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Re: Help out the draft tonight

Postby metsmarathon » Sat Mar 21, 2015 5:05 pm

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It doesn't do hr/9, and I just use hr, it tells me that kershaw should be priced at almost $130!

I mean, it's nice to think Im not overpaying him, but there's no way a full third of a payroll should be tied upon one guy, no matter how good he is.

So, what's the plan?
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Re: Help out the draft tonight

Postby Ceetar » Sun Mar 22, 2015 8:32 am

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metsmarathon wrote:It doesn't do hr/9, and I just use hr, it tells me that kershaw should be priced at almost $130!

I mean, it's nice to think Im not overpaying him, but there's no way a full third of a payroll should be tied upon one guy, no matter how good he is.

So, what's the plan?


Normal draft Friday night. lots of people are annoyed at me, LWFS finds someone to draft for him.

I have no faith in trying to get another solution in place. If we did try the waiver wire avenue I feel like too many people would end up being too busy/distracted to participate fully and it'd still be a mess.

I don't think we can start the waiver wire until after the draft either. So it's not like we could do a few rounds that way, and then draft. We could perhaps limit the length of the draft and let it go wild via waivers after that.

What do you all think?

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Re: Help out the draft tonight

Postby Ceetar » Sun Mar 22, 2015 10:31 am

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metsmarathon wrote:It doesn't do hr/9, and I just use hr, it tells me that kershaw should be priced at almost $130!

I mean, it's nice to think Im not overpaying him, but there's no way a full third of a payroll should be tied upon one guy, no matter how good he is.

So, what's the plan?


Maybe I did something wrong, but I got $78 for Kershaw.

http://www.fangraphs.com/auctiontool.aspx?type=pit&proj=steamer&pos=2,1,1,1,5,1,1,0,0,1,5,5,0,17&dollars=300&teams=12&mp=20&msp=5&mrp=5&mb=1&split=&points=c|2,4,5,6|2,3,4,11&lg=MLB&rep=0&drp=0&players=
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Re: Help out the draft tonight

Postby metsmarathon » Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:17 am

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you're using a $300 budget instead of hte $400 we have (although some allowance should be made for prospects and the like)

regardless, even at $78, he's twice as much as the next highest pitcher.

oh, the problem as i can see it, actually, is that even though you've got hte right number of players identified for all the roster slot and what-not, the calculator is still somehow only calculating 150 hitters and 150 pitchers with positive value, for effectively a 25-man roster, (meaning it has too high a floor for the replacement player), and is therefore spreading too much money across too few players.

it's also not doing the hr/9, though just looking at hr isn't all that far off.

draft friday is fine. i hate to say it, but it's far better to screw over one player than to screw over the whole league. and while it's surely small comfort, lwfs will have an immense advantage in being able to spoil any in-season waiver wire call-ups.

i'd love to start up a separate parallel league where we tried the blind auction waiver-wire draft. it seems like a thoroughly interesting experiment to run. but a great way to fuck up an otherwise perfectly good league.
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Re: Help out the draft tonight

Postby Ceetar » Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:54 am

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I'm surprised the calculator doesn't reflect the Ottoneu options. seems silly to me.
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Re: Help out the draft tonight

Postby metsmarathon » Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:10 am

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it also appears to be missing a goodly number of starting pitchers. like sonny gray, michael wacha, yordano ventura.

i haven't looked to see if the hitters are similarly glitched. but regardless of roster size, it does still only show 150 players with positive value, adjusting only for position and budget.

i'm glad i'm not relying on it for anything, that's for damned sure!
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Re: Help out the draft tonight

Postby metsmarathon » Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:08 pm

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so... did the draft time out or something...? or does fangraphs hate midnight?
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Re: Help out the draft tonight

Postby Ceetar » Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:09 pm

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metsmarathon wrote:so... did the draft time out or something...? or does fangraphs hate midnight?


That's when it failed last year too?

I just got a 'servers at capacity error' trying to refresh the page.
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Re: Help out the draft tonight

Postby metsmarathon » Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:13 pm

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dangit! i guess i'll finish off my roster the old-fashioned way.
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Re: Help out the draft tonight

Postby metsmarathon » Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:20 pm

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i blame fakesnukes
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Re: Help out the draft tonight

Postby metsmarathon » Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:41 pm

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anything you can do to shut down or close-out the draft? it shows as "in-progress" which puts the kibosh on any waiver-wire auctions.
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Re: Help out the draft tonight

Postby Ceetar » Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:59 pm

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metsmarathon wrote:anything you can do to shut down or close-out the draft? it shows as "in-progress" which puts the kibosh on any waiver-wire auctions.


I'll see what I can have done.
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