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art vandelay
05-30-2008, 12:58 AM
Anybody up for an MLB Franchise Draft? I want reliable and knowledgeable posters only so we can finish. Hopefully some judges too? It's going to be best team over a 5 year period so draft for now and later. You draft a full MLB Squad: all position players + a few bench, 5 SP, 2/3 LRP, 2/3 MRP, 1 SU, 1 CP. If it stays alive long enough we could discuss drafting a small minor league team with prospects. I'm open to all suggestions.

Please post if you want in. No offense to the new guys, but even if you post before someone who I know will be reliable, I am going to take them over you. I'm looking for about 9-11 guys to do this (10-12 including me).

Draft Order will be random. Please pick a city and a nickname. If you are good with photoshop/gimp/paint, making a logo would be sweet too.

American League

1) Wo_oT88 - Montreal Frenchies
2) Chucky - Victoria Budders
3) NYGibril28 - Windsor Locks Raiders
4) HinesWardJr. - Pittsburgh Ironmen
5) art vandelay - Syracuse Clippers
6) djp4516 - St. Paul Saints

National League

1) 619 - Mississauga Majors
2) KCJ58 - Harlem Boppers
4) ATLDirtyBirds - Brooklyn Blackout
5) princefielder28 - Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
6) fischbowl - Buffalo Brewskis
7) DChess - Transiberian Orchestras

What you will be drafting:
- Starting C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, LF, CF, RF
- DH if you are in AL, extra pitcher if you are in NL
- 3 Bench Players of your choosing
- 5 SP, 3 MRP/LRP, 1 SU, 1 CL
- 3 Minor league prospects
*Total of 25 Rounds*

djp
05-30-2008, 01:00 AM
me

I will take the Twins

art vandelay
05-30-2008, 01:02 AM
me

I will take the Twins

I'm actually thinking we could do new team names. Like pick a city and nickname. Maybe even make a logo with all of the insane graphic people we have on here.

D-Unit
05-30-2008, 01:47 AM
I'd love to, but I don't have time. Thanks for the invite though.

KCJ58
05-30-2008, 02:04 AM
Harlem Boppers

http://warriorsmovie.co.uk/content/gangs/images/logo_boppers.gif

ATLDirtyBirds
05-30-2008, 04:45 AM
I'm in. Team name later.

Eagles own the NFC East
05-30-2008, 06:24 AM
I'm in, New York Eagles

Chucky
05-30-2008, 06:30 AM
Im in, Toronto Blue Jays

princefielder28
05-30-2008, 08:46 AM
I'm up for this...thanks for the invite

619
05-30-2008, 08:51 AM
I'm down. Since Chucky took Toronto I'll be the Mississauga Majors.

http://www.holidayice.ca/images/logos/Mississauga-St-Michaels-Majors.gif

ATLDirtyBirds
05-30-2008, 09:41 AM
I'll be the Capital City Bombers. Awesome name.

fischbowl
05-30-2008, 10:58 AM
I'll be the Capital City Bombers. Awesome name.

Except that's a former Met's Single A Affiliate

No Worries Art, I'm in.

If we don't do made-up teams I'll be my Orioles but if we do I'll make one up soon

Wootylicous
05-30-2008, 11:02 AM
I'm in this one :D

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/7f/MontrealExpos_1000.png

please :)

Hines
05-30-2008, 11:10 AM
I dont know if I can join, but I will be down.

NYGibril28
05-30-2008, 11:14 AM
in ,and I'll be the Windsor Locks Raiders

DChess
05-30-2008, 11:47 AM
<------------ this guy is in

I'll be the Transiberian Orchestras

Im_a_Romosexual
05-30-2008, 01:44 PM
I wouldnt mind doing this. If im in I'll be the Madison Muskies

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/9/92/Muskies.jpg/125px-Muskies.jpg

Eagles own the NFC East
05-30-2008, 01:50 PM
How come you didn't put my name on the list? I have done a lot of fantasy drafts here and have run multiple of them I am more then reliable.

OSUGiants17
05-30-2008, 02:23 PM
can I be in? if so I am the
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff245/OSUGiants/logo.png
The San Jose Stars

fischbowl
05-30-2008, 02:27 PM
can I be in? if so I am the
http://www.sportslogos.net/images/logos/37/1015/full/4806.gif
The Fresno Grizzlies

not to mention that is ALSO a current minor league team

fischbowl
05-30-2008, 02:42 PM
I'll whip out an old team of mine and be the Buffalo Brewskis

Chucky
05-30-2008, 03:08 PM
New Name


Ill be the

Victoria Budders

ATLDirtyBirds
05-30-2008, 03:17 PM
Except that's a former Met's Single A Affiliate

No Worries Art, I'm in.

