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braby21
03-02-2016, 03:22 PM
Deck, are you able to turn claims on in the league so we're able to pick up the players we draft?

Deckie007
03-02-2016, 04:22 PM
Deck, are you able to turn claims on in the league so we're able to pick up the players we draft?
Yes.

braby21
03-02-2016, 04:36 PM
You the man.

Habspatrol
03-02-2016, 10:03 PM
I have sent King Brodeur multiple messages on Facebook. He's been on several times... no reply and he hasn't picked.

Habspatrol
03-03-2016, 08:41 AM
You sent me two, which I suppose is technically multiple since it is more than one. While it may have shown as 'on' I was in fact out all night, and only just saw your messages, so this is the earliest I have been able to pick.


I assure you that I was far more obnoxious than that.

I sent you a message that you were up. Then and hour later I just sent a thumbs up.... then 40 minutes later I sent another thumbs up and an "are you going to pick?" Only because it said "online now" or "17min" every time I looked.

It must automatically connect you periodically if you don't sign out.

hairnova
03-03-2016, 09:00 AM
Boy, this is flying right along...

braby21
03-03-2016, 12:19 PM
our 2016 draft reminds me of this tweet I read yesterday... which I enjoyed.

"we've all agreed on a slow draft. 6 hours to pick. John's on the clock."

[84 seconds go by]

LEAGUE MEMBER: "John are you jackin it wtf"

Habspatrol
03-03-2016, 12:25 PM
our 2016 draft reminds me of this tweet I read yesterday... which I enjoyed.

"we've all agreed on a slow draft. 6 hours to pick. John's on the clock."

[84 seconds go by]

LEAGUE MEMBER: "John are you jackin it wtf"

So true.

On the flip side though, we do a slow draft not so that people can take 12 hours to make their pick. It's so that people don't miss their pick when they are unable to get to a computer in 5 minutes. People should still be expected to pick in a timely fashion if at all possible.

I say that with nobody in particular in mind.... just a general statement.

braby21
03-03-2016, 12:29 PM
Oh ya, I'm definitely LEAGUE MEMBER as well. I don't pick for a while and I still hit refresh every 15 mins.

Bull
03-03-2016, 01:10 PM
Good I thought I was the only one that does that.

Montana
03-03-2016, 03:20 PM
Every draft has lulls, and everyone who isn't on the clock is always impatient (myself included) for the next pick to occur. Especially those that are online constantly.

Real life just gets in the way sometimes....and I'd prefer people utilize the clock to make informed picks, than rushing to get a pick in just because others (myself included) are being impatient.

It's a Dynasty League and these picks are valuable long term pieces.....make wise/informed/well thought out picks gents.....and no don't let our impatience pressure you to pick quickly.

MindzEye
03-03-2016, 03:28 PM
I would like to express the exact opposite sentiment.


Hurry up, you ****s.

Montana
03-03-2016, 03:46 PM
I was able to say that only because (a) I'm not sitting on a upcoming pick, and (b) the knowledge this draft is about to hit light speed with all the picks you've got coming up, hah.

Habspatrol
03-03-2016, 04:33 PM
Every draft has lulls, and everyone who isn't on the clock is always impatient (myself included) for the next pick to occur. Especially those that are online constantly.

Real life just gets in the way sometimes....and I'd prefer people utilize the clock to make informed picks, than rushing to get a pick in just because others (myself included) are being impatient.

It's a Dynasty League and these picks are valuable long term pieces.....make wise/informed/well thought out picks gents.....and no don't let our impatience pressure you to pick quickly.

I agree to a large extent. However, this is not a surprise draft and you do know that you have picks coming up... no reason to not be prepared with a couple options.

Montana
03-03-2016, 04:52 PM
....people just need to chill and be less impatient.





It'll all get done in time, just like it always does.

Habspatrol
03-03-2016, 05:10 PM
People just need to be more prepared and respect the other managers.



It'll get done faster.

Montana
03-03-2016, 05:25 PM
You're implying KB wasn't prepared and/or is disrespecting people by not selecting........which (a) doesn't appear to have been the case, and (b) kind of sucks the fun out of these things by adding a level of tension that just isn't necessary.

The clock is there specifically for instances like that which KB had, where he was unable to make his pick for a few hours.....then made his pick when he could.


I realize a bunch of us (myself included) enjoy checking the thread constantly and get anxious when a long time passes between picks. But that's more on us than it is the drafters.....real life circumstances take precedent, and just because we're online and would have picked, doesn't mean all other 19 other managers were, in that time frame.

UWHabs
03-03-2016, 05:53 PM
Yeah. Not everyone has all their data on hand, or are out for the day, etc...
I know myself, starting next week I'm off in Germany for work for the next month after. So if my picks come up in the evening Eastern time, don't expect me to make my picks until the next morning.

Metalleaf
03-03-2016, 06:51 PM
With the 11th pick in the draft, Mindz is pleased to select, from the Hiroshima Carp (seriously...): RHP Kenta Maeda

http://mlb.mlb.com/images/2/1/6/159330216/maeda_m_oihbj05q.gif

Hiroshima Carp...clearly they're radioactive.

Habspatrol
03-03-2016, 07:00 PM
You're implying KB wasn't prepared and/or is disrespecting people by not selecting........which (a) doesn't appear to have been the case, and (b) kind of sucks the fun out of these things by adding a level of tension that just isn't necessary.

The clock is there specifically for instances like that which KB had, where he was unable to make his pick for a few hours.....then made his pick when he could.


No, like I say in the quote below from earlier in the thread. The purpose of the time limit is for people like KB who are unable to pick because they're at work or out for dinner or whatnot.



