Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Keeping Score

Let's take today to discuss the stats categories. I just wanted to ensure that everyone was ok with them. In case you forgot, they are currently-

Scoring for Batting Categories
BA - Batting Average
HR - Home Runs
R - Runs
RBI - Runs Batted In
SB - Stolen Bases

Scoring for Pitching Categories
ERA - Earned Run Average
K - Strikeouts (Pitcher)
S - Saves
W - Wins
WHIP - Walks + Hits / Inning

Is everyone good with this? Does anyone have any ideas?

Let's talk about the tie-breaker. Right now, according to the rules, its says, "In the event of a 5 to 5 tie, the team with better statistics from their reserve players wins the week".

I know there was some discussion during the season last year (both pro and con). Let's get your input and see if we can either come up with a better solution or affirm the current rules that are in place. Fire away.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Day 2

A lot has been said about the league's finances, so 3K and I propose instituting a system for payments. The initial $100 will be due BEFORE draft day (which is at the end of March so I don't see it being a problem). Those who do not pay before draft day will not be able to draft (and their team will go to autodraft). Hopefully it won't come to that.

As far as transactions, the first installment for transcation payments will be the end of All-Star weekend in July. For those who do not meet this deadline will not be able to make any trades or free agent pickups until we receive payment.

The second installment for transaction payments will be at the end of the season.

I think this is a sensible idea and one that will keep the league's finances in order (and ensure prompt payment to the winners).

Also, if you notice in the league rules, the points system (points awarded to each team based on where they placed at the end of the season) is a tad askew (if was accidentally based on a 14 team league). So I would like to offer an amendment to adjust the points distribution to a 12 team league. It will be adjusted as follows-

1st place- 16 points
2nd place- 13 points
3rd place- 10 points
4th place- 8 points
5th place- 7 points
6th place- 6 points
7th place- 5 points
8th place- 4 points
9th place- 3 points
10th place- 2 points
11th place- 1 point
12th place-0 points

Monday, January 11, 2010

PG Convention 2010

I hereby declare PG Sportsworld's 2010 Fantasy Baseball convention open. As I have mentioned before, this week we will address some issues that fellow GM have talked about since last season as well as some new ideas. The object of the exercise is to have all of the stakeholders involved a seat at the table, and the power to mold the league something exciting as well as competitive.

With that in mind, let's get to our first issue. GM New Linc of the Salt Creek Sluggers, submitted this proposal. Let's discuss it, and please make your vote by 11:59PM this evening.

New Linc's proposal for the 2010 fantasy baseball season puts in place a "franchise tag" type of option for one player on each team. The specifics are as follows:
Each team owner MAY re-sign, if they choose to do so, one player on their existing roster who would otherwise hit the free agent market upon the condition that the player selected receives the maximum 3 year contract.

For example, of the players you have on your roster that are due to hit free agency this year you could select Hudson Street as your player to "tag" and give him a 3 year contract thus keeping him off the free agency market. Or, if you want a complete over-haul you could let all your free agents hit the market and roll the dice that you can re-draft him at a 1 or 2 year contract.

The rational for this option is to allow all team owners some flexibility come the start of each season and allow them to designate either a superstar or young talent to build their franchise around. It also mirrors the MLB with such teams/players as St. Louis/Pujols, Twins/Mauer, Marlins/Ramirez, etc.

A few notes here. Since we already have the Free Agent/5th Round pick system in place, if New Linc's proposal were to pass, it would not be effective until the 2011 season.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Open Thread

Please use this for questions/comments regarding the player database, waiver wire situation, or all things related to fantasy baseball.

Monday, January 4, 2010

PG GM Conference

Ok guys, I am planning on having our annual GM conference next week right here on the blog. This is how it will work. Each day I will post a pressing issue that needs to be addressed, and each and every GM has a vote. I will e-mail everyone a copy of the league rules to peruse before the conference (everyone should have one already).

Per the League rules, a 75% majority will automatically pass an amendment without the commissioner's approval. A 2/3 majority (but under 75%) approves an amendment where the commissioner will make the final ruling. Keep in mind, an appeal can be made to the assistant commissioner if an owner feels the commissioner did not act with the best interests of the league. If three people appeal to the assistant commissioner, the assisant commissioner can overturn the Commissioner's ruling.

So if anyone wants to amend the rules or add new ones, next week is the time to do it.

Let's use this forum to discuss the upcoming conference. Any suggestions or ideas are always welcomed.