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Big_E
01-30-08, 05:05 PM
Not sure on the date yet...However...

For the last few years, we have had to use FantasyAuctioneer.com for the auction, because Sportsline did not have an auction system set up.

Starting this year, they do! So our auction, at a date TBD, will be through Sportsline.

I expect some bugs, since this is their first go-around, but at least I don't have to load keepers into FantasyAuctioneer.com and then copy the auction results back to Sportsline.

:D

gdn
01-30-08, 05:15 PM
Nice. I have to get around paying. I will soon. I promise.

THEBOSS84
01-30-08, 05:50 PM
Is the auction held at night or during the day?

Big_E
01-30-08, 06:05 PM
Is the auction held at night or during the day?

At night.

ChrisRo
01-31-08, 03:04 AM
At night.

Just perfect. Add 7 hours to get the time here in Romania. I guess I'm gonna have a sleepless night :D

chanman7483
01-31-08, 11:23 AM
Let's not start it too late, I remember in the past we've gone till the early hours of the morning... at one point I just said F it and went to sleep

Big_E
01-31-08, 11:34 AM
Let's not start it too late, I remember in the past we've gone till the early hours of the morning... at one point I just said F it and went to sleep

With keepers pre-loaded it took about 2.5 hours or so IIRC.

yanksphan
02-05-08, 06:41 PM
With keepers pre-loaded it took about 2.5 hours or so IIRC.

Speaking of keepers - when's the deadline?

boo_427
02-06-08, 07:46 PM
I am only drafting live on a Friday night if Andy drinks in excess....

Big_E
02-07-08, 06:33 AM
OK....starting with March 14th, and ending March 24th...what days are bad for you for holding the auction?

Mark19
02-07-08, 07:55 AM
16th-20th and the 24th after 7 is my only option

ruthianblast
02-07-08, 08:01 AM
For me; any day is good; I would definitely prefer a Friday or Saturday; but a weekday shouldn't be too much an issue; I'll just have my son to take of.

I would prefer the 14th/15th or 21st/22nd.

yanksphan
02-07-08, 10:44 AM
I'd prefer a Fri or Sat as well - but I'm open to most anything now that I'm on the east coast.

THEBOSS84
02-07-08, 10:46 AM
Friday is by far the best option for me. I may be going to China in the begining of March.

gdn
02-08-08, 04:02 PM
It will be tough for me to do Tues/Thurs nights.

Clive
02-09-08, 07:05 AM
I would prefer if it's not on a day that ends with 'y'.

rodg12
02-10-08, 09:25 AM
I should be able to do any day in that timeframe. The sooner I know the specific day though, the better so that I can definitively clear that night/day on my schedule.

Big_E
02-14-08, 05:24 AM
I was looking at the calendar...seeing when the other league here wants to have their draft...and then considering the date.

This is also the first year that Sportsline is having an auction possibility through their site, so I want to leave time to reschedule if there's a big problem with it.

So...would SUNDAY, MARCH 16th, 8:30pm work for people?

yanksphan
02-14-08, 05:49 AM
I'd prefer a Fri or Sat - but I can deal with Sun if we're limited to that.

ChrisRo
02-14-08, 07:36 AM
I'd prefer an earlier hour, like 5 or 6 PM, but I can deal with 8.30 if everyone wants it this way. As for Sunday 16th, it's ok with me.

rodg12
02-14-08, 08:58 AM
That day should work for me. I'm assuming that 8:30 time is 8:30 EST. Moving it up an hour or so probably wouldn't be a bad a idea if that works for everyone. It could make for a real late night for people if we start at 8:30.

Big_E
02-14-08, 09:21 AM
That day should work for me. I'm assuming that 8:30 time is 8:30 EST. Moving it up an hour or so probably wouldn't be a bad a idea if that works for everyone. It could make for a real late night for people if we start at 8:30.

The auction shouldn't take more than 3 hours to complete.

There are 276 players needed to fill rosters.

But with keepers, we will have 132 - 201 players to accumulate. (If everyone keeps the minimum number of players, 75 will be kept. If they keep the maximum, 144 will be kept).

