Friday, May 31, 2013

Sim's Done

Game Date:  Nov 21, 2022

Shackamaxon signed 3B Qi-zhen Huang (Hickory)  1 yr/$1.2m
Monck's Corner signed MR Joel Rojas (Hickory)  2 yrs/$6.5m
Brooklyn signed P Shuji Miyashita (no prev team) to a minor league contract.

Next sim:  Sunday morning.

Meanwhile, please remember that we have an opening.  If you have any friends or family who may be interested, please let us know.


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Sim's Done

Actually, it was done last night.

Next sim (covering one week) will be Thursday night.


Monday, May 27, 2013

Attention Free Agent Shoppers...

Game Date:  Nov 7, 2022

Free Agency is upon us.  Go grab those bargains!

Next sim:  Tuesday evening.

Correction to cash balances for three times

There is an issue that has cropped up before concerning cash balances in the game in the offseason, and it seems to have cropped up again.

Under our current rules, we have a cash cap limit of $25 million.  That means that if you end the season with more than $25 in cash, the team owner (who is not you as far as the game is concerned) takes the cash and blows it on vacations, cheap booze and Fabrage eggs. 

You can find out which teams "lost" money by looking at the news log (specifically, look at the entries for Oct 8). 

Mack has pointed out that there were some teams that should have been left with more money than they actually received.

The current cash balances of the teams are as follows:

Antelope Valley - $3,435,186
Atlanta - $17,848,256
Brooklyn - $10,000,000
Moncks Corner - ($530,401)
New York - $5,000,000
Shackamaxon - $12,859,040
All other teams - $25,000,000

Of the teams that don't have the full $25 million, the Antelope Valley, Moncks Corner and Shackamaxon owners didn't take any disbursements. 

The Atlanta owner took $4,462,066
The Brooklyn owner took $45m+
The New York owner took $47m+

The Atlatna owner should not have taken any disbursement at all, as the team did not have $25m in cash.  The Brooklyn and New York owners took too much, as those teams should have been left with $25m.

As a result, I will be adusting the cash balances for these teams.  New York and Brooklyn will be set to $25 million.  Atlanta will be set to $22,310,322 (its current cash balance plus what the owner took).

If anyone has any questions, I will be more than happy to answer them.  Special thanks to Mack for pointing out this bug.


Friday, May 24, 2013

Sim's Done

Game Date:  10/31/2022

The sim was run last night (I'm just a little slow in posting about it). 

Next sim will be Sunday morning.


Thursday, May 23, 2013

History of Team Drafting

Based on the infamous Shultz historical spreadsheets for the league, I have gone back and looked at how players drafted by the various teams have ended up. The data seems to me to explain a lot of league history.

Some caveats first. First, this is all based on the team that drafted a player. So, if they were later traded, released, etc, the player's stats all still "count" for the team that originally drafted him. Second, this doesn't take into account where someone was drafted. Teams don't get any credit (or demerits) for picking high (or low) in the draft. Third, this goes back to the inception of the league and counts all the drafts by the various owners (or computers) running the teams.

That said, here are the numbers.

Antelope Valley
221 players drafted
Total of 391.2 WAR over 333 major league seasons
1.2 WAR/ML year
1.8 WAR/pick

206 players drafted
269.7 WAR over 306 seasons
0.9 WAR/ML year
1.3 WAR/pick

205 players drafted
323.2 WAR over 286 seasons
1.1 WAR/ML year
1.6 WAR/pick

214 players drafted
210.4 WAR over 329 seasons
0.6 WAR/ML year
1.0 WAR/pick

198 players drafted
392.9 WAR over 324 seasons
1.2 WAR/ML year
2.0 WAR/pick

233 players drafted
193.6 WAR over 409 seasons
0.5 WAR/ML year
0.8 WAR/pick

201 players drafted
517.9 WAR over 336 seasons
1.5 WAR/ML year
2.6 WAR/pick

Monck's Corner
229 players drafted
531.8 WAR over 415 seasons
1.3 WAR/ML year
2.3 WAR/pick

New York
207 players drafted
376 WAR over 314 seasons
1.2 WAR/ML year
1.8 WAR/pick

219 players drafted
400.8 WAR over 352 seasons
1.1 WAR/ML year
1.8 WAR/pick

232 players drafted
545.1 WAR over 347 seasons
1.6 WAR/ML year
2.3 WAR/pick

211 players drafted
183.4 WAR over 236 seasons
0.8 WAR/ML year
0.9 WAR/pick

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A Legend Hangs 'Em Up & Awards

Game Date:  10/24/2022

First Baseman Dong Lutz, a longtime superstar in the league, has decided to call it a career.  Lutz, who began his career in 2006 with the Hickory Huskers, went on to put up Hall-of-Fame numbers.  He finishes his career among the leaders in almost every batting category:

Home Runs:  593 -- second all time to Luis Jeon
Hits -- 2653 -- all time leader
Doubles -- 431 -- fifth place
RBI -- 1696 -- second to Jeon
Runs -- 1657 -- second to Jeon
Walks -- 1529 -- second to Jeon
OBP -- .393 -- fourth place (min 6000 PA)
Slugging -- .531 -- eighth place
OPS -- .928 -- fifth place

In addition, Lutz was named Batter of the Year three times.

