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

Discussion in 'Hangouts' started by brentech, Oct 25, 2017.

  1. brentech

    brentech Member Original Poster

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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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  2. brentech

    brentech Member Original Poster

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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).

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    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 – Megatiki

    NL East

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

    NL Central

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

    NL West

    Giants – **OPEN**
    Dodgers – Pooh
    Rockies – **OPEN**
    Padres – CosmicQueso
    Diamondbacks – **OPEN**
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    Past Champions
    2017 - Washington Nationals
    2018 - NY Mets
    2019 - NY Mets
    2020 - [Current Season]
     
  3. #3
    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!
     
  4. Dr_LawyerCop

    Dr_LawyerCop Member

    #4
    I’m in here. Will also try to keep an eye on the discord, but I’m easily distracted.
     
  5. brentech

    brentech Member Original Poster

    #5
    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.
     
  6. Pooh

    Pooh Member

    #6
    I'm here.
    God damn Mets. God damn them!

    Also, brentech if you could, please switch "timetokill" in the OP to my current name. Thank you!
     
  7. dmncnby2k20

    dmncnby2k20 Member

    #7
    Mets taking the game over my dudes
     
  8. brentech

    brentech Member Original Poster

    #8
    Sim: 3 days
    Date: Dec 18, 2019
    Notes: A couple handfuls of signings. Some big, some small.
     
  9. brentech

    brentech Member Original Poster

    #9
    Sim: 3 days
    Date: Dec 21, 2019
    Notes: Winter Meetings start
     
  10. brentech

    brentech Member Original Poster

    #10
    Sim: 3 days
    Date: Dec 24, 2019
    Notes: Still some big FAs available. File is uploading now.
     
  11. brentech

    brentech Member Original Poster

    #11
    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.
     
  12. Pooh

    Pooh Member

    #12
    Damn, forgot to check yesterday, was so swamped with homework. Have to get on it tonight.
     
  13. dmncnby2k20

    dmncnby2k20 Member

    #13
    Gotcha, will check
     
  14. acheron_xl

    acheron_xl Member

    #14
    Yeah, there are some fine players in the pool at the moment. It's a shame I draft last. That's the cost of success, I guess.
     
  15. brentech

    brentech Member Original Poster

    #15
    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.
     
  16. brentech

    brentech Member Original Poster

    #16
    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.
     
  17. brentech

    brentech Member Original Poster

    #17
    Sim: 3 Day
    Date: Dec 28, 2019
    Notes: And we move forward
     
  18. brentech

    brentech Member Original Poster

    #18
    We moved up 3 more days today. Current date in game is Dec 31, 2019
     
  19. acheron_xl

    acheron_xl Member

    #19
    FAs are signing excruciatingly slowly. But then they always do.
     
  20. brentech

    brentech Member Original Poster

    #20
    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.
     
  21. dmncnby2k20

    dmncnby2k20 Member

    #21
    Mets ready to defend that title.
     
  22. brentech

    brentech Member Original Poster

    #22
    Sim: 7 days
    Date: Jan 10, 2020
    Notes: Appears some signings getting made.
     
  23. Pooh

    Pooh Member

    #23
    Quintana finally signed. God damn.
     
  24. brentech

    brentech Member Original Poster

    #24
    Sim: 7 days
    Date: Jan 17, 2020
    Notes:
     
  25. brentech

    brentech Member Original Poster

    #25
    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
     
  26. brentech

    brentech Member Original Poster

    #26
    Sim: 14 days
    Date:
    Notes: Tomorrow's sim will be to the first day of Spring Training. 15 days or so.
     
  27. brentech

    brentech Member Original Poster

    #27
    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.
     
  28. Pooh

    Pooh Member

    #28
    CF Joc Pederson, predicted Top 10 hitter for the season, is available for trades
     
  29. brentech

    brentech Member Original Poster

    #29
    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.
     
  30. Pooh

    Pooh Member

    #30
    The Seager bros, together at last!
     
  31. brentech

    brentech Member Original Poster

    #31
    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.
     
  32. brentech

    brentech Member Original Poster

    #32
    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
     
  33. acheron_xl

    acheron_xl Member

    #33
    That Homer Bailey signing is going to pay dividends!
     
  34. SweetNicole

    SweetNicole Community Manager Administrator

    #34
    Congrats OOTP18 ERA, you're our next community spotlight!
     
  35. MatPiscatella

    MatPiscatella The NPD Group - Video Game Industry Analyst Member Verified User

    #35
    Great game, better community.
     
  36. #36
    Cool maybe we’ll be able to get some new members
     
  37. Pooh

    Pooh Member

    #37
    Yeah some new managers would be great!
     
  38. acheron_xl

    acheron_xl Member

    #38
    I’ll just take second team so I can spam myself with trade offers.
     
  39. Pooh

    Pooh Member

    #39
    Speaking of trades, I have too many good players.
    Anybody want to trade some prospects for an upgrade right now?
     
  40. MrLuchador

    MrLuchador Member

    #40
    This is currently in the £1 tier of the Humble Bundle. I usually buy this every year too. Is the league still going?
     
  41. acheron_xl

    acheron_xl Member

    #41
    League never stops!
     
  42. brentech

    brentech Member Original Poster

    #42
    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.
     
  43. Edwardo

    Edwardo Member

    #43
    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.
     
  44. Drek

    Drek Member

    #44
    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.
     
  45. Shake Appeal

    Shake Appeal Member

    #45
    I've always been tempted to jump in on this. Moreso now that I've played dozens of hours of it singleplayer.
     
  46. brentech

    brentech Member Original Poster

    #46
    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.
     
  47. acheron_xl

    acheron_xl Member

    #47
    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.
     
  48. #48
    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.
     
  49. MrLuchador

    MrLuchador Member

    #49
    Nice. Thanks for the info!

    A British take on the old baseball. Rounders, baby - YEAH!
     
  50. Pooh

    Pooh Member

    #50
    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.