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0 Subject: RIBC 2020: preliminary organization

Posted by: Guru
- [330592710] Fri, Feb 07, 2020, 11:03

I have sent out emails to everyone who played in one of the RIBC leagues in 2019. If you played last year and didn't receive anything (check your spam folder), please let me know ASAP.

So far, 15 of 16 invitees have accepted for the top RIBC league, and I expect the 16th will affirm shortly. Emails were just sent to all others a few minutes ago.

Last year, we had the top RIBC league plus three qualifying leagues (two AAA, one AA). My first order of business is to determine whether we have enough interest to run three qualifying leagues again this year.

I have Judy, Khahan, and Wolfer as volunteers to commish this year. So we should be good to go on that front.

If you did not participate last season but would like to try it, please send me an email at davehall@rotoguru2.com. Be aware that league organization and drafting will take place during the last week of February and most of the month of March, so you will generally need to have internet access throughout the entire month.

1Guru
† † † ID: 330592710
† † † Mon, Feb 10, 2020, 09:53
Status update as of Monday, Feb 10

I am still awaiting word from one of the 16 invitees to the RIBC - jasonprof.

So far, I have 35 positive responses to participating in a qualifying league, received from the following:
Bean
blue hen
C1-NRB
Crack Babies
Da Bomb
Dave R
filthy
Goatlocker
Gramazins
Great One
gurudan
jaydog
JeffG
Judy
Khahan
ksoze
Larry Fleisher
Meatwads
Mike Rogers
Nerfherders
Perm Dude
s R
Seattle Zen
Sparkyanne
Species
Taxman
Thumpers
Tilt23
Toral
twilson
Valkyrie
Wiggs
wolfer
youngroman
ywk

Managers form last year who have not yet responded are:
artofmonk
beebop
Electroman
ttucowboy
Tosh

If all of these five mamaers return, that will give us 40 managers to fill 48 QL spots. So we'll need some new blood and/or some managers who agree to run two teams.

Returning managers were given a deadline of Feb 17 to respond, so we still have a week of open recruiting before I begin to make final league assignments. If existing managers know of someone who might like to join the AA league, please send me an email at davehall@rotoguru2.com.
2 Jason
† † † ID: 52117113
† † † Tue, Feb 11, 2020, 04:19
I am sorry for being late.
I am in, thanks for the invitation.
3Guru
† † † ID: 330592710
† † † Thu, Feb 13, 2020, 09:54
I have now heard from all potential returnees everyone except for ttucowboy and beebop.

At this point, I have just 37 acceptances, which is enough for two full AAA leagues but with only 5 left for the AA league. That's borderline, as getting 11 managers to take a second team could be a tall order. We may need to go with just two AAA leagues and shut a few people out.

Still no newbies. Several of you have said "I have a friend who might..." If you do, now is the time to step forward.

Meanwhile, I want to start getting a hard count on how many managers would be willing to run a second team. Please speak up here, or send me an email.
4Meatwads
† † † ID: 51561412
† † † Fri, Feb 14, 2020, 13:56
Iím willing to take a second team.
5 ttucowboy
† † † ID: 101231423
† † † Mon, Feb 17, 2020, 11:32
Sorry for the delay. Due to RL time restrictions, I wonít be playing this year. Thanks
6Khahan
† † † ID: 551581418
† † † Mon, Feb 17, 2020, 20:25
Hey guru
could we just get a quick run down of positions again so I can double check I set the league up properly?

thanks
7Guru
† † † ID: 330592710
† † † Tue, Feb 18, 2020, 08:57
Here are the RIBC league settings at ESPN. (Still shows last year's teams, but that will be updated soon.)

https://fantasy.espn.com/baseball/league/settings?leagueId=84622
8Guru
† † † ID: 330592710
† † † Tue, Feb 18, 2020, 10:35
I have 10 managers who have now volunteered to take a second team, so - assuming everyone comes through - we should be able to offer a 15 team AA league. Close enough.

It is also possible we'll have a few latecomers to fill the remaining opening, and/or to dislodge a duplicate team (as several duplicate managers said something like "I'll do it as a last resort...")

Hopefully, by tomorrow, I can finalize the league assignments and all leagues can then can move forward with registrations, draft selections, etc.
9R-Money
† † † ID: 153121721
† † † Tue, Feb 18, 2020, 17:50
@Guru - If you need someone for the entry league I would like to give it a try.
10Guru
† † † ID: 330592710
† † † Tue, Feb 18, 2020, 22:17
R-Money, please send me an email: davehall@rotoguru2.com

Not sure I have yours.
11Guru
† † † ID: 330592710
† † † Thu, Feb 20, 2020, 10:12
Here are the qualifying league assignments for 2020 (updated Feb. 21):

AAA-ESPN
Judy, commissioner
blue hen
Great One
jaydog
JeffG
Larry Fleisher
Seattle Zen
Sparkyanne
Species
Thumpers
Toral
Tosh
twilson
Valkyrie
Goatlocker
youngroman

AAA-Yahoo
Khahan, commissioner
artofmonk
Bean
Da Bomb
Dave R
Electroman
filthy
gurudan
ksoze
Meatwads
Nerfherders
Perm Dude
s R
Taxman
Tilt23
ywk


AA (ESPN)
wolfer, commissioner
C1-NRB
El fatador
Gramazins
R-money
Wiggs
Bean
blue hen
gurudan
Meatwads
Perm Dude
Sparkyanne
Taxman
Toral
Donkey Kong
John Dowd

The AA league includes 8 managers who are running a second team. (Thanks to all of you!) I never got any response from beebop, who managed in the AA league last year. If he or any new manager comes forward in the next week or so, we should be able to insert that manager into the AA league and dislodge a duplicate team.

I'll be sending email addresses for each league to the respective commissioners, who will take over league registration and organization duties from here.

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