Draft Information

Posted: March 21st, 2017

We’re going to officially be drafting on rolz.org so get your shit together, go to the site and enter the room at 7:15pm.

Everyone should be in the room called THROWRookieDraft. I’ve attached a screenshot using Boston as an example of the username. I’ll be using Boston and I suggest you use your team name for your nickname.

See you all then.


Trading Closes Slightly Earlier Tuesday Night

Posted: March 20th, 2017

I originally had said that trading would remain open until Tuesday at 11:59pm Eastern, in advance of Wednesday night’s rookie draft, but in order to preserve what remains of my fragile sanity…..

Trading will close Tuesday, March 21st at 10:00pm Eastern time.


Dates Set

Posted: March 10th, 2017

After hearing from everyone (except Manj – family issue and George – radio silence, apparently), there is a strong consensus as to which dates provide the least problem for the most people.

There is only one person who would not be able to make a rookie draft on Wednesday, March 22nd. So, with apologies to Pappy, the rookie draft will go that night, beginning at 7:30pm Eastern. Now we have to work on figuring out how to get everybody into a reliable chat room (GChat?) so we can start on time.

I have serious reservations about holding the auction so late in April, but the will of the people is that the auction be held on Saturday, April 22nd. Only Fred is unavailable that day, and there are four people (Pappy, Paul C., Kyle, Toops) who are unavailable for the next-best day, which was April 8th.

Having the auction so late in the month means that the season can’t start until the first week of May, after pre-season waivers are done,which means we all have to work hard to get our rosters and win predictions in as quickly as possible and get playing fast so that we can have three series done by the end of June. I hope I can count on all of you to do that.

I’ll get in touch with Walter ASAP – hopefully we can have the auction at the same venue as it has been recently, and hopefully he’ll be able to help out again, because he’s been really good and efficient doing things.

The auction will start at 11am Eastern on Saturday, April 22nd, with the hopes that it’s done by around 7:00.

Thanks to (almost) everyone for responding to the request so quickly,

Mike

ROOKIE DRAFT – Weds. Mar. 22, 7:30pm

FREE AGENT AUCTION – Sat. Apr. 22, 11am


Trading

Posted: March 7th, 2017

Trading will open at noon Eastern on Tuesday, March 7th and will remain open until 11:59pm Eastern on Tuesday, March 21st.


New Database and Updated Financials

Posted: March 7th, 2017

The Champ has finished his off-season housekeeping, and we are ready to move into next season!

The Free Agent List will be out soon, either tomorrow or later tonight, and shockingly there are only 266 names on it.

The database is attached – each team has confirmed it already – and financial info up to the minute (prior to paying for next year’s minor-league system; that happens at the rookie draft) is below.

Trading is likely to open on Tuesday, I’ll make that official when I send out the free agent list.

Thanks to everyone for getting all their stuff done!

Mike

ATL – $13,030,876

BAL – $25,127,969

BOS – $16,311,881

CHI – $18,717,505

COL – $46,216,916

DET – $8,748,710

FLA – $25,090,686

HST – $11,592,230

HOU – $6,840,260

KC – $16,746,683

LA – $20,255,224

MIL – $25,048,998

MINN – $25,291,680

NYM – $11,849,760

NYY – $44,202,853

OAK – $19,844, 174

OHI – $37,888,119

STL – $13,581,183

SDG – $13,304,234

SF – $12,273,346

SCO – $31,634,432

TB – $31,947,448

TEX – $1,785,010

TOR – $17,966,712


Catching Up

Posted: February 27th, 2017

Now that I’m all settled in Florida and got the brand-new 20th Century version of AOL installed on my work laptop, a couple of housekeeping items for the league.

1 – Only one team took up the offer for an off-season move. Rob Leth’s Washington Senators have packed up and moved west, they’re now the Chicago Cubs (I assume. Maybe the Chicago Yellow Ledbetters, we should ask him).

2 – There are three teams remaining to do their off-season work – Baltimore, Homestead and San Francisco. I’ve arranged with Bryan to do his this weekend, obviously Steve is under no obligation to do his until he either takes care of Mr. Toops or gets taken care of, and I’m waiting to hear from Conor.

Once the THROW World Series is over, the free agent list and new database will come out, and trading will open soon after.


Franchise Relocation Window Open

Posted: February 14th, 2017

Gents, 

If anyone wants to relocate their franchise, you have this week to let me know.

Franchise relocation requests must be submitted by 11:59pm EAST on Sunday, February 19th.

If more than one team wants to move to the same place, there will be silent bids, just like in waivers. 


Wild, Wild West It Is

Posted: February 14th, 2017

Gents,

It seems as though the consensus is that people are fine with having trade talk going on at the same time as the playoffs, and who am I to stand in the way of that?

Let’s just not slow down the playoff process, of course.  

I hear Manj and Bryan are scheduled to play their second-round series tomorrow; Steve and I are set to play on Monday.  Haven’t heard from the other side.

Fire away!


League-Wide Trade Discussion

Posted: February 14th, 2017

Gents,

It has come to my attention that there was a thread of league-wide trade talk this morning on which I was not included.

When people try to talk trade while the playoffs are still going on, I always try to shut it down, because I feel as though it’s disrespectful to the teams that are still alive in the post-season. 

But I also recognize that our off-season is short, and teams that are out of it are anxious to make moves, so it’s a bit of a conundrum.  The fact that this most recent thread was started by a team that is still alive in the playoffs makes it even more conundrumic.

So – what should we do?

Obviously, teams that are out want to talk turkey, as it were. And teams that are still in don’t want to miss out on opportunities for next year while they’re still trying to win this year.

Should we just go wild west and take all the reins off, or should we change something or change nothing?

I want feedback – what have you thought in the past when you were in the playoffs still and trade emails were flying around? What should we do?


Playoff Match-Ups – Conference Semi-Finals

Posted: February 14th, 2017

Gents,

The first round is over, and the second round is ready to begin.

The Conference Semi-Final Round begins for every series on Game Day 92, regardless of the length of the first-round series from which a team has advanced.

Each series is a 2-3-2 format, beginning in the home park of the higher-seeded team, with a day off after Game Two and another after Game Five.\

Here are the match-ups:

KIVIMAKI CONFERENCE:

(1) SF vs. (4) OAK          Umpiring Crew J plus first two umpires of Crew K

(2) BAL vs. (3) HOU        Crew A plus first two umpires of Crew B

MOUTSOUROUFIS CONFERENCE:

(1) BOS vs. (6) HST        Crew L plus first two umpires of Crew M

(2) DET vs. (4) TOR         Crew N plus first two umpires of Crew O

Good luck to all involved!