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#56985 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Take 3 - I think... Alyksandur 02/18/2018 5:24:28 pm
This is actually Take IV at this point. The third one was missing stats again.

I'll say this for Steve, he's stubborn when he wants something to work and work right.
#56986 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Account not validated? Alyksandur 02/18/2018 5:36:58 pm
A number of people on the discord server are complaining of getting "account not verified" errors when they try to log in.
#56987 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Account not validated? lostraven 02/18/2018 6:41:46 pm
I had that problem initially but can now log in. I'm guessing Steve is still working on several aspects.

BTW, what is this BB Discord server you speak of?
#56988 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Account not validated? Alyksandur 02/18/2018 6:54:53 pm
Check here.
#56989 Forum >> Announcements >> Recovery admin 02/18/2018 7:47:10 pm
Okay...the recovery is complete. I realize this is not the optimal solution.

Normally this would not have been a big deal, we'd have done the rollback to Thursday evening and training would happen again and everything would be fine. Because of various issues we've done something like this a few times in 34 seasons.

But apparently the hosting side 24-hour rolling backup ceases (without much notification) when the DB size exceeds a certain size. So the best solution turned out to be not available.

I spent a day trying to come up with a way to reconstruct the rosters based on other data in the DB (statistics & transaction records), but it always left significant holes in the rosters.

So unfortunately we rolled back to the start of the season which wiped out about half of a season of simulations.

So now I'm a bit more aware of what the hosting service is and is not providing and I'm trying to figure out a more robust solution going forward.

Again, I apologize to everyone...I don't think this is a really acceptable solution, but it's the best solution and we'll do our best to come up with a better system going forward.

Thanks,

Steve
#56990 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Account not validated? admin 02/18/2018 7:54:29 pm
Right now the site is locked down while things catch up....

Steve
#56991 Forum >> Announcements >> Recovery Alyksandur 02/18/2018 8:16:26 pm
I'm not sure there is an ideal solution here, Steve. Just the fact that you are visibly doing your damnedest to make things as right as you possibly can will help make the end result, whatever that might be, more palatable to everybody. You try. You care. That counts for a lot.
#56992 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Account not validated? Alyksandur 02/18/2018 8:24:40 pm
That was more or less the prevailing theory on Discord, and I'm pretty sure we can all get on board with that line of reasoning.

I've been logged in since before the lockdown went into effect and have been keeping myself logged in as a sort of self-proclaimed liaison, and while there have been a few mails traded, I think my work here is done now. See ya on the flip side.
#56993 Forum >> Announcements >> Recovery EchoBravo34 02/19/2018 7:44:59 am
+1, thanks for your hard work Steve
#56994 Forum >> Announcements >> Recovery lostraven 02/19/2018 7:45:53 am
THANK YOU! :)
#56995 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Round 1 part 3 Dcmrulz 02/19/2018 7:48:24 am
At the risk of another crash....


Hello Joe Poe!
#56996 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Round 1 part 3 occham 02/19/2018 7:54:18 am
It's actually Part 4 :)

But congrats.

Total wiff.. again. One very good:

Nut_Punch

No pitchers of any note and he was the only hitter with a 'good' hitting option. Can we reset again?

:) congrats to all the winners, condolences to the fellow 'nut_punch' recipients. In none of the three universes did I pull a good 1st rounder. Just not destined to be I guess.


Updated Monday, February 19 2018 @ 8:15:43 am PST
#56997 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 02/19/2018 7:56:08 am
Wow Freddy. Beat me to McDowell by seconds. Decided to look over my dud one last time before pressing the button.

My manager futility continues. :(
#56998 Forum >> Announcements >> Recovery amalric7 02/19/2018 7:57:28 am
I'm almost afraid to touch anything! So good to be back.

And once again, many thanks Steve for the time, effort and devotion to the game.
#56999 Forum >> Announcements >> Recovery Endrju 02/19/2018 8:01:13 am
Well I'm not sure what truly happened, as I was away for the weekend and logged in yesterday evening, started reading boards, and after 5 minutes everything disappeared ;)

I hope that a solution is found for those crashes, it's 2nd time in 3 months this happens. This will demotivate some people.

Not me though.

Good luck in alternate reality everyone.
#57000 Forum >> Announcements >> Recovery Trebbie 02/19/2018 8:02:24 am
Is the Recovery still ongoing? I'm missing some players from last draft. specifically my stud pitcher I picked up.
#57001 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Round 1 part 3 Endrju 02/19/2018 8:03:21 am
Looks like we found some offence for the future: Toro.
#57002 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Round 1 part 3 Bridger 02/19/2018 8:05:11 am
Nut punch for me!

No very goods.

Good potential hitter has 11 potential.
#57003 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Round 1 part 3 Krakonico 02/19/2018 8:09:42 am
Tommie Shook, seems this is the best prospect I got in this year, in the alternate universes (old 2035) I didn't get anything like this, lower arm/field/range stats, so his SI can be distributed better in his pitching skills.
#57004 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Round 1 part 3 amalric7 02/19/2018 8:09:57 am
Had a couple of very goods first time around, chose an average 13 POT 3B (like I posted yesterday, LOL). Had a terrible board and pick yesterday, and today was the same.

Porter is a 13 POT OF with too much fielding, doubt he'll be long in NYC.
#57005 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Round 1 part 3 ephenssta 02/19/2018 8:13:25 am
Pot 14 pitcher out of Asia. Excited to see how this guy develops!
#57006 Forum >> Suggestions >> .20 million dollar players and waivers terryhumphreys 02/19/2018 8:16:51 am
allow teams with finances below zero to compete for minimum salary players (.20 million) on waivers.

#57007 Forum >> Suggestions >> .20 million dollar players and waivers terryhumphreys 02/19/2018 8:16:52 am
allow teams with finances below zero to compete for minimum salary players (.20 million) on waivers.

#57008 Forum >> Announcements >> Recovery lostraven 02/19/2018 8:18:34 am
@Trebbie: Sadly Steve had to do one more take, Take 4, to get missing salaries and statistics imported. So if you drafted anyone yesterday during Take 3, they're gone now. (I know, it hurts; I lost a 14 POT SP.)

Good fortune in the draft. I think we're back on track now.
#57009 Forum >> Discussions >> What's going on? wieditor 02/19/2018 8:20:03 am
Why are we back to the start of 2035?

Updated Monday, February 19 2018 @ 8:21:23 am PST
#57010 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Round 1 part 3 Seca 02/19/2018 8:27:55 am
I guess a DH?

Not enough range for OF. Not enough glove for 1B. The 13 pot is nice, but still just projects as 15 x 4 in the hitting stats. Not dynamic for a DH, and that's if he overcomes all those zeros he's starting with.

Will keep him for a bit to see if he can steal. Would probably be better of with an 11 pot great / prolific if I really wanted a DH in my minors for 5-6 seasons.
#57011 Forum >> Discussions >> What's going on? AssumedPseudonym 02/19/2018 8:31:27 am
 We had a massive fustercluck on Thursday where everyone’s players were disassociated from their teams — basically completely empty rosters. The server host wouldn’t do a one-day rollback due to the size of the database, so Steve had no real choice but to upload a local backup, which unfortunately was taken at the end of 2034 and wound up wiping the 2035 season.
#57012 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Round 1 part 3 MukilteoMike 02/19/2018 8:42:22 am
Let's see. Screwed out of a good 110 games. Screwed by losing the best pitcher and position player in my minors. And total crap in this third first round. Screw this.

Updated Monday, February 19 2018 @ 8:42:56 am PST
#57013 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Round 1 part 3 xLee227 02/19/2018 8:49:13 am
Had a Round 8-worthy board with mostly no scouting reports/above averages...only one good potential and he had an awful scouting report so ended up with a C&R 11pt . Wasn't too enamored with my pair of 13pt pitchers from the draft before the rollback, but really need some decent pitching now, especially since all but one of my pitchers are again in AAA (and none in Rookie/A).

Updated Monday, February 19 2018 @ 8:49:38 am PST
#57014 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Round 1 part 3 Bridger 02/19/2018 8:55:26 am
Usually I just laugh at Mike since he is always angry.

However, I have to acknowledge that this is a frustrating situation. I lost a future ace starting pitcher and a future starting RF from my minors that I won on waivers during the original 2035 season.

Additionally, my new first round pick was an 11-pot C&R...no very goods in the pool.

Big props to Steve for working all weekend to get things back up and running. He is the man!

It just stings a little right now...
#57015 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Round 1 part 3 Luizmussa 02/19/2018 9:04:39 am
WOW, got lucky again. Not that dreamy 16 POT future SS of the ages from the other time but a 15 POT Pitcher with a bunch of range points already.

Here is Luis Mesa
#57016 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Round 1 part 3 occham 02/19/2018 9:06:28 am
Agree with Bridger.

I totally get it. I appreciate Steve's efforts as well and understood the necessity.

BTW Mike,

In answer to another question, the decay this time around was exactly the same as last time - same guys, same stats.
#57017 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Round 1 part 3 Cactusguy21 02/19/2018 9:14:22 am
Third pick, worst one yet.

http://brokenbat.org/player/170305
#57018 Forum >> Announcements >> Steve Thanks and User Challange Razzle 02/19/2018 9:16:00 am
I know I speak for a whole bunch of us, but I cannot thank you enough for all the hours of free entertainment that I have enjoyed from this site. FREE ENTERTAINMENT!! If there is a hiccup here and there I, along with others, will patiently wait while you work your magic Steve.

Thanks for all you do!!!!

Where can I donate? I'm sure its on here somewhere and I just go right by it each day enjoying the game and not thinking twice about what it does NOT cost me.

I would challenge every user right now to donate something to Steve for his real dollars out of his pocket and for his blood, sweat and tears!

Where do I send my check?
#57019 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Meccanodonte 02/19/2018 9:17:12 am
Roll back kills me.
I know it isn't Steve's fault, but things like this punch me in the face.
#57020 Forum >> Leagues >> II.1 Razzle 02/19/2018 9:26:34 am
Let's do this again!!!
#57021 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 02/19/2018 9:46:33 am
Everybody has a different angle.

Had an interesting 4 team race with 50 to go in the East. Losing that hurts Margate the most, as the other 3 already have Legend pennants. Then again, I think Margate is the team most likely to replicate their performance.

Birmingham and Santa Monica sank like stones. Is this an opportunity to change their fate? Or does it extend the misery?

I wasn't bothered about the replaying the season. I was very disappointed to lose what was probably my 2nd best draft class.

But all the trouble restoring the data put that in perspective. Compared to losing our history, losing a draft class seems insignificant. (IMO)
#57022 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Round 1 part 3 MeAndWillieMcGee 02/19/2018 9:49:21 am
Anyone else notice differences between the scouting reports on the draft page vs. the player page?

I was considering two guys (going with Wolf) but noticed that the movement comments were absent from the player page.
And was there never a pitch repertoire? Seems like there might have been.

discrepancy.png

Fernandez

Wolf

Updated Monday, February 19 2018 @ 9:50:22 am PST
#57023 Forum >> Leagues >> II.2 PrivateSnowflake 02/19/2018 9:53:09 am
Starting 2035 over. Hopefully we (Bloomington) can get back into the same position we were when the game faltered, that is eyeing our first promotion to Legends.

I am figuratively crying my eyes out having to try this again.

Best of luck to everyone.

#57024 Forum >> Announcements >> Recovery PrivateSnowflake 02/19/2018 9:57:34 am
This is the BB version of the '94 Players strike.

Oh what could've been...(Bloomington= Montreal this time)

PS: Thank you Steve for all of your dedication to making this FREE game a lot of fun.
#57025 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Round 1 part 3 Seca 02/19/2018 10:01:59 am
I am jealous of your board. :)

I don't think we've ever had repetoires on those pages. The missing movement statements are odd. Maybe truncated on that particular page? Guess we'll see if you draft one of those guys.
#57026 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Round 1 part 3 MeAndWillieMcGee 02/19/2018 10:12:58 am
Comment is back.

That's three 14s in the first round this season. I really hope this is the last one. Luck is bound to run out.
#57027 Forum >> Announcements >> Recovery Trebbie 02/19/2018 10:21:11 am
The player I'm speaking off was drafted first round last year..... the season that seems to be reset. So he's gone?
Basically the reset went back to beginning of the season that was lost. So all draft picks and FA pickups are gone from the season that was over half way done?
#57028 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Round 1 part 3 Rock777 02/19/2018 10:25:10 am
I'm back to never drafting a POT 15 again, LOL. Bigger loss is the stud Waiver I picked up at the start of the season :(









Updated Monday, February 19 2018 @ 4:58:59 pm PST
#57029 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Round 1 part 3 mjhack 02/19/2018 10:40:57 am
I hope this does not mean I have to relive a nightmare season over and over . Happy Groundhog Day
#57030 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Round 1 part 3 Mesh77 02/19/2018 10:46:49 am
Decent P prospect, but not quite the 16 POT leadoff center fielder I landed first time around. Pity.
#57031 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Tiger504 02/19/2018 10:51:19 am
Glad to have our histories recovered. Over everything else, that's the biggest relief for me.

Sad to lose a great draft pick and a couple of waiver claims but I'm going to give 2035 the remix my best effort. Hopefully we can find that little extra something something.
#57032 Forum >> Announcements >> Recovery admin 02/19/2018 11:01:22 am
Isn't Kelvin Cramer still assigned to your team??

He was your 2034 first round pick -- but he's not a pitcher.


Steve


Updated Monday, February 19 2018 @ 11:02:11 am PST
#57033 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 World Classic admin 02/19/2018 11:14:30 am
Best match-up for round #1:

Puerto Rico vs. South Korea
Canada vs. United States


Steve
#57034 Forum >> Discussions >> Looking for a knuckleballer wickersty 02/19/2018 11:15:07 am
Before the server blew up, someone posted here letting us know they cut their knuckleballer. If you cut him again, please let us know. I’m back to looking for a knuckles since 2035 restarted...

Thanks
#57035 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion FreddyTheEye 02/19/2018 11:33:44 am
ditto
Hopefully we can find that little extra something..

Excited/curious for the do-over.


@seca: hehe sorry man..the guy I picked and dropped isn't bad.

#57036 Forum >> Announcements >> Steve Thanks and User Challange FreddyTheEye 02/19/2018 11:35:08 am
I asked that before too.

He was uninterested.

:-)
#57037 Forum >> Announcements >> Recovery FreddyTheEye 02/19/2018 11:37:27 am
Thanks Steve!!!

Play Ball!
#57038 Forum >> Discussions >> What's going on? wieditor 02/19/2018 11:39:18 am
Ouch. I have limited access on weekends so this morning was quite a surprise. Keep up the good work Steve!
#57039 Forum >> Leagues >> II.2 xLee227 02/19/2018 11:49:32 am
Considering how much your team dominated the first time around, I don't think any of us really have much of a chance haha.

In Minneapolis, we relied heavily on a mid-season waiver claim to carry our offense last time...knowing beforehand how much the young players are going to struggle, it looks like we might be in for a rough season.
#57040 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 02/19/2018 12:36:54 pm
Heh. No worries. I think the guy I signed is an improvement over what I had. Will be curious to see how McDowell develops.
#57041 Forum >> Announcements >> Recovery pastorphil 02/19/2018 12:44:06 pm
@Trebbie

Yes, ALL of 2035 is gone. We are beginning it again as if it didn't happen.

@Steve
Thanks for your hard work this weekend!
#57042 Forum >> Announcements >> Recovery Jalapeno5 02/19/2018 1:06:32 pm
Great work as always for managing to get us back to this stage - cheers Steve!
#57043 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Round 1 part 3 Mcdoogle 02/19/2018 1:06:44 pm
Well, after striking it big with 2 hitting 15/14 POT prospects, we got a 13 POT SP.

I'd rather have the game working than those 2 other prospects to be honest.
#57044 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion garfscores 02/19/2018 1:21:20 pm
Well, I guess we'll see how good or lucky my team really is... ;)

This game engine must like me EVEN MORE than the last one if that is possible. :D

I think the worst part to me is all of the preseason moves I've had to make for the third time. Honestly, overall, this isn't a big deal. I'm a little sad since it was my best season ever in the game (100 win pace in Legends) but keeping the history of my team makes me happy.
#57045 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Round 1 part 3 garfscores 02/19/2018 1:26:50 pm
Thanks for the third chance, Steve. :D
#57046 Forum >> Announcements >> Recovery boltsman 02/19/2018 1:28:06 pm
Thank you Steve! We really appreciate your effort to develop and maintain this game. I cannot thank you enough for bringing us Broken Bat (and Hardwood). This is my favorite game of all time!

Thank you~
Thank you~

Orz (me bowing down to thank our supreme leader)
#57047 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 World Classic JJNZ 02/19/2018 1:29:10 pm
What are the odds on Panama this time out? 😉
#57048 Forum >> Announcements >> Recovery LeeRyan 02/19/2018 1:56:00 pm
Many Thanks Steve.

You have my appreciation.
#57049 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Round 1 part 3 Slug5373 02/19/2018 2:03:42 pm
Well, back to my normal garbage. 12 POT fringe player that will most likely be dropped within a week.

It would be my luck to lose a good-looking 13 POT pitcher last time and a good-looking 13 POT hitter the first time.
#57050 Forum >> Announcements >> Steve Thanks and User Challange garfscores 02/19/2018 2:32:42 pm
I would like to donate to the "nightly backup of all data" fund if Steve will have it. :)
#57051 Forum >> Announcements >> Recovery Whh2017 02/19/2018 2:38:29 pm
I will gladly take a do-over after starting 2035 10-40 the first time around!
#57052 Forum >> Announcements >> Steve Thanks and User Challange Tiger504 02/19/2018 3:01:18 pm
Maybe we could take up a collection and someone who actually knows Steve could buy him something nice?

Does that person exist?
#57053 Forum >> Announcements >> Recovery Tiger504 02/19/2018 3:02:48 pm
Thanks Steve!!!
#57054 Forum >> Announcements >> Recovery Benchwarmer 02/19/2018 3:11:11 pm
Thanks for the dedication in getting this back up. You rock!
#57055 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Round 1 part 3 Benchwarmer 02/19/2018 3:14:03 pm
Wow, the draft gods of the reset must be shining on me. This makes up for losing 2 pretty good picks from the lost season. It's too bad he has so much SI in fielding or he could be an even bigger monster.
http://brokenbat.org/player/170420

Updated Monday, February 19 2018 @ 3:15:03 pm PST
#57056 Forum >> Announcements >> Recovery 12twelve 02/19/2018 3:32:26 pm
Steve, thanks for the hard work, the dedication, and a game that I'm excited to play every day!
#57057 Forum >> Discussions >> Thanks Steve! Deuce 02/19/2018 4:17:04 pm
I just wanted to open a thread for people to show there appreciation for the owner/operator of this great and free game.

We had a terrible thing happen here and I'm sure Steve would acknowledge this. People lost good seasons and great draft picks and some good free agents, nobody will argue that. What did Steve do?...
He was immediately responsive and kept us in the loop as much as possible. He stopped the ability to sign free agents and moved them to waivers and restarted the draft. He regained all past stats of players..and much more. He did this all on his own.
I just want to send you a great big thank you for restoring this free game that I truly love!
#57058 Forum >> Discussions >> Thanks Steve! wickersty 02/19/2018 4:22:56 pm
+1, ditto
#57059 Forum >> Leagues >> II.2 Frankebasta 02/19/2018 4:31:13 pm
Let's do this once more....

Play ball!
#57060 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Round 1 part 3 Shoeless Joe 02/19/2018 4:31:28 pm
Honestly, I don't even recall how my draft went in the original 2035 season, but I know that I didn't get this guy last time.

Much needed after some less than stellar drafts for a rebuilding LLVI team.
#57061 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Round 1 part 3 wickersty 02/19/2018 4:36:28 pm
Nice pull, Shoeless.

Honestly I’m sooo tired of watching people pull these super hot POT 15s and 14s while my best option winds up being guys like this.

Honesty, there’s something especially unfair about winding up with this guy as the best of your pool in ROUND 1!
#57062 Forum >> Discussions >> Thanks Steve! Frankebasta 02/19/2018 4:38:34 pm
+1 same here

and, please consider accepting donations to pay for better servers.
Less bother for all of us
#57063 Forum >> Suggestions >> .20 million dollar players and waivers Rock777 02/19/2018 4:57:27 pm
+1
#57064 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 World Classic Deuce 02/19/2018 5:03:49 pm
My poor Canadian team..the U.S..ouch!
#57065 Forum >> Announcements >> Pot 11 HOFs zonablazer 02/19/2018 5:26:00 pm
It helped you how his ratings played out. You lucked out for sure. Low speed, low range, low arm. Left plenty of that 11 potential to fall into the 4 main batting ratings.

Something i take into consideration when deciding on a potential 11-13.

Nice job with him!
#57066 Forum >> Discussions >> Thanks Steve! BRIATKINS23 02/19/2018 5:30:35 pm
Thank you I was surprised and happy to see all the stats come back , couldn't have been easy,great site
#57067 Forum >> Discussions >> Thanks Steve! Mcdoogle 02/19/2018 5:35:51 pm
+1

Thank you Steve!

Updated Monday, February 19 2018 @ 5:36:06 pm PST
#57068 Forum >> Leagues >> III.1 Mcdoogle 02/19/2018 5:46:14 pm
Alright, 2035 take 2...

Hopefully my team won't start out 1-12 this time around.
#57069 Forum >> Discussions >> Thanks Steve! Herp Derp 02/19/2018 6:20:40 pm
I'm so appreciative that I'm not even going to ask you to move me back to the east until... probably... like... tomorrow.
Seriously though, good going.
#57070 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 World Classic Seca 02/19/2018 6:26:54 pm
Canadian team is a shadow of its former self.

I'm actually a wee bit suspicious that the number of Canucks in the draft pool is smaller than it was. Only 4 of my last 116 from the HS pool have worn the maple leaf. (And I have an active bias towards Canadians).

That % is probably realistic ... likely even generous. But when you are kinda hoping to help your national team, and you only see a domestic player once every three seasons, it's understandable we're second tier.
#57071 Forum >> Discussions >> Thanks Steve! ephenssta 02/19/2018 6:29:15 pm
Agreed. The response was quick, communication was pretty good, and we're back up and running with all the stats intact. What happened sucks, but the salvage operation was pretty well executed.
#57072 Forum >> Discussions >> Thanks Steve! Philliesworld 02/19/2018 6:54:54 pm
Yessir Thanks very, very much.

We didn't lose it all not by a long shot. There's plenty of hope and excitment up ahead.
#57073 Forum >> Leagues >> III.2 Brewnoe 02/19/2018 7:08:25 pm
Good luck all with 2035 take 2.

After holding my top starters out of the first cup round and then seeing 7 weeks of injuries to 3 of my top guys in the first 4 games and then missing the cup playoffs, I think I'll skip some of that tinkering this time.

I'll gladly give up some of Chapman's 12-0 start and Galvin getting to 30 homers during inter-division play for healthier pitching.
#57074 Forum >> Discussions >> Thanks Steve! Brewnoe 02/19/2018 7:47:42 pm
+111 !!!

In the grand scheme of things that matter ... no one lost anything as valuable as the sleep/long weekend Steve lost.
#57075 Forum >> Discussions >> Thanks Steve! wickersty 02/19/2018 8:20:45 pm
Makes me very happy to be a part of this community when I see these threads pop up.
#57076 Forum >> Announcements >> Steve Thanks and User Challange JJNZ 02/19/2018 8:21:08 pm
Steve, let us buy you a server!
#57077 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion MukilteoMike 02/19/2018 8:30:54 pm
What is really sad is no outcome can be enjoyable or rewarding now. I finally made it to Legends and I couldn't care less.
#57078 Forum >> Discussions >> Thanks Steve! Benchwarmer 02/19/2018 8:33:24 pm
Here, here!
#57079 Forum >> Discussions >> Thanks Steve! TPS 02/19/2018 9:35:56 pm
+1
#57080 Forum >> Discussions >> Thanks Steve! wil_m 02/19/2018 10:19:22 pm
+1
#57081 Forum >> Help >> Spring Training - When can I release players??? DDush 02/19/2018 10:37:12 pm
Just picked up a team (again, which is fine). But I'm not able to drop some any of my players. I'd like to do some work with the team's minor leaguers and cut some I don't care for. At what point during the SPRING do we get to do that? Or is it restricting because I've just picked up a team? Any thoughts?
#57082 Forum >> Help >> Spring Training - When can I release players??? AssumedPseudonym 02/19/2018 11:15:01 pm
 New owners are restricted from releasing the best players (or at least what the computer thinks are the best players) from their team for the first thirty days of ownership. It’s supposed to make sure they don’t cut someone they supposedly shouldn’t, potentially crippling their team. It also makes sure someone can’t pick up a bot team in their league and ruthlessly cut everybody down to the bare minimum of worst players to give them better odds at winning their division.

 Also, I promise that server snafus like what happened and caused you to need to take a new team again are the exception, not the rule. Timing is everything, as they say…
#57083 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 World Classic admin 02/19/2018 11:29:20 pm
Tragically, the Panama run was lost. :-(

Maybe history can repeat itself??


Steve
#57084 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Take 3 - I think... AssumedPseudonym 02/19/2018 11:54:53 pm
 I got bored in the Discord server, so I did my usual preseason by-the-numbers run through most of the teams represented over there.

BrokenBatDiscord.png
#57085 Forum >> Discussions >> Thanks Steve! dlwarren1 02/20/2018 2:09:30 am
I was something like 59-51 which is a huge turnaround from the prior few seasons and learned alot but am embracing the chance for a mulligan season and to build a team now to go for it instead of staying in rebuild mode.
#57086 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Round 1 part 3 dlwarren1 02/20/2018 2:11:00 am
i went from a 16 to a 12
#57087 Forum >> Suggestions >> .20 million dollar players and waivers dlwarren1 02/20/2018 2:12:18 am
-1
#57088 Forum >> Leagues >> II.2 Endrju 02/20/2018 2:33:36 am
Whichever way this season goes, if anyone else than Bloomington wins our division, it will feel unfair. I know it's hard to pretend the previous 110 games did not happen, but that's the way it is.

Selfishly, I did not lose much, I had only one nice waiver claim (Rowland), my draft picks were marginal, and even though we were having our best season in terms of wins, we were 14 games behind the leader. So we're ok with the redo, and we will do our best to compete for the division title. Even if it feels bad.

Good luck lads!
#57089 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 World Classic Frankebasta 02/20/2018 3:45:11 am
@Seca wrote:
"
I'm actually a wee bit suspicious that the number of Canucks in the draft pool is smaller than it was. Only 4 of my last 116 from the HS pool have worn the maple leaf. (And I have an active bias towards Canadians)."

Same fate for Italian borne players.
For the past, what?, 7-10 seasons only a handful new layers were created.

Accordingly, Team Italy has been relinquished as it went past it's use of developing minor leagiers. No one in the low minors. Only a dozen below 30 yo actually

#57090 Forum >> Discussions >> Thanks Steve! beyondsuburbia 02/20/2018 4:27:15 am
+1

I never post but I've been playing for years. The way this whole thing was handled was absolutely incredible!
#57091 Forum >> Help >> Spring Training - When can I release players??? DDush 02/20/2018 6:08:02 am
Thanks for the info AP! I can understand the logic behind that. What I'm seeing is that can't cut ANY player; specifically wanting to lose some of my Single A minor league guys to try and pick up some better minor leaguers to build up my farm clubs. But maybe that is 30 days as well.
#57092 Forum >> Discussions >> Thanks Steve! GullyFoyle 02/20/2018 6:48:57 am
Must have been a stressful few days for Steve. Many thanks to him for the swift resolution, that to me seems less painful that it could have been.
#57093 Forum >> Discussions >> Thanks Steve! Luizmussa 02/20/2018 6:49:07 am
Thanks Steve!!

I was in the middle of a good (not great) season but had 2 amazing draft picks and another 2 really good ones. And even though I got upset about the issue the reality is this:

1. I dont pay to play this great game;
2. You put a lot of effort on this and even though Im pretty sure you have a lot of fun, you are also responsible for all the fun we have;
3. Its a sim game;
4. We are here to have fun!!! (I know its kind of the same point as #2 but it is the most important one).

So, thank you Steve, for all the effort and for this great game (and for Hardwood too)!!!

Updated Tuesday, February 20 2018 @ 6:49:55 am PST
#57094 Forum >> Announcements >> Recovery Trebbie 02/20/2018 7:20:34 am
I got it. I was just trying to figure out what happened when I first signed in.

I had drafted a 15 pitcher the season we lost. I also had a few lucky waiver wire pickups that were gone.

No big deal. Happened to everyone. The year basically started over.
#57095 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Round 1 part 3 TPS 02/20/2018 7:21:51 am
Austin Hicks definitely wasn't as good as my POT 14 reliever in my second draft, but he was definitely better than my POT 11 first baseman who was my original player. Hicks will most likely end up as a middle reliever, but he came with a nickname and is a POT 13. I guess I cant really complain.

Updated Tuesday, February 20 2018 @ 7:22:30 am PST
#57096 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Take 3 - I think... mjreichard 02/20/2018 7:59:59 am
It is a bit of a pain...I researched and found a good catcher from the trash heap who I grabbed as a FA, who was an All-Star when we ran through the 2/3 of the season before the crash...now, I am 1 of 9 teams claiming him :-(

Those are the breaks though...we will see what happens!
#57097 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Take 3 - I think... wickersty 02/20/2018 8:10:27 am
reichard - yes that guy looked good to me too. I'm one of the 9 ;) He would make an excellent backup catcher for my team.

Updated Tuesday, February 20 2018 @ 8:10:44 am PST
#57098 Forum >> Help >> Spring Training - When can I release players??? amalric7 02/20/2018 8:11:07 am
I wouldn't be cutting of your Single A guys yet, they look decent enough. You have three roster spots to play with, I'd see if you can fill those before you go making wholesale cuts.
#57099 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Take 3 - I think... Seca 02/20/2018 8:19:04 am
I'm curious how demotions turned out. Are teams mostly where they were the first time?

The teams moving down to II worked out the same ... in the end ... didn't think to check during other iterations.
#57100 Forum >> Leagues >> III.1 Ced 02/20/2018 8:19:52 am
West was wide open when we wiped out and had our Marty McFly moment!

Denver had a two game lead, but it was tight and it seemed like most West ballclubs were in the hunt. Seattle were off the pace by a lot. I can't recall what was the standings situation in the East.

Good luck to everyone this season.
#57101 Forum >> Announcements >> Pot 11 HOFs Ced 02/20/2018 8:28:24 am
http://brokenbat.org/player/85198

I have signed a few Pot 11 position players. As you can see, good numbers when he was younger. The one above comes straight to mind. I may have had a middle reliever that was 11, but I can't remember their name.
#57102 Forum >> Announcements >> Recovery Ced 02/20/2018 8:35:05 am
"I'm not afraiddddd" Eminem - Recovery album

Thank you admin for the re-gift of Broken Bat!

Batter up (Nelly)
#57103 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Take 3 - I think... PrivateSnowflake 02/20/2018 9:31:54 am
Nice graph, AP. I do the same thing with my division and then league mates. Fun to see where our strengths and weaknesses line up with other owners.

I did that years ago with the top 10 clubs (parks too) then molded my club accordingly.

Updated Tuesday, February 20 2018 @ 9:32:47 am PST
#57104 Forum >> Announcements >> Steve Thanks and User Challange Ced 02/20/2018 9:33:22 am
Perhaps there is a volunteer opportunity working for Broken Bat, admin?
#57105 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Take 3 - I think... AssumedPseudonym 02/20/2018 9:46:25 am
Seca: I think they did. They did for which teams landed in V.4, anyway, and I’m pretty sure the demotees from V.4 wound up in the same VI teams they’d been in before.

PrivateSnowflake: You’re BLO on that chart, just for note. ^.~
#57106 Forum >> Announcements >> Recovery celtic4warrior 02/20/2018 10:21:39 am
Thank you, Steve for all that you do. I have been with this game for a very long time now and will continue to play. I just have to admit, I'm really frustrated right now... I finally had that breakout year and it is gone. I found that one player in Ivan Hurtado who put me over the top, and if I don't get him this time around... I may really freak out, figuratively of course... Maybe a bit literally.

Thanks again Steve for all you do!

Nathan Sparks
#57107 Forum >> Suggestions >> .20 million dollar players and waivers Rock777 02/20/2018 10:30:13 am
Why negative? What is the down side of this? A team can't cut its expensive players without having cheap players to replace them with. Currently the game doesn't allow you to hire new players if you are in financial trouble, but also doesn't allow you to cut players below a minimum, so it prevents people from righting the ship...
#57108 Forum >> Suggestions >> .20 million dollar players and waivers Bridger 02/20/2018 11:25:13 am
+1

There should be a path to recovery for mismanaged franchises.
#57109 Forum >> Discussions >> Looking for a knuckleballer wickersty 02/20/2018 12:40:41 pm
Sorry to repeat post, but I'm really interested in this knuckleballer, if he gets cut again.

Thanks


Before the server blew up, someone posted here letting us know they cut their knuckleballer. If you cut him again, please let us know. I’m back to looking for a knuckles since 2035 restarted...


Updated Tuesday, February 20 2018 @ 12:41:15 pm PST
#57110 Forum >> Help >> Pitcher's F/R/A michaeltodd2 02/20/2018 1:02:59 pm
Is a pitcher's field, range and arm stats relevant? If so...how? Thank you!
#57111 Forum >> Help >> Pitcher's F/R/A wickersty 02/20/2018 1:16:59 pm
I think the consensus is minimally, if at all

update: and even if it *is* minimally, I'd much rather have the SI spent on the pitching stats.

Updated Tuesday, February 20 2018 @ 1:17:31 pm PST
#57112 Forum >> Help >> Scouting rankings michaeltodd2 02/20/2018 1:34:56 pm
Are all the players scouting rankings shown from the beginning? I mean, does more appear as a plaer ages and trains, or is it what you see what you get? Thank you!
#57113 Forum >> Help >> Pitcher's F/R/A michaeltodd2 02/20/2018 1:37:26 pm
So those points for F/R/A are part of your overall SI?
#57114 Forum >> Help >> Pitcher's F/R/A wickersty 02/20/2018 1:47:41 pm
Yes but it gets a little confusing: for pitchers, pitching stats (left column) cost 1.25 SI per point. Defensive stats (right side) cost 0.5 SI per point.

Follow?
#57115 Forum >> Suggestions >> .20 million dollar players and waivers AssumedPseudonym 02/20/2018 1:48:02 pm
 I disagree with being able to sign only $0.20M players. Bump that up to half-a-million and then we’re talking.

 The only players who earn less than $0.50M are minor league players, so you’d be damning the team to looking for either players who aren’t ready for the bigs or underdeveloped players who never went anywhere on other teams. That’s not righting the ship, that’s ensuring complete lack of competitive play from the ballclub.

 Since you’d have to promote them to the Majors to play them, they’re already guaranteed to be earning $0.50M, so why not just raise the limit to what they’d be earning anyway? At least that way they’d have a shot at finding under-the-radar guys who could actually be more useful than trotting Larry, Curly, Shemp, and Moe out onto the field.

 (I speak from some experience, too. My first few seasons were run on a shoestring budget, and I got surprisingly good mileage out of some $500K guys.)

Updated Tuesday, February 20 2018 @ 1:49:05 pm PST
#57116 Forum >> Discussions >> Looking for a knuckleballer Samson_knight 02/20/2018 1:50:23 pm
@wickersty I had this guy a few seasons ago, went back and got his name, not amazing but he is a knuckler.

http://brokenbat.org/player/115540
#57117 Forum >> Help >> Pitcher's F/R/A michaeltodd2 02/20/2018 1:56:22 pm
I do...thanks for the info?
#57118 Forum >> Help >> New player, advice needed michaeltodd2 02/20/2018 2:00:56 pm
If anyone cares to give my team a brief scout/overview I'd seriously appreciate it. Thank you!
#57119 Forum >> Help >> Scouting rankings AssumedPseudonym 02/20/2018 2:37:59 pm
 What you see is what you get. The only changes you’ll see to scouting are either saying he’s probably too old to learn much more (at 29), he’s at the age where his skills may decline rapidly (at 32), or that he doesn’t have much room for improvement (which can happen anywhere from 25 to 28, and usually means that he’s done growing). Also, note that the reports might not necessarily be perfectly accurate — it’s not that uncommon for players to peak a bit higher or lower than where the report says they should.

 This thread should give you a good idea of how to interpret scouting reports.

Updated Tuesday, February 20 2018 @ 2:39:47 pm PST
#57120 Forum >> Help >> Scouting rankings michaeltodd2 02/20/2018 2:44:07 pm
Thank you
#57121 Forum >> Help >> The Crash and Double Jeopardy on Release Restriction hurstdm 02/20/2018 3:07:53 pm
I joined on January 18 2018. I played through my release restriction period with the Murfreesboro Cowboys (team 250). The team was in first place by 15 games or more. Then the crash happened. I lost my ID, team, and had to re-register as a new owner.

May I please, please, please get the release restriction lifted? I've already played more than 25 days with this team. Going through that again might be too much for my delicate sensibilities.

I solemnly swear I am not up to no good.
#57122 Forum >> Help >> Pitcher's F/R/A michaeltodd2 02/20/2018 3:56:19 pm
One more question. So ideally, one would want as few points as possible in the F/R/A when drafting or acquiring a pitcher? All the more for your pitches...yes?
#57123 Forum >> Help >> Pitcher's F/R/A wickersty 02/20/2018 4:10:52 pm
Yeah, totally.
#57124 Forum >> Suggestions >> .20 million dollar players and waivers Philliesworld 02/20/2018 4:50:09 pm
+1
#57125 Forum >> FAQ >> draft jon birney 02/20/2018 6:16:02 pm
does anything effect the players that come up when you draft besides the younger players from latin America, older ones from college, so on? do the higher leagues get better player i.e. higher potential or is it purely random? is there anything I can do to get higher potential? I have gotten first round picks with 12 potential when they had very good potential. is there anything to look for when two players both have good or very good potential? thanks for any and all help
#57126 Forum >> Discussions >> Looking for a knuckleballer Herp Derp 02/20/2018 6:17:50 pm
Why should anyone get a jump on a waiver claim/free agent just because they use the forums?

Updated Tuesday, February 20 2018 @ 7:02:07 pm PST
#57127 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 World Classic admin 02/20/2018 6:30:59 pm
Round #1

USA sweeps Canada
Japan dumped by Venezuela
Brazil drops the Netherlands
Puerto Rico over South Korea

Panama advances!


Steve

Updated Tuesday, February 20 2018 @ 6:31:30 pm PST
#57128 Forum >> Help >> signing free agents michaeltodd2 02/20/2018 8:01:05 pm
I'm a newbie who's attempting to sign my first free agent. Problem is, i cant seem to do it...i set parameters, hit search, it spills out a few players, but when i check them out, i can't find where to SIGN them? Thank you
#57129 Forum >> Help >> signing free agents AssumedPseudonym 02/20/2018 9:25:58 pm
 Everyone on the free agent market goes through waivers at the start of the season. You can’t outright sign anybody right now because nobody can. All you can do right now is put in waiver claims and hope you win them.
#57130 Forum >> Help >> signing free agents michaeltodd2 02/20/2018 11:18:28 pm
How do i put in in a waiver request? I can't seem to find the option
#57131 Forum >> Help >> signing free agents AssumedPseudonym 02/20/2018 11:29:07 pm
 If you click on the player’s name in the free agent list, it’ll be down at the bottom, underneath the stats. There should also be buttons for each on the list page itself, over on the right side of the page. If the list page doesn’t have buttons, it’s because you have a full fifty player roster (including minors) and don’t have any space left to sign anybody.
#57132 Forum >> Suggestions >> Player Bookmarks Ced 02/20/2018 11:37:29 pm
All right, It'd be a lot cooler if when you click on:

http://brokenbat.org/tools

That we see "Waivers" and "Free Agent" instead of only "Free Agent" when in fact they may indeed be currently placed on "Waivers".
#57133 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 World Classic admin 02/20/2018 11:47:36 pm
Best of the round #2 match-ups:

Cuba vs. Taiwan


Steve
#57134 Forum >> Help >> Pitcher's F/R/A admin 02/20/2018 11:50:53 pm
Pitchers defensive skill do factory into team defense...but it's pretty much eclipsed by their pitching contribution to the defense.

A high fielding pitcher will make fewer errors, a pitcher with better range will help his defense more etc.


Steve
#57135 Forum >> FAQ >> draft AssumedPseudonym 02/21/2018 12:25:52 am
 There’s pretty much no rhyme nor reason to it. Early rounds are more likely to net higher POT players, but other than that it’s generally just a spin on the roulette wheel. All you can really do is look at scouting reports and take the one that looks most promising.
#57136 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 World Classic Philliesworld 02/21/2018 3:14:36 am
Whooo! Go Panama.
#57137 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 02/21/2018 6:29:14 am
A few interesting waiver claims.

I had Hickman on my watch list. Wasn't really interested (lots of lefties already), but was surprised he was generating so little interest.

Layton looks like a budget version of Marino. Might be on to something there.

Daniels maybe slides into Rincon's roster spot. Some pretty impressive power numbers at AAA last season.
#57138 Forum >> Help >> signing free agents michaeltodd2 02/21/2018 7:22:51 am
Hmm...i only have around 40 players, so that can't be it. But still, i can't find an option anywhere, on the free agent list or a individual players info. I'll figure it out eventually.
#57139 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! Balbinjj 02/21/2018 7:27:37 am
Let me help!
#57140 Forum >> Help >> signing free agents terryhumphreys 02/21/2018 10:06:21 am
You need to be logged in
#57141 Forum >> Announcements >> Recovery admin 02/21/2018 10:30:38 am
Okay...I think I've caught up with all the registration, relocation & team change requests. Please let me know if there is still something outstanding.

Thanks,

Steve
#57142 Forum >> Discussions >> Tip of my hat to Mike and PSF Tiger504 02/21/2018 11:00:09 am
There are a couple of guys who were having great seasons that got wiped out and I have to admit, if I was in either of their shoes I would be very disheartened. Truly I could have been either of these guys.

So, Mike and PrivateSnowflake, I'd like to say hang in there. Hopefully you guys are vindicated. I saw your success and saw it torn away. I hope you both pick up where you left off.

Bloomington was having the type of season I had in 2034 and if I had had that wiped out...I just don't know. And after working several seasons to get to Legends, Bloomington was practically there. It's hard to promote in this game and Bloomington had it in the palm of their hand. And that would suck. If that happens in 2034, that would have been me.

Now to my rival Margate. You work many seasons to get to Legends and Margate was leading most of the way in what may be the toughest division in BB. My season wasn't going so well. I was in the unenviable position of following xLee's example from 2034, which means, pretty good but not quite good enough.

Now we get a whole do over and while it gives me a chance, it obliterated very good seasons for both these owners. While I'm certain other owners had great seasons wiped out, these are the guys I feel empathy for. Empathy, not sympathy, mind you. I'm certain they'll both carry on and they don't want pity. But Lord, that would very frustrating.

Tough break guys, I will be rooting for you (even as I try to beat you Mike).

#57143 Forum >> Help >> signing free agents Seca 02/21/2018 11:47:10 am
Where are your finances at?
Do you have a positive balance?
#57144 Forum >> Help >> Projecting Managers Hayseed 02/21/2018 12:20:36 pm
Do managers increase their skills faster with winning as well as experience? Or any other factors that go into their development?
#57145 Forum >> Help >> signing free agents michaeltodd2 02/21/2018 12:32:48 pm
Yeah...I have a balance of 39 million I believe
#57146 Forum >> Help >> signing free agents michaeltodd2 02/21/2018 12:40:19 pm
I'm on a new team...could that have anything to do with it?
#57147 Forum >> Help >> Projecting Managers AssumedPseudonym 02/21/2018 12:47:11 pm
 Managers don’t develop. When managers hit the market, their skills are masked as being flat tens across the board. As they spend more time managing, their skill displays are gradually adjusted to what they actually are, but the skills themselves don’t change.
#57148 Forum >> Help >> New player, advice needed Hayseed 02/21/2018 12:48:04 pm
Another newb here. I would love any insights into my roster.

I feel I have particular holes to fill at the major lg level (C, 3b, SS, CF and P).

A wave of pretty good 21-23 year old prospects, but who share same positions, so I might have to keep them in minors longer to get them exp at other positions. Such as either Garavaglia or Kaline into CF/RF.

I am thinking of keeping Gab "Impy" at 2B in AAA b/c my best player is at 2B still.

Maybe I am way off (likely having just joined BB a couple hours ago), but am totally open to advise.

Thanks.
#57149 Forum >> Help >> Rating and Fan Mood Hayseed 02/21/2018 1:01:41 pm
Is Fan Mood only determined by winning or are there other things like long tenure of top players or manager that should be taken into account? I imagine moving to another city would piss folks off.
#57150 Forum >> Help >> Projecting Managers Hayseed 02/21/2018 1:05:48 pm
sweet thanks mate.
#57151 Forum >> Discussions >> Tip of my hat to Mike and PSF MukilteoMike 02/21/2018 1:15:31 pm
Thanks, Tiger, but what in the world are you talking about? It's January 2035. You speak as if you already know what will happen. Or is it what has happened? I'm confused. Any way, your tongue speaks evil magic. Creepy. Be gone.

Poof!

(Just like 2035.)
#57152 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 World Classic admin 02/21/2018 1:42:24 pm
Panama stopped by Puerto Rico in round #2.

Cuba dumps Taiwan and gets Mexico next. Russia also making it to round #3.


Steve
#57153 Forum >> FAQ >> draft jon birney 02/21/2018 3:38:41 pm
ok thanks
#57154 Forum >> Help >> New player, advice needed dsz071 02/21/2018 3:40:46 pm
Hayseed, Hood River was my team until a few days ago when I switched. Check out this link from a few months ago when I asked for advice. If you have any other questions on that team let me know. I'll be watching to see how you do with them. Good luck.
#57155 Forum >> Discussions >> When is this going to stop? MickyMinn 02/21/2018 4:17:59 pm
I had a phenomenal 1st round draft choice earlier this week and now he's gone and I get an average 1st round choice today. Is this thing ever going to be fixed? This is getting ridiculous.
#57156 Forum >> Discussions >> When is this going to stop? admin 02/21/2018 4:27:44 pm
Sorry...the initial restore from the hosting service was incomplete, so we had to do another full restore.

Really sorry...

Steve
#57157 Forum >> Leagues >> III.1 Mcdoogle 02/21/2018 4:40:21 pm
Yeah, 1-5 were 3 games within each other, would've been an interesting end to the season had it played out...
#57158 Forum >> Discussions >> When is this going to stop? MukilteoMike 02/21/2018 5:10:54 pm
I feel your pain. For the "real" 2035, I had two good pitchers and a good player. For the re-do, I had the best player I've seen in many seasons. Of course this time I got pure garbage. If the draft wasn't 99% dumb luck it wouldn't matter. As it is, screwed.
#57159 Forum >> Discussions >> Thanks Steve! munciestan 02/21/2018 5:24:11 pm
Thanks from me as well. Like everyone, I would have liked to finish the season we were playing, but I'm just glad to have the game back to enjoy! Thanks for your work, Steve, to make that happen.
#57160 Forum >> Bug Reports >> 10909 Users Online garfscores 02/21/2018 6:08:16 pm
That must be some sort of record!
#57161 Forum >> Leagues >> II.1 Holmes 02/22/2018 12:58:55 am
Well, we're back here...
Last time around, I could claim some nice little reinforcements for my aging team and was actually close to the top at the all-star break, then suddenly fell off a cliff in the second half of interdivision play. Being back where we started probably puts me back just hoping to survive the season...
#57162 Forum >> Bug Reports >> 10909 Users Online Frankebasta 02/22/2018 3:07:19 am
And growing!

We're all stuck there :)

Remembers me of Hotel California...
#57163 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Meccanodonte 02/22/2018 4:18:53 am
I had claimed Layton before the rollback, too.
Backup 4th/5th-OF switch hitter. He was underperforming, even if he went up 15 in hitting. I was particularly disppointed with his OBP results, despite a good PD.

Hickman is interesting as a LOOGY. Now I have him and Murillo on the rise, if I would use Lee as setup man #1 or #2.

My heart is crying for losing Rod Wells. I'm feeling very frustrated and upset, to be honest.
#57164 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 02/22/2018 4:42:02 am
I'm sure you'll come up with an idea to replace Wells. Even tho we are all pretty active up here, the number of franchise altering transactions we make is small. We're better off in the repeat than most of the population.

Dinos almost pulled the offer on Canizles. I like his skill set, and the 14 pot is obviously a draw. But there is no history of success at any level. Hard to see him turning it on now.

Townsend lands in the West. Even tho he is a little older, he's still a player I fear. Interested to see how he does.
#57165 Forum >> Discussions >> Aggregate Range and Ballpark Adjustments wickersty 02/22/2018 5:21:56 am
So, if range is aggregate across the field, I wonder two things:

1) is there an aggregate infield range and an aggregate outfield range? Or is it an aggregate *team* range?

2) is there any point to tailoring specific parts of a ballparks outfield configuration for a low range LF (short but high fence in left field)? Because if range is aggregate, that low range LFer is affecting everyone’s range (or, at least all the outfielders ranges) and therefore all outfield fences would need to come in shorter with higher walls in order to tailor the park to the defense.

Get what I’m saying? No point in tailoring specific sides of outfield wall to specific outfield positions since range is aggregated.

Thoughts?

Updated Thursday, February 22 2018 @ 5:22:41 am PST


Updated Thursday, February 22 2018 @ 5:24:25 am PST
#57166 Forum >> Discussions >> Aggregate Range and Ballpark Adjustments Seca 02/22/2018 5:38:12 am
IIRC there was an official post one time that said the match engine determines if it is a hit or not before it determines where the hit is located.

If true, his means there is just range, not infield range and outfield range.

From the rules,

Outfield Dimensions: large park dimensions tend to decrease home runs, but increase hits and extra base hits (other than home runs).
Wall Height: higher walls Outfield Dimensions: large park dimensions tend to decrease home runs, but increase hits and extra base hits (other than home runs).
Wall Height: higher walls tend to reduce the number of home runs.tend to reduce the number of home runs.


This suggests the size of the park is involved in both the if-it-is-a-hit decision and what-kind-of-hit-was-it decision.

My opinion is that ballpark decisions should be based more on the type of offense you intend to run rather than the defense you can put in the field. But I've only made 2 minor adjustments to my park in all my seasons here. Hurts my immersion radically changing the ballyard season to season. :)
#57167 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Take 3 - I think... Seca 02/22/2018 6:38:55 am
I'm curious how other managers are approaching this season. Are you managing with the previous 2035 in mind? Or are you treating this as a clean slate?

An example would be Sharp. His career was on an upward trajectory heading into the previous 2035. But he was absolutely dreadful (batted ~.180 with 2-3 HRs). Was on the chopping block every time I needed a roster spot. But I look at his skills and think maybe this time he'll be successful.

Wishful thinking? Are you giving guys that did poorly first go round a second chance?
#57168 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Meccanodonte 02/22/2018 6:43:52 am
I don't like Canizles, too many flaws in his underlying tendencies.
Maybe he'll be better if he tops his pot, otherwise I'll drop him.
#57169 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 02/22/2018 6:58:39 am
Ya. That BC >>> PD has him pounding everything into the ground.

I kinda decided his stats don't look that bad. His major league development is pretty standard (couple abysmal seasons, then signs of life). Maybe his minor league stats shouldn't be held against him. He had 84SI when he started AAA. Puts him around 8-8-3-8. Not the kind of skills you dazzle AAA with.

Every skill but PD improved last season. Reason to suspect he'll get close to 14 pot floor. Then again, he was cut. Maybe his manager knows he isn't going to get any better.

Even if he doesn't have dinger power, 16 pow + 17 speed should be gap power. Plus he'll be platooned in Waterloo. If the Dinos stick with him, he'll be taking time from Lewis (who has all the same weaknesses in a 12 pot package). So I don't really see much downside.
#57170 Forum >> Help >> The Crash and Double Jeopardy on Release Restriction Skoormit 02/22/2018 7:52:46 am
Ditto here, with the Danville Demons.
PLEASE don't make me wait three weeks to cut the dead weight.
#57171 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Meccanodonte 02/22/2018 9:08:13 am
Signs of life after a demotion from IV to V :p
It's interesting to see how we are generally prone to judge a someone else's player in a different way to the ones we own.

Before the rollback you say something about the sustainability of the 2035 line of Cooper due to his past lines, but now you're inclined to concede Canizles a different treatment despite 2 putrid years and a demotion.

I'm not clearly condemning you, I'm only highligthing a common attitude.

Updated Thursday, February 22 2018 @ 9:14:48 am PST


Updated Thursday, February 22 2018 @ 9:15:04 am PST
#57172 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 02/22/2018 9:38:24 am
Before the rollback you say something about the sustainability of the 2035 line of Cooper due to his past lines, but now you're inclined to concede Canizles a different treatment despite 2 putrid years and a demotion.


I'm not sure Cooper and Canizles is a fair comparison.

I admitted I almost removed my claim from Canizles, and suggested he's on a short leash. He's going to bat ~7th against lefties only. My only expectation is that he perform better than 11-11-3-12 Lewis.

If I recall correctly, you held up Cooper and Sierra as threatening bats behind English. That's a significantly different level of expectation.

Apologies if I gave the wrong impression. I don't think I stole a star. Just showing a bit of optimism. :)
#57173 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion newtman 02/22/2018 11:31:45 am
I should probably be looking at the hitter's market given how terrible my power numbers were in 2035 version 1.0, but I led the entirety of Legends in team BA and OBP so I'm not really sure who to replace. Sure I had some poor performers, but they were all either young or my defense first guys anyways. Much more concerning is I am stuck with Haney again until someone cuts someone of the caliber of Moss who could pitch well enough to maintain a .500 record. So far Moss hasn't been cut again, and Campy (who was performing at replacement level) landed somewhere else. Really unsure what to do about a poor set of RHPs other than throw claims on every RHP who I think has a chance to perform at or above replacement level.
#57174 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Take 3 - I think... newtman 02/22/2018 11:38:36 am
I just remembered, I think the saddest part of the new season is the loss of the data set thread put together on draft round #1 in the week after Christmas. Although I am not sad about the disagreement between Rock and I in that thread being lost, the data set at the beginning of that thread was highly fascinating. I unfortunately forgot who compiled it, sorry. Whoever built it could re-post it even if the players don't exist anymore.
#57175 Forum >> Baseball >> MLB to allow any player to bat in 9th? admin 02/22/2018 11:58:44 am
MLB to allow any player to bat in 9th? Let's discuss the dumbest rule proposal ever

Steve
#57176 Forum >> Baseball >> MLB to allow any player to bat in 9th? admin 02/22/2018 11:59:11 am
Let's just have nine DH's!

Steve
#57177 Forum >> Discussions >> Aggregate Range and Ballpark Adjustments PrivateSnowflake 02/22/2018 12:02:31 pm
I remember it to be a team aggregate. Asymmetrical or symmetrical, it makes no difference.

I will add, as someone that has gone to extremes park-wise, do take the manual's advice on dimensions and height just as it is stated.

#57178 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 World Classic admin 02/22/2018 12:07:05 pm
Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic dispatched USA and Cuba and will face off in the all-Caribbean finals!


Steve
#57179 Forum >> Help >> The Crash and Double Jeopardy on Release Restriction admin 02/22/2018 12:15:53 pm
This has been updated.

Steve
#57180 Forum >> Discussions >> Nerfed player? Hayseed 02/22/2018 12:32:08 pm
Here is a 33 yr old player POT 14, but with only 72 SI.

Was he nerfed b/c he came up to Maj at such a young age?

http://brokenbat.org/player/108975

I ask as a newb, so I can learn how to maximize potential of my prospects.

Updated Thursday, February 22 2018 @ 12:32:24 pm PST
#57181 Forum >> Help >> Free agent/waiver issue michaeltodd2 02/22/2018 12:50:01 pm
I'm new, and I can't figure out how to sign a free agent or put in a waiver request. I checked my balance...39 million. After I set the parameters and hit search, it spills out some players. No where on that screen can I sign one of them; to the right of all the players, next to their salary,there's nothing, just a -
When I highlight a player, there's nowhere to sign them or put in a waiver request. Under their stats, there's only the option to select Spring, League, Playoff, etc. I read that this is the last day to do any of this...please help. Thank you!
#57182 Forum >> Discussions >> Offseason claims thread Cactusguy21 02/22/2018 12:55:39 pm
Anyone got any noteworthy signings? I've only got one 2-claimer after submitting upwards of fifty claims, mostly on prospects.
#57183 Forum >> Help >> Free agent/waiver issue Jalapeno5 02/22/2018 1:07:32 pm
Do you have 'Include Players Under Contract' checked in your search?

Those guys are on other owner's rosters.

Try deselecting that and see what happens...

Edit:

Not too sure where you got the idea this is the last day you can do this - you can sign free agents and place waiver claims up to September (game date).

Updated Thursday, February 22 2018 @ 1:23:53 pm PST
#57184 Forum >> Discussions >> Nerfed player? wickersty 02/22/2018 1:36:23 pm
Welcome to B.B.!

He’s nerfed not because of the age he entered the majors (21 isn’t absurdly young). He’s nerfed because of his minor league career. Switch to the minors view and see he spent almost all his minor career in rookie, then a flash at aaa and then the majors. Plus he didn’t play at all in several seasons in between. His development is all sorts of screwed up.
#57185 Forum >> Discussions >> Offseason claims thread JoeDaddyeous91 02/22/2018 2:24:49 pm
I got an older defensive focused outfielder who is honestly kind of overkill for my team.

http://brokenbat.org/player/116671

I decided to change my ballpark for this season since I now have two starting OFs with 19 range, and a lot of LH hitters, we'll see how it goes.
#57186 Forum >> Discussions >> Offseason claims thread Tiger504 02/22/2018 3:10:23 pm
I'm trying. I need some help to compete. But zero thus far.
#57187 Forum >> Discussions >> Offseason claims thread wickersty 02/22/2018 3:58:12 pm
I've had, no exaggeration, 26 claims in the first two days. I won ONE, a 6-claim prospect:

http://brokenbat.org/player/155420

Granted, I like his early development, especially for a Latin player, but dude -- really... 1 win out of 26?!

Based on the 2035 that never happened, my team is barely good enough to avoid relegation in LL5. But that was with the signing of an underdeveloped SP who was having a HELL of a season, and the signing of a 35 y/o OF who was hitting .360. Both of those guys are not available in this 2035, which means my team is essentially the same as 2034.

Notice to all Free Agents on the Waiver Wire: if you sign with my team, we will make sure you have a suite when we're on the road!

Getting nervous!
#57188 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 World Classic wickersty 02/22/2018 3:59:13 pm
Puerto Rico and the Dominican are tied 1-1 heading into the 3rd game of the Championship Series!

update:
Dominican takes the series lead!

Updated Thursday, February 22 2018 @ 4:35:51 pm PST
#57189 Forum >> Discussions >> Offseason claims thread dsz071 02/22/2018 4:46:43 pm
Well since I switched teams to one of the lowest ranked (#749) in all of BB I am hitting the waiver wire HARD! Yesterday I went 9/23.

5 - single claim
3 - 2 claimers
1 - 3 claimers

Tonight will be even bigger for me, I have 34 claims in. Again, there are quite a few single claimers... Granted, I'm scraping the bottom of the barrel. My starting balance is only $4M so I'm in this for the long haul.
#57190 Forum >> Discussions >> Offseason claims thread MukilteoMike 02/22/2018 5:13:08 pm
I had 14 claims in last night, including a 2, 3, 5 and 6, but no hits. I cleared an extra spot thinking I might get two. Oops. I'm bummed the guy I picked up in the original 2035 isn't on waivers this time around.
#57191 Forum >> Discussions >> Thanks Steve! admin 02/22/2018 5:20:36 pm
You guys are welcome. Really enjoy running the game (except for a few fumbles).

Here's to everyone having a better 2035 than they did before!


Steve
#57192 Forum >> Discussions >> Offseason claims thread Rock777 02/22/2018 5:27:58 pm
I picked up several awesome guys last time around. Nothing this time :(
#57193 Forum >> Help >> Free agent/waiver issue michaeltodd2 02/22/2018 6:28:39 pm
Opps, thought it was March 1st...thanks, i got it now, that helped!
#57194 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 World Classic Brewnoe 02/22/2018 7:06:14 pm
Update:


Alfredo "Broccoli and Chicken"
takes the mound for Puerto Rico with a 3-0, 0.93 ERA, 19 1/3 IP, 3/17 BB/K in his first World Classic.

Trying to pitch the team into a deciding game 5 ... the stage was too big or he tried too hard ... 6 IP, 10 runs, 7 earned, 6 walks

Congrats Dominican Republic
#57195 Forum >> Discussions >> Custom Logos Stevie45 02/22/2018 11:14:22 pm
Need a bit of help cant seem to get this image to load as my custom logo. Any help would be appreciated thanks

https://i.imgur.com/OflKJvo.png






Updated Friday, February 23 2018 @ 12:02:11 am PST
#57196 Forum >> Discussions >> Offseason claims thread AssumedPseudonym 02/23/2018 12:14:14 am
 Currently sitting at 0-39. >.<
#57197 Forum >> Discussions >> Offseason claims thread Bridger 02/23/2018 12:38:03 am
Lol at Presque Isle...

Double Lottery Winner

I’m happy that I at least didn’t get skunked, but it would be nice to hit the jackpot!

Updated Friday, February 23 2018 @ 12:40:05 am PST
#57198 Forum >> Discussions >> Offseason claims thread Endrju 02/23/2018 12:44:00 am
First time around we were lacking offence to compete in II.2, but this time we pick up a nice DH. Even two of them. We just need to find a hitting catcher now.
#57199 Forum >> Discussions >> Custom Logos AssumedPseudonym 02/23/2018 12:46:44 am
 Set your new team name in your profile, choose the image, and wait for Steve to update it. It doesn’t show up right away, he has to okay it first.
#57200 Forum >> Baseball >> MLB to allow any player to bat in 9th? Endrju 02/23/2018 12:48:16 am
What the... Did the server breakdown move the REAL DATE to April 1st?
#57201 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Meccanodonte 02/23/2018 12:49:31 am
@Seca: I manipulate lineup everyday.
Cooper could have been as high as #2 or as low as #7-8.

