USA Baseball Federation Season 21 - FULL Topic

Take control of a team in the USA Baseball Federation. Some are small market teams that are expecting 50-60 wins, some are big market teams expecting 110 or more wins. The idea, take a franchise — which will give you expectations, franchise name, park, AAA limitation and salary — and achieve those goals. The playoffs will be the teams that meet the three objectives and surpass the projected win total by the most wins. Playoff Formula: Wins - Projected + 20 Wins per Objective Completed. No owner may run the same franchise in consecutive years unless it is the only franchise remaining or is a second team and necessary to fill the league.

Franchises will be chosen in a draft after we are full. Owners taking second teams will choose their second teams after everyone has picked one. In even-number seasons, the franchise-draft order will be the reverse of the previous season's, so owners at the bottom in one draft will be at the top in the next, and vice versa. Owners who have not played in this league before will be inserted randomly into the draft order in odd seasons. Owners falling short of the minimum will be dropped to the bottom of the draft order the next time they play. Owners falling far short of the minimum or missing it repeatedly will not be welcome back.

x blaisebbss8 Louisville Live
x mvprookie5 St. Louis Superstars
x BastanRedsox Detroit Duo
x besterateam Atlanta Speed
x szczubelek Santa Fe Small Slammers
Fiireballers Chicago Competitors
x timothygroth Boston Beaters
x hurricane86 Anaheim Ace
x joshkvt Baltimore Bunters (switch to Mass.)
x The Taint New York Bombers
x onubears4656 Portland Power
x ace1430 Sacramento Sluggers
x 11kwyetman28 Philadelphia Platoons
x Yaz_Benders Phoenix Pitchers
x tato526 Oregon Open
arvidjosef Dallas Double Plays
x kneeneighbor Los Angeles AAA
x eman7400 Cheyenne Clutch
donaldjtrump Cincinnati Classics
x 11kwyetman28 Massachusetts Mediocre (switch to Balt.)
x Yaz_Benders Indianapolis Fielders
x The Taint Cleveland Cream Puffs
x blaisebb Rhode Island Slammers
x joshkvt Pittsburgh Prospects
7/22/2013 10:40 PM (edited)

Changes in bold

National League East
Pittsburgh Prospects - An average franchise with a history for good AAA and good pitching.
Cap: $60 million, Park: Comerica Park, Projected Wins: 70
AAA player on all-star team
AAA players account for 2500+ at-bats and 500+ IP
1 AAA player with 15 HR or 80 RBI, and 1 AAA player with 10 wins or 10 saves.

Atlanta Speed - An above-average franchise famous for stealing bases and hitting for average.
Cap: $80 million, Park: Polo Grounds, Projected Wins: 90
Have four .300 hitters with 400+ at-bats.
3 players with 40+ steals and no player caught stealing more than 30 times.
Top 4 in runs scored.

Rhode Island Slammers - A small franchise with a few home run hitters.
Cap: $40 million, Park: Jarry Park, Projected Wins: 50
Be in the Top 10 for team home runs.
Have one hitter with 30+ home runs.
Have one AAA player with 14 home runs.

Philadelphia Platoons - An exciting team with good relief pitching.
Cap: $80 million, Park: Veterans Stadium, Projected Wins: 90
At least 5 pitchers with 150+ IP and ERA under 4.00.
Closer with 40+ saves.
No position player with 400+ at-bats.

National League Central
St. Louis Superstars - A very good franchise with a few superstars.
Cap: $100 million, Park: Fenway Park, Projected Wins: 110
Five all-stars.
Players in the Top 5 in the Cy Young voting and the MVP voting.
Win either the Cy Young or the MVP.

Chicago Competitors - A hated team with many rivals.
Cap: $80 million, Park: WhatIfSports Park, Projected Wins: 90
Win/split season with St. Louis Superstars or sweep season with Cream Puffs.
Over .500 in 1-run and in extra-inning games
Be in the Top 6 in Live Games Played.

Indianapolis Fielders - A small market team with a reputation for good fielding and pitching.
Cap: $60 million, Park: Petco Park, Projected Wins: 70
Commit fewest errors in the league.
Be in the Top 10 in team ERA.
2 pitchers with 180+ IP and ER 4.00 or lower.

