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0 Subject: RIBC AA 2018

Posted by: Toral - [0181517] Sat, Feb 24, 2018, 16:12


Welcome!

I see that a bunch of the usual suspects have been rounded up for RIBC 2018 on ESPN:

AA-ESPN (Toral, commish)
C1-NRB
Electroman
GoatLocker
IAC
jaydog
Nerfherders
Perm Dude
Taxman
Toral
Wiggs
Ywk
[5 open spots]

Invitations have been sent out. Draftime invitations will follow in due course.
1 Toral
      ID: 0181517
      Sat, Feb 24, 2018, 16:18
Those of you who are eagle-eyed will notice that there is a mistake in the league settings. Setting up, I typed "166" instead of "162" for the Max Games Played setting. I have tried to correct this at least 15 times unsuccessfully. I tried before the league was actually created, and after. If you look at "Recent League Activity" you will see 4 entries for "Roster Settings Updated" -- all unsuccessful. I even abandoned the first league set-up and started again -- no dice. ESPN is determined that any league I set up have a max of 166 games played.

I will attempt to figure out a way to fix this or deal with it somehow.
2Toral
      ID: 0181517
      Sat, Feb 24, 2018, 16:38

You will receive 2 invitations from ESPN. The first will take you to a deleted league. Ignore it. The second, the good one, will take you to a real league.

Sorry for the confusion.
3GoatLocker
      ID: 361242417
      Sat, Feb 24, 2018, 18:24
Guess I am brain dead.
I got invite, but I'm doing something wrong I guess. I see where I am team 4, but how do I claim the team.

GL
4Toral
      ID: 0181517
      Sat, Feb 24, 2018, 19:23

You *were* team 4, I imagine, on a league which I deleted, because...never mind, you don't want to know.

Look for a newer e-mail invite, and accept that. Or I'll just send you an invite if you want.
5 Matt
      ID: 581372419
      Sat, Feb 24, 2018, 20:38
I would like to join please
6Toral
      ID: 0181517
      Sat, Feb 24, 2018, 21:55
Matt: Invitation sent.
7 Khahan
      ID: 367431722
      Sat, Feb 24, 2018, 23:14
If there are still spots I'll take a team here.
8Toral
      ID: 0181517
      Sun, Feb 25, 2018, 03:12
Khahan: Guru will be inviting people to take second teams later on.
9 Toral
      ID: 0181517
      Sun, Feb 25, 2018, 08:37

Note: The first batch of invites I sent out now take you to "Toronto 12-Team Roto 33532". Don't join them! That's not us! Look for a newer invite or ask me for one. here or by e-mail.
10 Taxman
      SuperDude
      ID: 029463114
      Mon, Feb 26, 2018, 12:16
in and thanks Alan
11 ttucowboy
      ID: 401182619
      Mon, Feb 26, 2018, 20:18
I'm interested in joining if there is a spot still open.
12Toral
      ID: 0181517
      Tue, Feb 27, 2018, 05:07
Pete: invitation sent.
13 Toral
      ID: 0181517
      Tue, Feb 27, 2018, 09:38

Draftime invitations have been sent out. Please join!

If you don't get your invite by the end of today (Tuesday), look for it in your junk file, and if it's not there let me know here or send me an e-mail.

3 slots still left open. Recruit, recruit, recruit!
14ttucowboy
      ID: 7657213
      Tue, Feb 27, 2018, 11:18
Thanks Toral. Joined league on ESPN and registered for draft on draftime. Ready to roll!
15Toral
      ID: 0181517
      Tue, Feb 27, 2018, 19:22
Sent fresh invites to the 2 who haven't joined the league yet, ywk and jaydog.
16 Vampireweekend
      Dude
      ID: 24100310
      Wed, Feb 28, 2018, 22:29
Would appreciate a spot if still available. Thanks
17Toral
      ID: 0181517
      Thu, Mar 01, 2018, 10:09
Vampireweekend: League and Draftime invitations sent.
18Toral
      ID: 0181517
      Fri, Mar 02, 2018, 16:32
We have only 2 spots left. My inclination is to fill those spots with 2 of the volunteers whose names Guru has provided me with early on Sunday evening. Guru will provide us with an order for picking draft slots and we will start picking draft slots very soon thereafter, think late Sunday evening or Monday morning.
19Taxman
      SuperDude
      ID: 029463114
      Fri, Mar 02, 2018, 18:57
works for me
20Toral
      ID: 0181517
      Sun, Mar 04, 2018, 18:03

Bean and Khahan have been invited to take a second RIBC tean to fill up our league.

