1969 Draft League Draft

The political stuff will have to wait till the morning as the draft has begun in my 1969 Dynasty draft league. As picks are made they will appear here: It will make a handy online roster list

I must confess I did not see Petrocelli going in the 1st round let along being the 1st pick

Rounds #1 & 2 Draft order is 1-16 16-1

PlayerTeam on cardPositionPlayerTeamPosition
Round 1 Round 2
New York Yankees Rico PetrocelliRedsoxSSJuan MarishallGiantsRHSP
Los Angels DodgersWillie McCoveyGiants1bNolan RyanMetsRHRP
Cleveland IndiansHarmon KillebrewTwins1b/3bJimmy WynnAstrosCF
San Francisco GiantsJim Palmer OriolesRHSPBill FreehanTigers C
Montreal ExposCarl YazstremskiRedsoxLFJoe FoyRoyals3B
Baltimore OriolesAndy MessersmithAnglesRHSPFrank RobinsonOriolsOF
Seattle PilotsPete RoseReds OFMike McCormickGiantsLHSP
Chicago White SoxPhil Niekro Braves RHSPBrooks Robinson Orioles 3B
New York MetsSteve Carlton Cardinals LHSP Sal Bando A’s 3B
Oakland A’sJerry Kooseman Mets LHSP Paul Blair Orioles CF
Atlanta Braves Ferguson Jenkins Cubs RHSP Mike Cuellar Orioles LHSP
Washington SenatorsFrank Howard Senators LF
Mike Andrews Red Sox 2B
Pittsburgh Piratesgaylord perry giants RHSP Luis Aparicio White Sox SS
Cincinnati RedsWillie Stargel Pirates LF Ron Santo Cubs3b
St Louis CardinalsCurt Flood Cardinals cfMaury WillsDodgersss
Minnesota Twins Joe Morgan Astros2bTony PerezReds1b

Rounds 3 & 4

Drafting TeamPlayerTeam on cardPositionPlayerTeamPosition
Round 3 Round 4
New York Yankees Larry DiekerHoustonRHSPHorace ClarkeNYY2b
Los Angels DodgersReggie SmithBoston CFManny SangueienPiratesC
Cleveland IndiansMel Stottlemyre YankeesRHSPRandy Huntley CubsC
San Francisco GiantsDave McNallyOriolesLHSPDon Buford (proxy)OriolesLF
Montreal ExposJoe TorreBraves1b/CJim MaloneyRedsRHSP
Baltimore OriolesMickey LolichTigersLHSPBilly WilliamsCubsOF
Seattle PilotsDave BosmanWashington RHSPTommie AgeeMetsCF
Chicago White SoxThurman MunsonYankeescRick MondayA’sOF
New York MetsBobby TolanredsCFTony OlivaTwinsOF
Oakland A’sBill HandsCubsRHSPBert CampanerisA’s SS
Atlanta BravesLeo Cardenes Twinsss Al OliverPirates1b
Washington SenatorsDuke SimsIndiansCJim NorthrupTigersCF
Pittsburg PiratesBill SingerDodgersSPDave Johnson Orioles2b
Cincinnati RedsDick AllenPhillies1BDenny McLainTigersLHSP
St Louis CardinalsClaude OsteenDodgersRHSPCleon JonesMetsLF
Minnesota TwinsLou Brock CardinalsLFErnie BanksCubs1b

Rounds 5 & 6

Team DraftingPlayerTeam on cardPositionPlayerTeamPosition
Round 5 Round 6
New York Yankees Roy WhiteYankeesOFWillie DavisLAcf
Los Angels DodgersDon KessingerCubsSSRico CartyAtlOF
Cleveland IndiansJim PerryTwinsRHSP
AL KalineDetOF
San Francisco GiantsLee MayGiants1bSparky LyleBOSLHRP
Montreal ExposBlue Moon OdemA’s RHSPBobby KnoopWSox2b
Baltimore OriolesTom GriffinAstrpsRHSPMark BelandgerBalSS
Seattle PilotsKen HoltzmanCubsLHSPKen TatumCAlRHRP
Chicago White SoxWes ParkerDodgers1B Rick WisePhilLHSP
New York MetsCesar Tovar TwinsOF Jim FregosiOakRHSP
Oakland A’sDenny LeMaster AstrosSP Dick GreenA’s 2b
Atlanta BravesRon PerranoskiTwinsRHRPJim Catfish HunterA’sRHSP
Washington SenatorsJoe ColemanSenatorsRHSPKen McMullenSenators3B
Pittsburg PiratesJerry GroteMetsCPat Kelly RoyalsCF
Cincinnati RedsMatty Alou
PiratesCFGary GentryMetsSP
St Louis CardinalsClete BoyerPadres3BTommy HelmesReds 2b
Minnesota TwinsWillie Mays Giants CFJoe AzcueAngels C

Rounds 7 & 8

Team DraftingPlayerTeam on cardPositionPlayerTeamPosition
Round 7 Round 8
New York Yankees Dick DietzSFCRichie HebnerNYY3b
Los Angels DodgersFelix MilanAtl2bGeorge Scottbos1b
Cleveland IndiansBill Melton Wsox3bGene MichaelNYYSS
San Francisco GiantsBobby MurcerNYYIF/OFSandy Alomar SrCal2b
Montreal ExposHal LaneerSFSSKen BerryWSoxcf
Baltimore OriolesRay CulpBosRHSP
Dennis MenkeHou2b
Seattle PilotsDick McAulfee Det2bMike HeganSea1b
Chicago White SoxJoe HoernerStLLHRP Ted SizemoreLAD2b
New York MetsTim McCarverStLc Orlando CepedaAtl1b
Oakland A’sWally Bunker KC RHSP Jerry KenneyNYY 3b
Atlanta BravesKen Haralson CleOF/1b Larry HislePhilOF
Washington SenatorsJohnny CallesonPhilOF Norm CashDet1b
Pittsburgh PiratesDoug RadarHou3bMike EpsteinWash1b
Cincinnati RedsOllie BrownSDOFWayne CromerSeaOF
St Louis CardinalsRich ReeseMin1bNelson BrilesStLRHSP
Minnesota TwinsTug McGraw MetsLHRPCecil upshawatlrhrp

Rounds 9 & 10

Team DraftingPlayerTeam on cardPositionPlayerTeamPosition
Round 9 Round 10
New York Yankees Jim FrenchwashcRon FairlyExposof
Los Angels DodgersMerv RettenmoundbalofTom HallMinLHSP
Cleveland IndiansGlenn Beckettcubs2bArt Shamskymetsof
San Francisco GiantsTito FuentiessfInfDock EllasPitRHSP
Montreal ExposWillie HortondetofWayne Granger
Cin RHRP
Baltimore OriolesEddie WattBaltRSRPLou PinellaKC3b
Seattle PilotsCasey CoxWashRHSPMike FioreKC1b
Chicago White SoxWilbur Wood WsoxLHRPBud HarrilsonMetsss
New York MetsRon Reed AtlRSHP Julian JavierStL2b
Oakland A’sJOe Horlen CWSRHSP Vida BlueA’s SP
Atlanta BravesWayne Garrett Mets2bTony Hortoncle1b
Washington SenatorsDAve BoswellMinnRHSP Joe NiekroSDSS
Pittsburgh PiratesBob Veale PiratesRHSP Del UnserWashCF
Cincinnati Reds
Gene Alley
PitssGary SutherlandMont2b
St Louis CardinalsJIm Bunning LARHSPHoyt WillhelmAtl RHRP
Minnesota TwinsLuis Tiant CleRHSPJim KattMinLHSP

Rounds 11 & 12

Team draftingPlayerTeam on cardPositionPlayerTeamPosition
Round 11 Round 12
New York Yankees jack DiLauroMetsLHRPNate Colbertsd1b
Los Angels DodgersRudy MayCALHSPJoe RudiOak OF
Cleveland IndiansBob Moose PitRHSPSonny Siebertbossp
San Francisco GiantsRollie FingersOakRHRPJose CArdinalcleInf
Montreal ExposJim RookerKCLHSPPete RichartBAlLHRP
Baltimore OriolesDick KellySDSPAndy Etchebarrenbalc
Seattle PilotsEd Kirpatrick KCOF IF CJohnny EdwardsAstrosc
Chicago White SoxGary Nolanredsrhsp Craig NettlesMin 3b
New York MetsDarrell Knowles WashRSRP Ted SimmonsStLc
Oakland A’sDarrell Evans atl3b Chuck TaylorStlRHSR
Atlanta BravesTom HallerLAc Tony TaylorPhilInf
Washington SenatorsRoger Nelson KCSP Bob DidlerAtlc
Pittsburg PiratesTom Phobus BaltRHSP Jim McLaughlinAngelsRHSP
Cincinnati RedsTom Hall BaltRHRP Don McMannonSFRHRP
St Louis CardinalsTommie Reynolds OakOFHank AllenWashOF
Minnesota TwinsChico Ruiz Cin InfAlex Johnsonredsof

Rounds 13 & 14

PlayerTeam on cardPositionPlayerTeamPosition
Round 13 Round 14
New York Yankees Jim RolandOakLHRPDon MIncherSEa1b
Los Angels DodgersPete MilkensonLARPJim McAndrewMetsSP
Cleveland IndiansDave LeonardClerhrpJay JohnstoneCAlOF
San Francisco GiantsClay KirbySDRHSPElrod HenrickesBaltc
Montreal ExposJoe PepetoneNYY1bLew Krause OakSP
Baltimore OriolesGrant Jackson PhilSPJim HardenBaltSP
Seattle PilotsStan Williams cleRHSRMack JonesMontOF
Chicago White SoxCarlos May White Sox of Jack BillinghamHouSP
New York MetsEarl WilsondetRSHPCarl TaylorPitc
Oakland A’sBob Locker searoFElipe AlouA’s OF
Atlanta BravesRon Huntsf2bDanny CaterOakUtil
Washington SenatorsMoe DrabowskyKCrpVern FullerCleInf
Pittsburgh PiratesJim LefebvreLAInfClay CarollCinSPSR
Cincinnati Reds
Don Wilson
HOuSPManny MotaLAOF
St Louis CardinalsRon BrandMontCMike NagyBosRHSP
Minnesota TwinsFRank Fernandez NYYcRon HansenWSox2b

Rounds 15 & 16

Team DraftingPlayerTeam on cardPositionPlayerTeamPosition
Round 15 Round 16
New York Yankees Dick DragokcSPDave RobertsSDPitcher
Los Angels DodgersPat JarvisatlSPDick SelmacubsRSP
Cleveland IndiansTony GonzalezKCOFDean ChanceMinRHSP
San Francisco GiantsFrank LinzySFRPBill LeeBosLHSR
Montreal ExposKen SuarezclecRay JarvisBosRHSR
Baltimore OriolesBill MazeroskiPit2bRick JosephPhil3b
Seattle PilotsJoe GibbonPitLHRPDick SchofieldBosinf/of
Chicago White SoxAl Downing NYY LHSP Dave Cash Pit 2b
New York MetsChuck Dobson OakRSHP Ray WashburnStlRHSP
Oakland A’sJake Gibbs A’sc Jim BrewerLARP
Atlanta BravesTed Uhlaender MinOF Tommy DavisHouOF
Washington SenatorsJohn Gelnar SeaRP Jim Bouton HouRP
Pittsburgh PiratesJack Aker NYYRP Bob MillerTwinsSR/SP
Cincinnati Reds
Don Pavletich
Wsoxc Tom TimmermandetSP
St Louis CardinalsRuss Gibson BosCMike KilkennyDetSP
Minnesota TwinsGEne Brabender SeaSPAl SantoriniSDSP

