Announcement

Collapse

Updated Baseball Fever Policy

Baseball Fever Policy

I. Purpose of this announcement:

This announcement describes the policies pertaining to the operation of Baseball Fever.

Baseball Fever is a moderated baseball message board which encourages and facilitates research and information exchange among fans of our national pastime. The intent of the Baseball Fever Policy is to ensure that Baseball Fever remains an extremely high quality, extremely low "noise" environment.

Baseball Fever is administrated by three principal administrators:
webmaster - Baseball Fever Owner
The Commissioner - Baseball Fever Administrator
Macker - Baseball Fever Administrator

And a group of forum specific super moderators. The role of the moderator is to keep Baseball Fever smoothly and to screen posts for compliance with our policy. The moderators are ALL volunteer positions, so please be patient and understanding of any delays you might experience in correspondence.

II. Comments about our policy:

Any suggestions on this policy may be made directly to the webmaster.

III. Acknowledgments:

This document was based on a similar policy used by SABR.

IV. Requirements for participation on Baseball Fever:

Participation on Baseball Fever is available to all baseball fans with a valid email address, as verified by the forum's automated system, which then in turn creates a single validated account. Multiple accounts by a single user are prohibited.

By registering, you agree to adhere to the policies outlined in this document and to conduct yourself accordingly. Abuse of the forum, by repeated failure to abide by these policies, will result in your access being blocked to the forum entirely.

V. Baseball Fever Netiquette:

Participants at Baseball Fever are required to adhere to these principles, which are outlined in this section.
a. All posts to Baseball Fever should be written in clear, concise English, with proper grammar and accurate spelling. The use of abbreviations should be kept to a minimum; when abbreviation is necessary, they should be either well-known (such as etc.), or explained on their first use in your post.

b. Conciseness is a key attribute of a good post.

c. Quote only the portion of a post to which you are responding.

d. Standard capitalization and punctuation make a large difference in the readability of a post. TYPING IN ALL CAPITALS is considered to be "shouting"; it is a good practice to limit use of all capitals to words which you wish to emphasize.

e. It is our policy NOT to transmit any defamatory or illegal materials.

f. Personal attacks of any type against Baseball Fever readers will not be tolerated. In these instances the post will be copied by a moderator and/or administrator, deleted from the site, then sent to the member who made the personal attack via a Private Message (PM) along with a single warning. Members who choose to not listen and continue personal attacks will be banned from the site.

g. It is important to remember that many contextual clues available in face-to-face discussion, such as tone of voice and facial expression, are lost in the electronic forum. As a poster, try to be alert for phrasing that might be misinterpreted by your audience to be offensive; as a reader, remember to give the benefit of the doubt and not to take umbrage too easily. There are many instances in which a particular choice of words or phrasing can come across as being a personal attack where none was intended.

h. The netiquette described above (a-g) often uses the term "posts", but applies equally to Private Messages.

VI. Baseball Fever User Signature Policy

A signature is a piece of text that some members may care to have inserted at the end of ALL of their posts, a little like the closing of a letter. You can set and / or change your signature by editing your profile in the UserCP. Since it is visible on ALL your posts, the following policy must be adhered to:

Signature Composition
Font size limit: No larger than size 2 (This policy is a size 2)
Style: Bold and italics are permissible
Character limit: No more than 500 total characters
Lines: No more than 4 lines
Colors: Most colors are permissible, but those which are hard to discern against the gray background (yellow, white, pale gray) should be avoided
Images/Graphics: Allowed, but nothing larger than 20k and Content rules must be followed

Signature Content
No advertising is permitted
Nothing political or religious
Nothing obscene, vulgar, defamatory or derogatory
Links to personal blogs/websites are permissible - with the webmaster's written consent
A Link to your Baseball Fever Blog does not require written consent and is recommended
Quotes must be attributed. Non-baseball quotes are permissible as long as they are not religious or political

Please adhere to these rules when you create your signature. Failure to do so will result in a request to comply by a moderator. If you do not comply within a reasonable amount of time, the signature will be removed and / or edited by an Administrator. Baseball Fever reserves the right to edit and / or remove any or all of your signature line at any time without contacting the account holder.

