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  • --Deadline for submitting profiles is set for tomorrow. Still waiting on 3 owners with 5 teams; Thunder, Tyrants, Beavers, Llamas and Gold Sox. If I get them before I run games I'll input, but I can't promise anything for teams not in by midnight EST tomorrow. Openign Day will be whenever convenient for me after that. Thanks


    • Code:
      Johnny Bench	1981	1983	$6,750,000
      Biff Pocoroba	1980	1982	$250,000
      Gino Petralla	1982	1987	$250,000
      Bud Bulling	1982	1982	$250,000
      Sal Butera	1982	1982	$250,000
      Marc Hill	1982	1984	$250,000
      FIRST BASE			
      Dan Driessen	1979	1982	$5,250,000
      SECOND BASE			
      Damaso Garcia	1978	1983	$250,000
      Doug Flynn	1981	1983	$250,000
      Jack Perconte	1980	1985	$250,000
      THIRD BASE			
      Wayne Gross	1982	1983	$6,500,000
      Dickie Thon	1979	1984	$1,500,000
      Johnnie LeMaster	1981	1983	$250,000
      Tom Veryzer	1982	1982	250000
      LEFT FIELD			
      Rick Miller	1982	1982	$250,000
      Reggie Jackson	1978	1982	$21,250,000
      Bobby Mitchell	1982	1982	$250,000
      Chet Lemon	1981	1984	$14,500,000
      RIGHT FIELD			
      Leon Durham	1980	1985	$3,000,000
      Mike Davis	1980	1985	$500,000
      Lee May	1981	1982	$250,000
      Reggie Smith	1980	1982	$5,000,000
      Tony Gwynn	1982	1987	$3,000,000
      Don Sutton	1978	1982	$14,500,000
      Britt Burns	1978	1983	$2,500,000
      Charlie Lea	1980	1985	$1,000,000
      Bobby Castillo	1977	1982	$500,000
      Tim Lollar	1980	1985	$500,000
      Steve Trout	1978	1983	$500,000
      Dave Beard	1980	1985	$250,000
      Gary Lavelle	1981	1982	$2,750,000
      Sid Monge	1981	1982	$500,000
      Chris Welsh	1981	1983	$250,000
      Steve Mura	1978	1983	$250,000
      Doug Bair	1982	1982	$3,750,000
      Tommy Boggs	1982	1982	$1,000,000
      Tim Stoddard	1982	1982	$250,000
      Bob Walk	1982	1982	$250,000
      Jim Kaat	1982	1982	$250,000
      Enrique Romo	1982	1982	$250,000
      Lineup v. RHP:

      SS Thon (LeMaster 10%)
      CF Lemon (Gwynn 10%)
      LF Durham (Gwynn 10%)
      RF Jackson (Gwynn 10%)
      DH Smith (May 10%)
      1B Driessen (May 15%)
      C Bench (Pocoroba 30%, Butera 5%)
      3B Gross (LeMaster 15%)
      2B Garcia (Thon)

      PH: May, Gwynn

      Lineup v. LHP

      SS Thon (LeMaster 15%)
      DH Gwynn (Smith 20%)
      CF Lemon (Gwynn 15%)
      LF Durham (Gwynn 5%)
      RF Jackson (Gwynn 5%)
      C Bench (Butera 35%)
      2B Garcia (Thon)
      1B Driessen (May 30%)
      3B LeMaster (Gross)

      PH: May, Butera


      SP1 Sutton
      SP2 Lollar
      SP3 Lea
      SP4 Castillo
      SP5 Burns

      LHCL Lavelle
      RHCL Bair
      LHSU Monge, Boggs, Beard
      RHSU Beard, Boggs, Monge
      MU Trout
      SS Trout

      Managerial Profile

      bunt for hit: least (Gwynn, Garcia, Thon: standard)
      sac bunt: less (Butera, Garcia, Gross, LeMaster: more)
      squeeze: least
      steal: standard (Thon: most; Garcia, Lemaster: more)
      take extra bases: standard
      take pitches: standard

      pinch hitting
      for pitchers: standard
      for non-pitchers: standard
      for platoon partners: standard
      in blowouts: standard

      pitch around: standard
      IBB: standard
      use relievers: less (for Lea: standard)
      use closers: standard

      hold runners: standard
      IF in: standard
      guard lines: standard


      • Dan, I don't see a 25 man roster listed. Who needs to go down to the minors?


