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12/22/2013 1:37 AM (edited)
"This is not the greatest league in the world - this is just a tribute" - Tenacious D

FULL!!!

Ode to Bloda - 1971-2013

Draft League - We will draft players manually.  Each team will be designated a set time during the day with a 15/20 minute window to make your pick.
Auto Draft - None, if you miss your pick, the next pick will go.  There is no waiting. There is no computer drafting.
Rounds - 36 (35 man roster, + one pick for a stadium,  3 future stars are included in your 35)
Draft Forum - You will post your picks here.
Years of Available - 1971 - 2013
Players Not Available for Drafting - Previously Franchised Players and Future Stars
Draft Order - Last years reverse order of finish.  All brand new owners are moved to the front, then returning owners, and finally, last years owners.
Draft Style - All new owners will be randomly chosen for the order, then will snake each round.  Returning owners are a straight draft.
Clones - None, one player for the entire league, you may pick his best year within the years available.
DH - None
Waiver Wire - None
Live Play - Available, not required
Salary Cap - None
Roster - 25 man active, AAA is manual pick 6 players and 4 pitchers
Stadium - Any stadium from any time frame.  You must use a draft pick to choose a stadium.  New owners may choose their stadium before the draft begins and will not count against a draft pick.
Injury - Yes, in game only
Player Requirements - 300 Plate Appearances
Pitcher Requirements - 40 Innings Pitched or 40 Games Played
Teams - 24
Divisions - Determined by draft order
Schedule - 1997 Major League Baseball
Trading - Yes
Cost - $15 Whatif gift certificate
Awards Total - 24 * $15= $360.  Whatif will add $50 to the pot as well, for a total of $410 Whatif credits.
Awards Voting - Done on the league chat board.  You may not vote for someone on your own team.

In Season Rules
1)  Starting Pitchers must have started at least 50% of the Games Played.
2)  Starting Players must have played be rated at that position.  Players that were DH in real life, may start at 1b only.

Trading Rules
1)  Players drafted in first round may only be exchanged for another player in the first round.
2)  Players drafted in rounds 1-5 may not be involved in any exchange for future draft picks.
3)  Players drafted in rounds 2 - 39 may only be exchanged if they are within 5 rounds of each other. (i.e., a 10th round pick for a 15th round pick is OK, but a 10th round pick for a 16th round pick is not)
4) Commissioner will reverse illegal trades and force forfeit of games if necessary

Franchise Player
An owner may choose to use the first round pick to keep a player from their roster the previous year.  A player may only be franchised 5 years in a row, regardless on how many different owners this player had in the 5 years. (i.e., in case he was traded and franchised).  Last years winner may not franchise a player.

Future Stars
An owner may draft up to 3 players that have not accumulated any Microleague time at all.  Player must not be retired in real life.  Player can be at any level of baseball currently (MLB, International, College, High School, etc.)  Owner maintains the rights to these players for 3 years.   Future Stars may be traded, upon which they start a new 3 year hold.

Awards (Total Pot = $410)
Winner                                                       $235
MVP                                                              $25
Cy Young                                                     $25
MicroLeague Rookie of the Year            $25 (never played in Microleague history before)
Owner of the Year                                      $25
Best Player Drafted in Rounds 6 - 15    $25
Best Player Drafted in Rounds 16 - 25  $25
Best Player Drafted in Rounds 26 - 35  $25

Purchase a gift certificate payable to "Admin" in Whatif and further credit to "MicroLeague 2013 - Tribute".  Post your receipt here.  I will site mail admin letting them know the cash is for our league.  Once the league is over, I will site mail again with direction of the funds.

Draft Order and Protected Players for Returning Owners

1 - 6. New Owners - will snake draft each round and order will be randomly selected by random.org (random sequence generator)


Draft  Owner    YrsExp    - see all available and keeper players on the google doc.
1 schwingkid. 0
2  mac195. 0
3 jmvoet. 0
4 jeffarmer18       0
5 rcollins1       0
6 nilsen           0
7 onotes. 1
8 rruchala. 2
9 cjmaks. 4
10 fefinngan. 16
11 nxanos      6          
12 ceege         9         
13 microtest   11       
14 astros23     6            
15 gangrene    5            
16 jblonda        20         
17 slydog9        5           
18 emaks          8              
19 bshannon    20                                                       
20 rchisolm      1                                                                              
21 bmagnan     20                                                                              
22 kgalinski      3     
23 niusoxfan    11          
24 rbogard2      7     
11/6/2013 3:49 PM (edited)
FAQ's
How long is this league been going on?
what season does that keeper use...does it change?
If George Brett was chosen last year and dropped...is he out of the database?
These future stars? Is there a cost to a team who has them, or are they just an advantage?

Ok, I have been running this league since 1986. Not always on whatif.

The owners can use any season they want for any of the players. We do change the database years we draft from each year. It's usually a 30 yr window. Next year it will be 1984-2014. However, if you keeper is from outside those years he is eligible to be kept in his best year and "franchised" for up to 5 yrs. franchised players do cost the owner a first round draft pick. So it doesn't really qualify as a progressive. This year the database is 71-13 since that was our friends life span.

A player only falls out of the database if they are not in the database year range or are not franchised.

future stars cost a draft pick when you get them- any round you want. If the owner does not give them any playing time, they can keep them for up to three years. Just a way to keep owners coming back. It's an advantage to the existing owners for sure. The advantage for new owners is that they draft at the front. And only the new owners will snake. The returning owners must draft in reverse order of finish.

What draft strategy would you recommend?
I review each position and try to gauge the depth.  If there are alot of 2b of similiar quality available, I will postpone my pick till later rounds.
8/28/2013 10:18 PM
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9/11/2013 10:12 PM
Bri...obviously I don't follow directions well.  I have the whatif site credit in my own username.  How do I assign it to our league?
9/12/2013 6:30 AM
Bill, you have to change the user name to admin. Email what if to change it. Goto Main - contact us - technical and submit a ticket.
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