Full Chat Log
GusPC13 (Expos) at 8/13/2020 7:33 PM: Congratulations to Travis Hafner, winner of the Season 8 AL MVP award. NL Cy Young vote is up next. Deadline for voting will be Friday evening at 9pm Central time.
56Castle99 (Reds) at 8/13/2020 9:30 AM: Hello everybody. This league looks like a lot of fun. Thanks for letting me give it a shot.
GusPC13 (Expos) at 8/12/2020 9:14 PM: John Vander Wal has been voted the NL MVP for Season 8. Congrats! The league-wide poll for AL MVP will be up in a moment. Voting ends Thursday at 9pm Central time so take a moment to vote. Thanks!
AtsanBPinetti (Mets) at 8/12/2020 8:30 PM: Hey all! Glad to be here! Thanks Gus for getting me in! Looking forward to it
GusPC13 (Expos) at 8/12/2020 7:15 PM: Welcome to Jamin, a great auto-league competitor who has kicked my butt more often than I’d like to admit! 😆. Enjoy the league!
Bonejangles (Indians) at 8/12/2020 5:40 PM: Welcome to the new peoples!
GusPC13 (Expos) at 8/12/2020 4:47 PM: Welcome to atsanbpinetti who takes over the Mets. Enjoy the league, Atsan!
GusPC13 (Expos) at 8/12/2020 3:33 PM: 2 Days off have been granted. I’ll set the playoff schedule up soon, but we won’t start until Sunday morning.
GusPC13 (Expos) at 8/12/2020 2:46 PM: Welcome to the new owner of the Cincinatti Reds, 56Castle99. Hope you enjoy the league. Check out the rules and let me know if you have any immediate questions. We'll get into the playoffs in a few days and then move slowly through the off-season stuff after that.
GusPC13 (Expos) at 8/12/2020 2:26 PM: Giants are going to be available shortly too, as our good friend Coach is going to be leaving us (trimming number of leagues). Quite a turn-around this off-season, but we'll survive. If anyone is wanting to switch teams, let me know. A few have been spoken for by soon-to-be newcomers, but there are still 4 available if you want to change things up.
GusPC13 (Expos) at 8/12/2020 2:04 PM: Thanks Guys. We have 3 new owners waiting to join, but I'm still looking for another couple to replace guys who have been off PC for a few weeks. Working on that right now. Let me know if you have any good candidates (remember it's a Yankees league, so that's not a fit for everyone, but some guys don't care, they just want a good league with good competition, so let me know)
ayj88 (Pirates) at 8/12/2020 12:47 PM: Gus this league is excellent and next season i get Gerrit Cole and I am very happy about it
Llorac (Cardinals) at 8/12/2020 12:37 PM: Thanks for another great season GusPC13!
GusPC13 (Expos) at 8/11/2020 4:03 PM: The regular season has come to an end - great season everyone! Congrats to the playoff teams. I thought we were headed for a play-in game, but it never materialized. We'll take a few days to vote on the 4 awards and then we'll get the playoffs started.
DelBaseballFan (Padres) at 8/11/2020 3:38 PM: I need to cut back on leagues so I will be leaving this league. Good luck everyone
skooler1 (Bombers) at 8/11/2020 9:56 AM: Well, Bombers and Cardinals face each other in game 162, so that will be a major determining factor in the WC race
GusPC13 (Expos) at 8/11/2020 9:54 AM: All comes down to Game 162 in the NL Wildcard race. Three teams tied for 2 spots.
bravo03 (Braves) at 8/11/2020 12:08 AM: (that's a lot of just hoping, by the way) LOL...
bravo03 (Braves) at 8/11/2020 12:08 AM: Just hope you guys get all this winning out of your system before the playoffs. Just hope we don't pull another "Bobby Cox" if we do make the playoffs, lol. The league winner looks to be coming from the AL anyway...
skooler1 (Bombers) at 8/10/2020 3:29 PM: Bombers SS Derek Jeter goes down for the rest of the regular season, but will return in time for the playoffs, if we make it that is...
