Slow Thursday so far, so how's your team doing? What players have flamed out for you? Who's been a positive surprise? Have you been affected by the craziness of the closers this year?
For me, Heath Bell has been a huge disappointment. He was the first closer I drafted and, well, you know the story. I've seen 100% turnover in my closers. I drafted Bell, Andrew Bailey, Huston Street, and Addison Reed (he seemed like the frontrunner coming out of spring training). I now have Aceves, Cishek, Andrew Cashner, and Aroldis Chapman. So, not too great.
I've been pleasantly surprised with Jarrod Parker, though. He was somebody I picked up on a whim, and he's been great for the A's. They see him as their future ace, and while he hasn't pitched like one, he's been very good for a rookie. And he's only owned in 5.3% of ESPN leagues.
Feel free to ask any lineup or trade questions here. I know we've got some insightful folks around.
Anybody interested in joining a Mgoblog league? I know there was one created on yahoo about a month ago, but I'm going to create one on ESPN for those who either didn't join that one or want to join another.
I'm thinking about having 16 teams with four divisions. Eight teams will make the playoffs which will take place during weeks 22-24. Teams will play the other teams in their division three times and the other 12 teams once.
The draft is currently set for tomorrow (Wednesday) at 10 PM EST. If you are interested, post here and send me an e-mail at email@example.com with you're mgoblog username and I'll send you an invite.
With spring training games underway, baseball is clearly in the air. I participated last year in a user created MGoLeague and I thought it was a lot of fun. I was wondering if people were interested again this year and if perhaps certain individuals would like to talk about said league and try optimize league rules to best suit everyones enjoyment. Hell, a dynasty league could even be set up. So this is just to gauge general interest, I believe it was Blueokie that took the initiative last year and did a damn fine job. Thank you for that.
** I went ahead and created a Yahoo league Head to Head. With a few suggestions I went with simple stats and simple lineups. One suggestions was for divisions with 20 teams total. I Decided to give it a shot and just create the league. Join if interested. Sorry for those that were interested in roto or ESPN. Draft time is negotiable, as are a few rules. I figure we can hash that out once people have joined. If we can't get 20 we'll simple reduce the number of teams.
League ID 113011
On second thought I've reduced it to two divisions with 14 teams. If we have increased enthusiasm maybe we'll bump it up. But managers more experienced than I, make some good points about having so many people.