Here is your 2018 RIBC AA:

Bean
C1-NRB
Electroman
GoatLocker
IAC
jaydog
Khahan
Mark
Nerfherders
Perm Dude
Taxman
Toral
ttucowboy
Vampireweekend
Wiggs
Ywk

Guru will provide us with a randomized order for picking draft slots, and off we will go!
21Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Sun, Mar 04, 2018, 18:34
Here is the order for the draft selection round:

1 Perm Dude
2 Vampireweekend
3 Ywk
4 IAC
5 Nerfherders
6 Wiggs
7 Matt
8 jaydog
9 Taxman
10 Electroman
11 C1-NRB
12 ttucowboy
13 GoatLocker
14 Bean
15 Toral
16 Khahan

22Toral
      ID: 0181517
      Sun, Mar 04, 2018, 19:21

OK, we can get under way. We are picking draft slots.

Please post your selection in this thread. I will show how to include a list of the remaining owners once someone has picked -- easier to show than tell.

Take note that I use a 24-Hour Rule. If you haven't made your pick 24 hours after the previous pick, I will assign you the highest draft slot (i.e., the lowest numbered slot). If when you show up, you don't like your slot, I think it is highly likely that you will be able to trade it for a lower slot held by someone else. The 24-hour rule does not go into effect until the first pick made on Monday morning.

PermDude is up.

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
23Vampireweekend
      Dude
      ID: 24100310
      Sun, Mar 04, 2018, 19:25
Going to have some limited availability - I will take 1or 2
24Khahan
      ID: 367431722
      Sun, Mar 04, 2018, 21:32
Well, I'll make one of the picks easy at least - give me whatever spot is left. haha
25Toral
      ID: 0181517
      Mon, Mar 05, 2018, 07:33

Yoo Hoo, Perm Dude, you're up!

I have e-mailed PD last night and again this morning. I hate to get off to a slow start.
26Perm Dude
      ID: 4724156
      Mon, Mar 05, 2018, 07:41
Sorry--out of power for three days. I blame the Mayor...

I will take #16.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16 Perm Dude

Next up:

Vampireweekend
Ywk
IAC
Nerfherders
Wiggs
Matt
jaydog
Taxman
Electroman
C1-NRB
ttucowboy
GoatLocker
Bean
Toral
Khahan
27Toral
      ID: 0181517
      Mon, Mar 05, 2018, 07:45

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

Next up: ywk

3 Ywk
4 IAC
5 Nerfherders
6 Wiggs
7 Matt
8 jaydog
9 Taxman
10 Electroman
11 C1-NRB
12 ttucowboy
13 GoatLocker
14 Bean
15 Toral
16 Khahan


28Toral
      ID: 0181517
      Mon, Mar 05, 2018, 09:46

ywk by e-mail:

1 Vampireweekend
2 ywk
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16 Perm Dude

Next up: IAC

4 IAC
5 Nerfherders
6 Wiggs
7 Matt
8 jaydog
9 Taxman
10 Electroman
11 C1-NRB
12 ttucowboy
13 GoatLocker
14 Bean
15 Toral
16 Khahan
29I_AM_CANADIAN
      ID: 32872010
      Mon, Mar 05, 2018, 11:04
1 Vampireweekend
2 ywk
3
4
5
6
7
8
9 IAC
10
11
12
13
14
15
16 Perm Dude

Next up: Nerfherders

5 Nerfherders
6 Wiggs
7 Matt
8 jaydog
9 Taxman
10 Electroman
11 C1-NRB
12 ttucowboy
13 GoatLocker
14 Bean
15 Toral
16 Khahan
30Bean
      ID: 304422310
      Mon, Mar 05, 2018, 12:14
When we get to my pick, just give me the lowest number pick. I prefer to be as close as possible to the middle, but I know 1-8 will be gone by the time its my pick.
31Nerfherders
      ID: 33543714
      Mon, Mar 05, 2018, 15:37
1 Vampireweekend
2 ywk
3 Nerfherders
4
5
6
7
8
9 IAC
10
11
12
13
14
15
16 Perm Dude

Next up: wiggs

6 Wiggs
7 Matt
8 jaydog
9 Taxman
10 Electroman
11 C1-NRB
12 ttucowboy
13 GoatLocker
14 Bean
15 Toral
16 Khahan
32Wiggs
      ID: 20502821
      Mon, Mar 05, 2018, 18:59
I canít get it to copy and paste on my phone. I will take 8 please
33Toral
      ID: 0181517
      Mon, Mar 05, 2018, 19:04

1 Vampireweekend
2 ywk
3 Nerfherders
4
5
6
7
8 Wiggs
9 IAC
10
11
12
13
14
15
16 Perm Dude

Next up: Matt

7 Matt
8 jaydog
9 Taxman
10 Electroman
11 C1-NRB
12 ttucowboy
13 GoatLocker
14 Bean
15 Toral
16 Khahan
34 Matt
      ID: 8228518
      Mon, Mar 05, 2018, 19:28
I will take 7 please. Thanks.
35Toral
      ID: 0181517
      Mon, Mar 05, 2018, 19:55

