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    King Ballers
    Tue Jul 28 2:28pm ET

    So 2 teams are shut down and what does Rtsports do absolutely nothing. Teams should be allowed to swap out players from those teams. 

    Saul Goodman
    Thu Jul 23 4:20pm ET

    Better Call Saul!

    Dude Bro Crew
    Thu Jul 23 2:44pm ET

    Calm down girls

     

    Kaiya's Kittens
    Tue Jul 21 7:45am ET

    Yes, RTSports has made decisions that defy all logic.  I sent a couple emails to them expressing my disbelief that they combined that they locked 1/6 of the season into the first week of the season.  RTSports definitely deserves complaints and a Class Action Lawsuit in October. 

    My communications with "Logan" from RTSports is below.  

    First Email:  

    There seems to be an error in my Big League Weekly Lineups... 
     
    It seems that Week One is listed as an ELEVEN Day week.  
     
    I know that in a Pandemic, RTSPorts would never combine two weeks together.  Players are going to be testing positive at all times, so obviously this would further irritate customers who are already angry that they are being forced to compete in season long leagues that had 70 percent of the season removed.  This includes SEVENTY Percent fewer opportunities to set lineups and make waiver wire claims, and add/drops.  So I find it hard to believe that RTSports would proactively STEAL another week from  fantasy players.  You might as well just change all Big Leagues to Best Ball leagues if you are going to further restrict lineup and player movements.  
     
    So, I cannot believe that RTSPorts would further damage competition by putting 1/6th of the season into Week One, which is filled with the most uncertainty of all weeks.  Please update the Big League lineups to reflect a four game first week and regular seven game week two.  
     
    Logan from RTSports Response: 
     
    On Saturday, July 18, 2020, 02:39:55 PM EDT, Logan <logan@rtsports.com> wrote:
     
    We're going to keep it at 11 days for the first week of the fantasy 
    season. All teams except four only play three games in this four days, 
    making it unfair where some teams have a way bigger advantage than 
    others with more starters going in those three days. By combining the 
    two weeks, it creates a more even playing field. The schedule has always 
    been like this for shorter weeks on rtsports, as well as every other 
    fantasy baseball major site.
     
    My Response Back to Logan: 
     
    Good Morning,
     
    Thanks for the response.  
     
    Counterpoints:
     
    1) Teams play different amounts of games in EVERY week of the season.  So that point is basically irrelevant. Some weeks team play five games and other teams play seven games.  I think you know better than to try and make that point.  
     
    2) The idea that all websites are doing 11 game weeks, is also false.  NFBC is not doing that.  In fact, they have their ROTO leagues set up to allow for Monday to Thursday lineups and then Friday through Sunday lineups.  This is ideal in a pandemic.  
     
    3) To justify decisions by saying it is "always" like this is absurd.  Just because you may have a bad policy, does not mean you should not 'CHANGE" things and make adjustments, especially during a Global Pandemic.  
     
    4)  In week one of the fantasy season we as managers of our teams are uncertain of rotations and lineups, playing time,etc. The idea of locking teams into 1/6 of the season is preposterous. This does not even include the fact that big groups of players could come down with virus on any given day. 
     
    Questions:  Do you actually believe even one person playing fantasy baseball is more concerned about a couple teams playing 3 vs. 4 games in the first week lineup period, rather than the potentially infinite number of players that could be placed on the COVID list on any given day? 
     
    I assume you are not the person who makes the decisions.  Please provide me the contact information of the person who is making these horrible decisions.  
     
    RTSports made the bad decision of forcing people who drafted prior to the late March Terms of Service Change with the 60 game addendum.  They had the opportunity to take what is an unplayable season and could have made five or six changes to make it playable and enjoyable.  Instead, they made it worse with this 1/6 of the season locked into one week, further damaging the playability of the leagues.  Very disappointing, to say the least. 
     
     
    King Ballers
    Tue Jul 21 6:33am ET

    Not only do they force us to do this crap 60 game season but we get no extra bench spots or IR spots during a pandemic. Plus they make week 1 go 11 days and lock our add/drops 3 days before the season starts. 

  • Latest Notes from RealTime Fantasy Sports

    Update June 25th:

    Notes on the exceptional 2020 MLB Season

    MLB and the MLBPA have agreed to play a 66-day and 60-game season in 2020. This 66-day season runs from July 24th thru September 27th. This is a season of 9 weeks and 3 days.

