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0 Subject: Any interest in a 2nd RIBC AA league?

Posted by: Guru
- [330592710] Mon, Feb 25, 2008, 17:24

Last year, we had two AA leagues for the RIBC. So far this year, one has been formed. There is still time to form a second one, although it should get done within the next week or so in order to get the draft started with ample time.

If anyone is interested in joining such a league, please indicate that here, along with an email address where you can readily be reached. In addition, we would need someone to be the commissioner. Without a commish, the league is a no-go.

Standard RIBC rules apply. 16 team league. Other particulars are in post [1] of this thread.
1 wazaaap_guy
ID: 25832712
Mon, Feb 25, 2008, 17:28
I would be interested.
2judy
ID: 7771722
Mon, Feb 25, 2008, 23:37
I would be interested.
3 JKaye @Work
ID: 458212116
Tue, Feb 26, 2008, 10:03
I would be interested--I already have an AAA team but would be happy to fill a spot here.
4 wolfer
ID: 24148211
Tue, Feb 26, 2008, 11:05
Interested.
5philflyboy
ID: 69461320
Tue, Feb 26, 2008, 14:02
I would be interested...someone needs to be last
6 judy
ID: 7771722
Tue, Feb 26, 2008, 15:49
Here's the email.
7 Jason
ID: 491262615
Tue, Feb 26, 2008, 16:27
I'm in. Please send me the info when its set up.
8 Frew
ID: 561362615
Tue, Feb 26, 2008, 16:36
Definitely interested. Let me know if I need to do anything else.
9 Jason - Jaydog
ID: 491262615
Tue, Feb 26, 2008, 17:28
I'll volunteer to commish the league. So far we have 7 people who have thrown their name in. Once we get 16 I'll get everything set up and underway.
10judy
ID: 7771722
Tue, Feb 26, 2008, 19:44
THANKS JASON -

I commished football and know the work it takes. This will be my
first time for baseball...

11 Jeremy Toce
ID: 271172619
Tue, Feb 26, 2008, 20:17
Hit me up, I am very interested.
12 vampire weekend
ID: 151128318
Tue, Feb 26, 2008, 20:27
I would be interested.
13 Jaydog
ID: 398351014
Tue, Feb 26, 2008, 20:31
So far we have:

Jason
wazzup guy
judy
jkaye@work
wolfer
philflyboy
frew
Jeremy Toce
Vampire Weekend

We'll be following the standard RIBC format

Once we get 7 more people we'll set up the league in Yahoo and get the draft started.

Looking forward to it.
14 philflyboy
ID: 11352619
Tue, Feb 26, 2008, 20:35
forgot to leave my email address
15 Hose
ID: 151542619
Tue, Feb 26, 2008, 20:54
Sure. I'm in.
16 Twarpy
Leader
ID: 386242821
Tue, Feb 26, 2008, 21:15
I'm in as long as this "Jkaye@work" character is in.
17 beastiemiked
ID: 65112917
Tue, Feb 26, 2008, 22:38
In.
18 Jaydog
ID: 398351014
Wed, Feb 27, 2008, 08:27
Three more brings the total to 12:

Jason
wazzup guy
judy
jkaye@work
wolfer
philflyboy
frew
Jeremy Toce
Vampire Weekend
twarpy
hose
beastiemiked
19 Jaydog
ID: 398351014
Wed, Feb 27, 2008, 08:31
For those who haven't seen it. HEre are the league settings:

Season Type: Full
Draft Type: Offline Draft
Max Teams: 16
Scoring Type: Rotisserie
Player Universe: All baseball
Max Moves: No maximum
Max Trades: No maximum
Trade Reject Time: 1
Trade End Date: August 24, 2008
Waiver Time: 2 days
Can't Cut List Provider: None
Trade Review: Commissioner
Post Draft Players: Follow Waiver Rules
Max Games Played: 162
Max Innings Pitched: 1350
Weekly Deadline: Daily - Tomorrow
Start Scoring on: Monday, Mar 24
Roster Positions: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, CI, MI, OF, OF, OF, OF, Util, SP, RP, P, P, P, P, P, P, P, BN, BN, BN, BN
Stat Categories: R, RBI, SB, OBP, SLG, W, SV, K, ERA, WHIP

The draft will be an offline slow draft run at the kafenatid website. My plan for the draft is to have a 6 hour clock with a nightly and weekend clock pause. In order to finish the draft by the opening game (March 25th) we'll have to stick to this clock. I strongly urge everyone to set up a draft queue and assign designated pickers in the event that you may be unavailable for any prolonged period of time that would slow down the draft.