I was talking about the sustainability of the line, not the overall value of the two.

Updated Friday, February 23 2018 @ 12:50:35 am PST
#57202 Forum >> Discussions >> Offseason claims thread Dcmrulz 02/23/2018 4:50:22 am
0-12 so far, but i think the fewest claims on a guy i targeted was like 20. just need to hit like 2 of them to cash in!
#57203 Forum >> Discussions >> Offseason claims thread Rome 02/23/2018 6:03:10 am
I finally got 2 claims yesterday after not getting a claim in the 18 previous seasons. I usually only bid on 8 players a season on average though.
#57204 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 02/23/2018 6:26:44 am
I was talking about the sustainability of the line, not the overall value of the two.

At the end of the discussion last 2035 I apologized for criticizing your prospects. Everyone should be optimistic about their prospects. It's part of what makes the game fun.

Sustainability was my issue with Sierra and Cooper. Many players are capable of good seasons, but there are relatively few guys around like English and McCarty who have a high floor; you know with some certainty they will give you .280 BA 20 HRs 900 OPS every season.

Many are like Marino who have low floors and high ceilings. He might hit .280 and fuel the offense, or might hit .230 and drag the line up down. I suspect Cooper and Sierra are in this category, but I could be wrong.

(As a side note, I don't think the worry with Canizles is that he has a low floor; more that he doesn't have a high ceiling.)

I've said a few times I think Margate will be fine this season. They have 3-4 players with very high floors. MukilteoMike mentioned a few times that Perez was having a poor season, but by game 110 he was right back to career numbers. Their play looks very reproducible.

I'm intrigued to see the replay in the West because I don't think Battle Creek has very many high floor guys. Avila was an MVP candidate last season. Batted .300, 35 HR pace. About 200 points over his career OPS as a 34 year old in his first full season in a top division. That's seems like a ceiling season to me. McCurdy averaged 20 HRs in 2031-2032, 32 HRs in 2033-2034. Moran has 11 BC and 5 PD. His 700 OPS 2033 and 830 OPS 2034 both seem plausible in 2035.

All that said, the West was historically weak last season with the other 5 teams 500 or worse with 50 to go. Even if Battle Creek has fewer ceiling seasons this go round, they are likely fine.
#57205 Forum >> Discussions >> Offseason claims thread Deuce 02/23/2018 8:23:46 am
Cactusguy, your roster is full, you can't win a claim with 50 guys signed.
#57206 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Take 3 - I think... FreddyTheEye 02/23/2018 8:27:08 am
I'm curious how other managers are approaching this season. Are you managing with the previous 2035 in mind? Or are you treating this as a clean slate?

Both...?

I missed on the best FA short stops but claimed Holmes
Normally I'd throw him back in favor of one year younger and tested (but underachiever) Bowman
But Bowman was having a brutal season, doesn't get on base as much and makes a little more $.
Can't keep them both...really stuck on this one.
#57207 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 World Classic Cactusguy21 02/23/2018 8:33:54 am
Congrats to Presque Isle's Luis Roldan on an incredible World Classic performance!
#57208 Forum >> Discussions >> Offseason claims thread Cactusguy21 02/23/2018 8:49:40 am
@Deuce

That's cuz I just won three claims today.

I WON this offseason.

My friends, let me introduce you to Marcos Diaz. Yes, yes someone cut him. 107 claims

Also I won Hurtado with 81 claims.
#57209 Forum >> Leagues >> V.12 Cactusguy21 02/23/2018 9:25:48 am
Here we are, back at the start.

How are you guys doing, Albany and Mitchell?
#57210 Forum >> Suggestions >> .20 million dollar players and waivers Cactusguy21 02/23/2018 9:33:07 am
+1, even though I don't know what it's like to be low on salary :p
#57211 Forum >> Discussions >> Offseason claims thread Endrju 02/23/2018 9:44:35 am
This Diaz guy looks impressive at first, but when you go deep... Ca. 55 of his SI is in speed, range and fielding. He's a leftie, so fielding doesn't matter. Speed so far did not matter too much as well, he was stealing a base every 3-4 games. So if you cut those two from his SI, he suddenly turns into an ok 13 potential. Not a superstar.

Congrats on a lottery ticket anyway, and I wish you that I assess his potential wrong.

PS Don't get me wrong, I had a claim on him too ;)
#57212 Forum >> Discussions >> Offseason claims thread Cactusguy21 02/23/2018 9:47:17 am
Yeah, but you can't really cut speed, because baserunning. So at minimum he's a solid 14 POT, I'll take that any day.

Plus I have zero outfield minors depth so I kinda needed him :)

However you are right, he isn't actually as impressive as at first glance.

Updated Friday, February 23 2018 @ 9:51:50 am PST
#57213 Forum >> Discussions >> Which guy would you prefer at SS? wickersty 02/23/2018 9:53:20 am
http://brokenbat.org/player/142473

http://brokenbat.org/player/118604

Neither isn't an answer.. if, at the moment, you had to choose between them...

Thanks
#57214 Forum >> Discussions >> Offseason claims thread Seca 02/23/2018 10:02:50 am
Grats Presque Isle. I wondered where Diaz landed.

I would be extremely enthusiastic over Diaz (also had a claim in). Even with the fat stats in other areas, he should have 60 in the 4 hitting skills. Suggests his "good" hitting will top end or overshoot the scouting. Prolific slugging + 20 speed + base-stealing gene is going to make for a dynamic player anytime he makes contact.

Dinos were very fortunate to claim our top (reasonable) off season target in Brooks. He should fill out quickly and give us a little better LH - RH balance. His build is very reminiscent of Dino icon Dawson. If he replicates Dawson even in a small way it will be a great boost to Waterloo.
#57215 Forum >> Discussions >> Offseason claims thread MukilteoMike 02/23/2018 10:05:48 am

That's cuz I just won three claims today.

I WON this offseason.

My friends, let me introduce you to Marcos Diaz. Yes, yes someone cut him. 107 claims

Also I won Hurtado with 81 claims.

Two words: Priority. Waivers.

Oh, wait. That would require thinking, skill, planning or some combination thereof. That would be ridiculous.
#57216 Forum >> Discussions >> Offseason claims thread Cactusguy21 02/23/2018 10:07:05 am
If you've got a better option than the current system, by all means speak up (and don't say priority waivers because that's even worse than the current system)
#57217 Forum >> Discussions >> Offseason claims thread MukilteoMike 02/23/2018 10:15:43 am
I agree. Priority waivers is much worse for people who can't assess their strengths and weaknesses or plan. That would be something you might expect in a strategic management game.

By the way, you're not the only team to ever hit multiple gold in a season. Denver and Saginaw are doing quite well this go around, too. I'm sure there are others as well.

Updated Friday, February 23 2018 @ 10:19:01 am PST
#57218 Forum >> Discussions >> Offseason claims thread ephenssta 02/23/2018 10:17:32 am
Nothing so far. Going after a few longshot young guys that I like my odds on though.
#57219 Forum >> Discussions >> Which guy would you prefer at SS? ephenssta 02/23/2018 10:19:33 am
I'd go for Peters personally because of the higher fielding. Ideally you'd want someone with a better arm but in a jam I'd prioritize fielding.

You might want to stick around for some more qualified people's opinions before making a final decision though.
#57220 Forum >> Discussions >> Offseason claims thread Cactusguy21 02/23/2018 10:25:04 am
@mike

No, I mean priority waivers would be an absolute nightmare to work with when there is 500+ users on here and a million free agents. If anything it would just be as much of a random-fest as the current system. Priority waivers work so well in Fantasy sports because the number of teams is always in the low double digits.

Don't get me wrong, I really dislike the current waivers system, I just don't see how it could be changed.

Also what does me striking a few good players have to do with anything? Yeah, I know that others have it happen all the time. Is it now illegal to post about winning a lottery ticket?

Updated Friday, February 23 2018 @ 10:25:38 am PST
#57221 Forum >> Discussions >> Offseason claims thread Luizmussa 02/23/2018 10:26:32 am
Got 3 waiver claims today. And dropped one. Should have taken a little more time to study all the bookmarked FAs.
Though, all I really want is one of the claims the Patriots won in an alt-universe. Wish we get him. If not, all we can really do is get back to reality and work with the current roster which can totally win enough game to get the promotion to Level III.
#57222 Forum >> Discussions >> Which guy would you prefer at SS? Seca 02/23/2018 10:26:52 am
It's always the fielding guy for me. Fewer errors, fewer DPs.

My guess is difference in errors would be greater than the difference in DPs. I've had a theory that fielding helps turn DPs (real life --> the transfer).

I admired Lombardo while he played for an opponent, and picked him up for a season when he was available. Was very happy with his play. Dinos currently have McCarty at short. Have remained competitive in DPs turned despite his 11 arm. (Have long had a ground ball pitching staff, so might be a little misleading).

Arm would be great. But glove takes priority for me.
#57223 Forum >> Discussions >> Which guy would you prefer at SS? Cactusguy21 02/23/2018 10:27:47 am
Eww...yeah those are both ugly. My unqualified opinion though is that Peters is probably the better option. He's only 28, so he might still grow. But other than that I don't see much difference. Good luck!
#57224 Forum >> Discussions >> Offseason claims thread wickersty 02/23/2018 10:30:21 am
Mike, you really throw a lot of negative energy around here sometimes. Excessive sarcasm and smarmy comments aren't very attractive characteristics. But maybe you're having a bad day, in which case, I hope you have a better second half of it!
#57225 Forum >> Discussions >> Which guy would you prefer at SS? wickersty 02/23/2018 10:31:50 am
I don't see that much difference either. They both aren't bringing much to the table with the bat, and they have essentially identical range. I'm just trying to suss out better glove vs better arm, and probably some better OBP with Peters. Neither are awesome, but both are better than I can bring to the table at the moment, which is nothing. :)
#57226 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Take 3 - I think... Seca 02/23/2018 10:42:01 am
Both...?

Haha!

My plan is to give guys like Sharp a clean slate. But if they stunk last time they'll get a shorter leash this time.

That's kind of both, isn't it? :)
#57227 Forum >> Discussions >> Offseason claims thread MukilteoMike 02/23/2018 10:45:35 am
I'm very concerned about you finding my sarcasm unattractive.

Regarding priority waivers, I've always been in support of the simple one successful priority claim a season method. There have been many discussions about that here so I didn't want to belabor the point (largely fearing that would lower my attractiveness in your eyes even more, wickersty). You striking gold twice in a season is relevant to that because that wouldn't happen if you could only hit on one priority claim per season.

Updated Friday, February 23 2018 @ 10:48:36 am PST
#57228 Forum >> Discussions >> Offseason claims thread wickersty 02/23/2018 10:53:50 am
I’m sorry that you feel such a strong need to be so confrontational and mean to people Mike. Sincerely.
#57229 Forum >> Help >> Size of stadium Carnival 02/23/2018 10:59:22 am
Bringing to life an old post.

What kind of pitchers suits best in a big ballpark?
#57230 Forum >> Discussions >> Offseason claims thread MukilteoMike 02/23/2018 12:17:01 pm
You make statements implying I'm unattractive and I'm the mean one? Okay then. My criticism was about the game, not an individual, which is the opposite of your comments.
#57231 Forum >> Baseball >> MLB to allow any player to bat in 9th? Tiger504 02/23/2018 1:38:52 pm
How about a home run derby to settle a tie instead of playing extra innings? 😂

That is a bad idea bit I don't honestly see it going anywhere
#57232 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Take 3 - I think... FreddyTheEye 02/23/2018 1:41:14 pm
Exactly.

Clean slate...but:
After seeing how poorly we hit lefties there is a cut we will not make this time and like you said, a couple leashes will be shortened!
I'm also having the exact same difficult time dropping Shields and his salary. Waited 2 weeks last time to drop him and watched him have a very poor season elsewhere. Still I can't do it. Hahaha
#57233 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Seca 02/23/2018 2:21:57 pm
Get an exciting waiver addition.
Play him in the first game of spring training.
Only mildly surprised when he gets a 36 game injury.

*facepalm*
#57234 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Take 3 - I think... MukilteoMike 02/23/2018 2:38:09 pm
Nashville opens by throwing a one hitter against me. Sorry for the solitary single. I'd take it back is I could.
#57235 Forum >> Discussions >> Tip of my hat to Mike and PSF Rock777 02/23/2018 3:50:51 pm
The team I feel the most empathy for is Haverhill. First place in II.1 amongst extremely tough competition, drafted their first POT 15 ever, had 4 or 5 draft picks over 13 POT, claimed 4 studs including the likes of Landon Jordan and Matt Endou. Haverhill really got torn apart by the reboot. Probably end up demoting now to boot, LOL.
#57236 Forum >> Baseball >> MLB to allow any player to bat in 9th? the gizmo 02/23/2018 4:30:03 pm
Sounds like a wild pitch to me
Ninth inning error normally leads to a loss
#57237 Forum >> Discussions >> Custom Logos Herp Derp 02/23/2018 4:43:02 pm
I like seeing this thread bumped. Was off the first page for too long.

Now... maybe someone would like to move?
Rockford, Illinois is available. ;)

rockford_200.png
#57238 Forum >> Leagues >> V.3 Hayseed 02/23/2018 5:57:54 pm
Seems like I am out of my league while in this league as a newb. There are 2 other new owners, but the rest of you all have much more solid rosters with players that reached their potential. Hopefully I will learn how to get my team on a better track -- yet likely in VI next season.

If any of you are willing to take a look at my roster and offer any advise or suggestions, I would much appreciate it.

GL on the upcoming season y'all.

Updated Friday, February 23 2018 @ 5:59:34 pm PST
#57239 Forum >> Discussions >> Tip of my hat to Mike and PSF Tiger504 02/23/2018 8:09:29 pm
Sorry Rock. I hadn't been following your story but that sucks.
#57240 Forum >> Discussions >> Custom Logos cbstatic 02/23/2018 8:50:57 pm
Nah,

I think I will Ride Boley Ride and stay North of El Dorado.

There is still alot of Paydirt in them hills!
#57241 Forum >> Discussions >> Tip of my hat to Mike and PSF Seca 02/23/2018 10:08:47 pm
Thought Rock777's post was (at least in part) tongue in cheek. Found it funny. :) Hopefully not schadenfreude.

In truth, the 4 teams I feel sorry for the most are the cup semi-finalists. That kind of success is next to impossible to duplicate. Wish I could remember who they were.

After that, its the new teams that turned their whole rosters over in the first 2035.

Experienced teams should be able to find their big boy pants.
#57242 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Take 3 - I think... Seca 02/23/2018 10:20:50 pm
I'm also having the exact same difficult time dropping Shields and his salary. Waited 2 weeks last time to drop him and watched him have a very poor season elsewhere. Still I can't do it. Hahaha

I was a little surprised when you cut Shields last time round. His 2034 was pedestrian, but 2033 was so good. His stats still look intimidating. I would have a hard time cutting him loose. Guess it depends on what is pushing him. And with a little foresight, I could see how a slow start could get the button pushed.

I'm surprised he's never hit 30 HRs with that stat line. I only play 10 games against you a season, but I learned to fear Shields.
#57243 Forum >> Discussions >> Tip of my hat to Mike and PSF shikago 02/23/2018 10:35:59 pm
Roanoke Orioles, myself, a DIV Beavers team that started with B (so either Bolingbrook or Brookview), and the 4th was a DIII team I'm drawing a blank on ATM. Maybe someone else can chime in with it.

CactusGuy21 had a really impressive run too. A 1-0 shutout win in the quarterfinals before losing the final 2 games by only 1 run.

Updated Friday, February 23 2018 @ 10:36:33 pm PST
#57244 Forum >> Discussions >> Offseason claims thread shikago 02/23/2018 10:41:31 pm
Mike, do you remember the old system where you could only sign 1 good player per week? (Maybe it had already been changed by the time you started). If so, was curious how you liked the previous system compared to the current one?
#57245 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Take 3 - I think... Brewnoe 02/23/2018 10:42:12 pm
One easy fix - on take one I forgot to bump up the seating.

Outside of that, mostly thoughts and prayers ...

For Kaniela "Kahuna" Keahi
- a team that won't drop him halfway to Rookie of the Year ... real-life comp = if Mookie Betts was a DH?

For Vin Diesel
- not getting a pair of 30+ day injuries

For "Graham" Chapman
- anything close to his lost 12-0 start
#57246 Forum >> Discussions >> Offseason claims thread MukilteoMike 02/24/2018 12:01:00 am
I've never heard of that.

Edit--Dang. I added three 3 claimers and missed them all again. Things are not looking up.

Updated Saturday, February 24 2018 @ 12:05:22 am PST
#57247 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Order of waivers processed MukilteoMike 02/24/2018 12:06:57 am
They are not being awarded from highest SI to lowest now.

Edit--Hmmm. I may be mistaken. It might just be that it no longer lists them in that order on the transactions page while they're holding.

Updated Saturday, February 24 2018 @ 12:11:22 am PST
#57248 Forum >> Discussions >> Vote for Broken Bat! TBG90 02/24/2018 12:54:33 am
Hello! This week I've launched a new Web Directory (https://www.TopBrowserGames.org) with a lot of Online Games. Of course, it's based on a voting system. There are only 133 games right now, but I really intend to make a big project. I also added your game there.

Vote for Broken Bat here: https://www.TopBrowserGames.org/vote.php?id=89

You can vote once per day for each game you like.
#57249 Forum >> Discussions >> Tip of my hat to Mike and PSF Rock777 02/24/2018 5:35:31 am
Definitely schadenfreude. I always take pleasure in Haverhill's torment ;)
#57250 Forum >> Announcements >> Recovery Jayman 02/24/2018 5:51:10 am
This is a great free baseball sim.. I've played a few different free computer simulations and this is the best one by far. I've been on here for three years now and did a one year stint a year before that. No complaints here only praise! Thanks Steve!
#57251 Forum >> Discussions >> Offseason claims thread mjreichard 02/24/2018 6:38:48 am
I have struck out on every single claim...and I have made a ton of them! Looking for a RH bat off the bench and 2 LHP for the bullpen and I am like 0-25 claims!

Last "2035" off season I pulled in 3 claims that were helping my team to a 1st place tie when the season died!

Oh well...
#57252 Forum >> Help >> Size of stadium Seca 02/24/2018 7:46:15 am
Guys with low WHIPs but large HR/9.

It's really tough to make this decision around your pitchers though. There is a lot of variability in a staff. What helps one guy may hurt another.

Personally I think the decision should be based on your style of offence. If you are the '86 Cardinals (speedy), you want a big park. If you are the '97 Mariners (boppers) a smaller park.

Looking at your team stats the past couple seasons, I'm not sure a big park helps your batters. A quick look at your opponents doesn't show any devastating speed teams, but a couple that are more fleet than you.

Specific teams aside, at upper levels where both pitching and defence are better a significantly higher percentage of runs are scored via the home run (no data to back this up, suppose it is an opinion). A big park serves to ratchet down scoring (more 2-1, less 7-4). If you know for certain your team isn't as good as your opponents, trying your luck in lower scoring contests may help. (Again, run suppression isn't going to be as noticeable when range and pitcher SIs are lower).

Very unique situation replaying the season. If you got smoked the first time, putting in an extreme park (either big or small) is a variable you can toggle.

The example of a big park team that comes to mind is Birmingham who played in a gigantic barn several seasons with great success. Their roster wasn't especially rangey, and although they had a speed threat (Gilbert), their offence was largely driven by home runs. The huge stadium did give some eye poppingly low HRs allowed by Birmingham's pitching staff. I suspect they would have been winning pennants even with a regular park, but it's hard to argue with success.
#57253 Forum >> Discussions >> Tip of my hat to Mike and PSF Seca 02/24/2018 7:55:22 am
Haha!

@ Shikago

The situation makes me wish we had some sort of friendly system. Could then play out the final 2 rounds and plead with Admin to stick the purple trophy in the winner's history. Oh well.

A big tip of the cap to you guys.
#57254 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 02/24/2018 8:42:15 am
''Tis the season for park adjustments.

I put in a pretty standard layout when I got my team. Found it excruciatingly difficult acquiring LHB at the time. Decided to push RF back and raise that fence to slow down opposing LHB. After a couple of seasons I'd found a few LHB (and decided the change hadn't made a lick of difference), so we went back to symmetry. Only changes I've made in 18 seasons at the helm.

But this season. Tempted. Very, very tempted.

Waterloo isn't Seattle, but I'd argue we've had the best speed attack in the East the past little while (no disrespect intended to Raleigh who uses their wheels with authority).

Also very strong speed defence. Maybe not the greatest arms across the OF, but (imo) the best defensive catcher tandem in the league.

Dinos are not typically a power team - Schneider the only guy to get to 20 HRs the past 4 seasons, and he barely / sometimes gets there.

Given that the teams that sandwiched Waterloo with 50 to go were both more reliant on HRs ... Very tempting.

The catch is that Waterloo's resurgence last year was due in no small part to a spike in HRs. I had several players on track for career best numbers, and one guy who flat out should have been sent for PED testing.

But these were ceilings, right? Unlike Margate's wrecking crew, the chances of my guys repeating last seasons success are significantly lower. Right?

I suppose there might also be some moral obligation to play the upcoming season as a close facsimile of the first 2035. I don't really think that holds tho. The inability to replicate transactions renders this moot. Eg., the Dinos finally bandaged the gaping wound at 2B a little before the half-way mark last time. History suggests the Dinos having a serviceable 2B is an extremely rare event.

Decisions, decisions. :)
#57255 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion MukilteoMike 02/24/2018 8:59:04 am
2035 never happened. Play as you like, especially since we don't have the exact same rosters.

Regarding ballpark size and shape, I'm convinced shape doesn't make any difference. I believe a huge right field and tiny left field plays the same as average everywhere.
#57256 Forum >> Off Topic >> American Football Sim Frankebasta 02/24/2018 9:08:40 am
We may want to resuscitate the project of a BrokenBat only League, which found not enough participants to start, using an idea posted on the groups in MFN:
The limit would be using ONLY the recommended gameplanning.
It may be enough to scare long term owners off.
Competition would be on team building only.

Of course, by now there are people, like me and others, who went thru multiple teams and drafts already. So the playing field would not be equal anyhow.

Any interest?
#57257 Forum >> Off Topic >> American Football Sim wickersty 02/24/2018 9:10:22 am
I'd be willing to give that a go.
#57258 Forum >> Help >> Waiver question michaeltodd2 02/24/2018 11:01:35 am
So is the waiver selection process completely random. Is there a way to put my requests in a particular order? Or a way to adjust my order?
#57259 Forum >> Help >> Waiver question wickersty 02/24/2018 11:04:43 am
It's random.
#57260 Forum >> Help >> New player, advice needed Hayseed 02/24/2018 12:50:09 pm
Roster question:

should I not fill my Maj roster to keep some 22year olds in AAA to get more playing time even if AI says arrow up to Maj? Examples are: Gab "Impy" who is blocked by Quinones or Bowen as the 3rd C and Kaline blocked by Shoemaker. Higgins is an example at P.

What is the min # of P's I should carry on Maj roster? I have P's with pgood chem, so can I get by with 9-10?

I don't see winning this season at all, so my eye is on the long term .


Updated Saturday, February 24 2018 @ 12:50:53 pm PST
#57261 Forum >> FAQ >> Injuries Hayseed 02/24/2018 1:05:08 pm
What are the most important to consider to prevent injuries? Less stealing, lower pitch counts, DH, grass field etc?

Updated Saturday, February 24 2018 @ 1:05:36 pm PST
#57262 Forum >> Help >> Need advice from higher leagues Cactusguy21 02/24/2018 1:14:36 pm
So recently I claimed this guy, Warmer. Now, any of you who have ever read a post of mine knows that my bullpen is atrocious. I need help. And this guy would do that. But $7.70m is a lot. Should I keep him and pay him? How important is that money going to be when I get to a higher league? If I keep him I will likely turn a 4m profit on the year, dump him and I'll turn around 12m profit. I have about 60m in the bank. I really need a piece to get me over the hump and into LLIV, but I don't know how much I'm going to need to save money for higher leagues.

Anyone want to chime in?
#57263 Forum >> FAQ >> Minor League players training Hayseed 02/24/2018 1:18:34 pm
To the Vet owners out there:

When considering the direction of training, do you often leave it to overall AI training or specify areas? Which then begs the question, are there certain skills that you don't consider as important as others?

After looking over players for just a couple of days, it seems that Control is vital and might have higher value than other skills at least to a certain level. I also wonder about Plate Disc, especially because it isn't ever mentioned in scouting, maybe I should focus on it more.
#57264 Forum >> Help >> Need advice from higher leagues Tiger504 02/24/2018 1:33:57 pm
Considering you and I were the only two to put a claim on him, I'll chime in.

60 million. Pretty good war chest.

You'll still make a profit? Just not as big? No brainer for me. Keep him. Just put him on a shortish leash. He's really only going to cost you 770,000 an update. If a few weeks in he hasn't panned out, you can cut your losses and save some of that profit.

I would say he's a good gamble for you.

As it is, I'm going to lose money this season but I was willing to invest because staying in legends seems iffy and it's worth the shot for me. Plus, my war chest is a little bigger.

Edit: I guess there were 3 claims. I thought only two.

Updated Saturday, February 24 2018 @ 1:36:54 pm PST
#57265 Forum >> Discussions >> I love this game, but... quanin 02/24/2018 1:43:34 pm
... If these restores are going to be a thing now I may have to start looking elsewhere. I get it, it's a free game and one gets what one pays for and all that, but I don't need technology's help to be stuck in VI next season.

I had several promising players from the real 2035 draft. That was whiped out. Oh well, so I drafted a halfway decent first-rounder last week and figured that was it. I set my ST lineup in advance as I knew I'd be busy this week, then thought I'd check on it today. I come back today to find out that not only do I need to draft another first-rounder, but my lineup was reset and players I got rid of were back to say hello.

As I said, I love this game, but what's the point of preparing in advance if it doesn't stick? If this is going to be a thing, I'm gonna start reconsidering whether or not paying for my baseball fix is a good idea again.
#57266 Forum >> Help >> Need advice from higher leagues Seca 02/24/2018 2:13:54 pm
Warner gives me shivers. He was sensational against the Dinos in 2034.

One thing that I feel gets overlooked about the cup is the additional gate receipts. A 3 game series against a decent opponent nets you ~ 1 million. If a guy like Warner is the difference and gets you an extra series or two, you can look at that as offsetting his salary.

It's pretty common to take on some salary when your team is close to help get over the hump. Waterloo did that with Fischer. Kalamazoo did it with ..
Fischer. :)
#57267 Forum >> Discussions >> I love this game, but... Rock777 02/24/2018 2:17:03 pm
There was only one day Steve did restoring. The DB was damaged. Steve, explored ways to restore it, but in the end he had to roll back to the beginning of the year. Then on one day during the weekend there were several unsuccessful restore attempts, until it worked. You must have logged in during the weekend when Steve was restoring the DB. Its not something that has been continuing to happen.

You're lucky it was the first week of the season, so you didn't miss out on a draft pick.

Updated Saturday, February 24 2018 @ 2:18:31 pm PST
#57268 Forum >> Discussions >> I love this game, but... Alyksandur 02/24/2018 2:26:42 pm
There have only been two major continuity issues in recent seasons. Neither were Steve's fault. One happened when the host server updated the servers, the other happened halfway through the first 2035 when something got corrupted on the server that disassociated players from teams.

The only reason there were multiple resets on the second event was because Steve was trying to fix things without doing a full-blown restore from backup. It just didn't work, necessitating another reset.

The fault lies not with Steve, but the company running the servers hosting Broken Bat. I expect that if these resets do become a regular occurance, Steve will probably start looking for other hosting options – if he hasn't already.
#57269 Forum >> Discussions >> I love this game, but... admin 02/24/2018 3:23:10 pm
I understand your feelings and it’s certainly not the aim of this game to periodically roll-back the game. When something like this happens, we do try to learn from the experience and take measures to avoid these problems in the future.

That said, I’ve been in your position too, where several other games I’ve been playing have been forced to do roll-backs and I’ve felt disappointed and a little bit cheated that my hard work has gone for not.


Steve
#57270 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Order of waivers processed admin 02/24/2018 3:30:42 pm
Edit--Hmmm. I may be mistaken. It might just be that it no longer lists them in that order on the transactions page while they're holding

Maybe it should???

Steve
#57271 Forum >> Help >> Need advice from higher leagues newtman 02/24/2018 4:11:18 pm
As someone who's lineup faced Warner recently, I will say that he is worth the money. As long as you have a solid war chest, this is the type of guy to use it on...
#57272 Forum >> Suggestions >> .20 million dollar players and waivers munciestan 02/24/2018 5:43:28 pm
Makes sense to me. You can't reduce salary to get back on top of your finances and not be able to sign new players. Would have to include players up to $0.50M. So what would you do otherwise, just give up the team and request another one?
#57273 Forum >> Discussions >> Offseason claims thread Luizmussa 02/24/2018 5:50:12 pm
Oh boy!!! Whispers from an alt-universe must be true: Hector Porter was really meant to be a Patriot!!!
#57274 Forum >> Discussions >> Offseason claims thread Luizmussa 02/24/2018 6:01:36 pm
Oh boy!!! Whispers from an alt-universe must be true: Hector Porter was really meant to be a Patriot!!!
#57275 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion garfscores 02/24/2018 6:16:59 pm
I think you are right, Mike.

I love that everyone keeps hating on my team.

We shall see what happens in 2035 take two. My money is on another first place finish for the Sting.
#57276 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Order of waivers processed MukilteoMike 02/24/2018 9:12:53 pm
I actually thought that was something that was implemented quite a while back. It's not a big deal at all.
#57277 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion MukilteoMike 02/24/2018 9:25:08 pm
Luck is a far bigger factor in a game, series and even season than most people think or admit. My bet is most teams in Broken Bat will be more than +-3 wins in 110 games than the original time around. BC dominated the division, so they should win. The East, however, should be another highly contested fight to the finish. I feel exactly the same as I did entering the original--I think every team can win or be demoted in the East.
#57278 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Round 1 part 3 coachwannabe 02/24/2018 10:00:24 pm
Lost a 15, got this 14 to replace him.

They're same build and everything, so not too bad of a downgrade... the other guy was just a little better in each area.
#57279 Forum >> Discussions >> Offseason claims thread AssumedPseudonym 02/25/2018 1:46:54 am
 …Apparently my griping a couple of days ago actually helped or something. I won one claim the next day, and then six last night (at which point I wound up needing to cut a couple of players, even). I now have something vaguely resembling a pitching staff.
#57280 Forum >> Discussions >> Offseason claims thread Mcdoogle 02/25/2018 5:06:27 am
I was thinking about griping a bit about my recent waivers luck but I was blessed by the RNG gods with the acquisition of Lee.

At this point I'm trying to upgrade what I have, guess we'll see if he makes it or not.
#57281 Forum >> Discussions >> Offseason claims thread mjreichard 02/25/2018 5:07:22 am
I finally own...a claim for a backup 3B for which I was the only claim!

In an offseason of losing every bid, I guess I will take it! :-)
#57282 Forum >> Help >> Need advice from higher leagues Cactusguy21 02/25/2018 10:13:10 am
Thanks for all the advice!

I definitely will keep him. If he posted 2.98 in legends, in LLV he should be a wrecking ball.
#57283 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion newtman 02/25/2018 10:31:15 am

I feel exactly the same as I did entering the original--I think every team can win or be demoted in the East.



I agree with that statement completely, though if I was picking I would give Margate the best chance of winning the East around 25% (remember 6 teams averages to 16.7%).

I would also agree with Seca's assessment that his team utilizes its speed better than mine. My team's speed is on a general downward path, as I still have a few fast guys who can steal left on the roster, but they don't steal as prolifically as they did in the past, and my best SB lineup was probably fielded the couple of seasons prior to my Legends debut. My lineup at this point scores with singles and walks, and lots of them. Very little power, even gap power is limited, meaning extra base hits are rare, but the sheer number of of guys on base plus the speed on the paths makes those rare extra base hits disproportionately scoring opportunities. Lots of that has been lucky sequencing time and again over the past several seasons (see especially since Doyle retired). As with Battle Creek, a good team (though his is better) plus luck leads to generally good results.
#57284 Forum >> Help >> Need advice from higher leagues newtman 02/25/2018 10:43:56 am
@Tiger, I think I added the 3rd claim pretty late. I was looking for help in terms of RHPs. Ultimately won an even older guy, but going to see how Miranda does in Legends at age 35. I'm fairly certain my defense should help him more than South Brunswick's, but the question will be how hard will he be hit? His career HR allowed is a little high by my standards, but South Brunswick's ballpark is currently much smaller than Raleigh's suggesting that the number shouldn't theoretically balloon despite the jump in LL.

Updated Sunday, February 25 2018 @ 10:46:15 am PST
#57285 Forum >> Help >> Substitution help as I am new to the game KokomoMantis 02/25/2018 12:27:36 pm
I have setup my spring training roster, but how do I get players to sub in after the 4th inning for extra training? In some of my first few games, I played a team who did this, and really want to do this as well to get some players more help with leveling (I think that is how it is done).
#57286 Forum >> Help >> Substitution help as I am new to the game wickersty 02/25/2018 12:43:06 pm
Welcome to the game.

You talking pitchers? In the management tab (make sure you've clicked the Spring Training button at the bottom to switch to Spring Training Management), make sure your starting pitchers have a lower pitch count limit and hook (75 pitches, 5 hook is lowest possible setting). This will ensure they are taken out of the game earlier for your relievers. Also make sure you have relievers set a low-ish to earliest inning so that they are eligible to be substituted in earlier in the game (i.e., 5 or so).

You talking hitters? Same warning about the Spring Training button, and make sure the "Pinch Hit For LH/RH" settings are low, like 5. This will ensure that they can be pinch hit for against lefties and righties as early as the 5th inning. There's no more control over it than that. Your AI manager will decide who to substitute and when, based on your general management settings and player eligibility based on those settings.

Make sense?

#57287 Forum >> Discussions >> Custom Logos Cactusguy21 02/25/2018 12:58:39 pm
I still haven't figured out an awesome name for my franchise.

I'm thinking on it now though.
#57288 Forum >> Help >> Need advice from higher leagues Tiger504 02/25/2018 12:59:36 pm
Ah, I think I put in a claim on Miranda too. Basically I've had about 10 pitching claims out a day as I think my team is pretty sketchy there. Alas, all I've found was a couple of control challenged guys that no one else wanted. They can eat innings if nothing else which may be slightly more than the guys theyve replaced. We'll see, the window for available talent is starting to close this spring.

Updated Sunday, February 25 2018 @ 1:02:48 pm PST
#57289 Forum >> Discussions >> Custom Logos wickersty 02/25/2018 1:10:28 pm
The town of Presque Isle has some names from it's history that might be interesting:

Presque Isle Aroostooks (from the river and also from the American Indians based in the area)

Presque Isle Lumberjacks (the town was founded around several lumberjack mills and woodworking industries)

Presque Isle Potato Farmers (the whole area was known for it's potato crops in the early days)

Presque Isle Double Eagles (The "Double Eagle" was the first successful transatlantic balloon crossing, and it launched from Presque Isle)

Presque Isle All Americans (Presque Isle was named an All American City in 1966)
#57290 Forum >> Discussions >> Custom Logos MukilteoMike 02/25/2018 2:17:28 pm
Who knew? Take PrIDE in the Presque Isle Double Eagles. Lots of interesting possibilities with that.
#57291 Forum >> Discussions >> Custom Logos Tiger504 02/25/2018 2:20:16 pm
Jim Rockford was a stud
#57292 Forum >> Help >> Need advice from higher leagues newtman 02/25/2018 3:40:20 pm
I picked up Moss last time around in April or May, just have to keep looking. Sometimes a guy who is only mediocre in one place can be much better somewhere else with a better defense, more offensive support, bigger (or smaller for hitters) ballpark, etc.

Most of my wins are on guys with relatively few claims that I scout to see if I think they can succeed... it is the reason I have a much lower turnover rate than everyone else in Legends.
#57293 Forum >> Discussions >> Custom Logos wickersty 02/25/2018 3:41:36 pm
Nice. I like it Mike.
#57294 Forum >> Bug Reports >> exceeding set pitch counts munciestan 02/25/2018 3:45:50 pm
I experienced this problem a few times last year and am seeing it again. My starting pitcher with a set pitch count of 45 just pitched a complete game, lost 5-3 and threw 154 pitches. This is for Walnut Creek Aces, I have bookmarked the game if you can view it and give me any ideas. Game #2704925 Thanks for your help.
#57295 Forum >> Bug Reports >> exceeding set pitch counts newtman 02/25/2018 4:20:33 pm
A couple things: 1) it may have to do with setting it to 45 pitches, because 75 is the lowest the game will yank a starting pitcher at due to pitches alone; 2) I see a ton of fatigued guys for you, did you have anyone rested?
#57296 Forum >> Bug Reports >> exceeding set pitch counts munciestan 02/25/2018 4:44:06 pm
Since i have had another game now, I can't tell you exactly the status of the bullpen, but generally they weren't completely tired. I do know that when it happened last season and I had checked, on at least one occasion I had three completely rested pitchers. I did see the minimum was 70 for starters after i had set it to 45, but figured it wouldn't matter if my setting was less than 70, it wouldn't make them go longer. I'll go back and add more pitchers and set them all for first inning to be the 1st along with low pitch counts and see what happens.
#57297 Forum >> Bug Reports >> exceeding set pitch counts Seca 02/25/2018 7:38:55 pm
Ya. The 45 pitch count doesn't matter. Gets bumped to 75.

Game report shows fatigue. All of you LR and MR were fatigued for that game (Humphreys, Gallindo, Jefferson, Lee were all moderate or heavy).

The guys you currently have assigned as setup should have been available. But a couple of those haven't pitched yet this spring. Either some roles have been rejigged or your entry conditions are too stringent.

I'd encourage you to double check your bullpen settings. Give all your relievers ++ for fatigue, and check entry innings.

PS - on 6 man rotation it looks to use your spot starter for #6. Without a spot starter it is going to try to use a LR. Could cause problems if your LRs pitch in relief and are judged too tired to start.
#57298 Forum >> Help >> Substitution help as I am new to the game KokomoMantis 02/25/2018 8:27:42 pm
Thank you so much! Looks like it makes perfect sense now that you put it that way! I was trying to do it other ways and they weren't working!
#57299 Forum >> Suggestions >> team claim winners terryhumphreys 02/26/2018 6:09:35 am
Create a page that lists all the daily claim winners for the last five real days.
ex
Feb 26 2018

Doe, John p 9 claims Buffalo pot 12 age 24
Smith, Ben ss 33 claims Lincoln pot 15 age 35

Feb 25 2018

Jones, Rick of 2 claims Oxnard pot 11 age 16


#57300 Forum >> Suggestions >> team claim winners MukilteoMike 02/26/2018 7:01:35 am
-1
I don't see the point. All it really does is satisfy our curiosities. And you know this is coming because I always say it...it takes up Steve's time. That should only happen for clear cut improvements to the game itself, in my opinion.
#57301 Forum >> Suggestions >> Suggestion: Waiver Claims ChillFunkEz3000 02/26/2018 7:51:09 am
Well I will suggest this after attempting to read all "Waiver Claims" suggestions in the forum and not finding one similar.

The idea is pretty basic, and would only tweak the current lottery system that Broken Bat as installed.

The idea is, that if more than one team puts in a claim on a player then the lottery will continue to decide which team gets the player...but the worse the league level the better the chance a team gets in the lottery. And if teams are from the same league level then the worst the record the better the chance a team gets in the lottery.

I'm not talking about a huge advantage, but rather a small increase in percentage for the (in theory) worst teams to gain claims.
#57302 Forum >> Suggestions >> Suggestion: Waiver Claims Bridger 02/26/2018 7:55:57 am
-1

I get it...I get mad when a waiver claim I really wanted lands on a Legends team...the rich get richer and all that...

But waivers should be distributed evenly. It is one of only two methods of player distribution in the game...

SIDE NOTE: I don't want to implement this suggestion, but the other day I was sitting around pondering what waivers would be like if each franchise could only place one claim per day...



Updated Monday, February 26 2018 @ 7:57:44 am PST
#57303 Forum >> Suggestions >> Suggestion: Waiver Claims Cactusguy21 02/26/2018 10:27:34 am
One thing I thought of that could be interesting is when you place a claim, you also type in a salary you are willing to pay them, which is greater than or equal to the computer-generated salary. Higher salary claims get a higher weight, and whoever wins it has to pay the player the salary they entered.

However, for players with 0.2 or 0.5 salaries, the old random system would be kept. You wouldn’t be allowed to pay more.


Updated Monday, February 26 2018 @ 10:28:30 am PST
#57304 Forum >> Discussions >> Custom Logos GrizzlyDan 02/26/2018 12:02:49 pm
I'm partial to Lumberjacks. My AA team, in Lumberton, NC, natch, carries that name. Of course, it might be humorous if your team turns out to slap-hitters instead of sluggers.
#57305 Forum >> Discussions >> Offseason claims thread GrizzlyDan 02/26/2018 12:21:08 pm
Can't. Get. A. #1 pitcher. One more round before I start fishing for FA's and remnants.
#57306 Forum >> Help >> Bringing up to Majors michaeltodd2 02/26/2018 1:00:35 pm
I've got 3 players that I'm uncertain whether or not to bring up to the majors. Two 26 yr olds and a 25 yr old. They have the little green arrow pointing up, but I thought that maybe-and here is where I'm uncertain- they still need some more time. One of them I got via free agency...I also thought I read somewhere in the forum that it could be a decent idea to acquire guys of similar age and see if I can squeeze a few more skill points out of them, though i'm not sure whether to play them in the majors or minors? Any thoughts? Thank you!
#57307 Forum >> Discussions >> Offseason claims thread MukilteoMike 02/26/2018 1:04:11 pm
A number one pitcher? I've been trying in vain to get any pitcher to make the roster. I've had more than a dozen single-digit claims denied alone, including four 3 guys. As they say, I can't hit water...
#57308 Forum >> Italiano / Italian >> Team Italy giorgio_242 02/26/2018 1:09:26 pm
C'è ancora qualche italiano che gioca?
#57309 Forum >> Italiano / Italian >> Team Italy giorgio_242 02/26/2018 1:09:47 pm
C'è ancora qualche italiano che gioca?
#57310 Forum >> Discussions >> Offseason claims thread wickersty 02/26/2018 1:23:01 pm
I know this guy is nothing special, but certainly he's a serviceable pitcher if you literally don't have someone to put in a spot --- or at least worth a few starts while you hunt for someone else.

#57311 Forum >> Discussions >> Custom Logos Cactusguy21 02/26/2018 1:42:42 pm
Hmm... I'm not too sold on Lumberjacks, seems a little too normal, I like Double Eagles though, will have to consider that.

I'll probably play around in gimp editor tonight and see what sorts of logos I can make for ideas I have and go from there.
#57312 Forum >> Discussions >> Custom Logos wickersty 02/26/2018 2:05:19 pm
Dude, check out this page and this logo haha too awesome.

pirec-logo.png

Updated Monday, February 26 2018 @ 2:06:09 pm PST
#57313 Forum >> Help >> Bringing up to Majors FreddyTheEye 02/26/2018 2:20:08 pm
Majors...all three.
#57314 Forum >> Help >> Bringing up to Majors wickersty 02/26/2018 2:28:29 pm
Agreed. They're all close enough to the low end of their estimated SI range that they can come up and gain the rest in the majors.
#57315 Forum >> Help >> Bringing up to Majors Hayseed 02/26/2018 2:56:31 pm
I have the same question, but my guys with the green arrow are 21-22 years old. They are my best prospects, yet will be blocked by my best regulars for any real playing time. They are still a ways from their ultimate SI. What should I do?

Updated Monday, February 26 2018 @ 2:57:41 pm PST


Updated Monday, February 26 2018 @ 2:58:17 pm PST
#57316 Forum >> Suggestions >> team claim winners Dan6176 02/26/2018 3:19:23 pm
You can bookmark players and it will show what team won the waiver.
#57317 Forum >> Help >> Bringing up to Majors FreddyTheEye 02/26/2018 3:21:55 pm
Again..majors!

IMO if the player is a future star and has the rec. he should be in the majors and playing...Impellizzeri could be a monster...make room.

If a player will not be playing at all then leave him in the minors.

A 22 year old pitcher with the rec should be up and pitching but it likely won't hurt him to stay in the minors an extra year.
I have no idea where this trend came from to leave guys down longer to squeeze an extra point, but I 100% disagree with it in 99% of cases lol.

P.S You guys will get more help if you link to (or at least name) the players next time smh :-)

#57318 Forum >> Help >> Spring Ballparks Jalapeno5 02/26/2018 3:22:43 pm
Hi all,

Just a quick question - from the rules:

Please note, spring training games are played at different facilities in Florida (Grapefruit League) or Arizona (Cactus League). Teams will receive ticket revenue, but it will be much smaller and not restricted by your ballpark capacity.

Ignoring capacity do the dimensions of this spring training facility reflect your major league ballpark dimensions given that each team has a home and away designation in the schedule list, or is it one generic ground; same size for all teams?

If it's a single-size ground has Steve ever given the dimensions?

Cheers!
#57319 Forum >> Help >> Spring Ballparks FreddyTheEye 02/26/2018 3:32:16 pm
I honestly think I remember Steve answering this once but I can not find it either.

From memory (which for me is foggy in the best of times) the dimensions are the same for everyone and he may have even stated said dimensions.

Maybe somebody else remembers.
#57320 Forum >> Discussions >> Custom Logos Cactusguy21 02/26/2018 3:34:13 pm
Man, you're bringing back too many memories (I spent most of my childhood in good old PI).

I probably still have a t-shirt somewhere with that logo on it from when I played basketball :D

Updated Monday, February 26 2018 @ 3:34:21 pm PST
#57321 Forum >> Help >> Spring Ballparks Jalapeno5 02/26/2018 3:48:22 pm
Thanks - would be much appreciated if anyone remembers what these are.

I know there's a lot of variables at work in the Spring, but it'd be good to know what the field looks like.

Cheers!

Updated Monday, February 26 2018 @ 3:51:32 pm PST
#57322 Forum >> Suggestions >> Suggestion: Waiver Claims AssumedPseudonym 02/26/2018 5:27:45 pm
 Sorry, Cactus, but if I could put enough -1’s on that post to express how much “NO” I feel for it, you would never stop scrolling down. Hitting the “end” key on your keyboard would crash your computer because there would be no end.

 I run on a very skinny budget and pretty much have since I started in ’29. I pretty much survived on whatever under-the-radar talent I could find, plus a few lucky drafts and a couple of nice waiver wins. I do not like the prospect of seeing the waiver wire turned into an auction. It’s aggravating enough when I see five guys I’m in on for one night all go to Legends and II teams with the currently randomized system, but at least it’s fair — everyone has an equal chance, after all. After two or three bidding wars by high profile teams driving potential franchise players (and probably even slightly above average pitchers, as hard as they are to get) up to around $8M, I have a feeling bot teams would start taking over real quick.

 This, of course, assumes that you could see the current high bid for a player. If you can’t see it, it’s even worse. Putting in a $2M offer on a guy when someone has already offered $4M is pointless, and you wouldn’t even know that you’re wasting your time. Worse, it could lead to desperation bids by frustrated owners of offering $2.5M for that last useful-looking guy left that you can find when everyone else only has $750K offers in on him because he’s really only a backup at best.

 No, thank you. If you want a tl;dr version: Turning waivers into a rich-get-richer playground is a bad idea for the health of the game.

Updated Monday, February 26 2018 @ 5:28:20 pm PST
#57323 Forum >> Help >> Bringing up to Majors boltsman 02/26/2018 6:17:09 pm
@michaeltodd2

I assume that the three players in question are:
Elliott Oppenheimer, Jody Shapiro and Rasheed Bull.

Well, it turned out that Oppenheimer and Shapiro are both previously on my team, so I can give you a few pieces of information.

Oppenheimer got his recommendation for Majors in his age 24 season, so there is definitely nothing to be gained leaving him in AAA. I tried to get him some innings last season when we were out of the race. Most of his starts had infinite hook and high pitch count that result in the ugly stats. I think he can be a serviceable #4 or #5 starter at our league level, but I have too many of those, and that is why I gave up on him.

I think Shapiro can still gain a few points from AAA, but at his age, it's probably best to find out if he can hit in the Majors. Otherwise, there is really no point in investing in him. I gave up on him because I can still use my current first baseman for a couple more seasons, and by then, I should have others ready to take over.

Hope that they work out for you!
#57324 Forum >> Leagues >> II.1 Rock777 02/26/2018 8:11:27 pm
My team is definitely weaker than last time around.
#57325 Forum >> Discussions >> Custom Logos Rock777 02/26/2018 8:14:39 pm
You could also go with "Pride" for the name and use the double eagle as the image.
#57326 Forum >> Suggestions >> team claim winners Shoeless Joe 02/26/2018 8:25:44 pm
I agree on using the bookmarks. I do this for every claim I make to see where the guys I was interested in went. I might also keep them on for a week or two to see if there are any teams that may be extra fortunate and sign multiples over that course of time.
#57327 Forum >> Help >> Bringing up to Majors Rock777 02/26/2018 8:36:36 pm
Its always hard to judge players after the super training bug, but normally I would try to get at least 1.5 years for guys in AAA. I think Bull and Shapiro could benefit from another half season in AAA. Oppenheimer should definitely be up in the majors.

I'd also be fine leaving Higgins and Tisdale in AAA for another half season.
#57328 Forum >> Suggestions >> Suggestion: Waiver Claims Rock777 02/26/2018 8:41:19 pm
This is one of the few sport sims I play, where there is not a strong advantage to tanking (just easier opponents and a few less franchise costs). I'd prefer it stayed that way.

Now if you wanted to tweak the percentage based on how many claims the team has already won this season, that is similar to the priority claim case that has been submitted a couple times under suggestions.



Updated Tuesday, February 27 2018 @ 6:23:57 am PST
#57329 Forum >> Discussions >> grapefruit league spring training weather terryhumphreys 02/26/2018 9:06:42 pm
The usually good weather for the grapefruit league not so good this year with first 11 games being windy. Surprising

My inexperienced and poor fielding outfield had only 2 errors. Surprising
#57330 Forum >> Discussions >> grapefruit league spring training weather Gambler75 02/26/2018 9:57:04 pm
I wonder if the weather is at least partially to blame for my youngsters having *6* injuries at once. Thankfully all relatively minor ones, but still - spring training being wasted with a lot of veterans having to fill in. :(
#57331 Forum >> Help >> Bringing up to Majors michaeltodd2 02/26/2018 11:19:21 pm
Thanks gang...I seriously appreciate it!
#57332 Forum >> Help >> Player stats/info michaeltodd2 02/26/2018 11:28:04 pm
I read in the rules, under PLAYERS, that there are player position ratings. Where can I find these "position rankings?" Also under PLAYERS, is "Training, an approximation of how much total training a player has accumulated." Where can I find that info? Thank you!
#57333 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Ced 02/27/2018 12:14:18 am
http://brokenbat.org/player/167965

I was talking to an equipment manager during spring training, and he was venting to me about putting this name on the back of a jersey.
#57334 Forum >> Help >> Player stats/info MukilteoMike 02/27/2018 1:34:35 am
The position ratings are explained in the paragraph above the line you quoted. The key part is about the positions listed...

those in upper case have more experience, those in lower case have less experience.

There is also the common belief that even when a player first gets an upper case position designation he still isn't maxed out at that position. When that occurs we don't know (assuming the capital letter position isn't tops).

Regarding the training statement, I think that might have been available at some point, but that hasn't been around since I've been playing the last few years.

#57335 Forum >> Discussions >> Offseason claims thread occham 02/27/2018 2:57:44 am
Definitely been a rough off-season pax duex. Draft picks have never been a source of strength but I've usually made up for it with volume picking on the waiver wire.

So far, one 'win' on a heavily contested 21 year old who may not develop and a couple of uncontested reclamation projects.

Otherwise, wiffffffff.

Last year, we started out 20-2. Somehow, I think this go around will be... less exciting.
#57336 Forum >> Off Topic >> American Football Sim PrivateSnowflake 02/27/2018 4:43:30 am
I'm up for it. Even though I like the game planning, I could still just hire a coach I like. I agree it may scare off owners, which is a good thing.

BTW, Frank, I had to quit that new league we were in together. I couldn't take the kid running it anymore. Come on over and join NFL Live. Allocation draft soon!
#57337 Forum >> Suggestions >> Suggestion: Waiver Claims Cactusguy21 02/27/2018 5:19:23 am
I understand AP, 'twas just an idle thought, since I see so many (okay it’s really just Mike) complaining about the randomness, I thought I’d just post. I get your points entirely.
#57338 Forum >> Suggestions >> Suggestion: Waiver Claims newtman 02/27/2018 6:06:09 am
I don't think it's fair to throw Mike under the bus. I think everyone has complained about randomness when it has gone against them. I do it much more with the game engine than with waivers, though I have done it with waivers in the past. I caught a lot of flack for my wording of that complaint after I did it during version 1.0 of 2035 regarding Battle Creek sweeping me in a 5 game set that took me from pushing for contention to the thick of the relegation battle.

Regarding the suggestions here, I agree with Rock, the priority claim system suggested first by Haselrig if I recall correctly, is still the only one I would support. The other ideas suggested here have all been suggested multiple times and thoroughly shown to be unfair to one segment of the population or another.
#57339 Forum >> Suggestions >> Suggestion: Waiver Claims MukilteoMike 02/27/2018 6:55:50 am
Newtman, Rock, whoever, can you refresh our memory about the one you're talking about, preferably by link? I don't remember that one.
#57340 Forum >> Leagues >> IV.4 amalric7 02/27/2018 7:11:58 am
Well I was rather enjoying 2035 the first time around, and although 54-56 was nothing to shout about it was still good enough for second place in the East and had us fairly comfortable. I've already dropped a couple of 26-yo guys I hung onto too long last time, and kept my veteran MI combo that I had dropped immediately at rollover last time - those two won't start but they will provide valuable depth. Haven't managed to land anyone yet this offseason, but more cuts might be in store anyway. The one good thing about a rerun of a season is giving up on things that didn't work last time.

The West absolutely caned the East last time, and Glendale landing this offseason's star waiver prize in Parisi likely makes them favourites to win it all.
#57341 Forum >> Suggestions >> Suggestion: Waiver Claims newtman 02/27/2018 8:17:01 am
I got the original poster of it wrong, it was Seca in the first post of this thread. I almost said Seca, but he has promoted it far less than all its other proponents. It has been brought up many times since, but this was the first listing of it I could find.

I had to dig back 35 pages to find it, which is funny because if you cut out the threads just on waivers it would be more like 20 pages.
#57342 Forum >> Suggestions >> Suggestion: Waiver Claims Cactusguy21 02/27/2018 8:44:16 am
Oh wait a minute..,

That's what you meant by priority claim system?

I believe I owe you an apology Mike. When you said priority claim last week in another thread, i thought you meant like in fantasy football where the worst teams automatically win claims, but once they win a claim they go back to the end of the line, and hence have lower priority. Because that system would be abysmally terrible.

No, I would definitely support what Seca proposed. Apologies again Mike.
#57343 Forum >> Suggestions >> Suggestion: Waiver Claims MukilteoMike 02/27/2018 9:13:02 am
Accepted. And that is definitely the waiver system I completely endorse. It's still super simple, yet utterly fantastic and would be a significant improvement. Love it.
#57344 Forum >> Suggestions >> Suggestion: Waiver Claims wickersty 02/27/2018 11:21:12 am
Can I get one part of this idea clarified?

If I put in a claim on Player X and mark it has a priority claim, and then you put in a claim on the same player and also mark it as a priority claim, then the player would wind up going to one of the two of us? Or we would just have better odds than everyone who only put normal claims in?

And further, if I still wound up not getting the player, would I get my priority claim back to use on another player that season?

Thx
#57345 Forum >> Suggestions >> Suggestion: Waiver Claims Cactusguy21 02/27/2018 11:48:12 am
Yeah, that part confused me in hindsight. It’s still kinda random because some managers will be forced to wait until later to use them.
#57346 Forum >> Suggestions >> Suggestion: Waiver Claims Tiger504 02/27/2018 11:59:59 am
I think the original idea was it would be random amongst priority claims. Pretty certain you would only lose your claim once you were successful. I mean, we're talking about one priority claim a season under that proposal. I've always thought it was an interesting concept.
#57347 Forum >> Suggestions >> Suggestion: Waiver Claims newtman 02/27/2018 12:13:29 pm
Yes, it would still be random among the priority claims. So while there would certainly be players that would gather plenty of claims, say there are two great players set to go through waivers the same night (think the first week after season flip). It would eliminate the chances of the same owner winning both, and whoever did win those players would have to wait til the following season to get another priority claim, which should make the distribution per season a lot MORE even through waivers. While rebuilds COULD take longer, it should ensure that we don't go an entire season without winning anyone who no one else has a claim on, which has happened to people...
#57348 Forum >> FAQ >> Minor League players training PrivateSnowflake 02/27/2018 12:34:50 pm
I would think about everyone on here goes with specialized training. It's said you get a very slight bump in training.

Can't go wrong with PD and Control. I've always done PD and did control for many seasons. I will say I switched to stamina since finding and developing a starting pitcher is getting harder and harder.

Maybe you can squeeze another point out of a player you normally might not over his career. Maybe not. But if so, it's worth it, imo.
#57349 Forum >> Discussions >> Offseason claims thread Noodle 02/27/2018 1:21:41 pm
Jack squat for me. I suppose this is karma for me as I won two big claims before the in the alternate 2035 season. Neither of which I really even needed.
#57350 Forum >> FAQ >> Minor League players training Cactusguy21 02/27/2018 2:05:46 pm
Oh, I thought I remember seeing that you should typically have no focus. If I did a training focus then probably hitting and movement would be what I went with though.
#57351 Forum >> Help >> Player stats/info admin 02/27/2018 2:47:57 pm
There is no printed value on the player page for training or experience (not counting years-of-service experience). These are just the two components that that help push skills higher (until aging kicks in).

Steve
#57352 Forum >> Help >> Who gets more playing time? CabbageWarrior12 02/27/2018 3:26:25 pm
So I was reading that if you have some good prospects that are ready to get called up, call them up and give them playing time. I'm assuming that leaving them on the bench is a bad idea.

I just signed this 24-year-old catcher with 14 potential out of free agency (Jose Mora). I think he may have been neglected in the minors because his ratings are pretty trash at where he is. Do I let him play, or keep him on the bench in replace for Christian Alonso, or do I just boot him?

Follow-up: I also have this guy: Todd Brand. Is he a keeper?
#57353 Forum >> FAQ >> Minor League players training newtman 02/27/2018 3:30:36 pm
That's not how that works @PrivateSnowflake. If you go with "No Focus" it spreads the bonus out among all skills. I have run "No Focus" for the past 7 seasons, I remember several other forum regulars saying the same.
#57354 Forum >> Help >> Who gets more playing time? newtman 02/27/2018 3:38:03 pm
Mora was still at A ball last season, he is going to stunt badly. He will be lucky to make it to 100 SI if you bring him up now in my opinion. Looks like an easy cut to me, as he made it to free agency for a good reason.

Alonso has a better arm than Mora anyways, and although he is in decline, I would take him over Mora any day.

Brand needs to be retrained for another position, a 10 arm will be terrible behind the plate. Kind of a bad build with low range and low arm but good fielding. Maybe 1B or DH, with 3B as a last resort before cutting.

Updated Tuesday, February 27 2018 @ 3:39:09 pm PST
#57355 Forum >> Help >> Who gets more playing time? CabbageWarrior12 02/27/2018 3:47:26 pm
Got it. Thanks for the help!
#57356 Forum >> FAQ >> Minor League players training wickersty 02/27/2018 4:20:47 pm
@newt/@all

That seems to imply that, by selecting a training specialization, you are reducing the training effect on the attributes that you DIDNT select. Is that what you're saying?
#57357 Forum >> Discussions >> Offseason claims thread MukilteoMike 02/28/2018 12:08:33 am
The way my luck has been going with claims, I was surprised I got Dorsey tonight even though I was the only person who put one in on him.
#57358 Forum >> FAQ >> Minor League players training PrivateSnowflake 02/28/2018 4:51:11 am
Not arguing, wanting to find out: Since SI is "capped" by potential, I would assume training would only help players that would not reach the topping-off point.

We do know training provides a "slight" bonus. Has "slight" ever been defined? Reason I'm asking is I would rather have a pitcher (Example):
12 Vel
12 Cos
16 Mov
14 Ctrl
10 Sta

Rather than:
12(.2)
12(.2)
15(.2)
14(.2)
10(.2)

Does that make any sense? Wouldn't you want one "bumped" stat over not finishing the others? And yes, I'm assuming the game engine only recognizes whole numbers while running simulations.

Any help would be great.
#57359 Forum >> FAQ >> Minor League players training newtman 02/28/2018 5:54:06 am
The way it works iirc is ~95% (just picking a large percentage since the exact one was never verified) of training is distributed over all the skills equally. The last 5% or so, can either be put into specific skills as the focus, or spread out equally among all the skills like the rest of the training.

Edit: So reading the last couple of lines you're doing that premised on the game only recognizing the whole numbers. I don't think that is a safe assumption personally, but there is no way to test it. The thing to me is whether you would get enough extra pops in the skills you selected to make up for the less training pops you could get in all the other training areas. For example say a player receiving the bonus in control tops out at X. 95 movement. If you had stuck with "no focus" he may have popped that skill. There is no way of measuring opportunity cost in this game (although re-doing 2035 is the closest thing we've had to it) so regardless either one of us could be correct in any given situation.

@wickersty, yes. Sorry, I missed your question earlier.

Update: So I can't even remember which section of the forums said post was in, much less the title of the thread. I really should have bookmarked that thread, but I wasn't thinking about it at the time.

Updated Wednesday, February 28 2018 @ 6:27:55 am PST
#57360 Forum >> FAQ >> Minor League players training MukilteoMike 02/28/2018 6:04:30 am
That's how I remember it as well, Newtman. Regarding Private's example of getting a bump in movement, if 16 was the max potential, you would be more likely to get to the 16 with that training emphasis. However, I don't think you can bump up the original max even if you make that the emphasis in perpetuity. Also, while you would be more likely to hit the max in that skill, you might not reach your max in the other skills because they have been deprived training in them.