1 Vampireweekend
2 ywk
3 Nerfherders
4
5
6
7 Matt
8 Wiggs
9 IAC
10
11
12
13
14
15
16 Perm Dude

Next up: jaydog

8 jaydog
9 Taxman
10 Electroman
11 C1-NRB
12 ttucowboy
13 GoatLocker
14 Bean
15 Toral
16 Khahan
36 Matt
      ID: 8228518
      Mon, Mar 05, 2018, 19:57
1 Vampireweekend
2 ywk
3 Nerfherders
4
5
6
7 Matt
8 Wiggs
9 IAC
10
11
12
13
14
15
16 Perm Dude

Next up: jaydog

8 jaydog
9 Taxman
10 Electroman
11 C1-NRB
12 ttucowboy
13 GoatLocker
14 Bean
15 Toral
16 Khahan
37jaydog
      ID: 57213279
      Mon, Mar 05, 2018, 21:13
1 Vampireweekend
2 ywk
3 Nerfherders
4
5
6 Jaydog
7 Matt
8 Wiggs
9 IAC
10
11
12
13
14
15
16 Perm Dude

Next up: Taxman

9 Taxman
10 Electroman
11 C1-NRB
12 ttucowboy
13 GoatLocker
14 Bean
15 Toral
16 Khahan
38Taxman
      SuperDude
      ID: 029463114
      Tue, Mar 06, 2018, 10:53
1 Vampireweekend
2 ywk
3 Nerfherders
4 Taxman
5
6 Jaydog
7 Matt
8 Wiggs
9 IAC
10
11
12
13
14
15
16 Perm Dude

Next up: Electroman


10 Electroman
11 C1-NRB
12 ttucowboy
13 GoatLocker
14 Bean
15 Toral
16 Khahan
39Electroman
      ID: 7214610
      Tue, Mar 06, 2018, 11:14
1 Vampireweekend
2 ywk
3 Nerfherders
4 Taxman
5
6 Jaydog
7 Matt
8 Wiggs
9 IAC
10 Electroman
11
12
13
14
15
16 Perm Dude

Next up: C1-NRB



11 C1-NRB
12 ttucowboy
13 GoatLocker
14 Bean
15 Toral
16 Khahan
40C1-NRB
      ID: 4824169
      Tue, Mar 06, 2018, 12:19
1 Vampireweekend
2 ywk
3 Nerfherders
4 Taxman
5 C1-NRB
6 Jaydog
7 Matt
8 Wiggs
9 IAC
10 Electroman
11
12
13
14
15
16 Perm Dude

Next up: ttucowboy

12 ttucowboy
13 GoatLocker
14 Bean
15 Toral
16 Khahan
41ttucowboy
      ID: 7657213
      Tue, Mar 06, 2018, 13:42
1 Vampireweekend
2 ywk
3 Nerfherders
4 Taxman
5 C1-NRB
6 Jaydog
7 Matt
8 Wiggs
9 IAC
10 Electroman
11 ttucowboy
12
13
14
15
16 Perm Dude

Next up: Goatlocker

13 GoatLocker
14 Bean
15 Toral
16 Khahan
42GoatLocker
      ID: 361242417
      Tue, Mar 06, 2018, 13:57
1 Vampireweekend
2 ywk
3 Nerfherders
4 Taxman
5 C1-NRB
6 Jaydog
7 Matt
8 Wiggs
9 IAC
10 Electroman
11 ttucowboy
12 Goatlocker
13 Bean
14
15
16 Perm Dude

Next up: Toral
15 Toral
16 Khahan


I took 12.
Gave Bean 13 based on his email.
Toral is up.
43Toral
      ID: 0181517
      Tue, Mar 06, 2018, 14:09

1 Vampireweekend
2 ywk
3 Nerfherders
4 Taxman
5 C1-NRB
6 Jaydog
7 Matt
8 Wiggs
9 IAC
10 Electroman
11 ttucowboy
12 Goatlocker
13 Bean
14 Toral
15 Khahan
16 Perm Dude

DONE!
44Toral
      ID: 0181517
      Tue, Mar 06, 2018, 14:18

Now we can start to think about when the draft starts.

RIBC is thinking about starting March 11-12. There is a tradition whereby the bush leagues start first. I don't think we will need much, if any, more time than they do. They took almost twice as long to pick their draft slots.

Saturday, March 10 or Sunday, March 11, which would you prefer?

