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Pitcher Conversions For Season #4 (1994)

The following pitchers have either been converted from SP to RP or RP to SP based on their real life stats in 1994:

* Luis Aquino (free agent): From SP to RP
* Rene Arocha (free agent): From SP to RP
* Jose DeLeon (free agent): From SP to RP
* Jeff Fassero (Sunset Park Stallions): From RP to SP
* Mike Gardiner (free agent): From SP to RP
* Pat Hentgen (free agent): From RP to SP
* Kevin Gross (free agent): From RP to SP
* Pedro Martinez (Red Hook Kodiaks): From RP to SP
* Kirk McCaskill (free agent): From SP to RP
* Jose Mesa (free agent): From SP to RP
* Denny Neagle (free agent): From RP to SP
* Hipolito Pichardo (free agent): From SP to RP
* Kenny Rogers (free agent): From RP to SP
* Bruce Ruffin (free agent): From SP to RP
* Bill Swift (free agent): From RP to SP
* Bob Wickman (free agent): From SP to RP

** All conversions complete and updated.

List Of Rookies In Free Agent Draft For Season #4

here are the list of rookies from the MLB 1994 season that will be included in the free agent draft:

1.) Kurt Abbott - SS/IF
2.) Brian Anderson - SP
3.) Danny Bautista - OF/DH
4.) Esteban Beltre - SS/#B
5.) Rafael Bournigal - SS/IF
6.) Billy Brewer - RP
7.) John Briscoe - RP
8.) Rico Brogna - 1B/DH
9.) Hector Carrasco - RP
10.) Matias Carrillo - OF/OF
11.) Jim Converse - SP
12.) John Cummings - RP
13.) Carlos Delgado - OF/1B
14.) John Dettmer - SP
15.) Alex Diaz - OF/2B
16.) Jim Edmonds - OF/1B
17.) Tony Eusebio - C/!B
18.) Bryan Eversgerd - RP
19.) Hector Fajardo - SP
20.) Cliff Floyd - 1B/OF
21.) Kevin Foster - SP
22.) Chris Gomez - SS/2B
23.) Rusty Greer - OF/1B
24.) Joey Hamilton - SP
25.) Bob Hamelin - DH/1B
26.) Jeffrey Hammonds - OF/OF
27.) Rick Helling - SP
28.) Jose Hernandez - 3B/SS
29.) Jason Jacome - SP
30.) Todd Jones - RP
31.) Steve Karsay - SP
32.) Ryan Klesko - OF/1B
33.) Randy Knorr - C/1B
34.) Jon Lieber - SP
35.) Tony Longmire - OF/OF
36.) Javy Lopez - C/1B
37.) Luis Lopez - SS/2B
38.) Josias Manzanillo - RP
39.) Ravelo Manzanillo - RP
40.) Norberto Martin - 2B/SS
41.) Pedro Martinez - RP
42.) Matt Mieske - OF/DH
43.) Kevin Mitchell - OF/DH
44.) Raul Mondesi - OF/OF
45.) James Mouton - OF/OF
46.) Bobby Munoz - SP
47.)Mike Oquist - SP
48.) Lance Painter - SP
49.) John Patterson - 2B/IF
50.) Carlos Pulido - SP
51.) Manny Ramirez - OF/DH
52.) Mike Remlinger - SP
53.) Carlos Reyes - RP
54.) Shane Reynolds - SP
55.) Bill Risley - RP
56.) Carlos Rodriguez - SS/2B
57.) Rich Rowland - c/DH
58.) Johnny Ruffin - RP
59.) Roger Salkeld - SP
60.) Rudy Seanez - RP
61.) Jerry Spradlin - RP
62.) Kelly Stinnett - C/1B
63.) Tony Tarasco - OF/OF
64.) Lee Tinsley - OF/DH
65.) Salomon Torres - SP
66.) Steve Trachsel - SP
67.) Chris Turner - C/1B
68.) Jose Valentin - SS/2B
69.) Matt Walbeck - C/DH
70.) Rick White - RP
71.) Rondell White - OF/OF
72.) Gerald Williams - OF/DH
73.) Woody Williams - RP
74.) Dan Wilson - C/!B
75.) Eduardo Zambrano - OF/!B

Season #4 (1994) Draft Order

Here is the draft order for the upcoming draft this Friday, May 6th starting at 10 AM (EST). It looks like we will do eight rounds this season compared to ten rounds in the past. Owners will have a twelve hour window to choose their draft pick unless their turn starts late in the afternoon/ evening (i.e. 4 or 5 PM) then they would have up to 10 AM the following day to make their selection. I have increased the major league roster from 25 to 26 now, as you have to pick 14 position players and 12 pitchers (instead of 11 as in past seasons). Please refer to the league rules on draft rules and roster requirements for your team. If after the draft a team does not have their roster full, then we will run a supplemental draft for those teams to fill out their rosters. Thank you!

