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Thread: World Series Champions: Official Draft Thread

  1. #476
    I want some high hard heat! It'd be nice if he can start AND relieve, too. So, I'll take a really tough competitor from the 40s and 50s-

    "The Chief"- Allie Reynolds, SP AND RP, 1950 New York Yankees.

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    Perhaps we should post a thread containing our (almost) final rosters?
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    You know, I really love these drafts. I have a great time and it's really fun matching wits with others. But, I always feel frustrated at the end. We almost inevitably have a vote-off to select the winner. That's fair, and sometimes it's a lot of fun. Still, I wish we could run these leagues in a good simulation. Diamond Legends was excellent, in my opinion. I played it for several years until it was sold in about 2006 or so. I don't know if it still exists under some other name. Back when I played a group could form their own league and play a 162 game head to head season. It cost about $30 per person, I believe. It was really a good setup. A season lasted about 9 weeks, followed by playoffs.

    Anyhow, maybe it's impractical/impossible to do something like that but I wish we could consider it.

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    I own Strat-o-Matic and have been considering purchasing the Career Historical Disk (CHD) to go with it. The CHD contains career ratings for everyone who ever played Major League Baseball. Perhaps I can talk the wife into that for Christmas? If so, it'd be fairly easy to set up a league, playoff, round robin...whatever format we wanted.
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    In the meantime, I'll select the guy who broke Rollie Fingers' career saves' mark....

    Jeff Reardon, rp, 1987 Minnesota Twins
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  6. #481
    Quote Originally Posted by Brad Harris View Post
    Jeff Reardon, rp, 1987 Minnesota Twins
    Dang it. It looks like I'll have to consider some other righties for my bullpen. On an interesting note, the most recent World Series winner not to be selected from is the 1962 New York Yankees.

    Quote Originally Posted by BigRon View Post
    "The Chief"- Allie Reynolds, SP AND RP, 1950 New York Yankees.
    The 1950 Yankees are now off the board!

    Quote Originally Posted by BigRon View Post
    You know, I really love these drafts. I have a great time and it's really fun matching wits with others. But, I always feel frustrated at the end. We almost inevitably have a vote-off to select the winner. That's fair, and sometimes it's a lot of fun. Still, I wish we could run these leagues in a good simulation. Diamond Legends was excellent, in my opinion. I played it for several years until it was sold in about 2006 or so. I don't know if it still exists under some other name. Back when I played a group could form their own league and play a 162 game head to head season. It cost about $30 per person, I believe. It was really a good setup. A season lasted about 9 weeks, followed by playoffs.

    Anyhow, maybe it's impractical/impossible to do something like that but I wish we could consider it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Brad Harris View Post
    I own Strat-o-Matic and have been considering purchasing the Career Historical Disk (CHD) to go with it. The CHD contains career ratings for everyone who ever played Major League Baseball. Perhaps I can talk the wife into that for Christmas? If so, it'd be fairly easy to set up a league, playoff, round robin...whatever format we wanted.
    I think $30 is a little more than I'd like to pay to determine a winner. Besides that, I think fewer people would want to participate in these drafts if they required a financial commitment. If someone had a simulator like Brad suggests though, I'd be up for using that.

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    I need a left handed hitting OF. Preferrably one who can play center, since while Guerro is eligible to play there, he's not a true CF. I'll take ...

    Al Oliver 1971 Pirates
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  8. #483
    I might've been able to nab this guy in the next round, but I didn't want to risk it. I'd like a good lefty, and one with a 126 ERA+ isn't a bad choice:

    Max Lanier, 1942 STL, RP

    The 1942 Cardinals are the latest team off the board.

  9. #484
    Quote Originally Posted by Windy City Fan View Post
    I need a left handed hitting OF. Preferrably one who can play center, since while Guerro is eligible to play there, he's not a true CF. I'll take ...

    Al Oliver 1971 Pirates
    I'd had my eye on Oliver as a backup. Somewhere I lost my player sheet and forgot about him. Oh well. Al was a real good player- decent defensively at several positions- though that won't do you any good- and a good line drive hitter with decent power.

