Monday, October 30, 2017

Sim's Done

Game Date:  Dec 30 2030

Maui: RF Don Jones (extension) 1 yr/$8.5m
Philadelphia:  SS Garry Nicholson (Appalachian) 1 yr/$450k
Wilmington:  C Cristobal Cordero (Highland) 1 yr/$2.5m
Antelope Valley: SP Kevin Lambert (Wilmington) 1 yr/$870k
Mepkin Abbey: SP Jesus Garcia (Atlanta) 1 yr/$730k

Next sim:  Wednesday night.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Sim's Done

Game Date:  Dec 23 2030

Signings:  Maui, CL Julio Delvalle (Atlanta), 3 yr/ $18m

Next sim:  Monday night

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Sim's Done! Vote For Hall of Fame! Really Tough Trivia Question!

Game Date:  Dec 16 2030


  • Highland:  SP Jack Kaiser (Antelope Valley), 1 yr/$3.75m
  • Houston:  SP Dylan Robinson (Mepkin Abbey), 1 yr/$476k
  • Philadelphia: RP Kwang-sub Kim (Highland), 1 yr/$450k
  • Mepkin Abbey: SP Jim Walton (Antelope Valley), 2 yrs/$7.7m
  • Brick: RP Hector Estrada (Philadelphia), 2 yrs/$1.85m
  • Houston:  SS Jesus Alvarez (Mepkin Abbey), 1 yr/$1.5m

Commissioner's Notes:

  • Make sure to vote for the Hall of Fame, if you have not yet done so.
  • Please make sure that there is a place for me to place your player when he comes off the DFA list.  That means having a place on the 40 man roster (if he has a major league contract) and a spot on a major or minor league team to place him.

Trivia Question:

What do the following pitchers (and only the following pitchers) have in common?

  • Art Nehf
  • Bob Kuzava
  • Will McEnaney
  • Mariano Rivera

Next sim:  Saturday night.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Sim's Done -- Cast Your Hall of Fame Ballot!

Game Date:  Dec 9 2030


Houston:  RF Ed Weber (Appalachian) 2 yrs/$27m.

Commissioner's Note:  This sim is your chance to cast your ballot for the Hall of Fame.   To cast your ballot, go to SDMB -> Hall of Fame Voting.

Next sim:  Wednesday night.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Trade between Brick and Highland

Brick trades Evan Martin OF to Highland for their fifth and six round picks
GM Fred Goldfarb felt that there was a need for more picks and Evan wouldn't be able to make the roster so he was shipped to Highland who had a real need for a capable outfielder .John the GM of Highland was very happy with getting additional talent for the big club

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Sim's Done! Rule 5 Results

Game Date:  Dec 2 2030

Rule 5 Draft Results:

Round 1:
Highland: SP Jose Morales (Seattle)
Antelope Valley:  RF Kyle Plummer (Brick)
Wilmington: RF Juan Alvarez (Philadelphia)

Round 2:
Highland: RP Tatsuya Kan (Seattle)
Wilmington:  CF Eric Clark (Seattle)

Round 3:
Wilmington: 3B Ruben Noya (Philadelphia)

Houston:  3B Gene Reynolds 4 yr/$50.8m

Commissioner's Note:

I reverted our lowest level league to Rookie level and will leave it there until the calendar flips on Jan 1.  The reason is because Jan 1 is when the history of the league is recorded in final form.  When it was switched, it showed all of this year's rookie level players as having played in a Short Season A league.  This is, incidentally, the reason why when there is a renaming/relocation, I only do it after Jan 1. 

Once we flip the calendar, I will set it back to Short-A again. 

Next sim:  Tuesday night.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Sim's Done - Rule 5 Draft is Here!

League Date: December 1, 2030

  • Highland signed SP Yoshifumi Tanaka (Wilmington) - 2 years, $3.5m
  • Highland signed 1B Luis Lozano (Seattle) - 2 years, $3.5m
  • Highland signed CL Gregg Fiala (Wilmington) - 1 year, $5m
  • Houston signed 3B Greg Reynolds (Brick) - 4 years, $50.8m
The Rule 5 draft is here! Please use the Rule 5 Draft Pool option in the SDMB menu in the game to make your selections. A reminder: You must have an open spot on your 40-man roster to make a selection in the Rule 5 draft.

Next Sim: The Rule 5 draft, and the first week of December 2030, will be on Saturday night (10/21/2017).

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.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Sim's Done

Game Date:  Oct 14 2030

I have been made aware of a potential issue with the revenues in the game.  If I remember correctly, it is at this point in the year that we have to make the manual adjustments to change the amounts to the revenue formula that we agreed upon several years ago.  I will look into it with the next sim.

Next sim (when we should have some hardware to give out):  Tuesday evening.

Philadelphia's Trade Depot

Welcome to the off-season! Now that we can trade again, I have the following players for offer:

  • C Steven Broadbent - starting catcher with power (21 HR), arbitration eligible. Can play 150 games a year and hit in the middle of the lineup.
  • 1B Javier Ortiz - 23-years-old, slashed 289/321/829 this year with 34 HR and 125 RBI. 4-stars and still developing.
  • 2B Ieyasu Suzuki - 27-year-old starting 2B who can play 3B or SS. 399 OBP! Hits for average, gets on base, and gets driven in.
  • 3B Ruben Noya -  26-years-old and slashed 316/369/806 in AAA, can start in majors.
  • IF Tokuma Kanno - slashed 310/351/827 with 1.5 WAR as a fifth infielder, can play all over the infield, and be a starter at 3B.
  • OF Ramon Gonzalez - platoon or 4th OF (843 OPS against LHP), can play in any OF position, and is still developing into a starter.
  • OF Jose Molina - 28-year-old RF defensive wizard (3 Slick Fielder awards). I'm willing to pay some of his remaining salary.
  • SP John Ryan - legitimate 26-year-old top of the rotation starter: 3.72 ERA (127 ERA+) in 2030, 200+ inning workhorse for 3 straight seasons.
  • RP Sergio Lujan - above-average relief pitcher. Can close or start, or just pitch dependable middle relief.
  • RP Jim Knowles - 2.68 ERA left-handed relief pitcher making less than $1M. Dominant against LH batters.
I am also willing to discuss trading the following prospects. Some are ready to play in the majors now:
Each team has an asset or position of strength that interests me, so if one of the above catches your eye, let me know and we can discuss a deal.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Sim's Done. Welcome to the Offseason.

Game Date: Oct 12 2030

Welcome to the off-season.   Unless noted, all subsequent sims until the start of the 2031 season will cover until the next Monday. 

Next sim:  Monday night.