Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Draft's Done

Game Date:  Mar 2, 2026

Next sim:  Saturday night

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

No Sim Tonight

I'm sorry everyone, but I'm going to have to push off tonight's sim to tomorrow night.

See you then.


Trade: Brick and Ohio

In a move that Ohio GM Brian Hockin may eventually regret, the Buckeyes have agreed to trade AAA C Fred Kennedy to Brick in exchange for AAA CF Marcos Rodriguez.

When approached for a quote, Hockin said "We just have too many catchers. Guillermo Medina came up last year mid-season and was our most consistent player, and now we've called up Jean-Charles Gauthier as his backup and to play some 1B. We just didn't have room for another catcher on the roster, and have been on the lookout for a good leadoff hitter for some time now"

Brick GM Fred Goldfarb could not be reached for comment, but rumor has it that maniacal laughter could be heard coming from his office.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Welcome to the Amateur Draft

Game Date:  Mar 1, 2026

We're well into Spring Training and ready for the annual Amateur Draft.  The draft will be run on Tuesday night.  Before then, please make sure to do the following:

  • Upload your draft selections and (if you do), let Michael and I know that you sent one in (either via email or as a comment to this thread).
  • Check the Traded Draft Picks page to make sure that all the draft picks that you acquired through drafts are there.  No claims for missed acquired draft picks will be entertained after the draft.  

Next sim:  Tuesday night.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Spring Training Is Here

Game Date:  Feb 25, 2026

Next sim:  Saturday night, which will bring us to the amateur draft.


Please Make Sure All Trades Are On The Blog...

As we return to regular service, please make sure that any trades that were agreed to while I was out are posted on the blog.



Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Next Sim: Thursday night

Thank you, everyone, for being patient with me during this delay.  We will resume the sims on Thursday night with the sim that will take us up to the start of Spring Training.


Thursday, February 12, 2015

Brick/Shackamaxon trade

On the cusp of spring training, two Zotti Division rivals have made a trade to improve each other's fortunes. Shackamaxon sends AAA 2B Uksem Majaliwa and a sixth round pick in the upcoming draft to Brick for MR Bernardo Franco.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015


We're going to take a week off before running the next sim. Zev or I will let you know the upcoming schedule sometime next week or weekend.


-- Michael

Slight Delay


My apologies, but due to some extenuating circumstances, I'm not going to be able to run the sims for the next week or so.  I'll leave it up to Michael to decide how he wants to proceed until I'm back.



Sunday, February 8, 2015

Sunday Sim's Done -- Spring Training Straight Ahead

Game Date:  Feb 23, 2026

Brooklyn, SP Kevin Kepner (re-signed), 2 yr/$4.2m
Antelope Valley, CF Steve Keo (Shackamaxon), 3 yr/$34.4m
Maui:  SP Fernando Estrada (Atlanta), 1 yr/$900k

Notes:  Next sim will only cover two days, bringing us to the start of Spring Training.  The following sim will bring us to the amateur draft.

Next sim:  Tuesday night.

Friday, February 6, 2015

No Sim Last Night...

I'm sorry... I had one of those "life gets in the way" nights.

The sim will be run on Sunday.


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Division Rivals Swap Future Stars

The World Champion Seattle Seahaw ... oh crap ... that wasn't a dream. Let me try again.

The World Champion Seattle Monarchs traded future star shortstop Javier Chalen to the Brick Barracudas in exchange for future star outfielder Brandon Thompson and Brick's first-round pick in the upcoming amateur draft.

"We're thrilled to add Brandon, sad to lose Javier, and don't know yet how to feel about the first-round pick," said Seattle team spokeswoman Katie Shultz. "That should clear up as soon as the draft is over though."

Team owner/GM Mack Shultz could not be reached for comment, as he entered his Fortress of Solitude late Sunday night in what has been described as a state of profound depression.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Tuesday Sim Done

Game Date:  Feb 16 2026

Brick:  P Nicholas Vargas (Brooklyn), 1 yr/$3.1m

As a note, Shackamaxon signed young CF Jose Molina to a ten year contract extension.  I believe this is the first ten year contract in league history.

Next sim:  Thursday evening.

International Complex

Does anybody understand how the international complex is supposed to work in this version of the game? My plan was to keep my international players in the complex until (a) the players are were ready to start for my A-ball team, (b) the complex reaches the maximum limit of 50 players, or (c) the players age out of the complex.

Anyone have a better plan or better understanding of the complex that they're willing to share with the rest of the class?

Monday, February 2, 2015

Need a catcher?

Signing Barney Maxon has made Bobby Krieger somewhat redundant. He's an excellent backup catcher (.871 OPS/13.1 VORP in 167 AB last year and rated 82 at catcher) who could probably start, but he's behind both Maxon and George Robinson.

Instead of trying to stash Krieger at AAA, I'm looking to move him in a trade. I'm looking for a good bullpen prospect in return, preferably left-handed. I'd be willing to package a draft pick with Krieger for an elite arm, too.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Sunday Sim Done

Game Date:  Feb 9, 2026

Hickory:  1B Jesus Flores (re-signed), 5 yrs/$95m
Maui: 1B Carl Watson, (Antelope Valley), 1 yr/$650k.

The player pool for the upcoming amateur draft has been published and is now available for viewing here (batters) and here (pitchers).

The draft order is:

  1. Houston (67 victories)
  2. Atlanta (69)
  3. Ohio (70)
  4. Maui (76)
  5. Antelope Valley (78)
  6. Hickory (79, winner virtual coin toss)
  7. London (79)
  8. Brooklyn (82)
  9. Brick (84)
  10. Philadelphia (89)
  11. Shackamaxon (Cecil Cup Loser)
  12. Seattle (Cecil Cup Winner)

Please be sure to check the Traded Draft Picks sheet and make sure that you are being credited with all the draft picks you have acquired through trades.  That is the sheet I will be using when I conduct the draft, so please make sure all the draft picks you acquired through trades are reflected there.

Next sim:  Tuesday evening.