Fantasy Baseball League

Commentor David has put together a fantasy baseball league for Tigers fans. I won’t be participating (time constraints and all), but I’m happy to help promote. Here is the information that David sent. The draft is the 27th and the 28th.

Most of the league team owners so far are big Tigers fans. The live drafts are on March 27 and March 28 at 9:00pm. It is a 25 man roster setup, with 10 hitters, 10 pitchers and 5 bench. Head-to-head scoring with only four categories (runs, rbi, era and quality starts). 4 leagues – 2 AL-only and 2 NL-only. 2moves/week and 50 min. innings pitched/week. It is also a keeper league where you get to keep 10 players after this year. This is the first year of the leagues, so you’ve got as good a chance as anybody. Please email me at so you can sign up (takes about a minute and a half if you have an existing Yahoo! email address). Good Luck!! and it should be a ton of FUN!!! GO TIGERS!!!


  1. David

    March 23, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    For anyone who loves a challenge, please email me @ ASAP for the league information! There are only a few spots left. LIVE DRAFTS are Friday and Saturday (latest I could make them, and they don’t take long). Setup is more attractive and simpler than nearly any other fantasy league you could join, and the guys are shrewd MLB/Tigers fans. Feel free to ask questions here in this thread or in the email.

    The more Detroit Tigers Weblog commentators the merrier. Just think of the match-ups!!! 😀

  2. David

    March 24, 2009 at 12:12 am

    Kathy v. Mike R
    Ken in Las Vegas v. Chris in Dallas
    Dave BW v. Mark in Chicago
    Vince in MN. v. Jud
    Stephen v. Smoking Loon
    Chris Y. v. Scott SW
    Coleman v. Ron
    Kurt v. Andre in Chi
    Eric Cioe v. cib

    I could go on 🙂

  3. Mike R

    March 24, 2009 at 12:55 am

    Unfortunately, as statistically inclined as I am, I am also the worst fantasy baseball player that I know. I just don’t value RBI, batting average, wins, etc etc enough to be effective.

    Fantasy hockey, on the other hand…

  4. David

    March 24, 2009 at 2:00 am

    Haha it is cool 🙂

    I was going for something really simple and realistic. I personally liked runs scored vs runs against, but I also like head-to-head. RBI+Runs was as close as I was going to get through Yahoo!’s settings. And for pitching I think ERA is an excellent stat and well I wanted to reward people who pick starters so I also used Quality Starts, plus with the min. set a 50innings/week you can’t glide by with a bunch of relievers. Sadly I didn’t put any defensive metrics in there because 1) in that aspect Yahoo! is living in the dark ages (putouts/assists/f% etc.), so I wouldn’t get rewarded for a guy like Inge 2) I wanted as few stats and therefore as simple as possible.

    Bottom line the guys who outscore their opponent win. If you change your mind let me know.

  5. David

    March 24, 2009 at 2:20 am

    I’d like to thank you for promoting my leagues on DTW Billfer. I just checked my email, and I’ve gotten several regarding interest in this over the last few hours. 😀

  6. Mark in Chicago

    March 24, 2009 at 10:39 am

    It’s tempting, David and normally I’d be interested (although like Mike R, I am not very good at fantasy baseball. But also like Mike R I have great success at fantasy hockey…). Unfortunately with classes two nights per week and a much thinner staff around the office, I just don’t foresee having the time. I’m bummed that I had to cancel my subscription since I know I’m not going to be able to watch the games…

    Good luck!

  7. David

    March 24, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    Thanks Mark! I understand totally, it wouldn’t take a lot except pre-draft, but it is ultimately up to you.

    One of the leagues is now full due to high demand. Still 1 AL and 2 NL onlys left, get in while you still can!

  8. ron

    March 25, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    Real baseball is confusing enough for me.” Ham Sandwich” will have to go head to head against someone else. Thank you for the offer, David. Younger guys I work with are always talking fantasy leagues. How did this all start and who came up with the first fantasy league and in what sport? ESPN?

  9. Chris in Dallas

    March 25, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    I don’t think I’m going to do a fantasy league this year. It becomes too all-consuming for me. Plus, I won my league last year so I’m going to pull a Costanza and go out on a high note.

  10. ron

    March 25, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    Yikes, watching Mets and Tigers and Everett and Robertson both leave game in 1st inning with injuries.

  11. Chris in Dallas

    March 25, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    ron: That’s not encouraging.

    sidebar – I tend to agree with much of this analysis at the THT

  12. ron

    March 25, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    On the upside, Miner is painting the black, as they say. Wow, Bilfer teases us with the Religion/ Opening Day controversy. That is some fertile ground for conversation. It’ s the perfect opportunity for Bill to make the final cut before the season starts.

  13. David

    March 25, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    For the history I don’t know if this helps you

  14. ron

    March 26, 2009 at 1:42 am

    David, that wikipedia reference was terrific. Thanks.

  15. David

    March 26, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Ron no problemo. It looks to be at the very least pretty accurate, I learned a few things myself.