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Big_E
03-02-08, 08:01 PM
This is the thread we will us for the expansion draft.

As per the vote results earlier this year, expansion teams will be allowed to pick between 4 and 12 keepers. Only players on the expansion list attached will be allowed to be kept.

A few players are under existing contracts. For those players, you may assume the contract -- however, remember that those are last year's deals. So if someone says, for example:

Danny Bosavage*, P, NYY, $35, 2 years

that he was on a 2-year contract last year. There is one year left on his deal (2008), and he may not be kept or extended past the end of the contract.

Or if it says:

Zach Kulchinsky*, P, NYY, $18, 3 years

that he has 2-years left on his contract (2008 and 2009).

* - Don't look for these players anywhere. They are fictional names made up from different first and last names of kids I managed in Little League.

THE EXPANSION DRAFT WILL BEGIN AT 10AM MONDAY.
TEAMS WILL BE ON A 12-HOUR CLOCK.

That means, once it's your turn to make a pick, you have 12 hours to do so. If you miss your time, you forfeit that pick.

The draft order is:

ROUND ONE
THEBOSS84 selected RYAN HOWARD, $17, One Year
ChrisRo selected BRANDON WEBB, $22, Two Years
rodg12 selected JOHAN SANTANA, $43, Two Years

ROUND TWO
rodg12 selected CHRIS B. YOUNG, $22, Three Years
ChrisRo selected FRANCISCO RODRIGUEZ, $26, Two Years
THEBOSS84 selected GARY SHEFFIELD, $1 One Year

ROUND THREE
THEBOSS84 selected JOE BOROWSKI, $1, One Year
ChrisRo selected BRIAN ROBERTS, $11, One Year
rodg12 selected PAT BURRELL, $1, One Year

ROUND FOUR
rodg12 selected JOHN SMOLTZ, $11, One Year
ChrisRo selected CARLOS ZAMBRANO, $25, Three Years
THEBOSS84 selected JOSE VALVERDE, $10, One Year

ROUND FIVE
THEBOSS84 selected MICHAEL CUDDYER, $1 One Year
ChrisRo selected ERIC BYRNES, $10, One Year
rodg12 selected CARLOS LEE, $27, Two Years

ROUND SIX
rodg12 selected DAVID ORTIZ, $25, One Year
ChrisRo selected BENGIE MOLINA, $2, One Year
THEBOSS84 selected PEDRO MARTINEZ, $3, One Year

ROUND SEVEN
THEBOSS84 selected ROY OSWALT, $16, One Year
ChrisRo selected ADRIAN GONZALEZ, $10, One Year
rodg12 selected JOSH WILLINGHAM, $1, One Year

ROUND EIGHT
rodg12 selected JUSTIN UPTON, $5, One Year
ChrisRo selected CHRIS R. YOUNG, $10, One Year
THEBOSS84 selected CARLOS DELGADO, $2, One Year

ROUND NINE
THEBOSS84 - NO PICK (FINISHED DRAFTING)
ChrisRo selected MARIANO RIVERA, $17, One Year
rodg12 selected CHIPPER JONES, $15, One Year

ROUND TEN
rodg12 selected DEREK JETER, $23, One Year
ChrisRo selected JUAN PIERRE, $10, One Year
THEBOSS84 - NO PICK (FINISHED DRAFTING)

ROUND ELEVEN
THEBOSS84 - NO PICK (FINISHED DRAFTING)
ChrisRo - NO PICK (FINISHED DRAFTING)
rodg12 - NO PICK (FINISHED DRAFTING)

ROUND TWELVE
rodg12 - NO PICK (FINISHED DRAFTING)
ChrisRo - NO PICK (FINISHED DRAFTING)
THEBOSS84 - NO PICK (FINISHED DRAFTING)



If you have one of the turnaround picks, please make both picks at once to keep things moving.

ALSO - Please let me know if you are done picking. If you are taking only 4 players or 7 players or whatever, I need to know when you're done picking.

