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by DOUGHBOYS
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: General NFBC Discussion/Contest Info
Topic: The Mia League
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: The Mia League

Beautiful, Mike. You certainly underscored the flood story to me at the time. I know the major concern was Mia, but you were really going through your own Hell as well. It's hard to believe it has been nine years since that draft. I believe the most poignant moment since was when Mia pulled a name o...
by DOUGHBOYS
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: General NFBC Discussion/Contest Info
Topic: The Mia League
Replies: 3
Views: 96

The Mia League

Nine years ago, 15 drafters entered a draft. Draft Champions were still new at the time. So new, they were still called 'slow drafts'. Some of the drafters 'kind of' knew each other. Mostly, we had seen each others names on the Message Boards or participated in a previous draft with one another. Wha...
by DOUGHBOYS
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: General NFBC Discussion/Contest Info
Topic: Opening Day pushed?
Replies: 18
Views: 1343

Re: Opening Day pushed?

Now it would be good if the owners could decide whether the National League will be using the DH or not. That's kind of a big decision and should be decided soon, don't you think? I know that not knowing if the National League has a DH rule or not is infuriating for both fantasy owners and players ...
by DOUGHBOYS
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: Doughboys' Daily Stuff
Topic: Talk Is So Cheap
Replies: 7
Views: 558

Re: Talk Is So Cheap

Dan, once upon a time a great fantasy player that I partnered with told me (after I referenced a rotoworld blurb) He said "They are just someone with an opinion, just as you and I are. It's fine to listen, but ultimately you have to judge for yourself" I enjoy looking at multiple opinions and then ...
by DOUGHBOYS
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:24 am
Forum: Doughboys' Daily Stuff
Topic: Talk Is So Cheap
Replies: 7
Views: 558

Re: Talk Is So Cheap

Thanks for the replies John and KJ. KJ, I am not glib or even well spoken enough to carry a podcast. I have to admit that I'm a little jealous of the folks who are. Like my rants here, I'll carry on about one subject for a long time. These podcasters would be trying to break in on me trying to get m...
by DOUGHBOYS
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Doughboys' Daily Stuff
Topic: Talk Is So Cheap
Replies: 7
Views: 558

Talk Is So Cheap

We've all heard it. We're talking with a fantasy baseball enthusiast or a friend who plays, or emailing back and forth when the person you are communicating with says this.....(name inserted here) is really high on him! This rankles me. I could care less. Especially if it is an expert. Remember one ...
by DOUGHBOYS
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Doughboys' Daily Stuff
Topic: Gio Gonzalez...SUPERSTAR
Replies: 0
Views: 277

Gio Gonzalez...SUPERSTAR

I get chided via texts and emails about my columns here. I like it because at least I know they're taking the time to read my Stuff. One NFBC player is very PRO K. By that, I mean that he loves his Strike Out pitchers. Here is a text he sent me to try and put a burr under my saddle... "No staff that...
by DOUGHBOYS
Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Doughboys' Daily Stuff
Topic: The Dinosaur of Fantasy
Replies: 0
Views: 256

The Dinosaur of Fantasy

At one time, the Win defined a Starting Pitcher. We don't remember much about Dizzy Dean, but we know he won 30 games. Denny McLain was the last pitcher to win 30 games. Up till recently, a 20-game Winner was considered a really good pitcher. Now, not only does a 20-game winner have to be good. He h...
by DOUGHBOYS
Thu Dec 24, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General NFBC Discussion/Contest Info
Topic: Slow Draft Suggestions
Replies: 26
Views: 739

Re: Slow Draft Suggestions

Well Philippe, you sound like a bitter guy. Dough and myself are making our points, and you answer with anger and sarcasm. Please don't lecture me on giving up your time. That is the way drafts work. I have no problem using auto, and no problem respecting there are different time zones. I average a...
by DOUGHBOYS
Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: General NFBC Discussion/Contest Info
Topic: Slow Draft Suggestions
Replies: 26
Views: 739

Re: Slow Draft Suggestions

By the way, Clevinger and Cano have been pushed down to where they are not in default.
No injured or suspended players are there as of now...
by DOUGHBOYS
Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: General NFBC Discussion/Contest Info
Topic: Slow Draft Suggestions
Replies: 26
Views: 739

Re: Slow Draft Suggestions

I believe a vast majority like DC's as they are.
Sorry you don't feel that way...
by DOUGHBOYS
Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General NFBC Discussion/Contest Info
Topic: Slow Draft Suggestions
Replies: 26
Views: 739

Re: Slow Draft Suggestions

Here is what I don't like about your Auto idea... Let's say it's 11 PM. Your bedtime. You are two picks away. The fella on the clock is probably timing out. He has 20 mins left on the clock and counting down. The next drafter is on Auto. You stay up the extra 20 minutes to see who you draft. The dr...
by DOUGHBOYS
Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: General NFBC Discussion/Contest Info
Topic: Slow Draft Suggestions
Replies: 26
Views: 739

Re: Slow Draft Suggestions

Here is what I don't like about your Auto idea... Let's say it's 11 PM. Your bedtime. You are two picks away. The fella on the clock is probably timing out. He has 20 mins left on the clock and counting down. The next drafter is on Auto. You stay up the extra 20 minutes to see who you draft. The dra...
by DOUGHBOYS
Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General NFBC Discussion/Contest Info
Topic: Slow Draft Suggestions
Replies: 26
Views: 739