As far as draft order, we will follow the RIBC standard ad hold a lottery to select draft position. We will first randomly rank the teams and the first team will get to select their draft position. The second team gets to select their position next and so forth.

Once we have 16 teams, we'll start the draft lottery and get everything going. Hopefully we'll get the last four teams today and be able to get the draft going by the end of the week.
20 Philsphan
Donor
ID: 301442416
Wed, Feb 27, 2008, 09:11
I'm already in one of the AAA leagues but I'll join here too if you need me.
21Guru
ID: 330592710
Wed, Feb 27, 2008, 09:37
Regarding those who are already in a AAA league:

If there are openings in a AA league that need to be filled, then a AAA manager can also play in a AA league. However, priorities should be given to new managers.

You'll probably want to get this league started fairly quickly, so there is no need to hold spots open for an extended period. The commish will need to decide when to cut and run.
22I hate philadelphia
ID: 4031169
Wed, Feb 27, 2008, 10:01
I'm in AAA as well, but if you guys need filler I'm game
23Weykool
Leader
ID: 41750315
Wed, Feb 27, 2008, 10:22
I'm in AAA as well, but if you guys need filler I'm game ....same here.
24 I hate philadelphia
ID: 4031169
Wed, Feb 27, 2008, 10:52
email
25 SamP
ID: 451462710
Wed, Feb 27, 2008, 11:46
I'm in for AA
26wazaaap_guy
ID: 520591413
Wed, Feb 27, 2008, 11:49
I ended up getting into another ribc league, so will have to pull my name from this one.
27 KSOLOIVE
ID: 22152711
Wed, Feb 27, 2008, 12:05
I am interested in joining the AA league.
28 Jaydog
ID: 398351014
Wed, Feb 27, 2008, 13:22
Current roster. Only including teams that are not in a AAA league. If we still have spots open tonight I will fill them with the AAA teams in order of when you posted.

Jason
KSOLOIVE
judy
wolfer
philflyboy
frew
Jeremy Toce
Vampire Weekend
twarpy
hose
beastiemiked
SamP

AAA Teams (in order)
jkaye@work
philsphan
I hate philadelphia
waykool

If no other unique AA teams join, that gives us 16. I'll wait untill the end of the business day and then post the final roster and draft choice order. Hopefully we can get the draft underway by tomorrow.
29 adamtkay
ID: 371152713
Wed, Feb 27, 2008, 14:15
I'm in!
30judy
ID: 7771722
Wed, Feb 27, 2008, 15:23
Where can I go to find the scoring rules, so I know how to earn
points or whatever?

Also, what is the difference between an SP, an RP and all those P's?

What's a CI (Corner inf)? an MI (middle Inf)?

Who can be a UT or BN player?
31judy
ID: 7771722
Wed, Feb 27, 2008, 15:26
Here is a set of random numbers for draft order:

12, 14, 5, 13, 8, 4, 3, 7, 11, 2, 15, 9, 1, 6, 16, 10

If someone offers a second set, Jason will be ready to go!
32Guru
ID: 330592710
Wed, Feb 27, 2008, 15:29
Not a points league. Rotisserie-style scoring.

There are 10 statistical categories, 5 for hitters and 5 for pitchers. Each team accumulates these stats, and then each category is independently ranked. If your team has the most steals, you get 16 points in that category. If you have the fewest steals, you get 1 point.

Each of these ten category ranks is then summed to develop a team score.

You can see last year's final standings as an example.

For hitting, the categories are runs, RBIs, steals, on base average, and slugging percentage. For pitching, the cats are wins, saves, strikeouts, ERA, and WHIP.
33 Jaydog
ID: 398351014
Wed, Feb 27, 2008, 15:30
Here is where we stand. I'll give it another few hours and then we'll solidify the roster.