About the game simulation only recognizing whole numbers, I would bet that isn't the case. Just like experience with positions, I'm pretty sure there aren't just 3 levels, upper case, lower case and none. There are sub-levels for them, but the rough designations are given to keep things vague. My guess is that applies to all ratings and skills.

Edit--One last thing...an example of what I do to try to balance things. My manager's teaching skills are 12 hitting, 12 defense and 8 pitching. In an attempt to deal with that, I put the major emphasis on pitching and minor emphasis on the hitting/defense side. Every week I just move them both down one (and then back up to the top when getting to the last one). Doing this gives all pitching skills an equal bit more attention in the hope of making up for the inadequate manager. (Off topic, but I hate the new managers. Sorry. I say that with every decent opportunity.)



Updated Wednesday, February 28 2018 @ 6:28:36 am PST
#57361 Forum >> Suggestions >> Search by Forum Poster newtman 02/28/2018 6:14:23 am
Is there any way you could add a search function to search by who posted, or just all a specific person's posts? Even if it was only all of Steve's posts made under the "admin" account, I have found myself looking for something Steve said years ago on multiple occasions, and if it wasn't bookmarked then it can be an extremely time consuming endeavor, especially if you don't remember details about the post that would make it stick out from the dozens of times forum members repeated it.
#57362 Forum >> Discussions >> Spring training injuries JoeDaddyeous91 02/28/2018 6:18:58 am
Hey guys, I'm just curious about something...
I've had some guys get injured this spring training (all normal stuff), but I feel like they're missing games and staying injured longer than normal.
What I mean by missing games is one of my guys was a +9 yesterday before the games started and today after my team played 3 games last night he's a +7. I feel like I noticed this with another player who was injured earlier this spring training but I didn't keep real notice of it.
Am I just having a brain fart and it's all working as expected, or does anyone else feel like something is off?

Updated Wednesday, February 28 2018 @ 6:22:50 am PST
#57363 Forum >> Leagues >> V.12 wieditor 02/28/2018 6:23:46 am
While I wasn't happy with my team's progress, it's still strange starting over. Last year we moved from Sunrise to Mitchell but now will be staying in sunny Florida.

I have over $114 million to spend, but the free agent market is poor, so here's to player development!
#57364 Forum >> Leagues >> V.12 nemesis 02/28/2018 7:17:09 am
What were we, 61-39 with a ten game lead? Yeah, I'd like that again please. No use in crying about it, just have to get on with it like everyone else. Haven't changed anything, will just have to try and recall who I cut last time around!
#57365 Forum >> Discussions >> Spring training injuries Tiger504 02/28/2018 7:29:30 am
They will miss more games in ST. +7 means 7 days on the in game calender, not 7 games. In ST we play 3 games in 2 in game days. I had a guy get injured for 10 days this ST. Means he will miss 15 games.
#57366 Forum >> Discussions >> Spring training injuries JoeDaddyeous91 02/28/2018 7:33:12 am
There we go.. Thanks Tiger504, I had a feeling I was just having a brain fart. I guess when it's regular season I've never bothered to look at how many games they play in one day, I just assumed it was the same for spring training. xP
#57367 Forum >> Discussions >> Offseason claims thread Tiger504 02/28/2018 7:36:26 am
I withdrew my claim on Dorsey. He had a cup of uninspirational coffee in Kalamazoo awhile back. But with my pitching being as it is, I considered giving him a return engagement. He really does have some decent looking skills.

Thankfully, I've picked up enough ugly ducklings to keep me busy sorting them out right now. Fingers crossed that duct tape and bailing twine may hold things together.
#57368 Forum >> Discussions >> Offseason claims thread Rock777 02/28/2018 7:58:57 am
Samuel Daniels was a very lucky grab for Margate. I had a claim on him. Not sure how there weren't more than 8 claims...
#57369 Forum >> Discussions >> Offseason claims thread MukilteoMike 02/28/2018 8:14:12 am
I really like the offensive possibilities of Daniels. His problem is he's all bat. I think most of us hate having a pure DH, especially a right-handed hitting one.
#57370 Forum >> FAQ >> draft Hayseed 02/28/2018 8:22:17 am
My team drafted a 1st Rd pick on 2/19/18 (before I joined the game). The button to draft still says "Your team has already drafted this week".
?????
Are weeks 9 days here? What am I missing?
#57371 Forum >> FAQ >> draft MukilteoMike 02/28/2018 8:24:50 am
It's two weeks between the first and second rounds, then every week after that.
#57372 Forum >> Leagues >> V.12 Cactusguy21 02/28/2018 8:32:11 am
Yeah, I think I had narrowed it to 7 or 8 GB, but you had quite the lead on me.

Hopefully this year goes better.
#57373 Forum >> Discussions >> Offseason claims thread Cactusguy21 02/28/2018 8:55:36 am
@Rock

I think the two problems with Daniels are
1. Most teams have a glut of "all bat" type guys. Daniels doesn’t really fill a need that’s all that’s common.
2. 84 SI at 26yo is enough to scare me away. In my short time here I’ve been burned by those sorts of guys plenty enough to convince me to stay away.
#57374 Forum >> Discussions >> Offseason claims thread Seca 02/28/2018 8:55:53 am
I was mildly surprised to sign Meza unopposed.

Some obvious flaws, but a sound defensive player who's mastered two of the three true outcomes raises our floor at 2B.
#57375 Forum >> Discussions >> Offseason claims thread MukilteoMike 02/28/2018 9:53:21 am
You got Meza unopposed? Wow. A slick ready-made 2B that you get for five years. Where was everyone else? 675 OPS or better and you have a good deal.
#57376 Forum >> Discussions >> Offseason claims thread Seca 02/28/2018 12:09:08 pm
Definitely happy to have him.

I'm not sure he's a long term piece. He's got all the salary red flags.
- middle infielder
- Legends division
- "prime" age
- minimal team loyalty

Even something like .200 BA 18 HRs could double his salary. At some point his flaws won't be worth the price.

I'm also a little worried about how it fits into the lineup. I already have a grip-it-and-rip-it guy in the 8 spot. I really like how that works, but having 2 of them may be less than ideal.
#57377 Forum >> Discussions >> Offseason claims thread Noodle 02/28/2018 1:04:48 pm
I missed Meza on the waiver wire. Definitely would have put a claim on him otherwise. He makes a great backup infielder.
#57378 Forum >> Discussions >> Offseason claims thread Cactusguy21 02/28/2018 3:37:56 pm
I would be worried about his bat to be honest, remember he did all that in D6 and now he's in Legends. Plus he doesn't walk very often, and I hate players that can't get walks (personal preference).
#57379 Forum >> Off Topic >> American Football Sim Cactusguy21 02/28/2018 3:39:19 pm
I would gladly get rid of gameplanning, too complicated.
#57380 Forum >> Discussions >> Offseason claims thread MukilteoMike 02/28/2018 4:49:01 pm
I'd expect at least 650 OPS, which isn't terrible for a great middle infielder. The walks are alarming. In 2031 he almost got twice as many homers as walks, 23-12! I don't think I've ever seen that. Pretty funny.
#57381 Forum >> Discussions >> Offseason claims thread Seca 02/28/2018 5:41:59 pm
Almeida has already accomplished that feat for the Dinos. Meza wouldn't be breaking new ground. :)

Dino 2B situation is so bad that Meza is easily an improvement both offensively and defensively. I think I have pretty realistic hopes / expectations for his play.
#57382 Forum >> Discussions >> Offseason claims thread MukilteoMike 02/28/2018 7:09:57 pm
So not taking walks is the secret to your success. That season has to be an all-time record for HR:BB ratio. 25 to 9??!! Truly amazing.
#57383 Forum >> Discussions >> Offseason claims thread Seca 02/28/2018 7:52:24 pm
Hehe. IIRC one of those seasons BB and HBP were neck and neck heading down to the wire. Almeida got a flurry (for him) of walks at the end to maintain cosmic balance.

Despite all that, I felt comfortable batting him cleanup. He was deadly with RISP. An interesting player.
#57384 Forum >> Discussions >> Offseason claims thread 6th Man 02/28/2018 8:28:15 pm
My offseason sure has been crazy this 3rd time around. So far this week I've won http://brokenbat.org/player/107688 (33 claims), http://brokenbat.org/player/107138 (15 claims), http://brokenbat.org/player/109860 (27 claims), and now http://brokenbat.org/player/167889 (31 claims). Hopefully the 3 vet pitchers will make my team that was leading last season even stronger, and the prospect will be a nice piece for the future.

However, I'm not sure if I'd rather have my 15 pot pitcher I drafted the first time around or these guys...
#57385 Forum >> Discussions >> Offseason claims thread MukilteoMike 02/28/2018 11:39:57 pm
Those are helpful grabs.
I have no idea what your lost pitcher looked like, but having a potential star arm for his entire career is gold. Or in this case, lost gold.
#57386 Forum >> FAQ >> Minor League players training PrivateSnowflake 03/01/2018 5:20:52 am
Thank you for the response, guys. Note: I've always assumed full numbers only bc I figure it would be easier while coding the game engine. Including decimal points would make sense since we know not all stats are created equal.

You may have converted me.
#57387 Forum >> Off Topic >> American Football Sim Cactusguy21 03/01/2018 5:59:12 am
@everyone

Is there any way to make drafted players more volatile in a custom league? Because I'm really tired of how worthless mid-to-late round picks are in this game. For example, I recently got likely the best possible scenario with one of my sixth-round picks. Meaning he is up to the mid-60s. If we could make drafting much, much more volatile, than that would make me very happy. Otherwise, idk, I'm still on the fence.
#57388 Forum >> Discussions >> Vote for Broken Bat! TBG90 03/01/2018 8:26:06 am
Up. ;)
#57389 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 03/01/2018 9:04:23 am
I feel exactly the same as I did entering the original--I think every team can win or be demoted in the East.

One of the narratives we've had in this thread the past while has been predator-prey match ups. Teams running off 18-2 or 17-3 against a league opponent. 20 games isn't a huge sample, but when records get that lopsided it suggests there may be an underlying reason and not just luck.

90 wins will often get you a pennant (or at least in the race). When you go 18-2 against a league mate, you only need ~.500 against the rest of the field to get to 90 wins. Seasons are made or broken if you can lay a beat down, or take one.

We only got the 1st 10 in last time, so first half trends could have changed. But Dinos held a 9-1 over Alexandria. Almost by itself, that put the Dinos in the race and held the A's out of it. (Strong inter-division brought the A's back into it).

If records like that are actually based on something intrinsic (and not just luck), might expect them to play out in a similar way in the replay. Assuming rosters haven't changed too much.

That takes me to Birmingham who seems to have made the most significant changes. I assume someone was laying a beat down on them (wasn't the Dinos - we were ~ .500). Perhaps Birmingham's retooling eliminates the kryptonite effect someone had last time.

Going to be a fascinating season.
#57390 Forum >> Discussions >> Offseason claims thread newtman 03/01/2018 9:42:45 am
@Mike, check out my former star slugger Aaron Doyle. His 2021 and 2028 seasons he actually had MORE than double the HRs versus walks.

Edit: Actually very close to triple in 2021 and one off of quadruple in 2028.

Updated Thursday, March 1 2018 @ 9:44:43 am PST
#57391 Forum >> Help >> Aging Player Stats & Performance hurstdm 03/01/2018 11:13:21 am
Does an aging player's expected performance stay true to his stats? Or is age factored directly into performance?

In other words, if I have two players with the exact same stats, but one is 30 and one is 35, should I expect the same performance out of them? (At least until the inevitable decline?)

Thanks!
#57392 Forum >> Help >> A Player's "Form" Attribute hurstdm 03/01/2018 11:18:49 am
Does a player's HOT/COLD status reflect purely what he's done already? Or can his future performance be affected by his HOT/COLD status?

In other words, will a HOT player tend to actually perform better over time and a COLD player actually tend to perform worse? Or is this just an indicator of what he's done the last few games?

Does the code believe in ballplayer momentum or inertia?
#57393 Forum >> Help >> A Player's "Form" Attribute wickersty 03/01/2018 11:28:00 am
HOT/COLD purely reflects what he's already done in the recent past. It does't have any effect on his current or future performance, it's purely an indicator of his recent performance.

I don't know if the code "believes in momentum, I don't recall Steve or anyone else commenting on that. But I do know that HOT/COLD is purely a indicator of the recent past and nothing more.
#57394 Forum >> Help >> A Player's "Form" Attribute MukilteoMike 03/01/2018 12:01:22 pm
Careful. You don't know that because, as you said, Steve has never confirmed or denied it. Most of us operate as though Hot/Cold is purely a statement about what has recently happened. There is the possibility it affects upcoming performance in a small way.
#57395 Forum >> Help >> A Player's "Form" Attribute Rock777 03/01/2018 12:39:22 pm
I'm pretty certain Steve has made that claim himself in the forums a couple of times.

EDIT: That it is purely based on past performance.

Updated Thursday, March 1 2018 @ 12:39:51 pm PST
#57396 Forum >> Help >> Aging Player Stats & Performance Rock777 03/01/2018 12:41:35 pm
Aging players will start to lose abilities. If its only a small amount it might not show up in the rating number. For instance 14.76 Hitting will show up the same as 15.27 Hitting (both as 15 hitting). With an older player there is a higher likelihood that they will have started to regress and will play worse than they have in prior years.

Updated Friday, March 2 2018 @ 7:02:45 am PST
#57397 Forum >> Help >> A Player's "Form" Attribute wickersty 03/01/2018 12:45:59 pm
I recall him saying it too, which is why I worded my reply so definitively. I may be misremembering tho. I guess what I should say is: “I believe most everyone here would say, and operates under the assumption, that hit/cold is a measurement of past performance and not impactful on current or future performance”
#57398 Forum >> Help >> A Player's "Form" Attribute AssumedPseudonym 03/01/2018 1:55:37 pm
 It’s recent performance, no more and no less. If you arrage the list by batting average or ERA, the correlation is irrefutable.
#57399 Forum >> Help >> A Player's "Form" Attribute MukilteoMike 03/01/2018 2:27:25 pm
Yes, that's what is displayed and how hot/cold is determined. I think his real question though was...

Or can his future performance be affected by his HOT/COLD status?

My point is most assume the answer is no. I don't think Steve has ever confirmed that's the case, though.
#57400 Forum >> Help >> A Player's "Form" Attribute Rock777 03/01/2018 3:32:59 pm
You have a point. I think this one gets tricky because Steve has never confirmed nor denied (I hope he never does) if players perform better at different times of the year and if streaks are part of the code. Streaks will happen naturally just due to the nature of RNG, however if there were actually coded as well, then HOT/COLD may give you an indication of when they are streaking. Of course it doesn't tell you when the streak will end. And if you take a "COLD" player out of the lineup and never play them, their status will never change.

Updated Thursday, March 1 2018 @ 3:33:20 pm PST
#57401 Forum >> Baseball >> Vlad HOF nobodyjones 03/01/2018 3:34:11 pm
Always be an Expo to me.
#57402 Forum >> Discussions >> Training Focus MukilteoMike 03/01/2018 4:05:30 pm
I can't seem to locate the recent posts and question about it. While searching for something else, I stumbled upon Steve's comments about training focus. Here you go...


People who play other games are used to training focus concentrating all training (and skill increases) on that one skill.

Such is not the case in Broken Bat. The difference between the focused skill improvements and other skill improvements are small (5-10%). It more like a club emphasis on playing a certain way.

Regardless of your skill focus, players will end up largely the same. As in real life, that wimpy middle infielder isn't going to suddenly grow huge muscles because you're focused on power hitting. Nor is your radar gun going to shatter because you're focusing on pitching velocity. But it does effect how players develop.


Steve



Here's the thread.

Updated Thursday, March 1 2018 @ 4:09:06 pm PST
#57403 Forum >> Discussions >> Training Focus wickersty 03/01/2018 4:09:06 pm
Nice find. Thanks.
#57404 Forum >> FAQ >> Minor League players training MukilteoMike 03/01/2018 4:34:57 pm
From the News feed by Steve with my emphasis added...


December 19th, 2014 - Training Report Improvements
We’ve added several new categories to the training report. Now the report will include changes in SI (skill index) and additions/improvements to the player’s position repertoire. Please note, because of fractions and rounding, SI can change without an actual visual improvement/decline in other skills.


#57405 Forum >> Help >> A Player's "Form" Attribute MukilteoMike 03/01/2018 4:42:57 pm
Here's what I was looking for. It's in the News feed by Steve. Check out his last statement, which I've put in bold...



September 19th, 2014 - Pitching Form
We have now also started tracking pitchers recent form. Just like hitters form, we will display the recent form on the player’s page and also on the ‘Latest Statistics’ page. Unlike hitters form, pitching form will not be based on the last 50 plate appearances, but rather on the last 3 outings a pitcher has made. Note: statistics tracking for pitchers will start today and previous performances will not be reflected in this metric.

September 12th, 2014 - Hitting Form
We are now tracking hitter’s recent performance and displaying a form parameter on the player’s page. Players can range from very hot to very cold and if you hover over the form assessment, the statistics particulars are displayed.

Additionally, from the statistics page, there is a new button on the bottom to switch over to ‘Last 50’ statistics. Please note, not every statistic is tracked in this manner. Also, we will not be commenting on whether there is any correlation between recent performance and future performance.


Updated Thursday, March 1 2018 @ 4:45:28 pm PST
#57406 Forum >> Help >> A Player's "Form" Attribute wickersty 03/01/2018 4:53:22 pm
That's VERY interesting. I've definitely never seen this before, and it was well before my time. I also had no idea that you could hover over the VERY COLD -> VERY HOT report for more details, nor that there was a Latest section in the statistics area.

That, plus Steve's declaration that "we will have no comment" certainly makes you thin that perhaps there is something more to it all.

Conspiracy!!! ;)
#57407 Forum >> Help >> Aging Player Stats & Performance FreddyTheEye 03/01/2018 5:57:54 pm
Does an aging player's expected performance stay true to his stats? Or is age factored directly into performance?

IMO... he does not stay true to his SI...age is factored in.

In other words, if I have two players with the exact same stats, but one is 30 and one is 35, should I expect the same performance out of them?

No you should not.(especially if over 32-33yrs)

Edit:imo

Updated Thursday, March 1 2018 @ 5:58:50 pm PST
#57408 Forum >> Discussions >> Vote for Broken Bat! FreddyTheEye 03/01/2018 6:06:27 pm
voted

I know you are not asking for my opinion but imo the ability to vote everyday makes the whole site meaningless. Also I hope you stick around and actually play this game. Otherwise that is quite spammy and uncool.
:-)

But well done on the site!! Nice.

Updated Thursday, March 1 2018 @ 6:09:58 pm PST
#57409 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion FreddyTheEye 03/01/2018 6:16:41 pm
I love that everyone keeps hating on my team.

Were posts deleted?
I haven't seen anyone let alone everyone hating on your team.

I think your team looks awesome!
#57410 Forum >> Help >> Team Elavuation TPS 03/01/2018 8:39:34 pm
I have asked for one of these before, but now most of my players are gone, and I want to read some second opinions. Right now I'm using one of my starting rotation spot to develop my minor league pitchers. I plan on picking up a veteran pitcher when I'm closer to promotion. Thank you for all of the responses, advice, etc. in advance.
#57411 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 03/01/2018 8:50:40 pm
He's trolling.

I like that you still have Shields. Don't know if he is holding anyone back. Dynamic dude that always hurt the Dinos.
#57412 Forum >> Baseball >> Vlad HOF admin 03/01/2018 9:14:36 pm
Yeah...but Expos are no more. I guess it would be weird going into the HoF for a team that doesn't exist anymore.

Wasn't his MVP season in Anaheim?

Steve
#57413 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Training Chatter AssumedPseudonym 03/01/2018 10:16:37 pm
 Apparently there’s a new training format, or at least timing on it has changed. Training Update #1 has already happened, and we are now at “Processing halted” before anything else goes through.
#57414 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Training Chatter Hayseed 03/01/2018 10:37:03 pm
looks like mine went through.

One curious change: I have a 21 year old SS that actually had his fielding go down (Kaline). Probably after having so many errors in ST (right?)
#57415 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Training Chatter AssumedPseudonym 03/02/2018 12:53:55 am
 There’s a small margin for error in the numbers displayed. Over the course of a player’s career, they usually get adjusted as the team gets a better feel for just what he’s capable of. It won’t impact the way the player plays, it’s just a more accurate display of what he actually does.

 It should be pointed out that this is not cause-and-effect, or at least not as you described; it’s more the other way around. In your player’s case, the errors would not have caused the fielding rating to go down. The fielding was already at the lower number, now it’s just displaying it correctly. The timing is more of a coincidence than anything. …Probably.
#57416 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 - Round 2 Meccanodonte 03/02/2018 2:22:21 am
https://ibb.co/haU40x


I think it's a little bit harsh for a round 2, isn't it?

Updated Friday, March 2 2018 @ 2:22:50 am PST
#57417 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 - Round 2 dsz071 03/02/2018 2:33:05 am
Mine wasn't much better. Went Asian and jumped all over the one very good. He was the only one higher than above average.
#57418 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Training Chatter 12twelve 03/02/2018 2:34:17 am
One thing that seemed a little odd for this training update is that I didn't have a single player be suggested for promotion at any level. I don't expect one every time but there is usually someone that promotes out of spring training. Anyone else have this happen to them?

Or, how many promotion suggestions did you get?

Updated Friday, March 2 2018 @ 2:35:08 am PST
#57419 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Training Chatter amalric7 03/02/2018 2:34:27 am
I keep track of my training, so it was interesting to note that update #1 is almost exactly the same as it was last time around. I had one guy miss out on his improvement from last time but also saw at least two guys get an uptick that didn't happen until update #2 last time around.

I guess its all been a learning experience. :)
#57420 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 - Round 2 amalric7 03/02/2018 2:38:01 am
@Mecca - I've seen some terrible boards this time around. My 1st round board looked like that!

Not a great board again in round 2 but did have one very good pot, with a very good outcome: 14 POT righty SP.
#57421 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 - Round 2 occham 03/02/2018 3:05:10 am
Wiff again.

Mediocre board, picked the only 'good' with a positive hitting rating, got a C&R.

Kevin Schroder

So instead of a pitching prospect and a 14 pot OF, I've got two C&R this year. Reboot hasn't been kind draft wise.
#57422 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 - Round 2 AssumedPseudonym 03/02/2018 3:26:43 am
 I did my usual early round visit to the International pool and came away with a promising future SS/CF kinda guy: Meet Julian Sachs.
#57423 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Training Chatter occham 03/02/2018 3:39:35 am
Without the 'double training error' this spring, one of my reclamation projects who had a massive bump last year totally struck out in this year's spring training. Instead of catching up and maybe getting to the majors, he's instead on his way to be one of those 13 pot pitchers that never makes it.

Rogelio Concepción
#57424 Forum >> Suggestions >> Increase draft pool size Jalapeno5 03/02/2018 4:12:39 am
Hey guys,

Just a thought, but perhaps we could look to increase the number of prospects in the draft pools slightly?

Draft_Picks.png

I don't know how other team's picks compare and I'd be interested to know (perhaps my lack of keepers in round 7 is an annomaly) , but what this shows is that 31% of my picks benefit my team, 21% benefit other teams through waivers/free agency and 48% of my picks are essentially pointless.

I'm not advocating a radical overhaul of the draft or anything as extreme as refreshing the draft-pool half-way through the season, but what I am suggesting is that if we were to add maybe 15-20% more players (with the current distibution of talent) to the draft pool, we should see rounds 7 & 8 yield more servicable players before the seeing the drop-off move to rounds 9 & 10.

No doubt there will be those concerned about upsetting the apple cart and the cosmic balance of the game, but given the lack of a reliable means of player acquisition to fill positional gaps in the line-up, I'd suggest we need to be presented with more options; plus given the long-term (as opposed to day-to-day) time investment involved in owning a team, 3 real-time weeks out of every 11 (with a near guaranteed month of useless picks at the end of each season), the chances of producing a usable piece through the draft feels just a shade too low.

Cheers!
#57425 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Training Chatter Shoeless Joe 03/02/2018 4:47:47 am
@12twelve. Before today's pick I have three guys in rookie, nine in A, eight in AA, and had 37 total training bumps...zero suggestions to promote. I agree that seems odd.
#57426 Forum >> Suggestions >> Increase draft pool size Endrju 03/02/2018 4:53:26 am
I think this was discussed before. The conclusion was, if we increased the player pool, all we would do is increase the overall player quality a little bit. A decent 13 potential now would become a bad 13 potential in that scenario.

Personally I think the talent distribution is quite realistic. I'm playing for 10 seasons and I only pulled 1 franchise star, and a lot of solid (but not superstar) players. I don't think any change is needed here.
#57427 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 - Round 2 tokuchi 03/02/2018 4:56:30 am
Ninth round table for me as well. Instant cut.
#57428 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 - Round 2 Cactusguy21 03/02/2018 5:17:13 am
I had a pool that looked like a seventh round one in Latin today.

He’s not the worst player, but nowhere near my previous two second rounders.

http://brokenbat.org/player/171004/
#57429 Forum >> Suggestions >> Increase draft pool size Jalapeno5 03/02/2018 5:19:52 am
Hey Endrju,

Completely understand everything's relative - increase the number of players and as long as all else stays the same every team sees the same effect which as you say is likely a small uplift in overall player quality.

I think on reflection for me this might be more about the pacing of the game. I consider myself to be a patient person, but 4 weeks of near certain pointless draft picks at the end of the season, plus 1 week we don't get a pick, plus an unknown number of dud picks in weeks 1-6 leaves the rate of acquisition in the 11-week cycle of the season a shade too low in my opinion.

I'd take a slight increase in overall player quality across the board if it gives me more to do in the later part of the season in terms of deciding between better players and specifically the best fit for my roster, rather than just instantly cutting my draft pick every week after the All-Star break.

Just to be clear I have no issue that pools are thoroughly picked-over and the quality of players is fringey at best by the end of the season, but I think this decline happens a week or two too soon in the present state.

Cheers!
#57430 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 - Round 2 Bridger 03/02/2018 5:24:51 am
Luis Garcia

I think this is the first time I ever drafted a player that already had a nickname. Does this happen often? Does it mean anything?
#57431 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion FreddyTheEye 03/02/2018 6:21:02 am
No he is not holding anyone back, yet.

My expectations for him are very low and he'll be on a rather short leash.

We had power problems in the washed season so we will give him one more shot.

The good news is that our pitching may be a little better this time (deeper anyway). We have to give loads of playing time to some young pitchers but they didn't do too bad last go.

A couple good prospects are on the way as well so 2036 looks promising.

2035 could really go either way for us. We were losing a lot of one run games and it wouldn't take much to turn that around.

Enter a new starting RHP (1st round draft), we picked up 92 SI pot 11 but very effective closer Kuhn....again and added another vet reliever in Gonzales.
Another issue was we couldn't hit lefties so this time we hung onto Riley and added Mills (who may not help). Atsushi Ono will get one more shot vs. lefties but he has been a brutal disappointment, did nothing in the first go and will be on a short leash.
Finally, we improved our manager as well FWIW.

I can't wait to see if all this gives us just a little boost to at least get us out of the relegation battle.

Edit: oh..we also changed our ballpark dimensions. We can't hit homers so hopefully nobody else can either lol.

Updated Friday, March 2 2018 @ 6:23:48 am PST
#57432 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 - Round 2 Rock777 03/02/2018 6:53:46 am
Only 2 "good" potential players out of a high school panel. Got a POT 13 SS who will end up having no BC or PD. Keep for a little while, but unlikely to pan out.
#57433 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 - Round 2 wickersty 03/02/2018 6:55:24 am
I gotta say, I’m pretty happy with this pick. Going to find out how good a 2B he can be with only “solid” fielding. That range is delicious, and “good hitter” is more than enough for me at 2B
#57434 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Training Chatter Rock777 03/02/2018 7:05:16 am
zero promotion recommendations for me, but that is pretty common overall. You don't get recommendations every update.
#57435 Forum >> Suggestions >> Increase draft pool size Rock777 03/02/2018 7:12:49 am
I haven't drafted higher than a POT 14 in 16 seasons of play.

Everything is relative, so increasing the players doesn't improve the quality of later round picks. Maybe for a couple years while inflation catches up, but then you are back in the same boat where the later round picks are not as useful. Its a natural economy that naturally reflects the real life situation. Skill inflation might seem fun for a couple years, but it doesn't change anything in the long run, and really just discourages people from taking a long term approach. With inflation, that hot 17 year old prospect is now just mediocre, so there is no reason to go after the young players. Should have gone after the College or Asian pool guys who could have immediate impact in the current skill economy.
#57436 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 - Round 2 lostraven 03/02/2018 7:18:42 am
This is a draft experiment in progress. I've never drafted a player with no comments on pitch types. And he's a lefty to boot, which doesn't give me much optimism. But there's ~20 points to go somewhere. Let's see how this experiment plays out.
#57437 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Training Chatter lostraven 03/02/2018 7:20:56 am
Also noticed that nearly the same pops happened this time around as did with the alternate-universe 2035 Training 1.
#57438 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 - Round 2 mjreichard 03/02/2018 7:40:04 am
Went Asian - on the original 2035 I got a 14 POT switch-hitting 1B in Round 2 from the Asian pool...

...this time I had nobody higher than "above average" to choose from. Took a pitcher with "fastball can be unhittable" and he turned out to be a 10 POT! Ugh...his defense is terrible and so is his stamina...I will keep him for at least part of the season and see if he can be a shocking 10 POT closer or specialist against lefties down the road...not holding breath, but I am too stubborn to drop a 2nd round pick the day of the draft! :-)
#57439 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 - Round 2 Hayseed 03/02/2018 8:04:33 am
There was RHP on the table with a major league fastball, enough stamina to be a starter and good overall potential.

Yet I also had one choice of "very good overall potential" at C (not a position of much need for me) and went for it instead. This is what I got:

http://brokenbat.org/player/171097

a 12 POT. Bummer.

Anyone have a breakdown of the ranges for reports?

"above average overall potential"

"good overall potential"

"very good overall potential"
apparently 11 POT to 16 POT

Updated Friday, March 2 2018 @ 9:36:07 am PST
#57440 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 - Round 2 shikago 03/02/2018 8:26:41 am
@Hayseed - My #1 pick from 2034 was a "very good overall potential" with only 11 POT if it makes you feel any better.
http://brokenbat.org/player/159614
#57441 Forum >> Discussions >> Training Focus Rock777 03/02/2018 8:29:48 am
I occasionally put focus on Hitting since I have so many guys with underdeveloped hitting, but I don't like to do it too often. While you can get 10-15% increase in training towards hitting, its still a net 0 gain for batters, and its a loss of 10-15% for pitching training.
#57442 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 - Round 2 MukilteoMike 03/02/2018 8:39:47 am
Garbage in the first two rounds means the season's draft is a complete failure. I want a re-do on the season's re-do.
#57443 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 - Round 2 wickersty 03/02/2018 8:44:31 am
@mjreichard This Guy, right? With that POT, you'd definitely want the terrible defense and extremely low stamina, or he won't have any SI left for his pitches. Granted, no one would sign up for drafting that guy so early, but with his already established velocity and control, he *might* make a nice/serviceable LH specialist. I'd give him a shot, anyway.

@hayseed Here's a forum post for those new to the game. There are a lot of helpful links in there, particularly a link for a POT to SI chart.

Worth noting these are guides/opinions compiled from veteran players *or* it's information pulled from the official Help/Guide. The SI chart in particular is not gospel as said by Steve or by the Help/Guide... it's generally accepted guide by veteran players.
#57444 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 - Round 2 wickersty 03/02/2018 8:45:02 am
@Mike we already had that. What you want is a redo from the redo of the redo.

:P
#57445 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread MukilteoMike 03/02/2018 8:50:00 am
Grade cards for 2035 version one and what we have now:

Draft: A- / F
Waivers: B- / D
Play: A / ?

Ironically, the real 2035 doesn't exist. I'm beyond frustrated and irritated with this game.

Updated Friday, March 2 2018 @ 11:07:21 am PST
#57446 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 - Round 2 Hayseed 03/02/2018 9:48:34 am
@wickersty - thanks. I have already read those (they have key for me this first week). But I guess my previous post begged the question: Was I foolish to take the seemingly lesser player, because I hoped the "very good overall potential" would outweigh the better scout report that only had "good overall pot". The scouting report on POT seems to be such a wide range for "very good" 11-16 POT that maybe I shouldn't have gone for it. Does "good overall pot" produce a range of 10-14 or 9-13? Does "above avg pot" result in 8-12? Someone must have tracked this a bit, but I haven't seen this posted directly. Have I missed it in the posts linked?

We have great info on SI ranges for scouting reports from, but if we had the same for POT, then I could better make draft decisions in the future possibly.

Updated Friday, March 2 2018 @ 9:51:31 am PST
#57447 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 - Round 2 Cactusguy21 03/02/2018 10:12:28 am
I had an interesting draft board:

One player said great hitter, prolific slugger, atrocious fielder, good potential. Switch hitter, fields lefty.

Another said above average slugger, but very good potential.

I went with the good potential guy and it busted, but I wonder if I should've picked the very good.

Updated Friday, March 2 2018 @ 10:14:47 am PST
#57448 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 - Round 2 Slug5373 03/02/2018 10:25:05 am
@CactusGuy

Well, that might be a bit disappointing, but that's actually not a bust. That player right there would be the only 11 POT guy I'd consider keeping on my roster. Look at all those hitting points he's going to have. He could be a great DH.

As for my draft this week, I got a crappy 12... *fake production guy speaks in my ear*
Wait what?
*More whispering*

Actually I've just been told that the Isotopes took someone who DOESN'T SUCK!!!!!

HORRAY!!!! Its an average looking 13 POT starting pitcher.

Updated Friday, March 2 2018 @ 10:27:02 am PST
#57449 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 - Round 2 mjreichard 03/02/2018 10:39:58 am
@wickersty - yeah, that's the guy. This draft has not been nearly as good as the first try of 2035 for me...had to 14 POT (one P, one H) and now an 13 POT pitcher and this guy...I will see if he can do something with the velocity at least
#57450 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 - Round 2 MukilteoMike 03/02/2018 10:52:44 am
Cactus, sorry but he is a bust. He might end up being an average hitter. That doesn't cut it for a guy that shouldn't even bother bringing a glove to the ballpark.

@Mike we already had that. What you want is a redo from the redo of the redo.

:P

I actually liked the re-do more. The guy I drafted in it was the best I've seen in several seasons. I'll take the real 2035 or the real re-do. So I've gone from possibly my best overall two-thirds of a season to my worst start to a season.

I admit it. I'm very, very bitter. I feel a rage quit coming on.

Updated Friday, March 2 2018 @ 11:05:52 am PST
#57451 Forum >> Suggestions >> Increase draft pool size Jalapeno5 03/02/2018 11:08:16 am
Well - I guess if a guy who's only kept 3/69 round 4-10 draftees doesn't think there's a problem, then there's no problem.

Nothing to see here.

Cheers!
#57452 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 - Round 2 wickersty 03/02/2018 11:18:09 am
@cactus yeah I wouldn't necessarily say a bust. I'd def develop him, if you have the roster space. Consider what Flynn turned into. Of course, Flynn has only a 4 speed, so adjust your SI totals to compensate for that difference. And Flynn has a few less SI in his range and arm, so adjust for that too. But otherwise, Flynn's not done developing and he's turning into one of my best offensive players. Im not saying your guy will develop into Flynn, but he could be close. and if the SI falls into a different pattern, he could be just as good.

I wouldn't knock that.
#57453 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 - Round 2 Jason2327 03/02/2018 12:08:11 pm
@cactus he can definetly be a good to great DH. Just depends on how many pts. go to hitting and power. If they hit the lower end of great/prolific,then BC/PD will be really good
#57454 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Seca 03/02/2018 12:22:23 pm
I'm not going anywhere near the round 2 draft thread.
Certain it would tilt me. :)
#57455 Forum >> Discussions >> Retirement Opinion DaveCool 03/02/2018 2:41:17 pm
I have a player, Peter Pierce, who is taking up room on my roster. He is 4 homers away from 300. No player in the history of my franchise has reached 300. The first time through the season it took half of the season to get there with horrible hitting whenever he played. Should I wait until he reaches 300 or am I just submitting to pride for a player who can be replaced by a younger better player full-time?
#57456 Forum >> Off Topic >> American Football Sim Philliesworld 03/02/2018 2:53:40 pm
Very undecided. I've got a lot on my plate right now. Not sure If I have my as enthused about starting a Brokenbat league right now.

The way it's was looking we would have only had a half filled league anyway. That's be no fun.
#57457 Forum >> Discussions >> Retirement Opinion wickersty 03/02/2018 2:56:16 pm
This post made me think for a few minutes. The real answer is probably that you're being submitting to personal attachment and that there's probably a better player to take his place who can develop and grow with your team.

However, what gave me pause is this: why do you play the game? Why do any of us? Is it to win win win, build the best team we can and keep making that team better whenever we have the opportunity?

Or is there a certain amount of immersion and fantasy to playing this game? For instance, I have a player who I am two players who I've ground very fond of. They are reclamation projects that are so much better now than the cast-asides they were when I found them. Can I replace them with someone just a *little* bit better? Maybe/probably.

But I also have a little bit of fantasy in playing this game, where I'm envisioning my "team" and their "fans" and the players themselves. I want Mason and Mesa to tell the story of their careers. I also want to draft a guy like McElroy or Peralta and have him play his whole career with my team, retiring at a grizzly 35 or 36 year old veteran with some milestone career achievements and a spot in my team's hall of fame.

I don't want to play this game strictly by a rule of "don't let personal attachment to your players dictate your team decisions". There's got to be some amount of that, sure... I want my team to do well and I want to improve them when I can... and that happens in the real MLB too. But the real MLB also has Derek Jeters and Chipper Joneses and others who play long and late in their careers, with one team, with declining results, and become legendary. They have moments when they get to that 300th or 500th homer and their fans and cities go nuts and they become enshrined in lore and memory.

I want that to be a big part of the fun for me in BB too.
#57458 Forum >> Discussions >> Retirement Opinion occham 03/02/2018 3:40:17 pm
I'd agree with Wickersty,

Part of the magic of baseball is the great what if and the stats and records. If it doesn't hurt you to keep him, keep him and get to the magic number.

#57459 Forum >> Discussions >> Retirement Opinion mjreichard 03/02/2018 3:58:37 pm
I am with you. I had 2 guys to decide about this year. 35 year olds, all their career with me, cost way more money than they deserve.

One guy was close to 1,000 Runs and 1,000 RBI...I cut him.

The other is close to 2,000 Hits and 450 HR...I am DH-ing him this year (still 14 Hit, 17 Pow) so he can reach those marks.

It is a tough call...
#57460 Forum >> Discussions >> Retirement Opinion Cactusguy21 03/02/2018 4:15:19 pm
Keep him.

Definitely keep him.


Also you've inspired me to at some point re-sign one of my legends so I can get him to 1000 hits (he's a catcher, and only played five seasons as a starter, so the 1000 is a really high mark for him).

Updated Friday, March 2 2018 @ 4:18:52 pm PST
#57461 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 - Round 2 coachwannabe 03/02/2018 7:15:59 pm
I went with the only "very good" available on my board in the 2nd (Latin). He turned out decent, especially given the limited talent on my team and much better than the busts I picked before.

18 year old pitcher
#57462 Forum >> Discussions >> Retirement Opinion boltsman 03/02/2018 7:18:09 pm
I have no idea what it is like to be up there in Div 3, but it does seems like he is one of those special player who played his whole career under your watch, played a special role in your ascension, and is the most decorated power hitter in franchise history.

(All of that from a barely 96 SI pot 12 player to boot!)

If I am in your shoes, I might only play him in spot duty unless the outcome of the season is set. However, I might hold on to him until he gets to 300 HR. Another angle to consider is whether Peter Pierce would like to hang around to try to get to 300 HR :)

I do have a similar player like you Samuel Foster, who is the only .400 hitter in Broken Bat history in the modern era. I did play him for the first half of the season in the 2035 that no longer existed, but I did switch him out for someone else because the promotion race was tight.

It's a hard choice for me because Foster currently has the 3rd highest career average in Broken Bat history, and the more I played him, the lower it will get. I do think I would like him to get to 2000 hits though and hang onto him until he is 35 so he can retire having played his entire career in my organization.
#57463 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 - Round 2 ephenssta 03/02/2018 8:38:03 pm
I've complained about this before, but I'm getting a little frustrated with only seeing 1-2 pitchers in the draft...there should be more selection there, I think.

Fortunately this time the one option was an ok one. Pot 13 lefty

Updated Friday, March 2 2018 @ 8:39:18 pm PST
#57464 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 - Round 2 Ced 03/03/2018 2:27:33 am
My second 13 POT in a row. Yes! A rangey player who can hit for contact, perfect, just what the doctor ordered.

Absolutely loving this new season! Well up for it.
#57465 Forum >> Announcements >> Recovery wuggla 03/03/2018 9:26:46 am
Thanks Steve!
#57466 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 - Round 2 wuggla 03/03/2018 9:29:01 am
Starting season with injured pitcher.
Last season 2035 he was allstar. Now this reboot he is injured
#57467 Forum >> Leagues >> III.2 motko 03/03/2018 10:55:06 am
Its obvious to Bronx the restart of 2035 is upset after best ever cup success and reaching top20 in brokenbat ranking not to mention the division numer one position.
#57468 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 - Round 2 TPS 03/03/2018 1:15:04 pm
Randall Belanger looks like he could be a workhorse in a couple of years. His control is a little concerning, but it is only below average. My only other concern is that he's a bit underdeveloped.
#57469 Forum >> Discussions >> Custom Logos ESac 03/03/2018 2:26:44 pm
Guys, I have a situation involving logos (not for Broken Bat). So I'm a part of a league (the league is not associated in any way with BB) and I need 7 logos with certain specifications completed. I'll go into details later on. Can you guys help a fellow member of this community?
#57470 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion garfscores 03/03/2018 6:08:23 pm
Yes. All of the posts from 2035 were deleted saying that Battle Creek is lucky. Mainly from Seca and newtman. So, maybe not "everybody."
#57471 Forum >> Discussions >> Custom Logos Herp Derp 03/03/2018 7:03:45 pm
I'd be happy to try.
I'm not that great but I have all the software.
What do you need?
#57472 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion newtman 03/03/2018 10:46:02 pm
How is saying that your team is lucky "hating"? Really curious, do you deny that luck has played a role in getting to #1?
#57473 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 03/04/2018 5:50:38 am
Retooling season winding down.

IIRC in the previous 2035 offseason I didn't make any waiver offers. Signed two 35 year old free agent 2B ("Broadway" Baez, Stone). But that was it. Was much more active this time.

Had 4 wants (not really needs).
- a RH SP (got Brooks)
- a 2B (got Meza)
- a RHB OF (got Canizles)
- a LHB DH in case Sharp struggles again

Whiffed on the last one. But those guys are often expensive anyway. Maybe better giving Sharp the chance w/o a 4 million dollar player looking over his shoulder.

Clearly there were splashier options out there than what we landed, but overall very pleased with the offseason.
#57474 Forum >> Discussions >> Offseason claims thread Seca 03/04/2018 5:59:24 am
Saw Tipton as the potential steal of the night last night. Had no offers last time I checked in. (Would have made a claim, but the last thing I need is another 1B). Tipton seemed quite similar to Griffin who was more heavily contested.

Was going to congratulate Haverhill on the savvy Tipton pickup - then noticed Griffin signed there too. :)
#57475 Forum >> Help >> The Crash and Double Jeopardy on Release Restriction Eric83 03/04/2018 7:42:39 am
Hi, I had the same question a couple others posted earlier. I originally signed up 2/6, and then had to re-create my account on 2/19 after the crash. It'd be great if my waiver restriction limit could be lifted as I've been here for about a month now. I'd love to clear some of the big salaries off my team now that the season is starting. Thanks!
#57476 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion newtman 03/04/2018 9:46:44 am
Interestingly, one of my waiver claims the first 2035 was one of the many players that landed in Birmingham. He was a backup to Longoria on my team, but he was solid on defense in particular. I did land a RHP which I thought was my biggest need. Several players looked much better in spring training this time than they did in the first time, and I got a lot more pops from players I wanted to see grow. I find it highly fascinating that the first training update wasn't even an exact replication of the first training update in the lost season. I'm not cutting the same players as last time due to the extra pops, which already means my pitching staff in particular will look different (though not as different as Birmingham's).
#57477 Forum >> Help >> The Crash and Double Jeopardy on Release Restriction admin 03/04/2018 10:37:19 am
I have backdated your joined date.

Steve
#57478 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 03/04/2018 11:24:35 am
We've long known there is a random element to training, so I'm not terribly surprised we're seeing some differences. What will be interesting is if this changes end points. Collier on my team is a 13 pot pitcher who made it to 116 SI last 2035. Hope he can repeat.

Dinos also saw some big swings in spring, but negatively. Boyd had a massive spring first go round which he parlayed into an excellent cup and great start to league (he cooled after an injury). Convinced me he was a top prospect. This spring he was absolutely dreadful. Looks like he should stay in AAA.

And Bianchi ... Had a fantastic first spring and a very surprising performance in league. Was like 6-2 with an ERA in the low 3s in league. This spring he has been clobbered, giving up 7 HRs in 22 IP. When you see its guys like this[/ that are teeing him up, its very difficult to have confidence in him going into the season.
#57479 Forum >> Help >> A Player's "Form" Attribute Cactusguy21 03/04/2018 11:41:38 am
He probably said that because there is no real consensus on whether or not there are streaks in real life.

Who knows what the game engine does though.
#57480 Forum >> Help >> The Crash and Double Jeopardy on Release Restriction Eric83 03/04/2018 11:42:50 am
Thanks Steve!
#57481 Forum >> Discussions >> Custom Logos ESac 03/04/2018 2:25:39 pm
Ok, I need 7 logos (sorry if I'm picky or being extremely specific) for a league I'm in. Here are the 7 teams that need logos, and what needs to be in the logos.

1. I have a team called the Toronto Scarlets. Can someone make it with color #cc0000 (204,0,0)? Also, make it similar to the logo for the Chelsea soccer team. Additionally, I want it to have a red maple leaf in the center. And just white as the secondary color (text color).

2. A second team I have is the London Lions. Not 100% sure what I want, but I want it to look like a soccer crest (and include some sort of lion). Other than white and/or black, I want colors #d8073c (216,7,60), #0c4687 (12,70,135), #7a253a (122,37,58), and #296ea9 (41,110,169).

3. 2hriplj.jpg This logo but better looking and no background.

4. The next team is the New York Bulls. Kinda like the Buffalo Bulls logo. Use white and color #6998c9 (105,152,201).

5. I have a team called the Los Angeles Stars. I have no ideas whatsoever for this one. Just make it look good.

6. Another team is the Cape Town Rhinos. Not sure, design-wise, but color-wise I want the colors of the South African flag. Use black, white, and colors #009f34 (0,159,52), #0070c0 (0,112,192), #cf0000 (207,0,0), and #c4b800 (196,184,0).

7. Final team: the Atlanta Firebirds. Again, not sure design-wise, but color-wise, I have ideas. Colors should be black, white, and colors #b11313 (177,19,19), #cfc700 (207,199,0), and #cf6b11 (207,107,17).

If you have any questions, just ask me in my inbox or in this group.

Thanks for helping,
ESAC

Updated Sunday, March 4 2018 @ 2:26:52 pm PST
#57482 Forum >> Discussions >> Spring MVP mjreichard 03/04/2018 4:27:48 pm
Who was your spring MVP?

For the Knights...

26 year old SP Lane Conti (#5 starter for this season)

6 starts
5-0
42 1/3 IP
30 H
11 BB
42 K
1.70 ERA
.195 OBA
.969 WHIP
#57483 Forum >> Discussions >> Spring MVP Cactusguy21 03/04/2018 6:01:09 pm
For the Vikes

LF Ben Russell
.339/.377/.530 slash line
4 HRs
Only 1 error
19 RBI
15 Runs
10 Doubles


Russell will start the season at 1B for the AAA Masardis Skyhammers. He hit .244/.296/.458 for them last season. He has one full season of AAA under his belt already, and will likely spend all of this season down there too. The team sees him as a fringe backup 1B/DH, but he may yet surprise us,
#57484 Forum >> Discussions >> Spring MVP wickersty 03/04/2018 7:52:35 pm
For Deadwood it was Mesa, who slashed .336 .408 .500. 2035 will be a critical season for his career. Either he finishes his development and becomes a mainstay in our lineup for the rest of his productive years, or his development fizzles out and he isn't quite good enough to keep his spot next season.

I've got high hopes. He did rather well in the erased 2035.
#57485 Forum >> Discussions >> It's Deja Vu All Over Again... wickersty 03/04/2018 7:56:24 pm
Here's to a fun and eventful 2035 (and hopefully the last time we have to do 2035). Hope you guys stay injury free and your prospects blossom!

Play Ball!
#57486 Forum >> Leagues >> VI.6 boltsman 03/04/2018 8:42:15 pm
2035 Eden Prairie Wolves Preview

Goal: Compete for Promotion

The Wolves had a terrible year in 2034, but the team had learned from its mistake and was able to get a slim 2-game lead midway through the old 2035. In the rewind, we did not get the same waiver pickup as last time where we picked up three different All-Star players at catcher, second base and right field.

We did pick up a potential #1 starter this time around, and we hope that it will help offset the loss in hitting this time around.


Key Players


LF Samuel Foster (34) Drafted in 2022
  • 9-year starter with club: 2 MVPs, ROTY, 4 All-Leagues, 8 All-Stars
  • Batted .400 in 2032
  • Foster is a lock for the Hall of Fame, but is finishing up his storied career. He might not be an All-Star anymore, but should still provide average production.

3B Federico "Freddie" Palacio (29) 19 claims pickup
  • 3-year starter with club: 1 All-Star
  • Palacio provides 20-HR power with good defense. He should contend for an All-Star selection this season.

OF Cade Blank (28) 22 claims pickup
  • 1-year starter with club: 1 All-Star
  • One of the best reclamation project of the team. Blank shined in his first full season providing 20-HR power, good OBP and good defense. He should contend for an All-Star selection this season and is perhaps the top hitter on the team.

DH Al Albers (28) 2 claims pickup
  • 3-year starter with club: 1 All-Star
  • Albers is an underrated waiver pickup with 25-HR power and good OBP. He should contend for an All-Star selection this season.

SP Theo Johansson (30) 44 claims pickup
  • 2-year starter with club
  • Johansson is the best surprise from 2033 season as he performed exceptionally well in relief before becoming a full time starter. He is expected to be the #2 starter in the rotation.

RP Juan Manuel Castillo (28) 6 claims pickup
  • Castillo is the first player who spend time in the minors before fully developed into a shutdown reliever in his first season last year. He can give up the homers occasionally, but he allows very few base runners and can strike the hitters out.


The rest of the players are either stopgap waiver pickup for a season or two, or young and unproven players that are given a trial on the team. Hopefully this team with only 1 homegrown player can show that they are an underrated bunch this season.



Updated Sunday, March 4 2018 @ 8:43:05 pm PST
#57487 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion MukilteoMike 03/04/2018 9:16:10 pm
Naturally the one time I don't make a notation in my BB file about ballpark dimensions, the season is blown up. I always change them simply because I can. I'd make a carbon copy of the last ones if I knew them, but I'm forced to simply make a guess. These should be close. I am, however, bumping up the stadium capacity. Now we have to play well enough, like the real 2035, to make it worth it. Good luck, everyone.
#57488 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread MukilteoMike 03/04/2018 11:15:43 pm
I wasn't super excited about Pena when I drafted him, but I thought he would be a decent outfielder. Left-handed, great hitter, above average power, decent speed, range and arm, great! Then he started to play. 1.5+ GB:FB, okay, so forget the homers. Then the speed doesn't translate to stolen bases. Okay. But worst of all...

There are slow developers and then there are. S. Hmmm hmmm. L. La tee dah. O. Does anyone have the weather report for today. W. Give me a break. Developers.

He was only 19, had a 13 potential and 69 SI, so I figured he would be ready for the majors at 23. Not hardly. In four years he's gained 11 SI. Come on. And is finally getting promoted...to AA. Give me a break, man. That's ridiculous. He sucks, too. I doubt he'll make it, but my LH bats are missing in the minors so I have to give him a little longer.

Edit--To show how crazy development curves can go, on the other side we have Rodriguez. He was my #1 draft pick in 2034 at 16 years of age and 67 SI. He has rocketed up 14 points in just one season. Holy smokes. If he keeps up a pace anywhere near that he'll make the big club at 19!

Updated Monday, March 5 2018 @ 1:00:06 am PST
#57489 Forum >> Discussions >> It's Deja Vu All Over Again... occham 03/05/2018 2:45:52 am
Good luck -

In the paraphrased words of Henry V, "Once more unto the breach, dear friends,..."

#57490 Forum >> Discussions >> It's Deja Vu All Over Again... the gizmo 03/05/2018 6:01:25 am
Let's go to the beach instead
#57491 Forum >> Discussions >> It's Deja Vu All Over Again... Cactusguy21 03/05/2018 6:07:57 am
Agreed.

TO THE BEACH
#57492 Forum >> Discussions >> It's Deja Vu All Over Again... AssumedPseudonym 03/05/2018 8:53:45 am
 Hey, beach sounds good to me. ^.~
#57493 Forum >> Discussions >> Custom Logos ESac 03/05/2018 9:19:29 am
so.... can you guys help?

Updated Tuesday, March 6 2018 @ 1:46:20 pm PST
#57494 Forum >> Suggestions >> Increase draft pool size Tiger504 03/05/2018 11:07:33 am
Well, I would like to see it but it has been proposed before and was shouted down pretty quickly. I guess I just have a different opinion than some others, as do you jalapeno.
#57495 Forum >> Help >> Sorting through backup outfielders Cactusguy21 03/05/2018 1:48:15 pm
I found several good options on waivers this year for the role of backup OF and thought this would be a good opportunity to replace 31yo Tucker, who had served that role in the past.

I found two solid options:

http://brokenbat.org/player/128725
http://brokenbat.org/player/137062
Pinto seems the better option to me. Three years younger is a plus. He’s nice and rangey. But sadly he has a noodle arm. They both failed miserably in their previous stints in the majors. But Pinto has room to develop, and would be much more likely to play, being a right-hander, since my CF sometimes struggles against lefties. But he only has 11 hitting and lacks a hitting comment, whereas Zepeda has 15 hitting and the very good hitting comment.

But I can’t bring myself to pull the trigger. Who should it be? Pinto or Zepeda?

Updated Monday, March 5 2018 @ 1:49:42 pm PST
#57496 Forum >> Discussions >> It's Deja Vu All Over Again... Philliesworld 03/05/2018 1:51:39 pm
Yeah you could say there's plenty of Hydrogen there.
#57497 Forum >> Discussions >> It's Deja Vu All Over Again... Cactusguy21 03/05/2018 1:53:47 pm
I feel like I’m the only one happy to have the second chance. Sure, my drafting has been atrocious this time around but I’ve significantly improved the present team. Hopefully we’ll finally promote!
#57498 Forum >> Help >> Sorting through backup outfielders Tiger504 03/05/2018 1:56:54 pm
Pinto
#57499 Forum >> Help >> Sorting through backup outfielders dlwarren1 03/05/2018 2:03:14 pm
I will probably regret giving up pinto
#57500 Forum >> Help >> Sorting through backup outfielders MukilteoMike 03/05/2018 3:05:50 pm
If you think the OF will primarily play against lefties, Pinto. Otherwise I'd go with Zepeda. They both could gain a few points still. Zepeda needs playing time this season to get them, though.
#57501 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Cup newtman 03/05/2018 3:16:21 pm
The 2035 Cup started today. What's your outlook?
#57502 Forum >> Help >> Sorting through backup outfielders Cactusguy21 03/05/2018 3:16:54 pm
Okay, Zepeda is heading to the waiver wire!

What really swayed me on going with Pinto was remembering that I have Jolly down in the minors, wanting a promotion already. I don't need a third lefty OF bad on the major league squad, so Zepeda had to go, so that Jolly and Sheppard were the only lefties.

Updated Monday, March 5 2018 @ 3:20:44 pm PST
#57503 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Cup Cactusguy21 03/05/2018 3:19:01 pm
I made it to the final 8 during the lost season. Really peeved to have lost out on that but we certainly could repeat if we have more games like this.

I expect we'll make final 32 at the least, especially since my team is a lot better now than it was last time we did this season.
#57504 Forum >> Help >> Sorting through backup outfielders dlwarren1 03/05/2018 4:02:52 pm
He was hitting.242 with 35 stolen bases before the crash
#57505 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Cup newtman 03/05/2018 4:06:37 pm
Welp, my team has never made the final 32... so I would certainly take that if it happened, but I don't expect it. Goal #1 is to make it out of the group stage.
#57506 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Cup Pig_Cola 03/05/2018 6:18:25 pm
Disappointing first series for my team. Went 3-1 in the first series in the previous version of 2035, but went 2-2 this time around.
#57507 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Cup Cactusguy21 03/05/2018 6:28:06 pm
3-1 for me

Had a really encouraging start from Reagan, he had such a bad year during the erased year and during 2034. Hopefully he recaptures his 2031-2033 form.
#57508 Forum >> Leagues >> II.1 JJNZ 03/05/2018 10:12:29 pm
Good luck folks, Missoula is weaker overall than first time out so lets see what it brings.....
#57509 Forum >> Off Topic >> Where in the world is Casey? MukilteoMike 03/05/2018 11:47:04 pm
I’ve been on a bit of a puzzle parade lately, ciphers, riddles and such. I bet there are others out there who enjoy the same. To commemorate what a headache 2035 (and all its versions) is I came up with a sports-related puzzle. If you're up for the challenge, all you have to do is figure out what/where in the world this puzzle is referring to. The answer is fairly specific.

Comments are welcomed as my intent is to share this with a group of mine. Also, feel free to discuss the puzzle in the thread if you wish, just start your post with something like SPOILER if you are putting any info about the process of solving it. I have no idea how difficult this is because no one else has yet attempted it. Well, I tried my hand at it, but it's a bit difficult judging that as I knew the answer. :) Thanks, happy thinking and good luck.


LWVB MBPB CF LXHB X YXVB WPCYCFXZBH.
CYFWPB ZMB RWQFYBP APWZMBP XFS ONXR JCZM ZMB BNSBP, JMW MXH PBLBFZNR APWDBF ZMB HOBNN.
#57510 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion MukilteoMike 03/06/2018 12:09:02 am
OMG. I didn't see this happening. I'm hoping his stated decline is accurate and that he didn't fall off a cliff. I have so many catchers!

Updated Tuesday, March 6 2018 @ 12:14:22 am PST
#57511 Forum >> Off Topic >> Where in the world is Casey? Jalapeno5 03/06/2018 2:15:15 am
SPOILER - APWWDNRF?
#57512 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Cup 12twelve 03/06/2018 4:42:40 am
Hey Cactus, I was looking forward to our matchup once I found we were in the same cup group but I failed to get my pitching setup properly before yesterday's games. My rotation was all messed up and I had two waiver pickups still unassigned. Bummer. My own fault. My goal each year is just to get out of the first round. A blunder like this likely means I'll have to wait for another year. At least I salvaged one game. Good luck with the rest of the tourney.
#57513 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Cup Cactusguy21 03/06/2018 5:12:14 am
I figured something like that was going on. Hey, at least you managed to tee off on my long relievers once!
#57514 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 03/06/2018 5:24:32 am
Nice! Gomes is the kind of guy that would have nicely filled the Dinos final "want". Tho it would have been hard giving Sharp another chance to succeed (fail) while 5 million dollar Gomes twiddled his thumbs.

Gomes should be an awesome fit tho. Even if he doesn't hit 40 HRs (definitely could) he should walk a bunch for Margate's other boppers.

Grats to College Station on Peters. Dinos had a claim on him, tho we are not unhappy going with Meza. Peters is obviously the more glamorous player, and they should provide the same level of defense at 2B (convinced Peters will 2b --> 2B very quickly). One might expect the switch hitting and boatload of BC and PD Peters has on Meza would make him clearly better offensively. I'm not sure tho. Will be interesting to see how they do.

(Another big plus for Peters is his low salary which makes him a multi-season asset. Meza could easily price his way out of Waterloo after 1 season).
#57515 Forum >> Leagues >> IV.4 Pig_Cola 03/06/2018 5:26:21 am
Good luck to everyone this season.

I'm very happy that Parisi came to Glendale because I felt that we needed some more hitting in the lineup to help us win some important games.
#57516 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Cup amalric7 03/06/2018 5:38:41 am
Just said this in reply to a PM from @Freddy.

Last time around of 2035 I was paired with five LLVI teams...and went 1-3 against each of them, for a 5-15 record. It was awful.

This time around I find myself first-off matching up against College Station, of Legends fame...

Went 3-1. Go figure!!
#57517 Forum >> Off Topic >> Where in the world is Casey? MukilteoMike 03/06/2018 5:52:21 am
Nice job with the cipher! Your answer, however, is incorrect.
#57518 Forum >> Off Topic >> Where in the world is Casey? Jalapeno5 03/06/2018 6:28:31 am
OK - wasn't thinking cryptic enough:

VXPYXZB?
#57519 Forum >> Leagues >> V.4 AssumedPseudonym 03/06/2018 6:33:18 am
 On the eve of the regular season opener, it’s time to do the usual strictly-by-the-numbers analysis of the teams and their chances.

————————————————————

W E S T   D I V I S I O N

CINCINNATI REDS

 The Reds are not an offensive-minded ball club, with overall low-to-mid ratings across the board by league standards. Don’t expect a lot of aggression on the basepaths from them, they’re one of V.4’s slowest teams. Their defense is generally nothing to write home about, either, with potentially shaky fielding and unimpressive range. Fear their arms, though, which are the West’s best. Those arms are considerably less worrisome than those of their pitching staff, however, which is one of the best in the league with good control, blistering fastballs, and lots of movement.

Prediction: 2nd — As great as their pitching is, it can’t score runs for them. They may not need to score many, though.

GRANTS PASS WRENCHES

 The Wrenches aren’t the hardest hitting team, but they’re a solid offensive club that could cause trouble for unprepared pitching and defense and enough speed on the basepaths to take the occasional extra bag. Their own defense is fairly mediocre, which could lead to some high scoring games. Their pitching is their strongest point, however. While not as accurate as the Reds, they have excellent heat and breaking pitches that could tie opposing hitters in knots.

