GWJ OOTP League Thread

Buttons!

New file!

Make sure you're set, the next sim takes us to Arbitration day. The one after that to the beginning of Free Agency.

Hoookay, finally all set up!

I am ready for Arbageddon.

New file! PREPARE TO BE ARBITRATED! Free agency begins tomorrow!

You've...

...BEEN....

...ARBITRATED!

New file gents. The wondrous trainwreck of free agency has begun and the pickings are...

...terrible. Christ. There are a bunch of very old players who aren't that good asking for a LOT of money this year.

As ever, Vancouver would LOVE to get shot of Amador Rendora's $14M contract. He's not a bad 3B, with some lineup protection and a change of venue, he could be a real masher. Let us know and we'll talk deal.

Pred, if you could update the league website at some point that'd be cool. Not sure how much info will be available, but it'll give me something to look at while at work.

Done.

Gracias!

Edit: Wow, in some ways I'm finding it easier to look at players this was than in-game.

No reason to look, all you are going to see is a bunch of 38 year olds wanting 15 million/year.

Another new file! Yeah, this is kind of a crap offseason, free-agent wise. Unless someone gets desperate, I see most teams holding tight to their purse strings. There's little talent to be had.

Yeah, I signed a single reliever, but that was even before arbitration and it was to replace Ewing (so happy he retired!). I don't see anyone in the free agent pool that I really want to spend money on.

Glad I decided to tear down this year, no decent FAs means I am less tempted to spend anything.

Any thoughts on why this seems to happen? It seems like the free agent pool is pretty bad every year in this league and I don't believe that is the case in my solo league. Is it just a matter of having a bunch of human managers that are good at extending younger players and not letting them get to free agency?

pizzaddict wrote:
Any thoughts on why this seems to happen? It seems like the free agent pool is pretty bad every year in this league and I don't believe that is the case in my solo league. Is it just a matter of having a bunch of human managers that are good at extending younger players and not letting them get to free agency?

It's a reflection of real life and the most recent financial changes. One of the things discussed reently on sports radio I remember hearing was that the New York Yankees will have a hard time rebuilding the way they did 10-15 years ago, because new TV deals and revenue sharing are allowing teams to hold on to their best talent for longer without letting them go as FA's. The same goes for us.

In a SP league, the AI is much more likely to let players walk on FA deals, but a human player is far more likely to try and figure out how to hold on to their best talent.

Okay, so since the Rule 5 draft is coming up--how the heck do I protect guys? I can tell who is eligible with the # sign, but I just don't know how to prevent them from being drafted.

CptDomano wrote:
Okay, so since the Rule 5 draft is coming up--how the heck do I protect guys? I can tell who is eligible with the # sign, but I just don't know how to prevent them from being drafted.

Add them to the 40-man roster. You can either do so by right-clicking on the player -> Transactions -> Place on Secondary (40-man) Roster or by dragging/dropping on the transactions screen.

billt721 wrote:
CptDomano wrote:
Okay, so since the Rule 5 draft is coming up--how the heck do I protect guys? I can tell who is eligible with the # sign, but I just don't know how to prevent them from being drafted.

Add them to the 40-man roster. You can either do so by right-clicking on the player -> Transactions -> Place on Secondary (40-man) Roster or by dragging/dropping on the transactions screen.

Yup!

So, new file! Protect your prospects, or they might get Rule 5'd!

I gotta get on this, been super sick but I'm better(ish) now and can use ma brain again.

Prederick wrote:
billt721 wrote:
CptDomano wrote:
Okay, so since the Rule 5 draft is coming up--how the heck do I protect guys? I can tell who is eligible with the # sign, but I just don't know how to prevent them from being drafted.

Add them to the 40-man roster. You can either do so by right-clicking on the player -> Transactions -> Place on Secondary (40-man) Roster or by dragging/dropping on the transactions screen.

Yup!

So, new file! Protect your prospects, or they might get Rule 5'd!

Cool--thanks for the assist, guys!

crap, forgot to prepare for the rule 5 draft again. There goes 1 of my best young pitching prospects.

YOU'VE BEEN RULE 5'D!

New file homies! I took us to the beginning of the Winter Meetings. What that means is that any trade offers with AI teams, or FA proposals will be replied to within a single day (in-game). Thus, in order to allow us to take advantage of this, we'll be simming the Winter Meetings day-by-day.

Is there somewhere that we can see a summary of the Rule 5 draft? There were a couple players that I tried to pick up, but I don't remember their names. I was hoping to see if I didn't get them because they were grabbed before my pick or if it's because I still haven't mastered the draft lists. I'm leaning towards the latter, but it would still be cool to see who got who and where.

When Pred updates the site it'll be here somewhere: http://gwjleague.allsimbaseball5.com...

In-game, gawd, I can't remember. Probably the draft tab in one of those bazillion screens.

Hah, I've been so busy I simply forgot to even look at the Rule 5 Draft Pool to try drafting anyone.

Bah, stupid work.

There were a couple hot players on there this year, unless they got protected at the last minute.

I was able to get my pitcher on my active roster at the last second which was a relief. I thought I was too late.

Who had that catcher? I hope I got him, though I was drafting fomr the 10th slot so I doubt it.

Damn you work end all ready so I can find out!!

garion333 wrote:
Who had that catcher? I hope I got him, though I was drafting fomr the 10th slot so I doubt it.

Damn you work end all ready so I can find out!! :P

He must have been protected. I specifically looked for him and didn't see anything in the results.

pizzaddict wrote:
I was able to get my pitcher on my active roster at the last second which was a relief. I thought I was too late.

Ha! I think that was one of the players I was hoping to get. Yeah, I'm guessing that most of those intriguing players got protected last minute.