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nvot9
06-20-2007, 12:25 PM
This is a different kind of fantasy draft, I guess it's just a few kinds of mocks combined, but basically, you will be creating your own, MLB dynasty.

Monday 1:00 PM .

Ok, I know most of you already read most of the rules etc. but I just made a few changes and I want everyone to see everything, so just skim through all of these rules again and familiarize yourself with them, thanks.

What this draft is: It's an MLB Dynasty draft, where you, the team owner, are creating an expansion team, assuming that every player, coach, etc. is a Free Agent and available.

How you will be drafting: You will be doing everything from picking a coach, to choosing a minor league staff. The categories of your team that must be filled after the draft are:
- a coaching staff that will include a manager, a pitching coach, and a hitting coach, these three will be selected within the last 3 rounds of the draft, in any order you wish

- a 20 player roster made up of 9 fielders/hitters, 5 starting pitchers, 2 relief pitchers, 1 closer, and 3 fielding/hitting bench players

- an 8 player minor league/prospect squad made of 5 hitters/fielders and 3 pitchers
- This will determine if the player is eligible for the minor leagues. "Basically, a player is only eligible is he has had no more than 130 AB or 50 IP in the majors prior to this season. Anyone that is currently in the minors is eligible (rehab stints do NOT count. Ex: Jon Lester)." - Patriots-Lions

Others: After the first 28 rounds of selecting the players (major and minor league players can be selected at any time during the first 28 rounds) and then 3 rounds following that for the coaches, there will be 1 final round devoted to selecting a stadium. Choose wisely, because the stadium you choose DOES affect how your team will be judged/rated. In addition, you will be expected to choose a team city and create a team name, you will also be expected to update that Team Thread "religiously."

When: The draft will start Monday, June 25th, 1:00 PM.

IMPORTANT**
- Basically, you are doing your best to create the best MLB dynasty, you wanna win every single year. Take into account everything that MLB owners do, you're not just simply creating the best team on paper or a stat driven team, remember that. Team Chemistry is important, factor that in when drafting. So noone go and draft Piazza and Clemens on the same team.

TIME RESTRAINTS!! I'm not sure how we will work this, we might have to think of some collective rule that works for all of us, and this really shouldn't be a problem anyways, a lot of dedicated guys signing up already, but should the situation arise:
1) I like the idea of a long clock, people will be all over the place in the summer and we have over 2 months of free time, so we can be really lenient on the clock. I'll put an arbitrary number down right now of 1 hours, but this is subject to change at any time. After the 1 hours (or w/e the alloted time we change it to) is up, you will simply be skipped, and able to make up your pick with any player who is NOW remaining, NOT with who WOULD have been remaining.
2) If you miss 5 picks in a row (again, an arbitrary number that can be changed after discussion) then you are kicked out of the draft due to a consistent "undedication" to the draft, and due to a disrespect of all of us. The person will be replaced. If you leave a list, that does not count as a missed pick.
3) Leaving a list is ALWAYS a great idea, you never know when you are going to have an unexpected obligation that pops up, so leave a short enough list that it doesn't give away strategies, but a long enough one that not every player on the list will have been taken. Try to plan that out.
4) Having a co-manager is STRONGLY encouraged to EVERYONE.
5) I will be gone from July 10th to July 24th. Lets try to get this done before then, that shouldn't be a problem at all though.
6) The clock will only run on weekdays, meaning you can still draft on weekends, but there will be no clock.

American vs. National League After everyone has chosen a team city (because i don't want to have two teams from NY in the same league etc.) I will randomly split the 16 teams up into 2, 8 team divisions. The American League will select a DH and that will count as one of their 9 hitters/fielders. The National League teams will be able to select an additional bench player, because their pitcher will become their 9th fielder/hitter.

Judging: 4 AL teams will face 4 AL teams and same for the NL in head to head match-ups. The 3 hand-picked judges will judge the match-ups with the winners moving on in a one game elimination. It will then go to two, head to head match-ups in each league, eventually settling down to a head to head match-up between the NL champ and AL champ.

Judges
1) Patriots-Lions
2) Xiomera
3)

Chucky
06-20-2007, 12:31 PM
I would be willing to Co with somebody who could do all the graphics

scottyboy
06-20-2007, 12:33 PM
sounds pretty cool, but im not good at all with graphics like a team logo.

princefielder28
06-20-2007, 12:37 PM
I'm up for this but would need to have an assistant with the logo

nvot9
06-20-2007, 12:44 PM
Alright, that seems to be a problem, graphics aren't necessary then...

Eaglez.Fan
06-20-2007, 12:46 PM
I'm in. Sounds fun.

princefielder28
06-20-2007, 12:47 PM
Alright, that seems to be a problem, graphics aren't necessary then...

Is there a site that makes it easy for logos?

nvot9
06-20-2007, 12:48 PM
No not really, eh, it was kinda a dumb idea, didn't think of it at the time, just forget the whole graphics idea, it's OPTIONAL, sound good?

Smokey Joe
06-20-2007, 01:29 PM
I'm in......

art vandelay
06-20-2007, 01:31 PM
Definitely in this but I may need an assistant because I will be gone on Saturday. I can send in a list too.

nvot9
06-20-2007, 01:31 PM
Nice, some good people joinin already, looks to be an active mock..

I'm lookin to get more than 8 people for this, maybe between 12 and 16, make it a bit more realistic. Otherwise, with 8 people, it's pretty much the same thing every draft and everyone's team is ridiculously stacked...

nvot9
06-20-2007, 01:31 PM
Definitely in this but I may need an assistant because I will be gone on Saturday. I can send in a list too.

If it's just Saturday that you're gone, we can start sunday or something, that's not a big deal at all.

Its all about The U
06-20-2007, 01:32 PM
ill do this

Smokey Joe
06-20-2007, 01:33 PM
I assume saturday isn't the official time... we'll get an official one in after everyone is signed up and came up with a good time, correct?

nvot9
06-20-2007, 01:48 PM
Correct. Saturday is the planned time, the earliest possible time.

Its all about The U...I'm not sure, you don't seem to be very active, to be honest, this is the first time I've ever even seen you post. I'm looking for strong activity in this and you might hold us back...

Its all about The U
06-20-2007, 02:46 PM
you probably aren't around the fantasy section much than, i doubt id be the one holding this back

Phrost
06-20-2007, 02:50 PM
Can I be in?

fenikz
06-20-2007, 03:13 PM
if it counts as anything Its all about The U has my endorsement, he is my brother

Eaglez.Fan
06-20-2007, 03:16 PM
Should we start picking, fans, team names and ball parks?

Phrost
06-20-2007, 03:18 PM
So can I be in?

nvot9
06-20-2007, 03:42 PM
Both are in, Its All about the U and Phrost.

Phrost
06-20-2007, 03:44 PM
How many teams? All? When do we call managers and parks and teams?

nvot9
06-20-2007, 03:53 PM
I'm gunna see if we can get between 12-16 teams.

Wait for everyone to sign up before we start "calling" stuff. Draft doesn't start till Sat or Sun at the earliest.

We might make up our own team names also, these are basically expansion teams.

Eagles own the NFC East
06-20-2007, 04:06 PM
ahh man i really wish i could do this but im gonna be away on saturday for 5 weeks.

nvot9
06-20-2007, 08:29 PM
Bumpskies.