Confirmed:
Jason
KSOLOIVE
judy
wolfer
philflyboy
frew
Jeremy Toce
Vampire Weekend
twarpy
hose
beastiemiked
SamP
adamtkay

AAA Teams (in order, 3 available spots)
jkaye@work
philsphan
I hate philadelphia
waykool

To answer Judy's questions:
The scoring is rotisserie format. There are 10 stat categories and each team is ranked 1-16 in each category based on their statistical output. For example if you lead the league in strikeouts, you get 16 points for strikeouts. If you are last in the league in SB's you get 1 point for SB's. Your league rank is based on your overall point total.

There is one dedicated starting pitcher slot and one dedicated relief pitcher spot. The remaining 7 pitchers spots can be taken by either a starting pitcher or a releif pitcher. How you use those slots is up to you and one of the key decisions you will make as a manager.

CI stands for Corner Infielder and can be used as either a first or third baseman.

MI stands for Middle Infielder and can be used as either a second baseman or shortstop.

Util can be any hitting position. Some players that never play the field (i.e. Frank Thomas) can only be used in the Util slot.

Bench players can be any player hitter or pitcher.

Once the league roster is finalized we will decide a draft order and I will send out an e-mail with instructions on how to register for the league (on Yahoo) and the draft (on Kafenatid).

34judy
ID: 7771722
Wed, Feb 27, 2008, 15:52
GURU and Jason

thanks for the info. I am beginning to understand!
Look out! (teehee)
35Guru
ID: 330592710
Wed, Feb 27, 2008, 16:02
In order to balance the conflicting objectives of getting the draft going and keeping the league open as long as possible for new people, let me suggest the following approach.

Thursday (tomorrow) morning, begin the draft order selection process. I will establish a random order of all new managers for this round, and those managers may begin selecting their draft position. If there are still open spots (ignoring the AAA waiting list), we will keep those spots open until it is time for those teams to select their draft position. At that time, any unfilled slots will be filled, either by new managers or from the waiting list. Once the draft order is completely set, you may begin the draft as soon as you wish.

This should allow you to get things moving, while still keeping the league open for another day or so, depending on the speed of your selection round.

Jaydog can go ahead and register the draft at kafenatid now, since it is clear that we have enough to fill the league. He can then send out registration info to the 13 new managers.
36 judy
ID: 7771722
Wed, Feb 27, 2008, 17:08
FYI:
I am signed up in Kafenatid and Yahoo.

TEAM NAME: PHILLYCATS
37 Nando
ID: 3213889
Wed, Feb 27, 2008, 18:08
So a guy I work with just pointed me to this thread...MITH!...I'd join up at AA if you're looking for owners. I dropped my e-mail in the slot if you want to send a message and let me know the details...

--Nando
38 Kooldad
ID: 521152718
Wed, Feb 27, 2008, 19:15
Sounds like fun. Baseball's not my #1 sport, but I'm game. Count me in.
39 Jaydog
ID: 491262615
Wed, Feb 27, 2008, 19:21
Nando and Kooldad you are both in. Expect an e-mail in a few minutes regarding league registration.

The current roster is as follows:

Jason
KSOLOIVE
judy
wolfer
philflyboy
frew
Jeremy Toce
Vampire Weekend
twarpy
hose
beastiemiked
SamP
adamtkay
nando
kooldad

That gives us 15 guaranteed spots with one spot left for a duplicate team in another league. I'll wait another hour or so for another unique team to join and if we don't get one the last spot will go to jkaye@work.

More information to follow about the draft lottery.
40 Joe
ID: 21252718
Wed, Feb 27, 2008, 19:25
Def would be interested
41 SamP
ID: 171402718
Wed, Feb 27, 2008, 19:40
I'm registered at both Yahoo and Kafenatid. My team is Brooklyn BMFs. Sorry if this is a stupid question, but when are we planning to have the draft ready to go on Kafenatid? Also, is there like a time limit rule? Not that I'm at all uptight (not that it would matter) but in the past I've blog drafted with some def flakes and have waited for over 24hrs for a pick? Is there like an autopick time limit or something?
42 Jaydog
ID: 491262615
Wed, Feb 27, 2008, 19:44
Alrighty. The league has been set. I will wait for the Guru to run the teams through his randomizer so we can start the draft lottery. Anyone else that signs up on this forum will enter a waiting list in case one of the first 16 teams does not respond or join the league within the next 24 hours.