Also, to make things easier, and to separate the picks from the clutter, it is traditional to use Size 6 font, bolded, when making picks. Also, state the length of the contract -- whether renew (same price as 2007) or an extention (2, 3 or 4 years). The budget limit for your roster is $260, so the more you spend in the expansion draft, the less you have in the auction.

For example:

Thomas Bencivenga*, $15, renew

or

David Murray*, $24, 3 years

The deals are:

One year renewal: Same salary as last year, cannot be kept again in 2009
Two, three or four year renewal: Add $4 to each year of old contract. For example:

Jake Dougherty* was $5 in 2008. He can be:

Renewed for 2008 @ $5
Signed to a 2-year extention: $13 in 2008; $13 in 2009.
Signed to a 3-year extention: $17 in 2008; $17 in 2009; $17 in 2010.
Signed to a 4-year extention: $21 in 2008; $21 in 2009; $21 in 2010; $21 in 2011.

Hope that's all clear. Attached is the list of eligible players.

EDIT: RICKIE WEEKS IS ON THE EXPANSION ELIGIBLE LIST. THAT IS AN ERROR. HE WAS KEPT BY HIS OLD TEAM.


One last thing...please send a PM to the next person on the list so they know it is their turn to pick.

Thanks!

ChrisRo
03-03-08, 07:55 AM
A couple of questions, just to make sure I got everything:
- players with 2 or 3 Years can only be kept for the remaining period of their old contracts, with their old salaries (eg, Zach Kulchinsky*, P, NYY, $18, 3 years can only be kept for both remaining years with 18$)
- players with 1 Year can either be renewed (one year only, same salary) or signed for multiple years
- there are a few players on the eligible list as Minors. They can be signed just like regular 1 Year players (either renewed for one year at 5$, or signed for multiple years)
Correct?

Big_E
03-03-08, 08:41 AM
A couple of questions, just to make sure I got everything:
- players with 2 or 3 Years can only be kept for the remaining period of their old contracts, with their old salaries (eg, Zach Kulchinsky*, P, NYY, $18, 3 years can only be kept for both remaining years with 18$)

Correct!


- players with 1 Year can either be renewed (one year only, same salary) or signed for multiple years

Correct!


- there are a few players on the eligible list as Minors. They can be signed just like regular 1 Year players (either renewed for one year at 5$, or signed for multiple years)

Correct?

Correct!

THEBOSS84
03-03-08, 09:59 AM
Ryan Howard, 1 yr $17 left

I'd love to extend

Big_E
03-03-08, 10:00 AM
Ryan Howard, 1 yr $17 left

I'd love to extend
The most obvious pick ever. :lol:

ChrisRo is on the clock

THEBOSS84
03-03-08, 10:01 AM
I could have sworn you said he wasn't available? What a great surprise - be back in 30

ChrisRo
03-03-08, 10:01 AM
Brandon Webb, 2 yrs @ 22$

Big_E
03-03-08, 10:04 AM
rodg12 is on the clock

ChrisRo
03-03-08, 10:05 AM
Tried to PM him, got this message: "rodg12 has chosen not to receive private messages or may not be allowed to receive private messages"

Big_E
03-03-08, 10:06 AM
Tried to PM him, got this message: "rodg12 has chosen not to receive private messages or may not be allowed to receive private messages"

Yeah I got that too...hopefully he comes in the next 12 hours... :D

I will send him an e-mail

THEBOSS84
03-03-08, 11:22 AM
Damn this 12 hour clock is way too long.

Big_E
03-03-08, 11:24 AM
Damn this 12 hour clock is way too long.

I know...but hopefully it goes quick with only 3 people. In the other league, they've used a 24-hour clock for the minor league draft, and it takes an extremely long time to complete....especially once rodg12 goes, it's 2 quick picks...

ChrisRo
03-03-08, 11:38 AM
Considering that we're only 3 people, maybe we should set a date / time when all 3 of us will be online, and get this over with in half an hour...