I realize a bunch of us (myself included) enjoy checking the thread constantly and get anxious when a long time passes between picks. But that's more on us than it is the drafters.....real life circumstances take precedent, and just because we're online and would have picked, doesn't mean all other 19 other managers were, in that time frame.

For sure... I definitely get antsy... but mostly I get antsy when people use the clock because they can. Like when you have the 25th pick and you decide to start doing 5 hours of research once you're on the clock.


So true.

On the flip side though, we do a slow draft not so that people can take 12 hours to make their pick. It's so that people don't miss their pick when they are unable to get to a computer in 5 minutes. People should still be expected to pick in a timely fashion if at all possible.

I say that with nobody in particular in mind.... just a general statement.


I definitely don't want KB to think I directed this at him... and I specifically I had no one in mind so he wouldn't think I meant him.

Plus he's used to me being antsy during drafts... so **** him.

MindzEye
03-03-2016, 07:05 PM
Hiroshima Carp...clearly they're radioactive.

He throws a mean shuto....so maybe.

Habspatrol
03-03-2016, 07:06 PM
Yeah. Not everyone has all their data on hand, or are out for the day, etc...
I know myself, starting next week I'm off in Germany for work for the next month after. So if my picks come up in the evening Eastern time, don't expect me to make my picks until the next morning.

Man... if we're not finished by next week I'll be extra annoying.

In another league that a few of us are in, we just had our draft a few days ago. 16 teams, 7 rounds.... took like 36 hours.

MindzEye
03-03-2016, 10:52 PM
anyone gotten in touch with the guy on the clock?

Habspatrol
03-03-2016, 10:55 PM
I sent him a PM on here... no clue how to get in touch with him otherwise.

Metalleaf
03-03-2016, 11:00 PM
Use the fantrax chat?

axlsalinger
03-03-2016, 11:50 PM
Mindz still hasn't ****ing picked?

MindzEye
03-04-2016, 12:13 AM
Mindz still hasn't ****ing picked?

suck my cock

Junor
03-04-2016, 09:02 AM
suck my cock

Seriously? Are you 12?

hairnova
03-04-2016, 09:05 AM
This is going to end well...

MindzEye
03-04-2016, 10:05 AM
Seriously? Are you 12?

12 year olds use the word "cock" now?

I am getting old.

Habspatrol
03-04-2016, 12:27 PM
Seriously? Are you 12?

Are you asking cause you are considering the offer?

Habspatrol
03-04-2016, 12:53 PM
Seriously? Are you 12?

Seriously though. People on this board have pretty thick skin.... and in particular people in this league. For the most part we've been in these leagues together for years and on the board for a lot longer. We bust each others balls... it's all good.

MindzEye
03-04-2016, 12:57 PM
Suck my cock Ray

Killersweet
03-04-2016, 01:00 PM
Seriously though. People on this board have pretty thick skin.... and in particular people in this league. For the most part we've been in these leagues together for years and on the board for a lot longer. We bust each others balls... it's all good.

Glad to see 'ants in my pants' ray again. U kinda mellowed over the years during draft time. But seems like u still got it.

The Green Hornet
03-04-2016, 01:24 PM
**** you Mindz

MindzEye
03-04-2016, 01:30 PM
**** you Mindz

Hey, less "**** Mindz" and more picky picky, **** stick.

Habspatrol
03-04-2016, 01:32 PM
Suck my cock Ray

Depends... are you 12?

MindzEye
03-04-2016, 01:33 PM
Depends... are you 12?

I've lied about worse....so sure, why not.

MindzEye
03-04-2016, 01:34 PM
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/l1_t_eebOwo/maxresdefault.jpg

Habspatrol
03-04-2016, 01:34 PM
Glad to see 'ants in my pants' ray again. U kinda mellowed over the years during draft time. But seems like u still got it.

Who asked for your ****in opinion???

Habspatrol
03-04-2016, 01:35 PM
I've lied about worse....so sure, why not.

Okay... I'm not sure if I should just let this end or get far more inappropriate.

The Green Hornet
03-04-2016, 02:48 PM
if you could pick sometime today, it sure would be nice HP

Habspatrol
03-04-2016, 02:48 PM
Alex Bregman

http://img.bleacherreport.net/img/images/photos/003/430/455/4c1799d70dbd2d96677fcb793d99ecea_crop_north.jpg?w= 630&h=420&q=75

hairnova
03-04-2016, 02:49 PM
Bregman went sixth, no?

The Green Hornet
03-04-2016, 02:50 PM
ok let me change that, if you could pick somebody who wasn't already drafted, that would be great. Bregman went 6th to UW

axlsalinger
03-04-2016, 03:05 PM
What the ****?

MindzEye
03-04-2016, 03:07 PM
I'd like to change my pick...with the 19th overall, I'd like to take Danby Swanson

Because apparently it's cool.

braby21
03-04-2016, 03:08 PM
wow big move by HP stealing Bregman, good strategy IMO

axlsalinger
03-04-2016, 03:09 PM
I'd like to change my pick...with the 19th overall, I'd like to take Danby Swanson

Because apparently it's cool.

Popped back into the thread to make this exact same comment. Oh well, guess i'm too late...

... so change my pick to Brendan Rogers instead please.

TimHorton
03-04-2016, 03:10 PM
wow big move by HP stealing Bregman, good strategy IMO

http://i.imgur.com/VmHnLxj.jpg

braby21
03-04-2016, 03:10 PM
... so change my pick to Brendan Rogers instead please.

:nono:

axlsalinger
03-04-2016, 03:12 PM
**** it, I will take Dansby Swanson.

braby21
03-04-2016, 03:12 PM
reading through HP's comments in this thread makes this even funnier haha

hairnova
03-04-2016, 03:13 PM
Three teams now own Swanson... lol.

