Two New Owners, a New Schedule For ’18

Aaron JudgeEntering the ninth season of the SFRRC Fantasy Baseball League we welcome two new owners and debut a revised regular season schedule.

Let’s welcome Calvin Chang, who takes over the Marin Menehunes and Lee Magner, who will manage Wendy Peffercorn, the old Land Shark franchise. I want to thank Elizabeth Gravely and Meredith James for their participation over the years. Elizabeth won a championship during her time in the league.

Calvin is a veteran of seven seasons on Yahoo Fantasy Baseball and comes to us from the BaseballMonster.com community. Lee is a neighbor here in San Francisco’s Lower Haight and also a member of the illustrious 8:30-minute-per-mile pace group with the Road Runners. Lee understands pain. He has no record of fantasy baseball participation on his current Yahoo profile. That could lead to more pain.

Along with our new owners, the league debuts a new schedule in 2018. The league is still divided into four divisions. This year, you’ll play your division rivals three times and every other team once. That creates a 21-week regular season schedule with the four division winners earning the top seeds in the three-week, eight-team, postseason.

This format avoids Weeks 25-26 in the playoffs. The last two weeks in the Major League season feature expanded rosters, skipped starts for pitchers, and simply too much uncertainty for the fantasy playoffs.

Keeper Deadline & Draft

Be sure to send me the five players you want to keep from your current roster by Thursday, March 15 at 5pm. I’ll send a league update that night with a rundown on all the keepers.

Also, remember to register the dates you are available for the league’s online player draft. Please vote for ALL of the dates that work for you (March 26, 27, 28 at 7pm PST). Follow this link to register your votes.

Play ball!

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