Out of the Park Baseball 18 (OOTP18) - Official Thread and League

Oct 25, 2017
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  • Out of the Park Baseball is a management simulator allowing you to make the decisions for your favorite team or league.
  • Out of the Park Baseball 18, Licenced by MLB.COM and the MLBPA.
  • Pick any MLB or minor league team from the present or the past.
    Manage, scout, draft, trade and sign free agents based on how YOU want to build a winning franchise.
    Are you old schoool or new school? Advanced analytics or traditional stats? Play on your own or against your friends in dozens of different ways.

 
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brentech
Oct 25, 2017
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  • GOBL is starting fresh with the release of OOTP18. We will most likely start the league on Saturday, April 15.
  • We previously ran a league with OOTP 16 and 17 through the 2015-2025 seasons (History of World Series winners).



IMPORTANT LEAGUE INFORMATION
  • Commissioners: brentech & eznark
  • How we play: Play as GM of your team, cannot be fired. If your manager doesn't allow you to switch lineups, you deal with it or fire him.
  • Sim Schedule: Every day, we generally sim 7 days ahead. We slow it down for the playoffs, the start of free agency, drafts, and other milestones.
    We increase speed to 14 day sims after free agency slows and before spring training begins.
  • Sim Time: League attempts to sim around 4pm eastern each day. Team exports need to be in before then for your changes to take effect.
  • League Reports: Uploaded at time of sim, but become visible at 6pm eastern on the website
    (Automatic CRON job so I don't have to log in and extract files every day)
  • Team Availability: Teams are taken by a first come first serve basis. If you want to play as a team listed as **OPEN**, let me know asap.
  • Player Trades: Require approval, but most trades between GMs are authorized.
  • Player Trade Format - Please use the following 'sends' format when making a trade. Highly recommend you PM me the trade as well.
    Trade partner must confirm.

    Cleveland sends:
    LF Robert Allen (GOBL)
    SP John Smith (AAA Columbus)

    Chicago White Sox sends:
    SS Bruce Ryan (AA Birmingham)


IMPORTANT LEAGUE LINKS

Current GMs - Open teams are first come first serve.

AL East

Yankees – **OPEN**
Orioles – **OPEN**
Blue Jays – chairon
Red Sox – Drek
Rays – acheron_xl

AL Central

Tigers – Got the Shakes
White Sox – **OPEN**
Twins – **OPEN**
Royals – norm9
Indians – brentech

AL West

A’s – **OPEN**
Angels – Dr_LawyerCop
Rangers – **OPEN**
Mariners – Purple Cheeto
Astros – **OPEN**

NL East

Mets – Dmncnby2k9
Braves – CrimsonCommie
Marlins – Ph33nix
Nationals – Rommel
Phillies – **OPEN**

NL Central

Cubs – MrLuchador
Reds – **OPEN**
Cardinals – **OPEN**
Brewers – eznark
Pirates – **OPEN**

NL West

Giants – **OPEN**
Dodgers – Pooh
Rockies – **OPEN**
Padres – CosmicQueso
Diamondbacks – **OPEN**


Past Champions
2017 - Washington Nationals
2018 - NY Mets
2019 - NY Mets
2020 - [Current Season]
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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Fuck the Mets! Owner cut my budget again but I have a feeling this is the season all my shitty pitchers are going to turn it around!
 
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brentech
Oct 25, 2017
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Sim: 3 days
Date: Dec 15, 2019
Notes:
Mets got Arenado, Detroit got Liam Hendriks.
Lots of quality still on the FA market. Will continue to do 3 day sims.
 
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brentech
Oct 25, 2017
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Sim: 1 Day
Date: Dec 25, 2019
Notes: The Rule 5 Draft is upon us. Please check your teams for players that need to be protected. Tomorrow will import all the changes and people can make their lists. The day after we will run the draft.
Please don't miss on this, I don't intend to move players back for your team just because you forgot.
 
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brentech
Oct 25, 2017
254
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Alright. All your changes have been imported to the league file. Make your rule 5 draft list if you so choose. Draft will be run tomorrow.
 
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brentech
Oct 25, 2017
254
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The Rule 5 Draft has been run. . If you received a pick, make sure you put them on your active roster because the game doesn't always automatically do it. Back to 3 day sims tomorrow.
 
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brentech
Oct 25, 2017
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Off season lasts too long at this rate, so we will move back to 7 day sims. Put out your fair/max offers and get on with it. I don't want to lose people to this pacing.

Today was a 3 day sim that is up.
 
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brentech
Oct 25, 2017
254
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Will be out of town next 3 days. Assuming I have a chance to sim, tomorrow's sim will bring us to the preseason

Date: Jan 24, 2020
 
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brentech
Oct 25, 2017
254
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Sim: 16 days
Date: Mar 1, 2020
Notes: Spring Training is upon us. Test out your new signings and farm system. Back to 7 day sims.


Sim was around about 2 hours ago.
 
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brentech
Oct 25, 2017
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Sim: 7 days
Date: Mar 8, 2020
Notes: Spring Training is under way. Keep track of your team and get an idea of your depth chart and pitching staff. Trade between Seattle and LA Dodgers was run.
 
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brentech
Oct 25, 2017
254
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Sim: 7 days
Date: Mar 22, 2020
Notes: 2 more sim cycles and we hit Opening Day. Start to look at your roster and make decisions.
 
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brentech
Oct 25, 2017
254
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Sim: 7 day
Date: Apr 5, 2020
Notes: Get active roster down to 25 for the start of the season tomorrow..



Final predictions on division winners: Rays 94, Indians 91, Astros 90, Mets 90, Brewers 89, Dodgers 100
 
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brentech
Oct 25, 2017
254
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We currently have as many as 14 active teams, or as few as twelve. I know the Royals GM said he can't update all that often, but was still involved, so hopefully that stands up. I can easily talk to the Marlins manager to find out.
Would be great to bring some new GMs into the fold.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Massachusetts
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I'm curious about how much time you guys dedicate a day working on your team. I've been considering joining up for a lil while now. Seeing the Red Sox open also tickles my fancy.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I'd be interested in joining. I tried to join back on GAF with the 2016/2017 league if I recall but couldn't get the networking to click. I'd be up for trying it with 2018.
 
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brentech
Oct 25, 2017
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I'm curious about how much time you guys dedicate a day working on your team. I've been considering joining up for a lil while now. Seeing the Red Sox open also tickles my fancy.
I personally only do about 5 minutes a day. Some days there is nothing I do to my team, and just run the sim for the league.



For anyone that wants to join the GOBL league, just let us know what team you’d like to control and look into the League File Instructions (or I can send the quick join invite via PM) as that seems to work finally.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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MSN, WI
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I'm curious about how much time you guys dedicate a day working on your team. I've been considering joining up for a lil while now. Seeing the Red Sox open also tickles my fancy.
It's as deep as you want to go. It's like an analysis sandbox. On any given day, I spend more time looking over the boxscores from that day's simmed games than actually doing roster work. It's around the big events like drafts and when I'm working on a trade when I can spend an hour or two looking at things.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Michigan
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I'm curious about how much time you guys dedicate a day working on your team. I've been considering joining up for a lil while now. Seeing the Red Sox open also tickles my fancy.
I’d say somewhere between 2-10 minutes a day, and sometimes I go 3 days or so without doing anything. It’s doesnt have to be a big time commitment if you don’t want it to be.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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The Hundred Acre Wood
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Most days I just download the updates, see if anybody got injured and ruined my season, and put them on the DL if needed.

The most time I spend is when I'm considering trades and that's really the most fun part of the game for me.