GWJ OOTP League Thread

Awesome. I'm pretty sure in OOTP11 they didn't have revocable waivers so it's nice to hear they added that in.

Prederick wrote:

ALRIGHT, so I said there'd be interruptions, and here's week #2 of em'.

We WILL NOT be simulating this Friday, as I will be out of town. The next sim will be Sunday, and then we'll return to our regular Sun-Mon-Wed-Fri schedule.

I'm guessing you're doing this tonight because I didn't see an updated file.

Yeah, my mistake, the weekend went kinda crazy there. The upside is that I got to meet some fun people at NYCC, see some great costumes and generally have a good time.

Anyway, new file! It's a dead heat again in the NL East, with Baltimore and Pittsburgh tied at 68-49. Dallas is CLEARLY the class of the league, at 82-34.

New Orleans' Danny Anderson is going to SMASH the RBI record at this rate. He's at 131, on pace for 170+, and the record is 144. Meanwhile, Brian Burke is now a SERIOUS threat to hit .400. Not like "ha-ha maybe", like it's mid-August and he's raised his average 25 points since July. Homeboy is on a 23-game hitting streak, and will probably be fetching a sizable new contract through arbitration.

Also, shame on that Miguel Rios!

I don't know what got into my players early in the season to dig us into a hole, nor do I know what they started getting hopped up on to climb their way back out of it, but damn... talk about an uphill marathon for the Knights all season long!

New-delly new file!

Have I mentioned that i'm terrified of Francis Riley? There have only been seven 15+ K games in league history, Riley has 28% of them.

Well it's been a nice season but I think the beginning of the end has started for Denver. Best hitter goes on the DL for strained quad, out for 6 weeks (btw there's slightly over 6 weeks left in the season). Without him the offense goes from pathetic to abysmal.

I finally start getting some of my starters back from injury in the next week+. It sure will be nice to slow this slide into mediocrity.

So currently, I have five injured players from my primary lineup, including my two best outfielders, my star short stop, and one of my best relievers.

New file!

Welcome to September! Rosters have expanded to 40 players, so if there are any kids in AAA you'd like to see cut their teeth with the big boys, now's the time.

New file! Looks like the only race is in the NL West, everywhere else the top team has a lead of at least 5 games. Bad news for Baltimore though, as Buffalo is now two games ahead of Baltimore for the second wild card place.

Oh yeah, new file. Seriously, 19 games left, and Brian Burke is at .419. He's got a hit in all but two games in September.

With 19 games to play, the Denver Atoms have insured that this will be the first winning season in franchise history. "It's been a long hard slog to get here," said GM Jim Nightmare. "We still have a long way to go to winning a championship for the city of Denver, which is what every member of this organization is 100% focused on achieving." Denver is currently tied for the final NL playoff spot with Buffalo and only 1 1/2 games in front of perennial powerhouse Baltimore.

Prederick wrote:

New file! Looks like the only race is in the NL West, everywhere else the top team has a lead of at least 5 games. Bad news for Baltimore though, as Buffalo is now two games ahead of Baltimore for the second wild card place.

1 and 1/2 right now ... and we play a 3 game series against them next sim. Got my star infielder back, I really hope he's ready play.

This is getting absurd. Six of my primary roster players are now on the DL, including all four of my primary outfielders and my star 3B (who doubles as the fifth outfielder).

edit: All that I can figure is that the teams I'm playing against are even worse off, because I'm running with an entire minor league outfield lineup here!

Man Phoenix is awful. I think the worst part of taking over a new team in the middle of the season is having to suffer through this until I can make changes in the offseason.

Happy to return and see so many new gm's involved. I feel a sense of guilt coming back to a Seattle team doing so well. Hope i'm worthy of the position. Looking forward to working some trades this offseason.
Good to see some of us cellar dwellers of the 1st season moving up like Pittsburgh, Denver and Seattle.

pizzaddict wrote:

Man Phoenix is awful. I think the worst part of taking over a new team in the middle of the season is having to suffer through this until I can make changes in the offseason.

Hey, at least you're not Portland! I can't wait for the offseason to start

I'm really glad we have more human owners as the AI is clearly broken when handing out FA contracts. 2nd or 3rd tier starting pitchers shouldn't be getting $25 mil a year.

I'm really glad we have more human owners as the AI is clearly broken when handing out FA contracts. 2nd or 3rd tier starting pitchers shouldn't be getting $25 mil a year.

I agree--that is so important it needs to be said twice

Looking at next season's finances, I'm starting to feel the pain of that newbie mistake I made signing Jon Reed before I understood that in OOTP you can actually haggle down contracts below player demands. And it's only going to keep getting worse until his five-year contract is done.

garion333 wrote:

I'm really glad we have more human owners as the AI is clearly broken when handing out FA contracts. 2nd or 3rd tier starting pitchers shouldn't be getting $25 mil a year.

+1 (or should that be +2 ). It is pretty ridiculous how much the AI overspends on marginal players. I have an expensive long-term contract up after this year and I cannot wait; dude was a decent 3B last year but has rapidly deteriorated. I can probably get 2-4 good players (or 5-10 marginal players) for what I was paying him.

Pardon me while I put some single player OOTP in the thread for a second, but Middle Reliever Ryan Webb came to bat for me today with zero hits in a four year career and this happened.

IMAGE(http://i.imgur.com/Rjcgk.png)

1 career hit. 4 career RBI.

I have a $27 million starting pitcher that will be available this offseason. All he's asking for this time is $19 mil, so get in there while the deals are still hot.

At least he's pitching well this season. However, I doubt he's ever hit a grand slam. :/

tboon wrote:
garion333 wrote:

I'm really glad we have more human owners as the AI is clearly broken when handing out FA contracts. 2nd or 3rd tier starting pitchers shouldn't be getting $25 mil a year.

+1 (or should that be +2 ). It is pretty ridiculous how much the AI overspends on marginal players. I have an expensive long-term contract up after this year and I cannot wait; dude was a decent 3B last year but has rapidly deteriorated. I can probably get 2-4 good players (or 5-10 marginal players) for what I was paying him.

Yeah, that's a real issue with the game. You give the AI the financial wherewithal, and it's a drunk guy at the strip club who thinks no, this girl really, genuinely likes him! Of the top five highest paid players in the league, only one is 4* or higher. There is absolutely no sane reason any team should've thrown $30M at Marvin Lewis, much less $34M (even if the deal expires this season). I have literally never seen the top-paid players in any league i've simmed be anywhere near worth what they're paid (this is in any league with free agency enabled).

Anyway, new file! Noone's clinched yet, and there are still four teams in each league that are "in" the Wildcard hunt.

I'm considering using the game's new "live broadcast" feature to do livestreams of clinching games on the interwebs, albeit only for Game 7's (and probably only in the WS). Would anyone be interested in one of those? It'd be on some Friday or Saturday night, and it'd only take 20-30 minutes or so.

I'd be down for some of that.

Yeah, I could go for that, too.

I'd check it out if I'm able.

Mr Bismarck wrote:

Pardon me while I put some single player OOTP in the thread for a second, but Middle Reliever Ryan Webb came to bat for me today with zero hits in a four year career and this happened.

IMAGE(http://i.imgur.com/Rjcgk.png)

1 career hit. 4 career RBI.

Not unheard of. May I present to you Mark Worrel. Pitcher for the cards, 1 career hit a 3 run homer.

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