Full Chat Log

barneyman10 (Brewers) at 5/24/2020 12:26 PM: Brewers open for business. All can go for prospects, taking a page out of the Marlins post championship play book
dmoney4life (Padres) at 5/24/2020 12:25 PM: Very strange streaky team....
ELGOATO (Cubs) at 5/21/2020 6:35 AM: Is*
ELGOATO (Cubs) at 5/21/2020 6:08 AM: Last years pitcher class are doing amazing
JumpingOpuosis (Mariners) at 5/20/2020 3:54 PM: Pickering should 100% get in this ballot. Man was a force
JumpingOpuosis (Mariners) at 5/20/2020 3:53 PM: Looks like AL West is going to be a dogfight again
sgerges (Angels) at 5/19/2020 6:09 PM: I like the idea of hall of fame, what team does the player go in as?
dmoney4life (Padres) at 5/19/2020 11:22 AM: Bold prediction: Shelby Miller males a case for Cy Young in year one.
dmoney4life (Padres) at 5/19/2020 10:54 AM: 6-6, but ya get what I was saying
dmoney4life (Padres) at 5/19/2020 10:53 AM: From 0-6 to 6-0 lol.
Wooster96 (Dodgers) at 5/19/2020 10:21 AM: Ok I vote for Gagne next season should be a first ballot
thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 5/19/2020 10:19 AM: and by retired i mean they played their last game in the 07 season
thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 5/19/2020 10:18 AM: I only picked players who retired 5 or more years ago. IIRC from when i looked, Gagne retired in 08
Wooster96 (Dodgers) at 5/19/2020 10:07 AM: We need to add E Gagne to Hall of Fame he is in the Dodgers wall of Fame
JulioZach (Expos) at 5/11/2020 12:28 PM: Ok
thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 5/11/2020 12:16 PM: new poll on the homepage. 24 hrs to vote.
thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 5/11/2020 12:16 PM: Why dont we just make everyone happy and settle this the old fashioned way
thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 5/11/2020 12:08 PM: if i did it that way 90% of trades wouldnt go through
thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 5/11/2020 12:07 PM: the focus is still on the trade. I had said if you look at in a vacuum the trade looks worse than it is. But that's every trade. You could pick apart almost every deal if you are analyzing the value
ELGOATO (Cubs) at 5/11/2020 12:05 PM: You’re the only one mad me and DK said we wouldn’t do the trade but we see why the d-backs would
sgerges (Angels) at 5/11/2020 12:04 PM: so were not focusing on the trade anymore? other managers can speak up im done.
thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 5/11/2020 12:02 PM: but you can also say that everyone had the opportunity to reach out to ARI and offer a similar trade
sgerges (Angels) at 5/11/2020 12:01 PM: mystery goal was for everyone, this trade was not focus on trade.
thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 5/11/2020 12:01 PM: which is waht my original point was. everyone will have a different persepective based on what they value the most
ELGOATO (Cubs) at 5/11/2020 12:01 PM: Angles you guys got $25 free from the mystery goal last year too when most teams didn’t if I’m not mistaken
thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 5/11/2020 12:01 PM: But you cna cherry pick players and their contracts to make that type of assessment tell any story
thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 5/11/2020 12:00 PM: That's not entirely accurate to say. Cash moved is only $23. Yes, that's what Teixiera is currently making, but it's not what he would make in free agency this season.
sgerges (Angels) at 5/11/2020 11:58 AM: if we put it in cash to player value, this trade just gave expos enough cash to buy2 mark teixiera's, no player expo gave up is worth half a teixiera let alone 2
thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 5/11/2020 11:55 AM: snoopy has a lengthy custom league career on PC. So I'm assuming he has a strategic reason for doing what he did. Again I dont think the trade is great but i dont think it's the worst either. At the very least, its started a conversation on the trade values which is not something we've had here at length
sgerges (Angels) at 5/11/2020 11:52 AM: if we just focus on the trade, the trade is not fair at all, if we focus on the players and their contracts that az got, he will not use them at all, so either az is feeding expos or az is checked out and does not care.