The first round will be untimed, in any case.
45Bean
      ID: 304422310
      Tue, Mar 06, 2018, 14:22
If its untimed, might as well do the earlier one. If someone don't like it, they just drag their feet.
46GoatLocker
      ID: 361242417
      Tue, Mar 06, 2018, 14:46
Doesn't really matter to me, but would say earlier is better.
Will be driving back to California from Las Vegas, but not sure when the date will be.

GL
47Perm Dude
      ID: 4724156
      Tue, Mar 06, 2018, 14:47
Sunday. Will be out of town Thursday morning through Sunday morning.
48Khahan
      ID: 2911322610
      Tue, Mar 06, 2018, 15:03
Wow, 15th slot. I'll gladly take that. If I miss out on the first 3-4 picks I tend to look at 15 or 16 anyway. Figured w/ the last slot I'd get stuck around 11 or 12.
49C1-NRB
      ID: 4824169
      Tue, Mar 06, 2018, 15:14
Either day is fine with me.
50I_AM_CANADIAN
      ID: 32872010
      Tue, Mar 06, 2018, 15:32
I'm good with either day as well.
51Wiggs
      ID: 20502821
      Tue, Mar 06, 2018, 21:13
I think we should start Saturday. Pd picks 16 anyways so chances are we donít get to him til Sunday. If we do we can wait for him.
52Toral
      ID: 0181517
      Wed, Mar 07, 2018, 09:53

I am going to start the draft Saturday morning. EARLY Saturday morning so ywk can queue before bedtime. We can wait for PD to pick on Sunday. We won't start the clock until Monday. This seems to be pretty much in line with what the other minor leagues are doing.
53Perm Dude
      ID: 4724156
      Wed, Mar 07, 2018, 12:46
TY.

If I get the time during the conference to research I will work on my queue so there is no slowdown.
54Toral
      ID: 0181517
      Sat, Mar 10, 2018, 05:13
And we're off!

No clock today.

We won't be able to get into the second round today with PD unavailable but we should be able to get right up to him, I hope.

You should set your Designated Pickers.
55GoatLocker
      ID: 361242417
      Sat, Mar 10, 2018, 09:31
Come on, I'm sitting here ready to pick.
56I_AM_CANADIAN
      ID: 432322919
      Sat, Mar 10, 2018, 13:03
Just a reminder to all.

Since we are started now... we can setup our queue's if we so wish.

I got a small one built for my 1st Rounder... although I'll likely be around.
57Toral
      ID: 0181517
      Sat, Mar 10, 2018, 13:12

This isn't going as planned.

I had specifically asked ywk if he would be able to queue in the evening if the draft started early Saturday and he said Yes. So I got up at 5 A.M. to start the draft.

I don't know what happened but the time difference is 13 hours so we may be waiting for awhile.

Hopefully we can make it up later in the day and get where we want to be by the end of it.

58Nerfherders
      ID: 2211442615
      Sat, Mar 10, 2018, 13:55
My queue is set.
59GoatLocker
      ID: 361242417
      Sat, Mar 10, 2018, 16:44
We are going out this evening, but will set a queue before we leave.

GL
60Toral
      ID: 0181517
      Sun, Mar 11, 2018, 08:16

If Pete doesn't pick before I go to church, I may not be able to leave an autoqueue and so would have to wait until after church to pick, for reasons I will tell you in the rationales.

Speaking of rationales...at the AA level, they are purely voluntary. I prefer to set them up as wolfer did here; 5 rounds at a time, for readability. So the rationale thread will not be set up until round 7, and you might want to compose your rationales soon after you make your pick and save them up until the time comes.
61Khahan
      ID: 367431722
      Sun, Mar 11, 2018, 15:34
Damn PD, i was considering 3 guys for that 1st round pick and hoped 1 of the other 2 would come back to me in 2 picks. Nope, you grabbed them both.
62Nerfherders
      ID: 2211442615
      Sun, Mar 11, 2018, 23:57
I honestly did not think this would get back to me on the weekend. I have no cheatsheets or anything with me at home. If it's okay, I'll make my pick first thing when I get to work, which will be roughly 11am EDT. Sorry for the delay.
63I_AM_CANADIAN
      ID: 432322919
      Mon, Mar 12, 2018, 00:18
What is the official stance on when the clock is going active? I thought it was off for the first round only? Or was it until Monday? I'm sorry, I not sure if it was clear?
64I_AM_CANADIAN
      ID: 432322919
      Mon, Mar 12, 2018, 00:25
For reference... Guru suggested 2nd round the clock starts:

http://rotoguru1.com/cgi-bin/read.pl?board=base&thread=20455&last=1520789652

Mind you... they started today.