GusPC13 (Expos) at 8/10/2020 8:24 AM: Expos go from 1st to 4th with a loss, now back to a tie for 1st with a win. But Raines goes down with a hip flexor for 9 games. So that's 3 starters out with injuries now, 2 of them are two of my best hitters out for the rest of the regular season. Not complaining, just complaining. Loving the drama though! What a great finish in the NL.
skooler1 (Bombers) at 8/10/2020 4:47 AM: Nice! Bombers win 6 straight to claw their way back into it. We ain't done yet!
skooler1 (Bombers) at 8/8/2020 7:20 PM: And then I notice the standings.............
skooler1 (Bombers) at 8/8/2020 7:19 PM: I don't FREAKING know! You tell me!! Lol
GusPC13 (Expos) at 8/8/2020 1:30 PM: What's the difference between a half game and a freaking half game??? 😂😂😂
skooler1 (Bombers) at 8/8/2020 7:51 AM: Says the guy who's only a freaking half game out of the division race 😉😝😂😂😂
GusPC13 (Expos) at 8/8/2020 6:58 AM: Ugh. Going to be very hard to hold on to my slim Wild Card lead. Just lost my starting First Baseman for 13 games which is the rest of the season. Not good. Everyone can feel sorry for me now. 🤨😫
skooler1 (Bombers) at 8/7/2020 5:13 PM: Plus I lose Dellin Betances to the Mets as well, and there is still plenty of time for Greg Bird to appear in a game with Texas before our next season here begins...
skooler1 (Bombers) at 8/7/2020 5:09 PM: Well, I mean, I'm spared from it regardless, but it's a double edged sword, because I lose Thames back to the draft, and after a season like he has had, he ain't falling all the way down to me again... Lol
Llorac (Cardinals) at 8/6/2020 11:52 AM: Four teams in the tops 10 power rankings. Who will make the playoffs and who will be spared from the dreaded Rule 13 !?!
Llorac (Cardinals) at 8/6/2020 11:50 AM: NL East looking looking like it will go down to the wire
GusPC13 (Expos) at 8/4/2020 6:24 PM: Argh! Skooler’s Bombers just took 3 of 4 from me and they’re back in the race. Extremely close races.
skooler1 (Bombers) at 7/30/2020 5:33 AM: Lol
GusPC13 (Expos) at 7/29/2020 9:43 PM: The two teams with the best run differential in the NL (Bombers and Expos), currently find themselves on the outside looking in. Weird. Gotta love the tight race though!
skooler1 (Bombers) at 7/29/2020 6:47 PM: Don't look now... But, uhh... Ugh lol
skooler1 (Bombers) at 7/29/2020 6:47 PM: Uh oh..................... 😳😳😳😳😳😳
GusPC13 (Expos) at 7/29/2020 3:17 PM: And I continue the streakiness, losing the whole 4 game set to the Cards. OUCH!!!
skooler1 (Bombers) at 7/29/2020 7:57 AM: Hey, I'll take all the help I can get to hold you guys off... Lol
skooler1 (Bombers) at 7/29/2020 7:56 AM: Mission accomplished... 😉😝😂
GusPC13 (Expos) at 7/28/2020 8:38 PM: Argh! Even my no comment jinxed me. My eleven game winning streak is over. Or maybe it was because I actually watched a game for the first time in forever. Ah well. It was fun while it lasted. Makes the final few weeks of the season more interesting. Some great races!
GusPC13 (Expos) at 7/28/2020 3:52 PM: No comment. 🤫🤭😴
skooler1 (Bombers) at 7/28/2020 8:29 AM: So that means you are back in the hunt now eh? Lol
skooler1 (Bombers) at 7/28/2020 8:28 AM: Nice 10 game winning streak, Gus
skooler1 (Bombers) at 7/27/2020 3:28 PM: Lol
skooler1 (Bombers) at 7/27/2020 3:28 PM: I knew my luck wouldn't last forever... 😒
Llorac (Cardinals) at 7/27/2020 1:29 PM: Wow - jimmccoy for manager of the year 8 actual record vs. PYTH
GusPC13 (Expos) at 7/27/2020 8:48 AM: Hey who wants to switch over to using PYTH for our standings this season. I'm 2nd in the NL in PYTH, but tied for 6th in winning percent. Huh.
GusPC13 (Expos) at 7/27/2020 6:53 AM: Nicely said, Crackpot. 😂 Let’s take a moment and feel bad for Skooler. ... Ok, that’s enough. Good to see some movement in the league. Keeps things interesting!! I wonder if any on the real-life Yankee rookies will get enough ABs or IPs in to qualify for the AYL. Doubtful, unless some of the vets get injured or catch the 🦠.
