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Old 07-23-2020, 09:27 AM   #351
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So the prize pool is guaranteed 3 million dollars. Entry fee is $3 per lineup, so there is a total of 1,190,476 max entries. Reason it isn't an even million is the site keeps the rest, called the rake.

Anything under 1 million total entries and there are less total entries meaning free money.

Currently there are about 132,000 entries, that will go up a lot in the next day and a half, but lets say it only goes up to 700,000. That means there would be 2.1 million dollars in entry fees, but a 3 million dollar prize pool, resulting in 900,000 of free money since you are only competing against 700K lineups and not 1.2 million.

The top 300K get paid, min is $5 on a $3 entry, so if about 55% of your lineups cash you can make a decent profit.

Ok this makes sense. The first post was confusing cause you left out that there were only 132k entries. I had googled the terminology and was super confused.
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Old 07-23-2020, 02:43 PM   #352
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Juan Soto tests positive for covid 19. I wonder what happens if he infected others and half a team has to miss a week or two. Do they just not play?
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Old 07-23-2020, 02:52 PM   #353
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This is what I don't understand about any sports that are starting up. Granted, NBA/NHL would seem to be more protected, but entire baseball teams are in close contact with each other (not to mention the opposite team - baserunners, catchers, IF, etc.). How are they determining who has to be quarantined? Basketball/football are all over each other on every play.

Players are going to get it, but I don't understand how they can realistically (and honestly) segregate contacts from the rest of the league without turning games into a farce. Unless the idea is that they're going to treat quarantining the way the NFL treats concussions, with a "wink wink nod nod, you're good to go."
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Old 07-23-2020, 02:56 PM   #354
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This is what I don't understand about any sports that are starting up. Granted, NBA/NHL would seem to be more protected, but entire baseball teams are in close contact with each other (not to mention the opposite team - baserunners, catchers, IF, etc.). How are they determining who has to be quarantined? Basketball/football are all over each other on every play.

Generally speaking minimal close contact outside has pretty low chance of spreading the virus. Europe has been playing soccer for weeks (months?) now without outbreaks. MLS aside from right at the beginning, before they played a match, hasn't had another covid case (they sent two teams home that had covid outbreaks within their team lockdowns).
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Old 07-23-2020, 03:29 PM   #355
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Juan Soto tests positive for covid 19. I wonder what happens if he infected others and half a team has to miss a week or two. Do they just not play?

They announced through contact tracing they could confirm no one else was infected.
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Old 07-23-2020, 03:34 PM   #356
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Generally speaking minimal close contact outside has pretty low chance of spreading the virus. Europe has been playing soccer for weeks (months?) now without outbreaks. MLS aside from right at the beginning, before they played a match, hasn't had another covid case (they sent two teams home that had covid outbreaks within their team lockdowns).

So they aren't going to test except in rare circumstances even their own teammates, or this presumes tests would happen immediately and results would be available within hours? I mean, with baseball, they're playing every day. A 3-day turn-around means your lineup looks awfully different for a couple of days.

An outbreak in a tournament is different than an outbreak in a 60-game regular season. They just going to send the White Sox home for 2 weeks if a couple guys test positive and scrap those games?

I guess we'll see how this plays out.
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Old 07-23-2020, 03:57 PM   #357
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He's been around the team and on the field, maskless.

But I think the indoor team activities are being strictly regulated. (I know the Red Sox are doing 2 to a locker room, converting the luxury boxes for that purpose). So hopefully being outside prevented the spread.
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Old 07-23-2020, 05:23 PM   #358
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Once these leagues decided to make the investment to return they aren't going back no matter what. They will field all AAA guys if they have to.
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Old 07-23-2020, 06:47 PM   #359
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Once these leagues decided to make the investment to return they aren't going back no matter what. They will field all AAA guys if they have to.

Royals doing their part to help the sport by fielding a team full of AAA guys just to start the season.

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Old 07-23-2020, 07:24 PM   #360
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As I predicted crazy overlay, almost 300K in tonights tournament which bodes well for tomorrows.
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Old 07-23-2020, 07:30 PM   #361
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Angel Hernandez has been an umpire for 27 years AND he is an interim crew chief?!

Bring on the robot umps.
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Old 07-23-2020, 07:47 PM   #362
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As I predicted crazy overlay, almost 300K in tonights tournament which bodes well for tomorrows.

The draft kings offer that guarantees your money back for last place didn’t fill up tonight. Entry fee was only 3 with max 3 entries. Had 95k out of 118k max.
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Old 07-23-2020, 07:53 PM   #363
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Angel Hernandez has been an umpire for 27 years AND he is an interim crew chief?!

Bring on the robot umps.

He actually has a pending lawsuit regarding it.
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Old 07-23-2020, 07:55 PM   #364
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The draft kings offer that guarantees your money back for last place didn’t fill up tonight. Entry fee was only 3 with max 3 entries. Had 95k out of 118k max.

yeah, the sites are just trying to drum up interest. Fanduel also had a nice deposit bonus I took advantage of.
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Old 07-23-2020, 08:31 PM   #365
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Old 07-23-2020, 08:59 PM   #366
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A rain delay on Opening Day - how fitting for 2020.

