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2004 Hot Stove League


Welcome to the 2003 winter meeting here in New Orleans. Here is a timeline of the 2004 season up to the start of the season:

#Sunday (20 Jan)- All rookies have been imported to your team. IF there is anyone I missed, let me know. I will do a final sweep for missing players as my last chore before the season starts. I have opened drops, trades and ranking for the Supplemental draft. PLEASE use the draft if you're still short of players or have a position not manned. The minimum effort I ask is to have your team ready before the season starts. At least have an eligible player to cover an open position and your roster/lineup done.....

- I will convert any dh positions to their second and third position that they've played in real life. I will be take requests for SP/RP conversion, provided they have pitched as both. This should give you guys enough time to trade and drop your roster down to 28 players until....

#Friday morning(Jan 25@ 7am pst)- Drops are closed so you can do you draft choices. Reminders will be sent out the day before the cutoff(Thursday morning) so you can rank players. If you have not dropped to 28 players by Friday night, I will do this for you but you might not like who I choose to drop(ie -based on players' ranking regardless of age/potential.)

#Sunday morning (27 Jan@ 7am pst)- Supplemental Draft Day. If you are looking to pick up players via the draft, you can drop as much as three more players because the draft is five rounds. You will need to rank your picks, this will not be automatic. The draft will be set up so you can raise your roster up to 30 players.

#Monday morning(28 Jan)- Spring training starts with 8 games a day for 3 days ending Wednesday night. Your minor league, free agency and drops will open after the eighth game(day 1) which will be around 6pm(give or take an hour)PST.

#Thursday morning(31 Jan)- Season starts! Please have your 5-man rotation and lineup set. I DON'T WANT TO GO INTO YOUR TEAM AND SET UP YOUR ROSTER/ROTATION! I will fix your lineup/rotation if not done beforehand.

###The following teams are available if you would like to switch teams now:
Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago White Sox, NY Mets and Texas Rangers. Teams will be open to anyone else on the public boards after this post.

If you are wondering who I have listed as injured or DNP, message me and I'll send a team list with the year I have them listed as returning to your team(or free agents). If there is any questions or you are missing someone, let me know.

Supplemental Draft Order

Colorado Rockies
Milwaukee Brewers
Detroit Tigers
Philadelphia Phillies
Tampa Bay Devil Rays
New York Mets
San Diego Padres
Boston Red Sox
Cincinnati Reds
San Francisco Giants
Anaheim Angels
Chicago White Sox
Texas Rangers
Baltimore Orioles
Florida Marlins
New York Yankees
Minnesota Twins
Chicago Cubs
Toronto Blue Jays
Kansas City Royals
Los Angeles Dodgers
Seattle Mariners
Arizona Diamondbacks
Pittsburgh Pirates
St Louis Cardinals
Oakland Athletics
Houston Astros
Atlanta Braves
Montreal Expos
Cleveland Indians


Home-field advantage results that will start this season:
The result of the poll for home field advantage during the World Series is done. The results:
From a total of 18 votes-
5 votes- Winning league that's won the All Star Game. Even though this is the choice according to today's real-life league, it isn't a popular one due to the randomness.
5 votes- Continue to alternate AL- odd years, NL-even years.
8 votes- Best record hosts series(tie-breaker is run differential). In my opinion, best for transparency.

There is a new inductee to the Hall Of Fame while there we won't have a new nominee for the Veteran's committee.
I will post the Veteran's Committee Hall Of Fame nominees once the season starts.

2003 Playoff Recap

League Division Series

Houston Astros vs Atlanta Braves
(10th appearance vs 10th appearance)
Series went the full five as the Braves topped the Diamondbacks. 2b Marcus Giles drove in 8 runs and Jason Schmidt snagged two win in the series. 3b Morgan Ensberg slugged 4 homers in a losing cause.

Seattle Mariners vs Cleveland Indians
(8th appearance vs 9th appearance)
1b Jim Thome smacked two homers and starter Cliff Lee notched two wins as the Indians took the series in 4 games. 1b Jason Giambi left the series in the third game with a wrist injury.

Toronto Blue Jays vs Oakland Athletics
(5th appearance vs 14th appearance)
OF Geoff Jenkins and OF Brian Giles each collected 9 hits with Jenkins clobbering 3 hrs as the A's slipped past the Blue Jays in 5 games. 2b Jay Bell slugged 2 dingers for the Jays.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Montreal Expos
(2nd appearance vs 8th appearance)
Montreal swept Arizona with a 20 run outburst to end the series. SS Orlando Cabrera hit .500 and DH Vladimir Guerrero hit .538 with 4 runs driven in. Reliever Guillermo Mota won two in the series.

League Championship Series

Atlanta Braves vs Montreal Expos
(season series Expos 10-8)
DH Vladimir Guerrero collected 12 hits and 4rbi as Montreal slipped past the Braves in seven games. OF Andruw Jones mashed 4 homers and drove in 9 runs for Atlanta. Guillermo Mota got two wins and Gabe White saved two games in the series

Oakland Athletics vs Cleveland Indians
(season series Indians 7-0)
OF Gary Sheffield banged out 11 hits including 3 dingers as Cleveland won their second ring in six games. OF Moises Alou also had 9 hits and drove in 8 runs for Montreal. David Riske earned two saves and a win in relief. Didn't help that Rondell White and Randy Johnson went on the dl(White on final game in LCS and Johnson went in game five of Series).
World Series MVP:
Gary Sheffield- 11/25 .440 3hr 6rbi 7r 2b

2003 Awards Season And All Star Game!


(From 9 ballots)
Two ballots only had first place filled out
National League MVP
30pts- Barry Bonds(PIT) 6 1st
19pts- Brooks Kieschnick(STL) 2 1st/4 2nd/1 3rd
5pts- Orlando Cabrera(MON) 1 1st
4pts- Lance Berkman(HOU) 1 2nd/2 3rd
2pts- Tony Batista(ARI) 1 2nd
1pt- Luis Castillo(FLA) 1 3rd
tie- Jose Valverde(ARI) 1 3rd
tie- Reggie Sanders(CIN) 1 3rd
tie- Albert Pujols(STL) 1 3rd

