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UPCOMING EVENTS

CURRENT DATE: Sep-26, 2020

Events during the next 60 days:

DATE

EVENT

Sep-28, 2020

Block 6 due date

Sep-30, 2020

First Trading Period Begins

Nov-07, 2020

First Trading Period Ends

MESSAGE BOARD ACTIVITY

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First Trading Period date announced

DATE: Sep-21, 2020

We're going to open the first trading period on September 30th. Since it's getting off to a later start than normal, it's going to end a little later than normal. This year it'll be ending on midnight of November 7th.

Files have been updated

DATE: Jun-27, 2020

The RML Master Roster and Current Money Totals files have been updated in the Downloads area including the results of the in-season trading period.

Blaze / Grays Trade

DATE: Jun-26, 2020

To Blaze: OF AJ Pollock and RHP Matthew Thompson

To Grays: OF Charlie Blackmon

Highlanders / Yellow Jackets Trade

DATE: Jun-16, 2020

To Highlanders: LHP Justin Wilson

To Yellow Jackets: OF Brock Deatherage and 15K

Pilots / TinCaps Trade

DATE: Jun-14, 2020

To Pilots: OF Joc Pederson

To TinCaps: LHP Devin Smeltzer, OF Michael Siani, LHP Joey Cantillo, 2B Kendall Simmons and 15K

Pilots / Yellow Jackets Trade

DATE: Jun-14, 2020

To Pilots: RHP Peter Lambert and OF DJ Stewart

To Yellow Jackets: 30K

TinCaps / Yellow Jackets Trade

DATE: Jun-14, 2020

To TinCaps: OF TJ Friedl,  RHP Junior Santos and 15K

To Yellow Jackets: RHP Andrew Cashner

Pilots / Yellow Jackets Trade

DATE: Jun-12, 2020

To Pilots: OF Griffin Conine and C Austin Allen

To Yellow Jackets: RHP Hector Neris and 24K

Grays / Twins Trade

DATE: Jun-12, 2020

To Grays: SS Marcus Semien and 3B Justin Turner

To Twins: 3B Gio Urshela, SS Dansby Swanson, SS Bryson Stott and C Ronnier Quintero

Highlanders / Yellow Jackets Trade

DATE: Jun-10, 2020

To Highlanders: RHP Craig Kimbrell

To Yellow Jackets: RHP Mychal Givens and 3B Brandon Howlett

In-Season Trading

DATE: May-26, 2020

Our in-season trading period will be starting on June 1st. Please report all trades to Mark.

Here are the particulars from our Constitution:

Beginning with the 2019 RML season, there will be an in-season trading period in June.

Trades can be made during the month of June, from the 1st to the 26th, to take effect during the July block.

Trades would not have to be "even." To compensate for "uneven" trades, teams may select from the unowned players to fill their playing roster back up to 30.

Teams must cut down to 30 if they end up with more. These moves would be made on June 27th.

"Added" players may not be retained at the conclusion of the season--they will go back into unowned when the season ends.

Players "cut" for June trades are not "pick-up-able" by others on the 27th.

"Added" players must be paid their minimum RML salary, based on experience, for the rest of the season.

Teams needing “added” players will pick them up in reverse standing order as of the end of the June block.

Tie-breaker will be worst division record.

Teams may have more than 45 minor leaguers after the June trading period is completed.

Files have been updated

DATE: Apr-18, 2020

The Master Roster and Player/Money Totals files in the Downloads dropdown have been updated to reflect today's Minor League Draft.

Draft results can be found on the Message Board under the Minor League Draft forum and/or you can download a file containing the results... also in the Downloads dropdown.

Draft Order and Linear Pick Numbers

DATE: Apr-13, 2020

Here's the draft order for the 2 linear rounds of the upcoming Minor League Draft. This year there were 2 ties and they were broken by Lloyd.

