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2005 Hot Stove League


Welcome to the 2004 winter meeting here in New Orleans. Here is a timeline of the 2005 season up to the start of the season:

#Wednesday (20 MAR)- 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....

#Monday(MAR 25 7am PST)- Reminders will be sent out the day before the cutoff(Sunday morning) so you can rank players. Drops turned off for supplemental draft. If you have not dropped to 28 players, 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.)

#Tuesday morning(MAR 26@ 7am pst)- 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.

New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians will get extra picks after the Supplemental draft is done. Yankees will receive two and Indians will receive one player due to their roster size(NY-21/CLE-24). Their order is NY/CLE/NY

#Wednesday morning(27 MAR)- Spring training starts with 8 games a day for 3 days ending Friday 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.

Please break camp before the season starts by setting your rotation, your lineup and sending players to your minor league camp to get your major league roster down to 25 players!

#Saturday morning(30 MAR)- 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, Houston Astros, Tampa Bay 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

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

There is three new inductees to the Hall Of Fame and there will be five a new nominees for the Veteran's committee.
I will post the Veteran's Committee Hall Of Fame nominees once the season starts and the new inductees at the All Star Game.

I have a poll posted on opening up the league to new players. The poll will remain on the league page by the start of the season. Should I post this on the Public Board?

Should all teams be played by an owner and not the league?

Yes, because all teams should have an owner.
No, don't need rookies messing their team or league.

On one hand, it does take extra time from me but teams would have unique owners.
On the other hand, I play the vacant teams the same and core of the team remains intact but might get owner that brings the league down like those making 16 trades in two days.....

Playoff roundup and Milestones

League Division Series
St Louis vs San Diego(3-1 San Diego)
Rookie Akinori Otsuka had three saves and 1b Ben Broussard drove in three as San Diego took the series. Broussard collected six hits including a home run. Todd Helton homered twice and drove in 5 for the Cards. OF J D Drew and DH Albert Pujols went 3/26 with 13 k and 0 rbi.

Montreal vs Pittsburgh(3-0 Pittsburgh)
C Jason Kendall went 9 for 14 and scored 6 times, 3b Vinny Castilla and LF Jason Bay both knocked in 5 as Pittsburgh swept Montreal in three games. C Jason Kendall collected 8 hits and crossed the plate six times. OF Larry Walker went .500, slugging 2 homers and driving in 4.

New York vs Minnesota(3-1 Minnesota)
Minnesota slugged 10 four-baggers including 3b Mike Lamb's 4 as the Twins won the series in four games. Lamb also drove in 8 runs. SS Derek Jeter went .500 and C Jorge Posada clubbed 2 and plated 8 for New York in a losing cause.

Chicago vs Anaheim(3-2 Anaheim)
OF Jim Edmonds doubled in the winning run in the bottom of the 10 to slip by Chicago to win the series in five games. Edmonds, OF Jeff DaVanon and 1b Phil Nevin each collected 8 hits, including 4 cannon shots from Edmonds. 1b Frank Thomas went yard four times with 10 rbis for Chicago

League Division Series
San Diego vs Pittsburgh(Pittsburgh 4-2)
OF Barry Bonds slugged three homers and drove in 7 to help Pittsburgh breeze by San Diego 4-2. OF Jose Guillen added 2 dingers and drove in 5. Bronson Arroyo won two of his start in the series. SS Frank Menechino also clubbed three and drove in 9 for San Diego.

Anaheim vs Minnesota(Minnesota 4-2)
Francisco Rodriguez converted saves in three games and OF Garrett Anderson went yard twice, driving in seven as Anaheim cuffed Minnesota four games to two. Phil Nevin added two taters and five crossed the plate. Jon Lackey won two games also. Johan Santana won two for the Twins and Dave Ortiz banged out eleven hits including three dingers.

World Series
Anaheim vs Pittsburgh(Pittsburgh 4-2)
Barry Bonds(12-21, 3hr 6rbi 11r) and Jason Bay(11-24, 3hr 11rbi 3r) combined for 23 hits as Pittsburgh powers past Minnesota to win their sixth World Series. Kris Benson won two games for the Pirates. Brendan Donnelly and Jerrod
Washburn took all the losses for Anaheim.

