Famers and Rooks II - FULL Topic

This league will blend the best Hall of Famers with a whole lot of top-notch Prospects. Each team will draft 4 hitters and 3 pitchers from a pool consisting of the 237 players in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The remainder of your drafted roster will be $200K players who will be waived as soon as the league starts (after which the waiver wire will be turned off). Each team will also be assigned 80 Way Above Average AAA players (60 hitters, 20 pitchers) with their real names so identifying them will be easy.

I will align the league in the morning so everyone will have most of a full day to bring up AAA players before the first game. With a 7-round draft, assigned stadiums and most of the roster 200K filler, this league should start very quickly after it fills. The draft will go on the clock 48 hours after it fills since proxies will be simple to do with such a small pool of available players. Rounds 1-2-3 will take one day each, 4-5 and 6-7 will be two rounds per day.

24-Team League
7-player draft from pool of Hall of Fame players
Players must be drafted in role listed (Ruth only available as a hitter, etc.)
60/20 WAA AAA (clones created by AAA matching your drafted players are allowed)
No Trades, DH, WW (other than dropping 200K players drafted)
No cap
50 Live Game Minimum

A few changes from Season I:
- Addition of 40 almost-HOF pitchers to improve the pitching staffs. I've added bleacherreport.com's 40 best HOF-eligible pitchers, which will allow all 24 teams to draft 3 pitchers.
- Stadiums will be the park last used by your first-round pick.
- Former players elected to the Hall as managers or executives will be eligible.
- Draft order will be reverse of Season I for returning players. New players will be randomly inserted into slots 11-24.

This will be a five-season series of AAA themes. Season III will be Crooks and Rooks — Players named in the Mitchell Report, suspended (or attempted to be suspended) by MLB for any reason (i.e. Pete Rose, Joe Jackson, Eddie Cicotte, etc.). Players caught using superglue or too much pine tar or admitting to having thrown spitballs/doctored balls will be eligible. After Season II starts, I'll open the floor for nominations to the Crooks category. Players will have to be submitted before we start to draft, and the idea is to have fun with it. I'll propose that we allow multiple versions of Roger Clemens (1 for perjury, I mean come on; 1 for statutory rape of his babysitter; 1 for assaulting Piazza with a bat handle), etc. Sosa gets in for perjury, just on the basis of "I no speaka de English."

If more than half the league plays all five seasons, we should get some prize money from WIS, which will be awarded to an owner who meets the live minimum in at least four of the five seasons.

8/10/2013 7:29 PM (edited)


braveboy73; joshkvt; toddleduc; szczubelek; Yaz_Benders; frozen_rope; steve9955; blaisebbss8; slashtc; XYGZ; soxyanks12; hurricane86; tajohn; ratedpg_13; jbar8888; The Taint; keymaster; The_Hodags; Area51man; jajcac89; zumaya103

