Updated Baseball Fever Policy

Baseball Fever Policy

I. Purpose of this announcement:

This announcement describes the policies pertaining to the operation of Baseball Fever.

Baseball Fever is a moderated baseball message board which encourages and facilitates research and information exchange among fans of our national pastime. The intent of the Baseball Fever Policy is to ensure that Baseball Fever remains an extremely high quality, extremely low "noise" environment.

Baseball Fever is administrated by three principal administrators:
webmaster - Baseball Fever Owner
The Commissioner - Baseball Fever Administrator
Macker - Baseball Fever Administrator

And a group of forum specific super moderators. The role of the moderator is to keep Baseball Fever smoothly and to screen posts for compliance with our policy. The moderators are ALL volunteer positions, so please be patient and understanding of any delays you might experience in correspondence.

II. Comments about our policy:

Any suggestions on this policy may be made directly to the webmaster.

III. Acknowledgments:

This document was based on a similar policy used by SABR.

IV. Requirements for participation on Baseball Fever:

Participation on Baseball Fever is available to all baseball fans with a valid email address, as verified by the forum's automated system, which then in turn creates a single validated account. Multiple accounts by a single user are prohibited.

By registering, you agree to adhere to the policies outlined in this document and to conduct yourself accordingly. Abuse of the forum, by repeated failure to abide by these policies, will result in your access being blocked to the forum entirely.

V. Baseball Fever Netiquette:

Participants at Baseball Fever are required to adhere to these principles, which are outlined in this section.
a. All posts to Baseball Fever should be written in clear, concise English, with proper grammar and accurate spelling. The use of abbreviations should be kept to a minimum; when abbreviation is necessary, they should be either well-known (such as etc.), or explained on their first use in your post.

b. Conciseness is a key attribute of a good post.

c. Quote only the portion of a post to which you are responding.

d. Standard capitalization and punctuation make a large difference in the readability of a post. TYPING IN ALL CAPITALS is considered to be "shouting"; it is a good practice to limit use of all capitals to words which you wish to emphasize.

e. It is our policy NOT to transmit any defamatory or illegal materials.

f. Personal attacks of any type against Baseball Fever readers will not be tolerated. In these instances the post will be copied by a moderator and/or administrator, deleted from the site, then sent to the member who made the personal attack via a Private Message (PM) along with a single warning. Members who choose to not listen and continue personal attacks will be banned from the site.

g. It is important to remember that many contextual clues available in face-to-face discussion, such as tone of voice and facial expression, are lost in the electronic forum. As a poster, try to be alert for phrasing that might be misinterpreted by your audience to be offensive; as a reader, remember to give the benefit of the doubt and not to take umbrage too easily. There are many instances in which a particular choice of words or phrasing can come across as being a personal attack where none was intended.

h. The netiquette described above (a-g) often uses the term "posts", but applies equally to Private Messages.

VI. Baseball Fever User Signature Policy

A signature is a piece of text that some members may care to have inserted at the end of ALL of their posts, a little like the closing of a letter. You can set and / or change your signature by editing your profile in the UserCP. Since it is visible on ALL your posts, the following policy must be adhered to:

Signature Composition
Font size limit: No larger than size 2 (This policy is a size 2)
Style: Bold and italics are permissible
Character limit: No more than 500 total characters
Lines: No more than 4 lines
Colors: Most colors are permissible, but those which are hard to discern against the gray background (yellow, white, pale gray) should be avoided
Images/Graphics: Allowed, but nothing larger than 20k and Content rules must be followed

Signature Content
No advertising is permitted
Nothing political or religious
Nothing obscene, vulgar, defamatory or derogatory
Links to personal blogs/websites are permissible - with the webmaster's written consent
A Link to your Baseball Fever Blog does not require written consent and is recommended
Quotes must be attributed. Non-baseball quotes are permissible as long as they are not religious or political

Please adhere to these rules when you create your signature. Failure to do so will result in a request to comply by a moderator. If you do not comply within a reasonable amount of time, the signature will be removed and / or edited by an Administrator. Baseball Fever reserves the right to edit and / or remove any or all of your signature line at any time without contacting the account holder.

VII. Appropriate and inappropriate topics for Baseball Fever:

Most concisely, the test for whether a post is appropriate for Baseball Fever is: "Does this message discuss our national pastime in an interesting manner?" This post can be direct or indirect: posing a question, asking for assistance, providing raw data or citations, or discussing and constructively critiquing existing posts. In general, a broad interpretation of "baseball related" is used.

