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Unique, sabermetric fantasy league
Posted: 25 February 2009 07:44 AM   [ Ignore ]

I am recruiting for the Mike Morgan Redraft League at Mendoza Baseball. Mendoza Baseball is a unique franchise ownership simulation game that is designed to simulate the economics, strategies and transaction rules of MLB as closely as possible. The scoring is based on a complex but intuitive system that mostly boils down to runs above replacement level and matches up pretty well to advanced player valuations like VORP.

Among other features, Mendoza Baseball has:

* W-L records based on Bill James’ Pythag theorem
* An e-Bay style free agent auction where you can sign veterans to multi-year contracts
* 40-man major league rosters, with 25 active spots
* Minor league rosters of up to 20 players and a system of waivers and options for moving players between rosters
* The ability to develop and keep prospects through a reserve clause system with an arbitration simulator
* A full-blown economic model where teams compete to earn profits as well as wins
* Intelligent, dedicated owners that manage their franchises year-round

Mendoza is not for the faint of heart, but if you’re a BBTF member and you’re going to play fantasy baseball, wouldn’t you want to play in a league like this instead of a crappy Yahoo league?

The Mike Morgan Redraft League is a single year, NL-only league played using a subset of the advanced features of the Mendoza format. We still have the e-Bay style auctions and the advanced scoring, but we acquire an entire team during the auction and throw everybody back into the pool at the end of the year. The Morgan League is the perfect way to try out the Mendoza format for a year with no strings attached. If you find you like the format, you will be in a great position to secure an open team in a keeper league next fall before they are made available to the general public.

We have eight owners now and are looking to get to 12. Email me at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or check out the website at http://www.mendozabaseball.com if you have any questions.

Arne

Posted: 21 May 2009 05:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]

great post! thank you for sharing :)
simulation rachat de credit

Posted: 29 December 2009 04:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]

Recruiting for this league again this year.  I also have one team in the Bill “Inspector” Caudill League. The Caudill League is a 13-team, NL-only league.  It has the full minor league system with reserve clause and arbitration, but we only allow single-year contracts for veterans.  So you can keep a minor league player for the full six years of the reserve clause, but there is enough of a pool of free agent-eligible veterans in the auction each year to allow almost any team to compete right away. 

I should mention that the scoring system is based on Extrapolated Runs with a replacement level angle.  Email me at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) if interested.

Arne