2012 Contraction League: FULL! MLB103018 Topic

Steve9955 has decided not to run this league anymore and is letting me inherit it from him.

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 Name: Contraction GM Challenge
Salary Cap
: $90M

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 2011 season (8 AL and 8 NL teams must be selected).

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, 2012 Ichiro Suzuki is on the New York Yankees, not the Seattle Mariners.

Sign up below:

1) donaldjtrump
2) steve9955
3) jesters
4) the_hodags
5) chris_son
6) topkat
7) stlbombers
8) leeelci
9) elixerr
10) triflex
11) brian1648
12) ratedpg_13
13) wisgod25
14) szczubelek
15) joshkvt
16) frozen_rope

Sitemail list: donaldjtrump; steve9955; jesters; the_hodags; chris_son; topkat; stlbombers; leeelci; elixerr; triflex; brian1648; ratedpg_13; wisgod25; szczubelek; joshkvt; frozen_rope

10/16/2012 3:36 PM (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!

1) Washington (98-64)
2) Cincinnati (97-65)
3) N.Y. Yankees (95-67)
*4) Oakland (94-68)
*5) San Francisco (94-68)
*6) Atlanta (94-68)

*7) Texas (93-69)
*8) Baltimore (93-69)
9) Tampa Bay (90-72)
10) L.A. Angels (89-73)
*11) Detroit (88-74)
*12) St. Louis (88-74)
13) L.A. Dodgers (86-76)
14) Chicago White Sox (85-77)
15) Milwaukee (83-79)

*16) Philadelphia (81-81)
*17) Arizona (81-81)

18) Pittsburgh (79-83)
19) San Diego (76-86)
20) Seattle (75-87)
21) N.Y. Mets (74-88)
22) Toronto (73-89)
23) Kansas City (72-90)
*24) Boston (69-93)
*25) Miami (69-93)
26) Cleveland (68-94)
27) Minnesota (66-96)
28) Colorado (64-98)
29) Chicago Cubs (61-101)
30) Houston (55-107)
10/20/2012 8:54 AM (edited)


This is for the drafting of teams only. Dispersal draft will happen in the inverse order of actual record as listed above.

Drawn by Sparkeroo as seen below:

There were 16 items in your list. Here they are in random order:

1. 7
2. 4
3. 16
4. 15
5. 11
6. 14
7. 1
8. 2
9. 10
10. 12
11. 9
12. 6
13. 13
14. 3
15. 8
16. 5

Timestamp: 2012-10-16 18:29:14 UTC

10/17/2012 11:10 PM (edited)


The higher your team finished in the standings, the lower you pick in the dispersal draft:

1) Team 7: stlbombers: San Francisco
2) Team 4: the_hodags: Milwaukee
3) Team 16: frozen_rope: Washington
4) Team 15: joshkvt: St. Louis
5) Team 11: brian1648: Detroit
6) Team 14: szczubelek: Pittsburgh
7) Team 1: donaldjtrump: New York Yankees
8) Team 2: steve9955: Los Angeles Angels
9) Team 10: triflex: Texas
10) Team 12: ratedpg_13: Cincinnati
11) Team 9: elixerr: Los Angeles Dodgers
12) Team 6: topkat: Atlanta
13) Team 13: wisgod25: Tampa Bay
14) Team 3: jesters: Chicago White Sox
15) Team 8: leeelci: Seattle
16) Team 5: chris_son: Oakland

NL teams drafted: 8
AL teams drafted: 8

10/19/2012 9:28 AM (edited)


1) Seattle, leeelci: R.A. Dickey, SP, New York Mets
2) Pittsburgh, szczubelek: Carlos Ruiz, C, Philadelphia
3) Milwaukee, the_hodags: Cole Hamels, SP, Philadelphia
4) Chicago White Sox, jesters: Cliff Lee, SP, Philadelphia
5) L.A. Dodgers, elixerr: Aaron Hill, 2B, Arizona
6) St. Louis, joshkvt: Wade Miley, SP, Arizona
7) Detroit, brian1648: Giancarlo Stanton, OF, Miami
8) L.A. Angels, steve9955: Chase Headley, 3B, San Diego
9) Tampa Bay, wisgod25: Matt Wieters, C, Baltimore
10) Texas, triflex: Mark Buehrle, SP, Miami
11) Oakland, chris_son: Jonathon Niese, SP, New York Mets
12) Atlanta, topkat: Asdrubal Cabrera, SS, Cleveland
13) San Francisco, stlbombers: Joe Mauer, C/1B, Minnesota
14) N.Y. Yankees, donaldjtrump: Miguel Montero, C, Arizona
15) Cincinnati, ratedpg_13: Josh Willingham, OF, Minnesota
16) Washington, frozen_rope: Brandon Morrow, SP, Toronto