If we don't do made-up teams I'll be my Orioles but if we do I'll make one up soon


Oh, I am well aware. I thought it was no-MLB teams?

art vandelay
05-30-2008, 03:21 PM
No MLB Teams. The Expos aren't a team anymore but I think Woot should come up with a new name. No minor league teams either, so if you originally picked one, please change it. Looks like we are all set to go. Is everyone cool with the draft starting tomorrow?

ATLDirtyBirds
05-30-2008, 03:23 PM
Ok. Change Capital City Bombers with Brooklyn Blackout

art vandelay
05-30-2008, 03:27 PM
I'll be the Syracuse Clippers. I am going to create a team thread where everyone can post their teams.

Chucky
05-30-2008, 03:29 PM
No MLB Teams. The Expos aren't a team anymore but I think Woot should come up with a new name. No minor league teams either, so if you originally picked one, please change it. Looks like we are all set to go. Is everyone cool with the draft starting tomorrow?

How about getting it started tonight but with no clock.

art vandelay
05-30-2008, 03:32 PM
How about getting it started tonight but with no clock.

Sounds good to me. I'm going to create the draft order now (using a randomizer program).

Eaglez.Fan
05-30-2008, 03:36 PM
damn, is it too late to join?

art vandelay
05-30-2008, 03:41 PM
Here's the draft order:

1. KCJ58
2. Wo_oT88
3. art vandelay
4. fischbowl
5. Chucky
6. djp4516
7. HinesWardJr.
8. ATLDirtyBirds
9. DChess
10. NYGibril28
11. 619
12. princefielder28

KCJ58
05-30-2008, 03:43 PM
sweet im up first

art vandelay
05-30-2008, 03:43 PM
sweet im up first

As far as I'm concerned, you can pick right now.

Hines
05-30-2008, 03:44 PM
Damn, me and picking seventh.

Chucky
05-30-2008, 03:46 PM
Are we going with a DH?

KCJ58
05-30-2008, 03:46 PM
Jose Reyes/SS
http://baseballmastermind.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/t1_jose_reyes.jpg

art vandelay
05-30-2008, 03:48 PM
Are we going with a DH?

I think I'm going to (randomly) create a National League and American League. Then when we vote against each other we can do leagues and then a "World Series" AL Champ vs. NL Champ.

art vandelay
05-30-2008, 03:48 PM
Jose Reyes/SS
http://baseballmastermind.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/t1_jose_reyes.jpg


You can post this in the Selection Thread.

Eaglez.Fan
05-30-2008, 03:49 PM
any chance u guys add another team? :(

art vandelay
05-30-2008, 03:51 PM
any chance u guys add another team? :(

Sorry man, too late.

BrownsTown
05-30-2008, 03:51 PM
Reyes #1? Have fun with a .280 average, a .340 OBP, decent at best power, and a bunch of steals. Steals are worth the #1 pick I guess.

Eaglez.Fan
05-30-2008, 03:52 PM
If anyone drops out, shoot me a PM then.

art vandelay
05-30-2008, 03:59 PM
AL and NL Teams posted on 1st page. If you have an AL Team, you have to draft a DH.

Hines
05-30-2008, 04:00 PM
My team name is the Pittsburgh Ironmen.

art vandelay
05-30-2008, 04:02 PM
Woot is up. Clock won't officially start until tomorrow. Any suggestions for the length of the clock?

art vandelay
05-30-2008, 04:05 PM
Also, thoughts on how many players we should actually draft? And what about a minor league prospect team?

Hines
05-30-2008, 04:14 PM
Starting 9, 5 SP, 2 RP, 2 prospects. Just me though.

ATLDirtyBirds
05-30-2008, 04:26 PM
Reyes #1? Have fun with a .280 average, a .340 OBP, decent at best power, and a bunch of steals. Steals are worth the #1 pick I guess.


Those numbers are do to his massive sucking at the beginning of the year. In May he hit .312 and had an OBP of .370. He also added 5 HR's and many project him to be a consistent 15-20 HR guy which is nice out of the leadoff spot. #1 might have been a bit early, but the guy can play.

BrownsTown
05-30-2008, 04:29 PM
Those numbers are do to his massive sucking at the beginning of the year. In May he hit .312 and had an OBP of .370. He also added 5 HR's and many project him to be a consistent 15-20 HR guy which is nice out of the leadoff spot. #1 might have been a bit early, but the guy can play.

Those are his numbers last year, AND this year too. The highest OBP he's ever has is .354. He's a great player, but not #1 pick.

ATLDirtyBirds
05-30-2008, 04:31 PM
Those are his numbers last year, AND this year too. The highest OBP he's ever has is .354. He's a great player, but not #1 pick.


He's also 25 and besides these last 2 weeks plays great defense. I'd agree with you though on there being a couple better #1 picks.

