The LTBNL Annex

A neutral site!

This year's Auction will be hosted by the Show Hoffs in Dayton, OH, roughly equidistant from Cincinnati and Columbus.

The Big Sheet

Get it here




The LTBNL is entering its 30th season!

Welcome, Joe Pierotti!  

Joe is taking over the Butt-Scootin' Doggies this year.  Please make him feel welcome.

Our reigning champ

Yeah, he won again.  The Green Monsters won their second straight title in 2017, and sixth overall.


(Artist: KC Green)

Reserve Draft

The Reserve Draft will be held Tuesday night, March 27 at 10:00 pm EDT.  We will use the OnRoto chat room as in years past.  Here is the handy Reserve Draft Grid to keep track of the picks.  Please check the grid now to make sure I have your picks right.  If you'd like to move a reserved player to a different slot, just let me know.  You are free to make trades (including trades of draft picks) up until 6 pm on Tuesday.


We should be able to get the Reserve Draft done within an hour.  Once all the picks are in, I will enter them in OnRoto, "finalize" the rosters, and give you the go-ahead to self-transact.  We should be able to start free agent bidding on Wednesday or Thursday.


Nowledge, you are on the clock!

2018 Post Auction Merv Sheet
Here is a look at our rosters immediately following the 2018 Auction.
2018 Auction Results.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [110.6 KB]


Many thanks to Steve for once again preparing our League Financial Report.  Please be prepared to settle up at the Auction on Saturday.  You can pay your fees via PayPal!  Use the link below.

Freezes are in!


Get the latest verson of the Big Sheet here.  The deadline is still midnight, but since I have everyone's tentative lists, I'm posting now.  You can still make changes up to midnight.  Please let me know if you see any errors.  Also let me know by Friday morning (if possible), if you'd like to move any players to different positions on the Big Sheet.


Players shown in yellow are likely to be moved to Reserve on Saturday morning under Rule 20.4.


Buyouts that I know of, so far:  Darvish, Tapia, Quintana, Renfroe, Urias, Eickhoff.  There may be others!  If you know of any that we missed, please contact the Roto Police.


The 2018 LTBNL Auction Draft is Saturday, March 24, starting at 10:00 a.m.

For the first time ever, at a neutral site!

Many thanks to the Show Hoffs for offering to host our Auction at his workplace in Dayton.  Dan posted the address on GroupMe on Tuesday.  I hesitate even to type this, but I am cautiously optimistic that we will have EVERY team in attendance at this year's Auction for the first time in many years.  Nobody on the phone!


Please be on time (be there by 10:00!) and bring your checkbook.  You must pay any outstanding fees before the Auction if you plan to buy any players this year.  Our esteemed Treasurer will post an updated financial report before Auction Day.


Freezes will be due Wednesday, March 21 at Noon MIDNIGHT.


As usual, the Big Sheet (and rosters on the OnRoto site) will be updated as soon as possible after Freezes are in.  Note that teams on the Big Sheet are listed in order of their Reserve pick order.  The League Office suggests that you set your Draft program up this way as well, to make the Auction a little easier.


We will have a few votes to take before the Auction starts.  If you have any issues you'd like to raise, this will be your opportunity.  (Three that I know of off the top of my head: (1) clarifying rule for claiming FAAB compensation; (2) adjusting AB minimum; (3) Steve's thing that he raises every year on August 31 about FAAB eligibility.)


Player eligibility at the Auction will likely be tougher than usual this year because our Auction will be held five days before Opening Day rather than the usual two.  We should all prepare ourselves for this and we should calmly agree on how to handle it prior to the Auction.


We should be able to hold the Reserve Draft prior to Opening Day, also.  How does Tuesday night, March 28 look?


It's our 30th season!  Looking forward to seeing everyone on one of the very best days of the year. 



2017 Results

The Green Monsters held on, surviving a late-season challenge from the QuagMyers, to post their second straight title, and sixth overall.  

2017 Commissioner's Trophy

Congratulations to the Gregory Peckers, who won the 2017 Commissioner's Trophy.  The Trophy is presented each year to the team that has the best post-All Star Break stats but doesn't finish in the top four.  Please feel free to check my work, as these numbers are entered into the spreadsheet by hand.


The final standings are below.  You can see the entire worksheet here.  (Click on Sheet 1 to see the whole deal).

Yoo Hoo Ceremonies

Here is the official video of KC's dousing for his 2016 Championship, following the 2017 Auction.


Following the 2016 Draft, the Rick Shaws received their second consecutive dousing, and the chocolate shower was administered by the smallest Monster, K.C.'s son Carson.  It was a sneak attack; it happened so quickly that I don't think I got a video.  I did get some photos, though.  Please take note of the demonic glee on the face of young Carson.



Here is Rick getting his first dousing, following his 2014 title.  


Following the 2013 Auction at Steve's office, we did a catch-up dousing for the ceremonies we somehow skipped.

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