    Here are the impacts on our fantasy baseball leagues:

    • Triple Play leagues drafted before June 23rd are cancelled, season did not meet 10-week minimum
    • Triple Play leagues drafted after June 23rd have special short season rules
    • Grand Slam leagues drafted before June 23rd are cancelled, season did not meet 10-week minimum
    • Grand Slam leagues drafted after June 23rd have special short season rules
    • Big League fantasy leagues meet the 60-game minimum and will play out
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  • Player Notes
    Justin Verlander Aug 12 5:00pm ET

    Houston Astros right-handed pitcher Justin Verlander has disputed that he will be shut down for the remainder of the 2020 season due to a right forearm injury that has kept him out since Opening Day. The next step in that process is for Verlander to begin throwing as soon as next week, per Brian McTaggart of MLB.com. Houstons pitching staff has been pancaked by injuries during the first third of the year and getting Verlander back in any capacity would be a major boon. Theres no guarantee that the future Hall of Famer will be able to pitch again this season, but his attempt is certainly a step in the right direction. In leagues where he has already been dropped onto the waiver wire, holding him in an IL spot until the next update may be a precinct maneuver.

    From RotoBaller

    Andrew Kittredge Aug 12 4:53pm ET

    Updating a previous story, Tampa Bay Rays P Andrew Kittredge (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Wednesday, Aug. 12.

    Trevor Cahill Aug 12 4:53pm ET

    San Francisco Giants P Trevor Cahill was recalled from the team's alternate training site Wednesday, Aug. 12.

    Will Harris Aug 12 4:50pm ET

    Washington Nationals right-handed pitcher Will Harris (groin) is progressing toward being activated from the injured list for the clubs contest Thursday against the Mets. Manager Davey Martinez confirmed before Wednesdays game so long as Harris was feeling strong Thursday, he would join the teams bullpen. Inked to a $24 million deal during the off-season to secure the back end of the clubs relief corps, Harris will presumably take on a considerable role from the onset. While Daniel Hudson figures to remain the teams closer for the time being, Harris will have ample hold chances and could potentially vulture a save or two, making him a deep season-long asset.

    From RotoBaller

    Tim Anderson Aug 12 4:50pm ET

    Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson went 4-for-5 with three runs scored and a RBI on Wednesday versus the Detroit Tigers. Anderson returned from a groin strain on Tuesday and hasnt missed a beat with the bat. The shortstop fell a double short of the cycle and is now hitting .385 on the season. Anderson remains a strong option in all formats.

    From RotoBaller

    Andrew Benintendi Aug 12 4:43pm ET

    Boston Red Sox OF Andrew Benintendi (ribs) was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday, Aug. 12. P Ryan Weber was recalled in a corresponding move.

    Ryan Weber Aug 12 4:43pm ET

    Boston Red Sox OF Andrew Benintendi (ribs) was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday, Aug. 12. P Ryan Weber was recalled in a corresponding move.

    Rafael Devers Aug 12 4:43pm ET

    Boston Red Sox 3B Rafael Devers (ankle) returns to the starting lineup Wednesday, Aug. 12.

    Clint Frazier Aug 12 4:43pm ET

    New York Yankees OF Aaron Judge (lower body) is not in the lineup Wednesday, Aug. 12, due to 'lower-body tightness,' according to manager Aaron Boone. OF Clint Frazier will play right field.

    Aaron Judge Aug 12 4:43pm ET

    New York Yankees OF Aaron Judge (lower body) is not in the lineup Wednesday, Aug. 12, due to 'lower-body tightness,' according to manager Aaron Boone. OF Clint Frazier will play right field.

    Aaron Judge Aug 12 4:30pm ET

    New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge was not among the starting nine for Wednesdays contest against the Braves and right-hander Huascar Ynoa. Manager Aaron Boone confirmed that Judge was dealing with lower body tightness, which included his hips, hamstrings, and calves. The list of maladies is not reassuring for Judges status as soon as this weekend in Boston, although Boone was optimistic that he could get the Majors leading home run hitter back soon. With both Judge and Giancarlo Stanton (hamstring) unavailable, the Yankees could turn to Clint Frazier, who looms as a suitable fill-in alongside Aaron Hicks and Brett Gardner in the outfield. New York will have the day off Thursday before facing the Red Sox, who have not yet announced a starter, on Friday.