DChess
05-30-2008, 04:56 PM
hopefully former #1 pick matt bush is still available by the time i pick. (that used to be my josh hamilton joke)

art vandelay
05-30-2008, 05:03 PM
What you will be drafting:
- Starting C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, LF, CF, RF
- DH if you are in AL, extra pitcher if you are in NL
- 5 Bench Players of your choosing
- 5 SP, 3 MRP/LRP, 1 SU, 1 CL
- 5 Minor league prospects
*Total of 29 Rounds*

djp
05-30-2008, 05:14 PM
http://riverdogs.com.ismmedia.com/ISM2/Logos/St-Paul.jpg

St. Paul Saints

princefielder28
05-30-2008, 05:49 PM
http://logo.szuper.info.hu/pic/logo/w/wisconsin_timber_rattlers_63065.jpg

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

fischbowl
05-30-2008, 06:57 PM
One Independent And One Minor League Team

art vandelay
05-30-2008, 07:03 PM
One Independent And One Minor League Team

I think that would be too many rounds...people would lose interest.

KCJ58
05-30-2008, 08:10 PM
Wo_ot is on the clock

fischbowl
05-30-2008, 10:02 PM
I think that would be too many rounds...people would lose interest.

Nah I was talking about the choices of the Saints and the Timber Rattlers

art vandelay
05-31-2008, 11:46 AM
OK, HinesWardJr. on the clock.

art vandelay
05-31-2008, 11:49 AM
Please send me a list if you are not going to be here! Or, if you don't want to send it to me, send it to someone who you know will be around.

princefielder28
05-31-2008, 01:05 PM
text me when i am up and if i am not around

920.655.7932

art vandelay
05-31-2008, 01:50 PM
I have a list for NYGibril and 619. I don't know how reliable DChess will be. Does he go on on the weekends?

KCJ58
05-31-2008, 01:57 PM
you can try to reach him on AOL

art vandelay
05-31-2008, 05:37 PM
Princey up with 2 picks.

princefielder28
05-31-2008, 06:06 PM
Princey up with 2 picks.

no worries!!! i am here!!!

picks will be up shortly

art vandelay
05-31-2008, 06:31 PM
DChess OTC.

saintsfan912
05-31-2008, 06:50 PM
If anybody drops out, hit me up. This looks like alot of fun.

DChess
05-31-2008, 10:33 PM
i am here sry

art vandelay
06-01-2008, 11:13 AM
I have my pick, just waiting on fischy.

DChess
06-01-2008, 11:58 AM
peavy in the second was cash money

KCJ58
06-01-2008, 11:59 AM
peavy in the second was cash money

agree but im gonna like my next 2 picks even better

art vandelay
06-01-2008, 12:10 PM
Pujols and Martin is a good start, IMO.

619
06-01-2008, 12:11 PM
A-Rod and Berkman ain't too bad either. Now I need some youth.

Chucky
06-01-2008, 01:34 PM
Is there a clock?

art vandelay
06-01-2008, 01:42 PM
Is there a clock?

Not on the weekends. The clock will start Monday at 3 PM and end at 12 AM.

NYGibril28
06-01-2008, 03:43 PM
honestly, does anyone feel they've made a bad pick so far? haha

art vandelay
06-01-2008, 06:55 PM
Remember, check the front page to see which league you are in to see if you need a DH or extra pitcher. Also, how should a "prospect" be defined? What if he has been to the majors but then demoted? Also, how long should the clock be that starts tomorrow (starts at 3 pm and ends at 12 am)?

djp
06-01-2008, 07:59 PM
Utley and Sizemore... yeahhhhh baby.

Jughead10
06-02-2008, 12:28 PM
How did A-Rod fall that far?

Reyes as the first pick?

Holliday at 4th?, check his stats away from Coors.

Just a couple of observations. Not trying to hate.

Turtlepower
06-02-2008, 12:31 PM
How did A-Rod fall that far?

Reyes as the first pick?

Holliday at 4th?, check his stats away from Coors.

Just a couple of observations. Not trying to hate.

Yeah, I'm with you on A-Rod falling. That is unreal.

Also, there are still a lot of quality players left. I can actually think of a hitter and a pitcher who I'm surprised are still on the board.

Jughead10
06-02-2008, 12:37 PM
How did A-Rod fall that far?

Reyes as the first pick?

Holliday at 4th?, check his stats away from Coors.

Just a couple of observations. Not trying to hate.

And just to point out here is the difference in Holliday home and away. .363/.426/.664 vs .274/.336/.444.

djp
06-02-2008, 12:51 PM
Really liking my team so far.

Chucky
06-02-2008, 12:53 PM
I am pretty happy so far, I got the middle of my lineup as well as an ace for my pitching lineup.

Xiomera
06-02-2008, 12:53 PM
Really liking my team so far.

DJP wins. Utley/Sizemore/Zambrano is the best trio so far.