Rounds #1 thru #8
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1.) Long Island City Stars
2.) Astoria Renegades
3.) St. George Yankees
4.) Red Hook Kodiaks
5.) Port Richmond Wiseguys
6.) Coney Island Cyclones
7.) Bensonhurst Sweathogs
8.) Upper West Side Mets
9.) Arden Heights PodFathers
10.) Howard Beach Firebirds
11.) Corona Black Katz
12.) Hell's Kitchen Junkies
13.) Oakwood Heights Jokers
14.) Riverdale Jaspers
15.) Morningside Heights Street Meat
16.) Sunset Park Stallions

NOTE: The only exception will be round #2 where the Sunset Park Stallions will pick twice having gained the Astoria Renegades round 2 pick via the Chip Hale trade during the regular season (season #3).

Teams That Signed A Player To A Contract Extension

Here's the updated list of the teams that have signed a player to a contract extension. If you haven't emailed on whether or not you are signing a player, please do so. The deadline has been extended to this Friday, April 15th. Thank you!

Arden Heights PodFathers: NOT SIGNING ANY ELIGIBLE PLAYERS
Astoria Renegades: NO ELIGIBLE EXTENSIONS
Bensonhurst Sweathogs: Kevin Campbell - RP (3 years/$5 million)
Coney Island Cyclones: Duane Ward - RP (4 years/$6 million)
Corona Black Katz: Frank Castillo - SP (4 years/$2 million)
Hell's Kitchen Gangsters: Mike Eichhorn - RP (4 years/$6 million)
Howard Beach Firebirds: Randy Tomlin - SP (4 years/$3 million)
Long Island City Stars: NOT SIGNING ANY ELIGIBLE PLAYERS
Morningside Heights PodFathers: Mickey Tettleton - C (2 years/$7 million)
Oakwood Heights Jokers: Julio Franco - 2B (1 year/$5 million)
Port Richmond Wiseguys: NOT SIGNING ANY ELIGIBLE PLAYERS
Red Hook Kodiaks: NOT SIGNING ANY ELIGIBLE PLAYERS
Riverdale Jaspers: NOT SIGNING ANY ELIGIBLE PLAYERS
St. George Yankees: NOT SIGNING ANY ELIGIBLE PLAYERS
Sunset Park Stallions: NOT SIGNING ANY ELIGIBLE PLAYERS
Upper West Side Mets: Tom Pagnozzi - C (1 year/$4 million)

SEASON 3 POST SEASON - DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF SERIES

This post will be updated when results happen in the playoffs. There will also be a news summary of what happened during each playoff game.