American League MVP
20pts- Milton Bradley(KC) 3 1st/2 2nd/1 3rd
14pts- Michael Ryan(MIN) 2 1st/1 2nd/1 3rd
11pts- Richie Sexson(CLE) 2 1st/1 3rd
9pts- Carlos Beltran(KC) 1 1st/1 2nd/2 3rd
5pts- Jason Isringhausen(OAK) 1 1st
4pts- Jim Thome(CLE) 2 2nd
2pts- Andres Galarraga(CWS) 2 3rd
1pt- Howie Clark(MIN) 1 3rd

NL Cy Young
25pts- Jason Schmidt(ATL) 4 1st/2 2nd/1 3rd
9pts- Pedro Martinez(LAD) 1 1st/2 2nd
8pts- Roy Oswalt(HOU) 1 1st/1 2nd/1 3rd
7pts- Curt Schilling(ATL) 1 1st/1 2nd
6pts- Jose Valverde(ARI) 1 1st/1 3rd
5pts- Livan Hernandez(FLA) 1 1st
2pts- Carl Pavano(MON) 1 2nd
1pt- Rick Reed(NYM) 1 3rd
tie- Kyle Farnsworth(CHC) 1 3rd
tie- Javier Vazquez(MON) 1 3rd
tie- Esteban Loaiza(LAD) 1 3rd

AL Cy Young
19pts- Tim Hudson(OAK) 3 1st/2 2nd/1 3rd
8pts- Jason Isringhausen(OAK) 1 1st/1 2nd
7pts- Jose Conteras(NYY) 1 1st/1 2nd
tie- Kevin Brown(TOR) 1 1st/1 2nd
6pts- David Riske(CLE) 1 1st/1 3rd
5pts- Sidney Ponson(BAL) 1 1st
tie- Joel Piniero(SEA) 1 1st
2pts- Johann Santana(MIN) 1 2nd
tie- Barry Zito(OAK) 2 3rd
tie- Rafael Soriano(SEA)
1 pt- Roy Hallaway(TOR) 1 3rd
tie- Mark Redman(MIN) 1 3rd


Silver Slugger Award
(Best Slugging % / 450 ab minimum)
American League
C- Ramon Castro(CWS) .558
1b- David Ortiz(MIN) .582
2b- Jeff Kent(TOR) .463
3b- Eric Chavez(OAK) .473)
SS- Nomar Garciaparra(BOS) .456
OF- Michael Ryan(MIN) .650
OF- Ken Griffey Jr(SEA) .580
OF- Manny Ramirez(CLE) .517
DH- Milton Bradley(KC) .585

National League
C- Adam Melhuse(STL) .583
1b- Rafael Palmeiro(CHC) .517
2b- Marcus Giles(ATL) .406
3b- Morgan Ensberg(HOU) .414
SS- Alex Citron(ARI) .499
OF- Reggie Sanders(CIN) .591
OF- Albert Pujols(STL) .556
OF- Jason Bay(PIT) .477
DH- Barry Bonds(PIT) .838

Golden Glove Award
(450 ab minimum / best fielding % and least errors used as a tiebreaker)
National League
C- Ramon Hernandez(NYM) 1.000
tie- Brian Schneider(MON)
1b- Jeff Bagwell(HOU) 1.000
tie- Brad Fullmer(MON)
2b- Jose Vidro(MON) .999
3b- Geoff Blum(MON) .993
SS- Rey Ordonez(STL) .986
OF- Jack Cust(COL) 1.000
OF- Johnny Damon(MON) 1.000
OF- Eric Byrnes(COL) 1.000
tie- Ellis Burks(LAD)
tie- Mark Kotsay(FLA)

American League
C- Jorge Posada(NYY) 1.000
1b- Nick Johnson(NYY) 1.000
tie- Erubiel Durazo(OAK)
tie- David Segui(BAL)
tie- Phil Nevin(ANA)
2b- Bret Boone(SEA) 1.000
3b- Robin Ventura(BAL) .992
SS- Alex Rodriguez(SEA) .987
OF- Michael Ryan(MIN) 1.000
OF- Geoff Jenkins(OAK) 1.000
OF- Juan Gonzalez(TEX) 1.000
tie- Juan Encarnacion(DET)
tie- Ricky Ledee(SEA)
tie- Darrin Erstad(ANA)

Fireman Of The Year
(Sv = 2pts/ Win = 1pt)
American League
110pts- Jason Isringhausen(OAK) 54sv + 2wins
99pts- Rafael Soriano(SEA) 46sv + 7wins
96pts- David Riske(CLE) 46sv + 4wins

National League
105pts- Kyle Farnsworth(CHC) 52sv + 1win
100pts- Jose Valverde(ARI) 49sv + 2wins
98pts- Eric Gagne(LAD) 47sv + 4wins

The All Star Game was played in Comiskey Park. Here is the boxscore

This season sole Hall of Fame Inductee is OF Tim Raines (MON-SEA)
https://www.pennantchase.com/lgPlayerCard.aspx?lgid=273&id=0050ee6b-b347-498e-9872-49f852b035d0
Tim Raines


National League All Stars:
(#)- denotes times being All Star/ *- Denotes Rookie
@- Injured/#- Replacement

C- *Adam Melhuse(STL) x1
1b- Rafael Palmiero(CHC) x10
2b- D'Angelo Jimenez(SDP) x1
3b- Morgan Ensberg(HOU) x1
SS- *Alex Cintron(ARI) x1
OF- Albert Pujols(STL) x2
OF- Reggie Sanders(CIN) x2
OF- Luis Gonsalez(HOU) x5
DH- Brooks Kieschnick(STL) x1
SP- Jason Schmidt(ATL) x1
SP- Curt Schilling(ATL) x6
RP- Eric Gagne(LAD) x4
RP- *Kiko Calero(STL) x1