Chucky
06-21-2007, 08:01 AM
I am interested in a Co-GM,because i will be leaving on june 29 for the summer

nvot9
06-21-2007, 11:56 AM
Chuky, try to find someone you'd be comfortable Co-ing with yourself, then get back to me, thanks.

I've got a proposal for you guys, Jughead and Giantsfan would like to Co-GM together and be a part of this, but they won't have a lot of time dring the weekends. We're gunna try to work something out with a list or w/e, but if that doesn't work, would anyone be opposed to making it a draft just during the weekdays?

art vandelay
06-21-2007, 12:03 PM
Chuky, try to find someone you'd be comfortable Co-ing with yourself, then get back to me, thanks.

I've got a proposal for you guys, Jughead and Giantsfan would like to Co-GM together and be a part of this, but they won't have a lot of time dring the weekends. We're gunna try to work something out with a list or w/e, but if that doesn't work, would anyone be opposed to making it a draft just during the weekdays?

Not at all, actually I would like that alot more.

nvot9
06-21-2007, 12:05 PM
Alright, that's all I needed, just one vote towards it, that's what we are doing then, everyone take note of this.

THE DRAFT WILL ONLY TAKE PLACE DURING WEEKDAYS.

princefielder28
06-21-2007, 12:06 PM
Alright, that's all I needed, just one vote towards it, that's what we are doing then, everyone take note of this.

THE DRAFT WILL ONLY TAKE PLACE DURING WEEKDAYS.

that works

Scorch
06-21-2007, 12:14 PM
I want to be Co-GM or get my own team if possible.

nvot9
06-21-2007, 12:17 PM
You can definitely Co with Chucky, that might be a wise idea. If you think you're up for it you can have your own team no doubt.

scottyboy
06-21-2007, 12:53 PM
i do think that picks should be able to be made on weekends. like have no clock on weekends, but picks can still be made, just a suggestion

Giantsfan1080
06-21-2007, 01:17 PM
i do think that picks should be able to be made on weekends. like have no clock on weekends, but picks can still be made, just a suggestion

That's a good idea.

ATLDirtyBirds
06-21-2007, 01:25 PM
i do think that picks should be able to be made on weekends. like have no clock on weekends, but picks can still be made, just a suggestion

I'm in. And I agree with this as well.

nvot9
06-21-2007, 01:31 PM
Yea, very good idea.

Philiez01 and ScottyD also signed up for this. We got a nice large group in this. Lookin for 3 more people to get at 16.

THE DRAFT WILL START MONDAY 1:00 PM CLEAR UP YOUR SCHEDULES :)

Philliez01
06-21-2007, 01:33 PM
Alright man, thanks for the invite. Can't wait for this.

I would like a co-GM just in case something happens.

Scorch
06-21-2007, 01:38 PM
I would like my own team. Thanks!

Scotty D
06-21-2007, 01:41 PM
In it to win it.

nvot9
06-21-2007, 02:10 PM
Alright, so we just need two more guys to join and a Co for Chucky.

I'd also like it if everyone could post their Screen Name so that we can all conveniently tell eachother when they are up etc. It will make everything much much easier. Mine is titans6548 thanks guys.

ATLDirtyBirds
06-21-2007, 02:19 PM
RunninVick7

Scotty D
06-21-2007, 02:22 PM
AIM = tardmachinetimmy

Theres a lot of guys in this draft so it might be hard. But maybe sometime during the draft we could round everyone up in a chatroom.

nvot9
06-21-2007, 02:23 PM
Yea, I wanna try to see if we can do that, I dnno though, it's very difficult getting everyone together in a chat, no less at the same time, but we should get a nice group of people.

Scorch
06-21-2007, 02:28 PM
AIM - Scorch194

D-Unit
06-21-2007, 02:32 PM
Still room left?

fenikz
06-21-2007, 02:34 PM
me and my bro decided that i can be his co-gm

nvot9
06-21-2007, 02:35 PM
Sounds good. And yes, D, you can def be in it.

Lookin for ONE more manager and ONE more Co-GM

devinhester=R.O.Y 2006
06-21-2007, 02:38 PM
Ill get in if thats cool.

Jensen
06-21-2007, 02:39 PM
I'm Philliez01's Co-GM.

nvot9
06-21-2007, 02:42 PM
devinhester=R.O.Y 2006 you wanna co with Chucky?

nvot9
06-21-2007, 02:45 PM
If we have all 16 people by tomorrow (I'll be officially done with and out of school by 10:00 AM) then I will create a random order (I'll have my dad do it so there's no bias or anything) and we can start the draft OFF THE CLOCK, so noone feel pressure to actually make your pick until Monday.

devinhester=R.O.Y 2006
06-21-2007, 02:47 PM
Yeah thats cool.

nvot9
06-21-2007, 02:54 PM
Yeah thats cool.


Nice, thanks man, that will make everything much easier. Just shoot him a PM if you will, and you guys can individually work things out.

This is gunna be fun. I'm off to study for my last final now, later.

bsaza2358
06-21-2007, 03:06 PM
I have offered to co-GM with Jay on this. He hasn't gotten back to me just yet, but I don't see any reason why we wouldn't work together.

bsaza2358
06-21-2007, 03:07 PM
So I'm aware, are we going to pick MLB players first, then minor leaguers, then coaches, then stadiums, or is it all a hodge-podge? Also, who is deciding the results here? Are we going to be able to do annual redrafts with carryovers?

Eaglez.Fan
06-21-2007, 03:11 PM
How long is this thing? I assumed it wouldn't take more than a week. If it does I'll find someone to help me, cuz I have this reach ahead, summer school thing.

nvot9
06-21-2007, 03:15 PM
The way I was thinking, was that you can select all the players, both minor league and major league, in the first w/e rounds, whenever you want, "hodge podge" if you will. Then the last three rounds would be devoted solely to the coaches.

As far as judging goes, I haven't really thought about it, I don't wanna make it a purely public vote, for obvious reasons, I was thinking about getting 3 baseball intelligent guys, such as P-L, and creating match-ups:
- first round is 8 head to head matches and the 3 judges will pick a winner from each
- second round 4 head to head matches and then judges pick a winner from each
- etc.

As far as annual redrafts and carryovers go, what exactly do you mean?

nvot9
06-21-2007, 03:16 PM
Eaglez.Fan, try to find a Co-GM.

art vandelay
06-21-2007, 03:17 PM
AIM - artvandelayNFLDC

bsaza2358
06-21-2007, 03:25 PM
The way I was thinking, was that you can select all the players, both minor league and major league, in the first w/e rounds, whenever you want, "hodge podge" if you will. Then the last three rounds would be devoted solely to the coaches.

As far as judging goes, I haven't really thought about it, I don't wanna make it a purely public vote, for obvious reasons, I was thinking about getting 3 baseball intelligent guys, such as P-L, and creating match-ups:
- first round is 8 head to head matches and the 3 judges will pick a winner from each
- second round 4 head to head matches and then judges pick a winner from each
- etc.

As far as annual redrafts and carryovers go, what exactly do you mean?