Montana
03-04-2016, 03:14 PM
Montana is proud to select, from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Mike Trout.


http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/visual/whatshot/mike-trout-32814.jpg




....I'd also like this Clayton Kershaw I own, cloned. Thank you.

Killersweet
03-04-2016, 03:15 PM
Who asked for your ****in opinion???

Suck my dick Ray!

Killersweet
03-04-2016, 03:15 PM
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

MindzEye
03-04-2016, 03:20 PM
Mindz is proud to select, from the year 1914....Starting Pitcher: George Herman Ruth

http://www.corbisimages.com/images/Corbis-VV6968.jpg?size=67&uid=a5bd9338-63e7-41e2-8de2-9c8b33be7a42

TimHorton
03-04-2016, 03:25 PM
Team Timaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay selects the entire 1992 Springfield Power Plant Softball team

http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/simpsons/images/d/d4/SNPP_softball_team_-_city_champs.png/revision/latest?cb=20100919192916

axlsalinger
03-04-2016, 03:26 PM
Mindz is proud to select, from the year 1914....Starting Pitcher: George Herman Ruth

http://www.corbisimages.com/images/Corbis-VV6968.jpg?size=67&uid=a5bd9338-63e7-41e2-8de2-9c8b33be7a42

Shame he chose pitching, several scouts have told me that kid can really hit.

hairnova
03-04-2016, 03:28 PM
Mindz is proud to select, from the year 1914....Starting Pitcher: George Herman Ruth

http://www.corbisimages.com/images/Corbis-VV6968.jpg?size=67&uid=a5bd9338-63e7-41e2-8de2-9c8b33be7a42

https://media.giphy.com/media/nqRJTIwsBftG8/giphy.gif

MyNameIsJonas
03-04-2016, 03:33 PM
**** i wish i didnt trade all my picks.

All my stuff going off the board.

Deckie007
03-04-2016, 03:41 PM
Bunch of immature cock suckers

Habspatrol
03-04-2016, 03:42 PM
**** you all. This wouldn't happen if people added players after they draft them.

....and if I was more smrter.

Habspatrol
03-04-2016, 03:43 PM
Bunch of immature cock suckers
Sorry we're not all seasoned cock suckers like you.

Habspatrol
03-04-2016, 03:45 PM
:smilielol5:

You guys are sooooooooooooooooo funny!!!

Seriously though... some well deserved and well played shots.

Deckie007
03-04-2016, 03:45 PM
Sorry we're not all seasoned cock suckers like you.
At least I'm good at something! Can probably read better than you too. Go fix your pick you thundering idiot.

MindzEye
03-04-2016, 03:45 PM
Shame he chose pitching, several scouts have told me that kid can really hit.

Yeah, but if he decides to hit, we'll give him a shot.

#Rebuild

UWHabs
03-04-2016, 03:47 PM
**** you all. This wouldn't happen if people added players after they draft them.

....and if I was more smrter.

I would, but it's not letting me put guys on the DL yet, and it's not letting me add him otherwise I'd have an illegal roster. Is there a way we can change the settings to allow temporary violations until the draft is done, and then switch back to being strict after?

MindzEye
03-04-2016, 03:47 PM
at least he's thundering

Montana
03-04-2016, 03:49 PM
I would, but it's not letting me put guys on the DL yet, and it's not letting me add him otherwise I'd have an illegal roster. Is there a way we can change the settings to allow temporary violations until the draft is done, and then switch back to being strict after?


You have to drop people to add new players, if it puts you over the limit.

Metalleaf
03-04-2016, 03:56 PM
HO stop usurping my players!!!

Habspatrol
03-04-2016, 04:04 PM
I would, but it's not letting me put guys on the DL yet, and it's not letting me add him otherwise I'd have an illegal roster. Is there a way we can change the settings to allow temporary violations until the draft is done, and then switch back to being strict after?

Well it's your fault for taking Bregman so early then.

Habspatrol
03-04-2016, 04:06 PM
HO stop usurping my players!!!

A. Who is HO? Besides yo momma!!

B. What's usurping???

Metalleaf
03-04-2016, 04:14 PM
Read a Shakespearean play, philistine.

Killersweet
03-04-2016, 04:15 PM
Read a Shakespearean play, philistine.

He is gonna ask you who or what is Shakespeare.

Metalleaf
03-04-2016, 04:16 PM
Go to the gym....

....come back a read this thread....

http://www.reactiongifs.us/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/fire_community.gif

Metalleaf
03-04-2016, 04:16 PM
He is gonna ask you who or what is Shakespeare.

He is from the Peg.

Montana
03-04-2016, 04:17 PM
**** you all. This wouldn't happen if people added players after they draft them.



This is a valid point....we need everyone picking up their drafted players as they go, (and dropping players/prospects ro make room if/when necessary) otherwise we'll run into the situation where some people will be going over their roster max limit, then making 2-1, 3-1, 4-1, trades and circumventing league rules in the process.

25 roster players, 30 minor leaguer roster limit is in effect.....start of the draft is the start of our league season.

axlsalinger
03-04-2016, 04:27 PM
Yep, good point. There is no temporary increase in roster size during the draft, in this league. Teams with a full roster must drop a player when adding one.

UWHabs
03-04-2016, 04:30 PM
This is a valid point....we need everyone picking up their drafted players as they go, (and dropping players/prospects ro make room if/when necessary) otherwise we'll run into the situation where some people will be going over their roster max limit, then making 2-1, 3-1, 4-1, trades and circumventing league rules in the process.

25 roster players, 30 minor leaguer roster limit is in effect the moment the draft kicks off, which is in effect the beginning of our league season.

