Sunday, November 30, 2008

Stat Change for 2009

Innings Pitched will replace the Complete Games stat for the 2009 season. Everyone voted but ye ol commish, so thanks for staying active. The final vote was 8-5 in favor of adding IP. Please be sure you take this into account when you start to evaluate pitchers to draft or keep.

The Winter meetings are next week and hopefully we will see guys like Manny Ramirez, CC Sabathia, Derek Lowe, Brian Fuentes, and Ben Sheets return or join the American League so they are elgible for our draft.

If any trades happen, I will post about them here. Hope you all have a great holiday season.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Matt Holliday trade

Matt Holliday has been traded to the Oakland A's thus making him available in our 2009 draft. Clientele loses Carlos Gonzalez off his minor league roster while Whurlitzer loses Greg Smith off his roster and Blue Ballers loses Huston Street off his roster.

There is no compensation in the off-season (there is no way Holliday is worth Street or Smith straight up even of there was), so Ballers and Whurlitzer will not get Holliday, and as we voted last month, there is no compensation for losing a minor league player. We agreed to not name keepers until the dust had settled on the free agent and trade market, which should be at the start of spring training.

Keepers, both majors and minors, are due to me by Feb 17. If you need to see your rosters, please click on the archives on the blog, they should be in the October section.