Saturday, June 16, 2018

It's Opening Day!!

Game Date:  Apr 1 2032

It's Opening Day.  Welcome to the 29th season of SDMB OOTP baseball.

The first sim will be on Wednesday.  Please make sure to have your major league and minor league rosters conform to in-season rules.  Specifically...

Major League Roster -- maximum 25 players
AAA Rosters -- maximum 35 players
AA Rosters -- maximum 35 players aged 27 or younger
A Rosters -- maximum 35 players aged 24 or younger.

Please don't put the commissioners in the position of having to make roster choices for you in order to avoid delaying the Opening Day sim.

Please see Michael's blog post on the Slack channel that he set up for the league.  Feel free to have all sorts of league discussions there -- from advertising/discussing trade options, rules that you feel might improve the league, plot the overthrow of the universe, whatever... 

Significant Injuries:

Philadelphia, RP Joe Younger, sore elbow, 2 weeks
Maui SP Shawn Henry, torn labrum, done for the season
Seattle CF Antonio Zumaya, sprained ankle, 3 weeks.

Opening Day Sim:  Wednesday Night


Zev and I have setup a Slack for our league. It's something we are going to try for discussions and other things that would normally go on this blog. It also has a direct message chat feature that could be used for trade discussion.

We'll still use this blog for announcements, but I hope we will use the Slack, too. I installed a polling app for surveys. You'll see the first poll once you join.

I set up three channels for now:

  • #general - This is for general announcements and league-related discussions
  • #random - This is for other chatter, like about "real" MLB
  • #tradetalk - Post your trade requests here

Here's the invite link to join the SDMB OOTP Slack.

There are also Slack mobile apps to use on your phone (iOS / Android), which is probably better than the web page.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Sim's Done. Final Spring Training Sim Coming...

Game Date:  Mar 29 2032

The final sim of Spring Training will be on Saturday night.


Philadelphia/Brick trade

As Spring Training winds up, the Brick Barracudas received troubling news as starting 1B Martin Cox will miss half the season with a broken ankle. Fortunately, the Philadelphia Hornets had a spare 1B to trade, and a deal was made this morning.

Heading to Brick is 1B Javier Cisneros, who has already called Brick his home before and AAA RP George Pepin (also a former Brick farmhand). Philadelphia will receive pitching prospect Jose Rodriguez in return.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Sim's Done - Spring Training Nearing Its End

Game Date:  Mar 22 2032

Significant Injuries:
Brick 1B Martin Cox, fractured ankle, 3 months
Maui SP Greg Jenkins, shoulder inflammation, 4 weeks
Highland CL Jesus Gonzalez, bicep tendinitis, 5 weeks.

Next Sim:  Thursday night.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Sim's Done

Game Date:  Mar 15 2032

Significant Injuries:

Antelope Valley's Dane Beck will miss about four months with a shoulder inflammation.
Antelope Valley will also be without minor league SP Luis Martinez this year, as he has a torn rotator cuff.
Highland C Albert Soto has a ruptured Achilles tendon and will miss 3-4 months.

Next sim:  Monday night. Tuesday night.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Sim's Done

Game Date:  Mar 8 2032

Next spring training sim:  Saturday night.