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    With Bill Russell returned to the fold the Corsairs are pretty well set before we even get to the draft and free agent auctions

    C Ed Ott 98 OPS+
    1B Andre Thornton 151
    2B Bill Madlock 144
    3B Doug DeCinces 149
    SS Bill Russell 92
    LF Steve Kemp 117
    CF Fred Lynn 133
    RF Bobby Bonds 138
    DH Mitchell Page 134
    C Brian Downing 98 (platoon with Ott)
    IF Jerry Royster 78
    OF Jerry Martin 119
    --The defense is only okay. Russell is EX at SS, but everybody else is AV. Still any position player I add will likely be bench fodder/inhury replacement.

    SP Ron Guidry 208 ERA+
    SP Jon Matlack 167
    SP Phil Neikro 142
    SP Matt Keough 112
    SP Rick Rhoden 96

    RP Ken Forsch 122
    RP Tug McGraw 112
    RP Rawley Eastwick 98

    --Some bulllpen depth/improvement is needed or perhaps an upgrade at 5th starter with Rhoden going to the pen. We've got 40M to spend on that though. Its going to be an easy offseason for Emerald City.

    --The Knights will require more work. 3B, RF and DH are vacancies. LF and CF both have playing time issues and will need good backups. Several of my SP will need somebody to pick up innings slack for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leecemark View Post
    Hope everything went okay with your Mom and she is on the mend.
    She's getting better. Back to work in a couple weeks.

    The Gold Sox... this will be a rebuilding year. Two-thirds of a solid lineup, but with just two pitchers, one of whom loses any remaining shred of usefulness this year.

    We're looking to trade the following:

    Larry Bowa (SS, 92 OPS+)
    Jeff Burroughs (OF/DH, 156 OPS+)
    Carl Yastrzemski (LF/1B, 112 OPS+)
    Eric Soderholm (3B, 108 OPS+)
    Tom Seaver (SP, 125 ERA+, 1.18 WHIP)

    Chances are best reasonable offer by the start of the season will get them. I've gotten offers for Bowa and Burroughs already.
    Last edited by Erik Bedard; 05-07-2011 at 08:54 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leecemark View Post
    Hope everything went okay with your Mom and she is on the mend.
    Ditto from me. Glad to hear things went well with your mom. I also hope your exams went well, and best of luck with the job search!
    You see, you spend a good deal of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time. J. Bouton

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    The Beavers and Lumberjacks have agreed to a trade. The Beavers get Jim Palmer and Charlie Moore; the Lumberjacks get the Beavers 1979 #1 draft pick, Fred Norman and Carlton Fisk. Both Fisk and Palmer are franchise players. The Beavers will sign Palmer for 2 years at 14M.
    Baseball statistics are like a girl in a bikini. They show a lot, but not everything. ~Toby Harrah

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    The Lumberjacks confirm this trade, sign Fisk to a one year, 13M deal and immediately put him on the market.

    If anyone is interested in a vg fielding catcher with a 125 OPS+ in 658 PAs (also plays an av left field), PM me.
    You see, you spend a good deal of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time. J. Bouton

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    The Thunder have traded P Tom Dixon, CF Rick Bosetti, and the Thunder 3rd round pick in '79 for the Gamblers second round pick in '82. Rich please confirm.
    "I will calmly wait for my induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Windy City Fan View Post
    The Thunder have traded P Tom Dixon, CF Rick Bosetti, and the Thunder 3rd round pick in '79 for the Gamblers second round pick in '82. Rich please confirm.
    Gamblers confirm
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    The Dust Bunnies have an excess of draft picks in 1979. We are willing to trade one or more of them for pick(s) in 1980 and beyond.

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    EB, your PM box is full. Let me know when you clear some room.
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    Done......

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    And sent!!!
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    the beavers are in the market for another starting pitcher with a reasonable salary. we are willing to deal future draft picks in a deal
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    Tom Seaver can be had for a third-round pick or best offer. More if you want me to take some salary back.