Chucky
06-02-2008, 12:54 PM
DJP wins. Utley/Sizemore/Zambrano is the best trio so far.

David Wright/ Ryan Howard/ Halladay.

Jughead10
06-02-2008, 12:56 PM
David Wright/ Ryan Howard/ Halladay.

Pretty equal to the other one mentioned. Sizemore is a bit overrated. All this talk about him being a top 3 player you would take if you started a team is just that, talk. He is very good, but the expectations for him got a little out of hand.

Wootylicous
06-02-2008, 12:58 PM
Hanley Ramirez, Nick Markakis, Dan Haren!

art vandelay
06-02-2008, 01:24 PM
Pujols/Martin/Kazmir?

NYGibril28
06-02-2008, 01:52 PM
did Chipper Jones seriously just get picked?

DChess
06-02-2008, 01:57 PM
i wanted crawford but sabathia, in the beginning of his prime aint bad either

DChess
06-02-2008, 01:57 PM
braun/peavy/sabathia

Hines
06-02-2008, 01:58 PM
I wanted Crawford and totally slipped my mind for him. I have my list at my house and I am not home. Dammit.

NYGibril28
06-02-2008, 01:58 PM
Rollins/Felix/Hamilton

art vandelay
06-02-2008, 03:01 PM
DChess OTC until 5 PM.

DChess
06-02-2008, 03:11 PM
jay bruce!

djp
06-02-2008, 04:19 PM
Add Big Tex tot he mix

princefielder28
06-02-2008, 04:26 PM
i have a bb from chucky so i'll put his pick up

Wootylicous
06-02-2008, 04:29 PM
argh Dice-K! :(

DChess
06-02-2008, 05:00 PM
this things moving pretty nicely

ATLDirtyBirds
06-02-2008, 05:02 PM
I will say this, my outfield is sexy.


Crawford-Upton-Upton

KCJ58
06-02-2008, 05:16 PM
http://www.minorleaguenews.com/graphics/baseball/Graphics/2006/08/15/ones2watch/O2WKershaw.jpg

Oh Yes!

art vandelay
06-02-2008, 05:45 PM
I'm here...pick will be up in a few.

art vandelay
06-02-2008, 06:00 PM
Fischbowl sent me a list but the players he sent are already taken...

art vandelay
06-02-2008, 06:14 PM
Remember, the clock is 1 hr. so if fischbowl doesn't pick before 7:57 PM, Chucky you can pick.

djp
06-02-2008, 07:04 PM
HUJGDAJGDAJNGDAJNGDA i wanted McCann... DAMNIT

619
06-02-2008, 10:06 PM
Give Me A Sec ..

EDIT: nvm I can live with Ichiro

art vandelay
06-02-2008, 10:09 PM
Give Me A Sec ..

EDIT: nvm I can live with Ichiro

Didn't see you on...you can change it if you want.

art vandelay
06-02-2008, 10:13 PM
DChess up with 2 picks.

NYGibril28
06-02-2008, 10:13 PM
I love my infield. Rollins, Zimmerman and Cano..

Chucky
06-02-2008, 10:15 PM
DChess up with 2 picks.

Generally when someone misses a pick, they are automatically skipped until they make up their picks

art vandelay
06-02-2008, 10:16 PM
Generally when someone misses a pick, they are automatically skipped until they make up their picks

So you are saying ATL can pick tonight?

Chucky
06-02-2008, 10:18 PM
So you are saying ATL can pick tonight?

That is what would usually happen, but it is up to you

art vandelay
06-02-2008, 10:19 PM
That is what would usually happen, but it is up to you

Let's go with that and keep this thing moving. It's gonna be tough to get through 29 rounds.

Chucky
06-02-2008, 10:20 PM
Let's go with that and keep this thing moving. It's gonna be tough to get through 29 rounds.

Do you have his BB

art vandelay
06-02-2008, 10:21 PM
Do you have his BB

Yep, I'll put up his pick.

619
06-02-2008, 10:27 PM
Didn't see you on...you can change it if you want.

Changed my pick to Ervin Santana.

Chucky
06-02-2008, 10:29 PM
Please say DJP left a board

art vandelay
06-02-2008, 10:29 PM
Changed my pick to Ervin Santana.

Got it, thanks for the heads up.

art vandelay
06-02-2008, 10:29 PM
Please say DJP left a board

Nope, lol.

Chucky
06-02-2008, 10:31 PM
Nope, lol.

That is weak tits. I am gonna send my BB to the people who are picking after my second pick.

art vandelay
06-02-2008, 10:32 PM
That is weak tits. I am gonna send my BB to the people who are picking after my second pick.

Sounds good, thanks.

art vandelay
06-02-2008, 11:19 PM
I won't be around much from about 5 PM tomorrow until late on Thursday. I might be able to get on here and there but I will be out of town. The 1 hour clock is still in effect so pick accordingly. The front page won't be updated as much obviously.

djp
06-02-2008, 11:25 PM
Back, pick in a second.

