merbill


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It's that time of the year again. The grass is fresh (at least in Arizona and Florida) and the smell of leather and horsehide is in the air. No, I'm not talking about some underground S&M club - I'm talking Baseball!

The wine.woot baseball league is back for its 3rd year! Pit your mad managing skills against your fellow wine-loving baseball aficionados. We have all you need: an easy to play weekly Head to Head format, a live draft, witty repartee (aka smack), and wine to help celebrate your victories or forget your defeats. To quote Flounder, "Oh boy, this is going to be great!".

So if you need something to do between March Madness and the beginning of football season, sign up now. Most managers are back from last year, but we still have a few spots open for newcomers.
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The Draft is scheduled for Sunday March 24 at 10am PT. If you can't make it, then your team will be autodrafted using your own pre-draft rankings. Scoring starts March 31.

Post all your comments, questions, suggestions and epithets here.

Play Ball!

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chukon99


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Wish I could have participated more fully last year, as it seemed like fun. Unfortunately, this year will be just as busy, so I won't be back.

Have fun guys!

merbill


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chukon99 wrote:Wish I could have participated more fully last year, as it seemed like fun. Unfortunately, this year will be just as busy, so I won't be back.

Have fun guys!



Sorry you won't make it back this year.

Spots still available. No experience necessary.

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chipgreen


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merbill wrote:Sorry you won't make it back this year.

Spots still available. No experience necessary.



Looking forward to another season!

The former "Cellar Dwellers" are movin' on up to "Adequate Team" status.

merbill


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chipgreen wrote:Looking forward to another season!

The former "Cellar Dwellers" are movin' on up to "Adequate Team" status.



Whoa...don't get ahead of yourself. We haven't drafted yet.

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chipgreen


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merbill wrote:Whoa...don't get ahead of yourself. We haven't drafted yet.

I can dream, can't I?

Hope springs eternal even if it inevitably leads to soul-crushing defeat.

chipgreen


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3 spots left... see merbill's signup info above

merbill


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chipgreen wrote:3 spots left... see merbill's signup info above



One more spot left. Draft this Saturday. If you've been thinking about it, its time to make a move!

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merbill


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Live Draft Blog:

The 2013 Baseball Draft has begun. Looks like 9 of 12 made it to the draft this morning.

First pick off the board was Miguel Cabrera, then Trout, then Ryan Braun. Going to form so far.

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merbill


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merbill wrote:Live Draft Blog:

The 2013 Baseball Draft has begun. Looks like 9 of 12 made it to the draft this morning.

First pick off the board was Miguel Cabrera, then Trout, then Ryan Braun. Going to form so far.



In round 3 now. Posey in the first round? Hmmmm

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merbill


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merbill wrote:In round 3 now. Posey in the first round? Hmmmm



Uh oh, Hanley picked in third round, and he's hurt and out until May. You gotta have your pre-draft lists up to date if you can't make it.

Early love for Andre Ethier.

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merbill


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merbill wrote:Uh oh, Hanley picked in third round, and he's hurt and out until May. You gotta have your pre-draft lists up to date if you can't make it.

Early love for Andre Ethier.



Wrapping up the 5th round. So far I'm happy - Cabrera, Reyes, Hamel, Zimmerman, and Butler.

No weird picks lately by anyone. That's good, shows we know what we're doing.

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merbill


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merbill wrote:Wrapping up the 5th round. So far I'm happy - Cabrera, Reyes, Hamel, Zimmerman, and Butler.

No weird picks lately by anyone. That's good, shows we know what we're doing.



Oops, I don't have Cabrera, I have Braun. Just dreaming I guess.

Hill and Schertzer owned now. I'm all in on Schertzer this year.

And the RP run begins in round 7, right after I pick.

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merbill


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merbill wrote:Oops, I don't have Cabrera, I have Braun. Just dreaming I guess.

Hill and Schertzer owned now. I'm all in on Schertzer this year.

And the RP run begins in round 7, right after I pick.



Round 9 now (out of 22). Got Papelbon, and in a stretch, picked Melky C. Hopefully he can do good even without the PEDs.

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merbill


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merbill wrote:Round 9 now (out of 22). Got Papelbon, and in a stretch, picked Melky C. Hopefully he can do good even without the PEDs.



Round 13. The picks are less predictable now since people are filling needs more than drafting the best available.

I though Halladay was going to fall to me, but no, then Koruda was drafted. I took Fister in a slight panic. My SP's are good at the top but I'm lacking quality depth right now, and it might be too late to make that up.

I like my starting lineup tho. Markakis and Willingham fill out my OF, and I also got Nathan for the 'pen.

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merbill


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merbill wrote:Round 13. The picks are less predictable now since people are filling needs more than drafting the best available.

I though Halladay was going to fall to me, but no, then Koruda was drafted. I took Fister in a slight panic. My SP's are good at the top but I'm lacking quality depth right now, and it might be too late to make that up.

I like my starting lineup tho. Markakis and Willingham fill out my OF, and I also got Nathan for the 'pen.



