Doubt Wars: A Feeble Start

Some years ago, a long long time ago, someone came up with the idea of Doubt Wars.

Well, many of us came up with the idea of Doubt Wars, but someone (who I am sorry I don’t remember right now) came up with the idea of calling it Doubt Wars. And that was awesome.

Here’s the idea: You choose a team taking players in either the NL, AL or Mixed drafts, paying $1 more than the “winning” Tout Wars teams paid. You fill all the required slots. You post your team here in the comments (make sure that it’s clear what league you’re in).

Ideally you’ll use this format:

Position, Player First, Player Last, LG, Price

Commas between fields will be super helpful.

The winner is the team thusly comprised that compiles the most stats.

Simple, eh?

Thanks for playing. If we get enough entries for this fatally late exercise we’ll actually report standings at the end of the year. And maybe we’ll learn something so that next year we can run a real contest. And maybe we’ll have a nice sort of prize, though it won’t be life changing, certainly.

And if you don’t want to compile a whole roster, don’t bother. A list of prices you find cheap or overpriced might be helpful to late drafters out there.

Tout Wars Recaps: Spanning the Globe

Rob Steingall | Peter Kreutzer | Will Carroll | Joe Sheehan | Eric Mack | raygu | Mike Siano | Jeff Erickson | Lenny Melnick | Cory Schwartz | Brian Walton | JP Kastner | Scott Pianowski | Lawr Michaels | Jason Mastrodonato | Jason Collette | Michael Salfino | Matthew Berry | Tristan Cockcroft | Brendan Roberts

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My Bad Hairston Day

Alex Patton
A Bad Hairston Day
Tout Wars Mixed

The first thing you think – or ought to think – when you’re asked to join a 17-team mixed league is, man, that’s a tall mountain to climb. If you play it straight, you maybe have a one in-ten-chance of getting to the top, because at least that many of your opponents know as much as you do about major league baseball players and what they are capable of doing. The only way to increase your chances is to cheat. Continue reading “My Bad Hairston Day”

The Tout Wars Winners Predicted

By the Fantasy Sherpa

There was a man sitting in the back of the room during both drafts. He was quiet, didn’t eat any of the reserved cookies, and had a computer (as did most everyone else. It turns out he’s the Fantasy Sherpa (who knew?), and he has calculated the draft stadings based on his projections.

For the NL results, click here. Tristan Cockcroft had a good draft, which the Sherpa accurately reports, but it awards the prize to Nate Ravitz.

For the AL results, click here. He’s got Jason Grey finishing first, with Steve Moyer right behind. You can’t argue with that.

As a player, the value in the Sherpa’s exercise is outside corroboration of some elements of the fight. For me, it is the excess in wins that I (hope to) have, and an indication of the impact of the big bonus another regular player or two would bring me. Leagues are very rarely won on draft day, the saying goes, but they can be lost there.

Now it’s time to play.