2013 Contraction League: DRAFT COMPLETED! Topic

There are just too many damn teams in Major League Baseball. Let's go back to the days when there were only 8 teams in each league. In this theme, we'll keep just 16 of the current MLB teams (8 AL, 8 NL) and have a 5-round dispersion draft for the allocation of players from the other teams. 

League NameContraction GM Challenge
Salary Cap

 Once 16 owners sign up, we will have a lottery to determine a draft order for team selection. Each owner will select one team from the 2013 season (8 AL and 8 NL teams must be selected; reminder: Houston is in the AL from now on).

Once the 16 teams are selected, there will be a 5-round player dispersion draft, where the draft order for each round is based on inverse regular season record. A total of 80 players will be chosen. Only players from the 14 teams not selected are eligible to be taken. AL teams can take NL players and vice-versa. So your 25-man roster will consist of 20 players from your selected team and 5 players from the dispersal draft.

Other Details
DH: AL Only
CAP: 90 mil

WW: No
Trades: Only picks and/or drafted players before season
Clones: No
SLL: 40 min to make the playoffs
Ballpark: The ballpark that your team called home
Team Name: Use actual team name or obvious variation
Division Alignment: 4 x 4 (8 AL, 8 NL) Based on East/West as much as possible. Balanced schedule, interleague play.

Multi-team players: Only one occurance of a player in the league, so for players with multiple teams, only the full-season "player card" will be eligible and the team that he played for last during the season will get ownership of that player. For example, 2013 Alfonso Soriano is on the New York Yankees, not the Chicago Cubs.

Sign up below:

1) donaldjtrump
2) steve9955
3) conansdad
4) blaisebbss8
5) szczubelek
6) jocrane14
7) grox
8) brian1648
9) xygzreturns
10) yaz_benders
11) prep_hoops
12) ratedpg_13
13) leeelci
14) dlrawson*
15) verynice
16) fiireballers

10/15/2013 8:53 AM (edited)
*Tiebreakers will be drawn by random.org once all the teams are selected; order will be flipped for every round. Coin flip will be called by the owner of the first of the two tied teams to be selected; in the case of 3 teams, the numbers 1, 2, and 3 will be assigned to the owners according to the order in which they picked their teams, and the order for the next round will have the first of the 3 teams from the previous round pick last of those 3 and the other 2 move up a spot.

You may draft only from teams listed in big bold red!

Houston 51-111 (ratedpg_13)
Miami 62-100
Chicago White Sox 63-99
Chicago Cubs 66-96
Minnesota 66-96
Seattle 71-91

Philadelphia 73-89
Colorado 74-88 (conansdad)
Milwaukee 74-88
New York Mets 74-88

Toronto 74-88
San Diego 76-86
San Francisco 76-86 (leeelci)
L.A. Angels 78-84 (xygzreturns)
Arizona 81-81
Baltimore 85-77 (verynice)
New York Yankees 85-77
Kansas City 86-76 (fiireballers)
Washington 86-76 (szczubelek)
Cincinnati 90-72 (blaisebbss8)
Texas 91-72 (prep_hoops)
Tampa Bay 92-71 (steve9955)
Cleveland 92-70
L.A. Dodgers 92-70 (grox)
Detroit 93-69 (brian1648)
Pittsburgh 94-68 (jocrane14)
Atlanta 96-66 (donaldjtrump)
Oakland 96-66
Boston 97-65 (yaz_benders)
St. Louis 97-65 (dlrawson)
10/18/2013 8:15 PM (edited)
Count me in!
9/13/2013 6:26 AM
I am in.
9/13/2013 3:06 PM
9/13/2013 4:21 PM
I will play
9/14/2013 12:48 PM
9/14/2013 5:38 PM
I'll play

9/15/2013 3:05 AM
9/19/2013 6:16 PM
Sign me up
9/20/2013 11:08 AM
count me in
9/21/2013 8:50 AM

1) Houston, ratedpg_13: Paul Goldschmidt, 1B
2) Colorado, conansdad: Matt Harvey, P
3) San Francisco, leeelci: Cliff Lee, P
4) L.A. Angels, xygzreturns: Josh Donaldson, 3B
5) Baltimore, verynice: Robinson Cano, 2B
6) Kansas City, fiireballers: Hisashi Iwakuma, P
7) Washington, szczubelek: Yan Gomes, C/1B
8) Cincinnati, blaisebbss8: Jose Fernandez, P
9) Texas, prep_hoops: Felix Hernandez. P
10) Tampa Bay, steve9955: Joe Mauer, C
11) L.A. Dodgers, grox: Chris Sale, P
12) Detroit, brian1648: Cole Hamels, P
13) Pittsburgh, jocrane14: Carlos Gomez, OF
14) Atlanta, donaldjtrump: 
Jason Kipnis, 2B
15) St. Louis, dlrawson: Patrick Corbin, P
16) Boston, yaz_benders: Travis Wood, P
10/22/2013 8:50 AM (edited)

