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Vicks Kennel Club
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2020 Votto is a Catcher
Hey everyone, I am really sorry for the extremely late start to actually getting this thread going. The ninth season of Votto is a Catcher is finally underway.

Please see the first two posts of this thread for all relevant information.

To-Do List

1. Determine if members are returning (I will be reaching out via email as well because of the late start). We had 14 in 2019. Please check-in in this thread if you are in or out.
2. Vote on any possible rule changes before the auction date (see second post of this thread). Please make any suggestions in the league thread. Votes will be decided by simple majority. Voting on rule changes will officially be done through a Google Form, but feel free to put your thoughts in the thread.
3. Determine the auction date. I will also include this in the Google Form that is live. I will just list basically every day starting with this Sunday until Opening Day and hope we can find an option.
4. Payment will be due in order for the auction to begin. I will include my PayPal information (same as last year) as well as my Venmo (if necessary) once we get sorted. I will send it through an ESPN email in the coming days.

League Settings

Non-keeper roto auction
12-14 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+HD
1,400 season-long IP limit
18 starters (C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, 3x0F, 2xU, 4xP, 2xSP, 2xRP), 5 bench spots, and 3 DL slots

Entry Fee and Payout Structure

The current league entry fee is $100. The payout will be as follows (for 14 members): 1st = $800, 2nd = $400, 3rd = $150, and 4th = $50.

2020 Members

1. Vick's Kennel Club IN
2. PSU2LSU - Nyjer Please
3. LooseCannon22282 IN
4. The Express IN
5. Honkus - Hot Stove IN
6. Windyhilltiger09 - Maf Wic IN
7. LSUMatman - The Mudhens IN
8. MetryMojo - Metry Hit Men IN
9. LSUTigerBait07 - Open Team
10. Floridatigah IN
11. CM84 - The Disabled List IN
12. Nonetheless
13. RidiculousHype - American Dreams IN
14. KirkLazarus - Purple Helmet Warriors

Waiting List

Gyno Sandberg

Contact Information

My email for this league is tdxxvkc@gmail.com. If you need my main email or cell phone number, then just let me know. Don't hesitate to reach out. I should have everyone's email who played in 2019.
This post was edited on 3/15 at 2:13 pm


Vicks Kennel Club
Chicago Cubs Fan
29-24 #BlewDat
Member since Dec 2010
29772 posts

re: 2020 Votto is a Catcher
Possible Rule Changes

- In 2019, we went from Saves to Saves + Holds. Should we revisit this rule after testing it out for a yer?
- The IP limit remained at 1,400 in 2019. Should we drop it to 1,300?
- Should we keep the buy-in at $100? Related, should we adjust the payout from 800/400/150/50?
- Anyone have any suggestions? Suggest them in the thread.

The Google Form is live to vote on the auction date + the above rule changes. Please let me know if you did not receive it.

Previous League Champions
Honkus 2012
Tthomasjr 2013
Papz 2014
VKC 2015
Prison Mike 2016
VKC 2017
PSU2LSU 2018
Ridiculous Hype 2019
This post was edited on 3/9 at 11:15 pm


MetryMojo
Chicago Cubs Fan
Metairie, LA
Member since Jul 2012
1816 posts

re: 2020 Votto is a Catcher
Metry Hit Men are back!

Not a fan of Saves + Holds. I thought it devalued pitching too much

I think 1400 IP is just right.

3/22 is fine by me.
This post was edited on 3/9 at 12:47 pm


Vicks Kennel Club
Chicago Cubs Fan
29-24 #BlewDat
Member since Dec 2010
29772 posts

re: 2020 Votto is a Catcher
By the way, I just spent some time with ESPN customer support on a live chat on the following questions I had from last sesaon.

Is there the ability to end our season one week earlier?

Not at this time. I explained the reasoning why I think the last week is kind of dumb (it is somewhat like Week 17 for fantasy football, but obviously not as extreme).

Are there any plans to put push notifications back on when players are not in the lineup?

Not at this time. What sucks is that they have this football, and I am almost positive that they did this in 2018 on the app, but I guess they do not have it for now.

Obviously, wholesale change won't come out of this chat, but it was at least nice to get the answer. Maybe it will change one day!


