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Daniels shines, Twins still lose to Boston

Kal Daniels collected 4 hits last night, but it wasn't enough for the Twins. The Red Sox won the contest, 8-7. B.J. Surhoff recorded 4 hits. | Box

Guerrero delivers in clutch, White Sox win

Pedro Guerrero drove in 4 runs, carrying Chicago to a 9-1 victory over the Tigers. | Box

Nichols blasts off, leads Giants to win

Reid Nichols blasted 2 homers, lifting the Giants to a 5-2 win over Philadelphia. | Box

Pirates find a way to survive Jones

Hits were hard to come by against Mike Jones last night, but the Pirates pushed across enough to defeat the Cardinals, 1-0. Jones allowed just 3 hits over 8 innings in the loss. Scott Sanderson struckout 8 St. Louis batters in the contest. | Box

Little unloads, Reds still lose

Bryan Little blasted 2 homers, but it wasn't enough to lift the Reds over the Cubs. Chicago won by a score of 10-7. | Box

WHO'S HOT - Last 5 Games

T. Bosley, Yankees .3894 HR8 RBI
H. Johnson, Pirates .4383 HR7 RBI
G. Davis, Yankees .4383 HR6 RBI
M. Marshall, Twins .4742 HR6 RBI
B. Little, Reds .4002 HR6 RBI

WHO'S NOT - Last 5 Games

I. Calderon, Cubs 1 for 20 (.050)
A. Wiggins, White Sox 1 for 16 (.063)
G. Young, Tigers 1 for 16 (.063)
C. Lemon, Red Sox 2 for 16 (.125)
E. Burks, Cardinals 1 for 15 (.067)

Leaders: HR

M. McGwire, Orioles 11
G. Davis, Yankees 10
B. Horner, Braves 10
J. Thompson, Tigers 9
B. Wynegar, Yankees 8

Leaders: SO

S. Fernandez, Braves 61
D. Gooden, Cubs 56
B. Burns, Braves 38
F. Valenzuela, Cardinals 38
B. Moore, Phillies 38

Player and Pitcher Changes

Teams may change the starting position of one position player once each season, but this can only be done by making a player's secondary position his primary position. (Players with "IF" listed as secondary position can not be changed. Must be a defined secondary position, such as 2B or OF, for switch to be made.)

A team may also request to convert one pitcher per year from starting pitcher to relief pitcher, or from relief pitcher to starting pitcher. In order to convert a SP to a RP, the player must be at least 30 years old heading into the season in which the conversion is requested. Stats for the pitcher will be reduced roughly in half to reflect IP and number of hits, runs, etc. ERA and WHIP numbers will remain about the same. Stamina will also be reduced in half.

In order to convert a RP to a SP, there must be historic precedent for such a change in "real" baseball (player started as RP and then became SP for MLB team), and the pitcher must have been used mainly as a SP in MLB for at least 3 years in his career (based on G and GS posted for those years). The baseline stat to be used for the pitcher conversion will be the career per game averages for all games, according to baseball-reference.com. A pitcher's stamina and on fire statistics will be determined by looking at the imported historic figures used by Pennant Chase for that player and averaging those numbers during the years in which the pitcher was used primarily as a starter. The commissioner reserves the right to deny the conversion request if career stats overvalue a player due to statistical quirks.

NEW IN 1973: New owners to the league may drop one contract player from their roster, but only if that team has NOT already dropped a player that year. (So if a new owner signs on and drops a player and then leaves the league that same season, the new owner who then takes on the franchise will not be eligible to drop a contract.)

