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Guerrero Named MVP

Posted by: Kevin -- Wed, 24 Nov 2021 17:28:42 +0000

On an individual player level, 2021 will be remembered as the year of Shohei Ohtani.  The two-way player did what had previously been thought to be impossible:  dominated the league as both a hitter and a pitcher.  He was unanimously selected as the American League Most Valuable Player.  However, in this league, he was not able to accumulate stats for the Moonshiners as both a hitter and a pitcher, making his MVP case not nearly as clear cut, yet still very much in the discussion.  In the end though, he was edged out by his Moonshiners teammate.  After a somewhat disappointing DTBL rookie campaign, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. lived up to the hype and then some this year.  He is the 2021 DTBL Most Valuable Player.  Amazingly, this is now consecutive seasons in which the award has been won by the son of a former DTBL star.  La...

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2021 Player Adds/Drops

Posted by: Kevin - 02/25/2021 22:04:41 - in DTBL Discussion
I have completed my first draft of the players who will make up the player pool for the 2021 season. Notably, there are far fewer changes than normal among hitters. Perhaps that makes sense following a severely shortened 2020 season. But on the other hand, the number of new pitchers is ...

Re: 2021 Player Adds/Drops
Reply by: Kevin - 03/02/2021 18:24:49
Mike elected to move Shohei Ohtani from staring pitcher back to outfield this season. As a result, I have made the follow corresponding changes to the lists above: Mike Minor will remain in the league, but Josh Naylor will not be added.

Still a couple more days before I make...

Re: 2021 Player Adds/Drops
Reply by: Kevin - 03/05/2021 20:50:40
One final change... Josh Naylor is back on the add list and Yasiel Puig will now be dropped. I think it was a bit of an oversight on my part to not have Puig dropped from the get-go, considering I have heard absolutely nothing about him signing with a MLB team in recent weeks.

2021 Position Changes

Posted by: Kevin - 02/22/2021 20:34:08 - in DTBL Discussion
I'm making pretty good progress on the 2021 DTBL player pool. I am pretty much done with position players, but still have some work to do on pitchers. I think I am far enough now to post the list of players who will be switching positions for 2021. Please note that there are one or two ...

2020 Website Enhancements

Posted by: Kevin - 07/09/2020 15:53:43 - in DTBL Discussion
As mentioned in my email a couple days ago, I rolled out a few website changes along with the site switchover to pre-season mode. I will go over the details here and will post additional replies if other new enhancements are released this year. I do have a couple other things in the work...

Re: 2020 Website Enhancements
Reply by: Kevin - 08/07/2020 15:58:51
I've rolled out a handful of additional changes over the past week or so. Here is a summary:

* Player Pages - Previously, I had a separate page template for batters and pitchers. Now that we have a player who has both batting and pitching stats on his resume (Shohei Ohtani)...

Potential immediate rule change

Posted by: Kevin - 06/27/2020 13:53:31 - in DTBL Discussion
I'm very hesitant to make rule changes without giving ample time for people to prepare accordingly. But in this case, I think the extremely unusual circumstances of the upcoming season might warrant a change. I'm considering an alteration to how the free agent signing priority works with...

Re: Potential immediate rule change
Reply by: Mike - 06/28/2020 09:19:23
I have no problem with this. 2020 fantasy baseball is going to be a total crapshoot anyway.

Re: Potential immediate rule change
Reply by: David - 07/02/2020 11:34:16
I agree. Sounds good to me.


Posted by: Kevin - 03/12/2020 15:25:06 - in DTBL Discussion
Following up on the email I just sent to the list, I'm starting this thread to discuss whether or not we should pause the draft while MLB sorts out their plans in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. MLB has suspended spring training and announced that the regular season will begin a minimu...

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Re: COVID-19
Reply by: Mike - 03/12/2020 15:48:11
I would also vote for continuing to run the draft. At least we know no one we draft between now and the end of the draft will blow out an elbow or strain a lat (at least we hope?).

Re: COVID-19
Reply by: Marc - 03/12/2020 15:50:43
Also, I'm eager to find out in which round Mike will snipe me on Franchy

Re: COVID-19
Reply by: Jay - 03/12/2020 16:03:54
I agree with continuing...I also have more than enough real life COVID stuff to plan or adjust, so its helping keep me somewhat sane while people keep sneezing into each others faces. Second the injury comment too. Can I just combine teams with somebody?

Re: COVID-19
Reply by: Kelly - 03/12/2020 16:13:48
Another vote here for continuing on with the draft. I'm not sure there's much to gain with a pause.

Re: COVID-19
Reply by: Mike - 03/12/2020 16:23:18
Marc, I will take all the mystery out of it and snipe Franchy in Round 7. Why prolong the pain any longer than necessary?

