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3/17/2014 2:51 AM (edited)
The Talkin' Baseball progressive is headed into its xxth season. The league was founded in 1950, and we are looking for one owner to join us starting in the 19xx season.  

The team available has decent starting pitching and you should be good with starting pitchers for another few seasons.  The lineup includes xxxxx.  Biggest immediate team needs are xxxxx.  We'd like an owner who is looking to stay with us for the long term. To be more precise, we are requesting at minimum a 5 season commitment from you. We'll call it a gentlemen's agreement. Progressive league vets and non-experienced owners looking to join/learn a progressive league are both welcome in this league. If you aren't willing or interested in playing with us for at least 5 seasons, we do thank you for looking here but you aren't what we are looking for.

The roster for the available team is at the bottom of this thread.  You can choose to play your home games in one of the following cities: 
3/3/2014 3:04 PM (edited)
The Talkin' Baseball league is a fairly standard, single season progressive: Alternate WIS Format F (4 divisions, 5 teams in each. Division winners make playoffs. Each series best of seven). No DH (league voted to not add DH in future). No live play. Unlimited IR. No salary cap. 6/2 below average AAA players, randomly generated (6 bats, 2 arms).  Trading of draft picks allowed up to one season in advance.  We have an add/drop period after each draft.

A three-tier lotto system to determine next season's first round draft order after 120 games.  6 worst teams get put in lotto for picks 1 through 6 in next season's draft.  Next 7 worst teams get put in a lotto for picks 7 through 13. And the 7 teams with the best record after 120 into the season are put in a lotto for picks 14-20. Lotto is for the first round of the draft only. Subsequent rounds are worst team to best team, based on record at 120 games into the current season.

We have some additional cool features in this league.  You have the ability to shuffle players up and down from AAA virtually all season (deadline is before game 160 of the season).  Typically not a lot of down time between seasons.  We also have a league record book that is updated each season and we just started a Hall of Fame for the league! 
 
Important:  We attempt to keep things moving at a semi-brisk pace. We start drafting off the clock not too long after the 120 game mark at a leisurely pace. Once the playoffs start, we draft on the clock and pick up wherever we are in the draft at that point. We attempt to keep down time to a minimum between seasons, as we usually finish the draft around the same time that the World Series is finishing up.  So keep in mind when considering our league that we move faster than the typical progressive, which may suit you very well or not so well.
5/29/2013 8:25 PM (edited)
great league
4/24/2013 3:38 AM
Posted by houseofbayne on 4/21/2013 10:26:00 PM (view original):
The Talkin' Baseball league is a fairly standard, single season progressive: Alternate WIS Format E (4 divisions, 4 teams in each. Division winners make playoffs. Each series best of seven). No DH. No live play. Unlimited IR. No salary cap. 6/2 below average AAA players, randomly generated (6 bats, 2 arms).

A two-tier lotto system to determine next season's first round draft order after 120 games. 8 worst teams get put in lotto for picks 1 through 8 in next season's draft, 8 best teams get put in lotto for picks 9 through 16. Lotto is for first round of draft only. Subsequent rounds are worst team to best team.
 
As you read this, we are talking about expanding from 16 to 20 teams in the future. This won't happen before 1969. The goal is to have an expansion plan in place within a week or three.
 
We attempt to keep things moving at a semi-brisk pace. We start drafting off the clock not too long after the 120 game mark at a leisurely pace. Once the playoffs start, we draft on the clock and pick up wherever we are in the draft at that point. We attempt to keep down time to a minimum between seasons, as we usually finish the draft around the same time that the World Series is finishing up.
 
 
Feel free to sitemail or post any questions, and looking forward to hearing from you! Team available is below.






                 Curious on how you decide to handle Expansion. Posting to more easily follow your League's process.



 
8/25/2013 12:10 AM
great league guys....expansion challenges all...we even have a HOF.
8/25/2013 1:29 PM
I will take this team
8/25/2013 3:18 PM
Posted by fabulous on 8/25/2013 1:29:00 PM (view original):
I will take this team
Thanks fabulous, sitemail sent!
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