The Lost Milkman: A JWRL Blog

March 31, 2006

Auction results

Filed under: General — Awrr @ 8:59 pm

Quick post, just to get the spreadsheet out to you guys. Here you go.

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March 27, 2006

FantasyAuctioneer and you

Filed under: General — Awrr @ 2:41 am

Here's a quick process to make sure you're set for Thursday night. I made the screenshots hastily, so the blurring may be off. Just click the thumbnailed images to be taken to their full sizes.

1. Go to the FantasyAuctioneer home page.

2. Click Register.
Registration

3. Fill out the form. Make sure to uncheck the newsletter and check the user agreement.
Registration, Part Two

4. Once you're registered, head back to the main page. Login at the top left corner if you're not already. If you're logged in, then the next step is to enter get into JWRL. In order to do this, click in the middle of the page. Our league login and password are "JWRL" and "jwalewander" respectively. They are case sensitive, so "jwrl" won't work as the login. Obviously, the quotation marks surrounding the login and password aren't part of the login and password.
League entry

5. That should take you to a page to put in your league name. The important thing is to get something resembling (preferably exactly resembling) the team name currently in the TQS system on the league page.
League entry, Part two

6. Once you've done that you should be done. If you go back to the main page and are logged in, you should be able to click "My Auctions" and be taken to something along the lines of that below.
Confirmation

You should be good to go. Your keepers will be put onto your team by someone else, and you're set to go on Thursday as long as the auctioneer software works on your machine.

As always, email questions to someone that can do something about it, or comment here.

March 24, 2006

New news you should know

Filed under: General — Awrr @ 1:30 am

Latest auction date: Thursday, March 30, 6pm-10:30pm PST
Medium: FantasyAuctioneer
Sweetest Thursday night game: Texas over WVU. Hook ’em.

UPDATE 03/25: This date is finalized.  Celebration follows.

March 23, 2006

JWRL owners use protection

Filed under: General — Awrr @ 3:36 pm

The lists are in.  Click here for an Excel file detailing the pool of protected players.  As always, let me know of any errors that you uncover.

Most expensive player kept: Albert Pujols ($50)
Average salary of kept players: $10.59
Least money available for auction: $93 (Round Trippers)
Most money available for auction: $248 (Brentwood Wood)
Average money available for auction: $176.37

Important: Auction on pause

Filed under: General — Awrr @ 1:56 am

The auction will not be scheduled until the issues with FantasyAuctioneer are resolved. I was mistaken in assuming the auction would stay on track with the last proposed dates. Sorry for the confusion.

In related news, don’t drag your feet concerning scheduling. If you get an email with a scheduling question, reply immediately. Make everybody’s life easier.

March 21, 2006

Trade between Da Mets and Null Set

Filed under: Trades — Awrr @ 2:54 pm

Da Mets receive:
Pat Burrell, $18

Null Set receives:
Aaron Heilman, $1
Juan Rincon, $1
Hunter Pence, $2 (minors)

Auction related actions

Filed under: General — Awrr @ 11:35 am

With the expansion draft behind us and the first auction date nearly on top of us, there are important announcements concerning our auction (which is set to begin this Thursday).

First, keeper lists are due in two days. They must be turned in by Thursday, March 23 at 9AM PST. Turning them in before then is perfectly fine.

There is a specific note on the format of your keepers email to make things easier to sort out:

TEAM NAME

Player 1’s name (Salary)
Player 2’s name (Salary)

Total salary kept: $__
Total salary available: $__

A reminder: Salary available is not $260 minus kept. It is $280 minus kept. Bench spots are integrated into the auction, and an additional $20 is provided.

Second announcement: To make things easier on a number of people as well as saving costs on an auctioneer, Steve wants us to consider using FantasyAuctioneer. Click here for a link to the demo/test that they provide. It works great for me (WinXP, Java 2 v1.5, Firefox v1.5.0.1), and it looks like the guys that have used it before like it a lot. If you have troubles with the demo or other concerns, email Kevin or comment here.

March 20, 2006

Expansion results

Filed under: General — Awrr @ 11:17 pm

The expansion to 19 teams is complete. For a quick summary of the draft, find the Excel file here. It was a snake style draft starting with Roy Halladay and floating all the way down to Rafael Furcal.

Expect freeze lists to be collected soon.  The auction is just around the corner.

March 19, 2006

Expansion tomorrow, really

Filed under: General — Awrr @ 11:43 am

It looks like there will only be two teams expanding, but the draft will be taking place on AIM tomorrow, March 20th at 6PM PST. Obviously, the two expansion owners are the key participants, but it would be nice if non-expansion owners showed up.

UPDATE: The draft will be at 6PM Pacific, not Eastern.

March 13, 2006

Expansion looms

Filed under: General — Awrr @ 10:52 am

The expansion draft will (likely) begin tomorrow.  It will be an email affair, so the new owners will be expected to check their email as often as possible.

Existing owners were expected to submit a pull-back list for their teams.  If you haven’t done that, you’re lame and could lose players that you covet as a result.  You have limited time to redeem yourself, so I suggest talking to Steve.

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