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PC has recently begun to keep track of positive and negative defensive plays for individuals. at the end of the season I'll award GOLD GLOVES to 8 position players for the entire league. I think I'll go with this formula to come up with the winners: (FLD*4)+(D/12) For catchers it'll be (FLD*4)+(D/12)+(CCS)

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Stimpy powers Or Something to win over Warriors

Ren Stimpy blasted 2 homers, lifting the Or Something to a 4-3 win over Road. | Box

Big game for Giambi lifts Grays to victory

Jason Giambi drove in 5 runs, carrying Pittsburgh to a 7-2 victory over the No Hits Allowed. | Box

Thunder ride Batty to victory over Brawlers

Roy Batty was brilliant last night, allowing just 2 hits over 8 innings, leading the Thunder to a 3-1 win over the Brawlers. | Box

Helton unloads, SUCKS still lose

Todd Helton blasted 2 homers, but it wasn't enough to lift the SUCKS over the Grays. Pittsburgh won by a score of 9-8. Derek Jeter had a big game as well, knocking in 3 runs for UNC while recording 3 hits. Austin Kearns had a big game as well, knocking in 3 runs for Pittsburgh while recording 3 hits. | Box

Stars ride Church to victory over No Hits Allowed

Bubba Church was brilliant last night, allowing just 1 hit over 8 innings, leading the Stars to a 6-1 win over the No Hits Allowed. | Box

WHO'S HOT - Last 5 Games

R. Savage, Or Something .5002 HR8 RBI
D. Jeter, SUCKS .4762 HR8 RBI
T. Helton, SUCKS .3333 HR6 RBI
E. Ripley, Stars .3482 HR7 RBI
E. Blues, Stars .4002 HR6 RBI

WHO'S NOT - Last 5 Games

N. Fox, SUCKS 3 for 21 (.143)
J. DiMaggio, No Hits Allo.. 2 for 20 (.100)
T. Hundley, No Hits Allow.. 0 for 17 (.000)
A. Anderson, Or Something 3 for 19 (.158)
R. Campanella, No Hits Al.. 3 for 19 (.158)

Leaders: AVG

I. Suzuki, Flying Carp .343
B. Windham, Warriors .341
S. Sting, Or Something .338
E. Ripley, Stars .336
M. Ramirez, Grays .330

Leaders: WHIP

R. Kimble, Stars 0.86
M. Hayes, Warriors 0.87
W. Adams, Stars 0.88
I. Montoya, Stars 1.03
P. Martinez, Flying Carp 1.04

League History

Season 3 CHAMPION: Stars
MVP- Bret Hart, Or Something
Cy Young - Richard Kimble, Stars
Jobber - Johnny Hopp, Sucks
Rookie of the Year-Stu Miller, Grays
Season 2 CHAMPION: stars
MVP- Ellen Ripley, Stars
Cy Young - Pedro Martinez, Picnic
Jobber - Jim Edmonds, No Hits Allowed
Co-Rookies of the year :
Albert Pujols, Picnic
Joel Pinerio, Brawlers
Season 1 CHAMPION: Or Something
MVP- Giant Roid Head, SUCKS
Cy Young- Pedro Martinez, PICNIC
Jobber - Nomar Garciaparra, Brawlers (This award goes to a Hitter ranked 85 or above that appears in at least 100 games and performed most poorly.

Latest Results
1/21/2020Warriors @ Or SomethingWatch  Box
1/21/2020Flying Carp @ StarsWatch  Box
1/21/2020Whackers @ SUCKSWatch  Box
1/21/2020Grays @ No Hits AllowedWatch  Box
1/21/2020Brawlers @ ThunderWatch  Box
Previous Games
1/20/2020Warriors @ BrawlersWatch  Box
1/20/2020SUCKS @ GraysWatch  Box
1/20/2020Thunder @ WhackersWatch  Box
1/20/2020Stars @ No Hits AllowedWatch  Box
1/20/2020Or Something @ Flying CarpWatch  Box

Latest Message
1/10/2020expansion draft?gossamer
please give input. the league is pretty good about slow drafting and setting lineups but not so much with voting in polls or responding to questions via email.

the same 3 teams are running roughshod on the league.
obviously in an equitable league the best manager will put together and run a team that wins the championship. but my guess is that the initial draft, only 2-3 teams drafted well and it's gonna be their league for the next 12 (12 or 13!) seasons! the others may get tired of losing and i'll have to try and fill their spots each off season.

a solution? perhaps adding two teams to the league and having 3 divisions and 1 wild card instead of 2 divisions and 2 wildcards.

to help the new teams there would be an expansion draft. the existing teams could tag players as protected (8 or 9) and each new team could draft a number of players (say 10 guys each). and no more than a certain number of players could be taken from a team (i'm thinking no more than 3?).

In all likelihood the better teams will lose an extra player or two compared to the weaker teams.

also, i'm thinking maybe have 2 less major league roster spots and 1 MORE minor league roster spot (1 less roster spot overall).

does this make sense? yay or nay? other ideas? tweeks?
not necessarily next season, maybe in 2 or 3 seasons?
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Latest Transactions
1/20/2020 Player Signed
Hambone Yurtle picked up by Peoria Flying Carp
1/20/2020 Player Dropped
Morrie Martin dropped by Peoria Flying Carp
1/16/2020 Player Signed
Irv Noren picked up by Peoria Flying Carp
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Latest Public Board Post
1/20/2020 Contracts by stats vs. rankingragingsol
My understanding is that, when starting a league, there isn't any definitive reason to go with contracts based on one over the other (Rank v. Real Stats).

I think going with Rank-based contracts makes guessing a player's asking price a little easier, meaning a 95 Rank player will ask for more salary than a 75 Rank player. Whereas, contracts based on Real Stats are harder to compare and contrast across the player pool.

When Rank was implemented a couple years ago, the Real Stats option was kept because all the Custom Leagues had set the max budgets for each team according to the contracts that calculate for Real Stats, and, instead of forcing leagues to dramatically raise their budgets, gbacci kept the Real Stats option available.

Why are contracts so much higher for Rank? I think that's what the code spit out when Rank was implemented, and figuring out why may have been too much of a headache for the lone wolf coder.

Please remember, all of this may be wrong. If it is, I guarantee a full refund of my fee.
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