Crackpot (Mets) at 7/27/2020 1:34 AM: Voice of Emporer from Sar.Wars: " Betances is mine!"
GusPC13 (Expos) at 7/25/2020 6:08 PM: Thanks Petrifried. Stay safe!
petrifried (Royals) at 7/25/2020 4:35 PM: FYI, going out of town without internet access starting tomorrow afternoon. I'll be back Thursday afternoon.
skooler1 (Bombers) at 7/24/2020 9:33 PM: Gus, I didn't need reminding... Not like I could forget that which I've been dreading for weeks since the season was officially set to begin... Lol
GusPC13 (Expos) at 7/24/2020 5:43 PM: Hey Skooler, there’s some hope for you yet - Greg Bird did not make the Rangers’ opening day roster. Doesn’t mean he won’t get called up at some point, but for now, his future as a Bomber is still intact. Betances didn’t pitch today but he’s on the Mets roster and it’s presumably just a matter of time for him.
skooler1 (Bombers) at 7/24/2020 7:47 AM: Btw Cole now is eligible in the offseason. Yanks dominate Washington in the opener
skooler1 (Bombers) at 7/24/2020 7:46 AM: Finally the streak is over. Bombers win 1-0 over Cincinnati
skooler1 (Bombers) at 7/23/2020 9:57 AM: Make that 7 now... Ugh
skooler1 (Bombers) at 7/23/2020 6:43 AM: Oh geez, worst possible time for a 6 game losing streak... Lol
GusPC13 (Expos) at 7/23/2020 6:04 AM: Looks like we’ll have real-life NYY baseball tonight. That means Cole will be added next AYL season, and probably not long before Avilan and Iannetta lock in their spots with our Braves and Clippers too. We’ll see how many more changes next season will bring as the real-life games unfold.
Llorac (Cardinals) at 7/20/2020 9:30 AM: Shameless plug: I've created a league based on the 2020 MLB 60 game schedule. Check it out and join the fun!
skooler1 (Bombers) at 7/18/2020 1:56 PM: Seems like Bombers players had a "ball" on the all star game... *wink wink* 😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣
GusPC13 (Expos) at 7/18/2020 1:18 PM: All-Star Game is complete. See write-up above. Not a close game. The wind was blowing out in San Fran!
GusPC13 (Expos) at 7/18/2020 5:42 AM: Congrats to Ichiro for getting past write-in candidate Oscar Gamble as the AL's extra All-Star. Game will be played today, and we'll start the second half tomorrow.
skooler1 (Bombers) at 7/17/2020 8:40 PM: Lol
GusPC13 (Expos) at 7/17/2020 8:39 PM: Wrong league Skooler, but yes, I do get the reference. lol
skooler1 (Bombers) at 7/17/2020 6:38 PM: *Mumbles to self* let's see if he gets the reference............. 😂😂
skooler1 (Bombers) at 7/17/2020 6:38 PM: Good grief! *insert knowing wink here--😉* Lol
GusPC13 (Expos) at 7/17/2020 8:35 AM: FA, Draft, what’s the difference? I’m getting old. It’s all the same to me. 😆😆😆
Bonejangles (Indians) at 7/17/2020 8:06 AM: I'm going to gamble on Oscar as an All-star for my vote
skooler1 (Bombers) at 7/17/2020 6:47 AM: Eh why not... Put my vote through for Gamble, Gus. I hadn't even seen that the 2nd poll was up until now
skooler1 (Bombers) at 7/17/2020 6:44 AM: And Gus, you put a card for Marcus Thames on the homepage, which is all well and good, but you might wanna take a closer look at the caption you put... Hint: I didn't get him through FA... 😉😂😂😂
GusPC13 (Expos) at 7/17/2020 5:44 AM: Oops. Sorry about that oversight, Jangles. I completely missed Gamble somehow. He should definitely be on the list. It's probably too late, but I'll certainly accept write-in votes for Gamble from anyone who wants to vote for him. I haven't actually voted myself yet, so I don't know how many have voted already, but if anyone wants to vote for Gamble (or anyone else not in the poll), just message me or put it here in the chat box. I'll do better next time. Maybe. Actually, likely not. But it's the thought that counts, right? lol
Bonejangles (Indians) at 7/17/2020 4:59 AM: Here's an interesting story on Gamble's hair for his Baseball card announcing he was going to be a Yankee: https://theundefeated.com/features/oscar-gamble-1976-baseball-card/
Bonejangles (Indians) at 7/17/2020 4:45 AM: The Tribe is having a bad season, compounded by the fact that Oscar Gamble can't get into the Allstar game or even a chance to get voted in with a 343 Avg 974 OPS with 18 Hr. Somehow Danny Tartabull gets the nod. And Gamble had one of the best Afros in the game
GusPC13 (Expos) at 7/16/2020 7:38 PM: Congrats to the Reds’ Paul O’Neill for being voted into the All-Star Game.