National League All Star Alternates
C- Javy Lopez(ATL) x2
1b- Jeff Bagwell(HOU) x10
1b- Carlos Pena(SFG) x2
2b- Marcus Giles(ATL) x1
3b- Scott Rolen(PHI) x3
SS- Edgar Renteria(FLA) x2
OF- Chipper Jones(ATL) x7
OF- *Tike Redman(PIT) x1
OF- *Scott Podsednick(MIL) x1
DH- Barry Bonds(PIT) x11
SP- Pedro Martinez(LAD) x9
SP- Jose Acevedo(CIN) x1
SP- *Edwin Jackson(LAD) x1
SP- Tony Armas(MON) x1
RP- Jose Valverde(ARI) x2
RP- Kyle Farnsworth(CHC) x2
RP- *Bronson Arroyo(PIT) x1

American League All Stars
C- Jorge Posada(NYY) x4
1b- Jim Thome(CLE) x6
2b- Alfonso Soriano(NYY) x2
3b- Joe Randa(KC) x2
SS- Nomar Garciaparra(BOS) x4
OF- Carlos Beltran(KC) x3
OF- Trot Nixon(BOS) x1
OF- Manny Ramirez(CLE) x7
DH- Milton Bradley(KC) x1
SP- Roy Halliday(TOR) x2
SP- Tim Hudson(OAK) x3
RP- Rafael Soriano(SEA) x1
RP- Dave Riske(CLE) x1

American League All Star Alternates
C- Ramon Castro(CWS) x1
1b- Erubiel Durazo(OAK) x2
2b- Michael Young(TEX) x1
3b- Eric Chavez(OAK) x3
SS- Alex Rodriguez(SEA) x5
OF- Geoff Jenkins(OAK) x1
OF- Gary Sheffield(CLE) x5
OF- Ken Griffey(SEA) x11
OF- Juan Encarnacion(DET) x1
DH- Richie Sexson(CLE) x2
SP- Barry Zito(OAK) x2
SP- Sidney Ponson(BAL) x1
SP- Ryan Franklin(SEA) x1
SP- Wilson Alvarez(TAM) x1
RP- *Francisco Rodriguez(CAL) x1
RP- Matt Mantei(BOS) x3
RP- Jason Isringhausen(OAK) x4
RP- Eddie Guardado(MIN) x3

MVP, Cy Young Nominees, Post Season Schedule and Hall Of Fame Nominees


Please message me your three picks in each category.
(1st = 5pts, 2nd = 2pts, 3rd = 1pt)
Write-in nominees are accepted

National League MVP
```POS``Name```````````Team``````````AVG/Run/Hit/HR/Rbi
1) DH Lance Berkman(HOU)``````.310/120/184/35/103
2) DH Barry Bonds(PIT)`````````````.386/154/215/64/151
3) DH Adam Dunn(CIN)`````````````.248/107/152/44/107
4) DH Vladimir Guerrero(MON)`.283/108/176/35/110
5) DH Brooks Kieschnick(STL)```.315/135/197/83/178
6) C Adam Melhuse(STL)``````````.263/100/151/45/105
7) 1b Rafael Palmeiro(CHC)``````.262/`84/169/42/107
8) RF Albert Pujols(STL)```````````.296/119/185/41/101
9) DH David Ross(LAD)`````````````.275/`92/133/`62/117
10) CF Reggie Sanders(CIN)``````.276/101/161/45/114
`````````````````````````````````````````W-L/ERA/Inn/SO/CG/SHO/SV
11) Kyle Farnsworth(CHC)``1-3/1.40/`58/`58/--/--/52of55
12) Jose Valverde(ARI)````````2-1/`.45/`60/`64/--/--/49of50

American League MVP
POS` `Name`````` ``Team`````AVG/Run/Hit/HR/Rbi
1) CF Carlos Beltran(KC)`````````.289/100/175/30/113
2) DH Milton Bradley(KC)```````.355/139/234/24/`84
3) C Ramon Castro(CWS)````````.218/`75/113/54/110
4) DH Andres Galarraga(CWS).309/`85/197/32/`93
5) RF Ken Griffey Jr(SEA)````````.241/`80/125/47/109
6) DH Michael Ryan(MIN```````.302/105/156/46/101
7) DH Richie Sexson(CLE)``````.289/`90/178/46/122
8) 1b Jim Thome(CLE)````````````.259/`91/168/40/113
```````````````````````````````````````````W-L/ERA/InnP/SO/CG/SHO/SV/Special
9) Jason Isringhausen(OAK)`````2-3/1.88/`71/`63/--/--/54of55

National League Cy Young
```````````````````````````````````W-L/ERA/InnP/SO/CG/SHO/SV/Special
1) Kyle Farnsworth(CHC)`1-3/1.40/``58/`58/--/--/52of55
2) Eric Gagne(LAD)```````````4-6/1.41/`70/`82/--/--/47of49
3) Edwin Jackson(LAD)````23-7/2.53/242/191/`1/`0/--
4) Randy Johnson(MON)```19-6/2.76/225/233/`2/`1/--
5) Esteban Loaiza(STL)```24-11/2.47/262/208/`8/`4/--
6) Pedro Martinez(LAD)```19-9/1.76/281/299/`5/`4/--
7) Roy Oswalt(HOU)````````23-4/2.36/244/204/`4/`3/--
8) Curt Schilling(ATL)``````22-8/2.08/285-305/13/`6/--
9) Jason Schmidt(ATL)````22-10/1.76/297/284/19/`8/--
10)Jose Valverde(ARI)```````2-1/`.45/`60/`64/--/--/49of50
11) Javier Vazquez(MON)``19-9/1.99/261/233/11/`5/--
12) Brandon Webb(ARI)````19-9/2.37/254/232/`3/`2/--

