Monday, October 31, 2016

Sim's Done. Welcome to the Preseason!

Game Date: Jan 29, 2029

Houston:  SP Bill Mobely (London), 1 yr/$338k
Highland:  OF Lorenzo Hernandez (no prev team), 3 yrs/$64m (!)

Next sim:  Wednesday night

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Sim Run

League Date: January 22, 2029

There were no transactions of note during this sim.

Administrative Notes:

  • I changed the settings for the draft to the new June 1st date.
  • I also changed the number of players generated for the draft from 30 to 50-rounds worth of players.
  • I also set the draft pool announcement date to be 35 days before the draft. This will give us draftniks an extra sim to do our evaluations. The amateur seasons will be in swing during this time, too, so we will all know which players to track and evaluate.
  • Last season, I noticed that a couple of teams were not playing their major league games in the standard Old League Park. I corrected that in this sim. Two teams were not using that stadium, but are now using it with the other ten teams.
  • Please install the new 17.12.75 patch of OOTP before uploading your next team export.
Hall of Fame:

While making the above changes, I took note of the settings for the Hall of Fame. 

I think the AI HOF voting option is what caused some players that received multiple human votes to note be elected. Do we want to make any changes to this (effective in the 2029-30 offseason)?

Next sim: Monday night (10/31/2016). This will take us, finally, into the start of the preseason.

Friday, October 28, 2016

New OOTP 17 version

There's a new version of OOTP 17: version 17.12.75. We will use this version after Saturday night's sim. Please wait until after I run the sim on Saturday night before installing it.

(Yes, I'm running the sim for Zev this weekend.)

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Sim's Done

I did run the sim last night, but I never got the chance to post about it.

Next sim:  Saturday night.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Sim's Done... Ricky's In!

Game Date:  Jan 8 2029

Congratulations to Ricky Peppers on his election to the Hall of Fame!


Norfolk: SP Masatake Shibata (London) 1 yr/$640k
Houston:  3B Esteban Ordonez (Antelope Valley), 4 yrs/$19.2m
Norfolk:  SP Qing-hua Tso (Shackamaxon), 2 yrs/$3.8m
Norfolk: SP Arturo Zavala (Highland), 1 yr/$930k

As we flip the calendar page, we say goodbye to players who have retired.  This year's retirements include:

RF Shinsaku Toiguchi (Atlanta), 6 yrs, .261/.779 OPS/ 54 HR
RP John Field (Shackamaxon), 6 yrs, 236 G, 5.21 ERA
RF Jim Edwards (New York), 5 yrs, .241/.770 OPS/ 117 HR/ 111 SB
CF Ben Beard (Brooklyn), 8 yrs, .243/.678 OPS/ 61 HR/ 167 SB
RP John Crabtree (Ohio/Houston), 5 yrs, 326 G, 6.06 ERA
RP Seija Masuda (Seattle/NY-Phil), 7 yrs, 264G, 6.03 ERA
3B Thomas Sheppard (Brick) 9 yrs, .252, .721 OPS, 79 HR
RF Kevin Works (Brooklyn), 9 yrs, .250, .776 OPS, 173 HR
SS Callum Ganyon (Ohio/Atlanta/Houston), 11 yrs, .271, 72 HR, 132 SB, 3x Slick Fielder (SS, 2018), (2B, 2020-21)
LF Ignacio Lopez (Shackamaxon), 9 yrs, .282, .795 OPS, 134 HR
RP Ambroz Ondra (Shackamaxon), 5 yrs, 130 G, 4.45 ERA
SP Scott Loman (Shackamaxon), 13 yrs, 98-80, 4.62 ERA, 1653 K
3B Ronald Quijada, 21 yrs, .269, .855 OPS, 2595 H, 481 HR, 1570 RBI, 149 SB, 3x Slick Fielder (2015-16, 19)
SP Alan Blessing (London), 10 yrs, 47-76, 4.99 ERA.

Next sim:  Wednesday night.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Sim's Done

Game Date:  Jan 1 2029

Please note that you can *still* vote for the Hall of Fame this sim.

Next sim:  Saturday night.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Sim's Done

Game Date:  Dec 25, 2028

Maui: RP Bruce Roughly (Norfolk), 1 yr/$540k
Houston:  RP Armando Sanchez (Antelope Valley) 1 yr/$384k

Next sim:  Wednesday night.  -- Please note that your Hall of Fame ballots must be submitted by this sim!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Sim's Done!

Game Date:  Dec 18 2028

Brooklyn:  2B Luis Figueroa (re-signed), 2 yr/$3.3m
Brooklyn:  SP Clayton Robinson (Shackamaxon), minor league contract
Maui: SS Richard Bender (re-signed), 1 yr, $2.55m
Maui: RP Low Shaw (Norfolk), minor league contract
Antelope Valley:  RP Ethan Moyer (Brick), 3 yrs/$21.5m

Next sim:  Saturday night

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Sim's Done

Game Date:  Dec 11 2028

We got our roster issue clarified, so the sim has been completed.