I'm still new so not sure what's happened in the past, but when can we start throwing guys on the DL, then? I thought we could go above the limits for now as long as we got back below by the start of the season (either cutting guys or throwing them on the DL). Plus would be nice to know who drafts the unprotected guys to not have to cut people needlessly.

I'll live with whatever rules we decide to go by, but would be nice to confirm so that I know when to drop guys.

Metalleaf
03-04-2016, 04:30 PM
FYI, I'm working an OJHL playoff game tonight if Blueman doesn't pick before 4. I won't be able to make my selection until 11:00pm tonight or so.

Montana
03-04-2016, 04:43 PM
I'm still new so not sure what's happened in the past, but when can we start throwing guys on the DL, then? I thought we could go above the limits for now as long as we got back below by the start of the season (either cutting guys or throwing them on the DL). Plus would be nice to know who drafts the unprotected guys to not have to cut people needlessly.

I'll live with whatever rules we decide to go by, but

Its basically in line with major league baseball, you have to remove players from the DL in the offseason and use a roster spot on them (or a keeper slot in our league)......and then can place them back on the DL to open a slot when they're placed on the real MLB DL & on Fantrax. (Usually close to the start of the MLB season).

DL isn't usable currently to stash players and create free roster spots for draftees & prospects,...got to stick within the 25 roster players & 30 minor leaguer limits once the draft kicks off.


so that I know when to drop guys.

Ideally when you make your pick, or as soon after as you can get to Fantrax to do so. No teams should ever be exceeding the 25/30 limits.

Montana
03-04-2016, 04:59 PM
Side note for the new guys as well.....if you have a unprotected player drafted from your team, (for example let's say HP drafts Alcides Escobar from me with his 5th rounder)......he would send me a trade offer on Fantrax of that now used 2016 5th Round Pick in exchange for Escobar.

That saves teams from having to drop the player, them going through waivers etc....or Deckie having to make the player swap for everyone manually.


Also, no team can lose more than 3 unprotected players per draft....once someone loses 3, their other two remaining "unprotected" players, effectively become protected.

Blueman
03-04-2016, 05:25 PM
Alex Bergman

Habspatrol
03-04-2016, 08:20 PM
Josh Hader

Owned by GH!!!

Hahaha I want to draft Harper and Kershaw hahahhaa!!!

The Green Hornet
03-04-2016, 08:23 PM
lol. it shouldn't be so funny but i can't stop laughing. no sneaky delete for bull

hairnova
03-04-2016, 08:25 PM
Owned by GH!!!

Hahaha I want to draft Harper and Kershaw hahahhaa!!!

I'll trade them to you.

:couch

Habspatrol
03-04-2016, 08:27 PM
I'll trade them to you.

:couch

That's a damned filthy lie and you know it.

Habspatrol
03-05-2016, 12:47 PM
Should we just give Bregman to 101?

Habspatrol
03-05-2016, 12:49 PM
He was on this morning.

braby21
03-05-2016, 01:23 PM
what's the time limit? 24 hours? And what happens if that passes?

MindzEye
03-05-2016, 01:28 PM
what's the time limit? 24 hours? And what happens if that passes?

the owner gets skipped and then gets to make their pick as soon as they arrive.

Bull
03-05-2016, 07:55 PM
It's been about 24 hours. Would it be safe to say we can skip the pick or is their anyway to get ahold of leafman 101. Or should we give him more time ?

Blueman
03-05-2016, 08:00 PM
We are in round 2, isn't that a 12 or 8 hour clock?

Metalleaf
03-05-2016, 08:00 PM
He's usually on. Either he hasn't had time or he doesn't know.

braby21
03-05-2016, 08:03 PM
what are the official rules for second round? 24? 12? 8? We're approaching 24.

Habspatrol
03-05-2016, 08:09 PM
I PMd 101 this morning. You'd also assume that he'd check in from time to time.

I'd say it's more than reasonable for Hairnova to pick now.

Deckie007
03-05-2016, 08:42 PM
Yep. If you can make 20 posts a day in the leaf forum, you can certainly find 5 minutes to pop in here for a pick. Nova is up.

braby21
03-05-2016, 08:44 PM
I'm ready whenever Nova picks

Bull
03-05-2016, 08:56 PM
Hey ray just a heads up I now own picks
47
49
52
61
68
69
71
75
80

Habspatrol
03-05-2016, 09:00 PM
Nova said he'd "pick in a little bit."

Habspatrol
03-05-2016, 09:03 PM
And did any of your picks change to someone else?

Bull
03-05-2016, 09:14 PM
Not this year no

Habspatrol
03-05-2016, 09:18 PM
Okay... updated.

Bull
03-05-2016, 09:29 PM
Thanks

Habspatrol
03-06-2016, 12:22 PM
Metal says he'll pick around 2pm est.

UWHabs
03-07-2016, 06:01 PM
So what's our round 3 time limit?

braby21
03-07-2016, 06:17 PM
I believe there's a payment issue, the owner had posted something this morning but it was taken down. He's going to pick this evening after it's taken care of. That's what I got out of it anyway.

Deckie007
03-07-2016, 06:23 PM
Yeah I had to move the payment deadline since it locks you out if it's past the deadline. Anyways I moved the deadline back so he can access his team again.

MindzEye
03-07-2016, 06:45 PM
I believe there's a payment issue, the owner had posted something this morning but it was taken down. He's going to pick this evening after it's taken care of. That's what I got out of it anyway.

Yeah, I've got no skin in the game (no picks left) so I didn't care to say anything when he posted it...and I've "known" KB on here for a a while and he's always been a nice enough guy...but you'd swear that it was someone else's fault that his payment wasn't in on time by his reaction this morning. It was a solid 7 on the "****" scale.

