MoFo Fantasy Baseball 2021 - Regular Season


Yeah, not sure. I know Yahoo's numbers are kind of weird, they keep up preseason rankings (which themselves are just guesses) in weird places for some reason, too. I doubt they're league-specific, either.

That said, they can definitely do some pretty straightforward math on how much a player contributed relative to a) their position and b) the league as a whole that year, which I think is what the Player Rater does.

A system of cells interlinked
Well crap. Last week, it seemed like my team might wake up and pull me up into third place. Alas, they went dormant in the final week, and I sank to 5th. Pretty sure I called that exact placing at the start of the season...
"There’s absolutely no doubt you can be slightly better tomorrow than you are today." - JBP

Looks like 12/13 years for Yoda as a top 3 finisher. That's bat**** insane.

Unrelated I suppose but I got my team name for Fantasy Basketball league and figured I'd share it:

Shut Up and Take Your Shot

Great year and game everyone! Think I had the worst start I can remember. Was all the way down to 45 points at one point. Came all the way back to get number 4! Now I too... need one for my thumb!
We are both the source of the problem and the solution, yet we do not see ourselves in this light...

So, if the Astros win the world series this year. What are all the folks gonna say that accused them of cheating I wonder? Is all forgotten?

Can't believe how long I've been complaining about umpires and the need to delete them from the game. Didn't actually see the check swing but I don't need to. That is not a call a guy 90 feet away should making. Baseball's refusal to enter the modern age just continues to cost itself new fans and old ones alike.

If the Astros win the World Series I'll still dislike them for cheating. It would complicate things for silly people who thought "they only ever won because they cheated" was ever a reasonable take, but for anyone comfortable with the nuance of "they were a good team that also cheated," no big deal.

The trick is not minding
It’s a shame that they cheated, because they didn’t need to. They were talented enough. And it’s a shame because I always rooted for them during those title runs.
That said, I’m still rooting for them over Boston, so the Dodgers can, perhaps, have a chance for revenge in the WS.
Imagine the story line for that!
And imagine the insane level of heckling that would await Houston each time they traveled to LA.

Yeah, it's clear cheating has no real correlation with skill. Just with competitiveness. The older I get the more I think of hyper competitive people as just fundamentally and tragically unhappy.

They were one of my favorite teams, as well, before the scandal broke.