World Series MVP- Barry Bonds and Jason Bay

2004 Milestones
687 homers- Barry Bonds(4th, 28 behind 3rd-Babe Ruth)
662 homers- Ken Griffey Jr.(6th, 11 behind 5th-Reggie Jackson)
628 homers- Rafael Palmeiro(retires at 8th)

1973 rbi- Barry Bonds(7th, 22 behind Lou Gehrig)
1972 rbi- Ken Griffey Jr(8th, 1 behind Barry Bonds)

2063 runs- Barry Bonds(7th, 102 behind Pete Rose)

684 doubles- Barry Bonds(5th, 40 behind Ty Cobb)

4391 strikeouts- Randy Johnson(2nd, 705 behind Nolan Ryan)

407 saves- Trevor Hoffman(2nd, 230 behind Lee Smith)

Awards Season with 1st and 2nd Half Notables


(From total of 8 ballots)
MVP
National League
24pts- Barry Bonds(PIT) 4 1st/2 2nd
21pts- Todd Helton(STL) 3 1st/3 2nd
5pts- Matt Lawton(CHC) 1 1st
3pts- Scott Rolen(PHI) 1 2nd/1 3rd
tie- J D Drew(STL) 3 3rd
2pts- Luis Castillo(FLA) 1 2nd
tie- Albert Pujols(STL) 1 2nd
1pt- Terry Tiffee(PHI) 1 3rd
tie- Wily Mo Pena(CIN) 1 3rd
tie- J T Snow(SDP) 1 3rd
tie- Larry Walker(MON) 1 3rd

American League
32pts- Jim Edmonds(ANA) 6 1st/1 2nd
12pts- Frank Thomas(CHC) 1 1st/3 2nd/1 3rd
5pts- Mike Lamb(MIN) 1 1st
tie- Manny Ramirez(CLE) 2 2nd/1 3rd
4pts- Jim Thome(CLE) 1 2nd/2 3rd
3pts- Richie Sexson(CLE) 1 2nd/1 3rd
1pt- Phil Nevin(ANA) 13rd
tie- Robb Quinlan(ANA) 1 3rd
tie- Carlos Delgado(TOR) 1 3rd

Cy Young

American League

27pts- Johann Santana(MIN) 4 1st/3 2nd/1 3rd
18 pts- Gustavo Chacin(TOR) 3 1st/1 2nd/1 3rd
7pts- Pedro Martinez(OAK) 2 2nd/3 3rd
5pts- Jason Isringhausen(OAK) 1 1st
2pts- Francisco Rodriguez(ANA) 1 2nd
tie- Brad Radke(MIN) 1 2nd
1pt- LaTroy Hawkins(MIN) 1 3rd
tie- Roger Clemens(TEX) 1 3rd
tie- Al Reyes(CLE) 1 3rd

National League

18pts- Jason Schmidt(ATL) 3 1st/1 2nd/1 3rd
tie- Randy Johnson(MON) 3 1st/1 2nd/1 3rd
5pts- Livan Hernandez(FLA) 1 1st
tie- Kiko Calero(STL) 1 1st
tie- Bruce Chen(ATL) 2 2nd/3 3rd
4pts- Ben Sheets(PIT) 2 2nd
3pts- Josh Beckett(FLA) 1 2nd/1 3rd
2pts- Carl Pavano(MON) 1 2nd
tie- Jake Peavy(SDP) 1 2nd
1pt- Joe Nathan(SFG) 1 3rd
tie- Matt Clement(SDP) 1 3rd

Only received 5 ballots for the Hall Of Fame. 10 ballots is the minimum needed for consideration.


