Draft Information

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

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

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

Rookie Draft Lottery and BlowOut Results

Gents, 

The New York Yankees “won” the rookie draft lottery, moving from the 6th pick to the 2nd overall.  Everything else went as expected.

The first round of the rookie draft will be:

1. FLA

2. NYY (picking 6th in each subsequent round)

3. KC (picking 2nd in each subsequent round)

4. NYM (picking 3rd in each subsequent round)

5. COL (picking 4th in each subsequent round)

6. WSH (picking 5th in each subsequent round)

7. MINN (switching picks with LA each round)

8. LA (switching picks with MINN each round)

9. SCO (switching picks with OHI each round)

10. OHI (switching picks with SCO each round)

11. MIL

12. ATL

13. TEX (switching picks with SD each round)

14. SD (switching picks with TEX each round)

15. HST

16. TB

17. TOR

18. OAK

19. STL

20. HOU

21. DET

22. BAL (switching picks with BOS each round)

23. BOS (switching picks with BAL each round)

24. SF

Off-season housekeeping stuff will be sent out as soon as Rick Q. gets me the numbers, and I’ll be ready to get to work with non-playoff teams and whoever else wants to pretty much right away!

Thanks for another great regular season!