THEBOSS84
03-03-08, 11:42 AM
Considering that we're only 3 people, maybe we should set a date / time when all 3 of us will be online, and get this over with in half an hour...

Good idea. The 12 hour rule is way too long. I am available every day this week in the daytime. I am on AIM throughout the day.

THEBOSS84
03-03-08, 11:54 AM
If a player is renewed, would there be an option to sign him to an extension later on?

Big_E
03-03-08, 11:54 AM
That would work for me, too.

We need to hear from rodg12

THEBOSS84
03-03-08, 12:11 PM
Chris, would you have taken Howard at #1 if I didnt?

ChrisRo
03-03-08, 12:20 PM
I think so. Didn't give it much thought, I knew you'll take him :)

Would you have taken Webb if it wasn't for Howard? :D

THEBOSS84
03-03-08, 12:25 PM
I think so. Didn't give it much thought, I knew you'll take him :)

Would you have taken Webb if it wasn't for Howard? :D

Yeah, I was praying that Webb would make it to me for my next pick.
What time is it where you are?

ChrisRo
03-03-08, 12:37 PM
EST plus 7. That's 7.36 PM right now.

Big_E
03-03-08, 01:44 PM
Thanks to THEBOSS84 for finding an error in the expansion list:

RICKIE WEEKS IS ON THE EXPANSION ELIGIBLE LIST. THAT IS AN ERROR. HE WAS KEPT BY HIS OLD TEAM.

THEBOSS84
03-03-08, 01:56 PM
Come on Rodg!!!!!

THEBOSS84
03-03-08, 02:31 PM
To be honest with you, I had no idea the expansion draft was today. There is a good chance that Rodg doesn't know either. Added to that, the fact he doesn't have pms...

Big_E
03-03-08, 02:35 PM
It was in the several other threads, including one about keepers that I can remember....i e-mailed him, hopefully he checks his e-mail at least once a day.

rodg12
03-03-08, 04:28 PM
My picks:

1. Johan Santana, 2 yrs $42
2. Rickie Weeks, 3 yrs $15

Also, as I said in another thread, I'm out of town at a conference in California this week, so my computer access was going to be sporadic to begin with. In addition, my hard drive on my laptop crapped out on me this morning, so I'm using a public computer to make these picks. I'll check back in when my afternoon session for the conference ends (5 pm PST).

THEBOSS84
03-03-08, 04:30 PM
My picks:

1. Johan Santana, 2 yrs $42
2. Rickie Weeks, 3 yrs $15

Also, as I said in another thread, I'm out of town at a conference in California this week, so my computer access was going to be sporadic to begin with. In addition, my hard drive on my laptop crapped out on me this morning, so I'm using a public computer to make these picks. I'll check back in when my afternoon session for the conference ends (5 pm PST).

WAIT!!! Weeks isn't available - it was an error.

ChrisRo
03-03-08, 04:31 PM
Weeks is unavailable, so you're gonna have to pick someone else before my next pick ;)

gdn
03-03-08, 04:32 PM
Weeks is on my team!

ChrisRo
03-03-08, 04:33 PM
1. Johan Santana, 2 yrs $42


Santana for 2 years should be 43$

THEBOSS84
03-03-08, 04:41 PM
Sh*t!!!! he left us!!

Big_E
03-03-08, 04:42 PM
OK, he'll be back in a few hours, we'll clear up the Weeks accident.
In the meantime, yes Santana for $43 is his first pick. :)

ChrisRo
03-03-08, 04:59 PM
5 PM PST is 3 AM over here so I guess my next pick will be after I wake up tomorrow ;)

THEBOSS84
03-03-08, 05:03 PM
Chris, can you pm me your pick? Since you draft ahead of me anyway, I can't steal it. If Rodg takes your pick, obviously we'll have to wait until you wake up tomorrow.

Big_E
03-03-08, 05:07 PM
Or he can PM me his next two picks;

#1 choice
#2 choice if rodg12 takes his #1.