Rounds #17 & 18

PlayerTeam on cardPositionPlayerTeamPosition
Round 17 Round 18
New York Yankees Amos OtisKCOFKen HendersonSFOF
Los Angels DodgersJim HickmancubsOFPaul LindbadOakLHRP
Cleveland IndiansGeorge StoneatlSPDeron JohnsonPhilof
San Francisco GiantsDon MoneyPitSSCookie RojasPhilINF
Montreal ExposZollo VersalesWash3bSteve HamiltonNYYLHRP
Baltimore OriolesBuddy BradfordWhitesoxofTony Conigliarobosof
Seattle PilotsAl WeissMets ssMickey StanleyDetOF/SS
Chicago White SoxBill Russell LAOF Vada Pinsonstlof
New York MetsDiego Segui SeaRSHP Bob Humphreyswashrp
Oakland A’sHank AGuire A’sRP Andy KoscolaOF
Atlanta BravesJerry McNertney cincJim Merritt cinsp
Washington SenatorsVincente Rome BosSRP Ed StroudSenatorsof
Pittsburg PiratesMike Ryan Philc Mike PaulcleRP
Cincinnati Reds Luke WalkerPitrpPaul EdmonsonWsoxsp
St Louis CardinalsAurelio Rodriguez cal3bBob HumphresywashRP
Minnesota TwinsCito Gaston SDofClyde WrightcalRP

Rounds 19 & 20

drafting teamPlayerTeam on cardPositionPlayerTeamPosition
Round 19 Round 20
New York Yankees Milt PappasAtlSPdave GustistlP
Los Angels DodgersJohn HillerDetLRPRay Fosseindc
Cleveland IndiansPaul PopovichCubsUtilPat DobsondetRP
San Francisco GiantsGene TennaceOakcBobby Brolinsfsp
Montreal ExposJerry RobertsonMonLHSPDon ClenendonMetsof
Baltimore OriolesTed AbernathycubsRPEd HermanWsoxc
Seattle PilotsMike TorrezStLRHSPTom Egancalc
Chicago White SoxEllie Rodriguez KCc Tom MurphyCalP
New York MetsRon Taylor MetsRSHP Jim Davenportsfinf
Oakland A’sGreg Goossen Sea OF/1b Jack Hiattsfc
Atlanta BravesPaul Doyle BravesRPDanny MurphyWsoxP
Washington SenatorsBill Butler KCRSSP Tim CullenSenatorsInf
Pittsburg PiratesBill Voss CalOF John D’OonoghueSeaP
Cincinnati Reds
Lou Marone
PitRP Chuck HartenstienPittSP
St Louis Cardinals Dooley Womack SeaRPDon CArdwellNYMSP
Minnesota Twinsmudcat Grant StLRHSPLindey McDanielNYYP

Rounds 21 & 22

Team DraftingPlayerTeam on cardPositionPlayerTeamPosition
Round 21 Round 22
New York Yankees Jose ArciaUtlsdDon DrysdaleLARHSP
Los Angels DodgersJim NashA’sSPBob BaileyMontOF
Cleveland IndiansJohn RoseboroMincRay SadackiSFRP
San Francisco GiantsJim LomborgBosRHSPWoodie FrymanPhilSP
Montreal ExposGary NeibaueratlRPBob Tillmanatlc
Baltimore OriolesMarcelino LopezbalPMike Lumatlof
Seattle PilotsBilly CowancalofJoe GrzendaMinLHRP
Chicago White SoxWalt Williams White Sox of Duffy Dyer Mets c
New York MetsWillie Crawford MetsofPhil RoofOakc
Oakland A’sSyd O’BrianbosutlBilly ConigliarobosOF
Atlanta BravesPhil ReganChcPJim RayHouP
Washington SenatorsBob Oliver Royalsp Don WertDet 3b
Pittsburg PiratesJose PeganPiratesUTTito Franconaoakof
Cincinnati Redsmike Hedlund
KCrpmarty Martinez hou c
St Louis CardinalsPaul CasanovawashcBruce Dal CantonPitRP
Minnesota TwinsJim Ray Hart ofsfJohn KennedySeaInf

Rounds 23 & 24

PlayerTeam on cardPositionPlayerTeamPosition
Round 23 Round 24
New York Yankees Stan BahnsenNYYPGail HopkinsChi1b
Los Angels DodgersSteve HargancleSPJesus AlouHouof
Cleveland IndiansTerry HarmonPhilutSteve RenkoMonP
San Francisco GiantsBobby WineMonInfFrank Rebergersdrp
Montreal ExposFred LasherdetRPSal CampisiStLRP
Baltimore OriolesDan McGinnMontPEd speziosdUtil
Seattle PilotsRich MoralasWhite SoxInfGary WaslewskiMontRP
Chicago White Sox Bart JohnsonWhite Sox SPBob MeyerseaP
New York MetsDick Ellsworth CleRSHP coco laboymont3b
Oakland A’sMarcel Lachmann A’sP Bill WilsonPhilrp
Atlanta BravesSteve Blass PittP Roy FacePitrp
Washington SenatorsJim Shellenback SenatorsP Bernie AllenSenators2b
Pittsburgh PiratesWoody Woodard Redsss Bill BurbachNYYSP
Cincinnati Reds
Juan Pizzaro
oakLHSP Chico SalmonBalInf
St Louis CardinalsDick Woodson MinRHSPVic DavaliostlOF
Minnesota TwinsRick Richart calofJim HannanwashP

Rounds 25 & 26

PlayerTeam on cardPositionPlayerTeamPosition
Round 25 Round 26
New York Yankees Clay DalrympleNYYccarl Morton MontP
Los Angels DodgersJim PriceDetcRon WillishouSP
Cleveland IndiansJeff TorborglacDennis HigginsWashP
San Francisco GiantsTom TreshNYYinf/ofRon BryantSFP
Montreal ExposCurt MortonbalOfRon Klimkowski.NYYP
Baltimore OriolesPaul SchallKCutilDan OsinskichiP
Seattle PilotsGeorge MitterwaldcMinnDick Tracewskidetinf
Chicago White SoxJoe DeckerWhite Sox PPhil HennigancleP
New York MetsBill StonemanMonPBarry MoorewashLHSP
Oakland A’sTerry Crowley balt OF/1b Bob AllisonminOF/1b
Atlanta BravesJim Britton BravesPFred GladdingHourp
Washington SenatorsLee MayeSenatorsofFreddie PatekPitSS
Pittsburgh PiratesLee StangebosrpJohn BiggsPhilof
Cincinnati RedsJerry Nymar
wsoxspJohn Haristoncubsc
St Louis CardinalsPhil GaglianoStLphRalph Garratlof
Minnesota TwinsGary Peters wsoxPTony Cloningercinsp

Rounds 27 & 28

PlayerTeam on cardPositionPlayerTeamPosition
Round 27 Round 28
New York Yankees Dick RadatzMontRPGeorge BurnettseaP
Los Angels DodgersGeorge ThomasBostonPHDon SecrestwsoxP
Cleveland IndiansJim ColborncubsPRon Swobotametsof
San Francisco GiantsBob RobertsonPit1bBobby CoxNYYinf
Montreal ExposJackie HernandezMontInfRick DempseyOakc
Baltimore OriolesJerry MosesboscIvan Murreloaksd
Seattle PilotsAl FererraSD ofDave Wickershamkcrp
Chicago White SoxDanny Walton seaof Gordy Lund sea Inf
New York Mets Ken BoswellMets2b Norm Miller Houof
Oakland A’s randy BrownCalc Bob Reed det RP
Atlanta BravesMike KekichNYYPMel Queen cin SP
Washington SenatorsBrant AlyeaSenatorsofEddie Fisher ca P
Pittsburgh PiratesJoe Moeller LA rpJerry May pit c
Cincinnati RedsJohnny Podres sd rpBubba Morton cal 1b
St Louis CardinalsDal Maxvill stl ssRon HerbelSFRP
Minnesota TwinsSteve Hovely seaofMarty PattenSeaSP

Rounds 29 & 30

PlayerTeam on cardPositionPlayerTeamPosition
Round 29 Round 30
Early waivers
option begins
New York Yankees Bill SudakisLA3bKen JohnsonatlP
Los Angels DodgersGalen CiscokcPAngel Bravo wsoxof
Cleveland IndiansPedro BorboncalPTom Burgermeierkc P
San Francisco GiantsSkip Lockwood seaPBob Aspomanteatlc
Montreal ExposJan DukeswashPearly waivers
Baltimore OriolesLou Kimchookcle3bearly waivers
Seattle PilotsLuis AlcarazkcinfRoberto Penasdutil
Chicago White SoxTed Savage cinof early waivers
New York Mets Bill McCoolSDRPearly waivers MetsRHSP
Oakland A’sGil Garrido Atlss Ike BrownDetUtl
Atlanta BravesJohn Boccabella Bravesc Al WorthingtonMinnP
Washington SenatorsJerry Johnson PhilPearly waivers
Pittsburgh Pirates Jose MartinezPiratesUtil Jose Herreramontinf
Cincinnati RedsMarv StaehleMont2b Jerry CramKCRP
St Louis CardinalsMike Wagener montPHowie ReedMonRP
Minnesota Twins Steve Huntz StlInfTy ClineMon inf

Rounds 31 & 32

PlayerTeam on cardPositionPlayerTeamPosition
Round 31 Round 32
New York Yankees Billy GrabarkewitzlautilWade Blasingamehoup
Los Angels DodgersWillie SmithcubsofWoodie Heldwsoxutil
Cleveland IndiansEddie LeonclessDave BaldwinwashP
San Francisco GiantsDave MarshallSFOFDon MasonsfInf
Montreal Expos early waivers early waivers
Baltimore Orioles early waivers early waivers
Seattle PilotsMike MarshallSeaPSteve Whitakerseaof
Chicago White Sox early waivers early waivers
New York Mets early waivers early waivers
Oakland A’sdon young cubs OFJulio GotayHou2b
Atlanta BravesJim Spencer cal1b Bob Watsonhou1b
Washington Senators early waivers early waivers
Pittsburgh Pirates early waivers early waivers
Cincinnati Reds early waivers early waivers
St Louis Cardinals early waivers early waivers
Minnesota Twins early waivers early waivers

Rounds 33 & 34

PlayerTeam on cardPositionPlayerTeamPosition
Round 33 Round 34
New York Yankees Wade BlasingameoakpRod Gasparmets OF
Los Angels DodgersDarryl PattersondetPHawk TaylorKC c
Cleveland IndiansBuck Martinezkc cEd KranepoolMets1b
San Francisco Giants early waivers early waivers
Montreal Expos early waivers early waivers
Baltimore Orioles early waivers early waivers
Seattle PilotsGerry ArrigocinP early waivers
Chicago White Sox early waivers early waivers
New York Mets early waivers early waivers
Oakland A’s Dwayne Josephson Wsoxc Bill LandisBosLHSR
Atlanta BravesBobby Pfiel mets 3b Ken Brett BosSP
Washington Senators early waivers early waivers
Pittsburg Pirates early waivers early waivers
Cincinnati Reds
early waivers
early waivers
St Louis Cardinals early waivers early waivers
Minnesota Twins early waivers early waivers

We Interrupt this blog to post Rules for my new 1969 Dynasty Draft League UPDATE Early Waivers

I’m near the point of starting the 1969 season draft league, 16 teams are raring to go. Finished the schedule a few minutes ago and for the sake of the players here are some rules that you will want to know before we start.

The Draft:

The draft will consist of each team picking in turn a single player from the players in the draft pool. When each team has picked that will be considered a “round”

In our initial season the draft will consist of 34 rounds or until at the start of a round there are less players to be drafted then teams in the draft.

In subsequent seasons the draft will consist of as many rounds as needed to fill a 35 man roster on all teams or until there are no more players to draft.

In the initial season draft order will be determined by a dice roll 000-999 999 being high. Teams will draft in descending order. Highest roll drafting first.

In subsequent seasons draft order will depend on a team’s finish. The world series winner will draft last followed by the runner up, followed by the playoff teams based on deep they get in the playoffs & their record. followed by the rest of the league based on record. if there is a tie in a record a die roll will break it.

A team may trade any of their first five picks to another team up until the trade deadline., A team that holds another teams draft pick will make that pick based on said team’s finish.

Only picks for the next upcoming season are tradable. IE :Washington can’t trade their 1970 & 1973 draft picks for Rod Carew, but if they acquired Cincy’s 1st round pick for 1970 they could trade both of those for Rod.