Montana
03-07-2016, 07:03 PM
I didn't seen the post this morning, so cant comment on that....but I can understand being surprised by being (seemingly abruptedly) locked out of Fantrax with no direct warning from us. (Which isn't to say anyone in the league is at fault, fantrax just did what it does when payment isn't received by the deadline we had set).

Ultimately it's much ado about nothing....Deckie swiftly sorted it out, so KB can now log in, and im sure he'll be paying when he can (as Mindz alluded to, a bunch of us have played with KB for years now and he's always been a class act)...


All a misunderstanding & water under the bridge either way.....draft will continue on without much of a hitch once KB can get on to make his pick this evening.

UWHabs
03-07-2016, 07:19 PM
Yeah, I'm not concerned. Didn't see the post this morning either so it just looked like there was no pick coming.

FYI depending how we get to tomorrow, I'll be out from about 4pm onwards. So if we get to my 4th round pick in that time, it'll have to wait until the middle of the night, assuming I can find wifi somewhere in the airport in Paris.

braby21
03-07-2016, 07:25 PM
looks like you're up!

there should be free WIFI at the airport BTW

KingBrodeur
03-07-2016, 07:27 PM
Yeah, I've got no skin in the game (no picks left) so I didn't care to say anything when he posted it...and I've "known" KB on here for a a while and he's always been a nice enough guy...but you'd swear that it was someone else's fault that his payment wasn't in on time by his reaction this morning. It was a solid 7 on the "****" scale.

Yeah, I was frustrated. True, I had not paid yet, but I also had explained to some why it was not paid, and there was a valid reason for it. So its not like I was skipping out just to screw people over. So I thought I was good, and then go in this morning and am locked out, and can not pick. Especially, because I know of people who have gone a lot longer than a few days without paying in either this or the hockey league.

Habspatrol
03-07-2016, 07:38 PM
I deleted the post this morning after the issue was sorted out.

Deckie007
03-07-2016, 08:37 PM
Yeah, I was frustrated. True, I had not paid yet, but I also had explained to some why it was not paid, and there was a valid reason for it. So its not like I was skipping out just to screw people over. So I thought I was good, and then go in this morning and am locked out, and can not pick. Especially, because I know of people who have gone a lot longer than a few days without paying in either this or the hockey league.

Yeah, was not personal Andrew. I had just forgotten to move the deadline back a few weeks to give you and Jonas a bit more time. Once HP told me what happened, I moved it, no worries. I know you're good for it.

KingBrodeur
03-08-2016, 10:01 AM
Yeah, was not personal Andrew. I had just forgotten to move the deadline back a few weeks to give you and Jonas a bit more time. Once HP told me what happened, I moved it, no worries. I know you're good for it.

Cheers Deck, no worries and everything money wise is all taken care of.

braby21
03-08-2016, 12:35 PM
Bull, I'm pretty sure that Justin Hooper is a college pitcher that was drafted but didn't sign a pro contract. I believe he's pitching for UCLA this year.

Deckie007
03-08-2016, 12:38 PM
Bull, I'm pretty sure that Justin Hooper is a college pitcher that was drafted but didn't sign a pro contract. I believe he's pitching for UCLA this year.
You are correct. I've informed Bull. At least he didn't draft someone already drafted haha.

Bull
03-08-2016, 12:59 PM
You are correct. I've informed Bull. At least he didn't draft someone already drafted haha.

Baby steps boys. Baby steps.
Sorry about that

Deckie007
03-08-2016, 04:13 PM
This draft is like herding cats

braby21
03-08-2016, 09:58 PM
Somebody needs to write "An Oral History of Bull's 2016 draft picks"

Deckie007
03-08-2016, 10:05 PM
Don't even think Bull could write that.

Habspatrol
03-08-2016, 10:12 PM
He's just happy to be making trades.

Deckie007
03-08-2016, 10:27 PM
He likes being included

hairnova
03-08-2016, 11:04 PM
Someone should write the oral history on how this draft needs to end soon.

Habspatrol
03-08-2016, 11:16 PM
Are people contacting the next person after they pick?

Deckie007
03-08-2016, 11:17 PM
Does anyone have contact info for UWHabs?

Bull
03-08-2016, 11:21 PM
Somebody needs to write "An Oral History of Bull's 2016 draft picks"

HP has recommended professional help on multiple occasions

UWHabs
03-09-2016, 03:24 AM
Does anyone have contact info for UWHabs?

Come on, I told you guys I would be on a flight.

Habspatrol
03-09-2016, 08:30 AM
We don't read too good.

Deckie007
03-09-2016, 02:44 PM
Come on, I told you guys I would be on a flight.
You guys and your ****ing excuses

Metalleaf
03-09-2016, 04:06 PM
Deckie must be on a plane.

Deckie007
03-09-2016, 04:28 PM
There's mother****ing Rodnies on this mother****ing plane

MindzEye
03-09-2016, 04:54 PM
Deckie must be on a plane.

What a slap dick

hairnova
03-11-2016, 07:03 PM
Might we actually get the draft done tonight?!?

braby21
03-11-2016, 07:23 PM
you definitely just jinxed it!!

King Brodeur, FYI, I sent you a msg & a trade request. Wondering if you could have a look and get back to me when you get a moment. Thx!

hairnova
03-11-2016, 08:40 PM
Maybe I did jinx it. Oops.

braby21
03-11-2016, 11:15 PM
Annnd we did it.

Question: what are the timelines for waivers and DL's?

Matrim
03-12-2016, 12:44 AM
All the free agents get put on waivers after the draft and the waiver wire order gets re-set to reflect the standings from last year. You can put waiver claims on players during the 2 day period they are on them.