American League Cy Young
``````````````````````````````````````W-L/ERA/InnP/SO/CG/SHO/SV/Special
1) Kevin Brown(TOR)````````17-8/2.25/256/211/`6/`3/--
2) Jose Conteras(NYY)```````17-6/1.67/194/191/`1/`1/--
3) Roy Hallaway(TOR)```````19-11/2.32/271/191/`8/`3/--
4) Tim Hudson(OAK)`````````20-8/2.56/263/199/12/`0/--
5) Jason Isringhausen(OAK)`2-3/1.88/`71/`63/--/--/54of55
6) Joel Pineiro(SEA)`````````20-10/3.49/247/160/`0/`0/--
7) Sidney Ponson(BAL)`````17-13/2.62/264/184/`9/`2/--
8) David Riske(CLE)``````````4-3/1.90/`90/`88/--/--/46of46
9) Rafael Soriano(SEA)`````7-5/1.07/`75/`74/--/--/46of49
10) Barry Zito(OAK)```````21-10/3.21/238/167/`5/`3/--

POST SEASON SCHEDULE

League Division Series
All teams are on 4-man rotation during the playoffs.

January 11(Friday)
Game 1- 530-7am
Game 2- 10-1pm - day off
Game 3- 300-5pm
Game 4- 630-830pm(if necessary)- day off

January 12 (Saturday)
Game 5- 530-7am(if necessary)- day off

League Championship Series
January 13 (Sunday)
Game 1- 530-7am
Game 2- 10-1pm- day off
Game 3- 300-5pm
Game 4- 630-830pm

January 14 (Monday)
Game 5- 530-7(if necessary)- day off
Game 6- 10-1pm(if necessary)
Game 7- 300-5pm(if necessary)- two days off

World Series
MVP, Cy Young and Hall Of Fame ballots needs to be turned in before the first game of the World Series!! Please turn in your three nominees in each category and for the HOF, up to three picks!

January 16 (Wednesday)
Game 1- 530-7am
Game 2- 10-1pm- day off
Game 3- 300-5pm
Game 4- 630-830pm

January 17 (Thursday)
Game 5- 530-7am(if necessary)- day off
Game 6- 10-1pm(if necessary)
Game 7- 300-430pm(if necessary)

The Veteran's Committee Hall Of Fame Selections(that's you!)
--Send me the names of ONE or TWO or THREE players who you thinks most deserves to be voted in to the Hall Of Fame.
--Any player needs to receive 75% of the votes or more on the TOTAL ballots received to enter(ie- if 11 ballots received, needs to be on 9 ballots(84%) but not 8(73%) to get elected to the Hall.
--Minimum of 10 total ballots needs to be turned in for everyones' votes to qualify.
--The "X and number" denotes times they have appeared on the list.
--They will stay on the list up to 5 seasons before taken off permanantly.
--Also, you don't have to nominate anyone. If in your opinion the stats aren't worthy, don't have to send in a nom. I will still put out reminders....

This season these are the players you will vote on:

1b
Harold Baines(CWS-OAK-BOS-CWS) x2

3b
Gary Gaetti(MIN-CHC) x3


SP
Dennis Martinez(BAL-ATL-TEX-LAD) x4
Danny Darwin(TEX) x5
Chuck Finley(CAL) First
Dwight Gooden(NYM-BOS) x3
Orel Hershiser(LAD) x3
Bret Saberhagen(KC) x3
Mark Langston(SEA-SDP-MIL-SDP) x4

Athlon Sports 2003 MLB Preview


These guys again?
HEADLINES
Familiar Faces at the Top of Each Division
Is the window closing for the Montreal Expos?
National League West? More Like National League Worst, AGAIN!
Cleveland and Atlanta are Duel Threats - Look to Slug and Pitch to Championship

Predictions

NL East
Atlanta
Montreal
Florida
New York
Philadelphia

NL Central
St Louis
Pittsburgh
Houston
Chicago
Cincinnati
Milwaukee

NL West
Arizona
San Francisco
Los Angeles
San Diego
Colorado

Los Angeles (15)

NL Wildcard: Pittsburgh

AL East
Toronto
Baltimore
Boston
New York
Tampa Bay

AL Central
Cleveland
Minnesota
Chicago
Kansas City
Detroit

AL WEST
Seattle
Oakland
Anaheim
Texas

AL Wildcard: Oakland

Playoffs:
ALDS: Cleveland over Seattle
ALDS: Toronto over Oakland
NLDS: Atlanta over Arizona
NLDS: St Louis over Pittsburgh

ALCS: Cleveland over Toronto
NLCS: Atlanta over St Louis

World Series
Atlanta over Cleveland

1st and 2nd Half Notables

Hitting(3+hr, 7+rbi, 6+hits)
Day 9- C Adam Melhuse(STL) 3hr 5rbi 3r 3/5
Day 26- 1b Jim Thome(CLE) 3hr 3rbi 3r 4/5
Day 38- DH Brooks Kieschnick(STL) 3hr 7rbi 4r 4/5
Day 45- DH Brooks Kieschnick(STL) 3hr 6rbi 3r 3/5
Day 46- DH B J Surhoff(BOS) 7/8 rbi 2b
Day 61- RF Richard Hidalgo(PIT) 3hr 5rbi 3r 3/5
Day 67- DH Brooks Kieschnick(STL) 3hr 4rbi 3r 3/5
Day 76- RF Ken Griffey Jr(SEA) 3hr 4rbi 3r 4/4
Day 81- RF Michael Ryan(MIN) 3hr 4rbi 4r 4/6
Day 85- DH David Ross(LAD) 3hr 3rbi 3r 3/3
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Day 99- 3b Bill Mueller(SFG) 3hr 7rbi 5r 5/5
Day 99- 1b Scott Spiezio(SFG) 3hr 4rbi 4r 4/4
Day 131- LF Jeremy Burnitz(SFG) 3hr 8rbi 4r 5/5 2b
Day 133- LF Jim Edmonds(ANA) 3hr 7rbi 3r 4/4
Day 133- DH David Ross(LAD) 3hr 3rbi 3r 4/4 2b
Day 135- 1b Frank Thomas(CWS) 3hr 4rbi 3r 3/4
Day 138- LF Jeremy Burnitz(SFG) 3hr 5rbi 3r 3/4
Day 142- DH Adam Dunn(CIN) 3hr 4rbi 3r 3/4
Day 144- C Adam Melhuse(STL) 3hr 4rbi 3r 3/3
Day 147- DH Richie Sexson(CLE) 3hr 3rbi 3r 3/4
Day 149- C Ramon Castro(CWS) 3hr 5rbi 3r 4/5
Day 158- DH Michael Ryan(MIN) 7rbi 2r 3/4 2b 2hr
Day 163- DH Carlos Delgado(TOR) 4hr 5rbi 4r 4/5
Day 164- C Ramon Castro(CWS) 3hr 5rbi 3r 3/4

Pitching(Unless otherwise noted, a one-hitter)
Day 14- Ted Lilly(MON) vs NYM- No Hitter
Day 15- Mike Mussina(BAL) vs CWS
Day 26- Kevin Gregg(ANA) vs TOR- No Hitter
Day 27- Kerry Wood(CHC) vs MON- No Hitter
Day 28- Ryan Franklin(SEA) vs TAM- No Hitter
Day 29- Curt Schilling(ATL) vs MIL- No Hitter
Day 39- Kyle Lohse(MIN) vs TAM
Day 52- Kerry Wood(CHC) vs HOU- No Hitter
Day 57- Javier Vasquez(MON) vs NYM
Day 66- Randy Johnson(MON) vs LAD
Day 67- Jason Schmidt(ATL) vs FLA
Day 75- Brandon Webb(ARI) vs CLE- No Hitter
Day 77- Jose Lima(DET) vs MIL- No Hitter
Day 85- Andy Pettite(NYY) vs DET- No Hitter
Day 87- Curt Schilling(ATL) vs COL
Day 91- Rich Hardin(OAK) vs ANA- No Hitter
Day 93- Jason Schmidt(ATL) vs CHC
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Day 101- Kevin Millwood(ATL) vs NYM- No Hitter
Day 104- Jose Contreras(NYY) vs TAM- No Hitter
Day 107- Byung-Hyun Kim(ARI) vs SDP- No Hitter
Day 119- Estaban Loaiza(STL) vs ARI- No Hitter
Day 121- Jimmy Gobble(KC) vs ANA
Day 128- Javier Vasquez(MON) vs STL- No Hitter

Trade
Colorado sent SP Jason Jennings and OF Mike Cameron to Oakland in exchange for OF Eric Byrnes and SP Kirk Saarloos and 2005 prospect SP Joe Blanton
Colorado sends 3b Vinny Castilla and RP Curt Leskanic to Houston in exchange for RP Trever Miller and C Raul Casanova
Milwaukee sends OF Scott Podesnick to Oakland for SP Jason Jennings, OF So Taguchi and 2004 prospect 3b Esteban German

2003 Hot Stove League