Team (Linear Picks)
Pilots (1, 25)
Captains (2, 26)
River Cats (3, 27)
TinCaps (4, 28)
Mudhens (5, 29)
Expos (6, 30)
Whales (7, 31)
River Dogs (8, 32)
Pelicans (9, 33)
Dodgers (10, 34)
Knights (11, 35)
Twins (12, 36)
Bandits (13, 37)
Colt .45s (14, 38)
Monarchs (15, 39)
Reds (16, 40)
Blaze (17, 41)
Browns (18, 42)
Gypsies (19, 43)
Stars (20, 44)
Yellow Jackets (21, 45)
Grays (22, 46)
Pilgrims (23, 47)
Highlanders (24, 48)

Third Trading Period Ends

DATE: Mar-01, 2020

Not a lot of activity in our 3rd and final trading period. Actually, no activity at all... not a single trade was made.

Next up is the 'Final Rosters Set' date (March 7th). This will be your final chance to make cuts, though each carded cut will cost you a bonus point.

If you'd like to cut multiple minor leaguers, it will cost you a bonus point for the whole group of them you're cutting.

Files Updated

DATE: Feb-22, 2020

The Master Roster and Money Totals files in the Downloads area have been updated through the Waiver Draft.

Edited on February 25th: I don't know why the new files didn't get uploaded properly to the Downloads area initially, but they are now the new files.

Waiver Draft Results

DATE: Feb-22, 2020

Round 1:
Pilots - Pannone, Thomas (LHP) - 15K
Captains - Pence, Hunter (OF) - 40K
TinCaps - White, Tyler (1B) - 20K
Pelicans - Chavez, Jesse (RHP) - 40K
Dodgers - Pass
Colt .45s - Osuna, Jose (1B) - 25K
Gypsies -Pass
Stars - Alvarado, Jose (LHP) - 25K
Highlanders - Dietrich, Derek (2B) - 40K

Round 2:
Dodgers - Miller, Andrew (LHP) - 15K
Gypsies - Miller, Brad (3B) - 15K
TinCaps - Farmer, Buck (RHP) - 15K
Pelicans - Avila, Alex (C) - 15K
Stars - Minter, AJ (LHP) - 15K

Round 3:
Pelicans - Watson, Tony (LHP) - 15K
Dodgers - Upton, Justin (OF) - 15K
Stars - Smyly, Drew (LHP) - 15K

Round 4:
Pelicans - Strop, Pedro (RHP) - 15K
Dodgers - Gennett, Scooter (INF) - 15K

Round 5:
Pelicans - Albers, Matt (RHP) - 15K
Dodgers - Rondon, Hector (RHP) - 15K

Round 6:
Pelicans - Perez, Oliver (LHP) - 15K

A couple more cuts

DATE: Feb-08, 2020

The following players have been cut and will be added to the ever-growing waiver list:

OF Pablo Reyes and 2B Scooter Gennett.

Additional Cuts

DATE: Feb-05, 2020

The following players have been cut and will be added to the Waiver List:

OF Justin Upton and 1B Tyler White

RML Update

DATE: Feb-03, 2020

Now that we are post-second trading period, I've posted the following updated files:

  • Master Roster
  • Player/Money Totals
  • 2020 Waiver Availables.

The following carded players have been cut and are now included in the 2020 Waiver Availables list:

RHP Clay Buchholz, RHP Antonio Senzatela, OF Dwight Smith Jr, RHP Matt Andriese, C Tomas Nido

Captains / Yellow Jackets Trade

DATE: Feb-01, 2020

To Captains: 25K

To Yellow Jackets: OF Steven Duggar

Captains / Pilots Trade

DATE: Jan-30, 2020

To Captains: 20K

To Pilots: OF Adam Engel

Waiver List

DATE: Jan-26, 2020

The Waiver Availables file in the Downloads area has been updated to include all the recent cuts.

Grays / Mudhens Trade

DATE: Jan-26, 2020

To Grays: C Kevan Smith

To Mudhens: C Manny Pina and 10K

Grays / Monarchs Trade

DATE: Jan-23, 2020

To Grays: LHP Tyler Skaggs

To Monarchs: RHP Jhoulys Chacin and 10K

Highlanders / River Dogs Trade

DATE: Jan-23, 2020

To Highlanders: RHP Oscar de la Cruz

To River Dogs: 20K

Pilots / River Dogs Trade

DATE: Jan-23, 2020

To Pilots: RHP Kyle Funkhouser

To River Dogs: 10K

River Dogs' Cuts

DATE: Jan-23, 2020

The River Dogs have cut left handed pitchers Zach Duke and Gregory Soto.