sgerges (Angels) at 5/11/2020 11:50 AM: we need to focus on the trade not other aspects of the league. goals are for everyone, az did not give every team cash
thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 5/11/2020 11:49 AM: On top of that, everyone here has received a handout of budget at some point. that's waht the team goals are
thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 5/11/2020 11:49 AM: So, cap doesnt equal wins
thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 5/11/2020 11:48 AM: I think the value of budget/cap is where we are going to disagree. The first season in this league is the only time the team with the most budget won a ring. Since then, the teams that have won have had all different levels of budget.
sgerges (Angels) at 5/11/2020 11:46 AM: this trade should not be allowed based on the potential of who he signs, it should be based on the trade alone. 23 dollars of cap is worth more than any player in this style of league
sgerges (Angels) at 5/11/2020 11:44 AM: the padres started their cap in the 50's i believe they got no hand out, when i took over the angels i started in the 70's i got no hand out. if this trade goes through everyone will look at this trade and base all trades on this one. this is by far the worst trade i have seen in this league.
sgerges (Angels) at 5/11/2020 11:42 AM: That analogy is wrong because this trade should of never happened. This trade should of never happened. Az trade for 3 players it will never use. he traded for a cf when he already has 3. he got a prospect that is crap and he got a 80 overall catcher who is the 2nd best catcher on the team. it doesnt matter if he was going to use the money or not. because now the expos just made a 46$ swing in cash for the expos.
thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 5/11/2020 11:39 AM: as far as I'm concerned ARI just acquired 3 players for nothing (cash they werent using and probably werent going to use).
thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 5/11/2020 11:38 AM: or if he uses the cash to sign 2 players, in all likelihood those 2 players would likely come out to the equivalent of what a fair return would be for those 3 players
thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 5/11/2020 11:37 AM: The way I look at it is the money is only as valuable as how its used. So, depending on what MON ends up doing, this deal could be really great or really irrelevant. For example, if he flipped that cash and signed someone like Miggy, then he also gave up a high draft pick to acquire cash. To me that offsets it a little and makes the deal more value overall in terms of what MON had to give up.
thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 5/11/2020 11:34 AM: For me, if you look at the trade in the vacuum, it's not very appealing. But, I'm trying to be a little more open minded in this case
thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 5/11/2020 11:33 AM: Fair criticism all around. And JulioZach, we should all feel free to use the chat to have open discussions on league related topics. Trade critiques are certainly welcome and encouraged. It often helps to do retrospectives on how teams are trying to build
JulioZach (Expos) at 5/11/2020 10:48 AM: Can y'all leave my trade alone
sgerges (Angels) at 5/11/2020 10:26 AM: look at the pieces cubs then look at the team he already has, and hunter is on a one year contract.
dkiley47 (Giants) at 5/11/2020 9:34 AM: Still wouldn't have done the trade tbh from my perspective. The Expos got the gold there
ELGOATO (Cubs) at 5/11/2020 5:27 AM: if you see the players tho you can see why the diamondbacks wanted them
mysticaxe (Reds) at 5/11/2020 5:16 AM: It is a lot of cash for a trade for two supporting pieces and a prospect.
JulioZach (Expos) at 5/11/2020 4:21 AM: Can you just let the Expos be
JulioZach (Expos) at 5/11/2020 4:21 AM: The diamondbacks sent it to me an john Jaso had a .800 ops tori hunter is a great defensive CF and I gave him a good prospect
sgerges (Angels) at 5/11/2020 12:40 AM: No player and in that trade will start for az and the expos just got 23 dollars cash? Is he feeding the expos? How did this get approved?
sgerges (Angels) at 5/11/2020 12:36 AM: That Az trade for 23 cash?????????????????????? No one in that trade was worth 5 dollars.
