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Friday, March 03, 2006

Fantasy Owner Needed

Hey guys, I need an owner for an NL only fantasy team.

Basic league structure: 14 teams, keeper, sabermetric stats, auction style, with long-term extensions and deep farm systems. $263 auction cap, 24 players.

Batting stats:

adjOBP (basically OBP with CS subracted from the numerator) - replaces AVG.
Bases Produced (TB + SB) - replaces HR, why not give credit for 2B and 3B too, puts SB in proper perspective.
Runs Scored - replaces SB, for obvious reasons.
RBI - no change.

Pitching stats:

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Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: March 03, 2006 at 09:12 AM | 4 comment(s)
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Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Aftermath of the Negro Leagues Election

I think we should either come up with definite reasons why the committee might have missed on Cooper, W.Brown, Mendez and Taylor, or we should be more inclined to elect them.

Note, I’m not saying we should say why they do or don’t belong, we’ve done that for the most part. We should give reasons for why the Committee may have overrated these guys (like they played in favorable parks, weak leagues, etc.).

If we can’t come up with reasons why the committee could have overrated these guys, I ...

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Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: March 01, 2006 at 05:32 AM | 59 comment(s)
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Monday, February 27, 2006

1971 Ballot

Newbies: Warren Spahn, Nellie Fox, Roy Sievers, and Vic Power.

Returnees: Clark Griffith, Biz Mackey, Cool Papa Bell, George Van Haltren, Bobby Doerr, George Sisler, Cannonball Dick Redding, and Joe Gordon.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 27, 2006 at 02:13 PM | 82 comment(s)
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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Vic Power

Eligible in 1971.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 22, 2006 at 10:40 PM | 3 comment(s)
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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Jim Gilliam

Eligible in 1972.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 21, 2006 at 02:49 AM | 8 comment(s)
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Monday, February 20, 2006

1970 Results: The Hall of Merit Welcomes ‘50s Stars Snider and Wynn!

In his first year on the ballot, Dodger great Duke Snider received 95% of all possible points to be awarded a spot in the Hall of Merit.

In only his second year of eligibility, 300—game winner Early Wynn became the second inductee selected by the electorate this election by amassing 49% of all possible points.

Rounding out the top-ten were: Clark Griffith, Biz Mackey, Cool Papa Bell, George Van Haltren, Bobby Doerr, George Sisler, Cannonball Dick Redding, and Joe Gordon (his first appearnce ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 20, 2006 at 01:05 AM | 20 comment(s)
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Roy Sievers

Eligible in 1971.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 20, 2006 at 12:54 AM | 7 comment(s)
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Nellie Fox

Eligible in 1971.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 20, 2006 at 12:53 AM | 113 comment(s)
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Warren Spahn

Eligible in 1971.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 20, 2006 at 12:40 AM | 31 comment(s)
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1971 Ballot Discussion

1971 (May 6)—elect 2
WS W3 Rookie Name-Pos (Died)

412 161.8 1946 Warren Spahn-P (2003)
304 83.7 1949 Nellie Fox-2B (1975)
231 60.9 1949 Roy Sievers-1B/LF
153 62.4 1953 Harvey Haddix-P (1994)
175 51.9 1954 Wally Moon-LF/RF
169 49.1 1951 Frank Thomas-LF/3B
157 46.9 1955 Bill Virdon-CF
145 51.0 1954 Ed Bailey-C
141 53.0 1955 Frank Lary-P
152 45.2 1954 Vic Power-1B
127 42.5 1955 Gus Triandos-C
127 42.0 1952 Dick Donovan-P (1997)
120 42.6 1954 Don Mossi-P
131 32.8 1954 Joe Cunningham-1B/RF
120 ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 20, 2006 at 12:31 AM | 159 comment(s)
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Monday, February 13, 2006

1970 Ballot

Newbies: Duke Snider, Minnie Minoso, Billy Pierce, Pete Runnels, Bill Bruton, and Luis Marquez

Returnees: Early Wynn, Biz Mackey, Clark Griffith , George Van Haltren, Cool Papa Bell, Bobby Doerr, George Sisler, and Willard Brown.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 13, 2006 at 02:00 PM | 111 comment(s)
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Monday, February 06, 2006

Bill Bruton

Eligible in 1970.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 06, 2006 at 08:07 PM | 3 comment(s)
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1970 Ballot Discussion

1970 (February 6)-elect 2
WS W3 Rookie Name-Pos (Died)

352 103.6 1948 Duke Snider-CF (living)
283 79.6 1951 Minnie Minoso-LF (living)
248 88.8 1948 Billy Pierce-P (living)
216 58.5 1951 Pete Runnels-2B/1B (1991)
159 64.8 1949 Bobby Shantz-RP (living)
190 50.9 1953 Bill Bruton-CF (1995)
194 42.9 1953 Al Smith-RF/LF (2002)
103 39.8 1955 Sam Jones-P (1971)

HF% Career Name-pos (born) BJ – MVP - All-Star
00% 44-64 Luis Marquez-CF/IF (1925) – 0 – 0*


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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 06, 2006 at 05:53 AM | 77 comment(s)
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1969 Results: Musial (Unanimously!) and Berra Get Their Hall of Merit Tickets Stamped!

