Thursday, December 11, 2014

Updated Rules - Suggestion

Win Floor: 60/125/190/255

If an owner violates the anti-tanking rules, they may appeal. If there isn’t evidence of blatant tanking the owner will be allowed back on probationary status.
Example: if you win 50 games in season 1 and are allowed back you will need to win 75 in season 2. 

If you fall below 55 wins in more than one season or if you have back-to-back 100 loss seasons, the committee will vote on if you will be allowed back.  

** Teams missing the win floor that are allowed back will be on probation status until they reach the next win floor **
Probation sanctions are: 12M prospect budget, no IFA prospect signing over $1M

A world committee will be set up by the commish. 
It will be made up of 4 owners, 2 from the AL and 2 from the NL. 
The committee will vote on rules violations as well as admission to the world if / when vacancies occur. In case of a voting tie, then the commish will cast the tie breaking vote. 

If a committee member quits or gets kicked out, then the commish will appoint a replacement committee member. 
If the commish quits or gets kicked out, then the committee will appoint a new commish. 

All owners are expected to keep their minors stocked, to avoid fatigue problems. 
Above all the owners will be held to the WIS HBD fairplay rules. 

Budget limits: 

Budget Violations will be dealt with as follows. If a team budgets lower than the minimum they must transfer that amount from Prospect Budget and their max for prospect budgeting will be that much less overall for that seasons. Example if a team’s budgets 6M in ADV Scouting they must transfer 4M from prospect and their max prospect for that season would now be 26M. If a team does not have enough prospect $$ to transfer there may be a sanction on the following season. The Commish reserves the right to immediately expel an owner for violating this rule. 

Payroll: 115 Max 
Prospect: 30 Max 
Prospect Payroll can NOT exceed 30 million. 
(Example, if you budget 20 million for Prospect Cash, then you can only transfer in up to another 10 million). 

Penalty - 

The player or players that are signed by going over the cap will stay in Rookie league and inactive for one full seasons. The offending owner will be immediately removed from the world for this rules violation. 

HS/Col Scout: 10 Min Combined (you can go 0 in one if you go at least 10 in the other) 
Adv Scout: 10 Min 
Medical: 10 Min 
Training: 10 Min 

Must use at least a 4 man rotation. Tandem Pitching staffs are allowed as long as the Tandem A is set to 60+ Target Pitch Count. 

Trades: If cash is included in a trade then the cash can NOT exceed the player salary going with it. (Example is player A makes 2 million...you can NOT trade 5 million and the player) 

R5 Draft: You must protect your players for the 40 man roster! 
Plenty of time to do so once budgets are set to protect your players for the Rule V Draft. There will be no "I had something come up, please take pity on me and trade me my player back." 

Stadiums: The following ballparks are banned from the league. Colorado, Santa Fe, Tucson, San Jose, Burlington ,and Tacoma 


Owners are allowed to change stadiums every 5 seasons.. New owners must remain in the current city for at least one season before they can make a change.. This will prevent a team from having a new stadium every season..  

All team names must be listed in normal text. No Symbols, No all CAPS. 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Season 5 Draft Grades

#1           Diory Mercado                   Drafted by Syracuse                           Draft Grade: A+
Best player from this draft class picked 1st
ROY, 2 time All Star, 2 time Silver Slugger
Probably a future HOF player

#2           Willard Green                    Drafted by Tampa Bay                       Draft Grade: C+
Decent player but probably more of a pick 10-15 type.

#3           Miller Broxton                   Drafted by Atlanta                               Draft Grade: N/A
Didn’t sign.. Questionable move taking this player as there were a few quality players worthy of the #2 pick that would’ve signed.

#4           J.T. Kelly                               Drafted by New Orleans                    Draft Grade: A-
Stud DH/1B. Journeyman with only 2 ML seasons..
ROY, 1 MVP, 1 Silver Slugger, 1 All Star
Could be future HOF player

#5           Matt Kirwan                       Drafted by Salem                                Draft Grade: B
Good back end rotation pitcher.. Weak splits with solid control. Having just one good pitch might make for some rough seasons.

#6           Troy Blair                            Drafted by New Orleans                    Draft Grade: B
Decent #3 starting pitcher.. Above average  to good control and splits. Having just one good pitch might be a problem.
Could be a Season 10 Rookie of the Year candidate.

#7           Esmailyn Cruz                   Drafted by Florida                              Draft Grade: B+
Solid Centerfielder with good defense, speed and OBP ability.  Poor baserunning ability negates some of his speed ability.

#8           Patrick Webster               Drafted by Los Angeles                      Draft Grade: C-
Decent Centerfielder.. Average Range and Glove.. Average bat..

#9           Leo Conway                         Drafted by New York                          Draft Grade: A
Great LF/1B who can hit.. He probably should’ve been a Top 5 pick in this draft.

#10         Ben Fielder                         Drafted by Oakland                            Draft Grade: A
Best Starting pitcher in this draft class. Probably should’ve been drafted as early as # 2
Probably the favorite to win Rookie of the year in Season 10.

#11         Haywood Gaston               Drafted by Philadelphia                     Draft Grade: B-
Decent pitcher probably a career #4/5 starting pitcher. Average Control, mediocre splits..