        • --There were 25 guys assigned various roles so I farmed those who had none.


          • 1982 Tyrants

            25 Man Roster:

            SP: Sutcliffe
            SP: Wilcox
            SP: Perry
            SP: Sarimento
            SP: Rawley (skip)

            RH CL: Murray, Frazier
            LH CL: Hernandez, Allen
            RH SU: Murray, Frazier
            LH SU: Hernandez, Allen
            Middle: Frazier, Rucker, Campbell, Allen
            Long: Rucker, Campbell, Allen, Frazier
            Mop: Campbell, Rucker
            Spot: Campbell

            Vs RH
            CF Gibson
            DH McRae
            LF Gamble
            SS Yount
            RF Lezcano
            C Kennedy
            1B Thornton
            3B Wallach
            2B Sandburg

            Vs LH
            CF Lacy
            DH McRae
            RF Lezcano
            SS Yount
            3B Wallach
            1B Thornton
            C Kennedy
            LF Pinella
            2B Sandburg

            Bunt for hit: Least
            Sac Bunt: Least
            Squeeze: Least
            Hit and Run: Least
            Steal: Least (Sandburg, Lacy, Lopes Standard)
            Take Extra Bases: Standard
            Take Pitches: Standard
            Pinch hit for pitchers: Standard
            Pinch hit for non-pitchers: Standard
            Pinch hit for Platoon Partner: Most
            Pinch hit in blowouts: Standard

            Pitch Around: Standard
            IBB: Standard
            Pickoff: Standard
            Pitching Out: Standard
            Use Relievers: Most
            Use Closers: Most

            Hold Runners: Standard
            IF In: Standard
            Last edited by Windy City Fan; 11-26-2012, 03:44 PM.
            "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)


            • 1982 Thunder

              25 Man Roster:
              C. Washington
              R. Washington

              SP: Rhoden
              SP: Keogh
              SP: Hammaker
              SP: Denny
              SP: McWilliams

              CL: Beckwith, Moore
              SU: Andersen, Moore
              Middle: Andersen, Moore
              Long: Black, Eichorn
              Mop: Black, Eichorn
              Spot: Black

              Vs RH
              CF LeFlore
              2B Randolph
              LF Cruz
              RF Clark
              DH Hendrick
              3B Moreland (Krenchicki 20%)
              C Wynegar
              1B Cabell
              SS Bowa (R. Washinton 30%)

              Vs LH
              CF LeFlore (Thomas 50%)
              2B Randolph
              LF Cruz
              RF Clark
              DH Hendrick
              3B Moreland (Krenchicki 20%)
              C Hassey
              1B Cabell (Walling 50%)
              SS Bowa (R. Washinton 30%)

              Bunt for hit: More
              Sac Bunt: More
              Squeeze: Standard
              Hit and Run: Standard
              Steal: Standard (LeFlore Most, C. Washington and Cabell More)
              Take Extra Bases: Standard
              Take Pitches: Standard
              Pinch hit for pitchers: Standard
              Pinch hit for non-pitchers: Standard
              Pinch hit for Platoon Partner: Most
              Pinch hit in blowouts: Standard

              Pitch Around: Standard
              IBB: Standard
              Pickoff: Standard
              Pitching Out: Standard
              Use Relievers: Less
              Use Closers: Standard

              Hold Runners: Standard
              IF In: Standard
              "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)