You said you wanted to create a dynasty league. If we do this draft now, we could save the rosters, then have a carryover list of certain players, then redraft to refill rosters. Looks like we're drafting about 25 "things". Maybe we can only carry over 10 "things" every year and have to redraft the rest with judging.

nvot9
06-21-2007, 03:35 PM
We could do that, I doubt anyone would remember within a year...

bsaza2358
06-21-2007, 03:37 PM
We don't prune posts anymore, so you could go back and restart it. Not out of the realm of possibilities.

nvot9
06-21-2007, 03:38 PM
I'm game...

bsaza2358
06-21-2007, 03:38 PM
Okay, Jay and I are working together on a team. Let us know about draft order and such.

Eaglez.Fan
06-21-2007, 03:38 PM
I don't think anyone would want to have judging every year, with the same basic 10 guys. The only way is if it were an actual fantasy pool, that would be cool but it is completely different from this...

bsaza2358
06-21-2007, 03:39 PM
When is the draft starting exactly? Are we going to have separate draft and discussion threads?

princefielder28
06-21-2007, 03:40 PM
Reading all this makes me think that this going to be pretty cool

bsaza2358
06-21-2007, 03:40 PM
I'll hold off on judgement until we get through the first 10 rounds.

Eaglez.Fan
06-21-2007, 03:42 PM
Whats the point of making it a keeper style, when your going to have the 10 basic guys, and it's all jugdeing anyways. I just think it'll be stupid after the 1st year.

This is just an idea, that someone plugs the names into yahoo, and we have a fantasy league. But you still have to get all the coaches etc. And the minor league guys will be you call ups in later years. Again just an idea.

nvot9
06-21-2007, 03:56 PM
Yea, I think making it just 1 year would be easier and better, we can start a new one next year.

As for the draft order and such, I'll have it up by tomorrow, 10:00 AM. The Draft does not officially start until Monday 1:00 PM, but you can start picking, off the clock, ASAP.

Phrost
06-21-2007, 04:08 PM
My aim is PhrostCope

ATLDirtyBirds
06-21-2007, 04:19 PM
Quick question for you. Are we going to be playing with DH's? Since you basically said we are an expansion franchise...

nvot9
06-21-2007, 04:27 PM
Good question. How about this, if you choose to come into the league as an AL team, you can select a DH but that will count as one of your bench players, so it's your decision as to where you come from...

However, as I was typing that, I just thought of a really cool idea. Since there are 16 teams, 8 can come in as an NL team and 8 can come in as an AL team and you would follow all the MLB rules that pertain to your specific league. Then for judging, we would set the match-ups up like a regular world series, eventually having the best from the AL against the best from the NL.

Chucky
06-21-2007, 04:28 PM
We would have to pick the best 8 teams and then put them in the AL ,so its realistic

Jay
06-21-2007, 04:33 PM
Be prepared to be destroyed chumps \m/

Chucky
06-21-2007, 04:37 PM
Be prepared to be destroyed chumps \m/

Talking smack already? Better back that up

bsaza2358
06-21-2007, 04:39 PM
I agree. Jay's team will demolish all of you...

bsaza2358
06-21-2007, 04:40 PM
Um, oh yeah, Jay and I are working together on this draft.

Phrost
06-21-2007, 04:40 PM
I agree. Jay's team will demolish all of you...

wow, you're really confident...

bsaza2358
06-21-2007, 04:52 PM
I'm just talking smack. I don't necessarily expect to win this. Jay and I are going to wing it and hopefully come out with a great squad. It will be fun.

Chucky
06-21-2007, 04:53 PM
I'm just talking smack. I don't necessarily expect to win this. Jay and I are going to wing it and hopefully come out with a great squad. It will be fun.

No way anyone ends up with as good as a team as me, in the one that just happened.

bsaza2358
06-21-2007, 04:56 PM
Well, this has different rules and different players. You can't compare your team in another draft to this one. That's like saying you'll win a fantasy football league because you drafted well in a different league.

Phrost
06-21-2007, 04:56 PM
Love the sig. Except its kinda of degrading. It shows him in his worst hour....

M.O.T.H.
06-21-2007, 04:57 PM
Who is the top rated manager....? Bobby Cox, ftw.

Chucky
06-21-2007, 04:57 PM
Love the sig. Except its kinda of degrading. It shows him in his worst hour....

Ya but that was like one of the only times in the past season, that i was proud to be a bucs fan

Scotty D
06-21-2007, 04:59 PM
Who is the top rated manager....? Bobby Cox, ftw.

Jim Leyland wants a word with you. Nah I know you love the Cox.

M.O.T.H.
06-21-2007, 05:01 PM
Jim Leyland wants a word with you. Nah I know you love the Cox.

Yes, yes i do....:)

bsaza2358
06-21-2007, 05:05 PM
There are enough good managers out there that it won't make a discernable difference. This competition will be won by the guy who does the best drafting after Round 10, when talent starts to get really thin.

ATLDirtyBirds
06-21-2007, 05:38 PM
There are enough good managers out there that it won't make a discernable difference. This competition will be won by the guy who does the best drafting after Round 10, when talent starts to get really thin.


FTW. Also someone who balances the lineup well, and plays to the strength of their ballpark.

Phrost
06-21-2007, 05:51 PM
I can't wait LOL!

ATLDirtyBirds
06-21-2007, 05:56 PM
So who's AL or NL, or is that going to be random as well?

Phrost
06-21-2007, 05:58 PM
We will settle that soon, just be patient.

nvot9
06-21-2007, 06:13 PM
Yea, so let me know how you feel about my proposition regarding the AL and NL teams.

And ATL, I said earlier that the ballpark you choose has no affect on your team, it's in da rules.

scottyboy
06-21-2007, 06:24 PM
the more ideas that are brought up, the better and better this thing sounds. Should be awesome, plus we have good reliable posters and Co's to make sure it stays afloat

nvot9
06-21-2007, 06:48 PM
"However, as I was typing that, I just thought of a really cool idea. Since there are 16 teams, 8 can come in as an NL team and 8 can come in as an AL team and you would follow all the MLB rules that pertain to your specific league. Then for judging, we would set the match-ups up like a regular world series, eventually having the best from the AL against the best from the NL"


That was my suggestion for how we handle the DH situation and the judging. I think that's a pretty cool idea, let me know what you guys think. We can draw randomly from a hat for that too.

Also, Patriots-Lions is in as a judge...

nvot9
06-21-2007, 06:51 PM
Ok, another thing I'm thinking about adding. It has no affect whatsoever on how your team will rank, just another potentially cool addition: You will be creating a team name and a team city, can't be a name that's already used in the MLB. If we all agree to do this, I call the Bronx as my "city."

Eaglez.Fan
06-21-2007, 06:51 PM
Good idea, I like it. IMO our ballpark should be involved in strategy, just for another thing to judge.

nvot9
06-21-2007, 06:53 PM
I guess we can do that, ATL seemed to wanna do that as well. I personally don't know a whole lot at all about ballparks other than Yankee Stadium and Colorado are major HR ballparks, so I guess I'm being bias towards that idea, but I'm certainly not opposed to it, could be cool. If we do this as well, then it will be the very last round of the draft.

Scorch
06-21-2007, 07:09 PM
I don't like the idea of ballparks to be honest.

D-Unit
06-21-2007, 07:28 PM
Get prepared to say, "DAMN YOU, D-UNIT!!!!!!"

