CRL News

January 21, 2010

First off, Iíd like to thank you all for coming today.The reason Iím speaking to you is to report that Iím ending my indefinite Leave of Absence and returning to my position running things around here.Iíd like to quash any rumors that my time away had anything to do with any medical condition, save occasional alcoholism.

Besides, pitchers and catchers report four weeks from today.

With that in mind, itís time to catch up with some news.

Digging through my notes from last yearís draft, I came upon the item where we voted to have a scratch draft in 2013.That means weíll play the 2010, 2011 and 2012 seasons before throwing everyone back.Please keep that in mind before signing any players to contracts.

On a related note, my notes do not specify whether we are throwing farm players back as well.I cannot remember this fact from the 2003 scratch draft (Iíve killed a few brain cells since then).But itís something I think we should discuss.On the one hand, itís not truly a scratch draft if you are allowed to keep farm players.However, if we allow farm players to be kept, it might keep some 2012 non-contenders interested enough to make a late-season trade.The way I see it, we can do three things Ė elect to toss or keep farm players or table the motion.We donít have to decide this right away, but we need a decision before the start of the 2012 season.Just throwing it out there to get thoughts.

I think the ownerinfo page on the CRL site http://www.c-r-l.org/ownerinfo/CRLADS.htm is pretty up to date, but it wouldnít surprise me if I needed to make a couple of corrections (I already know Matt has a new address and I need to remove the editorial comment next to my wifeís name).If you want anything changed, let me know so I can fix everything at once. This is especially important in terms of phone numbers Ė if you want a work or cell number added/deleted/changed, etc.(Incidentally, if you are wondering why I have the wivesí names, it so that, when you call up an owner asking for a trade and hear a womanís voice, you are not stammering around trying to remember a name.)Iím thinking of adding a ďNotesĒ field with additional contact info like, Donít call after 8, donít call at work, doesnít regularly check email, etc.If you have a comment you like added, let me know.By the way, I havenít updated the owner info on the AllStarStats site in years, if something needs to be fixed for your team, let me know.

Iíve already update the rosters on the AllStarStats site.What that means is that all option and L1 players from last season have already been released and all other players have had the number behind the L or S reduced by one.The players with a contract of ďOĒ are players entering their option year in 2010 and are the ones you have to decide (if you are keeping them) to sign or leave as option guys.

At the end of this newsletter is a list of players who are tied.As you all know, you can only keep one player from each tied pair.Keeping one now does not mean you have to keep him on Roster Freeze Day, it just reserves your right to keep him.If the player you keep is on your reserve list, and you subsequently keep him on Roster Freeze Day, they you will owe a $5 activation fee.There may be a couple of instances where you have a player on your reserve list that is not tied to anyone.That is because the player he was tied to was released when I updated the rosters.The reserve player is still on your roster on the AllStarStats site, but is not include in the list of tied pairs below.Please get me the list of which player from each pair you want to keep by Monday, Feb 8.

Keeper restrictions are as follows:

Fraser can keep 11 players

Otis and Hutch Ė 12

Glenn and Dennis Ė 13

Marcus and Matt Ė 14

Everyone else can keep 15.

 

The draft is at Harrahís again.I think itís the same room (weíve already paid for it), but Iím not sure.Iíll update everyone with the next newsletter.

Spencer, deciding the SOB moniker didnít do his team any favors has elected to change his team name.Henceforth (or at least until he changes his mind again) Team 6 will be known as ďMultiple Scorgasms

If anyone else out there thinks a new name is in order, let me know by Roster Freeze Day.

Steve Torrens is trying to coordinate golf on Thursday, March 25 (the day before the draft).Contact him if you are interested.

TIMELINE:

2/8 (Mon) Ė keepers from tied pairs due to Jim P.

3/1 (Mon) Ė $250 initial payment due to Glenn.His address is:

8561 LaSalle St. # 53

Cypress, CA 90630

 

3/15 (Mon) Ė Roster Freeze Day.No trading between this point and the draft.(Sorry to put this in the middle of Spring Training, but I could be in the middle of a move and I need to give myself time to get the keepers in and still be able to give everyone a weekend to prepare.)

3/26 (Fri) Ė Draft ~ 10 AM.

Now back to our regularly-scheduled program.

Jim

 

Tied Pair List

Keepers due by 2/8/10

TM 1

Ken & Mike

 

 

 

 

 

PIES

 

Player

 

 

TM

Pos

Sal

Con

Tommy

Manzella

i

HOU

2B/SS

5

S1

Todd

Coffey

e

MLW

P

5

S1

Reserve

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nyjer

Morgan

I

WAS

OF

5

O

Randy

Johnson

E

SF

P

6

O

 

 

TM 2

Otis & Hutch

 

 

 

 

 

MILK

 

Player

 

 

TM

Pos

Sal

Con

Ross

Gload

k

PHI

UTIL

5

S1

Reserve

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kyle

Blanks

K

SD

OF

5

S1

 

 

TM 3

Glenn & Dennis

 

 

 

 