2003 Hot Stove League

Welcome to the 2002 winter meeting here in Nashville. Here is a timeline of the 2003 season up to the start of the season:

#Saturday(Nov 24th)- All rookies have been imported to your team. IF there is anyone I missed, let me know. I will do a final sweep for missing players as my last chore before the season starts. I have opened drops, trades and ranking for the Supplemental draft. PLEASE use the draft if you're still short of players or have a position not manned. The minimum effort I ask is to have your team ready before the season starts. At least have an eligible player to cover an open position and your roster/lineup done.....

Also due to a certain team lack of scouts for their minor league, Boston Red Sox will receive 2 players of their choice AFTER the draft to at least get closer to the minimum of 25 players their roster.

- I will convert any dh positions to their second and third position that they've played in real life. I will be take requests for SP/RP conversion, provided they have pitched as both. This should give you guys enough time to trade and drop your roster down to 28 players until....

#Friday night(30 Nov@ 7pm) Drops are closed so you can do you draft choices. Reminders will be sent out the day before the cutoff(Thursday night) so you can rank players. If you have not dropped to 28 players by Friday night, I will do this for you but you might not like who I choose to drop(ie -based mostly by players' ranking.)

#Sunday morning (2 Dec@ 7am pst)- Supplemental Draft Day. If you are looking to pick up players via the draft, you can drop as much as three more players because the draft is five rounds. You will need to rank your picks, this will not be automatic. The draft will be set up so you can raise your roster up to 30 players.

#Monday morning(3 Dec)- Spring training starts with 8 games a day for 3 days ending Wednesday night. Your minor league and drops will open after the eighth game(day 1) which will be around 6pm(give or take an hour)PST.

#Thursday morning- Season starts! Please have your 5-man rotation and lineup set. I DON'T WANT TO GO INTO YOUR TEAM AND SET UP YOUR ROSTER/ROTATION! I will fix your lineup/rotation if not done beforehand.

###The following teams are available if you would like to switch teams now:
Anaheim Angels, Arizona Diamondbacks, NY Mets, Colorado Rockies and Texas Rangers. Teams will be open to anyone else on the public boards Wednesday morning.

If you are wondering who I have listed as injured or DNP, message me and I'll send a team list with the year I have them listed as returning to your team(or free agents). If there is any questions or you are missing someone, let me know.

Supplemental Draft Order

Milwaukee Brewers
Colorado Rockies
Texas Rangers
Detroit Tigers
Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Boston Red Sox
New York Yankees
Philadelphia Phillies
Florida Marlins
Chicago White Sox
St Louis Cardinals
Kansas City Royals
Houston Astros
Chicago Cubs
Cincinnati Reds
Seattle Seahawks
New York Mets
San Diego Padres
San Francisco Giants
Los Angeles Dodgers
Baltimore Orioles
Arizona Diamondbacks
Cleveland Indians
Minnesota Twins
Pittsburgh Pirates
Toronto Blue Jays
Oakland Athletics
Montreal Expos
Atlanta Braves
Anaheim Angels

Reminder for the home-field advantage results that will start this season:
The result of the poll for home field advantage during the World Series is done. The results:
From a total of 18 votes-
5 votes- Winning league that's won the All Star Game. Even though this is the choice according to today's real-life league, it isn't a popular one due to the randomness.
5 votes- Continue to alternate AL- odd years, NL-even years.
8 votes- Best record hosts series(tie-breaker is run differential). In my opinion, best for transparency.

I will post the Veteran's Committee All Star nominees once the season starts.

2002 Road To The World Series



League Division Series
Atlanta Braves vs Pittsburgh Pirates(season series 6-1 Atlanta)
Pittsburgh ended their season with the Braves and unfortunately, their playoff run ended with the Braves. C Todd Pratt and LF Chipper Jones each collected 8 hits for Atlanta while CF Barry Bonds also had 8 hits but one RBI in the 3-2 Atlanta series win.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Montreal Expos(series 4-2 Arizona)
Arizona got handed Randy Johnson two losses and took three of four to win the LDS from the Expos. The 'Backs 3b Matt Williams drove in five while DH Vladimir Guerrero drove in four for the Expos.

Oakland Atheletics vs Toronto Blue Jays(series 5-4 Oakland)
This series went the full five as LF Shannon Stewart banged out nine hits for Toronto as the Blue Jays slipped past the A's to advance to the LCS. A's Brian Giles left the final game at top of the ninth when he injured himself twisting in the batting circle with the score tied.

Cleveland Indians vs Anaheim Angels(series 6-3 Cleveland)
Anaheim continued their late season surge as they swept the Indians. It was a low scoring affair and Cleveland's high powered offence couldn't get past Fireman Troy Percival, getting all three saves.

League Championship Series
Atlanta Braves vs Arizona Diamondbacks(series 5-2 Atlanta)
Atlanta barely survived game seven but continued their dominance of Arizona by winning the series and going to the World Series. 1b Ryan Kelsko went 14 for 31 with 3 doubles, 5 dingers and 13 rbis. 1b Erubeil Durazo had 9 hits with triple, 5 homers and 8 rbis.

Toronto Blue Jays vs Anaheim Angels(series 6-2 Anaheim)
SS David Eckstien and DH Tim Salmon both homered and drove in five each as Anaheim was taken to seven games, finally winning the series. Ramon Ortiz won three games against Toronto's Woody Williams.

World Series
Anaheim Angels vs Atlanta Braves(never met)
After 41 seasons, Anaheim won their first World Series as they overtook Atlanta and won four straight games after losing the first two. In those last four games, Anaheim scored 32 runs to Atlanta's 4 runs. World Series MVP honors goes to RF Garrett Anderson and DH Tim Salmon.

Garrett Anderson .444 12/27 7run 2-2b hr 6rbi
Tim Salmon .478 11/23 4r 3-2b hr 4rbi


2002 Achievements