ATLDirtyBirds
06-21-2007, 08:26 PM
Get prepared to say, "DAMN YOU, D-UNIT!!!!!!"


Why is Deadly's server down?

D-Unit
06-21-2007, 08:40 PM
Why is Deadly's server down?
It's been restored. Deadly is back in action!

nvot9
06-21-2007, 08:56 PM
Ok guys, the moment you have all been waiting for, the draft order! I know, I know, it's earlier than expected, but I'm just that devoted to pleasing you all that I did it just for you. Well actually, I finished my work early, but same difference. Ok, enough of that, here's the order..

I am proud to announce, that the team with the first overall pick in the MLB Dynasty Fantasy Draft is.........SCOTTYBOY
2) It's all about the U and fenikz -
3) ATLDirtyBirds -
4) Smokey Joe -
5) nvot9 -
6) D-Unit -
7) Chuck and DevinHester=R.O.Y. 2006 -
8) Phrost -
9) Philliez01 and Jensen -
10) art vandelay -
11) ScottyD -
12) Scorch -
13) princefielder28 -
14) bsaza2358 and Jay -
15) Eaglez.Fan -
16) Jughead10 and Giantsfan1080 -

The draft will officially being right now, but it is off the clock, feel free to make youre pick (when you're up) at whatever time you want.

D-Unit
06-21-2007, 08:57 PM
Exciting nvot. I would love to see you carry this through with diligence to the end.

scottyboy
06-21-2007, 08:58 PM
wow, i feel so special, such a dramatic announcement of #1 overal!!!
edit: nvm, pick up in a sec

ATLDirtyBirds
06-21-2007, 09:02 PM
Yes you can scotty.

nvot9
06-21-2007, 09:04 PM
Exciting nvot. I would love to see you carry this through with diligence to the end.

I'm gunna try :) .

Yea, scottyboy, you can pick. I think I know who it's gunna be too :) .

I think we should get the issue regarding the AL/NL teams settled now, because the DH position will affect people early on in the draft.

I say we split it up 8 v 8 and it'll be judged the same way the world series is played. I'll then randomly select who is part of which leage.

As far as the 9 fielders go, that will include a DH, for those in the NL however, their 9th fielder will be an extra base player because the pitcher would be their 9th hitter/fielder.

ATLDirtyBirds
06-21-2007, 09:05 PM
It's been restored. Deadly is back in action!

Well, if Deadly's server was down, that's the only reason I'd say Damn you Dunit.

scottyboy
06-21-2007, 09:05 PM
With the 1st pick in the draft, I am proud to select SP Johan Santana
http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/msnbc/Components/Photos/050415/050415_johan_santana_vmed.vmedium.jpg

Best pitcher in the game, young stud ace who will be a great starting piece of my team.

art vandelay
06-21-2007, 09:11 PM
So can we pick our city? I know that nvot picked the Bronx...

Also, will there be another thread where we can post our in progress lineups? I think we should each get 1 post to make our logo, post our team, etc.

ATLDirtyBirds
06-21-2007, 09:15 PM
Alright, we should get the whole city, stadium, AL/NL thing out of the way.

Also we might better be served making this the discussion thread, and having a selection thread. And when we are all done, post a final roster thread so the judges can see.

nvot9
06-21-2007, 09:16 PM
Ok, I'll set it all up, maybe we can even get 'em stickied or something .

princefielder28
06-21-2007, 09:18 PM
Milwaukee, WI

nvot9
06-21-2007, 09:22 PM
we're gunna be selecting stadiums as part of the draft prince.

princefielder28
06-21-2007, 09:23 PM
we're gunna be selecting stadiums as part of the draft prince.

ok, sorry bout that

scottyboy
06-21-2007, 09:23 PM
OOOOO princey's a cheater!!! :D

art vandelay
06-21-2007, 09:26 PM
But can we pick our city?

nvot9
06-21-2007, 09:27 PM
yea, and team name

Smokey Joe
06-21-2007, 09:32 PM
sweet... 4th pick. When does the clock officially start?

ATLDirtyBirds
06-21-2007, 09:34 PM
I'll be in Brooklyn NY.

My team will be the Brooklyn Blackout

nvot9
06-21-2007, 09:44 PM
Monday 1:00 PM .

Ok, I know most of you already read most of the rules etc. but I just made a few changes and I want everyone to see everything, so just skim through all of these rules again and familiarize yourself with them, thanks.

What this draft is: It's an MLB Dynasty draft, where you, the team owner, are creating an expansion team, assuming that every player, coach, etc. is a Free Agent and available.

How you will be drafting: You will be doing everything from picking a coach, to choosing a minor league staff. The categories of your team that must be filled after the draft are:
- a coaching staff that will include a manager, a pitching coach, and a hitting coach, these three will be selected within the last 3 rounds of the draft, in any order you wish

- a 20 player roster made up of 9 fielders/hitters, 5 starting pitchers, 2 relief pitchers, 1 closer, and 3 fielding/hitting bench players

- an 8 player minor league/prospect squad made of 5 hitters/fielders and 3 pitchers
- This will determine if the player is eligible for the minor leagues. "Basically, a player is only eligible is he has had no more than 130 AB or 50 IP in the majors prior to this season. Anyone that is currently in the minors is eligible (rehab stints do NOT count. Ex: Jon Lester)." - Patriots-Lions

Others: After the first 28 rounds of selecting the players (major and minor league players can be selected at any time during the first 28 rounds) and then 3 rounds following that for the coaches, there will be 1 final round devoted to selecting a stadium. Choose wisely, because the stadium you choose DOES affect how your team will be judged/rated. In addition, you will be expected to choose a team city and create a team name, you will also be expected to update that Team Thread "religiously."

When: The draft will start Monday, June 24th, 1:00 PM.

IMPORTANT**
- Basically, you are doing your best to create the best MLB dynasty, you wanna win every single year. Take into account everything that MLB owners do, you're not just simply creating the best team on paper or a stat driven team, remember that. Team Chemistry is important, factor that in when drafting. So noone go and draft Piazza and Clemens on the same team.

TIME RESTRAINTS!! I'm not sure how we will work this, we might have to think of some collective rule that works for all of us, and this really shouldn't be a problem anyways, a lot of dedicated guys signing up already, but should the situation arise:
1) I like the idea of a long clock, people will be all over the place in the summer and we have over 2 months of free time, so we can be really lenient on the clock. I'll put an arbitrary number down right now of 3 hours, but this is subject to change at any time. After the 3 hours (or w/e the alloted time we change it to) is up, you will simply be skipped, and able to make up your pick with any player who is NOW remaining, NOT with who WOULD have been remaining.
2) If you miss 5 picks in a row (again, an arbitrary number that can be changed after discussion) then you are kicked out of the draft due to a consistent "undedication" to the draft, and due to a disrespect of all of us. The person will be replaced. If you leave a list, that does not count as a missed pick.
3) Leaving a list is ALWAYS a great idea, you never know when you are going to have an unexpected obligation that pops up, so leave a short enough list that it doesn't give away strategies, but a long enough one that not every player on the list will have been taken. Try to plan that out.
4) Having a co-manager is STRONGLY encouraged to EVERYONE.
5) I will be gone from July 10th to July 24th. Lets try to get this done before then, that shouldn't be a problem at all though.
6) The clock will only run on weekdays, meaning you can still draft on weekends, but there will be no clock.