Baseball Fever is not a promotional environment. Advertising of products, web sites, etc., whether for profit or not-for-profit, is not permitted. At the webmaster's discretion, brief one-time announcements for products or services of legitimate baseball interest and usefulness may be allowed. If advertising is posted to the site it will be copied by a moderator and/or administrator, deleted from the site, then sent to the member who made the post via a Private Message (PM) along with a single warning. Members who choose to not listen and continue advertising will be banned from the site. If the advertising is spam-related, pornography-based, or a "visit-my-site" type post / private message, no warning at all will be provided, and the member will be banned immediately without a warning.

It is considered appropriate to post a URL to a page which specifically and directly answers a question posted on the list (for example, it would be permissible to post a link to a page containing home-road splits, even on a site which has advertising or other commercial content; however, it would not be appropriate to post the URL of the main page of the site). The site reserves the right to limit the frequency of such announcements by any individual or group.

In keeping with our test for a proper topic, posting to Baseball Fever should be treated as if you truly do care. This includes posting information that is, to the best of your knowledge, complete and accurate at the time you post. Any errors or ambiguities you catch later should be acknowledged and corrected in the thread, since Baseball Fever is sometimes considered to be a valuable reference for research information.

VIII. Role of the moderator:

When a post is submitted to Baseball Fever, it is forwarded by the server automatically and seen immediately. The moderator may:
a. Leave the thread exactly like it was submitted. This is the case 95% of the time.

b. Immediately delete the thread as inappropriate for Baseball Fever. Examples include advertising, personal attacks, or spam. This is the case 1% of the time.

c. Move the thread. If a member makes a post about the Marlins in the Yankees forum it will be moved to the appropriate forum. This is the case 3% of the time.

d. Edit the message due to an inappropriate item. This is the case 1% of the time. There have been new users who will make a wonderful post, then add to their signature line (where your name / handle appears) a tagline that is a pure advertisement. This tagline will be removed, a note will be left in the message so he/she is aware of the edit, and personal contact will be made to the poster telling them what has been edited and what actions need to be taken to prevent further edits.

The moderators perform no checks on posts to verify factual or logical accuracy. While he/she may point out gross errors in factual data in replies to the thread, the moderator does not act as an "accuracy" editor. Also moderation is not a vehicle for censorship of individuals and/or opinions, and the moderator's decisions should not be taken personally.

IX. Legal aspects of participation in Baseball Fever:

By submitting a post to Baseball Fever, you grant Baseball Fever permission to distribute your message to the forum. Other rights pertaining to the post remain with the ORIGINAL author, and you may not redistribute or retransmit any posts by any others, in whole or in part, without the express consent of the original author.

The messages appearing on Baseball Fever contain the opinions and views of their respective authors and are not necessarily those of Baseball Fever, or of the Baseball Almanac family of sites.


Sean Holtz, Webmaster of Baseball Almanac & Baseball Fever |
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Time Capsule: Top International Prospects for 2013

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  • #46
    Latest Updates:

    September 3, 2017 LHP Enmanuel De Jesus assigned to Lowell Spinners from Greenville Drive.

    September 13, 2017 Chicago Cubs selected the contract of RHP Jen-Ho Tseng from Iowa Cubs.


    • #47

      Latest MLB Pipeline rankings for this class:

      Top 100
      • 1 Gleyber Torres, NYY
      • 4 Eloy Jimenez, CHW

      Top 10 by Position:
      • 1 SS Gleber Torres, NYY
      • 2 OF Eloy Jimenez, CHW
      • 10 1B Lewin Diaz, MIN

      Top 30 by Organization

      • 1 Eloy Jimenez
      • 14 Micker Adolfo
      • 1 Gleyber Torres
      • 19 Marten Gasparini
      • 15 Marcos Diplan
      • 10 Lewin Diaz
      • 28 Michael De Leon
      • 25 Anderson Franco
      • 13 Jen-ho Tseng
      • 25 Wladimir Galindo
      • 26 Erling Moreno
      • 16 Greifer Andrade

      Note: Boston's Rafael Devers is no longer on MLB Pipeline's ranking lists
      Last edited by SouthwestAmAZins; 10-02-2017, 07:12 PM.


      • #48
        Latest updates:
        March 13, 2018 Chicago Cubs optioned RHP Jen-Ho Tseng to Iowa Cubs.
        March 14, 2018 Chicago White Sox optioned Micker Adolfo to Winston-Salem Dash.
        March 26, 2018 LF Marten Gasparini assigned to Omaha Storm Chasers from Lexington Legends.