Norfolk: CF Cale Page (Highland) 1 yr/$630k
Norfolk:  P Manuel Silva (Brick) 1 yr/$510k
Norfolk:  P Shuji Miyashita (Brooklyn), minor league contract

Houston:  P Jesus Garcia (Norfolk) 1 yr/ $700k

Brooklyn:  1B Jeff Corson (re-signed) 1 yr/$700k

Antelope Valley:  3B Andreas Velasco (Houston), 4 yrs/$99m

London:  P John Cooper (re-signed), 1 yr/$810k

Hall of Fame:  For this year, we're going to use the manual voting system for the Hall of Fame that is in the game.  Please make sure to submit your ballots before we flip the calendar to 2029.

Next sim:  Thursday night

Monday, October 10, 2016

Sim in progress...

However, we have one owner with a roster problem, so I'm going to hold the sim.  I'll complete it on Wednesday night.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Trader Fred strikes again ....Brick and Highland

GM Fred Goldfarb and John Carrano complete another quick trade...At the news conference Fred "Trader " Goldfarb  announced another trade this time with John Carrano  of Highland..going to Highland are the following players Sergio Feliciano SS AAA Warminster 2.Ryan Hughes OF Brick and Masahide Ueda 1B recently of Norfolk and 8 million dollars ...Brick receives the 4th and 6th round picks both gotten from Seattle (Lopez/Nix) and (Allen) respectively...GM Goldfarb with a big smile explained the need to rebuild his farm system after the disaster created by the previous head scout..the new head scout Chet Walker on hand  to reassure all Brick fans that a new day is coming and another championship well not be too far away...John expressed his happiness with procuring new talent for the major league roster and improving both defense and offense with his team

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Rule V Draft Done

Game Date:  Dec 4 2028

Rule 5 Draft Results:
Norfolk:  1B Bernardo Alvarez (Seattle)
Shackamaxon: CL Ben Cloherty (London) & SP Jorge Villegas (London)
Antelope Valley: LF Jeremy Reed (Maui)

Houston: SP Peter Payton 1 yr/$358k
Houston: SP Ivan Gallardo 3 yr/$16.8m

Next sim:  Monday night

Friday, October 7, 2016

Norfolk and Brick come to a quick trade

After sending a league wide email to all the GM's about looking to dump an aging 1B for a pick GM Carrano woke up to find his email had a few interested teams. The team most eager to help out Norfolk was Brick and the discussions went quick and easy. Norfolk will be sending 1B  Masahide Ueda, and their 2nd round 2nd pick and their 6th round pick to Brick for a 20th round pick in this years draft and 500k in cash to help get out of the red.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Looking to dump player....

Hey everyone, I am looking for a team who has some cap room to trade an aging 1B who has two years left on his contract at 8.5 mil per year. The player is 1B Masahide Ueda and I already have a DH and a 1B on squad and I need to get out of the red for use of maybe picking up a player or two from the remaining thin free-agents. So this is what i'm willing to offer a team to take him off my hands..... Norfolk's 2nd rd 2nd pick

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Sim's Done. Rule 5 Draft

Game Date:  Dec 1 2028

Since the next sim has a draft, I want to allow more than one day for this sim.  So, therefore, the Rule 5 Draft will be done on Saturday night.

Also, there is a new version (build 73) and we will be upgrading after the draft.


Big trade between division rivals

Long-time rivals Seattle and Shackamaxon have put aside their differences, albeit temporarily, to complete another big trade. Heading cross-country from the Seattle Monarchs is ace starter Bruno Talamantez, who is excited to re-join former teammate Steven Broadbent. "Steve called me after he was traded, and told me how amazing Philadelphia was," Talamantez said, as he touched down at Philadelphia International Airport this morning. While tired from the overnight flight from Seattle, he appeared excited about the new opportunity.

"I was buried in the rotation in Seattle," he said. "Here, I'll get to lead an incredibly talented group of youngsters." He was, of course, referring to the formidable young starters in the Lenape system, headlined by John Ryan and Alejandro Baez. Talamantez will help mentor those two, alongside youngster Juan Santiago this season, and possibly last season's #1 overall draft pick Michael Leach, who is expected to debut with the Lenape late in the 2029 season.

"I'm a free agent next season, but if I like what I see here, I'm definitely open to signing an extension."

The cost for Shackamaxon was steep, with four prospects and a high draft pick heading west. The Monarchs welcome AAA catcher Jose Rodriguez and 3B Alan Rivers, AA OF John Carson, and a second round draft pick next summer. The two teams will also swap promising young pitchers currently rehabbing from serious injuries: the Lenape are receiving Juan Velez, and the Monarchs will get Rodrigo Padilla, recently re-acquired by the Lenape from Brick.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Sim Delay

I'm pushing tonight's sim off to tomorrow night to address an issue an owner is having.


Monday, October 3, 2016

DH on the TB

With my outfield and DH spots a little crowded, I'm putting Martin Perez on the trading block. He had a bit of a down year last year after battling a few minor injuries, but his track record screams bounceback. He's signed for the next 3 years at around $5MM per year, which is a steal for a guy who's batted .292 for his career and averaged 30 HR and 20 SB in his 5 year career.

I'm primarily looking for an immediate upgrade at 3B, but would be willing to consider all offers

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Sim's Done... Rule 5 Draft Coming Up

Game Date:  Nov 29 2028

I purposely cut this sim short, to give people a chance to add players to their 40 man roster in anticipation of the upcoming Rule 5 draft.

Houston:  C Manny Murillo (Antelope Valley) 2 yrs / $3.76m

Next sim:  Tuesday night
Following sim (and Rule 5 draft):  Thursday night