American vs. National League After everyone has chosen a team city (because i don't want to have two teams from NY in the same league etc.) I will randomly split the 16 teams up into 2, 8 team divisions. The American League will select a DH and that will count as one of their 9 hitters/fielders. The National League teams will be able to select an additional bench player, because their pitcher will become their 9th fielder/hitter.

Judging: 4 AL teams will face 4 AL teams and same for the NL in head to head match-ups. The 3 hand-picked judges will judge the match-ups with the winners moving on in a one game elimination. It will then go to two, head to head match-ups in each league, eventually settling down to a head to head match-up between the NL champ and AL champ.

Smokey Joe
06-21-2007, 09:48 PM
is that eastern time for the draft start?

ATLDirtyBirds
06-21-2007, 09:55 PM
So what are we doing, just calling out NL or AL and sending 4 to each side?

nvot9
06-21-2007, 09:55 PM
yup, shoulda included that, sorry.

scottyboy
06-21-2007, 09:57 PM
i assume just drafted rookies are availible(obviuosly wont be picked till late)
i dont have a preference for league, just want a super sweet jersey name!!

nvot9
06-21-2007, 09:59 PM
No, I'm randomly picking who is part of the AL and NL.

As far as just drafted rookies go, they would be part of your Minor League staff, read the rules regarding that.

art vandelay
06-21-2007, 09:59 PM
i assume just drafted rookies are availible(obviuosly wont be picked till late)
i dont have a preference for league, just want a super sweet jersey name!!

an 8 player minor league/prospect squad made of 5 hitters/fielders and 3 pitchers
- This will determine if the player is eligible for the minor leagues. "Basically, a player is only eligible is he has had no more than 130 AB or 50 IP in the majors prior to this season. Anyone that is currently in the minors is eligible (rehab stints do NOT count. Ex: Jon Lester)." - Patriots-Lions

Smokey Joe
06-21-2007, 10:01 PM
is that eastern time for the draft start?
well..................?

D-Unit
06-21-2007, 10:04 PM
well..................?
Hawaiian Time :D

ATLDirtyBirds
06-21-2007, 10:09 PM
well..................?


He's on the East Coast, so yes, it's probaly ET.

Phrost
06-21-2007, 10:11 PM
I wanna get the draft started early COME ON PEEPS!

ATLDirtyBirds
06-21-2007, 10:12 PM
I wanna get the draft started early COME ON PEEPS!

It already has been started. Scottyboy took Johan.

Phrost
06-21-2007, 10:18 PM
It already has been started. Scottyboy took Johan.

I am at 8 though.

ATLDirtyBirds
06-21-2007, 10:35 PM
Real happy to get Reyes. Most dynamic and energizing player in all of baseball.

Phrost
06-21-2007, 10:59 PM
Real happy to get Reyes. Most dynamic and energizing player in all of baseball.

you drafted reyes? who did fenitz take?

fenikz
06-21-2007, 11:00 PM
i took Pujols

Phrost
06-21-2007, 11:02 PM
i took Pujols

OK...I'm gonna create a big board. LOL

ATLDirtyBirds
06-21-2007, 11:02 PM
you drafted reyes? who did fenitz take?



http://www.nfldraftcountdown.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10650


That's the selection thread.

scottyboy
06-22-2007, 08:08 AM
did phrost get banned or something? if so, we're gonna need a replacement

nvot9
06-22-2007, 09:11 AM
Yea, wtf happened with Phrost? That throws it all off..

Smokey Joe, I thought I told you already, my bad. Yes it's East Coast time. P.S. you're up! :)

art vandelay
06-22-2007, 11:50 AM
nvot9, you should recruit someone who has good baseball knowledge and that is reliable to join this thing for Phrost before his pick comes up. Maybe keep BuckNaked?

Chucky
06-22-2007, 11:51 AM
Does anyone know what happened to him

art vandelay
06-22-2007, 11:51 AM
Does anyone know what happened to him

He got banned.

nvot9
06-22-2007, 11:54 AM
I sent a PM to M.O.T.H. he's REALLY intelligent about baseball. He didn't respond (it's only been a day though) so I told ATL to PM him, maybe he'd respond to him, so we're just playing the waiting game for now. If he doesn't respond or doesn't want to, I have some other people in mind.

bsaza2358
06-22-2007, 01:29 PM
nvot, I really want to get this thing moving on Monday. Send invites out to multiple people if you need to but get this thing filled up.

nvot9
06-22-2007, 01:52 PM
Oh, trust me, it will definitely be ready by Monday, that's not an issue at all. Don't even worry about that. :)

Smokey Joe can pick whenever he wants. Again, I encourage you all to post your screen names if possible.

scottyboy
06-22-2007, 02:04 PM
well my s/n is zimmms6572

i have a bunch of ideas for team names, but i want a REALLY good one

D-Unit
06-22-2007, 03:09 PM
So far Smokey Joe is in the lead for the title of "Draft Hold Up".

M.O.T.H.
06-22-2007, 03:17 PM
If you still need a replacement... i can do it...

ATLDirtyBirds
06-22-2007, 03:23 PM
If you still need a replacement... i can do it...


Yes, we do, glad to see you could join. And you are most certainly right DUnit.

M.O.T.H.
06-22-2007, 03:28 PM
Yes, we do, glad to see you could join. And you are most certainly right DUnit.

Alright, cool. sorry for the delay....been busy today.

ATLDirtyBirds
06-22-2007, 05:20 PM
Alright, cool. sorry for the delay....been busy today.


No worries, just wanted to make sure we got someone.

D-Unit
06-22-2007, 07:32 PM
How predictable... not even past the first 5 picks and I feel we have to skip someone... Bump his ass to the end of the line.

ATLDirtyBirds
06-22-2007, 08:49 PM
How predictable... not even past the first 5 picks and I feel we have to skip someone... Bump his ass to the end of the line.


Worst part is, there is still no clock until Mon.

D-Unit
06-22-2007, 08:51 PM
Worst part is, there is still no clock until Mon.
faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa...... ........

nvot9
06-22-2007, 09:11 PM
Holy **** smokey joe did you not sign on once the entire day?

D-Unit
06-22-2007, 09:15 PM
Holy **** smokey joe did you not sign on once the entire day?
Do something all mighty leader. All Hail nvot!!!

nvot9
06-22-2007, 09:24 PM
You better damn well bow down! lol

You could start by stickying these threads, it seems that the selection thread and team thread all ready dropped...not sure if this would qualify as important sticky material though. :)

We can't skip Smokey Joe. I know that some people are starting to lose interest, but it's really not fair to him when we told everyone ahead of time that it was going to be one date, and then switch it to another date without him being here. Sorry, as much as I'd like to, it's not fair. And we can't bump the draft up to Sunday because Philliez01 is gunna be out all day. Sorry again, stay tooned, hopefully we can get through this till Monday, then it will go Carlos Gomez fast...yea, that is indeed fast.

art vandelay
06-22-2007, 09:24 PM
I motion to knock him to the bottom and bump everyone up one spot.

nvot9
06-22-2007, 09:25 PM
I motion to knock him to the bottom and bump everyone up one spot.