Silver Slugger Award
(Best Slugging % / 450 ab minimum)
American League
C- Jorge Posada(NYY)- .556
1b- Frank Thomas(CWS)- .700
2b- Ray Durham(CWS)- .565
3b- Robb Quinlan(ANA)- .599
SS- Carlos Guillen(SEA)- .515
OF- Jim Edmonds(ANA)- .691
OF- Manny Ramirez(CLE)- .659
OF- John Mabry(TEX)- .591
DH- Jim Thome(CLE)- .638

National League
C- Doug Mirabelli(SFG)- .584
1b- Todd Helton(STL)- .617
2b- Jose Vidro(MON)- .440
3b- Scott Rolen(PHI)- .632
SS- Miguel Tejada(CHC)- .505
OF- Barry Bonds(PIT)- .743
OF- Larry Walker(MON)- .670
OF- Jeremy Burnitz(SFG)- .620
DH- Albert Pujols(STL)- .594

Golden Glove Award
(450 ab minimum / best fielding % and least errors used as a tiebreaker)
National League
C- Alberto Castillo(MIL)- 1.000
1b- Lyle Overbay(ARI)- 1.000
tie- Brad Wilkenson(MON)- 1.000
tie- Dmitri Young(NYM)- 1.000
2b- Tony Womack(PIT)- .999
tie- Ronnie Belliard(MIL) .999
3b- Mike Lowell(FLA)- .988
tie- Vinny Castilla(PIT)- .988
SS- Clint Barmes(COL)- .990
tie- Barry Larking(CIN)- .990
OF- Roger Cedeno(LAD)- 1.000
OF- Jorge Piedra(COL)- 1.000
OF-Mark Sweeney(STL)- 1.000
tie- Eli Marrero(STL)- 1.000
tie- Raul Ibanez(LAD)- 1.000
tie- Kerry Robinson(ARI)- 1.000
tie- Charles Thomas(ATL)- 1.000

American League
C- Paul Lo Duca(SEA)- 1.000
tie- Victor Martinez(CLE)- 1.000
1b- Tony Clark(DET)- 1.000
tie- Travis Hafner(TEX)- 1.000
tie- Frank Thomas(CWS)- 1.000
2b- Jeff Kent(TOR)- 1.000
3b- Robb Quinlan(ANA)- .994
SS- Derek Jeter(NYY)- .994
OF- Vernon Wells(TOR)- 1.000
OF- Larry Bigbie(BAL)- 1.000
OF- Carlos Lee(CWS)- 1.000
tie- Jason Kubel(MIN)- 1.000
tie- Garrett Anderson(ANA)- 1.000

Fireman Of The Year
(Sv = 2pts/ Win = 1pt)

84pts- John Smoltz(ATL) 40sv + 4wins
81pts- Eric Gagne(LAD) 39sv + 3wins
80pts- Trevor Hoffman(FLA) 38sv + 4wins

American League
100pts- Francisco Rodriguez(ANA) 50sv
94pts- Bob Howry(CWS) 46sv + 2wins
79pts- Jason Isringhausen(OAK) 35sv + 9wins


Hitting(3+hr, 7+rbi, 6+hits)
Game 10- DH Adam Dunn(CIN) 3hr 3rbi 3r 3/5
Game 16- LF Geoff Jenkins(OAK) 3hr 7rbi 3r 4/5
Game 20- SS Miguel Tejada(CHC) 7rbi 3r 4/6 3b 2hr
Game 20- RF JD Drew(STL) 3hr 3rbi 3r 3/4
Game 21- 2b Juan Uribe(STL) 3hr 4rbi 3r 3/3
Game 24- 3b Corey Koskie(MIN) 3hr 6rbi 4r 3/4
Game 38- LF Shannon Stewart(TOR) 9rbi 3r 5/5 3-2b 2hr
Game 42- RF Ricky Ledee(SFG) 3hr 5rbi 3r 3/5
Game 45- RF Manny Ramirez(CLE) 3hr 4rbi 3r 3/4
Game 47- LF John Mabry(TEX) 3hr 6rbi 3r 4/6
Game 49- CF Andruw Jones(ATL) 7rbi 3r 4/5 2b 2hr
Game 49- C Adam Melhuse(STL) 3hr 6rbi 3r 3/5
Game 59- CF Mark Sweeney(STL) 7rbi r 4/5 2-2b hr
Game 66- LF Jim Edmonds(ANA) 3hr 9rbi 4r 4/4
Game 73- RF Ricky Ledee(SFG) 3hr 7rbi 3r 3/5
Game 95- CF Brian Jordan(PHI) 3hr 4rbi 3r 4/4
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Game 100- DH Tony Clark(DET) 3hr 8rbi 3r 3/4
Game 110- 1b JT Snow(SDP) 7rbi 2r 3/5 2hr
Game 113- 2b Orlando Hudson(TOR) 7rbi r 4/6 2-2b hr
Game 116- CF Todd Hollandsworth(LAD) 3hr 3rbi 3r 3/4
Game 119- 3b Eric Chavez(OAK)- 3hr 5rbi 4r 3/4
Game 128- LF Shannon Stewart(TOR) 7rbi 3r 2/4 2b hr
Game 130- 3b Adrian Beltre(LAD) 3hr 6rbi 4f 4/5
Game 143- 3b Vinny Castilla(PIT) 3hr 3rbi 3r 4/4
Game 150- 3b Rob Quinlan(ANA) 7rbi 2r 3/5 2hr
Game 156- RF Jermaine Dye(KC) 3hr 5rbi 3r 3/6
Game 159- CF Larry Walker(MON) 3hr 6rbi 4r 5/5
Game 161- RF Manny Ramirez(CLE) 10rbi 3r 3hr 5/6
Game 161- LF Trot Nixon(BOS) 7rbi 3r 4/5
Game 169- 1b Richie Sexson(CLE) 7rbi 2r 2/4 2hr
Game 170- SS Aramis Ramirez(MIL) 9rbi 2r 3/5 2b 2hr
Game 174- 1b Richie Sexson(CLE) 3hr 4rbi 3r 3/5

