03-18-13, 10:24 PM
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.
1) Boras's Holdouts (5685.0 points)
2) Stubborn Jalapenos (5516.0 points)
3) Evil Empire (5333.0 points)
4) Larrupin' Lou's (5219.0 points)
5) Michigan Wolverines (5193.0 points)
6) Those Hobbled Men in their Tattered Stirrups (5140.0 points)
7) Springfield Nuclear Powerplant (5101.5 points)
8) Romanian Yankees (5056.5 points)
9) Planet Express (4991.5 points)
10) Non deditionem (4960.0 points)
Please sticky this.
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
1) Bad Apples (5819.5)
2) Michigan Wolverines (5668.5)
3) Those Hobbled Men in their Tattered Stirrups (5640)
4) Saxmania's Swingers (5600)
5) Bambinos (5512)
6) Carolina Force (5512)
7) Stubborn Jalapenos (5143)
8) Larrupin' Lou's (5135.5)
9) Guys with Wood (5012)
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....
Let's go boys and girls. Time to pick a draft date. Please vote for as many as you can make and hopefully a consensus will emerge, otherwise I'll just pick a date.
Please post your final keepers here on or before March 26th. Use the other thread for discussion and thoughts and banter. This is only for a listing of your keepers. Be sure to list the name of the player, the position, the number of times kept and the round in which you will be keeping him.
Remember we are allowed 6 major league and 6 minor league keepers. If March 26th comes and goes and you have listed no keepers in either thread you will lose your keepers. If you do not list any keepers...
It's February now and pitchers and catchers report inside a fortnight, so it's just about time to get excited and start figuring out our schedule.
We need to have a final deadline for keepers and then a draft date.
The MLB season starts Sunday, April 5, 2015, so that gives us plenty of time.
Since we need waivers to run - and that takes 2 days this year - we need to have the draft finished before April 2, 2015.
I know weekends are tough, as are Fridays, so I'm going to suggest...
I always like to get an early leap on my keepers discussion.
Nick Castellanos - DET 21st
Steven Sousa - TBR 19th
Michael Pineda - NYY 15th
Hyun-Jin Ryu - LAD 8th
Dellin Betances - NYY 20th
JD Martinez - DET 18th
Never too late to get started.
Two owners have already stated that Thursdays and Fridays don't work for them. Others don't mind Sundays.
So I'm proposing the following slew of dates. Please post here if you CANNOT be present for any of these dates.
Sunday, March 22nd
Monday, March 23rd
Tuesday, March 24th
Wednesday, March 25th
I swear. I'll try not to screw this up.
Vote in here for whatever you want the number of DL slots to be. 4 (which is what it is currently), 5, 6, 7 or unlimited.
IF the league votes for unlimited, we will take another vote on how to prevent grab and stash situations for players on the DL.
Ligers get Chris Sale, keepable in round 2 with the bonus, Jacks take Francisco Lindor to bolster their farm.
In their first deal of the season, the Romanian Yankees acquire one of the best short stops in the game, Dee Gordon, and one of the best named players in the game, Stephen Piscotty, in exchange for blandly named prospect Alex Meyer.
Time to get excited boys and Miko. It's a day later (last year's thread was created on 1/13), but never a dollar short with Commish GDN (unless it's a Canadian dollar).
So, without further nonsense, please indicate in this thread if you're returning this year.
Guys with Wood - Yes
Romanian Yankees - Yes
Yup I Stink - Yes
Larrupin' Lou's - Yes
Miko's Biogensis Marauders Of Bad Etiquette - Yes
Continuing to retool for the upcoming year (heh, heh, tool), the LongNames agree to send 1B/OF Carlos Lee to the Bad Apples for a pair of 1B-men: Casey Kotchman and Anthony Rizzo.
No witty commentary here. Just a decent deal.
In a deal that I said would never happen, Julio Teheran is changing uniforms. The Jacks agreed to send Teheran to the Hobbled blah blah blahs in exchange for SPs Dallas Keuchel, Mike Fiers, and ML SP Archie Bradley.
Dallas Keuchel, 2014 FA, 3 keeps
Mike Fiers, 2014 FA, 3 keeps
Archie Bradley, mL, MLB's #15 2015 prospect
A rather blurry cellphone photo of Big_E and myself, having had two helpings of the buffet Full English breakfast before E's flight home. Very glad we got to catch up again, around 10 years after our last meal in a New York Hooters. Not so sure whether to be glad that the staff of the Premier Inn wore rather looser clothing, but they certainly seemed more comfortable around us!
Be seeing you,
Since all the owners have returned, I am declaring off-season trading period officially open. This off-season period will end before the keeper declaration deadline, which should be a few days before the draft, which should be a few days before the start of the baseball season.
All trades are still subject to league voting rules. Have at it folks, and watch out for the offers I send you!
In this off-season's first trade, the Tattered Men and the Wooded Men made a trade, swapping points, keepers and potential.
The Tattered Men send:
Kole Calhoun - 2 keeps at 19-17
Drew Smyly - 3 keeps at 21
Justin Nicolino - mL SP
The Wooded Ones send:
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