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  1. A few questions from PMers answered - hitting/pitching split in the auction is usually 65/35, maybe 70/30. Pitching categories are pretty typical roto 5x5x (W, ERA, WHIP, K, S) but with the recent changes in pitching such as openers and the continuing unpredictability of saves, less money seems to be going to pitching in the auction. Also, yes, all your keepers can be minor leaguers (who don't count against the $260 Auction Day cap), although this team only has four minor leaguers, so if you don't want to start fresh, you'd need to keep one major leaguer as well for the minimum five. In this league, Jose Abreu would be a bargain at that salary, as would Bauer and Paxton. Rosario and Polanco less so, along with Palka. Herrera is a possible gamble who would probably go for more than $16 in the Auction. Altuve is a possibility especially if you think he'll rebound and you use the $8 salary coupon to reduce him to $37. He would almost certainly go for more than that in the Auction. Finally, we all know each other so we don't use LeagueSafe - everyone pays with PayPal, and believe me I have better things to do than scam anyone out of $150 with posts this detailed. But you could pay by LeagueSafe if you're more comfortable that way. We can figure out a way to set that up.
  2. Not free, but meets your other stipulations I believe - see here:
  3. 5x5 Auction Keeper AL-only league entering its 12th season looking for an owner. 10 teams. 23-man active roster (2C, 1, 2, 3, S, CI, MI, 5OF, UT, 9P) acquired during an Auction, followed by a 17-round straight draft (in reverse order of last year's finish) for non-auction-acquired players and AL minor leaguers, both using the CBS software, so no physical presence necessary and you can be anywhere (our owners come from California, the Minneapolis area, Baltimore and NYC). The 17 reserve players plus the 23 actives make a 40-man roster, so despite just 10 teams the league is not a superstar league. At the same time, you can always find good free agents during the season. Auction/Draft Day is Sunday, April 7, 2019 beginning at 2 PM Eastern/11 AM Pacific. Usually takes about three and a half hours to complete both Auction and Draft. Stats are retroed to Opening Day. $150 to enter. Teams keep minimum 5, maximum 10 guys from year to year. Once a player has met rookie eligibility, he receives a $5 salary increase each year if kept. Teams finishing third through sixth each season get salary reductions for one player each the following year. Champ takes 65% of the pot, 35% to the runner-up. Weekly moves and free agents with $100 FAAB (major league players only) for the season; winning bid becomes that player's salary. Salary cap for the 23-man active roster is $260 on Auction/Draft Day, increasing to $300 for the season. Position eligibility for non-pitchers is 10 games previous year, 5 games current year. Weekly transactions (new week starts every Tuesday). September roster expansion is optional; each team can add one pitcher and one hitter for $25 each for the last four weeks. Trading is active but not out of control. Some owners are active with minor leaguers, some less so; it's possible the win the league either way. Players traded to the NL in-season, by the way, stay with your team for the entire year. Four of us have been in the league for the entire run since 2008; the others joined in 2011 and 2012, so we've been together a while. A longtime owner had to drop out, but left the 3rd place team from 2018 behind, with an $8 salary reduction for any one kept player. Roster is below; salaries are adjusted for 2019 but don't take into account the $8 you can take off of any one player (for example, you could keep Altuve and reduce him to $37). If you don't see at least five keepers, you also have the option to start fresh, with a full $260 to spend at the Auction. Full rules, other teams' rosters, answers to any questions etc. available to anyone interested. (For example, I'm happy to explain the inflation in league salaries and why Altuve, even at $45, is a potential keeper.) Post here, message me with your e-mail, or e-mail me at wavery2001@yahoo.com. We run very smoothly and would love to have someone who's friendly and up for a challenge. Thanks for reading. Roster: S. Perez, KC ($19), Swihart, BOS ($8), Abreu, CWS ($19), H. Dozier, KC ($7), Odor, TEX ($23), K. Seager, SEA ($22), J. Polanco, MIN ($15), Altuve, HOU ($45), Cron, MIN ($13), E. Rosario, MIN ($26), A. Garcia, TB ($22), Marwin Gonzalez, HOU (?) ($20), A. Gordon, KC ($6), T. Hernandez, TOR ($15), Palka, CWS ($11), Alford, TOR ($6), Moreland, BOS ($15), Frazier, NYY ($15), Soler, KC ($10), Bauer, CLE ($13), J. Beeks, TB ($7), Y. Chirinos, TB ($6), Hildenberger, MIN ($10), Paxton, NYY ($20), Reid-Foley, TOR ($7), Yarbrough, TB ($20), Cobb, BAL ($7), Duffy, KC ($15), Shoemaker, TOR ($7), K. Herrera, CWS ($16), Pineda, MIN ($6), and MINORS - Alex Kirilloff, MIN ($2), Brent Rooker, MIN ($5), Brandon Marsh, LAA ($2), and Jesus Luzardo, OAK ($2). Note - not a full 40-man because of some players traded to the NL in the offseason.