Pitching(Unless otherwise noted, a one-hitter)
Game 7- Wayne Franklin(HOU) vs STL- No Hitter
Game 14- Jason Schmidt(ATL) vs Hou- No Hitter
Game 26- Josh Beckett(FLA) vs COL- No Hitter
Game 41- Johann Santana(MIN) vs TAM
Game 53- Bruce Chen(STL) vs MON- No Hitter
Game 54- Matt Clement(SDP) vs NYM
Game 91- Brad Hennessey(SFG) vs CIN- No Hitter
Game 96- Jaret Wright(PIT) vs SFG
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Game 120- Gil Meche(STL) vs HOU- No Hitter
Game 135- Ricardo Rodriguez(BOS) vs NYY- No Hitter
Game 135- Josh Beckett(FLA) vs ARI- No Hitter
Game 141- Jimmy Gobble(KC) vs BOS
Game 143- Jason Marquis(STL) vs CIN- 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
Los Angeles Dodgers sends SP Pedro Martinez to Oakland for SS Bobby Crosby and 2005 prospect P Huston Street

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

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) OF Jason Bay(PIT)```````````.279/108/168/43/136
2) OF Lance Berkman(HOU).296/112/185/35/123
3) OF Barry Bonds(PIT)``````.362/152/183/47/120
4) OF J D Drew(STL)``````````.347/152/233/34/109
5) 3b Vinny Castilla(PIT)```.257/101/163/43/134
6) OF Adam Dunn(CIN)````.287/113/179/44/103
7) 1b Todd Helton(STL)````.363/154/246/32/114
8) OF Wily Mo Pena(CIN)``.259/`94/157/52/125
9) DH Albert Pujols(STL)`.309/109/201/37/156
10) 3b Scott Rolen(PHI)```.345/110/203/35/106
11) 1b J T Snow(SDP)``````.340/`79/182/18/104
12) OF Larry Walker(MON).317/`97/146/34/110

American League MVP
POS``Name`````````Team```````AVG/Run/Hit/HR/Rbi
1) 1b Carlos Delgado(TOR).304/115/176/41/105
2) OF Jim Edmonds(ANA)``.312/141/195/59/164
3) 1b Travis Hafner(TEX)```.312/107/197/35/111
4) DH Mike Lamb(MIN)`````.331/116/200/30/107
5) 3b Robb Quinlan(ANA)`.328/119/211/33/100
6) OF Manny Ramirez(CLE).309/113/203/54/121
7) OF Jeremy Reed(SEA)`````.343/`88/161/`0/`33
8) 1b Richie Sexton(CLE)```.238/103/130/78/162
9) OF Ichiro Suzuki(SEA)````.321/101/221/`6/`58
10) 1b Frank Thomas(CWS).299/127/178/62/159
11) DH Jim Thome(CLE)`````.321/115/202/45/118