I will post draft choices at my blog and update the post as players are picked thus the rosters will be out there. Once a team has picked I will notify the next team to prepare to pick.

I strongly suggest everyone start examine the 1969 cards, maybe play a series or two to become familiar with them.

Waivers



If there are any players still available after the draft said players will be the wavers pool.

Teams will be able to make Wavers picks starting in week 6. Wavers will end at the time of the September Callups

To make a pick a team must have room on its 35 man roster. If such room doesn’t exist a team must wave a player to make room for a potential pick.

Players on the DL do not count toward that 35 man roster.

If a team is already at 35 players when a player on the DL become eligible to be activated from the DL players the team must release a player to make room, said player will be eligible to be picked from wavers the following week.

Only one wavers pick allowed per week.

UPDATE EARLY WAVERS:

EARLY WAIVERS:  Regular waivers begins week 6 of the season under the written rules but teams may qualify for “early waivers”.  A team qualifies for early waivers by forgoing the rest of their remaining draft picks under the following schedule:

  • A team that forgoes all draft picks from round 30 on qualifies for early waivers after their first series
  • A team that forgoes all draft picks from round 31 on (4 picks) qualifies for early waivers after week 1 (2 series) 
  • A team that forgoes all draft picks from round 32 on (3 picks) qualifies for early waiver after week 2 (4 series)
  • A team that forgoes all draft picks from round 33 on (2 picks) qualifies for early waivers after week 3 (6 series)
  • A team that forgoes it’s final draft pick (round 34) qualifies for early waivers after week 4 (8 series)

Any team that picks through round 34 does not qualify for early waiver ad must wait till after week 5 to qualify for waivers picks

The order for early waivers shall be based on the record of the teams that qualify, ties will be broken based on draft order


Example Stl & Bal both qualify for early waivers after their 1st series and both have records of 1-2  because in round 30 StL was scheduled to pick  before balt StL would pick first in early waivers that week.  However if both have 3-3 records after week one Baltimore would pick ahead of them in early waivers that week because in week 31 Baltimore would have picked first

Because teams in early waivers will have rosters below 35 men they will not have to release any players from their roster when making waivers picks



Trades



After week 5 Trading will be allowed until the Trade deadline which will be the time of the September callups.

A player may trade either a player on his current 35 man roster or any of his first 5 draft picks for the following season, or any draft picks he has previously acquired to any other team.

A team that acquires a number of player that would put his roster over 35 must release sufficient players to make the 35 man roster.

Because of the nature of the game a “trade rationale” must be submitted along with the trade to the office of the commissioner and said trade must be approved. For example a team that is out of it might trade a star for draft picks for the following season or for a player who has a poor card this year but will have a good one next year, or contrarywise a player might give up someone who will have a strong card in 70 if they need a bat or pitcher to put them over the top.

Remember a trade is not completed until the Comish moves the player in the system from one team to the other.

If you are planning to leave this league please don’t do the whole fire sale thing as it will make it difficult for the person who takes your team over.


The DL

Players on the DL may not be traded or released until they come off the DL

If a team has players on the DL on the last day of the season that team said players will, after the final game of the season immediately count toward the 35 man roster and said team must immediately release sufficient players to get down to 35.

Replacements:

Real life always takes precedence over games and on occasion players will miss games or might be in a situation where they have to leave the league either temporarily or permanently

If a player is unable to play a series at the allotted date and time he is encouraged to contact his opponent & reschedule. If it is not possible to reschedule said player should put his team on auto for that series so his opponent can get the games in so as not to force an autoplay with the system taking both teams.

If gametime comes and your opponent is not there you are encouraged to give him 5 or 10 minutes to show up. If he does not show up or contact you by the 2nd 5 min wait period it is acceptable for you to being play

If due to illness or some other cause a player has to leave the league for a few weeks he is encouraged to find a replacement player to take over on a temp basis, if that is not possible he should put the team on autoplay until such time as he recovers.

If a player has to permanently leave the league and does not provide a replacement his team will go on autoplay and I will attempt to find a replacement manager.

Expansion Draft (4 team minimum)

Players who inquire about the league during the season will be put on a wait list and be considered 1st in line to take any team if someone quits. If at the end of any season or up to two weeks before a draft we have 4 players waiting to join then we will allow an expansion draft to let then in before draft day.

Any expansion draft will be based on the 35 man rosters before teams name their protected players. New rookies for the upcoming season are not included in any expansion draft. Each expansion team may draft 8 players as a base.

Teams are able to protect 5 players from their 35 man roster. Once a team picks a player from their team an additional five players may be protected. If a 2nd player is taken an additional 10 players may be protected. Once a 3rd player is taken no further players may be drafted from said team.

In addition to the expansion draft. Once the protected rosters are released the expansion teams may each take an additional player from the draft pool whose card is from their franchise. IE if the Boston Redsox are an expansion draft team and Bill Lee is available in the draft the Sox may pick him as their protected player before the regular draft begins. If no player from their roster is in the draft then they are out of luck.

If I think of anything I forgot I’ll put it here.

1969 Draft League updated Team list

We now have 15 teams (not counting myself) taken for the 1969 Draft league. Here are the teams taken listed with the player they have decided to protect in the draft:

Team SelectedDraft Dice RollPlayer withheld from DraftComments
Oakland A’s465OF Reggie JacksonLots of good choices but Reggieball it is
Chicago White Sox662
LHSP Tommy JohnA good long term choice which
means Melton & Aparicio are available
Baltimore Orioles6911B Boog PowellBoog is good but I really expected one
Of the Robinson boys or Palmer
Atlanta Braves432OF Hank AaronAaron is an obvious pick but that means
Phil Niekro will go in the 1st round
Cincinnati Reds238
C Johnny BenchAnother team with too many good choices
Rose and Perez come immediately to mind
Los Angeles Dodgers840RHSP Don SuttonThe Dodgers didn’t have a lot of Wow
to pick from but Sutton is good
Montreal Expos742
OF Rusty StaubLe Grande Orange was the obvious choice
New York Mets611RHSP Tom SeaverHard to pass up Koosman, McGraw & Ryan
but not if the alternative is Tom Terrific
Pittsburgh Pirates396OF Roberto Clemente1st to 3rd on a single to right vs Pittsburgh
will be an adventure.
St Louis Cardinals139RHSP Bob GibsonAgain a lot of good choices but how does
one pass on Gibson?
San Francisco Giants820OF Bobby BondsMcCovey had a big year & Mays is
still Mays but Bonds was really something
New York Yankees891SP Fritz PetersonWould have never guessed this pick in
a million years
Cleveland Indians823LHSP Sam McDowellSudden Sam is still at his peak and will
make others miserable every 5th day
Washington Senators406SS Ed BrinkmanBrinkman is no Frank Howard but he’s a
solid defensive SS & hit a little in 69
Minnesota Twins0362B Rod CarewIt would take a Rod Carew to make anyone
Pass on Harmon Killebrew
Seattle Pilots6813B Tommy HarperHarper is likely the only player on the Pilots
that might go anywhere in the 1st 5 rounds

I took the Seattle Pilots on a temp basis to allow me to access the system but I’d really like the RedSox but I’ll hold off to allow any new player to get them. If I keep the Pilots my guy will be Tommy Harper who is the best of the lot but that means that Brooks is off my draft table

16 is a perfect number for scheduling but if you want in feel free to jump in and we’ll shoot for 20

The Agony of Choice Dynasty Protected Player Edition

My Dynasty face to face 2019 face to face league season is over as my Washington Nationals fell to St. Louis in the wild card game 8-5.

So now comes the decision making time. As the Wild Card team that lost the play-in game I am allowed to retain 10 players on my roster who are not subject to next years draft.

That number does not include any new rookies for the Washington Nationals ( my franchise) who have their 1st card this year. All of those players are protected automatically although I do have the right to release them to make room on my 35 man roster or if they are fringe players (% players or limited AB vs LH or RH) can be put on my five man AAA roster)

Any man who was on my roster last year who is a fringe player (as described above) can be retained even if they can’t be used in play. Any player who did not have a card last year due to injury or the COVID opt out who is currently on my roster CAN be retained but again I would have to commit a roster spot to them.

This season is a tad odd in one respoect. Because of the COVID the league was put on hold for a while so we will be starting our 2020 season at a point were we are deep into the actual 2021 season so we know if a player is having a good (or bad) year which will of course affect our decision to keep players.

As of this moment here are the players that will absolutely make my protected list:

Abreu 1b: Clutch Rating Incredible power both sides improved range over the previous season and having a strong year for a team heading to the playoffs

Othani: DH While he had a bad card last year his stats this year plus the potential of filling both a pitching and a batting slot next season demands I keep him here.

Lindor SS While he is having a disappointing season this year his numbers last year combined with excellent defense ratings at a key position guarantee his roster spot

Scherzer RHSP Jam Rating While his 2020 season was below avg he’s still better than a lot out there combine this with a jam rating and a strong 2021 and Scherzer makes the team

Molina C (H & R rating) A -3 arm behind the plate forgives a lot of sins among pitchers combine that with a H & R rating and you’ve got a key position covered.

Hand LHRP Hand led the league in saves last year with a 7-1 K-BB ratio and no HR’s given up he’s a keeper without a jam+ rating which he had the year before.

Rendon 3B Clutch rating: Rendon has a big dropoff over his Washington numbers and led the AL in double plays last year but his defense is still strong and that clutch rating still makes him worth a spot.

Devers 3B: Clutch rating With Rendon at 3B & Devers defense not existent one might think he was worth risking in the draft but his powerful bat at DH will complement Abreu & Rendon in a lineup and if Rendon’s decline continues he might even get the starting job next year.

That leaves me two spots left and here are the players who are fighting for them:

Whit Merrifield 2B. While is 2019 states particularly on defense are down his 2020 starts are still pretty good. the real question is: Do I want to spend a draft pick on a second baseman or would I rather keep Merrifield and save the pick for someone else.

Eddie Rosario OF Rosario was one of the heroes of the team last season after the Mookie Betts trade and it was his bat that put the team into the playoffs. His bat is not as impressive this year and the clutch rating is gone but he still has plenty of pop to play with.

Edwin Diaz RHRP Diaz is a pretty solid reliver but not at Hand’s level. Again his stats were down from 2018 but this year they are back up and running.

Eric Hosmer 1b: Clutch rating. Hosmer as always has solid numbers and if it wasn’t for Abreu he would likely have a spot sewn up. He certainly could make a RH DH to platoon with Devers

Javier Baez SS Baez was my #1 pick last season but while is defense shines his power numbers are down for 2020 even if they have recovered in 2021. He is unlikely to take the SS spot from Lindor in 2020 but if kept might be the man in 2021, but is that worth a roster spot.

Anthony Rizzo 1B A mainstay of my team, Abreu’s improved range means he has no chance to start and the degree of depth at 1st makes keeping him a luxury.

Deshields OF: Speed, defense and the ability to bunt (a rare gift these days) are all in his favor but I’m almost certainly going to find a better outfield in the draft even as last as the 7th or 8th round.

Longshots include Josh Reddick, Sergio Romo Adam Plutko and Wade Miley

I’ve got several weeks to make up my mind as to who to keep and who to toss. If you have any suggestions I’ll be happy to entertain them.= in comments.

Dynasty League Updates 8-14 Leaders and two leagues near their finish.

Here is the current state of the table top baseball leagues I run. All leagues are 162 game seasons with one 3 game series scheduled per week If you click on a team link you can see their stats, injuries, leaders etc.

Since our last update more teams have been taken in online leagues.

League one All Futility League (all teams lost 96 + games) 2nd Season. Scheduled series time Thursday Mornings. This league is nearly finished.