  4. Single-A Members 1 13 posts Report post Posted January 31 (edited) 5x5 Auction Keeper AL-only league entering its 12th season looking for an owner. 10 teams. 23-man active roster (2C, 1, 2, 3, S, CI, MI, 5OF, UT, 9P) acquired during an Auction, followed by a 17-round straight draft (in reverse order of last year's finish) for non-auction-acquired players and AL minor leaguers, both using the CBS software, so no physical presence necessary (our owners hail from California to the Minneapolis area to Baltimore and NYC). The 17 reserve players plus the 23 actives make a 40-man roster, so despite just 10 teams the league is pretty shallow; it's not at all a superstar league, but at the same time you can usually find a lot of good free agents during the season. Auction/Draft Day is Sunday, April 7, 2019 beginning at 2 PM Eastern/11 AM Pacific. Usually takes about three and a half, maybe 4 hours to complete both Auction and Draft. Stats are retroed to Opening Day. Teams keep minimum 5, maximum 10 from year to year. Any combo of players, any position, majors or minors, can be kept. Once a player has passed rookie eligibility, he receives a $5 salary increase each year if kept. Teams finishing third through sixth each season get salary reductions for one player each. Champ takes 65% of the pot, 35% to the runner-up. Weekly moves and free agents with $100 FAAB for the season; winning bid becomes that player's salary. Salary cap for the 23-man active roster is $260 on Auction/Draft Day, increasing to $300 for the season. Position eligibility for non-pitchers is 10 games previous year, 5 games current year. September roster expansion is optional; each team can add one pitcher and one hitter for $25 each for the last four weeks, which money goes in the pot. Trading is pretty active but not out of control. Dues are $150. Four of the ten members including the commissioner (me) have been in the league for the entire run since 2008; the others mostly joined in 2011 and 2012, so we've been together a while. A longtime owner had to drop out, but left the 3rd place team from 2018 behind, with an $8 salary reduction for one player and a decent group particularly in the majors; the reserves/minors may need some work. Roster is below; salaries are not adjusted for 2019 so all major leaguers will receive a $5 increase over what you see below. Full rules and of course any answers to questions available to anyone seriously interested. Post here or message me with your e-mail. Must be available for the Auction/Draft on April 7. We're nice people and want the same. We run pretty smoothly and would love to have someone who's laid back and friendly but knows their AL to join up. Thanks! Edit Pos Players All Batters First Game 3/28-4/1 Proj Own Start salary BA R HR RBI SB C Salvador Perez C | KC CHW 3/28 4:15pm Home: 3 (CHW) Away: 0 53 94% 86% 14 0.252 59 28 89 1 C Blake Swihart 1B,C,OF | BOS @SEA 3/28 7:10pm Home: 0 Away: 5 (@SEA,@OAK) 248 5% 2% 3 0.227 45 4 42 11 1B Hunter Dozier 1B,3B | KC CHW 3/28 4:15pm Home: 3 (CHW) Away: 0 204 5% 3% 2 0.244 53 13 55 4 2B Rougned Odor 2B | TEX CHC 3/28 4:05pm Home: 4 (CHC,HOU) Away: 0 64 86% 67% 18 0.269 93 22 86 14 3B Kyle Seager 3B | SEA BOS 3/28 7:10pm Home: 5 (BOS,LAA) Away: 0 102 82% 58% 17 0.231 