October 12, 2016

ďThis is way more fun than last year.Ē

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† --Jim Fraser in an email to me sometime down the stretch in September.

 

Guys,

 

Iím posting this to finish the last couple of pieces of business for the 2016 season before the holidays screw up my schedule.

 

First, thanks for all the kind words.Itís nice to be back on top.Now Mr. Fraser and myself have to figure out which seven to keep.

 

Two things I need to cover to put the season to bed Ė linked players and end-of-season accounting.

 

Letís start with linked players.Since Scott is planning to rejoin the league as an expansion owner, we will be conducting league business shortly after the new year.Because of the holidays, I need to get this piece out of the way before things go nuts.

 

By the way, I have not talked to Scott, so I do not know when the expansion draft will occur.As we get closer to that date, Iíll let you know more details of the process (which we all voted on at this yearís draft).

 

Below is a list of all players currently tied together.By league rules, you can only keep one of any tied pair (or more) of players.By more, Iíll use my team as an example.As you can see, Ryan Buchter is tied to both Arodys Vizcaino and Cory Luebke.We only get to keep one of those guys and must throw the other two back.

 

Incidentally, I have not included any linked players that were tied to option guys.For example, Steve and Bill ended the season with Lucas Duda (on reserve) tied to Hernan Perez (active).Since Duda was an option player, he canít be kept anyway so I eliminated that linked pair (and any others) from the list below.

 

So, hereís what I need each of you to do.By November 30, I need each of you to let me know which players you want to reserve the right to keep next season.Iím picking the end of November because it gives you enough time to study and I should get a slight lull immediately after Black Friday.

 

Keeping a player at this time does not commit you to keeping them on Roster-Freeze day, nor does it require you to protect them in the expansion draft Ė it only gives you the option of doing so when we get to those dates.It also does not cost you any money.Should you elect to keep a player that is currently on reserve, and subsequently keep him on Roster-Freeze day, then youíll owe a $5 activation fee to next yearís pool.

 

So get together with your partner(s) and decide who you want to protect from the list below by the end of November.

 

 

Linked players

Team 1

Team 7

Active Players

Link

Team

Con

Sal

Active Players

Link

Team

Con

Sal

Daniel Descalso   

D1

Col

S2

$††† 5.00

Yasmani Grandal   

R1

LAD

S2

$5.00

Tommy Pham   

E1

StL

S2

$††† 5.00

Freddy Galvis   

F1

Phi

S2

$5.00

Chase Utley   

A1

LAD

S2

$††† 5.00

Aroldis Chapman   

X1

ChC

S2

$5.00

Robert Gsellman   

H1

NYM

S2

$††† 5.00

Brandon Finnegan   

Z1

Cin

S2

$5.00

Reserved Players

 

Team

Con

Sal

Reserved Players

 

Team

Con

Sal

Trevor Story   

d0

Col

S2

$††† 8.00

Kyle Schwarber   

r0

ChC

S1

$5.00

Matt Holliday   

e0

StL

S2

$12.00

Hector Olivera   

f0

FA

S2

$3.00

Micah Johnson   

a0

LAD

S2

$††† 5.00

Hyun-Jin Ryu   

x0

LAD

S2

$4.00

Zack Wheeler   

b0

NYM

S1

$††† 0.50

Brandon McCarthy   

z0

LAD

S2

$5.00

Junior Guerra   

h0

Mil

S2

$††† 5.00

Team 8

Team 2

Active Players

Link

Team

Con

Sal

Active Players

Link

Team

Con

Sal

Matt Adams   

I1

StL

S2

$5.00

James Loney   

K1

NYM

S2

$††† 5.00

Rich Hill   

C2

LAD

S2

$5.00

Reserved Players

Team

Con

Sal

Seung-hwan Oh   

E1

StL

S2

$5.00

David Wright   

k0

NYM

S2

$††† 4.00

Jon Gray   

D1

Col

S2

$5.00

Juan Nicasio   

H1

Pit

S2

$5.00

Team 4

Reserved Players

 

Team

Con

Sal

Active Players

Link

Team

Con

Sal

Billy Hamilton   

i0

Cin

S2

$9.50

Antonio Bastardo   

A1

Pit

S2

$††† 5.00

Alex Wood   

e0

LAD

S2

$5.00

Reserved Players

 

