Crashburn Fantasy Baseball 2012 (Take Two)

The first attempt at setting up this new league didn’t go so well, as I left a logical hole in the process. Let’s make things super simple and easy this time. If you participated in last year’s league, there will be a couple key changes: 1) the league is moving over to ESPN, and 2) there will be a buy-in to create incentive to follow your team through to the end of the season. I quickly grew tired of finding people to take over abandoned teams in May.

Here is the link for the league if you’d like to check it out. A quick summary: 14-team mixed 5×5 standard roto. The draft will be held online on Sunday, April 1 at 7 PM ET. Don’t sign up if you know you can’t attend the draft.

The buy-in will be $20 via Paypal (obviously, no refunds). The winner will get two-thirds of the pool (less Paypal’s transaction fees) and the runner-up will get one-third, rounded to the nearest $5 or $10. I will be the only Crashburn representative playing, and if I earn a prize, I will donate 100 percent of it to a charity of my choice.

If you are interested in signing up, leave a valid email address with a comment below (put it in the email field, not in the message field, so it is hidden from the public and from spam bots). Those who participated in last year’s Yahoo! league will be given preference. If you were among them, list your team name from the league. Remaining players will be drawn from a hat or a random number generator. Once selected, you will have a week to pay the buy-in or your spot will be forfeited to someone else.

Depending on the level of interest, I may start another league. As the first league will be traditional, the second one would be a Saber-oriented league (OBP instead of AVG, for instance). If you’d prefer to play in the Saber league, note this in your comment. You may only play in one of the two leagues, so choose wisely.

Thanks for your patience. Next time, I’ll outsource the league setup as I’m quite bad at it.

UPDATE: I have created a Saber league. It is a 14-team mixed roto league using the following categories: OBP, SLG, net stolen bases, and RBI for hitters; quality starts, shut-outs, K/9, and saves for pitchers. The draft will be held at the same time as the other league: Sunday, April 1 at 7 PM ET.

UPDATE #2: Participants have been randomly selected, so check your email for notification. Please submit your $20 entry fee by Feb. 29 at 5 PM ET, otherwise you forfeit your seat. If you didn’t get an email, you weren’t selected.

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62 comments

  1. vinnie montefour

    February 14, 2012 04:50 PM

    im all for anything will pay more than 20 to if needed

  2. Matt C.

    February 14, 2012 05:20 PM

    Interested in Saber league.

  3. Chris P

    February 14, 2012 05:37 PM

    I’d be interested in any league

  4. JC

    February 14, 2012 07:35 PM

    Didn’t specify above: I’d prefer traditional league.

  5. Fredrick Chang

    February 14, 2012 11:07 PM

    I am interested son. My name is Fred Chang. My name is Fred Chang.

  6. Bobby

    February 15, 2012 08:24 AM

    Definitely interested in the SABER league. Thanks for the offer Bill!

  7. Craig Connelly

    February 15, 2012 10:39 AM

    Long time anti-Phillies fan. Heard you on the FanGraphs podcast. Interesting website. I am interested in the traditional league but would not be adverse to competing in the sabermetric league either.

    Thanks.

  8. Warren Treegoob

    February 15, 2012 03:23 PM

    I would love to participate in either league. Thanks.

  9. Eric B

    February 16, 2012 09:47 PM

    …wow, lot’s of interest.

    I’m interested in either league, but more inclined towards SABR. Also okay with buy-in.

    @ericvsthem on twitter

  10. Kyle Jakubowski

    February 16, 2012 10:48 PM

    Dang! Check out rich Vinnie!

    I would be interested in either league with the preference of traditional.

  11. Josh G

    February 17, 2012 02:09 PM

    Bill,

    I was Citizen’s Piggy Bank in last year’s league. I had a ton of fun and would like to do it again. I prefer the traditional style.

    Also, I’m happy you chose to go over to ESPN’s game. Way to be a company man!

  12. Bill Baer

    February 17, 2012 04:45 PM

    Update: Sign-ups are closed, members have been randomly selected. Check your email for notification. If you were selected, submit your $20 entry fee by Feb. 29 at 5 PM ET. If you didn’t get an email, you weren’t selected.

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