sgerges (Angels) at 5/7/2020 9:33 AM: Yes I can see that or it changed over circumstances
JulioZach (Expos) at 5/7/2020 9:32 AM: Well it changed over time
sgerges (Angels) at 5/7/2020 9:30 AM: I am telling you I offered the time of which doesnt change things, if it is 9 years for me it should be 9 years for everyone
JulioZach (Expos) at 5/7/2020 9:30 AM: It was later and after no one offered him that he lowered him expectations
sgerges (Angels) at 5/7/2020 9:29 AM: what does that have to do with anything, he was my first option ,when he tells me he wont sign for anything less than 9 years I should of had the option to match for 7 years, I didnt offer 7 years because He made it clear it was 9 years or nothing.
JulioZach (Expos) at 5/7/2020 9:27 AM: I did give him an extra year and it was later in the free agent period
sgerges (Angels) at 5/7/2020 9:24 AM: 26/6
JulioZach (Expos) at 5/7/2020 9:20 AM: How much money did you offer him
sgerges (Angels) at 5/7/2020 9:18 AM: thats bull **** the votto sign you told me he wouldnt sign for anything less than 9 years
alddavidson (Devil Rays) at 5/7/2020 8:11 AM: Hmm. The third richest free agent contract given out by low pay scale Tampa Bay— is that a good or bad thing???
TradingPost (Phillies) at 5/6/2020 8:43 AM: Yep :) but we’re jump starting this and seeing what offers we can get
thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 5/6/2020 8:32 AM: Wouldnt Smyly be the type of prospect to do your rebuild around?
TradingPost (Phillies) at 5/6/2020 8:00 AM: Taking offers on Drew smyly . Had a awesome rookie debut season going 9-1 in 15 starts Looking at prospects to start a rebuild ,
thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 5/5/2020 9:07 PM: Loving this offseason so far. Sooooo many trades and lots of great FA activity.
JulioZach (Expos) at 5/5/2020 12:25 PM: Lots of good players on the block take a look
sgerges (Angels) at 5/4/2020 8:38 PM: Anyone looking to cut cap and get rid of a solid sp let me know. or a good rf or if
thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 5/1/2020 12:13 PM: His real stats .OBP is top 10 among 2B in the league. That doesn't make him great but that certainly makes him good. Especially when he still has his full rookie contract. I think maybe what you are asking for is a great 2B
dmoney4life (Padres) at 5/1/2020 11:00 AM: @TW Rodriguez? Pfftttt you're funny!
JumpingOpuosis (Mariners) at 5/1/2020 10:10 AM: Let me know if interested
JumpingOpuosis (Mariners) at 5/1/2020 10:10 AM: Hey all! I have a bunch of 70 and 80 plus ranked prospects that will most likely never play for me. They are available for cash and/or an upgrade at the SP, RP, or 3B positions.
thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 5/1/2020 7:33 AM: Why? you already have a good 2B
dmoney4life (Padres) at 5/1/2020 12:56 AM: Ryan Christianson and SS Castro aree available in package to get good 2B.
ayj88 (Astros) at 4/28/2020 10:52 PM: Looking to trade Vin Mazarro, dont need much in return, just looking to cut the contract
ayj88 (Astros) at 4/27/2020 9:15 PM: If anyone is interested in Jacoby Ellsbury let me know. I am looking for high rank prospects.
ayj88 (Astros) at 4/23/2020 5:59 PM: Looking to cut 9 million in cap space, let me know if interested in a trade.
dkiley47 (Giants) at 4/22/2020 2:34 PM: Hopefully these trades are gonna make us contenders again
dkiley47 (Giants) at 4/22/2020 11:05 AM: Listing to trade offers for RP Joba Chamberlain
jimmorack (Red Sox) at 4/21/2020 3:03 PM: food for thought: 3 teams have non-tendered the player in their $10 goal. 2 of the 3 retired.