Team

Con

Sal

Lance Lynn   

d0

StL

S2

$1.50

Yimi Garcia   

a0

LAD

S2

$††† 1.00

Trevor Rosenthal   

h0

StL

S1

$9.00

Derek Law   

c1

SF

S2

$5.00

Team 5

Active Players

Link

Team

Con

Sal

Team 9

Danny Espinosa   

H1

Was

S2

$††† 5.00

Active Players

Link

Team

Con

Sal

Reserved Players

 

Team

Con

Sal

Luke Weaver   

J1

StL

S2

$5.00

Carl Crawford   

h1

FA

S2

$††† 1.00

Koda Glover   

M1

Was

S2

$5.00

Ryan Buchter   

L2

SD

S2

$5.00

Team 6

Reserved Players

 

Team

Con

Sal

Active Players

Link

Team

Con

Sal

Scott Kazmir   

m0

LAD

S2

$7.50

Tyler Anderson   

F1

Col

S2

$††† 5.00

Arodys Vizcaino   

l1

Atl

S1

$5.00

Reserved Players

 

Team

Con

Sal

Aaron Nola   

j0

Phi

S2

$8.50

Adam Warren   

f0

NYY

S2

$ †††0.50

Cory Luebke   

l0

Mia

S1

$0.50

Team 10

Active Players

Link

Team

Con

Sal

Michael Taylor   

I1

Was

S1

$0.50

Bud Norris   

H1

FA

S2

$5.00

Reserved Players

 

Team

Con

Sal

Trayce Thompson   

i0

LAD

S2

$5.00

Joe Ross   

h0

Was

S2

$7.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now letís talk about league accounting.Below is a wrap-up of what was spent, total pool, winner payouts and balances in each teamís account.Once the checks come in from the two teams that still have balances, I will forward them to Glenn and he can cut checks.If any of the winners want to leave money in their account to cover the $250 entry fee next year, please let Glenn and myself know.For the rest of you with a positive balance, you can opt to send in just the difference between your balance and $250 next spring.To use team three as an example, Glenn, Dennis and Craig are carrying over a balance of $163.25.That means, next spring when itís time to pony up for the 2017 season, they only need to pay $86.75 to achieve their opening balance of $250.

 

By the way, the league expenses account is what is used to pay for things like the balance of the draft room (weíve already paid the deposit) and the stat service, both of which will be paid before we collect money for next season.

 

If you have any questions or want a breakdown of what you spent this year, just let me know and I can send it to you.I have already done this for a couple teams.

 

 

Category Spending

All Accounts

1/1/2016 Through 10/4/2016

Ending Account Balances

1st Half Free Agent

$†††††† 890.00

League Expenses

$†††† 337.70

2nd Half Free Agent

$†††††† 940.00

Team 1

$†† (125.00)

Act from Farm

$†††††††† 80.00

Team 2

$†††† (55.00)

Act From Res

$†††††† 400.00

Team 3

$†††† 163.25

But out contract

$†††††††† 48.00

Team 4

$†††† 184.00

Draft

$†† 1,291.50

Team 5

$†† †††††36.50

Irregular link fee

$†††††††† 20.00

Team 6

$††††††††† 0.50

Keep on Farm

$†††††††† 40.00

Team 7

$††††††† 62.00

Reserve

$†††††† 670.00

Team 8

$††††††† 70.00

Sept. Roster Expansion

$†††††† 100.00

Team 9

$††††††† 39.50

Signing Bonus

$†††††††† 66.75

Team 10

$†††† 137.00

Trade

$†††††† 110.00

Total

$†††† 850.45

Waiver

$†††††† 160.00

Total

$†† 4,816.25

Total in Account

$5,666.70

Payouts

Team

Place

Percent

Payout

Jim & Jim

9

1st

50%

$2,408.13

Ken

1

2nd

25%

$1,204.06

Steve & Jared

6

3rd

15%

$†††† 722.44

Weve & Vern

8

4th

10%

$†††† 481.63

Total

$4,816.25

 

 

 

Thanks to all for a fun 2016 season.Hereís hoping everyone has a very happy holiday season and a productive new year.

 

See you all in Vegas.

 

Jim