GOOD IDEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Give me a few minutes to think about this one though.

nvot9
06-22-2007, 09:30 PM
Ok, this is what's goin down. I moved Smokey Joe down two spots to behind me and D-Unit (because we are both on) and I'll shoot a PM out to Chucky and DevinHester, saying they can pick, and if they pick before Smokey Joe gets here, we'll bump them up and move Joe back a spot, so and and so forth, because I don't want to automatically move him to the last spot, again, gotta be fair.

I don't think this should be an issue with Smokey Joe, seeing as the talent level within the first 10-16 picks is pretty much very even, give or take a bit of talent. Shouldn't alter anything.

One more thing, I'm gunna churn out those AL and NL teams soon, give me like 20 minutes to shower, just came back from a soccer tourny.

Oh, and D, work on those stickies when you see this. :)

D-Unit
06-22-2007, 09:38 PM
We should make all the picks here.

nvot9
06-22-2007, 09:39 PM
It gets a little cluttered, with all the discussion and whatnot. A few people suggested we have new threads for that, so I made 'em. If enough people feel it's not worth it, we can delete 'em.

scottyboy
06-22-2007, 09:41 PM
HEY! smokey joe is online!!!

D-Unit
06-22-2007, 09:44 PM
It gets a little cluttered, with all the discussion and whatnot. A few people suggested we have new threads for that, so I made 'em. If enough people feel it's not worth it, we can delete 'em.
Fine. I stickied them.

nvot9
06-22-2007, 09:45 PM
Beautiful D-Unit, thanks a ton. You missed the Team Thread, it's a little lower down, but thanks a lot.

Perfect pick also...

ATLDirtyBirds
06-22-2007, 09:50 PM
We going to do trades?

nvot9
06-22-2007, 09:56 PM
Na, I'd say no, because when you include trades, then it just becomes who's the most persuasive, and not whose the most intelligent and best draft, which is what this is all about.

ATLDirtyBirds
06-22-2007, 10:00 PM
lmao, its Miguel Cabrera smokey...

sdpads24
06-22-2007, 10:02 PM
Matt Holliday is a outfielder too

Smokey Joe
06-22-2007, 10:02 PM
The pick is Miguel Cabrera. I was gonna choose Holliday, but forgot to edit it... d'oh!

Chucky
06-22-2007, 10:04 PM
This draft is gonna be pretty challenging, im a little surprised that Peavy went over Howard, but im sure D has a plan. Same with Prince

ATLDirtyBirds
06-22-2007, 10:05 PM
This draft is gonna be pretty challenging, im a little surprised that Peavy went over Howard, but im sure D has a plan. Same with Prince

The draft will be very challenging. There won't be any stacked teams, except for mine, of course.

scottyboy
06-22-2007, 10:05 PM
This draft is gonna be pretty challenging, im a little surprised that Peavy went over Howard, but im sure D has a plan. Same with Prince

it's gonna be great seeing all these strategies, im just afraid D has the same on as me...

D-Unit
06-22-2007, 10:06 PM
This draft is gonna be pretty challenging, im a little surprised that Peavy went over Howard, but im sure D has a plan. Same with Prince
You'll get my reasoning when this is over.

Chucky
06-22-2007, 10:06 PM
You'll get my reasoning when this is over.

Your probably just trying to pick a very pitching heavy team, and then pick a very pitcher friendly park, same with scotty, but i might be wrong

ATLDirtyBirds
06-22-2007, 10:08 PM
Your probably just trying to pick a very pitching heavy team, and then pick a very pitcher friendly park, same with scotty, but i might be wrong


My strategy is by far the best.

D-Unit
06-22-2007, 10:08 PM
Your probably just trying to pick a very pitching heavy team, and then pick a very pitcher friendly park, same with scotty, but i might be wrong
Actually, I'm just trying to pick handsome guys. :D

scottyboy
06-22-2007, 10:09 PM
Actually, I'm just trying to pick handsome guys. :D

but you didnt pick me :D

Chucky
06-22-2007, 10:09 PM
Its very possible that many people will have the exact same strategy, Me an my co have to see what happens in the top 3 rounds before we can decide

nvot9
06-22-2007, 10:10 PM
This draft is gonna be pretty challenging, im a little surprised that Peavy went over Howard, but im sure D has a plan. Same with Prince

Why would you be surprised. Howard has been off to a pretty bad start this year, and is already (can't believe i'm saying ALREADY) 27, where as Prince Fielder is dominating pitchers right now with an NL leading 26 home runs, which is 4 more than Ryan Howard had two years ago, despite Howard playing 15 more games and being 3 years older. Fielder is overall better in my honest opinion and is proving that this year. As for Peavy, well he's the best pitcher in the MLB right now hands down, electryfying stuff, and he's fricken 25...god damn he's good!

D-Unit
06-22-2007, 10:11 PM
My strategy is by far the best.
Trying to build a profitable franchise in a big city market by selling men's lingerie is not that great of an idea.

ATLDirtyBirds
06-22-2007, 10:11 PM
Why would you be surprised. Howard has been off to a pretty bad start this year, and is already (can't believe i'm saying ALREADY) 27, where as Prince Fielder is dominating pitchers right now with an NL leading 26 home runs, which is 4 more than Ryan Howard had two years ago, despite Howard playing 15 more games and being 3 years older. Fielder is overall better in my honest opinion and is proving that this year. As for Peavy, well he's the best pitcher in the MLB right now hands down, electryfying stuff, and he's fricken 25...god damn he's good!



Santana>Peavy

Smokey Joe
06-22-2007, 10:11 PM
You'll get my reasoning when this is over.
I was gonna probably take Peavy if he was there. You bastard, why couldn't you just go with the generic pick??? WHY!?!?!?!?

;)

ATLDirtyBirds
06-22-2007, 10:13 PM
I was gonna probably take Peavy if he was there. You bastard, why couldn't you just go with the generic pick??? WHY!?!?!?!?

;)


I'd be estatic to have Miggy Cabrera.

D-Unit
06-22-2007, 10:13 PM
I was gonna probably take Peavy if he was there. You bastard, why couldn't you just go with the generic pick??? WHY!?!?!?!?

;)
It was a close call between him and Jim Thome.

D-Unit
06-22-2007, 10:14 PM
I'd be estatic to have Miggy Cabrera.
Somebody thinks we're drafting for fantasy baseball. LOL. :D

Smokey Joe
06-22-2007, 10:17 PM
It was a close call between him and Jim Thome.
yeah, I am sure it was.... young ace............................ old oft injured slugger
................................................ http://www.soxtalk.com/forums/style_emoticons/default/post-4-1074961887.gif

:D

ATLDirtyBirds
06-22-2007, 10:18 PM
Somebody thinks we're drafting for fantasy baseball. LOL. :D

Sign me up for a guy who's going to give you a .320+/30+/100+/.385+

M.O.T.H.
06-22-2007, 10:25 PM
Actually, I'm just trying to pick handsome guys. :D

Well, I guess we know where Bob Wickman is gonna go then.

ATLDirtyBirds
06-22-2007, 10:29 PM
Trying to build a profitable franchise in a big city market by selling men's lingerie is not that great of an idea.


