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2/7/2013 9:33 PM
Looks like we're down to two categories dedicated solely to outfielders.
2/7/2013 9:41 PM
Yep, but there are other hitting categories that have a decent number of OFs represented.  I thought about swtiching my ".350+ infielders" back to ".360+ hitters" (including OFs), but I will wait and see what lampdogg selects.
2/7/2013 9:45 PM
Will we have a day or two to do some research once the categories are in before we have to submit our bids?
2/7/2013 10:04 PM
Wild Thang!  (26 players)

Position: P 
Seasons: 1901-2012
WP: 20-30

Who is gonna bid 800 for Walter?!?!?!?!?!?  :)
2/7/2013 10:28 PM
Posted by scthallfan on 2/7/2013 9:45:00 PM (view original):
Will we have a day or two to do some research once the categories are in before we have to submit our bids?
Yes, no hurry
2/7/2013 10:36 PM
Since lampdogg added a pitching category, I went back to my original category (.360 hitters), in order to include a few more OF's.  Now Barry Bonds is back in play.
2/7/2013 10:42 PM
We're currently waiting for admin to set up our league as a progressive so we can get our own forum.  Once we get the forum and get all the category threads create, people can make tweaks to the categories, although I think we are pretty balanced.
2/7/2013 11:19 PM
Some of the categories I was playing around with and would've liked to include...

--> Players (hitters and pitchers) with last name = Ruth
Babe only has 21 seasons, but Dick Ruthven would've been included and would've made this a legal category.  Would've been fun to see when the pitching versions of Babe got taken. 

--> Low IP stud starting pitchers (typically used as relievers in the sim world)
Pos = SP, IP/162 = 0 to 150, Whip = 0 to 0.95, IP/G = 4+
Everybody's favorite cookies, including Milacki, Blue, Carlos, Ramsey, Pedro, J.R, etc.

--> 300-K Pitchers with <400 IPs
This list includes a couple of Walter Johnsons, all the way down to some high-whip Nolan Ryans. 

--> As far as single-season teams go, I was thinking along the lines of 1906 Chicago ballclubs (Cubs/White Sox)...
Three Finger, Ed Walsh, etc...

--> $4M Part-Time Hitters
PA/162 = 0 to 425, Min Salary = $4 million
Besides Ted Williams' .407 season, you have Pudge's .347 A+ arm, Matt Williams 23 HRs in 319 AB with B/A+ defense, McGwire's.746 Slug.  Lajoie .376.  This would
be a great catgeory to fill in those missing plate appearances.

--> RP, IP = 83 to 83, BB/9 = 1.5 to 3.0
I always found it amazing that Eric Gagne pitched exaclty 83 innings in 2002, 2003 and 2004.  Plus I would like to see Gagne's 03 year represented. 
2/8/2013 11:29 AM
I had a similar idea about low inning stud SPs. It would be interesting to see how much people would bid for a guy who does not give them a full season.
2/8/2013 12:25 PM
I want to change my category after seeing the high quality of submissions.. hopefully this will be better.

Walk and Run
BB/100 PA = 17+
SBA/100 SBO = 38+

Total Players = 24
2/8/2013 1:05 PM
Posted by dhomard on 2/8/2013 12:25:00 PM (view original):
I want to change my category after seeing the high quality of submissions.. hopefully this will be better.

Walk and Run
BB/100 PA = 17+
SBA/100 SBO = 38+

Total Players = 24
What was you rprevious category? Was it the fast full time HOFs? That category seems to have disappeared.
2/8/2013 2:33 PM
dhomard replace his 19th century catchers, which was no longer needed when the other catcher category was introduced.  The Fast Full Time HOFs was replaced last night.
2/8/2013 3:24 PM
the category I went back and forth on...last name = Ripken.  Cal's last few years and Billy's god awful numbers as a UTI IF gave that category a huge dropoff effect.  I decided in the end that there just wasn't enough variance at the top of the category to achieve what I was looking for.
2/11/2013 5:00 PM
Hadn't seen or heard anything in a few days... just double-checking we're still waiting on admin and I hadn't missed the forum or something...
2/11/2013 5:31 PM
We're waiting for flyingman too.  he is going to create the threads, regardless of which forum we end up using.  He said Tuesday at the earliest.  I will work on my bids tonight and send out a template to use tomorrow.
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