NORTH METRO CONFERENCE
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Morningside Heights Street Meat (#1) vs. Hell's Kitchen Gangsters (#4)
(Hell's Kitchen wins series, 3 - 0)
Gm. 1 - Hell's Kitchen Gangsters 4, Morningside Heights Street Meat 3
Gm. 2 - Hell's Kitchen Gangsters 6, Morningside Heights Street Meat 4
Gm. 3 - Hell's Kitchen Gangsters 3, Morningside Heights Street Meat 2
GAME 1 (MORNINGSIDESIDE HEIGHTS, NY) - Today Was a good day for Gangsters pitcher, Jose Rijo. Not only was he named the North Metro Conference Cy Young award winner again for the second time in his career, he got the win for Hell's Kitchen going seven and two thirds innings in the Gangsters 4 - 3 win over the Street Meat. Hell's Kitchen struck early in the game scoring three runs in the top of the second and another run in the tp of the third off of Street Meat starting pitcher, Mark Gardner who was chased out of the game in the third. Tony Phillips hit a two out double and Jim Sundberg blasted a two run homer off of Gardner in the top of the second. Rijo escaped a bases loaded jam with one out in the bottom of the first getting Morningside Height's Craig Worthington to strike out and Albert Belle to line out to deep left. In the bottom of the second, with two out, Bill Spiers laced a triple down the right field line but Rijo got Geronimo Pena to strike out swinging to end the threat. Jose Rijo would then go on to retire the next seventeen Street Meat batters in a row before encountering trouble in the bottom of the eighth inning. With one out, Deion Sanders came up as a a pinch hitter for Spiers and whacked a hard triple to deep left center field. Rijo would then get Geronimo Pena to ground out to first allowing Sanders to score to make it a 4 - 1 game in favor of the Gangsters. After that, Frank Robinson would hit a double and Ken Griffey Jr. would draw a walk to knock Rijo out of the game. Gangsters manager, Buck Showalter would bring in Mark Eichhorn out of the bullpen to get Mike Schmidt to pop out to third to end the inning. Morningside Heights would mount another rally in the bottom of the ninth, scoring two runs to close the gap to 4- 3 before Joel Johnson came in to the game to secure the save by getting Frank Robinson to ground out to end the game. After the game, Showalter commented, "That was an exciting first game for us. We knew going into this matchup that the Street Meat would be a tough opponent for us. Jose (Rijo) was great a for us today. Got out of jams early in the game then settled down into a rhythm until he ran out of gas in the eighth."
GAME 2 (MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS, NY) - For the second game in a row, the Gangsters scored early and hung on to beat the Street Meat, 6- 4, going up two games to none in the best of five series and putting Morningside Heights on the brink of elimination from the playoffs. Jim Bunning of the Gangsters went six and a third innings for the win, scattering two runs (both earned) on four hits and striking out three in the game. Bunning had some control problems with command of his pitches throughout the game hitting two batsmen. The game was without controversy however. In the bottom of the seventh inning, with relief pitcher Norm Charlton in the game for Hell's Kitchen and with two out, Geronimo Pena was up to bat for the Morningside Heights Street Meat. Pena was previously hit by a pitch by Bunning back in the third inning. Charlton threw a pitch inside, hitting Pena on the elbow. Pena quickly blew up, threw his helmet on the ground and went to charge the mound at Charlton. Catcher, Jim Sundberg grabbed Pena from behind to try to breakup a possible altercation. Both dugouts quickly emptied out and after several minutes, the umpiring crew lead by crew chief, Joe West threw out Gangsters manager, Buck Showalter out of the game for arguing that the incidental hit by pitch was not deliberate. General manager, Gene Michael took over managerial duties for the Gangsters for the remainder of the game. Frank Robinson was the next batter and blasted a two run homer into the left field bleachers to cut the deficit to 6 - 4. Charlton threw his glove on the mound in a fit of anger after giving up the homerun to Robinson causing umpire Joe West to throw him out of the game as well. Michael came out to argue the ejection but to no avail. He then brought in relief pitcher Mark Eichhorn who struck out Ken Griffey Jr. to end the inning. Joel Johnson got the save for the Gangsters getting the last two outs of the game and squashing a potential rally from the Street Meat. Down two games to none, Street Meat manager, Yogi Berra had this to say, "I've said it several times in the past . It ain't over till it's over. I feel we we're disrespected by the Gangsters today as they we're trying to pitch inside to us for most of the game and ended up with Pena getting hit twice by a pitch. I know they have something to prove with this being their first time in the playoffs but tomorrow is another day, we will brush the dirt off of us and come out fighting. We're not down for the count yet."

Forest Hills Spiders (#2) vs. Riverdale Jaspers (#3)
(Riverdale wins series, 3 - 0)
Gm. 1 - Riverdale Jaspers 4, Forest Hills Spiders 3; 11 innings
Gm. 2 - Riverdale Jaspers 2, Forest Hills Spiders 1
Gm. 3 - Riverdale Jaspers 9, Forest Hills Spiders 7

SOUTH METRO CONFERENCE
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Sunset Park Stallions (#1) vs. Bensonhurst Sweathogs (#4)
(Sunset Park wins series, 3 - 0)
Gm. 1 - Sunset Park Stallions 3, Bensonhurst Sweathogs 0
Gm. 2 - Sunset Park Stallions 5, Bensonhurst Sweathogs 1
Gm. 3 - Sunset Park Stallions 3, Bensonhurst Sweathogs 1: 11 innings