You promised you'd be my top customer...

ATLDirtyBirds
06-22-2007, 10:30 PM
Well, I guess we know where Bob Wickman is gonna go then.


And Jack Wilson


http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/PHO/AAFB006~Jack-Wilson-Studio-Portrait-Photofile-Posters.jpg

princefielder28
06-22-2007, 10:48 PM
Prince is gone :(

nvot9
06-22-2007, 10:49 PM
Sowy... :(

M.O.T.H.
06-22-2007, 10:55 PM
I wanted Prince...too...went for the next best thing at 1B.

Philliez01
06-22-2007, 11:01 PM
I feel like an idiot for drafting a 32-year old now. Too damn tired.

M.O.T.H.
06-22-2007, 11:09 PM
I feel like an idiot for drafting a 32-year old now. Too damn tired.

i was considering doing the same thing....

nvot9
06-22-2007, 11:13 PM
Na, I wouldn't feel like an idiot. Granted, there were a few young guys that I might have taken over A-Rod, A-Rod is still a fantastic player. Me and ATL were sorta discussing this online before. I said I didn't wanna commit to the luggage that came with A-Rod's extraordinary talent, but if you are willing to accept that, then the talent he possesses easily makes him a top 5 selection (pending the age issue).

Scorch
06-22-2007, 11:23 PM
He still has 7 years ahead of him, IMO.

M.O.T.H.
06-22-2007, 11:26 PM
Just get a solid 3B prospect for your minor league team...that will even things out...

Giantsfan1080
06-23-2007, 12:01 AM
Why is everyone always in such a rush to finish fun things like this?

D-Unit
06-23-2007, 02:22 AM
Why is everyone always in such a rush to finish fun things like this?
For me, waiting is not fun.

ATLDirtyBirds
06-23-2007, 06:30 AM
For me, waiting is not fun.

Exactly. No one wants to be still be checking in on this 6 weeks later either.

art vandelay
06-23-2007, 12:18 PM
I made the pick...

Chucky
06-23-2007, 01:11 PM
Damnit i really wanted Verlander with my next pick

princefielder28
06-23-2007, 01:13 PM
Damnit i really wanted Verlander with my next pick

haha....like he was going to make it all the way back around

Chucky
06-23-2007, 01:15 PM
haha....like he was going to make it all the way back around

There was a chance, I sure didnt think he would go this early

Scorch
06-23-2007, 01:34 PM
I was gonna pick Verlander...so you wouldn't have gotten him Chucky. Damnit. Time to find another one.

Eaglez.Fan
06-23-2007, 01:58 PM
Very good Hamels pick. I was hoping he'd slide.

Philliez01
06-23-2007, 01:59 PM
Same here.

Xiomera
06-23-2007, 02:05 PM
I would just like to point out that the selection thread lists Verlander as a LHP . . . which he is not . . . thank you and have a good day.

nvot9
06-23-2007, 02:09 PM
My bad, thought he was. Thanks. You wanna judge this Xio?

As for the Hamels pick, I find him to be a bit overrated. He's really only got two good pitches that he throws, and it's a very odd combination no less, so while he's pretty dominant right now, I see it as short termed success and can't imagine him being good in the long run.

Chucky
06-23-2007, 02:16 PM
My bad, thought he was. Thanks. You wanna judge this Xio?

As for the Hamels pick, I find him to be a bit overrated. He's really only got two good pitches that he throws, and it's a very odd combination no less, so while he's pretty dominant right now, I see it as short termed success and can't imagine him being good in the long run.

Plus he has major injury concerns, not neccesarily a franchise player

nvot9
06-23-2007, 02:20 PM
Yea, I agree with that, not a franchise player is the best way to describe my feelings towards him. But again, based on how he's doing this year, you can't go wrong I guess..

Philliez01
06-23-2007, 02:47 PM
My bad, thought he was. Thanks. You wanna judge this Xio?

As for the Hamels pick, I find him to be a bit overrated. He's really only got two good pitches that he throws, and it's a very odd combination no less, so while he's pretty dominant right now, I see it as short termed success and can't imagine him being good in the long run.

I have to disagree with that, please ignore the homer in me, but I'm trying to make this as non-homer as possible.

Yes, Hamels does have two very good pitches but he's still adjusting to the Major Leagues. He has excellent control over his circle-changeup and can pinpoint it anywhere. It could be the deadliest pitch in the NL (homer part) when it's on. He has a good fastball (low 90s, seen it as high as 94) but his issue with that is he occasionally struggles to throw it against right-handed batters. It's always middle-up or middle-in and any decent hitter (Konerko, Dye, Hardy, etc.) will take it yard or to the wall.

But the one positive is the development of his curveball. It's not "plus plus" like a Gavin Floyd but it's quickly becoming a good pitch for him to use. Compared to last year, he's using it more and more with better results. It's in the mid-70s but he just still lacks a bit of control which is coming around. He did strike out (I believe Sizemore?--it was an Indian or a White Sox player, very recent) on it and it looked deadly. Kneebuckling one could say.

nvot9
06-23-2007, 02:53 PM
Believe me, I'm not saying Hamels CAN'T be dominant, I'm just saying (as a Mets fan mind you) that I don't think he's got the stuff. Yea, he seems to be developing a Curve ball, but can he successfully work that in as a (as you said) "plus plus," standard pitch? And for me, his combination of his fastball and circle change is a bit odd for a power, strike out pitcher like himself, and might have some long-term issues as people start to recognize this, plus, as someone mentioned he's got injury problems.

All in all, I'm not knocking his ability or talent, he's been phenomenal this yea, but considering the type of draft this is, one that requires so much that you select a truly dominant, flawless player with your first pick, well Hamels might have a few too many question marks for that..

D-Unit
06-23-2007, 02:53 PM
I love Cole Hamels. One of my favorite pitchers. What pitcher hasn't ever gotten injured before? Verlander hit the DL a couple times last year if I'm not mistaken.

Scotty D
06-23-2007, 02:56 PM
I love Cole Hamels. One of my favorite pitchers. What pitcher hasn't ever gotten injured before? Verlander hit the DL a couple times last year if I'm not mistaken.

I don't remember Verlander going on the DL. I believe in his first year in the minor leagues he got shut down before the end of the season though.

nvot9
06-23-2007, 03:01 PM
It's not even the injury concerns tat both me, you'll notice I didn't even mention that in my original argument, it's more the fact that he's got only a 2 pitch arsenal and it's a very odd combination for a power pitcher at that.

Jay
06-23-2007, 03:10 PM
My partner in crime and I didn't really discuss too much and I don't know how to get in touch with him, so I am going to give it a few and if I don't hear anything I'll make the pick. I didn't even think I'd be here right now anyway...

Philliez01
06-23-2007, 03:15 PM
The thing with Hamels injuries are that they have mostly all been lower-back related and it's been a recurring theme throughout his young career. Look at his insane minor-league totals but you'll notice that he missed much of a season or two due to injury (one was due to a bar fight though, the guy was never seen again....).

But I can agree to disagree but young, dominant LHP are so valuable in today's MLB.

princefielder28
06-23-2007, 03:16 PM
It's not even the injury concerns tat both me, you'll notice I didn't even mention that in my original argument, it's more the fact that he's got only a 2 pitch arsenal and it's a very odd combination for a power pitcher at that.

