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    Rules are subject to change
    1) In snake-style draft, each person shall pick one player from each MLB team existing in 1969. However, you can pick anyone from any team whenever (era is no factor). You can choose Bob (1938-1950) from the Boston Red Sox in round one, then head over to the Chicago Cubs and pick Bill (1993-2006) in round two.
    2) Teams are, more specifically, franchises. i.e. rather than choose someone from the Seattle Pilots, players from the Milwaukee Brewers are also game.
    3) This is a career draft. Players' entire careers are criteria.
    4) A player must have played at least 700 games for a team (200 for pitchers) to qualify.
    5) Players must have at least 400 games at a position to qualify. The 400 games don't have to be with the specific team, just their entire career. If they have at least 100 games at another position, they are eligible to play that as backup for your roster.
    6) Left and right fields are interchangeable for your rosters. Center fielders can play corner outfield.
    7) We will have a designated hitter (from any position).
    8) Our 25th roster slot is a wild card that goes to any player who qualifies with at least 300 (200 for pitchers) games for a 19th century team non-existent with the 24 ones in 1969. (Dan Brouthers with the Buffalo Bisons; 439 games).
    9) Once rosters are complete, we will hold a playoff to be explained at a later time.
    10) Drafters have eight hours for each pick (excluding from 2am-8am EST). After that, the next person can pick and the skipped person must make up their pick at any time. Feel free to PM your picks to someone so they may give your pick if you know you will miss the deadline.

    Draft officially starts tomorrow, Feb. 24th, at 3:00 PM.
    Round 1
    No Roids: Babe Ruth
    BigRon: Honus Wagner
    Tyrus4189Cobb: Willie Mays
    RuthMayBond: Alex Rodriguez
    ian2813: Walter Johnson
    Wade8813: Ty Cobb
    Brad Harris: Tom Seaver

    Round 2
    Brad Harris: George Brett
    Wade: Pete Alexander
    ian: Johnny Bench
    RuthMayBond: Greg Maddux
    Tyrus: Robin Yount
    BigRon: Barry Bonds
    No Roids: Christy Mathewson

    Round 3
    Roids: Jimmie Foxx
    Ron: Lefty Grove
    Tyrus: Cy Young
    RMB: Tris Speaker
    ian: Paul Molitor
    Wade: Rogers Hornsby
    Brad: Lou Gehrig

    Round 4
    Brad: Ted Williams
    Wade: Mickey Mantle
    ian: Eddie Collins
    RMB: Joe Morgan
    Tyrus: Stan Musial
    Ron: Mike Schmidt
    Roids: Nap Lajoie

    Round 5
    Roids: Joe Mauer
    Ron: Roger Clemens
    Tyrus: Warren Spahn
    RMB: Pedro Martinez
    ian: Bob Gibson
    Wade: Hank Aaron
    Brad: Charlie Gehringer

    Round 6
    Brad: Ken Griffey Jr.
    Wade: Jeff Bagwell
    ian: Carl Yastrzemski
    RMB: Dave Winfield
    Tyrus: Billy Hamilton
    Ron: Duke Snider
    Roids: Three Finger Brown

    Round 7
    Roids: Steve Carlton
    Ron: Yogi Berra
    Tyrus: Frank Thomas
    RMB: Mike Piazza
    ian: Cal Ripken Jr.
    Wade: Frank Robinson
    Brad: Robin Roberts

    Round 8
    Brad: Nolan Ryan
    Wade: Wade Boggs
    ian: Mel Ott
    RMB: Hal Newhouser
    Tyrus: Ron Santo
    Ron: Al Kaline
    Roids: Rickey Henderson

    Round 9
    Roids: Eddie Mathews
    Ron: Bob Feller
    Tyrus: Dan Brouthers
    RMB: Harmon Killebrew
    ian: Eddie Plank
    Wade: Ivan Rodriguez
    Brad: Sandy Koufax

    Round 10
    Brad: Carl Hubbell
    Wade: Don Drysdale
    ian: Cap Anson
    RMB: Ed Walsh
    Tyrus: Whitey Ford
    Ron: Juan Marichal
    Roids: Arky Vaughan

    Round 11
    Roids: Andre Dawson
    Ron: Johnny Mize
    Tyrus: Billy Wagner
    RMB: Tim Raines
    ian: Roberto Clemente
    Wade: Trevor Hoffman
    Brad: Mickey Cochrane

    Round 12
    Brad: George Davis
    Wade: Gaylord Perry
    ian: Jim Edmonds
    RMB: Dan Quisenberry
    Tyrus: Pete Rose
    Ron: Hoyt Wilhelm
    Roids: Dazzy Vance