My prediction is 111 players will be kept, and 155 will have to be slotted. At one player per minute, that would be 2.5 hours, so 3 hours is probably a good estimate.

ChrisRo
02-14-08, 09:35 AM
3 hours, it starts at 8.30 PM, that's 3.30 AM here in Europe, so that's 3.30 AM - 6.30 AM for me. Perfect. Have to remember to buy coffee. Lots and lots of coffee.

rodg12
02-14-08, 09:40 AM
The auction shouldn't take more than 3 hours to complete.

There are 276 players needed to fill rosters.

But with keepers, we will have 132 - 201 players to accumulate. (If everyone keeps the minimum number of players, 75 will be kept. If they keep the maximum, 144 will be kept).

My prediction is 111 players will be kept, and 155 will have to be slotted. At one player per minute, that would be 2.5 hours, so 3 hours is probably a good estimate.

I was expecting longer than 3 hours (my other Auction league drafts in person and it takes about 8 hrs to get done). But, it sounds like the online tool allows the draft to take place much more quickly. 8:30 should be fine then.

Big_E
02-14-08, 09:44 AM
I was expecting longer than 3 hours (my other Auction league drafts in person and it takes about 8 hrs to get done). But, it sounds like the online tool allows the draft to take place much more quickly. 8:30 should be fine then.

yeah, I do an in-person league too and it took 6 hours to complete last year.
The problem is with each player the commissioner needs to add the player to the owner's roster and keep track of the money.

On-line the software takes care of that automatically. Cuts down on a lot of BS.

yanksphan
02-14-08, 11:41 AM
I hope the CBS software allows for sniper bids. :D

chanman7483
02-14-08, 11:44 AM
Anytime on Sunday works good for me.

ruthianblast
02-14-08, 11:58 AM
I suppose Sunday's are fine; I would still prefer a Friday or Saturday, but if overruled; no worries, I can be there.

rodg12
02-18-08, 11:00 AM
Are we a go then for holding the Auction at 8:30 (EST I assume) on Sunday March 16th?

THEBOSS84
02-18-08, 11:03 AM
I hate to create a schedule conflict as a rookie in the league, but I will be in China from 3/9-3/20. I guess we can either have me removed, or have a date changed - your call.

yanksphan
02-18-08, 11:25 AM
You can auto draft too...

THEBOSS84
02-18-08, 11:28 AM
How can I auto draft in an auction?

Anyway, the most fun part of a fantasy league IMO is the draft/auction...auto draft wouldn't ever be an option for me. If you guys can't move the date I understand.

Big_E
02-18-08, 11:49 AM
I hate to create a schedule conflict as a rookie in the league, but I will be in China from 3/9-3/20. I guess we can either have me removed, or have a date changed - your call.

Well...If the other league ever gets off its ass and picks a draft date, I can have a better idea of when we could have an auction here, since there are several overlapping members of both leagues.

It looks like Sportsline is using Fantasy Auctioneer.com, which we have used in the past, as their auction system, so we should be OK with a later date.

THEBOSS84
02-18-08, 11:51 AM
Ok thanks Big E - again, I fully understand that as the rookie in the league, I am not the priority date-wise. We'll see what you can do.

yanksphan
02-18-08, 03:49 PM
I'm not sure if it works in Sportsline's auction - but with Fantasy Auctioneer - I think you could plug in a max bid on players you wanted.

Then it bid e-Bay style for you.

yanksphan
02-18-08, 03:50 PM
Just saw Eric's post about sportsline/fantasy auctioneer.

This is good news - should be smooth sailing.

Big_E
02-18-08, 04:01 PM
Just saw Eric's post about sportsline/fantasy auctioneer.

This is good news - should be smooth sailing.

Yeah, but I don't see a way to set up pre-rankings for the auction, like you could for the draft....still researching it though

rodg12
02-26-08, 02:00 PM
Looks like the other league is drafting on March 18th. Can we peg down a definitive date for our draft now?