Big_E
03-03-08, 05:08 PM
Considering I haven't slept in 5 months, I think making one mistake on the keepers list is pretty good. :)

of course, it had to be a good player, not some scrub. :lol:

ChrisRo
03-03-08, 05:09 PM
Chris, can you pm me your pick? Since you draft ahead of me anyway, I can't steal it. If Rodg takes your pick, obviously we'll have to wait until you wake up tomorrow.

PM sent with my next pick. Hopefully he won't get the same player :D

THEBOSS84
03-03-08, 05:09 PM
Chris pm'd me his player. Chris if you wouldn't mind, can you pm Big E your backup player?

ChrisRo
03-03-08, 05:13 PM
Chris pm'd me his player. Chris if you wouldn't mind, can you pm Big E your backup player?

Sent :D

Big_E
03-03-08, 05:16 PM
And I have permission to use his backup player as his 3rd round pick if he's still available. :D

rodg12
03-03-08, 05:17 PM
Sorry about that guys, I totally screwed the pooch on that one. My picks:

1. Santana - 2 yrs @ $43 (not $42)
2. Chris B. Young - 3 yrs @ $22

ChrisRo
03-03-08, 05:19 PM
Ok, so can I announce...

K-Rod 2 years @ 26$

:D

rodg12
03-03-08, 05:19 PM
If you make the next picks real quick, I'll be here for 5 minutes.

ChrisRo
03-03-08, 05:19 PM
Come on TheBoss :)

rodg12
03-03-08, 05:27 PM
Sorry, gotta go. I'll be back at 3 PST to check in when I have a break.

THEBOSS84
03-03-08, 05:29 PM
I had to leave the office but I will try to draft on my berry..

Gary Sheff renewed at $1

Borowski renewed at $1

ChrisRo
03-03-08, 05:32 PM
My next pick:

Roberts - 1 year @ 11 $

ChrisRo
03-03-08, 05:48 PM
rodg, it's your turn again, 2 picks ;)

rodg12
03-03-08, 06:10 PM
My first pick:

Pat "The Bat" Burrell optioned @ $1

Still deciding on my second pick. I'll be here another 15 minutes. Just wanted to get this posted to let you guys know I was around.

rodg12
03-03-08, 06:21 PM
My next pick:

John Smoltz - optioned @ $11

I'll be here 5 more minutes.....

ChrisRo
03-03-08, 06:22 PM
Carlos Zambrano - 3 years @ 25 $

rodg12
03-03-08, 06:26 PM
Ok, I gotta go. I'll be back at about 5 PST. It might be sooner, I'll post when I'm back...

ChrisRo
03-03-08, 06:29 PM
I'm off to sleep. See you guys tomorrow morning ;)

PS... 4 rounds in a day... pretty good :D

THEBOSS84
03-03-08, 07:27 PM
Jose Valverde renewed at $10

Michael Cuddyer renewed at $1

Big_E
03-03-08, 07:44 PM
OK...what a day! already into the fifth round of the expansion draft.

Since the rule is 4-12 keepers by expansion teams, you now need to let me know if you're done picking so we can adjust accordingly. Thanks!

THEBOSS84
03-03-08, 07:51 PM
I am not done yet. Maybe a few more

rodg12
03-03-08, 08:07 PM
I will most likely be making a few more picks. The disbandment of the one team deepened the player pool. I'm not sure when I'll be able to check this again today. Having my laptop hard drive crash has complicated matters. I'll try to find a way to check this sometime this evening.

rodg12
03-03-08, 08:13 PM
Any idea what Chris Ro meant by morning??

THEBOSS84
03-03-08, 08:15 PM
It's 3am by him, so I wouldn't expect a pick from him anytime soon.

rodg12
03-03-08, 08:22 PM
Ok, I'll try to check sometime tonight. If I can't, I should be able to check tomorrow morning at about 8 am (PST).