10/21/2012 9:50 AM (edited)


1) Seattle, leeelci: Edwin Encarnacion, DH/1B/OF/3B, Toronto
2) Pittsburgh, szczubelek: Carlos Santana, C, Cleveland
3) Milwaukee, the_hodags: Trevor Cahill, SP, Arizona
4) Chicago White Sox, jesters: David Wright, 3B, New York Mets
5) L.A. Dodgers, elixerr: Wei-Yin Chen, SP, Baltimore
6) Detroit, brian1648: Josh Johnson, SP, Miami
7) St. Louis, joshkvt: Dustin Pedroia, 2B, Boston
8) L.A. Angels, steve9955: Wilin Rosario, C, Colorado
9) Tampa Bay, wisgod25: Carlos Gonzalez, OF, Colorado
10) Texas, triflex: Huston Street, RP, San Diego
11) Atlanta, topkat: Adam Jones, OF, Baltimore
12) San Francisco, stlbombers: Chris Tillman, SP, Baltimore
13) Oakland, chris_son: Jason Kipnis, 2B, Cleveland
14) N.Y. Yankees, donaldjtrump: Jeff Samardzija, SP. Chicago Cubs
15) Cincinnati, ratedpg_13: J.J. Hardy, SS, Baltimore
16) Washington, frozen_rope: Justin Ruggiano, OF, Miami

10/23/2012 1:22 PM (edited)


1) Seattle, leeelci: Jose Reyes, SS, Miami
2) Pittsburgh, szczubelek: Ian Kennedy, SP, Arizona
3) Milwaukee, the_hodags: Alcides Escobar, SS, Kansas City
4) Chicago White Sox, jesters: Roy Halladay, SP, Philadelphia
5) L.A. Dodgers, elixerr: David Ortiz, DH/1B, Boston
6) St. Louis, joshkvt: David Hernandez, RP, Arizona
7) Detroit, brian1648: Starlin Castro, SS, Chicago Cubs
8) L.A. Angels, steve9955: Jason Hammel, SP, Baltimore
9) Tampa Bay, wisgod25: Jimmy Rollins, SS, Philadelphia
10) Texas, triflex: Casey Janssen, RP, Toronto
11) San Francisco, stlbombers: Alex Gordon, OF, Kansas City
12) Oakland, chris_son: Yunel Escobar, SS, Toronto
13) Atlanta, topkat: Clayton Richard, SP, San Diego
14) N.Y. Yankees, donaldjtrump: Jared Burton, RP, Minnesota
15) Cincinnati, ratedpg_13: Salvador Perez, C, Kansas City
16) Washington, frozen_rope: Chris Nelson, 3B, Colorado

10/26/2012 1:16 AM (edited)


1) Seattle, leeelci: Billy Butler, DH/1B, Kansas City
2) Pittsburgh, szczubelek: Denard Span, OF, Minnesota
3) Milwaukee, the_hodags: Darren O'Day, RP, Baltimore
4) Chicago White Sox, jesters: Dexter Fowler, OF, Colorado
5) L.A. Dodgers, elixerr: Jonathan Papelbon, RP, Philadelphia
6) Detroit, brian1648: Glen Perkins, RP, Minnesota
7) St. Louis, joshkvt: Raul Valdes, RP, Philadelphia
8) L.A. Angels, steve9955: Eric Stults, RP, San Diego
9) Tampa Bay, wisgod25: Daniel Murphy, 2B, New York Mets
10) Texas, triflex: Jon Rauch, RP, New York Mets
11) Oakland, chris_son: Ryan Doumit, C, Minnesota
12) Atlanta, topkat: Darwin Barney, 2B, Chicago Cubs
13) San Francisco, stlbombers: Scott Atchison, RP, Boston
14) N.Y. Yankees, donaldjtrump: Jim Johnson, RP, Baltimore
15) Cincinnati, ratedpg_13: Vinnie Pestano, RP, Cleveland
16) Washington, frozen_rope: Yasmani Grandal, C, San Diego