Prediction: 3rd — Their defense will cost them some runs, but their offense should make up for most of that.

TUSCON BLUE JAYS

 The Blue Jays are the offensive powerhouse of the league, hands down, and should be well featured in the league leaders in most offensive categories that don’t involve speed — this is not a fast ball club. While their defense isn’t particularly rangy and their arms are suspect overall, don’t expect many freebies on errors. Another strong pitching team, they rely more on offspeed pitching and excellent control than blazing heaters or staying power.

Prediction: 1st — Between the fearsome bats and the solid pitching staff, this could be the team to watch in the West.

MEDFORD MUSTANGS

 The Mustangs have a decent offensive presence, but they may be streaky or inconsistent at the plate. They’re the fastest team in V.4, though, and they’re not afraid of taking walks when they have to — keep an eye on them once they get on base. They’re a defensive-minded ball club, with good range and the best gloves in the league. They lack the overpowering pitching of some of the other teams in the West, but their division-best offspeed pitches could be a source of frustration for the opposition.

Prediction: 4th — Their defense will help save them when their pitching falters or hitters slump, but it won’t always be enough.

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS

 The Heights might not hit for the West’s best average, but they’re a hard-hitting crew that could dent a few ERAs if they all decide to click at the same time. Their defense is their strong point, with plenty of range to get to anything and gloves good enough to make the plays once they do. Their biggest weakness is their pitching, the worst in the West, and most of the league’s offense-heavy mentality will make them suffer for it.

Prediction: 6th — They won’t be able to dish out as much offense as they’ll be giving up.

BUTTE PIRATES

 The Pirates aren’t heavy or consistent hitters, but they’re patient ones who will be among the league leaders in both walks and stolen bases. Their defense is generally reliable, and there’s practically nothing that will come off opposing bats that they won’t get to — the range on this team’s defense is the best in the league by far. While they may not have the best pitching staff, they do feature some wicked bendy pitches and they’ll rarely miss their spots.

Prediction: 5th — Their anemic offense will likely prove too much for their pitching and defense to overcome, more often than not.

E A S T   D I V I S I O N

WORCESTER RHINOS

 The Rhinos aren’t the best offensive club in the East, and their low bat control could manifest as frustrating bouts of inconsistency. Their speed on the basepaths will certainly help them when they get on, though. They have the worst gloves in V.4 by a noticeable margin, as well, so it could be an adventure to see what happens when their rangy defense gets to the ball, but try to stretch singles into doubles at your own peril. What really makes this a dangerous ball club is the pitching, convincingly the best in the league, with a combination of fastballs and offspeed pitches that will tie hitters into pretzels.

Prediction: 2nd — Their overwhelming pitching will more than make up for most offensive or defensive shortcomings. …Most.

MAPLE GROVE TITANS

 The Titans look quite similar to the Rhinos from an offensive perspective, but with a bit more patience and less power and speed. Their formidable defense is far superior, however, with the East’s best fielding and the league’s best arms — this is the team you may want to advise your speedsters to dial it back a bit against. They have an exceptional pitching staff, too, with excellent movement and control complemented by solid velocity.

Prediction: 1st — Pitching and defense will keep the bats from needing to try to do too much.

WELLINGTON HOUNDS

 The Hounds won’t put up league-leading offensive numbers or test many arms by trying for extra bases, having the lowest contact numbers in the East and the least speed league-wide. Their sketchy fielding won’t help their cause, either. Their saving grace may be their pitching, which, while not the league’s best or even the division’s best in any category save stamina, is substantially above average across the board.

Prediction: 4th — Their pitching just might hold them together when their hitting and defense falters.

DEERFIELD BEACH RATS

 The Rats lack both power and patience at the plate, but make up for it with what should be the East’s most consistent hitting and fairly aggressive baserunning. While there’s nothing special about their defense, they won’t kick the ball around, and have arms that could give opposing runners pause. Their pitching is unusual, having almost no fastball to speak of, but lots of junkball to throw at the plate and and far and away the best control in V.4.

Prediction: 3rd — Good hitting and lots of ground ball pitchers could make this an aggravating team to play against.

WEST NEW YORK YANKEES

 The Yankees look to be, in many respects, an offbrand copy of the Deerfield Beach team. They have slightly more power and discipline at the plate, albeit at the expense of consistency, but are almost even in speed. Defensively, they’re nothing special, but weak arms will invite runners to challenge them. While they have a little more velocity on the fastball, the junkball selection and control are somewhat less impressive, though still solid enough in their own right.

Prediction: 5th — Inconsistent hitting is going to be the bane of this club.

BARNSTABLE DUCKS

 The Ducks are almost indistinguishable from Worcester and Maple Grove, offensively, all three teams cut from the same cloth with only a few minor variations for each. On the defensive side, the Ducks have impressive range and good fielding. That defense will undoubtedly be tested regularly, as their pitching is the worst in the East, and arguably V.4 overall.

Prediction: 6th — Their lackluster pitching will be more than their offense’s capability to overcome.

Updated Tuesday, March 6 2018 @ 6:37:27 am PST
#57520 Forum >> Leagues >> V.12 wieditor 03/06/2018 6:36:42 am
My pitching couldn't be any worse than last year, hopefully. I'm predicting 75 wins for my squad.
#57521 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion newtman 03/06/2018 7:30:27 am
Highly doubt he hits 40 HRs, too much pitching in Legends that suppresses the HR. He is a very good pick-up though.

You really pay attention to salaries Seca? Salary has never factored into my decision making since getting out of LL V. I understand cutting due to needing to develop the next generation, it is why I used to cut all players at age 32. That had nothing to do with price tag though.

Updated Tuesday, March 6 2018 @ 7:34:09 am PST
#57522 Forum >> Suggestions >> Increase draft pool size PrivateSnowflake 03/06/2018 10:08:46 am
Tiger, as a Legends owner you should be on our side. By making a few more dynamic or even well-rounded players available to the ever-growing BB population, some new owner could get lucky and build a strong club and make it slightly harder for you in 6-7 seasons.

If we can convince the proletariat the 98SI SP with one "plus" pitch can set them apart from their other lower-league brethren, then we can hold our position at the top much easier, since we're getting the same guy.

Tiger, you age is showing. Only through "fairness"(TM) can we achieve our goal of keeping me at the top.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going over to the Help Forum to tell a new owner how we used to promote with teams full of players with two "plus" skills and it's only fair he doesn't get the same chance.


#57523 Forum >> Leagues >> II.1 Razzle 03/06/2018 10:24:24 am
Tough competition everywhere. I'm curious to see how close we are to where we were!!

Good Luck All!!

Play Ball!!
#57524 Forum >> Suggestions >> Increase draft pool size newtman 03/06/2018 11:47:37 am
Tbh the real reason is that there are more active owners who look for the right things in players than there used to be. Skill inflation isn't the real issue here, to illustrate let me ask a question: how many players are on your roster? If the answer is at any point in the season 49 or 50, then the proposal won't help. The idea is to have more talent available in late rounds, but where will these extra players be kept? We still have 50 roster spots, and thus similar numbers to what are currently cut would still be cut. Realistically it would mean that the best players available in free agency would be better, but the players in free agency still wouldn't be able to compete with the core of a competitive team. The real underlying complaint I think is the RNG of player acquisition hasn't been kind to you, which I can sympathize with, but I don't really know what the best answer is beyond this won't actually help that.

Updated Tuesday, March 6 2018 @ 11:47:57 am PST
#57525 Forum >> Suggestions >> Increase draft pool size Philliesworld 03/06/2018 11:59:37 am
Very, very well said Newtman. You totally iterated my thoughts.
#57526 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 03/06/2018 12:25:20 pm
You never know with old players. I think the biggest reason Gomes won't hit 40 is that he may have trouble getting full time ABs on Margate's roster.

Care about salaries ... as they relate to team management or for player evaluation? Both really.

I've lost almost 60 million since joining Legends. Anything over 47-48 million in ML salaries is a cash burn for me (I don't get out of the cup group stages much anymore). I try to keep ML salaries between 45-50 million.

I'll add salary if I'm in a race. Adding Gomes now would have put me ~53 million. That's why I withdrew my claim. I would be much more interested in him 50-60 games in if it might mean a pennant.

For player evaluation I definitely look at player salaries for bat-first older guys. Happy to pay for a track record of success on a rental.

The highest salaries I can recall in Legends were some of Mig's Orlando teams. They were up around 67-68 million. The highest salary I've seen anywhere was a II team ... some kind of Pirates. Palmdale? Point Lucie? They were into the 70s. Had a 10 million dollar guy (Perez?) and an 8 million dollar guy (was a lefty ... forget his name).

Margate is a hair short of 60 now. Next most in the East is Birmingham at 51 (Alexandria down at 41). Broomfield leads the West at 57.
#57527 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Cup Seca 03/06/2018 12:31:36 pm
Had a weak group the first go round. 3-4 bots. Got out of the group and through two series I think.

This time the group is much stronger. No bots. Lost the first series. Even tho there are still 16 games to go my team rarely recovers sufficiently from a first series loss to qualify.
#57528 Forum >> Discussions >> It's Deja Vu All Over Again... wil_m 03/06/2018 1:10:29 pm
"Hope you guys stay injury free and your prospects blossom!

Play Ball!"



+1 to that !!

Wishing everyone lots of fun!


Updated Tuesday, March 6 2018 @ 1:11:24 pm PST
#57529 Forum >> Discussions >> Custom Logos ESac 03/06/2018 1:46:59 pm
*crickets*
#57530 Forum >> Discussions >> It's Deja Vu All Over Again... Seca 03/06/2018 1:57:42 pm
Going to be very interesting.
2034 Dinos were 1 game from dropping.
1st 2035 Dinos were 1 game back with 50 to go.

Not sure what to expect.
#57531 Forum >> Discussions >> No hitters Deuce 03/06/2018 2:18:43 pm
Starting the season with a no-no is always nice!

Pitcher IP H R ER BB IBB HB K HR NP ST GB - FB ERA
C. Carmicheal W (1-0) 9 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 0 116 73 8 - 11 0.00
#57532 Forum >> Discussions >> No hitters wickersty 03/06/2018 2:45:18 pm
Damn Duece. 2 in a row??!
#57533 Forum >> Discussions >> No hitters AssumedPseudonym 03/06/2018 2:50:44 pm
 Setting the bar awfully high for the rest of the season, ain’t’cha? ^.~
#57534 Forum >> Discussions >> No hitters MukilteoMike 03/06/2018 2:53:28 pm
Wow. Congrats.
#57535 Forum >> Discussions >> No hitters wil_m 03/06/2018 2:57:12 pm
@ Deuce

Congrats!

Glad it was not against my team :-) - we being in the same league.
#57536 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion MukilteoMike 03/06/2018 3:03:35 pm
I'd go to $100 million this year. Ha! Being my first (sort of) year in Legends and having a bunch of old timers, there is no build for later mentality. Do everything for this very minute.

I know we won our first game in the original 2035 and then dropped three. The first game was repeated successfully. Hopefully we can thwart the second part of that version.

Edit--OMG. Koch was 15-2 and the front runner to the Cy when the reboot hit. He totally crapped the bed in his Legends debut this time. Wow.

Updated Tuesday, March 6 2018 @ 3:09:07 pm PST
#57537 Forum >> Leagues >> III.2 Brewnoe 03/06/2018 3:22:43 pm
No waiting for the extra frames this time around.

Halfway to McCoy
#57538 Forum >> Discussions >> No hitters Brewnoe 03/06/2018 3:28:59 pm
Damn that New London park!!!

Bagwell didn't hit there either .. let's trade him for Larry Anderson.

(Edit) - only thing worse the New London baseball is New London pizza ... blech

Updated Tuesday, March 6 2018 @ 3:30:26 pm PST
#57539 Forum >> Leagues >> V.12 Cactusguy21 03/06/2018 3:39:50 pm
Ugh, I hate Durham so much. Their offense is sooooooo good, if they even had something resembling a pitching staff they would be a top team.

But they always have good success against me, since my pitching isn't all that great, even though they are a sub-.500 team.
#57540 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Cup Brewnoe 03/06/2018 3:41:35 pm
2035 cup v1 ... went 0-4 against in the first series and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2024.

Hopefully back on track for a 7th straight 3rd round exit now.
#57541 Forum >> Baseball >> Vlad HOF Brewnoe 03/06/2018 3:58:19 pm
You are correct sir.

(in fact all 3 of his top 3 MVP seasons were after he went to Disneyland)

But I think the 99-02 Expo years beat the 04-07 Anaheim years in most peoples' minds.
#57542 Forum >> Suggestions >> Increase draft pool size Brewnoe 03/06/2018 4:04:26 pm

but where will these extra players be kept?



If they have enough potential, maybe Scott Boras will make a fake spring training for them? ;)
#57543 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread wickersty 03/06/2018 4:20:26 pm
Is it too early in the season to vent?

Here's why I despise even "Below Avg Control" pitchers...

Vasquez takes the mound to pitch.
Ryder draws a walk.
Sanders draws a walk.
Quinones draws a walk.

thanks for nothing you bum
oh, but wait...

Escobar draws a walk. Ryder comes in to score.

asshole

Final Line: 5 1/3 IP, 9 BB, 2H

are you effing kidding me
I lost, of course
#57544 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread AssumedPseudonym 03/06/2018 4:23:37 pm
 Signs that you’re about to have a bad game:

Top 1st: Deerfield Beach
Correa takes the mound to pitch.
Sakai is hit by the pitch.
Correa throws a wild pitch. Sakai advances to second base.
Sepulveda flies out to right field.
Correa throws a wild pitch. Sakai advances to third base.
Madrigal strikes out.
Jang grounds to short stop. Jang is thrown out at first by Fossas.
Deerfield Beach 0, Wellington 0

 Leadoff man gets to third base without the benefit of a hit, walk, or steal. And gets stranded. -.-
#57545 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread ESac 03/06/2018 4:27:22 pm
No one seems to reply to my comments on a request.
#57546 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread wickersty 03/06/2018 4:33:57 pm
no offense, esac, but take a hint. if no one's replying, no one's interested. stop spamming...
#57547 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread wickersty 03/06/2018 4:34:53 pm
@AP, it would have only been proper for us two to have been playing against each other, with those two terrible innings...
#57548 Forum >> Discussions >> Retirement Opinion Brewnoe 03/06/2018 4:37:35 pm
Another vote for keep him.

- and a reminder you need to play him if you want him to get numbers.

He's a nice mix of 2 of my "first day" guys.
He's got a Shadow Knight GB/FB ratio with a bit of Downtown funk.



#57549 Forum >> FAQ >> Minor League players training Brewnoe 03/06/2018 5:04:47 pm

(Off topic, but I hate the new managers. Sorry. I say that with every decent opportunity.)



Good job sticking with it until you got one.

After a half-hour or 2 of flipping through Robby Perry types ... I give up and go back to Joe Perry.
#57550 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 03/06/2018 5:57:13 pm
Haha! I certainly didn't mean for that to sound like criticism. Think it is a good time to go for it.

Part of the salary gap is the style you play (compared to an Alexandria and their game plan). Offense based teams just cost more to operate.

Good first series for the Dinos. One thing I remember from last time was a big SB success streak to begin. Think we got to 18 or 19 before getting caught the first time. Rosa nailed us on our first two attempts this season.
#57551 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion MukilteoMike 03/06/2018 9:22:38 pm
I didn't take it as a criticism at all. I was just laughing at myself, realizing I'd throw every fake penny I have at the game this season. Regarding your stolen bases, Seca, I think you actually went something like 24 for 24 to start last season. I remember one of my guys was the first to finally throw one out. Speaking of catchers, I guess it's time to let Brooks go...again. While he wasn't a superstar, he was still one of my favorites because of grabbing him as a 3-claim guy. I got five useful seasons out of him, mid 700s OPS, 39% CS. I'll take that. McKee is similar for me in that no one else claimed him back in 2028. He has given me 6 strong seasons with a 286 BA, 831 OPS and double digit homers every year. He's 33, but still seems to be going strong.

By the way, my major league average age for my roster is 30. Top that!
#57552 Forum >> Off Topic >> Where in the world is Casey? MukilteoMike 03/06/2018 9:32:03 pm
Ha! No, the clues are regarding the real world and have nothing to do with me or Broken Bat.
#57553 Forum >> Off Topic >> Where in the world is Casey? wickersty 03/06/2018 10:13:06 pm
I've got a pretty decent dent into the crypt but I can't for the life of me figure the clue/riddle out
#57554 Forum >> Off Topic >> Where in the world is Casey? wickersty 03/06/2018 10:56:37 pm
OK, I'm gonna take a stab at it.

SPOILER:
LMCLXYW
#57555 Forum >> Off Topic >> Where in the world is Casey? MukilteoMike 03/07/2018 12:15:14 am
Ahhhhhh! You're very, very close. You're correct, actually, just not quite specific enough. Zero in on the specific location within your answer and you've got it.
#57556 Forum >> Off Topic >> Where in the world is Casey? Jalapeno5 03/07/2018 12:15:52 am
SPOILER: Good work! I got caught up looking for an anagram meaning “Come here” in the last 3 words of the first sentence.

That sounds right; I’m wondering if there’s a little more to it though as the second part of the clue seems to point to the MBPXNS, but I may be reading too much into it...

Cheers Mike - that was something to think about on the way to work.
#57557 Forum >> Off Topic >> Where in the world is Casey? MukilteoMike 03/07/2018 12:39:20 am
That pun was intended, right, Jalapeno? :) You guys are getting there.
#57558 Forum >> Off Topic >> Where in the world is Casey? wickersty 03/07/2018 8:51:47 am
I still don't get the riddle haha, and I have no idea why Jalepeno said the MBPXNS, other than it's in LMCLXYW.

I also don't even see where Jalepeno said a pun.

I'm totally lost haha.
#57559 Forum >> Off Topic >> Where in the world is Casey? Frankebasta 03/07/2018 11:42:30 am
Never been there myself, I'm in Italy.

But as a great fan of KXAB & BNJPPS

SPOILER:




???? JBHZ BSSCHWF
#57560 Forum >> Discussions >> No hitters Deuce 03/07/2018 1:56:58 pm
Thanks guys!
Actually had another one from Magana during the lost season.

No New London pizza here, I'm from London, Ontario, Canada. London wasn't available so I took New London. In London we proudly have Labatt Park, the oldest active ballpark in North America, still one of the best fields anywhere.
#57561 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 03/07/2018 2:11:25 pm
You are a turkey Tiger504. :). As the first game queued up I wondered if we might see Contreras in the series. There he is game 1.

He was on his game for a while. Bend, but don't break. Then he sorta broke.

It is definitely neat seeing how your lineup does against one of your team's former hurlers.
#57562 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread MukilteoMike 03/07/2018 2:18:31 pm
The AI here can be terrible at times. Late in the game, down by two, bases loaded and our worst hitter is allowed to come to the plate. Then in the ninth inning, still down by 2, runner on second, we get a single to keep our hopes alive but our moronic coach and runner get the meaningless runner gunned down at home to end the game. Completely idiotic.
#57563 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion MukilteoMike 03/07/2018 3:17:58 pm
Koch 0-2 instead of 15-2. I knew I should have quit. I'm going to destroy too much personal property if I stay for this scam of a season.
#57564 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion newtman 03/07/2018 4:18:36 pm
I wonder if Koch broke the system in the first place. His season he was putting together was so improbable (without looking at performances around him) that the sim self-destructed.
#57565 Forum >> Discussions >> Custom Logos Herp Derp 03/07/2018 5:09:32 pm
I really would have liked to, but life suddenly got hectic. Maybe if you still need help after things calm down...
You'd think someone would make at least one for you though. You've shown a willingness to help with backgrounds. It's not like you're some guy who just comes and asks for things without offering something back. I'm kind of surprised by the lack of response.
#57566 Forum >> Suggestions >> Adding average Si under the roster of players jackiscind 03/07/2018 6:59:35 pm
Under a teams roster I think it would be neat if you added the teams average SI where the average age of the major league players is located. You could even subdivide it and add the average SI of your pitchers and your average SI of the fielders on your roster. I think this is a cool way to see quickly compare SI with other teams in your league etc.
#57567 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 03/07/2018 7:45:51 pm
Was definitely a wonderful season for Koch. We are only 2 series in. His quality will shine through.

Speaking of 2 series in, here's the ERA of the Dino's 5 starters.
4.50
5.40
9.00
10.13
11.25
Aye carumba!
#57568 Forum >> Off Topic >> Where in the world is Casey? MukilteoMike 03/07/2018 8:43:43 pm
Hmmm. I'm not sure what that is referring to, Frank. For all, I will remind you it is a baseball reference. Maybe that will help you make the jump to the specific place.
#57569 Forum >> Off Topic >> Where in the world is Casey? wickersty 03/07/2018 8:46:06 pm
Oh, I'm going to feel stupid if this is the answer:

JPCYNBR UCBNS
#57570 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion MukilteoMike 03/07/2018 8:56:30 pm
Ewwww. And you still have a winning record. That's something.
I sure hope the disappearing performance by Koch wasn't improbable. I've been anticipating star stuff from him for several seasons.
I also hope me making fun of myself came through in that post. Destruction. When I played Strat as a kid, for whatever reason Duke Snider had a tendency to suck in the biggest moments. Over and over again he completely whiffed. Finally one day I had enough, picked up his card and properly bit into it. When the time comes, I think you could probably identify my corpse by the arc of indentations.
#57571 Forum >> Off Topic >> Where in the world is Casey? MukilteoMike 03/07/2018 9:06:00 pm
Ding! Ding! Ding!
Do all of the clues make sense?

(I realize your "U" could be multiple letters since the real letter isn't used in my cipher.)

Updated Wednesday, March 7 2018 @ 9:11:23 pm PST
#57572 Forum >> Off Topic >> Where in the world is Casey? Jalapeno5 03/08/2018 12:53:39 am
Ha! I was way off the mark.

Nicely done Wickersty.
#57573 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Tiger504 03/08/2018 6:40:30 am
There was no way Waterloo wasn't going to see Contreras but I had to finagle not one bit to have him lead the series off. 😊

There are a LOT of high ERAs right now. I suspect the advantage will go to the team that figures out their pitching first. If anything, this division may be more competitive than the first go round. Is that even possible?

In Kalamazoo, we picked up 5 pitchers in the off-season. One reliever and we are starting the other 4 in an effort to find one reliable starter, hopefully two. Two of them will be gone sooner rather than later. I've got 2 big club pitchers sitting in AAA while this tryout runs. I've also got 2 starting pitchers in the bullpen marking time right now. The way I see this, I may only get one (two with the reboot) shot at Legends. I don't want to feel I didn't give it my best effort.

#57574 Forum >> Off Topic >> Where in the world is Casey? Frankebasta 03/08/2018 6:49:31 am
Can I type it?
Can I? Can I?

I said, "I'm a fan of Jake & Elwood"

So the answer is..
...obvious
#57575 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Training Chatter Seca 03/08/2018 6:54:25 am
Not training chatter. Close enough? Didn't want to start a new thread.

Anyone think Barnett is a real prospect? He can't field a position, so he has to DH. Doesn't have an elite hit tool. Doesn't have power scouting. Doesn't use his speed to steal bases.

But he hits HRs. Did in the washed out 2035 too.

I cut him during a roster crunch last '35. I feel like that might have been a mistake tho. Is his minor league performance enough to overlook the rest?
#57576 Forum >> Off Topic >> Where in the world is Casey? MukilteoMike 03/08/2018 6:57:08 am
COMPLETE SPOILERS AS IT'S BASICALLY OUT THERE NOW:

I've been very tired all night and my brain didn't register the names. It finally dawned on me who you were talking about. Wow. That's an awesome coincidence just like...

Did you go there because of the BB link? What an amazing coincidence. (Broken Bat/Blues Brothers/Base Ball)

Amazingly I wasn't referring to them as "the brothers," but the teams. Totally blowing my mind.

Updated Thursday, March 8 2018 @ 7:00:31 am PST
#57577 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 03/08/2018 7:08:36 am
There was no way Waterloo wasn't going to see Contreras but I had to finagle not one bit to have him lead the series off. 😊

Haha! I found it an entertaining series. Games were really back and forth. Much like the first '35 Kal seems guaranteed a touchdown each game, and it comes down to whether Waterloo can match that.

There are a LOT of high ERAs right now. I suspect the advantage will go to the team that figures out their pitching first.

Probably just my perception, but I've long felt there was more scoring in the first 50 than the final 50. Holmes asked Steve one time if there was regression to mean, and Steve said no. So probably just my imagination.

If anything, this division may be more competitive than the first go round. Is that even possible?

Birmingham has an excellent rotation, and did some significant retooling. They could certainly be better, and that would tighten the entire table.

The worrisome ERA in my list is the 11.25. That's Sanchez. He was dreadful as both a starter and a reliever in the previous iteration. Really hoping he has a different kind of season this time.
#57578 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Training Chatter Rock777 03/08/2018 8:44:44 am
Sometimes Very Good Hitters end up being better than Great Hitters, so I wouldn't begrudge his Hit tool. Defensively I'd be fine using him in LF/1B myself.

His power has been great in the low minors, and really 6 Power is pretty good for low minors. The issue is, he is currently flat lining for Power development. Combined with his lack of a Power scout report, makes me think his power isn't going to continue to grow. Did it grow in the last 2035? I think he has some potential has a hitter in general, but I wouldn't count on those power numbers to continue in AAA or the majors.
#57579 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Tiger504 03/08/2018 8:48:16 am
Well, I've got Chin Mae Park with over 15 on the ERA after two starts. Moved him to the pen temporarily. He's been solid with a Cy Young in 2033 in III.4, solid in 2034 in II.2 and double digit wins through 110 in the prev 2035. Very slow start though this time.
#57580 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Training Chatter Deuce 03/08/2018 10:45:23 am
Wasted speed is a killer for a 12 POT hitter, I'm sure you could replace him with someone who has a better build without any problem at all.
#57581 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Training Chatter Seca 03/08/2018 11:32:19 am
Wow. That's a nice catch on the development graph. I really should have checked that.

Good point Deuce. In truth I'd rather not have DHs strewn throughout my minor leagues. And it really doesn't make sense to keep both Barnett and Dolf.

(Dolf is likely the opposite of Barnett - underachieve through the minors because of awful starting skills).
#57582 Forum >> Leagues >> II.1 JJNZ 03/08/2018 1:33:18 pm
Strange to have 2 bot's in the same division, especially with Garnet going, he was relatively active, can only hope everything is well in his world!
#57583 Forum >> Discussions >> Custom Logos ESac 03/08/2018 1:51:01 pm
Herp Derp, I appreciate your willingness to help out.
There's no need to rush. My goal is to start this league around 4-20. If anyone else wants to help, I would appreciate it dearly.
#57584 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Take Two is KILLING Me! mjreichard 03/08/2018 2:28:44 pm
Well, the first try I was in 1st place from day one until the reset...

...now I am 2-5. :-(

I hope some folks are fairing better than I am, I am sure there are some loving the reset because they are doing better than the first try of 2035...I am just in the unlucky other group.
#57585 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread MukilteoMike 03/08/2018 3:17:34 pm
Let's add losing 1-0 in the bottom of the ninth with our infielder throwing to first while the winning run scores. Right.
#57586 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion MukilteoMike 03/08/2018 3:25:46 pm
Naranjo was on pace for 30+ homers. This time he's on pace for 17...runs batted in. And, um, 0 extra base hits.

Most recent screw you episode--losing 1-0 in the bottom of the ninth with our infielder throwing to first while letting the winning run score. This game is really, really stupid.

Thanks, Broken Bat.
#57587 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Take Two is KILLING Me! MukilteoMike 03/08/2018 3:31:19 pm
It killed me before we even started playing again. Now it's allowing vultures to scavenge my dead body. Why exactly am I staying for this?
#57588 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Tiger504 03/08/2018 3:33:34 pm
Yeah, that was an unsatisfactory ending.

I remember Naranjo blistering my staff in the alternate universe. He will likely come around.
#57589 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Take Two is KILLING Me! Pig_Cola 03/08/2018 5:21:13 pm
In 2035 Version 1, Kraig Ruff was doing very well and if I remember correctly, he was an All-Star as well. In 2035 Version 2, he's 0-1 with a 4.67 ERA. :(
#57590 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Take Two is KILLING Me! Cactusguy21 03/08/2018 5:56:04 pm
Same old thing here in PI.

Cup dominance, League suckitude.



Last year’s Rookie Pitcher of the Year, Roque, has gone 2/3 of an inning in each of his first two starts, giving up 4 runs each time for a smooth 54.00 ERA.


Updated Thursday, March 8 2018 @ 6:00:38 pm PST
#57591 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion newtman 03/08/2018 6:39:38 pm
Speaking of unsatisfactory endings... I was not impressed with my staff's performance in game #1 or 3 today. In game 3 they were outright bad, but in game 1 the bullpen just couldn't keep up with Seca's which is just not going to help me avoid relegation.
#57592 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 03/08/2018 7:19:25 pm
I hate games like game 3. Two out in the 1st, then BB BB BB HR. Demoralizing.

I'm a little surprised by the take on game 1. My bullpen was hardly impressive blowing 2 saves in the contest. A loss in 15 sucks, but that's bottom of the barrel time in the pen. Coin flip at that point.

Have our pitching set up a little different this time, mostly to try and send a few more innings Galvin's way. Really hoping to see some pop on him Friday mornings. (Won't be this week with the 5 pops last week.)
#57593 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Seca 03/08/2018 8:18:20 pm
Just noticed my draft from last week is named Berry Darling. Might have chosen differently if I'd read more closely. :)
#57594 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! Yankee1219 03/08/2018 8:27:11 pm
Hi Steve, I'd be happy to help out with the Hardwood testing. I've been checking it out from time to time, and it looks like it will be pretty cool. What do I need to do? If possible, I'd like to have team #208 Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Thanks.
#57595 Forum >> Discussions >> The Crowing Thread 12twelve 03/08/2018 8:33:29 pm
It has been quite a while since this thread was broken out...thought I would post that Troy Rosen has hit Grand Slams in each of the last two games! The first was a walk-off in the bottom of the 11th!! Going for three tomorrow!

http://brokenbat.org/game/2740679

http://brokenbat.org/game/2740691

#57596 Forum >> Discussions >> The Crowing Thread Seca 03/08/2018 8:45:46 pm
Nice bump.

Very minor crow. Lost a 13 pot starting pitcher prospect with the restart. Picked up Wilcox off waivers. Very pleased to see him pitch his first 14 innings with no HR against.
#57597 Forum >> Discussions >> The Croaking Thread Hayseed 03/08/2018 10:15:17 pm
2-2 in cup
1-9 in league

I know I am a noob, but 1-9 hurts.
Last 3 games all lost by 1 run. CLSR 3BS 0-3.
I think I need help in P management, lol.
#57598 Forum >> Discussions >> Bug Reports MukilteoMike 03/09/2018 4:53:25 am
This entire freaking version of 2035.
#57599 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion MukilteoMike 03/09/2018 4:55:55 am
This is ridiculous. He was the best available to me in the third round? Steve could have just asked me to quit.

I've played this silly game for three and half years. Over the last year plus the inferior parts of the game have annoyed me more than they probably should. The biggest of which is the illusion of strategy. There basically is none. At least not as I envision what it should be. It is all reactionary; there is no way to be pro-active and make decisions about your team. You are dealt what you are dealt and have to make the most of it. That's not much fun.

Three and a half silly years of playing and it was down to just a couple weeks to see how my team would finish in Legends. Then the floodgates opened and mocked me. As I stated before this repeat season even started, there was no outcome of this version that would leave me satisfied. I had no idea I would despise it so quickly, but I do. I'm extremely pissed off that I couldn't enjoy this. It's what I played three and a half years for. And it all got obliterated.

Peace out. I'm gone.

Edit--If anyone wants to try a game where you actually can control what happens, I'll see you over at Track King and who knows where else. Ironically, it was Steve who mentioned that game. I'll still continue to recommend this one over there because this obviously has something going for it. I did play it for three and a half years, after all. That and he recommended Track King, so I feel it's right to pay it forward by sending people this way. See ya.

Updated Friday, March 9 2018 @ 5:35:20 am PST
#57600 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 3 Cactusguy21 03/09/2018 5:22:10 am
http://brokenbat.org/player/171580


It says something about my minors that this guy is considered a good pick.
#57601 Forum >> Suggestions >> Increase draft pool size Tiger504 03/09/2018 5:38:53 am
@PrivateSnowflake 😂😂😂😂😂
That may be the most eloquent argument I've seen. Keep posting!

Seriously guys, newt and I agree about one thing above. There are many more owners drafting "correctly". The pool is getting chewed up after a couple of rounds. Sure my rng has been bad in the first round for several seasons now, except the 15 pot I lost with the reset. And I'm okay with that. But with more active owners there should be a deeper talent pool.

Let me repeat that so I'm clear. My opinion is with more active owners there should be a deeper talent pool. That's my stand.
#57602 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 3 Bridger 03/09/2018 5:43:00 am
Cactus...I don't think you get to complain after your waiver claims this offseason. :)

As for my pick, I can't complain either...don't love the below average control, but I'll give him a shot:

Ian Gould
#57603 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 3 amalric7 03/09/2018 5:53:28 am
Got a little greedy when I saw his report so was slightly disappointed, but then realised he's a pretty good 13 POT LHP.

Actually had two very goods, best board by some distance this time around.
#57604 Forum >> Suggestions >> Increase draft pool size newtman 03/09/2018 6:28:36 am
Ok, say we all had access to the types of pitching staffs that Seca and I had when we promoted, due to there being a LOT more talent than currently. What does that achieve other than to highlight the randomness in the game engine vs the randomness in player acquisition? With more active owners if they have similar personnel it just means that it will come down to the luck of who drives in runs instead of the luck of who lands the few superstars. Is it more fair? Maybe, but not necessarily. Some teams seem to get all the breaks in close game situations, while others get screwed constantly. Some people try to attribute that to being good or settings, but the truth is you were proven good by keeping great offenses to low scores and scoring on great defenses. Close games consistently going in favor of one team are decided on luck, whether that luck is a hidden clutch trait or pure RNG favoritism it ultimately has less to do with actual strategy and more to do with how the numbers roll. With owners controlling every team for every winner there is a loser, we aren't playing against AIs here.
#57605 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion wickersty 03/09/2018 6:44:04 am
bye
#57606 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 3 Yankee1219 03/09/2018 6:54:43 am
It has been a pretty good day for the Devil Dogs. Had two 22-yr old 14 POT's get the call to the Show this morning, and more great prospects to make the jump this year or next. Then we drafted Stephan Moyer.

JACKPOT!! The rebuild is into it's sixth year and the results are starting to show. I'm really excited about the future of this franchise!
#57607 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 3 Seca 03/09/2018 6:55:15 am
Scouting Report: He can be a great hitter. He can develop into a prolific slugger. He will always be an atrocious fielder. He has good overall potential.

Far and away the best scouting report in my list.

Click the button. Start the mantra.

* please be 12 pot please be 12 pot please be 12 pot*

Arnett

Edit: I do feel obligated to keep him for a bit. Great / prolific is a thing. But getting a log jam of DH-y types in the low minors.

Updated Friday, March 9 2018 @ 8:40:35 am PST
#57608 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 03/09/2018 7:03:07 am
So I agonized over Bueno. Probably removed my claim a dozen times. A lottery ticket that would be better served on a rebuilding club. Eventually decided to leave it in the hands of the baseball gods.

Can see him getting a bit of playing time in the OF or DH, maybe some starts at 2B. Despite being 28 I could see him going down to AAA for a couple weeks.

I don't know. Kinda wish I hadn't left it up to the baseball gods.
#57609 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Training Chatter Seca 03/09/2018 7:07:03 am
Hehe. Found Barnett's training update funny given this conversation. (Popped his power).
#57610 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Ced 03/09/2018 7:13:17 am
He might be good at second base. Good job finding a 15 POT, very impressive and I like that he bats switch. Plus his name means "good" in Spanish. Well done overall anyway man.
#57611 Forum >> Suggestions >> Increase draft pool size Tiger504 03/09/2018 7:26:56 am
Newt, I believe there is a LOT more common ground between our views than differences. I don't want what I would consider a large infusion of talent. I'd like to see 10% more and see what that does. And then tweak it from there.

Since I've started, let's say there are are least 20% more active owners vying for talent. I would speculate that there are at least 30%+ more who have a good handle on talent evaluation thanks to a free education in the forums. Yes, my numbers are very rough guesses.

The argument about talent levels can be made effectively from either side. I dont want to dilute my message by getting off track and arguing nuances. I see my side and I see the other side. The game will be good either way. But simply, I would like to see the size of the draft pool tied to the number of active or human owners.
#57612 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion newtman 03/09/2018 8:05:32 am
I realized this got wiped in the reset:

2625ab.jpgvia Imgflip Meme Generator

In version 1.0 it was Mike, now it is Tiger... but it is always true.
#57613 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 03/09/2018 8:07:29 am
The potential upside is certainly there. Showed some base-stealing ability in the minors. Defense build is fine for LF so he could play out there while his fielding skill improves.

He was adding close to a skill point per category the past 2 seasons riding the bench. Seems possible he could be 2 skill points per season with some playing time. Would get him into the 115-116 range. Could have 3-4 nice seasons.

I think he is a good lottery ticket. But if the Dinos stay in the hunt it would feel bad to play him.
#57614 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 03/09/2018 8:09:38 am
That's still great Newtman. :)

Going to have to make another one with a meteor. The day is coming.
#57615 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Training Chatter Skoormit 03/09/2018 9:16:08 am
Barnett is a righthander without enough arm for C or 3B, without enough range for SS or 2B or CF, and without enough power to justify playing DH or 1B.
He has two plus tools: HIT and SPD.
If you had to pick two tools to have, you'd probably pick HIT as one of them, but you probably would not pick SPD as the other.
I guess the question is: do you want a bad leftfielder with a good AVG, bad SLG, and enough speed to pinch-run late in games?

Updated Friday, March 9 2018 @ 9:17:48 am PST
#57616 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 3 ephenssta 03/09/2018 9:43:18 am
Went for an "above average" pitcher with a couple positive comments...pot 9 c&r.
#57617 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 3 Cactusguy21 03/09/2018 10:10:49 am
@Bridger


That’s fair :)

Although I miss my double 14 POTs from last year.
#57618 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Training Chatter Seca 03/09/2018 10:11:01 am
Good insight Skoormit. The answer to that question is definitely no, I don't want that guy. Not worth a roster spot.

I've noticed more guys around recently who can consistently launch 30+ HRs without much power. Sneaking suspicion Barnett might be one of those guys. But I think its too much of a gamble to be worth the investment developing him to find out.
#57619 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 3 tokuchi 03/09/2018 10:12:11 am
A very nice pick if we avoid litigation.
#57620 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Training Chatter Cactusguy21 03/09/2018 10:12:57 am
I’d keep Barnett around, he seems pretty decent to me as a DH/1B. Keep an eye on his minors performance would be my suggestion, and see if he keeps up the good work.
#57621 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Training Chatter Seca 03/09/2018 10:16:28 am
Do you like Barnett better than Arnett?

They seem mutually exclusive. Arnett has decent starting skills. He might tear up the lower minors too.
#57622 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Training Chatter Cactusguy21 03/09/2018 10:32:10 am
Oh, I didn’t see Arnett.


In that case yeah, Barnett becomes redundnat.
#57623 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 3 12twelve 03/09/2018 10:58:16 am
Wow Yankee!! A 16-Pot RH starter. Nice pull!! Much better than my 12-Pot C&R.
#57624 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 3 coachwannabe 03/09/2018 11:23:35 am
Wow, Yankee. Awesome draw!

And that's hilarious, Toku. lol.

I am quite happy with my draft board this year. Last season was a bust, so the reset has bailed me out -- 14 pot in the 1st, 13 pot in the 2nd, and another 13 pot in the 3rd.

I'm content, as I'm in a total rebuild right now.

Updated Friday, March 9 2018 @ 11:27:43 am PST
#57625 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Training Chatter Skoormit 03/09/2018 11:27:46 am
Arnett's two tools are HIT and POW.

He's an atrocious fielder with no range and an arm that could probably break a window, but not much else. That makes him a 1B/DH candidate, and usable only in an emergency at C or 3B.

Which means he better have a huge bat to justify a roster spot at all.

The question is will he have enough BC and PD to put his HIT and POW to use?

If he reaches his minimum scouted HIT and POW, and if he improves the one point in fielding that he possibly can as an atrocious fielder, he's a 18-x-x-17-9-6-9-12.
That's 71 points, which leaves 17-24 points for BC+PD (plus any points he gets over his scouted minimums in HIT and POW).
If he ends up on the low end of that range, or too many of those remaining points go into HIT/POT, he probably doesn't prove productive enough. If he ends up on the high end of that, he's okay. Maybe you can find some comps among current players.

If only he had POT 12, with everything else the same, am I right? Eight more SI to distribute between HIT,BC,PD,and POW would make a big difference. He'd be a near-lock to be useful, and something more than a longshot to be a minor beast. 20-14-14-19-9-6-9-12? Don't mind if I do.
#57626 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Training Chatter wickersty 03/09/2018 12:00:13 pm
I know I bring him up a lot, but here's a major league comp: Flynn

Your guy has 20 SI more than Flynn did at your guys age, so he's got a bigger head start, maybe ready for majors sooner?

Your guy will theoretically have a few more SI go into POWER than Flynn did.

Your guy's twice as fast as Flynn, with roughly the same range, with about twice the arm strength.. so there's like 6-7-ish SI lost there.

Your guy will have a lower fielding, so SI saved there.

#57627 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 3 Squiddcatt 03/09/2018 12:42:21 pm
Honestly I was really upset when we had to start the season over again and drafted an 11 pot and considered stop playing broken bat and only hardwood. THEN I drafted my first ever 15 pot's back to back. I now have a great future in 3-5 YR's with star 2B and CF.
#57628 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Training Chatter Seca 03/09/2018 12:46:47 pm
Great discussion. Thanks guys. :)

For me, the 11 pot increases the chances he's a "low" great or "low" prolific. 16-17 instead of 18-19. Sure, there are guys like Flynn that get to 19 hit with 11 pot. But to me it makes sense that having fewer points overall makes it a little harder for any skills to be elite.

BC and PD are nice, but I think its more important how the package comes together. Boyd and Taylor are virtual twins. Have been in my system together for ages. Boyd I consider an excellent prospect. Taylor is likely a cut this week. The difference is how their BC & PD played out. Boyd is PD > BC. His GB:FB favours FB. Taylor is BC > PD. His GB:FB is tilted to GBs. I have much more confidence Boyd will hit with power than Taylor.

Back to Barnett. He had 0.8 GB:FB through his first two seasons. He's got an uppercut swing. I think its conceivable he could turn out to be a better power hitter than Arnett (ie., if Arnett were to go BC >> PD). Hit tools could end up quite similar.

I find it intriguing. Things like GB:FB can shift as the player develops. You often don't know much until AAA, and by then you have so deeply invested you are compelled to use the player even if you don't really like how he's turned out.
#57629 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 3 xLee227 03/09/2018 1:41:09 pm
Only one very good with a tepid scouting report, and he ended up pretty much as bad as I expected. This may very well turn out to be the worst draft we've ever had...only 12pt's or lower since start of 2034 season (although before the reset, I had two 13pt pitchers, who I still desperately need)
#57630 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 3 wickersty 03/09/2018 2:33:30 pm
Ug. Yeah, that guy's a stinker.
#57631 Forum >> Help >> Sorting through backup outfielders Cactusguy21 03/09/2018 3:02:36 pm
Well, we're about to see some Pinto action. Ricardo Madrid is out for the next three cup games.

Pinto already did well in one game off the bench, going 3 for 4 in relief of Russ Wyatt.

#57632 Forum >> Suggestions >> Increase draft pool size Rock777 03/09/2018 3:17:11 pm
The main thing an infusion of talent would achieve is getting people to ask for another infusion of talent. Once the precedent is set it can't be taken back. I find the whole discussion rather humorous. Talent is relative. Sure we could stock the draft pool with a bunch of POT 15s and 16s. Would just make everyone's 12s and 13s useless and the 14s would be the new minimum talent. And when you draft a POT 14 player in the third round you will be upset at the C&R pick.

End of the day, some teams will have more talent than others. Regardless of where the "average" is set, that isn't going to be effected. There is tons of talent in the draft. The only reason you don't think a POT 10 guy is good, is because Steve set the average higher than that. Steve could just as easily decrease the talent in the draft pool and it would have the same effect (none).
#57633 Forum >> Suggestions >> Increase draft pool size Rock777 03/09/2018 3:23:02 pm
Increasing the draft pool does nothing. If you want better/fairer distribution of players, you need to increase the number of picks we choose from each week. The more options we have, the more distributed the talent. But better distribution also means the talent runs out quicker. So you need to decide if you want fair distribution, or exciting late rounds. Those are conflicting priorities.
#57634 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Take Two is KILLING Me! mjreichard 03/09/2018 3:54:19 pm
Seriously...guys who got 3-4 SI pops last time between spring and the first season update are STILL sitting on 0 for this re-set...I am getting killed in the League and Cup with the same basic roster that did well in both last time...the only noticeable difference is that my training was so much worse this time!
#57635 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion FreddyTheEye 03/09/2018 4:36:04 pm
Way too early in the season to call things crucial but we have a very important 11 game road trip starting tomorrow.
That's all...
#57636 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Take Two is KILLING Me! Solana_Steve 03/09/2018 7:08:16 pm
Me too...1-7 in the cup so far after making the knock-out stage in the original 2035.

Steve
#57637 Forum >> Suggestions >> Increase draft pool size admin 03/09/2018 10:26:39 pm
The top teams in Broken Bat aren't there because they got lucky drafting once or twice.

We can adjust draft pool size or draft selection...but there are negative trade-offs to both. Right?

Over time, random luck evens out and superior strategy wins out.


Steve

Updated Friday, March 9 2018 @ 10:33:08 pm PST
#57638 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 03/10/2018 4:22:36 am
Ya. I wouldn't say crucial either. But maybe telltale. Battle Creek took 4 straight off the Carp with a +30 RD. i don't know how that played out last time, but it looks like a hopeless match up for Santa Monica. Puts the pressure on other pennant suitors to do something similar.

As has been the recent trend, Bueno played a game and got injured for 6. Kind of a bummer. Cup play is the best option for getting his 2b up. On the bright side, Brooks (waiver sigining who took a 36 day knock in the first game of spring) is healthy and back with the big club. Had a nice start in cup play. Scheduled to make his Legends debut against Margate.
#57639 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Training Chatter Seca 03/10/2018 4:28:39 am
Feel I should add that the BC PD GB FB thing is a weak connection. So many exceptions that they aren't really exceptions. :)
#57640 Forum >> Suggestions >> Increase draft pool size Dan6176 03/10/2018 7:06:35 am
I think the draft pool is fine the way it is, though I would like to see a bigger roster. Maybe 10 more players which would give us the ability to take more chances on players who are longshots.
#57641 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Training Chatter amalric7 03/10/2018 9:19:13 am
I like Arnett a lot more than Barnett, and I'm one who basically ignores 11 POT players. Arnett may turn out with an 18-17-8-17 line if he maxes, which despite the poor PD would make him a real asset at DH. I don't really like high speed guys who can't steal bases, as there's only so much difference it can then make on the base paths - scoring from first on a double? From second on a single? Some games almost anyone can do that.
#57642 Forum >> Discussions >> The Crowing Thread amalric7 03/10/2018 9:30:03 am
A 15-2 start! 8-1 in League play and 7-1 Cup (I think we were 3-6 and 2-6 last time around).

Team rank up to a franchise best #65 overall!

What to do next? How about firing your manager?!? :)

Was tough to let Leo go, but I've really noticed some of my young pitchers either struggling in their development or hitting the very bottom of their POT range. Don't like negatives in reports, but he was one of the best (and youngest) managers around (and quickly found a new team).

But from Leo to Lloyd we go. Was quite a shock to see a manager of that caliber available this morning so jumped all over it.

Can only go wrong from here!
#57643 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Take Two is KILLING Me! garfscores 03/10/2018 9:33:38 am
I'm the opposite in Cup, too. Oh, last time I didn't make the knockout round for the first time in 12 seasons... this time I started 8-0. 😂
#57644 Forum >> Suggestions >> Increase draft pool size Tiger504 03/10/2018 10:08:57 am
Aw heck, Steve could add 10% to the draft pool without telling us and no one would even be able to tell the difference.
#57645 Forum >> Help >> Sorting through backup outfielders amalric7 03/10/2018 11:13:29 am
Would have been Zepeda for me over Pinto. A 15 hitter with 16 Range and a 19 Arm for a backup OF? I'd take that any day (if I needed it). Don't see the attraction in Pinto.
#57646 Forum >> Discussions >> The Crowing Thread Deuce 03/10/2018 2:31:18 pm
Wow! 28-0 win today!
http://brokenbat.org/game/2736851
Wasn't expecting anything like that.
Guess the boys were happy to return home after starting with 10 straight on the road.

Updated Saturday, March 10 2018 @ 2:33:56 pm PST
#57647 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Take Two is KILLING Me! mjreichard 03/10/2018 3:24:51 pm
...and now I have hd injuries to 6 starters so far! 6!! I now have my star SS out 11 games, his backup up and the 3rd string out, I had to sign a FA to field a SS.

I was heading to IV with the first 2035 attempt, now heading back to VI!

Extremely frustrated...
#57648 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Take Two is KILLING Me! Geech 03/10/2018 3:51:45 pm
It's super, super early in the season. I traded a good start for a bad start, too, but let's not get carried away. You aren't headed for anything yet.
#57649 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Take Two is KILLING Me! Brewnoe 03/10/2018 4:08:12 pm

...and now I have hd injuries to 6 starters so far! 6!! I now have my star SS out 11 games, his backup up and the 3rd string out, I had to sign a FA to field a SS.

I was heading to IV with the first 2035 attempt, now heading back to VI!

Extremely frustrated...



Extremely interesting ...

Last time I got extremely frustrated -
NOLA Knights got Jacques "Strap" Pieters
and I also figured "If I'm not coming back, Richard Rossetti should have a good home" ... almost wish the rollback was to the beginning of 2034.

2035 take 1 was almost more frustrating - went with younger/weaker pitchers in the cup ... then had 7 weeks of starting pitching injuries in my first 4 league games ... scrapped and scraped my way back to 2nd in the league ... then for the first time I had a top starting pitcher suffer a second 30+ day in the same season.

Sum up .... extremely small sample sizes.
#57650 Forum >> Help >> Sorting through backup outfielders Cactusguy21 03/10/2018 4:08:32 pm
The attraction for Pinto for me was mainly age. He still has a chance to develop into a starter, and all three of my outfielders are getting up there in age. Zepeda is a lifelong backup.
#57651 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Cactusguy21 03/10/2018 4:23:16 pm
Roque has performed atrociously in his four starts this season, so he's been relegated to AAA to make room for some interesting prospects. Once I sort through them I'll bring him back. Who knows, he might even pop once or twice while he's down there!
#57652 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Take Two is KILLING Me! mjreichard 03/10/2018 4:24:33 pm
Didn't you drop him? I am not sure why you dropped him and then were upset where he ended up. Seems odd to me.

As you can see when everything broke down many people tried to sign him and other players. I had two folks I had won waivers on who were signed that day, and never dropped, by other owners when things re-set.

That is why, though frustrated with my start and some very different training updates, I will still enjoy this game. If this ends up a rebuilding year rather than a progress making year...so be it! I'll play some young guys, save some cash and move on to next season.

You win some, you lose some...but you can still be frustrated.
#57653 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Herp Derp 03/10/2018 6:31:18 pm
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#57654 Forum >> Suggestions >> Adding average Si under the roster of players terryhumphreys 03/10/2018 7:08:06 pm
+1 I would do the same thing for potential

Updated Saturday, March 10 2018 @ 7:09:55 pm PST
#57655 Forum >> Help >> First Base question. michaeltodd2 03/10/2018 7:25:25 pm
How important is Arm Strength for my 1st Baseman? I'm assuming it helps when turning a double play? Yes...no? Thank you!
#57656 Forum >> Help >> First Base question. michaeltodd2 03/10/2018 7:25:26 pm
How important is Arm Strength for my 1st Baseman? I'm assuming it helps when turning a double play? Yes...no? Thank you!
#57657 Forum >> Help >> First Base question. FreddyTheEye 03/10/2018 7:33:45 pm
Imo..not very important at all.

I think most here will agree.
#57658 Forum >> Help >> First Base question. Rock777 03/10/2018 7:48:14 pm
It might help on a 1-3-6 or a 4-3-6, but I don't think those are common enough to warrant having a lot of arm strength at 1B. I think its probably more valuable at other positions.
#57659 Forum >> Suggestions >> Increase draft pool size JJNZ 03/11/2018 1:12:40 am
I'm of the opinion that generally they should stay as is, but each time a new country is added to BB, that draft pool should increase accordingly.

For example Denmark was the latest country added, I don't know whether the draft pool became larger, but it seems to be (could well just be my imagination) that less New Zealanders are appearing now that more international countries are out there.
#57660 Forum >> Off Topic >> For Fun, How many players with double names! Alyksandur 03/11/2018 1:41:50 am
I just picked William Williams, whose nickname will be "Bill Bill" (partly due to someone I know from conventions) as soon as I can customize nicknames.
#57661 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Take Two is KILLING Me! Brewnoe 03/11/2018 5:03:26 am
I did drop him ... the point of my post was supposed to be "Don't let your frustration reach the release button"

Why did I drop him?

Felt he needed to be a DH or 1B ...
and he wasn't DH or 1B

Only thing that annoyed me about his landing spot was the loss of his nickname ;)

... hope he gets an MVP for ya this time around!
#57662 Forum >> Help >> First Base question. Brewnoe 03/11/2018 5:37:34 am

It might help on a 1-3-6 or a 4-3-6, but I don't think those are common enough to warrant having a lot of arm strength at 1B. I think its probably more valuable at other positions.



(Obi wan waves a hand and says) These are not the double plays you are looking for.

1B arm might matter on the 3-6-3.
(but not worth looking for unless it's a total coin flip)

x-3-x .. removes the force play - much more rare occurrence.

Double play I'd like to see that I don't think I've seen here ... 1-2-3, 4-2-3, 5-2-3 ... the gun down at the plate with a throw to first.
#57663 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread GrizzlyDan 03/11/2018 5:48:06 am
Great precision with crappy pitches means they are teeing off on them anyway. You gotta have a decent pitch or two to back up the Control, I'm thinking.
#57664 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread AssumedPseudonym 03/11/2018 9:43:58 am
 I tend to agree on that point, but a 17 control pitcher has no business having a strike ratio of 43%, four walks, and only one out recorded in three appearances. Small sample size is one thing, but that’s just fugly. He’s probably damned lucky to have an ERA of 0.00 with that kind of performance.
#57665 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Cactusguy21 03/11/2018 10:39:51 am
That's pretty dang impressive.
#57666 Forum >> Leagues >> III.1 Mcdoogle 03/11/2018 12:49:16 pm
Nothings changed between 2035.1 and 2035.2 for East Lansing so far, if things keep track we'll be 2nd when interleague starts.
#57667 Forum >> Suggestions >> Increase draft pool size newtman 03/11/2018 1:01:37 pm
I agree with JJNZ. If any pools should be expanded, it should be the International one because we keep adding countries for players to come from, but it is resulting in the International teams becoming less competitive since it is spread among so many different countries.
#57668 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread newtman 03/11/2018 2:08:33 pm
I'm getting really tired of losing series I won the first time around. The East may look a lot different by the end of this season if Mike really did quit, I might as well.
#57669 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Seca 03/11/2018 2:14:38 pm
Collier has only had 3 starts, but I think he's getting close to his HRs allowed in 2035 v1.

8 HRs in 17.1 IP is not very good.

It's comforting knowing he was very good in the previous interation. Otherwise might be questioning his prospect status.
#57670 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Take Two is KILLING Me! mjreichard 03/11/2018 2:21:16 pm
Yeah...I used him as DH and he was good. Giving him a shot at 1B this year...but we will see if that sticks.

I hope he gets MVP too!

#57671 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Pig_Cola 03/11/2018 6:05:05 pm
I'm struggling to figure out why Kraig Ruff and Angelo Renteria are doing so poorly in the second version of 2035. It frustrates me a lot.
#57672 Forum >> Bug Reports >> 10909 Users Online the gizmo 03/11/2018 7:15:11 pm
Just saw same issue with 10k plus online
Backed up and showed 12
#57673 Forum >> Help >> First Base question. Rock777 03/11/2018 7:30:16 pm
Like I said, rare, but they do happen. A Pitcher fielding a ball on the first base side is much more likely to throw to 1B than to do a somersault and throw over to 2nd. In those situations, the first baseman is most definitely still going to get the out at 2nd.

Same situation can occur with a 2B fielding towards first. More rare, but in some situations it will happen. And the 1B will always make the throw to 2nd to try and get the tag out.

3-6-3 is probably more rare than 1-3-6.

EDIT: I think its funny that people think the throw to first from a left handed SS would require acrobatics, but have no issue with a 2B running towards 1st throwing at a 180 angle, LOL.

Updated Sunday, March 11 2018 @ 7:31:37 pm PDT
#57674 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Take Two is KILLING Me! MickyMinn 03/12/2018 2:07:48 am
lol, this must be happening a lot. I was 1 game out of first before the reboot, now I'm behind 3 AI teams and the only games I've won are against the two bottom dwellers, also AI. Going to be a long season, I guess.

Update: Just dropped 4 in a row to the 5th place, AI team who has now switched places with me. 5th place and dropping.

Updated Wednesday, March 14 2018 @ 3:14:02 am PDT
#57675 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 03/12/2018 10:02:05 am
A couple interesting transactions.

I really like Billy Joe Pavone. Think he is a very savvy single claim signing by Broomfield. Dinos already have Larson who is much the same player - that was the reason we didn’t have interest.

Wish Monterey luck with Stone. He had a stint in Waterloo in 2035 v1. He should have some offence left, but he was dreadful for the Dinos.

Was a good first loop for the Dinos. Only lost one series - had both developing RH starters (Collier, Brooks) going against Margate. Made it an uphill battle. May have to stop stacking LH against Alexandria to give a little better odds vs. Margate.
#57676 Forum >> Help >> City Help Cadillac Jack 03/12/2018 10:45:42 am
I heard that I could name my team after the city that I live in. is this true? If it is true, how do I do it?

Cadillac Jack
#57677 Forum >> Help >> City Help AssumedPseudonym 03/12/2018 1:28:30 pm
 First, make certain the city doesn’t already exist in Broken Bat — if there’s already a team there, there’s not much that can be done about it. If it’s not in the game, you can ask Steve if he’d be willing to add it, but you would have to wait until the offseason before you could relocate if he does.
#57678 Forum >> Help >> City Help amalric7 03/12/2018 2:00:57 pm
If the name of your city is already taken you can PM the owner in the off chance they'd be willing to give it up. If its taken by a bot team you can ask Steve to free it up for you, but either way it will have to wait until next offseason.
#57679 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Cup Seca 03/12/2018 2:30:36 pm
Heh.

Today’s opponent is a VI bot, came in with an 0-8 cup record and -50 RD.

Dinos held a 4-1 lead after 6 innings in game 1, but the bullpen couldn’t bring it home.

How it goes sometimes.
#57680 Forum >> Discussions >> Waiver Steals and FA Rock777 03/12/2018 2:32:35 pm
Taisei Ishii has continued to develop into a very strong vLHB hitter, and has been useful as a fill-in 3B for me this year each time my starter (previously a backup) gets injured. Just need to keep him in the vLHB lineups. But that is what I needed since my everyday catcher Edgar Toledo (also an uncontested waiver) is hopeless against lefties.

Still early, but Don Tipton is looking like another uncontested waiver steal (like my catchers, I was the only claimant).

Last 2035 Russell George (another uncontested waiver) was dominating after being promoted to the majors, so I have high hopes for him as well.





Updated Monday, March 12 2018 @ 2:38:03 pm PDT
#57681 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Cup Cactusguy21 03/12/2018 2:54:49 pm
All of a sudden I'm getting killed every step of the way. My $7.70m reliever has lost 3 games now between cup and league. Terrible teams are beating me, but only by a run or two.
#57682 Forum >> Help >> Team Elavuation amalric7 03/12/2018 3:16:23 pm
Hitting

C: Lauzerique has the killer arm you want at the position (even with no success this season, put it down to small sample size). But he has no real value in his bat: a .283 OBP for a 30-year old is bad. I'd look for a younger hitter/thrower with upside.

1B: Ibanez and Krawczyk are a good combo, now worries here. 1B is also one of the easiest positions to find replacements in FA if you need to.

2B: Pennington is a fine bat but there are two issues here. One, is that he isn't really a 2B, you want 15+ Fielding and Range here. Two, is that he makes $4.1M and is age 31, which means he's making too much money and is too old. If you can make your way into contention you might want to hang on to him, otherwise cut and go with youth/upside/cheapness. Nash is a decent reserve but lacks the defensive skills to be a full-time option.

3B: Lavoie was one of my first waiver pickups my rookie season! Good bat, not really a 3B given the errors but decent enough for LLVI. Probably better at C/OF.

SS: Playing Otsuka here full-time is the kind of bold move I like at your level, nothing to lose and everything to gain. Thing is he's made slow SI gains, isn't great at getting on base and makes way too few double plays. At age 26 I'm not convinced he'll ever get there in time to be a true asset - the idea is good, but the player perhaps is not.

OF: I like Fogarty in CF, will always give you some errors but that near-ideal Range/Arm combo is a huge bonus, while the bat is decent enough. Sawamura is a good bat but I personally would never play a 10 Range guy in the OF, its too low. I'd play him at DH, or 1B if Ibanez is injured. Biggs, Elias, Lerma and Whittle are all decent but nothing special.

What your lineup lacks is a true power bat, a guy with very good (15+) or better Hitting and Power, with decent (14+) Plate Discipline. Someone to bring in all those contact/speed guys.

Pitching

Good pitching is hard to find at all levels but you've got a decent staff here. Wolfe has had some good results, but a 32-yo making $2.4M is essentially a waste in your position (unless you're contending), plus he gives up too many walks. Dolf's 4 Mov scares the hell out of me. As always, you should continually look to improve your majors from the waiver wire.