Both will be added to the Waiver List.

Gypsies / Pilots Trade

DATE: Jan-22, 2020

To Gypsies: 20K

To Pilots: C  Willians Astudillo

Pilots / TinCaps Trade

DATE: Jan-22, 2020

To Pilots: C Raudy Read

To TinCaps: 10K

Roster Cuts

DATE: Jan-21, 2020

The Twins have cut OF Carlos Gonzalez and the Expos have cut RHP Hector Velazquez.

Both will be added to the Waiver List.

Added to Waiver List

DATE: Jan-20, 2020

The Twins have cut Justin Bour (1B) and his name has been added to the Waiver Availables list.

Pilots / River Dogs Trade

DATE: Jan-20, 2020

To Pilots: OF Michael Siani

To River Dogs: 28K

Pilots / Twins Trade

DATE: Jan-20, 2020

To Pilots: C Tomas Nido

To Twins: LHP Jose Suarez

TinCaps / Twins Trade

DATE: Jan-20, 2020

To TinCaps: SS Gabriel Arias, LHP Alex Wells, RHP Luis Frias, SS Termarr Johnson and 50K

To Twins: 3B Justin Turner

Pilots / TinCaps Trade

DATE: Jan-20, 2020

To Pilots: LHP Taylor Rogers

To TinCaps: OF Tyler Naquin, OF Kameron Misner, 3B Wyatt Mathisen, and 75K

Colt .45s / Yellow Jackets Trade

DATE: Jan-19, 2020

To Colt .45s: 90K

To Yellow Jackets: 2B Harold Castro and OF Griffin Conine

Grays / Pilots Trade

DATE: Jan-19, 2020

To Grays: 10K

To Pilots: LHP Tim Mayza

Browns /Twins Trade

DATE: Jan-18, 2020

To Twins: 22K

To Browns: OF Austin Dean

The post-Draft Report

DATE: Jan-18, 2020

The Unowned Player Draft went fairly smoothly this afternoon. The results are posted on the Message Board (Unowned Player Draft forum, 2020 Unowned Player Draft topic).

All in all, 124 players were selected for a total of 9,443K. The biggest spenders were the Expos and Dodgers... doling out 946K and 878K respectively. The TinCaps nabbed 13 players.. most of any team.

Coincidentally, there was a tie at the co-highest bid... made on Luis Arraez at 303K... by the Captains and the TinCaps. The Captains narrowly edged out the TinCaps in the tiebreaker by being #2 in reverse finish order to the #4 TinCaps. Zach Pleasac drew the other co-highest bid at 303K by the Dodgers.

The Master Roster and Player/Money Totals files have been uploaded to the website and include the results of the draft. In addition to the money totals being updated, the player totals have also been updated in the Player/Money Totals file.

Trading will remain open until February 1st and the final day to cut players without penalty is February 8th.

This year's Waiver Draft will be held on February 22nd. The deadline for submitting lists is Friday the 21st at midnight. Since the Blaze will not be participating, you can start sending your draft lists to me anytime. I'm not anticipating a lot of action since most teams are either maxed out or currently over the limit of players.

The Pelicans have cut Adrian Sampson, so he'll join the leftovers from the Unowned Draft in the Waiver Availables list... which has incidentally just been posted in the Downloads section.

Colt .45s / Highlanders Trade

DATE: Jan-16, 2020

To Colt .45s: RHP Sam Coonrod, RHP Josh Staumont and 170K

To Highlanders: RHP Brandon Workman

Browns / TinCaps Trade

DATE: Jan-12, 2020

To Browns: 3B Maikel Franco

To TinCaps: RHP Adam Kloffenstein and 60K

Browns / Captains Trade

DATE: Jan-11, 2020

To Browns: OF Jarren Duran, LHP Matthew Liberatore, 3B Nolan Gorman and 3B Bobby Dalbec

To Captains: 2B Jonathan Villar and 3B Anthony Rendon

Twins / Yellow Jackets Trade

DATE: Jan-11, 2020

To Twins: LHP Tim Cate, RHP Kevin Ginkel, RHP Luis Frias

To Yellow Jackets: RHP Corey Kluber

Highlanders / Twins Trade

DATE: Jan-10, 2020

To Highlanders: 15K

To Twins: RHP Shaun Anderson

Grays / Stars Trade

DATE: Jan-05, 2020

To Grays: SS Didi Gregorius and RHP Jhoulys Chacin

To Stars: RHP Mike Foltynewicz and SS Cole Tucker

Files Updated

DATE: Jan-02, 2020

The Master Roster and Player/Money Totals files in the downloads section have been updated.

