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    Default Seeking to join AL-only or NL-only league

    Meh.
    Last edited by JVR; 12-19-2007 at 09:23 AM.
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    What, no 12-team mixed Yahoo with daily trannies?
    "As often is the case, GE is right." -- Davitt@HQ

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    Never heard of it.

    Plus I hate NASCAR, hockey and bowling.
    RIP Paco de Lucia.

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    JVR...where are you? Have an NL opening in Tampa area (live auction).

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    Siesta -- thanks for the offer. I'm not in Tampa although I'd love to move there.
    I'm in Canada.
    RIP Paco de Lucia.

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    If you are interested in online auction leagues, either AL or NL, go to mocksports.com. Click on seeking new baseball owners, and you will see what was said last year tp prospective new owners and what the deadlines were. Teams are always available in AL or NL 5x5 formats around March 1st. If you notify the person in charge before March 1, preference would probably be given to someone who has not been in a mocksports league. This will be the 21st year of the mocksports baseball leagues. For various reasons, they bring a greater sense of community than any other on line leagues of which I am aware.

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    Steve, thanks very much for the suggestion. I'll look into it. My only reticence with online auction leagues is the amount of time spent in front of a screen drafting. I'm sure that if it were an auction in person, I'd enjoy it so much that I wouldn't notice time going by. I'd be curious to know the average time required to complete an auction draft online.
    RIP Paco de Lucia.

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    Our 12 team league holds an online auction every spring and it usually takes about 90 minutes to complete. I'm so busy checking off who has gone and tracking the changes in player values that it's over before I know it.

    As a fellow Canuck living in sub-zero temperatures (Celsius) and a foot of snow on the ground, I'd love to be in Tampa right now.

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    90 minutes is not so bad, PR. That's the equivalent of what ... preliminary cross-winds as a 15-hour storm builds up.

    This year has been atrocious -- mountains of snow everywhere, the city crews only clean up 10 days later, the streets are not properly ploughed, over 2 hours to get to work.

    Gotta find a way to relocate to Tampa, no question.
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    Since most of the teams in our league retain up to 1/2 their players, a full auction for all players would undoubtably run ssomewhat longer. Seems to speed up quite a bit at the end as the amount of money and calibre of player declines.

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    I was part of a start-up auction league once, and our initial draft took over 12 hours to complete. I'd rather join an established league for an obvious reason -- if I can land a team in a keeper format, then the remaining player pool won't be as deep and the draft process will take that much less time to get through.
    RIP Paco de Lucia.

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    Where in Canada?
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    The mocksports leagues are keeper leagues (you must keep 7 players; you may not keep more than 15). They typically last from 3-4 hours unless something horrible goes wrong, e.g., serious site failures. Actually the first 7 rounds are auction. After that, there is a procedure to speed things up with rounds having the prices set by the league administrator and declining in each subsequent round. Some can not bid in the first couple of those rounds (not enough money left). Others can bid, but pass, waiting until the prices get lower.
    Last edited by Steve S; 12-20-2007 at 11:04 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAVITT@HQ View Post
    Where in Canada?
    Home of the Spos. RIP.
    RIP Paco de Lucia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JVR View Post
    Home of the Spos. RIP.
    Lived there for 8 years in the 60's. Great town.

    Live on the Rock now.

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    We might have an opening in our AL-only 4x4 auction keeper. It's a great league, in business nealry 20 years now. Openings are rare but one guy might be retiring. Caveat: It's based in Regina and you have to draft in person (so add in flight and hotel to your base cost, although one of the guys might put you up for free). Draft is the Opening Day Sunday (I think this year it's March 31 or so). League fees about $250, $50 of which is refunded if you finish 10th or better (the $100 from the 11th and 12th place finishers is given away in a "lottery" draw in which 5th place has eight chances, 6th place has seven chances, and so on). Stats through AllStar. No trannie fees, fixed payout--$800-$400-$260-$140.
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    Patrick, that's awfully nice of you to make me aware of that opportunity. If it were closer, I'd definitely throw my name in.
    RIP Paco de Lucia.

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    It is AL only, which is my favorite format. It is 6x6. It isn't free; I don't know if that is a problem for you. I like this guy's idea about commitment. You have to pay 1st year and half of 2nd to join. Hopefully that will only draw serious people. It is 50 bucks a year. Draft is going to be online and Snake versus auction is still up in the air. Hoping to convince majority of auction.

    Details are here:

    http://forums.kansascityfantasy.com/ind ... board=96.0

    I've had a little bit of trouble acessing the site, but once you get it up, no problems staying connected.
    The guy that is running this league appartently setup the whole KC fantasy site and I think from the research I did, can be trusted. They also have football leagues on his site and no one was calling for his head .

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    Thx so much, JoeSox. I'll definitely look into it.
    RIP Paco de Lucia.

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    Default al league

    check my post for big money AL saber league from a couple of days ago

    contact at imarilove@gmail.com if interested

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    Default my league

    we do an AL Only SCORESHEET league. We are 10 teams. 7 keepers looking for one owner. We draft in NJ but you do not need to be there live. We are drafting 3/29...
    $79 to scoresheet...then $50 to our "pool" that pays winner and runner up.

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