Minors

This is an excellent farm system.

AAA: Pitchers are pretty easy to handle, just follow the recommendations. Taylor's control will be an issue but he's ready to promote. I'd be tempted to leave Donnelly down until the All-Star Game, looks like he could use some more AAA time. Spahn's control is a real problem but I'd treat him like Donnelly. Martelli is ready to come up, Stewart will make a decent 2B and Darling looks like exactly the sort of power hitter your team needs...if not for his lack of BC & PD. He might top out though in which case he'll be your cleanup hitter.

AA: You have a bunch of good players here and appear to have your hitters all learning their optimum positions.

Overall, a good team. Minors are ready to beef-up the majors, which need it. A couple of good FA pickups and you should be contending (I didn't check the opposition) within a season or two.
#57683 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread tokuchi 03/12/2018 3:47:15 pm
So finally the young guns get the call. Genaro, the most promising one, gets injured three times (+30, +10, +14), Valle twice (+20, +34) and Conners once (+9). Although I dislike big contracts, I decide to claim De Lint, a 5.4M veteran just to fill the holes until GG returns. The result:

hospital.jpg

#57684 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Cactusguy21 03/12/2018 4:13:23 pm
It's weird, my stars are struggling and some scrubs are succeeding. It's like a reverse of last year.


Also, final 8 last year but nowhere near getting out of the group stage this year. That seems fair,

Updated Monday, March 12 2018 @ 4:48:30 pm PDT
#57685 Forum >> Discussions >> The Crowing Thread dsz071 03/12/2018 4:55:08 pm
Not crowing about a draft pick but about what happened in my cup game today.


Top 3rd: Lake Oswego
Iwamura takes the mound to pitch.
Rush strikes out.
Chiang flies out to left field.
Davenport hits a single to right field.
Vernon hits a single to center field. Davenport advances to second base.
Walker hits a home run to right field of 348 feet. Davenport comes in to score. Vernon comes in to score.
MacDonald is hit by the pitch.
Takata strikes out.
Lake Oswego 3, Independence 0


That's right, Ralph. That's what I like to see! You show him! Now everybody knows what's going to happen when you give up two singles and a dinger after two outs!
#57686 Forum >> Discussions >> The Crowing Thread Alyksandur 03/12/2018 5:40:09 pm
That's some good old-fashioned hardball, right there. ^.^
#57687 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Cup Seca 03/12/2018 6:22:19 pm
Somehow ....SOMEHOW ... the Dinos won a game against mighty West Des Moines.

From unofficially done after the first series to officially eliminated after the 3rd. Oh well.

EdIt: just noticed. Of the 7 guys who have pitched out of the bullpen in the cup this season, only 1 has an ERA below 9.

Same bunch of guys against Legend competition this season have ERAs of 0, 0, 0, 1.69, 2.25, 2.75, and 10.13 (Alvarado not having a good season).

Shrug.

Updated Monday, March 12 2018 @ 6:39:02 pm PDT
#57688 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Cup ephenssta 03/12/2018 8:12:45 pm
We're having a much better run this time through than we did in 2035 take one. We'll see how things play out.
#57689 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Cup Brewnoe 03/13/2018 1:29:23 am

From unofficially done after the first series to officially eliminated after the 3rd. Oh well.



12-8 might have a shot if you pump up the run diff?

I need some quick "reversion to the mean" in close games to make my 7th straight 3rd round cup exit and/or keep my cup playoffs since 2024 streak going.

6-6 overall, 1-5 in games decided by 2 runs or less.
#57690 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Brewnoe 03/13/2018 3:39:46 am
Ouch tokuchi ... that was my pitching health in 2035.v1 ... if you add a few weeks.

I actually brought back Gilbert "Got Fried" Gilbert for multiple starts last time
#57691 Forum >> Help >> Team Elavuation Cactusguy21 03/13/2018 8:53:16 am

Catcher

I’m not sold on Lazarique. I feel like he could have good backup potential, but not at that salary. Cut him once you find a better player.

I feel like you need to find a young starter and a veteran backup here. Look for high arm and low range/fielding. Preferably with a decent hitting stat.


First Base

Ibanez is great, and Krawczyk is a solid backup. Play Krawczyk if you start falling way behind in your division, or if Ibanez struggles against righties.


Second Base

I don’t see any viable starter here. Pennington is solid, but expensive. Unless you think you could promote, cut him. Hold onto Nash and try to get him some reps, he might turn out to be a decent backup.


Shortstop

I’m not sold on Otsuka as a SS. Even if he reaches his 15 fielding cap, that still would be a really bad SS. Play him there for now, but be on the lookout for a replacement. Also, find a backup. Pronto.


Third Base

Lavoie is acceptable. Don’t be shy about replacing him and moving him elsewhere, but he will serve. Again though, find a backup. Your depth is at 1B and OF, easily replaceable stuff. Feel free to trim a few unused players to make room for an infielder or two.

Outfield

You are golden here. Fogarty is an ideal CF, and with Whittle in left and Elias in right, and Lerma as 4th outfielder, you are good.

DH

Sawamura and Biggs are great DH, they will suffice for the time being.


Starting Pitching

This is the weakest spot on your team. Wolfe is an old starter of mine, he really isn’t worth it at this age and salary. Replace him with someone with upside. Also, you really only have four viable starters on your team (counting Wolfe). Find another.

Relief Pitching

Your guys are more or less garbage here. Start looking immediately for new guys on the waiver wire.


The cuts

Wolfe, Hairston, Riley. Maybe Pennington.



Minors

You have a very bright future here. One note, in a week or two, bring Lucius Stewart up from AAA to the majors and give him reps at 2B.




#57692 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread FreddyTheEye 03/13/2018 2:33:54 pm
I'm getting really tired of losing series I won the first time around. The East may look a lot different by the end of this season if Mike really did quit, I might as well.

Omg you guys are dramatic LOL.
Mike has been here at least once everyday since he "quit"

There is no crying in baseball! -Tom Hanks

2035 is running right now. The rest never happened. Almost time to get over it. It's a free game Quit or dont quit...who cares.

At least newt limits his venting to the venting thread (which I normally never read).
We now have at least 5 threads polluted with whiners.They all would have won legends if not for the reset.

Guys like JJNZ and Seca to name just two had great seasons going and dont complain at all. You know why? Because if you took their whole team away they would still work their way back to the top. It's just not that big a deal.

That is my vent ☺
#57693 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Cup occham 03/13/2018 4:24:32 pm
Yea.. Version 1, the frogs were ---><--- close to their first round 1 advance...

This time, there's no drama.. 4-8. Not gonna happen.
#57694 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Cup Alyksandur 03/13/2018 4:56:28 pm
I'm not in any danger of getting into the elimination rounds, but my current 6-6 record in Group has me positively giddy right now.
#57695 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread MukilteoMike 03/13/2018 5:09:04 pm
I'll break my silence because I got plenty of laughs out of that.

I might have been deliberately misleading. The psychology of war. And I needed a good vent.

One of my favorite parts of Freddy's post...

It's just not that big a deal.

...from a person who has seen a much better start to the season in league play and, I believe, with waivers and drafting. Lmao.

Resume...Enjoy the silence.

Updated Tuesday, March 13 2018 @ 5:47:26 pm PDT
#57696 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread newtman 03/13/2018 5:15:34 pm
To be honest I just don't need the extra stress of seeing how my team is performing after having seen how they did the first time. I wasn't going to win Legends last time, but I was also in good position not to relegate. This time my team is racking up the worst RD in the East, and they are only clear of relegation at the moment due to Birmingham's losing streak. I have enough crap going on in real life that causes stress without worrying about pulling out hair due to a RNG game.
#57697 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion FreddyTheEye 03/13/2018 5:30:33 pm
The previously mentioned road trip went exceedingly well at 8-3.
We have passed the first test of the season.
#57698 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Cup Alyksandur 03/13/2018 5:33:02 pm
I'm not in any danger of getting into the elimination rounds, but my current 6-6 record in Group has me positively giddy right now.
#57699 Forum >> Leagues >> VI.30 Alyksandur 03/13/2018 5:38:37 pm
We're one series into the second cycle. I'm not in dead last overall. I'm not even in last place in the East. I have three pitchers on the league's ERA leader board. This isn't Broken Bat, this is the bloody Twilight Zone! o.O;
#57700 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Cup Seca 03/13/2018 6:50:43 pm
Hehe. I appreciate the encouragement Brewnoe. :)

You are right. Not out for sure until the 9th loss. Tho the performance against West Des Moines suggests it's unlikely the Dinos win out.

Stranger things have happened.
#57701 Forum >> Help >> Team Elavuation boltsman 03/13/2018 9:18:47 pm
I agree with the previous posters. Just want to add a few points.

A good point to consider is that if you think you are out of contention this season, it's time to start to think about what your roster for next season.

Someone like Cliff Rhodes sitting in FA would be interesting to try as catcher.

Humberto Lorenzo would be an interesting option to try at SS or 2B for you.

Pitcher:
Wolfe is a good starter starting to show his age. I would look for a replacement for him.

Dolf only has 7 stamina. Maybe try him in a bullpen role (like Odeja's spot) coming in often when you are trailing so he doesn't cost you that many game.

I think Odeja could be an above average starter. Hopper is an average starter to build with. I think you're doing the right thing to find out what Redmond can be as a starter.

Okada seems like the type that has very good attributes, but terrible performance. I feel that Barrientos, Hairston and Riley all made too much money for what they can produce. I would like to replace those four in reverse order.

I would bring Taylor, Spahn and Donnelly up to replace some of your pitchers.

Updated Tuesday, March 13 2018 @ 9:21:54 pm PDT
#57702 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Take Two is KILLING Me! coachwannabe 03/13/2018 10:24:18 pm
Went from 1st in my league before the reboot to last in my league after the reboot... gonna be a longgg season. :(
#57703 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Cup Brewnoe 03/14/2018 12:17:45 am
Wow .. since take 2 started ... 2nd 24 hour plus power outage (irl, not picking on my DH)

Thanks for the 17 year old Seca ... nicknaming him was a fun break from waiting to refuel the generator.
#57704 Forum >> Leagues >> III.2 Brewnoe 03/14/2018 12:41:08 am
Beep, beep ... this just over the wire ... Plymouth Pilgrims detest electric light ... on a killer run since the Southcoast started losing power ... Fall River Dawgs consider changing Brayton Point back to a coal fired electricity plant.

Dawgs owner Brewnoe reportedly said ... "What's with this dot dot dot 1930s style news?
The power is off, I can't watch Johnny Dangerously once ... not even one time Johnny"
#57705 Forum >> Leagues >> VI.30 tamale 03/14/2018 5:40:37 am
Us blowing a 9-0 lead in our last game is definitely helping with that, haha! But I like what you're doing with your team so I'm not too annoyed...

I started just before the server crash and ended up in Concord. Even though I've signed a ton of new players and don't really know what I'm doing, we're sitting in 1st in the east. Just hoping I can stay ahead of the bots until my release restrictions end, then I'll be able to fire everyone responsible for us leading the league in errors!
#57706 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Cup Seca 03/14/2018 6:28:36 am
Sent you a p.m. before I saw this.

Wish you luck with him. I'm trying to get out of the DH business.

Does mean there is a very real chance this draft class is a total whiff for the Dinos.
#57707 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 03/14/2018 6:45:35 am
20 games in, and the table is beginning to take a familiar shape.

In v1 I felt my LH starting pitchers had 2 good match ups, 2 neutral, and 1 bad (among East opponents). With a few different moves in v2, I currently view 4 opponents as lefty preferred with the other neutral.

If I wasn't committed to developing Collier and Brooks, would be tempted to put Sammy and/or Galvin in the rotation too. Probably wouldn't work out well. (Never go full southpaw).
#57708 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Cup Rock777 03/14/2018 6:58:15 am
Looked like a great left fielder to me. I'm surprised there were so few claims.
#57709 Forum >> Discussions >> Looking for a knuckleballer Ced 03/14/2018 8:37:33 am
http://brokenbat.org/player/160227
#57710 Forum >> Leagues >> IV.4 amalric7 03/14/2018 8:45:04 am
Funny that we started so poorly during the previous iteration of 2035, while knowing that we weren't that bad a team (and subsequently moved up to 2nd).

This time around its almost the opposite - 1L, 13W, 6L. Blasted 9-29 across four games by Hampton, when form showed the opposite going in. Just one of those red hot-to-stone cold sequences you have to ride out, and see if some semblance of normality follows. We also started 8-1 in the Cup and then lost 3 straight, so its an across the board slump. It happens.
#57711 Forum >> Discussions >> Looking for a knuckleballer wickersty 03/14/2018 10:14:30 am
Thanks mate. That's totally the guy I was trying to remember.
#57712 Forum >> Help >> How is the waiver period determined? hurstdm 03/14/2018 12:42:53 pm
How long is the waiver period when a player is released? Sometimes it seems like players get several full days and sometimes it seems like they become a free agent almost instantly. Does it vary with something or is the length of the waiver period randomly selected? What's the minimum and maximum?

Thanks in advance!
#57713 Forum >> Help >> left handed fielders michaeltodd2 03/14/2018 1:12:25 pm
I have a bunch of left handed fielders in my minors. I have too many outfielders and 1st baseman already, so my question is, how bad is it, or how substantial is the penalty, if i play some left handed Catchers, 2nd base, 3rd base and shortstops? Is that a severe no no, or just a small penalty? Thank you!
#57714 Forum >> Help >> left handed fielders wickersty 03/14/2018 1:34:36 pm
I have heard (and believe) that left handed catchers are not at such a severe penalty.

However, I have also heard that a lefty thrower at 2b, 3b, or ss is severely penalized (some have said there's sort of an artificial "cap" of .900 fielding percentage on them). Personally, I wouldn't touch a lefty throwing 2b, 3b, or ss.

But I am interested in finding out how a lefty throwing catcher will do, properly trained and developed. I've heard he can do fine.
#57715 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Take Two is KILLING Me! mjreichard 03/14/2018 3:11:22 pm
3 All-Stars first go around now hitting under .225!

All-Star SP still sitting on 0 wins!

Updated Wednesday, March 14 2018 @ 4:15:22 pm PDT
#57716 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread amalric7 03/14/2018 4:32:03 pm
Opening day loss.

THIRTEEN game win streak.

NINE game loss streak.

Yeesh!
#57717 Forum >> Help >> left handed fielders Dan6176 03/14/2018 4:48:35 pm
I'm not sure if a left throwing 2b, 3b, or ss would have a lower fielding pct or if they would be slower fielding the ball and allowing more infield singles. A lefty catcher might allow more sb and have a lower cs pct.
#57718 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Seca 03/14/2018 5:20:29 pm
Yikes. That is some volatility.

Last I checked, Legends CS leader was a LHT catcher at near 60%. He does have a 19 arm.

My 19 arm RHT catcher who has seen the most playing this season (DeJesus) has yet to throw out a base runner.
#57719 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 03/14/2018 5:35:55 pm
One of the things that went right for the Dinos in v1 was that Marino was not steaming cow flop. He batted like .280 and had around 65 SB with 8-9 CS.

v2 he's back to Mendoza territory, and has matched v1 CS with only 10 SB to his credit. Comically, super project Bueno is now batting better than Marino.

Won't be able to keep up with Margates dingers if Marino is trash again.
#57720 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Take Two is KILLING Me! Noodle 03/14/2018 5:47:14 pm
My record is about the same after the first couple of weeks that it was last 2035. The difference for me is across the board everybody who was struggling is now playing well and vice versa.
#57721 Forum >> Help >> How is the waiver period determined? Seca 03/14/2018 5:58:26 pm
It's random.

Time to the update plus a whole number of days. During the season the minimum is 1 day. the max is like 4 days.

Think during the offseason the minimum might be 2.
#57722 Forum >> Help >> left handed fielders Seca 03/14/2018 6:03:51 pm
Take a look at this guy's defensive record and see if you can guess when the left-hand-throw penalty tweak was done.

It's a brutal penalty for middle infielders.
#57723 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 03/14/2018 6:35:02 pm
strange series upcoming against Raleigh. Evans out for all 3 games. Alvarez also hurt. He's pitched great this season. Replacement Amador has a decent history against the Dinos I think.

But no Bagley for Waterloo. We always have Bagley locked and loaded for Raleigh. Doesn't seem right.
#57724 Forum >> Help >> left handed fielders admin 03/14/2018 9:49:20 pm
Wow...Range 9 guy playing short stop!

Steve
#57725 Forum >> Help >> left handed fielders Seca 03/14/2018 11:14:23 pm
Hehe.

His partner in crime was Strickland. Also low range LHT middle infield. (Also shows the LHT change, but not as well as Mata)

Lost a playoff series to Spokane in 2019. Lots of things I can't remember these days. That I won't forget. :)
#57726 Forum >> Off Topic >> Hardwood Challenge newtman 03/15/2018 4:06:28 am
A bit late for this, but I created a private tournament challenge group for the users of Hardwood and Broken Bat for those who are interested.

Group ID: http://games.espn.com/tournament-challenge-bracket/2018/en/group?groupID=2766658

Group Name: Hardwood Challenge

Group Password: Steveiscool
#57727 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread amalric7 03/15/2018 7:11:20 am
Make that ten straight losses. Moved Baird up a start last night to try and stem the tide and he got blown up again.

We started the season outscoring our opponents 97-49 runs through 14 games (13-1). Since then, outscored 24-74.

Just hoping this madness settles down soon. I mean, if you'd offered me 13-11 at this stage before the season started I'd have bitten off your hand. Having it happen this way is way less appealing.
#57728 Forum >> Off Topic >> Hardwood Challenge newtman 03/15/2018 7:14:37 am
Since the second round begins in 2 hours, I unlocked the group so that you can join at any time. So if you don't see this until later today, feel free to join.
#57729 Forum >> Discussions >> The Croaking Thread amalric7 03/15/2018 7:19:50 am
I'm hoping to invoke karma here. :)

After posting in the Crowing Thread about picking up a very good new manager, he started 5-0 in League play and 1-0 in the Cup.

I did say there things could only go wrong, and he's since gone 0-10 and 0-3 respectively. Things can only improve now, I guess!
#57730 Forum >> Help >> Fan Mood / Team Ratings over time Eric83 03/15/2018 8:16:41 am
Just curious if a history of a team's fan mood / ratings / prestige is available anywhere over time? I see Rating is available on the History page on an annual basis (I assume that is year-end rating?), but wasn't sure if there were more details for any of the others.
#57731 Forum >> Help >> Fan Mood / Team Ratings over time AssumedPseudonym 03/15/2018 11:50:48 am
 Ratings are, as you guessed, your team’s rating at the end of the season, but unfortunately fan mood and prestige don’t get tracked by the game.
#57732 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Take Two is KILLING Me! mjreichard 03/15/2018 3:15:23 pm
I have almost lost the will to keep playing. Same roster. Same opponents. Now I am 9-18 after having been in 1st and all of my star players are awful.

Did the whole game change?!? This is beyond frustrating and taking away the joy.

#57733 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Take Two is KILLING Me! Cactusguy21 03/15/2018 3:41:14 pm
My team is beginning to rebound. If anything, I might be having a slightly better season.
#57734 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Take Two is KILLING Me! Pig_Cola 03/15/2018 3:51:48 pm
@mjreichard, I feel your frustration. All my pitchers aren't doing well, I got really good hitters that cannot hit at all, and I have the same dimensions for my ballpark that I had in the previous version and the results are worse now than in the previous version.
#57735 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Take Two is KILLING Me! mjreichard 03/15/2018 4:17:00 pm
I have almost lost the will to keep playing. Same roster. Same opponents. Now I am 9-18 after having been in 1st and all of my star players are awful.

Did the whole game change?!? This is beyond frustrating and taking away the joy.

#57736 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! FreddyTheEye 03/15/2018 6:22:19 pm


Updated Friday, March 16 2018 @ 3:18:37 am PDT
#57737 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! Deuce 03/15/2018 9:34:10 pm
I'd love to get involved Steve!
Please set me up if your still wanting help.

order of preference..

Michigan
North Carolina
Syracuse
Louisville


#57738 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Take Two is KILLING Me! Frankebasta 03/16/2018 4:13:03 am
Same feeling in Laredo.
League 2.II was turned upside down: top two teams of before are in last place now.
Bottom dwellers are ruling instead.

Nothing to say about the "owners".... but it screams loud about how much RNG impacts the performance.
Thus, all our efforts in players recruiting and game management are for nought.
And if efforts are in vain, what's the point?

(one more thought crawls out of the darkness: calling into question the legitimacy of BB's dynasties)

Sad
#57739 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Take Two is KILLING Me! occham 03/16/2018 4:29:07 am
Personally, I'm going on the assumption that things will eventually even out.

I started out 20-2 leading by 6 games in the mirror universe.. this time, I'm 20-7 and TRAILING by 1/2 a game.

I like to believe that the reset saved me from yet another heartbreaking collapse and, instead, is preparing me for promotion! We'll see :)

It was a kick in the nuts but for me, BB is still the best free entertainment for me on the internet and an excellent career baseball simulation. Yea, it's frustrating.
#57740 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft round 4 Cactusguy21 03/16/2018 5:14:56 am
http://brokenbat.org/player/172205


I drew an interesting high-upside sorta guy. Let’s hope for the best.
#57741 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Cup Cactusguy21 03/16/2018 6:05:35 am
Important games today. I have to try to get at least two wins against a top 60 team to put my team within striking distance of a playoff spot.


Edit: SWEEP!

Only need one more win plus a steady run differential or two wins to qualify.

Updated Saturday, March 17 2018 @ 6:13:13 am PDT
#57742 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Meccanodonte 03/16/2018 7:00:17 am
I'm not going to flip out, for the moment, because of SSS.
But it's very difficult.
Instead, I'd like to discuss my luck with 2 SP' progression: Emilio Echevarria, who stunted after 11 SI gain, and Tony Haley, who stunted after 7.

What's your experience in this field?
#57743 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft round 4 Seca 03/16/2018 7:15:30 am
Maybe a weak arm 3B prospect?

Under no roster pressure after some house cleaning last week. Able to give this guy a good look.
#57744 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 03/16/2018 7:27:44 am
Either:

- scouting was inaccurate

- training went poorly (there is a random part to it; maybe low rolled week after week)

This seems much more common with pitchers than position players (imo). So a third possibility / pet theory is that the 1.25 SI for each pitching point can cause a disconnect with the potential.

Ie., there are decimals on the skills we don't see (movement isn't 14, but is 14.7). Maybe when you add all those decimals the pitcher is 13 pot, but doesn't look like it because of rounding.

I have 3 guys like that on my staff (Greer, Alvarado, Grasso).
#57745 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft round 4 6th Man 03/16/2018 7:37:14 am
Got my 3rd 14 potential draftee in this years reset draft http://brokenbat.org/player/172315 I forgive the game for taking my 15 pot pitcher from the last go around! ;)
#57746 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft round 4 Bridger 03/16/2018 8:13:24 am
Nick Roper

Range and Arm are so low that I feel like I have to give him a shot...
#57747 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Training Chatter lostraven 03/16/2018 8:24:00 am
This week's training update in Covallis brought to you by Peaties, the breakfast of pitchers.


Updated Friday, March 16 2018 @ 8:25:56 am PDT
#57748 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft round 4 amalric7 03/16/2018 8:35:28 am
@Seca - 13 is a weak arm for 3B?! What kind of hose do you usually play there?! A 17/13/13 fielder would be very nice there, although that BC/PD looks potentially disastrous unless he maxes or pops.

Lancers lanced a 13 POT OF/C prospect in Donahue. Will always take a very good at this stage, although I also had on my board a good pot who was very good hitter, decent speed, outstanding fielder L/R OF who was very tempting.
#57749 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft round 4 Seca 03/16/2018 10:59:39 am
Hehe. 3B I usually look for SS that are just a little short on range. 13 arm is about as low as I will go. Consider it less than ideal.

And that's Herzog's problem. I'm willing to overlook some offensive deficiencies if I get an ideal defensive build. If the defensive build is flawed, the offense better be solid.

Very good / prolific LHB could play at 3B. But if he's one of those prolifics that can't find the fence, he is no use to me (10 speed).
#57750 Forum >> Help >> First Base question. Skoormit 03/16/2018 11:09:44 am
I've often wondered that about LH SS as well. It seems like the only play for a SS that is easier for a RH is a groundball right to him.

The RH just has to catch, step, and throw, while the LH has to catch, pivot, and throw.
But on a ball right to the SS, the runner is usually going to be out by a few steps. The LH will have plenty of time to turn his body and make the throw.

On a play made to the SS's right, the RH has to backhand the ball, then plant and throw. The LH makes the catch on his glove side, and turns his body while planting. It doesn't take any extra time for the LH, and in fact his torso can already be moving in the desired direction (clockwise when viewed from above) as he makes the catch. The RH has to reverse his torso rotation to make the throw.

On a play made to the SS's left, the RH makes the catch on his glove side, but now he has the problem of turning his body to make the throw, whereas the LH makes the backhand play and can throw to first without turning his body at all.
And unlike the LH does on the play in the opposite direction, the RH usually can't just turn his body all the way around (counterclockwise) to avoid having to reverse his torso rotation.
Well, he *can* do that, but it is a harder play because he has further to turn. He has to turn about 180 degrees, because he starts with his throwing shoulder pointing towards first base. Whereas the LH making the equivalent play to his right only has to turn perhaps 135 degrees, since first base is not directly to his left as he makes the catch, but behind and to his left.

Furthermore, a LH SS has the advantage as the pivot on a double play ball (catch and throw, no body turn required), and no great disadvantage when starting a double play (he can backhand flip to the base just like a RH 2B does).

Full disclosure: I was a LH SS until high school. The HS coach wouldn't even let me take reps at SS during tryouts. So I played CF instead. I'm still a little grumpy about it.
#57751 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Take Two is KILLING Me! wuggla 03/16/2018 11:19:28 am
Pitching woes have 2 pitchers go down this reboot.
Had allstar pitcher before reboot. Team doing the same overall
#57752 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft round 4 Tiger504 03/16/2018 11:56:21 am
Honestly, I no longer look forward to draft day....
#57753 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Meccanodonte 03/16/2018 12:25:17 pm
They at least got 12-14SI after promotion.. :D
I left Haley in AAA long after ready for the majors and he gained 7 SI.
I'm curious to know if you guys have players who gained so little or even less.

(Your explanation seems solid)
#57754 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion FreddyTheEye 03/16/2018 1:17:16 pm
I'm not sure if I've had guys that gained that little after promotion (if I did they are already cut and gone) but I've had many that fell heartbreakingly far short of max potential.
http://brokenbat.org/player/124796/M for example. But there have been at least a few more that are gone now.
#57755 Forum >> Help >> Prospect training regression motko 03/16/2018 1:51:34 pm
I have a 21 year old Pitcher Montanez http://brokenbat.org/player/171140
POT 12 and just updated to skill index 36.
Is there any way he could be matured enough to make the majors when he is like 25-26 years old? And be useful?

I had a rule of thumb that skill index might go up around 10 / season. Roughly.
#57756 Forum >> Leagues >> III.2 motko 03/16/2018 1:54:35 pm
things are almost back in order in East. Except losing 3 games to Clearwater all By one run. That hurts.
#57757 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft round 4 motko 03/16/2018 2:00:30 pm
@ Seca
I would take Herzog any day. Bench infielder, i like the veryGoodHitter-Prolific combo and the LHB-RHthrowing combo. Being a substitute so defensive flaws are very secondary..

You guys go always College / latin / all out ? Am still confused how to choose...
#57758 Forum >> Help >> Minor leagues michaeltodd2 03/16/2018 2:38:35 pm
What is the max amount of minor leaguers on a team? I currently have 22. Thank you!
#57759 Forum >> Help >> Prospect training regression FreddyTheEye 03/16/2018 2:47:04 pm
It's possible but it doesn't look good.
Unless I had loads of room in the minors I'd look for a better prospect.
He is an underdeveloped lefty that is getting shelled. Long wait for a guy that may never be very useful imo.
#57760 Forum >> Help >> Minor leagues Rock777 03/16/2018 2:47:26 pm
No max. Just a max of 50 players total, and there are limits to how few major leaguers you can have.
#57761 Forum >> Help >> Minor leagues MukilteoMike 03/16/2018 2:49:13 pm
You must have 9 pitchers and 13 position players in the majors, so 28 is the max you can have in the minors.
#57762 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft round 4 Noodle 03/16/2018 2:51:23 pm
I go any player everytime. It's like a lunch buffet, a little bit of everything.
#57763 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft round 4 xLee227 03/16/2018 4:01:02 pm
This year's re-draft has been pretty strange for the Tigers...no very goods until Round 4, and then Ramirez makes up for whiffing on the first three picks being a 14pt who already has 70 SI (including 8 hitting!) at age 17.

Updated Friday, March 16 2018 @ 4:01:23 pm PDT
#57764 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft round 4 ephenssta 03/16/2018 5:48:40 pm
Another C&R. Only 2-3 actually had potential comments and nothing above average.
#57765 Forum >> Discussions >> Bug Reports mjreichard 03/16/2018 7:16:18 pm
Yes! I don't understand anything about this game anymore. All of my 16+ hitters are under .225. My All-Star pitcher can't buy a win. It is like there is an entirely new AI and everything we have done is meaningless.
#57766 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft round 4 Yankee1219 03/16/2018 10:25:58 pm
It has been a very good draft year so far for the Devil Dogs. After pulling a gem from the College ranks last week, I attempted the double dip and went back to the College pool. (It said there were exactly 1000 prospects left, so I took it was a sign to go there, though I really wanted to hit the Latin pool.) I selected the only VG report in the bunch.

I'm not complaining at all, but I am running paper thin in the Bigs and my minors are maxed out with this glut of great prospects to develop. My only goal for this season is to avoid relegation (not likely to happen) so that when more of these prospects hit in a couple of years, especially the pitchers, I'll be in position to take some steps forward. Gonna just sit back and enjoy the ride!
#57767 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft round 4 motko 03/17/2018 12:29:45 am
@ Yankee1219

I have his copy-paste big brother http://brokenbat.org/player/134784 Righetti also.
#57768 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft round 4 Yankee1219 03/17/2018 5:05:59 am
@motko If only little brother could be as good as big brother. You've got a nice pitcher there!
#57769 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft round 4 Brewnoe 03/17/2018 5:17:08 am
Ugh ... yay?

Maybe I got the best 19 SI of the week?
Jesus

Herzog ... nice LHB 2B ... just not on Whitey Herzog's team.
#57770 Forum >> Leagues >> III.2 Brewnoe 03/17/2018 5:24:27 am

things are almost back in order in East. Except losing 3 games to Clearwater all By one run. That hurts.



Wow ... back in order?? ... do you see anything besides your own place??

Congrats for the 9-18 to 18-9 180 Pilgrims.

#57771 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft round 4 Noodle 03/17/2018 8:02:43 am
Yankee1219: Wow your minor league system is stacked. Your going to have some tough decisions to make regarding your pitching going forward. Not enough room for all of them in the majors.
#57772 Forum >> Discussions >> I Don't Understand mjreichard 03/17/2018 2:20:31 pm
Did something change with the AI and how the game is played with the new 2035 season? I am at a loss here.

Every batter on my roster is hitting close to .150 LESS than they were the first time through 2035.

Every pitcher has an ERA close to 1.00 HIGHER than the first time through 2035.

I have only one player change...a different catcher...and the new one is my only good hitter this season...so that can't be making all the difference.

No changes to park...no changes to lineup...nothing...all the same guys and the entire team now can't pitch or hit!

I cannot explain how frustrating this is...it is like the algorithms, AI or whatever is completely new and different!
#57773 Forum >> Discussions >> I Don't Understand Deuce 03/17/2018 2:38:01 pm
Other teams had a chance to improve and a certain level of randomness. Be patient! You'll come around.
#57774 Forum >> Help >> Default lineup michaeltodd2 03/17/2018 4:24:51 pm
I'm relatively new and I've been tinkering with my lineup. How good is the default lineup? If I'm not sure for my lineup, am I solid with using it? Thank you!
#57775 Forum >> Help >> I need help Brewnoe 03/17/2018 5:27:01 pm
How do i not allow

The infield draws in and outfield is playing shallow.



100% game over ever time.

Can i change it to "sit on your bum .. don't get hurt?"
#57776 Forum >> Help >> Stamina michaeltodd2 03/17/2018 6:25:01 pm
My best pitcher. Simmons( ID 102498 ) has a stamina of 6. What type of pitcher is he best suited for? Can he be a successful starter if I give him a low pitch count/ innings pitched? Does a successful closer require more stamina? Or maybe a SS or MR? I'd appreciate any and all suggestions. Thank you?
P
#57777 Forum >> Discussions >> I Don't Understand Cactusguy21 03/17/2018 6:34:28 pm
It’s the same for me. Almost all of my players are performing way off their norms. Of course, this is actually quite good for me, my pitching staff has been atrocious in year's past. I would not be surprised if the AI were different.
#57778 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft round 4 billy172 03/17/2018 7:00:14 pm
Team was looking bad first time around. Looking worse this time. I have already bailed and I am playing the high potential prospects that are on the cusp. Whatever, I will probably be relegated but I was heading in that direction regardless.
#57779 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft round 4 Yankee1219 03/17/2018 8:26:11 pm
@Noodle Thanks. Agreed, tough decisions on the way but I'm expecting that a couple will probably not pan out by the time they make the majors so I have some reserves to fall back on. I've been anxiously waiting for them to mature and see what they can do.
#57780 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft round 4 Yankee1219 03/17/2018 8:29:01 pm
Hang in there billy. We're in the same division and it's too early to bail. We both can still avoid relegation, at least.
#57781 Forum >> Discussions >> I Don't Understand newtman 03/17/2018 9:43:01 pm
RNG. Sometimes it is loved, sometimes it is hated. Just have to roll with it.
#57782 Forum >> Help >> Team Evaluation LRakoske33R 03/18/2018 4:48:56 am
Hello all!
Brand new to the game, and so far really enjoying it! Baseball was my first love as far as sports go and I can tell this is going to be lots of fun as I dig deeper into the game.
Being brand new, and still very much raw as far as the game goes, just wondering what thoughts were on my team.
My initial thoughts are: lack of pitching depth in minors, and need to get younger.
Thanks in advance, and looking forward to what the game has to offer!
#57783 Forum >> Help >> Stamina FreddyTheEye 03/18/2018 5:02:53 am
6 stamina suggests 40-50 pitches max per outing.
I would not start him.
Closer!
#57784 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft round 4 billy172 03/18/2018 5:44:02 am
I am a little concerned that the local high school team has been outdrawing us lately
#57785 Forum >> Leagues >> VI.22 Eric83 03/18/2018 10:42:10 am
Interesting that this league has one division with all bots and one division with all human players.
#57786 Forum >> Discussions >> I Don't Understand mjreichard 03/18/2018 2:25:59 pm
It is like all of the moves made for season are worthless and meaningless. I am almost at the point where I don't want to check everyday. This used to be fun, but the time and energy I put into it isn't worth it any more.

There has to have been some drastic change for my same roster to go from 22-9 after 31 games last time to 11-20 this time.
#57787 Forum >> Discussions >> I Don't Understand Seca 03/18/2018 4:25:44 pm
If your record was that good in v1 you have every reason to believe your team will turn it around. No need for a blow up. Roster variety or forum variety.

Lots of random in baseball. Lots of random in Brokenbat too. 160 game seasons mean most of it will work itself out.
#57788 Forum >> Discussions >> Records of Broken Bat Baseball amalric7 03/18/2018 4:35:23 pm
Recurring theme trope!

20 LOB in one game, and again we pulled out the win. 18 hits, 6 walks and a steal...scored 6 runs, just one of those days - but I'll take it!

Burkhart's 11 LOB for his stat line could be a(nother?) record.
#57789 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Take 3 - I think... amalric7 03/18/2018 4:39:19 pm
Never had a start like this, surprised if anyone has:-

L
WWWWWWWWWWWWW
LLLLLLLLLL
W
L
WWWWWWW

Not looking forward to what comes next... :)
#57790 Forum >> Leagues >> III.2 itsjustmath 03/18/2018 4:56:06 pm
Thanks Brewnoe. Waiting for the regression back to the mean. I thought the first go around my pitching was underperforming, but this time there are some bats are hitting at a pace that they will not be able to keep up. The season will eventually level out and we will be back to normal. Not looking forward to that at all.
#57791 Forum >> Leagues >> VI.22 dlwarren1 03/18/2018 5:20:02 pm
Yes, but don't underestimate the east. In the lost season, they beat the west overall by 45 games. only Palm desert and Saginaw had above .500 records at the crash, and not by much.
#57792 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 03/18/2018 5:49:15 pm
Another good loop for the Dinos. Again, just 1 series loss. Again, Margate. D'em dingers.

I made some dumb comment about having a good running game somewhere in this thread. Shear stupidity. Forum sniffer was all over that. Running game has been garbage in v2.
#57793 Forum >> Discussions >> I Don't Understand wickersty 03/19/2018 5:50:37 am
What I don’t understand is why some of you guys moan and cry and endlessly shout about how you can’t stand playing anymore and threaten to quit and walk away, but are still here day after day. Just quit. Or stop acting like a child, and play the game and have fun with it, whether you’re losing or winning.
#57794 Forum >> Discussions >> Records of Broken Bat Baseball Frankebasta 03/19/2018 5:51:50 am


[url=
http://brokenbat.org/game/2712137]
San Mateo @ Laredo[/url] 1-0

15 innings of goose eggs!
#57795 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Take 3 - I think... newtman 03/19/2018 7:45:39 am
@amalric, it looks like your team is trying to communicate something to you. It's a code.
#57796 Forum >> Discussions >> Records of Broken Bat Baseball newtman 03/19/2018 7:48:25 am
San Mateo @ Laredo 1-0

Fixed for you.
#57797 Forum >> Suggestions >> Managers from BOT Teams? RDailey1948 03/19/2018 11:25:41 am
I know on occasion player assets are released when a team goes BOT.
In order to add some seasoned managers with higher skills to the "Available" pool, would it be possible to release some of these as well?
Replacing a portion of BOT managers with "available" managers might be helpful to those trying to improve managerial/developement skills.
Thanks,
RD
#57798 Forum >> Suggestions >> Managers from BOT Teams? newtman 03/19/2018 11:30:30 am
I don't think this is a great idea since any new owner could end up being stuck with a garbage manager. I still like the idea of making the search for a manager easier by either allowing search by comments or retirement of managers who don't get hired after two to three seasons.
#57799 Forum >> Suggestions >> Managers from BOT Teams? RDailey1948 03/19/2018 11:50:35 am
Newt
1) I agreee with a search improvement. I just looked through ~tons of managers.
2) I agree with dropping the old unclaimed adding new periodically too.
3) My point is that if there is a criteria to drop players invoked, drop the manager too. Perhaps less code writing and puts some new choices out there for us looking.
When I search Mgrs that are signed, I see some really good guys that are nothing like I'm finding in my searches. If I had one of these I'd never let him go either.
Just saying this new guy has been here 15 months and still searching...
Once more, just an idea that might be easier to implement that rotates the stock a bit.
#57800 Forum >> Suggestions >> Managers from BOT Teams? Rock777 03/19/2018 3:47:12 pm
Might make sense for managers who start making a ton of money because of longevity on a bot team. Otherwise a new user might not realize they are wasting 5 mil a year on a mediocre manager.

+1000 to improving manager search.
#57801 Forum >> Help >> Team Evaluation ephenssta 03/19/2018 7:19:53 pm
First thing I see is that you have a lot of high potential young guys in the majors who should still be in AA or AAA.

Regarding the minors, potential 11 guys often aren't worth keeping in the long run, though sometimes at the lower levels they can pan out if they have the right tools. You also shouldn't have 30 year old players in the minors, though I'm guessing those are guys you picked up out of free agency and haven't reassigned yet.

Also regarding minors, the common advice around here is to look for hitters with positive hitting comments and pitchers with positive control comments.

I'll leave the rest to people who have a more keen eye than I do. Best of luck to you! Hope you enjoy the game
#57802 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Cup ephenssta 03/19/2018 7:50:21 pm
Pretty much the same result as the first 2035 season as far as the cup goes. It's a bit frustrating considering how well my team is doing in league play, but not that big a deal.
#57803 Forum >> Help >> Default lineup FreddyTheEye 03/19/2018 8:02:42 pm
Never tried it.
See results of teams that have been run by bots for a long time I guess.
I'm gonna guess that you can probably do better yourself.
#57804 Forum >> Help >> Default lineup admin 03/19/2018 11:19:52 pm
The default line up is the game AI's best guess. It's what the bot would use. It might be a good starting point.

Steve
#57805 Forum >> Help >> Team Evaluation LRakoske33R 03/20/2018 5:50:47 am
Appreciate the advice!
Thank you very much!
#57806 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Take 3 - I think... Seca 03/20/2018 8:31:01 am
In v1 2B was a disaster for the Dinos (what else is new). Tried both my kids, tried 3-4 oldsters. Bad offense. Bad defense. Bad. Bad. Bad.

This time last season we picked up Saito. There were 6-7 claims on him. Was pleased to try him out. He was terrific. When it became clear 2035 would be redone, the first thing I did was bookmark Saito.

In v2 we lucked into Meza as an unopposed claim. Solid defensively. Bit of upside offensively. He's been terrific. 2B has been one of our stronger positions.

When Saito popped lose again I watched. If anyone else had made a claim I probably would have let him go. But with no claims and the memory of v1 to work from, I felt obligated to extend him an offer.

Dinos now have an abundance of riches at 2B. I'm not under roster pressure - but it is a fair chunk of salary to carry both. Not sure what we'll end up doing.

Nice problem to have.
#57807 Forum >> Leagues >> VI.30 Alyksandur 03/20/2018 3:09:46 pm
You're not quite the worst defense in the league, but we do seem to have a "Battle for the Basement" going on. Good luck on getting yours ironed out, but mine is more or less stuck like this until Swanson learns 2B and Quinonez gets his act together at 3B. I'm pretty sure those two have cost me at least as many games as my pitching this season.
#57808 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion FreddyTheEye 03/20/2018 4:18:03 pm
We gave up 13 walks in our last game. That could be some kind of legends record?
The good news is we continue to look extremely solid and all the young pitchers (6 of them aged 24-26) continue to get lots of innings.

Funny stat: If Novi wins game four today then we will play the number two team in the division (#1 vs. #2 billing) for the third straight series tomorrow.
Strange that the fans don't seem to care as we haven't sold out at home yet this season.
#57809 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Cactusguy21 03/20/2018 6:42:54 pm
http://brokenbat.org/player/134838

This is just weird. Reagan is having a terrible year by FIP, WHIP, ST%, but his ERA is 2.88. His record? 0-4. On a 19-18 team. Why might that be? My offense averages 5.7 runs of support. Reagan's run support is 2.88.

Wow.

Updated Tuesday, March 20 2018 @ 6:46:17 pm PDT
#57810 Forum >> Discussions >> Bug Reports Alyksandur 03/20/2018 8:12:20 pm
I seem to have a player in A-ball who was the victim of some weird temporal shenanigans? William "Bill Bill" Williams was drafted on March 3, and then somehow cut on the preceding day.
#57811 Forum >> Discussions >> No hitters 12twelve 03/20/2018 8:36:15 pm
Had a 10-inning no-hitter in Cup play a couple of days ago by Cory Hopkins.

9 K's, 1 BB, 104 pitches. Two others reached base on errors, one wiped out with a double play.

Pretty solid performance.
#57812 Forum >> Discussions >> No hitters MukilteoMike 03/21/2018 1:58:14 pm
I think that ties the longest official one I've seen. I think there was someone who had one that had a no-no broken up in the 11th or 12th, but I've never seen one completed past the 10th. Congrats.
#57813 Forum >> Help >> Raising up young players to the majors sadman 03/21/2018 4:54:18 pm
Hi all.

I have a few really young players on my roster whom I have promoted to majors due to the recommendation of the game. I didn't think to question this until I saw a few threads talking about putting guys back down if they are young and potentially not reaching their potential if I dont! Please help. Do we really go against the games recommendation and if so, why is it recommending guys to be promoted who aren't ready?
#57814 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 03/21/2018 6:02:43 pm
Wow. Here's a stat for ya.

Against the Dinos, Kalamazoo has thrown out 13 of 19 baserunners. 68.4% clip.

Against the rest of the East, Kalamazoo has thrown out 3 of 18 baserunners. 16.7% clip.

Marino, who was around 65:8 SB:CS after 110 games in v1 is now 14:15 in v2.

Despite leading the East in both SB and CS (70 runners moved off of 1B), Dinos still lead the East in GiDP. *facepalm*
#57815 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Cup Cactusguy21 03/21/2018 7:37:51 pm
Ooph, got a really tough draw in the first round. We are facing Charleston, a D3 team.
#57816 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion MukilteoMike 03/21/2018 8:23:41 pm
Margate offense MIA. 14 runs over the last 7.

That caused me to peek at the league. Wow. The entire East is being dominated by pitching. The division's ERA is hovering around 3.7 with the high being 4.02. I can't remember exactly where everyone was the first time around, but I'm sure it was much higher than this.
#57817 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 03/21/2018 9:00:31 pm
My memory isn't what it once was - I could easily be wrong. But I think that is inline with v1.

I don't find it all that surprising. Birmingham and Raleigh have strong pitching staffs. Alexandria has some good starters and a wonderful defence. Kal is pitching better than I expected (but Tiger504 made some tweaks for this run).

Margate is also pitching better than I expected. Suggests either the East is lacking quality LHB or they are off to slow starts. McCarty for one has not been quite his normal self.

Almost on interleague. Different dynamic. More penalty for 4 man, more bullpen fatigue, different crew of hitters.
#57818 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft round 4 zonablazer 03/21/2018 9:32:52 pm
I have puled 4 straight 13 pot or higher this go around. My first rounder went straight into the Majors and has been a phenomenal closer.

My latest was a 17 year old 15 potential 1B/OF who looks like his skills will fall into place perfectly to be a HUGE stud.

http://brokenbat.org/player/172232

BTW - Always wanted to ask - how do you guys use their names or positions as the link to their page? I don't know how to do that here in this message.

#57819 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft round 4 AssumedPseudonym 03/21/2018 10:15:08 pm
 [url=http://brokenbat.org/player/143945]Jung Hwan Lee[/url] —> Jung Hwan Lee
#57820 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft round 4 zonablazer 03/21/2018 10:23:35 pm
awesome, thank you!

And that's exactly the type of player im hoping Boyle will become!
#57821 Forum >> Discussions >> No hitters 12twelve 03/22/2018 5:08:12 am
Thanks Mike
#57822 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft round 4 AssumedPseudonym 03/22/2018 7:32:43 am
 …That’s just a coincidence, heh. He’s the one I could remember the ID number for without looking it up.
#57823 Forum >> Help >> Raising up young players to the majors Rock777 03/22/2018 8:04:41 am
There is some fuzziness programmed into the AI. The recommendations aren't always perfectly optimal, but they are generally pretty close. In generally, I wouldn't stress about it until the point of AAA -> Majors. Probably not even then. You won't go too wrong following the AI recommendation.

Players usually spend a similar amount of time at each level. So taking a look at a guy like Briones, he has progressed at an incredibly fast rate, but he has done so throughout his entire minors career. Plus he looks to be pretty well developed already. So it was probably the right recommendation by the AI to bring him up this year.

Gutiérrez is more suspect. Having spent 2.5 seasons at both A and AA, and then only playing 11 games at AAA. This one may have been effected by the training glitch? He is already at 106 SI, so it doesn't seem like he has been too badly effected if it was an early call-up.

Some of those guys you put back down to AAA could possibly use more time there, but I wouldn't stress it too much. Depends if you need them up on the team or not. I personally try to give guys more time in AAA, but most of my guys stunt anyhow, so not sure how much it helps. Caballero is young, but he has established a very fast growth rate.
#57824 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Tiger504 03/22/2018 10:57:36 am
@Seca that was an amazing run of throwing base runners out. Not sure why those were the results but you did set yourself up against a historically good catcher in Rowland by starting lefty pitchers that series. I platoon catchers.

I tend to agree with Mike reference this being more of a pitcher's league this go around. Overall, whips ERA etc seem lower to me. RISP seems fairly low league wide.

There are a number of anecdotal differences that show how unpredictable this SIM can be. This season Marroquin already has 5 errors. Last season through 80 he had zero. Last season my best pitchers were Hand, Park and Gilbert. Each was double digit in wins. So far Park and Hand have been dumpster fires. Park is 0-6. My two starting pitcher pickups have this far carried the rotation. The exact opposite of the first try. First go my team was a little over 500 stealing. That's a complete turnaround too. Whereas my 2B platoon was hitting for average and power, they now are error producing offensive boat anchors.

Just some observations.

Updated Thursday, March 22 2018 @ 10:59:47 am PDT
#57825 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 03/22/2018 1:58:43 pm
Ya. I didn't like how the pitchers fell into place for yesterday and today's series. I should have skipped Bianchi.

I would like to comment on defence, but I'm scared of the jinx. Don't mind jinxing MukilteoMike tho. IIRC Chapa was brutal in the field in v1. Seems to be back to his old self.

Curious if team error totals are roughly the same (errors distributed differently). Would add fuel to pet theories.
#57826 Forum >> Help >> Raising up young players to the majors Cactusguy21 03/22/2018 2:02:21 pm
I personally try to give my guys 1.5 years of AAA, but if they were in AAA during the training glitch then I made it more like 0.75-1.0 years.

The other recommendations I follow.

Just remember, if they haven't spent too much time (1.5 years or less) in AAA, and you won't be able to give them playing time if you call them up, then just leave them down. This is especially true for position players. For pitchers, it's much easier to feed them innings.

Updated Thursday, March 22 2018 @ 2:03:59 pm PDT
#57827 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 03/22/2018 2:14:10 pm
Hehe. 2 errors in my game immediately after saying "defence" in the forum.

I really don't know what trick Newtman has figured out, but I have learned to expect it by now. Dino starter Brooks surrenders 5 hits and 3 walks in 6 innings. Not great, not bad. Well yes bad. 1 hit, 0 walks through the first 5; 3 walks, 4 hits in the 6th. Classic Raleigh. :)
#57828 Forum >> Help >> Raising up young players to the majors sadman 03/22/2018 2:24:25 pm
Thnkyou so much for your help guys. I was worried I had missed some crucial info about putting guys up early = not getting to their max level.

Cheers!
#57829 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion MukilteoMike 03/22/2018 3:19:59 pm
Chapa was uncharacteristically horrible in the field. Now he's unrecognizable at the plate to the tune of 300 OPS below where he was.

My entire outfield was errorless till around the midway point. This time all five of my outfielders already have errors.

Overall, I think my defense is basically the same, my pitching is better and my hitting worse. That looks like a wash, but my RD is down.



Updated Thursday, March 22 2018 @ 3:34:11 pm PDT
#57830 Forum >> Leagues >> II.1 JJNZ 03/22/2018 5:57:21 pm
3 pitchers with a 10 day injury currently, constant injuries including 7 on the DL at once at one point. Ahh, just like the good ol Missoula days!
#57831 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion FreddyTheEye 03/22/2018 6:23:11 pm
First slump. 1-6 in our last seven.
Another key road trip on deck too. After cup play tomorrow we go on the road for 12 straight and four of those are in Battle Creek before heading to the east to play 5 with Kalamazoo.
6-6 would be very acceptable.
7-5 would get some momentum back.
5 or less wins would likely see us dropping a couple of spots in the standing. How quickly things can change for better or worse.
Love this game!
#57832 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 5 Cactusguy21 03/23/2018 5:16:33 am
A boring, if solid, 1B/LF.
#57833 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 5 12twelve 03/23/2018 8:53:30 am
Scouting report: "He can have a major league fastball. He will have the stamina to be a starting pitcher. He has good overall potential."

Result: Ty Sakei

Really?? Don't think I've ever had a 10 Pot with a Good report.

Updated Friday, March 23 2018 @ 8:55:10 am PDT
#57834 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 5 Seca 03/23/2018 9:00:38 am
A 10 pot good is rolling pretty low.

Dinos land another player that may be more suspect than prospect.

Sales.

13 pot is nice. But that's about it. Doesn't have the range to be a premium defensive 2B. Don't think he will have enough bat to compensate.
#57835 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion kladu 03/23/2018 9:55:44 am
L10 on the road trip:

May 19th Birmingham Waterloo W 1 - 0 (10)
May 20th Birmingham Waterloo W 5 - 1
May 21st Birmingham Waterloo W 5 - 1
May 22nd Birmingham Margate W 4 - 0
May 23rd Birmingham Margate W 2 - 1
May 24th Birmingham Margate W 5 - 1
May 25th Birmingham Margate W 5 - 3
May 26th Birmingham Alexandria W 3 - 1
May 27th Birmingham Alexandria W 3 - 0
May 28th Birmingham Alexandria L 0 - 1

09 RA, that must be sustainable :)
#57836 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Meccanodonte 03/23/2018 10:00:41 am
My v2 is interesting so far.
My offense has been simply awful.
My pitching has been disappointing, someone turned from gold to s...tone. Especially compared to others'.
My defense stayed strong. Best BAA of the entire league.

Ok, it was SSS in v1, SSS in v2. But something changed dramatically. There are guys who seems totally different players (English, Sierra, Donnelly, Newton).
I'm not giving up but I clearly need a boost to remain. Otherwise, I think I'll put other youngsters in the mix for a hopefully fast comeback.
#57837 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 5 ephenssta 03/23/2018 10:18:24 am
Yet another middle infield prospect. Pot 14 with the outstanding in the field tag and good range/arm. Unfortunately may not have the offensive tools to make a splash, but I'll wait and see for this one.
#57838 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion newtman 03/23/2018 1:07:04 pm
I went from having the best BA and OBP in the entire league in v1 to really very average in those categories in v2. That is very bad, because if I can't get baserunners I am in trouble. There will never be a version of this season where my guys hit for power, it simply isn't a thing, so if my guys can't consistently advance runners then I can't score, and therefore can't win. The pitching has been up and down, much like version 1, but the best case scenario for my offense was happening in v1, and now a below average variation on my offense is playing out in v2. Just a very disheartening situation all around. My offense really got in gear against the West last time, it will be interesting to see if my guys turn it around in inter-division, the same way they did last time.
#57839 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 5 wickersty 03/23/2018 1:12:06 pm
@eph he’s got 14 range. I wouldn’t call him a middle inf w good range.
#57840 Forum >> Bug Reports >> exceeding set pitch counts afreespirit 03/23/2018 2:30:18 pm
Ariel Arcia has a 75 pitch limit as as starter. In this Cup game Ithaca 3 - Burlington 10 he throws 127 pitches, far exceeding the pitch count. Exceeding a pitch count by that much increases the risk of injury in this game. It should not happen even with a big lead.

Updated Friday, March 23 2018 @ 2:33:51 pm PDT


Updated Friday, March 23 2018 @ 2:34:23 pm PDT
#57841 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Cup MukilteoMike 03/23/2018 2:32:21 pm
It takes skill to lose a 2-hitter when neither is a homer and you hit a dinger yourself.
#57842 Forum >> Bug Reports >> exceeding set pitch counts MukilteoMike 03/23/2018 3:05:43 pm
I'd check your settings immediately. You had plenty of relievers that could have come in. You must have something set-up differently than intended.

Edit--I see the problem. You don't have any MR or LR available. You only have set-up guys and a closer. None of those will come in with a large run differential.

Updated Friday, March 23 2018 @ 3:08:05 pm PDT
#57843 Forum >> Bug Reports >> exceeding set pitch counts afreespirit 03/23/2018 3:22:20 pm
That's right. I missed those 2 injuries.Thanks
#57844 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 5 ephenssta 03/23/2018 7:21:48 pm
Depending on who's available, he'd be usable but not ideal at SS and someone I'd probably play at second if short was locked down. I'll probably try to get him at either 2B or 3B.
#57845 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Cup Deuce 03/23/2018 7:45:02 pm
Tough matchup in the next round, we go up against Bloomington. Hopefully we can put up a good fight!
#57846 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 03/24/2018 5:52:03 am
East did well last time. Part of that is Santa Monica punting. Carp factor might also be making some West teams look stronger than they are. Battle Creek is 10-0 vs. Carp, 14-19 vs. rest of the West. Novi is 9-1 vs. Carp, 16-17 vs. the rest. Two teams in the West over 500 without Carp padding - College Station, Monterey.

Maybe more an indication of parity than weakness. Guess we'll see.

Updated Saturday, March 24 2018 @ 6:13:32 am PDT
#57847 Forum >> Help >> Bot teams? michaeltodd2 03/24/2018 6:33:43 am
Working on the assumption that there are some Bot(computer owned) teams, is there a way to identify them? Thank you!
#57848 Forum >> Help >> Bot teams? MukilteoMike 03/24/2018 6:58:15 am
You are correct. There's a little robot icon next to the bot teams. For example, when you look on your league page, Cheyenne and Klamath Falls are bots.
#57849 Forum >> Leagues >> VI.22 Eric83 03/24/2018 9:26:06 am
Ah interesting, I thought maybe it would be more top-heavy on that side, since Starkville has a .721 winning percentage as of today. Looks like one of the bot teams got acquired since I made the original post too.
#57850 Forum >> Leagues >> VI.22 dlwarren1 03/24/2018 11:04:08 am
I have no idea what the difference was between the divisions cut it was day after day after day of the west getting only 1 or 2 wins from the beginning of the games to the end.
#57851 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Cup Cactusguy21 03/24/2018 1:12:15 pm
Ugh, it's hard winning the first game of a series against a top-ranked team, and watching your improved bullpen cough up two losses.

When I score ten runs, I expect to win.
#57852 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 5 Cactusguy21 03/24/2018 1:14:07 pm
It's next to impossible to draft someone with middle infield defensive skills in this game, I agree with ephennsta, just punt the defense and put him at short.

So glad I inherited a 18/16/16 SS when I got this team :)

In 2.5 years of drafting I've managed only one guy (Ramos) that might be able to play middle infield.

Updated Saturday, March 24 2018 @ 1:15:39 pm PDT
#57853 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion newtman 03/24/2018 2:04:49 pm
1-6 against Margate so far. This is getting ridiculous. My team has never been this bad against one opponent.
#57854 Forum >> Leagues >> V.12 Cactusguy21 03/24/2018 8:06:19 pm
@Nemesis


Looks like last year wasn’t a fluke for you guys!

But my 11-game win streak is bringing me closer...
#57855 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion MukilteoMike 03/24/2018 9:01:00 pm
Leading the division with a negative RD. As my name implies, I'm not above smoke and mirrors.
#57856 Forum >> Leagues >> IV.4 Pig_Cola 03/25/2018 8:10:31 am
Glendale landing this offseason's star waiver prize in Parisi likely makes them favourites to win it all.

It doesn't seem like I'm near winning anything right now. I've shuffled lineups with no success. I've gotten Parisi to hit better of late, but all my other hitters can't hit at all.

On the pitching side, Giles and Peralta are the only pitchers doing well. Ruff and Renteria are doing poor in this version, which I find interesting because I have the same ballpark dimensions I had in the first version of 2035. I've tried lowering pitch counts and hooks and no success. :(
#57857 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 5 ephenssta 03/25/2018 11:59:25 am
I'll hope to put him at second or 2B but will probably re-evaluate when he's closer to see if SS is a need.

I've had decent luck finding good enough defensive SS, but they often lack the offense to produce anything meaningful.
#57858 Forum >> Help >> Bot teams? michaeltodd2 03/25/2018 1:42:25 pm
Lo! I don't know how I missed that...but thanks
#57859 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 5 Brewnoe 03/25/2018 2:30:06 pm
Putting barbequed iguana on the menu soon,
3rd straight keeper from Mexico
(with the most unlikely scouting)

He has very good overall potential.


Totally expecting an 11-pot ... Manuel Félix was a nice surprise


Updated Sunday, March 25 2018 @ 2:37:19 pm PDT
#57860 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion MukilteoMike 03/25/2018 3:05:06 pm
Five triples in a game?
#57861 Forum >> Baseball >> Any 2018 Roto? Brewnoe 03/25/2018 3:31:16 pm

h2h would be a 2nd choice.
#57862 Forum >> Discussions >> Retirement Opinion DaveCool 03/25/2018 4:21:22 pm
Well, he reached 300 a lot sooner than expected. He is only hitting.200 so I'm going to let him go to make room for others. He might still do well for a lower level team.
#57863 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Waivers/Free agent Krakonico 03/25/2018 5:10:40 pm
I saw a player that was released by a team, put a waiver claim (I think the only one). When I checked today that I didn't win him, thought that I had bad luck. But said player was a free agent. What happened here?

Maybe something has to do that my big team roster was full 17/17. But I still had 2 open spots in my roster.

Do waivers goes directly to the big team, instead the AAA team as when you sign the Free Agents?

Somebody help me as I'm a regular to the waiver system, since I prefer to grow my own players from the draft system.
#57864 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Waivers/Free agent FreddyTheEye 03/25/2018 5:58:24 pm
You should have won him if all is how you say.

It is either a bug or you accidentally removed your claim at some point.
I'd wager it was the later as I've done it a few times.
#57865 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 03/26/2018 5:36:33 am
Sharp getting 2 hits in a game is surprising enough. 2 triples is bookmark worthy.

Some very nice claims last night. Beard seems to be a great addition to a strong but heavily RH Birmingham pitching staff. Definitely some tough LHB around for him to go after in the later innings.

Dinos really liked Kiyohuri. Didn't put a claim in. Feel our bullpen (particularly LH) is covered for a while. Did put a claim on Galarraga. Should be a nice player.

Gonzales could be a nice asset, though not sure about the fit in Broomfield. Appears to be blocked in his 2 learned positions. A speed player seems to diverge from their offensive game plan.

If nothing else, College Station's addition got a good nickname.

Dinos very pleased with the 1st 50. Utilizing 3 rookie and 2 sophomore pitchers, plus the Bueno carry. Better shape than I expected.
#57866 Forum >> Leagues >> IV.4 amalric7 03/26/2018 7:37:26 am
Yes, sorry for pointing the Fickle Finger of Fate in your direction, jinxed you early!