    Round 13
    Roids: Frankie Frisch
    Ron: Craig Biggio
    Tyrus: Jim Palmer
    RMB: Rod Carew
    ian: Carlos Beltran
    Wade: Bert Blyleven
    Brad: Tony Gwynn

    Round 14
    Brad: Albert Pujols
    Wade: Kent Tekulve
    ian: Jackie Robinson
    RMB: Frank Howard
    Tyrus: Rollie Fingers
    Ron: Chipper Jones
    Roids: Old Hoss Radbourn

    Round 15
    Roids: John Franco
    Ron: Mike Mussina
    Tyrus: Gary Carter
    RMB: Barry Larkin
    ian: Roy Oswalt
    Wade: Chuck Finley
    Brad: Manny Ramirez

    Round 16
    Brad: Vladimir Guerrero
    Wade: Luke Appling
    ian: Kid Nichols
    RMB: Jesse Orocso
    Tyrus: Sam Crawford
    Ron: Kirby Puckett
    Roids: Jose Reyes

    Round 17
    Roids: Ken Singleton
    Ron: Fergie Jenkins
    Tyrus: Roy Campanella
    RMB: Rube Waddell
    ian: John Wetteland
    Wade: Jerry Koosman
    Brad: Bobby Grich

    Round 18
    Brad: Johan Santana
    Wade: Ernie Lombardi
    ian: Ed Delahanty
    RMB: Ryne Sandberg
    Tyrus: Paul Waner
    Ron: Mike Young
    Roids: Brian Downing

    Round 19
    Roids: Prince Fielder
    Ron: Brett Saberhagen
    Tyrus: Francisco Rodriguez
    RMB: Cecil Cooper
    ian: Steve Rogers
    Wade: Kevin Appier
    Brad: Buddy Bell

    Round 20
    Brad: Gabby Hartnett
    Wade: Jim Thome
    ian: Keith Hernandez
    RMB: Curt Schilling
    Tyrus: Tug McGraw
    Ron: Darryl Strawberry
    Roids: Heath Bell

    Round 21
    Roids: Willie Wilson
    Ron: Andres Galarraga
    Tyrus: Bob Lemon
    RMB: Deacon White
    ian: Jack Glasscock
    Wade: Dan Plesac
    Brad: Willie Stargell

    Round 22
    Brad: Troy Percival
    Wade: Dennis Eckersley
    ian: Randy Jones
    RMB: Sam Leever
    Tyrus: Chief Bender
    Ron: Benito Santiago
    Roids: Francisco Cordero

    Round 23
    Roids: J.R. Richard
    Ron: Frank Tanana
    Tyrus: Rafael Palmeiro
    RMB: Urban Shocker
    ian: Bill Freehan
    Wade: John McGraw
    Brad: Teddie Higuera

    Round 24
    Brad: George Kelley
    Wade: Jeff Reardon
    ian: C.C. Sabathia
    RMB: George Van Haltren
    Tyrus: Eddie Yost
    Ron: Jose Valentin
    Roids: Billy Pierce

    Round 25
    Roids: Hank Greenberg
    Ron: Eppa Rixey
    Tyrus: Frank White
    RMB: Ted Simmons
    ian: Mariano Rivera
    Wade: Chase Utley
    Brad: Phil Niekro
    Last edited by Tyrus4189Cobb; 03-09-2011, 12:37 PM.
    "Allen Sutton Sothoron pitched his initials off today."--1920s article

  • #2
    Woo hoo!! I'm picking first!

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    • #3
      The 25th roster spot: 2 questions. One, does that pick have to occur in Round 25, or can it be taken anytime? Two, do non-existent 1969 franchises include only older 19 thc. teams, or do they also include post- 1969 franchises, e.g. Arizona Diamondbacks?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by BigRon View Post
        The 25th roster spot: 2 questions. One, does that pick have to occur in Round 25, or can it be taken anytime? Two, do non-existent 1969 franchises include only older 19 thc. teams, or do they also include post- 1969 franchises, e.g. Arizona Diamondbacks?
        I'm not positive about the first question, but my guess is that the "25th roster spot" can be picked at any time.

        For the second question, I can tell you with certainty that we're only counting 19th-C. teams, as this question came up in the other thread.

        As long as we're here, I have a question about the draft format. When me make our choices, do we have to declare the player's name, the franchise we're drafting him from, and the position at which we're drafting him?
        Baseball Junk Drawer

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        • #5
          We shouldn't have to declare what team/position. It would take away the value of picking flexible players.
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDxgNjMTPIs

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Wade8813 View Post
            We shouldn't have to declare what team/position. It would take away the value of picking flexible players.
            Okay, let's get this out. Here's a classic case- Darrell Evans played more than 700 games each for the Braves, Giants, and Tigers. Are you suggesting that when/if he is drafted, the owner should not need to declare at that time what franchise he is being drafted from?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by BigRon View Post
              Okay, let's get this out. Here's a classic case- Darrell Evans played more than 700 games each for the Braves, Giants, and Tigers. Are you suggesting that when/if he is drafted, the owner should not need to declare at that time what franchise he is being drafted from?
              There are two sides to the argument. If we have to declare team and position, it makes it easier for the other drafters to strategize, because they know which teams the others have picked from, as well as which positions they're set at.