ChrisRo
03-04-08, 04:04 AM
My 5th pick:

Eric Byrnes, 1 year @ 10$

Big_E
03-04-08, 06:26 AM
Before You Make Any More Picks....please Read Below...

First, my apologies. I haven't slept in nearly 5 months; my brain has turned to tapioca.

With regards to "Striking Back" there were some problems with his keepers...(see other threads). So I didn't copy over his non-keepers while I was waiting for him to address the problems. But he didn't by the time we started the expansion draft and his roster still wasn't copied over.

SO...In a commissioner decision, his keepers are what he announced, with the addition of Markakis and Mussina who were under previous contracts.

Attached here is the new list of players who can be taken...Please disregard the old one. (Players already taken have been removed for space savings).

Again my apologies...sleep would be a wonderful thing...

ChrisRo
03-04-08, 07:11 AM
I really don't understand why we started the expansion draft in the first place, without waiting for the complete list of eligible players. It wasn't exactly fair. Now we have a bunch of new players, and I would have picked one of them with at least the third pick.

Big_E
03-04-08, 07:31 AM
I really don't understand why we started the expansion draft in the first place, without waiting for the complete list of eligible players. It wasn't exactly fair. Now we have a bunch of new players, and I would have picked one of them with at least the third pick.

It was my mistake...I simply forgot to copy over the other players because I was waiting for Striking Back to fix his keepers. In my mind, if he didn't fix them, I was going to do exactly what I ended up doing finalizing his keepers with his players already under contract -- but simply forgot to do it...

We had a deadline. I deleted one team for not meeting the deadline to pay and declare keepers. Things need to move along...Usually these on-line drafts take a week or longer for people to make their picks because people are on different schedules. We need to move on.

Again my apologies. My son has had medical issues since October; I haven't slept in 5 months. On top of which at work I have an ISO audit next week followed by an FDA audit the following week. I am trying to keep my head on straight but like I said, my brain has slowly turned to tapioca.

Please bear with me...

yanksphan
03-04-08, 09:41 AM
Don't worry Eric - once the season starts, the tumbleweeds will be rolling through the Auction League Forum again... :)

rodg12
03-04-08, 10:58 AM
My picks:

Carlos Lee - 2 yrs at $27
David Ortiz - optioned at $25

rodg12
03-04-08, 10:59 AM
I'll check back in at 10 PST to make my next picks.

ChrisRo
03-04-08, 11:01 AM
Pick no 6:

Bengie Molina - 1 year @ 2$

THEBOSS84
03-04-08, 11:12 AM
Pedro Martinez renewed at $3

Roy Oswalt renewed at $16

ChrisRo
03-04-08, 11:16 AM
Pick 7:

Adrian Gonzalez - 1 year @ 10$

Big_E
03-04-08, 11:22 AM
Oooh we're flying again...

ChrisRo
03-04-08, 11:22 AM
Too bad rodg left for a couple of hours, we could've finished this right now :D

THEBOSS84
03-04-08, 11:24 AM
Big E - any excellent players available in the main auction? Can you name a few of the best?

ChrisRo
03-04-08, 11:36 AM
Money spent so far:

rodg12 - 129$ (6 picks)
ChrisRo - 106$ (7 picks)
THEBOSS84 - 49$ (7 picks)

Big_E
03-04-08, 11:36 AM
Big E - any excellent players available in the main auction? Can you name a few of the best?