1) Houston, ratedpg_13: A.J. Griffin, P
2) Colorado, conansdad: Bartolo Colon, P
3) San Francisco, leeelci: Justin Masterson, P
4) L.A. Angels, xygzreturns: Andrew Cashner, P
5) Baltimore, verynice: Mariano Rivera, P
6) Washington, szczubelek: Hiroki Kuroda, P
7) Kansas City, fiireballers: Edwin Encarnacion, 1B
8) Cincinnati, blaisebbss8: David Wright, 3B
9) Texas, prep_hoops: Kendrys Morales, DH/1B
10) Tampa Bay, steve9955: Kyle Lohse, P
11) L.A. Dodgers, grox: Dioner Navarro, C
12) Detroit, brian1648: Colby Rasmus, OF
13) Pittsburgh, jocrane14: Everth Cabrera, SS
14) Atlanta, donaldjtrump: Jose Quintana, P
15) Boston, yaz_benders: Henderson Alvarez, P
16) St. Louis, dlrawson: Jean Segura, SS

1) Houston, ratedpg_13: R.A. Dickey, P
2) Colorado, conansdad: Ubaldo Jimenez, P
3) San Francisco, leeelci: Glen Perkins, P
4) L.A. Angels, xygzreturns: Jarrod Parker, P
5) Baltimore, verynice: Dillon Gee, P
6) Kansas City, fiireballers: Jed Lowrie, SS
7) Washington, szczubelek: Sean Doolittle, P
8) Cincinnati, blaisebbss8: Brandon Moss, OF
9) Texas, prep_hoops: Carlos Santana, C/1B
10) Tampa Bay, steve9955: Coco Crisp, OF
11) L.A. Dodgers, grox: Ryan Braun, OF
12) Detroit, brian1648: Scooter Gennett, 2B
13) Pittsburgh, jocrane14: Eric Stults, P
14) Atlanta, donaldjtrump:
Alfonso Soriano, OF
15) St. Louis, dlrawson: Chase Utley, 2B
16) Boston, yaz_benders:
Anthony Rizzo, 1B
10/29/2013 10:23 PM (edited)

1) Houston, ratedpg_13: Steve Cishek, P
2) Colorado, conansdad: Ivan Nova, P
3) San Francisco, leeelci: Marcos Estrada, P
4) L.A. Angels, xygzreturns: Luke Gregerson, P
5) Baltimore, verynice: Wade Miley, P
6) Washington, szczubelek: Sonny Gray, P
7) Kansas City, fiireballers: Josmil Pinto, C
8) Cincinnati, blaisebbss8: Khris Davis, OF
9) Texas, prep_hoops: Dave Robertson, P
10) Tampa Bay, steve9955: Brandon Kintzler, P
11) L.A. Dodgers, grox: Caleb Thielbar, P
12) Detroit, brian1648: Jose Reyes, SS
13) Pittsburgh, jocrane14: Welington Castillo, C
14) Atlanta, donaldjtrump:
Casey Janssen, P
15) Boston, yaz_benders: Martin Prado, 3B
16) St. Louis, dlrawson: Tyson Ross, P

1) Houston, ratedpg_13: Mike Dunn, P
2) Colorado, conansdad: Tyler Thornburg, P
3) San Francisco, leeelci: Brett Gardner, OF
4) L.A. Angels, xygzreturns: Jonathan Lucroy, C
5) Baltimore, verynice: Miguel Montero, C
6) Kansas City, fiireballers: Cameron Maybin, OF
7) Washington, szczubelek: Ryan Raburn, OF
8) Cincinnati, blaisebbss8: Tommy Medica, 1B
9) Texas, prep_hoops: Jeff Samardzija, P
10) Tampa Bay, steve9955: Jose Bautista, OF
11) L.A. Dodgers, grox: Bobby Parnell, P
12) Detroit, brian1648: Charlie Furbush, P
13) Pittsburgh, jocrane14: Sergio Santos, P
14) Atlanta, donaldjtrump: Aramis Ramirez, 3B 
15) St. Louis, dlrawson: Eric Chavez, 3B
16) Boston, yaz_benders: Jayson Nix, SS
11/8/2013 9:00 AM (edited)
I'll gladly hop back into the WIS community by picking up a squad in here; always loved this league.
10/2/2013 5:33 PM
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