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    Given the lengthy lull time this draft, is an auction that crazy to consider? Take turns nominating players, have a cap on number of active players at any one time. When you are out of bidding you just post an "i'm out comment" until only one bidder remains.

    This way everyone has a chance at the top players and as all fantasy players know, auctions >>>> drafts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMT View Post
    Given the lengthy lull time this draft, is an auction that crazy to consider? Take turns nominating players, have a cap on number of active players at any one time. When you are out of bidding you just post an "i'm out comment" until only one bidder remains.

    This way everyone has a chance at the top players and as all fantasy players know, auctions >>>> drafts.
    I would love to do an auction. The other idea is everyone gets one week to put together a team from whatever format we decide on and then we all submit for scoring. People would use some of the same guys, but wouldn't really matter.

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    Someone wake up Heyelander

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    I don't know if an actual live-ish auction like that would work well but you could certainly do some kind of blind bidding like FAAB works in most leagues; maybe pick groups of five players at a time to make it a little more efficient on time (otherwise we're doing maybe 1-2 players a day) and have everyone submit bids for each player and use Vickrey to resolve them?

    I also like Feral's solitaire format as a quick thing, especially if we did some complex rules (letters/decades/franchises all together?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMT View Post
    Lol I couldn't even finish reading your proposal, sounds way too complicated.
    Was making it up as I went along ... let me simply:

    Groups:

    We assign players to groups based on their value:

    A. The Best players
    B. Very good players
    C. Good players
    D. Average Players
    E. Medicore players
    F. Bad players
    G. Awful players

    Each of these above groupings have 5 sets of players.

    A. Best Players Group:

    Set 1. Wally J, Stan Musial etc etc (imagine 15 players in each set)
    Set 2. Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, etc etc
    Set 3. Ty Cobb, Robin Yount etc etc
    Set 4. Cy Young, Ted Williams etc etc
    Set 5. Christy Mathewson, Roger Hornsby etc etc

    ...
    D. Average Players Group:

    Set 1. Tony Lazzeri etc etc (imagine 15 players in each set)
    Set 2. Brian Downing etc etc
    Set 3. Denny Mclain etc etc
    Set 4. Vida Blue etc etc
    Set 5. Noodles Hahn etc etc


    Group Selection (pre-draft)

    We pick 1 set from each group for simplicity. (Forget the deck building stuff I mentioned.)

    So I choose:

    A1
    B3
    C5
    D2
    E6
    F2
    G1

    I can only draft players from these pools.

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    Game Mechanic 1: Rounds

    We do a normal draft: Round 1, 2, 3 etc. But each round we randomly draw a position that must be picked: Catcher, Pitcher, Shortstop etc.

    Game Mechanic 2: Groups

    All groups must be picked from before you can pick from a group again.

    e.g. So if I pick Wally J from A1 in Round 1, I cannot pick again from A1 until all my other groups have been used.

    This creates:

    Game Mechanic 3: Cycles

    Because of Mechanics 1 & 2, the draft will run in cycles. If there are 7 groups, every 7 rounds will be an effective cycle.

    As we proceed from Rounds 1 through 7, the amount of groups I can choose from reduces (because of Mechanic 2). When we get to Round 8, all my options return. The cycle starts again.

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    Think of the options, strategies etc

    ... knows no-one will go for it *sadface*

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    anyone have quick pastes of rnds 15 and 16?

    oh, and the history thread is missing CJ's Rnd 13 pick.
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    Code:
    Round 15
    
    p8
    bunniji01
    1957
    h9
    odoulle01
    1929
    p4
    leonadu01
    1914
    p6
    nenro01
    1998
    p6
    bluevi01
    1971
    h9
    jacksjo01
    1911
    h9
    stoveha01
    1889
    p4
    rodnefe01
    2012
    h8
    thompsa01
    1887
    h9
    sheckji01
    1911
    h8
    fiskca01
    1977
    h10
    murraed02
    1983
    p5
    mclaide01
    1968
    Code:
    ROUND 16 (so far ... from Revo Down)
    
    h9
    downibr01
    1987
    p7
    gagneer01
    2003
    h9
    connoro01
    1889
    p6
    roberro01
    1952
    p6
    chandsp01
    1943

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    History thread is updated.

    We're still missing a year from El Bene Futuis for Hughie Jennings.

    I messed up my pick numbering in Round 16 and Feral and revo followed suit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Seitzer View Post
    History thread is updated.

    We're still missing a year from El Bene Futuis for Hughie Jennings.

    I messed up my pick numbering in Round 16 and Feral and revo followed suit.
    I thought i could trust u

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    Quote Originally Posted by hacko View Post
    Shane Halter!!!!
    Man, I would have sworn Shane Halter was on that Wilmington Blue Rocks (A+) team I worked for... would have sworn I drank with him... but he was there the year before. I did see Damon though... I have a team ball he signed twice (they must have been passing them around the room and this one went to him twice by mistake.)

    That team was stacked, BA named them the team of the year, but not too many people had careers. We would have sworn Andy Stewert, Larry Sutton, Jim Pittsley, Kris Ralston and Bart Evans were going to be great. Baseball is tough.

    Man, Ralston died in 2015 at age 43... I can't find what he died of.
    Last edited by heyelander; 01-31-2019 at 04:46 PM.
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