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Re: 2012 MLB Thread
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2012, 03:08:58 PM »
So, who is in for fantasy baseball?

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2012 MLB Thread
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2012, 05:45:27 PM »
Me

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Re: 2012 MLB Thread
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2012, 06:53:36 PM »
I'll be happy to set it up.

Does anyone have thoughts on ESPN, Yahoo or any other type of league? I have only used Yahoo but thought ESPN might be a change of pace.

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Re: 2012 MLB Thread
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2012, 07:12:28 PM »
I'll be happy to set it up.

Does anyone have thoughts on ESPN, Yahoo or any other type of league? I have only used Yahoo but thought ESPN might be a change of pace.

I'm down. My preference would be ESPN, same reason as you--change of pace.
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Re: 2012 MLB Thread
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2012, 08:53:50 PM »
I'm in
I got the glory, got the fame, the money, the jewels, the cash, the denali, getting drunk on the reg. fricking good times on the reg, yachts on the reg, sex on the reg, basically all the aMm men fantasize about.

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Re: 2012 MLB Thread
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2012, 12:13:58 AM »
Starkville yeah I'm in.  :beer:

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Re: 2012 MLB Thread
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2012, 10:53:14 AM »


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Re: 2012 MLB Thread
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2012, 12:13:54 PM »
I am also in. Never done baseball before. Should be fun.

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Re: 2012 MLB Thread
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2012, 12:17:37 PM »
I'd be down for continued dominance on the baseball diamond.
I agree with what you are saying, but am to the point where I just don't care if they ever change their tun

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Re: 2012 MLB Thread
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2012, 02:14:06 PM »
I'll set up a league tonight or the next few days. Live draft again? I figure a week or two prior to opening day should work.

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Re: 2012 MLB Thread
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2012, 02:21:48 PM »
Well, in other baseball news looks like Tommy Hanson of the Braves suffered a concussion on the way to spring training, talk about tough luck for the Braves. Tire blew out on him in front of the baseball complex and he hit his head.

http://atlanta.braves.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120221&content_id=26774332&notebook_id=26776396&vkey=notebook_atl&c_id=atl
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Re: 2012 MLB Thread
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2012, 02:33:16 PM »
My patient no showed. What do you think of these settings?


League Name   
Woopig
Number of Teams   16?
Scoring Type   Head to Head Each Category
Format   League Manager
Make League Viewable to Public   
Yes
Roster (Edit)

Current Roster Size: 23

Total Starters: 20

Total On Bench: 3 (1 DL)
   
Position   Starters   Maximum
Catcher (C)   1   No Limit
First Base (1B)   1   No Limit
Second Base (2B)   1   No Limit
Third Base (3B)   1   No Limit
Shortstop (SS)   1   No Limit
Outfield (OF)   3   N/A
Designated Hitter (DH)   1   No Limit
Utility (UTIL)   2   N/A
Pitcher (P)   9   N/A
Starting Pitcher (SP)   0   No Limit
Relief Pitcher (RP)   0   No Limit
Bench (BE)   3   N/A
Disabled List (DL)   1   N/A


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Batters   
No Limit
Pitchers   
No Limit
Scoring (Edit)
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Re: 2012 MLB Thread
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2012, 02:33:50 PM »
I'd prefer 3 OF as opposed to RF, CF and LF but whatever

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Re: 2012 MLB Thread
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2012, 02:44:29 PM »
I'd prefer 3 OF as opposed to RF, CF and LF but whatever

Damn. 16 teams is a deep league. Should be fun.

I like 3 OF's as well.
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Re: 2012 MLB Thread
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2012, 02:45:53 PM »
Damn. 16 teams is a deep league. Should be fun.

I like 3 OF's as well.
I doubt we get 16 to sign up. I'd prefer 12 but I can always change it.

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Re: 2012 MLB Thread
« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2012, 02:49:19 PM »
I'd prefer 3 OF as opposed to RF, CF and LF but whatever

I agree and I think I'm going to join in the nerdom.   :embarassed:

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Re: 2012 MLB Thread
« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2012, 02:52:13 PM »
So with espn i can't provide a link and password. It appears I have to email you an invite. So PM me your email address I suppose.

