Thread: Patton & Co. League

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Since we are sharing ...

Hanigan, Ryan(C) CIN 1 S1
Freeman, Freddie(1B) ATL 13 S1
Hill, Aaron(2B) ARI 18 S2
Prado, Martin(3B,OF) ARI 22 S2
Rizzo, Anthony(1B) CHC 10 S1
Denorfia, Chris(OF) SD 2 S1
Heyward, Jason(OF) ATL 29 S2
Upton, Justin(OF) ATL 34 S1
Burnett, A.J.(P) PIT 2 S2
Howard Lynch LynchMob
Mar 29 '13
Slyke and I are in an NL home league together entering it's 4th year. I remember last year. Hanley was the only major hitter available and went for $54. Gio went for $35 and Putz went for $30.

Nutty. Good luck.
Mike Gianella MikeG
Mar 29 '13
PCL Hitter list is filled mostly with injured players (McCann, HanRam, Wright) and unknowns.

3rd draft in a keeper league is just murder. After this year, the bumps will smooth out a bit.
Kent Ostby Seadogs
Mar 29 '13
Since we are sharing.

LaRoche 17
N Walker 22
Castro 24
Polanco 5
M Carpenter 10
Aoki 1
Duda 10
McCutchen 34
Mayberry 2
Cahill 11
Harvey 10

Reserve Taillon 15
Noah Hirsch NSh58
Mar 28 '13
2013 Palin Comparisons Keepers:

C: Montero $18
C: Hundley $4
1B: Hart $18
2B: Weeks $26
3B: Headley $12
SS: Rollins $23
MD: Amarista $1
OF: Beltran $14
OF: Maybin $15
OF: Venable $5
OF: Ludwick $3
P: J. Zimmerman $17
P: Latos $19
P: Parnell $10

Weeks was my biggest decision. $26 seems like quite a lot, but given potentially high inflation and the fact that he is just the perfect guy to round out my offense, I decided to keep him. I'd be interested to hear from just one PCL owner who might have paid $26 for him at auction.

All in all, I rate the Palin off-season a D-minus. I lost Reyes, Josh Johnson, Buerhle, and Maxwell to the AL, my $5 Johann to injury, and I wasn't able to swing even one trade.

Hopefully, my strength (the auction) will be able to net me at least somewhat of a decent pitching staff (unless I decide to screw pitching altogether and just dominate offense).
Keith Prosseda andypro
Mar 28 '13
Double hit - in real $$'s, you pay the value of the contract being bought out to the league kitty. In roto $'s, in the year you buy out the contract you lose 1/2 the annual salary from your $260 auction cap (eg - you extended a $12 pitcher to $22x in his option year, he needs Tommy John surgery the next winter, it'll cost you $11 the next auction to not have to protect him).

Same applies to any FAAB pickups during the previous year with bids >$10.
Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Feb 14 '13
Thanks guys!

Texpope - what's the penalty if you release a player you assign a long term contract to? Is it a cap hit or do you pay the amount of the voided contract to the league kitty?

That has been a topic of debate in my ultra NL only league.
Keith Cromer Slyke
Feb 14 '13
For shits and grins, tossed out a rules change proposal in my home league (ultra, NL only). Standard rules allow for a contract extension going into players 3rd year that adds $5 a year to the player salary for every additional year, the new salary starting in year 3.

Rule change would allow a "going into year 2" decision, where you could do an early extension that would add $3 to a players salary for every additional year, the new salary starting in year 2.

Looks like it's going to get shot down, and I'm certainly not married to it - but thought it a fun tweak.
Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Feb 14 '13
Welcome Slyke. You've come a long way from sneering at what you used to derisively call the dollar leagues.

Hoping you bring some in-season life to what's a dead league in terms of trading.
Mike Gianella MikeG
Feb 13 '13
Congrats to both Slyke and Texpope. I'm sure you'll do a great job representing Patton & Co this season.
Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Feb 12 '13