Cleveland Cream Puffs - An expansion team with a small payroll.
Cap: $40 million, Park: West Side Grounds, Projected Wins: 30
AAA Limitation: 6 or fewer on active roster at any time
Five pitchers with 100+ IP and ERAs under 6.00.
6 players with 300+ AB each
Win one game against the St. Louis Superstars

National League West
Cheyenne Clutch - An exciting small-payroll team famous for 9th inning wins and late runs.
Cap: $60 million, Park: Memorial Coliseum, Projected Wins: 70
Over .500 in 1-run or extra-inning games
Finish in the Top 10 in team RBI.
Win 5 games in the 9th inning.

Sacramento Sluggers - A very good hitting team with an above average payroll.
Cap: $80 million, Park: Baker Bowl, Projected Wins: 90
Finish in the Top 4 in team RBI.
AAA Player with 16 HR.
Have one player in the Top 5 in MVP voting.

Anaheim Ace - An average team with one superstar pitcher and a lot of young hitters.
Cap: $60 million, Park: PNC Park, Projected Wins: 70
Have one pitcher with 25+ wins, 250+ IP and no more than 20 losses.
Have one pitcher in the Cy Young voting.
AAA P on All-Star team.

Oregon Open - An average franchise with an average payroll.
Cap: $60 million, Park: Olympic Stadium, Projected Wins: 70
Have 4 pitchers with at least 150+ IP
Be in the Top 10 in ERA.
Have at least 2 .300 hitters and 12 HR with 400+ at bats.

American League East
New York Bombers - A slugging team with a very high payroll. Famous for its great hitting.
Cap: $100 million, Park: Coors Field, Projected Wins: 110
AAA Limitation: Unlimited
Have at least 4 .300 hitters with 20 homeruns.
Have at least 5 pitchers with 150+ IP, 3 of those with ERA under 4.00.
Have two players in Top 5 in MVP.

Boston Beaters - The famous arch-rival of the New York Bombers. Solid at producing runs.
Cap: $80 million, Park: Arlington Stadium, Project Wins: 90
Win/split the season series against the New York Bombers.
Top 4 in runs scored.
Top 5 in Live games played.

Baltimore Bunters - An average team with a small ball approach.
Cap: $60 million, Park: County Stadium, Projected Wins: 70
AAA Limitation: Unlimited
SB success rate of at least 70%.
Lead the league in sac bunts.
Be in the Top 5 in stolen bases.

Massachusetts Mediocre - A poor hitting team with average pitching.
Cap: $40 million, Park: Jack Murphy Stadium, Projected Wins: 50
Have two pitchers with 150+ IP and ERAs under 5.
Have a closer with at least 10 saves.
AAA All-Star player or in the Top 5 for Rookie of the Year.

American League Central
Detroit Duo - A team with two great starting pitchers and 2 great position players.
Cap: $80 million, Park: Tiger Stadium, Projected Wins: 90
Have at least 2 pitchers with 20 wins, 120 ip and an ERA of under 3.80.
Have at least 2 position players with a .300 AVG, 20 HR, and 20 steals.
Be in the Top 3 in doubles.

Cincinnati Classics - A regular team with regular stats.
Cap: $60 million, Park: 3Com Park, Projected Wins: 70
No position players can bat over .330 with 300+ at-bats or hit 40+ homeruns.
4 SP with 35+ starts, no one else with more than 5
At least 1 all-star.

Dallas Double Plays - An average team with great middle infielders.
Cap: $60 million, Park: Shibe Park, Projected Wins: 70
Make no more than 10 errors with a middle infielder.
Both starting middle infielders must have 500+ at-bats
Both starting middle infielders must have 20+ homeruns, 120+ RBI or hit .300+.
Note: MIF must play at least 90% of their innings at 2B or SS

Louisville Live - An exciting, average payroll team built around the manager's style.
Cap: $60 million, Park: Exhibition Stadium, Projected Wins: 70
Top 4 in Live Games Played.
Top 5 in Live Wins.
Top 10 in team HR.

American League West
Portland Power - A slugging homerun offense with power pitching.
Cap: $80 million, Park: Sicks' Stadium, Projected Wins: 90
Have 2 batters with 30+ homeruns and 1 with 40+.
Have three pitchers with 200+ strikeouts.
No pitcher with more than 100 walks.