Also reminder... if we are forced to wait 12+ hours... wouldn't be a bad time to set a queue if you are within the next 3 or so picks.
65Toral
      ID: 0181517
      Mon, Mar 12, 2018, 06:16

64 IAC: Monday morning. See post 52.

Minor leagues are not required to follow the RIBC in clock matters, although as it happens the draft pause I am imposing, at least to start, is the same as RIBC's, so we will have the same clock, at least to start.
66 Toral
      ID: 0181517
      Mon, Mar 12, 2018, 06:31

The draft is now paused.

My attempt to set the draft time with a draft pause caused Draftime to burp and skip Nerfherder's and ywk's picks. Nerf will have to state who he wants to pick here or e-mail me. ywk then will have to do the same, or instruct me to override him and use his queue even though it is unavailable at the moment.
67GoatLocker
      ID: 361242417
      Mon, Mar 12, 2018, 07:18
Do we know when it is getting turned back on.
I'm heading back to the California house in the next two hours or so. Was going to set a queue, but can't until it is back available.

GL
68Toral
      ID: 0181517
      Mon, Mar 12, 2018, 07:22

Goatlocker: I need to hear from Nerf and ywk with picks before the draft can resume.

Alternatively, you can let me know here or by e-mail that you are ready to set a queue IMMEDIATELY, I can resume the draft long enuf for you to set a queue and then shut it down wagain.
69GoatLocker
      ID: 361242417
      Mon, Mar 12, 2018, 07:41
If you turn it on now, I can get in and set the queue.
Issue is I will be on the road anywhere from 4 1/2 to 6 hours.
Starting about 2 hours from now.
I can set a big enough queue to cover next two rounds.

GL
70Toral
      ID: 0181517
      Mon, Mar 12, 2018, 07:42

Go! The draft is resumed, set your queue!
71 Vampireweekend
      Dude
      ID: 24100310
      Mon, Mar 12, 2018, 07:50
I wonít pick...
72Toral
      ID: 0181517
      Mon, Mar 12, 2018, 07:52

71 Vampireweekend: Thanx.
73GoatLocker
      ID: 361242417
      Mon, Mar 12, 2018, 07:59
Queues are done and turned on for 3.12 and 4.5
Hopefully then I'll be there and won't delay things long.

GL
74GoatLocker
      ID: 361242417
      Mon, Mar 12, 2018, 07:59
Queues are done and turned on for 3.12 and 4.5
Hopefully then I'll be there and won't delay things long.

GL
75 Toral
      ID: 0181517
      Mon, Mar 12, 2018, 08:02

Thanx.

The draft has been stopped again. Nerfherder is up, but he needs to send his pick directly to me or post it here.
76GoatLocker
      ID: 361242417
      Mon, Mar 12, 2018, 08:11
Toral,
Just sent you an email with my cell number.
Just in case.

GL
77Toral
      ID: 0181517
      Mon, Mar 12, 2018, 08:23

Got it.

And I for my part will be out of circ for about an hour while I get breakfast and coffee. Believe me, I need the coffee.
78GoatLocker
      ID: 361242417
      Mon, Mar 12, 2018, 08:26
I'm on my second cup already.

GL
79Toral
      ID: 0181517
      Mon, Mar 12, 2018, 10:51

I've sent an e-mail with our picks so far to Nerfherders, since he can't see our draft while it's stopped. It's just a cut-and-paste drom Draftime, and looks like this:

