110M Same Franchise Player - Draft Thread Topic

I'm going to go ahead and make my pick a little early, since I might be away from technology during my timeslot. No one before my pick can take this guy.

Jim Hearn
10/25/2013 5:03 PM
Clayton Kershaw
10/25/2013 5:04 PM
Posted by schwarze on 10/25/2013 4:49:00 PM (view original):
I ran that tournament.  You got some of it right.  The Yankees did not do very well.  The Giants dominated (averaging 89.3. wins), the White Sox were second (86.0 wins).  Nobody else was over 84.  Yankees were at 78.0. 

Here is a link

what was the cap?
10/25/2013 5:09 PM
10/25/2013 5:26 PM
Better get some pitching before schwarze drafts it all....   P  Smokey Joe Wood
10/25/2013 5:32 PM
I couldn't figure out how to get all 4 SPs.  Smart pick.
10/25/2013 5:48 PM
OF Albert Belle
10/25/2013 6:15 PM
Posted by profcake on 10/25/2013 6:15:00 PM (view original):
OF Albert Belle
I don't believe you can make your pick yet. Belle played for the White Sox also and my slot hasn't come up yet.
10/25/2013 6:26 PM
It looks like everyone before me has picked. I could say I wanted Belle to mess up profcake's plans. But instead I will take

Al Simmons
10/25/2013 6:34 PM
Dazzy Vance
10/25/2013 8:35 PM
Juan Marichal
10/25/2013 8:37 PM
Lefty Grove
10/25/2013 10:26 PM
I was very surprised at how few franchies were taken. There are so few franchises that can really support 2 (or especially 3) full teams at this cap. I expected 17 franchises to get used, all 16 original ones, and 1 of the Astros and Mets. This was obviously off by a bit, but it sounds like I wasn't the only one with a mis-prediction.

I wanted to trade up to grab a franchise that no one else would double up on. I thought about taking Verlander rather than Cobb with the first pick, just to make sure that anyone else who went Tigers would know that I was committed to taking them. (This is the equivalent, in playing Chicken, of unscrewing the steering wheel and tossing it out of the car, which is often a good strategy.) But I thought no one would want the Tigers without Cobb, even if they thought they might be able to scare me off of them. And that worked OK.

If I was going to end up with a doubled-up franchise, I'd really want it to be the A's. That's the only one I thought had 2 complete usable 25-man rosters at this cap. I don't like the Yankee pitching at all, and I've never been able to figure out the Red Sox hitters. But the A's should be able to do well. And the Pirates I think are great as a single franchise, though I would have been terrified sitting through the first round without even Babe Adams on board.

I had forgotten how badly the Tigers did in the league a few years ago. That worries me a bit. I hope that (a) they are a bit better at $120M than at $110M, and (b) Verlander helps a lot. I had put together a team that looked OK before the 2013 players were released, so I don't think I need Scherzer. I guess I'll just watch how many HR hitters I have to face, and decide whether to go back to one or other deadballer or use Scherzer alongside Verlander. It's nice to at least have some options on a Tigers pitching staff.
10/25/2013 10:41 PM
Lou Gehrig and Fritz Peterson
10/25/2013 10:46 PM
Since nobody else can grab him, Mariano Rivera
10/25/2013 10:59 PM
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