Oakwood Heights Jokers (#2) vs. Arden Heights PodFathers (#3)
(Arden Heights wins series, 3 - 1)
Gm. 1 - Arden Heights PodFathers 6, Oakwood Heights Jokers 5
Gm. 2 - Oakwood Heights Jokers 4, Arden Heights PodFathers 3
Gm. 3 - Arden Heights PodFathers 4, Oakwood Heights Jokers 1
Gm. 4 - Arden Heights PodFathers 2, Oakwood Heights Jokers 1

SOUTH METRO CONFERENCE ALL-STARS RALLY FOR 6 IN THE FIFTH, HOLD OFF THE NORTH, 6 - 3

SUNSET PARK, BROOKLYN - With the score 3 - 0 in favor of the North Metro Conference All-Stars, the South Metro Conference All-Stars rallied for six runs in the bottom of the fifth to win, 6 - 3. The big hit came, when Duke Snider came into the game as a pinch hitter for Mickey Mantle and laced a 1 - 1 fastball off of pitcher, Bill Wegman for a double scoring Dick Allen and Mike Piazza to give the South the lead at 4 - 3. Stan Musial was 2 for 4 for the North Metro Conference, hitting a double and triple in the game. Billy Williams went 3 for 4 for the South Metro Conference with 2 RBI's. Jose Rijo picked up the loss for the North while Whitey Ford picked up the win for the South pitching 1.1 innings and striking out three batters. As a result, the South Metro Conference Champions for this season will have home field advantage in the NYC Metro World Series.

For a link to the box score click on this link:

https://www.pennantchase.com/lgBoxScoreReader.aspx?lgid=1645&sid=738f4d08-da0d-4380-99bc-1ee15c3a84b5

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5/16/2022Updated/Revised League Rules As Of 5/16HaloFire
Hey Gang,

The following are the revised rules going into this season. any of you already know them from previous emails in the past month and a half, but I thought it easier to clump them all together in this email. You can see the updated version of the legue rules on the rules tab of the league.

Revised/updated rules as of 5-16-22:

I. TEAM ROSTERS
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1.) Team rosters will be 36 players (26 in majors, 10 in the farm system).
2.) The major league roster of 26 players will consist of 14 positional players (one at each position except pitcher and five utility players and 12 pitchers (must be a minimum of five starting pitchers and five relief pitchers, but can be any combination of the following: 5 SP and 7 RP, 6 SP and 6 RP, or 7 SP and 5 RP).

IV. THE DRAFT
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2.) Starting with the fourth season, the regular draft will be conducted in a 8 round format in the live draft room as a slow draft. Draft order will be a one way format with the team with the worst record from last season picking first and the team with the best regular season record picking last in each round.

VII. PLAYER CONTRACTS/ FA
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1.) Teams will be able to sign/keep up to 18 players via signing them to contracts.
2.) Each team's budget will be $125 million per season.
3.) Contract length is a minimum of one year to a maximum of four years. After said contract expires, the player will be entered into free agency.
4.) Player contracts will be standard, there will be no raises involved year to year.
5.) Starting with the end of the third season, each team owner is allowed to extend the contract of one player on their team that has an expiring contract. The contract length can be anywhere from one to four years in length. All other players that were not extended their contracts at the end of the season will be automatically put back in the free agent pool. A player is only eligible once to have their contract extended during their career.


As always any questions, comments or concerns let me know! Thanks!

- Steve (HaloFire)

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Any chance there could be some Offensive strategy setting that could be added like in baseball? The big one is a setting to adjust the amount of 3 point shots taken. I know if I draft guys with lower attempts this would adjust, but I think there should be a setting that allows us to have the percentage of 3's vs 2's to be increased, lowered or set as normal.

Maybe things like more aggressive Def. would cause more steals and blocks, but also create more open shots and fouls.

Just a thought. seems like there are far more setting in baseball and I get that, but I think there are a few things that could help make the basketball game a bit more on the owner to pick his style.

This is easy for me to say without knowing how to do it, so feel free to tell me good idea but NO. Or bad idea and no!!!!
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