one to swallow!

The Counselor gets his shot at the title (at the #5 seed to boot) as he'll take on Rocky Mike and The Rockpile. I'm looking forward to this one. Early word out of Vegas has Rocky Mike giving 2.5 categories. Let's see if the Sluggers of Salt Creek can rise to the occasion.

The plaque for the alternates may be down in the ladies room, but make no mistake, T-Dub and The Ger are more than willing to stake it's claim. T-Dub is trying desperetly to salvage his dignity (and get a few extra dollars) while The Ger wants to prove his SwinGERS are a force to be reckoned with. The handicappers have this one going handily to the Cobras, but then again, they were heavily favored against the Sluggers.

The fight for 7th place. Love this game, the best of the worst. The Napolean Complex Series. Both teams still contending they belonged in the upper bracket playoffs, yet they're breathing the same air as teams with .300 winning percentages. The Daddy's won the league last year, this year he's playing for 7th place. I mean, does it get any more Lindsay Lohan than this? He's like Mickey Abbot on Seinfeld...he was standing in for Punky Brewster when y'all were nothin! Nevertheless, Sin City is touting the Daddy's in this one. It'll be interesting to see if Mental Ed can pull this one out.

Finally, the 9th place game featuring yours truly. The Cornholers stock is rising, a classic late bloomer tale. Although I'm not sure how a team hitting 1 homer and driving in 9 RBI all week can win. Then you take a look at the Hot Dogs. Hanley Ramirez...hurt...Kevin Youklis...hurt...Carlos Santana...hurt...David Aardsma (my only closer)...hurt...Michael Bourn...hurt...chances of winning...hurt. Ace Rothstein has the Cornholers stealing this one in an utterly embarrassing matchup that demonstrates the calibar of teams playing for a 9th place finish.

Meanwhile Client #9 defeated Hoosier Heat to finish in 11th place (the Heat pulling up the rear in 12th). In an extremely satisfying outcome, Clark & Addison defeats #3 seed CO Yankees for a 5th place finish. #3 seed CO Yankees dip down to #6 and lose some much needed points. Such a shame (yes, I'm shaking my head in disappointment with a smile from ear to ear).