Random 25 w/ a Twist - Full Topic

Each of the current franchises have been numbered in alphabetical order 1-30. Upon signing up, each owner will get a random number sequence 1-30 to determine which franchise goes to which position for their team. The position order will go as so; C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, OF, C, CI(1B/3B), MI(2B/SS), OF, OF, P, P, P, P, P, P, P, P, P, P, P, WC(Wild Card). The Wild Card can be any position player or pitcher from that season's roster. Then you will get a random season for each of your franchises. Each owner will only get to use 25 of the 30 current franchises.

You may use any player that has eligibility at the position you draw from the WhatIf database(no using Baseball Reference). For example, if you got the 1942 Cubs for one of your C spots, you may twist Jimmie Foxx to any season he played at any position. You can use his 1932 1B season if you wanted to. Same will go for players that hit and pitched. If you draw one of Babe Ruth's Pitching team seasons, you may twist him to the OF and vice versa. Not every draw will yield stud players so we may get to use a lot of players we're not used to using. You do not have to use 1 player from each draw. You can use multiple players from one team and none from others if you want.

Below is an example of a random draw with a potential lineup....

Team Season Potential Lineup
C Rockies 1998
1B Phillies 1955
2B Reds 1957
3B Brewers 1971
SS Mariners 1999
OF Rays 2011
OF Padres 1978
OF Red Sox 1916
C Angels 1962
CI Cubs 1892
MI D'backs 2000
OF Marlins 1995
OF A's 1994
P Astros 1975
P Orioles 1912
P Twins 1947
P Braves 1953
P Dodgers 1972
P Rangers 1971
P Blue Jays 1984
P Mets 1984
P Cardinals 1968
P Yankees 1969
P Royals 2011
WC Tigers 1954

Potential Lineup

Stan Lopata

Cap Anson

Quilvio Veras

Alex Rodriguez

Jay Bell

Johnny Damon

Rickey Henderson

Andre Dawson

DH Al Kaline





JR Richard

Warren Spahn

Bob Gibson

Steve Carlton

Hoyt Wilhelm

Joakim Soria

Lindy McDaniel

Greg Holland

Jesse Orosco

Here's how the franchises look, for looking up the team name for season's they were known as another name. I think I have them all right.

Team Seasons
1 Arizona D'backs 1998-2014
2 Atlanta Braves 1885-1906(Boston Beaneaters), 1907-1910(Boston Doves), 1911-1935(Boston Braves), 1936-1940(Boston Bees), 1941-1952(Boston Braves), 1953-1965(Milwaukee Braves), 1966-2014
3 Baltimore Orioles 1901(Milwaukee Brewers), 1902-1953(St. Louis Browns), 1954-2014
4 Boston Red Sox 1901-1907(Boston Americans), 1908-2014
5 Chicago Cubs 1885-1889(Chicago White Stockings), 1890-1897(Chicago Colts), 1898-1902(Chicago Orphans), 1903-2014
6 Chicago White Sox 1901-2014
7 Cincinnati Reds 1885-1889(Cincinnati Red Stockings), 1890-2014
8 Cleveland Indians 1901-1902(Cleveland Blues), 1903-1914(Cleveland Naps), 1915-2014
9 Colorado Rockies 1993-2014
10 Detroit Tigers 1901-2014
11 Houston Astros 1962-1964(HouColt45's)1965-2014
12 Kansas City Royals 1969-2014
13 LA Angels 1961-1964, 1965-1996(Cal) 1997-2004(Ana)2005-2014
14 LA Dodgers 1885-1887(Brooklyn Grays), 1888-1898(Brooklyn Bridegrooms), 1899-1910(Brooklyn Superbas), 1911-1913(Brooklyn Dodgers), 1914-1931(Brooklyn Robins), 1932-1957(Brooklyn Dodgers), 1958-2014
15 Miami Marlins 1993-2011(Florida Marlins), 2012-2014
16 Milwaukee Brewers 1969(Seattle Pilots), 1970-2014
17 Minnesota Twins 1901-1960(Wasington Senators), 1961-2014
18 New York Mets 1962-2014
19 New York Yankees 1901-1902(Baltimore Orioles), 1903-1912(New York Highlanders), 1913-2014
20 Oakland Athletics 1901-1954(Philadelphia Athletics), 1955-1967(Kansas City Athletics), 1968-2014
21 Philadelphia Phillies1885-1889(Philadelphia Quakers), 1890-2014
22 Pittsburgh Pirates 1885-1890(Pittsburgh Alleghenys), 1891-2014
23 San Diego Padres 1969-2014
24 SF Giants 1885-1957(New York Giants), 1958-2014
25 Seattle Mariners 1977-2014
26 St. Louis Cardinals 1885-1898(St. Louis Browns), 1899(St. Louis Perfectos), 1900-2014
27 Tampa Bay Rays 1998-2007(Tampa Bay Devil Rays), 2008-2014
28 Texas Rangers 1961-1971(Wasington Senators), 1972-2014
29 Toronto Blue Jays 1977-2014
30 Washington Nats 1969-2004(Montreal Expos), 2005-2014

$120 Million Cap
DH = Yes(Both Leagues)
Clones = No(players can be owned by numerous though)
Waiver Wire = No
Trades = No
AAA = No
Injuries = No
Random Alignment
NL: 4/4/4, AL: 4,4,4(8 Playoff Teams)
Stadium Usage = Must use a stadium that one of the 5 teams you didn't get in your draw played in. Not Exclusive.