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RidiculousHype
LSU Fan
St. George, LA
Member since Sep 2007
7331 posts

re: 2020 Votto is a Catcher
In!

March 21st is a Saturday, did you mean March 22nd?



Vicks Kennel Club
Chicago Cubs Fan
29-24 #BlewDat
Member since Dec 2010
29772 posts

re: 2020 Votto is a Catcher
Yes, for sure. Updating now.


Honkus
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2005
41615 posts

re: 2020 Votto is a Catcher
My longtime home league drafts Sunday 3/22 at 9pm EST

Can we do Monday 3/23 instead?


RidiculousHype
LSU Fan
St. George, LA
Member since Sep 2007
7331 posts

re: 2020 Votto is a Catcher
quote:

My longtime home league drafts Sunday 3/22 at 9pm EST

Can we do Monday 3/23 instead?


I'm in the same boat, except I can't do Monday 3/23 either. Would Tuesday 3/24 be an option?


Honkus
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2005
41615 posts

re: 2020 Votto is a Catcher
Yep. And 8pm cst or later works best for me.

This post was edited on 3/9 at 12:57 pm


RidiculousHype
LSU Fan
St. George, LA
Member since Sep 2007
7331 posts

re: 2020 Votto is a Catcher
Same here

On the rules, I liked SV+HD because it gave the 7th and 8th inning guys some value. I never understood why in fantasy baseball the 9th inning guys are the only relievers with any value.


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Honkus
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Member since Aug 2005
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re: 2020 Votto is a Catcher
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SV+HD


Waters the category down too much.. but as long as we have 14+ teams I think its okay.


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Vicks Kennel Club
Chicago Cubs Fan
29-24 #BlewDat
Member since Dec 2010
29772 posts

re: 2020 Votto is a Catcher
quote:

I'm in the same boat, except I can't do Monday 3/23 either. Would Tuesday 3/24 be an option?

I think I might need to make the Google Form to find the dates. I will send it out tonight on my personal computer, and I might as well include the rule changes.

I will continue to update the first two posts of this thread as we go along.


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floridatigah
UCF Fan
FL
Member since Oct 2004
9845 posts

re: 2020 Votto is a Catcher
Definitely want in again, depending on the draft date. Sunday evenings are tough for me.


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windyhilltiger09
LSU Fan
Member since Feb 2009
75 posts

re: 2020 Votto is a Catcher
I’m definitely back in! I’m the one who suggested doing saves + holds last year and honestly it was a bad idea. I think I’d rather go back to just saved. As far as Sunday March 22nd, I’m fine with that day


Vicks Kennel Club
Chicago Cubs Fan
29-24 #BlewDat
Member since Dec 2010
29772 posts

re: 2020 Votto is a Catcher
As for the draft date, I am going to list every day out and then you will be select every single day that works for you.

The Google Form I send out *should* capture everything. If necessary, then I can send a follow-up. I will notify the league when it is sent out, and if you do not receive it for some reason, then you can just send me your email, and then you will get it.


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CM84
USA Fan
Louisiana
Member since Nov 2007
2594 posts

re: 2020 Votto is a Catcher
In

I like saves + holds, and I think we should drop innings pitched to 1300.


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GynoSandberg
Houston Astros Fan
Member since Jan 2006
65148 posts

re: 2020 Votto is a Catcher
If there is a vacant spot, let me know


Vicks Kennel Club
Chicago Cubs Fan
29-24 #BlewDat
Member since Dec 2010
29772 posts

re: 2020 Votto is a Catcher
Will do. If anyone does not return, then you are in. The 14 team cap is not technically a hard limit, but it's nice having a league that is not so deep.


LooseCannon22282
South Alabama Fan
Mobile
Member since May 2008
26340 posts
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re: 2020 Votto is a Catcher
In.

Have no beefs with the setup.

Would prefer a Sunday night draft but could do a Monday if it comes down to it.


Vicks Kennel Club
Chicago Cubs Fan
29-24 #BlewDat
Member since Dec 2010
29772 posts

re: 2020 Votto is a Catcher
The Google Form has been sent out.

Please let me know if you did not receive an email from ESPN. I can send you the link via email.

This form should only take two minutes, but it is necessary to figure what day(s) you are available to draft + a couple votes on rule changes.

@gyno, if anyone drops, then I will send you the form.


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