Ken Griffey, Barry Bonds and Rafael Palmeiro are neck and neck in a couple of categories. In homers they are in 4th, 5th and sixth in homers and 7th, 9th and 10 in runs batted in: Ken Griffey(580/1749), Barry Bonds(576/1702) and Rafael Palmeiro(555/1701).
Randy Johnson and Roger Clemens are on a similar course in pitching. Randy Johnson has: 271 wins(10th) and 3874 strikeouts(4th) and Roger Clemens has: 270 wins(11th) and 3648 strikeouts(6th). Trevor Hoffman moved into 2nd place in saves with 369.

2002 Awards Season and All Star Game


Veteran's Committee Tally for the Hall Of Fame
^75% needed to enter^
*- Inducted to Hall
-from 12 ballots-
* Tony Gwynn- 9/12 = 75%
Harold Baines- 5/12 = 42%
Orel Hershiser- 2/12 = 17%
Gary Gaetti- 1/12 = 9%


(From 14 ballots)
National League MVP
55pts- Barry Bonds(PIT) 11 1st
14pts- Rafael Palmeiro(CHC) 5 2nd/2 3rd
12pts- Karim Garcia(ARI) 4 2nd/4 3rd
9pts- Erubiel Durazo(ARI) 1 1st/4 3rd
5pts- Orlando Merced(PIT) 1 1st
tie Curt Schilling(ATL) 1 1st
tie Lance Berkman(HOU) 2 2nd/1 3rd
3pts- Andruw Jones(ATL) 1 2nd/1 3rd
2pts- Matt Lawton(CHC) 1 2nd
1pts- Reuben Sierra(ARI) 1 3rd
tie- Larry Walker(MON) 1 3rd

American League MVP
51pts- Jim Thome(CLE) 8 1st/5 2nd/1 3rd
24pts- Brian Giles(OAK) 3 1st/4 2nd/1 3rd
16pts- Jason Giambi(OAK) 1 1st/2 2nd/7 3rd
6pts- Alex Rodriguez(SEA) 1 1st/1 3rd
tie- Carlos Delgado(TOR) 1 1st/1 3rd
4pts- Carlos Beltran(KC) 1 2nd/2 3rd
2pts- Troy Percival(ANA) 1 2nd
tie- AJ Pierzynski(MIN) 1 2nd
1pt- Jacque Jones(MIN) 1 3rd

NL Cy Young
44pts- Curt Schilling(ATL) 8 1st/1 2nd/2 3rd
28pts- Pedro Martinez(LAD) 3 1st/6 2nd/1 3rd
23pts- Randy Johnson(MON) 2 2nd/4 2nd/5 3rd
7pts- Odalis Perez(ATL) 2 2nd/3 3rd
5pts- Brad Radke(FLA) 1 1st
2pts- Rick Reed(PIT) 2 2nd
1pt Scott Williamson(CIN) 1 3rd
tie Greg Swindell(CIN) 1 3rd
tie Tony Armas(MON) 1 3rd

AL Cy Young
57pts- Johan Santana(MIN) 10 1st/3 2nd/1 pt
21pts- Troy Percival(ANA) 3 1st/2 2nd/2 3rd
7pts- Barry Zito(OAK) 3 2nd/1 3rd
6pts- Chuck Finley(ANA) 2 2nd/2 3rd
5pts- Derke Lowe(SEA) 1 1st
tie- Ramon Ortiz(ANA) 2 2nd/1 3rd
4pts- Jason Isringhausen(OAK) 1 2nd/2 3rd
tie- Jerrod Washburn(ANA) 1 2nd/2 3rd
1pt- Woody Williams(TOR) 1 3rd
tie- Eddie Guardado(MIN) 1 3rd
tie- Roger Clemens(BOS) 1 3rd



Silver Slugger Award
(Best Slugging % / 450 ab minimum)
American League
C- AJ Pierzynski(MIN) .511
1b- Jason Giambi(OAK) .541
2b- Alfonso Soriano(NYY) .487
3b- Eric Chavez(OAK) .509
SS- Alex Rodriguez(SEA) .508
OF- Brian Giles(OAK) .583
OF- Carlos Beltran(KC) .561
OF- Manny Ramirez(CLE) .560
DH- Jim Thome(CLE) .629

National League
C- Mike Piazza(LAD) .504
1b- Erubiel Durazo(ARI) .657
2b- Adam Kennedy(STL) .476
3b- Ty Wigginton(ARI) .514
SS- Chris Woodward(SFG) .445
OF- Barry Bonds(PIT) .671
OF- Ryan Thompson(ARI) .587
OF- Andruw Jones(ATL) .577
DH- Karim Garcia(ARI) .615

Golden Glove Award
(450 ab minimum / best fielding % and least errors used as a tiebreaker)
American League
C- Ivan Rodriguez(TEX) .999
tie- Jason Varitek(BOS)
tie- Mike Difelice(BAL)
1b- Fred McGriff(TAM) 1.000
tie- Shawn Wooton(CAL)
tie- David Sequi(BAL)
2b- Jerry Hairston(BAL) .999
3b- Eric Chavez(OAK) .984
SS- Mike Bordick(CLE) .990
OF- Carlos Lee(CWS) 1.000
OF- Garrett Anderson(CAL) .998
OF- Danny Bautista(DET) .997

National League
C- Todd Pratt(ATL) 1.000
tie- Benito Santiago(CHC)
1b- Todd Helton(COL) 1.000
2b- Adam Kennedy(STL) .999
3b- Geoff Blum(MON) .988
SS- Jose Vizcaino(CIN) .990
OF- Brandon Larson(CIN) 1.000
OF- Ellis Burks(LAD) 1.000
OF- Marvin Bernard(SFG) 1.000
tie- Kenny Lofton(HOU) 1.000


Fireman Of The Year
(Sv = 2pts/ Win = 1pt)
National League
88 pts- Byung-Hyun Kim(ARI) 43sv + 2wins
88 pts- Keith Foulke(SFG) (tie) 42sv + 4wins
82 pts- Octavio Dotel(NYM) 39sv + 4wins


American League
116pts- Troy Percival(ANA) 55sv + 6wins
90 pts- Danny Graves(TOR) 44sv + 2wins
89 pts- Jason Isringhausen(OAK) 40sv + 9wins


All Star Game
Game

National League Starters:
(#)- denotes times being All Star/ *- Denotes Rookie
@- Injured/#- Replacement

C- Mike Piazza(LAD) x8
1b- Todd Helton(COL) x4
2b- Jose Vidro(MON) x3
3b- Scott Rolen(PHI) x2
SS- Omar Vizquel(ATL) x4
OF- Barry Bonds(PIT) x10
OF- Andruw Jones(ATL) x2
OF- Karim Garcia(ARI) x2
DH- Lance Berkman(HOU) x1
SP- Curt Schilling(ATL) x5
SP- Pedro Martinez(LAD) x7
RP- Eric Gagne(LAD) x3
RP- *Mike Crudale(STL) x1

National League All Star Alternates
C- Benito Santiago(CHC) x2
1b- Rafael Palmeiro(CHC) x9
1b- Derrek Lee(SDP) x2
2b- Adam Kennedy(STL) x1
3b- *Ty Wigginton(NYM) x1
SS- Edgar Renteria(FLA) x1
OF- Larry Walker(MON) x5
OF- @J D Drew(STL) x2
OF- *Brandon Larson(CIN) x1
OF- #Albert Pujols(STL) x1
DH- Vladimir Guerrero(MON) x1
SP- *Odalis Perez(ATL) x1
SP- Randy Johnson(MON) x11
SP- Randy Wolf(PHI) x1
RP- Keith Foulke(SFG) x2
RP- Octavio Dotel(NYM) x1
RP- Scott Williamson(CIN) x1
RP- Al Reyes(MIL) x1

American League All Stars
C- Ivan Rodriguez(TEX) x5
1b- Jason Giambi(OAK) x4
2b- Mark Bellhorn(NYY) x1
3b- Joe Randa(KC) x1
SS- Alex Rodriguez(SEA) x5
OF- Brian Giles(OAK) x4
OF- Ichiro Suzuki(SEA) x1
OF- Carlos Beltran(KC) x2
DH- Jim Thome(CLE) x5
SP- Johann Santana(MIN) x1
SP- Woody Williams(TOR) x1
RP- Jason Isringhausen(OAK) x3
RP- Troy Percival(CAL) x5

American League All Star Alternates
C- Jorge Posada(NYY) x3
1b- Carlos Delgado(TOR) x1
2b- Alphonse Soriano(NYY) x1
3b- Eric Chavez(OAK) x2
SS- Nomar Garciaparra(BOS) x4
OF- Bernie Willams(NYY) x4
OF- Manny Ramirez(CLE) x6
OF- Garrett Anderson(CAL) x1
OF- Ron Gant(BAL) x5
OF- Randy Winn(TAM) x1
OF- Danny Bautista(DET) x1
DH- Frank Thomas(CWS) x7
SP- Ramon Ortiz(CAL) x1
SP- Derek Lowe(SEA) x1
SP- Barry Zito(OAK) x2
RP- Danny Graves(TOR) x1
RP- LeTroy Hawkins(MIN) x1
RP- Kazuhiro Sasaki(SEA) x3

2002 MVP, Cy Young and Hall Of Fame Nominees

Please message me your three pick in each category.
(1st = 5pts, 2nd = 2pts, 3rd = 1pt)
Write-in nominees are accepted
National League MVP
POS``Name````````Team``````AVG/Run/Hit/HR/Rbi
1) DH Lance Berkman(HOU)``.294/115/190/44/125
2) OF Barry Bonds(SFG)````.323/148/185/50/122
3) 1b Erubiel Durazo(ARI)`.286/103/161/52/131
4) DH Karim Garcia(ARI)```.304/101/195/54/132
5) OF Andruw Jones(ATL)```.280/102/165/42/125
6) 1b Rafael Palmeiro(CHC).309/`98/183/43/128
7) OF Larry Walker(MON)```.284/`96/173/23/111
````````````````````````W-L/ERA/InnP/SO/CG/SHO/SV
8) Curt Schilling(ATL)`25-8/2.60/280/293/11/4/--