Keep in mind... in the Player/Money Totals file, the player totals haven't been updated to reflect trades. I'm only going to update those numbers again after trading ends. But, the money totals are current through all trades posted below this.

Grays / TinCaps Trade

DATE: Jan-02, 2020

To Grays: RHP Mike Foltynewicz, RHP Dellin Betances, and 30K

To TinCaps OF Jhon Torres, 3B Hudson Potts, RHP Mason Denaburg, C Drew Romo and LHP Brock Burke

Grays / Pilots Trade

DATE: Jan-02, 2020

To Grays: 3B Hudson Potts and 126K

To Pilots: LHP Brett Anderson

Bandits / Expos Trade

DATE: Jan-02, 2020

To Bandits: OF Michael Gugliotti

To Expos: RHP Jaime Barria

Second Trading Period Opening Flurry

DATE: Jan-01, 2020

To River Dogs: C Cam Gallagher, 3B Joe Rizzo and 60K

To Yellow Jackets: C Buster Posey

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The Highlanders: Ken Giles and 60K

To River Dogs: 2B Shed Long, RHP Zack Littel and LHP Gregory Soto

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To River Dogs: RHP Adam Civale, LHP Alex Young, RHP Tyler Ivey, LHP Lewis Thorpe, 2B Luis Rengifo and 100K

To Pilots: LHP Clayton Kershaw and OF Avisail Garcia

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To Highlanders: LHP Rich Hill

To Yellow Jackets: C Austin Allen, OF DJ Stewart and 60K

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To Pilots: OF Kole Calhoun and C Tony Wolters

To TinCaps: C Jake Rogers, 1B Matt Thaiss, SS Willi Castro, RHP Bryan Abreu, RHP Beau Burrows, SS Braden Shewmake and 45K

RML News

DATE: Dec-10, 2019

We have a date for the Unowned Player Draft. It will be held on January 18th. As usual, Lloyd will be hosting it and it's slated to start at noon. Anyone near or willing to travel to NE Ohio is welcome to join the fun of processing all the draft lists. I'll let you know when it's safe to send your draft lists to both Lloyd and myself.

Before that happens, we'll have our second trading period starting on January 1st... running through February 1st.

Also, Michael Grimm as decided to change his team name from the Indians to the River Cats. I've made the change to all the relevant files and in the manager directory.

Free Agent Draft Results

DATE: Dec-07, 2019

Eight players changed teams and four teams answered bids to retain their players. Here are the details:

Andriese, Matt (former team: Firebirds) - Acquired by the Pilots for 70K
Hamels, Cole (former team: Whales) - Acquired by the Stars for 185K
Hernandez, Enrique (former team: Firebirds) - Acquired by the Dodgers for 106K
Longoria, Evan (former team: Whales) - Acquired by the Reds for 165K x 2
McCann, Brian (former team: Colt .45s) - Acquired by the Gypsies for 46K
Pillar, Kevin (former team: Bandits) - Acquired by the Expos for 133K
Pina, Manny (former team: Gypsies) - Acquired by the Grays for 57K
Simmons, Andrelton (former team: Colt .45s) - Acquired by the Whales for 110K

Aguilar, Jesus (Monarchs) - Matched a 35K bid from the Whales
Duffy, Danny (Yellow Jackets) - Matched a 95K bid from the Whales
Maybin, Cameron (Whales) - Matched a 78K bid from the Gypsies
McHugh, Collin (Monarchs) - Matched an 85K bid from the Whales

These players received no active bids and will stay put at what they were originally offered:

Barraclough, Kyle (Twins)
Bour, Justin (Twins)
Cabrera, Melky (Colt .45s)
Chacin, Jhoulys (Stars)
Conley, Adam (Monarchs)
Difo, Wilmer (Monarchs)
Flores, Wilmer (Browns)
Forsythe, Logan (Whales)
Freese, David (Grays)
Gausman, Kevin (Colt .45s)
Goins, Ryan (Knights)
Holland, Derek (Stars)

The 'RML Master Roster' and 'Player/Money Totals' files in the downloads area have been updated to reflect this draft's results.