              On the other hand, if we don't have to declare team and position, it allows more flexibility in drafting. If you pick Darrell Evans you have the option of putting him at first or third, as well as the option to designate him as a Tiger, Brave or Giant depending on which players from which franchises are still available.
              Baseball Junk Drawer

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              • #8
                Is it too late to join this?
                "It is a simple matter to erect a Hall of Fame, but difficult to select the tenants." -- Ken Smith
                "I am led to suspect that some of the electorate is very dumb." -- Henry P. Edwards
                "You have a Hall of Fame to put people in, not keep people out." -- Brian Kenny
                "There's no such thing as a perfect ballot." -- Jay Jaffe

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ian2813 View Post
                  There are two sides to the argument. If we have to declare team and position, it makes it easier for the other drafters to strategize, because they know which teams the others have picked from, as well as which positions they're set at.

                  On the other hand, if we don't have to declare team and position, it allows more flexibility in drafting. If you pick Darrell Evans you have the option of putting him at first or third, as well as the option to designate him as a Tiger, Brave or Giant depending on which players from which franchises are still available.
                  I don't think we should have to declare position in advance. If a player qualifies under the rules, let the manager play him where he wants. Let's see what Tyrus says. I think the franchise issue is more interesting.

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                  • #10
                    The 25th spot can be picked any time, but the team has to be defunct 19th century.

                    I've been mulling the franchise thing around in my head. Here's the final take: You don't have to declare anything about the player you picked. The position and franchise will remain anonymous until the final team roster is given. Remember, though: only one player per team for each of us. We'll stick to the honor system. In other words, you can pick Darrell Evans as your Braves pick, but that means all bets are off for other Braves (Spahn or Aaron) who only qualify for the Braves. However, if Joe Smith played 700 games for the Braves and 700 for Phillies, then you could take Joe Smith as your Phillies representative. Sound fair?

                    One last thing: any objections to Brad Harris joining? If not, I'll put him after Wade in the draft order.
                    "Allen Sutton Sothoron pitched his initials off today."--1920s article

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                    • #11
                      He can join.
                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDxgNjMTPIs

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Tyrus4189Cobb View Post
                        The 25th spot can be picked any time, but the team has to be defunct 19th century.

                        I've been mulling the franchise thing around in my head. Here's the final take: You don't have to declare anything about the player you picked. The position and franchise will remain anonymous until the final team roster is given. Remember, though: only one player per team for each of us. We'll stick to the honor system. In other words, you can pick Darrell Evans as your Braves pick, but that means all bets are off for other Braves (Spahn or Aaron) who only qualify for the Braves. However, if Joe Smith played 700 games for the Braves and 700 for Phillies, then you could take Joe Smith as your Phillies representative. Sound fair?

                        One last thing: any objections to Brad Harris joining? If not, I'll put him after Wade in the draft order.
                        No problem about adding Brad

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Tyrus4189Cobb View Post
                          The 25th spot can be picked any time, but the team has to be defunct 19th century.

                          I've been mulling the franchise thing around in my head. Here's the final take: You don't have to declare anything about the player you picked. The position and franchise will remain anonymous until the final team roster is given. Remember, though: only one player per team for each of us. We'll stick to the honor system. In other words, you can pick Darrell Evans as your Braves pick, but that means all bets are off for other Braves (Spahn or Aaron) who only qualify for the Braves. However, if Joe Smith played 700 games for the Braves and 700 for Phillies, then you could take Joe Smith as your Phillies representative. Sound fair?

                          One last thing: any objections to Brad Harris joining? If not, I'll put him after Wade in the draft order.
                          One more thing, if I were to pick Evans, since I dont have to declare anything about him, I still have options with regard to all 3 teams he played for. When the time comes, if I want guys who only played for the Tigers and Giants, then Evans becomes my Brave by default. Same thing goes if I draft a Giant and a Brave, Evans becomes my Tiger.

                          No one will know since we dont have to declare anything until the draft is done.

                          This means that we'll have to follow the draft closely.

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                          • #14
                            You won't necessarily have to follow the draft closely. There is an additional benefit if you do so, but you could probably select a team that's just about as good without following extra closely.
                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDxgNjMTPIs

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Tyrus4189Cobb View Post

                              One last thing: any objections to Brad Harris joining? If not, I'll put him after Wade in the draft order.
                              It wouldn't be a draft without Brad
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