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4/4/2013 1:48 AM
OL, playing at Coors, spent only $29 million on pitching.

4/4/2013 4:17 AM
I woudn't bet on it.

From my experiments at Coors you need good pitching (40M+), good/decent fielding/range and/or players that normalize well offensively + extra base hits.

I haven't seen your lineup or strategy, so maybe, but I doubt it...
4/4/2013 5:29 AM
Though your pitching staff only gave up 33 RL HRs which is pretty good. But a LOT of BBs which could hurt you in Coors, though they are still better than giving up hits. And the team WHIP is 1.12, which is dang good. 
4/4/2013 2:05 PM (edited)
Actually, only 3 guys have historical performance ERAs below 4.00, which means they should get creamed in Coors. And the 3 good pitchers (Toney, Nehf and Dumont) combine for just 277 IPs).

Plus only 1213 IPs.

I'm expecting an ERA of well over 6.00...I just hope I can score over 7 runs/game.
4/5/2013 2:41 AM

I looked at your lineup and even if I understand the idea, I think you overpayed for walks and stolen bases.

And those IPs are scary low.

I'm not confident, but you could also be heck of a manager and pull it off. Good luck.

4/6/2013 1:15 AM
Thanks for the GL wish.

I've played a lot of seasons at Coors, and my teams would always lead the league in scoring at home, and probably overall as well, but would be only average on the road.  To combat this, I've added speed and stolen bases, which has made my Coors teams among the better road scoring teams as well.

Concerning IPs, I like going low, and bringing in scrubs to start as many games as needed to keep my other guys fresh.

My goal for this team isn't actually to win games, I'm just trying to score a lot of runs for fun. 
4/6/2013 3:59 PM
I spent $33 at Coors and made it.. with 106 wins to boot!
4/6/2013 8:42 PM (edited)
Here is a staff I put together at $30M.  I have not tested them.


    Actual stats         sim projections  
    IP era oav whip bb/9 hr/9 $ oav bb/9 hr/9 era
1918 Rasty Wright R 148 2.51 .235 1.05 1.46 0.08 $3,821,819 .314 1.93 0.29 4.61
1919 Erskine Mayer R 103 4.48 .267 1.27 1.22 0.2 $2,043,707 .348 1.88 0.63 6.07
1909 Jack Quinn R 128 1.97 .252 1.13 1.82 0.08 $2,675,129 .341 2.71 0.27 5.70
1918 Bob Steele L 87 2.59 .226 1.02 1.5 0.14 $2,343,447 .297 2.24 0.46 4.40
1916 Slim Sallee L 120 1.37 .234 0.95 0.81 0.16 $3,278,165 .313 1.23 0.50 4.57
1907 Tully Sparks R 293 2.00 .228 1.03 1.73 0.07 $8,032,334 .306 2.41 0.24 4.49
1908 Ed Summers R 319 1.64 .242 1.08 1.64 0.09 $7,349,185 .329 2.52 0.32 5.30
    1198 2.13 .240 1.07 1.53 0.1 $29,543,786 .321 2.24 0.35 4.99
4/6/2013 5:10 PM
How many runs did they score? I drafted my team trying to score 1134 runs (7 per game) without having ridiculously stupid pitching. I also requied my SPs to have at least .200 batting averages, which put Summers on the sidelines.

Making the playoffs for me is a bonus...but if you scored 1134 runs and won the series, then you've proven it can be done.
4/6/2013 8:44 PM
This was my staff at $33-$35M

NAME YEAR SIM IP ACT IP ER SIM ERA
           
           
DRAFTED QUALITY ____ ______ ______ __ _______
Summers, Ed 1909 334 301 136 3.66
McGinnity, Joe 1902 195 183 54 2.49
Chech, Charlie 1908 184 175 93 4.55
Wright, Rasty 1918 184 148 70 3.42
Shore, Ernie 1914 167 148 40 2.16
Nehf, Art 1919 115 119 42 3.29
Steele, Elmer 1908 105 125 46 3.94
Sub Total - 1284 1199 481 3.37
           
           
AAA                         ____ ______ ______ __ _______
Enright, Barry (P) 2010 85 88 82 8.72
Gnomes, Brandon (P) 2011 5 37 2 3.38
Sub Total - 90 125 84 8.40
Running total - 1374 1324 565 3.70
           
           
SCRUBS                   ____ ______ ______ __ _______
Rose, Chuck 1909 26 26 16 5.54
Young, Harley 1908 25 29 23 8.17
Shaw, Dupee 1888 23 28 20 7.83
Milligan, Billy 1904 19 27 19 8.85
Towers, Josh 2002 16 28 25 14.06
Foreman, Frank 1892 14 28 49 31.50
Sub Total - 124 166 152 11.06
Running total - 1498 1490 717 4.31
           
           
WW PICKUP              ____ ______ ______ __ _______
Rasmussen, Dennis 2006 5 38 2 3.38
White, Kirby 1910 5 28 1 1.80
Sub Total - 10 66 3 2.61
           
           
GRAND TOTAL - 1508 1556 720 4.30
4/6/2013 8:52 PM
I scored 1075 runs behind these guys.
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