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  • I still see 6 players or so who I'd really want for the next round.

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    • Kyle, Jake Peavy's salary is 3.625 Million.
      Originally posted by Domenic
      The Yankees should see if Yogi Berra can still get behind the plate - he has ten World Series rings... he must be worth forty or fifty million a season.

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      • Gotcha, thanks

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        • Originally posted by Westlake View Post
          No one answered my question. Im going to make a decision, but id rather have some feedback from you all on it first.
          Ehhh, I'm fine with both. Although, I would have made different picks knowing otherwise...maybe a compromise we can schedule a lightning round for four rounds (and re do the picks) and make the cap higher.
          "he probably used some performance enhancing drugs so he could do a better job on his report...i hear they make you gain weight" - Dr. Zizmor

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          • HECK NO! I don't want to start all over again in this draft.
            Last edited by Wade8813; 09-03-2007, 05:51 PM.
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDxgNjMTPIs

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            • is this gonna be 22 rounds or 25 or 22 players and 3 prospects?
              "Back before I injured my hip, I thought going to the gym was for wimps."
              Bo Jackson

              Actually, I think they were about the same because I lettered in all sports, and I was a two-time state decathlon champion.
              Bo Jackson

              My sophomore year I placed 2nd, and my junior and senior year - I got smart and piled up enough points between myself and second place where I didn't have to run the mile.
              Bo Jackson

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              • Originally posted by ChrisLDuncan View Post
                maybe a compromise we can schedule a lightning round for four rounds (and re do the picks) and make the cap higher.
                Are You kidding???!!!! I for one am not OK with that Idea. Infact I go so far to say that I would rather quit the draft altogether than go along with what would essentially restart the draft.
                Just my two cents on the issue.
                Last edited by Disgruntaledmarinerfan; 09-03-2007, 08:16 PM.
                Here's to baseball... The best sport made.

                "There are two theories on hitting a knuckleball. Unfortunately, neither of them works." ― Charlie Lau

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                • Originally posted by Westlake View Post
                  The draft will include CURRENT players, and a season will be simmed after the draft is completed and a week has gone by for trades and such. After that season has gone by, I can post the results and stats, then everyone can trade or add/drop players if they wish, then we can run another season. I figure we can do this for 3 seasons. We can also have a vote on who has the best team before we run the first sim.
                  I just thought of something rather important - will the 2nd and 3rd seasons have the players be the same? Or will they age?
                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDxgNjMTPIs

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                  • Originally posted by Wade8813 View Post
                    I just thought of something rather important - will the 2nd and 3rd seasons have the players be the same? Or will they age?
                    well i hope they age... makes it more realistic and probably the stats would change more than if they stayed the same... and does somebody know how many rounds we're doing? i dont think we have set that in stone yet.
                    "Back before I injured my hip, I thought going to the gym was for wimps."
                    Bo Jackson

                    Actually, I think they were about the same because I lettered in all sports, and I was a two-time state decathlon champion.
                    Bo Jackson

                    My sophomore year I placed 2nd, and my junior and senior year - I got smart and piled up enough points between myself and second place where I didn't have to run the mile.
                    Bo Jackson

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                    • Of course, aging them gives us the problem that old players will become useless, but we won't have information on future rookies, since they haven't played in the majors yet. Guesses based on stats from the minors are limited at best. We'll lose more players than we'll gain.
                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDxgNjMTPIs

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                      • Originally posted by Wade8813 View Post
                        Of course, aging them gives us the problem that old players will become useless, but we won't have information on future rookies, since they haven't played in the majors yet. Guesses based on stats from the minors are limited at best. We'll lose more players than we'll gain.
                        yeah... well does OOTP improves or decline ratings cuz of performance and age? and wouldnt they have ratings on the guys who just playing this year or prospects in the minors? and again... whos really gonna draft someone older than say 38? well i know im not.
                        "Back before I injured my hip, I thought going to the gym was for wimps."
                        Bo Jackson

                        Actually, I think they were about the same because I lettered in all sports, and I was a two-time state decathlon champion.
                        Bo Jackson

                        My sophomore year I placed 2nd, and my junior and senior year - I got smart and piled up enough points between myself and second place where I didn't have to run the mile.
                        Bo Jackson

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                        • This is 3 consecutive years, so if you draft someone like Curt Schilling, you're taking the risk that he may be useless by the 3rd year.
                          Originally posted by Domenic
                          The Yankees should see if Yogi Berra can still get behind the plate - he has ten World Series rings... he must be worth forty or fifty million a season.

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                          • Here's what I know about OOTP (Evan, feel free to correct any inaccuracies):

                            The game does not come pre-loaded with players. Numerous MLB roster sets can be downloaded for free, however. The most accurate of these is probably the CubbyFan23 set, which includes ALL players, majors and minors (I haven't tested it out myself, but that's what it's been in previous versions. All players are given overall and potential ratings, overall based on stats, and potential based on a whole bunch of people looking at it and making adjustments. Players get better and worse with age, at a rate defined by the person who creates the roster pack using options from the game.

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                            • Man, I wish I'd paid attention to that sooner...

                              I've always gotten the impression that getting half way accurate ratings on players based on time in the minors is next to impossible. It's obvious that some won't be any good in the majors, and there's a few standouts that will probably do pretty well in the majors. But there's always those can't miss players that end up never getting anywhere. And even of those that make it, it's hard to have any idea if they'll be decent, or if they'll be amazing.

                              But if that's all we have to work with...
                              Last edited by Wade8813; 09-05-2007, 08:58 PM.
                              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDxgNjMTPIs

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                              • Hey Williamsburg, you have Ortiz listed as 6.5 million, but mlb4u says he got a new contract for 12.5 million a year.

                                + later signed 4-year EXTENSION worth 52M thru 2010 on 4/10/06- + the deal supersedes option for 2007 and includes a Team Option for 2011 worth 12.5M or no buyout- + he receives a 2M signing bonus payable in 3 installments in 2006 and salaries of 12.5M each year in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010

                                Also, just an FYI for everyone - the ML minimum is $380,000.
                                http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?...=.jsp&c_id=mlb
                                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDxgNjMTPIs

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