National League Cy Young
```````````````````````````````````W-L/ERA/InnP/SO/CG/SHO/SV
1) Josh Beckett(FLA)`````20-9/3.27/233/195/`3/`2/--
2) Bruce Chen(STL)``````19-7/2.85/233/166/`2/`1/--
3) Randy Johnson(MON)21-7/3.43/260/284/`6/`3/--
4) Jake Peavy(SDP)```````19-6/3.35/222/225/`0/`0/--
5) Brad Penny(FLA)``````19-7/2.88/228/177/`0/`0/--
6) Ben Sheets(PIT)```````17-8/3.21/238/246/`7/`1/--
7) John Smoltz(ATL)``````4-6/3.44/`67/`79/--/--/40of49
8) Dave Williams(PIT)``19-5/3.33/183/153/`0/`0/--
9) Jaret Wright(PIT)`````18-5/2.38/222/165/`2/`2/--

American League Cy Young
```````````````````````````````````````````W-L/ERA/InnP/SO/CG/SHO/SV
1) Gustavo Chacin(TOR)`````20-10/2.59/274/170/`9/`3/--
2) Roger Clemens(TEX)````````17-9/3.70/233/204/`1/`1/--
3) Bob Howry(CWS)```````````````2-4/3.69/`61/`49/--/--/46of51
4) Jason Isringhausen(OAK)```9-4/1.32/`88/`68/--/--/35of37
5) Pedro Martinez(OAK)`````18-10/2.86/258/268/`7/`3/--
6) Andy Petitte(NYY)```````````17-9/4.16/212/167/`0/`0/--
7) David Riske(CLE)````````````19-4/4.44/135/141/--/--/0of3
8) Frank Rodriguez(ANA)``````0-4/1.67/`75/`83/--/--/50of54
9) Johann Santana(MIN)`````18-8/2.25/236/248/`8/`4/--

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) x3


3b
Gary Gaetti(MIN-CHC) x4

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


Post Season Schedule

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

March 8(Friday)
Game 1- 530-7am
Game 2- 10-1pm - day off
Game 3- 300-5pm
Game 4- 630-830pm(if necessary)- day off

March 9 (Saturday)
Game 5- 530-7am(if necessary)- day off

League Championship Series

March 10 (Sunday)
Game 1- 530-7am
Game 2- 10-1pm- day off
Game 3- 300-5pm
Game 4- 630-830pm

March 11 (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!

March 12 (Tuesday)
Game 1- 530-7am
Game 2- 10-1pm- day off
Game 3- 300-5pm
Game 4- 630-830pm

March 13(Wednesday)
Game 5- 530-7am(if necessary)- day off
Game 6- 10-1pm(if necessary)
Game 7- 300-430pm(if necessary)

2004 All Star Game with All Stars, All Star Alternates and Class of 2004 Hall Of Fame Inductees


Welcome the Hall Of Fame Class of 2004
David Cone
Rickey Henderson

2004 All Star Game
Game
Box Score

# - x being All Star/ *- Rookie/ &- injured/@- replacement
National League Starters:
C- Doug Mirabelli(SFG) x1
1b- Todd Helton(STL) x5
2b-Luis Castillo(FLA) x1
3b- Adrian Beltre(LAD) x1
SS- Aramis Ramirez(MIL) x1
OF- JD Drew(STL) x3
OF- Barry Bonds(PIT) x12
OF- Lance Berkman(HOU) x2
DH- Albert Pujols(STL) x3
SP- Randy Johnson(MON) x12
SP- Bronson Arroyo(CIN) x2
RP- Scott Linebrink(HOU) x1
RP- Brad Lidge(HOU) x1

National League All Star Alternates
C- Javy Lopez(ATL) x3
C- Kelly Stinnett(ARI) x1
1b- Paul Konerko(LAD) x1
2b- Juan Uribe(STL) x2
3b- Vinny Castilla(HOU) x5
3b- Scott Rolen(PHI) x4
3b- Placido Polanco(COL) x1
SS-Miguel Tejada(CHC) x2
OF- Andruw Jones(ATL) x3
OF- Steve Finley(ATL) x5
OF- Todd Hollandsworth(LAD) x1
DH- *Ben Broussard(SDP) x1
SP- Jason Schmidt(ATL) x2
SP- Matt Clement(SDP) x2
SP- Bruce Chen(STL) x1
RP- Trevor Hoffman(FLA) x5
RP- Kiko Calero(STL) x2
RP- Joe Nathan(SFG) x1
RP- Brian Meadows(NYM) x1

