Monday, May 31, 2010

The unfortunately-annual Los Angeles Fire Sale

Players available for trade:

1B Michael Slye
2B Bill Turek
LF Allan Callahan
CF George Aguinaldo
RF Tony Demiras

SP William Minton
SP Jeffery Shuttleworth
SP Jimmy Matthias
MR Donald Dinwiddie
MR John Eyman
CL Bill DeWall

I'd offer Sean Arant for trade, again, but I finally gave up on him and released him, eating $7m in salary.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

June II Sim Done

Game Date: 7/1/2016

Who Uploaded?:
Los Angeles
New York
River Cities

Adams: Cleveland expands their lead over Hickory to five games
Zotti: Seattle still leads by two over Saskatoon
Signorino: Maui continues to pound away at the division and is now up by 17.
Wild Card: Saskatoon leads Ohio by three and Hickory by five.

Saskatoon 1B Billy Pla was the Player of the Week 6/20
Cleveland 3B John Grondin won the Player of the Week 6/27

Pla also won Rookie of the Month for June and Grondin won Batter of the Month
Saskatoon's Demarcus Ramirez won Pitcher of the Month

Brooklyn released longtime SP Sabas Delvalle, after ten years with the team.

RF Patrick Valdez of River Cities strained a rib cage muscle and will miss about five weeks.
Danville's LF Alfonso Fernandez developed a hernia and will miss about four weeks (of which about two have already passed).

Brooklyn LF Miguel Cuesta became the eighth player in league history to rack up 1000 RBI.

Next sim -- next Saturday night!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Favorite Toy Calculator

A few years ago, I posted some projections using the Favorite Toy projections. Favorite Toy is a tool devised by Bill James to try to calculate the chances that a player will reach a certain counting stat during the course of his career.

An owner requested that I make the spreadsheet for calculating this available online. As such, there is a link in the Links section that leads to the Favorite Toy calculator.

To use the calculator, all you have to do is fill in the cells highlighted in yellow.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.


June I Sim Done

Game Date: 6/16/2016

Who Uploaded:

Los Angeles
River Cities

Adams: Cleveland takes away Hickory's lead and is now up by three games.
Zotti: Seattle's four game lead is cut in half... but now it's Saskatoon in second place.
Signorino: Maui keeps rolling along, upping their lead from twelve games to sixteen.
Wild Card: Saskatoon has a five game lead over Hickroy and Ohio

River Cities 2B Timothy Palacio named player of the week 6/6
Maui's 3B Octavio Calabres named player of the week 6/13

Maui's Kyle Fike pitches a no hitter against Hickory on 6/2, walking no one and striking out ten.
Maui's Octavio Calabres goes 5-6 on that same day
Cleveland's Nathaniel Burton goes 6-6 (in a nine inning game) with a double and a home run 6/7
New York's C Herman Gossard goes 5-6 with 2 HR 6/11

No long term injuries this sim

Milestones Reached:
Seattle's Gregory Mudge became the first player in SDMB history to top 400 home runs this sim!
Brooklyn's Luis Jeon became the second player to reach 1000 walks and is only nine walks behind all time leader, Rafael Collazo
River Cities John Okane became the second player to reach 200 victories this sim and is only eleven wins behind struggling teammate Chad Nelligan.

Next sim, next Saturday night!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Unavailable this weekend

FYI: I'm moving this weekend (and, no, I'm not changing my team's name again this time!) so I won't be able to do any league-related activities (run the sim if Zev can't, or engage in serious trade talk) until I get back online, which I'm hoping to do by Sunday afternoon.

Minor Seattle/Maui trade

In a trade barely worthy of mention, the Maui Mashers acquired AAA MR Robert Holland from the Seattle Monarchs in exchange for Maui's 6th round pick in next year's amateur draft.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

May II Done

Who Uploaded
Los Angeles
New York
River Cities

Adams: Hickory has a one game lead over Cleveland
Zotti: Seattle made a major move and now has a four game lead over Ohio
Signorino: Maui continues to crush the competition and now has a twelve game lead.
Wild card: Ohio in front with a one game lead over Cleveland and Saskatoon.

River Cities' Patrick Valdez wins Batter of the Month
Ronald Placencia of Seattle wins Pitcher of the Month
1B Travis Sparrow of River Cities wins Rookie of the Month

Hickory's Paul Shunk will miss four weeks with a knee injury.
River Cities' MR Damion Cappock is out until June 2017 with a ruptured tricep tendon.
Houston's Jonathan Casady will miss 3-4 weeks with a back injury.
Closer Dale Beene of LA is out for the season with a back injury.

Next sim will be next Saturday night.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Owner Directory Updated & Published

I published the owner directory and put a link to it in the "Links" section of the blog.