I haven't done much noticeably different from last time, perhaps slightly altered pitcher usage, though I did eventually cut the vets I hung onto this time around that I let go immediately last time. Plus I did change my manager, which I thought unlikely at season's start. But nothing that explains a turnaround from 21-29 to 32-18! We probably weren't that bad last time, so we're probably not that good this time. We'll see I guess.

Last time around against the West was brutal, hope for better returns this time (though I actually did better than most of the East then).
#57867 Forum >> Leagues >> V.12 nemesis 03/26/2018 8:10:41 am
Yeah, I didn't think it was a fluke then and I don't think its a fluke now...although going into inter-division on the back of a six-game losing streak isn't exactly how I planned it (Durham! Ugh!). But these bad runs happen on occasion, just a matter of riding them out.

Pitching (until this recent run) has been good, 3.49 ERA. But our hitting has been all over the map, just a .255 AVG which is way below our usual, and my two star hitters Hasegawa and (particularly) Ashikaga haven't got going at all. Cates has been worse. Once all these guys get warmed-up I'll be a lot happier.
#57868 Forum >> Baseball >> Any 2018 Roto? Frankebasta 03/26/2018 11:04:34 am
Personally, I gave up completely with real world sports.

NFL's persecution of Zeke Elliott
MLB lowballing an entire FAs class
Forget about soccer in Europe, utterly rotten.
Even Shohei Otani's choice...
took the wind out of my sails.

I'd rather care for this kind of games, false imitations of real sports as they are.
At least corruption is out.
Maybe?
Hope so.

Money is out of the picture, here in Broken Bat.
We can be sure of it ;)

I won't follow MLB.
If somebody will create a league and there's need for owners, I'll join. But won't be overly active

Real sports, it's depressing
#57869 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion MukilteoMike 03/26/2018 11:32:30 am
Comparing this version of the Magicians to the first...

Where is the offense? Bannon, Chapa and Valasquez are hitting 100 points below. That's insane. Naranjo is nearly as bad. Perez and Jeong are doing a little better.

As I stated a while ago, my defense is about the same. The errors have just been more evenly dispersed.

After his horrendous start, Koch has regained his form. Calvo and Chen are doing a bit better, but the bullpen has been unreliable.

Waivers. Better for this season with Gomes, but worse for development.

Draft. Omg. It went from my best in several seasons to the worst ever. What a joke. I DESPISE the draft. I can't shout that loud enough. It's far and away the worst part of this silly game. My minors are a wasteland. There is no future. I hate the draft. It's ridiculous. Live on luck. That's a terrible game philosophy. I've hated it from the start and the longer I stay the more i hate it. It's stupid. You could train a monkey to pick for you. That's not a good game quality.

By the way, I DESPISE the draft.

Back to this version of this season, I decided to play a little Cup this time. Half hearted. Instead of deliberately sabotaging them, I've given them a slight chance. Some starters. Some developers. I'll do the same against Alexandria today. If we win a couple more series accidentally like that, I would probably go with all starters. I don't expect that, though.

Predictions for cross divisional play. None. Luck is the biggest factor when considering short time play. Anything could happen. I guess I expect Waterloo to be on top, but who knows.
#57870 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion wickersty 03/26/2018 12:03:33 pm
I thought you quit?
#57871 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion MukilteoMike 03/26/2018 12:16:56 pm
The game quit. Then it was revived, although it suffered from amnesia. Or I suppose, we suffered from it.

I'm not sure what you're suffering from, but it should be obvious I'm still here. There's no bot symbol next to my team name and, last I checked, only active players can post. Now go run off and poach another thread that doesn't concern you.

Have fun!
#57872 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Cup shikago 03/26/2018 12:44:28 pm
For anyone interested, my cup match-up today is vs. the Brookview Beavers.

This very possibly could've been the 2035 take 1 cup finals! (I was set to play the Roanoke Orioles in the take 1 cup semi-finals, and the other Beavers were set to play a DIII team whose name i forget ATM)



Updated Monday, March 26 2018 @ 12:46:09 pm PDT
#57873 Forum >> Leagues >> 2036 take 2 Whh2017 03/26/2018 2:29:53 pm
Bearcats are 16-34 the second time around. Better than 10-40, but still a lot of work to do.

5 of the 6 teams in the West are bots. We'll see what happens.

Correction: that should be 2035 take 2.

Updated Monday, March 26 2018 @ 2:31:57 pm PDT
#57874 Forum >> Leagues >> 2036 take 2 newtman 03/26/2018 3:02:21 pm
Why did you create a new thread for this? and in the Leagues forum?
#57875 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Cup Optics 03/26/2018 3:23:40 pm
OMG

Have to relive my worst season. Maybe the cup. Winning 7-2 in 8th. Nope.
#57876 Forum >> Help >> Management Settings/Hit and Run michaeltodd2 03/26/2018 5:49:19 pm
When I go to Management, I'm a little hazy on what to look for on my players personal stats when deciding how to adjust their hit and run settings. Is it speed that I want if I'm deciding to give them a + or ++? Thank you!
#57877 Forum >> Leagues >> 2036 take 2 Rock777 03/26/2018 6:10:53 pm
And why 2036? My team still hasn't done a take 1 of 2036...
#57878 Forum >> Help >> Management Settings/Hit and Run Frankebasta 03/26/2018 11:31:28 pm
We've been told it's a feature connected with Bat Control.
I cannot vouch about it though
#57879 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Meccanodonte 03/26/2018 11:43:08 pm
He's a magician: he's here and not-here at the same time.
#57880 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion AD24 03/27/2018 1:42:06 am
Unfortunate, because if there's one owner that doesn't deserve it, it's whiny Mike.

EDIT: It being a Legends championship with all the grief the crybaby causes.

Updated Tuesday, March 27 2018 @ 1:42:28 am PDT
#57881 Forum >> Help >> Management Settings/Hit and Run Rock777 03/27/2018 6:26:29 am
I would probably consider the speed and base stealing abilities of the 2 hitters before the guy in the lineup, bat control, hitting, and RISP.

Also should consider from an overall tactic. Do you want the guy swinging at bad pitches? Maybe PD and OPS comes into account here as well.
#57882 Forum >> Leagues >> IV.4 Pig_Cola 03/27/2018 6:31:06 am
I hope to do good in inter-league to bring me up towards first place.
#57883 Forum >> Help >> Manager Pool changes? RDailey1948 03/27/2018 6:56:25 am
Can anyone give me a hint as to how often and how many "new" managers are added to the pool?
I gather from the Forum posts that it is throughout the season but quantity isn't clear to me.
I'm going blind reading the same guys over and over, I think.

Edit clarification
1) I think I am going blind
2) I think I'm reading the same guys over and over

Updated Tuesday, March 27 2018 @ 7:54:54 am PDT
#57884 Forum >> Help >> Do older players still learn defensive skills in minors? Eric83 03/27/2018 10:03:41 am
I know skills can get capped if a player spends too much time in the minors, but can they always learn a defensive position with time in minors?
#57885 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion MukilteoMike 03/27/2018 11:49:52 am
That hack has really hurt my feelings. Seriously, though, he does have skills. He's hacked in several times to insult me. I'm honored.

I'd also bet he and Mig2012 are the same person. AD joined immediately after Mig quit. 2nd version of 12 = 24. Both were good players. Both loved throwing negative words at me. I love people who insult others and don't realize that's different than making criticisms of the game. They make me laugh.

Edit--Oh, and I guess he's awarded me the league championship. Season over; I win! Thanks!!

Updated Tuesday, March 27 2018 @ 11:59:55 am PDT
#57886 Forum >> Help >> Manager Pool changes? Rock777 03/27/2018 12:56:56 pm
It happens randomly. I'm not sure if there is a specific time of day. And the answers to #1 and #2, are "yes you are" and "yes you are."
#57887 Forum >> Help >> Do older players still learn defensive skills in minors? Rock777 03/27/2018 12:59:44 pm
That is a great question.

Steve has told us that a players' "Position to Play in the Minors" setting is more important than actual playing time for learning positions. However old guys don't get any playing time and aren't really supposed to get any training past a certain age (26?, 27? 28?, who knows).

Has anyone actually tried an experiment to see if an old player (30+) can gain position experience in the minors?

Also worth noting there could be a difference between an old guy who is underdeveloped vs. an old guy who is fully developed.

Updated Tuesday, March 27 2018 @ 1:01:02 pm PDT
#57888 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion AssumedPseudonym 03/27/2018 2:23:06 pm
 …Okay. I’m not usually one for barging into league discussions that aren’t mine. Arguments are one thing, but attacks on other players? I have a hard time standing for that. I blame my background as a forum moderator elsewhere, even if I don’t have a shred of authority here.

 So. Mike.

 First: You did say you were quitting the game. Heat of the moment? Too much to take and needing to get it out of your system? Maybe. Bad form? Probably, and you do get a demerit for not apologizing for the outburst. (I almost can’t not scold people for that sort of thing. Forum moderator background and all that, you know… <.< >.> <.<; )

 Second: You do gripe. A lot. About nearly anything and everything. …It’s actually almost hard to blame you for that, I’ve seen what happens when you anti-vent; the forum sniffer is kinda brutal when you do. Still, this does lead to my next point.

 Third: You tend to shout down any ideas about game changes that aren’t about fixing your own particular pet peeves. This is understandable, since your pet peeves are the things you want Steve to focus his energy on to improve the game. I’m sure we all get that, but it’s a short-sighted approach. Improvements to the game are improvements to the game, even if it’s not necessarily where you want them. (…And that’s a bitter pill I’m going to have to swallow at some point for the game I’m a forum moderator for…) As someone who does a bit of coding here and there, I suggest toning it down just a bit — not for the negativity, mind you, but because sometimes work on one thing leads to the damnedest moments of inspiration on how to improve something else. Your militant insistence that Steve would be wasting time on Feature B when he should be working on Feature A is, in a word, unhelpful, and may even be an instance of you shooting yourself in the proverbial foot.

 Fourth: Welcome back. I mean that with the utmost sincerity. The game really wouldn’t be the same without you. For all I just said up there, you’re you, and you’re one of us. When you get it in your head to do something cool like DOPE ratings, or posts like that one you made at the start of the reboot where you accused someone of dark magic for having know what happened or was going to happen (and I was giggling all day from that one), it tends to be… well… magical in a way, as befitting your team name. I’m pretty sure it’s because you spend so much time being a Negative Nancy that these moments have the impact they do.

 In conclusion, this was not a post meant to disparage you Mike. Not at all. No, you’re the aggrieved party that prompted my response to begin with.

 For note, inactive accounts can post; how else do you think new players asking when their accounts will be activated can post to ask in the first place? No hacking was involved, and if anything someone with an inactive account logging on specifically to insult you does make it seem like he has it in for you personally since he’s not logging on to take care of a team. There was no cause to call you a crybaby, and particularly not in public. Sure, you’re a curmudgeon who grumps a lot, but you work your ass off getting your team to perform, despite all of your complaints about how the game doesn’t work as well as it could.

 And apparently you’re tied for the division lead in Legends East. Think you can hold onto that?

 Let’s find out.

 Go get ’em.
#57889 Forum >> Help >> Do older players still learn defensive skills in minors? shikago 03/27/2018 4:00:05 pm
My guy Nava gained a lower case ss despite being too old to play in minor league games. Hoping he'll get at least halfway to uppercase SS by the end of this season. http://brokenbat.org/player/122579

ETA - asked a similar question last year, if anything there is helpful to you: http://brokenbat.org/forum/0/2/5313

Updated Tuesday, March 27 2018 @ 4:02:56 pm PDT
#57890 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion MukilteoMike 03/27/2018 4:22:32 pm
This is really getting funny. Why doesn't someone just start an "I hate Magicians" thread? You wouldn't be alone here or in the real world.

To some of the last points...

You did say you were quitting the game. Heat of the moment? Too much to take and needing to get it out of your system? Maybe. Bad form? Probably, and you do get a demerit for not apologizing for the outburst.

As I stated elsewhere, I admittedly was deceptive. Regarding demerits, I accept mine. You earn one for singling me out. I was hardly the only one who complained about the reset.

You tend to shout down any ideas about game changes that aren’t about fixing your own particular pet peeves...Your militant insistence that Steve would be wasting time on Feature B when he should be working on Feature A is, in a word, unhelpful, and may even be an instance of you shooting yourself in the proverbial foot.

That first part is simply untrue. I AM against all cosmetic, fluff changes. If it doesn't impact game play, why bother? And you get another demerit for using the word "militant." That is yet another attack that you claim to be against. When I disagree or oppose an idea, I state as much and why. I thought that was what forums were for.

Welcome back.

Thanks! I mean that with the utmost sincerity. ;)

In conclusion, this was not a post meant to disparage you Mike. Not at all. No, you’re the aggrieved party that prompted my response to begin with.

I hope you know my responses here are tongue in cheek. I take no offense. Of course I don't get upset about what anyone says about me here. People will say what they want. No worries.

For note, inactive accounts can post; how else do you think new players asking when their accounts will be activated can post to ask in the first place? No hacking was involved, and if anything someone with an inactive account logging on specifically to insult you does make it seem like he has it in for you personally since he’s not logging on to take care of a team.

Okay. I may actually feel stupid about that one. Truly a "Doh!" moment.

Peace out, gentlemen. I'm retiring.
{From this thread for a while. :) }
#57891 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Cactusguy21 03/27/2018 5:53:48 pm
Fun fact: Having 2 starters and 3 relievers who are rookies or basically rookies kinda sucks. Hopefully a few of them pan out (preferably the relievers).


Ending up with games like this is not fun though.

http://brokenbat.org/game/2735445

Updated Tuesday, March 27 2018 @ 5:54:30 pm PDT
#57892 Forum >> Help >> Manager Pool changes? RDailey1948 03/27/2018 6:13:31 pm
Thanks Rock

I was afraid I was just going crazy.
#57893 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Tiger504 03/27/2018 6:18:06 pm
Well, my season is currently depressing me. We can't win one run games. We can't win on extras. I swear, if we just score a few more or give up a few less....agh
#57894 Forum >> Help >> Do older players still learn defensive skills in minors? Rock777 03/27/2018 7:45:11 pm
Nice data point!
#57895 Forum >> Help >> Management Settings/Hit and Run dsz071 03/27/2018 9:59:09 pm
Whatever is involved with the H&R, I've stopped using it thanks to the super-scientific study I did in this post a few months ago.

PS: H&R sucks!

Updated Tuesday, March 27 2018 @ 9:59:29 pm PDT
#57896 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 03/28/2018 6:48:16 am
Not fun repeatedly being on the wrong end of 1-run and extra innings decisions. Still early, but this season seems to be providing more evidence that there isn't any underlying talent for winning close games.

Big Dino news from yesterday's series is that DeJesús actually had a caught stealing. After catching nobody the first 50 games (he only played half of them) he had a Rowland-esque series nailing 4 of 6 vs. Novi.
#57897 Forum >> Discussions >> No hitters ChillFunkEz3000 03/28/2018 8:44:32 am
1st No Hitter any of my pitchers ever thrown while I've been in the game.

The team's long time ace did it!

NH
SHO
3BB
2HB
5K
CG 124pitches
#57898 Forum >> Help >> Management Settings/Hit and Run Seca 03/28/2018 9:18:08 am
Agree with all the above posts.

The one thing I would add. I see hit & run mostly as a way of decreasing double plays.

I don't use it. If I were to use it, it would be a batter with an atrocious history of hitting into double plays (who also had batters ahead of him with enough speed that had a legitimate shot at stealing the base).

Edit: this thread has got me thinking I should try some H&R with Youngblood. He's a brutal DP machine. Only 11 BC, so he's going to hang runners out to dry a lot, but the 6! batters in front of him all have enough speed to make it interesting at 2B.

I'm hesitating b/c sometimes you see H&R when the runner is on 2B. There's no DP to avoid there, and taking 3rd is close to a suicide mission.

Updated Wednesday, March 28 2018 @ 12:21:55 pm PDT
#57899 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion MukilteoMike 03/28/2018 9:34:43 am
I agree about one-run decisions. I think they're mostly luck. I think that's normally true in the real world, too, but to a lesser degree. A good human manager can do a little better in a live game than anyone can in a non-live online game.
#57900 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 03/28/2018 11:47:02 am
I've been fascinated with 1-run games for seasons. I've tracked power teams. Speed teams. Teams with dominate bullpens. I've badgered other managers for their views. I've scoured Fangraphs and other resources for (possible) real life factors and tried to relate those to BrokenBat.

From all I've seen, I think there are 2 possibilities.

1) It's completely random.

2) If the "clutch" gene exists, teams with a disproportionate number of clutch players perform better in 1-run games.

I was pretty convinced of #1 until Battle Creek's recent run of success in 1-run games. '35 Version 1 was their 3rd consecutive season of being dominate in those contests. It was starting to look like a skill.

In version 2 Battle Creek is more pedestrian in close games. Very small sample, so too early to say. Definitely watching with interest. :)
#57901 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Cup Seca 03/28/2018 12:19:02 pm
Sometimes when it rains, it pours. Better luck next year dude.
#57902 Forum >> Help >> Do older players still learn defensive skills in minors? Frankebasta 03/28/2018 1:02:38 pm
Yes, they can improve positions in the minors.
It is useful when an UPPER CASE designation turns into lower case, you can get back by sending him down
#57903 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion FreddyTheEye 03/28/2018 2:04:39 pm
One run games record by itself is meaningless. It's just a number. You could blow a 6 run lead but win 6-5, three days in a row but now be 3-0 in one run games.
A more important number might be record in games that were tied after 6 or 7 innings.

The more talented team, deeper roster team, team with better managerial settings, team with more clutch players etc etc will be expected to get more wins in even situations. I don't know how you could believe anything else.

I do not understand the premise that random luck is deciding games.
#57904 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion MukilteoMike 03/28/2018 2:13:48 pm
Well let's see. Let's go all the way back...to 2034 Legends East. Raleigh won the division and was 23-23 in one-run games. Roanoke finished last and was 24-16 in one-run games. Hmmm.
#57905 Forum >> Help >> Management Settings/Hit and Run michaeltodd2 03/28/2018 4:56:35 pm
So when you guys say you don't use Hit and Run, you mean you put an X in the management settings for H&R?
#57906 Forum >> Help >> Too old to train? michaeltodd2 03/28/2018 5:20:56 pm
I just read that older players in the minors won't get training. At what age is it pretty useless to send a player to the minors to finish training? Or best guess? Thank you!
#57907 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 03/28/2018 5:42:42 pm
That's an oddball year.

@ Freddy,

When the margin is 5, multiple events or major event(s) were needed to swing the outcome. When the margin is 1 (whether you were up a bunch, down a bunch, or close throughout) 1 minor event (passed ball, line out rather than fly out) can change the outcome. When the margin is that slim, (imo) it is fair to say luck played a role in the outcome. When 1-run records skew to extremes, is that skill or an accumulation of good fortune.

All the factors you mentioned certainly contribute to winning games. 1 run records are extremely volatile tho. A team with little roster turnover can see dramatic changes season to season. Heck, the Dinos had a season recently where we were the absolute worst 1 run team through the first 80, and then rattled off something like 17-1 in 1 run games to close out the season.

I read your comment as "good teams win 1 run games". That's fair. I also think it's fair to pose the inverse - winning 1 run games makes a team good. If there is some magic to winning 1 run games (other than being good) I'd like to find it. :)
#57908 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Cactusguy21 03/28/2018 5:46:48 pm
Good teams win 1-run games because good teams win games. I’m not sure there’s some special "one run trait", although I imagine teams with good pitching will be in closer games, since slugfests are rarely determined by a single run.
#57909 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Stall in game processing. Alyksandur 03/28/2018 6:35:49 pm
One game in V.14 has run, and it looks to have stalled at that point.
#57910 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Stall in game processing. Deuce 03/28/2018 6:38:04 pm
4 games have run for me, still waiting on the last one.
#57911 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Stall in game processing. Dan6176 03/28/2018 7:01:18 pm
Still waiting on game 5. I hope it's nothing serious again.
#57912 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Stall in game processing. Champ01 03/28/2018 7:29:53 pm
Ditto
#57913 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Garnash1970 03/28/2018 7:39:51 pm
Arguably, my best pitcher and only decent RH starter, threw his 5th complete game of the season, losing 2-1 on 8 hits and was rewarded with a 35 game torn labral sentence.

Sigh ... good times.
#57914 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Stall in game processing. Dan6176 03/28/2018 8:15:17 pm
Got my game 5. Lost 16-2, but at least it went through.
#57915 Forum >> Leagues >> II.1 Garnet 03/28/2018 8:53:12 pm
Hey JJ.
All is ok here. Long story but I am now running a team in LL VI... last place with no money.

I wanted a different challenge so I looked for a losing team with no money team and I found Owensboro (ranked 666 with no cash) We get about 15,000 fans per game.

El Monte was flush with cash.... I like the idea of a budget. Seriously this team is so bad and broke- I can only make it better. I think it will be fun.

Hoping to get back to LL2 or 3 soon!
#57916 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Stall in game processing. admin 03/28/2018 9:16:12 pm
Yeah, there were some server issues, but things are going forward again.

Steve
#57917 Forum >> Leagues >> II.1 JJNZ 03/29/2018 12:42:38 am
Welcome back!

You've got your work cut out there, will watch your progress closely!
#57918 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion newtman 03/29/2018 7:25:03 am
That series versus Broomfield was enlightening on the subject of luck when compared to v1. Perfect example of how re-siming the season provides incredibly different results.
#57919 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion MukilteoMike 03/29/2018 11:12:28 am
I never look at one or two series for meaning. Emotion, probably. Over-reaction, definitely. (That's aimed squarely at the guy in the mirror.)
I will say, though, there is one benefit to this dreadful season replay--it gives us a completely different look and perspective of the game. Especially for us over-reactors. Boom!

Updated Thursday, March 29 2018 @ 11:12:50 am PDT
#57920 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 03/29/2018 12:24:41 pm
Hmmm. Seems the Dinos have timed Monterey's visit well. :) Game 1 will feature Alvarado trying to get out of the doghouse for the Dinos.

I was relieved to finish the Broomfield match up in v1. Games are so volatile with all that power and small park (and thin air :) ).

Good teams win 1-run games because good teams win games. I’m not sure there’s some special "one run trait", although I imagine teams with good pitching will be in closer games, since slugfests are rarely determined by a single run.

I've watched other teams, but I've only analyzed the Dinos. 11 Legend seasons isn't a big sample, so grain of salt / easy dismissal.

I've tried to correlate 1-run win % to a variety of team and individual stats. The best correlation was with team winning %. Ie., a good team. But R-squared is gruesome (.32). The second best correlation was with McCarty's OPS (only marginally worse at .30). 3rd was team ERA (.28). With stuff like HR differential, team SLG, team OPS ... connection was nonexistent.

Maybe sometime I'll clean things up and make a post in Discussions. I suspect most managers aren't very interested. But may be a few kindred spirits out there.
#57921 Forum >> Help >> Management Settings/Hit and Run Seca 03/29/2018 12:30:35 pm
Correct.
#57922 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion MukilteoMike 03/29/2018 12:37:28 pm
As always, small sample size disclaimer...
My games have far more homers than any other team with 146. Second highest is Kalamazoo with 113. My one-run games, though, are exactly the division average (18). My conclusion--I don't think high rates of homers reduces one run games.
#57923 Forum >> Help >> Too old to train? Rock777 03/29/2018 5:46:34 pm
My best guess would be 27. I know for sure 26 year olds can still benefit from AAA time. I think at 27 they don't get any playing time, which would be a good indication they are done with training. Although it seems like they can still get position training.
#57924 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 5 itsjustmath 03/29/2018 7:22:57 pm
Sometimes it is just better to get an easy catch and release. I think he will stick for a few years until I realize his skills aren't a good match for any position. Could be an adequate sub, but will not turn heads. MR. Egan
#57925 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Garnash1970 03/29/2018 7:23:02 pm
@Seca - Good series ... feels like my bats have woken up some. Still winless in extras - 0-8 and counting.I feel like I could have gone 4-1 for the series, but I'm VERY happy with 2-3 on the road vs #1 in the east. Thanks Seca.

Sorry, @Mike, you were in second at start of play today.


One-run games ... I went looking thru my history as I've always tried to fashion a team that does well. I think only one of my winning/promotion teams had an even one-run record. Otherwise I kind of average about 5-3 wins vs loses over the seasons. I try to have teams that end up on base a lot and I also strive for very good defensive teams, high FLD & RNG. I'd like to think it works ... I admit not much else grinds my gears than losing those 1 run games ... LOL

Updated Thursday, March 29 2018 @ 7:24:23 pm PDT
#57926 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 03/29/2018 8:52:38 pm
I feel I owe you an apology. We had two of the whackiest games of the season back-to-back, and Dinos managed to sneak them both out. You really should have gotten one of them.

Whacky 1 - Dinos have a 7-0 lead after 3. Monterey chips away, but it's 9-4 heading to the 9th. Monterey score 5 to tie. Dinos take it in 11.

Whacky 2 - Now its the Titans with a 7-0 lead after 3. Get it up to 8-0 before Waterloo plates 3 in the 6th, then 5 in the 7th. Dinos take it in 14.

Brooks is going to need to do something special in the training update tomorrow, or he may be on the bus to AAA.
#57927 Forum >> Baseball >> 2018 World Series Winner? admin 03/29/2018 10:24:13 pm
Who is the likely winner this year?

Yankees have a Murders Row, but do they have the pitching?


Steve
#57928 Forum >> Help >> Management Settings/Hit and Run michaeltodd2 03/29/2018 11:20:18 pm
That's good info...thank you.
#57929 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 5 MukilteoMike 03/29/2018 11:21:35 pm
Well, this last minute pick creates a problem. My minors are dreadful and he could end up being good enough to be a barely serviceable third baseman. This guy is a clone of my current 3B, only drop everything down a couple points. Do I keep him knowing that I probably won't draft anyone else this season and, more importantly, won't be able to claim anyone? I dunno.
#57930 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 5 Garnash1970 03/30/2018 1:53:03 am
@Mike

I feel like a 20 year old rookie is a poor bet. Almost guaranteed to not max out. My thoughts only.
#57931 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 5 AssumedPseudonym 03/30/2018 4:50:34 am
 I’m with Garnash. Twenty years old and still in Rookie ball, plus he looks underdeveloped to me — I would cut him without a second thought. Of course, this is coming from a guy who can’t even stay in V to the guy sitting in a tie for the lead in Legends East right now, so… yeah, here’s the salt shaker to go with that.
#57932 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 6 Cactusguy21 03/30/2018 5:07:58 am
Into the garbage rounds we go!


This guy is okay for a 6th rounder, but he likely will be a roster crunch casuality next offseason.
#57933 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 6 AssumedPseudonym 03/30/2018 5:13:53 am
 Really lousy board this round from the High School pool, and this was the best report I had to choose from. Bluh.
#57934 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 6 amalric7 03/30/2018 7:16:35 am
Garbage? I guess one man's garbage is another man's gold. ;)

Good bat, slick-fielding, 14 POT 2B? That'll do.
#57935 Forum >> Suggestions >> All-Time Team Haselrig 03/30/2018 7:46:32 am
This is purely for fun, but how about creating a non-functioning, but savable, copy of the lineup/pitching pages somewhere (maybe under the Hall of Fame link) where owners can set their all-time lineup and pitching rotation from the same pool of players the Hall of Fame draws from?
#57936 Forum >> Baseball >> 2018 World Series Winner? wil_m 03/30/2018 9:20:09 am
I counted Houston out in the World Series. I was certain the Dodgers would win.

Don’t want to make the same mistake again. I’ll go with the Champs until something happens to change that.

Right now, I pick Houston
#57937 Forum >> Discussions >> I Don't Understand Geech 03/30/2018 10:22:47 am
I wonder if New Orleans benefited from some good look in Alternate History 2035 and bad luck in the current timeline. That might explain why the disparity feels so large now.

I noticed you just promoted from level 6 to level 5, and there's always a big drop in player performance with that promotion.
#57938 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 6 Rock777 03/30/2018 4:30:04 pm
A little leery of him, but I got a POT 14 Fastball hurler. Certainly doesn't seem like garbage at least ;)
#57939 Forum >> Discussions >> Level 6 Cup Crushers: Who's Your Daddy? metalbat13 03/30/2018 9:12:13 pm
What are the odds?

Of the 32 teams remaining in the 2035 Cup competition, only TWO are Level 6 squads. The weird thing is that both Level 6 teams are not only from the SAME league (VI.28), but also from the same division (east). One of them is Milo Metalbat's Atlantic City Broadwalkers. The other is the Dearborn Heights Americans, which have basically been on auto-pilot since the alternate universe do-over.

Milo wants to know if he has to list his gambling winnings from betting on the Broadwalkers on the AC team finance page. He'd prefer that the IRS not know the exact amount of Dead Presidents that he has accumulated against his higher level opponents.
#57940 Forum >> Discussions >> I Don't Understand mjreichard 03/31/2018 6:07:44 am
Yeah,that jump is always big. In the "alternate reality 2035" we did a much better job at the jump...this reality, not so much. :-)
#57941 Forum >> Bug Reports >> May or may not be a bug lostraven 03/31/2018 8:59:22 am
I was trolling waivers and saw this player.

Despite not being on a team, his scouting report says "He may have learned all he can at this level of competition."

I was under the impression that scouting message was reserved solely for players on a team. Why would a player on waivers have this message? It seems counter-intuitive (and I can't say I've ever seen this happen before).

Including screenie in case he comes off waivers before seen.
julkNjz.png
#57942 Forum >> Suggestions >> All-Time Team admin 03/31/2018 11:35:22 am
This would be like an enhancement to the hall of fame?

Steve
#57943 Forum >> Suggestions >> All-Time Team JJNZ 03/31/2018 12:33:09 pm
I think that's a great idea
#57944 Forum >> Discussions >> I Don't Understand peacockpenguin 03/31/2018 2:33:38 pm
My ace who was hovering around a 2.5ERA is currently sitting at a cool 5. And my team which was batting for promotion is currently sitting in a regulation spot. It happens. I trust my guys to turn it around.
#57945 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Take 3 - I think... peacockpenguin 03/31/2018 3:00:39 pm
In the beginning of the season I cut guys that underperformed in the last season.
#57946 Forum >> Leagues >> II.1 Rock777 03/31/2018 3:06:55 pm
Injuries have been horrible for us this year. Always at least 3 injured. Whenever one heals 1 or 2 more get injured :(
#57947 Forum >> Bug Reports >> May or may not be a bug Rock777 03/31/2018 6:33:35 pm
I've seen this before. I think it still considers the guy at the same level he was at when cut. So if the team cut him when he had this message, it stays.
#57948 Forum >> Suggestions >> All-Time Team Haselrig 03/31/2018 10:16:25 pm
Not a vital addition, but something owners might enjoy fiddling around with.
#57949 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Meccanodonte 04/01/2018 12:07:02 am
The 1st and 2nd (same record) of 2034 season are now second to last and last.
And Birmingham won D'Alessandro.
Oh, yeah!
#57950 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 04/01/2018 9:47:58 am
Will be interesting to see how D'Alessandro does. His 2033 season scared me off. (43 HRs allowed in 200 IP, lower division, decent sized ballpark).

Waterloo got out of Boomfield without too much damage. Dinos speed oriented attack doesn't play well in the shoebox. Hopefully a few less slo-pitch games when we play in Waterloo.

Continue to be frustrated by speed in general after the Roadrunner's lower case 17 arm catcher gunned down 5 of 9. (One could say we're at Witt's end ... harhar).

I made a conscious effort to transition my team to a balance of speed and power thinking it would be more consistent than waiting for 3 run HRs. The irony may be that a 3 run HR offense is actually more reliable.
#57951 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion kladu 04/01/2018 10:48:39 am
Niice, not much AR this season, we'll see how his career goes.
His CGs will go way down, poor Chollie,
yet we do have a quadruple 15 type reliever resting his troubles in AAA.





Updated Sunday, April 1 2018 @ 10:59:17 am PDT
#57952 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Meccanodonte 04/01/2018 12:12:03 pm
His home runs obviously seem dangerous, but given his career GB% and the strange semblance of his previous ballpark I wouldn't be overly concerned.
Or, better, I AM overly concerned, because he's gone to kladu.

I think he can do good things for him, sigh.
#57953 Forum >> Discussions >> I Don't Understand Cactusguy21 04/01/2018 3:12:01 pm
This season continues to be weird. Superstars performing like scrubs and benchwarmers performing like MVP candidates.

It's not just different from the alternate reality, these stats are differing greatly from career norms.
#57954 Forum >> Help >> Too old to train? Eric83 04/01/2018 3:24:43 pm
I was just about to ask a very similar question, so I'll add it on here. I just noticed one of my waiver pickups this year has never spent any time in AAA. He's a 27yo with 12 Pot and 99 SI, so doesn't look like a lot of room left. But as a first year manager I'm pretty desparate for any pitching talent under 30yo, so I would love to max the guy if I could. Thanks.
#57955 Forum >> Discussions >> I Don't Understand mjreichard 04/01/2018 4:04:27 pm
I have to agree...I have multiple guys that are way off of their career norms.
#57956 Forum >> Discussions >> I Don't Understand Dan6176 04/01/2018 4:44:52 pm
I don't think this is unique to this season. Check out the homerun totals from this guy [url]http://http://brokenbat.org/player/90965[/url]. I think he corked his bat for one season. Can you guess which one?
#57957 Forum >> Discussions >> I Don't Understand shikago 04/01/2018 5:07:38 pm
Went from being 100% safe from relegation & battling for 1st place (not to mention still alive in the cup) to being terrible and in last place. Ok, maybe that can all be explained away satisfactorily.

But what's far more jarring/disconcerting to me is the drastic difference in so many other teams' performance. Those with identical lineups to 2035 take 1. We're basically at the all-star break now. So small sample size can't be used as an excuse.

When "Team X" can be garbage in take 1 and world-beaters in take 2 (or vice versa) it makes everything seem incredibly pointless. The difference in player performance is staggering too. Players who were fairly consistent & mediocre over their entire careers suddenly turning into Babe Ruth or Cy Young. And former stars turning into complete bums.

Any past success now feels mostly unearned. I now feel like I'd previously been operating almost under a just-world fallacy type thing. Not demanding anything change or threatening to quit or anything. Just throwing this out there.
#57958 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Pig_Cola 04/01/2018 5:35:08 pm
One thing that hasn't changed from the previous version of 2035 is the poor bullpen pitching. In the past two games, my bullpen had to give up runs in the 9th inning.
#57959 Forum >> Help >> Too old to train? Rock777 04/01/2018 6:24:27 pm
I POT 12 will max out somewhere between 95 and 103 (higher or lower if they are miss-scouted). That guy could easily be maxed already... I'm not sure you will gain much putting him in AAA right now. I'd only do it if you really don't need him in the majors right now.
#57960 Forum >> Discussions >> I Don't Understand Rock777 04/01/2018 6:43:50 pm
Baseball is fickle. Doesn't take much to turn a 2-1 win into a 2-3 loss. A very small amount of random occurrence will see vastly different outcomes. My team was in 1st place last go around, and now I am battling against relegation. But really those two things aren't as far apart as folks think. A lot comes down to luck. You put your best squad on the field, and with some luck you will win. The better the team, the better your odds, but nothing is guaranteed. Otherwise you would see more teams winning 162 games in the majors. Sometimes the best team just doesn't win.






Updated Sunday, April 1 2018 @ 6:44:22 pm PDT
#57961 Forum >> Help >> Too old to train? Eric83 04/01/2018 7:15:55 pm
Ok thanks, I probably won't bother demoting him then. Just from browsing the forums I was getting the impression almost like a player can't max out if they didn't have proper time in every level of minors (kept seeing people say players will get stunted if they go to minors early), but maybe I was taking it too literally.
#57962 Forum >> Discussions >> I Don't Understand Geech 04/01/2018 7:34:25 pm
If random number generation was really the most important factor, I would expect team rankings to be more volatile. The fact that teams can reach Legends League or over high level leagues and stay there season after season is pretty good evidence that there's plenty of signal coming through the noise. It doesn't mean randomness can't have a big influence, but I think it's pretty clear that there's plenty of room for owner skill.

I'm sorry that a few owners are still having good seasons replaced with extreme collapses. However with 756 teams spread over 63 leagues, it's not preposterous to see some unusual luck variance. (Although I note that Green Bay also just promoted this season. . .) I don't think it proves that randomness dominates the game.
#57963 Forum >> Discussions >> PAC-12 League? Geech 04/01/2018 7:37:19 pm
What is this? Testing?

http://brokenbat.org/league/250
#57964 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Cup MukilteoMike 04/01/2018 8:21:49 pm
Up until this weekend I didn't really care about the Cup. I made a couple of moves, namely in the rotation, to gear up for it and...My starting 1B gets knocked out for two weeks. My starting 2B gets knocked out for the double-header. My killer LHS (BAA .143, 1.29 ERA, 1.000 WHIP) is out. I put in my 17 stamina guy to throw 120 pitches to save the bullpen...and we end up in an 18-inning battle, which I believe is the longest game I've participated in. And we lost it, making matters even worse. Pretty funny.

Updated Sunday, April 1 2018 @ 8:28:37 pm PDT
#57965 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Cup Mcdoogle 04/01/2018 8:47:16 pm
I was fairly confident about making a decent cup run, until I see we're up against Novi.

Yikes. I'll still put up a fight though.

Good luck Haselrig!
#57966 Forum >> Discussions >> PAC-12 League? Mcdoogle 04/01/2018 8:48:42 pm
I believe it is the test league...
#57967 Forum >> Discussions >> I Don't Understand shikago 04/01/2018 8:53:31 pm
@Rock - I get what you're saying. I guess to me the impact of luck just seemed way beyond what I expected it to be (in teams that made 0 lineup changes).

@Geech - That's a fair point. Obviously there's things you can do to stack the deck in your favor.

Let's say that all teams started from scratch tomorrow. Call it "Reset 1". Would all the current top teams immediately rocket up to the top and stay there in Reset 1? Now imagine that after 15 seasons we needed to do another complete game reset for some reason. Let's call that "Reset 2". Would all the top teams from Reset 1 go on to dominate Reset 2?

(FWIW, I started with a zero prestige team & went all the way up to the legends league, finishing 2nd or higher 5 straight seasons before taking a long hiatus. Was that due to me being a particularly skillful team owner? Or more a lucky one?)
#57968 Forum >> Discussions >> I Don't Understand Rock777 04/01/2018 9:54:57 pm
Its a little of both. Draft picks and claims have a lot of luck involved. We can stack the deck by being smart about who you claim/release, or which scouting reports you draft, but there is still a lot of luck. Same with games. You can stack the deck by putting in a good lineup and having good management settings, but at the end of the day you need a little luck to win. If anything I think the reset highlights that. But also consider that 6 games out of the lead really means you are both in last place and still contending. Maybe your team didn't change, but others no doubt did. Some people took advantage of the reset to clean house early of guys who failed them the first time around. Really at this point in the season, I doubt many teams have taken the exact same path as last year (especially when you factor in injuries).
#57969 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Cup Haselrig 04/01/2018 10:28:09 pm
I'm never confident about any Cup series ;)

Good luck Mcdoogle.
#57970 Forum >> Leagues >> IV. 1 Valmion 04/02/2018 6:44:24 am
Little hip bump to our league thread.

#57971 Forum >> Help >> Too old to train? Rock777 04/02/2018 7:26:49 am
He might be stunted (by a couple SI), but I don't know how much it will help putting him in AAA at 27. It might, but it also might not do anything. A lot of mights.

BTW, I keep my players in the minors for a good amount of time and many of them still stunt. Players have different growth patterns. Definitely safer to give them proper progression in the lower leagues when they are young, but that guy isn't likely to improve much more either way.

Updated Monday, April 2 2018 @ 7:29:10 am PDT
#57972 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Cup wickersty 04/02/2018 11:25:28 am
Congrats to those still in the cup. Good luck the rest of the way. Always fun to watch the tourney come down to the end.
#57973 Forum >> Discussions >> Custom Logos wickersty 04/02/2018 12:07:18 pm
@esac it’s been brought to my attention that in an earlier reply of mine to you in this thread, which seems like it might have been deleted, I was a bit rude to you. I don’t remember exactly what I said, but I think it was something along the lines of “no offense, but take a hint, if no ones replying no one is interested in participating”.

Anyway, if it was that or something else, I apologize for any harshness or rudeness. Maybe I had a bad day, and was more blunt or harsh than I should have been.

Jeff

Updated Monday, April 2 2018 @ 12:08:11 pm PDT
#57974 Forum >> Discussions >> I Don't Understand Cactusguy21 04/02/2018 12:49:00 pm
Okay, let's actually sit down and go through my team, and see how much it's deviating from the career norms.

So first, the guys that are performing basically on their career norms:
LF Wyatt
3B Gonzalez (who had a breakout in the alternate reality)
SP Reagan (who had a collapse in the alternate reality)
C Schmidt

Then, these guys are performing only slightly off norms, probably just randomness at work
DH Roldan
2B Duran
CF Sheppard
RP On (On is the only short/middle reliever I'm gonna count, since he gets so many innings.)
SP Baughman

Then, the guys that are a little bit crazy:

RF Madrid (even though his stats are basically the same, his splits have reversed. He went from the best vsLHP hitter in the league to one of the worst, and went from an average vsRHP hitter to a great one)
SP Roque (big slump)
SS Toca (best year of his career by far)


Then, the twilight zone:

1B Jeong: He was the definition of average his whole career, then in the alternate season was so bad he got benched for a 77 SI rookie. Now he is an MVP candidate.

SP/RP Cordero: Absolute garbage this year.


So in reality, it's not actually too different. It just feels different.
#57975 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Cactusguy21 04/02/2018 12:56:30 pm
@Pig_Cola

I know the feeling. I wish, just for one year, I could have a bullpen with five or six actually decent pitchers, rather than having to spend the whole year dumpster diving and playing rookies.
#57976 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread wickersty 04/02/2018 1:20:47 pm
@cactus I actually have the opposite wish. I wish I could hobble together a decent rotation. I’m actually pretty happy with my bullpen, this season and last season.

It’s gotten to the point this season that I’m putting all kids in the starting 5, with low pitch counts and hooks, so they can develop and join the bullpen next season, and I’m trying to use my bullpen more than my starters, most of which have been released or sent down to aaa.

But my SP situation is pretty weak.
#57977 Forum >> Discussions >> I Don't Understand Rock777 04/02/2018 1:57:26 pm
Actually looks like you might have come out a bit ahead if I'm counting the +/- right.
#57978 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Rock777 04/02/2018 1:58:30 pm
bullpen is more important than starting rotation anyhow ;)
#57979 Forum >> Suggestions >> Managers from BOT Teams? RDailey1948 04/02/2018 3:53:48 pm
+This Guy's salary, $8.80M

Broken Bat - Ed Hensley Manager Profile
http://brokenbat.org/manager/162

I found a couple other similar guys on teams w/ owners! Ouch!
#57980 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Cup MukilteoMike 04/02/2018 4:24:58 pm
That was a great series with Gastonia. We barely advanced, taking us further in the Cup than we've ever been. It's kind of ironic since in the first edition of this season we intentionally tanked and didn't make it out of the group stage. Now we have what I believe may be our first meaningful match-up with the all-time greatest franchise, Thunder Bay. Hopefully we'll have a healthy squad for that one.
#57981 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Pig_Cola 04/02/2018 6:09:11 pm
@Rock, that's true.
#57982 Forum >> Discussions >> I Don't Understand Cactusguy21 04/02/2018 6:41:55 pm
No yeah, this season has been much better for me. Just weirder.
#57983 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Cactusguy21 04/02/2018 6:44:44 pm
@rock
I know you were being sarcastic, but in this game that is actually true, because of the way hooks work. Pitchers get yanked way earlier than they would in real life if they blow up early on, meaning the bullpen has more work in this game than in real life.
#57984 Forum >> Suggestions >> Increase draft pool size ephenssta 04/02/2018 9:27:32 pm
It would be interesting to see a small increase in the international pool with the addition of every new nation. Aside from that, I agree with most of the people saying that the pools should remain as-is.

If there's a change I want to the draft pool, I would like to be able to select whether I'm looking at more pitchers or hitters. I get a little frustrated when I want to spend my first rounds on pitchers and I end up seeing very few pitchers in the first 3 rounds.
#57985 Forum >> Discussions >> PAC-12 League? peacockpenguin 04/02/2018 10:18:32 pm
Glad to see my Huskies doing well.
#57986 Forum >> Discussions >> Level 6 Cup Crushers: Who's Your Daddy? metalbat13 04/03/2018 8:54:16 am
Broadwalkers dive off the pier versus Wheaton, but Dearborn makes the BB Sweet 16. Go figure!
#57987 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 04/03/2018 4:29:03 pm
Well Freddy. After Galvin lost us game 2 I busted him down a rank so he'd be a next -to-last option in game 3. Somehow my manager still decided Galvin was the guy to go to with 1 out in the 9th and the tying runners on base. How Galvin allowed that much carnage on 14 pitches ...

Anywho. He's now unassigned (which he should have been after game 2). We'll see how College Station does w/o help from the Galvin gravy train. :)
#57988 Forum >> Help >> On solid ground? michaeltodd2 04/03/2018 5:44:01 pm
Okay, I THINK I've got my team on solid ground now, at least to the point of where I'm winning more then I'm losing. I had to spend some money, and no doubt since I'm relativity new I "frittered away" some. I also suspect I've got a few too many players that I should probably can, particularly in the minors. But my question is, can anyone with some experience, whenever convenient, take a look at my team and give me their opinion? I dont know, maybe a few suggestions? I'd seriously appreciate it. Thank you!
#57989 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion FreddyTheEye 04/03/2018 6:29:15 pm
We used our #12 and #13 pitchers to cough up game 4 so...you're welcome.

Pretty good first half all around for us. Could use a little more consistency and to have a reliever or two get hot.
Good cup run going here too!
#57990 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Pig_Cola 04/03/2018 6:42:00 pm
Angelo Renteria was one of my best pitchers in the previous version of 2035. Now, he is pitching like a scrub for my team. I thought he would lot a better than what he's doing right now. :(
#57991 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 04/03/2018 6:47:11 pm
you're welcome

Heh. And then you jam Urbina on 2 days rest in game 5. I'll be honest. I wish 30 game injuries on players when managers do that.

Will be interesting to see how the all-star voting goes. Had 3 all-stars last time. Of those only McCarty has a shot in v2.

Margate definitely having a historic season. League stat page blanks out before 2014. From 2014 on there have only been 4 teams to hit 200 HRs. Fort Lauderdale Bucs did it twice (just barely - 201 and 202). Long Beach Pirates did it twice. Bloomfield hit 205 last season. The 4th of course is Manhattan who did it 3 times and have the 3 best totals. 220 is the current record. Margate could challenge that.

The other record Margate will set is holds. Their frenetic bullpen use is already up to 60 holds. The record is 68 set by Minneapolis last season. No other team had made 60. Big style change from venerable Thunder Bay who registered 1 hold total over the 2028, 2029, and 2030 seasons.
#57992 Forum >> Leagues >> League V. 11 Geech 04/03/2018 7:02:11 pm
It's the All Star break, which means we're halfway through the season and halfway through inter-division play. Time for a V. 11 inter-division update!

The west holds a slight edge in the first half with 92-88 record. San Luis Obispo leads the west with a surprisingly strong inter-division record of 20-10 and Kingman is right behind them with a 17-13 record. Go west division!
#57993 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion FreddyTheEye 04/03/2018 7:13:33 pm
?? He had three full recovery updates and was 9/10.
We had a one game series that we needed with four off days after. Urbina at 9/10 on a 90 pitch count was a much better option than using the rookie righty. No unwritten baseball God angering rules broken sir.
#57994 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion MukilteoMike 04/03/2018 10:00:00 pm
The only way we could challenge that homer record is if teams throw lots of youngsters soon. We might get 200, but I can't see many more than that.

Hopefully we can make the hold record unreachable for others. :) I don't use the closer role. That leads to shorter bullpen performances, which leads to more holds. I will say we're on pace to shatter our team record, too. Having more holds than wins is pretty crazy!
#57995 Forum >> Help >> On solid ground? dlwarren1 04/04/2018 3:09:30 am
I wouldn't do much since you are only 4 games out. But, this is what I would do for now: Quit paying Burgos in the minors and cut him. Promote Shin or Oppenheimer and cut Balderas. Cut Inoue and promote Kim.
#57996 Forum >> Discussions >> All-Star predictions Cactusguy21 04/04/2018 6:04:14 am
It looks like Presque Isle shall have a very nice representation at the next all-star game.


LOCKS:

DH Luis Roldan has 44 SB and 18 HR. Easy choice.

SS Cruz Toca has a great slash line, and is one of the better defensive shortstops out there.

1B Jung Hwa Jeong has a .344 batting average.

CF Cory Sheppard has great OBP and slugging, and 14 HRs.


LIKELY:

Closer Rudy Hurtado is 26/28 on save chances, and has a smooth 2.03 ERA.

LF Russ Wyatt also has 44 SB and has a great OBP.


FRINGE CHANCE:

3B Julian Gonzalez has been fairly average all year, but you never know.

SP Cliff Reagan likely won't make it because of the 1-7 record, but his other stats are strong.

2B Orlando Duran is pretty decent, but probably doesn't have enough on his resume to get in.



What about your teams? How many all-stars will you get?


Updated Wednesday, April 4 2018 @ 6:04:29 am PDT
#57997 Forum >> Discussions >> All-Star predictions mjreichard 04/04/2018 7:26:16 am
Sadly...likely none!

Quentin Skinner has an outside chance with 65 BB & 32 SB along with a .403 OBP and 10 OFA (no idea if defense is taken into account)

Maybe Jerry DiMaggio, who is .293 with 67 RBI.

No chance for any of the staff this year...Yoshio Iwakuma has 10 QS and great numbers across the board...but only 2 wins!
#57998 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 04/04/2018 8:30:24 am
No unwritten baseball God angering rules broken sir.

He threw 97 pitches on July 11. Got 2 days rest. Chucked another 91 pitches July 14. 2 days rest in the middle of bloody July.

Any real life manager that did that would be instantly fired, and probably never work in professional baseball again. It's ludicrous. It's effectively a 3 man starting rotation.

Brokenbat isn't baseball. It's a glorified coin flip with little baseball-flavoured decisions that allow to you tilt the odds in your favour.

I love the game nonetheless, and try to treat it like baseball. When other managers do very non-basebally things to help their coin flip it irritates me. I mean, shouldn't baseball knowledge help you in a baseball game? The farcical pitcher fatigue system actually penalizes people that know how real baseball works.

I've complained about pitcher fatigue for seasons. But the system is a joke by design. Brokenbat is intended to be played casually. A manager who only logs in on Fridays to make his draft pick and check the standings is not supposed to be at severe disadvantage.

Having a functional pitcher fatigue system that either punished performance or inflicted injuries would result in these managers losing the majority of their games in a week. Odds are they would quit Brokenbat rather than thinking "oh, maybe I shouldn't use 4 man rotation during interleague". Thus we have pretty fatigue bars that go up and down but don't actually do anything.

So ya. If you want to use your pitchers on 2 days rest, go for it. The only thing to stop you is the disdain of self righteous jerks like me. Urbina was far better on 2 days rest than he was on 4. But I'll say the same thing to you I say to all the coin flippers who do this against me. Karma is going to get you.
#57999 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion MukilteoMike 04/04/2018 10:47:20 am
Whoa! I didn't know Seca had human blood in him. I thought he may be a robot. I love reading posts like that, even though I know I'd be tarred and feathered for saying the exact same thing. Fiery spirit. I like it.

While I understand the sentiment, I largely disagree with the underlying thought. As you said, Seca, this most definitely is NOT baseball. Many people want to pretend it is, but it isn't. Heck, I often want to pretend it's baseball because I really, really want it to be. It's not. It's a game all its own. Part baseball, of course, but only part. Part lottery. Part Strat-O-Matic. Part roulette. Part Russian Roulette.

I admit I sometimes do things I would never do if this were real baseball. This is its own beast. Play to win.

In other words, get mad at the game for creating the rules and parameters it has, not the players who try to get the most from their team due to the way the game is set up. I get mad at the game plenty. And, as I hinted, I guarantee you had I posted as you did there would be several people jumping all over me, saying what a horrible, nasty person I am. But I digress...

Actually, I think my simplest sentence was a better summation--Play to win.



Updated Wednesday, April 4 2018 @ 11:01:59 am PDT
#58000 Forum >> Help >> On solid ground? michaeltodd2 04/04/2018 12:36:48 pm
Much appreciated.
#58001 Forum >> Discussions >> All-Star predictions peacockpenguin 04/04/2018 1:13:38 pm
I think only 3 All-Stars this year.

CL Bernie Bryan
SU Dale Hall
DH/1B Jian Chiang

I may have a fourth in SP Fernando Navarro

Updated Wednesday, April 4 2018 @ 1:13:55 pm PDT
#58002 Forum >> Suggestions >> All-Time Team peacockpenguin 04/04/2018 2:03:28 pm
+1
#58003 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion FreddyTheEye 04/04/2018 3:57:54 pm
I don't have a problem with the argument.
But we'll have to agree to disagree.
The three man rotation has been used in many short term situations for many years with success and failure in real life.
In this instance it was imo my best move. If any other starter had been ready this wouldn't have happened.
Actually I believe that there IS a penalty in BB for over working pitchers so I almost never do it.
I welcome any legends manager to play a whole series against my team with a three man roster. Many would do it if the practice proved to be best. But imo it simply is not normally a good idea. Others may disagree.
#58004 Forum >> Discussions >> Need Some Advice 5L1NK 04/04/2018 4:04:24 pm
So good old Jerry Phillips, my longtime leadoff shortstop is about to retire. In the season that once was, due to sentimantality, i had him riding the bench backing up where needed as i picked up some talent in free agency. in the do over, i was not lucky enough to land a stud SS. instead i had to make due with Jerry for one last season.

Thanks to the season re do, i now know that my top prospect will be ready either this training update or next.

So here's my question. Do i let Phillips ride it out for the rest of the season and go down fighting, or let Todd come up and develop as early as possible.

I am partial to letting Todd stay in the minors so he can have a full rookie season and so Phillips can at least have a shot at an all league. Phillips has been playing out of his socks as of late and earned all Star status so shutting him down seems in pooor taste. I am however biased and am looking for others to comment and provide insight.
#58005 Forum >> Discussions >> Need Some Advice FreddyTheEye 04/04/2018 4:51:00 pm
IMO the second that Todd gets the recommendation he should be up and playing everyday. Prospects need to play and imo your team is better the second that switch is made.
#58006 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion EchoBravo34 04/04/2018 5:06:42 pm
The only time I've seen a 3 man rotation in real life MLB is in the playoffs or World Series when everything is on the line. MLB managers won't even use a 4 man rotation in the regular season.
#58007 Forum >> Discussions >> Need Some Advice Rock777 04/04/2018 5:25:47 pm
I would have no issue playing Phillips over Todd if Phillips were the better option and could help you promote. But I think Phillips has just been very lucky this year behind the plate. And his defense is a liability. If nothing else Todd will be a defensive upgrade. Its totally a personal preference, and nothing wrong with taking the sentimental route in a game, but I would advise starting Todd once he is ready.

Not that you have to promote guys the immediately on AI recommendation. I find the AI recommendations are sometimes a bit aggressive, leading to players stunting. Looking at Todd though, I don't think that is an issue. He looks ready.
#58008 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Rock777 04/04/2018 5:30:28 pm
Actually I wasn't being sarcastic this time. Just take a look at my staff (and ignore Colón who is having a horrible season). Also take a look at my QS. Gives a pretty good indication of my own strategy ;)
#58009 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread MukilteoMike 04/04/2018 6:59:15 pm
There isn't a recipe for success. Since we have no way of planning and selecting our players and rosters, the skill comes down to managing what you're dealt. Some teams should rely on the rotation, some the bullpen. It's the owner's responsibility to determine the best strategy for their pieces.
#58010 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion MukilteoMike 04/04/2018 10:39:12 pm
However, if you look at the history of professional baseball, the majority of it has had four man rotations or fewer. We tend to think the current way is the only way. It isn't. Also, to my knowledge there isn't definitive research showing that throwing several innings every fourth game causes more injuries than every five. Many old-timers suggest pitching more often was even helpful for them. Who knows?
#58011 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Rock777 04/04/2018 11:27:36 pm
That is the most ridiculous thing I've heard. I very intentionally go after lower stamina pitchers. I also very intentionally go after position players with hitting and lower speed. If we couldn't plan or select players, then I wouldn't have been able to build a team built around that strategy. I've cut POT 14s that didn't fit my strategy, and have I POT 12s on my starting squad. Sure we can't plan to get a team full of great hitting POT 16s, but you can plan which POT 12s and 13s you put waivers on, and which builds you draft.

Got to say, you have an awful lot of very good hitters on your team considering you have "no way of selecting" your players. Your team selection was all just luck and random die rolls, huh?
#58012 Forum >> Discussions >> All-Star predictions Seca 04/05/2018 5:37:36 am
Tho Waterloo's record and standing is basically unchanged from '35 version 1, all-star selections had some noticeable differences.

In v1 Dinos had 4 all-stars. SS McCarty, 1B Butler, LF Schuler and SP Bagley.

In v2 Dinos had:

1B Butler (reserve)
2B Meza (1st all-star selection even tho he was a career lower leaguer)
SS McCarty
3B Zarate (reserve)
RF Youngblood
LF Schuler
Platoon LF Bresciani (despite only 92 ABs in 1st half)

Ie., all our position players except CF and C.

Among pitchers Sanchez was selected. Notable because at this point in v1 he had an ERA over 10 and was one of the leagues worst pitchers.

Strange quirk (and not to salt wounds) is that 1st place Margate did not have an all-star selection. Doubt that has happened before / often.
#58013 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread MukilteoMike 04/05/2018 6:31:23 am
As a matter of fact, yes. The single largest factor of any roster is pure luck. I'd say that's probably 60%. 25% is determination and effort by constantly scouring waivers. The final, last small piece is skill of which the vast majority is with waivers.

I can take full credit for players like Mckee. I was the only person to claim him 11 seasons ago, but studs like Perez, c'mon. Who isn't picking a great hitting, LH, prolific slugger with very good potential? Well, the answer may be you since you said you intentionally avoid speed, which he has. Maybe I am super savvy after all. Thanks, Rock.

Updated Thursday, April 5 2018 @ 6:52:50 am PDT
#58014 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 04/05/2018 6:55:05 am
In other words, get mad at the game for creating the rules and parameters it has, not the players who try to get the most from their team due to the way the game is set up.

I explained in my previous post why I believe we are stuck with a casual, largely cosmetic fatigue system. It isn't going to change.

Since we are stuck with it, I feel there is a gentlemens agreement amoung managers to play baseball rather than throw dice. My only recourse is to voice my disapproval in hopes that others will play baseball.

This is its own beast. Play to win.

Its your team. Manage it how you will. My approval shouldn't matter. If you win, the community will admire you regardless of your tactics. Won't take any shine off it when I roll my eyes.
#58015 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 04/05/2018 7:12:48 am
This is one of the more interesting articles on the subject.

While the article is interesting, I (personally) think much of the criticism in the comments in spot on.

One thing that I think often gets overlooked in these historical arguments is that the height of the mound was changed in 1969. Nolan Ryan and Rick Honeycutt are two notable names on record as suggesting lowering the mound has been a significant contributor to pitching injuries.
#58016 Forum >> Leagues >> III.2 motko 04/05/2018 7:30:15 am
well done evrybody at mid season point.
lets see who is going to make the right adjustments to do better in the second half. So that we will remember after the season i will put the standings here: W L EXWL RS RA
bronx -52 28 90-70 425-371
Plymouth -45 35 84-76 326-308
lincolnp -41 39 86-74 366-337
harrisonb -39 41 79-81 385-390
fall river -36 44 81-79 383-380
clearwater -28 52 56-104 286-404
Davis -53 27 98-62 455-356
thunderB -47 33 100-60 347-262
Milpitas -42 38 89-71 323-285
Pullman -38 42 76-84 325-344
Everett -35 45 67-93 332-395
Brownsbille -24 56 59-101 349-470

so Fall river is projected to go ahead of Harrisonburg. I dont know whats the math behind that. Plymouth pitching has been great obviously.
Clearwater seems to have problems but other than that anyone could take the East title.

I've been trying to scout Thunder bay pitching last 10 seasons but I just dont get it. Every season the pitchers over-perform.

Updated Thursday, April 5 2018 @ 7:42:35 am PDT
#58017 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion MukilteoMike 04/05/2018 10:10:32 am

Since we are stuck with it, I feel there is a gentlemens agreement amoung managers to play baseball rather than throw dice. My only recourse is to voice my disapproval in hopes that others will play baseball.


I think this is silly. It isn't baseball, so there's no reason to play within the constructs of real baseball. You play a game based on its design. This is Broken Bat, not baseball. As I said before, I wish it was more like baseball, but it is what it is. Even the game play within the game isn't baseball. There are dozens of unrealistic examples that occur frequently. There are no Broken Bat game play ethics. You play as the game lets you play. There's no way to cheat; you do what it allows. I hate the incredible imbalance of waivers and drafts. In my opinion it's ridiculous and a farce. I don't begrudge any one for getting outrageous pick after outrageous pick. It's a shortcoming of the game.
#58018 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 04/05/2018 1:15:20 pm
I think this is silly.

Hehe. Well it is an opinion. You are entitled to judge it however you choose.

But think it through.

With 50 to go I have a change of heart. I don't see this as baseball anymore, but a computer generated game of dice. I decide that winning is the only way to derive satisfaction from the game.

I look at my "pitchers", and determine player array records 98909 (3.70 ERA), 111449 (2.73 ERA) 112326 (1.80 ERA) give me a better chance to win than assets 133991 (4.76 ERA) and 139528 (5.31 ERA). I decide its worth the minimal increased risk in injury, and go with a 3 man rotation.

What do you do? You don't have a drop off after 3 guys. Do you match me? If you do, maybe its your team that gets hit with two 30 days injuries. Don't match me? Maybe one of Medoza, Guillen or Chen realizes they have a career ERA over 4 and stink for the rest of the season.

It becomes an arms race. So instead, we nod at each other and play baseball. We cheer for our 4th starters and watch through cracks in our fingers when our 5th has to take the mound.