VII. Appropriate and inappropriate topics for Baseball Fever:

Most concisely, the test for whether a post is appropriate for Baseball Fever is: "Does this message discuss our national pastime in an interesting manner?" This post can be direct or indirect: posing a question, asking for assistance, providing raw data or citations, or discussing and constructively critiquing existing posts. In general, a broad interpretation of "baseball related" is used.

Baseball Fever is not a promotional environment. Advertising of products, web sites, etc., whether for profit or not-for-profit, is not permitted. At the webmaster's discretion, brief one-time announcements for products or services of legitimate baseball interest and usefulness may be allowed. If advertising is posted to the site it will be copied by a moderator and/or administrator, deleted from the site, then sent to the member who made the post via a Private Message (PM) along with a single warning. Members who choose to not listen and continue advertising will be banned from the site. If the advertising is spam-related, pornography-based, or a "visit-my-site" type post / private message, no warning at all will be provided, and the member will be banned immediately without a warning.

It is considered appropriate to post a URL to a page which specifically and directly answers a question posted on the list (for example, it would be permissible to post a link to a page containing home-road splits, even on a site which has advertising or other commercial content; however, it would not be appropriate to post the URL of the main page of the site). The site reserves the right to limit the frequency of such announcements by any individual or group.

In keeping with our test for a proper topic, posting to Baseball Fever should be treated as if you truly do care. This includes posting information that is, to the best of your knowledge, complete and accurate at the time you post. Any errors or ambiguities you catch later should be acknowledged and corrected in the thread, since Baseball Fever is sometimes considered to be a valuable reference for research information.

VIII. Role of the moderator:

When a post is submitted to Baseball Fever, it is forwarded by the server automatically and seen immediately. The moderator may:
a. Leave the thread exactly like it was submitted. This is the case 95% of the time.

b. Immediately delete the thread as inappropriate for Baseball Fever. Examples include advertising, personal attacks, or spam. This is the case 1% of the time.

c. Move the thread. If a member makes a post about the Marlins in the Yankees forum it will be moved to the appropriate forum. This is the case 3% of the time.

d. Edit the message due to an inappropriate item. This is the case 1% of the time. There have been new users who will make a wonderful post, then add to their signature line (where your name / handle appears) a tagline that is a pure advertisement. This tagline will be removed, a note will be left in the message so he/she is aware of the edit, and personal contact will be made to the poster telling them what has been edited and what actions need to be taken to prevent further edits.

The moderators perform no checks on posts to verify factual or logical accuracy. While he/she may point out gross errors in factual data in replies to the thread, the moderator does not act as an "accuracy" editor. Also moderation is not a vehicle for censorship of individuals and/or opinions, and the moderator's decisions should not be taken personally.

IX. Legal aspects of participation in Baseball Fever:

By submitting a post to Baseball Fever, you grant Baseball Fever permission to distribute your message to the forum. Other rights pertaining to the post remain with the ORIGINAL author, and you may not redistribute or retransmit any posts by any others, in whole or in part, without the express consent of the original author.

The messages appearing on Baseball Fever contain the opinions and views of their respective authors and are not necessarily those of Baseball Fever, or of the Baseball Almanac family of sites.

Sincerely,

Sean Holtz, Webmaster of Baseball Almanac & Baseball Fever
www.baseball-almanac.com | www.baseball-fever.com
"Baseball Almanac: Sharing Baseball. Sharing History."
See more
See less

The Off-Season: 2011-2012 Edition

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Not a good start for AJ in Pittsburgh. He bunted himself in his face

    He broke a bone around his eye and will miss at least 2-3 months

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?...s_mlb&c_id=mlb
    I now have my own non commercial blog about training for batspeed and power using my training experience in baseball and track and field.