American League MVP
POS``Name```````Team`````AVG/Run/Hit/HR/Rbi
1) Carlos Beltran(KC) ``.281/103/179/40/139
2) Carlos Delgado(TOR)``.282/`85/162/32/115
3) Jason Giambi(OAK)````.283/`88/176/39/144
4) Brian Giles(OAK)`````.304/132/190/39/122
5) Shawn Green(TOR)`````.272/`92/160/33/101
6) Alex Rodriguez(SEA)``.277/`89/179/38/108
7) Jim Thome(CLE)```````.315/122/198/54/117
```````````````````````W-L/ERA/InnP/SO/CG/SHO/SV
8) Troy Percival(CAL)`6-3/1.46/`86/102/--/--/55of60

National League Cy Young
```````````````````````W-L/ERA/InnP/SO/CG/SHO/SV
1) Tony Armas(MON)````20-9/3.83/213/151/`0/`0/--
2) AJ Burnett(FLA)`````16-11/2.49/263/233/`3/`2/--
3) Octavio Dotel(NYM)````4-4/2.49/`90/110/--/--/39of43
4) Keith Foulke(SFG)````4-11/3.00/`75/`57/--/--/42of48
5) Randy Johnson(MON)```22-6/2.76/280/296/18/`6/--
6) Byung-Hyun Kim(ARI)```2-2/2.70/60/`64/--/--/43of46
7) Pedro Martinez(LAD)``22-9/2.44/276/302/`5/`1/--
8) Odalis Perez(ATL)````22-7/2.51/251/190/`6/`1/--
9) Mark Prior(CHC)`````16-12/2.60/224/246/`3/`2/--
10) Curt Schilling(ATL)``25-8/2.60/280/293/11/4/--
11) Scott Williamson(CIN)12-2/1.27/149/159/--/--/3of5
12) Kerry Wood(CHC)`````17-9/2.78/223/205/`0/`0/--

