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    Folks, I thought up a new draft idea and I'm lookin' for some interested BBFers to join me! Here's how it works:

    We'll draft a 25-man roster which meets the following requirements:

    4 starting pitchers
    5 relief pitchers
    8 players to start at each non-pitcher position
    2 backup infielders
    2 backup outfielders
    1 backup catcher
    3 spots which you can allocate at your own discretion

    The pool of players will consist of any player to play on the winning side in the World Series, and you must declare which team you're drafting him from.

    A player must have played in the World Series to be eligible. For instance, you can't draft Frank Thomas from the 2005 White Sox, because he missed the Series due to injury.

    A player can only fill a position on your roster that he actually played in the World Series for the team you draft him from. Let's say you draft Willie Stargell. If you decide to draft him from the 1971 Pirates he can only play left field. If you draft him from the 1979 Pirates he can only play first base. A player who played multiple positions in one World Series is eligible to fill any of the positions he played.

    We'll distinguish between starting pitchers and relief pitchers. That means if you decide to draft Nolan Ryan from the 1969 Mets he can only be used in your bullpen, since Ryan's sole appearance in that World Series was in relief.

    If you draft a player who only pinch-hit or pinch-ran in the given World Series, that's all he can do for your team. Safe to say, this isn't the best use of a roster spot, so luminaries such as Herb Washington will likely be left on the board.

    Since I'm not a fan of the DH rule, we won't be using it for our teams. You can draft a player who only played DH in the World Series, but if you do, he's only eligible to pinch-hit.

    Once a participant has drafted from a particular World Series winner s/he cannot draft from that team again. If you choose Joe Morgan from the 1975 Reds and then decide you want Johnny Bench, you'd have to take Bench from the 1976 Reds. If you decide you want Dave Concepcion after that, you're out of luck.

    Each championship team may only be selected from three times in the entire draft.

    The draft will go snake-style, and there's no changing of players or teams once a pick is listed on the main draft page.

    Each participant will have 12 hours to make a selection once his/her turn comes up. The hours of 2 AM-8 AM Central Time will be considered "dead time," during which the draft clock will be frozen (though you may make a pick during this time if you wish).

    Once the draft is complete we'll determine a winner through a voting playoff.

    This is a career draft, so how well a player performed in the given World Series or in the given season are irrelevant to evaluating rosters.

    Interested in joining? Have any questions? Just let me know.

    Those who've signed up:

    1) ian2813
    2) BigRon
    3) chicagowhitesox1173
    4) Brad Harris
    5) Matthew C.
    6) Sockeye
    7) Windy City Fan
    8) SamtheBravesFan
    9) Tyrus4189Cobb
    Last edited by ian2813; 08-19-2011, 09:24 PM.
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  • #2
    No one's interested?
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    • #3
      Haha, you didn't give people much time to reply.

      I don't think I'll have consistent enough internet access to participate, although my situation might improve soon to allow it.

      How would the players be evaluated? Is it based on their WS performance? Their production that season? Or their careers?
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDxgNjMTPIs

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Wade8813 View Post
        Haha, you didn't give people much time to reply.

        I don't think I'll have consistent enough internet access to participate, although my situation might improve soon to allow it.

        How would the players be evaluated? Is it based on their WS performance? Their production that season? Or their careers?
        In other threads it appeared that responses usually started coming in within a few hours, so I figured one day was long enough to wait for a response.

        Excellent question about the evaluation of players. I was thinking that we'd evaluate them on the basis of their careers, but for roster placement purposes we'd be going by their positions in the World Series they were drafted from.

        In case anyone was unaware, it's easy to find the positions a player played in the World Series by going to Baseball-Reference and clicking "Postseason Gamelog" right above his postseason stats.
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        • #5
          Participation here is often very sporadic. People will check in multiple times per day, but then it slows down almost to a stop. It's been a long time since we had anything going, so people get out of the habit of checking here. You might consider PMing recent participants in other All-Time drafts to see if anyone's interested.
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDxgNjMTPIs

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          • #6
            Thanks for the suggestion. I'll give that a shot.
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            • #7
              Am I correct in interpreting that one can pick multiple times from the same franchise? An easy example- can I choose a Yankee from 1927, another Yankee from 1937, another Yankee from 1950, another Yankee from 1952, another Yankee from 1956, another Yankee from 1961, etc.?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by BigRon View Post
                Am I correct in interpreting that one can pick multiple times from the same franchise? An easy example- can I choose a Yankee from 1927, another Yankee from 1937, another Yankee from 1950, another Yankee from 1952, another Yankee from 1956, another Yankee from 1961, etc.?
                Yes, that is correct.
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                • #9
                  BigRon and chicagowhitesox1173 have both expressed a willingness to participate. I'm still looking for more people. Anyone else interested?
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                  • #10
                    Count me in.
                    "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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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Brad Harris View Post
                      Count me in.
                      Awesome! Good to have you aboard!
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                      • #12
                        You know, if we did this draft with only four participants we could add a rule that each World Series champion can only be drafted from once (i.e. if I draft from the 1984 Tigers, no one else can draft from the 1984 Tigers). That could make things interesting. Of course, the voting for winners might be more difficult, as a 2-2 tie would be more likely to occur. Perhaps a rule that each champion can only be drafted from a certain number of times would make it more of a challenge. Thoughts?
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                        • #13
                          Although I'm very much a "more than merrier" subscriber in these drafts, I confess that I love the idea that each World Champion be plucked from only once in the whole draft. That introduces an extra layer of strategy.
                          "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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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Brad Harris View Post
                            Although I'm very much a "more than merrier" subscriber in these drafts, I confess that I love the idea that each World Champion be plucked from only once in the whole draft. That introduces an extra layer of strategy.
                            It intrigues me too, but on the downside, it means we couldn't have more than four participants (since there have only been 106 World Series, and we need 25 men per roster). We had seven people in the last draft I did, and the dialogue during the draft was the most fun part of it. Of course, if we do get more than four people we could limit it to two picks per team in the entire draft.

                            I'm open to doing it either way, so I'd like to hear what others think.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by ian2813 View Post
                              It intrigues me too, but on the downside, it means we couldn't have more than four participants (since there have only been 106 World Series, and we need 25 men per roster). We had seven people in the last draft I did, and the dialogue during the draft was the most fun part of it. Of course, if we do get more than four people we could limit it to two picks per team in the entire draft.

                              I'm open to doing it either way, so I'd like to hear what others think.
                              I'd rather have more participants. Perhaps we could limit it to a total of 1 pick per World Champion for every four participants. If there are 4 teams, each champion can lose 1 player. If there are 5-8, each champion could lose a max of 2 players. 9-12, a max of 3, etc.
                              "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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