GWJ OOTP League Thread

New file! It's the last day of Winter Meetings, so if you have a blockbuster deal in mind, i'd toss it out soon if you want a fast reaction.

Thanks for the reminder Pred!

I'm doing an awful job making trade proposals and following up, both with human and AI GMs.

Would anyone be interested in taking 1B Chris Howard, 1B Juan Vasquez (AAA), 2B Roger Price, SS Jose Guerra or CF Pat Norlander off my hands?
Not looking for a whole lot in return. Mainly pitching prospects, low-level okay.

Just throwing this out there, even if maybe it reveals more of my plans than I should publicly.

I'm trying to sign a free agent, and he's been considering other offers but is currently regarding my offer as the favored one. Any chance we can continue one-day-at-a-time simming so the AI can't swoop in, offer a better offer, and then I don't get the chance to counter it? Pretty please?

Wow, Dallas signs Brian Flint to $65M over 4 years.

Man, my team cannot compete with the ability to make signings like that.

tboon wrote:

Wow, Dallas signs Brian Flint to $65M over 4 years.

Man, my team cannot compete with the ability to make signings like that. :(

Don't worry, I can't either.

Farscry wrote:

Just throwing this out there, even if maybe it reveals more of my plans than I should publicly.

I'm trying to sign a free agent, and he's been considering other offers but is currently regarding my offer as the favored one. Any chance we can continue one-day-at-a-time simming so the AI can't swoop in, offer a better offer, and then I don't get the chance to counter it? Pretty please? :)

For ... the whole offseason? That's craaaaaazy talk.

Just until I sign that player.

New file! Those of you who requested trades, just double-check you have the guys, as I finally realized that I should download the updated league files BEFORE I make the moves (things get squirrely otherwise).

So, the winter meetings are over, and sadly, we will be returning to our week-a-day sim schedule. Fun!

Novocain wrote:

I'm doing an awful job making trade proposals and following up, both with human and AI GMs.

Would anyone be interested in taking 1B Chris Howard, 1B Juan Vasquez (AAA), 2B Roger Price, SS Jose Guerra or CF Pat Norlander off my hands?
Not looking for a whole lot in return. Mainly pitching prospects, low-level okay.

Did you mean Roger Jones?

garion333 wrote:

Did you mean Roger Jones?

I actually did mean Roger Price, my backup utility man, but I've since traded him to Phillly.
Although if you have an interest in Jones, against my better judgement - with you being a divisional rival and all, I'm willing to start a dialog.

In the meantime, Howard, Vasquez and Norlander are all still on the table.

New file!

The next sim will turn us over into 2014!

I've been playing around in a fictional single player league to keep learning the ins and outs of OOTP (mainly so I understand events like the drafts & such better), and apparently my good performance with the Atlanta Knights has been an utter fluke. I'm a horrible manager!

Who is the New Orleans owner and what does he want for Ken Hale?

Slumberland wrote:

Who is the New Orleans owner and what does he want for Ken Hale?

I'm New Orleans - and actually I completely forgot to pull Hale off the trade block. I just moved my other veteran OF, and can't really afford to send Hale away now. Sorry about that! (But if this season goes like last, then look for Hale to be on the block again at the trade deadline.)

Slumberland wrote:

Who is the New Orleans owner and what does he want for Ken Hale?

I think that's Knightsabre's team. I kind of wish I had jumped on that Wilford Jennings sweepstakes.

Happy new year ya'll! New file!

The in-game date is now January 6th. If noone has any objections, i'm going to speed the sum up to two-weeks-a-sim so we can get through the pre-season and get to Spring Training, when we'll go back to week-a-sim.

Sure thing, boss.

New file! It's now January 20th! Pitchers and Catchers report soon!

The pre-season is upon us! New file! Hey Baltimore, enjoy that #1 payroll spot.

MESSAGE FROM THE COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE:

NABL Commissioner Prederick has made an executive decision, citing claims that the pre-season is boring and lame and that it's February and nothing happens in February. So, since the league missed Tuesday by accident, the league has simmed all the way to the beginning of Spring Training, because again, nothing happens during the pre-season.

So, new file! It's the opening day of Spring Training! I hope none of you missed any important FA signings or anything, and if you did, i'll make it up to you somehow. If not, start setting your lineups and figure out of there are any kids from the minors you might want to give a run-out. Baseball is back people!

Woot! Baseball is black people!

Wait, what?

Yay! Spring training!

New file! I saw that not everyone had uploaded a file, so we've only simmed two days of Spring Training. Tomorrow night, we'll sim a full week.

lol

So, on Feb. 24th one of my players was out for 3 days because of a hand contusion he got from ... being mugged on a subway.

Too funny.

I was locked and loaded for Spring Training, so you can go ahead as far as you like.

Prederick wrote:

New file! I saw that not everyone had uploaded a file, so we've only simmed two days of Spring Training. Tomorrow night, we'll sim a full week.

Dammit, sorry. Was having the "reinstall Windows blues" yesterday. Will try and get my updates in today.

How do you guys run the minors in your league? Do you control all levels or let the computer manage them?

pizzaddict wrote:

How do you guys run the minors in your league? Do you control all levels or let the computer manage them?

It's setup so that we can each decide the level of control we let the AI have. Or are you asking what we each do? If so, I use a combination of AI control and my own personal direction.

More curious if there was a league rule on how to handle minors. I've been wanting to try an online OOTP league as I've only played a solo fictional league, but I don't like having to micromanage the minor league systems. Typically just handle premotions/demontions to AAA.

pizzaddict wrote:

More curious if there was a league rule on how to handle minors. I've been wanting to try an online OOTP league as I've only played a solo fictional league, but I don't like having to micromanage the minor league systems. Typically just handle premotions/demontions to AAA.

Yeah, that's pretty much the extent of my attention span. I leave 90% of my minor league management to the AI.