World Series Update

DATE: Dec-01, 2019

The Highlanders are your 2019 RML champions... after sweeping the Pilgrims in the World Series. Dale will have a detailed writeup about the series shortly.

Congrats to both teams on great seasons!

Lists are finalized

DATE: Nov-23, 2019

All payrolls are now done and all lists have been finalized... including

  • Master Roster
  • Player/Money Totals
  • Free Agent List
  • Unowned Players List
  • Minor League Cuts

Concerning the preliminary free agent that was recently posted, the four Colt .45s' players being offered free agency were mistakenly marked as retaining answering rights when they do not. That's been corrected in the current file.

A few additions have been made to the list of unowned players.

Our 2019 World Series is scheduled to be played this weekend, so we'll be getting those results soon.

Also, Mark Berokoff has changed the name of his new team from the Athletics to the Dodgers. All changes have been made in the current files.

Tentatively Updated Lists

DATE: Nov-17, 2019

I know everyone is wanting to see the post-payoll lists, so I've added the following files to the downloads section:

  1. Free Agent List
  2. Unowned Players List
  3. Master Roster
  4. Player/Money Totals

Keep in mind that these are not finished products. I'm still finalizing payrolls in a couple of cases and there will be some additions and updates to these lists in the coming days.

World Series and more

DATE: Nov-14, 2019

Congrats to the Highlanders and the Pilgrims for advancing to the World Series.

As soon as the final couple payrolls come in, the updated Unowned Player Draft list will become available... as well as the Free Agent Draft list and updated player/money totals.

File Updates

DATE: Nov-01, 2019

The RML Master Roster and Current Money Totals files in the dropdown have been updated to include all trades and payrolls submissions for 5 teams.

November 2nd Edit:

  1. RML usage limits for the coming season have been added to the master roster file for both pitchers and hitters.
  2. A couple corrections in both of the new files (team change from a recent trade and a couple money balance corrections for teams I've already notified about the changes) have been made.
  3. The player/money file now includes 6 teams post payroll submission.

Last Minute Trades

DATE: Nov-01, 2019

These are the final 3 deals made before the trading deadline:

To Gypsies: 40K

To: Highlanders: OF Kevin Kiermaier

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To Browns: 35K

To Yellow Jackets: RHP Adam Plutko

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To Expos: 1B Tyler Nevin and RHP Alex Wilson

To Highlanders: 4K

Browns / Pilots Trade

DATE: Oct-31, 2019

To Browns: 38K

To Pilots: 3B Matt Thaiss

Gypsies / Reds Trade

DATE: Oct-31, 2019

To Gypsies: 35K

To Reds: OF Delino Deshields

Captains / Grays Trade

DATE: Oct-31, 2019

To Captains: RHP Blake Treinen and RHP Blayne Enlow

To Grays: LHP Jarlin Garcia.

Highlanders / Pilots Trade

DATE: Oct-31, 2019

To Highlanders: 4K

To Pilots: OF Mark Zagunis

Browns / Grays Trade

DATE: Oct-31, 2019

To Browns: 45K

To Grays: RHP Josh James

Gypsies / Knights Trade

DATE: Oct-30, 2019

To Knights: RHP Jordan Lyles

To Gypsies: 50K

Pilgrims / Yellow Jackets Trade

DATE: Oct-29, 2019

To Pilgrims: 1B Evan White and 25K

To Yellow Jackets: LHP Sean Newcomb

Captains / Colt .45s / Grays 3-Way Trade

DATE: Oct-29, 2019

To Captains: 3B Cavan Biggio

To Colt 45s: OF Eddie Rosario

To Grays: 2B Kolten Wong

Twins / Yellow Jackets Trade

DATE: Oct-28, 2019

To Twins: 3B Travis Shaw

To Yellow Jackets: LHP Brad Hand

Bandits / Knights Trade

DATE: Oct-28, 2019

To Bandits: RHP Justin Verlander, RHP Hansel Robles and 75K

To Grays: LHP Brett Anderson, RHP Nate Pearson and RHP Emerson Hancock

Highlanders / Mudhens Trade

DATE: Oct-26, 2019

To Highlanders: RHP Johnny Barbato

To Mudhens: 10K

RML Update

DATE: Oct-25, 2019

The updated Current Money Totals file in the Downloads dropdown now reflects finish money, debits/credit from trades, bonus money and playoff earnings. It's even more up to date than the file I sent out last night.

