03-20-15, 07:14 PM
The following rosters are illegal:
-L. Martin is no longer on the DL.
Born to Lose
-L. Severino is in the minors but he has exceeded mL eligibility and cannot be placed there.
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....
With two weeks left in the regular season, there seems to be only one team with a locked up postseason spot, same as last week: the Planet Express.
The following are eliminated:
Boras' Evil Holdouts
So... I only just started to evaluate, but there seems to be a real unfairness to this year's schedule...
Born to Lose
Born to Lose
Gehrig: Miko has a 1g lead and will hold that going into the final week of the season. A win, and he clinches another Gehrig title. A loss and a win by the Lou's and the Lou's clinch the title.
DiMaggio: Planet Express has clinched the division and the #1 seed in the playoffs
Mantle: Powerplant and Wolverines head into the final week tied for first. Powerplant is (2-0) against the Wolverines, so they will clinch the division if the teams finish tied.
Best Record WC: Those Hobbled Men...
Still a ton of tight races for almost all the playoff spots. Only Planet Express is fairly guaranteed an entry into the playoffs.
This week has the Gehrig leaders face off at 12-7, with Mrs. Bill just a game behind at 11-8, taking on the 9-10 Woodies.
Meanwhile, there's a tie in the Mantle too, with SNPP and the Wolvies neck and neck and once again facing off, with the Ligers just a game behind. The Ligers get a break though, taking on the losers.
Meanwhile, the points wildcard is an...
Play or be played.
RoYanks give up
Edwin Diaz (RP)
Christian Yelich (OF, no keeps left)
Hobbled Men give up
Jose Ramirez (SS)
Brett Anderson (SP)
Hector Neris (RP)
Lou's trade Derek Norris and JP Crawford to RoYanks for Castillo, Cahoun and Samardzija.
After taking a chance on Ryu (and having him go immediately on the DL) the Lou's -- with SIX pitchers on the DL -- will take another chance on SP...
Jacks send: Josh Bell, Franklin Barreto
Evil sends: Victor Robles
I had too many mLers, traded two lower ranked for one higher ranked.
Evil Holdouts get
I am getting ready to pull the trigger on a deal for Madison Bumgarner.
Also available are Matt Holiday and Ben Zobrist.
If you have any interest, Please snd your best offers.
I love you Miko
Hobbled Men trade:
Jose Ramirez, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B, OF
Hector Neris, Holds Leader
Jacks get: Cody Bellinger & Kolten Wong
Wolves land: Anthony Rendon
Hobbled Men get long time Hobbled Man Anthony Rizzo and give up speedster and lead off man Dee Gordon who has one keep left for next year, plus rising phenom Eloy Jimenez and Odubel Herrera, PHI's only consistently producing OF.
Ligers get Cobb & Napoli
JD get Refsnyder / Mateo
Mrs Bill and Sluggo get:
Planet Express get:
Force get: OF Dexter Fowler and C/OF Willson Conteras
Sluggos get: 3B Evan Longoria, OF Jay Bruce and LHP Blake Snell
Just FYI, Clive (Boras' Holdouts) informed me that due to other commitments he can't focus fully on the team and asked me to find a replacement owner.
Due to the late stage this year, I've asked Steve (Hitman23, former manager of the Evil Empire) to take over and he's agreed. He'll manage the team this year and then next year we can find another owner unless Clive returns.
Have at it.
Hobbled Men bolster their rotation after the loss of Nola. We trade away Amed Rosario and Matt Boyd for Chris Archer. Hopefully Archer can keep his streak of decent outings going.
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