In other news, the annual awards were handed out this week.  While the Seattle Monarchs might have lost the Cecil Cup, they did manage to sweep the major awards.  The winners are:

Outstanding Batter:  LF Jonathan Anderson.  The young left fielder wins his second consecutive Outstanding Batter award.  Anderson had a .335 average, 210 hits, 45 home runs and an OPS of 1.047.

Outstanding Pitcher:  Enrico Hernandez.  Hernandez takes home his second Outstanding Pitcher award for his 23-6, 2.39 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 203 K season.  In 15 home starts, he compiled an amazing  13-1, 1.51 record.

Outstanding Rookie:  2B Norman Kuhn.  The Paladin put together a great season for the Monarchs, hitting .327 with 25 home runs and 91 RBI.

In addition, the Slick Fielder awards were handed out.  The deserving winners are:

 Pitcher:  Juan Villatoro, Maui
Catcher:  Manny Murillo, Atlanta
First Base:  Masahide Ueda, Ohio
Second Base:  John Leboeuf, Houston
Third Base:  Felipe Mendoza, Shackamaxon
Shortstop:  Luis Cedeno, Brooklyn
Left Field:  Alvin Sherman, Ohio
Center Field:  Bas Bijkerk, Seattle
Right Field:  Lucio Muniz, Seattle

Next sim:  Wednesday night

UDPATE (Thursday):   I never got to the sim last night.  We'll run it tonight (Thursday).

Monday, May 20, 2013

Option Years and Arbitration

I decided to put off the sim until tomorrow night.  I did not realize that decisions on options years are now due and I want to give all owners the chance to respond.

In addition, arbitration season has begun.  Please make arbitration offers to eligible players.

The sim will be run tomorrow night.


Sunday, May 19, 2013

hi this  Fred informing all that starting pitcher cooper is available for trade  so make me a offer ...

Sim's Done

Game Date:  10/17/2022

Sim's done.  Next sim will be Monday night.

If no one has any objections, I'm going to be adding additional college and high school teams during this off-season.  This should stabilize some of the scouting reports that come from those players and make the amateur draft scouting more reliable.


Friday, May 17, 2013

Sim's Done

The sim was run last night.

The next sim will be done on Sunday morning and will be for seven days.


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Rain Delay

OK, as you no doubt noticed, Sunday came and went and there was no sim.  I ended up putting it off for two reasons:

1.  Some owners are still on vacation and I figured it wouldn't hurt to wait an extra few days.
2.  I was hoping to find another owner for the vacancy.

We'll resume sims on Thursday night.  In the meantime, if anyone knows of someone who might be nterested, please feel free to have them drop an email to myself and Michael.  I will be offline for about 48 hours starting this evening, so if you (or the propective new owner) don't get an email from me right away, don't panic.  :)


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

League News: Online Reports Updated; Team Vacancy

Now that the post season is over, I have refreshed and uploaded all the online reports.  You can access them at the league site.

In addition, one of our original owners, Nate, has retired and hence, his team, the Monck's Corner Monks are now available.  I will be starting a thread on the SDMB soon to see if we can recruit a new owner.  Feel free to monitor the thread and answer any questions that may come up.

I think most of our vacationing owners will be back by next week, so I am going to tentatively set next Sunday morning as the date for the next sim.


UPDATE:  The recruitment thread has been created.   Please feel free to monitor and answer any questions.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Maui Mashers Defeat Seattle To Capture Third Cecil Cup in Four Seasons

The Maui Mashers are the winners of the 2022 Cecil Cup and the champions of the 21st season of SMDBOOTP baseball. 

Maui defeated Seattle 5-1 to win Game 5 of their series.  Maui starter Kyle Fike shut down the Monarch bats, limiting Seattle to one run on four hits over eight innings.  Seattle starter Ted O'Herlihy, on the other hand, was tagged for five runs in two innings, burying Seattle in a hole that they never crawled out of.

With the season over and several owners away on vacation, we'll give Matt a week or so to bask in the glory of his victory.  During the week, I'll update the online reports and post the upcoming sim schedule.

Congrats, Matt, on winning his third Cecil Cup and congrats to Mack on another well-played season.


Game 4 Goes To Maui; Mashers Lead Series 3-1

The Maui Mashers resumed their winning ways today with a 6-3 victory over the Seattle Monarchs, giving them a 3-1 lead in the Cecil Cup series.