    Comment


    • Originally posted by NJYankeeFan View Post
      Kuroda is the only pitcher other than CC with more than 1 recent good year.

      He is a known quantity. None of the others are.
      They're also the only two pitchers making $10+million. When you have over $30 million locked up in two starters you better believe they're going to be the only two locks.
      The 27 Time World Series Champions New York Yankees!

      Comment


      • Soriano???

        Comment


        • http://espn.go.com/mlb/team/salaries...w-york-yankees

          Player and 2012 salaries according to ESPN.Com
          1 Alex Rodriguez 32,000,000
          2 CC Sabathia 24,285,714
          3 Mark Teixeira 23,125,000
          4 A.J. Burnett 16,500,000
          5 Mariano Rivera 14,911,701
          6 Derek Jeter 14,729,365
          7 Hiroki Kuroda 11,765,724
          8 Robinson Cano 10,000,000
          9 Nick Swisher 9,100,000
          10 Rafael Soriano 9,000,000
          11 Curtis Granderson 8,250,000
          12 Russell Martin 4,000,000
          13 Pedro Feliciano 3,750,000
          14 Phil Hughes 2,700,000
          15 Andruw Jones 1,500,000
          Freddy Garcia 1,500,000
          17 Joba Chamberlain 1,400,000
          18 Boone Logan 1,200,000
          19 Russell Branyan 1,000,000
          20 Brett Gardner 529,500
          21 David Robertson 460,450
          22 Francisco Cervelli 455,700
          23 Ivan Nova 432,900
          24 Eduardo Nunez 419,300
          25 Michael Pineda 414,000

          Team (Top 15 teams) and 2012 salaries
          1 New York Yankees 196,854,630
          2 Philadelphia Phillies 172,976,381
          3 Boston Red Sox 160,257,476
          4 Los Angeles Angels 138,999,024
          5 Chicago White Sox 129,285,539
          6 Chicago Cubs 126,380,663
          7 New York Mets 120,147,311
          8 San Francisco Giants 117,784,333
          9 Minnesota Twins 112,737,000
          10 Detroit Tigers 105,705,232
          11 Los Angeles Dodgers 103,788,991
          12 St. Louis Cardinals 98,746,072
          13 Texas Rangers 91,885,265
          14 Colorado Rockies 87,998,071
          15 Atlanta Braves 87,003,192

          Comment


          • I was against A Rod's contract then (his second one) and everytime I look at it I get sick. He opted out and we should have shook hands and said fine. Brian should have lost his job for that one. And he did it during the world series! I truly believe this present contract is the worst in baseball. I remember Dave Winfields. Pavano, and Clements but this is worst. I have a baseball friend, we talk about trades and contracts: Sometimes all he says "ARod"

            Comment


            • Originally posted by clipper View Post
              I was against A Rod's contract then (his second one) and everytime I look at it I get sick. He opted out and we should have shook hands and said fine. Brian should have lost his job for that one. And he did it during the world series! I truly believe this present contract is the worst in baseball. I remember Dave Winfields. Pavano, and Clements but this is worst. I have a baseball friend, we talk about trades and contracts: Sometimes all he says "ARod"
              You have a weird hate relationship with Cashman. Hank Steinbrenner actually was the one who you can thank for the contract. Funny enough right after that whole thing Hal became more of a vocal and central figure where today you barely hear about Hank. If you're going to cite several bad signings as the reason for Cashman being a lousy GM, then every GM in baseball is horrible because they all make bad signings. Cashman has fielded a winning team every year in his 14 yr stint, only missed the playoffs once in the hottest pressure cooker in all of sports. Theo Epstein a highly regarded GM who won 2 championships in his 10 years, also lead a team that did not make the playoffs 3 times despite having the second highest payroll.

              Cashman hasn't always made great signings but he does have a lot of good ones. Matsui, Damon, CC, Martin, Teixeira, Swisher and Granderson(2 best trades in years). At the same time he has restocked the farm system that puts them in a position in 4-5 years, as they start to shed payroll, to be a younger more dynamic team while also developing pieces to move for more proven talent.
              The 27 Time World Series Champions New York Yankees!