Watching the game

DChess
06-03-2008, 12:20 AM
damn what time does this clock stop? i thought by leaving at 9 i would be set for the night, maybe skipped once, but not twice thats ***

art vandelay
06-03-2008, 12:38 AM
damn what time does this clock stop? i thought by leaving at 9 i would be set for the night, maybe skipped once, but not twice thats ***

Starts at 3 PM ends at 12 AM. When you are skipped once and you come up again, you are automatically skipped.

art vandelay
06-03-2008, 12:40 AM
Chucky can pick Youkilis if he wants since the clock stops at 12 AM. Hopefully he won't.

Hines
06-03-2008, 01:18 AM
I have Chuckys BB unless he already picked.

art vandelay
06-03-2008, 01:26 AM
I have Chuckys BB unless he already picked.

Please post his pick if you can.

KCJ58
06-03-2008, 01:57 AM
I'm about to post my picks

Chucky
06-03-2008, 08:35 AM
WHo ever got my BB. DONT GO BY IT

djp
06-03-2008, 11:33 AM
Great pick with Soria... was targeting him for later.

We about ready to skip here?

art vandelay
06-03-2008, 12:12 PM
Great pick with Soria... was targeting him for later.

We about ready to skip here?

Thanks...but no skipping yet. Clock starts at 3 PM and ends at 12 AM.

DChess
06-03-2008, 04:52 PM
atl has till 5:56 right? i want this pick so bad. i feel its a steal

KCJ58
06-03-2008, 07:34 PM
DChess is getting steals left and right

Chucky
06-03-2008, 07:36 PM
PF28 is up until 8:58 (EST)

fischbowl
06-03-2008, 08:00 PM
PF you homer you

619
06-03-2008, 08:07 PM
I'll make my next two picks now ..

Chucky
06-03-2008, 08:18 PM
HInes you are up. Take another person who is way too old to be drafted in this thing

djp
06-03-2008, 09:47 PM
Wow...

I was seriously going to take Gomez.

One minute late.

Cool.

KCJ58
06-03-2008, 10:50 PM
picks in a sec

art vandelay
06-03-2008, 11:24 PM
Kinsler was taken awhile ago.

NYGibril28
06-03-2008, 11:40 PM
I kind of got screwed here. I left a list, with Gomez and Adrian Gonzalez, but art must not have been around either, I lost my chance to get them, and got stuck with Soto and Votto...

KCJ58
06-03-2008, 11:46 PM
**** woot for taking Broxton

619
06-03-2008, 11:47 PM
Kinsler was taken awhile ago.

Yeah, I was just about to say that. Re-pick.

art vandelay
06-03-2008, 11:48 PM
I posted that I wouldn't be here much and you couldn't have gotten Adrian Gonzalez anyway. But yeah, you lost Gomez. Maybe you could send the list to multiple people? Sorry.

Wootylicous
06-03-2008, 11:48 PM
**** woot for taking Broxton

You stole Pence from me!

KCJ58
06-03-2008, 11:48 PM
btw changed the Kinsler Pick

art vandelay
06-03-2008, 11:49 PM
You stole Pence from me!

You stole McGowan from me! Just about to take him.....

art vandelay
06-03-2008, 11:50 PM
Whoa, fisch, I'm up ahead of you....

fischbowl
06-03-2008, 11:54 PM
Whoa, fisch, I'm up ahead of you....

my fault. It was an accident, i swear

art vandelay
06-03-2008, 11:55 PM
my fault. It was an accident, i swear

Should have taken Loney just to spite you...haha.

Hines
06-04-2008, 12:03 AM
I am getting off. I wont send in a big board because I doubt I will pick when I wake up.

NYGibril28
06-04-2008, 09:21 AM
I posted that I wouldn't be here much and you couldn't have gotten Adrian Gonzalez anyway. But yeah, you lost Gomez. Maybe you could send the list to multiple people? Sorry.

No big deal. I could have been around but I wasn't.

princefielder28
06-04-2008, 02:46 PM
when i am up send me a text at 920.655.7932

DChess
06-04-2008, 03:04 PM
im here no need to skip me. pick up in a lil

DChess
06-04-2008, 03:13 PM
man i really wanted this outfielder but i already have to many, **** being in the NL

KCJ58
06-04-2008, 04:12 PM
my team so far

http://www.nfldraftcountdown.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1087306&postcount=8

djp
06-04-2008, 05:45 PM
7638437985 if I am up.. should be back by 8cst

djp
06-04-2008, 05:47 PM
Oh, and my team so far..

http://www.nfldraftcountdown.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1089816&postcount=13

DChess
06-04-2008, 05:53 PM
can we get a vote. can i re-do my pick, i kinda rushed it i dont really want him

EDIT- screw it. he hasnt updated the list and i doubt 619 wants theriot. im editing it

art vandelay
06-04-2008, 06:46 PM
Somebody text PF28, he's up.

princefielder28
06-04-2008, 06:56 PM
Somebody text PF28, he's up.

i'm here!!! thanks for the text 619

art vandelay
06-04-2008, 07:09 PM
Pretty crazy but we aren't even 1/3 of the way through the draft yet. Be sure to leave a list to me and/or others so we can move this along.

art vandelay
06-04-2008, 07:19 PM
Quentin has already been picked.

