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Vicks Kennel Club
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Member since Dec 2010
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2017 Votto is a Catcher
The sixth season of Votto is a Catcher is underway. Please see the first three posts of this thread for all relevant information.

Previous league champions
Honkus 2012
Tthomasjr 2013
Papz 2014
VKC 2015
Prison Mike 2016

League settings
Non-keeper roto auction on 3/26 at 7:00 pm
13 teams on ESPN
Daily FAAB runs at 10:00 am CST
5x5 categories are R, HR, RBI, SB, OPS and QS, K, ERA, WHIP, S
1,400 season-long IP limit
18 starters (C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, 3x0F, 2xU, 4xP, 2xSP, 2xRP), 5 bench spots, and 2 DL slots

Entry fee and payout structure
The league entry fee is now $100. The payout will be as follows (for 13 members): 1st = $800, 2nd = $400, and 3rd = $100.

2017 members
1. Vick's Kennel Club PAID
2. PSU2LSU - Nyjer Please PAID
3. Mr. Cringleberry - Hingle McCringleberry PAID
4. kd1036 - Tubby Terror Squad PAID
5. crope28 - Trump This! PAID
6. LooseCannon22282PAID
7. floridatigah PAID
8. The Express PAID
9. Prison Mike 47 PAID
10. Honkus - Hot Stove PAID
11. papz - Captain Kickass PAID
12. Windyhilltiger09 - Maf Wic PAID
13. LSUMatman - Lambert's Midhens PAID

You can email me at tdxxvkc@gmail.com with any questions.
This post was edited on 3/28 at 9:07 am


Vicks Kennel Club
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re: 2017 Votto is a Catcher
2017 VIAC Pre-season Rankings



This post was edited on 4/2 at 9:35 pm


Vicks Kennel Club
Chicago Cubs Fan
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Member since Dec 2010
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re: 2017 Votto is a Catcher
Reserved for league history.
This post was edited on 3/28 at 8:56 am


Honkus
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Member since Aug 2005
39309 posts

re: 2017 Votto is a Catcher
I'm about 90% in. It always depends on what i have going on in March but as of now I'm in.

March 19th will not work for me though (have another draft). The 12th or the 26th are both good.

I'm ok with keeping the rules as is.$75 entry but keep the bottom feeder.


papz
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Austin, TX
Member since Jul 2008
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I'm interested in re-upping if there is room. Entry fee @ 75/100 is preferred.


floridatigah
UCF Fan
FL
Member since Oct 2004
9074 posts
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re: 2017 Votto is a Catcher
I'm in. Fine with raising the buy in. I'm drafting on the 19th, traveling home on the 26th.


Vicks Kennel Club
Chicago Cubs Fan
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Member since Dec 2010
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re: 2017 Votto is a Catcher
Does that mean the 26th is good or bad for you? It sounds like the 19th is not good for anyone.
This post was edited on 2/28 at 9:22 am


windyhilltiger09
LSU Fan
Member since Feb 2009
37 posts

re: 2017 Votto is a Catcher
I would like to play in your fantasy baseball league if you need another person. My email address is gordon@thegrahambuilding.com

Thanks,
Gordon


kd1036
Texas Fan
Austin, TX
Member since Apr 2015
358 posts

re: 2017 Votto is a Catcher
I am in again ( Tubby) - 19th wont work for me either


floridatigah
UCF Fan
FL
Member since Oct 2004
9074 posts
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re: 2017 Votto is a Catcher
It's not good but if it's the best option then I can do it. Would probably have to be in the evening, I'm going to try to book my flight today so I'll let you know what times could work.


PSU2LSU
Penn State Fan
Baton Rouge LA
Member since Apr 2011
2831 posts

re: 2017 Votto is a Catcher
Nyjer Please is in again

The later the draft (date not time) the better for me as it will give me more time to prepare. But I am flexible with any Sunday evening.

I am for an increase in the entry fee. $75-$100 doesn't matter.

I am against any other changes. The format has worked out well the last few years and I prefer to keep it the same.


Vicks Kennel Club
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Member since Dec 2010
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re: 2017 Votto is a Catcher
Gotcha. Let me know what time you book. I have to assume a 3 hour draft, so I will not start it later than 8 central, but 7 central would be preferred. Finishing by 11/10 pm would be reasonable.

Yes, it is a late night for Honkus on the East Coast. Get your wife's permission to stay up one night in advance.


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Vicks Kennel Club
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Member since Dec 2010
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re: 2017 Votto is a Catcher
It is a great and very fair format. I love it. If the other suggested rule changes do not gain any steam (besides my push), then we will only adjust the entry fee plan.


Vicks Kennel Club
Chicago Cubs Fan
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Member since Dec 2010
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re: 2017 Votto is a Catcher
Gordon, I will add you to the list. To be honest, it scares me that you only have 9 posts, but I noticed that half of them are to join fantasy leagues. We would encourage you to post on here related to the league.

Did anyone else here play the fantasy basketball league run by oleyeller? It looks he joined that and I want to confirm he is a good owner.


floridatigah
UCF Fan
FL
Member since Oct 2004
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Go ahead and put me down as a yes for k/9, I like that and it isn't a huge change.


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Vicks Kennel Club
Chicago Cubs Fan
29-24 #BlewDat
Member since Dec 2010
28404 posts

re: 2017 Votto is a Catcher
Honkus, you mind defending why you want to keep the bottom feeder?

The higher the entry fee will encourage activity, and I highly doubt a penalty between $5-$15 makes a difference. I would rather increase the pot, have winners get more money, and have less trouble trying to figure out every email to send money to.

We will a poll on what the entry fee should be. The current options will be $75, $100, and Other. If $75 and $100 are too high, then let me know, but I cannot imagine that it is an issue with most/all of us playing in other league with similar costs.


Honkus
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2005
39309 posts

re: 2017 Votto is a Catcher
Sure..

Owners "checking out" after they are out of the running is the easiest way to ruin an otherwise competitive roto league. This makes it one of the most important issues a commish will face.


I think you were on to something last year with the teired bottom feeder penalty. It still failed but i think it just needs a little tweaking. 15$ was not enough motivation. If we increase the bottom feeder and spread it out over the bottom of the standings i think it will give owners more motivation to keep setting their lineup throughout August & September.

Here is my proposal for a 14 team league with 75$ entry/ 25$ BF:

14- gets nothing back
13- 5
12th- 10
11th- 15
10th- 20

4th thru 9th- 25

3rd- 100
2nd- 300
1st- 800

May not solve the entire problem but its a good start and cannot hurt. I dont think simply raising the entry will help bc once your out of the running, that money is gone (whether its 50, 75 or 100 makes no difference at that point).



Vicks Kennel Club
Chicago Cubs Fan
29-24 #BlewDat
Member since Dec 2010
28404 posts

re: 2017 Votto is a Catcher
I don't hate that at all. I will put some proposal in the first two posts.

One added stipulation is that you will need to check in at season's end to confirm your Paypal (or Venmo if you absolutely necessary).

I also will only send the larger prize winnings through PayPal, and I would want to just use the same method for the way you sent that.


Vicks Kennel Club
Chicago Cubs Fan
29-24 #BlewDat
Member since Dec 2010
28404 posts

re: 2017 Votto is a Catcher
Poll created and first two posts updated. Please continue to reference those posts for anything.

Is anyone not returning?


TthomasJR
Houston Astros Fan
Houston, TX
Member since Sep 2006
15924 posts

re: 2017 Votto is a Catcher
I'm on the fence


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