I've been in Legends a while. I have only faced a starter on 2 days rest in a mid-season game 3 times. The majority of us are here because we want to be baseball managers, not expert dice throwers.

What I said in the post above is not my normal mindset. I believe I immerse myself in Brokenbat as much as anyone. I try to watch my games with some MLB on the TV to give ambiance. I have nicknames and cheers. I encourage my guys to go the other way with a runner in scoring position, or jam hard sinkers with an opponent on first. Hell, the Booth brothers have back story. Winning is great, but this is why I play the game.

The waiver comparison is an interesting one as its functionality is largely based on the good will of managers. Let's say you need a 3B. A wonderful 3B appears on the waiver wire. You offer but lose. A few days later you look and see the team that won him has not 1 but 2 superstar 3B. The new waiver signee isn't good enough to crack the roster, but rather than being released, he is languishing in AAA. Do you really not begrudge that manager?
#58019 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Rock777 04/05/2018 2:47:56 pm
No arguing there is a ton of luck involved. But saying you have "no way of selecting players" is total hyperbole. Over the long haul to 10-12 seasons, everyone has significant influence on their team makeup. We may not have 100% control over who we get, but we do have 100% control over who we drop and who we don't try for.

I have horrendous 3B prospects right now. But of the 12-13 guys I've cycled through, I've kept two. They may be bad, but I selected them based on my team planning. And I had 100% control over all those decisions.

Updated Thursday, April 5 2018 @ 2:51:21 pm PDT
#58020 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion MukilteoMike 04/05/2018 10:31:24 pm
I'll start with the simpler part first--nope, I wouldn't begrudge that owner in the least. I might question why someone does it, but stockpiling positions doesn't bother me at all. If we could control our draft picks, my feelings would be different. Even then I would just wonder why they're bothering with the player. Naturally I'd be frustrated, but, again, it would be with the game, not the owner.

Regarding the baseball/dice roll discussion, we clearly just have differing opinions. I guess my main point is BASEBALL is a dice roll situation. A pitcher and catcher decide on the next pitch to throw...Players move with each batter, and sometimes each pitch, to position themselves for the current situation...Managers pull batters, hitters, do double switches...There are hundreds of decisions every game all with the intent to improve the roll of their dice.

Also, baseball is always changing. There didn't used to be closers, set-up guys, left-handed specialists, hell, not even relievers hardly, not huge defensive switches for pull hitters, not designated hitters, the list goes on and on.

For Broken Bat, you are trying to make judgments about what is acceptable and what isn't. You don't think a pitcher should be able to start on two days rest, but find it appropriate to have your starting lineup play every day in perpetuity until the game decides they can't because of an injury. That's not baseball, especially with catchers. If you were watching your inter-division games live and by some crazy chance your team had a save situation in all five games and your closer breezed thru each one super efficiently, I'd bet you wouldn't sit your closer for game four or five. Why not? There's no way he'd make four appearances in three days or five in four. Or how about allowing your catcher to catch both games of the doubleheader? You allow that. Or how about a bigger look into something like waivers? We all change our roster throughout the year because of snatching up a good claim. We release the 10 year veteran without hesitation, not afraid of the repercussions within the clubhouse or city, and smile that we don't have to pay his salary any more, despite the fact that we would in real life. We gleefully look the other way to allow that.

And all of that is fine. You can't impose ethics on a dice rolling game with a baseball theme. That's all this game is.


Edit--I almost forgot. Thanks for providing bulletin board motivation for Medoza, Guillen and Chen. :)

Updated Thursday, April 5 2018 @ 11:14:07 pm PDT
#58021 Forum >> Discussions >> Need Some Advice boltsman 04/05/2018 10:32:36 pm
Hi fellow league mate! Your team is still right in contention, and I remembered your team to be doing even better in the previous take of 2035. I think the chance of earning a promotion is important enough to play your top prospect when he is ready.

Your top prospect looks like a great player both offensively and defensively. I would want to play him as soon as he is ready to start building his career towards a HOF worthy resume. He is also a much better improvement at SS for you.

It is tough to shut down your sentimental favorite, but he is 20 SI off his career high, and this season looks more luck driven than anything else. It would be cool to have him go out with a great year, but it would be really hard to earn an all-league with Memphis and Livermore both having a great SS putting up great numbers this season. I also have a franchise player who is 34, but had big drop off as well. I regret playing him this season where he put up terrible stats, and it just looks bad on his record. If I could go back in time, I wouldn't play him at all, so he can finish on a high note.
#58022 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread MukilteoMike 04/05/2018 11:20:02 pm
This isn't really a vent. It's more of a good hearty laugh at one of my pitchers. Prior to this year he had given up 41 homers in almost 500 innings. This year, uh, not the same guy, but today's version was amazing...

Gallardo comes in to pitch.
Hidalgo hits a home run to left field of 350 feet. Pinto comes in to score. Lee comes in to score.
Sanders hits a home run to left field of 369 feet.
Arellano hits a double to right field.
Caldwell hits a home run to left field of 365 feet. Arellano comes in to score.
McMillan comes in to pitch.

That's right, homer, homer, double, homer. LMAO! He has now given up 9 homers in 28 IP, more than quadrupling his career rate.

#58023 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion FreddyTheEye 04/06/2018 6:55:53 am


Updated Friday, April 6 2018 @ 11:44:35 am PDT
#58024 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 04/06/2018 7:01:55 am
You don't think a pitcher should be able to start on two days rest, but find it appropriate to have your starting lineup play every day in perpetuity until the game decides they can't because of an injury. That's not baseball, especially with catchers.

I find it mildly amusing I'm reading this the day after I rested my starting 1B (Butler, game 3) and my starting 2B (Meza, game 5) in a series.

Did you even look at my catchers? One has played 54 games, the other 31. The most games Schneider has played in a season is 136. Russell Martin, a living breathing MLB catcher, played 137 games for the Blue Jays in 2016 at the age of 33.

Also, baseball is always changing. There didn't used to be closers, set-up guys, left-handed specialists, hell, not even relievers hardly, not huge defensive switches for pull hitters, not designated hitters, the list goes on and on.

True.
How many teams have used 3 man rotations this season? Last season? (Hint: the answer is less than 1).
How many teams have used 6 man rotations this season? Last season? I can think of 3 off the top of my head (Mets, Blue Jays, Rangers). There are probably more.
Having a pitcher throw 100 pitches every 3 days isn't evolution. Its devolution.

you are trying to make judgments about what is acceptable and what isn't. ... You can't impose ethics on a dice rolling game with a baseball theme.

Again, I think waivers is an interesting comparison. The waiver system is very open. There are no restrictions on the number of claims. No restrictions on who you can claim (assuming the team is not in bankruptcy). This is good. A newly acquired team has very different waiver needs than a mature team like your or mine.

If everyone kept 5 roster spots open and threw 30 claims out every day just to release any wins the next morning, our waiver system would be untenable. The waiver system is functional, despite the lack of restrictions, because most managers follow an unspoken code of conduct. You only put claims on players you need. This gives a more enjoyable playing experience, and more closely resembles reality.

I don't see not using starters on two days rest as a big leap from that. Its a more enjoyable gaming experience (for me) trying to work out good match ups for my 4th and 5th starters than jamming Bagley every 3 days cuz 120 SI. It also more closely resembles reality.

Can I impose it? Nope. Admitted that above. But I feel entirely within my rights to suggest it.
#58025 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 04/06/2018 7:04:34 am
Question: which pitchers am I allowed to use today and tomorrow so I don't break the unwritten bro code agreements we all apparently have here?
How many days in a row can a one inning closer be used? What if potential bar is full but it's only been 3 days?

Can I use Escamilla? I'd love to use a lefty tbh but he has only regained 9/10 stamina and I was lectured and called out last time I did that. How about relievers? Do I have to sit everyone but the freshest guys?
Or does the bro code apply to cup games too?


Followed by:

#leavemeoutofyourdrama

*face palm*
#58026 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread thebuzz 04/06/2018 7:13:26 am
Hello!.. Hello!... Minor league coaches! You gotta prospect down there in Hideout, Utah on the S&S program (Sink or Swim) that's a "able to throw all day" scouted player and ur using him to close out games. Get him some starts or "Hideout" won't be ur hideout any longer!
#58027 Forum >> Discussions >> Need Some Advice Cactusguy21 04/06/2018 8:04:34 am
To be truly honest, I personally wouldn’t put Todd at SS. His arm is too weak. Second base seems like a much better option currently, and that way you can still play Phillips (or upgrade him from the waiver wire).
#58028 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 7 Cactusguy21 04/06/2018 8:59:16 am
Maybe if he was a lefty?
#58029 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion MukilteoMike 04/06/2018 2:27:08 pm

Did you even look at my catchers?

Yes. In your last four series before the All Star Break, each one of course having a double header, so they play five games in four days, well, lo and behold your catcher played every game. Every game.

Real pitchers. There's this guy who averaged 50 starts a year for an eight year span (and they only played 150 in a season). You might have heard of him. Cy Young.


Updated Friday, April 6 2018 @ 2:45:14 pm PDT
#58030 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion wickersty 04/06/2018 3:49:47 pm
I never thought the Legends thread would devolve into such a boring barrage of passive aggressive, snide, and petty commentary. I think I need to take a break from watching and participating in the forums for a while.

You guys are better than this, and BB deserves better.
#58031 Forum >> Help >> Newbie - Intro and Fielding Question Jaybrams 04/06/2018 8:02:38 pm
Hey-o, just inherited the Mesquite Mustangs based out of Mesquite Tx and promptly renamed to Stallions because I'm from Mesquite, and graduated from North Mesquite, where our Mascot was the Stallions... so it was a no-brainer of course!

It looks like i took over a pretty good majors squad (for my division), with a pretty thin minor league, so that will be one of my first orders of business. Anyway, on to my question...

Can anyone quantify how important is the Position Experience when setting my defense in the majors?

For instance, I have an 8/14/8 veteran. In my newb experience (correct me if wrong), I'd say he's a LF. But his Uppercase Exp is SS, where he seems like he'd be trash. So, how much should his SS Experience influence me from keeping him out of LF?

I'm using him as an example to illustrate the question, but i'm really interested in thinking / talking through the cost-benefit of playing someone out of Exp POS, especially older players who will likely not benefit from gaining much new pos experience before i move on...

Thanks! Looking forward to digging in all around.

Updated Friday, April 6 2018 @ 8:03:21 pm PDT
#58032 Forum >> Help >> Newbie - Intro and Fielding Question wickersty 04/06/2018 8:18:08 pm
Welcome Jay. You took over the team that is leading the division I’m in (and absolutely running away with it, so congrats on that!) :)

To your question, the positional drop downs in the minors are for setting the positions you want that player to train at... you WANT to set players to positions that they don’t have experience in, and that you think they would be better suited for. Over their time in the minors they will learn the position you set them to so that when they are major league ready they hopefully have competency or expertise at that position.

So, change them as you see fit! That’s the whole idea!

Good luck w the new team!

Updated Friday, April 6 2018 @ 8:18:54 pm PDT
#58033 Forum >> Discussions >> Promotions and Relegations KokomoMantis 04/06/2018 9:42:43 pm
New to this game, so how do promotions and relegations work? I really don't want to promote to another league since I am new, but my team is doing amazingly better than I thought it would do. If I win my side of the league, do I promote to the next league? How does that work?
#58034 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Cup MukilteoMike 04/06/2018 10:02:38 pm
I feel fortunate to sneak by Thunder Bay. We had a pitching duel for game one, 2-1. I thought we had a comfortable lead going into the ninth for the second game, up 7-4, but things suddenly got interesting. They hit a dinger and then loaded the bases with one out. Back to back ground balls ended the nail-biter. Onwards.
#58035 Forum >> Help >> Closer mjreichard 04/07/2018 5:23:51 am
I am having a terrible time of 6+ seasons finding a good closer. I inherited one with the team who was good, but old and has retired. I tried one the past few years who was ok...saved 40 last year, but blew 15!

How do you go about looking for a closer? What SI categories do you look for to make or develop a good closer?
#58036 Forum >> Discussions >> Promotions and Relegations mjreichard 04/07/2018 5:24:27 am
Yes, top team in each division moves up, bottom 2 move down.
#58037 Forum >> Discussions >> Need Some Advice amalric7 04/07/2018 6:22:43 am
YE GODS MAN. Phillips doesn't look like he should ever have played SS, and I wouldn't have had him anywhere other than 1B/DH - his Range and Arm are way too low for middle infield. You ideally want 15+ Fielding/Range/Arm at SS, and the same at 2B bar Arm which doesn't really matter.

Both players have decent bats but Todd is the better defender by some considerable distance (although I'd prefer him at 2B).
#58038 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 7 amalric7 04/07/2018 6:24:22 am
Not even then. ;)

I had a pretty good report for an above average potential guy, but I don't keep 11 POTs unless they're truly exceptional.
#58039 Forum >> Suggestions >> Dump all unhired Managers at year end Rock777 04/07/2018 7:46:14 am
Its been brought up many times that searching for managers is an unfun chore. Managers sitting on "free agency" are obviously not beloved. Why not just dump all out of work managers at the end of the year. They all retired or went into announcing games. That way new or recently dropped managers will be easy for folks to see. A list of 10-40 managers is far more reasonable.

#58040 Forum >> Discussions >> Need Some Advice Rock777 04/07/2018 7:53:24 am
You have to work with what you have. Todd's optimal position might be 2B, but he is the best SS of the players on the team. So I would play him at SS right now. I'd take the range over arm any day at SS.
#58041 Forum >> Help >> Closer Rock777 04/07/2018 7:57:15 am
I generally just make my best pitcher closer. Probably good if he doesn't give up HRs.
#58042 Forum >> Discussions >> Promotions and Relegations KokomoMantis 04/07/2018 10:31:12 am
So...how is it possible to play in the same league with friends that we signed up for this game with? I have a good friend playing in the same league I am in and would really like to play in that same league as him for a while.
#58043 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Cactusguy21 04/07/2018 11:34:54 am
I find I agree with Wickersty.

This reflects poorly upon the game, for sure. But what I find most appalling is that you guys feel it necessary to hate on a game that Steve put hundreds of hours of his own time into, and made it free to all. Constructive criticism is one thing, but some of these comments have devolved far past being constructive.

Updated Saturday, April 7 2018 @ 2:51:59 pm PDT
#58044 Forum >> Discussions >> Promotions and Relegations KokomoMantis 04/07/2018 12:18:57 pm
So I am in VI:27, so does that mean the winners of each division in this league move up to VI:26 each season? If that is the case, that would be good so that possibly friends could play in the same league again.
#58045 Forum >> Discussions >> Promotions and Relegations Pig_Cola 04/07/2018 1:21:30 pm
The winners of both divisions will move up to V.14, not VI.26.
#58046 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion MukilteoMike 04/07/2018 2:06:19 pm
Thanks for your opinions, Thought Police.
#58047 Forum >> Discussions >> Waiver Steals and FA Cactusguy21 04/07/2018 2:34:27 pm
I’ve made a ton of lucky claims this season, but perhaps my luckiest find wasn’t a claim at all, but a free agent.

Orlando Duran

To be honest, not entirely sure how he slipped through waivers. He has a solid defensive build for a 2B, he has the prototypical "high hitting, low everything else" build that dumpster-divers crave, he plays a rare position, he isn’t too terribly expensive, and he’s done nothing but suceeed his entire career.
#58048 Forum >> Suggestions >> Dump all unhired Managers at year end Cactusguy21 04/07/2018 2:44:08 pm
Agreed. +1
#58049 Forum >> Leagues >> III.2 Brewnoe 04/07/2018 2:56:52 pm
Mid season take ..

Players performing significantly better than 2035.v1 -
Anthony "Psycho" Perkins

Massive under-perform from 2035.v1 -
Jesse Galvin
Was up to 35 HRs through 95 games and on cruise control for a 2nd MVP
"Boom Boom" Canepa
He's heating up .. look out.
Alfredo "Broccoli and Chicken"
World Classic hangover? ... v1 PR got knocked out early ... v2 he was lights out until the last game

edit: FFS Steve ... is this game 100% random or did i *beep* on your cheerios??


Updated Saturday, April 7 2018 @ 5:39:47 pm PDT
#58050 Forum >> Discussions >> Waiver Steals and FA JJNZ 04/07/2018 2:59:57 pm
Nice threat. Ishii has been playing well in II.2, that 50% CS ratio would justify even if his bat wasn't performing as well as it is against lefties.

My FA store is Santa Cruz. Picked him up as an unclaimed FA last season, he only starts against lefties but has put up good numbers, great defense and is a useful bench bat for sure.
#58051 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion MukilteoMike 04/07/2018 6:38:42 pm
I feel like I was screwed in this game by getting thrown out at the plate twice, once with only one out, and by losing on an outfield error, but it was a thrilling game. Nice win and series, Garf.
#58052 Forum >> Discussions >> Promotions and Relegations Haselrig 04/08/2018 1:24:51 am
So...how is it possible to play in the same league with friends that we signed up for this game with?

Both of you fight your way up to Legends :)
#58053 Forum >> Discussions >> Promotions and Relegations KokomoMantis 04/08/2018 1:33:51 am
Where can I find a linear chart or something to show which leagues are in a direct path of the division I am in now? V.14 makes no sense to move up to when I am in VI.26. I play a similar football game as this and if you are in a certain league (I am in Thunder league there), then you stay in Thunder until you get to the Elite league there.

And yes...I understand the goal is to fight our way to the Elite league, but it sure would be a lot more fun to play in the same league as a buddy each season. That is one reason I like that football game since we know if we move up a league, we know the exact path in that Thunder league we go to.
#58054 Forum >> Discussions >> Promotions and Relegations MukilteoMike 04/08/2018 4:10:10 am
There isn't a chart, but it's simple to determine where promoted teams go. Look near the bottom of your league page and click on the up arrow icon. It's that easy.

I'll try to explain the league numbers. There are 6 levels. Legends equals 1 and then it obviously goes II, III, IV, V and VI. Each level you go down has twice the number of leagues. When you promote, you go up the level ladder, which means the first (Roman) numeral gets smaller. If you are relegated, you go down the ladder, so your first number gets bigger. Legends(I) is the top, VI the bottom.

You're in level VI, which has a total of 32 leagues. If you want to know where a league promotes to without clicking on the up arrow icon, it's very simple. Take one off the league level/class. In your case, it's VI, so it becomes V. Then take the league number, divide by 2, and round up. You're in 27. Divide by 2 and you get 13.5. Round up and it makes 14. Put the two together and you can see you would promote to V.14.



Updated Sunday, April 8 2018 @ 4:13:54 am PDT
#58055 Forum >> Discussions >> Promotions and Relegations KokomoMantis 04/08/2018 8:48:31 am
Thank you MukilteoMike. That makes a lot of sense on how we promote. Thank you for your clarification.
#58056 Forum >> Discussions >> Need Some Advice Jaybrams 04/08/2018 9:07:01 am
Sentimental v Strategical is tough. I'm a sucker for awards potential, so it'd be hard for me to take his shot at ROY away by bringing him in late, but that's not always the best move, eh?

If you think you can contend this year, bring in your best players for sure.
#58057 Forum >> Discussions >> Promotions and Relegations Cactusguy21 04/08/2018 1:06:45 pm
I also want to just point out that because you are in level VI, nobody relegates, so only one team will leave each division every year, the other five are the same.
#58058 Forum >> Baseball >> Shohei Ohtani admin 04/08/2018 6:30:03 pm
Had a 7 inning, 1 hitter today -- is now 2-0 as a starter...

Hitting .389 with 3 homers in the young season...

MVP candidate?


Steve
#58059 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Take 3 - I think... Mcdoogle 04/08/2018 8:07:16 pm
It's interesting to see how the 2 different seasons have unfolded so far.

1st time around in league 3, the east won interleague. This season so far, the west is hammering the east.
#58060 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Cup Mcdoogle 04/08/2018 8:09:00 pm
A bit late but I'm fortunate to beat Novi, holy moly.

After going past Wheaton, I see on the schedule another Legends team... Margate. *gulps*

Good luck Mike!
#58061 Forum >> Leagues >> III.1 Mcdoogle 04/08/2018 8:15:38 pm
Its been interesting watching the 2 seasons unfolding for interleague.

v1 the West put up a fight but in the end the east winning the interleague (if i'm not mistaken).

v2 It looks like (so far) that the west is winning, but the east can storm back and nip us in the butt in the end.

I've been sweating at the bottom this entire season, but after this past week (minus Jacksonville) EL has started to finally put together a string of wins. Currently 4 games from avoiding relegation, and hopefully the entire pitching staff can keep up this form so we possibly may contend to stay in league 3, with the extreme outside chance of possibly promoting.
#58062 Forum >> Help >> Closer Mcdoogle 04/08/2018 8:22:10 pm
Normally I would say that I go with my best pitcher without a stamina stat, but lately i've been thinking that once my current closer ages out of the role (Adkins) I'll stick with "who can get outs" as my closer since I have nobody fantastic coming up currently.
#58063 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Cup MukilteoMike 04/08/2018 9:28:07 pm
And good luck to you. Getting by Novi was no easy task. They have been tearing it up lately, going 18-7 in their last five Legends series.
On a different note, we happen to have two of my favorite team logos in all of Broken Bat. One logo must go! Again, good luck.
#58064 Forum >> Baseball >> Shohei Ohtani Cactusguy21 04/09/2018 10:45:58 am
Haha, it's a little early, I'm sure he'll cool off.

Otherwise we could just hand the Cy Young to Dylan Bundy already.

#58065 Forum >> Baseball >> 2018 World Series Winner? Cactusguy21 04/09/2018 10:47:36 am
Houston over Arizona for my pick

Boston is another good guess for the AL, but I think Houston has the edge. And the Yankees and Indians are kinda overrated.

In the NL, there really is no clear favorite, the Gnats always choke, the Cubs lost Arrieta, the Dodgers didn't do much in free agency, and I don't trust the Rockies. So that left D-Backs.
#58066 Forum >> Suggestions >> All-Time Team ephenssta 04/09/2018 11:16:14 am
This is likely far more work intense, but it could also be interesting to see scrimmages of the all-time teams to see who has the greatest all-time team of all time.
#58067 Forum >> Help >> Newbie - Intro and Fielding Question ephenssta 04/09/2018 11:27:26 am
While I'm sure it's not ideal, I doubt moving a SS guy to LF in the majors would hurt you a lot less than trying to move a LF guy to SS.

I wouldn't worry too much about moving guys to the outfield to play, but I would definitely try to avoid playing guys out of position in the infield, especially the middle infield positions, unless it's a game that doesn't really matter (ie spring training, or cup if you don't care about the cup).

That's my personal take, someone else is free to correct me if I'm horribly wrong.
#58068 Forum >> Help >> Minor League Schedule ephenssta 04/09/2018 11:29:59 am
I know the minor league schedule is shorter than the major league schedule, but when is the cutoff? I've got a couple fringe guys in AAA that I want playing as many games as possible and will want to promote them once their minor league seasons end.

Thanks!
#58069 Forum >> Suggestions >> Dump all unhired Managers at year end AssumedPseudonym 04/09/2018 11:33:24 am
 I’m not entirely in favor. What about managers who get canned during the last week of the season? If someone finds a manager with five positive comments during the playoffs and drops a four-positive-no-negative manager for him, that’s a good manager removed from the pool — and good managers are hard enough to come by without chasing them out of the business because of a bit of bad luck with timing.

 Instead of forcing any unemployed manager into retirement at season’s end, just go for the ones who spent the entire season not managing a team — possibly by game counts instead of hire/fire dates.
#58070 Forum >> Baseball >> 2018 World Series Winner? Solana_Steve 04/09/2018 1:28:52 pm
Dodgers just don't look good so far...hitting has been terrible. It's a long season though...

Steve
#58071 Forum >> Help >> Newbie - Intro and Fielding Question Cactusguy21 04/09/2018 2:11:55 pm
No, you are right, moving guys to the outfield isn't that horrible. I moved a 2B to RF a few years ago and he did just fine.
#58072 Forum >> Suggestions >> Dump all unhired Managers at year end Rock777 04/09/2018 2:38:16 pm
I highly doubt this edge case is likely. First off you are assuming a great manager pops up at the end of the season, then you are assuming that no one snaps him up right away. Two big assumptions I don't see happening (especially the second). But if no one sees him, and he goes away, no one will miss him. So no loss. If a tree falls in the woods and no one ever sees it; who cares.
#58073 Forum >> Help >> Newbie - Intro and Fielding Question Jaybrams 04/09/2018 4:18:58 pm
Thanks guys...

So, four guys were "out of position" for the full 10 games this weekend. The first game, we committed 4 errors... :) The other 9 games weren't nearly that bad. But then again, we're already the worst fielding team in my division, so the guys just suck at the glove anyway.

My main issue was the only SS available is an 8/14/8 guy (and his offense is horrid) with a .965 fielding%.

The guys that replaced him in those 10 games came in at a .946 clip during those 10 games, he was .966 in his natural position.

I think i can tweak a little more and get most of the guys back to their natural position and just have one person out of position, unfortunately at the most important infield position, where i'm stuck with bad offense + bad defense (original guy) or good offense + slightly worse defense.

At the end of the day, even though i inherited a first place team, the BOT released a few of the good players before i took over, and as i'm still learning the game i'm not going to be angry if i do not promote. So i think i'll keep playing with different things 10-20 games at a time to see how things play out.

One full weekend in and i'm really enjoying this place.
#58074 Forum >> Help >> Newbie - Intro and Fielding Question JJNZ 04/09/2018 4:27:28 pm
I'm more than happy to play guys out of position to get a long term gain - if the guy you're talking about is Barkley however, I'd cut him loose and see what you can get in Free agency - he's 33 already and doesn't have any elite skills.

You have a decent core but are really lacking in defense, playing Soria at SS is a great move, I did the safe with Keefe (he had never played at ss but I threw him straight in there)

2B is the one spot you probably need to give immediate attention to get someone with a bit of range in there.

Good luck!
#58075 Forum >> Help >> Management Settings/Hit and Run Jaybrams 04/09/2018 4:33:35 pm
Just a friendly +1 thanks to everyone on this thread. This was very useful, as well as the "bug" thread linked. I'm especially interested if the "lead runner thrown out" gets 'corrected (for lack of a better word).
#58076 Forum >> Help >> Newbie - Intro and Fielding Question Jaybrams 04/09/2018 4:37:53 pm
Yup, Barkley is it.

Soria's natural position is 3b where i'm playing Serrano a C with basically same fielding line as Soria. Serrano played 5 at 2b and 5 at 3b during the same time and was pretty awful in both cases.

I dont know if it was the previous owner or because the Bot mgmt cut a few guys, but from a defensive perspective, this team is a mess. Makes for a fun challenge, though.
#58077 Forum >> Suggestions >> Dump all unhired Managers at year end Markakis21 04/09/2018 6:40:57 pm
How about just having managers disappear after one or two years from release date
#58078 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Cup Mcdoogle 04/09/2018 7:13:59 pm
Ouch. That's all I need to say, lol.

Top 8 run is the highest I've ever been, so I can safely say I am very happy with how this went about, even with that ending.

Good luck to the teams in the top 4!
#58079 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Cup MukilteoMike 04/10/2018 12:27:27 am
You happened to catch me when the dice loved me, Mcdoogle. If I was a craps shooter in Vegas, the table would have killed the casino for a while. I mean, c'mon, 11 control Chen going 7+ innings without walking anyone? He's averaged 4 walks per 9 for his career. And the bats were just on. Congrats on a nice run, though. Beep beep!
#58080 Forum >> Leagues >> II.2 Endrju 04/10/2018 1:51:26 am
Time for an honest moment. This season all I did, was log in to check the scores, and switch pitching rotation to remove injured players. That's it. March was very busy for me, as I moved cities (I live in Hamburg now), so a lot of things were going on, and BB became a really low priority. It's the first time since beginning of March that I opened the forum tab as well.

It translates into scores, as I was not doing any analyses of rival teams, just playing the default all season. Still, the drop from 60% wins (in black hole season) to 44% this year can't be only that, there is surely some bad luck involved (or good luck first time around). How else can you explain ERA dropping from ca. 3.00 to 4.54 this season? We are only playing a different catcher, DH and one SP.

Now I settled in a bit and will have some more time, but it may be too late to recover. If we drop to LL III, so be it, we got relegated once in our history already, and only came back stronger.
#58081 Forum >> Help >> Manager Development Jaybrams 04/10/2018 9:22:41 am
Per the manual:

Initially, a manager has no track record and his value to the team can only be measured based on his reputation. Eventually, as he has manages more games, his true value will become more clear

How i read this is that the manager's cap and specialties are already set at time of creation, we just do not know what they are.

Do results affect a managers development at all?
#58082 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Cup PMurphy17 04/10/2018 9:59:04 am
I'm honestly shocked by this Cup run. I was just happy getting out of the first group for the first time.
#58083 Forum >> Help >> Manager Development Rock777 04/10/2018 11:20:46 am
Nope. Their skills are set. They just reveal over the course of 5 or so seasons.

Check out this link for more info on what the reports mean.
#58084 Forum >> Discussions >> How do YOU score? Shoeless Joe 04/10/2018 3:40:09 pm
This was a pretty strange inning, scoring runs via a walk, a hit, a passed ball, and a wild pitch. Such variety!

Bottom 5th: Sheboygan
Hodson takes the mound to pitch.
Shamus hits a single to right field.
Hobbs hits a ground ball single to first base. Shamus advances to second base.
Cruz draws a walk.
Brandon strikes out.
Gray comes in to pitch.
Jimenez draws a walk. Shamus comes in to score.
Segura hits a ground ball single to second base. Hobbs comes in to score. Cruz advances to third base. Jimenez advances to second base.
Fernandez comes in to pitch.
Cunningham allows a passed ball. Cruz comes in to score. Jimenez advances to third base. Segura advances to second base.
Baez flies out to center field. Jimenez holds at third base.
Fernandez throws a wild pitch. Jimenez comes in to score. Segura advances to third base.
Chikafuji lines out to center field.
#58085 Forum >> Discussions >> No hitters BRIATKINS23 04/10/2018 8:20:31 pm
Congrats to Karl Bass of the Antioch Spartans. first No-Hitter since this ownership took over

9inngs
3 k's
4 BB

Updated Friday, April 13 2018 @ 8:43:27 pm PDT
#58086 Forum >> Discussions >> Long games - what is the record? Yankee1219 04/10/2018 8:45:25 pm
I forgot to post this 19-inning marathon game from last week, ending in a walk-off homer! I also noticed that my team did not have a single change to the starting lineup...all 9 played every inning, some getting 9 ABs.

What is the record for longest game?
#58087 Forum >> Help >> Reactivate account ombi 04/10/2018 9:39:42 pm
Can I get my account opened back up please? I'm getting the itch to play again.
#58088 Forum >> Help >> Newbie - Intro and Fielding Question Horse 04/11/2018 2:48:55 am
Frantz isn't the worst potential 2B out there actually - he'll never be a super star, but once he learns the position he'll be ok there.
#58089 Forum >> Suggestions >> All-Time Team Kirito_Whale 04/11/2018 4:23:14 am
+1
#58090 Forum >> Discussions >> Has there ever been a 17+POT player? Kirito_Whale 04/11/2018 4:26:11 am
Not sure if there's been a post on this but, just out of curiosity and being aware that every stat can max out at 20, I've only ever seen the highest ranked players ever cap out at 16POT, has there ever been any players topping out at 17POT or even higher? ... Also lowest I've seen is 7POT.... anyone seen lower?
#58091 Forum >> Leagues >> II.2 PrivateSnowflake 04/11/2018 6:43:22 am
First things first: I hope your move went well and you are settled in your new home now. Glad to see you back here full time again.

I think you are under-estimating your ability as an owner. With you, your club wins 60% of the time, without you they fell to 44%. I think that alone shows how good you are as a manager.

Whichever way your season goes, you club will get a chance to live up to it's nickname and rise again. Good to have you back!



#58092 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread GreenYoshi 04/11/2018 9:50:12 am
Thank goodness for this thread 'cause I need to air some things out.

Not like my team is doing poorly, but right now I've got 3 of my starters out with significant long-term injuries; the first time ever I've had such a problem. Never in 21 seasons had I ever had to deal with pitching injuries but this reboot season has been weird.

I think what stinks the most is that my legacy player is doing horrible after basically having a completely dominate rookie campaign before the reboot. It's hard to see him go from a .300+ hitter, All-Star selection, unanimous ROY to basically a lost year. I wanted him to follow in the footsteps of the other legacy player of Dogwood, but it'll have to be a different path, I guess.

Guess that's why baseball is baseball. We can't duplicate results, it's adapt or be left behind.
#58093 Forum >> Help >> Pitching managment pyrog 04/11/2018 11:47:19 am
Having a little trouble understanding the pitching management.

http://brokenbat.org/game/2717387

In the game above I was losing 4-1 when my SP was replaced by my MR2 (kreuger). I currently have my LR1, MR1, and SU1 set as -3/4 Smallest RD/Largest RD. I assumed this meant pitcher will come in when losing by 3 to up by 4? Why did my MR2 come in?

Both my MR1 (martinez) and MR2 have same first inning set to 5. Neither was fatigued. MR2 has default RD settings.
#58094 Forum >> Help >> Pitching managment Rock777 04/11/2018 11:50:59 am
The RD setting is restrictive, but doesn't create a priority.

Both your MR1 and your MR2 could be brought into the game. I don't know how the AI picks which guy to bring in first. I would have expected the MR1 to come in first, but maybe it does a coin toss.


Updated Wednesday, April 11 2018 @ 11:54:42 am PDT
#58095 Forum >> Discussions >> Long games - what is the record? Rock777 04/11/2018 11:57:11 am
Probably around 30? I've definitely seen 20+ inning games.
#58096 Forum >> Help >> Pitching managment MukilteoMike 04/11/2018 12:21:39 pm
Okay, I'll give up a little "secret." I don't remember anyone ever talking about this, including Steve, but I don't think it's random at all. If you have a lefty and righty assigned to middle relief and both meet the entry requirements, it will select the pitching-handedness that matches the batter. I believe that also applies to set-up and long relief. But shhhhhh. It's our little secret.
#58097 Forum >> Help >> Pitching managment pyrog 04/11/2018 1:06:52 pm
What a creepy way to answer a question. I hope whatever you do doesn't involve children. Thanks!
#58098 Forum >> Leagues >> II.2 JJNZ 04/11/2018 2:27:37 pm
I think about the only consistent thing about this second version of 2035 is just how dominant Bloomington are, that's impressive Pvt!
#58099 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread ephenssta 04/11/2018 5:03:24 pm
Just got shut out twice in a row. That's not a good feeling.
#58100 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Cactusguy21 04/11/2018 5:58:07 pm
My team: Pulls to within one game of first place in tough division.

Also my team: Immediately loses superstar SS for ten days.
#58101 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Take 3 - I think... Rock777 04/11/2018 6:03:32 pm
When did we get reset last time? Sometime around now right? Last 2035 I was in first when the game blew up. This time I am in 5th (10 games out :()
#58102 Forum >> Bug Reports >> "extra" run scored - bottom of ninth Jaybrams 04/11/2018 7:27:51 pm
Simulation issue, not really a bug, but seemed the best place to post it.

Not a huge deal but in this game:
game tied, runners on 2nd and 3rd, bottom of the ninth. single brought in two runs instead of just one. Game would be called as soon as first run scored, of course:

http://brokenbat.org/game/2731744
#58103 Forum >> Help >> Manager Development Jaybrams 04/11/2018 7:29:53 pm
Thanks, helpful link... and i found the Forum search so that was helpful ;-)

I inherited what seems like a great manager compared to what's on the market, but he retires in 4 seasons. I think i'll ride him out...
#58104 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 7 Jaybrams 04/11/2018 7:58:47 pm
this was my first draftee since joining. 12 POT, but low currents

P.S. - is my "field" of draftees affected by when i draft? For instance, if i draft on sunday am i missing out on any opportunities?
#58105 Forum >> Help >> Low fielding vs out-of-position penalty Eric83 04/11/2018 10:37:26 pm
Is there any general consensus on a "break-even point" of a high fielding out-of-position player vs a lower fielding but experience defender? I'm thinking more for infielders, but could apply for anyone.

For example what would be better for a backup 3B:
-18 fielding / 15 range (no experience at 3B)
-12 fielding / 13 range (lowercase 3b)
#58106 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Meccanodonte 04/11/2018 11:38:59 pm
Ok, I think I should accept the fact that I'm going to II.
It's very frustrating: last year me and newt were atop the league, now we're at the bottom; before rollback I was third and now dead last.
After next training update I'll run with the youngsters in order to make a great 2036 season.
#58107 Forum >> Discussions >> No hitters motko 04/12/2018 1:03:13 am
http://brokenbat.org/game/2714530

1st no hitter for my team.
1 BB, 95 pitches, 9 K
#58108 Forum >> Leagues >> II.2 PrivateSnowflake 04/12/2018 5:59:53 am
I think about the only consistent thing about this second version of 2035 is just how dominant Bloomington are, that's impressive Pvt!

Aaand we lose 4 of 5 to Frank.

Don't jinx it, JJ ;)
#58109 Forum >> Discussions >> Has there ever been a 17+POT player? Endrju 04/12/2018 7:21:22 am
Three active 17 potentials right here, all position players:
Mercado
Estrella
Vezzoli

You can find the easily in the Free Agents search, just search all waivers, free agents and players under contract, plus min potential 17.
Not sure if there is a way to find a lowest potential player though.
#58110 Forum >> Discussions >> Has there ever been a 17+POT player? Rock777 04/12/2018 9:09:47 am
Here is a POT 6.
#58111 Forum >> Discussions >> Has there ever been a 17+POT player? brentswagger 04/12/2018 10:23:49 am
Dang. What a dream a 17 POT would be.
#58112 Forum >> Discussions >> Has there ever been a 17+POT player? Yankee1219 04/12/2018 11:07:02 am
And Estrella was a 4th round pick!
#58113 Forum >> Discussions >> Has there ever been a 17+POT player? Rock777 04/12/2018 2:04:40 pm
I'd settle for drafting a POT 15. Now that the first 2035 was wiped, I'm back to never having drafted one.
#58114 Forum >> Discussions >> Has there ever been a 17+POT player? Cactusguy21 04/12/2018 2:55:45 pm
I’ve never drafted a POT 15 or better either.
#58115 Forum >> FAQ >> Coaches/Stuff? sc0rpion 04/12/2018 4:33:04 pm
Hy!

I am new here and I need some help.

Where can I buy new coaches/stuff? I think that manager is also a coach? Am I right?

thanks.

regards,
sc0rpion

Updated Thursday, April 12 2018 @ 4:36:22 pm PDT


Updated Thursday, April 12 2018 @ 4:36:46 pm PDT
#58116 Forum >> Discussions >> Has there ever been a 17+POT player? JJNZ 04/12/2018 5:27:11 pm
Mostly unrelated to this topic, but I just noticed this guy - Big Walt - he's a 13 pot, but at his peak had 120 SI making him a 15 pot - now that's something I wouldn't have thought possible, I have a new aim in BB..............
#58117 Forum >> Help >> Reactivate account ombi 04/12/2018 5:51:05 pm
bump
#58118 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Manager isn't gaining experience? Geech 04/12/2018 6:47:59 pm
My current manager, Harwood has been with the team continuously for three full seasons and parts of two others. However, his listed experience is two years.

Additionally, and I'm not certain about this, it seems like he hasn't revealed any additional stats in a very long time. Based upon his ratings I don't believe this should be his limit.

Is my manager's experience "stuck"? Anyone else have something like this?
#58119 Forum >> Help >> Who gets the win? chris_smeaton 04/12/2018 7:07:09 pm
an someone tell me why the Garden Grove relief pitcher got the win in this game and not the starter?
http://brokenbat.org/game/2729994
#58120 Forum >> Leagues >> League V. 11 Geech 04/12/2018 7:10:40 pm
Inter-division play is over this season, and congratulations to V.11 East for reversing their fortunes in the second half! They not only erased the slim lead the West had in the first half, but they also climbed to a respectable 186-174 record, good for a .517 winning percentage. I guess the Turtles weren't the only West team to struggle in the second half.

Kingman led the West in over inter-division play with a .600 winning percentage, and Troy led the East with a .583. Nicely done!

Here are the inter-division records of all V.11 teams:
Code:
Wins Losses Pct SLO 34 26 0.567 Santa Cruz 32 28 0.533 Kingman 36 24 0.600 Baldwin 28 32 0.467 Port Huron 23 37 0.383 Salt Lake City 21 39 0.350 174 186 0.483 Wins Losses Pct St. Charles 32 28 0.533 Warwick 31 29 0.517 Elkhart 34 26 0.567 Troy 35 25 0.583 Hagerstown 31 29 0.517 Waukesha 23 37 0.383 186 174 0.517
#58121 Forum >> Help >> Who gets the win? Geech 04/12/2018 7:16:42 pm
A starting pitcher must pitch five innings to qualify for the win.
#58122 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 7 Geech 04/12/2018 7:23:28 pm
Yes, your field of draftees is potentially affected by when you draft. Your draft field is randomly selected from the total pool of available draftees, so the percentage of good players will decrease as other teams draft.
#58123 Forum >> FAQ >> Coaches/Stuff? JJNZ 04/13/2018 12:59:26 am
Yep, the manager is your only non-player, and you select them from the 'New Managers' menu on the left hand side. Happy hunting!
#58124 Forum >> Help >> Reactivate account JJNZ 04/13/2018 1:00:27 am
Send a private message to Steve (admin) and he'll set you up, he's usually pretty good at monitoring this forum but just to be sure send a mail too.
#58125 Forum >> Help >> Low fielding vs out-of-position penalty JJNZ 04/13/2018 1:01:48 am
if both players were equal then play the 18 fielding - if one is younger and likely to be on your team for a longer then they'd take precedence regardless.
#58126 Forum >> Leagues >> II.2 JJNZ 04/13/2018 1:03:27 am
'aiming for a jinx free post'

It does appear that the east dominated the west over here, it was closer in II.1 but I think the west was stronger overall. Interesting!
#58127 Forum >> Help >> Low fielding vs out-of-position penalty Rock777 04/13/2018 6:10:26 am
Assuming they have similar arms, I would play the 13 over the 18. I try to stay away from the out of position penalty because its unclear which aspects of the game in impacts. I'm pretty sure it effects more than just fielding percentage.

That said, the 18 will likely be the better 3B in the future if you can put up with the pain of training him. Mostly depends on all the other factors not listed (arm strength, hitting ability, etc.)









Updated Friday, April 13 2018 @ 6:13:10 am PDT
#58128 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Manager isn't gaining experience? Rock777 04/13/2018 7:06:48 am
Managers reveal over the course of 5 or so seasons. So he isn't done revealing his stats yet.

Managers only show a year of experience after they have completed the full year. This guy looks like he should have flopped over to 3 EXP at the start of the season. You didn't release him at any point did you? Definitely seems like he should have flipped over to 3 EXP by now...
#58129 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 8 Slug5373 04/13/2018 9:39:05 am
Well, this is the reason I draft all 10 rounds. You just never know what you'll find.

This guy should fill in nicely as a role player who can pinch run and play a good outfield. Unless his hitting gets to a 12 or 13 he probably won't play much, but I'll keep him around for a while.
#58130 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 8 Rock777 04/13/2018 10:24:40 am
Nice POT 14 sleeper. Could be a really nice player if his scouting report is lacking (which does happen sometimes). I could easily see either his Hitting or his Fielding ending up better than scouted.
#58131 Forum >> Discussions >> Has there ever been a 17+POT player? PMurphy17 04/13/2018 10:26:31 am
I had a 15 & 16 in 2035 v2 the only time I've ever drafted anything over a 14.
#58132 Forum >> Discussions >> Has there ever been a 17+POT player? Rock777 04/13/2018 10:27:51 am
I've been playing since 2014 though...
#58133 Forum >> Leagues >> II.2 Rock777 04/13/2018 10:31:22 am
East dominated the West in II.1 first time around, but this time around the West has 2 more wins. Biggest differences are Haverhill falling completely flat (was in 1st last time around with a killer vWest record) and Davenport declaring a rebuilding year at the start of the season this time around.
#58134 Forum >> Leagues >> VI.30 Alyksandur 04/13/2018 2:49:34 pm
Coming out of the interdivisional segment of 2035, the Gulls already have as many wins as we had all of last season. We're not a threat to be a .500 team, but we're heading in the right direction. I'm looking forward to the last fifty games.

Also, this morning's training saw my fourth player break into 12 POT territory, and one of the ones who already had got really ambitious and hit triple digit SI. I guess I have a bit of a knack for finding underscouted players?
#58135 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion newtman 04/13/2018 3:16:31 pm
I find it amusing that I add no value to my team. I didn't log in for two weeks and my team is the same number of games behind 4th place as it was when I last logged in. My team lost no more ground in my absence, though it didn't make any up either.

@Meccanodonte, I feel your pain. What you just said is precisely why I didn't log in for two weeks. Not sure if I have the patience to go through this (i.e. relegating, rebuilding, and trying to get back to Legends) after version 1.
#58136 Forum >> Help >> Reactivate account Geech 04/13/2018 3:27:34 pm
Noblesville Knights is great town/team combo.
#58137 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Manager isn't gaining experience? Geech 04/13/2018 3:31:28 pm
I'm pretty sure I have not released him. To be frank, I wouldn't want to deal with trying to find a better manager once I have one that I regard as acceptable.
#58138 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 8 Jaybrams 04/13/2018 4:31:16 pm
Similar to Slug's guy, lower POT, but higher currents:
http://brokenbat.org/player/174512

Only my second draftee, so i'm happy.
#58139 Forum >> Help >> Reactivate account ombi 04/13/2018 4:42:54 pm
And Noblesville is only a couple hours away from where I live. Nice bonus.
#58140 Forum >> Bug Reports >> "extra" run scored - bottom of ninth Jaybrams 04/13/2018 5:10:29 pm
Disregard, it's a known issue as i discovered searching the forum for something else :)
#58141 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 8 amalric7 04/13/2018 5:25:39 pm
This guy has been on my board at least three times, so I finally chose him today. Good value for the 8th round, but I'm not sure I have room for him.
#58142 Forum >> Baseball >> Shohei Ohtani admin 04/13/2018 6:04:16 pm
Yeah...with the Dodgers and Padres off to slow starts, he's getting a lot of press coverage in Southern California.


Steve
#58143 Forum >> Discussions >> No hitters BRIATKINS23 04/13/2018 6:49:19 pm
Thanks everyone lol I almost missed it when I was looking at the box score I had to do a double take.
#58144 Forum >> Baseball >> Shohei Ohtani Reclaim 04/13/2018 6:52:44 pm
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Updated Friday, April 13 2018 @ 6:53:14 pm PDT
#58145 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 8 Benchwarmer 04/13/2018 7:16:50 pm
Pure yuck. This passes for above average? http://brokenbat.org/player/174531
#58146 Forum >> Help >> This player's Trained Position is confusing Jaybrams 04/13/2018 8:04:52 pm
http://brokenbat.org/player/140517

He's played more games at Catcher than anywhere else, but doesn't even get a lowercase c.

I'm guessing only 3 total positions show, but shouldn't catcher be highest at this point?
#58147 Forum >> Discussions >> Hitting Question Rome 04/13/2018 8:07:53 pm
I have this Player :http://brokenbat.org/player/144973, He is very bad vs LHP. If I keep playing him vs LHP with his age will he improve to a .250 or better hitter in time or will he always be bad vs LHP.
#58148 Forum >> Discussions >> Minor league playing time 12twelve 04/13/2018 8:10:19 pm
Earlier today, one of my pitchers was promoted to AAA, Reece Gibbs. Tonight, I noticed his minor league stats were that he has appeared in three games, all in relief, and thrown a total of 21 innings. Racking up experience quickly!

I know that this is just how the minor leagues work, but I thought it was interesting.
#58149 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 8 peacockpenguin 04/13/2018 9:47:21 pm
I felt good about the draft this week for some reason. I had three "good" potential guys and this one was the youngest of the three.

http://brokenbat.org/player/174538
#58150 Forum >> Help >> Newbie - Repertoire order motko 04/14/2018 1:05:05 am
Does the order in pitch repertoire make difference of the usage of the certain pitch?
#58151 Forum >> Discussions >> How do YOU score? motko 04/14/2018 1:07:23 am
yeah thats great! only the first batter hit the ball to outfield. After that 4 runs and the ball never left the infield.
#58152 Forum >> Help >> Newbie - Repertoire order MukilteoMike 04/14/2018 1:27:08 am
Nope. The types of pitches are purely for flavor.
#58153 Forum >> Discussions >> Minor league playing time 12twelve 04/14/2018 1:54:45 am
sorry for double post. My connection dropped as I posted the first time and when I came back on later, it posted again.

Updated Saturday, April 14 2018 @ 1:59:30 am PDT
#58154 Forum >> Help >> Newbie - Repertoire order motko 04/14/2018 3:33:17 am
are you serious ? but the matches are simulated pitch By pitch. One who doesnt have slider wont throw slider, right?
#58155 Forum >> Help >> This player's Trained Position is confusing Rock777 04/14/2018 5:51:32 am
Players come out of high school/college/wherever knowing how to play one or more positions already. They aren't blank slates. If you look at the development graph, you'll see this guy knew all these positions before entering the minors. He did not know catcher though. It takes a lot of innings for a guy to learn a new position. If you keep playing him at catcher he will eventually learn it.
#58156 Forum >> Help >> Newbie - Repertoire order Rock777 04/14/2018 5:53:34 am
I believe the matches are simulated AB by AB not pitch by pitch.
#58157 Forum >> Discussions >> Hitting Question Rock777 04/14/2018 6:30:19 am
He hit better against righties in the minors too. I would expect ~50 point delta between righty and lefty. As he continues to improve he could easily end up with a .250/.300 split. Or better. I definitely wouldn't feel bad about platooning him if you have a better option for lefties.

EDIT: BTW, there is nothing wrong with a guy having splits like this. "Spaceman" Solheim has a similar split, and it hasn't stop him from having a storied, award filled career.

Updated Saturday, April 14 2018 @ 6:39:09 am PDT
#58158 Forum >> Help >> Newbie - Repertoire order MukilteoMike 04/14/2018 6:41:04 am
The game is played out pitch by pitch. You can see what they throw if you watch the games. However, I'm 98% sure Steve said the pitches thrown don't make any difference. It's merely to make it seem more realistic and add some color to the game.

In other words, while the game presents the sim pitch by pitch, I think the outcomes are determined without regard to pitch selection.
#58159 Forum >> Discussions >> Has there ever been a 17+POT player? GrizzlyDan 04/14/2018 7:17:39 am
I have drafted two 15's and a 14. The 14 is an awkward-but-still useful 1B/OF at the Major League level. One of the 15's is in AAA, one is toiling in A-Ball. The day I draft a 17 I may faint.
#58160 Forum >> Help >> Newbie - Repertoire order motko 04/14/2018 1:02:46 pm
how come, pitchers' pitch repertoire affeect the ground ball-fly ball -ratio? does it?
in brokenbat, does curveball tende to end up being groundball more than flyball?
#58161 Forum >> Help >> Newbie - Repertoire order MukilteoMike 04/14/2018 2:51:48 pm
I doubt there's cause and effect there. I think Steve would probably list pitch breakdowns in the game summary if they meant anything. All you can do is look at the GB/FB ratio and go from there.
#58162 Forum >> Help >> Newbie - Repertoire order AssumedPseudonym 04/14/2018 5:32:07 pm
 The only things I’ve noticed about the repertoire order are that fastball is almost always listed first and that it seems to go by pitch quality after that. For example, if you have a pitcher whose scouting report says he may have a major league slider but his repertoire has forkball listed before his slider, it’s usually a good indication that he’ll wind up with better change of speed than movement. As for pitch usage in game situations, Mike’s probably got it right.
#58163 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Cup MukilteoMike 04/14/2018 10:01:28 pm
I didn't realize Terre Haute was going for a repeat. That made me check out the Cup history. I was surprised what I found. If we exclude the super early years when Central Empire Falls won back to back Cups, only one other team has won multiple Cups. Even stranger is the fact that they managed to win them in consecutive years, just like Terre Haute is trying to do. That was done by FMcgriff1b and his 2022 and 2023 Mount Vernon Cubs. Amazingly, no other owner has won two Cups. Good luck in making history, Bucfan. Hopefully we'll get a three game series to make things really interesting.
#58164 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Haselrig 04/15/2018 12:52:18 am
Man, always makes me second-guess myself when another Legends owner picks up somebody I cut :)
#58165 Forum >> Leagues >> III.1 mytton 04/15/2018 2:20:50 am
Well, the East got crushed in the InterLeague Series in the end. New Britain managed to win just over half our games and gained ground on everyone else. Only one team with a positive run differential now in the East. Only one with a negative one in the West.
Correction: Two positives in the East. Jacksonville: +3.

Updated Sunday, April 15 2018 @ 2:23:02 am PDT
#58166 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread occham 04/15/2018 3:42:05 am
4 game lead to 8 games behind in 3 weeks.

URF.

I think the team motto for next year will be 'We look good on paper!"
#58167 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 8 Cactusguy21 04/15/2018 6:46:57 am
A POT 12 fringe player.

I would cut him or Ramos from rookie ball, but I know how hard it is to find second basemen, so probsbly will keep both.
#58168 Forum >> Discussions >> Prospects - can they still improve billy172 04/15/2018 7:45:12 am
I have a couple of Prospects in Triple A that they say" he has learned all he can at this level" and recommend to move them up. If I do they will not be regulars. If I leave them where they are will their skills keep improving or should I move them up.
#58169 Forum >> Discussions >> Prospects - can they still improve Geech 04/15/2018 9:27:04 am
If they recently gained their promotion recommendation, then they might improve a little bit more. However, what they really need now is playing time. If you just leave them in the minors forever, they won't reach their full potential.
#58170 Forum >> Baseball >> Shohei Ohtani wil_m 04/15/2018 3:36:26 pm
I have all ways wondered why more players do not do this. A lot of players are very good at both hitting and pitching in high school.

It worked for Babe Ruth.

I know that it is early in the season, but it looks to be working for Ohtani as well
#58171 Forum >> Baseball >> Shohei Ohtani MukilteoMike 04/15/2018 5:20:16 pm

It worked for Babe Ruth.

Ha! Yes, it worked for the greatest both-ways player of all-time. Using that logic, why don't more golfers absolutely crush the ball and putt brilliantly like Tiger in his prime? It's very much the same thing. Both aspects of the game are extremely difficult. Very few people in the world can do either well enough to be a professional. To do both is almost unheard of. Almost.
#58172 Forum >> Baseball >> Shohei Ohtani GrizzlyDan 04/16/2018 5:04:24 am
For me, it's hilarious that he's in the AL. He's the best example of the farce that is the DH. Pitchers that rake should be allowed to hit in the batting order. The ones that can't should practice more. Nine-on-nine, people.
#58173 Forum >> Baseball >> Shohei Ohtani MukilteoMike 04/16/2018 6:17:12 am
I like the strategy that comes in to play in the NL and pitchers having to (attempt to) hit. However, seeing most of them bat is the true farce. I think it's pretty easy to argue both sides of the coin. I slightly favor the DH and AL, but I don't really care either way. I'd be pretty surprised if they ever get rid of the DH, though. Most casual fans, which is most baseball fans, prefer the DH and offense, like they do in virtually all sports.
#58174 Forum >> Help >> Where do minor leaguers play? lostraven 04/16/2018 6:55:47 am
I'm sure this has been asked before, but I can't readily find an answer. What stadium do our minor leaguers play in? Is it always our Majors stadium or some non-descript stadium we don't know the stats for?
#58175 Forum >> Help >> Where do minor leaguers play? MukilteoMike 04/16/2018 6:58:04 am
I would guess it's the same as the default settings for the ballpark, so average all around. Maybe someone can remember Steve saying as much, but I sure can't.
#58176 Forum >> Help >> New - help, please monarch 04/16/2018 8:27:10 am
Hi, just got my team and I need a bit of direction. I'm in league iv.3, so should I be concentrating on cutting costs and training for the future, giving younger players experience, with the expectation of dropping down to the bottom level, or should I be trying to maximizing what I already have?

I'm not sure yet how to evaluate my talent, or how to compare it to my competition.

I'm reading over the rules and help files I've found so far, but it would be helpful to know how I should prioritize my first steps. In my situation, where would your focus be? Thanks.
#58177 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Cup Bucfan 04/16/2018 10:23:54 am
Thanks, Mike.

If I should win tonight, they'll have to include an asterisk after Terre Haute in the record book, though. The Highlanders were eliminated in the aborted season, so it will be a "tainted" back-to-back!

Still, it's pretty amazing to be playing for another Cup title this season.

Good luck tonight.
#58178 Forum >> Discussions >> Prospects - can they still improve PrivateSnowflake 04/16/2018 12:09:54 pm
Some owners leave a guy at AAA until he's had 1-1/2 seasons down there, just to make sure they've squeezed every last minor league point they can out of a player, then call him up. Others will call up a guy that hasn't popped in a few updates.

As for ML playing time, he'll gain points even by sitting on the bench. But plate appearances, defensive innings, and batters faced get you a faster return. Maybe ;)

Rock and Mike had a lively discussion that might interest you:
http://brokenbat.org/forum/0/2/4187
#58179 Forum >> Leagues >> II.1 PrivateSnowflake 04/16/2018 12:20:36 pm
Curious to see how the "other" 2 league has fared since the reset. In II.2 East, the top three remained the same, with Warsaw falling into the relegation zone due to a RL move. Frank again leads the West by the slimmest of margins. Not too much changed over there.

Has this side remained the same? I know JJ was on top in the West, how has the East fared? Any big movers? Misses?

#58180 Forum >> Help >> New - help, please motko 04/16/2018 2:25:28 pm
dont cut anyone. Free agency will be closed until the new season starts... welcome to brokenbat!
#58181 Forum >> Leagues >> II.1 Rock777 04/16/2018 2:53:08 pm
I was in first the first time around with a 5 or 6 game lead. So my team has been doing a lot of moving.

Updated Monday, April 16 2018 @ 2:54:12 pm PDT
#58182 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Cup Ced 04/16/2018 3:09:03 pm
Congratulations to our III.1 leaguemates, Terra Haute Highlanders on a well-deserved cup win...and repeat champions! Complete victory here and a sweep as well, two games to zero. Get out the broom. History made in Indiana today. Let's not forget Terre Haute had a group record of 19 wins, 1 loss. THH are different class, and Denver are all partying when we visit six days from now to view the cup at your ballpark. Absolutely fantastic.
#58183 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Cup MukilteoMike 04/16/2018 3:15:41 pm
That was a crazy finish. No runs scored by either team thru seven and then the bullpens completely sucked. Earlier we had bases loaded with no one out and failed to score. Come on. Then bases loaded in the ninth and lost by one. That was way too painful to take.

Congrats.
#58184 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread MukilteoMike 04/16/2018 3:26:05 pm


Updated Monday, April 16 2018 @ 3:30:54 pm PDT
#58185 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Cup hurstdm 04/16/2018 3:57:33 pm
Can we just mention the obscene mathematical odds of a back-to-back Cup run in Broken Bat? Even just using scribble math, I think it's something like a 1 in 500,000 shot for a team to win successive Cups. If I assume only teams in League III or above have a realistic shot, I think the odds are still something like 1 in 7000. Isn't that something like a .01% chance?

Wow. (<---awed understatement)
#58186 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Cup tokuchi 04/16/2018 4:56:05 pm
Given that it has already happened tree times in 34 opportunities during the 35 cup seasons, it shouldn't be less than 2%.

Not that it takes anything away from the achievement. Congrats Terre Haute!
#58187 Forum >> Help >> New - help, please monarch 04/16/2018 5:00:03 pm
Okay, I'll keep my roster as is for now, thanks. But should I prioritize giving experience to younger players, rather than expecting to win with what I have? Or is winning at this level as a new team an actual possibility?

Also, it looks like I have a limited time to adjust my stadium. Whether or not to reduce it in size would depend on my expectations for the next few seasons, I think, which brings me back to my first question, I guess.

I've got a little bit of experience playing other sports management games, like hattrick, so my instincts tell me to focus on training and building from the ground up. But that may very well not be how this game is played. All advice welcome :)
#58188 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Cup MukilteoMike 04/16/2018 9:35:59 pm

I think it's something like a 1 in 500,000 shot for a team to win successive Cups. If I assume only teams in League III or above have a realistic shot, I think the odds are still something like 1 in 7000. Isn't that something like a .01% chance?

That's not how you solve the problem. To make things easy, let's just say there are 100 teams with an equal shot to win the Cup. The odds then for a team to win back to back Cups is 100 times 100, which is 10,000. Nope. It's much simpler than that. The odds to win consecutive Cups in that scenario are 1 in 100. It's the same for any of them to repeat as it is for one of them to win once.

As was stated above, don't lose sight of the fact how awesome a run it was for Terre Haute. And, by the way, there aren't any asterisks for winning nor should there be. Job well done.
#58189 Forum >> Help >> New - help, please Rock777 04/17/2018 5:58:30 am
When you take over a new team in BB, the players remain the same. So you aren't forced into immediately rebuilding a team from the ground up. You can almost certainly make improvements, but it may not require something drastic.

It looks like your team is trying to stay out of relegation right now. Its always good to get young players playing time, but if you slip into relegation you will demote. So it depends on your goals and your players.
#58190 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Cup hurstdm 04/17/2018 7:22:30 am
Doesn't it depend on the exact question asked?

"What are the odds of a team winning back to back Cups?"

is different from

"What are the odds team X will win back to back Cups?"

From the perspective of the Murfreesboro Cowboys (or the Magicians), wouldn't the odds be something like 1 in 500,000 to win the next two in a row? Gotta win 1 to win 2.

Wow.

#58191 Forum >> Help >> New - help, please motko 04/17/2018 1:34:21 pm
Also, dont trhrow minor players to majors until they are ready. Their salary will be inreased.
#58192 Forum >> Suggestions >> All-Time Team DodgerBlue42 04/17/2018 2:33:31 pm
+1 this is a cool idea
#58193 Forum >> Discussions >> Prospects - can they still improve billy172 04/17/2018 4:25:26 pm
Thanks for the insights. I read the posts you referred to and it was a spirited conversation to say the least
#58194 Forum >> Leagues >> VI.30 tamale 04/17/2018 5:05:09 pm
The rest of our division looks like it'll be exciting, with four teams battling for 1st place. The only thing keeping us in the race is our ability to prevent walks and HR, we've had the fewest hits in the division and defensively we're still bad.
#58195 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Cup Cactusguy21 04/17/2018 6:42:38 pm
The odds of there being a team winning a cup back to back is simply equal to the probability of a team winning a single cup.

