10/6/2013 6:53 PM
Originally created many moons ago by examinerebb, this league makes any franchise a contender (the Angels won our last season), and a better group of owners can't be found on the site. There is much good-natured banter in the draft thread and the league chat, so bring your sense of humor. The rules are simple:

1. Each owner chooses a franchise. Franchise draft order is in inverse order of win percentage from the previous season for non-playoff teams, then inverse order of win percentage of non-World Series playoff teams, with the WS runner-up picking 31st, and the WS champ choosing last. New owners will be assigned the draft position of any previous owners who are not returning, with the first to sign up receiving the highest slot, and so on.  Division alignment will be determined by the commissioner after team selection is complete.  We will attempt to keep divisions as close to real life as possible.  Geography will be the first factor, but we will also attempt to maintain traditional rivalries if possible.

2. Each owner chooses five players he/she wishes to protect from that franchise (1969-2013) and submits that list via sitemail to me. Those players are the exclusive property of their respective owners.

3. After all lists are submitted, they will be posted and a three round modified Rule V draft will be held, with draft order being inverse order of each franchise's Rule V win percentage through all legs from which we have data (the worst teams pick first).  Many thanks to schwarze for compiling this data.  Each owner selects one unprotected player from any active franchise but their own (player seasons for franchises that were not chosen are not eligible). That player is also theirs exclusively. No more than two players may be taken from any one franchise in any one round.

4. At the end of the first and second rounds, each owner will choose an additional player they wish to protect. You will end up protecting seven in all, while drafting three. These ten players must appear on your roster. The rest of the roster is filled by players from your franchise during the given time period (1969-present day).

$120 Million Cap
No trades
No WW
No DH
No AAA


No clones (same player, same franchise - if a player played for more than one franchise, he is available once for each franchise)
If a player split time between multiple teams in a season (as listed at WIS) his full season is available once for each team
SLL limited to current series
Stadium must have been used by your franchise for at least one full season between 1969 and 2012
Tiebreaker for draft positions will be run differential from the previous season, worse differential picks first

For those new to the Rule V fold:

There is much good-natured ribbing during the draft (we try not to be too player-specific, so as not to influence the draft, but sometimes the temptation is too much). Do not take it personally. Pick a draft strategy and stay the course, regardless.

Glossary

He Who Must Not Be Named (HWMNBN) - A former player/manager/dirtbag for the Cincinnati Reds (and later, Philadelphia Phillies and Montreal Expos) who defiled the grand game of baseball. No Rule V team has ever won a title with him, so heed jose's warnings about karma. I would imagine Lady Karma grows weary from teaching the same lesson over and over, as the ruler with which she raps offending knuckles seems to grow with each passing season.  The scumbag finally won a championship (make it two after last leg).  Lady Karma has stunned us all with this development

The Single Most Overrated Pitcher of All Time (TSMOPOAT) - Nolan Ryan

The Single Most Overrated Position Player of All Time (TSMOPPOAT) - Cal Ripken, Jr.

(Both of those players designated by Vegas...see below)

Vegas - jose can u c - Our Rule V Prediction King (emeritus)

New Entry: Alleyviper's Favorite Third Baseman of All Time (AFTBOAT) - Scott Rolen (has picked him in three straight drafts)
10/7/2013 6:19 PM (edited)
Returning owners:

1. sinfonian11
2. schwarze
3. ff09
4. sgsmith
5. marlowe
6. shaybee
7. rbow923
8. Robin4
9. mllama54
10. spoonfed
11. tjefferson
12. alleyviper
13. deathdealer
14. llcoach
15. Disco Dogs
16. tridentric
17. mussopini23
18. moneybonn
19. twfan
20. koyunlu
21. specsman
22. bob_shabazz
23.
24.

Waitlist:

1. famous_dad
2. dvorr80
3.
4.
5.

10/9/2013 8:08 AM (edited)
Standings - Worst to First (after removing best and worst)

Rank Franchise Years _Wins_ Losses Wining%
1 Rays 5 314 496 0.3877
2 D'backs 9 622 836 0.4266
3 Tigers 13 930 1176 0.4416
4 Pirates 13 989 1117 0.4696
5 Rockies 10 775 845 0.4784
6 Rangers 16 1247 1346 0.4809
7 Twins 20 1567 1674 0.4835
8 Blue Jays 19 1493 1586 0.4849
9 Angels 14 1108 1160 0.4885
10 White Sox 6 478 494 0.4918
11 Orioles 17 1361 1394 0.4940
12 Padres 19 1525 1553 0.4955
13 Brewers 20 1607 1636 0.4955
14 Mets 21 1700 1703 0.4996
15 Expos 23 1865 1864 0.5001
16 Mariners 23 1864 1863 0.5001
17 Marlins 15 1223 1209 0.5029
18 Phillies 23 1880 1849 0.5042
19 Braves 23 1882 1844 0.5051
20 Red Sox 23 1888 1839 0.5066
21 Indians 23 1889 1838 0.5068
22 Cubs 15 1233 1197 0.5074
23 Giants 22 1823 1742 0.5114
24 Cardinals 23 1933 1794 0.5186
25 Royals 20 1684 1557 0.5196
26 Reds 17 1437 1318 0.5216
27 Dodgers 22 1898 1667 0.5324
28 Yankees 20 1726 1514 0.5327
29 A's 23 2012 1715 0.5398
30 Astros 23 2055 1672 0.5514
10/7/2013 11:24 AM
devomac will not be returning.  Still need to hear back from newarkwilder and bob_shabazz.  I know newark has left HBD, or at least the worlds he was in with me.  Not sure about his status in simleagues. 
10/7/2013 11:24 AM
I'm back after that horrendous collapse!! haha
10/7/2013 11:58 AM
Yes, which is why your name is on the list of returning owners. 
10/7/2013 12:54 PM (edited)
Im in...if there is a spot for me.
10/7/2013 6:19 PM
Hey Don.  I just heard back from bob_shabazz.  He's returning.  If newark doesn't return, there will be a spot for you.  I will give him at least another day to let me know, as he's been in this league a long time...maybe all the way back to the beginning.
10/7/2013 6:47 PM

newarkwilder has disappeared from the site.  I had to replace him in season 28 of my 30-season Progressive league (thus forfeiting a $50 deposit).  He has not read a site-mail from me in a month.

10/8/2013 9:15 AM
Thanks for the heads up, schwarze. I'll get the draft thread set up today.
10/8/2013 12:50 PM
Unbelievable.  I just got a site-mail from newarkwilder today.  He is planning on participating in Round2 of the WIS Championhsip.  Not sure if he still wants to do Rule V
10/8/2013 3:53 PM
Wow.  That's unexpected.  He's opened the sitemails I sent, so I'll wait a few more hours.
10/9/2013 8:08 AM
I updated the standings (above).  It was pointed out to me that I had copied the same standings as last leg. 
10/9/2013 8:35 AM
Still no word from newark, so we'll proceed. I'll post the draft thread when I get to a computer.
10/10/2013 12:00 AM
Sorry for the delay. Crazy day at work. Starting on the draft thread now.

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