The Talkin' Baseball progressive league is heading into its 25th season! The league was founded in 1950, and we are looking for one owner to join us starting in the 1974 season. All but one current owner has been with us for at least 5 seasons. Half of the league owners have played here at least 9 seasons.
The available team has been well taken care of, as it has a lot of PA's and IP's for you to start with. Heading into the 1974 season, you tentatively have 6547 PA's and 1549 IP's before the draft even begins, minus any cuts that you may make. Team strength is undoubtedly in the outfield, where you have Reggie Jackson and Hal McRae coming into their prime. You have several players who have lengthy careers on the roster, which should give you the opportunity to draft quality at any position you want as opposed to drafting based entirely on need. Or you can choose to make trades from the wealth of PA's and IP's that you have.
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 6 (six) 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 6 seasons, we do thank you for looking here but you aren't what we are looking for.
We will probably be starting the 1974 draft OFF the clock in a few days. We will slow play the draft until we go on the clock, which isn't until Monday, September 8th. We are currently 122 games into the 1973 season as of this post. This team will have a pick between 7 and 13 in the first round, via the lotto process explained in the next post. We'll know exactly the number within a few days. After the first round, this team will have the 8th pick in each remaining round. Taking this team now will allow you to participate in the draft, but also know that you won't be playing games until the 1974 season starts, which will probably be around mid to later September. If you take over this franchise before 8/30, you can also amend the keeper list.
The roster for the available team is at the bottom of this thread. This team is currently in Cleveland. You can choose to play your home games in one of the following cities: Cleveland or New York (AL). Please note that New York actually played in Shea Stadium in 1974-1975 before returning to a renovated Yankee Stadium in 1976.