Teams AL Division AWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
1970 Milwaukee Brewers8661.585—–NoN/A
1970 Chicago White Sox7869.5318No—-
2002 Tampa Bay Devil Rays6978.45217Yes9
2003 Detroit Tigers5394.36133NoE
Teams AL Division BWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
1970 Kansas City Royals9156.619_____Yesn/a
2012 Minnesota Twins8661.5855No+8
2008 Seattle Mariners7473.50317Yes4
1973 Texas Rangers6384.42928Yes15
Teams AL Division CWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
2009 Cleveland Indians7275.490—–No6*
1967 Kansas City A’s7275.490____No6*
1957 Washington Senators6879.4634No10
2019 Baltimore Orioles6681.4496No12

AL Leaders: Hitting:

Avg Mauer Min .353, OBP, Mauer Min .459, Slug Huff TB .603 Runs Harper .Mil 135, Hits: Harper Mil 203, 2B Ibanez Sea, A Cabrera Cle Harper Mil 45, 3B Cabrera Cle Crowe Cle 14, SB Revere Min 77, BB Mauer Min 105 HR Sievers Wash 39, RBI Harper Mil 125

Pitching: Wins Hernandez Sea, Johnson KCR 21, ERA Hyde Wash 2.88, IP Hernandez Sea 250 1/3, K’s Hernandez Sea 223, Avg against Sosa TB .202 WHIP Krause KCA 1.05 HR/9 Hyde Wash 0.30 Saves Yan TB Perkins Min 29,

*Division Winner automatically makes playoffs

Teams NL Division AWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
1998 Montreal Expos9156.619—–YesN/A
2009 Washington Nationals8463.5717Yes+ 3
2001 Pittsburgh Pirates 8166.55110Yes4
1998 Florida Marlins6483.43527YesE
Teams NL Division BWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
2000 Philadelphia Phillies7275.490—–YesN/A
2012 Houston Astros6582.4427YesE
2015 Atlanta Braves6582.4427NoE
2017 San Francisco Giants6282.4318 1/2NoE
Teams NL Division CWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
1982 Cincinnati Reds8265.558_____Non/a
1993 New York Mets7965.5491 1/2No1/2
1974 Chicago Cubs7176.48311No11
1993 San Diego Padres6780.45615No15

NL Leaders Hitting:

AVG Gwynn SD .361, OBP Giles Pit .450 Slug Giles Pit .623, Runs Giles Pitt 114, Hits Gwynn SD 189 2B Gwynn SD 56, 3B Guerrero Mon 15, SB Morgan Wash 45, BB Giles Pit 101, HR Murray Mets 34, RBI Ramirez Pit 114

Pitching Wins Hermanson Mon 25, ERA Hermanson Mon 2.00, IP Soto Cin 262 1/3, K’s Soto Cin 321, Avg against Soto Cin .201 WHIP Hermanson Mon 1.03 HR/9 Gooden Mets, 0.34, Saves Urbina Mon 33.


The SD Jones memorial .500 teams league is a league (all teams were no better than 2 games over .500 or no worse than 2 games under) Initial season . Games are scheduled for Tuesdays. AM

Teams AL EastWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
1993 Boston7446.617—–Non/a
1973 New York (A)6060.50014Yes+1
1957 Baltimore5763.47517Yes2
1967 Washington5169.42523Yes8
Teams AL CentralWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
2010 Detroit8040.667—–Yesn/a
1975 Cleveland5367.44227No6
1973 Minnesota5268.43328No7
1998 Chicago (A)4476.36736No15
Teams AL WestWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
2010 Oakland7149.592—-Yesn/a
2017 Kansas City5961.49212No_______
2018 Los Angeles (A)5961.49212Yes_______
2005 Toronto5862.48313Yes1

AL Leaders Batting

Avg Carew Min .358, OBP Trout LAA .440, SLUG Trout LAA .637, Runs Cabrera Det 106, Hits Carew Min 176, 2B Cabrera Det 43, 3B Durham ChW, 13, SB Carew Min 46 BB Trout LAA 91 HR Trout LAA 34, RBI Cabrera Det 112

Pitching

Wins Verlander Det 18, ERA Halladay Tor 2.26, IP Vernalder Det 238 2/3, K’s Verlander Det 219, Avg against Eckersley Cle .200, WHIP Darwin Bos 0.97, HR/9 Lehman Bal 0.30, Saves Valverde Det 26

Teams NL EastWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
2018 Washington7350.593________Non/a
1967 Pittsburgh7452.5871/2No+8
1957 Philadelphia5367.44218Yes10
1975 New York (N)5370.43118 1/2Yes10 1/2

Division winner skips wild card

Teams NL CentralWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
1996 Cincinnati6558.528_____Non/a
2000 Colorado6357.525 1/2Yes____
1975 St. Louis6459.5201Yes1/2
1973 Houston5571.43711 1/2Yes10 1/2
Teams NL WestWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
1975 San Francisco7347.608—–Yesn/a
2012 Arizona6258.51711Yes1
2007 Los Angeles (N)5367.44220Yes10
1982 San Diego4674.38327Yes17

NL Leaders Batting

AVG Clemente Pit .375, OBP Mitchell Cin .443, Slug Clemente Pit .608, Runs Larkin Cin 104, Hits Clemente Pit 190, 2B Cirillo Col 54, 3B Clemente Pit 19, SB Pierre LAD 66 BB Larkin Cin 96, HR Helton Col 27, RBI Helton Col 109

Pitching Wins Scherzer Wash 18, ERA Scherzer Wash 2.38, IP Scherzer Wash 245 2/3, K’s Scherzer Wash 292, Avg Against Scherzer Wash .205, WHIP Scherzer Wash 0.95, HR/9 Cahill Ari 0.33, Saves Brantley Cin , Face Pitt 27


3rd League All time any time Great Teams League (3rd season) Games scheduled Friday evenings. Two teams have been picked up since the last posting (oddly not the Orioles)

Teams AL EastWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
1970 Baltimore6030.667—–Yesn/a
1993 Toronto5238.5788No+5
1961 Yankees4845.51613 1/2No1/2
1999 Boston3852.42222No9
Teams AL CentralWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
2010 Texas4839.552—–Yesn/a
1954 Cleveland4743.5222 1/2No—–
1974 Oakland3951.43310 1/2Yes8
2006 Detroit4053.43011Yes9 1/2
Teams AL OtherWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
2009 New York (A)4842.533____Non/a
1977 Kansas City4344.4943 1/2No2 1/2
1924 Washington3654.40012No11
1967 Minnesota3357.36715Yes14

AL Leaders Batting

Avg Carew Min ,360 , OBP Olerud Tor .475, Slug Mantle NYY61 .653, Runs Jeter NYY09 78, Hits Jeter NYY09 136, 2B Olerud Tor 36, Triples Taylor Wash 14, SB Henderson Tor 47, BB Killebrew Min 71, HR Mantle NYY61 30, RBI Blanchard NYY61 80

Pitching Wins Leonard KC, Martinez Bos, Cuellar Bal 13, ERA Martinez Bos 1.83, IP Johnson Wash 147 2/3, K’s Martinez Bos 217, Avg against Martinez Bos .205 WHIP Martinez Bos 0.86 HR/9 Martinez Bos .033 Saves Ward Tor 26

Teams NL EastWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
1975 Cincinnati4941.544—–NoN/A
2019 Washington Nats4443.5063 1/2Yes_____
1998 Atlanta4344.4944 1/2No1
1955 Brooklyn4248.4677Yes3 1/2
Teams NL CentralWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
1957 Milwaukee4941.544_____NoN/A
1985 St. Louis4842.5331No+ 2 1/2
1971 Pittsburgh4446.4895Yes1 1/2
2003 Cubs3951.43310Yes11
Teams NL OtherWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
2016 Chicago (N)6228.689—-Non/a
1977 Philadelphia4545.50017Yes1/2
2001 Arizona4149.45621Yes4 1/2
2007 Colorado3951.43323Yes6 1/2

NL Leaders Batting

Avg Lofton Cubs03 .361, OBP Morgan Cin .469, Slug Galarraga Atl .644, Runs Morgan Cin 81, Hits Kendrick Wash McGee StL 124, 2B Clemente 31, 3B McGee StL 14, SB Morgan Cin 47, BB Schmidt Phil, Morgan Cin 77, HR Ga;arraga Atl, Aaron Mil 26, RBI Aaron Mil 85

Pitching Wins Nolan Cin 14, ERA Tudor StL 1.76, IP Tudor StL 158 2/3, K’s Johnson Arizona 207, Avg against Tudor StL .182, WHIP Tudor StL 0.83 HR/9 Buhl Mil 0.23, Saves Chapman Cubs16 25

If you are interested in taking over the management of any of the online leagues teams contact me in comments.

As a bonus here are the standings of our face to face draft league which first began playing in 1987 in Fitchburg Massachusetts. We have two divisions with 4 teams each playing a 60 game season every other Saturday at Zeda’s Pizza in Fitchburg MA. The individual leagues are named for deceased members of the league. Five teams make the playoffs, the best record gets home field throughout and 2nd best record of the division leaders gets a home series against the best non-division winner while the final two teams play a one game playin for the right to face the best division winner in the playoffs.

New players are always welcome

Lynn DivisionWLPCTGBWCGB
Tampa Bay Rays (x)3618.667—-n/a
San Francisco Giants(w)3423.5963 1/2+ 9
St. Louis Cardinals(w)2925.5377+ 5 1/2
Colorado Rockies2334.40414 1/22
w clinched at least wildcard game x clinched playoff spot
Dan DivisionWLPCTGBWCGB
New York Yankees (XY)3819.667—-n/a
Washington Nationals2532.43913_____
Seattle Mariners2433.421126
San Diego Padres1740.29821ELIM
Y clinched division

the new season and draft will start shortly after this season ends additional teams for expansion are most welcome

Dynasty League Update 5-5-21 with Bonus Face to Face League info

Here is the current state of the table top baseball leagues I run. All leagues are 162 game seasons with one 3 game series scheduled per week If you click on a team link you can see their stats, injuries, leaders etc.

As of this week I am adding the wild cards standings for the play-in game

League one All Futility League (all teams lost 96 + games) 2nd Season. Scheduled series time Thursday Mornings.

Teams AL Division AWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
1970 Milwaukee Brewers6042.588—–NoN/A
1970 Chicago White Sox5349.5205 1/2No—-
2002 Tampa Bay Devil Rays4659.43815 1/2Yes10
2003 Detroit Tigers4263.40019 1/2No14

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Teams AL Division BWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
2012 Minnesota Twins5943.578____Non/a
1970 Kansas City Royals5643.5661 1/2No+4 1/2
2008 Seattle Mariners5349.5206Yes—–
1973 Texas Rangers3765.36322Yes16
Teams AL Division CWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
2009 Cleveland Indians5349.520—–Non/a
1957 Washington Senators5052.4903 No3
1967 Kansas City A’s5052.4903No3
2019 Baltimore Orioles4851.4853 1/2No3 1/2

*Division Winner automatically makes playoffs

Teams NL Division AWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
1998 Montreal Expos6438.627—–YesN/A
2009 Washington Nationals6141.5983Yes+ 5
2001 Pittsburgh Pirates 5349.52011Yes3
1998 Florida Marlins4260.41222Yes13
Teams NL Division BWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
2015 Atlanta Braves5151.500—– Non/a
2012 Houston Astros5052.4901Yes6
2000 Philadelphia Phillies4458.4317Yes12
2017 San Francisco Giants4257.4247 1/2No12 1/2
Teams NL Division CWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
1982 Cincinnati Reds5943.578—-Non/a
1993 New York Mets5646.5493No—–
1974 Chicago Cubs4854.47111No8
1993 San Diego Padres4455.44413 1/2Yes10 1/2

The SD Jones memorial .500 teams league is a league (all teams were no better than 2 games over .500 or no worse than 2 games under) Initial season . Games are scheduled for Tuesdays. AM

Teams AL EastWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
1993 Boston4434.564—–Non/a
1973 New York (A)3939.5005Yes—-
1957 Baltimore3642.4628Yes3
1967 Washington3345.42311Yes6

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Teams AL CentralWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
2010 Detroit5028.641—–Yesn/a
1975 Cleveland3741.47413No2
1973 Minnesota3444.43616No5
1998 Chicago (A)3147.39719No8