In his first year of eligibility, Cardinal legend Stan Musial became the ninth unanimous selection for the Hall of Merit.

Catching great Yogi Berra also had a robust showing in his first year on the ballot with 95% of all possible points.

Rounding out the top-ten were: Early Wynn (the first-year candidate now leads the backlog), Biz Mackey, Clark Griffith, George Van Haltren, Cool Papa Bell, Bobby Doerr, George Sisler, and Willard Brown.

RK   LY  Player                   PTS  Bal   1  2  3 ...
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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 06, 2006 at 04:32 AM | 54 comment(s)
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Monday, January 30, 2006

Pete Runnels

Eligible in 1970.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 30, 2006 at 05:49 AM | 4 comment(s)
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Billy Pierce

Eligible in 1970.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 30, 2006 at 05:48 AM | 62 comment(s)
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Duke Snider

Eligible in 1970.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 30, 2006 at 05:46 AM | 65 comment(s)
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1969 Ballot

Notable newbies: Stan Musial, Yogi Berra, Early Wynn, Gil Hodges, Sherm Lollar, Vic Wertz, and Diomedes Olivo.

Top-ten returnees: Biz Mackey, Clark Griffith, George Van Haltren, Cool Papa Bell, George Sisler, Bobby Doerr, Jake Beckley and Willard Brown.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 30, 2006 at 05:35 AM | 84 comment(s)
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Sunday, January 22, 2006

1969 Ballot Discussion

1969 (January 30)-elect 2
WS W3 Rookie Name-Pos (Died)

604 188.1 1942 Stan Musial-LF/1B (living)
375 119.5 1947 Yogi Berra-C (living)
309 107.9 1941 Early Wynn-P (1999)
263 76.6 1947 Gil Hodges-1B (1972)
209 69.8 1947 Sherm Lollar-C (1977)
219 57.4 1947 Vic Wertz-RF/1B (1983)
181 62.8 1951 Johnny Logan-SS (living)
157 40.7 1952 Johnny Temple-2B (1994)
132 45.3 1954 Don Hoak-3B (1969)
118 45.3 1954 Frank Sullivan-P (living)
116 37.8 1952 Wally Post-RF (1982)
117 31.8 1951 Charlie ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 22, 2006 at 09:20 PM | 234 comment(s)
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1968 Results: “Eppa Jeptha” and “Whiz Kid” Ashburn Get the Hall of Merit Nod!

In his 30th year on a ballot, Phillie and Red pitching star Eppa Rixey earned 39% of all possible points to finally get his HoM plaque.

Leadoff hitter extraordinaire Richie Ashburn gained 38% of all possible points to be awarded induction in his first year of eligibility.

Rounding out the top-ten were: Biz Mackey, Clark Griffith, George Van Haltren, Cool Papa Bell, George Sisler, Bobby Doerr (huge jump for him!), Jake Beckley, and Willard Brown (first time in the top-ten).

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 22, 2006 at 09:16 PM | 91 comment(s)
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Thursday, January 19, 2006

Gil Hodges

Eligible in 1969.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 19, 2006 at 03:40 AM | 74 comment(s)
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Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Stan Musial

Eligible in 1969.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 18, 2006 at 08:45 PM | 50 comment(s)
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Yogi Berra

Eligible in 1969.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 18, 2006 at 08:44 PM | 110 comment(s)
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Early Wynn

Eligible in 1969.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 18, 2006 at 08:42 PM | 89 comment(s)
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Minnie Minoso

Eligible in 1970.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 18, 2006 at 08:42 PM | 132 comment(s)
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Sherm Lollar

Eligible in 1969.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 18, 2006 at 08:41 PM | 6 comment(s)
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Vic Wertz

Eligible in 1969

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 18, 2006 at 08:39 PM | 17 comment(s)
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Luis Marquez

Eligible in 1970.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 18, 2006 at 08:37 PM | 10 comment(s)
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Monday, January 16, 2006

1968 Ballot

Notable new candidates: Richie Ashburn, Red Schoendienst, and Eddie Yost.

Returnees: Eppa Rixey, Biz Mackey, Clark Griffith, George Sisler, George Van Haltren, Cool Papa Bell, Jake Beckley, and Cannonball Dick Redding.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 16, 2006 at 02:25 PM | 140 comment(s)
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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

2006 HOF Results: Blyleven, Gossage, and Trammell are the BTF Picks!

Chosen last year as worthy of election (part of a group that included HOF inductees Wade Boggs and Ryne Sandberg), pitching star Bert Blyleven was easily picked again with a more than impressive 96% of the 102 ballots cast this year (only 74 more ballots than last year :-). Blyleven also received a robust 96% in 2005.

Another BTF pick of last year, fireman par excellance Rich “Goose” Gossage, easily passed the 75% threshold with our group. He had 87% of our electorate’s support (he had 93% ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 10, 2006 at 12:10 AM | 14 comment(s)
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