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 4th 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.

This year, I'm adding an optional $5 sidepot contest - the entrant with the highest finish after the playoffs will win a bottle of Wellington Victory! To quote Flounder, "Oh boy, this is going to be great!".

So if you're looking for something to do between March Madness and the beginning of football season, check us out. Most managers are back from last year, but we still have a few spots open for newcomers. PM your email to me and I'll send you an official invite. It’s the most fun you’ll have outside of an official wine.woot gathering!

Don't procrastinate too long - the Season opens insanely early this year on March 22. I've scheduled the live draft for Sunday March 16 at 6:30 pm PST. If you can't make it then, your team will be autodrafted using either Yahoo's or your own pre-draft rankings.

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

Play Ball!

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chipgreen


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merbill


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Still looking for a manager or 3. Current managers, feel free to chime in about how fun the league is and how great the commish is.

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merbill wrote:So if you're looking for something to do between March Madness and the beginning of football season, check us out.

For this we have Nascar, coming up on it's third week now.
I'd be in for a racing league.

CT

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Currently 9 teams in the league, room for 3 more teams ideally but here's hoping we can at least find a 10th so that we can do the draft as scheduled on Sunday, March 16th (6:30pm PST).

merbill


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chipgreen wrote:Currently 9 teams in the league, room for 3 more teams ideally but here's hoping we can at least find a 10th so that we can do the draft as scheduled on Saturday, March 15tb (6pm PST).



The draft is Sunday the 16th at 6:30 PST.

Come on folks - all we need is one more brave soul....

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chipgreen


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merbill wrote:The draft is Sunday the 16th at 6:30 PST.

Come on folks - all we need is one more brave soul....


Oops, sorry... I knew that! Editing my post above with the correct info.

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We're at 11 managers - 1 more and we can close the league and draft! For those of you on the fence, this is your chance. PM your email address to me for an invite.

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merbill


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Apparently those crazy drunk commie-pinko posters don't like Baseball. All those other obscure threads get hit, and this one just sinks lower and lower.

Oh wait, Sparky's not drunk - he doesn't drink his wine, he just buys it.

Still looking for 1 more player...

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bump

merbill


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Still a few days left to join! PM for details.

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chipgreen


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Bueller? Bueller?

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I have a friend who might be willing to join if you don't mind a non-wooter in the mix. We were previously in a fantasy league together with co-workers for 10 years.

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chipgreen wrote:I have a friend who might be willing to join if you don't mind a non-wooter in the mix. We were previously in a fantasy league together with co-workers for 10 years.



Sounds good. PM for you.

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Draft order is set. We go live in about an hour and a half!

If you want to comment as we go, post them here.

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3 minutes to start - 8 of 11 are in the room.

I have pick #2 - Trout or Miggy for me!

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merbill wrote:3 minutes to start - 8 of 11 are in the room.

I have pick #2 - Trout or Miggy for me!



And its Miggy - Miguel Cabrera. Trout went #1.

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2 OF's on the turn - Gomez and Choo. My picks are bunched together since I'm picking 2nd/11th. And the #1 pick is autopicking so it comes back to me too quick!

Pretty good draft so far. No weird picks (yet).

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Reyes in the 4th - will be great if healthy.

Kimbrel in the 5th - may be earliest I've ever picked an RP!

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A-Gone (not to be confused with A-Rod) in the 6th - good infield so far.

Homer Bailey next - my first SP. I might have waited too long. Oh well.

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If Billy Hamilton does 75 steals, Chew will dominate the SB category.

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Gordon for my 3rd OF spot. Meh.

Danny Salazar - my 2nd SP - I usually prefer experience, but Salazar looks like the real deal. He better be.

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H-J Ryu, SP. I usually don't draft what I can't pronounce, but I guess there's always an exception.

Wilin Rosario, C, in the 11th - another really early pick for me. Many times my C is last round fodder.

Halfway through now.

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Balfour, my 2nd RP. He's pretty secure I think.

Finally, 2B - Utley. A reach, but I needed to secure the position.

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OK, had to break for dinner, while continuing to check the draft. Family looking at me like a freak....

Filling out my bench with decent players, but no "secret weapons". Mostly disposable if I need to make a change.

Last official pick was Drew Smyly, Det's 5th starter. He was good MR last year, we'll see if he can transfer that to a starters role.

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Quick eval of my team...

Good speed, good IF, young SPs (plus a couple of old farts), better than average RPs. I may lack enough power to fully compete, maybe I'll try to trade some speed for it.

Overall a good draft by everybody, and looking forward to the season.

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Nice draft everyone.

How we gonna work out the $5 buy-in? I'm all for it.

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sdilullo wrote:Nice draft everyone.

How we gonna work out the $5 buy-in? I'm all for it.



I'll post details on the league message board in a few days. We did it in the football league and it turned out well.

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Nice turnout for the draft! Wish we could have fielded 12 teams for some H2H action but it will be interesting to go roto-style for this season.

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chipgreen wrote:Nice turnout for the draft! Wish we could have fielded 12 teams for some H2H action but it will be interesting to go roto-style for this season.


Yeah, I've never done Roto before, so I'm actually quite interested in seeing how it all works out.

Plus, I'm in another H2H league this year (with maybe 30-40% of the same players) so it'll be fun to compare as the season progresses.

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