GusPC13 (Expos) at 7/16/2020 7:38 PM: Lol
skooler1 (Bombers) at 7/16/2020 3:40 PM: Now did I say that? No Gus I'm just pointing out that the options seems like they all have positives and negatives in their baggage... But hey, if you wanna do several Bombers as options for NL All Star extras voting, I won't object to that! 😉😂😂😂😂😂
GusPC13 (Expos) at 7/16/2020 6:49 AM: What are you saying, Skooler? There should be 3 to 5 Bombers on the list??? Lol
skooler1 (Bombers) at 7/15/2020 7:24 PM: Damn Gus, the options for the NL extra seems like slim pickings here... Lol
skooler1 (Bombers) at 7/15/2020 7:22 PM: As much as I am honestly dreading the season's return for PC purposes (really the only reason is because not only will I have Cole as a rival, but also the potential loss of Greg Bird and Dellin Betances can hurt my team immensely), I would love to see its return for entertainment purposes. And I would not be against that scenario Gus. They still count 2020 as a season, so long as at least one game is played, why shouldn't the usual rules apply here?
GusPC13 (Expos) at 7/15/2020 5:42 AM: Thanks Llorac. Yes we are! We'll take a few real days off too as I get the All-Star teams selected and the extra player votes set up. Stay tuned!
Llorac (Cardinals) at 7/15/2020 2:27 AM: I like it Gus. Are we at the All-Star Break?
GusPC13 (Expos) at 7/14/2020 3:14 PM: On that note, just as an aside, my plan is to count any games played this season, even if the season isn’t completed. In other words, if a few new players get into some games as Yankees, then they’re into the AYL. At least that’s what makes sense to me right now.
ayj88 (Pirates) at 7/14/2020 12:48 PM: Man this season delay is really giving my team some fits on the pitching side, could really use gerrit cole at this point to bolster the rotation
skooler1 (Bombers) at 7/12/2020 10:37 AM: Yeah, that's Ron Villone for ya, apparently... Lol
skooler1 (Bombers) at 7/12/2020 10:37 AM: Hmm, how often do you see a SP appear in a relief appearance and pick up a SAVE, despite being in the actual starting rotation? Haha
skooler1 (Bombers) at 7/12/2020 10:35 AM: Gus, you're STILL underestimating your Expos... 7 games back, gives the phrase on a car's rearview mirrors "objects in mirror are closer than they appear" a whole new meaning... Lol
GusPC13 (Expos) at 7/11/2020 5:55 PM: 81 games played for each team - that’s the half way point. How has the first half gone for your team? What you expected? Pleasantly surprised? Disappointed? My Expos are a little better than I thought - hanging in there in the wild card race.
skooler1 (Bombers) at 7/7/2020 10:10 AM: Lol
GusPC13 (Expos) at 7/7/2020 8:50 AM: I'm no New Jersey expert, but I think if you're forced to vacation there, you probably can't expect southern California or Hawaii ambience! lol (but I do hope it stops raining on ya!
skooler1 (Bombers) at 7/7/2020 8:43 AM: Thanks though Gus!
skooler1 (Bombers) at 7/7/2020 8:43 AM: If only it would stop raining... Ugh lol
GusPC13 (Expos) at 7/7/2020 6:38 AM: Enjoy! Hope it’s a relaxing time!
skooler1 (Bombers) at 7/6/2020 11:19 AM: Greetings from Wildwood, New Jersey. Your's truly is on vacation until Thursday 😁😎🐬🐟🐠🐚🏖🌞🌤☀️
GusPC13 (Expos) at 7/4/2020 2:58 PM: Happy 4th of July to my American friends. Stay safe and enjoy!
GusPC13 (Expos) at 6/26/2020 8:25 PM: That’s some crazy stuff. Fireworks a week early!!
bravo03 (Braves) at 6/26/2020 7:12 PM: Holy crap, Braves and Pirates go to extra innings tied at 4. Teams combine to score 17 runs in extra innings. Ends up 14-11 in 12 innings...