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Old 07-23-2020, 11:33 PM   #367
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ESPN missed the first pitch of the season in the Giants - Dodgers game. By the time they started their broadcast, there was a runner on first by an error.
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Old 07-24-2020, 01:12 AM   #368
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Old 07-24-2020, 08:37 AM   #369
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So the prize pool is guaranteed 3 million dollars. Entry fee is $3 per lineup, so there is a total of 1,190,476 max entries. Reason it isn't an even million is the site keeps the rest, called the rake.

Anything under 1 million total entries and there are less total entries meaning free money.

Currently there are about 132,000 entries, that will go up a lot in the next day and a half, but lets say it only goes up to 700,000. That means there would be 2.1 million dollars in entry fees, but a 3 million dollar prize pool, resulting in 900,000 of free money since you are only competing against 700K lineups and not 1.2 million.

The top 300K get paid, min is $5 on a $3 entry, so if about 55% of your lineups cash you can make a decent profit.


Interesting, thanks for the explanation!
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Old 07-24-2020, 08:41 AM   #370
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Interesting, thanks for the explanation!

No problem. They are still almost a million entries short.
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Old 07-24-2020, 07:08 PM   #371
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Just to put a bow on this that DFS tournament fell 600,000 entries short, so 1.8 million in free money.
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Old 07-24-2020, 07:30 PM   #372
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I threw 5 entries in. Let’s see how I do.
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Old 07-24-2020, 07:53 PM   #373
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I threw 5 entries in. Let’s see how I do.

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Old 07-24-2020, 10:04 PM   #374
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I'll be honest, I miss when baseball stadiums didn't have advertising on every inch of available space.
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Old 07-24-2020, 10:18 PM   #375
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Matt Vasgersian and Alex Rodriguez are a goddamn abomination. It's hard to fully put into words how truly and completely awful they are. Absolute garbage.
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Old 07-24-2020, 10:18 PM   #376
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Chris Davis already in midseason form. That's normalcy is comforting.
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Old 07-25-2020, 07:06 AM   #377
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Matt Vasgersian and Alex Rodriguez are a goddamn abomination. It's hard to fully put into words how truly and completely awful they are. Absolute garbage.

I'm hoping A-Roid becomes the owner of the Mets so that I can watch baseball on ESPN again.
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Old 07-25-2020, 06:43 PM   #378
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Yeah, I think the hate for fake crowd noise is an absolute for me.
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Old 07-26-2020, 10:52 AM   #379
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I don’t mind the fake crowd noise but who in the hell thought an unreal engine developed fake crowd was a good idea?
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Old 07-26-2020, 11:08 AM   #380
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I don’t mind the fake crowd noise but who in the hell thought an unreal engine developed fake crowd was a good idea?

So true. It's fun to make fun of from time to time, but as an actual aesthetic for the game, it's not a good idea or enjoyable.
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Old 07-26-2020, 12:32 PM   #381
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Old 07-26-2020, 03:11 PM   #382
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The Reds confirmed Matt Davidson COVID positive a couple of days ago and today Moustakas is out because he, "isn't feeling well," and Senzel was a late scratch.
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Old 07-26-2020, 06:12 PM   #383
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Looks like Verlander is out for the season with an elbow injury.

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Old 07-26-2020, 06:53 PM   #384
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Verlander said maybe not rest of season.
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Old 07-27-2020, 02:57 AM   #385
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Old 07-27-2020, 08:55 AM   #386
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I assume if the running on 2nd in extra innings scores, that is an unearned run, right?
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Old 07-27-2020, 09:22 AM   #387
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The Marlins are #1 once again. First to force a game to be cancelled.

The Marlins' home opener against the Baltimore Orioles tonight has been canceled, sources tell ESPN, as the team remains in Philadelphia and continues to undergo testing.
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Old 07-27-2020, 09:33 AM   #388
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Every guy who goes on the IL with an undisclosed injury/illness has to be a possible positive test. This was so predictable. Hopefully none of the Phillies got it. But all you need is 4-6 teams to get some spread and it's over.
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Old 07-27-2020, 09:49 AM   #389
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So 12 players and 2 coaches and this is what worries my about the High School Football season in Arizona not being pushed back further. The state is not close to CDC guidelines but the AIA buckled to influential big schools and workouts resume today with practice set to start 8/17 for first games on 9/11. It could be a mess here.
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And Phillies/Yankees now postponed.
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So 12 players and 2 coaches and this is what worries my about the High School Football season in Arizona not being pushed back further. The state is not close to CDC guidelines but the AIA buckled to influential big schools and workouts resume today with practice set to start 8/17 for first games on 9/11. It could be a mess here.

30-something people were infected at a KY high school just from workouts. And the spread was from players to coaches to family, ended up around 35-40, I think.
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Reds appear to be next. One player confirmed positive, Moustakas and Senzel sick.
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This season looks like it'll be fucked within a week.. yikes!
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This was so predictable. Wouldn't be surprised if they called the season by the end of the week.
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Old 07-27-2020, 11:14 AM   #396
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Agreed. NFL/CFB has to be pissed with MLB if this flops as badly as it appears it is going to.
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Old 07-27-2020, 11:18 AM   #397
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Is there a mid-season opt-out rule?
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Agreed. NFL/CFB has to be pissed with MLB if this flops as badly as it appears it is going to.

Or rather, for CFB, maybe they are breathing a sigh of relief as MLB has provided them with a reason to cancel with far less rage.
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HA!


That is a good one there.
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