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  • #91
    The Legends will sign Bill Plummer to a one year contract (1978) at 250K.
    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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    • #92
      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).
      "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."
      - Craig Ashley (AKA Windy City Fan)

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      • #93
        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
        Baseball statistics are like a girl in a bikini. They show a lot, but not everything. ~Toby Harrah

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        • #94
          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
          My dream ballpark dimensions
          LF: 388 Feet...Height 37 Feet...LCF: 455 Feet...CF: 542 Feet...Height 35 Feet
          RCF: 471 Feet...RF: 400 Feet...Height 60 Feet
          Location....San Diego

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          • #95
            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.
            "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."
            - Craig Ashley (AKA Windy City Fan)

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            • #96
              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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              • #97
                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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                • #98
                  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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                  • #99
                    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.
                    "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."
                    - Craig Ashley (AKA Windy City Fan)

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                    • 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."
                      - Craig Ashley (AKA Windy City Fan)

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                      • Originally posted by Windy City Fan View Post
                        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.
                        Yeah I kind of thought that would happend so once I realized I couldn't get them both for about 10M each I decided to just put the bid on Perry and wait it out.

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                        • --Yeah I've more than once tried to land 2 big targets and ended up with neither. Thats why I decided to go all out for my main guy for each team early this year. I still have enough to pursue my secondary targets, but won't have a huge hole if I coem up short.

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                          • The Jersey Blues haven't landed a big fish yet, but did acquire a few guppies..

                            Mike Edwards - $250K - 1 year
                            Rod Gilbreath - $250K - 1 year
                            Lenny Randle - $500K - 1 year
                            Doug Flynn - $250K - 3 years
                            Ken Reitz - $500K - 3 years

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                            • Once it is established that I own Bruce Kison he will be on the trading block

                              Ed
                              There are 10 kinds of people. Those who get binary and those who don't.

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                              • Originally posted by Kardinal View Post
                                The Jersey Blues haven't landed a big fish yet, but did acquire a few guppies..

                                Mike Edwards - $250K - 1 year
                                Rod Gilbreath - $250K - 1 year
                                Lenny Randle - $500K - 1 year
                                Doug Flynn - $250K - 3 years
                                Ken Reitz - $500K - 3 years
                                Badgers can double that with 10 signings.
                                See below.
                                There are 10 kinds of people. Those who get binary and those who don't.

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