We’re Already on the Defensive

Today, February 9th, 2011, a date which will live in infamy. The MillionDollarSleeper.com blog and all of its Million Dollar Managers were suddenly and deliberately attacked by Charlie Saponara of the empire known as FB365. The Million Dollar Managers were at a moment of peace with FB365, looking toward maintaining said peace in the Fantasy Baseball blogosphere. Indeed, one hour after, Mr. Saponara commenced bombing. As commander and chief of our armed forces, I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense. I speak for the will of all the Million Dollar Mangers when I assert that we will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost, but will see to it that this form of treachery shall never endanger us again. I, therefore, declare war on Charlie Saponara and the empire of FB365. After the jump, more information on the FB365 vs MDS Blog League. Enlist today, Uncle Andrew wants you!

I have five invites currently available. Post a comment, email me or tweet at me if you want to join forces with the Million Dollar Managers as we defend our pride, integrity and honor against Charlie and the 365ers.

Commissioner’s Note

Welcome to the first FB365 vs MDS Blog League, where Fantasy Baseball meets blog-on-blog crime. Picture the Bloods and the Crips waging war and inflicting pain on each other using the devastating power of statistics. That’s us. Each and every week, seven FB365-led teams will face off against seven MDS-led teams, until we go into a wild free-for-all frenzy during the playoffs. You have 22 weeks to prove your team is playoff worthy.

Be sure to check out the Scoring and Settings, they are very unique. You will need to adjust your rankings accordingly. Before you ask why we are using a 5×7 scoring, let me explain the beauty of this system.

It’s not 5×7. It’s just a 12-stat scoring system. Every Hitter and Starting Pitcher has five stats for which to contribute. This is the balance most leagues do not have. You cannot get 7 stats from any Pitcher in a single game. I know you love the Home Runs (chicks dig the long ball), but it is not the best measure of Power. We are able to combine Singles, Doubles, Triples and Home Runs into one stat that truly measures Power. Obviously, OBP helps us include Walks. Combined, these two categories help us include three important stats that most leagues do not count. Also with OBP and SLG, we now have two stats that can be negatively effected (similar to WHIP and ERA). That’s just more balance. Starting Pitchers need this balance, they are the most important players in the real game and deserve some credit in the fantasy realm.

Auction Draft: every team has $260 to spend during the draft and $100 of FAAB to use during the season. The auction draft bid timer has been reduced to 10 seconds to shorten the draft. Every time a bid is placed, the timer will be reset to 10 seconds. We shorten the timer so we don’t have to watch a 30-second countdown during the $1 end game. The nomination order will be random.

Remember, have fun, enjoy the season and good luck.