I'm pretty sure you can put guys on the DL as soon as the draft is over.

braby21
03-12-2016, 12:48 AM
Confirmed re: DL, we're good to go on that front

axlsalinger
03-12-2016, 04:42 AM
Clicked the button to put all remaining FA's on waivers. All teams can now proceed to make their waiver claims. Hopefully Deckie can check to make sure everything else is configured correctly.

Matrim
03-12-2016, 07:01 AM
Doesn't the waiver wire order have to be fixed as well?

UWHabs
03-12-2016, 07:49 AM
Didn't we say something about being able to DL guys who aren't on the actual DL yet (who have the red flag), or was that only being able to swap them out of the lineup for the remainder of the week?

Just notice that Anderson, who will miss most or all of the season, still isn't put on the DL yet, so I can't IR him yet in-game. Would definitely be nice to be able to do that before the top remaining guys get picked off the waiver wire.

Bull
03-12-2016, 09:43 AM
Lance Lynn also will not play this year and can't seem to move him to DL.

The Green Hornet
03-12-2016, 11:49 AM
you have to wait untill his team puts him on the DL

Deckie007
03-12-2016, 11:52 AM
The way to fix this is to change this setting (we currently have it checked):

Only players on the MLB Disabled List may be moved to the Injured Reserve slot

If checked, only players who are on the official MLB Disabled List may have their status set to Injured Reserve. Players who are on the MLB Disabled List must miss a minimum of 15 games (if they're on the 15-Day DL) or 60 games (if they're on the 60-day DL). Players who have "day-to-day" injuries are not on the Disabled list.
* The above means that if you have this option checked, there will be injured players who are not eligible to be moved to the Injured Reserve slot.

--

We've already discussed changing this setting in the hockey leagues to allow anyone red flagged to be put on the IR. I think it's reasonable to make this change, but everyone usually wants to have their say, so have at it.

The Green Hornet
03-12-2016, 12:31 PM
in the hockey league it makes more sense as teams are intentionally not putting players on the IR due to the salary cap. its not really a problem in baseball. spring training is really the only time its a big issue where teams delay on putting player on the DL.

UWHabs
03-12-2016, 12:39 PM
in the hockey league it makes more sense as teams are intentionally not putting players on the IR due to the salary cap. its not really a problem in baseball. spring training is really the only time its a big issue where teams delay on putting player on the DL.

The only other case I can see is a player getting hurt and the team holding off for a couple days to see the final extent of the injury before placing him on the DL. But yeah, otherwise no team would ever not put a guy there.

The main thing we'd need to figure out is if we allow that rule, the guy gets his red flag, so I DL him in-game, but then he ends up playing soon after, to make sure teams can't cheat with extra roster spots. Especially since I think we decided to allow the roster moves for injured players during the week, this could be another way to sneakily swap out guys for the week. I'm just not sure how aggressive they are at getting those flags up on guys who aren't really hurt.

braby21
03-12-2016, 12:40 PM
I think we should stick to what is actually happening in the MLB as well

right now only the guys that are on the 60 day DL can go on the DL as nobody is actually on a 15 day DL in the MLB as of yet

here's a list of dude's currently on the DL

http://scores.nbcsports.msnbc.com/mlb/stats.asp?file=inj

Montana
03-12-2016, 12:57 PM
Yep, stick with what we've always done......it's worked pretty perfectly with us doing it that way, no need to change it.

Habspatrol
03-12-2016, 01:27 PM
I'm gonna need an exception for Greg Holland. He doesn't have a team but he'd certainly be on the DL since he's out for the season.

braby21
03-12-2016, 01:33 PM
How can you be on the DL when you're not on a team? He's a FA

braby21
03-12-2016, 01:34 PM
I would assume that somebody will probably sign him for cheap and stash him on the DL at some point

Habspatrol
03-12-2016, 01:36 PM
That's what I'm saying. He's out for the year and rather than put him on the DL his team just didn't re-sign him.

Does anyone here think there's any chance he'd not be on a team if he were healthy? And that team wouldn't have him on the DL?

The Green Hornet
03-12-2016, 01:43 PM
its an unfortunate set of circumstances, it's nobody's fault. however unless he signs with a team and is put on the DL i think he should have to be kept on the bench.

braby21
03-12-2016, 01:44 PM
Does it matter tho? He's not currently on a team

Deckie007
03-12-2016, 01:44 PM
its an unfortunate set of circumstances, it's nobody's fault. however unless he signs with a team and is put on the DL i think he should have to be kept on the bench.

+1

He's not on a team so he can't go on the DL. He's a FA that happens to be injured.

braby21
03-12-2016, 01:45 PM
Not trying to be a dick, just pointing out facts. It sucks, but it's reality.

Habspatrol
03-12-2016, 01:47 PM
That shouldn't be the spirit of the rule.

I only traded for him under the assumption that he'd obviously (in my mind anyways) be on the DL all year.

Habspatrol
03-12-2016, 01:51 PM
Not trying to be a dick, just pointing out facts. It sucks, but it's reality.

But this isn't reality. It's fantasy and we can correct it.

We aren't allowed to pick up players who aren't signed to MLB contracts either... does that mean I can't own Holland at all then? Should I have to drop him? Cause "oh well, tough break."

braby21
03-12-2016, 01:58 PM
we have a rule against owning players that are free agents or get released?

Deckie007
03-12-2016, 02:01 PM
But this isn't reality. It's fantasy and we can correct it.

We aren't allowed to pick up players who aren't signed to MLB contracts either... does that mean I can't own Holland at all then? Should I have to drop him? Cause "oh well, tough break."

In Fantasy and Reality he doesn't have a MLB contract so isn't eligible for the DL. I'm trying to figure out why a FA "deserves" to be on the DL. Can I just pick up random unsigned injured players and stick them on my DL? He's on your bench or you can drop him.