Player changes for 1988
Jerry Ujdur, Indians, SP to RP
Randy Ready, Yankees, 3B/2B to 2B/3B
Juan Berenguer, Cardinals, SP to RP
John Kruk, Cardinals, 1B/OF to OF/1B

Player changes for 1987
Wally Backman, Yankees, 2B/SS to SS/2B
Steve Baker, Cardinals, SP to RP

Player changes for 1986
Rob Wilfong, Braves 2B/OF to OF/2B
Kevin Mitchell, Cubs, OF/SS to SS/OF
Pedro Guerrero, White Sox, OF/3B to 3B/OF
Eddie Murray, Cardinals, DH/1B to 1B/DH
George Brett, Yankees, SS/3B to 3B/SS

Player changes for 1985
Tom O'Malley, Cardinals, 3B/SS to SS/3B
Tom Griffin, Cardinals, SP to RP
Greg Luzinski, Cubs, OF/1B to 1B/OF
John Urrea, Cubs, SP to RP
Gary Carter, White Sox, OF/C to C/OF

Player changes for 1984
Barry Bonnell, Cards, OF/3B to 3B/OF
Dale Murphy, Cubs, 1B/C to C/1B
Andy VanSlyke, Phils, OF/3B to 3B/OF
Darrell Evans, Pirates, 3B/1B to 1B/3B
Ken Phelps, White Sox, DH/1B to 1B/DH

Player changes for 1983
Lamar Johnson, Reds, DH/1B to 1B/DH
Vida Blue, Cardinals, SP to RP
Pat Tabler, Cardinals, OF/3B to 3B/OF
Keith Moreland, Phillies, OF/C to C/OF
Steve Luebber, Phillies, SP to RP
Ken Brett, White Sox, SP to RP
Mike Ivie, White Sox, 1B/3B to 3B/1B

Player changes for 1982
Tony Bernazard, Pirates, 2b/SS to ss/2b
George Brett, Yankees, 3B/SS to SS/3B
Tim Raines, Phillies, OF/2b to 2B/OF
Rod Gilbreath, Cubs, 2B/3B to 3B/2B
Sandy Vance, Cardinals, SP to RP
Randy Tate, White Sox, SP to RP
Mike Heath, Cardinals, OF/C to C/OF
Bob Watson, Yankees, OF/1B to 1B/OF

Player changes for 1981
Rennie Stennett, White Sox OF/2B to 2B/OF
Jerry Hairston, Tigers, OF/1B to 1B/OF
Frank White, Cardinals, 2B/SS to SS/2B

Player changes for 1980
Steve Kline, Cardinals, SP to RP
Frank Bertaina, Braves, SP to RP
Rennie Stennett, White Sox, 2B/OF to OF/2B

1988 League Contracts and Salaries

Contract status for all teams for the 1988 season (updated 8/3/19.) This shows your salary commitments for the 1988 season against the total team cap of $200mil. Your total committed for the next season (1989) can be seen under the "Contracts" link on the web site. Keep in mind that you must also be under cap for any FUTURE seasons, as well, so careful when signing or acquiring players. (Any moves or trades that put you over cap for this or future seasons will be disallowed.)

Also shown is the total number of players you have under contract for 1988 (includes expiring contracts that are shown on your team page). You can only have 30 CONTRACT PLAYERS on your roster for the season, so you can see from this chart how many openings you have when bidding on free agents.


TEAM – 1988 contracts / $ currently available -- Players under contract (30 max)

Athletics -- $182 of $200 / $18 --20
Braves -- $199 of $200 / $1 — 25
Cardinals -- $166 of $200 /$34 — 17
Cubs -- $200 of $200 / $0 -- 17
Dodgers -- $173 of $200 / $27 — 16
Giants -- $189 of $200 / $11 — 25
Indians -- $181 of $200 / $19 — 28
Orioles -- $181 of $200 / $19 -- 25
Phillies -- $137 of $200 / $63 — 25
Pirates -- $193 of $200 / $7 — 25
Red Sox -- $200 of $200 / $0 — 25
Reds -- $199 of $200 / $1 — 29
Tigers -- $147 of $200 / $53 -- 21
Twins -- $176 of $200 / $24 -- 27
White Sox -- $199 of $200 / $1 — 24
Yankees -- $200 of $200 / $0 — 27

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