Ben Sheets was pretty much a 2 pitch pitcher his first couple years and gradually developed a changeup, but Hamels should be fine for the near future but it would be very beneficial for him to develop a 3rd pitch

Chucky
06-23-2007, 03:16 PM
Name dropping is not cool

Jay
06-23-2007, 03:24 PM
24 year old catchers with a batting title don't grow on trees...

princefielder28
06-23-2007, 03:25 PM
24 year old catchers with a batting title don't grow on trees...

very nice pick!

Eaglez.Fan
06-23-2007, 03:29 PM
Wait, am I in the NL or AL?

princefielder28
06-23-2007, 03:32 PM
Wait, am I in the NL or AL?

Nobody knows yet

Eaglez.Fan
06-23-2007, 03:35 PM
Nobody knows yet

Nvot, put me in the AL

princefielder28
06-23-2007, 03:35 PM
Nvot, put me in the AL

select your DH then :)

Eaglez.Fan
06-23-2007, 03:39 PM
I might get some comments about his age, but I just couldn't pass him up.

nvot9
06-23-2007, 03:45 PM
Ah ****, sorrt guys, I'm gunna get on that now, really sorry.

Also, looks like the draft's gunna stop for now, Giantsfan and Jughead, who have the current pick, won't be able to pick on weekends (hence why we made the clock only during the week). Sit tight boys..

Scotty D
06-23-2007, 03:46 PM
Ah ****, sorrt guys, I'm gunna get on that now, really sorry.

Also, looks like the draft's gunna stop for now, Giantsfan and Jughead, who have the current pick, won't be able to pick on weekends (hence why we made the clock only during the week). Sit tight boys..

Thats fine for me I'm going to be gone until Sunday night. I want to unsend that big board I just sent you ;) .

nvot9
06-23-2007, 03:48 PM
Haha, it's all good, I responded, just so you know what's up.

nvot9
06-23-2007, 03:55 PM
Ok, I just randomly selected the AL and NL teams, this is what's up..

AL Teams
1) princefielder28
2) Philliez01 and Jensen
3) Smokey Joe
4) It's all about the U and fenikz
5) scottyboy
6) bsaza and Jay
7) Scotty D
8) Eaglez.Fan

NL Teams
1) Scorch
2) ATLDirtyBirds
3) M.O.T.H.
4) nvot9
5) D-Unit
6) art vandelay
7) Jughead10 and Giantsfan1080
8) Chuck and Devin Hester

ATLDirtyBirds
06-23-2007, 03:56 PM
Ah, nice, I get to play in the real baseball league.

Scotty D
06-23-2007, 03:57 PM
You should have put Eaglez Fan in the NL. I want to see some fireworks.

ATLDirtyBirds
06-23-2007, 03:59 PM
You should have put Eaglez Fan in the NL. I want to see some fireworks.


Yes. That would have been classic.

Xiomera
06-23-2007, 09:54 PM
Hey, I am taking Scotty D's spot while he is away this weekend. If it seems like I have forgotten, somebody send me a PM and remind me when I have to pick.

Thank You

nvot9
06-23-2007, 10:02 PM
Yup.

I'm not sure if you saw it or not, so here it goes again. I'm looking to get a solid core of 3 judges going for this, I've already got PL judging, I was wondering if you wanted to judge this thing when we're all done.

Unless you're permanently taking over for/Co-GMing with ScottyD

Smokey Joe
06-23-2007, 10:08 PM
Ok, I just randomly selected the AL and NL teams, this is what's up..

AL Teams
1) princefielder28
2) Philliez01 and Jensen
3) Smokey Joe
4) It's all about the U and fenikz
5) scottyboy
6) bsaza and Jay
7) Scotty D
8) Eaglez.Fan

NL Teams
1) Scorch
2) ATLDirtyBirds
3) M.O.T.H.
4) nvot9
5) D-Unit
6) art vandelay
7) Jughead10 and Giantsfan1080
8) Chuck and Devin Hester
damn, I wanted in to be in the NL... if someone wants to be in the AL, could we switch?

Xiomera
06-23-2007, 10:11 PM
Yup.

I'm not sure if you saw it or not, so here it goes again. I'm looking to get a solid core of 3 judges going for this, I've already got PL judging, I was wondering if you wanted to judge this thing when we're all done.

Unless you're permanently taking over for/Co-GMing with ScottyD

Definitely interested, and no, I am not permanetly taking over. He gave me a list to go off of, and announce his picks while he's one.

Smokey Joe
06-23-2007, 10:14 PM
Okay, I've come up with my city and team name...

The Alaska Snow, located in Anchorage Alaska!

M.O.T.H.
06-23-2007, 10:26 PM
My team name takes the cake...:):):)

Smokey Joe
06-23-2007, 10:29 PM
My team name takes the cake...:):):)
I don't know about your team, but you have one good slogan! Too bad in 10 years your slogan will be "Our ability to win a championship is worse then the odds of a panda being born."

Smokey Joe
06-23-2007, 10:32 PM
Also, quick question. Do we have to have 6 bench players, or could we decide to draft 4 relievers and only 5 bench players?

Also, we are drafting which stadium to use, correct? I think we should design our own ballpark. Not like the stands or anything, but how far down the line, to center field, and to the power alleys, and retractable roof, open, or dome, etc. Or can we edit whichever stadium we draft?

nvot9
06-24-2007, 07:06 AM
Wow, that's an awesome idea Smokey Joe, I honestly think that might make things a little harder (for me atleast haha, I have no clue wtf anything with stadiums means lol) but that would really make this a bit more hands on, I'm not opposed to that at all, if it gets support from a few other guys, I'm all for adding that. If not, then yes, we are drafting our own stadium.

As for you switching, sorry, I did it randomly, you're gunna have to build your team around the division you're in, if I let you pick which one you wanna be in, then I'd have o let everyone do that, and then there are chances that we might have an odd number of AL to NL teams or vice versa. Lets just leave that how it is. Sorry man.

ATLDirtyBirds
06-24-2007, 07:46 AM
Wow, that's an awesome idea Smokey Joe, I honestly think that might make things a little harder (for me atleast haha, I have no clue wtf anything with stadiums means lol) but that would really make this a bit more hands on, I'm not opposed to that at all, if it gets support from a few other guys, I'm all for adding that. If not, then yes, we are drafting our own stadium.

As for you switching, sorry, I did it randomly, you're gunna have to build your team around the division you're in, if I let you pick which one you wanna be in, then I'd have o let everyone do that, and then there are chances that we might have an odd number of AL to NL teams or vice versa. Lets just leave that how it is. Sorry man.


I woudln't mind creating my own ballpark. The only problem with it is people might be able to tailor make it to their advantage, taking away from the toughness of the draft.

nvot9
06-24-2007, 09:20 AM
Good news, Xiomera has accepted the position of judging. We've now got two of the most MLB intelligent posters on the board as our judges, so the deserving winner will actually win this time...

I'm thinking about asking MaxV for the last judging spot...

Eaglez.Fan
06-24-2007, 09:20 AM
I assume that Jughead will be leaving a list on weekends, to make it go faster...

nvot9
06-24-2007, 09:21 AM
I don't know, I'll talk to him about it.