619
06-04-2008, 07:21 PM
Quentin has already been picked.

Seriously .. k i already got a guy in mind. One sec.

art vandelay
06-04-2008, 07:25 PM
DChess OTC until 9:23 pm.

art vandelay
06-04-2008, 08:18 PM
Kind of curious, what does everyone think of the 1 hr clock? Should it be shortened?

princefielder28
06-04-2008, 08:20 PM
Kind of curious, what does everyone think of the 1 hr clock? Should it be shortened?

I think a one hour clock is ok but i think everyone would greatly appreciate for others to leave a big board or number where they can be text

art vandelay
06-04-2008, 08:22 PM
I think a one hour clock is ok but i think everyone would greatly appreciate for others to leave a big board or number where they can be text

Good point, thanks.

art vandelay
06-04-2008, 08:25 PM
DChess skipped, ATLDirtyBirds OTC.

djp
06-04-2008, 09:01 PM
dont skip, im here

KCJ58
06-04-2008, 11:38 PM
picks in a sec

djp
06-05-2008, 12:00 AM
Freaking KCJ.. both your picks garnered serious consideration for my next pick.. bastard

KCJ58
06-05-2008, 12:57 AM
Freaking KCJ.. both your picks garnered serious consideration for my next pick.. bastard

complement accepted

djp
06-05-2008, 11:38 AM
Scherzer was a steal at this point IMO.. he has similar hype to Clayton Kershaw (who went about 5 rounds too early)

Hines
06-05-2008, 11:40 AM
I wanted Scherzer later on, thought he would have lasted. Guess not then huh.

Jughead10
06-05-2008, 11:40 AM
Scherzer was a steal at this point IMO.. he has similar hype to Clayton Kershaw (who went about 5 rounds too early)

Lefties with the type of stuff Kershaw has are a lot more rare.

djp
06-05-2008, 11:44 AM
Lefties with the type of stuff Kershaw has are a lot more rare.

Well yes, in terms of actual pitching, they are much different.

But in terms of prospect hype, they aren't that far apart. Everyone falls in love with Kershaw's hammer.. Yes, it is insanely good, but Scherzer has 2 great pitches and a 3rd one that will be above average in the ML.

I'd take Kershaw 9 times out of 10 simply because he's a lefty, but still, Scherzer will put up similar numbers in his career.

djp
06-05-2008, 03:17 PM
2 great picks there fisch

fischbowl
06-05-2008, 04:10 PM
2 great picks there fisch

Why thank you

KCJ58
06-05-2008, 04:12 PM
Kershaw is all mine

djp
06-05-2008, 05:03 PM
I don't quite understand the player requirements here, Homer Bailey was just called up today.

Who is eligible and who is not?

art vandelay
06-05-2008, 08:23 PM
Any player who is in the minors or majors can be taken for your major league squad. However, a player in the majors cannot be part of your minor league squad.

art vandelay
06-05-2008, 08:28 PM
Technically I think HinesWardJr. is OTC, with ATL, DChess and princey to makeup picks.

djp
06-05-2008, 09:13 PM
What's the order? Can you update the thread art?

fischbowl
06-05-2008, 09:13 PM
How the **** did I get Carlos Beltran this late?

art vandelay
06-05-2008, 09:14 PM
Thread is updated.

djp
06-05-2008, 09:14 PM
How the **** did I get Carlos Beltran this late?

31 years old, hasn't hit higher than .276 since joining the Mets

art vandelay
06-06-2008, 01:37 AM
Fisch OTC, KCJ and DChess with picks to makeup.

Wootylicous
06-06-2008, 06:56 AM
Broxton is long gone KCJ.

djp
06-06-2008, 12:27 PM
Broxton is long gone KCJ.

Yup, I would have taken him rounds ago if he wasn't.

Turtlepower
06-06-2008, 12:30 PM
Well yes, in terms of actual pitching, they are much different.

But in terms of prospect hype, they aren't that far apart. Everyone falls in love with Kershaw's hammer.. Yes, it is insanely good, but Scherzer has 2 great pitches and a 3rd one that will be above average in the ML.

I'd take Kershaw 9 times out of 10 simply because he's a lefty, but still, Scherzer will put up similar numbers in his career.