Santa Fe Small Slammers - A small cap team with poor pitching but good power hitting.
Cap: $40 million, Park: Atlanta Fulton County Stadium, Projected Wins: 50
Have four players with 20+ homeruns.
AAA Player with 15+ HR or 80+ RBI.
Have one position player all-star.

Phoenix Pitchers - A team focused on pitching with an average market.
Cap: $60 million, Park: Safeco Field, Projected Wins: 70
Have 2 all-star pitchers.
Have 2 AAA pitchers with 20 starts.
Have two closers with 20+ saves.

Los Angeles AAA - A rebuilding franchise with many AAA players.
Cap: $30 million , Park: Camden Yards, Projected Wins: 40
AAA player Top 5 in Rookie of the Year voting or on all-star team
AAA player with 300+ at-bats and either a .280 average or 15 HR.
AAA player with 150+ IP and an ERA under 5.00.

7/28/2013 2:07 PM (edited)
You must follow the cap, park, AAA limitation, and team name or you will be disqualified from the playoffs. You must also follow the spirit of the goals: to meet SP goals, pitchers must be used as realistic starters, not frequently starting a game and pulled after an inning; if you have a middle-infield defensive goal, your middle infielders must play the majority of their innings at middle infield; etc.

FREE AGENT RULE: A little more help to the small markets. You are allowed to sign free agents and get up to the cap after 140 games. These players may not be used until after you have played 157 games. It is acceptable for teams to try arranging their schedule so games they need to win are the ones they play after the WW callups can be used.

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AWARD: Teams with an objective of having a player in the top five in voting for Rookie of the Year can meet that goal only with a AAA Prospect. Voting for ROY includes real players who have not been used in theleague before. In the past I have requested a list of the final top 5 AAA players in ROY voting, but will no longer do so because support is not able to provide that within a reasoable time frame. ROY goals have been adjusted to include meeting the goal by having a AAA all-star.

$100 million salary cap
Random AAA 12/10
Trades Allowed
No Waiver Wire allowed, until after Game 140, when it is used to sign players to get up to $100 Million. Any player claimed on the Waiver Wire cannot be used until Game 158.
No Clones, No DH
60 Games Live Minimum

Playoffs will be decided by the following formula: Wins - Projected Wins + 20 wins per objective completed. Tiebreakers: 1. one-game playoff if needed to break eighth seed tie; 2. lower cap; 3. head-to-head; 4. head-to-head run differential.
6/29/2013 11:47 AM
Most of the changes were made to toughen goals for teams that consistently are drafted early or regularly make the playoffs. Some of the changes were made to enance the low-cap teams, including several stadium changes that improve their chances of reaching goals.
6/29/2013 11:53 AM
1. joshkvt
2. kneeneighbor
3. tato526
4. blaisebbss8
5. hurricane86
6. Fiireballers
7. BastanRedsox
8. The Taint
9. Yaz_Benders
10. arvidjosef
11. mvprookie5
12. ace1430
13. 11kwyetman28
14. donaldjtrump
15. besterateam
16. eman7400
17. szczubelek
18. onubears4656
19. timothygroth
20. 11kwyetman28 (2nd)
21. The Taint (2nd)
22. Yaz_Benders (2nd)
23. blaisebbss8 (2nd)
24. joshkvt (2nd)

joshkvt; kneeneighbor; tato526; blaisebbss8; hurricane86; Fiireballers; BastanRedsox; The Taint; Yaz_Benders; arvidjosef; mvprookie5; ace1430; 11kwyetman28; donaldjtrump; besterateam; eman7400; szczubelek; onubears4656; timothygroth

7/15/2013 11:24 AM (edited)

Sad to see the Cream Puffs leave The Metrodome.

6/29/2013 12:03 PM
So were opposing batters
6/29/2013 12:19 PM
I am in
6/29/2013 12:44 PM
6/29/2013 1:03 PM
edit: in x2
6/29/2013 2:17 PM
I haven't played much live but this looks interesting enough if you'll have me
6/29/2013 3:28 PM
6/29/2013 5:14 PM
Posted by hurricane86 on 6/29/2013 3:28:00 PM (view original):
I haven't played much live but this looks interesting enough if you'll have me
As long as you'll play 60 live here, you're certainly welcome.
6/29/2013 5:21 PM
Do I dare get in?
6/29/2013 10:34 PM
You do
6/29/2013 10:37 PM
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