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    Heinie Groh - 1922 Giants
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    CWS wants Catfish Hunter, starting pitcher and relief pitcher, from the 1972 Oakland A's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ian2813 View Post
    I think $30 is a little more than I'd like to pay to determine a winner. Besides that, I think fewer people would want to participate in these drafts if they required a financial commitment. If someone had a simulator like Brad suggests though, I'd be up for using that.
    I don't know where you got the impression that a financial commitment by anyone would be necessary. I was simply suggesting that I could run the necessary simulation if I went out and picked up one more season disk, which I was already thinking about as a possibility. I'll be ordering the 2011 season this winter when it comes out so I'll probably wait until then to get the CHD, but come 2012, I would hope to be able to run simulations based on future drafts we may go through here and, of course, post all the results to the forum. Nobody else would have to do - or pay - anything besides the standard managerial instructions (rotation, lineup, etc.) for their completed squad. I think it would be a lot more fun, less work and more (if I may say) "accurate" in determining team vs. team outcomes. But that's just my two cents. People are free to do what they want. I, for one, would never charge a fee for doing that. These drafts are just too fun for me to not spend that kind of time if my software were capable of doing it.
    "It is a simple matter to erect a Hall of Fame, but difficult to select the tenants." -- Ken Smith, Spink Award winner

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad Harris View Post
    I don't know where you got the impression that a financial commitment by anyone would be necessary. I was simply suggesting that I could run the necessary simulation if I went out and picked up one more season disk, which I was already thinking about as a possibility. I'll be ordering the 2011 season this winter when it comes out so I'll probably wait until then to get the CHD, but come 2012, I would hope to be able to run simulations based on future drafts we may go through here and, of course, post all the results to the forum. Nobody else would have to do - or pay - anything besides the standard managerial instructions (rotation, lineup, etc.) for their completed squad. I think it would be a lot more fun, less work and more (if I may say) "accurate" in determining team vs. team outcomes. But that's just my two cents. People are free to do what they want. I, for one, would never charge a fee for doing that. These drafts are just too fun for me to not spend that kind of time if my software were capable of doing it.
    Brad, I think Ian was responding to my comments about the old Diamond Legends game. I mentioned that it cost around $30 per team to run a 162 game season over 9 weeks. As far as I know it no longer exists, though it was the best I ever saw. This was just informational on my part.

  15. #490
    Quote Originally Posted by BigRon View Post
    Brad, I think Ian was responding to my comments about the old Diamond Legends game. I mentioned that it cost around $30 per team to run a 162 game season over 9 weeks. As far as I know it no longer exists, though it was the best I ever saw. This was just informational on my part.
    Yes, that's correct. I was referring to your comment about Diamond Legends.

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    CWS is on the clock now, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew C. View Post
    CWS is on the clock now, right?
    Ah yes. I see CandlestickBum missed his turn. CWS wants me to pick for him:

    Jesse Haines, 1926 St. Louis Cardinals, SP, RP

    The Redbirds' first World Series Champion is now off the board.

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    thx ian srry mattc i was gone for the day
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    Tony Perez - 1B 1975 Reds
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    And that'll do it for the 1975 Reds.

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    Jimmy Sheckard - 1908 Cubs
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    I'll add another righty to my bullpen, along with his 133 ERA+:

    Jeff Nelson, 1998 New York Yankees.

    That'll take the 114-game winners off the board.

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    Point of order: my pick is after CWS's. Didn't see your inbox until this morning Ian, but did not pick yesterday as CWS had not.
    No matter.

    Max Bishop, 1929 A's lefty batting 2B
    Charlie Gelbert, 1931 Cards SS

  24. #499
    Quote Originally Posted by CandlestickBum View Post
    Point of order: my pick is after CWS's. Didn't see your inbox until this morning Ian, but did not pick yesterday as CWS had not.
    No matter.

    Max Bishop, 1929 A's lefty batting 2B
    Charlie Gelbert, 1931 Cards SS
    You'll have to replace one of these picks, CandlestickBum. You need two backup outfielders on your roster, and you still don't even have one. You only have one pick left after these two, so you'll have to make one of these picks an outfielder instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ian2813 View Post
    You'll have to replace one of these picks, CandlestickBum. You need two backup outfielders on your roster, and you still don't even have one. You only have one pick left after these two, so you'll have to make one of these picks an outfielder instead.
    Sorry. And thanks.

    Scratch Gelbert, sorry RHH for
    Joe Rudy 1974 OAK (LF or 1B)

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