I also don't think that Scherzer is going to be able to hold up as a starter. I just see his pitching motion as way to violent to last him throughout a career. Now, as a closer, he has a chance to be very dominant.

KCJ58
06-06-2008, 03:54 PM
****, ill make up my pick right now

edit: art i edit the pick

art vandelay
06-06-2008, 06:42 PM
ATL - Zimm is long gone.

KCJ58
06-06-2008, 07:19 PM
if I'm OTC aim me at RVDkickyourASS

art vandelay
06-06-2008, 08:30 PM
Chucky is skipped, Fischy OTC.

art vandelay
06-06-2008, 08:32 PM
Also, remember that there is no clock on the weekends. HOWEVER, please leave a BB/phone # or try to make your picks. We are getting close to 1/2 done!

art vandelay
06-07-2008, 11:24 AM
djp you can't have Corpas in that spot, he's already gone. I just went by the board you sent me and Victorino was the only player on it that was left. If you don't want Victorino, then you are going to have to take someone else that hasn't already been picked.

djp
06-07-2008, 11:26 AM
djp you can't have Corpas in that spot, he's already gone. I just went by the board you sent me and Victorino was the only player on it that was left. If you don't want Victorino, then you are going to have to take someone else that hasn't already been picked.

Switched it to Erick Aybar.

That board was for the Milledge pick. It's fine, don't worry about it. I only missed like one guy I would have taken.

djp
06-07-2008, 03:30 PM
Are we going to use players that were just drafted?

art vandelay
06-07-2008, 03:33 PM
Are we going to use players that were just drafted?

Yes, if you want them as prospects.

art vandelay
06-07-2008, 04:54 PM
619 you only are up for 1 pick and Ian Stewart is in the majors so he can't be a prospect.

art vandelay
06-07-2008, 05:02 PM
To clarify for everyone - A current MLB Player cannot be a prospect but a current Minor Leaguer is. You can have a current Minor Leaguer on your major league squad but not vice versa.

619
06-07-2008, 05:12 PM
619 you only are up for 1 pick and Ian Stewart is in the majors so he can't be a prospect.

Brandon Morrow is the lone pick then.

EDIT: I see you added Ian Stewart on the front page so I'll keep him.

art vandelay
06-07-2008, 05:36 PM
Brandon Morrow is the lone pick then.

EDIT: I see you added Ian Stewart on the front page so I'll keep him.

You can change it if you want. You can have Stewart too but he's going to have to be on your MLB Squad.

KCJ58
06-07-2008, 05:38 PM
is there a clock this weekend?

art vandelay
06-07-2008, 05:40 PM
is there a clock this weekend?

No, no clock on the weekends.

619
06-07-2008, 07:02 PM
You can change it if you want. You can have Stewart too but he's going to have to be on your MLB Squad.

This time I'll stick with the pick. He may be a couple years away but this is a 'franchise' draft.

Wootylicous
06-08-2008, 10:42 AM
Come on guys...

KCJ58
06-08-2008, 04:07 PM
Come on guys...


Your OTC, then me

KCJ58
06-09-2008, 12:35 AM
if I can't use Gonzalez as a prospect im going to change my pick

art vandelay
06-09-2008, 06:31 AM
Fischy OTC at 3 PM with DChess to makeup 4 picks.

djp
06-09-2008, 02:04 PM
We should really cut this draft down, 29 rounds is way too much for 12 people.

art vandelay
06-09-2008, 02:27 PM
Well I don't want to cut it down too much, but how does everyone feel about just 3 prospects and 3 bench players? This cuts off 4 rounds.

djp
06-09-2008, 02:32 PM
Well I don't want to cut it down too much, but how does everyone feel about just 3 prospects and 3 bench players? This cuts off 4 rounds.

That would be much better.

art vandelay
06-09-2008, 02:41 PM
OK, we are down to 25 rounds and exactly 300 picks. If DChess isn't going to makeup his picks, I'm sure another poster will finish off his team.

art vandelay
06-09-2008, 02:44 PM
My apologizes to Woot, as I see he already has 4 prospects. He is going to have to change one of his picks as I want everyone to have the same # of starters, bench players and prospects for equaling grading.

Unbiased
06-09-2008, 03:11 PM
No one has picked Edinson Volquez? or did I miss him?

art vandelay
06-09-2008, 03:12 PM
Fischbowl skipped, Chucky OTC.

djp
06-09-2008, 03:39 PM
No one has picked Edinson Volquez? or did I miss him?

Edinson Volquez was picked in the 3rd round by 619, 13th pitcher overall.

I thought that was a little high but he is young and he can strike out a whole bunch of people. I just hope his mechanics don't come back to haunt him and he doesn't walk too many people.

Chucky
06-09-2008, 03:58 PM
V-Dub !!!!!!

