Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Days 14-16, Round 5 results

Finally, the big signings have been made. The two biggest free agents this offseason have signed, one to a perennial big spender (umm, yours truly), and the other to the computer-guided Hartford franchise.

Day 14:
Day 15:
Day 16:
Round 5 of the draft is also complete. Round 6 (and the rest of the draft, if Jeremy would please stop sending in his picks :P) will be Tuesday night, as will days 17-20 of free agency.

Finally, Happy Rosh Hashanah to everyone! Between the (real) baseball playoffs (Go Phils!) and the impending start of our 2013 season, it's a great time of year!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Days 11-13 / Round 4 done

Only one signing in this free agency period. I re-signed reliever (and future member of the Scorpion Wall of Fame) Frank Carroll to a one-year, $500,001 deal.

Round 4 of the draft is complete.

Days 14-16 will be run on Monday night, as well as round 5 of the draft. There are still a few good free agents left, so get your offers in, and e-mail your draft picks to Zev and me!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Day 8-10 Done. 11-13 Saturday Night


Day 8 :
Hartford : C Stephen Herbert, 2,486,000 per year, for 3 years.
Hartford : SS Juan Henriquez, 444,000 per year, for 2 years.
New York : P John Eyman, 540,000 per year, for 2 years.

Day 9 :
Cleveland : P Amos Maloy, 900,000 per year, for 3 years.
River Cities : P Floyd Janik, 640,000 per year, for 1 year.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Days 6 and 7, Round 3 complete!

A few signings this period:

Day 6:
Day 7 :
Round 3 of the draft is also complete. Here are the selected players:

  1. Hartford pick: P Christopher Sheffield. Signing Bonus: $25,000
  2. Cleveland pick: SS Benito Ugarte. Signing Bonus: $25,000
  3. Danville pick: P David Rutledge. Signing Bonus: $95,000
  4. Houston pick: 1B Arturo Ortiz. Signing Bonus: $60,000
  5. Walla Walla pick: C Marcos Lopes. Signing Bonus: $25,000
  6. Seattle pick: P Roland Maloney. Signing Bonus: $60,000
  7. Saskatoon pick: C Moses Frances. Signing Bonus: $25,000
  8. Brooklyn pick: CF Tito Rosario. Signing Bonus: $87,500
  9. Los Angeles pick: LF Lawrence Fenster. Signing Bonus: $25,000
  10. New York pick: 2B Paul Hereford. Signing Bonus: $62,500
  11. Seattle pick: 1B Mauro Torres. Signing Bonus: $25,000
  12. River Cities pick: 1B Jewel Anderson. Signing Bonus: $60,000
The league file is up, and the web pages are on their way. Days 8-10 of free agency and round 4 of the draft will be Thursday night. Send your draft picks to Zev and me!

Day 5 Done. Days 6-7 tomorrow night.

Also, round 3 of the draft will be done tomorrow night.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Day 4 / Round 2 results

One signing on day 3, SP Thomas Brasfield by Walla Walla, $540k for two years.

Round two of the draft is in the books. The parents of the following players are very proud of them, I'm sure.
  1. Hartford pick: CF Steve Keo. Signing Bonus: $161,000
  2. Cleveland pick: P Gregg Fiala. Signing Bonus: $105,000
  3. River Cities pick: P Bruno Talamantez. Signing Bonus: $98,000
  4. Houston pick: 2B Herman Kerr. Signing Bonus: $105,000
  5. Seattle pick: P Tsumich Yoshida. Signing Bonus: $119,000
  6. Los Angeles pick: 3B Joseph Barnett. Signing Bonus: $98,000
  7. Los Angeles pick: P Jorge Aponte. Signing Bonus: $129,500
  8. Brooklyn pick: 1B Walter Tucker. Signing Bonus: $73,500
  9. Hickory pick: 2B David Lopes. Signing Bonus: $77,000
  10. Los Angeles pick: RF William Kersh. Signing Bonus: $105,000
  11. Seattle pick: RF Antonio Bustillos. Signing Bonus: $105,000
  12. River Cities pick: C Vincent Tran. Signing Bonus: $35,000
(Again, the game swapped picks 11 and 12, but I chose Mack's pick before Nate's.)

The league file is up, and the web pages are en route. Day 5 and round 3 will be Tuesday night. E-mail your draft picks to Zev and me.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Big Trade Among Adams League Contenders

Even though locked in mortal combat for playoff berths, Seattle and Hickory agreed to a big deal today, exchanging some top talent. Seattle traded away top infield prospect George "Terminator" Labarre, starting pitcher / swingman Allen "Roto" Rueter, and outfield prospect Malcolm Birdsell. Although these three prospects are a heavy price to pay, the Pisces are banking on getting bang for their buck in the #1 prospect in the SDMB OOTP league, Paul "The Dragon" Guerrero, and reliever Jimmy Matthias.