American League Cy Young
```````````````````````W-L/ERA/InnP/SO/CG/SHO/SV
1) Roger Clemens(BOS)`11-14/3.18/246/251/`1/`1/--
2) Chuck Finley(ANA)```18-5/2.59/222/193/`1/`1/--
3) Jason Isringhausen(OAK)9-2/1.42/`89/`97/--/--/40of43
4) Derek Lowe(SEA)````18-10/3.14/255-189/`5/`2/--
5) Mark Mulder(CLE)````18-8/3.36/233/189/`3/`2/--
6) Ramon Ortiz(CAL)```19-10/2.69/257/173/`4/`1/--
7) Troy Percival(ANA)```6-3/1.46/`86/102/--/--/55of60
8) Johann Santana(MIN)`22-5/2.24/221/242/`0/`0/--
9) Jarrod Washburn(ANA)19-6/2.75/245/179/`2/`0/--
10) Barry Zito(OAK)````20-6/3.58/249/192/`5/`2/--


The Veteran's Committee Hall Of Fame Selections(that's you!)
--Send me the names of ONE or TWO or THREE players who you thinks most deserves to be voted in to the Hall Of Fame.
--Any player needs to receive 75% of the votes or more on the TOTAL ballots received to enter(ie- if 11 ballots received, needs to be on 9 ballots(84%) but not 8(73%) to get elected to the Hall.
--Minimum of 10 total ballots needs to be turned in for everyones' votes to qualify.
--The "X and number" denotes times they have appeared on the list.
--They will stay on the list up to 5 seasons before taken off permanantly.
--Also, you don't have to nominate anyone. If in your opinion the stats aren't worthy, don't have to send in a nom. I will still put out reminders....

This season these are the players you will vote on:

1b
Paul Molitor(MIL-CWS-LAD) x4
Harold Baines(CWS-OAK-BOS-CWS) First

3b
Wade Boggs(BOS-ANA-TAM) x3
Gary Gaetti(MIN-CHC) x2

OF Tony Gwynn(SDP-SEA) First

SP
Dennis Martinez(BAL-ATL-TEX-LAD) x3
Danny Darwin(TEX) x4
Dwight Gooden(NYM-BOS) x2
Orel Hershiser(LAD) x2
Bret Saberhagen(KC) x2
Mark Langston(SEA-SDP-MIL-SDP) x3




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