ChrisRo
03-05-08, 08:38 AM
I'm bored here at work, so here are some interesting facts for the auction

The money situation

Team - money left (picks needed)

THEBOSS84 - 209$ (15 picks)
Ruthianblast - 195$ (15 picks)
Striking Back - 164$ (15 picks)
Kings of Arbitration - 125$ (12 picks)
Romanian Yankees - 117$ (13 picks)
New York Knights - 107$ (14 picks)
The Russell Peters Experiment - 101$ (12 picks)
Sycamore Style - 98$ (12 picks)
The A-Team - 96$ (13 picks)
Pinch Hitters - 87$ (13 picks)
Bitches Brew - 71$ (13 picks)


Best players available in the auction
(based on default rank list at sportsline)

Starting pitchers
1. Jake Peavy (SD)
2. Justin Verlander (Det)
3. Dan Haren (Ari)
4. Erik Bedard (Sea)
5. Roy Halladay (Tor)
6. John Lackey (Ana)
7. Brett Myers (Phi)
8. Aaron Harang (Cin)
9. Scott Kazmir (TB)
10. Chien-Ming Wang (NYY)

Relievers / closers
1. Jonathan Papelbon (Bos)
2. Takashi Saito (LAD)
3. Rafael Soriano (Atl)
4. Trevor Hoffman (SD)
5. Huston Street (Oak)

First basemen
1. Derrek Lee (ChC)
2. Carlos Pena (TB)
3. Paul Konerko (ChW)
4. Carlos Guillen (Det)
5. James Loney (LAD)

Second basemen
1. Chase Utley (Phi)
2. Robinson Cano (NYY)
3. Ian Kinsler (Tex)
4. Dan Uggla (Fla)
5. Kelly Johnson (Atl)

Shortstop
1. Miguel Tejada (Hou)
2. Michael Young (Tex)
3. Khalil Greene (SD)
4. Orlando Cabrera (ChW)
5. Edgar Renteria (Det)

Third basemen
1. Garrett Atkins (Col)
2. Mike Lowell (Bos)
3. Adrian Beltre (Sea)
4. Hank Blalock (Tex)
5. Erik Chavez (Oak)

Outfielders
1. Grady Sizemore (Cle)
2. Ichiro Suzuki (Sea)
3. BJ Upton (TB)
4. Bobby Abreu (NYY)
5. Vernon Wells (Tor)
6. Andruw Jones (LAD)
7. Ken Griffey (Cin)
8. Brad Hawpe (Col)
9. Shane Victorino (Phi)
10. Aaron Rowand (SF)

Catchers
1. Victor Martinez (Cle)
2. Russell Martin (LAD)
3. Joe Mauer (Min)
4. Brian McCann (Atl)
5. Jorge Posada (NYY)

THEBOSS84
03-05-08, 08:46 AM
I love you ChrisRo.

Snatch Catch
03-05-08, 08:52 AM
I like that people are getting their hopes up about Sizemore.

Big_E
03-05-08, 09:03 AM
Sizemore is back on Sycamore Style's team. :)

ChrisRo
03-05-08, 09:12 AM
Big_E, can you please post the team names and corresponding user names? :D I have no idea what's your team, or whose team is Sycamore Style :D... I guess I only know about 3 or 4 teams from the list :)

Big_E
03-05-08, 09:47 AM
Bitches Brew: yanksphan
Kings of Arbitration:Clive
New York Knights: Big_E
Pinch Hitters: rodg12
Romanian Yankees: ChrisRo
Ruthianblast: ruthianblast
Striking Back: Mark19
Sycamore Style: Snatch Catch
The A-Team v.2008: boo_427
The Russell Peters Experiment: gdn
THEBOSS84: THEBOSS84

THEBOSS84
03-05-08, 09:48 AM
E, do I have first pick in the minor league draft?

gdn
03-05-08, 09:49 AM
So what's the date for the Auction?

Big_E
03-05-08, 09:51 AM
Next Friday, March 14th was the date that seemed to work best for most people.

9:15pm, Eastern time.

gdn
03-05-08, 09:53 AM
Oh right. Yep, I'll be there.

Big_E
03-10-08, 02:54 PM
REMINDER:

AUCTION THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 9:15PM

boo_427
03-10-08, 08:03 PM
See you girls there...