Re: Slow Draft Suggestions

If a few picks away and really don't want to go on Auto because of roster construction, but knowing I'll be away from the draft room, I leave a note in chat explaining I will not be going on Auto but will be back at whatever o'clock to make my pick. Everybody understands. That's exactly my point. I...
by DOUGHBOYS
Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: General NFBC Discussion/Contest Info
Topic: Slow Draft Suggestions
Replies: 26
Views: 739

Re: Slow Draft Suggestions

If a few picks away and really don't want to go on Auto because of roster construction, but knowing I'll be away from the draft room, I leave a note in chat explaining I will not be going on Auto but will be back at whatever o'clock to make my pick.
Everybody understands.
by DOUGHBOYS
Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: General NFBC Discussion/Contest Info
Topic: Slow Draft Suggestions
Replies: 26
Views: 739

Re: Slow Draft Suggestions

Pretty sure that if you are on Auto and your queue is empty, you will draft the top guy in the default list. It’s never happened to me, but that’s my understanding. Yeah that's the part that doesn't make any sense. Anyone who's nice enough to put themselves on auto to speed up the draft for everyon...
by DOUGHBOYS
Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Doughboys' Daily Stuff
Topic: Trea Turner, 2020 MVP
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Re: Trea Turner, 2020 MVP

Thanks for the reply, Marc! I believe WAS will sign a big bat. Soto was getting pitched around and intentionally walked all September. In August when getting thrown to, he hit 11 homers and walked 13 times. In September, he walked 28 times with only two home runs. They have a burgeoning Superstar. B...
by DOUGHBOYS
Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Doughboys' Daily Stuff
Topic: FOMO
Replies: 1
Views: 257

FOMO

The kids love their acronyms. Parents have to keep up. They have to know what their kids are saying. 'FOMO' is one of the most popular acronyms. It means Fear of Missing Out. It also insinuates that not only could one 'miss out', but get left behind if not indulging. We have had FOMO throughout our ...
by DOUGHBOYS
Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Doughboys' Daily Stuff
Topic: Trea Turner, 2020 MVP
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Trea Turner, 2020 MVP

I don't consider myself smart. I can write some. I have some fantasy baseball experience like you. But if you're reading this, you're an NFBC player and probably know a lot about our hobby. Anyway, when not smart, you say stupid things. A few years ago, I wrote about how stupid it was to take Trea T...
by DOUGHBOYS
Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Doughboys' Daily Stuff
Topic: Taking Things Personal
Replies: 0
Views: 300

Taking Things Personal

I believe everything, or most everything I read about fantasy baseball is now bullshit. Sure, it applied to myself and you as we were growing with the hobby. But now that we are veterans the stuff we read is to us as 'Chopsticks' is to Billy Joel. A couple of examples.... 'Don't Let Your Hometown Bi...
by DOUGHBOYS
Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Doughboys' Daily Stuff
Topic: K's. The DOM Stat in Fantasy
Replies: 1
Views: 343

Re: K's. The DOM Stat in Fantasy

At no time ever in the NFBC have drafters been seduced by one category as we are now. When the NFBC started in 2004, offense was the thing. A pitcher being drafted in the first round was rare. The thinking was that there were 14 offensive players. Some of those players could fill all five categories...
by DOUGHBOYS
Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Doughboys' Daily Stuff
Topic: Draft Dodgers
Replies: 2
Views: 253

Re: Draft Dodgers

Most Draft Dodgers are unprepared. They'll never admit that. They'd rather go with the entitlement arguments. But flat out, they're not ready. They think they're ready to draft. Be it, their time put into study or the way they think a draft can work around their real life. But, they're wrong. I grit...
by DOUGHBOYS
Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Doughboys' Daily Stuff
Topic: Draft Dodgers
Replies: 2
Views: 253

Draft Dodgers

I've already done several drafts. I know the ADP and where each player should and should not fall. Simple truth is....I LOVE THIS SHIT! One of these years, I am going to wake up and lose the passion. That day has not come yet. Draft Champions allow for many, early drafts. So cool. But along with eve...
by DOUGHBOYS
Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: General NFBC Discussion/Contest Info
Topic: BLACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Friday, 11/27, Noon EST, The MTM Black Friday Fast DC! SOLD OUT!
Replies: 16
Views: 1147

Re: BLACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Friday, 11/27, Noon EST, The MTM Black Friday Fast DC! SOLD OUT!

You're right that our game has changed. Pitching is being pushed. I believe it is almost to the point that it is a detriment to some teams. We project the Hell out of pitchers. We believe THIS will be the year that the Dodgers let Walker Buehler put on his Big Boy pants and let him pitch a lot of in...
by DOUGHBOYS
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: General NFBC Discussion/Contest Info
Topic: BLACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Friday, 11/27, Noon EST, The MTM Black Friday Fast DC! SOLD OUT!
Replies: 16
Views: 1147

Re: BLACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Friday, 11/27, Noon EST, The MTM Black Friday Fast DC! SOLD OUT!

1. Ronald Acuna Jr
2. Trea Turner
3. Jose Ramirez
4. Mookie Betts
5. Juan Soto
6. Fernendo Tatis Jr.
7. Mike Trout
8. Jake deGrom
9. Shane Bieber
10. Gerritt Cole
11. Freddie Freeman
12. Christian Yelich
13. Bo Bichette
14. Trevor Bauer
15. Cody Bellinger

That didn't take long!