On this episode, TTO is joined by Tom Cunningham to discuss his preferred methods for building teams (hint: prospects!) and gives a ton of great tips for listeners about what to look for as they endeavor to build a champion squad. We touch on the latest MLB draftees (actually talking about the players this time!) and how they compare to prospects already playing pro ball. We wrap, of course, with some stories about the best things we saw this week.
TTO takes a listener question about evaluating their team and discusses the advice in the latest emails from Scoresheet about when it is time to start making drastic changes to your team. Is it time to panic? Tune in to find out how to take stock of your team in the early part of the season, and listen to us chat about the best things we saw this week and how we can connect food and musical theater.
TTO goes through a new plan for managing our Scoresheet teams, checks in on a couple of them, and banters about the changes in how baseball is played and how it impacts a simulated fantasy game. We talk through how a simulation might best adjust and adapt to certain types of outcomes occuring far less often, and we wrap with the best things we saw this week.
Leagues we discuss:
This week, TTO answers the most compelling listener question to date about which of us is which outcome, previews the AL, picks playoff teams and award winners, and goes over the best things we saw this week. We hope you’ll tune in!
We’re working on cleaning up some technical issues. If you’ve noticed any changes, good or bad, let us know what you think.
EpisodeMarch 8th, 2019
TTO sits down with guests Nate Stephens and John R Mayne to talk about this year’s Scoresheet Mock Draft, including everybody offering takes on the tough decisions at the top of the draft, the best picks throughout the draft, and other trends they noticed this year.
For more information see the mock draft league page, spreadsheet of results, and Yahoo Group (note links may not render nicely in all browsers):
EpisodeMarch 6th, 2019
TTO takes listener questions, talks about the Harper signing, & auction league considerations related to contract length and value; we also discuss, of course, the best things we saw this week.
If you have questions or tough decisions about keepers or draft picks, feel free to email us!
Join us as TTO reviews the Machado signing, goes through several listener questions about keepers and SS/SIM, talks about the benefits of an auction league with salaries, and debates the merits of soup.
TTO takes reader questions this week about taking a new team, keepers in a soft 8/hard 18, and a dispersal draft; we also go through several of the publicized proposals to change the game that have come out of the negotiations between MLB and MLBPA, and we dig into a piece by Sam Miller about how the free agent market has been changing and what it means for the future of baseball.
MLB and Players Discussing Rule Changes
Welcome to a small-market team’s worst nightmare
The TTO podcast this week features a discussion about the release of the 2019 Scoresheet player list, the defensive ratings system, a few specific examples of how the defensive ratings were assigned, and some big picture thoughts on the future of Scoresheet.
Many of our topics were informed by, inspired by, or related to posts on the Scoresheet Talk Yahoo! Group.
We are joined this week on the TTO podcast by Mark Barry, who is taking over a team in BP Kings (one of the leagues we have been in the longest). We hope you’ll enjoy listening to him chat about his Scoresheet experience last year, and his experience joining the Kings league.
Here are some links that may be of interest!
Kings Dispersal Draft Results
Kings 2018 Standings
Scoresheet Mock Draft League & Spreadsheet of results