10/29/2012 12:43 PM (edited)


1) Seattle, leeelci: Justin Upton, OF, Arizona
2) Pittsburgh, szczubelek: Mike Aviles, SS, Boston
3) Milwaukee, the_hodags: Wilton Lopez, RP, Houston
4) Chicago White Sox, jesters: Jamey Carroll, 2B, Minnesota
5) L.A. Dodgers, elixerr: Jordan Pacheco, 3B/C/1B, Colorado
6) St. Louis, joshkvt: Eric Young Jr., OF, Colorado
7) Detroit, brian1648: Chase Utley, 2B, Philadelphia
8) L.A. Angels, steve9955: Darren Oliver, RP, Toronto
9) Tampa Bay, wisgod25: Bobby Parnell, RP, New York Mets
10) Texas, triflex: David Cooper, 1B, Toronto
11) Atlanta, topkat: Scott Diamond, SP, Minnesota
12) San Francisco, stlbombers: Kelvin Herrera, RP, Kansas City
13) Oakland, chris_son: Will Middlebrooks, 3B, Boston
14) N.Y. Yankees, donaldjtrump: Jose Bautista, OF, Toronto
15) Cincinnati, ratedpg_13: Luke Gregerson, RP, San Diego
16) Washington, frozen_rope: Lucas Harrell, SP, Houston

11/1/2012 10:56 PM (edited)


NL East:
Atlanta, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Washington

NL West: Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee, St. Louis, San Francisco

AL East: Chicago White Sox, Detroit, New York Yankees, Tampa Bay

AL West: Los Angeles Angels, Oakland, Seattle, Texas

10/19/2012 9:34 AM (edited)

3-way draw results: First round will have Oakland 11th, Atlanta 12th, and San Francisco 13th (see below).

10/19/2012 1:32:00 PM
RE: Please draw order for 2012 contraction draft
Random Sequence Generator

Here is your sequence:


Timestamp: 2012-10-19 17:30:46 UTC

-----Original Message-----
From: donaldjtrump
To: sparkeroo
Sent: 10/19/2012 9:46:00 AM
Subject: Please draw order for 2012 contraction draft

3 teams tied for 94 wins in 2012 and all were claimed. At stake is the order for 11th, 12th, and 13th overall picks, and this order will alternate in later rounds.

Please draw 1, 2, and 3 on random.org. Thanks.


Coin flip results: First round will have St. Louis pick 6th and Detroit pick 7th.

10/19/2012 9:49:00 AM
RE: Coin flip for St. Louis/Detroit order in 2012 contraction

-----Original Message-----
From: donaldjtrump
To: joshkvt
Sent: 10/19/2012 9:44:00 AM
Subject: Coin flip for St. Louis/Detroit order in 2012 contraction

Josh, please call the coin flip in sitemail to Brian and me. I will then have an outside source (probably Sparkeroo) flip the coin on random.org, but I will not publish your call until after the flip, then I will reveal your call and the result.

This is for 6th overall in the contraction draft.

10/19/2012 1:38:00 PM
RE: Please flip coin for 2012 contraction
Coin Flipper

You flipped 1 coin of type
US $50 - American Buffalo 24-Karat Gold Coin:


Timestamp: 2012-10-19 17:35:32 UTC

-----Original Message-----
From: donaldjtrump
To: sparkeroo
Sent: 10/19/2012 9:56:00 AM
Subject: Please flip coin for 2012 contraction

This is separate from the 3-way draw. Please flip coin on random.org. Thanks again.
10/19/2012 3:14 PM (edited)
Thanks for taking it over.... I'll play...  just not enough time to run it right!
10/5/2012 5:35 PM

You're welcome, and thanks for joining and for letting me run it this season.

10/5/2012 5:36 PM
My favorite league.....I'm in.

10/6/2012 1:16 PM
This is a good league. Count me in.
10/6/2012 2:17 PM
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