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Teams AL WestWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
2010 Oakland4632.590—-Yesn/a
2017 Kansas City4236.5384Yes+3
2018 Los Angeles (A)3939.5007Yes—-
2005 Toronto3543.44911Yes4
Teams NL EastWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
2018 Washington4932.605—-Non/a
1967 Pittsburgh4935.5831 1/2No+7
1975 New York (N)3840.4879 1/2Yes1
1957 Philadelphia3840.4879 1/2Yes1
Division winner skips wild card
Teams NL CentralWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
1996 Cincinnati4038.513_____Non/a
1975 St. Louis3939.5001Yes——
2000 Colorado3939.5001Yes——
1973 Houston3444.4366Yes5
Teams NL WestWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
1975 San Francisco4830.615—–Yesn/a
2012 Arizona3843.46911 1/2Yes2 1/2
2007 Los Angeles (N)3444.43614Yes5
1982 San Diego3351.39318Yes9

3rd League All time any time Great Teams League (3rd season) Games scheduled Friday evenings

Teams AL EastWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
1970 Baltimore3213.711—–Yesn/a
1993 Toronto2919.6044 1/2No+5 1/2
1961 Yankees2223.48910No——
1999 Boston1827.40014No4
Teams AL CentralWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
2010 Texas3015.667—–Yesn/a
1954 Cleveland2223.4898Yes—–
2006 Detroit2124.4679Yes1
1974 Oakland1827.40012Yes4
Teams AL OtherWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
2009 New York (A)2325.479____Non/a
1977 Kansas City2025.4441 1/2Yes2
1924 Washington2028.4173No3 1/2
1967 Minnesota1629.3565.5Yes6
Teams NL EastWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
1975 Cincinnati2520.556—–NoN/a
1955 Brooklyn2325.4793 1/2Yes1/2
1998 Atlanta2124.4674Non/a
2019 Washington Nats2124.4674Yes2
Teams NL CentralWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
1957 Milwaukee2718.600—–Yesn/a
1985 St. Louis2520.5562No+2
1971 Pittsburgh2322.5114Yes____
2003 Cubs1728.37810Yes6
Teams NL OtherWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
2016 Chicago (N)3213.711—-Non/a
2001 Arizona2223.48910Yes1
1977 Philadelphia2325.47910 1/2Yes1 1/2
2007 Colorado1929.39614 1/2Yes5

If you are interested in taking over the management of any of the online leagues teams contact me in comments.

As a bonus here are the standings of our face to face draft league which first began playing in 1987 in Fitchburg Massachusetts. We have two divisions with 4 teams each playing a 60 game season every other Saturday at Zeda’s Pizza in Fitchburg MA. The individual leagues are named for deceased members of the league. Five teams make the playoffs, the best record gets home field throughout and 2nd best record of the division leaders gets a home series against the best non-division winner while the final two teams play a one game playin for the right to face the best division winner in the playoffs.

New players are always welcome

Lynn DivisionWLPCTGBWCGB
Tampa Bay Rays2211.667—-n/a
St. Louis Cardinals1914.5763+3
San Francisco Giants1518.4557+1
Colorado Rockies 1320.3949 1
Dan DivisionWLPCTGBWCGB
New York Yankees249.727—-n/a
Washington Nationals1419.42410—–
Seattle Mariners1419.42410—–
San Diego Padres1122.333133

Dynasty All Time Great League AL Division C

The latest in our writeups of the teams in the online baseball leagues I run. This league is full but I will be recruiting players for my next all pathetic league in a month or so if you are interested in joining that one or getting on the waiting list for this one leave a message in comment.

2009 New York Yankees 54-46 1st place

The Yankees have remained steady as their division rivals have collapsed. Can they hold that 8 game lead or are they due for a fall?

Heroes: Robinson Cano leads the league in hits while sitting at 3rd in batting and doubles. Mark Teixera is 2nd in RBI’s and 4th in HR. Meanwhile Alfredo Aceves has shined out of the pen with a 4-0 record & ERA of 2.91 and a WHIP under 1 (0.88)

Zeros: Phil Coke(6.39 ERA 1.66 WHIP) and Brian Bruney *5.83 ERA .308 avg against) are both keeping Yankee opponents in the game while Brett Gardner and Jerry Hairston have not excelled off the bench.

Wild Cards: 8 different Yanks are in double digits in HR but no yankee starter is more than two games over .500 Meanwhile closer Mariano Rivera is 3rd in the league in saves while 1st in blown saves.

Coming Attractions: The Yanks have 3 in Cleveland vs the 1954 Indians and before rushing home for a quick series vs the 2010 Texas Rangers before going back on the road to challenge the 2002 Aneheim Angels.

Injury Report: One of the features of the Yankee lead is an empty DL


1924 Washington Senators 46-56 9 GB 2nd place (tie)

The Washington collapse is starting to slow but with only 60 games left to make up nine for the lead and 6 for a playoff spot if a turnaround is going to happen it has to happen now.

Heroes: Walter Johnson leads the league in wins is 2nd in innings and is top 10 in strikeouts and ERA while hitting .322 in 59 AB. Sam Rice is 1st in Triples and tied for 4th in hits HR. Meanwhile Goose Goslin leads Washington in HR (10) and RBI (64) while 2nd in avg at .305.

Zeros: Ossie Bluege .218 3 HR 37 RBI and Muddy Ruel .228 0 HR 27 RBI have not excelled at the plate while Byron Speece (0-0 1 sv 5.95 ERA 31 BB vs 21 K) Allen Russell (1-0 1 sv 6.11 ERA .324 avg against 2.25 WHIP) and Joe Martina (1-5 1 BS .309 avg against 6.68 ERA are not doing the job on the mound.

Wild Cards: The Senators continue to lead the majors triples (58) while dead last in HR (23) but they’re also one of the hardest to hit a HR off 3rd from the bottom in the AL. And don’t think you’re stealing against them. Not only do they have the best numbers for catching those trying to steal (.500) but only 5 bases have been stolen against them. But they’ve been giving away runs with a .981 fielding pct, worst in the AL.

Coming Attractions: The Senators are in the middle of a 21 game road trip. They stop in Baltimore to face the 1970 Orioles, head west to face the 2015 Kansas City Royals, north to Chicago to face the 2005 White Sox, farther north to Toronto for the 1993 Bluejays and finish off their trip back in Chicago to take on the 2016 Cubs.

Injury Report: After injuries to Wid Matthews, Bucky Harris 2 for George Mogridge and suspensions to Goslin and Mogridge over the last 30 days the Senators are finally all present and accounted for.


2015 Kansas City Royals 46-56 9 GB 2nd place (tie)

The good news for Kansas City is that they are still in 2nd place neck and neck with the Washington Senators as they have been since the start of the season, the bad news is that this is because they have shared the same sudden collapse at the exact same time.

Heroes: Johnny Cueto leads the league in WHIP is 2nd in wins ERA and avg against. wins is 2nd in innings and 4th in innings. Out of the pen Chris Young & Kelvin Herrera are a combined 4-1 with 2 saves and ERA’s (2.11 1.23) that strike fear in the hearts of hitters Meanwhile Eric Hosmer’s .297 avg 18 HR and 59 RBI along with 25 doubles gives opposing pitchers pause.

Zeros: Salvador Perez has put 10 over the fence but with a .202 avg he doesn’t get man chances. Meanwhile the non-Cueto starters have collapsed with Ednson Volquez (3-14 5.05 ERA) Danny Duffy (8-7 6.00 ERA .320 avg against) and Jeremy Guthrie 3-6 6.83 avg against 8.63 ERA) all digging holes for the offense to try to climb out of.

Wild Cards: While the teams .265 avg is middle of the pack no Royals hitter is over .300 for the season. That seems to be the theme of the team, none of their stats jump out positive or negative but the key hit seems to elude them particularly against the AL division A where they are 10-20 this season.

Coming Attractions: The Royals play 3 in Detroit vs the 1968 Tigers before coming home to take on the 1924 Washington Senators followed by the 1970 Baltimore Orioles before heading back on the road.

Injury Report: Kansas City is at full strength.


2002 Anaheim Angels 44-58 11 GB 4th place

The Angels are only two games behind both the Royals and the Senators so their best chance of getting out of the cellar not to mention making any kind of move this season is now. The question is are they up to the task?

Heroes: Garret Anderson is the bright spot on the Angels lineup leading the league in doubles while top 10 in slugging and RBI’s despite a .209 avg Troy Glaus’ 19 HR is good for 10th in the league On the mound Jarrod Washburn is 10-6 with 2.81 ERA and relievers Ben Weber (2-0 ‘s 3-3 in saves 1.53 ERA and Brendan Donnelly (5-3 1-1 in saves 2.05 ERA) are doing the job in the pen.

Zeros: Troy Percival has saved 17 games but he’s also lost 8 (1-8) blown five and put up an ERA of 7.18. Of course John Lackey at 3-9 with a 7.31 ERA and a .332 avg against doesn’t get to a closer often. At the bat Ben Molina isn’t doing much .195 1 HR 12 RBI but he’s not alone four other Angels starters (Tim Salmon, Darin Erstad, Alex Ochoa and Glaus are hitting .230 or worse.

Wild Cards: The Angels .250 avg is 3rd worst in the AL as are their 75 HR 876 hits & 414 RBI’s. On the plus side their .988 fielding percentage is 4th in the league and their .251 avg against is the 2nd stingiest in the league but alas when their opponents hit the ball it goes far as their top 5 in HR allowed indicates.

Coming Attractions: The Angels visit the red hot 2010 Texas Rangers to start a short road trip that ends in Baltimore to face the 1970 Baltimore Orioles before they head back home for two quick series against the 1st place 2009 New York Yankees and the 1988 Oakland A’s

Injury Report. Catcher Sean Wootan not only won’t be available for the series vs Texas but he won’t be back for the next series vs the Rangers a month from now which means Molina’s poor bat will be in the lineup for a quite a bit longer.

Dynasty All Time Any Time League Report. AL/NL Division A

The latest in our weekly reports on the Dynasty leagues I play in and run. There are currently two teams open (of 24) in this league and if you have an interest in taking over one of them let me know.

This week we look at the A divisions in both leagues

American League:

1970 Baltimore Orioles 40-29 1st place

Five weeks ago the defending AL Div champion Baltimore was where they were 10 weeks ago in 2nd place but with a recent surge (8-2) they have finally grabbed the top spot in the east. Now that they have it can they hold it?

Heroes: Jim Palmer continues his reign of terror on AL hitters leading the league in ERA, IP K’s and sitting top 3 in 4 other pitching categories, Merv Rettenmund sits 3rd in batting, OBP, hits and Boog Powell’s triple crown numbers .300 15 HR 64 RBI continue to strike fear in the hearts of opposing pitchers

Zeros: Marcelino Lopez has not distinguished himself out of the bullpen as indicated by his 5.12 ERA on a team with a 3.47 team ERA but the real surprise on this list is Brooks Robinson who despite 13 HR & 38 RBI is hitting a mere .188 and whose range factor is the lowest at any infield position on the team.

Wild Cards: Baltimore’s ERA is 2nd in the majors (3.47) thanks to strong starting and excellent defense .989 FPCT 3rd in league and with a .462 Caught stealing percentage running on them is a risky business. All of this leads to a +86 run differential the best in the AL

Coming Attractions: The Orioles have three at home against the slumping 1924 Senators before a quick roadtrip to Anaheim to face the 2002 Angels before a 12 game homestand which starts vs the 2015 Kansas City Royals.

Injury Report: The Orioles remain healthy which might have a lot to do with their steady performance.


1993 Toronto Blue Jays 40-30 1/2 GB 2nd place

Despite a bump in the road following a torrid run the Bluejays remain only 1/2 game out of 1st. Nearing the halfway point of the season it remains to be seen which team will be there over the next few weeks.

Heroes: Rickey Henderson leads the league in walks and stolen bases which is why despite a .235 avg he is 3rd in runs scored. Dwayne Ward 12 saves are 4th in the league but most importantly he has only blown one. Paul Molitor, Roberto Alomar & John Olerud are all hitting .315 or higher with double digit numbers in HR and are all on a pace for 100 RBI & runs.