69 24 82 2 SS Jorge Polanco SS | MIN CLE 3/28 4:10pm Home: 3 (CLE) Away: 0 132 34% 24% 10 0.270 72 16 80 11 MI Jose Altuve 2B | HOU @TB 3/28 4:00pm Home: 0 Away: 5 (@TB,@TEX) 6 99% 90% 40 0.328 101 21 76 22 CI C.J. Cron 1B | MIN CLE 3/28 4:10pm Home: 3 (CLE) Away: 0 85 56% 39% 8 0.261 72 38 86 1 OF Avisail Garcia OF | TB HOU 3/28 4:00pm Home: 5 (HOU,COL) Away: 0 136 49% 29% 17 0.291 68 20 70 4 OF Marwin Gonzalez 1B,2B,OF,SS | HOU @TB 3/28 4:00pm Home: 0 Away: 5 (@TB,@TEX) N/A 76% 54% 15 0.000 0 0 0 0 OF Alex Gordon OF | KC CHW 3/28 4:15pm Home: 3 (CHW) Away: 0 157 16% 12% 1 0.241 70 15 66 12 OF Teoscar Hernandez OF | TOR DET 3/28 3:37pm Home: 5 (DET,BAL) Away: 0 146 42% 23% 10 0.263 65 23 59 5 OF Daniel Palka OF | CHW @KC 3/28 4:15pm Home: 0 Away: 4 (@KC,@CLE) 133 22% 16% 6 0.251 74 28 77 3 U Anthony Alford OF | TOR DET 3/28 3:37pm Home: 5 (DET,BAL) Away: 0 295 6% 0% 1 0.251 26 8 24 4 Reserves 1B Jose Abreu 1B | CHW @KC 3/28 4:15pm Home: 0 Away: 4 (@KC,@CLE) 26 89% 45% 14 0.288 83 27 94 3 OF Eddie Rosario OF | MIN CLE 3/28 4:10pm Home: 3 (CLE) Away: 0 47 87% 53% 21 0.292 93 29 84 8 U Victor Martinez U | DET @TOR 3/28 3:37pm Home: 0 Away: 5 (@TOR,@NYY) N/A 5% 2% 1 0.000 0 0 0 0 U Mitch Moreland 1B | BOS @SEA 3/28 7:10pm Home: 0 Away: 5 (@SEA,@OAK) 149 46% 25% 10 0.256 68 19 76 2 Injured OF Clint Frazier OF | NYY BAL 3/28 1:05pm Home: 4 (BAL,DET) Away: 0 203 15% 1% 10 0.256 53 13 47 4 OF Jorge Soler OF | KC CHW 3/28 4:15pm Home: 3 (CHW) Away: 0 153 25% 3% 5 0.257 67 17 70 6 Minors OF Alex Kirilloff OF | MIN CLE 3/28 4:10pm Home: 3 (CLE) Away: 0 N/A 8% 0% 2 0.000 0 0 0 0 OF Brent Rooker OF,1B | MIN CLE 3/28 4:10pm Home: 3 (CLE) Away: 0 N/A 2% 0% 5 0.000 0 0 0 0 U Brandon Marsh OF | LAA @OAK 3/28 4:07pm Home: 0 Away: 5 (@OAK,@SEA) N/A 2% 0% 2 0.000 0 0 0 0 Pitchers Keepers Schedule Rankings Trends Contracts Projections Edit Pos Players All Pitchers First Game 3/28-4/1 Proj Own Start salary ERA WHIP W K S Pitchers Keepers Schedule Rankings Trends Contracts Projections Edit Pos Players All Pitchers First Game 3/28-4/1 Proj Own Start salary ERA WHIP W K S P Trevor Bauer P | CLE @MIN 3/28 4:10pm Home: 1 (CHW) Away: 3 (@MIN) 17 90% 42% 8 3.23 1.21 18 226 0 P Jalen Beeks P | TB HOU 3/28 4:00pm Home: 5 (HOU,COL) Away: 0 413 7% 3% 2 5.10 1.45 4 41 0 P Yonny Chirinos P | TB HOU 3/28 4:00pm Home: 5 (HOU,COL) Away: 0 324 6% 3% 1 3.61 1.22 4 54 0 P Edwin Diaz P | NYM @WAS 3/28 1:05pm Home: 0 Away: 4 (@WAS,@MIA) N/A 93% 89% 15 2.30 0.90 2 93 40 P Trevor Hildenberger P | MIN CLE 3/28 4:10pm Home: 3 (CLE) Away: 0 326 17% 11% 5 4.88 1.32 2 57 12 P Andrew Miller P | STL @MIL 3/28 2:10pm Home: 0 Away: 5 (@MIL,@PIT) N/A 34% 17% 11 2.88 1.19 3 107 15 P James Paxton P | NYY BAL 3/28 1:05pm Home: 4 (BAL,DET) Away: 0 30 93% 65% 15 3.38 1.19 16 223 0 P Sean Reid-Foley P | TOR DET 3/28 3:37pm Home: 5 (DET,BAL) Away: 0 283 6% 2% 2 4.34 1.38 7 121 0 P Ryan Yarbrough P | TB HOU 3/28 4:00pm Home: 5 (HOU,COL) Away: 0 216 31% 21% 15 4.01 1.31 11 132 0 Reserves P Alex Cobb P | BAL @NYY 3/28 1:05pm Home: 0 Away: 4 (@NYY,@TOR) 301 29% 11% 2 4.48 1.40 8 120 0 P Danny Duffy P | KC CHW 3/28 4:15pm Home: 3 (CHW) Away: 0 232 40% 14% 10 4.04 1.43 12 130 0 P Jeurys Familia P | NYM @WAS 3/28 1:05pm Home: 0 Away: 4 (@WAS,@MIA) N/A 51% 35% 8 3.24 1.24 4 56 6 