League Name: No Place Like the Road
Salary Cap: $100 Million
Description: Build a team around away team advantage instead of the classic homefield advantage.
Pick your home park : PNC Park (+2 +1 -1 -2 -1) or Kingdome (-2 +1 -1 +2 +2)
If you picked PNC Park, your hitters must be low average high power players. (Team hitting totals AVG <.250, HRs >250). They will struggle at home, but do better on the road for the teams that picked the Kingdome. If you picked PNC park, your pitching will give up lots of hits. (Team OAV > .270) Once again, they will struggle at home and prefer to start on the road.
If you picked the Kingdome, your hitters must be high average, low power slap hitters. (Team hitting totals AVG > .320, HR <50, SB <50.I don't want everyone falling back to the OL strategy of high average, high SB hitters. I would like to see some new ideas.) Your slap hitters are going to fail to drive the ball at home, but like batting on the road at PNC Park. If you picked Kingdome as your home field, your pitchers are going to give up the long ball. (Team pitching totals HR/9 >1.20)
Injuries: Turned On
SLL: Not allowed
Multi-team players: No restrictions (i.e., you can use partial or combined),
300K Exception: None
Team Name: Anything
Division Alignment: Random
Possible adjustments :
I went with team totals because of the difficulty of trying to find MI that would have low AVG and high HR totals. There are not many out there I think too many teams would end up looking very similar. Since the theme already had team totals for hitting, I went with team totals for pitching. That could be changed to per player restrictions easily enough. I set the cut off numbers at points where I thought there still would a large enough pool of players to select from, but still be high enough that you have to restrictive on your choices. These numbers can also be easily adjusted.