Danny Bosavage, Zach Kunchinsky... :lol:

Some guys who are available:

Atkins, Garrett 3B COL
Barfield, Josh 2B CLE
Bay, Jason LF PIT
Bedard, Erik SP SEA
Burnett, A.J. SP TOR
Dempster, Ryan RP CHC
Duke, Zach SP PIT
Dye, Jermaine RF CHW
Furcal, Rafael SS LA
Guillen, Carlos 1B DET
Halladay, Roy SP TOR
Harang, Aaron SP CIN
Harden, Rich SP OAK
Haren, Dan SP ARI
Hawpe, Brad RF COL
Jones, Andruw CF LA
Kazmir, Scott SP TB
Kinsler, Ian 2B TEX
Lackey, John SP ANA
Lee, Derrek 1B CHC
Martin, Russell C LA
Mauer, Joe C MIN
McCann, Brian C ATL
Peavy, Jake SP SD
Pettitte, Andy SP NYY
Posada, Jorge C NYY
Ray, Chris RP BAL
Renteria, Edgar SS DET
Ryan, B.J. RP TOR
Schilling, Curt SP BOS
Suzuki, Ichiro RF SEA
Tejada, Miguel SS HOU
Tracy, Chad 3B ARI
Uggla, Dan 2B FLA
Upton, B.J. CF TB
Utley, Chase 2B PHI
Verlander, Justin SP DET
Wainwright, Adam SP STL
Wang, Chien-Ming SP NYY
Zumaya, Joel RP DET

(Players who were renewed last year or completed a multi-year contract and were ineligible to be kept or taken in the expansion draft)

Big_E
03-04-08, 11:38 AM
Money spent so far:

rodg12 - 129$ (6 picks)
ChrisRo - 106$ (7 picks)
THEBOSS84 - 49$ (7 picks)

Very interesting...I hadn't had a chance to total it up yet.

Remember guys: $260 limit for your roster...the more you buy here, the less you have on the 14th...

THEBOSS84
03-04-08, 11:39 AM
Wow - looks as though I should have opened my wallet up a little more in this expansion draft. I was under the impression there would be a lot of talent available in the regular auction for some reason.

Big_E
03-04-08, 11:42 AM
Wow - looks as though I should have opened my wallet up a little more in this expansion draft. I was under the impression there would be a lot of talent available in the regular auction for some reason.

There's a lot of expensive guys on that list. Peavy. Ichiro. Halladay. D Lee. Utley. Posada.

And you are building a good team at low cost, thanks to the team that got disbanded. Howard for $17! That's a $45 value.

ChrisRo
03-04-08, 11:43 AM
Except for that list, and the players that don't get picked in the expansion draft, are there any other players available for the auction?

Big_E
03-04-08, 11:45 AM
Except for that list, and the players that don't get picked in the expansion draft, are there any other players available for the auction?

There are rookies, guys who weren't on teams at the end of last season...once the expansion draft is over, I will process the rosters and everyone will be able to see exactly who is left over.

ChrisRo
03-04-08, 11:50 AM
OK, considering rodg won't be back for another hour, I'm gonna go home. I'll be back online in an hour or so ;)

THEBOSS84
03-04-08, 11:52 AM
Big E - thanks for the work you put into all of this. You did a good job of convincing me to stay too.

rodg12
03-04-08, 01:13 PM
My picks:

Josh Willingham, optioned @ $1
Justin Upton, optioned @ $5

ChrisRo
03-04-08, 01:15 PM
Pick 8:

Chris Young, 1 year @ 10$

rodg12
03-04-08, 01:15 PM
I'll check back in after lunch (between 12 and 1 PST).

Big_E
03-04-08, 01:21 PM
This is shaping up to be the world's fastest forum draft. :D

THEBOSS84
03-04-08, 01:22 PM
Carlos Delgado renewed at $2



I'm done!

ChrisRo
03-04-08, 01:24 PM
Mariano Rivera - 1 year @ 17$

I'm not done yet :D

yanksphan
03-04-08, 03:01 PM
$17 closer? Heh..

ChrisRo
03-04-08, 03:09 PM
His value on Sportsline is 21$ so I guess it's a good deal ;)

rodg12
03-04-08, 03:23 PM
Chipper Jones, optioned @ 15
Derek Jeter, optioned @ 23

I'm done.

Big_E
03-04-08, 03:29 PM
Just down to ChrisRo for whomever he wants....