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    Jim Wohlford should not be on the Gamblers roster. He was a HTD player that we did not extend an offer to
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    The Lumberjacks announce the following contract signings:

    Taylor Duncan - 250K, 1 Year (1978)
    Lee May - 250K, 1 Year (1978)
    Bob Robertson - 250K, 1 Year (1978)
    Jim Dwyer - 250K, 3 years (78-80)
    Milt Wilcox - 5M, 4 years (78-81)
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    The Legends will sign Bill Plummer to a one year contract (1978) at 250K.
    You see, you spend a good deal of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time. J. Bouton

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    The Thunder sign Dave Goltz to a one year deal for 13 million. I have to say, I'm pleasantly surprised to get him at that price. Being a one year guy, I thought he could easily end up with a payday over 15 M.

    With Goltz I have 3 pitchers with a WAR above 5.0 (Eckersley, Goltz, and Tiant). By WAR, I believe the only club with a better trio is the Corsairs (Niekro at 9.1, Guidry at 8.1, Matlack 6.1).
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    The Gamblers sign the following players

    P Ken Holtzman 250K One Year 1978
    C Steve Yeager 500K Three Years 1978-1980
    OF Bob Molinaro 250K Three Years 1978-1980

    The Beavers Sign

    SP: Doc Medich 1.5M Two Years 1978-1979
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    Quote Originally Posted by Windy City Fan View Post
    The Thunder sign Dave Goltz to a one year deal for 13 million. I have to say, I'm pleasantly surprised to get him at that price. Being a one year guy, I thought he could easily end up with a payday over 15 M.

    With Goltz I have 3 pitchers with a WAR above 5.0 (Eckersley, Goltz, and Tiant). By WAR, I believe the only club with a better trio is the Corsairs (Niekro at 9.1, Guidry at 8.1, Matlack 6.1).
    Those are some impressive WAR totals. IP's has something to do with those numbers. It would be interesting to see which pitching staff has the highest WAR total or best BF/WAR ratio

    Angels staff has 33.6 WAR and 264 BF/WAR ratio
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    With my current projected staff, I have 32.7 WAR and a 205 BF/WAR ratio. If I decide to replace Campbell (0.3 WAR in 226 BF) with Jim Wright (1.9 WAR in 480 BF) those numbers will only improve. I'll have to see how the preseason sims shake out.
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    I was going to go for either Goltz or Perry with the Iron and I decided against getting in a bidding war for Goltz and to just settle for Perry and see how it works out.

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    The Iron will sign Gaylord Perry to a 1-Yr/12M deal

    and the Hard Cider will sign:
    Ron Hodges 1-Yr/250K
    Joe Coleman 1-Yr/250K
    Roy White 1-Yr/250K

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    All stats, including sabremetric ones, can only give a fair indication of how a team will produce on the field. You guys will have a reasonable idea, but with guys pitching in a different park, with different fielders behind them, and in what has now become a semi-all star league (we're only using 66% of players, and that's assuming only a 40 man roster for each real life team), they are just that - fair estimates. It will be interesting to see how those totals convert to the sim once it gets underway. I thought the Lumberjacks would win their division last year while the Legends would struggle; instead, the Legends won more games and came closer to the playoffs.
    You see, you spend a good deal of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time. J. Bouton

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaybird_1981 View Post
    I was going to go for either Goltz or Perry with the Iron and I decided against getting in a bidding war for Goltz and to just settle for Perry and see how it works out.
    Perry was my number two target if Goltz had got priced out of my range. So we probably would've ended up bidding against each other on the same two guys.
    "I will calmly wait for my induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame."
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    "Get a comfy chair, Sammy, cause its gonna be a long wait."
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    Quote Originally Posted by catcher24 View Post
    All stats, including sabremetric ones, can only give a fair indication of how a team will produce on the field. You guys will have a reasonable idea, but with guys pitching in a different park, with different fielders behind them, and in what has now become a semi-all star league (we're only using 66% of players, and that's assuming only a 40 man roster for each real life team), they are just that - fair estimates. It will be interesting to see how those totals convert to the sim once it gets underway. I thought the Lumberjacks would win their division last year while the Legends would struggle; instead, the Legends won more games and came closer to the playoffs.
    Oh, I know exactly what you mean. The '73 Thunder were the favorite to win the division, instead they flopped and I was forced to have a massive firesale. You never know how the sim gods will treat you. Still, pitching wise I feel very good. My pitchers have good stats, my park favors them, and my fielders are acceptable (though not nearly as good as last year's club).
    "I will calmly wait for my induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame."
    - Sammy Sosa

    "Get a comfy chair, Sammy, cause its gonna be a long wait."
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