Thread: Latest News

Company news, mostly, but also baseball in general.

Welcome! You are invited to wander around and read all of the comments that have been posted here at Patton & Co., but as soon as you register you can see the bid limits that Alex, Peter and Mike propose for each player, and you can post your own comments. Registering is free, so please join us!
The final update is posted at the usual place. Learn more at http:/software.askrotoman.com.

Thanks everybody! Have a great season!
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Apr 7 '11
Just to recap:

Lg1 = LABR prices
Lg2 = Tout War prices
Sort# = batting orders and pitching roles
Quick Memo = short notes that Peter and I think are important, including our sleeper picks
Memo = longer notes
In both fields you can add your own notes.

The Bid column is blank. You can fill it in quickly by selecting Lg1, Lg2, PK5, MF5 or AP4 as your starting point. Transfer Value lets you move whichever set of prices you prefer to the Bid column.

All of these prices add up to standard league budgets (12 AL teams, 13 NL teams, $260 per team).

The next step is to enter the salaries of players that are frozen in your league in place of the bids.

Now the prices don't add up. There's extra money to spend.

Distribute this money on a case by case basis to the available players. Do not distribute it evenly; target the specific players that you really like or need.

When the prices add up, you've adjusted for inflation. You're ready for the auction!
Alex Patton Alex
Mar 31 '11
The Opening Day update (March 31) is posted!

Lots of notes and updates. Learn more at software.askrotoman.com.
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Mar 31 '11
The latest update (March 24) is available now!

Contains Tout Wars prices as well as LABR and updated bids and Sort numbers.

Learn more at software.askrotoman.com.
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Mar 24 '11
So is the latest update available now?
michael chielens MC9
Mar 24 '11
LABR auction prices are listed under Lg1.
Alex Patton Alex
Mar 18 '11
The March 17 St. Patricks' Cadillac edition of Patton $ Online is now out. Complete Sort Numbers to help you identify batting orders and pitching rotations for all teams are in the package now.

So are LABR auction prices.

So are price lists from me, Alex and Mike Fenger (known here as mike) for 5x5 and 4x5.

Learn more at software.askrotoman.com. Let us know if you have any questions. It's more than just software.
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Mar 17 '11
I think the best stat service out there right now is onRoto.com, Hodenhiat. They cost $99 for the league. They actually wrote the original Fanball league software (as TQstats). The reports aren't the most beautiful, but you can customize all layouts and the league choices are first rate. Highly recommended.
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Mar 17 '11
Our league has been using Fanball the past few years. They are shutting down this summer. For a traditional 8 team , 8 category rotisserie league, can you recommend another company to go with to calculate standings, send e-mails, etc?

The management of Fanball.com has determined to cease operations, effective as of June 30, 2011. Commissioner, Draft & Play, and Challenge games already in progress for NBA, NHL and NFL will continue to their conclusion.
Hank Hoden Hodenhiat
Mar 6 '11
The first update is posted now at AskRotoman.com. Merge files for the software, as well as text and Excel files that reflect exactly what's in the merge files.
Alex Patton Alex
Mar 4 '11