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Lead Story - 12/19/2014
Season to start on 12/29Let's strive to start the season on 12/29.
Many teams appear to have been auto-drafted in a less than desirable way creating a glut at certain positions on rosters.
Waiting for 12/29, given the Christmas holiday, will give everyone ample time to work out trades, drop players, pick up free agents at positions of weakness, and otherwise get your teams within roster rules and lineup set.
It will also allow me time to finish the scheduling for Season 8 (based on the 2015 MLB schedule).
I believe trading is turned on but let me know if you have any trouble executing a trade proposal.
Have a Merry Christmas!
Keep in mind the roster rules:
Each team can have a maximum of 35 players on it (28 in majors and 7 in minors). Maximum number of position players on the active roster is 18, minimum is 14. Maximum number of pitchers on the active roster is 14, minimum is 10. If a team hasn't met the minimum for some reason after the draft/free agency signing periods, the commissioner will select players to get to the minimum.
Lead Story - 11/24/2014
End of Season TasksCongratulations to Victor Martinez for capturing Season 7's N.L. Rookie of the Year award.
Posted to Front Page as an FYI on my activities and progress...
DONE-1. Schedule the Wild card games.
DONE-2. Put Free Agents who played at least 1 game on the End of Season Free Agents.
DONE-3. Archive Stats.
DONE-4. Take screen shot of standings and power rankings.
DONE-5. Award All-Star stars.
DONE-6. Award MVP and Cy Young awards, Batting Champs, etc.
DONE-7. Determine interleague record to deterime World Series home field advantage.
DONE-8. Copy team stats to my spreadsheet.
DONE-9. Copy player stats to my spreadsheet.
DONE-10. Simulate playoff games (schedule according to rules).
DONE-11. Look for record team winning/losing streaks.
DONE-12. Look for record games via box scores (no-hitters, runs, combined runs, etc).
DONE-13. Get manager choices for playoff series MVPs - update spreadsheet with playoff results.
DONE-14. Update Team History (Pt1) of Lg History (team regular season records, playoff record).
DONE-15. Update interleague play section of League History.
DONE-16. Update Awards section of League History.
DONE-17. Update All-Star Team Selections section of League History.
DONE-18. Delete All-Star player cards.
DONE-19. Update Single Season Team Hitting Records section of League History.
DONE-20. Update Single Season Team Pitching Records section of League History.
DONE-21. Update Overall League Totals and Averages section of League History.
DONE-22. Update Playoffs section of League History.
DONE-23. Clear Playoff Compiled Stats.
DONE-24. Put player cards thru the shredder looking for individual records.
DONE-25. Find ROY candidates and create a poll.
DONE-26. Remove Rookie tags from players who have exceeded Rookie limits.
DONE-27. Update active players with new career averages.
DONE-28. Update Team History (Pt2) - manager records.
DONE-29. Clear Game Results.
DONE-30. Obtain keepers from owners and new player submissions.
DONE-31. Put non-keepers back in Free Agent pool.
DONE-32. Drawing to determine draft order.
DONE-33. Open Draft Room and put a poll up for potential live-draft dates.
34. Update Team History (Pt2) - top players in team histories.
35. Determine postseason compiled stats for Seasons 1-7 - place Postseason Leaders on Lg History page.
36. Execute Live Draft(s).
37. Create 2015 MLB-based schedule. Complete thru Day 50 (May 24)
Lead Story - 10/19/2014
World Series Results
With their pitching prowess leading the majors all season practically, the San Diego Swinging Friars became the first team to win a road game in the series, and defeat the Baltimore Birds 4 games to 2 behind another strong 8-inning outing from starter Addie Joss in Game 6 won by San Diego 5-1. San Diego peppered Baltimore starter Allie Reynolds with 4 hits, a walk, and a sacrifice fly in the top of the 4th to produce a 4-run inning that proved to be the difference.
San Diego captures their 1st MLB Career Stats championship
Congrats to Guy Bacci who recorded his 7th private league championship.
On to off-season activities which I'll start working on Sunday night. Will likely take a week or two, so thanks for your patience.
Lead Story - 10/9/2014
Wild Card results
Heinie Groh set the stage for Wild Card drama
Sammy Sosa's solo homer in the bottom of the 7th was the go-ahead and final run in Texas' 6-5 victory at home over Tampa Bay. It was a disappointing end for the Raymonds who had just tied the game with a 3-run homer from Vladimir Guerrero in the top of the 7th.
Tied 2-2 heading to the bottom of the 10th inning, and having tallied only 3 hits in the entire game thus far, the Colorado Dingers got a leadoff triple from their backup third basemen Heinie Groh (playing for the injured Mike Lowell). Philadelphia Phanatic reliever Huston Street kept his team in the game however getting Dave Cash and Bill Dickey to pop up for the 1st and 2nd outs. Out of gas, Street came out of the game and Jeff Reardon entered to face Babe Herman. He induced the ground ball he needed to send the game to the 11th, however Philly second basemen Willie Randolph booted the ball and the frenzied Coors Field crowd went nuts realizing they get to advance to the next round with the 3-2 victory.
The ALDS and NLDS will begin on 10/8 with one game in the morning (approximately 6AM Central) and one game in the evening (time could vary depending on my family activities).
Lead Story - 10/9/2014
All-Star Game(s)The All-Star game was played today, with an practice scrimmage beforehand.
With the A.L. having a 111-92 advantage in interleague play thus far this year, I had intended to make them the home team, but played a game with them as the visitor by mistake. I had also placed the starters and long relievers with "Before pitch count is achieved" settings, but this had the effect of basically limiting them to one batter. Anyway, for that game, we actually had the best amount of participation amongst the rosters as the A.L. got 25 of the 28 players into the game, while the N.L. had 24 of the 28 players get into the game. The A.L. won that practice game 5-4 with Ted Williams and Jason Giambi accounting for all the RBIs.
In the real game, after putting the A.L. as the home team and normalizing the SP and LR settings, the A.L. showed that their dominance in the regular season also applies to the All-Star Classic, clubbing the N.L. by an 11-6 score. N.L. Starter Orval Overall could only record one out in the 1st inning, surrendering 2 walks, 2 singles and a double. Tim Lincecum relieved him and gave up a 3-run homer to Sammy Sosa. After an inning the A.L. led 6-2 and after extending that lead to 8-2 a few innings later, it was just a formality from there. The N.L. used 24 players in trying to make a comeback, but with the huge lead the A.L. was not inclined to make offensive substitutions and thus only used 18 players.
Ted Williams of the Los Angeles Rally Monkeys was named All-Star game MVP with his 3 for 4 performance, with 2 doubles, a triple, 2 runs, an RBI and walk.
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Curt Welch picked up by Seattle Mariner Moose
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Dick Tidrow picked up by Seattle Mariner Moose
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Jimmy Sheckard dropped by Seattle Mariner Moose
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