KCJ58
06-09-2008, 05:37 PM
Harden was a steal

art vandelay
06-09-2008, 05:40 PM
Harden was a steal

Thank you sir.

NYGibril28
06-09-2008, 05:50 PM
The last pick was made at 4:54, and it's almost 6:54, shouldn't two people be skipped by now?

art vandelay
06-09-2008, 05:58 PM
The last pick was made at 4:54, and it's almost 6:54, shouldn't two people be skipped by now?

Yes, if you are up, then by all means pick.

NYGibril28
06-09-2008, 05:59 PM
Nah, I think ATL is up.

princefielder28
06-09-2008, 08:11 PM
who is OTC???

Wootylicous
06-09-2008, 08:11 PM
Give me Jeremy hermida - LF instead of Triunfel.

NYGibril28
06-09-2008, 08:22 PM
619 is on the clock until 9:37 then pf28 for two

NYGibril28
06-09-2008, 08:37 PM
any chance you had your eyes on Tabata art? Being a fellow Yankee fan and all

KCJ58
06-09-2008, 08:39 PM
you can not be serious if you picked Carlos Gonzalez

art vandelay
06-09-2008, 08:41 PM
any chance you had your eyes on Tabata art? Being a fellow Yankee fan and all

Ha yes he was on my radar, I would have taken him later if you hadn't. Not great power but still very young and makes great contact.

NYGibril28
06-09-2008, 08:43 PM
Ha yes he was on my radar, I would have taken him later if you hadn't. Not great power but still very young and makes great contact.

my next pick may be a surprise, but i love the kid. I also got a few other Yankee farmhands on my radar...you'll see

619
06-09-2008, 08:43 PM
you can not be serious if you picked Carlos Gonzalez

Doesn't fall under a prospect so I'm gonna change it.

EDIT: nvm he's gonna be on my bench

art vandelay
06-09-2008, 08:45 PM
Remember guys, just 3 prospects and 3 bench now. 25 rounds instead of 29. Also, a guy currently in the majors can't be a prospect.

art vandelay
06-09-2008, 08:47 PM
Do you guys think I should contact Eaglez.Fan to take over DChess' team? I don't think he's committed anymore.

619
06-09-2008, 08:47 PM
I personally don't mind having young albeit very raw studs like Ian Stewart and Carlos Gonzalez on my bench.

NYGibril28
06-09-2008, 08:48 PM
Do you guys think I should contact Eaglez.Fan to take over DChess' team? I don't think he's committed anymore.

That's fine with me.

art vandelay
06-09-2008, 08:49 PM
I personally don't mind having young albeit very raw studs like Ian Stewart and Carlos Gonzalez on my bench.

I don't blame ya. BTW, you're OTC again.

NYGibril28
06-09-2008, 08:49 PM
I personally don't mind having young albeit very raw studs like Ian Stewart and Carlos Gonzalez on my bench.

Chone Figgins is good to have on the bench too. Young, versatile and proven.

619
06-09-2008, 08:58 PM
Chone Figgins is good to have on the bench too. Young, versatile and proven.

You have a good point except Figgins is 30 years old.

NYGibril28
06-09-2008, 09:01 PM
You have a good point except Figgins is 30 years old.

NO! He's 29! And in five years that's 34. Not old at all.

NYGibril28
06-09-2008, 09:05 PM
my next pick may be a surprise, but i love the kid. I also got a few other Yankee farmhands on my radar...you'll see

Delcarmen wasn't the pick I was referring to.

Also, Delcarmen will assume my team's closer role.

Wootylicous
06-10-2008, 12:01 AM
How ******* ***...

art vandelay
06-10-2008, 12:02 AM
How ******* ***...

Is this referring to my pick?

Wootylicous
06-10-2008, 12:03 AM
Is this referring to my pick?

yes it's referring to your pick.

art vandelay
06-10-2008, 12:05 AM
yes it's referring to your pick.

Sorry but someone was going to take the guy. Were you going to re-pick him?

Wootylicous
06-10-2008, 12:06 AM
This draft get suddenly to 25 rounds and I was kind of forced to release him I got screwed by this bs thing and you just pick him up.

art vandelay
06-10-2008, 12:09 AM
This draft get suddenly to 25 rounds and I was kind of forced to release him I got screwed by this bs thing and you just pick him up.

You could have gotten rid of another prospect if you wanted. It is clear that people are losing interest and I would like to get this finished. I didn't even suggest cutting it down, djp did. It was logical to cut off 2 bench and 2 prospects. Sorry, I don't know what else to say.

Wootylicous
06-10-2008, 12:10 AM
I will just say I'm not picking anymore just skip me.

art vandelay
06-10-2008, 12:11 AM
I will just say I'm not picking anymore just skip me.

Are you serious? Wow, this is nothing personal. If you're gonna whine about it I'll just re-pick.