    From RotoBaller

    Andrew Benintendi Aug 12 4:30pm ET

    Boston Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi will be placed on the 10-day injured list after sustaining a strained right rib cage during Tuesdays contest versus the Rays. The move comes amidst a treacherous start to the 2020 season for the outfielder who is batting just .103 (4-for-39) through his first 14 games with a stunningly low .128 slugging percentage. While many owners have anticipated a breakout from Benintendi, he has trended in the wrong direction this season with his IL stint the impetus that some owners may have needed to let him hit the waiver wire. Kevin Pillar now figures to see everyday duties with the Boston outfield less crowded for at least the next week and a half.

    From RotoBaller

    Will Harris Aug 12 4:23pm ET

    Washington Nationals RP Will Harris (groin) could be activated from the 10-day injured list Thursday, Aug. 13.

    Chris Owings Aug 12 4:20pm ET

    Colorado Rockies utilityman Chris Owings left Wednesdays contest against the D-backs early due to left hamstring tightness. Sam Hilliard took over in Owings stead, with Garrett Hampson shifting to second base. Owings has seen a solid amount of playing time early in 2020, hitting .250/.308/.444 through 14 contests. The veteran has made it his calling card to move all around the diamond, although he is primarily a DFS play for owners looking to take advantage of him hitting at Coors Field. His next chance to return to the lineup comes Friday against Texas and right-hander Lance Lynn, which would be a stout matchup.

    From RotoBaller

    Amed Rosario Aug 12 4:00pm ET

    New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario (illness) is out for the second straight game on Wednesday as he deals with a minor illness. Brandon Nimmo will be leading off in the game with Andres Gimenez playing shortstop. Rosario is off to a slow start to the year, slashing .207/.207/.310 with just one home run and no stolen bases. Season long fantasy owners should remain patient. Rosario should be back soon and hopefully the numbers will start showing once he's back to health.

    From RotoBaller

    Kyle Schwarber Aug 12 3:40pm ET

    Chicago Cubs outfielder Kyle Schwarber (knee) has been scratched from Wednesdays contest versus the Cleveland Indians with lingering soreness in his right knee. The slugger has been off to a sluggish start with a .234 batting average to go along with two home runs and six RBI. Schwarber has been getting a lot of run in left field and could see some more time as the designated hitter if his knee continues to bother him. Kris Bryant will slide over to left field and David Bote will enter the lineup at third base and bat seventh. The Cubs have a tough matchup tonight versus Carlos Carrasco and Bote is a dart throw in DFS Wednesday. Schwarber is day-to-day for now and more information should be known as the day goes on.

    From RotoBaller

    Kyle Schwarber Aug 12 3:40pm ET

    Chicago Cubs outfielder Kyle Schwarber (knee) has been scratched from the starting lineup on Wednesday as he is dealing with a right knee contusion. This will be the first time Schwarber is out of the starting lineup this season. There hasn't been much information provided yet as to the severity of the injury so fantasy owners should consider him day-to-day for now. Kris Bryant is covering left field in Wednesday's game while David Bote gets the start at third base.

    From RotoBaller

    George Springer Aug 12 3:30pm ET

    Houston Astros outfielder George Springer (wrist) will return to the leadoff spot in Wednesday's game against the San Francisco Giants. Springer suffered a wrist injury last Thursday and was held out of the starting lineup until now, though he did make an appearance as a pinch runner on Tuesday. While Springer returns to the lineup, second baseman Jose Altuve will be getting a routine day off. Altuve had been the team's primary leadoff hitter with Springer out. It's been a rough year so far for Altuve, who is slashing just .187/.265/.333, but hopefully a day off can help get him back in gear.

    From RotoBaller

    Tyler Naquin Aug 12 3:30pm ET

    Cleveland Indians outfielder Tyler Naquin will start in right field and hit seventh in Wednesday's game against the Chicago Cubs. Naquin began the season on the Injured List with a hairline fracture in his right toe. He made his first appearance as a pinch hitter in Tuesday's game. Naquin has the opportunity to hit in the heart of a productive lineup, but he's had the opportunity before and hasn't done too much with it. Last year, over 89 games, he slashed 288/.325/.467 with 10 home runs and 34 RBI. He can be left on waivers in all leagues at this point.

    From RotoBaller

    Wade Miley Aug 12 3:23pm ET

    Cincinnati Reds LHP Wade Miley (groin) was activated from the 10-day injured list Wednesday, Aug. 12. The team also optioned RHP Joel Kuhnel to their alternate training site.

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