 

BOYS

 

Player

 

 

TM

Pos

Sal

Con

Drew

Stubbs

l

CIN

OF

5

S1

Juan

Gutierrez

m

ARZ

P

5

S1

Rick

VandenHurk

h

FLA

P

5

S1

Reserve

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chris

Dickerson

L

CIN

OF

5

O

Clay

Condrey

H

MIN

P

5

S1

Johan

Santana

M

NYM

P

22.5

O

 

 

TM 4

Terry & Rich

 

 

 

 

 

EYES

 

Player

TM

Pos

Sal

Con

Ramon

Vazquez

d

PIT

UTIL

5

S1

Brad

Penny

f

STL

P

5

S1

John

Smoltz

e

STL

P

5

S1

Reserve

 

 

 

 

 

 

Willy

Taveras

D

CIN

OF

10

S1

Aaron

Harang

E

CIN

P

8.5

S1

Aaron

Cook

F

COL

P

2.5

O

 

 

TM 5

Steve & Bill

 

 

 

 

 

SPRING

 

Player

TM

Pos

Sal

Con

Mark

DeRosa

b

SF

1B

5

S1

Matt

Holliday

h

STL

UTIL

5

S1

Sean

West

g

FLA

P

5

S1

Reserve

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lou

Marson

B

CLE

C

5

S1

Edwin

Encarnacion

H

TOR

3B

9.5

S1

Eric

Stults

G

LA

P

5

S1

 

 

TM 6

Spence

 

 

 

 

 

SOB

 

Player

 

 

TM

Pos

Sal

Con

Koyie

Hill

g

CHC

C

5

S1

Brendan

Ryan

i

STL

SS

5

S1

Jake

Fox

f

OAK

3B

5

S1

Alcides

Escobar

k

MLW

UTIL

5

S1

Ramon

Troncoso

j

LA

P

5

S1

Reserve

 

 

 

 

 

 

Angel

Salome

G

MLW

C

0.5

S1

Jordan

Schafer

I

ATL

OF

5

S1

Brian

Giles

F

SD

OF

5.5

S1

Reed

Johnson

K

CHC

OF

2

O

Brandon

Webb

J

ARZ

P

15

S1

 

 

TM 7

Doug

 

 

 

 

 

SPAULDING

 

Player

 

 

TM

Pos

Sal

Con

Willie

Harris

g

WAS

1B/3B

5

S1

Will

Venable

k

SD

UTIL

5

S1

Clayton

Richard

j

SD

P

5

S1

Jason

Hammel

a

COL

P

5

S1

Kiko

Calero

n

FLA

P

5

S1

Braden

Looper

d

MLW

P

5

S1

Reserve

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scott

Hairston

K

OAK

OF

0.5

S1

Alfredo

Amezaga

G

FLA

OF

5

S1

Manny

Corpas

J

COL

P

1

S1

Noah

Lowry

D

SF

P

0.5

O

Jeff

Francis

A

COL

P

0.5

S1

Jordan

Zimmermann

N

WAS

P

7

S1

 

 

TM 8

Scott

 

 

 

 

 

BALLS

 

Player

 

 

TM

Pos

Sal

Con

Zach

Duke

a

PIT

P

5

S1

Reserve

 

 

 

 

 

 

Billy

Wagner

A

ATL

P

1

S1

 

 

TM 9

Purcell

 

 

 

 

 

NO PEPPER

 

Player

 

 

TM

Pos

Sal

Con

Cesar

Ramos

o

SD

P

5

S1

Barry

Zito

e

SF

P

5

S1

Reserve

 

 

 

 

 

 

Osiris

Matos

E

SF

P

0.5

S1

Rich

Harden

O

TEX

P

5

O

 

 

TM 10

Fraser

 

 

 

 

 

FENWAY

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TM 11

Marcus & Matt

 

 

 

 

 

HIT

 

Player

 

 

TM

Pos

Sal

Con

Martin

Prado

b

ATL

2B/SS

5

S1

Mike

MacDougal

g

WAS

P

5

S1

Reserve

 

 

 

 

 

 

Milton

Bradley

B

SEA

OF

10

S1

J.J.

Putz

G

CWS

P

1

S1

 

 

TM 12

Weve & Vern

 

 

 

 

 

HORSES

 

Player

 

 

TM

Pos

Sal

Con

Craig

Counsell

s

MLW

2B

5

S1

Jeremy

Reed

g

NYM

OF

5

S1

Clay

Zavada

n

ARZ

P

5

S1

Homer

Bailey

r

CIN

P

5

S1

Mat

Latos

m

SD

P

5

S1

Dennys

Reyes

b

STL

P

5

S1

Reserve

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rickie

Weeks

S

MLW

2B

10

S1

Carlos

Delgado

G

NYM

1B

7

O

Taylor

Buchholz

B

COL

P

0.5

S1

Ryan

Sadowski

R

HOU

P

5

S1

Shairon

Martis

M

WAS

P

0.5

S1

Jake

Peavy

N

CWS

P

13

S1