P David Robertson P | PHI ATL 3/28 3:05pm Home: 3 (ATL) Away: 0 N/A 30% 23% 10 2.84 0.98 2 96 31 P Matt Shoemaker P | TOR DET 3/28 3:37pm Home: 5 (DET,BAL) Away: 0 293 15% 7% 2 4.66 1.36 7 127 0 Injured P Kelvin Herrera P | CHW @KC 3/28 4:15pm Home: 0 Away: 4 (@KC,@CLE) 118 37% 11% 11 3.02 1.26 3 56 24 P Michael Pineda P | MIN CLE 3/28 4:10pm Home: 3 (CLE) Away: 0 250 6% 1% 1 4.77 1.47 13 147 0 Minors P Jesus Luzardo P | OAK LAA 3/28 4:07pm Home: 5 (LAA,BOS) Away: 0 187 15% 2% 2 3.96 1.30 13 155 0 Active: 23 Reserve: 9 Injured: 4 Minors: 4 Active salary: 236 Total salary: 352
  5. That would be fraud or fraud in the inducement and would be a separate cause of action from a "garden variety" breach of contract claim. So punitives would be available. And you might well be right - I haven't studied the situation closely enough to foreclose the possibility that there's tortious conduct here. But if it's only breach, there are unlikely to be punitives available.
  6. Thanks to several of you who have showed interest - sending out responses to your PMs now. For anyone else, please let me know of any interest. Thanks.
  7. Without any accompanying fraud or other tort? There are, sure. I'd say it's probably at a rate of about 1 in 1,000 cases. Maybe even more rare.
  8. I don't know. I think Silver has been good for the sport on the whole, but you're right - this situation is pretty strange and the league isn't coming off well.
  9. Yeah, punitive damages aren't happening here. This is a breach of contract situation, which doesn't support punitives. Maybe the A's can tack on some sort of claims (fraud, interference with contractual relations, etc.) that would trigger punitives, but that isn't usually successful when everyone on the other side knows that you only added those claims to do so. I agree that Boras will not sue a client.
  10. Davante definitely doesn't get the appreciation he deserves. Particularly since, with Nelson leaving and Cobb and Graham kinda useless, it's not much of a mystery who Rodgers is targeting. I think JJSS will be fine either with Brown or without.
  11. They didn't. I mean, their defense wasn't great (as usual I guess) and they failed to stomp on the Rams with that early lead, but that game outcome wasn't a choke by anyone except the two zebras who didn't call something, anything on that play. Mind-boggling. I think the Saints will be right back in it next year. They might try mining the lower levels of the draft and street free agents for some defensive gems.
  12. I'm personally sick of "running backs room," etc. I visualize Gordon, Ekeler, and Justin Jackson sitting in a hotel conference room discussing plays with the RB coach while sipping water and doodling on notepads. It's dumb. "WR corps" or "WRs" or "quarterback group" works just fine. This one needs to die down fast. From the OP, "eat" and "fed" are absolutely terrible.
  13. I heard a lot about Suh taking attention away from Donald but in the 5-6 Rams games I watched this season, I just didn't see that. Suh looked slow to me and was probably more help against the run (?). I think Donald is just a transformative talent. Given that Brady has not really been touched in the postseason this has to be the key matchup to watch on Sunday.