Zeros: Ed Sprague sits in the dumps at .215 3 HR 25 RBI and an OBP a only .281. While Devon White has managed 11 steals being caught only once with a .228 avg & .310 OB he doesn’t get a lot of chances. But the biggest problem has been Jack Morris whose 1-5 record .388 avg against and astounding 10.46 ERA is the worst in either league for a regular starter.

Wild Cards: Between Henderson, White and Roberto Alomar (13 sb) it’s no wonder that Toronto leads the AL in steals and are 3rd in runs. And with the only turf surface in the AL they’re bound to keep that lead.

Coming Attractions: Toronto finishes their current homestand with 3 vs the 1989 Oakland A’s before heading on the road for 9 1st stop Boston vs the 2013 Redsox then to Detroit for the 1968 Tigers and finishing in DC taking on the 1924 Washington Senators.

Injury Report: All players present and accounted for.


2005 Chicago White Sox 32-40 9 1/2 GB 3rd place

The White Sox Slide has not abated they now find themselves 8 games below .500 and in need of some spark to get themselves back in contention.

Heroes: Mark Buehrle despite a .500 record is making the other guys earn it with a 2.63 ERA and only 23 walks in 123 1/3 innings (best in AL) White the sox have not got to him as much as in the past when Dustin Hermanson gets the ball he does the job (despite a 4.15 ERA) with 12 saves in 13 chances. Paul Konerko’s 21 HR is 2nd best in the AL

Zeros: On a team that’s only hitting .235 Aaron Rowand (.201) and Jose Uribe (.199) are the worst of a bad lot. On the mound Orlando Hernandez remains winless in 11 starts (0-9). That 8.02 ERA .320 avg against and 14 HR in 58 innings might have something to do with it.

Wild Cards: Chicago’s .235 team avg is the worst in the majors, it’s their pitching (4.28 3rd in AL) that’s the reason why they haven’t sunk into oblivion. However while the ERA is good the team is very generous with base stealers 63 of 71 have been successful in swiping a base. Additionally while they are below .500 overall they are over .500 in the division.

Coming Attractions: Chicago is on the road for 3 at Detroit to take on the 1968 Tigers then it’s to Washington to take on the 1924 Senators, the 3rd stop is Kansas City against the 2015 Royals then a critical series in Baltimore vs the 1st place Orioles.

Injury Report: They may not be happy but they’re all healthy.


1998 Oakland A’s 27-43 13 1/2 GB 4th place.

The one consistent in the AL east has been the struggles of the Oakland A’s who simply have not broken out of their early season funk. It’s not too late but the clock is ticking.

Heroes: For the 1st time since I started making the “leader” cards I have a team without a “Hero” in the top 3 of any pitching or hitting category to make a card for them , but in limited duty (43 games) Dave Parker has hit .313 with 4 HR & 13 RBI’s, and despite 4 losses and three blown saves Dennis Eckersley has 13 saves a 1.98 ERA and a WHIP of 0.78.

Zeros: While there is no Oakland A’s worthy of a leader card if I made a card for the most losses Curt Young would qualify currently tied for 3rd in the league thanks to a 7.18 ERA & .314 avg against in 13 starts. Storm Davis is right behind him with a 1-8 record in 13 starts a 5.73 ERA and a .300 avg against.

Wild cards: The biggest shock to A’s fans has been the lack of power. Where they have been signs that both Mark McGuire and Jose Canseso are finally getting out of their funks only the 1924 Washington Senators have hit fewer HR’s than the A’s and only the 2005 Astros have a lower slugging PCT.

Coming Attractions: The A’s are at the start of a 12 game road trip starting with a trip to Canada to case the 1993 Toronto Blue Jays then it’s to Cleveland with for a date with teh 1954 Indians then the heat of Texas to take on the 2010 Rangers and finally out west to Anaheim for a shot at the 2002 Angles.

Injury report: Other than Doug Jennings who is out for the season this is the 1st time that the A’s have not had a player out with injury in a long time.


National League

1955 Brooklyn Dodgers 42-30 1st

After a stint at .500 the Brooklyn Dodgers have put it in gear again 12 games over .500 and 1st place. Are they in a position to run away and repeat. We shall see.

Heroes: The Duke of Flatbush continues to rule in the NL Duke Snyder‘s .314 (8th) 23 HR (2nd) 55 RBI (9th) are all big as are Roy Campanella‘s .303 21 HR (3rd) 64 RB (3rd) who also throws in a range factor of 7.54 behind the plate throwing out a 3rd of people trying to steal. Meanwhile on out of the bullpen Sandy Koufax is 4-0 with a save (and one blown) with a 1.59 ERA a WHIP of 1.06 and a .180 avg against.

Zeros: Jim Hughes has appeared in over 50% of the dodgers games eating 46 2/3 innings out of the pen. Unfortunately that has come with a 6.56 ERA a .295 avg against a 1.99 WHIP and 15 homers allowed. Billy Loes is 5-1 in 12 starts but is averaging only 5 1/3 innings per start with an ERA of 5.04 so that luck can last forever. At the plate Don Hoak .165 2 HR 11 RBI and Sandy Amoros .200 3 HR 22 RBI haven’t delivered.

Wild Cards: The only people who have had more trouble against the Dodgers than left handed pitchers (16-8) has been American League teams (5-1). Of course leading the Majors in Home Runs (114) and the NL in batting (.271) might have something to do with it too.

Coming Attractions: The Dodgers continue their long road trip heading to Milwaukee to face the 1957 Braves then to Chicago to take on the C leading 2016 Cubs and after a jaunt to Philly to face the 2008 Phillies finally finish their trip in Arizona against the 2013 Diamondbacks.

Injury Report: These Dodgers are both happy and healthy.


1975 Cincinnati Reds 41-37 4 GB 2nd

After a brief stint at the top of the standings the Reds have lost both 1st place and their 2nd manager this season. Can they right the ship and find a skipper to get that big red machine back on top?

Heroes: There are reds all over the leaderboard Johnny Bench leads the NL in RBI’s and is 4th in HR George Foster is right behind him in both. Pete Rose in 3rd in hits and Joe Morgan leads the lead in walks and is 2nd in stolen bases.

Zeros: Cincinnati’s troubles come down to starting pitching epitomized by Fred Norman (14 starts 1-7 1.75 WHIP 6.15 ERA .289 avg against) and Jack Billingmam (14 starts 3-9 6.49 ERA .309 avg against )

Wild Cards: The Reds are 2nd in Stolen bases and 3rd in runs and have the 3rd best avg against .253 but are also 2nd in swinging and missing and have a losing record both on the road and against left handing pitching.

Coming Attractions: the Reds finish their current road trip against the 2005 Houston Astros before coming home for a quick series vs the 1962 San Francisco Giants before hitting the road again visiting Arizona and the 2013 Diamondbacks then it’s off to DC to take on the 2019 Washington Nationals

Injury report: They might have trouble keeping managers on the field but their players are all there.


1986 New York Mets 36-39 7 1/2 GB 3rd

The Mets remain in a holding pattern hovering at .500 not dropping far below nor surging ahead. Unless that changes the divsion will be out of reach and it will be a question of playing for a wild card spot.

Heroes: Wally Backman is setting the table with a .333 avg (3rd in NL) and a .384 OBP leading to 45 runs. If Backman is setting the table Keith Hernandez (.294 25 2B 41 RBI) & Daryll Strawberry .281 14 HR 51 RBI are clearing it regularly. On the Mound Bobby Ojeda’s 3.01 ERA is leads the team & is 7th in the league.

Zeros: It’s the bullpen that’s been the Mets issue Doug Sisk (40 app .6.46 ERA .327 avg against 1 bs in one chance) Rick Anderson 7.59 ERA .339 avg against 1 bs in one chance) and Bruce Berenyi .377 avg against 8.60 ERA 2 sv 2.40 WHIP. Roger McDowell’s numbers are better 4.76 ERA .264 avg against but he’s blown 5 saves in 8 chances.

Wild Cards: Only Arizona and Washington have blown more saves in the NL than the Mets but it can’t all be laid at the hands of the pitchers as NY has the worst fielding percentage in the majors at .973 and 77 errors nobody else is even close.

Coming Attractions: It’s 3 in Milwaukee to play the 1957 Braves followed by 3 more in Chicago vs the red hot 2016 Cubs before heading home to face the 2008 Philadelphia Phillies.

Injury Report: Everyone is healthy which eliminated one excuse for the bullpen.


2013 Arizona Diamondbacks 30-42 12 GB 4th

It’s been a season at the bottom for Arizona, but with a New Manager whose father led his team to the top of the Futility league AL West can his son in his 1st managing job take this team out of the basement and into the hunt for the wild card?

Heroes: While Paul Goldschmidt is no longer 3rd in HR (Ryan & Snyder are still 1 & 2) as he was before with 81 hits 18 HR (6th) and 49 RBI is a problem for any pitcher in the league. Patrick Corbin’s 3.24 ERA & 1.37 WHIP means opposing batters have to earn it and out of the pen Josh Collmenter has done his job with a .185 avg against and a 0.87 WHIP.

Zeros: Wade Miley has not done the job with a 6.14 ERA and a 2-6 record in 16 starts. Joe Thatcher out of the pen in 35 appearances “boasts” a 9.21 ERA a .347 avg against and a 2.02 WHIP. At the plate on a team that hasn’t produced much the bottom of the barrel is Miguel Montero hitting .200 with 1 HR and 21 RBI in 239 AB.

Wild Cards: Only Houston has a worse team batting avg than Arizona or fewer Home Runs but if you’re visiting in Arizona or throwing a lefty watch out because they are over .500 against both.

Coming Attractions: after three games in Houston to face the 2005 Astros. They head home for a 12 game series with 2008 Philadelphia followed by 1962 San Francisco,

Injury Report: Brandon McCarthy will be out for the year and Aaron Hill will not be back for a month.

Dynasty Baseball All Futility League West Divisions

The latest in our series of write-ups of the various leagues I am running. If you wish to inquire about future openings (all current spots are filled) contact me via the Dynasty system or leave a request in comments.

This weekend the All Futility 100 loss league West divisions. These results and standings were all current at the time of this writing

American League West

2008 Seattle Mariners 86-65 1st place

With three games to go and a two game lead Seattle has control of their own destiny. Will they be able to hold off the final late surge?

Heroes: Jose Lopez in addition to leading the league in hits & doubles is 4th in batting. Ichrio Suzuki is 3rd in runs and stolen bases and is top ten in the league in hits & triples with 9 OF assists thrown in. Seattle Closer Brandon Morrow is 3rd is saves (25) but more importantly has only blown 5 in 30 chances which makes all the difference.

Zeros: If Starter Miguel Batista had managed better than a 6.26 ERA and a 1.79 WHIP in 21 starts Seattle would already be resting starters for the playoffs. The same goes for Carlos Silva who with 30 starts is just under .500 thanks to a 5.58 ERA a .312 avg against plus almost 50 more hits given up than innings pitched

Wild Cards: There is no better illustration of the difference between getting good defense & run support and not than the contrast between starters Jarrod Washburn & Felix Hernandez both have a .260 avg against but Washburn is 13-7 despite a 4.63 ERA while Hernandez leads the league with a 2.96 ERA but is 10-14 with a full dozen unearned runs scored off him vs only 2 vs Washburn.

Coming Attractions. Seattle heads home to finish their season vs the 1982 Minnesota Twins. If they can win sweep the twins it’s a clinch no matter what.

Injury Report: Erik Bedard who has been out since July will not play again this season but if Seattle hangs on will be recovered in time for the playoffs.


1973 Texas Rangers 83-66 2nd place 2 GB

The Texas comeback from the bottom of the standings to within 2 games (and only one behind in the loss column) with 5 to play is one of the great stories of the season.

Heroes: Jeff Burroughs & Bill Sudakis are 1 & 3 in HR in the AL and in a 4 way tie for the RBI lead going into the final four games. Meanwhile the starting pitching duo of Jim Bibby & Jim Merritt are in a 4 way tie for the lead in wins & are sitting at 2-3 in League ERA. Bibby is also 1st in Avg against while Merritt is 2nd in WHIP.

