Monday, October 16, 2017

Sim's Done

League Date: Nov. 25, 2030


  • Mepkin Abbey signed SP Enrico Hernandez (Brick) - 2 years, $36m
  • Mepkin Abbey signed SP Ivan Gallardo (Wilmington) - 1 year, $670k
  • Houston re-signed SP Victor Galvan - 1 year, $940k
League News:
  • I enacted the changes we agreed upon for the minor leagues, starting with the 2031 season. In particular:
    • The former Rookie League is now known as Low A (A-).
    • The age limits (A- 22, A 24, AA 27) are in effect, but are not enforced until the start of the offseason. As that date has already passed for this year and season, it will not be enforced until the end of the 2031 season. So, you have all 2031 to evaluate your minor league players at whatever level you want, but they will need to be assigned according to age at the start of the 2031-32 offseason.
  • I removed the eligibility of pitchers to win the Outstanding Batter awards in the minors. We have that turned off in the majors, and I thought it was best to do so in the minors. If anyone strongly believes that pitchers should be eligible, we can discuss putting it back
  • The next sim will take us to the Rule 5 draft. This, right now, is your last chance to protect players from being selected in that draft.
Next Sim: Wednesday night, October 18, 2017. This will take us to the Rule 5 draft!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Sim's Done

Game Date:  Nov 18 2030


Mepkin Abbey closer Bong-ok Ch'on retires with 157 saves.
Houston re-signs SP Noah Hill (2 yrs/$6.1m)
Mepkin Abbey signs SP Adam Harrison (Houston), 2 yrs/$1.6m

Next sim:  Monday night.  Don't forget to protect your Rule 5 eligible players!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Bartering Barracudas and Black Bears

Brick and Appalachian have agreed to a trade involving 5 players and 2 draft picks.

Coming to the mountains of Virginia are 3B Angel PadillaOF Tomas KalakayRP Esteban Valenzuela, OF Cliff Bowen, and 5th round pick. Black Bears GM Brian Hockin knew that he would have to take on Kalakay's contract to get the deal done, but was willing to do so to get some good talent in return. "All of the players in the deal can help us immediately, but we're really hoping that Padilla develops into a 25 HR guy who can nail down third for a while" said GM Hockin.

Heading to Brick is OF Evan Martin and a 10th round pick in the upcoming draft. GM Fred Goldfab said "While we're sad to see those guys go, dumping Kalakay's salary and picking up a solid young outfielder who can play all 3 positions well is absolutely worth it."

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Monday, October 9, 2017

Sim's Done

Game Date:  Nov 4 2030

Next sim:  Tuesday night, which bring us to free agent filings.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Sim's Done -- More Hardware Given Out!

Game Date:  Oct 28 2030


Platinum Stick Awards:

C: Steve Jones, Seattle (2nd career award)
1B: Hector Valera, Seattle (2nd consecutive award)
2B: Norman Kuhn, Seattle (3rd consecutive award)
3B: Antonio Venet, Maui (also won Slick Fielder this year)
SS: Tae-Sang Pak, Maui
LF: Salvador Velasquez, Brick (2nd consecutive award)
CF: Albert Ramirez, Houston
RF: Lorenzo Hernandez, Highland
DH: Jesus Valdez, Highland

Outstanding Newcomer:  CF Joel Randall, Mepkin Abbey

Outstanding Pitcher: Toyoshige Takahashi, Seattle (3rd consecutive award)

Outstanding Batter:  Hector Valera, Seattle

Next sim:  Monday night, which will take us through the arbitration hearings.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Sim's Done

Game Date:  Oct 21 2030


Slick Fielder:

P:  Jesus Garcia, Atlanta
C:  Miguel Ramirez, Mepkin Abbey (2nd award)
1B: Ben Turner, Highland
2B:  Rodrigo Negron, Atlanta (2nd award)
3B:  Antonio Venet, Maui
SS:  Dmitri Radzilowski, Wilmington
LF:  Bill Love, Brooklyn
CF:  Chris Pace, Highland
RF:  Lucio Muniz, Atlanta (4th award)

Reliever of the Year  Anthony White, Philadelphia

Notes: The media revenues have been adjusted and the spreadsheet that Michael linked to in the previous comments section has been updated.

Next sim: Saturday night.