1/3/2014 7:08 PM (edited)
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 23rd, 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 2013
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 couple of championships.  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)
1/6/2014 10:25 AM (edited)
Returning owners
  1. sinfonian11
  2. ff09
  3. mussopini23
  4. marlowe
  5. llcoach
  6. mllama54
  7. schwarze
  8. deathdealer
  9. koyunlu
  10. rbow923
  11. tridentric
  12. sgsmith
  13. Robin4
  14. alleyviper
  15. shaybee
  16. tjefferson
  17. specsman
  18. twfan
  19. dvorr80
  20. Disco Dogs
  21. bob_shabazz
  22. spoonfed
Waitlist
  1. spikeboots
  2. trenchfoot
1/3/2014 4:06 PM
I think I accounted for everyone who answered my sitemail, and I remember mussopini posting in the league chat that he was returning.  Let me know if I missed anyone else.
1/3/2014 4:20 PM
I know we'll have at least one spot open.  moneybonn is not returning.  Also waiting to hear back from famous_dad, spoonfed, and bob_shabazz.
1/3/2014 4:33 PM
 
Rank Franchise Years _Wins_ Losses Wining%
1 Rays 5 314 496 0.3877
2 D'backs 10 703 917 0.4340
3 Tigers 14 1002 1266 0.4418
4 Pirates 14 1059 1209 0.4669
5 Rangers 16 1247 1346 0.4809
6 Rockies 11 858 924 0.4815
7 White Sox 7 547 587 0.4824
8 Twins 20 1567 1674 0.4835
9 Blue Jays 20 1576 1665 0.4863
10 Angels 15 1194 1236 0.4914
11 Padres 20 1596 1644 0.4926
12 Orioles 18 1439 1478 0.4933
13 Brewers 20 1607 1636 0.4955
14 Marlins 16 1290 1304 0.4973
15 Expos 24 1944 1947 0.4996
16 Mariners 23 1864 1863 0.5001
17 Phillies 24 1960 1931 0.5037
18 Mets 22 1796 1769 0.5038
19 Braves 23 1882 1844 0.5051
20 Red Sox 24 1975 1914 0.5078
21 Indians 24 1976 1913 0.5081
22 Cubs 16 1318 1274 0.5085
23 Giants 23 1901 1826 0.5101
24 Royals 21 1763 1640 0.5181
25 Cardinals 24 2020 1869 0.5194
26 Reds 18 1518 1399 0.5204
27 Yankees 21 1807 1595 0.5312
28 Dodgers 23 1981 1746 0.5315
29 A's 24 2099 1790 0.5397
30 Astros 24 2149 1740 0.5526
1/3/2014 6:09 PM
looking forward to another great leg with great owners!!
1/3/2014 6:13 PM
Woo-Hoo!
1/3/2014 6:14 PM
Just noticed:

"WS runner-up picking 31st"

31st???  Has it always said that?
1/3/2014 6:16 PM
schwarze, are you still maintaining that more-detailed accounting, that showed each franchise's best record and who achieved it?
1/3/2014 6:35 PM

I posted something in the owner forum a few day ago.

1/3/2014 7:06 PM
Posted by sgsmith on 1/3/2014 6:14:00 PM (view original):
Just noticed:

"WS runner-up picking 31st"

31st???  Has it always said that?
Ha!  Yes, it has.  I've been cutting and pasting the description for many legs, and you're the first one to catch that!
1/3/2014 7:08 PM
bob_shabazz and spoonfed are returning.  I'm giving famous_dad until Monday to let me know.  We've got one, possibly two, slots open if any new owners would like to join us.
1/3/2014 9:05 PM
It's been a while. I'll take a vacated spot if available
1/3/2014 11:04 PM
Mr. _dad informs me on twitter that he is taking a WIS hiatus and will not be returning for the next leg
1/3/2014 11:28 PM
Good to have you back, spike!
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