1.01 1 vampireweekend Trout, Mike OF LAA Mar 10, 10:43 am Delete
1.02 2 ywChiou Altuve, Jose 2B HOU Mar 10, 8:15 pm Delete
1.03 3 jrdoolit Goldschmidt, Paul 1B ARI Mar 10, 8:15 pm Delete
1.04 4 Taxman Arenado, Nolan 3B COL Mar 10, 8:59 pm Delete
1.05 5 C1-NRB Turner, Trea SS WAS Mar 10, 10:31 pm Delete
1.06 6 jaydoghall Votto, Joey 1B CIN Mar 11, 1:00 am Delete
1.07 7 mattyk Kershaw, Clayton SP LAD Mar 11, 1:11 am Delete
1.08 8 wiggs Harper, Bryce OF WAS Mar 11, 1:33 am Delete
1.09 9 I_AM_CANADIAN Stanton, Giancarlo OF NYY Mar 11, 1:39 am Delete
1.10 10 BrentKite Betts, Mookie OF BOS Mar 11, 1:54 am Delete
1.11 11 PeteN. Bryant, Kris 3B CHC Mar 11, 1:26 pm Delete
1.12 12 GoatLocker Blackmon, Charlie OF COL Mar 11, 1:34 pm Delete
1.13 13 beancline Correa, Carlos SS HOU Mar 11, 1:35 pm Delete
1.14 14 Toral Freeman, Freddie 1B ATL Mar 11, 1:44 pm Delete
1.15 15 Khahan Rizzo, Anthony 1B CHC Mar 11, 3:16 pm Delete
1.16 16 PermDude Scherzer, Max SP WAS Mar 11, 3:19 pm Delete
2.01 17 PermDude Machado, Manny 3B BAL Mar 11, 3:23 pm Delete
2.02 18 Khahan Sale, Chris SP BOS Mar 11, 3:36 pm Delete
2.03 19 Toral Kluber, Corey SP CLE Mar 11, 3:36 pm Delete
2.04 20 beancline Judge, Aaron OF NYY Mar 11, 4:11 pm Delete
2.05 21 GoatLocker Strasburg, Stephen SP WAS Mar 11, 4:24 pm Delete
2.06 22 PeteN. Ramirez, Jose 2B CLE Mar 11, 7:37 pm Delete
2.07 23 BrentKite Lindor, Francisco SS CLE Mar 11, 7:43 pm Delete
2.08 24 I_AM_CANADIAN Donaldson, Josh 3B TOR Mar 11, 7:58 pm Delete
2.09 25 wiggs Martinez, J.d. OF BOS Mar 11, 7:59 pm Delete
2.10 26 mattyk Yelich, Christian OF MIL Mar 11, 8:02 pm Delete
2.11 27 jaydoghall Bumgarner, Madison SP SFO Mar 11, 8:14 pm Delete
2.12 28 C1-NRB Springer, George OF HOU Mar 11, 8:36 pm Delete
2.13 29 Taxman Dozier, Brian 2B MIN Mar 11, 10:00 pm Delete
80Nerfherders
      ID: 33543714
      Mon, Mar 12, 2018, 10:52
I just tried to get in and the draft is stopped? Because of this, I can't even see who's been picked.
81Toral
      ID: 0181517
      Mon, Mar 12, 2018, 11:00

Post 79 shows who has been picked, and I've just e-mailed you a copy of same.
82Nerfherders
      ID: 33543714
      Mon, Mar 12, 2018, 11:00
Oh okay. Cool. I didnt even check email before getting in here, knowing I was holding things up.

2.14 Corey Seager, SS LAD
83Toral
      ID: 0181517
      Mon, Mar 12, 2018, 11:06

Pick made, although you can see it.

ywk had informed me who he wanted to pick; unfortunately that pick is now gone.

VampireWeekend, are you there? I am going to reopen the draft so ywk can pick and queue before it gets too late over there, and I need you not to pick until then.
84VampireWeekend
      Dude
      ID: 24100310
      Mon, Mar 12, 2018, 11:11
Will continue to hold
85Toral
      ID: 0181517
      Mon, Mar 12, 2018, 12:07

OK, Vampireweekend, you are good to go.
86Toral
      ID: 0181517
      Mon, Mar 12, 2018, 12:19

The 4-hour clock is now on. The draft pause is midnight to 8 AM.

A facade of normalcy has returned. And despite our trials we are still, at the moment, ahead of all the other RIBC drafts.
87Nerfherders
      ID: 33543714
      Mon, Mar 12, 2018, 13:55
Again, sorry for the delay, and the weirdness.
88Toral
      ID: 0181517
      Mon, Mar 12, 2018, 14:00

Well, you weren't responsible for the weirdness. And you wouldn't have timed out even if the clock had been set as it should have been, so there was no blameworthy delay either.
89Khahan
      ID: 367431722
      Mon, Mar 12, 2018, 16:03
Is there any way for us to add players as we go? I'm not too familiar with espn but I know in G20 once we pick up a player we can manually add him to our rosters. It would make tracking and my own organization much easier.
90Toral
      ID: 0181517
      Mon, Mar 12, 2018, 17:05

89 Khahan: I am following the practice of RIBC ESPN leagues whereby the online draft is entered at the end. On RIBC, players don't disappear from the available lists after being picked.

ESPN's Help states "When you begin the process of entering the draft picks, the league converts into Draft Mode and when that happens several of the league settings lock until you finish entering all the results into the system." I don't want that to happen now.

I don't think that entering online draft results piecemeal even removes them from the available player pool, but I am willing to be corrected on that.
91Khahan
      ID: 367431722
      Tue, Mar 13, 2018, 21:57
So do we have anything anywhere that shows players taken and available players? Or if our queues get eaten up do we just have to sort thru the whole list and figure out who is available by looking up every single player?
92 Bean
      ID: 304422310
      Wed, Mar 14, 2018, 00:39
<91>I maintain a spreadsheet and keep track myself.....its a cut and paste from Yahoo Players tab, so positions may be a bit off.

I can e-mail it to you, but dont ask me for updates as the draft progresses, that's on you.

