As we get to the final stretch of fantasy prep before the season starts, I wanted to update everyone on some changes over at ottoneu Fantasy Baseball, as well as a few leagues that need a couple more owners for drafts over the next few days. First, for those of you who might not know, ottoneu Fantasy Baseball is the FanGraphs fantasy baseball game. You can read the introduction here, or you can send me an email with any questions you might have.
Wednesday, a relatively large number of leagues wanted to draft at the same time, causing my server to eat itself for about 3 hours. We’ve done a couple of things to ensure this won’t happen again, such as doubling the capacity of our server and examining all the database code line by line. Long story short, it was unacceptable, and I’ve spent a lot of time Wednesday night fixing it up so that going forward we won’t have these issues. Yesterday, we had a couple of leagues draft with no issues reported to me, so I think the changes have helped.
Open Leagues Still Available
We have a few leagues actively looking to fill out their ranks. Here are a couple that reached out to me:
Halpin’s League – Run by John Halpin at foxsports.com, still needs 7 players. It’s a 5×5 for those of you more interested in a traditional set of stats. John knows his stuff and I imagine this league would be a pretty good challenge, if you fancy yourself as a fantasy expert.
RBP Blog League – Another 5×5 league, only needs 3 more players, and they are drafting tomorrow starting at 2pm PT. Short lead time, but having talked to the guys running this league, it’ll definitely be a fun time. (corrected the draft time for this one from 2pm ET)
Money League Baseball – Finally, for those of you that want FanGraphs Points and some cash prizes, we have a $49.99 prize league that needs 8 owners still. Highly recommend this league, as I know one of the participants is one of the original ottoneu owners playing in a points league for the first time.
Beyond these leagues I’ve mentioned here, there are a few more public leagues looking to fill out, as well as some private leagues that are very close. Check out the list here and if you have any questions about a particular league or getting in touch with a commissioner, shoot me an email or tweet @ottoneu. I will get back to you as fast as I can with whatever information you might need. Since I like giving away teams, how about the best tweet about ottoneu today will get the winner a free $9.99 team for this season. Include @ottoneu so I see it!