American League All Stars
C- Jorge Posada(NYY) x4
1b- Mark Teixeira(TEX) x1
2b- Mark Loretta(CLE) x1
3b- Rob Quinlan(ANA) x1
SS- Derek Jeter(NYY) x3
OF- Jim Edmonds(ANA) x4
OF- Manny Ramirez(CLE) x8
OF- Aaron Rowand(CWS) x1
DH- Troy Glaus(ANA) x2
SP- Johann Santana(MIN) x2
SP- *Gustavo Chacin(CLE) x1
RP- Jason Isringhausen(OAK) x5
RP- Bob Howry(CWS) x1

American League All Star Alternates
C- Ivan Rodriguez(TEX) x6
1b- Frank Thomas(CWS) x8
1b- &Calvin Pickering(BAL) x1
2b- Jeff Kent(TOR) x4
3b- Alex Rodriguez(SEA) x7
SS- Carlos Guillen(SEA) x1
SS- Nomar Garciaparra(BOS) x5
OF- Brian Giles(OAK) x5
OF- Gary Sheffield(CLE) x6
OF- Ken Griffey(SEA) x12
DH- Jim Thome(CLE) x7
DH-@ David Segui(BAL) x1
SP- Pedro Martinez(OAK) x10
SP- Roger Clemens(TEX) x7
SP- *Jon Garland x1
RP- Al Reyes(CLE) x2
RP- Jesus Colombe(TAM) x1
RP- Mariano Rivera(NYY) x4
RP- Francisco Cordero(DET) x1

Athlon Sports 2004 MLB Preview


HEADLINES
New faces (Texas & San Diego) mixed among some familiar faces
The Montreal Expos, once again, looked poised to challenge for and, ultimately, not win the World Series.
National League West? More Like National League Worst, STILL!
Cleveland and St Louis lead their leagues in hitting, but are dead last in pitching. Can they slug their way to the top?

Predictions

NL East
Montreal
Atlanta
Florida
New York
Philadelphia

NL Central
Pittsburgh ... league leader in hitting and pitching
Houston
St Louis
Cincinnati
Chicago
Milwaukee

NL West
San Diego
Los Angeles
San Francisco
Colorado
Arizona ... terrible hitting, terrible pitching

NL Wildcard: Atlanta

AL East
Toronto
New York
Boston
Baltimore
Tampa Bay

AL Central
Minnesota
Chicago
Cleveland
Detroit
Kansas City

AL WEST
Texas
Seattle
Anaheim
Oakland

AL Wildcard: Seattle

Playoffs:
ALDS: Minnesota over Seattle
ALDS: Texas over Toronto
NLDS: Pittsburgh over Atlanta
NLDS: Montreal over San Diego

ALCS: Texas over Minnesota
NLCS: Pittsburgh over Montreal

World Series
Pittsburgh over Texas

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.)

#Tuesday morning (29 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.

#Wednesday morning(30 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. Please break camp before the season starts by setting your rotation, your lineup and sending players to your minor league camp to get your major league roster down to 25 players!

#Saturday morning(2 Feb)- 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, Tampa Bay 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

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3/22/2019 Triples -- More about home ballebee1
Looking for a better solution than SB/AB to indicate SP rating. See above. SB/AB is an awkward stat that does not take into account walks and HBP. SB/TOB (times on base) is a better solution. SB/SBOp (stolen base opp) is even better.

3B/AB could be incorporated in the formula (and I'm sure already is to a certain extent).

Currently, it is only SB/AB and 3B/AB with some degree of weight. Correct me if I am wrong. Is it as simple as AB / (divided by) 3B + SB ??

While it is understood that SP affects not only stolen bases, it is the primary rating that allows a batter to steal, bunt for a hit, and hit for better avg.

My example above shows that Juan Samuel 1984 should also be a 10sp rating vs. Rickey Henderson 1980 - because Samuel had way more 3B and a much higher SB/SBOp than Henderson.
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