Zeros: Jim Mason’s .212 avg with 0 HR & 18 RBI in over 200 ab isn’t impressive but if you want to know why Texas is still 2nd look no further than starter David Clyde (6-11 6.16 ERA ) in 25 starts and Charlie Hudson whose 6-4 record and 3.70 ERA in 43 appearance (4 starts) look good but six blown saves vs 7 converted saves is the difference between being 2 behind in the loss column and 0.

Wild Card: Texas has feasted off of AL East teams a full 20 games over .500 against them but they have not been so successful against left handed pitchers against whom their record is just below .500.

Coming Attractions: Texas Season is going to come down to their final two home games vs the 2005 Kansas City Royals and then a trip to Tampa Bay to finish their season with 3 games against the big bats of the 2002 Devil Rays.

Injury Report: Texas makes its dash with nobody on the DL but with a pitching staff desperately in need of a rest particularly Sonny Siebert.


1982 Minnesota Twins 79-72 3rd place 7 GB ELIMINATED

When last we left the Twins they were battling Seattle neck and neck, however a late 4-6 run has been just enough to put them five to go a single game too far back.

Heroes: There may be recriminations in Minnesota over their finish but Kent Hrbek Certainly did his part .343 (3rd) with 36 HR (6th) and 128 RBI’s (2nd) plus top 7 in Triples, Hits, Runs OBP, Slugging and OPS. On the Mound Robert Castillo is 1st in WHIP, tied for the league lead in wins 6th in ERA 3rd in Innings pitched 5th in strikeouts and 2nd in best avg against (.242) And Ron Davis’ 28 Saves vs 3 blows is pretty solid.

Zeros: Frank Viola may have a great future but his 7-11 record with a .325 avg against and 5.45 ERA is a big reason why Minnesota is eliminated today. It also doesn’t help that Terry Felton (5 saves in 9 chances) and Jeff Little (4 saves in 8 chances) couldn’t do the job when Davis wasn’t available.

Wild Cards: Nobody closed out games like Minnesota. They were 1st in the majors in saves while tied for the fewest blown saves in the AL. Unfortunately it’s a little tough to get to that save situation when you lead the league in both walks and Home Runs allowed.

Coming Attractions: Minnesota might be out of it but with their season finishing in Seattle against the 1st place 2008 Mariners they hold the destiny of the division in their hands.


2005 Kansas City Royals 76-73 4th place 8 GB ELIMINATED

Kansas City is playing for pride. One win secures at least a .500 record and they are but a single game behind Minnesota in the loss column. Can they manage to get out of the cellar in their final five games?

Heroes: David DeJesus is currently tied for the AL lead in doubles 4th in triples 10th in OBP & 7th in walks. Matt Stairs is 2nd in OBP 4th in Slugging and only injuries kept him out of bigger categories and Mike Sweeny’s .309 avg 33 HR & 122 RBI’s are nothing to sneeze at. Andy Sisco in 51 games out of the pen went 8-2 with 3 saves in as many chances & a 2.85 ERA

Zeros: Practically the entire Royals starting rotation can quality with only one starter managing an ERA under 5 but the worst offenders of the lot have to be Runelvys Hernandez (3-15 6.72 ERA .321 avg against & over 50 more hits than innings in 32 starts) and Jose Lima (8-12 7.03 ERA .315 avg against in 26 starts)

Wild Card: It certainly wasn’t offense that put Kansas City in last. They led the league in Runs, doubles, RBI’s OBP and OPS and led the majors in Avg and Slugging. However while they hit .290 as a team they also allowed their opponent to hit .290 against and converted the fewest saves in the AL while being near the bottom of almost every AL pitching category.

Coming Attractions: Kansas City’s offense will have a chance to decide how the division finishes as they play a pair in Texas against the 1973 Rangers before closing out their season against the AL East champion Chicago White Sox.

Injury report: The good news for KC is all of their potent bats are available for the close of the season, the good news for their opponents is so is all their pitching.


National League West

2012 Houston Astros 77-74 1st place

Houston won their two biggest games of the season sweeping Arizona for a pair giving them a 2 game lead with three to play. But with both San Diego and Arizona still alive with 3 to go they’ll have to go all out to guarantee a playdate against the 100 win Nationals.

Heroes: You won’t find a lot of Astros on the various leader boards but one is Wilson Lopez whose 16 saves are 2nd in the league. Another is Scott Moore whose .327 avg is 2nd in the league But Justin Maxwell’s 32 HR and steady pitching from folks like starter Jordan Lyles (14-8 1 sv 3.93 ERA 1.32 WHIP) and reliever Fernando Rodriguez (10-4 3.85 ERA in relief) played their part.

Zeros: If Xavier Cedeno (52 games 1 start 4-3 2 saves in 8 chances 5.58 ERA) .292 avg vs) Fernando Abad (33 games 6 starts 3-8 1 save in 4 chances 6.64 ERA .323 avg vs) & Rhiner Cruz (43 games 3 starts 3-5 0 saves in 2 chances .7.76 ERA .327 avg vs) had been even slightly better the NL West would be sown up today.

Wild Cards: Despite a -58 run differential (No team with a record better than 25 games under .500 has worse) and the worst fielding percentage in the majors (.977) the 2nd most blown saves in the NL and more of their batters striking on than on any other team they are two wins from a division title. Perhaps being 2nd in HR & RBI, in the NL have something to do with it.

Coming Attractions: It all comes down to a three games series in Milwaukee vs the 2002 Brewers. Win two and Houston punches their ticket to a series vs the Nationals.

Injury Report: Fortunately for Houston all three zeros on their list Fernando Abad, Rhiner Cruz and Xavier Cedeno are out till next year along with Buck Travis are out for the season and playoffs although there is a Tiny chance that Cedeno could be well enough to play before the end of the World Series. Francisco Cordero won’t be available vs Milwaukee but if Houston makes the Playoffs he might be able to be activated late in the Washington series if another Astro is injured.


2004 Arizona Diamondbacks 75-76 2nd 2 GB

Arizona managed to climb all the way from last to a tie for first with five games to go only to lose 2 straight to Houston. Can they pull off one final miracle in their last series?

Heroes: The question isn’t if Randy Johnson will win the NL CY Young. With the exception of Home Runs per 9 Innings (4th in majors 2nd in NL) and Innings Pitched (1st in NL 2nd in Majors likely to be 1st soon) he leads leads the majors in every non relieving pitching Category and by a lot. His 1.88 ERA is a full run better than the #2 his 335 K’s is 85 better than the 2nd best and he’s hte only pitcher with a WHIP under 1.00 (0.80) the question is does he win MVP too? Luis Gonzalez Brandon Webb and reliever Mike Koplove did their part but Johnson is the best in the majors period!

Zeros: To say that reliever Randy Choate (58 gm 3-10 1 sv in 3 chances) and starter Edgar Gonzalez (12 starts in 13 games 3-7 6.36 ERA .301 avg against 11 HR in 58 innings) have been bad is true but Casey Fossum line of 29 starts, .337 avg against 8.38 ERA 1.82 WHIP and a 5-13 record takes the cake. If they had collectively been 2 games better over their 41 starts and 59 relief appearances the Diamondbacks would control their own destiny.

Wild Card: If Arizona makes the playoffs Randy Johnson is the wildest card there is capable of beating any team at any time. Arizona as been a doubles machine leading the majors and it’s a good thing too because their 13 steal attempts (10 sb) are the fewest in the NL. On the mound they lead the majors in ERA (3.97) WHIP (1.33) avg against (.246) K’s (1259) fewest Runs & Earned runs (674/600) fewest hits (1282) and lead the NL in completed games. One guess why.

Coming Attractions: It comes down to a 3 game series vs the 1973 San Diego Padres. at home. Johnson will pitch once so it will come down to if the remainder of the staff can come through. Two wins forces Houston to win one. 3 forces them to win two

Injury Report: Danny Bautista will not be available for the SD series but if the team makes the playoff he’ll be recovered sufficiently to make the roster.


1973 San Diego Padres 74-77 3rd place 3 GB

It’s a credit to the relevancy of this Padres team that with a single series to play they are still in the playoff hunt but they not only need Houston to be swept they will need to beat Randy Johnson. Can they do it?

Heroes: Willie McCovery still has an excellent batters eye leading the league in walks and OBP. while hitting a solid .298 with 25 HR & 99 RBI. Young Dave Winfield has been a liability in the field (10 OF errors) & doesn’t have McCovey’s patience at the plate (31 BB vs 139K’s) but with 25 HR & 105 RBI he’ll do. On the Mound Dan Spillner has been the best of a good rotation 11-8 with a 3.78 ERA and a save in his only chance.

Zeros: Of all the teams I’ve written this is the hardest to pick out zeros because while many have performed below avg, no regulars stats have been horrible, but it’s fair to say that while their numbers aren’t horrible the inability of Padres relievers to convert saves like Bill Laxton (7 of 12 ) Lowell Palmer (4 of 8) and Mike Corkins (6 of 10) are a big reason why SD is a game away from elimination.

Wild Cards: No team has a more consistent set of starters 1-4. Spillner, Randy Jones (.261 avg 4.52 ERA) Dave Freisleben 4.72 ERA, and Bill Grief (4.91 ERA) have consistently kept SD in games. If only their manager’s health has been as consistent as their rotation.

Coming Attractions: It all comes down to the final three games against the 2004 Arizona Diamondbacks. One loss (or one Houston win) and they’re done.

Injury Report: San Diego goes into their final Do or die series with all hands healthy and on deck.


2002 Milwaukee Brewers 61-90 4th place 16 GB Eliminated

It’s been a disappointing season for Milwaukee which started strong but now could finish with the worst record in the majors. However they will play the deciding series for their division.

Heroes: Eric Young has been a runs machine scoring 104 while stealing 56 bases (3rd in the league) Despite 200 k’s Jose Hernandez 32 HR (4th in the league) & 94 runs makes him feared but not as feared as Rickie Sexton whose 25 HR 53 doubles (2nd in league) 112 RBI’s and 90 runs scored means he’s a danger both at the plate and when he’s on base.

Zeros: Ruben Quevedo’s 3-18 record in 34 starts is well earned with a 7.14 ERA a .291 avg against and a WHIP of 1.67. Nick Neugebauer 2-11 record .279 avg against 6.84 ERA & 1.86 ERA is only better because he’s had just 18 starts to do it. At the plate Ronnie Belliard at .218 2 HR 24 RBI & only 23 runs & a .281 OBP inspires little fear for a 3rd baseman.

Wild Cards: Milwaukee has earned their place in the league. They have the worst batting avg in the majors and the fewest hits which is trouble. Perhaps if they were on base more they’d be a tad more careful as they also lead the majors in being caught stealing. However in the field they don’t make such mistakes their fielding percentage of .985 leads the NL but it’s not enough to overcome NL’s worst ERA (5.07).

Coming Attractions: Milwaukee final three games at home will not only decide if they finish with the worst record in the majors but will also decide the fate of the NL West as they finish against the 2012 Houston Astros who need w wins to clinch without help.

Injury Report: Geoff Jenkins, Valerio de los Santos and Mike Matthews will all miss the final series of the season. Slugger Matt Stairs just might be healthy in time to play in the last game of the year

Dynasty 100 Loss All Futility League Report: East Divisions 5-24

The latest of a weekly series on the teams in my Online (or in person) Dynasty baseball simulation leagues I run. All are leagues are currently full but if you have an interest in joining the expanded futility league next season or want to be in the waiting list for the great teams league leave a message in comments.

This week we visit the Dynasty All Pathetic 100 loss league consisting only of teams that lost 100 games in a season. As of today most teams have 10 or less games for their season. All starts are current as of 9:30 PM EST Saturday

American League

1973 Chicago White Sox 1st place

When we last left the 1970 White Sox Tampa Bay was nipping at their heels and how it would end was anyone’s guess. Today barring a historic last minute collapse the White Sox look poised to lock up the AL East. 9 1/2 games up with 11 to play.