BaltimoreChop (Pirates) at 4/21/2020 8:08 AM: Billy Butler available for trade - $14 25yo 1B, bad defense so basically a DH. Cap crunch so looking for some salary relief and young good players at 1B or C
sgerges (Angels) at 4/21/2020 3:30 AM: Lol I think I got you beat brew crew
barneyman10 (Brewers) at 4/20/2020 7:31 PM: We will see if there’s interest , I am losing 3 huge free agents. Might need to retool a bit
thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 4/20/2020 7:08 PM: money comes and goes dont make your team worse just to make a quick buck
thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 4/20/2020 7:08 PM: If you value the player in your team goal more than $10 you should absolutely retain them.
barneyman10 (Brewers) at 4/20/2020 7:04 PM: Man, why did it have to be my 99 ranked rp in the 10m goal. Meloan I guess is available now
dmoney4life (Padres) at 4/20/2020 12:13 PM: 2B Rodriguez available
dmoney4life (Padres) at 4/20/2020 12:12 PM: Should have a little money in FA. Lets try and improve!
dkiley47 (Giants) at 4/20/2020 11:50 AM: Looking to move SP Kennedy let me know if interested
BaltimoreChop (Pirates) at 4/20/2020 6:54 AM: Nice job, Beer Makers!
alddavidson (Devil Rays) at 4/20/2020 6:20 AM: Congrats Brew-Crew. Your team was definitely the better one. A tip iof the cap for getting it done
sgerges (Angels) at 4/20/2020 6:17 AM: That one is always worth it. I made aggressive trading also. But it was because I was not a contender then I started winning and made some trade to try and be decent. But it was a fun year.
barneyman10 (Brewers) at 4/20/2020 6:15 AM: Thank you, now to see what damage the aggressive trading will have on my team. But glad I got one.
sgerges (Angels) at 4/20/2020 6:11 AM: congrats brewers!
alddavidson (Devil Rays) at 4/19/2020 10:29 AM: Bucholz doing all he can do. Shaping up to go down to the wire
barneyman10 (Brewers) at 4/19/2020 7:38 AM: Wow, a World Series no-no
ExpatBama (Marlins) at 4/18/2020 11:41 AM: Good luck to all here....
ExpatBama (Marlins) at 4/18/2020 11:41 AM: With regret, I have to cut back on PC because of increased workload.
ExpatBama (Marlins) at 4/18/2020 11:39 AM: Belated congrats Brewers. Couldn't match you.
sgerges (Angels) at 4/18/2020 8:11 AM: good series
alddavidson (Devil Rays) at 4/18/2020 6:26 AM: Good series Angels
thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 4/17/2020 12:55 PM: TB forces game 7. Sim will be tomorrow at 9AM EST
alddavidson (Devil Rays) at 4/17/2020 9:32 AM: Bullingsley got pushed around in his start against Ana—can he rebound?
thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 4/17/2020 6:07 AM: Very interesting series between ANA and TB. Looking forward to see how that one ends up
thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 4/17/2020 6:07 AM: MIL makes quick work of FLA. They definitely couldve used Feliz. Too bad he got hurt
BaltimoreChop (Pirates) at 4/17/2020 6:00 AM: Go brew crew!
barneyman10 (Brewers) at 4/15/2020 2:43 PM: Thanks, we finally got by the pirates pitching... It helps to avoid the aces a bit
hitter (Tigers) at 4/15/2020 1:43 PM: Yeah they were. It’s tough when the other pitcher plays like the Cy Young winner both games 😔
alddavidson (Devil Rays) at 4/15/2020 1:05 PM: Was a great series Tigers. Good games all the way through
BaltimoreChop (Pirates) at 4/15/2020 11:05 AM: Congrats Barneyman. Great season. Good luck!
hitter (Tigers) at 4/15/2020 9:00 AM: Rays have to face the 2011 Cy Young winner for the 2nd time. Will they beat him again?
alddavidson (Devil Rays) at 4/15/2020 7:43 AM: D-Rays Tigers back n forth. On to game 5
sgerges (Angels) at 4/14/2020 12:22 PM: I am just teasing
ayj88 (Astros) at 4/14/2020 6:04 AM: I was mostly referring to the Rangers and A's lol
sgerges (Angels) at 4/14/2020 12:11 AM: Lol I dont like all this easy division talk.
ayj88 (Astros) at 4/13/2020 11:36 AM: Agreed, I just thought this team was ahead of where they were, but that might just be that I added the pieces too late. I figure next year with the easier division should help.
Thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 4/13/2020 9:43 AM: Moving to the AL west next season should help too
ayj88 (Astros) at 4/13/2020 8:33 AM: I wouldve to liked to have a better season... i think i need some bullpen help in the future
jimmorack (Red Sox) at 4/13/2020 7:01 AM: Finished 5th in runs allowed, but 13th in runs scored. Guess we know where i need to improve next season.
thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 4/13/2020 6:59 AM: NL wild card at noon est
thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 4/13/2020 6:58 AM: I think the AL east ended up being the most brutal division this season. between TB, BOS, BAL all had incredible seasons. NYY hung around a bit too.
jimmorack (Red Sox) at 4/13/2020 6:51 AM: And one more. Orioles beat Red Sox in the Wild Card game, making it 4 straight. Orioles move on, Red Sox go home for the winter.
jimmorack (Red Sox) at 4/12/2020 8:03 AM: Swept by the Orioles to finish in a tie for 2nd. What a revolting development.
Thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 4/11/2020 1:23 PM: Oh man, we could have a few ties on our hand after tomorrow mornings sim
hitter (Tigers) at 4/11/2020 10:21 AM: Tigers clinch with win against White Sox!!!
thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 4/11/2020 7:57 AM: 3 sims left and still playoff spots to be decided. NL East, AL East, and AL Wild Card still up for grabs.
jimmorack (Red Sox) at 4/10/2020 4:37 PM: Hector Rondon
jimmorack (Red Sox) at 4/10/2020 4:37 PM: You never know. John Lannan goes down with a season ending injury. Hector Ronson gets called up, wins his first 3 starts, giving up 2 runs in 18.2 IP.
thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 4/9/2020 2:04 PM: FLA and PHI tied for the NL East and AL wild card musical chairs is still going. Really fun stuff
jimmorack (Red Sox) at 4/9/2020 4:08 AM: Good season. Lots of teams still in the running.
thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 4/8/2020 1:54 PM: That's fortunate. Some key injuries going into the playoffs: BOS SP Lannan who's been pretty reliable and FLA RP Choate who's tossed 120 inning in relief
JumpingOpuosis (Mariners) at 4/8/2020 1:36 PM: Pie FINALLY got healthy. We are at full strength for the last stretch
thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 4/8/2020 6:19 AM: This is going to go down to the wire. 12 sims left and a bunch of teams still in the mix
alddavidson (Devil Rays) at 4/7/2020 5:56 PM: Big series coming up with the Orioles
alddavidson (Devil Rays) at 4/7/2020 5:54 PM: Wish I knew what the "Mystery" bonus has to do with ???
alddavidson (Devil Rays) at 4/7/2020 5:53 PM: Going to be a great finish
Stisser (Twins) at 4/7/2020 3:25 PM: 7 teams in the AL are between 85-88 wins, only 5 can make the playoffs.
thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 4/7/2020 8:32 AM: Man, Teixeira would be putting up godly stats if only someone wouldve signed him in the offseason
Stisser (Twins) at 4/7/2020 7:31 AM: Bannister throws a no-no against the Royals to keep the Twins in WildCard position.
thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 4/6/2020 1:34 PM: AL playoff seeds are changing with every sim. Cards and Giants are trying to sneak into the WC with PHI playing sub .500 ball in last 10. Exciting stuff!
