03-20-15, 07:14 PM
Let's keep tradition alive... I'll start it
The 2016 Minor League Draft will start Tuesday, March 22nd at 8:00am
While the draft is running, you are NOT permitted to pick up as a free agent any player who could be drafted in the minor league draft.
Draft order is reverse of major league draft, but any expansion teams pick first.
You have 18 hours to make your pick.
Please post your pick in large font, bolded font, colored font, anything that will make your pick stand out from the conversations.
Boras's Holdouts: Clive
The Lumberjacks: PinstripePride
Those Hobbled Men in their Tattered Stirrups: gdn
Planet Express: JMP08
Saxmania's Swingers: Saxmania
Team of Extraordinary Gentlemen: DontHateOnNumber2
4-Guys With Wood
6-Springfield Nuclear Powerplant
It took a lot of work, and I consulted with several people here (including the commissioners) but attached here is a copy of what I hope will become our League Constitution. It incorporates all our rules and procedures, and I hope I didn't leave anything out.
If you can think of anything that I got wrong, or left out, please post it in this thread.
I'd like to pass this now, rather than during the off-season, so hopefully all the owners will get a chance to look at it.
This is the formula for the schedule for a 20 team, 4 division league in which each team plays division opponents twice and all other teams once.
First, teams need to be grouped by division and numbered, 1 through 5 in each division and 1 through 20 for the entire league. Other than that it's not essential that you put them in any particular order, but listing them by the order of last year's finish helps assure that teams won't end up playing each other in the same weeks each year....
A move that helps both teams in areas of specific need:
Ligers get a solid starting pitcher on a winning team to round out their staff
Jason Hammel SP CHC (current fpts 90, proj ROS 358)
Planet Express get a top second baseman to fill in their most glaring roster hole
Brian Dozier 2B MIN (current fpts 58, proj ROS 390)
It's Week 4. Is John back from vacation? John clear your PMs.
Someone remind me to set the schedule for the next few weeks.
Also, I'm offering Miggy. Send me offers.
It's getting hot in here.
I don't know, I got nothing. Week 3. Early start. Set your rosters now.
This Week's Match-ups:
Guys with Wood @ Felonious Punks
Larrupin' Lou's @ Born to Lose
Carolina Force @ Michigan Wolverines
Bad Apples @ Mrs. Bill and Sluggo
Romanian Yankees @ Powerplant
Boras's Holdouts @ Judgement Day
Planet Express @ Tattered Stirrups
The Lumberjacks @ Try2BeatMe
For the new owners: Tomorrow is Patriot's Day.
That means your taxes are due.
The Boston Marathon is run.
Baseball starts at 11:05am.
Rosters lock at 10:55 or 11:00 so plan your week accordingly.
Holdouts receive: SP Rick Porcello
Punks receive: 3B David Wright
Let's get it going!
Unlike most years, when an 8pm game starts the season...
OPENING DAY IS 1PM TODAY.
SET YOUR LINEUPS ACCORDINGLY.
We’re in week one and already have a trade on the commissioner / ass com desk.
Judgement Day trades
Jon Lester SP | CHC
David Robertson RP | CHW
Those Hobbled Men in their Tattered Stirrups, for
Robbie Ray SP | ARI
It's the first blockbuster of the year: the Hobbled Men try to make up for a bum draft by trading away good, rent controlled SP whose sky is the limit for a proven veteran.
The Hobbled Men give:
Judgement Day gives:
Wow, what luck. The first trade this season ends up on my desk. Since the season has just begun I will have to utilize different factors when evaluating this trade.
Romanian Yankees Get: SP Jeff Niemann, SP Michael Pineda, Minors SP Jameson Taillon, Minors SP Chris Archer
Carolina Force Acquire: SP Jon Lester
Analysis of the Trade
Oh, good. I was traumatised by the idea that I wouldn't get to do one of these again.
First, a few notes and disclaimers:
1) As I see it, the veto process is not here to preserve competitive balance. It is to prevent serious competitive imbalance due to acts of collusion or sheer negligence. Big difference.
2) I do not particularly care about the relative quality of each team before or after the trade is done. Good teams should continue trying to get better; bad teams should plan for...
Welcome back everyone and welcome newbies!!! The draft was probably the quickest we have seen in years! Thanks to everyone for using the queue! We usually have a weekly thread once the season gets going so I figured to stay in line with that I would start a spring training thread!
How did everyone think they did in the draft??
Why did the Future sleep in?
Does anyone have players on the block yet?
When will gdn release the rosters?
Wood send Mia top prospect Tyler Kolek to Biogenesis for Mauer
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