HeroesBill Melton (.268 35 HR 124 RBI ) and Ed Herrmann (..291 37 HR 103 RBI) are contending for the RBI & HR lead respectively. Meanwhile  Tommy John Quest for 20 wins might come up short, but he’s continues to lead the league in innings and remains in the top five in ERA, wins, K’s and avg against.

Zeros When last time we looked Sid O’Brien was hitting a bit better than Bobby Knoop and still is .221 to .219 but also like last time his fielding numbers .927 at 3rd and .947 at 2nd aren’t up to grade. If you want to point to a reason why Chicago might clinch this week starter Barry Moore isn’t one of them at 5-9 with a team worst 6.28 ERA over 25 starts.

Wild Cards: The White Sox are the only team in the AL with an ERA under 4 (3.98) and the biggest part of that is the Solid Defense up the middle provided by Luis Aparicio at short, Bobby Knoop at second base and Ken Berry in Center Field.

Coming Attractions: Chicago only needs two wins to clinch but the schedule won’t help much as they play their final three game home series against the west leading 2008 Seattle Mariners and then finish the season on the road visiting the red hot 1973 Texas Rangers 3 three then head for Tampa Bay for a pair against the 2nd Place 2002 Devil Rays before finishing the regular season in Kansas City with three against the 2005 Royals.

Injury Report: The team is all present and accounted for although pitcher Bart Johnson is a tad overworked. However Manager Ingemi has noted that he will be pitching John on three days rest in order to give him the three starts needed for a chance at 20 wins (currently at 17) that might be a risky move with the playoffs coming up.


2002 Tampa Bay Devil Rays 2nd 67-76 10 GB Tragic number 2

Despite some of the biggest producers in the league Tampa Bay finds itself on the cusp of elimination with 11 games to go. Can their big bats pull off a final miracle to give them that chance?

Heroes: The one two punch of Aubrey Huff who leads the majors in Batting, Slugging, OPS and Hits while leading the AL in OBP and HR & RBI’s is complemented by Randy Wynn who leads the majors in runs while settling for 2nd in the AL in batting, Triples, OPS 3rd in Doubles, 4th in hits and 5th in OPS.

Zeros: Unfortunately while Huff and Wynn taketh , pitchers like starters Joe Kennedy (6-12 5.00 ERA .299 Avg against, Tanyon Sturtze (9-9 5.15 ERA 3.03 avg against ) givith away with a lot of help from the bullpen members like Wilson Alverez (5-7 6.96 ERA 1 sv 4 bs ) givith away.

Wild Card: While I specified Alversz under zeros due to the worst ERA on the team the closing staff in general like Steve Kent (3 saves 5 blown) Victor Zambrano (4 saves 4 blown) and particularly Estiban Yan (23 saves 10 blown) contributed to the Rays having the most blown saves in the AL

Coming Attractions: Tampa is the only other AL east team with meaningful games reaming concluding their final road trip with three in Baltimore to face the 2018 Orioles and 3 more in Kansas City vs the 2005 Royals. Then it’s back home to finish the season with a pair against the 1970 White Sox and 3 vs the 1973 Texas Rangers.

Injuries: If Tampa is Eliminated this week it won’t be due to injuries as all are healthy and ready to play


2018 Baltimore Orioles 59-84 3rd 18 GB

In theory the O’s have a shot to catch Tampa Bay to finish 2nd but their main concerning is keeping that half game lead over Detroit to keep from finishing in the basement and trying to miss the 90 loss mark.

HeroesJohnathan Villar has been a bright spot on the O’s leading the league in SB with a chance to catch Huff for the Runs lead while 3rd in the league in walks and top ten in OBP, OPS & hits. When they managed to get a late lead closer Mychal Glvens has done the job leading the league with 28 saves while blowing only 4

Zeros: Starters David Hess (7.46 ERA .310 avg against) and Bundy Dillan (6-15) 6.34 ERA .311 avg against have a lot to do with where the Orioles are but according to manager Keith D the range or lack there of of outfielders Trey Mancini, Danny Valencia and occasional lapses by Adam Jones when he plays right have a lot to do with the team’s 5.83 ERA.

Wild Cards: Manny Machado came back to the O’s late in the season but he has made an impact hitting .344 and driving 20 in 22 games. Would a full season have done the trick?

Coming attractions: Baltimore will have a lot to do with how things end with 9 games at home first with a chance to eliminate the 2002 Tampa Bay Devil Rays 3 then 3 vs 1982 Minnesota Twins also dodging elimination then finishing their home season with a pair vs the West leading 2008 Seattle Mariners fighting to keep their lead before traveling to Detroit to take on the 2003 Tigers in three games to decide who will take up the division’s rear.

Injuries: If Baltimore had made it to the playoffs there was a chance that infielder Tim Beckham might have played again this season but as it is Baltimore will have to play spoiler without him.


2003 Detroit Tigers 59-85 4th place 18 1/2 GB

The Tigers are playing for pride and thanks to a late Mets surge prevent themselves from finishing with the worst record in the majors. Can they pass the Orioles to finish 3rd or will they become a byword for futility?

HeroesDimitri Young remains one of the most dangerous hitters in the league currently top in in six different offensive categories and in striking distance in batting slugging and OPS. Alex Sanchez 13 Triples leads the league and his .322 avg is good enough for 8th with a chance to go higher.

Zeros: Mike Maroth leads the American league with 18 losses which is not a surprise given his .312 avg against and 6.41 ERA, but Nate Comejo’s 6.53 ERA & .347 avg is worse despite his 11-13 record but even though Gary Knotts 6.18 & .305 avg against his better than both his 3-11 record is a lowlight for the team.

Wild Card: Despite playing in home run friendly Detroit for half their games the Tigers are Dead last in the AL in homers with only 120 so far this season. Meanwhile their team ERA 5.15 is only outdone by the O’s in futility.

Coming Attractions: Detroit will have a lot to do with how the West is won welcoming the 1973 Texas Rangers and the 2008 Seattle Mariners for 3 each at home before their final brief two game road trip to Minnesota vs the 1982 Twins become coming home to face the 2018 Orioles to decide who is the worst team of them all.

Injuries: Everyone is healthy but given their record not sure if that’s good or bad.


National League East

2009 Washington Nationals 96-50 1st Clinched

The Washington Nationals have had the best record in the majors and the only question left is will they get to the 100 win mark. They are the prohibitive favorite for the World Series but in the playoffs anything can happen.

Heroes:Adam Dunn, josh Willingham, Nyler Morgan Christan Guzman & Willie Harris are all leading or in the top 3 of every offensive category except doubles n the mound closer Mike MacDougal has a 1.98 ERA & leads the league in saves (28) only blowing 5.

Zeros: Livan Hernandez has managed to go 5-8 win 30 starts on a 96 win team. I suspect his 6.52 ERA and .323 avg against has something to do with this. Another weak link is reliever Ron Villone who despite his 6-4 record has blown 4 of 6 games with a 5.30 ERA in 65 games.

Wild Cards: How good is this team? Catcher Will Nieves is about the only member of the team not producing big his .258 avg is the team low with only 1 homer and his 49 RBI is the lowest almond any player with more than 200 ab.

Coming attractions: the quest for 100 wins goes on at home with 3 vs the 1998 Florida Marlins and 2 vs the 2010 Pittsburgh Pirates before finishing the regular season in NYC with 3 vs the 1967 Mets

Injury Report: Wil Nieves will miss game one vs the Marlins and Austin Kearns will not be available until the playoffs but the question is will the Nats sit key starters vs letting them compete for batting and slugging titles?


1998 Florida Marlins 80-66 2nd place 16 GB Eliminated

In any other division the Marlins would either be leading or in the thick of things but thanks to the domination of the Nationals they will have to wait for expansion next year for a chance at a playoff spot.

Heroes: Edger Renteria is tied for the league lead in runs (115) & 3rd in SB. CLIFF FLOYD is 3rd in the league in RBI’s (116) & hits (179) and top 10 in batting slugging and OPS and doubles.. One the Mound Livan Hernandez is third in ERA (3.02) and 4th in wins, (14) K’s (170) and inning pitched (217 2/3). In the Pen Matt Mantei is not only 15 of 17 in save chances but 9-4 with a 2.28 ERA out of the pen.

Zeros: If you want to point fingers at how Florida ended up eliminated. Simply look at Andy Larkin (0-8 in 30 games 17 starts ERA 7.13 avg .321) and Ryan Dempster (0-6 10 starts 12.16 ERA .420 avg against. If even five of those 14 losses had been wins. Florida would not be eliminated yet.

Wild Card: Florida as a team is only 1 game over .500 in nine inning games but once you get into extras they are 16-3 the best record by far in the majors and that’s after going 2-3 in their last five games in extra.

Coming Attractions: Florida is playing for pride and stats these days with 3 at Washington vs the 2009 Nationals followed by a quick 2 game final homestand vs the 1967 Mets before heading back on the road Pittsburgh to end their season vs the 2010 Pirates.

Injury Report: Veteran Catcher Gregg Zaun will miss the 1st two against the Nats but will be back to finish the season.


2010 Pittsburgh Pirates 73-73 3rd place 23 GB Eliminated

The Pirates can claim a moral victory. For a ling time they had the worst record in the league and fought back to .500 with 8 games to play. If they were in the west they would only be a game out. Can they finish with a record that would have won the west?

Heroes:Aramas Ramirez is leading the league in RBI’s s (179) and top 10 in batting slugging and OPS and doubles.. Brian Giles is hitt .324 (3rd) with an OBP .435 (2nd) OBS of 1.004 (2nd) slugging .569 (2nd) third in runs (113) triples (11) and walks (105) On the mound Dave Williams 2.80 is currently 2nd s (170) as is his WHIP of 1.01.

Zeros: Mike Fetters leads the NL in blown saves with 8 a 40% failure rate. but with an 8.49 ERA that’s to be expected. At the plate Jack Wilson’s triple crown numbers of .218 3HR 39 RBI’s isn’t scaring anybody.

Wild Cards: Pittsburgh offense is driven by the HR their 148 is third in the majors , their .250 team batting avg is however also 3rd worst in the majors.

Coming Attractions: Pittsburgh’s quest for an over .500 record continues in NY with three vs the 1967 Mets then heads for DC for a pair against the 2009 Nationals before they head home to finish vs the 1998 Florida Marlins.

Injury Report: Armando Rios and Mike Lincoln are both out for the year. Damaso Marte will miss the series vs the Mets but Keith Osik will be available by game 3.


1967 New York Mets 58-88 38 GB Eliminated.

For a good chunk of the season there was a real question if the Mets would loos 100 but now they have an outside chance of NOT finishing with the worst record in the majors? Can they pull one final rabbit out of the hat?

Heroes While :Tommy Davis at 179 hits (2nd) and a .320 avg (4th) and 8th in SB is worth a mention The fact that Tom Seaver has won 20 games for the team with the worst record is the majors (tied for 1st with Randy Johnson is astounding. Seaver is 7th in ERA 2nd in Strikeouts (213) 8th in innings, and 1st in fewest HR per 9 innings (0.49) the ONLY non relief category that anyone is beating Johnson in. If it wasn’t for Randy he would be a shoo in for the NL Cy Young.

Zeros: How poor have Jerry Grote and Jerry Bucheck hit? Tom Seaver has a better avg than both. But if you want to choose a zero Well there’s Don Cardwell (5-14) Jack Fisher (3-20) leading the league in losses and Dennis Bennett (5-11) and of course Ron Taylor with 4 saves in 11 chances.

Wild card: How critical is Seaver? The Mets 4.51 ERA is 7th in the 16 team major leagues. remove Seaver and it becomes 4.80 which would be 11th. But when you hit only 67 home runs last in the majors not to mention last in the majors in doubles hits and RBI’s and last in the NL in walks those 20 wins look even more miraclious.

Coming Attractions: The Mets have three at home vs the 2010 Pittsburgh Pirates before jetting to Florida for their final away series vs the 1998 Marlins before ending the season vs the 2009 Washington Nationals. Can Seaver finish ahead of Johnson in wins?

Injury Report: The entire team is healthy for those final eight games?