Financials

Posted: January 27th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Listed below is the amount of money each team has in its respective coffers as the playoffs begin.

No contracts for next year are accounted for, neither is any playoff revenue to be earned, but the rest is all in there.

Now that this information is out there, any team that wishes to do its off-season housekeeping is more than welcome.  I already have NYM and TEX set up for tonight, and since my team isn’t in the playoffs, I’ll go first.

Any team that did not qualify for the playoffs is asked to please get this done as soon as they’re ready to do so.  It would be great if all non-playoff teams were done by the end of next week.

No team is required to do their off-season housekeeping while it still remains alive in the post-season, but if you want to, I’m happy to do it.

The dough-re-mi:

ATL – $48,552,512

BAL – $39,457,888

BOS – $60,865,836

COL – $55,402,530

DET – $47,384,256

FLA – $40,410,846

HST – $69,676,418

HOU – $37,190,513

LA – $48,765,379

MIL – $38,357,613

MINN – $42,629,925

NYM – $39,225,261

NYY – $53,362,541

OAK – $51,455,301

OHI – $49,339,969

STL – $49,804,222

SDG – $45,147,246

SF – $51,328,167

SCO – $37,011,000

SEA – $52,218,543

TB – $52,440,808

TEX – $47,388,248

TOR – $38,799,468

WSH – $43,360,534


Playoff Details

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With the Dodgers’ win over St. Louis, all the first round playoff match-ups are set.  Also, that game finalizes the rookie draft order – STL will choose 12th and LA 14th.

The first round begins on Game Day 82 at the home of the higher-seeded team.  The series is a 2-3-2 format with an off-day after Games 2 and 5. If there’s a rainout, the off-day following is lost – there are no doubleheaders in the playoffs. The highest remaining seed ALWAYS plays the lowest remaining seed in each round of the playoffs.

Here are the umpiring crews for the post-season:

Round 1 – (1) BAL vs. (4) MINN Crew C, first two umpires of Crew E

               (2) MIL vs. (3) FLA Crew D, last two umpires of Crew E

                (1) DET vs. (4) LA Crew F, first two umpires of Crew H

                (2) SEA vs. (3) BOS Crew G, last two umpires of Crew H

Round 2 – (1) OHI vs. lowest remaining seed Crew I, first two umpires of Crew K

                (2) NYY vs. other first-round winner Crew J, last two umpires of Crew K

                (1) NYM vs. lowest remaining seed Crew L, first two umpires of Crew N

                (2) HST vs. other first-round winner Crew M, last two umpires of Crew N

Round 3 – Kivimaki Conference Final – Crew O, first two umpires of Crew Q

                Moutsouroufis Conference Final – Crew P, last two umpires of Crew Q

THROW World Series – Crew A, first two umpires of Crew B

Good luck to everyone in the post-season!


We Done Blew It Out!

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The Annual End of Season BlowOut was a terrific evening, with half the league showing up and with some incredible results.

After the games were played, the Rookie Draft Lottery was held, and sadly, nothing changed.

Toronto won the top pick, Oakland the second and Houston the third.

The first round of the rookie draft looks like this, with each team’s marketing money (in millions, before adjustments) in parentheses:

1 – TOR ($4) 2 – OAK ($3.6) 3 – HOU ($2.4) 4 – WSH ($3.2) 5 – SCO ($3.6)

6 – COL* ($2.4) 7 – TEX* ($2.3) 8 – SDG** ($2.2) 9 – SF** ($2.6)

10 – TB** ($2.7) 11 – ATL** ($3.7) 12 – LA ($2.8)/STL ($3.2) 13 – MINN ($3.6)

14 – LA/STL 15 – BOS ($2.7) 16 – FLA* ($2.6) 17 – SEA* ($3.7)

18 – DET ($2.3) 19 – MIL* ($3.3) 20 – BAL ($3.2) 21 – NYY ($3.4) 22 – HST ($3.1)

23 – NYM ($2.6) 24 – OHI ($3.4)

* – picks will flip every round

** – four-way tie, so 2nd rd is SF, TB, ATL, SDG; 3rd is TB, ATL, SDG, SF and so on

League-wide TV money, before adjustments, is $8.4 million per team.

Playoff match-ups aren’t quite set, because Jason Magder’s Dodgers went 9-0 against Scottsdale in the final series to force a one-game playoff for the final spot in the Moutsouroufis Conference against St. Louis. The Cards lost their series 5-4 to Toronto, Tommy’s only series win of the year. Umpire Crew A will work that series, with the first two umps of Crew B.

The winner of the LA/STL one-game playoff will meet Detroit in the first round, with the other series being (2) SEA vs. (3) BOS.

The Kivimaki Conference first round has (1) BAL vs. (4) MINN and (2) MIL vs. (3) FLA.

Ohio is the top seed in the Kivimaki, with the Yankees second.

The Mutts are the top seed in the Moutsouroufis, with the Greys second.

The playoffs begin on Game Day 82, the one-game playoff is on Game Day 80.

The results of the January series were:

LA 9-0 SCO

BAL 7-2 WSH

FLA 6-3 OAK

HST 6-3 COL

MIL 6-3 OHI

ATL 5-4 BOS

DET 5-4 TB

MINN 5-4 TEX

NYY 5-4 SF

SDG 5-4 HOU

SEA 5-4 NYM

TOR 5-4 STL

Thanks to everyone for a fantastic season, and best wishes to all who made it to the playoffs!


Important THROW Dates

Posted: January 20th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Here are the important THROW dates for the upcoming few months:

End-of-Season BlowOut: Saturday January 24

There seems to be a push to make this an evening affair, I’m open to that if enough people want it – we could start at 5pm.

Rookie Draft: Wednesday March 25th

Free Agent Auction: Saturday, April 11