Seattle - Maui Trade

Maui Mashers GM Matt Macario responded quickly to the tragic career-ending injury of 5* catcher Gene Zwick today by announcing the acquisition of AAA catching prospect Richard Heitz from a former division rival, the Seattle Monarchs.

"It's tough to replace a guy like Gene," Macario sighed, "but we like this new kid. He's been toiling away in AAA in Seattle, because let's face it, that organization has more depth than it knows what to do with. We are going to give him an opportunity to play every day in the majors."

In return for Heitz, Seattle will receive Maui's 3rd round pick in the next amateur draft.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

May I Done

Sim's done. Game date: 5/15/2016.

Who uploaded?

Los Angeles
New York
River Cities


Adams -- Cleveland and Hickory tied for the lead
Zotti -- Ohio is two games up on Saskatoon and Seattle
Signorino -- Maui has a seven game lead over New York


Maui needs a new catcher as Gene Zwick fractured his knee and is out for good.

Interesting games?

Maui and Brooklyn fought a seventeen inning duel on 5/6. Brooklyn had a 4-0 going into the bottom of the ninth as starter David Reimers threw eight shutout innings. Alas, the bullpen (one of the strengths of the Brooklyn team) could not hold it together in the ninth.

Robert Riddick started the inning for the Wolves and quickly got two outs. Down to their last batter, however, the Mashers did not give up. A single by former Wolf John Hodge was followed by a RBI double by the now-injured-and-soon-to-be-retired Gene Zwick. After Vernon Cipriani came in to pitch, Robert Estill followed with an RBI single and then Dong Lutz sent a ball over the left field wall to tie the game at 4-4.

Both teams traded a pair of runs in the 11th. Brooklyn got two on the board from a Ronald Chambers single. Maui got its pair from a triple off the bat of 3B Octavio Cabrales.

Maui threatened in the bottom of the 16th when they loaded the bases with no one out. However, they failed to score when Cabrales swung at a 3-0 pitch (after the previous two batters walked!!) and grounded into a 4-2-3 double play. No Neck Natsu then popped out to end the inning.

Given another chance, the Wolves made the most of it. In the top of the 17th, they led off with a single by 3B Bruce Parker. He was then brought home by a Bruce Manning triple. In the bottom of the inning, Maui managed a double by RF John Custard, but that was about it.

Time of Game: 5:07
Bruce Parker went 5-for-8. Bruce Manning missed the cycle by a double.

Next sim? Next Saturday night.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Important: I screwed up

I forgot that we sim two halves to a month, and not two weeks at a time, so the sim I ran on Saturday night should have been until 5/1, instead of 4/29. The missing two days will be simmed on the front half of the next sim on Saturday, so we'll be up to 5/15 after it.

Please make sure your DFA and injury lists reflect this new schedule.


-- Michael "This is why I'm only the junior commissioner" Weintraub

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Sim II

Who uploaded?

Los Angeles
New York

What's the league date?

Friday 4/29/2016

Who's in first place?

Cleveland and Hickory are tied in the Adams Division with 17-9 records
Saskatoon is also 17-9 and leads the Zotti Division by one game over Ohio
Maui, too, is 17-9, and has a comfortable six game lead in the Signorino Division over Houston and New York

What's in the news?

Seattle signed David Kerry to a two-year extension, $17.2m, with the final season being a player option
Los Angeles SS Ricky Peppers slugged his 300th career home run
Saskatoon's Rufus Murry was the player of the week ending 4/18, and Ohio's Christopher Moss followed in the week ending 4/25.

Who got hurt?

Thursday, April 28th, 2016
New York Gothams: F. Thomas was injured while pitching. The Diagnosis: finger blister. He's expected to miss about 1-2 weeks.
Wednesday, April 27th, 2016
Hickory Huskers: K. King was injured while running the bases. The Diagnosis: strained calf muscle. This is a day-to-day injury expected to last 2 weeks.
River Cities Sternwheelers: T. Palacio was injured in a collision at a base. The Diagnosis: strained rib cage muscle. He's expected to miss about one week.
Sunday, April 24th, 2016
Maui Mashers: R. Gibson was injured while pitching. The Diagnosis: back spasms. He's expected to miss about 1-2 weeks.
Saturday, April 23rd, 2016
Brooklyn Wolves: R. Vaz was injured while throwing the ball. The Diagnosis: dead arm syndrome. He's expected to miss about 3 weeks.
Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
Danville Dans: P. Bernabe was injured while running the bases. The Diagnosis: dislocated shoulder. He's expected to miss about 5-6 weeks.
Saturday, April 16th, 2016
Hickory Huskers: B. Webb was injured while running the bases. The Diagnosis: bruised ankle. This is a day-to-day injury expected to last 4 days.
Thursday, April 14th, 2016
Ohio Buckeyes: C. Moss is ill. The Diagnosis: migraine. This is a day-to-day injury expected to last 3 days.

When's the next sim?

Next Saturday night (5/9/2010).