Big_E
03-04-08, 03:34 PM
MONEY SPENT:

rodg12: $173 ($87 remaining)
THEBOSS84: $51 ($209 remaining)
ChrisRo: $143, ($117 remaining)

THEBOSS84
03-04-08, 03:35 PM
I was either an idiot or a genius - TBD

Big_E
03-04-08, 03:37 PM
I was either an idiot or a genius - TBD

:lol: well I think you did well, with little money spent.

THEBOSS84 selected RYAN HOWARD, $17, One Year
THEBOSS84 selected GARY SHEFFIELD, $1 One Year
THEBOSS84 selected JOE BOROWSKI, $1, One Year
THEBOSS84 selected JOSE VALVERDE, $10, One Year
THEBOSS84 selected MICHAEL CUDDYER, $1 One Year
THEBOSS84 selected PEDRO MARTINEZ, $3, One Year
THEBOSS84 selected ROY OSWALT, $16, One Year
THEBOSS84 selected CARLOS DELGADO, $2, One Year

rodg12
03-04-08, 03:37 PM
I was either an idiot or a genius - TBD

We'll have to see how my strategy plays out as well. The draft could be real tough for me.

ChrisRo
03-04-08, 03:39 PM
Juan Pierre - 1 year @ 10$

I'm done too. I guess this wraps it up :)

Big_E
03-04-08, 03:39 PM
We'll have to see how my strategy plays out as well. The draft could be real tough for me.

Also a good team:

rodg12 selected JOHAN SANTANA, $43, Two Years
rodg12 selected CHRIS B. YOUNG, $22, Three Years
rodg12 selected PAT BURRELL, $1, One Year
rodg12 selected JOHN SMOLTZ, $11, One Year
rodg12 selected CARLOS LEE, $27, Two Years
rodg12 selected DAVID ORTIZ, $25, One Year
rodg12 selected JOSH WILLINGHAM, $1, One Year
rodg12 selected JUSTIN UPTON, $5, One Year
rodg12 selected CHIPPER JONES, $15, One Year
rodg12 selected DEREK JETER, $23, One Year

THEBOSS84
03-04-08, 03:40 PM
:lol: well I think you did well, with little money spent.

THEBOSS84 selected RYAN HOWARD, $17, One Year
THEBOSS84 selected GARY SHEFFIELD, $1 One Year
THEBOSS84 selected JOE BOROWSKI, $1, One Year
THEBOSS84 selected JOSE VALVERDE, $10, One Year
THEBOSS84 selected MICHAEL CUDDYER, $1 One Year
THEBOSS84 selected PEDRO MARTINEZ, $3, One Year
THEBOSS84 selected ROY OSWALT, $16, One Year
THEBOSS84 selected CARLOS DELGADO, $2, One Year

Thinking back, knowing that I probably wouldn't be at the auction, I probably should have bought more players.

Is Sheff only a DH?

Big_E
03-04-08, 03:41 PM
Juan Pierre - 1 year @ 10$

I'm done too. I guess this wraps it up :)

Excellent. Thanks you guys for absolutely the quickest draft in history. Under 30 hours for the whole thing. And to think we were initially worried about the 12-hour time limit. :D

rodg12
03-04-08, 03:42 PM
Great job guys. For us to pound this out in two days with each of us in different time zones (10 hr difference between me and ChrisRo) and me at a conference with limited access to a computer was incredible.

Snatch Catch
03-04-08, 03:42 PM
I think Rodg should have definitely extended both Willingham and Upton at those prices.

Especially Upton, considering this season probably won't be his best.

Big_E
03-04-08, 03:43 PM
Thinking back, knowing that I probably wouldn't be at the auction, I probably should have bought more players.

Is Sheff only a DH?

Yes, for now. He played 14 g at OF last year; he will pick up OF eligibility when interleague play comes around and he hits 5 g in OF.

ChrisRo
03-04-08, 03:43 PM
I spent 143 bucks for 10 players. 117$ left. Not so bad, I think.

