Pitchers and catchers report on Tuesday. The start of the 2013 is almost upon us, but more importantly for the GM in everyone, this means the 2013 Fantasy season is about to start as well. If you're serious about fantasy baseball you've already started doing your research and you've already begun compiling your draft list (and blocking NY Mets from your team) in anticipation of sitting through 2-3 hours of a nail-bitingly tense draft which is almost always delayed slightly by the one or two people who don't show up and forget to set their status to autodraft. We hate those people. And the people who abandon their teams. They are not good people.
We are planning on running an official Federal Baseball Fantasy League at Yahoo!Sports.com which we'll follow and update everyone on throughout the season, but seeing as how we've/you've had leagues in years past and our friend Jorgath has already put up an intial inquiry in the FanPosts, we thought rather than set one league up ourselves and dictate the rules, settings, draft date, etc., we'd open the discussion up here in the comments section so that we could agree on the rules and settings for our official league and see if anyone wants to manage the leagues and get together with others here to set up as many as necessary to accomodate all those who'd like to take part. We hope you all will. Below you'll find Yahoo!Sports.com's talking points about what their 2013 MLB Fantasy Leagues offer. Let us know below if you want to take part this season and we'll organize amongst ourselves... [ed. note - "Lurkers are welcome! This is a good way to start commenting!! See, we invited you, now it doesn't have to be awkward at all!!"]:
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