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The BBFL has it's complete haul of owners for the year.  The trading window is open in the Alomar and Barfield divisions and will open in the Carter division this weekend as soon as we hear from one more owner and can complete roster assignments.  Feel free to use this this thread for trade/keeper discussions.

BBFL owners please get your keepers in promptly or I will pick them for you - this is not something you want.

Want to join us?   The waiting list for next year - or for any last minute drop outs this year - is empty, so if you'd like to join it please drop me a line at bbfl at

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Noah - Friday, February 27 2009 @ 03:02 PM EST (#196880) #

The Whiskey Slammers of the Barfield division would like to trade two of the following four players:

Jason Bay

Alfonso Soriano

Carlos Lee

Chris Young (OF)

Also willing to move Jose lopez and Joba Chamberlain


vw_fan17 - Friday, February 27 2009 @ 03:11 PM EST (#196882) #
I've probably asked this before - how much work is it to 1) join one of these/prepare for the season and 2) maintain it on a weekly basis?

So far, I've only played fantasy football. I end up spending 1-2 hours a week usually on that.. Sometimes more.

If I can't dedicate an hour a day, am I going to be cannon fodder for everyone else, and take away the fun of it for others?
(just had a baby, so now I have two kids, and spare time is less than ever..)

koanhead - Friday, February 27 2009 @ 08:17 PM EST (#196889) #
Unable to stand pat in Alomar after finishing first in the regular season, only to be roundly. trounced in the playoffs, Schroedinger's Bat has been endangering pop servers with email messages seeking trades.  The frenetic activity has already resulted in two deals and left the Bat chuckling gleefully in the face of uncertainty.

Trade 1: The Unruhlies send Carlos Beltran to Schroedinger's Bat for Dustin Pedroia and Rich Harden.

Trade 2: Schroedinger's Bat receives Chase Utley from Baseball North for Ryan Braun.

We're not done yet. There are many players left to deal, all worthy of your interest:

Mike Aviles   --- was he a fluke? Get your gamble on and find out for yourself
Alex Gordon    --- will this be the year he shows us what he do?
Troy Tulowitzki --- Healthy, young, fast, and still plays in Coors.
Andre Ethier  ---- The kid can hit, can he help you?
Elijah Dukes  ---- His off-field problems don't scare me. I'll keep this monster if no one shows interest.
Brad Hawpe ---  OBP, SLG, RBI. What more do you want?
Stephen Drew  --- I'm predicting that this is his year (see end of Dukes note).
Travis Hafner  --- Another chance to get your gamble on.
Cliff Lee  --- He won't fall off his first name.
A.J. Burnett  --- Brand new stadium to gather wins and Ks.
Mariano Rivera  --- Mo has plenty mo' left in the tank.
Brian Fuentes  --- Saves, saves, saves, and fine peripherals, too.

Come and get 'em while you can. I'm open to trading some of these guys in two-for-ones, or three-for-ones, if anyone is looking for depth and has a stud to deal.

Dave Rutt - Saturday, February 28 2009 @ 02:05 PM EST (#196902) #
Even though Jimmy Rollins isn't on the team, the Harlem Harlots would like to declare themselves the team to beat in Carter division, featuring a keeper list of Brian McCann, Matt Holliday, Carl Crawford, David Ortiz and Francisco Rodriguez.
92-93 - Saturday, February 28 2009 @ 03:39 PM EST (#196905) #
It's unreal how bad the team I inherited is. I think I have to keep Aaron Hill, James Loney, Alex Gordon, Xavier Nady, and Lastings Milledge. After seeing some of the other 5 keepers teams have (Dave above included), I concede.
sweat - Saturday, February 28 2009 @ 04:14 PM EST (#196906) #

I'm also in Carter, looking to trade any or all f my potential keepers.  I have to move Doc, and would be open to moving any of the other talent on the team, such as:  Pujols, Teixera, Vdub, David Price, Utely, Vlad, Snider, or Joba.  Drop me an email.

Jdog - Saturday, February 28 2009 @ 04:29 PM EST (#196907) #
David Rutt you realize its not 2006 anymore right. Your keepers were the team to beat in 2006.
lexomatic - Saturday, February 28 2009 @ 04:37 PM EST (#196908) #
i'm confused (and new) if you trade someone who you can't protect... does the other person get to protect them(restarting the 3 year process)?
92-93 - Saturday, February 28 2009 @ 04:38 PM EST (#196909) #
Johan Santana has been traded for Roy Halladay.
Dave Rutt - Saturday, February 28 2009 @ 04:43 PM EST (#196910) #
Not to worry, 92-93; I inherited a pretty bad team last year, and admittedly was in the basement from day 1 until the last week of the season, but managed to turn my assets into a pretty good set of keepers.

