Category Archives: Fantasy Baseball

Who Wants To Play Fantasy Baseball With ’30-Year Old Cardboard’???

Are You Ready For Fantasy Baseball With ’30-Year Old Cardboard’???

Not only am I ready for the start of the 2014 major league baseball season, but I am also very excited for  the 2014 fantasy baseball season as well.

My platform of choice?  Yahoo Fantasy Baseball.

And I want to run my own league again this year.  Last season was a ton of fun, and I am eager to see if there is enough interest out there for me to fill up a 12-player league with friends of ’30-YOC’.  

If you want to play, please let me know by leaving a comment on this post.  My preferred style of play is rotisserie, and I use the live draft feature for selection of my players.  I try to hold the draft on a Sunday night so it is more convenient for all players.

Each league consists of twelve players, and I have 10 returning players from last season returning for 2014.

So, if you want one of the final two manager spots in the league, leave me a comment on this post and I will send you the details.

Thanks for reading.  Now who is ready to ‘Play Ball’???

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UPDATE: 3 SPOTS REMAIN – Who Wants To Play Fantasy Baseball With ’30-Year Old Cardboard’????

Who Wants To Play Fantasy Baseball With ’30-Year Old Cardboard’????

I am a big fan of fantasy baseball.  And while I don’t get too consumed with the ultra-competitive leagues that are out there, I find the idea of selecting my own roster and managing my players to be a fun one.

My platform of choice?  Yahoo Fantasy Baseball.

Last year I created a league, for the great readers of this blog to join, with the Yahoo Fantasy Baseball website and I am ready to do it again as we prepare for the 2013 baseball season to begin.

I’ve already spoken with my buddy Ryan who won last year’s championship and he is very confident that he can do it again!!

Anyone think that they can take him down?  Want to give it a shot??

If so, please let me know by leaving a comment on this post.  My preferred style of play is rotisserie, and I use the auto-draft versus live draft feature for selection of my players.

Each league consists of twelve teams, so I am looking for eleven people to join me.  Ryan has already confirmed that he wants to defend his crown so I am now seeking ten more players to help me form the league.  As soon as people start showing interest, I will email out the league name and password in a first come, first served basis.  I will cap the entries at ten, and if more people want to play I will either create a waiting list or if the demand warrants, I’ll create another league.

Welcome to ‘League 30-YOC’!!!

Now who is ready to ‘Play Ball’???

2 SPOTS REMAIN – Who Wants To Play Fantasy Baseball With ’30-Year Old Cardboard’???

2 SPOTS REMAIN – Who Wants To Play Fantasy Baseball With ’30-Year Old Cardboard’???

The title of this post says it all, there are two open spots left in the 12-team league that I have created for Yahoo Fantasy Baseball.

So, if you are interested in playing with me and 11 other baseball and baseball card collecting pals, let me know and I will send you a link with the details of how you can join our league.

I’d really like to fill this league with readers of this blog versus opening it up to the public, but if all 12 spots are not full by Sunday night, that is exactly what I will do.

If you want in, leave me a comment on this post and I will get back to you qucikly.

Thanks – Now come ‘Play Ball’ with your boy!!!!

Who Wants To Play Fantasy Baseball With ’30-Year Old Cardboard’????

Who Wants To Play Fantasy Baseball With ’30-Year Old Cardboard’????

I am a big fan of fantasy baseball.  And while I don’t get too consumed with the ultra-competitive leagues that are out there, I find the idea of selecting my own roster and managing my players to be a fun one.

My platform of choice?  Yahoo Fantasy Baseball.

I have always joined public leagues and just caught on with a group of people who I do not know.  It has been fun, and I have done a decent job of placing in the ‘Top 3′ a handful of times.

I was contemplating about creating my own league this year, and wanted to see if the great readers of this blog had any interest in joining me.

If so, please let me know by leaving a comment on this post.  My preferred style of play is rotisserie, and I use the auto-draft versus live draft feature for selection of my players.

Each league consists of twelve players, so I am looking for eleven people to join me.  As soon as people start showing interest, I will email out the league name and password in a first come, first served basis.  I will cap the entries at eleven, and if more people wan to play I will either create a waiting list or if the demand warrants, it create another league.

Thanks for reading.  Now who is ready to ‘Play Ball’???

FANTASY BASEBALL CHAMPION!!!