JumpingOpuosis (Mariners) at 4/6/2020 10:36 AM: This team is too darn streaky
ayj88 (Astros) at 4/4/2020 3:22 PM: 5 down 19 left. Hoping we can make a big push here
ayj88 (Astros) at 4/4/2020 9:42 AM: I can second that for sure.
barneyman10 (Brewers) at 4/3/2020 4:15 PM: Man, Allen Craig was one of my favorites. I love seeing his name on the highlights. What a shame injuries destroyed him, because there are not many professional hitters like he was for a couple years in St. Louis.
ayj88 (Astros) at 4/3/2020 2:18 PM: down 7 for a WC spot with 22 left, I like the odds.
barneyman10 (Brewers) at 4/1/2020 9:48 AM: Now why did your Dbacks have to go and do that?
barneyman10 (Brewers) at 3/31/2020 2:45 PM: As long as we can avoid the pirates 3 aces
barneyman10 (Brewers) at 3/31/2020 2:43 PM: Brewers are feeling good at the moment!
jimgriddy (Diamondbacks) at 3/30/2020 6:15 AM: John Maine perfect through 7 2/3 give up solo homer for only hit and 0 walks in 9 complete
JumpingOpuosis (Mariners) at 3/27/2020 8:43 PM: I did not realize that I have the best offense run-scoring wise in the majors. That helps to explain my high ERAs
BaltimoreChop (Pirates) at 3/27/2020 3:23 PM: Brewers = all in
thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 3/26/2020 9:30 AM: I would probably try Spence who has been sitting in your minors all season
JumpingOpuosis (Mariners) at 3/26/2020 9:19 AM: I can't find a consistent bullpen arm to save my life... This is frustrating
barneyman10 (Brewers) at 3/20/2020 12:07 PM: Brewers looking for a 2b. Let me know if you are looking to move one
dmoney4life (Padres) at 3/18/2020 10:52 PM: Adam Lind otb until Saturday, Serious offers only or you will be blocked.
habsco (Rockies) at 3/18/2020 2:23 PM: i want offense. send me offers
sgerges (Angels) at 3/15/2020 5:29 PM: looking for a veteran rp on expiring or short deal
jimgriddy (Diamondbacks) at 3/14/2020 1:29 PM: yea, never voted
barneyman10 (Brewers) at 3/14/2020 9:25 AM: I think if it goes right to survey monkey that means you already voted. That’s how it is for me at least
jimgriddy (Diamondbacks) at 3/13/2020 5:32 PM: it takes me to survey monkey
barneyman10 (Brewers) at 3/9/2020 10:02 PM: Brewers looking for an ace on an expiring deal.
thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 3/9/2020 1:27 PM: More importantly, i'm surprised how close all the divisions are right now. No one has started to run away with it yet
thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 3/9/2020 6:37 AM: So, I'm not confident that high D /- right now is a bad thing because without it, offense might go bananas
thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 3/9/2020 6:36 AM: That is high, but not unexpected for Jones. I've been having mixed feelings on the defensive stat levels. I do think a higher dWAR is an obvious advantage, but, when looking at the stat levels, offense is at an all time high in this league right now.
ayj88 (Astros) at 3/8/2020 7:29 PM: not as bad as having your 2 top pitchers go down for 25 games
jimmorack (Red Sox) at 3/7/2020 7:20 PM: Adam Jones has 47 hits taken away in 56 games. Seems like a lot.
jimgriddy (Diamondbacks) at 3/7/2020 5:11 AM: really, Greinke out for 30 and McCann 29? WTF
ayj88 (Astros) at 2/29/2020 8:49 AM: David Huff gets a QS and a win in his first start for the Stros
thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 2/26/2020 8:28 PM: All free agents have been back to the free agent pool. Remember, if you want to try to sign players, you can do so until the end of the regular season.
barneyman10 (Brewers) at 2/21/2020 10:23 AM: Brewers have two 92 ranked SP that are moveable for the right group of prospects
alddavidson (Devil Rays) at 2/21/2020 9:27 AM: Welcome to the league sir
tacomaboy57 (Indians) at 2/21/2020 9:15 AM: indians have a new owner :-)
ayj88 (Astros) at 2/19/2020 8:01 PM: Anyone willing to trade an elite pitcher? Contact me if so.