And Jdog, I'm not claiming to have unequivocally the best keepers in the league - there probably isn't any first-round talent in there - but the Phillies also weren't a clear favourite when Rollins made his statement. So Carlos Beltran up, cause it's on!
sweat - Saturday, February 28 2009 @ 04:47 PM EST (#196911) #

Carter Division, FYI

lexomatic - Saturday, February 28 2009 @ 04:48 PM EST (#196912) #
Hi Guys

Mainly for the new owners - I've had a few questions about keepers.

Once a player is traded to a new team his three year 'clock' resets. So if you trade for a player who is listed 'Cannot Be Frozen' on another team, he starts a new three years of eligibility for your team.
Tools Of Ignorance cannot freeze Carlos Beltran.
92-93 cannot freeze Joe Mauer.
The two teams owners agree a trade of Beltran for Mauer.
Beltran is now a first year player for 92-93 and can be frozen
Mauer is now a first year player for Tools Of Ignorance and can be frozen.
Hope that explains things.

I forgot to mention please email me any trade confirmations and announce them for the other owners on battersbox or the yahoo league page.

lexomatic - Saturday, February 28 2009 @ 05:09 PM EST (#196913) #
in carter
open to trading howard, carlos lee, peavy, cain & hamels. and potentially napoli in the right offer
lexomatic - Saturday, February 28 2009 @ 05:51 PM EST (#196915) #
peavy for oswalt
Anders - Sunday, March 01 2009 @ 01:00 AM EST (#196923) #
In Carter Division, available via trade:

Flying Fish
Brandon Webb
Scott Kazmir
John Lackey
Gavin Floyd
Jose Valverde
Jon Broxton
Dan Uggla
Rickie Weeks
Joey Votto

Obviously I am a little pitcher heavy, looking for an up the middle/corner bat.

lexomatic - Sunday, March 01 2009 @ 01:23 PM EST (#196936) #
question about keepers and the draft... do you HAVE to keep 5 players?
if you dont' want to keep 5 players can you just start ranking your players after the ones you're keeping or do you have to rank 5 keepers and start ranking any other available players at #6?
Gwyn - Sunday, March 01 2009 @ 03:30 PM EST (#196939) #
Yes you have to keep 5 players
bytme - Sunday, March 01 2009 @ 05:01 PM EST (#196940) #

in the carter division:

team "outa here" gets ryan howard and mat cain

team "spacemen nine" gets delgado, becket, and figins

bytme - Sunday, March 01 2009 @ 05:35 PM EST (#196942) #

matt cain, huston street, orlando cabrera, randy johnson, and mark reynolds are on the trading block for me. if you are interested in them please send me an offer.

team outa here in carter division

lexomatic - Sunday, March 01 2009 @ 05:40 PM EST (#196943) #
carter division:
spacemen nine trades cole hamels to flying fish for webb

I am open to trades of 2 for 1 or 3 for 2 (3 for 1 in the right deal) - me giving up more players for an upgrade:
available are carlos lee, josh beckett, webb, oswalt, delgado, figgins, napoli, ubaldo jimenez, trevor hoffman, willie taveras, juan pierre, and anyone else really...
make me offers!
lexomatic - Sunday, March 01 2009 @ 06:12 PM EST (#196944) #
call me trader lex....

carter division:
spacemen nine trades carlos lee to tools of ignorance for carlos beltran

i'm still open to a 2:1 or 3:1 trade my depth for your ? same players available (except lee) and i previously forgot griffey jr if he's your kinda player.
Edmonton Marc - Sunday, March 01 2009 @ 06:18 PM EST (#196945) #

Carter Division:

The Tools of Ignorance are open to trade offers as well.  However, please use this email address instead of the one on the spreadsheet.  The other one's my work email...  Thanks all!

mjdowdell AT hotmail DOT com

Tools of Ignorance

FearFranchise - Sunday, March 01 2009 @ 09:37 PM EST (#196952) #

It could be could have inherited the team I was awarded!  I'm scrambling to find 3 legit keepers compared to the other rosters! (at least I have the first pick in the draft!)