They don't include any player totals for major leaguers or minor leaguers. Note, the Pelicans and River Dogs info (which is highlighted) in both of these files reflects the fact that they've already submitted their 2020 payrolls.

Which reminds me that payrolls for the 2020 season are due by thew end of the day on November 9th... as are our $10 annual league dues (which need to be sent to Lloyd if it's in the form of a check... or to me if you'd like to pay in some other manner... they I'll forward it to Lloyd).

Just so the playoffs don't drag on too long, let's set a deadline for this current round at the end of October... the same date that our current trading period ends.

Also, the Gray have advanced to the AC championship game by eliminating the Blaze in 5 games.

Grays / Twins Trade

DATE: Oct-25, 2019

To Grays: LHP Hyun-jin Ryu, OF Corey Dickerson, and 1B David Freese

To Twins: 2B Jurickson Profar, 1B Ryan O'Hearn, RHP Trevor Williams, OF Cristian Pache, OF Greg Deichmann, SS Oslevis Basabe and 40K

Mudhens / Pilots Trade

DATE: Oct-20, 2019

To Mudhens: RHP Eli Morgan, RHP Tyler Phillips and OF Josh Stowers

To Pilots: RHP Chris Archer

Grays / River Dogs Trade

DATE: Oct-20, 2019

To Grays: RHP Roberto Osuna and 25k

To River Dogs: OF Alexander Canario, C Ivan Herrera and RHP Brennan Malone

Bandits / Grays Trade

DATE: Oct-19, 2019

To Bandits: LHP Robbie Ray, RHP Yusmeiro Petit and 30K

To Grays: SS Cole Tucker, OF Cristian Pache and OF Yusniel Diaz

Blaze / Expos Trade

DATE: Oct-19, 2019

To Blaze: 2B Brian Dozier

To Expos: 1B CJ Cron

Blaze / Mudhens Trade

DATE: Oct-19, 2019

To Blaze: 2B Tommy La Stella

To Mudhens: OF Leury Garcia

Pilots / River Dogs Trade

DATE: Oct-18, 2019

To Pilots: LHP David Price

To River Dogs: RHP Luis Ortiz, RHP Nick Pivetta and 3B Jeimer Candelario

Grays / River Dogs Trade

DATE: Oct-17, 2019

To Grays: RHP Steven Strasburg

To River Dogs: RHP Brusdar Graterol and SS Wander Javier

Grays / Monarchs Trade

DATE: Oct-17, 2019

To Grays: RHP Hansel Robles

To Monarchs:  3B Keoni Cavaco and RHP Tommy Mace

Blaze / Pelicans Trade

DATE: Oct-14, 2019

To Blaze: 10K

To Pelicans: RHP Ryan Brasier

Gypsies / River Dogs Trade

DATE: Oct-14, 2019

To Gypsies: 1B Joey Votto

To River Dogs: LHP David Price and RHP Aaron Brooks

Blaze / Highlanders Trade

DATE: Oct-13, 2019

To Blaze: RHP Ryan Brasier, RHP Adbert Alzolay, OF Maurice Hampton and SS Lucius Fox

To Highlanders: LHP Zack Britton

Pilots / Yellow Jackets Trade

DATE: Oct-08, 2019

To Pilots: 3B Hudson Potts

To Yellow Jackets: RHP Peter Lambert

Knights / Pilots Trade

DATE: Oct-08, 2019

To Knight: LHP Drew Pomeranz

To Pilots: RHP Stephen Kolek

Browns / Indians Trade

DATE: Oct-08, 2019

To Browns: 57K

To Indians: C Grayson Greiner

Master Roster updated

DATE: Oct-08, 2019

The RML Master Roster file in the Downloads dropdown has been updated to include 2 new columns showing contract status for the upcoming season. Highlighted cells in those 2 columns indicate an expired contract.