JulioZach (Expos) at 2/15/2020 6:09 AM: Alex Gordon on the trade block
jimmorack (Red Sox) at 2/14/2020 9:18 AM: It's baseball. 162 games. Everybody has good streaks and bad. I made 3 high dollar deals during off season. 2 of these guys are out for 30 games. But it's a long season. They'll be back. You makes your bet and you takes your chance.
thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 2/14/2020 7:36 AM: we are still only 38 games in to the season. still plenty of time for the records or the run diff to normalize
Sgerges (Angels) at 2/14/2020 4:38 AM: Yup. Only team in my division with a plus run dif and am at the bottom lol
ELGOATO (Cubs) at 2/13/2020 4:53 PM: It does feel like that doesn’t it lol
dmoney4life (Padres) at 2/12/2020 9:55 PM: Every 'good' move I made this offseason has now turned out to be a bad one.
dmoney4life (Padres) at 2/12/2020 9:54 PM: Feels absoluely amazing being absolute dog **** again. All is right with the world now.
ayj88 (Astros) at 2/12/2020 12:25 PM: Ok good
Thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 2/11/2020 8:05 PM: No we won’t slow draft every round. Next week the latest
ayj88 (Astros) at 2/11/2020 7:46 PM: So a couple weeks possibly?
Thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 2/11/2020 6:54 PM: After the draft is done
ayj88 (Astros) at 2/11/2020 6:16 PM: Quick question. When will sims start up again?
thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 2/11/2020 8:56 AM: I would classify something like SARMLB as more of a "realistic league"
thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 2/11/2020 8:55 AM: despite the budgets varying from team to team, we haven't seen the big budget teams necessarily dominate. Which to me means, there is an equal chance for all teams to win and I credit some of that to the FA/player contract rules.
thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 2/11/2020 8:54 AM: thanks wooster. I definitely shy away from the "making it real claim" it's not really the motivation for the league even if it mirrors certain things. I believe that first and foremost the process tends to promote parity in the league
Wooster96 (Dodgers) at 2/11/2020 8:30 AM: I don’t call it power I see it as his way of making it as real as possible and it makes you research what you offer or what players would be right instead of just signing contracts I have my fair share of declined contracts I think it is fun I just find another avenue I probably had about five this off season the commish takes everything in to play like a real player would one example would be RP wants to be a closer but you have a better one that player is not going to sign with your club or like in life if someone was toying around with you going’ up then down you would probably lose interest in that manger I already know what I think the price is for a player before Negotiations like buying a car
thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 2/10/2020 7:55 PM: most important thing is that we are all having fun
thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 2/10/2020 7:53 PM: I can see how the way i run things might be perceived in different ways (power trippping, etc.). But I try to be as fair as possible, hence why i dont manage a team. So, if anyone feels a way just let me know and we can figure it out
thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 2/10/2020 7:52 PM: If anyone has any questions or concerns on how things are done here, I'm happy to explain or help in anyway.
thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 2/10/2020 7:52 PM: No problem. And to be fair to Sparks, I was probably a little rough on him given it was his first negotiation. But, in the end I think it worked out anyway
jimgriddy (Diamondbacks) at 2/10/2020 7:48 PM: Thanks for explaining, being a newb and all. Appreciate it.
thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 2/10/2020 7:45 PM: pretty typical for this league except usual the team moves on and doesnt try to come back for a contract they already declined
thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 2/10/2020 7:44 PM: So, my original $15 contract demand for Utley was my new starting point after the 1st negotiation ended with a decline
thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 2/10/2020 7:42 PM: Just so everyone knows the order of events as i have them...the original offer was $11. I countered with $15. Then TOR offered $13. I came down to $14 with an extra year on the original offer. TOR countered again at $13. That final $13 offer was declined thus ending negotiations. Then TOR offered a $14 contract which was not a standing offer at the time and it was declined.
jimgriddy (Diamondbacks) at 2/10/2020 7:33 PM: So you offered 13, he wanted 14, you say ok and the price went to 15? hmm
ayj88 (Astros) at 2/10/2020 6:40 PM: I have no issue with that, it's not even taking advantage of power. He's like an agent for the players.