Deckie007
03-12-2016, 02:02 PM
we have a rule against owning players that are free agents or get released?

No. We have rules on owning unsigned draft picks and IFA. Ray is just being obtuse.

axlsalinger
03-12-2016, 02:28 PM
Holland's similar to guys in the past who were a "waste" of a bench spot, like Radulov or Kovalchuk. That's the cost of owning them.


in the hockey league it makes more sense as teams are intentionally not putting players on the IR due to the salary cap. its not really a problem in baseball. spring training is really the only time its a big issue where teams delay on putting player on the DL.

Personally, I prefer to stick to the MLB DL as well. It makes the most sense. Howevah - one issue that is hella-annoying in baseball is that teams often don't bother putting guys on the DL in September once they are allowed to exceed the 25-man roster. Which is why I'd be willing to consider looking at a change in the rule.

Habspatrol
03-12-2016, 02:33 PM
Nope... No DL beside the name... No DL

Deckie007
03-12-2016, 02:40 PM
Someone have a vacuum to suck the sand out of HP's vagina?

Deckie007
03-12-2016, 02:41 PM
Holland's similar to guys in the past who were a "waste" of a bench spot, like Radulov or Kovalchuk. That's the cost of owning them.



Personally, I prefer to stick to the MLB DL as well. It makes the most sense. Howevah - one issue that is hella-annoying in baseball is that teams often don't bother putting guys on the DL in September once they are allowed to exceed the 25-man roster. Which is why I'd be willing to consider looking at a change in the rule.

I think we'd be better off just sticking with what we're doing. We've managed around it for 3 years already and we have 6 reserve spots as well.

Habspatrol
03-12-2016, 03:06 PM
Someone have a vacuum to suck the sand out of HP's vagina?

What? We either make exceptions or we don't.

Habspatrol
03-12-2016, 03:14 PM
Holland's similar to guys in the past who were a "waste" of a bench spot, like Radulov or Kovalchuk. That's the cost of owning them.


I don't think they're similar at all. Those guys left the NHL to play elsewhere. We don't even know if they'll ever return.

Holland is an elite closer who is out for the year and his contract happened to be up so the team didn't re-sign him. He didn't leave baseball, he's the same as any of these other guys who get TJ surgery except his contract status.

Whatever though... it's not something that I even considered. I traded for him without even considering the fact that he wouldn't be eligible for our DL. I'll deal with it.

Deckie007
03-12-2016, 03:15 PM
What? We either make exceptions or we don't.

Holland would be giving YOU a specific exception for no good reason other than you acquired an injured player and think you deserve some kind of special treatment. Axl's suggestion would be for the entire league. As much as I think it would be beneficial to allow red flagged guys to be IR'd, I think we should just leave things as is. GH remarked that baseball doesn't have a cap, so teams usually DL players immediately anyways.

Habspatrol
03-12-2016, 03:22 PM
Holland would be giving YOU a specific exception for no good reason other than you acquired an injured player and think you deserve some kind of special treatment. Axl's suggestion would be for the entire league.

No... it would have allowed anyone in the similar situation to be able to DL players... not just me.


As much as I think it would be beneficial to allow red flagged guys to be IR'd, I think we should just leave things as is. GH remarked that baseball doesn't have a cap, so teams usually DL players immediately anyways.

They may not have a cap, but there must be some strategy in play when they don't DL players right away. I'm assuming it's to due with roster size restrictions.

Deckie007
03-12-2016, 03:25 PM
No... it would have allowed anyone in the similar situation to be able to DL players... not just me.



A valuable FA out for the year? That's really specific. This might not come up again for years. I can't think of another FA that was unable to play the whole year and didn't get a contract.



They may not have a cap, but there must be some strategy in play when they don't DL players right away. I'm assuming it's to due with roster size restrictions.

Sometimes, they are waiting to see if a player can be back within a few days. In September the rosters expand so the replacement is probably on the team anyway so little reason to DL.

Habspatrol
03-12-2016, 03:33 PM
A valuable FA out for the year? That's really specific. This might not come up again for years. I can't think of another FA that was unable to play the whole year and didn't get a contract.

Still something that can happen. It doesn't have to be someone that valuable. I just didn't expect it at all. It made sense to me that a guy who was unable to play for the year would be eligible for the DL. His contract status never really entered my mind... as it really doesn't in any of these leagues other than the Cap league.

Like I said, I'll deal with it.

Deckie007
03-12-2016, 03:36 PM
Still something that can happen. It doesn't have to be someone that valuable. I just didn't expect it at all. It made sense to me that a guy who was unable to play for the year would be eligible for the DL. His contract status never really entered my mind... as it really doesn't in any of these leagues other than the Cap league.

Like I said, I'll deal with it.

Alright. Well I'll stop poking the bear then. I wouldn't expect an exemption in any other league either. If say Steven Stamkos broke every bone in his body and didn't receive a contract this summer (unlikely), his owner wouldn't get an exemption either and nor should he.

Habspatrol
03-12-2016, 03:41 PM
Alright. Well I'll stop poking the bear then. I wouldn't expect an exemption in any other league either. If say Steven Stamkos broke every bone in his body and didn't receive a contract this summer (unlikely), his owner wouldn't get an exemption either and nor should he.

I can honestly say that if Stamkos or any other player were to miss the year due to injury I would say lets put him on the IR regardless of him being on the real life IR or not. Whether it was because he had no contract or if it was for cap reasons.

It appears as if it's only me who feels this way... so be it.

MyNameIsJonas
03-12-2016, 03:43 PM
i dont like it when mommy and daddy fight.