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Re: 2012 MLB Thread
« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2012, 08:37:11 AM »
Keep the PM coming. Got six invited. 3 teams signed up. Meanwhile:

http://blogs.bettor.com/New-York-Mets-starting-pitcher-Jon-Niese-gets-nose-job-MLB-News-a131174

The New York Mets’ talented starting pitcher Jon Niese recently has had nose job to somewhat making it perfect that previously was little flat from the bottom. Media personals, T.V channels and many reporters have taken exclusive interviews from Niese where he explained everything related to his late nose surgery. According to his statement, the first person who teased him for his relatively different nose was his then teammate outfielder Carlos Beltran and from that point onwards, he decided to get a nose job.

He explained all this in a very light manner and with complete coolness. Niese said, “He wanted me to have a new nose. So he offered to pay for it, and I was just like, all right. Then it turned into seeing doctors. Then it turned into getting it fixed. It’s just so much easier for me to breathe. It was all messed up, if you saw the CAT scan, you would have been pretty grossed out.”

He added regarding the surgery as well saying, “The surgeon, he told me, ‘a normal nose should be like a doorway with the door open a little bit. (Niese’s nose was) like somebody ripped the hinges off the door and smashed it sideways into the wall.”

Apart from his late nose job, Niese also talked about next Major League season and hoped for a good beginning. He stated with quite confidence as 2012 season will be a competitive one for MLB franchises including the Mets. Last season, the New York Mets played poorly and never showed any commitment level losing many games from average opponents. They lost too many games without giving any extra effort on the field.

According to past several seasons’ team stats, the 2011 proved the worst season for the New York Mets where they could not even qualify into the post season losing many games at middle and end of the regular season. Now many experts and some former MLB professional players believe that the current lot of experienced players in the Mets’ roster can lead this team towards excellence and bring some positive thrust in the franchise in next few years.   

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Re: 2012 MLB Thread
« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2012, 05:24:06 PM »
Ryan Braun's 50 game suspension for 'roiding got lifted. fricking bullshit if you ask me.
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Re: 2012 MLB Thread
« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2012, 05:25:25 PM »
The testing agency told him to hold on to his sample for 48 hours instead of the correct 24 hours.

It's like not being convicted of a murder because a glove didn't fit.

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Re: 2012 MLB Thread
« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2012, 06:04:49 PM »
Selig used to own the Brewers. Braun is a Brewer.

Nothing to see here. Move along.

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Re: 2012 MLB Thread
« Reply #22 on: February 23, 2012, 07:44:44 PM »
Ryan Braun's 50 game suspension for 'roiding got lifted. fricking bullshit if you ask me.
He was taking medicine for some condition he has and it increased his testosterone levels that mimicked steroid results. It's not bullshit. It's a technicality.

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« Reply #24 on: February 24, 2012, 09:07:08 AM »
He was taking medicine for some condition he has and it increased his testosterone levels that mimicked steroid results. It's not bullshit. It's a technicality.

No. He didn't fight the results of the test. That was just his media spin after the suspension was laid down.

The process is ridiculously fricked up.

Two sources told ESPN that Braun testified he never used performance-enhancing drugs, but that he and his representatives never disputed the fact that a second test on his urine sample showed exogenous testosterone in his body, meaning it came from an outside source.

Braun didn't argue evidence of tampering and didn't dispute the science, but argued protocol had not been followed. Multiple sources confirmed to ESPN investigative reporters Mark Fainaru-Wada and T.J. Quinn that Braun questioned the chain of custody and collection procedure.

MLB officials, however, argued that there was no question about the chain of custody or the integrity of the sample, and that Braun's representatives did not argue that the test itself was faulty.

According to one of the sources, the collector, after getting Braun's sample, was supposed to take the sample to FedEx/Kinkos for shipping but thought it was closed because it was late on a Saturday. As has occurred in some other instances, the collector took the sample home and kept it refrigerated. Policy states that the sample is supposed to get to FedEx as soon as possible.


http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/7608360/ryan-braun-wins-appeal-50-game-suspension


Again, his T/E ratio was 20:1, which is absurd. He didn't dispute that.

He got off because an arbitrator voted in favor of his argument that the collection process is fricked up. That's it.



Sources told Quinn and Fainaru-Wada the seals were totally intact and testing never reflected any degradation of the sample. Based on the World Anti-Doping Agency code, this is exactly what would have been expected to happen, and the collector took the proper action, the source said.

The source also noted that synthetic testosterone doesn't show up just because a sample sits in one place or another.

Travis Tygart, chief executive officer of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, called the decision "a real gut-kick to clean athletes."

"To have this sort of technicality of all technicalities let a player off ... it's just a sad day for all the clean players and those that abide by the rules within professional baseball," he said.

The players' association did not disclose the reasoning behind Das' decision in its announcement.

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