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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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