GusPC13 (Expos) at 6/24/2020 6:22 PM: I think that also anything can happen in 60 games - gives more hope to the weaker teams this year compared to a full season.
Llorac (Cardinals) at 6/24/2020 11:17 AM: Agree Gus - Even if I'd call it the least MLB, MLB season ever!
GusPC13 (Expos) at 6/24/2020 6:58 AM: Yup. Interesting seasons for sure, and it will add some players to the AYL and shake up some rosters. Good for the interest level here at least.
skooler1 (Bombers) at 6/24/2020 4:34 AM: Noooooooooo. Now I'm likely to lose Betances and Bird............... ARGH
Llorac (Cardinals) at 6/24/2020 2:30 AM: MLB returning with a 60 game season! That should produce some interesting players seasons for the AYL!
skooler1 (Bombers) at 6/23/2020 9:46 PM: NOPE!!! 😉😂😂
skooler1 (Bombers) at 6/23/2020 9:46 PM: ......
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skooler1 (Bombers) at 6/23/2020 9:46 PM: Uh huh... Lol
GusPC13 (Expos) at 6/23/2020 6:01 PM: Anyone else hoping that Thames gets a major injury? 😮😮😮😂🤣😂 jk, Skooler
skooler1 (Bombers) at 6/23/2020 2:44 PM: Wow........ Mickey Mantle and Johnny Blanchard are still the best hitters on my team by far, that's nkt changing any time soon, but so far Marcus Thames has MORE HRs than BOTH of them...... Mantle has 11, Blanchard has 12, and Thames has 14...... My mind has been blown........ Lol
skooler1 (Bombers) at 6/23/2020 5:13 AM: So far they have exceeded my expectations far more than Gary Ward and RP Don Wood did at this point last season
skooler1 (Bombers) at 6/23/2020 5:12 AM: I am thoroughly satisfied with picking up Thames and pitcher Ron Villone thus far...
skooler1 (Bombers) at 6/23/2020 5:10 AM: Marcus Thames belts 3 HRs against the Cubs
GusPC13 (Expos) at 6/22/2020 6:31 AM: Lost to the Mets 12-3, then beat the Mets 16-2. Gotta love this game! Lol
skooler1 (Bombers) at 6/20/2020 6:22 PM: Oof, those gosh darn crickets are back again... Ugh lol
skooler1 (Bombers) at 6/20/2020 8:45 AM: Hmm... Could I have found a hidden gem in Marcus Thames? Only has a .221 AVG but 9 HRs in 21 games helps his SLG eclipse. 600 so far...
skooler1 (Bombers) at 6/19/2020 7:27 AM: Wasn't a shutout this time but Ditmar and Loaisiga combined to pitch a solid game against Philly. 3 runs on 7 hits and 1 walk, with 10 Ks between the two of them
skooler1 (Bombers) at 6/16/2020 11:43 AM: Ditmar and Loaisiga do it again, this time combining for a 3-hit shutout of San Francisco
DelBaseballFan (Padres) at 6/15/2020 4:01 AM: Ok maybe padres are going 1 - 161
skooler1 (Bombers) at 6/14/2020 8:13 PM: Damn... In the 2nd game against the Astros, We absolutely throttled them 16-0 with 7 HOME RUNS, while SP Art Ditmar and RP Johnny Loaisiga combined for a 2-hit shutout, absolutely stifling their bats all game...
GusPC13 (Expos) at 6/14/2020 5:08 PM: Well that was short lived!! What happened?!?!
GusPC13 (Expos) at 6/14/2020 9:06 AM: Congrats! Padres look unstoppable!! Lol
DelBaseballFan (Padres) at 6/14/2020 8:17 AM: Alright...padres going 162- 0!!
GusPC13 (Expos) at 6/12/2020 6:36 PM: Opening Day is Sunday at 9am Central time.
GusPC13 (Expos) at 6/10/2020 2:40 PM: That's it for the 2-Round Draft. Free Agency will open up tomorrow (Thursday) at 5pm Central. Remember, if you're planning on signing a player, make sure he played for your team in real life. A few more days and we'll be ready for Opening Day-Season 8!!
