Thread: Stage Four

It doesn’t exist. But we keep hoping.

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I'm in five leagues now. The best anti-dumping rule set I've seen is in a league that admittedly has tried to find the middle between re-draft and dynasty.

Only five major league keepers per year. Every contract increases by $5 a year (no contract years). You can keep up to five minor leaguers as well.

By increasing contracts their are few $1 bargains (your home league's annoying $5 FAAB minimum does the same thing as well). Also, only 5 major league keepers makes it difficult to make trades. 

Kent Ostby Seadogs

I think you want to shift to a healthier option, maybe Sweetgreens. No more pleasant, but won't kill you fellows off as quickly (if you stay away from the ranch dressing).

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman

Here's the latest in anti-dumping options ... I am coming to you live from a Brandon, Mississippi Waffle House. I, a total loser, came in last place in my fantasy football league. As punishment, I spend 24 hours in a Waffle House. Every waffle I eat shaves an hour off the clock. It’s 4:07 Central. ... only problem with applying this to my home roto league is that we're already losing owners faster than we can replace them ... but otherwise, I like the concept :-)

Howard Lynch LynchMob

Yeah, I meant on Opening Day. I don't really consider any of those players as starters. I guess Diaz was one but the others were injury replacement guys. Rios was a platooner. Maybe I should just do a little work :-)

Kent Ostby Seadogs
May 4

Was hearing a discussion the other day on MLB radio.  Can't remember the talking heads, but they were theorizing that the ball is making it harder to hit HRs ... and giving pitchers better control ... but that hitters have locked into that "3 true outcomes" mindset and keep trying to hit the ball over the fence each time they make contact - hitting into the shift a lot more often.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
May 4

Do you mean the five worst expected position players on Opening Day? After a month of baseball, here are the five worst in fact, measured by 5x5. 

Edwin Rios:  batting .085 in 47 AB, ($2)

Luis Campusano: .088 in 34 AB, ($2)

Daniel Robertson: .105 in 38 AB, ($2)

Alex Jackson: .043 in 23 AB ($1)

Elias Diaz: .136 in 44 AB ($1)

I read somewhere that the batting average in he majors in April was .232, the lowest it's been in the first month since 1968, when teams hit .230 and, of course, Bob Gibson set the ERA record that deGrom is threatening this year.

Maybe not just deGrom.

Alex Patton Alex
May 4

On opening day, who/what were the five worst starting position players in the NL? Wondering if we can capture that and find out what they earned by EOY.

Kent Ostby Seadogs
May 4

Way back in the 90s, I finished last in our league in consecutive years.  The next year, I executed the "Sweeney Plan," (back when it was really doable), because while I knew I would be very unlikely to win with it, I sure as fuck wasn't going to finish last for three straight years.  I finished 4th, with substantial satisfaction.

Mike Dean TMU2009
Apr 25
The guys at Razzball ran reverse Leagues for a number of years and I played the game one year. It wasn't as much "fun" as I thought it would be. Actually, it was fairly depressing trying to keep an active roster of dregs and rooting for failure on a day-to-day basis. It's much easier to finish last when attempting to succeed than it is to try and fail and be the best at it. 
Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Apr 24


I love this.

Only I don't need anti-roto to finish last.

Apr 24