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  • #76
    Originally posted by Wade8813 View Post
    It lists 7 years @ $85m, but nothing else. The $4.5M for this year is part of the 7y/85M, it's just backloaded. So his contract is a little over 12 million a year

    yes i know that but Westlake is just making it only this year salary counts. not the average of the contract. at least thats what he said in his response to my post about it.
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    • #77
      Originally posted by ChrisLDuncan
      Jordan, Peavy was taken earlier, but Mags is still fine.
      Dang i'm stupid about peavy. I thought he was picked, looked back and he wasn't! but thats because I didn't notice do to -kyle-'s screen name being so small, I skiped right over it ok h.o
      Last edited by JordanDL3891; 08-29-2007, 12:01 PM.
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      • #78
        When he said we only use the contracts from this year, he was talking about something else. If a player had a contract for $3 million last year, and a different contract for $8 million this year, we would only use the contract for this year, even though the sim uses last year's stats as well.

        However, he also specifically said to average out backloaded contracts.

        We are using their contracts from this year. But if they are in the middle of a long contract, you average out the years.
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDxgNjMTPIs

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        • #79
          We seem to have a couple contract issues getting mixed up, and we should sort them out before people make more picks, so people don't end up with players they don't really want, because their contracts are bigger than they thought (or people pass on players they would have taken, if they'd know their contracts were so small).

          WCF picked Sizemore, but put down a drastically different salary than I think he gets.

          The same applies with TSS and his pick of Utley.
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDxgNjMTPIs

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          • #80
            Originally posted by The Splendid Splinter View Post
            just wondering... what if a guy you want just signed a contract extension this year? do you still just use this year salary or what the extension averages out? cuz i pick utley... he's due for 4.5 mil this year but his extension is 7/85 which would be just barely over 12... hes in his first year of it so he's not in the middle.
            Originally posted by Westlake View Post
            Its whatever he is making THIS year. Because than after the first season, everyones payroll is going to balloon up and its going to be a mess.
            so he was talking about something else here? or was he answering to my question here? not that it wouldn't have mattered. i still would've got Utley whether he's worth 4.5 or 12+ mil.

            as for utley, it's kinda was an extension, but also a contract. he skipped his arbitration years for the contract, but he extended his stay for another 5 years i think after his last arbitration year wouldve been.
            "Back before I injured my hip, I thought going to the gym was for wimps."
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            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.
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            • #81
              I believe what he was saying was that even though we use the stats from 2 years for a player, we use whatever contract they are currently under. This would only affect anyone who signed a new contract this year.

              And I would recommend using the average of the 4 seasons, if everyone is OK with that.
              (The four seasons refers to Ichiro's 4 year contract for $44 million). So you take the average, and ignore the fact that most contracts are backloaded.

              Unless what he was saying to you was rescinding his earlier comments. In which case, I'm gonna be putting in a ridiculous amount of research (on top of the already too much research I've done for this) finding out who's contract is backloaded the best
              Last edited by Wade8813; 08-29-2007, 12:16 PM.
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              • #82
                Are trades allowed? If so, Jordan, I offer you Johan Santana for Erik Bedard.

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                • #83
                  Sizemore's salary according to ESPN: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/player...s?statsId=7256
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                  • #84
                    Right, but I'm pretty sure we're supposed to average out their contracts, if they're backloaded.

                    Also, we're supposed to use mlb4u.com, which actually lists him at $750K if we don't average it.
                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDxgNjMTPIs

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                    • #85
                      Originally posted by Wade8813 View Post
                      Yeah, I figured he wouldn't last very long this time, what with leading the Majors in ERA and all....
                      Ya this year greatly affects Chris Young's value. I actually drafted Chris B. Young in the rookie draft. We used the same rules basically as this one. We had to watch the salary and stuff too. Our budget might of been 120M though I can't recall.
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                      • #86
                        Originally posted by Wade8813 View Post
                        I believe what he was saying was that even though we use the stats from 2 years for a player, we use whatever contract they are currently under. This would only affect anyone who signed a new contract this year.

                        (The four seasons refers to Ichiro's 4 year contract for $44 million). So you take the average, and ignore the fact that most contracts are backloaded.

                        Unless what he was saying to you was rescinding his earlier comments. In which case, I'm gonna be putting in a ridiculous amount of research (on top of the already too much research I've done for this) finding out who's contract is backloaded the best
                        Sorry I didnt see these posts earlier. We are averaging out a contract if they are in the middle of a mutli-year deal.

                        Originally posted by Erik Bedard View Post
                        Are trades allowed? If so, Jordan, I offer you Johan Santana for Erik Bedard.
                        Id rather wait til the draft is over for trades, but if enough people want to trade during, i'll consider it.

                        Originally posted by Wade8813 View Post
                        Right, but I'm pretty sure we're supposed to average out their contracts, if they're backloaded.

                        Also, we're supposed to use mlb4u.com, which actually lists him at $750K if we don't average it.
                        Correct. Please use mlb4u.com, and like was stated before, average out seasons if they are in a multi year contract.

                        I'm thinking about making the cap a little higher because of this -- maybe 110 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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                        • #87
                          I recommend this website. The info is usually the same but a whole lot easier to read on this one.

                          http://mlbcontracts.blogspot.com/
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                          • #88
                            What are the requirements for AB/IP/G/whatever?
                            Last edited by Wade8813; 08-29-2007, 11:57 PM.
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                            • #89
                              Originally posted by Erik Bedard View Post
                              Are trades allowed? If so, Jordan, I offer you Johan Santana for Erik Bedard.
                              crap, i'm sorry I can't, because I just got Magglio who is 15mil a year, I don't want to take another huge contract so soon. (10 mil from Santana)
                              LETS GO YANKEES!

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                              • #90
                                I just had an idea, if Westlake approves it - it could make things more realistic, and maybe add a fun twist to things.

                                We could let players make deals with their cash. For instance, if someone gave $10 million plus their next pick for Reyes, or something. Whoever did that would go down to $90 million max salary (and pick up Reyes contract), and the other person would have a $110 million maximum.
                                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDxgNjMTPIs

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