I'll have another owner do my draw for me.

Let me know if I've left anything out or have any questions. Thanks.
8/22/2014 12:03 PM (edited)
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1. shawbigred
2. splitter24
3. redraider68
4. bixman51
5. dilligafdbp
7. lrctounc
8. dlchow
9. specsman
10. mulder
11. horus_6
12. pinotfan
13. midknight
14. coolmay_one
15. tigerpaw23
16. newarkwilder
17. winterhawk
18. bublooo
19. sjh0825
20. spiff375
21. gbakker
22. Hoofhearted
23. ttrain08
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8/22/2014 12:24 PM (edited)
I'll give this a go.
7/24/2014 5:39 AM
Posted by splitter24 on 7/24/2014 5:39:00 AM (view original):
I'll give this a go.
Thanks for starting us off splitter24, welcome. Here's your draw.....

C 1969 Brewers
1B 1982 Mariners
2B 1968 Reds
3B 1934 Indians
SS 2012 Rays
OF 1981 White Sox
OF 1965 Giants
OF 1961 Cardinals
C 1988 Royals
CI 1890 Braves
MI 1908 A's
OF 1926 Cubs
OF 1914 Yankees
P 2008 Blue Jays
P 2005 Rockies
P 1935 Red Sox
P 1922 Pirates
P 1980 Rangers
P 1977 Padres
P 2007 Nationals
P 1947 Dodgers
P 1989 Phillies
P 1952 Twins
P 2010 Mets
WC 2006 Diamondbacks
7/24/2014 6:08 AM
Sounds interesting. Give me a good draw.
7/24/2014 7:28 AM
Your example has me confused. Cap Anson played for the Phillies in 1955 ?
7/24/2014 8:41 AM
Posted by redraider68 on 7/24/2014 7:28:00 AM (view original):
Sounds interesting. Give me a good draw.
Thanks for joining redraider68. Here's your draw.....

C 2005 Twins
1B 2007 Rays
2B 1907 Giants
3B 1915 Phillies
SS 1970 Tigers
OF 2006 Rockies
OF 1993 Orioles
OF 1900 Dodgers
C 1960 Reds
CI 1894 Pirates
MI 1952 Red Sox
OF 2007 Padres
OF 1995 White Sox
P 1964 Cardinals
P 1962 Astros
P 1945 Yankees
P 2008 Blue Jays
P 1981 Nationals
P 1964 Mets
P 2001 Diamondbacks
P 1989 Mariners
P 1916 Indians
P 1970 Royals
P 1959 Cubs
WC 1969 Rangers
7/24/2014 9:02 AM
Posted by rback on 7/24/2014 8:41:00 AM (view original):
Your example has me confused. Cap Anson played for the Phillies in 1955 ?
No. But he played for the 1892 Cubs CI draw. I'll redo to format it easier to read.
7/24/2014 9:03 AM
I'd like to give this a shot.
7/24/2014 9:53 AM
Maybe I missed it but I don't see any stadium restrictions. Can I make a suggestion? Have teams use a stadium used by one of the 5 teams they didn't get in their draw. What do you think?
7/24/2014 10:27 AM
Posted by bixman51 on 7/24/2014 9:53:00 AM (view original):
I'd like to give this a shot.
Great to have you onboard bixman51. Here's your draw....

C 2007 Mariners
1B 1902 Twins
2B 2013 Phillies
3B 1975 Padres
SS 1897 Braves
OF 1905 Tigers
OF 1947 Dodgers
OF 1937 Cardinals
C 1987 Angels
CI 1993 Indians
MI 1923 White Sox
OF 1900 Pirates
OF 1994 Marlins
P 1890 Giants
P 2009 Diamondbacks
P 2008 Rockies
P 2008 Brewers
P 1905 Reds
P 1918 Cubs
P 2005 Royals
P 1986 Rangers
P 1990 Mets
P 1954 Orioles
P 1909 Red Sox
WC 1946 Yankees
7/24/2014 11:53 AM
Posted by redraider68 on 7/24/2014 10:27:00 AM (view original):
Maybe I missed it but I don't see any stadium restrictions. Can I make a suggestion? Have teams use a stadium used by one of the 5 teams they didn't get in their draw. What do you think?
Good catch. I didn't have a rule for that. And I really like that idea a lot. I'll update the rules to show that. Thanks.
7/24/2014 11:54 AM
shawbigred's draw:

C 1986 Phillies

1B 2011 Padres
2B 1966 Astros
3B 1922 Reds
SS 1920 Pirates
OF 1913 Orioles
OF 1994 Nationals
OF 1945 White Sox
C 1950 Indians
CI 1902 Yankees 
MI 1891 Cubs 
OF 2005 Rays 
OF 1914 Braves 
P 1984 Angels
P 2010 Marlins
P 1938 Red Sox
P 1989 Cardinals
P  2012 Mariners
P 1900 Dodgers
P 1976 Mets
P 1995 Brewers
P 2009 Rangers
P 1999 Diamondbacks 
P 1939 Tigers
WC 1998 Blue Jays 
7/24/2014 3:15 PM
7/24/2014 3:45 PM
I am game for this. Sign me up.
7/24/2014 4:01 PM
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