How much will everyone else have to spend? (I mean, the other 8 teams)

Big_E
03-04-08, 03:45 PM
and finally the ChrisRo team:

ChrisRo selected BRANDON WEBB, $22, Two Years
ChrisRo selected FRANCISCO RODRIGUEZ, $26, Two Years
ChrisRo selected BRIAN ROBERTS, $11, One Year
ChrisRo selected CARLOS ZAMBRANO, $25, Three Years
ChrisRo selected ERIC BYRNES, $10, One Year
ChrisRo selected BENGIE MOLINA, $2, One Year
ChrisRo selected ADRIAN GONZALEZ, $10, One Year
ChrisRo selected CHRIS R. YOUNG, $10, One Year
ChrisRo selected MARIANO RIVERA, $17, One Year
ChrisRo selected JUAN PIERRE, $10, One Year

rodg12
03-04-08, 03:45 PM
I think Rodg should have definitely extended both Willingham and Upton at those prices.

Especially Upton, considering this season probably won't be his best.

I had no interest in extending Willingham for more than a buck. Upton, I definitely debated. Since he's so young though and since I already had Chris Young extended, I decided to play it safe a bit and only option him.

Big_E
03-04-08, 03:46 PM
I spent 143 bucks for 10 players. 117$ left. Not so bad, I think.

How much will everyone else have to spend? (I mean, the other 8 teams)

Will see after I process all the keepers.

Snatch Catch
03-04-08, 03:48 PM
I had no interest in extending Willingham for more than a buck. Upton, I definitely debated. Since he's so young though and since I already had Chris Young extended, I decided to play it safe a bit and only option him.


Willingham is a monster waiting to happen. His IsoD and IsoP are fantastic, and he's sitting in his prime. I love him.

THEBOSS84
03-04-08, 03:48 PM
I think Rodg should have definitely extended both Willingham and Upton at those prices.

Especially Upton, considering this season probably won't be his best.

Any problems with my draft? Too conservative maybe?

Snatch Catch
03-04-08, 03:49 PM
Any problems with my draft? Too conservative maybe?

No, you're set.

I proceeded as you did in the past, and I hate to give you advice because it will only hurt me, but my problem ended up being that I had money left over at the end of the draft.

yanksphan
03-04-08, 03:51 PM
Bid high and bid early. That's my advice. :thatsodd:

Snatch Catch
03-04-08, 03:52 PM
Bid high and bid early. That's my advice. :thatsodd:

Dude, he's got $209 left. It won't matter.

THEBOSS84
03-04-08, 03:54 PM
No, you're set.

I proceeded as you did in the past, and I hate to give you advice because it will only hurt me, but my problem ended up being that I had money left over at the end of the draft.

I had my yearly auction a week ago and I had the same problem. I had $17 for my last player and ended up throwing it out for McGowan. I wish I could have spent that money elsewhere, looking back.

Big_E
03-04-08, 03:54 PM
Dude, he's got $209 left. It won't matter.

And if he's not there and the computer is auctioning for him...it has no conscience. It will bid up until the default value for any player he needs on his roster...

Bid early, bid high is right.

yanksphan
03-04-08, 04:23 PM
I hear Mota is due for a big year.

Bid big.

THEBOSS84
03-04-08, 04:26 PM
And if he's not there and the computer is auctioning for him...it has no conscience. It will bid up until the default value for any player he needs on his roster...

Bid early, bid high is right.

Big E - can we speak on the phone one time over the next 4-5 days before I go to China?

Big_E
03-04-08, 05:28 PM
Big E - can we speak on the phone one time over the next 4-5 days before I go to China?

Sure. If you look at the league page in sportsline, under teams and owners, you'll see my cell phone number.

Any time between 7pm and 10pm during the week.

THEBOSS84
03-04-08, 05:31 PM
Thank you - prob call you Thurs night

Big_E
03-04-08, 07:14 PM
Thank you - prob call you Thurs night

I have a board meeting at 8pm on Thursday, so you can call me until then :)