#spoonfed
93Toral
      ID: 0181517
      Wed, Mar 14, 2018, 04:34

So do we have anything anywhere that shows players taken and available players?

Of course! Our cheat sheet, (or cheat sheets plural in my case) in which we mark off players who have been picked as we go along.
94Toral
      ID: 0181517
      Wed, Mar 14, 2018, 07:08

Oh, and of course, Draftime shows you players taken (All Picks; can be sorted by name or position.)
95Khahan
      ID: 2911322610
      Wed, Mar 14, 2018, 09:03
actually Bean, if you could send me that spread sheet that would be fantastic. I only found out I was in this league last minute and with getting 8 men out, ribc aaa and dirty dozen organized and up and running I didn't have a chance to prep much. A spoon would be nice here. ;)
96GoatLocker
      ID: 361242417
      Wed, Mar 14, 2018, 10:10
You can go to the grid in Draftime and print it.
Rotolab is doing all the heavy lifting for me.
3 drafts ongoing at once shortly.

GL
97Bean
      ID: 304422310
      Wed, Mar 14, 2018, 12:43
Sent the spreadsheet Greg. Advantage over printed copies is that you can sort.
98ttucowboy
      ID: 7657213
      Wed, Mar 14, 2018, 19:30
Twice now BrentKite has snagged the #1 guy in my queue right before I pick (CMart and Berrios). #$&@!
99Electroman
      ID: 262331421
      Wed, Mar 14, 2018, 22:33
;)
101Toral
      ID: 0181517
      Fri, Mar 16, 2018, 14:14

We are doing well timewise, although AAA-Yahoo! has been gaining on us.

Is there anyone who wants or needs a 6-hour clock on Saturday and Sunday? This is a busy weekend for auction and in-person drafts. Happier to be able to reward for good behaviour than having to penalize slowpokes.
102I_AM_CANADIAN
      ID: 211352123
      Fri, Mar 16, 2018, 18:43
Hey Guys, I know we all have lives... But I don't see the need in changing the clock. 4 hours w/ overnight blackout seems more than enough... Not to mention that changing rules never goes over well. ;)
103Toral
      ID: 0181517
      Fri, Mar 16, 2018, 22:47
Ok, there'll be no change in the clock. But don't say you weren't asked....
104Toral
      ID: 0181517
      Mon, Mar 19, 2018, 07:57

Since the two managers behind Pete were autoqueued, I skipped Pete N. because he has a missed pick outstanding, as RIBC clock rules allow. However I am going to stop and give him some time before I make my pick.

Oops -- Goatlocker might like that one (Jorge Polanco) back. So I will take suggestions from the players -- since my skipping of Pete N. was discretionary and I didn't havt to do it, should I cancel these two picks and let Goatlocker repick? Ordinarily, we wouldn't of course.

Something to mull over while I catch up on my lists and then get some well-deserved coffee and breakfast.
105ttucowboy
      ID: 7657213
      Mon, Mar 19, 2018, 10:03
Sorry for the holdup. Thought I had turned my queue on. I'm ok with being skipped. That's what I get for not double checking.
106Nerfherders
      ID: 347152518
      Fri, Mar 23, 2018, 01:38
Did people forget we were still drafting? We've slowed to a crawl.
108Toral
      ID: 0181517
      Fri, Mar 23, 2018, 07:49

We have been making excellent time and are maintaining our lead of roughly half a round over AA. Thank you all for your cooperation!

If the draft ends with someone having missed a pick, that manager will need to use waivers or free agency to pick a player.

We should finish today, or maybe early tomorrow. A draft recap thread will be started shortly thereafter. Draft results should be entered tomorrow. As I will remind you again when the results are entered, if you see a mistake, don't pick up the player yourself; notify me and I will make the change.
109Nerfherders
      ID: 347152518
      Fri, Mar 23, 2018, 20:06
Thanks Toral for your work before and during the draft.
110 Toral
      ID: 0181517
      Sat, Mar 24, 2018, 19:32

Draft results have been entered. Check that your team has been entered correctly. If there is a mistake, post it here, e-mail me, or both.
111Toral
      ID: 0181517
      Sat, Mar 24, 2018, 20:21

Waiver claims may be made. The waiver order is the reverse of the draft selection order.