FANTASY BASEBALL CHAMPION!!!

It has been a few years since I placed in the top spot in my fantasy baseball league so allow me to gloat for a minute.  Or two…  :)

For the entirety of the season it was a 2-man race, with myself and the second place player alternating spots several times during the season.

But, when it mattered most, I took control of the league and ended up winning the crown!!!  Here is a look at the final leaderboard:

While I do admit that fantasy baseball has an element of luck, I do think that I picked a pretty solid team, in which several of the players had career years.  Special thanks go out to Justin Verlander, Mike Stanton, Ryan Howard, Mark Teixeira, Jacoby Ellsbury, Howie Kendrick, Heath Bell, Ryan Roberts, Matt Weiters, and the rest of the guys!!!

See you all in 2012!!!

With Just Two Weeks Left In The Fantasy Baseball Season, My Team Is Soaring!!!!

With Just Two Weeks Left In The Fantasy Baseball Season, My Team Is Soaring!!!!

I have to admit that I am a little surprised that I have been able to maintain this lead in my league.  I have been dealing with a lot of injuries, all season long to be honest, but somehow I have prevailed.

I guess an extremely solid pitching rotation, and a few breakthrough seasons really helps, huh???

Here is the current standings:

That’s me five points ahead of my only competition!!!

 

 

With Less Than One Month Left In The 2011 Baseball Season, My Fantasy Team Takes A Nice Lead…

With Less Than One Month Left In The 2011 Baseball Season, My Fantasy Team Takes A Nice Lead…

A 3.5 point lead can vanish in a heartbeat when talking about fantasy baseball, but that doesn’t mean that I cannot get excited about the prospect of winning first place in my league!!

And if you look closely at the standings, you will see that I am all but guaranteed a 1st or 2nd place finish!!!

Go Me!!!

Well, Well, Well, Look Who Is Atop The Fantasy Baseball Leaderboards Again…

Well, Well, Well, Look Who Is Atop The Fantasy Baseball Leaderboards Again…

It was a struggle, but after sitting in second place for more than six weeks, I have once again taken over first place on the leaderboard of my fantasy baseball league.

For the season, it has been a 2-way battle between myself and one other player as we both have held healthy leads over the remainder of the league we are in.

Here is a peek at the standings as of this moment:

Special thanks to Mike Stanton, Logan Morrison, Heath Bell, Howie Kendrick, and Ryan Vogelsong for helping back to the top!!!

A Quick Peek At My Fantasy Team’s Position As We Get Prepared For The Second Half Of The Baseball Season…

A Quick Peek At My Fantasy Team’s Position As We Get Prepared For The Second Half Of The Baseball Season…

I know that you all have been wondering so I thought I would offer this little recap up to you as we prep for the second half of the major league and fantasy baseball seasons.

Currently I rest in 2nd place, with a comfortable lead over the player in 3rd and some ground to make up between myself and the leader.

Here are the current standings:

And if you look at the rankings across the categories in which we score points, you can see that my pitching has been very strong while my batting has been average.

So, as we approach the start of the second half of the season, I made a few changes to my roster that should help me all-around.  I dropped some players and added some players – gone are Chipper Jones, Josh Johnson, and John Buck.  Newly added players Ryan Vogelsong, Justin Masterson, and Ryan Roberts should be able to round out my starting pitching as well as infield.

We’ll see how it goes.  Wish me luck!!

 

After Sitting Atop The Fantasy Baseball Leaderboard For Two Months, My Team Takes A Tumble…

After Sitting Atop The Fantasy Baseball Leaderboard For Two Months, My Team Takes A Tumble…

It’s very hard to maintain the top spot in any fantasy league during the course of a full season.  I know that; I understand it; and I have been there before.

But this year, I came out smoking!!  Holding a steady 15pt. lead for most of the first two months of the season, my numbers have dropped back down into this atmosphere and I have fallen into second place.

Maybe I got too settled in.  Maybe I could have/should have made a few more roster moves to sure up a few weak spots in my roster.  Who knows?

But what I do know is that a few injuries to some of my ‘key’players has thrown me back into reality.  Between Josh Johnson and Howie Kendrick and Chipper Jones and Logan Morrison, my one-time superior team is now in a heated battle for first place.

Here is a look at the current standings in my league.

I’ll follow up with another post in a few weeks to hopefully show that I have climbed back onto the top of the mountain!!!