Bull
03-12-2016, 03:49 PM
I can honestly say that if Stamkos or any other player were to miss the year due to injury I would say lets put him on the IR regardless of him being on the real life IR or not. Whether it was because he had no contract or if it was for cap reasons.

It appears as if it's only me who feels this way... so be it.
I'm really kinda torn on the holland subject. I would be ok with him going on IR only when season started as it seems waiver wire will open up before some of the other teams (fantasy) get to use their IR spot and have to use up a bench spot while other teams get to pick through the wire

braby21
03-12-2016, 04:03 PM
I feel as if it is pretty black & white, he's not on the DL, so he shouldn't be able to be put on the DL

Montana
03-12-2016, 05:33 PM
All the free agents get put on waivers after the draft and the waiver wire order gets re-set to reflect the (reverse order of the) standings from last year. You can put waiver claims on players during the 2 day period they are on them.



Just want to highlight Matrims point here......waiver order still needs to be set, and waivers are currently set up to not be processed until April 3rd.....I believe as Matrim stated here, it's usually been 2 days post draft, in the past.


That right?

Deckie007
03-12-2016, 06:11 PM
Waiver order is correct. Players are set to come off waivers on Mar 16.

Habspatrol
03-12-2016, 06:26 PM
5 days of waivers? Seems extreme.

axlsalinger
03-12-2016, 06:59 PM
Setting is for a 2 day waiver period. Not sure why it will take that long.

UWHabs
03-12-2016, 07:09 PM
For off season waivers makes sense to stretch it out. If the extra time lets a few more people on the DL that only makes sense.

As for the rest, yeah, I guess it makes sense to be at the mercy of real teams. I mean, we have to live with their decision for what position guys play at, so only makes sense to live with that.

Deckie007
03-13-2016, 03:46 PM
Looks like we missed a step when finishing the draft. As a result, waiver claims were probably reset. Have a look at your claim list. They'll come off on Thursday morning now. Thanks.

axlsalinger
03-13-2016, 03:57 PM
Also, did everybody add their own draft picks throughout the draft? If there are any guys drafted that were not already added in Fantrax, let us know and we can add them for you manually.

The Green Hornet
03-13-2016, 07:35 PM
i forgot to add Alex Bregman. if you could add him for me, that would be great.

Habspatrol
03-13-2016, 07:49 PM
Me too actually.

hairnova
03-16-2016, 08:44 AM
Hmm... so a bunch of claims went through overnight but all the players are still on waivers?

braby21
03-16-2016, 12:41 PM
can we get an update as to when they'll all be FA's?

Habspatrol
03-16-2016, 12:43 PM
Deckie should be able to take them all off waivers now.

The Green Hornet
03-16-2016, 01:16 PM
looks like they are set to come off tonight at 3:00 am. it is pretty weird that the claims went through and the remaining players are still on waivers for another day

braby21
03-16-2016, 01:32 PM
it was probably set for the 16th at midnight and the 17th at 3am thinking that they were 3 hours apart

Montana
03-16-2016, 02:37 PM
it was probably set for the 16th at midnight and the 17th at 3am thinking that they were 3 hours apart

Looks like that's exactly what happened....


They'll come off on Thursday morning now. Thanks.

axlsalinger
03-16-2016, 03:16 PM
That is really ****ing weird. We put everyone on waivers initially, and then realized we had missed a step to complete the "draft" process, so I'm guessing finishing that process may have created a second waiver process? I know I hadn't done any waiver adds yet by the time we did that second step.

This is idiotic, but Fantrax's internal controls are not set up particularly well (despite having tons of features). I know they are planning to roll out a site revamp soon. I guess there isn't anything we can do about it now, other than just wait for the second round of waivers to process.

axlsalinger
03-16-2016, 03:18 PM
I think there is a button to complete waivers manually, so we could in theory complete the process now if we want to.

Habspatrol
03-16-2016, 03:21 PM
Speaking of the new Fantrax site... anyone else get an invite? I did.... it's not bad but I'm not so sure they've changed a lot of functionality. Seems to be mostly an interface change.

hairnova
03-16-2016, 03:26 PM
I saw they started rolling out the beta but I haven't been invited yet... been waiting quite a while for Fantrax 2.0.

Love all of the features Fantrax allows us, but the website is kind of old and the app ****ing sucks.

axlsalinger
03-17-2016, 12:09 AM
Joined a new 12-team dynasty league on Fantrax, looks like there may still be 1 spot left. If anybody's interested, let me know.

UWHabs
03-22-2016, 06:19 AM
Not sure what thread this belongs in, but got a question:

So last week sometime I noticed that they put the DL flag on McCullers. Cool. So I placed him on my DL, grabbed a replacement, and went on my merry way. But now that he's not listed on the DL anymore, the league isn't warning me that I have an invalid roster.

I'll obviously fix it up before the season starts, but just want to make sure there's not some weird setting where guys can stay on the injury list after their injury ends. I assume it's just Fantrax being incompetent, but wanted to make sure.

Habspatrol
03-22-2016, 11:42 PM
No clue... none of my guys have been put on the DL... annoying.

Deckie007
03-23-2016, 12:29 AM
Fantrax fantraxxing. It's happened to me before.

MyNameIsJonas
03-23-2016, 12:29 AM
i blame you.

Deckie007
03-23-2016, 12:30 AM
i blame you.

Pay your entry fee yet?

braby21
04-01-2016, 09:09 PM
I'm pretty sure MLB players don't go on the 15 day DL until Sunday, so that's when Fantrax should be updated as well.

Bull
04-01-2016, 10:44 PM
I sure hope so. Lynn is becoming a pain in my ass

hairnova
04-01-2016, 11:14 PM
A few players are starting to trickle onto the DL but think the MLB roster deadline is Sunday at noon.