Sunday, July 29, 2018

Philadelphia trade post

I realize not everyone is on Slack, so you're not seeing my posts there about experienced veteran players for trade. Here they are:

I'm also looking to clear some prospect logjams in the minors:
Hit me up if you want to make a deal for one of the above. I'm not looking for much, especially for the AAA players in the first group.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Jun II Sim Done

Game Date:  Jul 1 2032

I don't have time to do a write up now, but if anyone else wants to do it, feel free.

One minor point:

There were a number of teams that still had more than 35 players on their Low A team.  In order not to delay the sim further, we suspended the roster limitation for Low A for this sim.  It is now back in effect again. 

If your Low A team still has more than 35 players, please make sure to resolve that by next sim.

Next Sim:  Wednesday night.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Rain Delay

I have some personal stuff to take care of, so I'm putting off the sim tonight until tomorrow night.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Co-commissioner makes mistake

As you know, I maintain the Traded Draft Pick list, documenting each draft pick that is traded, so that when Zev runs the draft, he can account for all 300 draft picks. I'd like to think I'm pretty good at it, too. I'm rather diligent in checking it when a new trade is made that involves a draft pick (more than once I've found that other owners did not refer to the list before making a trade), and also in updating it after a trade is made.

However, this year, I messed up. I missed a 5th round pick that Brick had traded to, of all teams, my own (in the Pino Pontoni trade). With that non-traded pick, Brick selected OF Miguel Roman.

Fortunately, Fred and I have sorted this out on our own. Fred graciously agreed to trade Roman to me, at the cost of my 6th round pick next season. So, I got the player with the pick I was supposed to have, and Brick gets another draft pick in 2033.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Jun ! Sim Done

Game Date:  Jun 16 2032

I don't have a lot of time to do a formal write-up... I'll take care of it tomorrow. 

Please note, however, that due to the draft, almost everyone's Low-A ball team has more players than allowed.  Please be sure to get your rosters down to the 35-man limit by the next sim.

Next Sim:  Wednesday night.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

May II Sim Done

Game Date:  Jun 1 2032

Adams:  Brick is seven games ahead of Brooklyn
Zotti:  Seattle is six games up on Antelope Valley
Signorino: Philadelphia has a six game lead over Maui

Awards & Accomplishments:
Highland's Jesus Valdez named Player of the Week (5/17 & 5/24 -- 4 awards lifetime, 3 this season)
Philadelphia's Julian Roman went 6-6 vs Maui, 5/26
Philadelphia's Julian Roman named Player of the Week (5/31)
Brick C Steve Lee named Rookie of the Month
Philadelphia's Ralph Turner named Pitcher of the Month
Brick's Salvador Velasquez named Batter of the Month (2nd career award)

Significant Injuries
Houston RP Domingo Garcia., strained oblique, 7-8 weeks
Mepkin Abbey SP Enrico Hernandez, stretched elbow ligament, done for the year
Brick SP Lawrence Floyd, sprained ankle, 2 months
Antelope Valley RF George Candler, strained back, 3 weeks
Atlanta 1B Roy Hebert, fractured finger, 5-6 weeks
Brick 2B Sergio Suarez, sprained knee, 3-4 weeks
Highland LF Flint Richards, strained groin, 3-4 weeks
Brick CF Logan Francis, elbow inflammation, 4-5 weeks

Batting Line of the Sim:
Brick's Felix Selgado went 3-4, 2 HR, 4R, 7 RBI vs. Antelope Valley 5/31

Pitching Line of the Sim:
Philadelphia's Alejandro Baez pitched a one hit shutout with 7K vs Wilmington 5/20


Answer to Last Week's Trivia Question:
There is one franchise that had four past/present/future Cy Young Award winners on it's staff for three consecutive seasons.  What is the franchise and years and who are the four Cy Young Award winners?

I was kind of surprised no one took even a stab at this one.

