The Real Life Progressive League will be starting the draft for the 1970 season in less than a week. The Pittsburgh Pirates are the only team of twenty in need of a new owner, and they should have one of the top three picks
. I have been rebuilding this team for a couple of seasons after the owner departed, and the team is now ready for a decent 1970 (great hitting and okay pitching), and definitely is a playoff contender (favorite?) for 1971 (awesome pitching), and has three great pitchers for 1972.
This league ran from 1980-2012, and restarted in the 1962 season with each team able to keep any player from that year that they wanted. For that reason, the 1970 teams still have some of the players they had in real life. There are 20 teams in the league, with 4 divisions and no wild card. Most of the owners have been in the league for a long time, and two joined us for the restart. That's not to say you can't join if you are new to progressives, but it's an indication of the stability of the league. I'm happy to coach you through the progressive process as long as you are committed to a few seasons.
This progressive league is like most, except that any player who started his career in a season is available to be drafted that season in the first round. In other words, in 1970, Ken Forsch and Charlie Hough are among the "Prospects" that can be drafted (they started their career in 1970 but were not WIS eligible). A prospect would join any players you have on the DL until he is WIS eligible. Draft order is based on reversed standings at game 120 (with a minimum wins rule). Draft slots are based on your number of keepers. Keep 20 and you get 5 draft rounds. If you select a prospect in the 1st round (meaning someone who played in 1970 but wasn't WIS eligible), you can pick up your 25th player in the supplemental draft, which occurs after the normal draft is finished. The rest is pretty standard, with 4 AAA, no DH.
Please sitemail if interested, and for further explanation of the rules.
1970 Pirates - need 5 picks
C Duke Sims (.499 SLG, 23HRs), Jim French
1B Donn Clendenon (.515 SLG, 22 HRs), Bob Robertson (.564 SLG, 27HRs)
2B Bill Mazeroski
SS Gene Michael, Tim Harmon
3B Graig Nettles (26HRs)
OF Willie Stargell (.511 SLG, 31HRs), Bob Bailey (.407 OBP, .597 SLG, 28HRs), Rick Monday (.387 OBP)
SP Dean Chance, Bill Stoneman, Bob Veale, Marty Pattin, Dave Roberts
RP Wade Blasingame, Tom Burgmeier, Horacio Pina, Ron Bryant
IR 1B Ed Kranepool, P Mike Hedlund
Likely Cuts P Tommie Sisk, C Tom Egan, OF Dave Marshall (you can keep any of them you want)
Retired P Lou Marone, P Ray Jarvis, OF Don Young, 2B Jerry Adair