It has also had the new 'Bats' column fixed. Hopefully they are all correct now.

RML Update

DATE: Oct-06, 2019

Now that we've re-instating league dues, the preferred method of paying them is to mail a $10 check to Lloyd (made out to him personally) at his address listed in the Manager Directory. The deadline is November 9th.

We now have a 'Rule Change and Voting' committee that will be in charge of those areas... including making the rules governing rule changes and voting. The 3-member committee consists of Dave Scott (Twins), Mike Borzenski (Mudhens) and George Calage (Reds). They're going to be monitoring the message board rule change forum, but you can and should interact with them concerning your ideas too.

The first playoff LZP has been sent, so we can get the wildcard series started. The matchups are: Monarchs at Blaze in the AC and Reds at Yellow Jackets in the NC. These results are due to be reported to Mark by October 15th.

Several files in the downloads dropdown have been updated (and they were also included earlier today in a group email). The files are:

  1. Preliminary unowned player list complete with usage and OPS numbers for all players and a position summary for each player from baseball-reference.com.
  2. A new 'current player / money totals' file in a new format. I converted it into a spreadsheet since it lends itself better to that format. I'm not going to updating the player totals until after payrolls are submitted in November. Only money is being updated actively for now.
  3. The RML master roster file which I've added 15 columns to the right of the historical columns. Most of the new columns are self explanatory, but here's an explanation of some things that might not be. Some players in the 'Protected Rate' column are highlighted. Those are the players eligible for long term contracts. A small number of players in the 'Minimum Offer' column are highlighted. Those are the players who were in contracts needing to be bought out because they aren't carded, with the number being the amount necessary to buy them out. The 'Position(s)' column is taken from baseball-reference.com (an asterisk before a position means they played 2/3 of their teams games at that position; everything after the slash means they played less than 10 games at those positions (I think D must mean DH). Finally, as a reminder (even though this isn't new), in the 'Ct' column (usually showing the length of a contract), there are some players showing a 'P'. That means the player was an in-season pickup that must be given back after the season ends.

In all of these files, I've named the active sheet using the date it was last modified. You can find this date in the lower left corner as the sheet name (today's files have their sheets named 2019-10-06).

2019 League Average OPS

DATE: Oct-05, 2019

Depending on which source you're using, there was a little disagreement in the league average OPS for the 2019 season. ESPN listed it as .757, while others (including Baseball-Reference) listed it as .758.

So, I decided to make an exact calculation using the following:

(42040 Hits + 15895 BB + 1984 HBP) / (166651 AB + 15895 BB + 1984 HBP + 1150 SF) = .32270 OBP

72469 TB / 166651 AB = .43485 SLG

Using standard rounding gives us a .758 (which was .75755 before rounding) league average OPS.

Hitters at or below .633 will be considered unlimited.

Pitchers at or above .808 will be considered unlimited.

Thanks to the message board posts for reminding me to post this.

Pilots / Yellow Jackets Trade

DATE: Oct-01, 2019

To Yellow Jackets: 14K

To Pilots: Zack Granite

Expos / Pilots Trade

DATE: Sep-29, 2019

To Expos: RHP Matt Wisler

To Pilots: 5K

Bandits / Knights Trade

DATE: Sep-29, 2019

To Bandits: RHP Sergio Romo and 25K

To Knights: 1B Lewin Diaz

Captains / Pilots Trade

DATE: Sep-27, 2019

To Captains: OF Jo Adell and 3B Brian Dalbac

To Pilots: RHP Zach Davies, RHP Hector Neris, RHP Seth Lugo, OF Yadiel Hernandez, and OF Josh Stowers

Expos / Highlanders Trade

DATE: Sep-27, 2019

To Expos: OF Chad Pinder and 5K

To Highlanders: SS Lucius Fox and OF Brock Deatherage

Indians / Yeallow Jackets Trade

DATE: Sep-27, 2019

To Indians: RHP DeMarcus Evans and 20K

To Yellow Jackets: RHP Daniel Hudson