#12         Pablo Gomez                      Drafted by Nashville                          Draft Grade: B-
Decent pitcher. Like Gaston probably not good enough to be a team ace. Good Control, mediocre vsR, Solid Velocity and 3 good pitches should be enough for him to probably have a 4 ish ERA  throughout his career.

#13         Freddy Cooper                   Drafted by Salt Lake City                   Draft Grade: C+
Decent Relief Pitcher.. Would be a lot better if his splits were flipped.  Probably good enough to be in the ML’s, stuck in AAA for a 5th season.

#14         Matthew Vernon               Drafted by Las Vegas                          Draft Grade: A
He is a solid Relief Pitcher and couldve very easily been selected in the top 10. Great control, Great vsR with one excellent 1st pitch and a solid 2nd pitch.

#15         Benny Terrero                 Drafted by Louisville                         Draft Grade: C+
Average  starting pitcher. Probably a career # 5 guy. Probably best utilized as a LongA. Would be a stud if he had better splits.

#16         GeraldoMarquez              Drafted by Texas                                Draft Grade: A
Didn’t sign..  Gave this selection an A grade due to the team getting a Type D pick in this weak draft class.

#17         RonKirk                              Drafted by Chicago                             Draft Grade: D
Mediocre relief pitcher doesn’t excel at anything

#18         SantoCarrasco                  Drafted by St. Louis                            Draft Grade: B
Decent left fielder. Good splits with a pretty good eye. Good speed with low BR ability. Quality starter.

#19         HarveyHamilton              Drafted by Pittsburgh                         Draft Grade: C+
Decent LF/2B good power average on all other ratings. Decent starter.

#20         KevinAllen                         Drafted by Cincinnati                         Draft Grade: D-
Mediocre starting pitcher. Not skilled enough to be a successful major league player.

#21         DennyBrush      Drafted by Norfolk                                             Draft Grade: D+
Mediocre to average relief pitcher not convinced that his high velocity, groundball and two good pitches will be enough to offset his below average control and splits.
#22         HarryCallaspo   Drafted by Cheyenne                                          Draft Grade: A
Didn’t sign..  Gave this selection an A grade due to the team getting a Type D pick in this weak draft class.

#23         JimSwisher        Drafted by Detroit                                               Draft Grade: D+
Border line major league talent.

#24         RossHissey         Drafted by Boston                                               Draft Grade: D+
Border line major league talent.

#25         Hong-ChihSuh   Drafted by Helena                                               Draft Grade: C+
Solid defensive player. Could win GG’s in CF or 2B.

#26         CozyBoyer          Drafted by Columbus                                         Draft Grade: C+
Average ML player due to his bat not being strong enough for 1B, LF or RF. He doesn’t have the defensive skills to play any of the skilled positions. Combination of Eye, BR and Speed makes him usable in the Majors.

#27         MarshallRath    Drafted by Norfolk                                             Draft Grade: C
Average ML player has great contact, runs well and can hit righties well enough to play in the Majors. Unfortunately he doesn’t have the defensive skills to play more than a COF/1B platoon.

#28         ChrisBranyan   Drafted by Philadelphia                                     Draft Grade: N/A
Didn’t sign
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#29         LeoMazzaro       Drafted by Mexico City                                      Draft Grade: C+
Average ML player. Probably best suited as a Utility defender that could start vs lefties.


#30         EugeneKnight  Drafted by Boise                                                 Draft Grade: B-
Long relief type pitcher..   Avrage to low splits, Good control. Great #1 pitch with a couple other average pitches.. With a very LOW GB rating his downfall will always be the long ball. 

Friday, June 6, 2014

Season 10 Win Floor requirements

Norfolk must win 67 games or more
Philadelphia  must win 66 games or more
Syracuse must win 66 games or more
Columbus must win 60 games or more
New York must win 57 games or more

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Owner Interview: Geese2128

Los Angeles Blue Crew

WIS Name: geese2128
First Name: Doug
Home State: Ohio
Age: 38


What do you do when you’re not playing HBD or working?: 
Golf, way way to much golf.

Favorite Teams: 
Cincinnati Reds, Cincinnati Bengals & The Miami Hurricanes.

Choose 4 people you’d like to hang out with for a night (why?): 

Bill Clinton(fairly sure we all know why), Peter Edward Rose(listening to story after story after story), Roger Clemens(childhood sports hero), Adriana Lima(VS Angel).

Funniest or dumbest thing that you have done in last few years: 

This last Saturday. Went to the Ohio State/Penn State game in Columbus but the tickets were still in Cincinnati. Now I owe a HUGE favor as I had to talk a friend into driving up our tickets.

Most Memorable WIS moment: 

Completing my first full season in WIS knowing it could only get better from there...

HBD owner that you respect/fear the most (Why?): 

Mikebr13 in my other league, Majors. Just seems like every single season he is able to make a trade or acquisition that makes his Team substantially better. 

If you could change one thing about Sweet Lou, what would it be?:

More good clean smack talk between Division rivals. First weeks LA Times headline: Los Angeles Blue Crew starts season(8) 7-0 after completing sweeps in Salt Lake & Salem!

If you could change one thing about HBD what would it be?: 

Coach contracts would last longer than 1 year. Worse part of the season is wasting time fighting over minor league coaches. Also, I do not have any brilliant ideas on how but the Draft should & could be so much better.