Round 19 - the end is in sight! Picked up an injured RP (Madson), a backup IF (Rutledge), a couple of SP's with big question marks (Ogando, Milone). Got good value at catcher with Seattle's Montero.

Its getting Uggla out there (Corked just picked him)!

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merbill


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merbill wrote:Round 19 - the end is in sight! Picked up an injured RP (Madson), a backup IF (Rutledge), a couple of SP's with big question marks (Ogando, Milone). Got good value at catcher with Seattle's Montero.

Its getting Uggla out there (Corked just picked him)!



Ding! Ding! Ding! The last round has begun. Most of these picks won't still be on their teams by the all star break. My last pick (#262) was Mitchell Boggs, the temporary StL closer.

Good draft everybody. I think I need more SB's. Let the dealing begin.

Boss Monster signing out.

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chipgreen


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Nice blogging, I would have been keeping tabs during the draft if I knew you were doing that. I see you got your usual high value picks in the mid/late rounds. I'm pretty happy with my team but usually am at this point in the season!

merbill


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Baseball Season has officially begun - in Texas, of all places. Tradition doesn't mean what it used to, I guess.

And Happy Easter to y'all!

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sdilullo


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Just realized you blogged it all on here - nice recap.

I went all-in on pitching this year. Why not use a completely different strategy than the one I used to win the league last year, right?

Should be interesting...

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And now the season is over. Seems like we were just drafting a month ago. Oh wait, we did (for football). Here are the final standings:

Rank Team W-L-T Pct GB
*1 Adequate Team 150-85-17 0.629 -
*2 ATLiens 131-94-27 0.573 14
*3 Diamonds of Uranus 131-105-16 0.552 19.5
*4 The Big Woods 117-121-14 0.492 34.5
*5 El Ferrocarril 145-93-14 0.603 6.5
*6 Woot 4 the Home Team 128-110-14 0.536 23.5
*7 North316 115-121-16 0.488 35.5
*8 Boss Monster 125-115-12 0.520 27.5
9 Uncle Chuck 110-124-18 0.472 39.5
10 I'd Rather Be Flying 110-129-13 0.462 42
11 Tardigrades 79-159-14 0.341 72.5
12 Corked1 76-161-15 0.331 75

Congratulations to Adequate Team, who dominated the season and the playoffs.

And to everyone else, thanks for playing this year. It was fun, at least until I was crushed in the playoffs. See you all (and maybe some new faces?) next year.

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Lurker here with no idea what's going on, but how is it that El Ferrocarril isn't in 2nd place?

merbill wrote:And now the season is over. Seems like we were just drafting a month ago. Oh wait, we did (for football). Here are the final standings:

Rank Team W-L-T Pct GB
*1 Adequate Team 150-85-17 0.629 -
*2 ATLiens 131-94-27 0.573 14
*3 Diamonds of Uranus 131-105-16 0.552 19.5
*4 The Big Woods 117-121-14 0.492 34.5
*5 El Ferrocarril 145-93-14 0.603 6.5
*6 Woot 4 the Home Team 128-110-14 0.536 23.5
*7 North316 115-121-16 0.488 35.5
*8 Boss Monster 125-115-12 0.520 27.5
9 Uncle Chuck 110-124-18 0.472 39.5
10 I'd Rather Be Flying 110-129-13 0.462 42
11 Tardigrades 79-159-14 0.341 72.5
12 Corked1 76-161-15 0.331 75

Congratulations to Adequate Team, who dominated the season and the playoffs.

And to everyone else, thanks for playing this year. It was fun, at least until I was crushed in the playoffs. See you all (and maybe some new faces?) next year.



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rjquillin wrote:Lurker here with no idea what's going on, but how is it that El Ferrocarril isn't in 2nd place?



Like all the Fantasy sports ... Playoffs.

You have regular season, then you have the playoffs. So even though you might have a better record from the regular season, if you lose in the playoffs, you drop down.

I assume EF lost in the playoffs before the finals, thus dropping down overall.


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merbill wrote:And now the season is over. Seems like we were just drafting a month ago. Oh wait, we did (for football). Here are the final standings:

Rank Team W-L-T Pct GB
*1 Adequate Team 150-85-17 0.629 -
*2 ATLiens 131-94-27 0.573 14
*3 Diamonds of Uranus 131-105-16 0.552 19.5
*4 The Big Woods 117-121-14 0.492 34.5
*5 El Ferrocarril 145-93-14 0.603 6.5
*6 Woot 4 the Home Team 128-110-14 0.536 23.5
*7 North316 115-121-16 0.488 35.5
*8 Boss Monster 125-115-12 0.520 27.5
9 Uncle Chuck 110-124-18 0.472 39.5
10 I'd Rather Be Flying 110-129-13 0.462 42
11 Tardigrades 79-159-14 0.341 72.5
12 Corked1 76-161-15 0.331 75

Congratulations to Adequate Team, who dominated the season and the playoffs.

And to everyone else, thanks for playing this year. It was fun, at least until I was crushed in the playoffs. See you all (and maybe some new faces?) next year.


Thanks for the congrats and thanks for running the league! See you next week on the virtual gridiron....