1 tato526 Walter Johnson/Griffith Stadium
2 joshkvt (2) Greg Maddux/Dodger Stadium
3 Yaz_Benders (2) Pete Alexander/Baker Bown
4 braveboy73 Addie Joss/League Park II
5 joshkvt Mordecai Brown/Weegham Park
6 toddleduc Ed Walsh/Braves Field
7 szczubelek Mike Schmidt/Veterans Stadium
8 Yaz_Benders Tim Keefe/Philadelphia Base Ball Grounds
9 frozen_rope Christy Mathewson/Redland Field
10 steve9955 Cy Young/South End Grounds III
11 tajohn Bob Gibson/Busch Stadium II
12 zumaya103 Jack Chesbro/Huntington Ave Baseball Grounds
13 hurricane86 Sandy Koufax/Dodger Stadium
14 jbar8888 Eddie Cicotte/Comiskey Park I
15 soxyanks12 Babe Adams/Forbes Field
16 ratedpg_13 Bob Feller/Cleveland Stadium
17 keymaster Joe McGinnity/Polo Grounds IV
18 jajcac89 Nolan Ryan/Arlington Stadium
19 Area51man Vida Blue/Candlestick Park
20 The_Hodags Steve Carlton/Humphrey Metrodome
21 blaisebbss8 John Clarkson/League Park I
22 XYGZ Ed Reulbach/Braves Field
23 slashtc Babe Ruth/Braves Field
24 The Taint Hugh Duffy/Baker Bowl
ROUND 2 Thursday 1/16
1 The Taint Rogers Hornsby
2 slashtc King Kelly
3 XYGZ Ted Williams
4 blaisebbss8 Nap Lajoie
5 The_Hodags Gaylord Perry
6 Area51man Ty Cobb
7 jajcac89 Tom Glavine
8 keymaster Eddie Plank
9 ratedpg_13 Clark Griffith
10 soxyanks12 Dwight Gooden
11 jbar8888 Chief Bender
12 hurricane86 Juan Marichal
13 zumaya103 Don Drysdale
14 tajohn Rube Waddell
15 steve9955 Mickey Mantle
16 frozen_rope Ron Guidry
17 Yaz_Benders Amos Rusie
18 szczubelek Tom Seaver
19 toddleduc Mickey Welch
20 joshkvt Willie Mays
21 braveboy73 Luis Tiant
22 Yaz_Benders (2) Hal Newhouser
23 joshkvt (2) Mike Cuellar
24 tato526 Don Sutton
ROUND 3 Friday 1/17
1 tato526 Lou Gehrig
2 joshkvt (2) Honus Wagner
3 Yaz_Benders (2) Stan Musial
4 braveboy73 Catfish Hunter
5 joshkvt Dennis Eckersley
6 toddleduc Arky Vaughan
7 szczubelek Hoyt Wilhelm
8 Yaz_Benders George Brett
9 frozen_rope Tris Speaker
10 steve9955 Bruce Sutter
11 tajohn Billy Hamilton
12 zumaya103 Charlie Buffinton
13 hurricane86 Carl Hubbell
14 jbar8888 Ed Delahanty
15 soxyanks12 Jackie Robinson
16 ratedpg_13 Red Ruffing
17 keymaster Joe Torre
18 jajcac89 Satchel Paige
19 Area51man Dazzy Vance
20 The_Hodags Jim Palmer
21 blaisebbss8 Hughie Jennings
22 XYGZ Stan Coveleski
23 slashtc Frank Thomas
24 The Taint Kid Nichols
ROUND 4 Saturday 1/18
1 The Taint Jimmy Foxx
2 slashtc Hack Wilson
3 XYGZ Joe Kelley
4 blaisebbss8 Bet Saberhagen
5 The_Hodags Al Simmons
6 Area51man Lou Boudreau
7 jajcac89 Ryne Sandberg
8 keymaster Willie Keeler
9 ratedpg_13 Kiki Cuyler
10 soxyanks12 Roberto Clemente
11 jbar8888 Roger Connor
12 hurricane86 John McGraw
13 zumaya103 Harry Heilman
14 tajohn George Sisler
15 steve9955 Vic Willis
16 frozen_rope Lefty Grove
17 Yaz_Benders Joe Dimaggio
18 szczubelek Rollie Fingers
19 toddleduc Chuck Klein
20 joshkvt Eppa Rixey
21 braveboy73 Bill Terry
22 Yaz_Benders (2) Kevin Brown
23 joshkvt (2) Rich Gossage
24 tato526 Tony Gwynn
ROUND 5 Sunday 1/19
1 tato526 Charlie Gehringer
2 joshkvt (2) Bill Dickey
3 Yaz_Benders (2) Joe Medwick
4 braveboy73 Jesse Burkett
5 joshkvt Gabby Hartnett
6 toddleduc Duke Snider
7 szczubelek Zach Wheat
8 Yaz_Benders Warren Spahn
9 frozen_rope Eddie Collins
10 steve9955 Wade Boggs
11 tajohn Joe Morgan
12 zumaya103 Earl Averill
13 hurricane86 Dan Brouthers
14 jbar8888 Sam Thompson
15 soxyanks12 Carlton Fisk
16 ratedpg_13 Carl Yastrzemski
17 keymaster Rod Carew
18 jajcac89 Yogi Berra
19 Area51man Richie Ashburn
20 The_Hodags Robin Yount
21 blaisebbss8 Rickey Henderson
22 XYGZ Luke Appling
23 slashtc Bucky Walters
24 The Taint Tony Mullane
ROUND 6 Tuesday 1/21
1 The Taint Frank Baker
2 slashtc Dizzy Trout
3 XYGZ Orel Hershiser
4 blaisebbss8 Paul Waner
5 The_Hodags Hank Aaron
6 Area51man Steve Rogers
7 jajcac89 Paul Molitor
8 keymaster Joe Cronin
9 ratedpg_13 2:00 PM
10 soxyanks12 2:30 PM
11 jbar8888 Robin Roberts
12 hurricane86 Johnny Bench
13 zumaya103 Fred Clarke
14 tajohn Freddy Lindstrom
15 steve9955 Casey Stengel
16 frozen_rope Cap Anson
17 Yaz_Benders Buck Ewing
18 szczubelek Willie McCovey
19 toddleduc Hank Greenberg
20 joshkvt Ozzie Smith
21 braveboy73 Frankie Frisch
22 Yaz_Benders (2) Mickey Cochrane
23 joshkvt (2) Mel Ott
24 tato526 Jim Bunning
ROUND 7 Wednesday 1/22
1 tato526 Sam Crawford
2 joshkvt (2) 10:30 AM
3 Yaz_Benders (2) Cal Ripken Jr.
4 braveboy73 Barry Larkin
5 joshkvt 12:00 PM
6 toddleduc Burleigh Grimes
7 szczubelek Al Kaline
8 Yaz_Benders Heinie Manush
9 frozen_rope Ernie Banks
10 steve9955 Ralph Kiner
11 tajohn Ferguson Jenkins
12 zumaya103 Lloyd Waner
13 hurricane86 Frank Robinson
14 jbar8888 4:30 PM
15 soxyanks12 5:00 PM
16 ratedpg_13 Tommy McCarthy
17 keymaster 6:00 PM
18 jajcac89 6:30 PM
19 Area51man 7:00 PM
20 The_Hodags 7:30 PM
21 blaisebbss8 8:00 PM
22 XYGZ 8:30 PM
23 slashtc 9:00 PM
24 The Taint 9:30 PM

