Choosy Owners Choose Hometown (S22) Topic

We just completed S21 of Hometown, and will have a few new openings for S22 as shown below.  Please sitemail me if you are interested, or if you have any questions regarding teams.  Hometown has been a very competitive world, and continues to improve each season with fast turnaround times due to high retention rates.

Open Franchises:

1/10/2013 11:23 PM (edited)
Sacramento (AL West):

One year removed from a 97 win season, S21 was a slight step back for this solid Hometown team.  The team faltered down the stretch in a tough wildcard race, but still has a great foundation of veterans, most notably AL MVP Barry Cookson.  The franchise has been well tended, and most of the current ML players are in their prime.  With a modest committed payroll for S22, this team is primed for a new owner to come in and make a run in a suspect NL West, as the division winner was only 85 games.

Season 21 Notable Acquisitions:
Trades: Cookie Perez, Carlos Bennett
IFA: None
Draft: Reid Conine

Season 21 Player Payroll: $60.4M
Season 21 Record: 83-79
Season 22 ML contracts: $50.2M
Season 22 Draft Slot: 19
12/28/2012 12:21 PM (edited)
New York (NL East)

This franchise has been on the precipice of a wild card spot the last 2 seasons, barely missing as third in the tough National League.  The team has been in transition this year, but acquired some nice ML pieces such as Roland Hill and Brian Hara to prime them for competing next season along with studs Wayne Radmanovich and Rick Burnett .  This team has plenty to build around in FA with a moderate payroll and a protected first rounder, or players that are valuable enough to be easily swapped for young pieces to set the team up well in the future.

Season 21 Notable Acquisitions:

Trades: Lonnie Pujols, Brian Hara, and Roland Hill
IFA: None
Draft: Walter VandenHurk

Season 21 Player Payroll: $100.2M
Season 21 Record: 78-84
Season 22 ML contracts: $56.7M
Season 22 Draft Slot: 16
1/7/2013 11:25 PM
Private World Rules:

1. Owners must meet a wins requirement of 55/115/190 over a 1/2/3 year period or will not be allowed to return for the following season. This requirement continues to roll (does not reset) and all totals must be met each year. New owners are exempt from the 1 year requirement, but must meet the 2 and 3 year requirements or face automatic dismissal.

2. Major league pitchers and players must be played at reasonable stamina/durability levels (no pitchers at 0(0)), and must play positions reasonably expected of them (cannot knowingly play 1B at SS).

3. No team may spend in excess of $30M on international prospects. Franchises who violate this rule must accept a $3M prospect cash penalty in the following season for every $1M over the $30M limit. Owners who fail to comply with the rule will be penalized and warned, and repeat offenders will be expelled from the world. The owner will also be required to release the International Free Agent commanding the largest bonus into the following season's free agent pool.
1/10/2013 11:20 PM
Solid league. Very small turnover every season.
1/15/2013 4:46 PM
Just need 3. Very solid and fun world.
1/17/2013 9:28 AM
Only 2 spots left!
1/17/2013 4:43 PM
I've been in plenty of worlds - mainly due to taking over random deserted ones - and this one is definitely one of the best. One thing in particular: intelligent owners which makes for good trading and great team mgmt (no great rule 5 pickups or trade rapes, good minor league action, etc.). Also, the two remaining teams are two of the best teams you will find available. Trust me b/c I am always looking for an extra
1/18/2013 2:40 PM
bump. Let's fill this up before the weekend,
1/18/2013 4:26 PM
Dear fine people looking for a quality world to join.  Look no further.  2 spots left.  We're very anxious to get going.
1/19/2013 8:54 PM
Anytime now....
1/21/2013 1:23 PM
Only need 2 more. Let's get this going.
1/21/2013 5:05 PM
Please save us.  We're slowly transforming into this:

1/22/2013 10:05 AM (edited)
Sad Tom Brady, FTW!
1/22/2013 6:21 PM
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