Potential rule change for 2021

Posted by: Kevin - 03/08/2020 12:34:20 - in DTBL Discussion
Mike drafting Jesus Luzardo was a nice reminder that I want to get a thread started about a potential rule change for 2021. Marc and I traded a few emails on the following topic, but I want to bring it here for an open discussion.

The issue is position designations for pitche...

2020 Player Adds/Drops

Posted by: Kevin - 02/25/2020 23:55:43 - in DTBL Discussion
Here is the initial list of players who will be added to, and dropped from, the league roster for the 2020 season. We have over a week before the draft will begin next Thursday, so there is plenty of time to discuss some of the names on this list, or missing from it. I'm certainly open t...

Re: 2020 Player Adds/Drops
Reply by: Marc - 02/26/2020 12:01:37
hi Kevin

Could we keep Franchy Cordero and not add Anthony Santander?

Re: 2020 Player Adds/Drops
Reply by: Kevin - 02/26/2020 13:18:55

Yeah, I'd be willing to make that swap. To be honest, I hadn't really given Cordero much consideration because he was buried on the primary rankings list I was using. Santander was one of the last OF adds. I will consider it further, but there is a good chance I'll make t...

Re: 2020 Player Adds/Drops
Reply by: Kevin - 03/01/2020 19:59:28
Alright... I intend to make the draft player pool available later tonight. But first, I have a few changes to announce. First, as Marc requested, I'm going to leave Franchy Cordero in the league and Anthony Santander will not be added. Next, Emmanuel Clase is probably going to miss the ...

2020 Position Changes

Posted by: Kevin - 02/23/2020 17:09:21 - in DTBL Discussion
I'm just about done selecting the pool of players who will be part of the DTBL for 2020. With no early international games this year, we will go back to our usual Thursday start for the draft. The draft is scheduled to begin on Thursday, March 5, which is exactly three weeks before Openi...

Re: 2020 Position Changes
Reply by: Kevin - 02/25/2020 20:08:25
FYI, after completing the pitcher lists, I made a couple additions to the position change list. Josh James and Alex Reyes are now slated to move from SP to RP. Reyes is a pretty straightforward case. He only made four MLB appearances last year and all were out of the bullpen. So he is ...

Re: 2020 Position Changes
Reply by: Mike - 03/02/2020 10:05:43
If anyone is curious (or was looking into possibly trying to trade for him), I've made Ohtani a pitcher for 2020.

2019 Website Enhancements

Posted by: Kevin - 03/16/2019 09:33:45 - in DTBL Discussion
Last night, I made a minor cosmetic change to the website. I have a few additional enhancements planned for the upcoming weeks as well, so I'm starting this thread to document them.

Last night's change was to reorder the batter lists on the roster stats, free agents and draft...

Re: 2019 Website Enhancements
Reply by: Kevin - 03/19/2019 22:29:19
When you go to submit your Opening Day lineup, you will notice another change I made, which for the time being, is also only cosmetic. For the upcoming season, MLB is renaming the disabled list to the injury list. So I am taking this opportunity to also rename the "D.L." to the...

2019 Player Adds/Drops

Posted by: Kevin - 02/26/2019 00:18:55 - in DTBL Discussion
A day later than I had hoped, but here is the first cut at the list of players who will be added to, and dropped from, the league roster. As usual, I'm open to suggestions on changes, so feel free to reply. I will be finalizing the list very soon though, because we are going to need to g...

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Re: 2019 Player Adds/Drops
Reply by: Marc - 02/27/2019 13:37:24
Looks good, Kevin.

To piggyback on the Hampson item, I think he has a better chance at playing time than Kingery. And I've heard Hampson talked about a fair amount on offseason podcasts, but Kingery seems to be an afterthought. It [i:15ya33gc]is [/i:15ya33gc]tough to call whi...

Re: 2019 Player Adds/Drops
Reply by: Kevin - 02/27/2019 13:51:09

Oooh... I like this suggestion. Would anybody be sad to see Russell go? Would anybody be willing to admit it if they were?

Re: 2019 Player Adds/Drops
Reply by: Nick - 02/27/2019 23:01:05
I'm on board with that - didn't realize Russell was still in the pool. And as Marc said I don't think he's going to play much.

Re: 2019 Player Adds/Drops
Reply by: Mike - 02/28/2019 08:35:00
I wouldn't be terribly sad if Russell were gone. Both from DTBL and the Cubs.

Re: 2019 Player Adds/Drops
Reply by: Kevin - 03/02/2019 10:51:58
Okay, I've made two changes to the list above. First, Garrett Hampson is now on the shortstop add list and Addison Russell will be dropped. Next, due to yesterday's news that Salvador Perez has a torn UCL and will miss the entire season, he won't be of any use to anybody this year. So I...