NWP is full for 1979 (waitlist available) Topic

The No Whining Progressive is a unique single-season progressive league getting ready for our 19th season (1979). 

We have not had an opening since 1976, but we now need 1 exceptional owner to take over the Los Angeles franchise (NL) - see below. This team is an instant contender.  The previous owner (slickstick81) had been with the league since its inception; Los Angeles has been the most successful franchise in the league's history and based on the roster they should be competitive for many seasons still to come. 

What makes us unique? A couple of things:

1.) Our philosophy is summarized in the name of the league; no whining here. All owners take complete responsibility for their teams, and for the well-being of the league as a whole. If you miss a draft pick, we move on without you. If you leave a player off your keeper list inadvertently and someone else drafts him, you lose the player. Don't get the wrong idea - we're not a group of sharks. We just expect everyone to be accountable. We've all been in leagues where a couple of owners take forever to hit deadlines, or are sloppy with their keepers, and just expect everyone else to put up with it. Not here.

2.) Tanking is not rewarded in any way. Our draft order is completely randomized (though non-playoff teams draft ahead of playoff teams in each round). There is absolutely no incentive not to put your best effort into winning, and many of us take pride in winning more games than we "should" based on our payroll in any given season. (Note that because of this rule, LA's draft position will not be known until the very end of the season; they will likely make the playoffs in 1978 and will therefore draft anywhere from 17th to 24th in 1979. Please only join if you intend to keep the team regardless of their draft position.)

3.) Because of the above rules, and in general just having a great group of owners, we trust each other. So another rule for example is that vetoing trades is not allowed. Trades in which one team gets the better of another are a part of baseball history, and we don't police those trades out of existence.

Interested? Love the 70s and 80s? Like seeing the leaderboards flush with Parker, Rice, Foster, Carew, Ryan, Schmidt? Come on in and give us a try, we'd like to have you.

Other rules are pretty straightforward: 24 teams in standard OL format, interleague play, no cap, 6/2 below average AAA, no DH, etc. 

Sitemail me if you're interested and I'll add you to the league forum where you can see our league history, previous drafts, complete rules, etc.
5/12/2013 9:42 PM
Los Angeles Roster (team plays in Dodger Stadium, and this cannot currently be changed)

Potential keepers for 1979:
C: Bob Stinson
1B: Steve Garvey
2B: Art Howe
3B: Mike Schmidt, Eric Soderholm, Don Money
OF: Dave Collins, Al Cowens, Dwight Evans, Johnny Grubb, George Hendrick, Ruppert Jones, Joel Youngblood
P: Bill Campbell, Steve Carlton, Tom Hume, Matt Keough, Ken Kravec, Paul Moskau, Jim Palmer, Eric Rasmussen, Ron Reed, Eddie Solomon

LA also has the rights to pitcher Rick Camp, who is on the DL in 1979.

LA has all of their draft picks; you may keep or cut as many players as you like from the above roster.

5/12/2013 9:46 PM
If you are new to progressives, it's very rare to find an available team that has this much talent in a 24-team league.  Carlton and Schmidt in their primes...Evans about to hit his most awesome stretch, Garvey still an All Star, plus lots of very good players like Collins, Jones, Hendrick, Money...and this is a very competitive pitching staff for 1979 as well.
5/13/2013 10:58 AM
I will take the team
5/13/2013 11:12 AM
Wonderful...welcome to a great league.

I have added you to the league forum.  Please post your keepers there when you have a chance.

If anyone else would like to be added to the wait list for the next available team in this league, please let me know by sitemail.
5/13/2013 11:23 AM
NWP is full for 1979 (waitlist available) Topic

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