Looking to join a new fantasy baseball league with other Cubs fans? Looking to test your mettle against the best? Looking to kick my ass in something?

BN reader Marc approached me about setting up a fantasy baseball league for us this year, and as a long-time fantasy football player – but fantasy baseball virgin – I figured what better way to start than in a league of BN’ers? Marc was generous enough to take care of the details and set up the league. There will be no money involved, but in my role as an esteemed blogger, I’ve picked up some cool Cubs swag over the years (books, an Unholy Cows shirt, an opportunity to post your victory dance on BN) that I can offer up as prizes.

Information is as follows, and space is limited – so sign up quickly if you want a spot. The draft is currently/tentatively scheduled for March 5 at 4pm CST, but that can be changed as necessary. If you have questions, Marc’s the guy to contact: marc DOT hampton AT yahoo.com.

UPDATE: the league is filling up much more quickly than I’d anticipated (we’re already at 12). There are only 8 spots left (as of 2pm CST on February 9), so get in now if you’re interested.

UPDATE II: Wow, so the 20-team league just filled up in under 2 hours. I had no idea it would fill up that quickly (you are all clearly very aggressive, which portends doom for me in this league). If there are more of you that would like to participate but were closed out, post in the comments – if there is enough interest (and someone to administer it), maybe we can do additional league(s).

League ID#: 4648

League Name: Bleacher Nation

Password: (to avoid spammers, figure it out: the password is the last name of the great Cubs 3B who SHOULD be in the Hall of Fame, but is not; all lowercase)

Custom League URL: http://baseball.fantasysports.yahoo.com/league/bleachernation

Season Type: Full

Draft Type: Live Standard Draft

Draft Time: Sat Mar 5 2:00pm PST [ Add to My Calendar ]

Max Teams: 20

Scoring Type: Head-to-Head – One Win

Player Universe: All baseball

New Players Become Available: As soon as Yahoo! adds them View List of Forced Players

Max Moves: No maximum

Max Trades: No maximum

Trade Reject Time: 2

Trade End Date: August 14, 2011

Allow Draft Pick Trades: Yes

Waiver Time: 1 day

Waiver Type: Continual rolling list

Can’t Cut List Provider: Yahoo! Sports

Trade Review: League Votes

Post Draft Players: Free Agents

Max Acquisitions per Week: No maximum

Min Innings Pitched: 10

Weekly Deadline: Weekly on Monday

Start Scoring on: Week 1

Playoffs: Week 23, 24 and 25 (6 teams) Note: Week 25 runs 10 days from Sep 19 to Sep 28

Divisions: Yes (2 divisions)

Playoff Seeding Options: Division winners advance but seeded by overall standings

Roster Positions: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, OF, Util, Util, SP, SP, RP, RP, P, P, P, P, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, DL

Batters Stat Categories: Runs (R), Home Runs (HR), Runs Batted In (RBI), Stolen Bases (SB), Batting Average (AVG)

Pitchers Stat Categories: Wins (W), Saves (SV), Strikeouts (K), Earned Run Average (ERA), (Walks + Hits)/ Innings Pitched (WHIP)

  • DaveB

    I just joined as the 17th manager, can’t wait to get started! Lookin forward to a great fantasy season with you all

    • Ace

      Excellent, Dave. We’re up to 19 now – in under 2 hours. I had no idea it would fill up this quickly.

  • http://tragicallyhipstamatic.wordpress.com xolager

    Darn. Too slow.

    Oh well, good luck and enjoy finding out who drafts Samardzija first! :-)

    • Ace

      Damn, sorry man. I’m going to see if we can increase the league size or can get a second league going.

      • http://tragicallyhipstamatic.wordpress.com xolager

        Cool, if there’s additional space I’d be happy to draft Samardzija.

  • TreyM

    Really filled up in 2 hours, without giving me a chance to join… Darn

  • Jeff

    If you decide on a second league, I’m in.

  • Ace

    Well crap – 20 teams is the max size for Yahoo leagues. So the first league is officially full.

    For those who were closed out, please post here if you would want to play in a Bleacher Nation II league. If it looks like we’ll have enough people, we’ll just need to get someone to be the commish.

    • http://tragicallyhipstamatic.wordpress.com xolager

      Sure, I’d join your B league. If I’m commish, though, I’m going to change your minimum innings pitched to something more sinister though (it makes Carlos Silva relevant, so you’ll want a different commish 😉 )

    • Jeff

      If you need someone to commish, I’ll volunteer. I have run my own league the last couple of years, but wouldn’t mind a second league full of cubs fans, or a certain Cardsfan if he has the guts.

      • Ace

        Nice, Jeff. If you’re up for it, feel free to create the league at your leisure, and you can email me the league details. I can post about it at that point, and folks can sign up.

    • TreyM

      I am down for another league if we can fill it up, I would be willing to commish if needed as well

  • http://tragicallyhipstamatic.wordpress.com xolager

    Alright, you can be crummy Bleacher Nation League A, and we’ll be Bleacher Nation League 1!

    Or “The Mongooses,” that’s a cool league name. The Fighting Mongooses!

    • Ace

      Or you can be a knockoff league – Blatcher Nution or maybe Bleecher Nashon.

      • http://tragicallyhipstamatic.wordpress.com xolager

        My Futurama reference missed the mark 😛

        • Ace

          My Futurama memory is fading, which is sad given that it’s back on the air. I suck.

  • Jeff

    I set up the league to be the same as the other one

    URL for bleacher nation 2 fantasy baseball league

    • Jeff

      don’t know your email, ace, but I set it up exactly like the original, same draft date, same password, rules, and settings, the url is just “bleachernation2”

    • http://tragicallyhipstamatic.wordpress.com xolager


      For anyone else joining, the League ID is 29542

      Beware the Falher Large Bees!

      • Mike S

        I have joined your league! What is the max amount of teams??

        • Jeff

          20 teams max

      • http://tragicallyhipstamatic.wordpress.com xolager

        Drat. I am no longer first in my division. It was a good run while it lasted, though.

  • pfk (Peter F. Kempf)

    This League has a serious substance abuse program – nothing is banned.

    • Ace

      The league’s original name was the Bondsfather.

      • Jeff

        It won’t let me access your league since I’m not a member, how about posting the team names and owners here, so both leagues can trade stories and taunts.

        • Ace

          Will do – I’m thinking maybe once the drafts go off, we can post the full rosters (and rip on each other accordingly)?

          • Jeff

            good idea, this should be fun
            QuadelookslikeKrang for the early team name win in league 2!!!!