1/24/2014 10:17 AM (edited)
I'll be back
8/10/2013 7:23 PM
Kevin Appier
Bert Blyleven
Tommy Bridges
Ray Brown
David Cone
Wilbur Cooper
Dizzy Dean
Red Faber
Wes Ferrell
Chuck Finley
Whitey Ford
Rube Foster
Bob Friend
Pud Galvin
Lefty Gomez
Jesse Haines
Mel Harder
Waite Hoyt
Larry Jackson
Tommy John
Jim Kaat
Jimmy Key
Jerry Koosman
Tom Lasorda
Bob Lemon
Mickey Lolich
Ted Lyons
Rube Marquard
Dennis Martinez
Jim McCormick
Jack Morris
Phil Niekro
Milt Pappas
Herb Pennock
Billy Pierce
Charley Radbourn
Rick Reuschel
Urban Shocker
Dave Stieb
Frank Tanana
Lon Warneke
Will White
Early Wynn

1/22/2014 6:05 PM (edited)
(executives/managers not added yet)

Bresnahan, Roger
Campanella, Roy
Carter, Gary
Ferrell, Rick 
Lombardi, Ernie 
Lopez, Al
Mack, Connie
Robertson, Wilbert
Schalk, Ray

Beckley, Jake
Bottomley, Jim
Cepeda, Orlando
Chance, Frank
Comiskey, Charlie
Kelly, George
Killebrew, Harmon
Mize, Johnny
Murray, Eddie
Pérez, Tony

Alomar, Roberto
Anderson, Sparky
Doerr, Bobby
Evers, John
Fox, Nellie
Gordon, Joe
Harris, Bucky
Herman, Billy
Huggins, Miller
Lazzeri, Tony
Mazeroski, Bill
McKechnie, Bill
McPhee, Bid
Schoendienst, Red

Collins, Jimmy
Cox, Bobby
Kell, George
Mathews, Eddie
Robinson, Brooks
Santo, Ron
Traynor, Pie
White, Deacon

Aparicio, Luis
Bancroft, Dave
Davis, George
Durocher, Leo
Jackson, Travis
Maranville, Rabbit
Reese, Pee Wee
Rizzuto, Phil
Sewell, Joe
Tinker, Joe
Wallace, Bobby
Ward, John

Brock, Lou
Goslin, Goose
Hafey, Chick
Irvin, Monte
O'Rourke, Jim
Rice, Jim
Southworth, Billy
Stargell, Willie
Williams, Billy
Williams, Dick

Brown, Willard
Carey, Max
Combs, Earle
Doby, Larry
Hanlon, Ned
Hill, Pete
Puckett, Kirby
Roush, Edd

Dawson, Andre
Flick, Elmer
Hooper, Harry
Jackson, Reggie
Rice, Sam
Slaughter, Enos
Winfield, Dave
Youngs, Ross
1/22/2014 6:07 PM (edited)
YES! in x2
8/10/2013 7:47 PM
I'm in
8/10/2013 8:52 PM
I am in
8/10/2013 8:52 PM
I will join again
8/10/2013 10:44 PM
you should add Pedroi Martinez,Greg Maddux , Randy Johnson and Kevin Brown on the pitcher list
8/11/2013 12:35 AM
I'll add Brown to the list. The other three are not yet Hall-eligible.
8/11/2013 12:43 AM
I'm in
8/11/2013 12:48 AM
deal me in josh !
8/14/2013 1:25 PM
8/21/2013 3:43 PM
I'm back for another...
8/21/2013 4:08 PM
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