Seattle scored first in the top of the second on a Bas Bijkerk RBI single against Matt McDonald.  The Mashers tied it up in the bottom of the third when Barney Maxon launched a 432 foot shot to center field against Juan Morrales. Maui then added a run in the next frame, making it 2-1.

The decisive blow, however, came off of the bat of LF Jose Fernandez, who hit a bases-loaded triple right to right in the sixth.  Fernandez later came home on an RBI single by Angel Banuelos, making the score 6-1.  Seattle chipped away at the Maui lead with a run in the seventh and another one in the eighth, but the Monarchs simply could not put enough runs on the board to catch up.

Since this game was delayed, I won't run tonight, unless both teams indicate that they are ready to go tonight.  If they aren't the next game will be Monday night.


Thursday, May 2, 2013

Seattle Wins 6-2, Maui Leads 2-1

The Seattle Monarchs defeated the Maui Mashers today 6-2, to win their first game in the Cecil Cup series.  The game was scoreless until the top of the fifth when the Monarchs put five runs on the board on the strength of a home runs by Norman Kuhn and Juan Gomez.  The Mashers never recovered from that inning.

Game 1:  Maui 6, Seattle 1
Game 2:  Maui 9, Seattle 7 (11 innings)
Game 3:  Seattle 6, Maui 2
Game 3:  Thursday night.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Maui Takes 2-0 Lead In Extra Inning Thriller

The Maui Mashers took a 2-0 in the Cecil Cup series thanks to a 9-7 11 inning victory.

The scoring started in the second inning when Juan Gomez put the Monarchs on the board with a solo home run to right off of starter William Lawrence.  That lead held until the top of the fifth when Seattle starter Ted O'Herlihy served up a long solo home run to Jose Fernandez.

The tie held until the top fo the seventh when Timothy Mendiola put the Mashers ahead with a solo homer.  In the top of the ninth, Seattle brought in closer Robert Riddick to prevent any further damage.  Unfortunately for the Monarchs, however, the normally rock-solid Riddick could not keep the Mashers off the bases.  Leadoff hitter Octavio Cabrales led off with a single.  After retiring the next two batters, Timothy Mendiola doubled, bringing home pinch-runner Ramiro Ramirez.  Jose Fernandez then reached on an error, and pinch-hitter Dan St. John singled bringing home Mendiola.  By the time the inning ended, Riddick was gone and Maui entered the bottom of the ninth with a 5-1 lead. 

Maui brought in Jim Curry to close down the Monarchs.  Jonathan Anderson led off with a solo home run, cutting Maui's lead to three.  Juan Gomez and Terry Hubbard singled, bringing up pinch hitter Ivan Castillo.  Castillo launched a 1-0 pitch to left to tie the game.  However, Seattle could not get another runner on base, and so the game went into extra innngs.

Seattle brought in reliever Mike Campbell (he of the 10-0, 1.65 record) to face the Mashers in the 10th.  Leadoff pinch-hitter Marcel LaBelle singled to center and the next batter, Jason Lefebvre was hit with the first pitch.  Next, pinch hitter Ching-hsia Yuen singled.  LaBelle scored on a close play at the plate and the other runners advanced.  The next batter, Richard Bender singled bringing home Lefebvre, giving Maui a a 7-5 lead.  Maui failed to score for the rest of the inning and took the field in the bottom of the inning to defend a two run lead.

Pitcher Bill Dewall gave up a leadoff double to Lucio Muniz.  A passed ball sent him to third.  Jonathan Anderson then grounded out, bringing home Muniz.  A Norman Kuhn double was immediately followed by a Juan Gomez double, tying up the game again at 7-7.  Maui brought in Manuel Galindo to face Terry Hubbard with a runner on second.  A wild pitch sent him to third and Hubbard walked.  However, the net batter Tanyu Maekawa flew out on the first pitch to end the inning.  After ten, the score was still tied 7-7.

With Campbell still on the mound, the Mashers came to bat in the top of the 11th.   Angel Banuelos led off with a single.  Barney Maxon laid down a sac bunt, sending Banuelos to second.  Marcel LaBelle was then intentionally walked and Jason Lefebvre hit with a pitch to load the bases with no one out.  Ching-hsia Yuen then worked a full count and walked, forcing in a run.  The Monarchs then brought in Carlo Humphrey to face Richard Bender.  Bender then hit a sac fly, bringing home LaBelle.   By the end of the inning, Maui led 9-7.

Seattle came up in the bottom of the eleventh.  Pedro Campos struck out swinging and Toshinobu Mitzutani flew out to right.  Lucio Muniz managed to hit a single, but next batter Steve Jones flied out to left to end the game.

Game 1:  Maui 6, Seattle 1
Game 2:  Maui 9, Seattle 7 (11 innings)
Game 3:  Thursday night.