              Comment


              • Originally posted by clipper View Post
                I was against A Rod's contract then (his second one) and everytime I look at it I get sick. He opted out and we should have shook hands and said fine. Brian should have lost his job for that one. And he did it during the world series! I truly believe this present contract is the worst in baseball. I remember Dave Winfields. Pavano, and Clements but this is worst. I have a baseball friend, we talk about trades and contracts: Sometimes all he says "ARod"
                I am not always happy with Cashman...but there is a lot of pressure throughout the organization to share blame. I mean ARod wasn't just Cashman. There was a perceived need for him....I would share blame with the Steinbrenners.

                Winfield wasn't bad...it became bad due to the personalities involved and the 1980's drought. Winfield and Mattingly were all we had to cheer for during that decade. I truly knew what the Cubs fans were going through...LOL. Except I had a sane perspective toward the lack of talent.

                Comment


                • Originally posted by clipper View Post
                  I was against A Rod's contract then (his second one) and everytime I look at it I get sick. He opted out and we should have shook hands and said fine. Brian should have lost his job for that one. And he did it during the world series! I truly believe this present contract is the worst in baseball. I remember Dave Winfields. Pavano, and Clements but this is worst. I have a baseball friend, we talk about trades and contracts: Sometimes all he says "ARod"
                  For all of that money, I think Cashman had to get approval from George, Hank, or Hal at the time.

                  Edit: Nevermind, it's already been said.
                  Lou Gehrig is the Truest Yankee of them all!

                  Comment


                  • I think Arod will have a bounce back year. I think he worked out very hard this offseason. if he can stay healthy he will be in great shape. I would not be surprised if he hit
                    .290 with 35 HRs.
                    I now have my own non commercial blog about training for batspeed and power using my training experience in baseball and track and field.

                    Comment


                    • Any Jeter predictions for 2012? I'll say .300/.370, 8 HR, 15 SB.
                      Lou Gehrig is the Truest Yankee of them all!

                      Comment


                      • Originally posted by White Knight View Post
                        For all of that money, I think Cashman had to get approval from George, Hank, or Hal at the time.

                        Edit: Nevermind, it's already been said.
                        Cashman was going to let him walk. That was Hank.

                        Comment


                        • Originally posted by Yankeefan90 View Post
                          You have a weird hate relationship with Cashman. Hank Steinbrenner actually was the one who you can thank for the contract. Funny enough right after that whole thing Hal became more of a vocal and central figure where today you barely hear about Hank. If you're going to cite several bad signings as the reason for Cashman being a lousy GM, then every GM in baseball is horrible because they all make bad signings. Cashman has fielded a winning team every year in his 14 yr stint, only missed the playoffs once in the hottest pressure cooker in all of sports. Theo Epstein a highly regarded GM who won 2 championships in his 10 years, also lead a team that did not make the playoffs 3 times despite having the second highest payroll.

                          Cashman hasn't always made great signings but he does have a lot of good ones. Matsui, Damon, CC, Martin, Teixeira, Swisher and Granderson(2 best trades in years). At the same time he has restocked the farm system that puts them in a position in 4-5 years, as they start to shed payroll, to be a younger more dynamic team while also developing pieces to move for more proven talent.
                          I blame Brian for Global Warming. It was a nice start yesterday: Grandy MVP and Nova HM. The Killer B's.

                          Comment


                          • C'mon, you-know-who was responsible for global warming--all that hot air.
                            Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen,and welcome to Yankee Stadium. Here are the lineups for todays game...

                            Comment


                            • Originally posted by The Monument View Post
                              C'mon, you-know-who was responsible for global warming--all that hot air.
                              The Red Sox and anything from Boston? LMAO

                              Comment


                              • Yeah,them too,along with our big-mouth boss. Plenty more global warming expected this year from valentine.
                                Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen,and welcome to Yankee Stadium. Here are the lineups for todays game...

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X