With that being said, I have three 'frozen' players I'm obviously willing to part with:  Smoltz, Pettite, and Abreu.  If anyone in the CARTER division wants to take a flyer on any of these players as a 5th keeper i'll gladly swamp frozen players with you.  Feel free to email me at stevie_franchise AT hotmail DOT com.


Kristian - Sunday, March 01 2009 @ 10:31 PM EST (#196953) #

Barfield Division

Randy Wolves get Chase Utley, Figgins, Cust,Thome and Bonds

Burlington Mazsters get David Wright

Mazsters still looking to move Ichiro, Gordon, Harden and possibly Arod

Edmonton Marc - Sunday, March 01 2009 @ 11:58 PM EST (#196954) #

Carter Division Trade

In a deal involving Must-Trades, the Tools of Ignorance send Tigers Ace Justin Verlander to the Ottawa Windchill for the Angels new starting left-fielder Bobby Abreu.

The Tools have taken care of their Must-Trade contracts, but are still receptive to any trade-talk before the draft...

Dylan B - Monday, March 02 2009 @ 10:43 AM EST (#196960) #
Hi Guys, In the Carter division, I need to move Brekman, Manny and Sheffield. Basically looking for help anywhere, as I really only have a couple of borderline keepable players.
lexomatic - Monday, March 02 2009 @ 04:43 PM EST (#196977) #
Hey Dylan check your junk mail. I sent you offers on the weekend. feel free to counter.
jsut - Monday, March 02 2009 @ 09:50 PM EST (#196988) #

The dangercats are looking for a 1 to 1, or a 2 (of mine) to 1 deal for Aramis Ramirez.  Anyone on my roster is available for the right deal.

Anders - Tuesday, March 03 2009 @ 11:17 AM EST (#196994) #
In Carter, the Flying Fish are still looking to move Jose Valverde, Jon Broxton, Dan Uggla and Joey Votto. Happy to do two or three for ones, looking to pick up a good hitter.

TheyCallMeMorty - Tuesday, March 03 2009 @ 12:57 PM EST (#197000) #
Carter Trade:

Misrememberers get:
Scott Kazmir
John Lackey
Gavin Floyd

Flying Fish get:
Kevin Youklis
Chris Iannetta
Mariano Rivera

R Billie - Tuesday, March 03 2009 @ 04:24 PM EST (#197012) #
Hi folks, in the Carter league I could be persuaded to part with Johnathon Papelbon in the right deal.  He was unanimously named #1 fantasy closer by all the experts in the Yahoo pre-season rankings.  I have him for two more years so I'm in no particular hurry to move him but for the right impact starter and/or hitter I would consider trading him.
Anders - Wednesday, March 04 2009 @ 10:24 AM EST (#197030) #
Carter Trade:

Misrememberers get:
Scott Kazmir
John Lackey
Gavin Floyd

Flying Fish get:
Kevin Youklis
Chris Iannetta
Mariano Rivera

spacemen nine trades cole hamels to flying fish for webb

I've agreed to both of these...
Dylan B - Wednesday, March 04 2009 @ 05:32 PM EST (#197040) #

Carter Trade

@$$kickers sends Manny Ramirez and Lance Berkman to Tools of Ignorance for Cliff Lee, Ervin Santana & Brad Lidge.


jsut - Thursday, March 05 2009 @ 02:21 PM EST (#197050) #
Carter trade:

To dangercats - Justin Morneau

To Roseneath Rockets - Aramis Ramirez
bytme - Saturday, March 07 2009 @ 01:07 PM EST (#197077) #

in the carter division:

team "outa here" gets alfonso soriano

team "Roseneath Rockets" gets nik markakis

bytme - Tuesday, March 10 2009 @ 02:59 PM EDT (#197130) #

team "outa here" gets jacoby elsbury and bj ryan

team "Hammie's Rollies"  gets matt cain

92-93 - Wednesday, March 11 2009 @ 11:03 AM EDT (#197159) #

Hammies Rollies receives Joe Mauer and Alex Gordon.

92-93 receives Magglio Ordonez and Ian Kinsler.

sweat - Monday, March 16 2009 @ 08:12 AM EDT (#197244) #

Carter Division:

Sweaty guys trade Vlady and Vernon Wells,

Danger cats trade Stephen Drew.

HaloBrad - Thursday, March 19 2009 @ 02:31 PM EDT (#197296) #

Alomar Division trade announced:

Chatsworth Halos trade stud 2B Brandon Phillips to Baseball North for JJ Hardy and Bobby Abreu (perhaps playing with my heart rather than my head as usual!).

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