        • #49
          Latest update on this class:
          March 28, 2018 RF Jose Almonte assigned to Spokane Indians from Hickory Crawdads.
          March 30, 2018 LF Greifer Andrade assigned to Clinton LumberKings from Everett AquaSox.
          March 30, 2018 Carlos Herrera assigned to Lancaster JetHawks from Asheville Tourists.
          April 1, 2018 1B Lewin Diaz assigned to Fort Myers Miracle from Cedar Rapids Kernels.
          April 1, 2018 RF Leonardo Molina assigned to Charleston RiverDogs from Staten Island Yankees.
          April 2, 2018 SS Yeltsin Gudino assigned to Dunedin Blue Jays from Lansing Lugnuts.
          April 3, 2018 RHP Marcos Diplan assigned to Carolina Mudcats from Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
          April 3, 2018 Franly Mallen assigned to Wisconsin Timber Rattlers from Helena Brewers.
          April 4, 2018 OF Marten Gasparini assigned to Lexington Legends.


          • #50
            Latest Update:

            A few of the players from this class were released and then a couple of those released players found new teams:
            March 7, 2018 DSL Athletics released 2B Carlos Hiciano.
            April 27, 2018 Wisconsin Timber Rattlers released 2B Franly Mallen.
            June 12, 2018 LHP Enmanuel De Jesus assigned to Salem Red Sox from Greenville Drive.
            June 12, 2018 C Jose Herrera assigned to Hillsboro Hops from Kane County Cougars.
            March 18, 2018 Williamsport Crosscutters released DH Luis Encarnacion.
            March 27, 2018 Houston Astros signed free agent 1B Luis Encarnacion to a minor league contract.
            June 14, 2018 1B Luis Encarnacion assigned to Tri-City ValleyCats.
            March 21, 2017 Los Angeles Angels signed free agent RHP Mayky Perez to a minor league contract.
            June 5, 2018 RHP Mayky Perez assigned to Burlington Bees from Orem Owlz.
            Last edited by SouthwestAmAZins; 06-17-2018, 03:41 PM.


            • #51
              Recently released players:
              • Carlos Hiciano played 165 games in four Minor League seasons. He hit .165/.211/.194 in 552 ABs with 29 RBI, 0 HR and 141 Stikeouts.
              • Franly Mallen played 235 games in parts of five Minor League seasons. He hit .251/.324/.350 in 888 ABs with 95 RBI, 10 HRs and 235 strikeouts.


              • #52
                Latest updates:
                June 18, 2018 LF Nic Pierre assigned to AZL Brewers.
                June 21, 2018 RF Eloy Jimenez assigned to Charlotte Knights from Birmingham Barons.
                June 23, 2018 RHP Marcos Diplan assigned to Biloxi Shuckers from Carolina Mudcats.
                June 26, 2018 2B Yeltsin Gudino assigned to Dunedin Blue Jays from Lansing Lugnuts.
                June 29, 2018 C Jose Herrera assigned to Kane County Cougars from Hillsboro Hops.


                • #53
                  Great thread SWAmazin'. Your diligence doesn't go unnoticed.
                  "No matter how great you were once upon a time — the years go by, and men forget,” - W. A. Phelon in Baseball Magazine in 1915. “Ross Barnes, forty years ago, was as great as Cobb or Wagner ever dared to be. Had scores been kept then as now, he would have seemed incomparably marvelous.”


                  • #54
                    Originally posted by bluesky5 View Post
                    Great thread SWAmazin'. Your diligence doesn't go unnoticed.
                    Thank you for the kind words


                    • #55
                      Latest updates:
                      June 21, 2018 LHP Enmanuel De Jesus assigned to Greenville Drive from Salem Red Sox.
                      June 22, 2018 RHP Erling Moreno assigned to South Bend Cubs from AZL Cubs 2.
                      July 6, 2018 Nic Pierre assigned to Wisconsin Timber Rattlers from AZL Brewers.


                      • #56
                        Latest Update:
                        August 8, 2018 Bryan Lizardo assigned to Lansing Lugnuts from Vancouver Canadians.


                        • #57
                          Latest update:
                          October 12, 2018 AZL Mariners released OF Greifer Andrade.

                          Andrade hit .286/.328/.404 in 769 AB with 14 HR ,111 RBI and struck out 183 times.
                          Last edited by SouthwestAmAZins; 10-16-2018, 01:19 AM.


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