ELGOATO (Cubs) at 2/10/2020 6:35 PM: I think it’s fine it’s more realistic players opinions change all the time
Snacks (Blue Jays) at 2/10/2020 11:10 AM: Offered 5yr/$13 for a 92rk 2B Utley and he wanted $14 so he declined the deal. Then when I gave in on it, he says it’s $15 now or no deal. It just doesn’t seem right to me to do that
Snacks (Blue Jays) at 2/10/2020 11:08 AM: Does the commish take advantage of his “power” with all of you guys or did he do it with just me?
ayj88 (Astros) at 2/6/2020 4:14 PM: Ive certainly been thinking about it
thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 2/6/2020 8:23 AM: imagine how much you would improve if you signed free agents!
ayj88 (Astros) at 2/6/2020 8:12 AM: Just under .500 and 3 back is a BIG improvement for the Astros on last year
hitter (Tigers) at 2/5/2020 3:48 PM: SP Brandon Morrow has thrown a No-No against the Blue Jays!
dkiley47 (Giants) at 2/5/2020 7:46 AM: Woot woot already achieved my team goal of a 5 game win streak
thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 2/4/2020 1:45 PM: It's early in the season, but sometimes you get lucky
JumpingOpuosis (Mariners) at 2/4/2020 8:52 AM: How am I in first with a negative run differential?
dmoney4life (Padres) at 1/31/2020 9:33 AM: And now he redeems himself (lester) with a gem against the Cubbies.
dmoney4life (Padres) at 1/28/2020 8:59 AM: Wow. Lester gets blown up and then yanked from his Padre debut, and then Dan Haren comes in and pitches 6 plus innings of no-hit ball for the win.
jimgriddy (Diamondbacks) at 1/27/2020 6:17 PM: Nice
Thewrightstuff (Draft Class) at 1/27/2020 5:53 PM: I’m using a variation on the 2012 schedule where there are a bunch of random games played in Japan at the beginning.
jimgriddy (Diamondbacks) at 1/27/2020 4:59 PM: just askin'
jimgriddy (Diamondbacks) at 1/27/2020 4:59 PM: I so, why do I only play 1 game against Redsox on day 7 then A's days 8,10,11?
jimgriddy (Diamondbacks) at 1/27/2020 4:55 PM: are these regular season games?
jimgriddy (White Sox) at 1/24/2020 5:07 PM: can I get the dBacks?
sgerges (Angels) at 1/24/2020 11:51 AM: I took a look at your team d money and thought you did a good job moving pieces around.Not sure how you will perform but I think you will be in a good spot financially next season.
dmoney4life (Padres) at 1/24/2020 8:23 AM: Honestly curious to see how this team performs with a revamped rotation and a skeleton bullpen.
habsco (Rockies) at 1/24/2020 6:46 AM: Looking for a shortstop and a starter
barneyman10 (Brewers) at 1/22/2020 1:05 PM: Brewers still looking to make a few moves
dmoney4life (Padres) at 1/21/2020 4:05 PM: I think the $25 goal is just a troll job by TWS....
sgerges (Angels) at 1/21/2020 10:26 AM: good luck d money
dmoney4life (Padres) at 1/21/2020 9:48 AM: Done and done, nice doing business with ya Sperg
sgerges (Angels) at 1/21/2020 7:59 AM: looking to get a solid rp for prospects.
dmoney4life (Padres) at 1/21/2020 7:21 AM: Oh well, I'm not going to dwell on it. I've done what I could to try and improve my team this offseason. Very excited to push and stretch to win 70 games!
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