The answer is the Atlanta Braves of 1993-1995.  On the staff of these teams were:
Greg Maddux (Cy Young winner 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995)
John Smoltz (1996)
Tom Glavine (1991, 1998)
Steve Bedrosian (1987)

No trivia question this week.  I'll have one for next week.

Next sim:  Next Wednesday night.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018


I'm not sure everyone saw this on Slack, so I'm re-posting it here:

There's an OOTP 19 update that you will need to install before uploading your team changes for tomorrow night's sim. You can download it here.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Trade between Brick and Atlanta

Brick trades with Atlanta ...
Robert Bradley's first trade is with the Brick Barracudas ....Brick trades 1.Jose Molina OF ML 2.Mark Cox RP A and 8 million dollars to Atlanta for Dan Ross RP A...Bradley expressed a need for outfield help and with the recent trade with Philadelphia Brick had plenty...both GM'S all smiles as they met with the press

Friday, July 6, 2018

Philadelphia/Brick salary dump trade

The Philadelphia Hornets have offloaded the contract of OF Jose Molina, who famously signed a 10-year contract five seasons ago, to the Brick Barracudas. The payment for this salary dump service? A second-round pick (#21 overall). Brick will receive Molina and the draft pick in exchange for $1 cash.

"We had high hopes for Jose when he first joined us," Philadelphia GM Michael Weintraub stated. "But, his performance has lagged over the past few seasons. He's expressed his discontentment, and asked for his release. Unable to negotiate a buy-out with him, we worked out a deal with Brick."

OF Roberto Flores has been selected from AAA Arizona Bay to take Molina's roster spot.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

May I Sim Done

Game Date:  May 16 2032

Who Uploaded:
Antelope Valley


Adams: Brick leads Brooklyn by five.
Zotti: Seattle is five games up on Antelope Valley
Signorino: Philadelphia is (wait for it) five games ahead of Maui

Awards & Accomplishments

Seattle LF George Hendricks named Player of the Week (5/3, 6th career award)
Brick DH Salvador Velasquez named Player of the Week (5/10, 2nd award this season, 10th career award)

Significant Injuries:
Houston SP Jim Knowles (shoulder inflammation, 3 months)
Atlanta RP Tomas Balderas (rotator cuff strain, 5 weeks)
Seattle SP James Ferguson (torn rotator cuff, 4-5 months)
Philadelphia 2B Ieyasu Suzuki (injury setback, additional 5 weeks)
Maui SP Luis Salazar (torn UCL, 13 months!)
Houston RP Domingo Garcia (strained oblique, 7-8 weeks)

Batting Line of the Sim:
Brick's Salvador Velasquez went 5-5, 2 HR, 7 RBI vs. Brooklyn, 5/3)

Pitching Line of the Sim:
Brick's Lawrence Floyd threw eight shutout one-hit innings with 10K vs Houston 5/13.

Last Week's Trivia Question:
Since 1960, there have been three teams that have had five past/present/future MVPs on the team in any given year.  What are those years/teams and who are the players?

OK, so this one was a tough one...

The three teams are:

1960 Yankees:
  • Yogi Berra (1951, 1954, 1955)
  • Elston Howard (1963)
  • Mickey Mantle (1956, 1957, 1962)
  • Roger Maris (1960, 1961)
  • Bobby Shantz (1952)

1963 Cardinals
  • Ken Boyer (1964)
  • Bob Gibson (1968)
  • Dick Groat (1960)
  • Stan Musial (1943, 1946, 1948)
  • Bobby Shantz (1952)

1972 As
  • Vida Blue (1971)
  • Orlando Cepeda (1967)
  • Rollie Fingers (1981)
  • Reggie Jackson (1973)
  • Denny McLain (1968)

This Week's Trivia Question:

This one should be somewhat easier than last week's:

There is one franchise that had four past/present/future Cy Young Award winners on it's staff for three consecutive seasons.  What is the franchise and years and who are the four Cy Young Award winners?

Next Sim:  Next Wednesday.