Crackpot (Mets) at 6/8/2020 5:44 PM: Amazing videos, truly astonishing stuff you won't see on mainstream media
Crackpot (Mets) at 6/8/2020 5:42 PM: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/05/george-floyd-protests-police-violence.html Our country is convulsing
GusPC13 (Expos) at 6/8/2020 5:41 PM: Maybe starting a trend? A time any rate, it can’t last forever!! We are getting there. Lol
Crackpot (Mets) at 6/8/2020 5:39 PM: We got 4 picks in the last 30 min, so that's something
GusPC13 (Expos) at 6/8/2020 3:18 PM: Lol. Yup. It’s kind of like the league has followed along with what’s happening around the world and we’re in slow-down mode.
offday (Phillies) at 6/8/2020 1:34 PM: We are still drafting? LOL
skooler1 (Bombers) at 5/31/2020 5:08 AM: Hmm... Makes sense lol
GusPC13 (Expos) at 5/30/2020 9:03 PM: Well there's nothing against it in the rules, so I guess so. Hasn't been done before. I don't remember anyone even asking about it. Not sure how much benefit it would be in most cases simply because of the limitations on who each team can pick, but I could see a scenario where a team wants to move up to ensure that they get some castoff before a rival team gets him so they move a player to that team and switch picks. Something like that.
skooler1 (Bombers) at 5/30/2020 8:31 PM: Wait, is it possible to trade draft picks? That's what the original message seemed to ask...
Bonejangles (Indians) at 5/30/2020 1:08 PM: Oiler, I have Big Sexy Bartolo Colon on the trade block that has pitched for the Rangers. I'm in need of Infielders. I don't see an obvious deal for us, but maybe we can work out a 2-1 or something
GusPC13 (Expos) at 5/30/2020 12:56 PM: It's always tough to make a deal in this league, but not impossible. Didn't work out this time for Oiler, but good for you for trying!
skooler1 (Bombers) at 5/30/2020 9:08 AM: Umm... ... ?
oiler (Rangers) at 5/30/2020 8:29 AM: anybody want the 1st pick ,i need a good starter thsat pitched for TEXAS
GusPC13 (Expos) at 5/29/2020 6:49 PM: All teams are now at 28. The Draft begins tomorrow (Saturday) at 9am. It's a slow draft with 1st Round picks being given 6 hours per pick (2nd round down to 3 hours per pick). I will turn on the ability to rank players now. Make sure you rank some players in case you happen to miss your turn. And REMEMBER, you can only choose players who actually played for your team in real life (except the Yankees and Bombers who can pick anyone). Let me know if you need a hand or if you have any questions.
GusPC13 (Expos) at 5/29/2020 6:37 PM: RP Ron Villone has been dropped into FA by the Astros.
GusPC13 (Expos) at 5/29/2020 6:35 PM: I've dropped RP Craig Dingman into FA from the Clippers.
skooler1 (Bombers) at 5/29/2020 3:04 PM: My bad lol
skooler1 (Bombers) at 5/29/2020 3:04 PM: And I didn't think to read the chat box before moose joined. Last message I remember seeing before that was the last rule 13 pick...
skooler1 (Bombers) at 5/29/2020 3:02 PM: Honestly I completely forgot about Deyanksfan having re-joined... Ugh 😅😂
skooler1 (Bombers) at 5/29/2020 3:01 PM: More like your friendly show off... Jk lol
GusPC13 (Expos) at 5/29/2020 6:07 AM: That’s right Skooler. Except it wasn’t Goodfella, who left a while ago and was replaced by deyanksfan. It wasn’t even deyanksfan who left a few days ago and left his roster at 30. It was me, your friendly Commish, who made the cuts. But for the Yankees and Bombers, they’re not really cuts - it’s just returning the 2 FAs they drafted from last year. Those 2 picks go back to FA and then they get to pick 2 new ones in this year’s draft. Special rules for the Bombers and Yankees.
skooler1 (Bombers) at 5/29/2020 5:24 AM: *so
skooler1 (Bombers) at 5/29/2020 5:24 AM: And moose, looks like goodfella left you with 28 players before he departed, sp you don't need to do anything regarding cuts right now...
skooler1 (Bombers) at 5/29/2020 5:16 AM: Welcome aboard moose!
Mike1670 (Blue Jays) at 5/28/2020 10:36 PM: Welcome moose
GusPC13 (Expos) at 5/28/2020 8:36 PM: Welcome to Moosejaa, new owner of the Yankees. Hope you enjoy the league!
