Monday, February 13, 2012

Mock drafting

I am hosting weekly mock drafts for Fantasy GameDay on Couch Managers this winter.  Anyone who is interested the link is here.  Password is FGD2, and the final digit will simply go up with each succeeding draft.  The writeup for the first mock is up at FGD, if you have an interest.  I will be hosting these every week through March (unless my draft schedule interferes) so if you have a particular format or date/time that work better for you, let me know.  I am very accommodating.
I am also excited about the league starting up again.  I'd be more excited if we could keep more than 6 players, but I will survive until 2013.  I do agree with Olin that a dynasty setup for our league would work well, with a minor league draft to pick up prospects.  I am in a few of those, and enjoy the prospecting of prospects a great deal.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Spring 2012 Newsletter

Hey Guys :

As spring approaches, a young man's fancy turns to ............ BASEBALL.

Hopefully, we've all survived the winter none-the-worse for wear, and are looking ahead to a better and brighter future.

Our incumbent League Champion, Lloyd Souza (stangnut), gave us a bit of a scare, a few weeks ago, when he was rushed to the hospital with a rather serious medical condition. I believe he is home, now, recuperating. So, before we get "down to business", let us send well wishes his way and pray for a speedy and full recovery .

Speaking of business, it's time for us, all, to cough up the $20 league "donation". For a few years now , my wife has rescinded my cheque-writing privileges, so I'm going to stick a $20 bill in an envelope and trust that the post office will deliver it to :

Richard Justmann
315 Antler Way
Alpharetta , Georgia 30005

Rich has informed me that he will cash your checks and safely tuck our money away, until year-end prizes (!!) are to be distributed .

Another CHANGE made for the 2012 season ==> the IP (innings pitched) Limit will be set at 1650 innings. Although this is a significant reduction, many of us will be unaffected by it, and will go on managing our teams as we have in the past. 1650 innings is our attempt to bring us closer to 'real' baseball and is designed to curtail the seemingly un-endless daily streaming of pitchers and to give us a chance to "manage" our pitching staffs .

THE BIGGEST CHANGE will actually take effect in the 2013 season. That is when we have scheduled to "bump up" the NUMBER OF KEEPERS to 10 players .

And even though we will enter the 2012 season with only 6 keepers, this change could have a serious impact on your up-coming draft strategy .... maybe it's time for all of us to start thinking about locking down our "core" players, especially those studs that occupy positions of "scarcity".

For me, this means that I'll be throwing back one of my stud pitchers into the pool and hanging on to my shortstop of choice, instead. I wish that I could keep both of them, but remember we ONLY KEEP 6, this year. You guys  You do what you want. Hopefully it will turn out alright for you .

ONE LAST NOTE:  bookmark this page ==>

RJ was kind enough to set-up our very own blog. This is where RJ will be posting info on a variety of issues, including, but not limited to, the exact date and time of our draft, the keeper cut-off date, polls, etc etc .

On this blog site, we will ALL be able to post our views comments and opinions. How many leagues, that you belong to, have their very own blog site ??