Fantasy Baseball Anyone?

I play on It’s free and everything. Basically, this is how it goes (these were last year’s rules, I don’t think that much has changed):
-You register sometime between when they open up the game and opening day (you can register after opening day of course, but you’re at a disadvantage). You can play in a random division, or one that you or a friend create (so you play against your friends/associates/people you know).
-You pick a team. You pick five pitchers, one player at each infield position, and four outfielders. You have a salary cap of $50 mil, and each player is assigned a price (this is where it gets cool).
-Your players recieve points for their stats. Hits are worth so much, singles/doubles/triples/homeruns are worth different amounts, steals, etc. For pitchers, they get points for innings pitched, strikeouts, etc. Negative points are also possible, for outs, or runs given up, hits allowed, etc. This is the basis for the scoring.
-You are allowed a certain amount of trades per week. Last year it was just five per week, but I think this year they are changing it to three pitcher trades and three player trades per week (this sucks…it makes it considerably harder).
-Player prices are adjusted regularly. Last year it was every week, but now I think they’re doing it every day (after the season starts). Price fluctuations are based solely on how many people buy or sell that player (much like a stock market). Buy buying low and selling high (like a stock market), you can make money and expand your salary cap. This is the trick to success. There’s another trick as well that I kind of alluded to before, but I wouldn’t want to give it away for anybody who hasn’t played before.

The game isn’t ready yet, but it should be soon. If enough people are interested I’ll start the division (I’ll probably call it Straight Dope or something like that, and I’ll make it password-protected and post the password here), and let you know when you can start drafting. Oh, and one more thing, before opening day you have unlimited trades, in case anyone should get hurt or anything.

So, any takers? Who wants to lose to me?

“History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.” -Winston Churchill

I’ll give it a shot. I probably won’t do very well because I’ve never played in a fantasy league like this (my dad had an office league years and years ago that I got to participate in) and I missed the better half of last season and have no idea what’s going on. But who cares? It’ll be fun.


“Don’t Do It.”

Oh! (Blushing) I thought this was about something else…heh heh.

She has an IQ of 1001, she has a jumpsuit on – she’s also a telephone
Maybe one day I’ll feel her cold embrace, and kiss her interface – until then, I’ll leave her alone

Rous, count me in, I love fantasy leagues, I won my football one last year on ESPN. I’ll take a swing at baseball.

I’m game. I may not be the best, but I will join up and keep up with it. Just make sure to bump this to the top and let us know when it is raring to go.

Have you voted for your favorite, huggable Mullinator today?

I would like to play. I won the sdmb fantasy football league.

Sounds like fun. Count me in.

I’m interested. I’ve played the SmallWorld game for a couple of years now, and while I enjoyed it, I have to say that the format isn’t my favorite, particularly if we’re going to have a division or league of our own. In that case, I’d like us to consider using either RotoNews’ free league services or the Yahoo! fantasy baseball. Both are free, like SmallWorld, but have the advantage of limiting players to being on the roster of one owner at a time, which leads to trades among owners, which leads to increased interaction and, to my mind, a more enjoyable and competitive experience. Not to say that I wouldn’t participate if we do the SmallWorld game, just that I’d prefer otherwise.

Spring is around the corner. Let’s play ball.

Yeah, here’s my fantasy. Hot dogs are a quarter, beer is fifty cents and decent seats that don’t give you a nosebleed do not cost an arm and a leg.

Oh yeah, and the Cubs are entering Game 7 of the World Series…

…send lawyers, guns, and money…

       Warren Zevon

Count me in (not to lose, but to play :slight_smile: !

Zev Steinhardt