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6/20/2014 12:44 AM (edited)
The Talkin' Baseball progressive league is heading into its 24th season. The league was founded in 1950, and we are looking for one owner to join us starting in the 1973 season.  This is the first opening that we have had to advertise since just before the 1968 season started.  

The team available was a 1969 expansion team that went through the typical expansion growing pains.  The worst is definitely over for this franchise and they could soon come of age with the right owner.  The lineup includes Carlton Fisk AND Ted Simmons.  What a great spot to be in!  Use them both or trade one for things that you need, your decision!  Building a starting pitching staff will probably be your biggest current challenge, but you are going to have one heck of a bullpen with Rollie Fingers, Ken Forsch, and Skip Lockwood in the coming seasons.  You will have a reasonable amount of plate appearances and innings pitched to start with.  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 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.

As of this post, we are just starting to draft OFF the clock.  We will slow play the draft until we go on the clock, which isn't until Monday, July 7th.  We are currently 126 games into the 1972 season.  This team has drawn the 10th pick in the first round.  After the first round, this team will have the 9th 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 1973 season starts, which will probably be around mid-July.

The roster for the available team is at the bottom of this thread.  This team is currently in New York (American League).  You can choose to play your home games in one of the following cities: New York (AL), Kansas City, or Texas.
6/18/2014 1:38 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 playoff series best of seven).
  • No DH
  • Injuries on
  • No live play
  • Unlimited IR
  • No salary cap
  • 6/2 below average AAA players, randomly generated (6 bats, 2 arms). No restrictions on AAA use.
  • Full/combined/partial seasons of players are all eligible to be used.
  • Trading of draft picks allowed up to one season in advance.
  • We have a 48 hour add/drop period after each draft.

We absolutely do not condone tanking games in this league.  This has never been an issue in this league and the league takes great pride in that.  Eyes are always watching, and even the appearance of tanking games can lead to dismissal from the league, period.  If you play progressive leagues using this strategy, then please move on.  We don't want you here.  If you want to play in a league where everyone is trying to do their best regardless of what their roster looks like in any given season, then please choose us!  

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 teams get put in a lotto for picks 7 through 13. And the 7 teams with the best record after 120 games 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.  On average, we are starting the next season about one week after the World Series concludes.  We have a league record book that is updated each season and we also have a Hall of Fame for the league!  There is also a franchise history thread in our private forum where you can learn who the previous owners of your franchise were, along with all of the prior team names and a championship/pennant/playoff appearances count.

Though not 100% certain at this moment, I would suggest that it is very likely that this league will expand to 24 teams sometime between 1977 and 1981, but not before 1977.  Just FYI.
 
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!
6/20/2014 2:06 PM
i'll take it if it's still available
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