112Electroman
      ID: 262331421
      Sun, Mar 25, 2018, 03:03
I was not given the right Matt Duffy...I drafted the one from Tampa Bay
113Toral
      ID: 0181517
      Sun, Mar 25, 2018, 07:32

Fixed.
114Electroman
      ID: 262331421
      Sun, Mar 25, 2018, 18:29
Thanks
115I_AM_CANADIAN
      ID: 32872010
      Mon, Mar 26, 2018, 16:37
With Bird going to the DL... I'm looking for a starting CI. If anyone is looking for OF depth, send me an offer.
116jaydog
      ID: 57213279
      Mon, Apr 16, 2018, 21:06
This new 10 day DL is killing my bench. I currently have 5 injured players, none of whom can be dropped, so if anyone has any bench spots available to stash someone, I'd love to make a trade. JT Realmuto, Anthony Rendon, Johnny Cueto, Madison Bumgarner, and Adam Eaton are all available for a healthy contributor.
117Nerfherders
      ID: 33543714
      Wed, May 16, 2018, 12:06
As good as my team has been for the first quarter of the season, it's now starting to rip apart at the seams. My first round pick is replacement level, I lost my 2nd round pick for the season, my 3rd round pick for 8 weeks, and 2 other players are currently on the DL. My SLG has dropped 40 points in the last 2 weeks.

That's baseball, I guess?
118Toral
      ID: 0181517
      Wed, May 16, 2018, 19:15

Yeah, well. As a former Cano owner, I sympathize.

I'm in a league in which I've had 6 players on the DL at one time (1 DL slot). Its commissioner has been burned by injuries too so he proposed increasing the DL slots to 3 (next year) and it passed unanimously.
119Nerfherders
      ID: 33543714
      Thu, May 17, 2018, 11:40
The thing I find funny is more teams are apt to use the 10 day DL, but the most common phrase in the DL player's comment box is, "(Player X) will not be activated when he is due to come off the DL, as previously hoped." It's extremely rare so far for a player to actually be activated before the old 15 day window.
121Bean
      ID: 304422310
      Thu, May 17, 2018, 23:58
If we were more enlightened we would have DL spots. For some reason we feel the need to punish a manager whose guy get s injured, by making him drop the guy or sacrifice counting stats.

Its worse in many keeper leagues that may only have one or two DL spots.
123Khahan
      ID: 2911322610
      Tue, May 22, 2018, 10:42
"Its always been this way"

The lack of DL has always been one of the challenges of managing in ribc. But it does introduce a HUGE luck factor into the equation - which isn't good. Talking about here, though, wont do much. Best suggestion I have is to either email Guru directly or next season in the pre-season raise the point and ask for a vote. We had some pretty big changes like Holds+saves discussed this way in the past. I have a feeling adding 1 or 2 dl spots would pass pretty easily.
124Nerfherders
      ID: 33543714
      Mon, Jun 11, 2018, 16:50
So, at this point my 2nd (out for the year), 3rd, 4th, 5th, 8th, 11th, 12th and 13th picks are on the DL. If you wondered why you've seen me drop in the standings, there you go.
125Toral
      ID: 9541311
      Wed, Jun 13, 2018, 12:07

Re DL slots:

next season in the pre-season raise the point and ask for a vote

I think that's the ticket. Maybe go right to the RIBC thread at the end of the season (whether you're going there or not) and state that you would like to bring up the issue in 2019. You might catch him in a good mood if things keep up since he's currently leading RIBC by 23 points despite having made only 14 moves, with some managers having made 8x or 10x that many. (RIBC has been wild with 8 managers oscillating between the 7th and 14th spots -- 7th being, I think, the last slot that stays in RIBC, if Guru makes top 6, as he will).

126 Toral
      ID: 9541311
      Tue, Jul 03, 2018, 17:48

Just a reminder at the halfway point:

Ordinarily only one person from AA advances directly to RIBC next year. My first-place standing doesn't count -- I'm already there and finishing first here won't help me stay.

It's been a hot race for first this year (excluding me). You never know -- gradually our ranks are thinning, and maybe the top two could go straight up to RIBC next year.

Best of luck in the second half. And don't give up -- that is the cardinal sin.

Toral
Commissioner


127Nerfherders
      ID: 2211442615
      Tue, Jul 03, 2018, 22:01
I have nearly all my players back. There was some really fine play from many of those FA guys I had to use, two of which I still have - Profar and Gorkys.

There was one year I came in second in AA to a replacement manager and I didnt get booted to RIBC, but that was when we had two AA leagues, so who knows?
128Electroman
      ID: 262331421
      Thu, Jul 05, 2018, 17:33
If anyone has a 2B to move, I would be in the market...
129I_AM_CANADIAN
      ID: 32872010
      Wed, Jul 11, 2018, 11:22
It's been an interesting year so far... both my 7th & 8th Round Closers have now been sent packing.

Not to mention Donaldson's year... ugh.

At least my SP1/SP2's have been keeping me grounded in the pitching stats.
130Toral
      ID: 9541311
      Thu, Jul 12, 2018, 14:47

Altho I am a Jays fan of course, Donaldson was on my DO NOT DRAFT list. Despite his great '17 finish, I thot his body was breaking down. Jays should have traded him at the deadline last year.
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