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CURRENT DATE: Dec-11, 2019

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Unowned Player Draft

Feb-01, 2020

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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 / YellowJackets 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

Highlanders / Pilots Trade

DATE: Sep-24, 2019

To Highlanders: LHP Kris Bubic, RHP Trevor Stephan, 1B Tyler Nevin and 35K

To Pilots: LHP Alex Young

Browns / Indians Trade

DATE: Sep-24, 2019

To Browns: OF Will Benson, SS Sergio Alcantera and 15K

To Indians: 2B Adam Frazier and OF Myles Straw

Browns / Pilots Trade

DATE: Sep-22, 2019

To Browns: 2B Franklin Barreto and RHP Slade Cecconi

To Pilots: OF Tyler Naquin

Expos / Knights Trade

DATE: Sep-19, 2019

To Expos: OF Mallex Smith, LHP Daniel Norris, LHP Ryan Borucki, RHP Jose DeLeon and RHP Michael Grove

To Knights: LHP Dallas Keuchel

Expos / Pilots Trade

DATE: Sep-19, 2019

To Expos: C Wilson Ramos

To Pilots: RHP Matt Festa and LHP Jose Suarez

Updates Completed

DATE: Sep-15, 2019

The 'behind the scenes' software version updates to the message board and to certain website files has been successfully completed.

Everything should be just as it was before the updates.

Website Updates in Progress

DATE: Sep-15, 2019

Our webhost is going to be updating the version of PHP our website can use in the not too distant future, so right now our message board software is being updated to the latest version... as well as some of the files for the main website.

During this period, the message board won't be accessible.

When everything is successfully completed, you shouldn't notice any differences with either the website or the message board. Everything being done is behind the scenes.

I'll make a post here once these updates are completed.

Pilots / Reds Trade

DATE: Sep-15, 2019

To Pilots: 3B Wyatt Mathisen and RHP Tyler Phillips

To Reds: OF Brett Gardner

Grays / Mudhens Trade

DATE: Sep-15, 2019

To Grays: RHP Scott Oberg

To Mudhens: C Alejandro Kirk and SS Terrin Vavra

Mudhens / Pilots Trade

DATE: Sep-12, 2019

To Mudhens: OF Chris Shaw

To Pilots: LHP Drew Smyly