Let’s say there are 100 teams that could win.
That means there’s a 1/100 chance that it will be a back to back victory, because someone from that 100 had to have won last year.
#58196 Forum >> Baseball >> Shohei Ohtani wil_m 04/17/2018 7:15:04 pm
My Red Sox are playing against Ohtani right now.

. . . And Mookie Betts just hit a home run off of him!
#58197 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Cup Bucfan 04/18/2018 6:54:00 am
Thanks to everyone for your kind words and congratulations.

Buried deep in the bowels of this forum, I imagine there is still a post or two about how bad this team was when I inherited it. The team I acquired was on its way to losing nearly 100 games ... in Division 6. We were downright awful.

Since then, it's been a very long, and sometimes frustrating, journey to piece together a team that is able to accomplish what this one has.

Regardless of the odds of winning two in a row, my message to everyone is this: If I can do it, so can you. Be patient and you'll get there.

As far as that championship series, if you'd asked me beforehand if I could win it with future Hall of Famer Duarte out with an injury, and Hines and Hebert combining for 0 extra base hits, I would've laughed and said no way. But Watanabe, Salinas and others stepped up and carried us.

Finally, the newly expanded trophy case has been finished and the Cup trophies are on display, just in time for Denver's visit tonight!

#58198 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Cup MukilteoMike 04/18/2018 8:16:14 am
Grand slams in both games kind of helps things. The first one was hit by pitch, hit by pitch, walk, hit it out of the park. That's how you lose a game.

Updated Wednesday, April 18 2018 @ 8:19:03 am PDT
#58199 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Cup the gizmo 04/18/2018 12:49:19 pm
It is one in 10,000 to win back to back cups with 100 teams
It is one in 100 for any team to win one
Use this scenario
100 lottery balls in one machine each representing a team and you have to pick two
Odds are one in 9,900 to get both correct- 100x99
But
Use 2 machines of 100 balls, representing 2 seasons and having to pick one team out of each
It now is 100x100
One out of 10,000
And congrats
#58200 Forum >> Help >> New - help, please monarch 04/18/2018 4:44:24 pm
Thanks. How can I tell whether a minor league player should be moved up or down a league? And for that matter, whether or not a younger player on my current major league roster who doesn't get much starting experience might be better off in AAA? A player gets more training benefits in the minors, right?

Also, are there any good stadium capacity, and dimension references/guidelines anywhere?
#58201 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Cup Rock777 04/18/2018 4:46:35 pm
Its 1 in 10,000 for a specific team to win back to back.

Its 1 in 100 for any team in the league to win back to back. In other words, its 1 in a 100 for the winner of the previous season to win in the following season.

Completely depends on how the question is phrased. This is precisely why statistics are more often used to "prove" a point than to learn anything real.

In this game with 756 teams, it is 1 in 576,536 for a specific team to win back to back cups, but only 1 in 756 for the previous years winner to repeat. That is of course assuming all teams are equal and have an equal chance to win, which is not true. So the odds are actually much better than that.
#58202 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Meccanodonte 04/19/2018 9:03:51 am
Beyond merits and demerits, my hitters are all in a slump as if they were a collective macro-hitter who combines their own skills.
#58203 Forum >> Suggestions >> All-Time Team TPS 04/19/2018 1:57:23 pm
+1
#58204 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion newtman 04/19/2018 2:43:14 pm
I just don't care anymore. I check in more out of routine and not really wanting my account to go inactive than anything.
#58205 Forum >> Help >> New - help, please Rock777 04/19/2018 7:52:09 pm
The manual has some rough estimates for what size you should go with. But you can also look at other people in your division to see how many people they are drawing. I usually shoot to sell out around 10 times a season.

For the most part, I would just follow the AI advice on promotions when you start out. The only exception would be 25 year old guys who have less then a year in AAA. The AI always recommends 25 year olds to the majors regardless of how ready they are.
#58206 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Meccanodonte 04/19/2018 11:34:55 pm
@Newt: I don't remember the position where you were before the rollback. 4th?
Anyway, going from winner to II in a season seems too much.
Even Garf must be angry. He was uncontested 1st, now he's risking to go down.
I'm seriously concerned about how differently have gone the two paths.

Updated Thursday, April 19 2018 @ 11:46:52 pm PDT
#58207 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round #9 Cactusguy21 04/20/2018 5:32:53 am
11 POT pitcher

His defense is really low, he’s a righty, and only 16yo, do you think he’s worth it?
#58208 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round #9 Yankee1219 04/20/2018 6:19:27 am
This was my selection, after skipping rounds 6 & 7 in an effort to climb out of the gutter and avoid relegation, but that dream is over. Not bad for the 9th round but not sure if he will pan out.
#58209 Forum >> Baseball >> Shohei Ohtani Rock777 04/20/2018 8:00:21 am
DH is optional. Pitchers that rake are allowed to hit in the batting order. The DH rule just is overly complicated in terms of what is allowed if that pitcher is removed from the game. Probably because starters pitched longer into games at the time it was made. Could definitely use a bit of modernization.
#58210 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round #9 motko 04/20/2018 1:26:17 pm
draft round friday. But why no games today? The cup is over.
#58211 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round #9 Rock777 04/20/2018 4:22:51 pm
Its been like this every season. Just noticing now :)

I think Steve replied in another thread that he decided it was better to keep this Friday open "just in case" he needed it for something. Next week we get a Friday game.
#58212 Forum >> Help >> Getting the call, or not? Deuce 04/20/2018 6:32:34 pm
http://brokenbat.org/player/140861

Still waiting for this guy to get the call. Should I bring him up now a give him a ton of innings? I've pretty much clinched the division so i'm not to worried about winning.
#58213 Forum >> Help >> Getting the call, or not? Rock777 04/20/2018 7:01:03 pm
He is pretty close. You could always bring him up now, and then give him a few weeks in the minors when he is 25. It just gets complicated at that age because he won't get a good indication if he is ready to promote.
#58214 Forum >> Leagues >> II.1 Holmes 04/21/2018 2:26:21 am
Last time around, I was doing really well until the all-star break. Then, my team performance suddenly cratered right before the db failure. This time, I've been fighting to survive from the beginning, and it's not looking good.
The biggest difference is on the long-term level, though. Before the crash, I had some really good draft picks, and some lucky waiver claims allowed me to replace aging core players with younger guys of at least the same quality. No such luck this time around...
#58215 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion newtman 04/21/2018 7:51:44 am
@Mecca, I was in 4th, but I had the same sort of solid lead over 5th that Kalamazoo has currently of about 5 games, and I was much less out of 2nd and 3rd. Going from winning most of my games against Birmingham and pretty much splitting with Kalamazoo to losing both those series consistently has been the difference on my end. Can't fault kladu and Tiger for getting a second chance and taking advantage of it, but at the same time it doesn't mean I respect this redo's result either. I know me respecting the result doesn't matter to anyone else on here, that is why I stopped caring.

Updated Saturday, April 21 2018 @ 7:53:11 am PDT
#58216 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Rock777 04/21/2018 12:18:09 pm
I'm in a similar boat. Last year I had a 6-7 game lead (in 1st) after interleague. This year I was in 5th, and WAY out of first. Fighting tooth and nail to try to keep from relegating this time around :( I don't see there being any issue though. The difference between winning losing in any game is going to be pretty small. Last year I had a good 1-run record, this year I have a poor 1-run record. So the delta between going 85-75 and 75-85 for any team is pretty slim. Its just a matter of in game events lining up in your favor. Would have loved to have been promoting again this year, but now I'll just be happy if I can stave off Manhattan, LOL.
#58217 Forum >> Leagues >> II.1 Rock777 04/21/2018 12:23:37 pm
Why do we always seem to find our selves in this situation Holmes...

In the 16 seasons I've played this game, I have only found myself in relegation territory 4 times. The first, was my first season, when I took over the team and all was already lost. All other three times, I was battling it out with Manhattan. And Manhattan won two of those :(
#58218 Forum >> Leagues >> II.1 Rock777 04/21/2018 12:26:24 pm
Actually the only time we have played in a league together and not been in competition to avoid relegation was the first iteration of 2035. Maybe the season blow out was our fault. Breaking the rules of the universe and all that ;)
#58219 Forum >> Leagues >> II.1 Holmes 04/21/2018 4:21:21 pm
That explains it.
At least that fight, however it may end, gives a bit of a storyline to a do-over season that otherwise would have been nothing but tedious for the Isos.
#58220 Forum >> Discussions >> No hitters PrivateSnowflake 04/21/2018 4:38:32 pm
http://brokenbat.org/game/2711952

Finally get to add Bloomington to the list.

9IP/103P/2BB/4K/1HBP/0Hits!
#58221 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Tiger504 04/21/2018 6:40:20 pm
Different results are due to a few things from what I'm seeing. One is different personnel decisions. Players kept instead of cut and vice versa. Players acquired through waivers are pretty different for everybody. And players that are performing quite better or worse. I've got several players doing markedly better/worse than the first go around. I kept one player I cut the first time around (Rowland) and I've no regrets about keeping him.

But basically, it seems to me that the RNG is just what it is, random. I don't think anyone is satisfied with how 2035 happened. Hopefully, we can put it behind us for the most part next season.
#58222 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Take 3 - I think... AssumedPseudonym 04/21/2018 7:59:39 pm
 I think the worst thing about the second take isn’t even that we know there was a first take, or what was lost in that first take. Sure, for some of us — like DFB — it doesn’t really matter, but for lots of teams, the difference between 2035-A and 2035-B is staggering. No, what really sucks is that there’s no way to tell which version, if either, is a more typical outcome and which is an aberration.
#58223 Forum >> Discussions >> No hitters dsz071 04/21/2018 9:05:45 pm
I just checked this thread today and saw some comments about the longest no-no. Here's a 12 inning masterpiece against me from a couple seasons ago. I tagged it because it was so awesome. I wasn't even mad.

Side note, the pitcher throwing against me today was perfect into the 9th then I got one hit and a walk.
#58224 Forum >> Discussions >> No hitters MukilteoMike 04/21/2018 11:00:20 pm
Add to that he was perfect thru 9 in that 12 inning feat. Wow.
#58225 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion MukilteoMike 04/21/2018 11:32:52 pm
I've been wrestling with a radical thought the last several weeks--what do you think of the possibility that there is a random effect put into play for every player at the start of every season? In other words, before the season starts a random factor is applied to a player and his stats, making him worse, better or average than his actual numbers.

I know that's crazy talk, but there are so many drastically different seasons that I can't help myself from considering such a possibility. A couple examples from my guys...

Jeong was so bad he got benched for Valasquez, who can't hit anything this time around. Jeong leads the team in POTG now.

And there's Chapa. His OPS is around 270 worse than the original. On the defensive side of things, however, he's having his best FPCT year of his career, while in version one he was about 30 points below average.

I know I'm nuts. Not as nuts as this season.
#58226 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Meccanodonte 04/22/2018 12:50:53 am
@Mike: it's something that I've also thought, but it seems too strange to be true and too difficult to demonstrate.
Not that some lines are less strange than your hypothesis.
#58227 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Frankebasta 04/22/2018 2:36:08 am
@Mike I play under the assumption it is like that.
I have evidence for it!
And, I have evidence for the opposite, quite as strong :)

What's true, I don't know
#58228 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Take 3 - I think... Frankebasta 04/22/2018 2:38:41 am
@Rock it blew up when Cup reached the Semis
#58229 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Tiger504 04/22/2018 11:21:18 am
I believe just about that very thing Mike.
#58230 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Shoeless Joe 04/22/2018 1:35:04 pm
I know that it has been talked about at length how the logic of play is sometimes questioned, but here is my latest example:

Bottom 10th: Rockville
Rico takes the mound to pitch.
Dawson hits a ground ball single through to center field.
Harris reaches on an error by center field Baez. Dawson advances to third base.
Castellonas comes in to pinch hit for Salgado.
The infield draws in and outfield is playing shallow.
Castellonas grounds to third base. Castellonas is thrown out at first by Ford. Dawson comes in to score. Harris holds at second base.
Sheboygan 3, Rockville 4

Winning run is on 3rd with no outs. A grounder to my 3rd baseman Ford, who goes to first to get the out and lets the winning run score. Again, I understand that this happens, but what makes this case frustrating for me is the background of my 3rd baseman.

Tavon Ford
- Drafted in season 2019. Been with the Club for 16 years, 9 of them in the Bigs.
- 8-time All-Star; All-League last season
- 2 Gold Gloves; .986 career fielding percentage
- Future Hall of Famer

You would think that this long-time veteran would have a clue on where the play would be in that situation. Oh well. I'm sure I've got the benefit of questionable choices in the past, but this one stood out.
#58231 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Take 3 - I think... Rock777 04/22/2018 4:59:43 pm
There is no typical outcome. Every season, weaker teams beat better teams. It is the nature of the game. Replaying a whole season just highlights teams getting especially lucky/unlucky. My team was very lucky to be in first place last season. This season we are very unlucky to be in 5. There really is no "typical." Just put together your best squad, and hope lady luck favors you ;)
#58232 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Take 3 - I think... Rock777 04/22/2018 5:00:12 pm
Also, helpful not to forget about the poultry sacrifice.
#58233 Forum >> Discussions >> Perfect Game newtman 04/22/2018 9:51:06 pm
Rosa recorded my first perfect game.

http://brokenbat.org/game/2710078
#58234 Forum >> Discussions >> Retire him or not? Favuz 04/23/2018 2:42:35 am
Hello guys,

Since Roanoke season is almost gone (with no relegation and very slim chances of promotion), i'm starting to plan ahead for the next season.

Future Hall of Famer Rivas is 35 and i was thinking to retire him at the end of the season and putting him in hall of fame.

Thing is, at 35 he's still my 3rd player in terms of OPS, and he's 1000+ against lefties.

I got a promising OF prospect coming up next year, so Rivas will not play against RHP. But i could use him as backup and starter against LHP.

What would you do? retire him at peak or trying to get him to 2000 hits?
#58235 Forum >> Discussions >> Perfect Game MukilteoMike 04/23/2018 3:09:59 am
He has dominated batters all season. Congrats!
#58236 Forum >> Discussions >> Retire him or not? MukilteoMike 04/23/2018 3:24:44 am
Ignore the quest for 2000 hits and make a decision independent of that. I think the answer depends on what you plan on doing with the rest of your many outfielders. Are Mondragon and Saenez sticking around? Frankly, I'm not sure what you're doing with Saenez. He's appeared in seven seasons and none with more than 69 at bats. Get rid of him; he's just taking up a roster spot. I'd be tempted to hang on to Rivas and Mondragon until seeing what the aging process does to them. My guess is one of them will fall 4+ points, which will signal his departure.
#58237 Forum >> Discussions >> Retire him or not? Tiger504 04/23/2018 5:21:47 am
I would not retire Rivas if he can still bring it. And all indications are he is still bringing it just fine. Retiring him is a move that you will not be able to undo (unless 2035 blip happens again) so I would hold off until I was certain. Seems like he's still performing at a high level. Even if he's only playing platoon, replacing a legitimate .300 hitter isn't easy. I've got Crespo DHing against RHP at 34 and likely again at 35 until he proves to me he's finished.
#58238 Forum >> Discussions >> Retire him or not? Favuz 04/23/2018 5:40:54 am
Yeah, Saenez is definitely a filler, i kept him because i didn't need a roster spot (plus he's lefty and a great base stealer). He's first in list if i need to cut someone.

Mondragon is not performing well, but he provides decent OBP and speed while providing useful CF. Plus, he's the only reliable base stealer i have, a perfect leadoff.

For next season, i will almost certainly cut O'Neill (is aging really fast) and play something like Rose-Mondragon-Holland in OF, plus Agosto DH and Bentley 1B).


#58239 Forum >> Discussions >> Retire him or not? MukilteoMike 04/23/2018 6:56:33 am
Sometimes we need someone that is distanced from us for intervention--Saenez is not what you think he is. He is not a great base stealer. Over 7 seasons he has 23 SB for you and 15 CS. As you stated, he's the guy that has to go first. All others should be safe until at least the dawn of 2036. One of those old-timers will probably go then, and it sounds as if you already know it's O'Neill. Unless Rivas falls off a cliff, he'll probably still be solid. I've never had a 36 year old here, though, so I don't know about that.
#58240 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Take 3 - I think... ephenssta 04/23/2018 11:31:48 am
My team has been good this season, but at this point last season we were running away with the league looking at guaranteed promotion and probably a 95-97 win season. This time around we're sitting solidly in second, but still on course to win about 95 games. Except this time, the division winner is on pace to win 104 games. Sometimes you can do everything right and still lose, and baseball is a pretty good example of that.
#58241 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread ephenssta 04/23/2018 11:38:13 am
Nothing beats the feeling of cutting a player who was dramatically under-performing, then seeing another team pick him up and magically he performs significantly better. Guess I should have held onto him longer.

With me he hit .211/.325/.359

With his new club he's hitting .278/.365/.472
#58242 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread MukilteoMike 04/23/2018 1:09:47 pm
Not to rub it in, but you did have a bit of a knee-jerk reaction. He had two good seasons for you, then you dumped him after just a poor quarter of a season. He wasn't even awful. Lesson learned?

Once that's done, look at his defense to make you feel a little better. His FPCT for his new owner is 38 points worse than he was for you this season, which is brutal for a shortstop.
#58243 Forum >> Italiano / Italian >> Team Italy Francesco1970 04/23/2018 2:38:33 pm
Si si
#58244 Forum >> Discussions >> Retire him or not? newtman 04/23/2018 8:08:05 pm
I had a 36 year old for a quarter of a season. I retired him when he was having (for him) a terrible season. Still for those HOF hitters it is worth seeing before retiring him.
#58245 Forum >> Discussions >> Hasn't played yet 12twelve 04/24/2018 5:15:32 am
I'm looking for some help figuring out why one of my pitchers has yet to throw a pitch this season. Tommy Sexton has been on the ML roster all year and is slotted as LR2 but has never entered a game. I can't figure out why. All of the settings seem ok. My pitching has been pretty good all season but I'd expect him to have a few appearances. Anyone have an idea what I'm missing here? Thanks.
#58246 Forum >> Discussions >> Hasn't played yet MukilteoMike 04/24/2018 8:04:13 am
It's hard to say without knowing your settings. Since he's the second long reliever, he'll only get in if your LR doesn't finish the game.
#58247 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread ephenssta 04/24/2018 10:26:59 am
Yeah, it was probably a bit of a knee jerk...
#58248 Forum >> Discussions >> Hasn't played yet 12twelve 04/24/2018 11:17:50 am
Settings are:

Pitch Count = 90; Fatigue = blank; Hook = 5; First inning = 1; both RD are Delta.

My starters have pitch limits that range from 95 - 125. Both long and middle relief have First inning set to 1. My RHS, Setup, and Closer have first innings of 6, 7, and 8, respectively. All pitchers have Hook of 7 except the pitcher in question and RHS.

Is it possible that there just hasn't been a scenario in which he would need to come in? I guess I do have a team ERA of 3.04 and my starters generally go 6+. It just seems odd that he wouldn't have thrown a single pitch all season.
#58249 Forum >> Discussions >> Hasn't played yet MukilteoMike 04/24/2018 2:34:06 pm
Yeah, you have to go through everyone to get to him. You'll either have to change your settings or simply bounce your long relievers from LR to LR2 back and forth to get them both innings. If you're basically wanting him as a mop-up guy, you could try making the first RD for your MR and LR something like -5. That should get him in once in a while.
#58250 Forum >> Leagues >> V.12 Cactusguy21 04/24/2018 6:06:09 pm
Congrats on the division win, Nemesis! Good luck next year in LL IV!

Only got one year left with this core, we really have to win next year if I want any chance of promotion, this should be interesting.

#58251 Forum >> Leagues >> II.1 JJNZ 04/24/2018 11:50:51 pm
Meanwhile in the west Missoula has let a 9 game lead drop to 2.5 games.
#58252 Forum >> Discussions >> Hasn't played yet JoeDaddyeous91 04/25/2018 6:43:19 am
Just in case you haven't seen this.

This is a description of how the relief pitching substitution mechanism works in the current game engine. Hopefully it will give you some insight into how and why a pitching change is made.

Relief pitcher check is run before each batter:

If Save Situation (except for no-hitter)
If Closer Assigned and Available (not injured) and Not Fatigued1 and Not Too Earlier2
Replace current pitcher with closer

If Current Pitcher's Pitch Count or Hook Settings exceeded
If Close Game (trailing by no more than 4 runs [or Smallest RD] or leading by no more than 5 runs [or Largest RD])
Check bullpen in the following order: LHP1/LHP2 versus LHB, RHP1/RPH2 versus RHB, Setupman1/2
If Pitcher Available (not injured) and Not Fatigued1 and Not Too Earlier2
Replace current pitcher
Check remaining bullpen in the following order: MR1/MR2, LR1/LR2, Spot Starter (not checked for 6-man rotations)
If Pitcher Available (not injured) and Not Fatigued1 and Not Too Earlier2
Replace current pitcher

If Excessive Pitch Count3
Check bullpen in the following order: SS, LR1/LR2, MR1/MR2, Setupman1/2, RHP1/RPH2, LHP1/LHP2, Closer, Unassigned
If Pitcher Available (not injured) and Not Fatigued1
Replace current pitcher
Check bullpen in the following order: SS, LR1/LR2, MR1/MR2, Setupman1/2, RHP1/RPH2, LHP1/LHP2, Closer, Unassigned
If Pitcher Available (not injured)
Replace current pitcher

1 - Whether a pitcher is fatigued from previous appearances is dependent upon the amount of pitches he threw, how much rest he's had since and the Fatigue Limit management setting for the pitcher

2 - Too ealier is before First Inning Used management setting for that pitcher

3 - Excessive pitch count is defined as above 155 for starting pitchers and 105 for relief pitchers. This is a different mechanism than the Pitch Count management setting. It's basic function is to limit pitchers from throwing an unrealistic number of pitches just because the bullpen is fatigued or thin.
#58253 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread dsz071 04/25/2018 10:24:04 am
Not really a vent, but there's no "Funny Things" thread. My catcher that only plays vs LHP played the last game but sat out the two before that. He's played in 38 of 139 games overall. He's currently sitting out one game due to ... wait for it...


fatigue

Now THAT'S funny!
#58254 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Experience issues Deuce 04/25/2018 11:25:02 am
http://brokenbat.org/player/144944
This player is showing 0 years experience with over 200 games pitched(292 innings) as a reliever and i think it somehow has affected his development as well. He's not the only player i have that hasn't gained proper experience and may have stunted because of it.

Updated Wednesday, April 25 2018 @ 11:27:15 am PDT
Another pitcher..http://brokenbat.org/player/144094
337 innings pitched over 4 seasons and 0 experience




Updated Wednesday, April 25 2018 @ 11:30:20 am PDT
#58255 Forum >> Leagues >> III.2 Brewnoe 04/25/2018 12:18:35 pm
3rd base adjustment worked

"Higgs" Bo Zhong
... guess there's a reason to call him that.

Maybe next season Lenny will get a rabbit and pet him and hug him ...
#58256 Forum >> Baseball >> Any 2018 Roto? Brewnoe 04/25/2018 12:45:06 pm

Real sports, it's depressing



You know you're old if you read that and thought "I can end it with a foul ball home run"
#58257 Forum >> Discussions >> No hitters MickyMinn 04/25/2018 3:24:03 pm
Martin Knapp of St. Louis Park Pilgrims threw a no-hitter yesterday in VI.21. Gave up 4 walks.
#58258 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Experience issues the gizmo 04/25/2018 4:33:07 pm
Did not look at players in question but experience is at Major League level only.
Years in minors doesn't count
#58259 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Experience issues Deuce 04/25/2018 4:38:37 pm
You should really take the time to look at things before making a useless response to a serious concern. Yes, Major League experience is what i'm talking about.
#58260 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Experience issues the gizmo 04/25/2018 4:54:00 pm
Since you don't know how to link properly, I wasn't going to take the time!
Thought it was just an oversite especially if this is their first season.
Sure Steve will check it for you
#58261 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion MukilteoMike 04/25/2018 5:08:45 pm
An epic failure in Waterloo makes things very tight all of a sudden. 0-4 and outscored 20-10. Yikes.
#58262 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Meccanodonte 04/26/2018 12:18:58 am
I'm wondering what garf is thinking about 2035 v. 2.0
#58263 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion MukilteoMike 04/26/2018 1:33:22 am
It definitely hasn't been a kind replay for him.
#58264 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Experience issues Deuce 04/26/2018 1:53:08 pm
Yet another pitcher that may have stunted due to experience problems(if the 2 things have a connection). In his 4th complete Major League season and only has 1 year experience.

http://brokenbat.org/player/129886
#58265 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion MukilteoMike 04/26/2018 3:14:16 pm
We suddenly can do nothing right. It bears an eerie resemblance to the end of 2025 when we closed out the season going 4-11. We ended up tied for first, but lost in silly RD. This season our worst losing streak had been four. Can we stop the bleeding at 6?

Edit--Thankfully the answer was yes. What I had to write, though, was how remarkably similar the standings are in the East and West. Check out the games behind. They're virtually identical on both sides.

Updated Thursday, April 26 2018 @ 4:16:54 pm PDT
#58266 Forum >> Leagues >> II.1 Rock777 04/26/2018 7:24:59 pm
LOL. Three one run loses. That is a pretty apropos finish to the Halflings season. From first to relegation. Not a happy 2nd iteration of 2035.
#58267 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Take 3 - I think... Rock777 04/26/2018 7:29:32 pm
Looks like I've managed to lock up relegation. Big improvement over the last take when my team had the lowest ranking in the league (#1). I mean, its not like we are playing golf where low scores are good.

This will be our first season in LL-III since our march up the ladder...
#58268 Forum >> Discussions >> Just had a player pop to 16 POT BrianV 04/27/2018 6:44:35 am
I picked up Armando Leon off waivers in 2029 (68 claims!) as a 22 year old 15-POT rookie with 77 SI and a decent scouting report. I thought he was a bit old to develop fully from where he was at at the time, but I figured he's make a great defensive CF with an OK bat, even if he didn't develop fully.

As of today, he hit 128 SI (+11 on the season) and his POT popped up to 16.

This player has been one of the most pleasant surprises in my Broken Bat career.
#58269 Forum >> Discussions >> Just had a player pop to 16 POT BrianV 04/27/2018 6:49:29 am
He's almost enough to make up for the heartache of having neither Archuleta or Saavedra pan out after almost a decade in the system. Two players who I was excited to draft who ultimately end up busts.

Updated Friday, April 27 2018 @ 6:50:04 am PDT
#58270 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Take 3 - I think... BrianV 04/27/2018 6:59:43 am
In take 2, I worked hard at the game, logged in every day and made it to the round of 8 in the cup, and was first in my league.

In take 3, I've been more or less completely negligent. The game lost it's charm and other than checking in once a week or so, my team has been on autopilot.

Even so, while our cup run was short, my team is still leading our league with a magic number of 11 and a 3.5 game lead. The next series is against the second place team, and is probably the most critical one left.

My biggest complaint was that I had some very, very good draft picks in take 2. Take 3 hasn't been so kind.
#58271 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Meccanodonte 04/27/2018 10:02:11 am
2035-bis achievements: I'm currently able to deploy 3 20-range OFers, one of which will split time between outfield and second base.
#58272 Forum >> Discussions >> Just had a player pop to 16 POT motko 04/27/2018 1:57:46 pm
good luck with the rest of the season, today u have some big matches.
#58273 Forum >> Help >> Draft question michaeltodd2 04/27/2018 2:01:44 pm
Being this is my first season, I don't know what to expect on draft Fridays. The last few weeks, the players i selected were all of pretty poor quality, so I'm assuming we are all drafting from the same dwindling pool of players...yes? Also, some players being offered have no...average, above average, good, very good...at the end of their description. I selected a couple of them and they both had a potential of 10 and under. So my question is, if a draftee doesn't have any type of designation (average, above average, good...etc.) does that mean they won't have a decent potential rating? Thank you!
#58274 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Stall in game processing. Alyksandur 04/27/2018 2:36:19 pm
 Games for VI.14 went through, but things stalled before VI.15 ran.

EDIT: Scratch that, things are moving again.

Updated Friday, April 27 2018 @ 2:42:23 pm PDT
#58275 Forum >> Help >> Draft question michaeltodd2 04/27/2018 2:39:59 pm
Being this is my first season, I don't know what to expect on draft Fridays. The last few weeks, the players i selected were all of pretty poor quality, so I'm assuming we are all drafting from the same dwindling pool of players...yes? Also, some players being offered have no...average, above average, good, very good...at the end of their description. I selected a couple of them and they both had a potential of 10 and under. So my question is, if a draftee doesn't have any type of designation (average, above average, good...etc.) does that mean they won't have a decent potential rating? Thank you!
#58276 Forum >> Help >> Draft question AssumedPseudonym 04/27/2018 3:07:40 pm
 Yes, we’re all pulling from the same pool of players in the draft, so the odds of finding a keeper diminish steadily the deeper into the season we get. Some players who don’t have an overall comment will pan out, but they’re definitely less likely to.
#58277 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion MukilteoMike 04/27/2018 3:21:26 pm
Wow. I've never seen that before.

We just split the first two big games with Birmingham. Our loss was us losing a two-hitter to a two-hitter. Wow. Probably even bigger, though, was my stud catcher, Gomes, being declared injured until the last game of the regular season. Ouch.




Updated Friday, April 27 2018 @ 3:22:17 pm PDT
#58278 Forum >> Discussions >> Just had a player pop to 16 POT Geech 04/27/2018 4:46:49 pm
Very nice player. If he threw right-handed he could be a killer shortstop, but he's very nice as is.
#58279 Forum >> Leagues >> V.3 Squiddcatt 04/27/2018 6:04:51 pm
congrats to Kahului for winning my old league (west champion). Sadly I probably won't see you in IV.2 next year.
#58280 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Garnash1970 04/27/2018 10:58:26 pm
3 and 1/2 back with 11 to play! Good luck, guys!

No matter how this ends, I want to thank all of you for one hell of season and last dash to the finish. I truly didn't think my guys would be in the mix this late.

@Haselrig - I owe you for back-to-back 17 run destructions at your hands. I'd like to collect, now, please ;o)
#58281 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Haselrig 04/28/2018 1:45:34 am
Heh, if you see Rouse come in, you might get a 20 run game or two off me ;)

Either way, I'd like to see a sweep in this series. If we split it, Freddy gets a chance to run away with the division. I say one of us keeps the pressure on ;)
#58282 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Garnash1970 04/28/2018 12:20:29 pm
Feel free to start Rouse, then ;)

Our series stands at 9 and 7, with a slight edge to my Titans. Either way, this is why I play; to be in the running at the end of the season. Good luck, brother.
#58283 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Take 3 - I think... amalric7 04/28/2018 3:21:03 pm
First time around we sat at 54-56 at the 110-game mark, before the final fifty division games. We were in a solid second place with that record, and had overcome one of our typical awful starts to more or less book our place in LLIV for a team-record third straight season.

(Take 2 came and went before it got going.)

Take 3? Well our chance at that record has gone...because we're promoting to LLIII for the first time! I need to lie down.
#58284 Forum >> Leagues >> IV.4 amalric7 04/28/2018 3:39:56 pm
Well go figure.

Commiserations to Fort Wayne who were runaway leaders of the East first time around, and to Glendale who I cursed this time around! Conroe proved to be the surprise unstoppable force, and I guess it was just as surprising that we turned out to be the force in the East. Fort Wayne and Hampton were never going to be far away, and I'm as shocked as anyone with the final outcome.

Our pitching has been good enough, and although our fielding (with rookie middle infielders) has been the East's poorest our hitting has been the difference - best in the league. Makes this our highest ever finish, and now we move on to the giddy heights of LLIII for the first time in franchise history.

Strange days, but happy ones.
#58285 Forum >> Leagues >> II.2 xLee227 04/28/2018 3:49:34 pm
Congrats to Bloomington on a well-deserved division title!
#58286 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Take 3 - I think... MukilteoMike 04/28/2018 4:20:20 pm
My starting pitcher in my last game did something I've never seen here. He had a string of seven consecutive outs by strikeout. He had one walk in the middle of them, but that was still an impressive outing.
#58287 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Garnash1970 04/28/2018 8:40:48 pm
@Haselrig - so we sort of split the difference and I took 3 of 4. Though after the first game, I had a terrible pain in my stomach, fearing the worst, but despite injuries to my pitchers was able to take the last 3, all very close games, except the 9th inning in game 3. Rouse only gave up 9 ;) Thanks buddy.

@Horse - In our many seasons of battle, I've never wanted to sweep more than I do tomorrow! Good luck, my friend!

@Optics - the Santa Monica Carp are my very FAVORITEST team! Good luck!!

@AnyGod(ess)ThatWillListen - Help?!?

Updated Saturday, April 28 2018 @ 8:42:26 pm PDT
#58288 Forum >> Leagues >> III.2 Brewnoe 04/28/2018 8:57:52 pm
Ouchie for the road ...

1 game played ... 4 games injured
#58289 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Site vanished at approximately 10:15pm EST Cactusguy21 04/29/2018 1:32:53 pm
I can't remember exactly when it was, but the site was acting weird last night. Clicking on forums brought up "no forums". Logging in kept saying I had the wrong password. Clicking on the generic Cincinatti team said "no data". I'm not sure why this happened. The problem went away a half hour or so later.
#58290 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion FreddyTheEye 04/29/2018 2:03:27 pm
It's been tough getting signed in lately while still travelling but my team doesn't seem to miss me.

We need to win 3 out of our last seven (all at home) to clinch our third legends pennant in four seasons. Still in this position I always worry about a brutal crushing collapse.

Margate seems to have things locked down in the east...congrats.

@Monterey : good luck down the stretch. Not sure where our series stands but feels like you've been kicking our butts all year.
@Hasselrig: great to see you posting :-) tough break on the recent slump. Best manager to have not won legends imo (meant as a sincere compliment) and longest running legends west team.

Good luck to the two teams in the relegation race as well. Looks like it will come down to the final games.

Cheers.
#58291 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion FreddyTheEye 04/29/2018 2:13:31 pm
Bad start. Extras loss and a Titans win.
Plus three more injuries.

Que the nerves....

:-)
#58292 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Site vanished at approximately 10:15pm EST MukilteoMike 04/29/2018 2:14:47 pm
Yeah, that's been randomly happening for quite some time. I know it occurred the morning of the Cup finals. I wasn't sure I was going to be able to set my pitchers and freaked out for a little while. My pitchers apparently were spooked, also.
#58293 Forum >> Baseball >> 2018 World Series Winner? amalric7 04/29/2018 2:39:17 pm
Looking like a longer season for the Dodgers, can't get it right. And yes, still a long way to go.
#58294 Forum >> Off Topic >> Other sports simulations/online games... MukilteoMike 04/29/2018 3:32:15 pm
Steve led me to Track King more than a year ago. It's a fun horse racing game. I just won my first World Cup yesterday. Then I clinched Legends today. That makes for a pretty good weekend. Any way, all horse racing fans should check out Track King. If you have any questions, fire me a message and I'll let you know more.
#58295 Forum >> Discussions >> 2035 Take 3 - I think... brentswagger 04/29/2018 4:54:55 pm
We have quite a race in V.1 in the West. Going into the final series we have the top 3 teams all tied with the same amount of losses. My squad is half a game back with one less loss. Seems likely this may go to the last day.
#58296 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Garnash1970 04/29/2018 5:05:07 pm
Congrats to Freddy and Mike - great season and great battles!
#58297 Forum >> Leagues >> League VI.29 sadman 04/29/2018 8:01:12 pm
Hi guys! No posts in our league since 2015? How sad.

Well its the last round of games before the end of the season and my team have clinched the East! A few sneaky late free agents got me over the line. Had to send a few young guys back to the minors who were not performing.

Cant believe the 2 teams leading east and west have stumbled at the same time and the second teams have taken the lead. Wow.
#58298 Forum >> Discussions >> Did my team have THE CASEY on it? peacockpenguin 04/29/2018 11:54:47 pm
http://brokenbat.org/player/32741
#58299 Forum >> Leagues >> II.1 Holmes 04/30/2018 12:24:49 am
Man, Rock, that was a tough late stretch for you indeed. That sweep in consecutive one-run games really decided the fight to survive, and I have to say, I downright felt bad about it.
Not a good rerun for the Isos, either, though that statement applies mostly to the long-term perspective. Draft and waiver claims had made my future look much better the first time around. At least, the actual games turned out well for me in the end. After struggling all season this time around, that lucky sweep even allowed me to play the kids in the last two series.
#58300 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion MukilteoMike 04/30/2018 4:03:46 am
Good luck to Broomfield and Battle Creek today. Broomfield has the half game lead, but Battle Creek has the RD tie breaker in hand. Since both are playing teams with nothing to gain or prove, I think that gives the slight advantage to Battle Creek.

Good luck in the title series, Freddy. I haven't watched pitch-by-pitch since the reboot, not even in the Cup finals. I'll go back to the good old days for the Championship Series, though, and watch it the way baseball is played. It should be a good one.
#58301 Forum >> Leagues >> II.2 PrivateSnowflake 04/30/2018 5:16:37 am
Thanks, Lee. Seems like it took forever to finally get here ;)

Brookview and yourself sure didn't make it easy. I look forward to resuming our rivalries next season in Legends!

Congrats to Frank in the West. Looking forward to matching up with a well-respected owner for the big trophy this season.

Best of luck all!
#58302 Forum >> Leagues >> II.1 Razzle 04/30/2018 8:55:53 am
Edmond was the team that made out on the reset. I was battling for the top spot most of the year, but had fallen behind Rock about 6 games or so. I did lose a Hall of Fame draft choice. I was so afraid to talk about any of it when I was leading the division. I'm crazy superstitious.

"Respect the streak!" "If you believe you're playing well because you are wearing women's underwear, then you are!"
Bull Durham

Good Luck to all of you next year!!
#58303 Forum >> Discussions >> Did my team have THE CASEY on it? PrivateSnowflake 04/30/2018 11:48:32 am
No, because mighty Casey struck out. Your guy had a great eye. :)

For fun, here's the lowest numbered "Casey" who wasn't a pitcher:
http://brokenbat.org/player/861

Can't be The Mighty Casey. Who was the greatest Casey of all-time?

#58304 Forum >> Off Topic >> Other sports simulations/online games... PrivateSnowflake 04/30/2018 12:03:07 pm
I'll second Mike's recommendation of Track King. Does NOT take much of a commitment in case you're worried about spending too much time there. Got some great advice from Mike and from a mentor when I joined. I've since won three Cups and am competing in the top class at my local track.

Build up your stable, train jockeys and horses. League, stakes, and cup racing.
#58305 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Haselrig 04/30/2018 12:10:39 pm
Thanks, Freddy. I appreciate you saying so. Doesn't feel like it from a season-by-season perspective. Seems like a whole lot of "also-ran" finishes.

Good luck to you, and Mike as well.
#58306 Forum >> Leagues >> II.1 Rock777 04/30/2018 3:05:00 pm
I also got to play my kids that last week after the sweep. Just not with as much joy, LOL.

I think Edmond would have overtaken 1st place last season anyhow, but that lead would have probably been enough to kept my head above water.

I was hoping to complete my rebuild in LL-2, but it looks like that goal is for naught. Now I just have to see if I can pull the team back up. Years of poor draft picks are finally starting to catch up with the Halflings...
#58307 Forum >> Leagues >> League V. 11 Geech 04/30/2018 4:48:46 pm
Congratulations to division champs Troy and Kingman! It was a close race in both divisions, with both locked up in the final series, I believe.

The Turtles had our best season in a level 5 league under my ownership, which was still not a great season. I'm expecting to have some significant retirements this offseason, so I'm a bit anxious to see how well our replacements work out.
#58308 Forum >> Leagues >> III.1 Squiddcatt 04/30/2018 5:21:36 pm
Look forward to joining this league next year! Highest level I have coached to and tied highest all time for the team. It took 10 will be 11 seasons but I am finally in III.1
#58309 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion FreddyTheEye 04/30/2018 7:45:18 pm
Thx Mike.
Good luck!!
#58310 Forum >> Discussions >> Hidden Gems MukilteoMike 04/30/2018 10:27:39 pm
Forget the superstars for the moment. Who was your unheralded big-time player this time around?

On the pitching side, there's no doubt who mine was. McMillan was used almost exclusively as my LHS. He appeared in a mind-boggling 122 games, going 3-0 with 22 holds, 1 save, and no blown saves. For good measure he got a quality start in his only start. He had a 1.80 ERA and .212 BAA. Yeah, but he was a LHS, right, so that's kind of cheating. Nope. He actually faced more RH batters than LH and he had a .170 BAA versus the righties. One final amazing stat from him is that he only gave up 1 homer all year, which is extremely impressive in my tiny ballpark (310-355-385).

Who was your hidden gem for the season?
#58311 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Site vanished at approximately 10:15pm EST admin 04/30/2018 10:31:14 pm
I can talk with the site host. Being a small operation, we have a server that's shared with other sites. High traffic or issues with those sites can affect the server which in turn can affact this site.


Steve
#58312 Forum >> Off Topic >> Other sports simulations/online games... admin 04/30/2018 10:36:48 pm
Track King is a great game...I played for quite some time. You have to know a bit about horses plus to be really successful, you need to be hunting for races for your stable every day. Good community.

Steve
#58313 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion garfscores 05/01/2018 3:32:22 am
Yay.
#58314 Forum >> Leagues >> V.3 Samsung Lions 05/01/2018 3:42:29 am
Kahului way too good this year. Managed to finish in 2nd... just 18 GB. Congratulations.
#58315 Forum >> Discussions >> Perfect Game jclemen2 05/01/2018 6:02:43 am
Just noticed this thread, here's my perfect game write up from 2 season ago...

Jun 25 2033: Perfect Game for Raiders' Ace Vazquez - by jclemen2 on September 1st, 2017

On June 23rd Santiago Vazquez took the hill for the Mount Prospect Raiders in Intraleague play versus the Rapid City Vikings. Vazquez is the unquestioned ace for the Raiders and he was dominant in this start as he pitched a perfect game. His final stat line was 9 innings pitched, O hits, O walks, 7 strikeouts, and 0 errors for the team. He managed the perfect game on only 101 pitches. After this start he is 10-3 on the season with a 2.33 ERA, 1.051 WHIP, 94 Ks, 7 Complete games and 2 Shutouts. He leads the league in Wins, Innings pitched, Strike Outs, and WHIP, and is 2nd in ERA.

After the 5 game sweep on the road in Rapid City the Mount Prospect Raiders have taken an 11 game lead in their division with a 47-18 record.

http://brokenbat.org/game/2587092

Updated Tuesday, May 1 2018 @ 6:03:33 am PDT
#58316 Forum >> Help >> Potential larryk 05/01/2018 6:40:53 am
I recently drafted a Pitcher with a 9 potential but the notes indicated an above average player. Will I expect his potential number to rise as he gets experience in order to be above average? Or can he be an above average player with a 9 potential? Is this a player to keep?
#58317 Forum >> Discussions >> Playoffs Q & A JoeDaddyeous91 05/01/2018 6:43:10 am
Hey guys,

I'm just curious how playoffs work here.

My team has the best record in our league (V.3), and my division, the WESTSIDEEE won the all-star game.
I would think that either one of two would determine home field advantage in our 2-3-2 match up. Wins or All-Star game, but it seems like neither does. Am I missing something?

Thanks,
Joe
#58318 Forum >> Suggestions >> Mullet motko 05/01/2018 7:02:20 am
i guess this has been suggested many times, but - and this is important - we need long hair for the players. And mullet hair.
#58319 Forum >> Discussions >> Hidden Gems amalric7 05/01/2018 7:15:33 am
Miranda for me.

You might look at his profile and think "that guy's no slouch", but he'd done very little in his career to this point and in the first iteration of 2035 he got off to a hot start and then faded badly to his usual levels (and gained only 3 SI). This time around he started hot and kept on going, real difference-making season for me that won us promotion to LLIII for the first time (we were a distant second in the first run).
#58320 Forum >> Discussions >> Playoffs Q & A amalric7 05/01/2018 7:19:18 am
Yes. :)

Home field alternates from year-to-year. It's the East's turn this season, which may actually help me in IV.4 given my home record.

(#famouslastwords)
#58321 Forum >> Help >> Potential amalric7 05/01/2018 7:33:38 am
Potential rises only very rarely, when a player 'pops' to the next level. Most players will remain at the same potential for their entire careers.

Sometimes you'll find an 11 POT who can turn into a serviceable/decent player, but usually you should be looking for players with 12 POT or better. In other words, anyone less than 11 POT will be a bum, and you should cut them immediately. :)

When looking at your draft pool it is usually best to follow this rule: very good potential --> good pot --> above average pot --> anything else. Some good potentials will be better prospects than very goods, but those are the minority.




Updated Tuesday, May 1 2018 @ 7:34:27 am PDT
#58322 Forum >> Discussions >> Playoffs Q & A JoeDaddyeous91 05/01/2018 7:39:58 am
Haha Okay, perfect! It's not something I've noticed before so I'm glad I'm just not crazy :P
I was really concerned that I was wrong about what home field advantage was in baseball when I first say it haha
#58323 Forum >> Leagues >> V.12 nemesis 05/01/2018 7:54:50 am
Thanks Cactus! I was worried you were a little premature but we got there in the end - always nice to hit six bombs in the first game of a series against your closest rival, to put it beyond doubt! :)

Seemed to be harder than it was during the first run of 2035, think we were on for better than 100-60 pace then, but if it means winning the division I'll take it every time. But you ran me close all the way, so good luck next season.

Never know how playoffs will turn out, even against a bot team. We were 3-2 at home against Mountain View but went just 1-4 at their place, hope home-field advantage works for us!
#58324 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Mesh77 05/01/2018 8:16:23 am
Sat in a fairly comfortable 2nd place in the first run of 2035 after a slow start.

This time around? Another slow start, turned it around a bit, then the wheels came off. Couldn't get anything going and luck completely abandoned us: 20-34 in 1-run games, and 0-7 in extras. Yeesh.

Consecutive promotions perhaps flattered us a little, but I had no reason to expect this. Will resist tearing it up and see if fortune smiles on us again in 2036.
#58325 Forum >> Leagues >> IV.4 Pig_Cola 05/01/2018 8:39:02 am
Congrats to both New York and Conroe for clinching their respective divisions and good luck in the playoffs.

This was an interesting season for Glendale. Certain players weren't playing like they were in 2035 V.1. Some players came alive in the second half of the season, which was too late for us. I hope to promote next season.
#58326 Forum >> Discussions >> Hidden Gems ephenssta 05/01/2018 10:31:31 am
Danny Broderick for me. Appearing in 40 games, he threw 102 innings with a 2.47 ERA with a .193 BAA, with an incredible .109 vs. LHB. As an added bonus, he gained 15 SI this season.
#58327 Forum >> Help >> promoted to league four billy172 05/01/2018 11:41:29 am
my team was just promoted to league 4 and I want to know if someone can tell what changes I will see in Revenue, (radio, TV etc) and also a Franchise Fee that begins in League Four. I have looked all over and cannot find anything.
Thanks
#58328 Forum >> Italiano / Italian >> Team Italy Mikestrike 05/01/2018 2:45:03 pm
Si
#58329 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread MukilteoMike 05/01/2018 3:22:23 pm
Omg. My lockdown closing relievers of Velazquez and Tejada were unrecognizable in the opening pair of games. They had a combined 3.41 ERA for the season, but lost both playoff games by giving up 6 runs in 4 2/3 innings. Both were one-run affairs; we were an awesome 25-18 during the regular season in those tight ones. Now I have to go break something.

Edit--I got thinking, haven't I seen this before? Yes I have. In the Cup final, they combined for 3 runs allowed in 1 2/3 inning. Apparently they are the opposite of clutch.

By the way, that broken thing may be my hand. That was dumb, but that stone wall looked like a great choice. It wasn't.

Updated Tuesday, May 1 2018 @ 7:05:31 pm PDT
#58330 Forum >> Discussions >> Hidden Gems Cactusguy21 05/01/2018 3:48:16 pm
Orlando Duran for me.

He finally filled the gaping black hole that was the 2B position on the Vikings, and did so putting up highly impressive numbers. Not really sure how a player with his build slipped through waivers.
#58331 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread newtman 05/01/2018 7:48:09 pm
The nice thing is the next stage is numbness. Once you lose feeling the losses hurt much less. At least that was how my season went.
#58332 Forum >> Discussions >> Did my team have THE CASEY on it? peacockpenguin 05/01/2018 9:51:21 pm
Lol interesting. I also thought my guy was THE CASEY cause his photo was the same as the one on the front page for the longest time.
#58333 Forum >> Italiano / Italian >> Team Italy Frankebasta 05/01/2018 11:44:42 pm
Siamo in tre nelle Leghe Maggiori, ed almeno un altro che sappia io
#58334 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread MukilteoMike 05/02/2018 12:50:11 am
I have cared very little all season long, which is why I think the Magicians kept on winning. I cared a little more in the Cup finals and obviously lost. Then I cared even more when the playoffs started. I'm thinking the secret is to not care, but why play if you have complete apathy?

Now I'm left trying to avoid doing something no one has ever done (or at least what I think no one has ever done)--lost the Cup and Legend finals in the same season. I have the potential of being the biggest loser of all time.
#58335 Forum >> Help >> Potential larryk 05/02/2018 5:41:50 am
Thank you. That helps.
#58336 Forum >> Discussions >> Are we there yet? lostraven 05/02/2018 6:16:13 am
I'm SOOO glad that the 2035 that wouldn't end is almost over. I'm very much ready for the clean slate that is 2036. Mental eraser engaged, looking for some positives to prop up the new season.

See you all on the waiver wires soon!
#58337 Forum >> Discussions >> Are we there yet? amalric7 05/02/2018 6:19:07 am
Yes, ultimately 2035 ended up being a great season for me, but I'm really looking forward to a 'proper' new season - assuming 2036 goes off without a hitch! Much of this season felt like going over old ground, even if the outcomes were (in many cases) quite different.
#58338 Forum >> Help >> promoted to league four lostraven 05/02/2018 6:24:31 am
Here's mine from the last financial update. Your mileage may vary.

4/27/18 October 8th TV contract revenues 1,250,000.00
04/27/18 October 8th Radio contract revenues 350,000.00
04/27/18 October 8th Merchandise 100,805.00

04/27/18 October 8th Coaching Staff Salaries -275,000.00
04/27/18 October 8th Ballpark Expenses -330,000.00
04/27/18 October 8th Miscellaneous Expenses -122,020.00
04/27/18 October 8th Franchise Fees -250,000.00

Also, go here, about 2/3 of the way down look for the Ballpark section. You'll want to keep the seating capacity recommendation in mind. If you're a hot team and expect to be winning tons of games in IV, 35,000 isn't too bad. 32–33k is probably a little more realistic.
#58339 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread newtman 05/02/2018 6:35:05 am
I check in out of habit and due to having time to kill. I don't think the secret is not caring though, because my team still relegated.
#58340 Forum >> Discussions >> Are we there yet? Frankebasta 05/02/2018 11:01:54 am
In the end, the teams promted in leage II.2 were the same leading at the breakdown. So no harm done apparently.

Very glad it's over, though. This season has been an hardship

Updated Wednesday, May 2 2018 @ 11:02:51 am PDT
#58341 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Deuce 05/02/2018 11:22:49 am
@MukilteoMike I feel your pain, but your the only guy I know that can take a all-time great season and turn it into "the biggest loser of all time..lol
#58342 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread MukilteoMike 05/02/2018 1:31:26 pm
I said there's that potential. I also still have the opportunity to have one of the best seasons ever. Without a Cup or League Crown, it would be an all-time bittersweet team. Ask the regular season undefeated New England Patriots who lost to the NY Giants in the Superbowl about their season or the 90s Buffalo Bills who won four consecutive AFC titles only to lose four consecutive Superbowls and you'll hear more agony than ecstasy. If you don't think getting tantalizingly close to something only to fall short isn't excruciating, you're either not honest or not human. As I said, though, I hope to make this a moot point over the next 26 hours. Good luck again, Freddy.
#58343 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread MukilteoMike 05/02/2018 2:26:03 pm
This is just plain dumb now. A third blown save. Give me a break.

Edit--Just plain bad in the final.

Yep. The biggest loser in Broken Bat history. Losing the Cup and Legends without winning a single game, four by one run blown saves.

Updated Wednesday, May 2 2018 @ 3:14:20 pm PDT
#58344 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion MukilteoMike 05/02/2018 3:15:10 pm
Congrats on the sweep, Freddy. I'd like to say that was fun, but it wasn't at all. Nothing about that performance looked like my team.

Updated Wednesday, May 2 2018 @ 3:18:05 pm PDT
#58345 Forum >> Help >> promoted to league four billy172 05/02/2018 3:58:14 pm
Thanks Lostraven (you must be a fan of Poe). My ballpark will be smaller than the recommended. A high percentage of promoted teams get bounced back pretty quick. I hope I am not one but I have to hedge my bet.
#58346 Forum >> Discussions >> Are we there yet? Rock777 05/02/2018 4:43:13 pm
Lots of harm done in II.1 ;)

My team went from a 5 game lead in the East in take 1, to demoting in take 2.
#58347 Forum >> Leagues >> II.1 JJNZ 05/02/2018 4:49:29 pm
Congrats to Edmond on a pretty comprehensive victory in the playoffs, good luck all for next season :)
#58348 Forum >> Discussions >> Are we there yet? motko 05/02/2018 5:46:32 pm
Rock, I know why you didnt get enough wins.

I guess you know it also. Lack of slugging and lack of legs is a bad combo.
#58349 Forum >> Discussions >> Did my team have THE CASEY on it? JJNZ 05/02/2018 8:07:32 pm
Good topic, coincidentally I've just put the greatest Casey from Missoula into my Hall of Fame.

Beat that someone!
#58350 Forum >> Discussions >> Are we there yet? newtman 05/02/2018 8:36:00 pm
@motko, I think you missed the point, which was the different outcome this time around.

Some harm done in Legends as well, the West winner and the demoting teams were different from take 1. Looks like the leagues where no harm was done were in the minority.
#58351 Forum >> Discussions >> Are we there yet? Rock777 05/02/2018 9:16:57 pm
Yeah, exactly. Last time around I didn't have a lack of slugging. Everyone just had a down year this time around. Although I think you over value legs. I had a lot of SBs this year compared to more successful seasons.
#58352 Forum >> Discussions >> Are we there yet? Bridger 05/03/2018 5:39:13 am
I was in a battle to avoid relegation the first time around and finished third in the second go-around.

I'll be honest...drafting an 11-pot in the first round after the reset pretty much took all the wind out of my sails for the season...

Absolutely looking forward to 2036!
#58353 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion FreddyTheEye 05/03/2018 6:17:41 am
Thanks Mike. I appreciate it.
Congrats on a pretty dang good year and a pennant even if it was extremely bitter sweet.
#58354 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Cactusguy21 05/03/2018 8:14:27 am
The biggest loser? Really Mike?

The Bangor Turtles would like to have a word with you.

But seriously, 2nd in the cup and 2nd overall in league play is a seriously good season. You should be proud of that.
#58355 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread MukilteoMike 05/03/2018 8:40:45 am
I shouldn't be surprised many of you are clueless and don't understand the point, but I am nonetheless. And I never said it wasn't a good season.

#58356 Forum >> Discussions >> Hidden Gems JoeDaddyeous91 05/03/2018 9:16:48 am
http://brokenbat.org/player/120127
He went to an all-star game for the first time in his career!
He has been a career .272 batter, which has been fantastic, but really blew everybody away this year by hitting a full 0.074 better than his career average (0.346 on the year). He also had his best year behind the plate, picking off 0.067 more runners than his career average. We aren’t sure what light a fire under him this year, but in 2035 take 1 he got cut because he was having the worst season of his life! Quite the turnaround especially since my crystal ball gave me insight into what I thought he was going to do!
#58357 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Bridger 05/03/2018 9:40:34 am
"it would be an all-time bittersweet team."

For sure, this.
#58358 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread newtman 05/03/2018 10:09:52 am
I'm just ready to know which league I'll be demoting into as I want to start planning and the off-season has been quite boring so far.
#58359 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread wickersty 05/03/2018 12:51:08 pm
You got one thing right, Mike. You are the biggest loser.

Maybe now that things aren’t going your way again, you’ll go back to pretending to quit.
#58360 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread MukilteoMike 05/03/2018 2:16:41 pm
This is the venting thread, right? You have to be good to know crushing defeat. Otherwise, it's just defeat.

Ah, predictable, consistent Wickersty. Please continue to insult. It proves a point very well.
#58361 Forum >> Leagues >> IV.4 amalric7 05/03/2018 2:37:04 pm
Well the playoff went pretty much as expected in the end. Won the first two at home taking advantage of my good home form, but Conroe were the best team in the League (by some distance) all season and showed it in the end, just untouchable pitching. Really had to win one there to have a chance but after those first two games we really didn't do much.

Onwards and upwards.
#58362 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Deuce 05/03/2018 4:52:03 pm
In my opinion @wickersty you should be banned from the forum for that comment! That kind of stuff can't be tolerated!
#58363 Forum >> Discussions >> Award Predictions Cactusguy21 05/03/2018 7:12:28 pm
It looks like this year will be a little light on the Awards in PI.


http://brokenbat.org/player/101863
SS Cruz Toca
Prediction: Gold Glove, All League

Toca had a career year in both this season and the lost 2035 season. He led the league in fielding by a shortstop, and posted some seriously impressive offensive numbers. Nice to see him bounce back at age 31 after a couple down years.

http://brokenbat.org/player/125778
3B Julian Gonzalez
Prediction: Gold Glove, but maybe All-League

After years of riding the bench, Gonzalez finally won the starting 3B job away from Ties Meijer (117 SI) and never looked back. He posted seriously impressive offensive numbers, but I think a lack of power is gonna cost him the all-League win to Ashikaga of Albany. Still, he’s a shoo-in for Gold Glove.

http://brokenbat.org/player/137469
SP Stan Seeley
Prediction: Slight chance of All-League, a few Cy Young votes

I doubt Seeley gets any recognition, due to his poor inning total and his lack of FIP. But 9-4 with a 3.39 ERA and a .212 BAA is nothing to sneeze at, so maybe there’s hope.


And yeah, that’s it. What do you all have?




#58364 Forum >> Leagues >> VI.30 Alyksandur 05/03/2018 10:03:01 pm
Congrats on the convincing win for the Championship. Go have fun up in V.15 next season!
#58365 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread AssumedPseudonym 05/03/2018 10:12:50 pm
 Banning might be a bit much, but it should certainly be a strike against Wickersty. There’s no call for that.

 Yes, Mike, you’re the biggest loser, having lost on both of the biggest stages in Broken Bat in the same season. Helluva job getting there, now go get ’em next season.

 …Dammit. Now I want to go dig through records and see if anyone else has pulled that off, aaand there goes the rest of my night…

EDIT: Nope, just half-an-hour, apparently. Anyhoo. A bit of digging turned up that there have been a few seasons where someone played for both the Legends and Cup Championships and won one of them, but no one has won both in the same year. Until now, no one had lost both in the same year, either. Congrats, Mike. You’ve made history. ^.~

Updated Thursday, May 3 2018 @ 10:43:22 pm PDT
#58366 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion MukilteoMike 05/04/2018 12:57:43 am
Holy smokes! Is there some crazy ramped up factor for fan mood during the playoffs? I don't know exactly what I was before them, but I know I was pretty high. Now I'm lower than teams that were relegated. That seems like a super harsh penalty for making the playoffs and losing even if it was a merciless sweep.
#58367 Forum >> Leagues >> VI.30 tamale 05/04/2018 3:47:30 am
Thanks! We hit a really good run of form late in the season, I don't know how important it was but hiring a new manager seemed to do the trick.

Your team definitely looks on the rise, they hit as well as anyone against us so if a few pitchers come through I think you'll be up there challenging.
#58368 Forum >> Leagues >> VI.30 Alyksandur 05/04/2018 4:24:58 am
What I really want to do is shore up my defense. I've already seen a few hints that if I can do that, ERAs will start dropping. Balancing defense against offense is going to be its own challenge, but probably an easier one than winning waiver claims on well-built pitchers. If anything, this experiment is starting to make me realize just how entangled some things in the game really are.
#58369 Forum >> Discussions >> Award Predictions mjreichard 05/04/2018 4:59:24 am
This was a very down year for us...

Qunetin Skinner (RF) - perhaps a GG with only 1 error and a league high 21 OA; outside chance at All-League since he led the league in Game MVP's

Christian Ramos (CF) - some ROY votes likely, good power but low BA

#58370 Forum >> Discussions >> Award Predictions mjreichard 05/04/2018 5:06:49 am
Also...are we getting these today? All of the other "events" for 2:00 AM Friday have run through but these have not.
#58371 Forum >> Discussions >> Award Winners mjreichard 05/04/2018 5:19:02 am
Well, a down year for the Knights came through in the awards as well...

CF Christian Ramos was 2nd for Rookie of the Year Voting and RF Quentin Skinner won the Gold Glove from RF...and that is it!

How did your guys do?
#58372 Forum >> Discussions >> Award Winners AssumedPseudonym 05/04/2018 5:30:38 am
 The 2035 season was basically a steaming pile from one end to the other, but there were a few awards to come out of it. Enrique Madrigal took the MVP (with Jung Hwan Lee finishing a close second), Mateo Sepúlveda took Rookie of the Year in convincing fashion, Russell Jonsson got a Gold Glove in right field, and Madrigal (3B), Lee (LF), and Yoshio Sakai (1B) were named to the All League team.
#58373 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion JJNZ 05/04/2018 5:38:49 am
Yeah there is a huge playoff factor Mike, I dropped from roughly 15th to 29th after going 1-4. Guarantees me 6th seed in the west.........
#58374 Forum >> Discussions >> Award Winners Alyksandur 05/04/2018 5:41:24 am
Only one award for the Seagulls, that being Shōma Watanabe's selection as VI.30's All League left fielder. If there is anyone on my team