Thread: Rotoman's Guide

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I like that idea and we've talked about something similar for here. We have some tech hurdles that we are having a problem getting over, but if we solve them we have a bunch of neat ideas like that. Would love to hear more, too.

Thanks.
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Mar 27 '14
How about this:

Here on the Patton site, right after each player's name and team name is a clickable thingy that says 'Guide'. If you click on it, you get all the info that's in the Guide on that player.

You can even encourage the picks and pans guys to come back and defend or revise their picks/pans.

Of course, you won't be able to click on all the Guide info without paying for it.

Ka-Ching!
Keith Prosseda andypro
Mar 27 '14
Thanks Yoda. Glad to hear that about the electronic version. It would be great to be able to update it, but that's a totally different business model the publisher isn't equipped for.

But you give me some ideas. Thanks.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Mar 27 '14
I'd like to add that I really like it on my iPad. I wished that the prices would be updated like they are here along with the ability to comment on players so it is more like a living, breathing document. Anyway, the Guide is he only fantasy baseball related item I pay for every year aside from the entry fees. Keep up the good work! :)
E Park yoda
Mar 27 '14
Thanks! Glad to hear an appreciative story about the Guide that doesn't involve the bathroom.

And I'm glad your dad is alright.
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Mar 27 '14
Heartwarming? Story:

Had to take my dad to the ER late last night (turns out he's fine). Anyway, in the rush I didn't bring my Kindle, which I rely on while waiting with my dad at the hospital.

Anyway, I've been there about an hour and it's 1:00 am, when I find out it'll be a few more hours for all the tests.

So, I hop in my car and find a Weis Markets that's open 24/7 and rush back to the magazine aisle (praying the whole time), and there it is, The Guide.

Turns out it was more like 2 hrs and 45 minutes, so the Guide was an absolute precious gem against what would have been mind-numbing boredom.

I also liked Alex's big dollar sign full page ad, especially where it says 'The best discussions in fantasy baseball'. I like to think I'm a tiny part of that - or at the very least comic relief.

Thanks, Peter.
Keith Prosseda andypro
Mar 26 '14
Peter, your Guide is looking better and better. You should put a live link to it in Latest News.
Alex Patton Alex
Mar 8 '14
For years, I was mirroring Alex's 67/33 bid split. This year, my AL is 70/30 and my NL is 69/31.

Your split should be pretty close to your league's split. This is mostly academic. If your league is 70/30 and you go 67/33 it won't make much of a difference (in fact, I had less money allocated for hitting overall in Tout Wars and spent way more on hitting than the next team). But if your league goes 75/25 and you go 65/35, you're going to have problems.
Mike Gianella MikeG
Jan 18 '14
Yes! A pricing system that doesn't add up is worthless.

The thing about the 65/35 (69/31 these days) split isn't that that is what teams have to use, there are good strategic reasons to deviate, but that it is what their league is going to end up spending.

So one's list of 108 pitcher prices should add up to $967.
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Jan 18 '14
Peter, at minimum, shouldn't a good pricing system make the earnings of the players we buy add up, more or less, to what we pay for them?

I'm just saying.
Alex Patton Alex
Jan 16 '14