Moosejaa (Yankees) at 5/28/2020 8:35 PM: Gus, just joined. What do I need to do with "cuts"?
GusPC13 (Expos) at 5/28/2020 11:56 AM: Just 4 more teams need to make cuts before tomorrow's deadline - Astros, Braves, Clippers, and Reds - all NL West teams - what's in the water out there?? lol
GusPC13 (Expos) at 5/27/2020 8:11 PM: pitchers Castro and Coates have been dropped by the ownerless New York Yankees - I've got a new guy who is interested in the league. Will hopefully be joining us shortly.
deyanksfan (Yankees) at 5/27/2020 5:29 PM: sorry guys, I have too many leagues, dropping a few
GusPC13 (Expos) at 5/23/2020 8:57 PM: And the Rule 13 Draft comes to an end as the Tigers take SP Pat Dobson from the O’s. I’ll turn on drops on Sunday and send out a message for the next steps.
GusPC13 (Expos) at 5/23/2020 11:57 AM: Cincy has selected SP Cory Lidle from the Oakland A's in the Rule 13 Draft.
skooler1 (Bombers) at 5/22/2020 5:51 AM: I stand corrected lol
GusPC13 (Expos) at 5/21/2020 5:54 PM: The Mets are now off-limits as they’ve had 2 players taken.
GusPC13 (Expos) at 5/21/2020 5:53 PM: Pittsburgh has announced their pick in the Rule 13 Draft - Kevin Elster from the New York Mets.
skooler1 (Bombers) at 5/21/2020 1:56 PM: So I am assuming that in regards to Pittsburgh amd Cincinnati, the lights are on but no one is home? Lol
GusPC13 (Expos) at 5/21/2020 7:32 AM: I hope not too!!! Lol
skooler1 (Bombers) at 5/21/2020 7:25 AM: Hope you're not losing it in a literal way like those last 2 emojis seem to imply... Lol
GusPC13 (Expos) at 5/21/2020 5:10 AM: The Cubs have selected RP David Aardsma from Seattle. Tigers are now on the clock.
GusPC13 (Expos) at 5/20/2020 9:13 PM: Someday you’ll learn that everything I do makes perfect sense in a “master plan” kind of way. You just have to learn to trust the Commish. ... .... except when I totally mess up because I’m getting old and losing my mind. 🤔🤔😳😳🤪🤪🤯🤯
skooler1 (Bombers) at 5/20/2020 9:02 PM: Just curious 😁
skooler1 (Bombers) at 5/20/2020 9:02 PM: Fair enough lol
GusPC13 (Expos) at 5/20/2020 7:45 PM: They were tied for 9th in the standings. I figured if I put 9, 10, 11 someone would say “hey I thought it was only the bottom 10 who got to pick” so I just put 9s.
skooler1 (Bombers) at 5/20/2020 7:35 PM: Hey Gus, why do you have 3 teams listed as 9th in the order? Lol
GusPC13 (Expos) at 5/20/2020 4:28 PM: Cubs are on the clock.
GusPC13 (Expos) at 5/20/2020 4:27 PM: The Dodgers have selected SP Nathan Eovaldi from the Clippers.
GusPC13 (Expos) at 5/20/2020 11:50 AM: KC has selected SP Melido Perez from the White Sox. The ChiSox have now had 2 players taken and are off limits for the rest of the Draft.
GusPC13 (Expos) at 5/20/2020 9:11 AM: It's been 24 hours since the Royals have been on the clock, so the Dodgers are now on the clock as well! Nobody wants to make a pick in the Rule 13 Draft right now - lol. There are 4 teams on the clock simultaneously. First come, first served, so don't delay - Reds, Pirates, Royals and Dodgers are all on the clock. Getting crowded on the stage!
GusPC13 (Expos) at 5/19/2020 8:00 AM: Royals are on the clock (as well as the Reds and Pirates who can still pick at any time)
GusPC13 (Expos) at 5/19/2020 7:57 AM: San Diego selects Matt Thornton from the White Sox.
GusPC13 (Expos) at 5/19/2020 7:57 AM: 24 hour period has passed for the Pirates so we move to the Padres.
GusPC13 (Expos) at 5/18/2020 7:18 AM: Milwaukee has selected Felipe Alou from the Braves. Reds and Pirates are both on the clock.