To each of the 16 teams below. Please make sure that your signed up for the draft as soon as possible so we can get started. Once the teams are randomized we will start selecting draft positions. Once draft positions are finalized, the draft will begin.

1 Jason
2 KSOLOIVE
3 judy
4 wolfer
5 philflyboy
6 frew
7 Jeremy Toce
8 Vampire Weekend
9 twarpy
10 hose
11 beastiemiked
12 SamP
13 adamtkay
14 nando
15 kooldad
16 Joe
43judy
ID: 7771722
Wed, Feb 27, 2008, 19:47
SamP

Once it goes timed -- there is generally a 6 hour clock with time
out for nighttime. It looks like our group might go faster though -
- esp if people use queues. Last year in FB, we kept it going over
the weekends and it was fine. Gotta move fast with the season so
close this year.

Gotta get everyone registered on Kafentid first.
44 Jaydog
ID: 491262615
Wed, Feb 27, 2008, 19:48
SamP,

I like your style.

The draft will begin right after the order is set. Hopefully we'll be able to start tomorrow morning. The first round will be untimed as everyone gets used to the kafenatid system but after round one each pick will be on a 6 hour clock. Obviously you are encouraged to pick as soon as possible to keep things moving quickly. There will be a clock pause between 10pm eastern and 8am eastern each day as well as over the weekend.

In the event that you may not be able to make timely picks I highly encourage you to take advantage of a draft queue in kafenatid. You can set up a list of players and then have a designated picker choose either the top player or any player from your queue.

In the event that you do not make a pick within 6 hours and do not have a draft queue set up, the pick will move onto the next player. You can make up the pick at any time but run the risk of the player you want being taken by the time you make your pick.

If you have any more questions please let me know. Keep posted for the draft order selection process.
45Kooldad
ID: 521152718
Wed, Feb 27, 2008, 20:18
Okay... file this under the "there are no dumb questions, only dumb people" category. How do I set up a queue in Kafenated?
46 Jaydog
ID: 491262615
Wed, Feb 27, 2008, 20:56
Once the draft starts you'll see a section called queue management. You simply add whatever players you want to the list and then order them by priority. You won't be able to do this untill the draft starts.
47Kooldad
ID: 521152718
Wed, Feb 27, 2008, 21:23
Now I got it... thank you.
48judy
ID: 7771722
Wed, Feb 27, 2008, 22:43
jaydog --

How about a 6 am to 11 pm Eastern clock. The 10 pm is only 7
pm on the west coast and some people are still eating dinner.
Also 6 am eastern plus the 6 hours gives the west coasters time
to wake up, eat breakfast and make a pick before work!

Just a thought -- we might get time crunched.

We still need to set the draft order...that could take all day
tomorrow...

49Guru
ID: 330592710
Wed, Feb 27, 2008, 23:31
I used random.org to develop the following set of numbers:
* 8
* 11
* 7
* 12
* 6
* 16
* 3
* 15
* 4
* 2
* 13
* 5
* 14
* 10
* 9
* 1

Applying these to an alphabetized list of managers in post 42, we get the following draft order:

1 wolfer
2 KSOLOIVE
3 Joe
4 kooldad
5 philflyboy
6 Jason
7 frew
8 adamtkay
9 Vampire Weekend
10 twarpy
11 beastiemiked
12 hose
13 nando
14 SamP
15 judy
16 Jeremy Toce

Let me suggest that you start a new thread in the baseball standings forum, and begin the draft selection round.
50 Jaydog
ID: 491262615
Thu, Feb 28, 2008, 07:25
I have started a new post in the baseball league @ standings forum called RIBC AA Texas League Draft. The draft selection round has started there. Please use that forum for all selection and draft activity.

Draft thread

Wolfer is on the clock.
51 The Tran
      ID: 511542816
      Thu, Feb 28, 2008, 18:03
Guru,

It looks as though i missed out on this year's RIBC AA league, but is there anyway I can get in for next year?

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