"We all kind of held our breath, swallowed deeply, and made the trade," said Owner/GM Mack Shultz. "Depending on how the players pan out, we'll either look brilliant or incredibly stupid. Right now, it's probably both."

The trade should strengthen the Huskers' bid for a wild card. Labarre, the #6 prospect in the game, had seen his path to the majors blocked by the Monarchs' current starting infield of Gerhardt, Deleon, and Alustiza. Now he's expected to start for the Huskers, filling the hole left by Timothy Palacio's flight to free agent riches. Meanwhile, Rueter will finally get his chance to start every day and prove that his ERA last year of 3.00 was no mirage.

Seattle meanwhile gets one of the game's top-regarded prospects in Guerrero. Inside sources suggest that the Monarchs hope Guerrero will be ready for prime time when star outfielder Sean Arant begins to slip. And, Matthias is expected to take over Rueter's role as emergency starter while also adding some front-line talent to the already deep Seattle bullpen.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Free Agency Day 3 / Amateur Draft Round 1

Only one signing on day 3, MR Henry Ringler by Walla Walla, $2,000,000 per year, for 2 years.

I also ran the first round of the draft. The results are as follows:
  1. Hartford pick: 3B Jason Lefebvre. Signing Bonus: $1,144,000
  2. Cleveland pick: P Oscar Villalpando. Signing Bonus: $1,173,000
  3. River Cities pick: P Buster Ducharme. Signing Bonus: $164,900
  4. Houston pick: LF Phillip Verner. Signing Bonus: $361,000
  5. Walla Walla pick: 2B Stefan Cienfuegos. Signing Bonus: $125,000
  6. Los Angeles pick: P Robert Morrill. Signing Bonus: $350,000
  7. Saskatoon pick: RF Herman Diestefano. Signing Bonus: $192,000
  8. Los Angeles pick: SS Carmelo Paredes. Signing Bonus: $172,800
  9. River Cities pick: LF Ernest Skelly. Signing Bonus: $50,000
  10. Houston pick: 3B John Leboeuf. Signing Bonus: $194,000
  11. River Cities pick: P Damian Coppock. Signing Bonus: $123,500
  12. Los Angeles pick: 2B Leon Cardoso. Signing Bonus: $49,000
Nate: The game had you picking 11th and my pick (from Seattle) as 12th. I didn't do a trade to correct that because the remaining players on our draft lists differed, but, if you want, I'll give you the $74,500 cash to make up the difference in draft spots.

FA Day 4 and Round 2 of the draft will be held on Monday night (probably by Zev, but e-mail me your draft picks just in case). The draft order in Round 2 is:
  1. Hartford
  2. Cleveland
  3. River Cities (from Danville)
  4. Houston
  5. Seattle (from Walla Walla)
  6. Los Angeles
  7. Los Angeles (from Saskatoon)
  8. Brooklyn
  9. Hickory
  10. Los Angeles (from New York)
  11. Seattle
  12. River Cities
The league file is up, and the HTML pages are en route.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Free Agent Day 2 Signings

The only signing on Day 2 is Michael Fay, who signed with Houston.

Day 3 will be done on Saturday night. We'll also be doing Round 1 of the Amateur Draft. Please send your picks to me and Michael.


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

OK, Let's Try It Again...

... I zipped up the league file again, and unzipped it. When I ran the unzipped file, I had the free agent offers report.

I uploaded the zipped file to the FTP server, re-downloaded it, and ran the file again (I don't think the problem was in the uploading and downloading, but hey, let's rule it out) and again, I have the free agent offer report.

Can other people please check it out and see if it works on their machines?



Sunday, September 14, 2008

Free Agency Day 1: No one signed

Day 2 will be tomorrow night. You also might want to start sending me your first round draft picks, as we'll be doing the first round of the amateur draft when we do Day 3 of free agency later this week.


UPDATE: If you downloaded the league file before 12:30AM on Monday morning (Eastern time), please re-download it.



Friday, September 12, 2008

Day 1 free agency...

is delayed (by rain?) until Saturday night.


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Trade: Stockholm and River Cities

It has come to pass, people.

First, River Cities sends starting pitcher Sherm Wheeler and minor league OF Dave Steinfeldt to Stockholm for UT Bill Allen.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Four star pitcher available

Yes, friends, Crazy Nate is on the move again.

I will move Four Star Pitcher Sherm Wheeler for a 2nd round pick. Salary has been biting me fierce and I have someone at least sort of ready to fill the gap.

Sherm Wheeler
Four stars
STF 45
CON 61
MOV 84

A true, four-pitch hurler Wheeler throws a fastball, change up, curve and slider for outs.

Injured last year there's just no place for him on this year's edition of the River Cities squad. That's why I'll GIVE him away for just a second round pick next year!

Attention K-Mart Shoppers...

... free agents are currently on sale in aisle 8. We carry a full selection of pitchers, catchers, infielders, outfielders, has-beens, never-weres and ne'er-do-wells. Please bring your selections up to the registers by Thursday night.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Coaches -- Day 5 Thursday Night

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