GusPC13 (Expos) at 5/18/2020 6:36 AM: It’s been 24 hours since the last pick. The Reds don’t lose their turn but the Brewers now have the green light to make their pick. There is a 24 hour deadline in the Rule 13 Draft but teams don’t lose their turn. They just run the risk of missing out on potential players.
skooler1 (Bombers) at 5/18/2020 5:03 AM: Welcome debaseballfan!
GusPC13 (Expos) at 5/17/2020 10:13 AM: Welcome to DelBaseballFan, new owner of the San Diego Padres. Hope you enjoy the league! (we lost AlyCat, who just got bored).
Crackpot (Mets) at 5/17/2020 6:29 AM: Sayonara, Chan man. Good luck!
GusPC13 (Expos) at 5/17/2020 6:06 AM: The Phils have selected Chan Ho Park in the Rule 13 Draft. Reds are up.
skooler1 (Bombers) at 5/16/2020 4:24 PM: Nice save Gus... Lol
GusPC13 (Expos) at 5/16/2020 3:56 PM: Oops. scratch that. I announced too early - hadn’t got confirmation from Oiler. Texas takes Pete Incaviglia from the Orioles with the 1st pick.
GusPC13 (Expos) at 5/16/2020 2:39 PM: The Rangers have selected RP Gene Nelson from the A’s and are also using the Lucky Loser Rule to switch Nelson from an RP to an SP. Phillies are up next.
GusPC13 (Expos) at 5/15/2020 6:02 PM: Okay, 8pm Central and the Clippers have not chosen their 5 protected players. I'll do it. And we'll start the Rule 13 Draft in the morning with the Texas Rangers getting the first pick overall.
GusPC13 (Expos) at 5/15/2020 5:52 PM: I'm constantly conflicted in this league! Go Expos! Oops, I mean, Go AYL as a whole!!!
skooler1 (Bombers) at 5/15/2020 5:07 PM: Conflict of interest there Gus? Lol
GusPC13 (Expos) at 5/15/2020 11:38 AM: Nice try. The Expos’ owner loves it but the Commish is against it. 😁😁
Llorac (Cardinals) at 5/15/2020 11:36 AM: Gus, perhaps the teams not involved in the Rule 13 (getting or giving up players) should get to pick at least one player who is NOT protectable from the 8 teams giving up players. :)
GusPC13 (Expos) at 5/15/2020 11:35 AM: Agreed Jangles. Good suggestion! lol
Bonejangles (Indians) at 5/15/2020 11:29 AM: I agree with Bravo that In light of the worldwide pandemic, extraordinary steps need to happen, I propose that Atlanta should have to socially distance no more than 2 players to another city. This keeps Atlanta's other players safe
skooler1 (Bombers) at 5/15/2020 7:35 AM: Maybe, maybe not lol
GusPC13 (Expos) at 5/15/2020 6:37 AM: Interesting suggestion, Bravo. After careful deliberation with my inner circle, I have decided to go ahead with the Rule 13 Draft. I’m hoping that pretending I have an inner circle makes me sound more democratic than dictatorial but I’m guessing that nobody is buying that.
bravo03 (Braves) at 5/14/2020 8:47 PM: *Democracy*
bravo03 (Braves) at 5/14/2020 8:47 PM: :-) guess this isn't the League of Democaracy is it...
bravo03 (Braves) at 5/14/2020 8:44 PM: Atlanta management makes a move the in light of the worldwide pandemic that has befallen us all, that we do not have a Rule 13 draft this season...
GusPC13 (Expos) at 5/11/2020 10:36 AM: Only Crackpot (Mets) has sent me his 5 protected players so far. Still 4 days to go - deadline Friday.
AlyCat (Padres) at 5/8/2020 2:58 AM: i hope the Padres even have options this time 🤦♀️
skooler1 (Bombers) at 5/5/2020 6:04 AM: I'll have to take your word for it Gus. I wouldn't know, I've never read it lol
GusPC13 (Expos) at 5/4/2020 9:28 PM: Playoff teams can start sending in their protected list anytime. Protect 5 players to keep them from being selected by the Rule 13 teams (remember, those teams can only choose a player who played for their team in real life). Thanks! Deadline is May 15th.
GusPC13 (Expos) at 5/4/2020 8:30 PM: Laughter is the BEST medicine, Skeeter. Not the worst! It’s true. Reader’s Digest has a whole section on it every month..