1. brentech

    brentech
    Member OP

    Later sim today

    Sim: 7 days
    Date: May 25
    Notes:
     
  2. brentech

    brentech
    Member OP

    Sim: 7 days
    Date: June 1
    Notes:
     
  3. MrLuchador

    MrLuchador
    Member

    The Cubs will rebound from this terrible start. We've been working hard on throwing poorly so far this season to lure everyone in... THEN WE'LL GET HIM WITH THE REAL STUFF!
     
  4. brentech

    brentech
    Member OP

    Shorter sim to stop for the draft
    Date: June 6
    Notes:

    DRAFTING FIRST YEAR PLAYERS
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    To make a draft list, click on GOBL at the top -> Transactions -> Draft Pool -> Draft List. Then drag player names over to the list on the right.
    I recommend selecting OR in the dropdown next to their name once on your list. You may add as many names as you like to your list. From there, I recommend clicking the 'available actions' buttons and choosing 'Copy&Past current round to all rounds'. This will ensure that you get the top player you want OR the next guy on your list throughout the draft.
     
  5. MrLuchador

    MrLuchador
    Member

    Cubs nearly back up to .500, 3rd in division. The Cuback is happening!
     
  6. brentech

    brentech
    Member OP

    Sim: 7 days
    Date: June 14
    Notes:
     
  7. brentech

    brentech
    Member OP

    Sim: 7 days
    Date: June 21
     
  8. brentech

    brentech
    Member OP

    Sim: 7 Days, cut short to 6 due to error
    Date: June 27
    Notes: 3 trades made.

    Code:
    Red Sox Send
    RP - Daniel Gooden (MLB) - retains 30% of salary
    C - Keibert Ruiz (AAA)
    LF - Kike Hernandez (MLB)
    
    Tampa Bay Sends
    3B - Joshua Lowe (AAA)
    SP - Chris Archer (MLB) - retains 60% of salary
    SP  - Jacob Heatherly (R - appalachian)
    SS - Carlos Vargas (A-)
    3B - Hunter Alexander (A)
    Code:
    Indians send:
    SP Danny Salazar
    
    Cubs send:
    RP Murdoch Johannson (AAA)
    SP Jorge Arista (AZL)
    Code:
    Red Sox Send:
    RF - Rafael Ramirez (AA)
    RP - Abel Estevez (A-)
    RP - Deigo Medina (DSL)
    
    Indians Send
    CF - Greg Allen (MLB) - Retain 100% of contract
    SP - Dylan Baker (AAA) - Retain 100% of contract
     
  9. brentech

    brentech
    Member OP

    Sim: 5 Days
    Date: July 2
    Notes: IFA is now open
    IFA is most likely a single offer chance deal. Moving right back to 7 day sim.
     
  10. Drek

    Drek
    Member

    Red Sox and Braves announce the following trade.

    Boston sends
    SP - Wyatt Marks (AAA)
    RP - Derian Gonzalez (AAA)
    SP - Francis Martes (AAA)
    RP - Tyler Danish (AAA)

    Atlanta sends
    CF - Ben Presnell (R, GCL)
    SP - Kristofer Armstrong (A+)
    RF - Joe Bowen (A)
    SP - Juan Contreras (A)
     
  11. brentech

    brentech
    Member OP

    Sim: 7 days
    Date: July 9
    Notes: Trade ran.
     
  12. brentech

    brentech
    Member OP

    Sim: 7 days
    Date: July 23
    notes:
     
  13. brentech

    brentech
    Member OP

    Sim: 7 days
    Date: Aug 13
    Notes: Mets and Nats locked up, Cards and Cubs in a tight race
     
  14. brentech

    brentech
    Member OP

    Sim: 7 days
    Date: Aug 20
    Notes:
     
  15. brentech

    brentech
    Member OP

    Sim: 7 Days
    Date: Aug 27
    Notes: Red Sox up 14 games, Twins 5 games over White Sox, Angels 3 games over Rangers. Nats 3 games over Mets, Cardinals 3 games over Pirates, Dodgers 8 games up on Giants. Yankees + White Sox and Mets + Giants lead the WC races.
     
  16. brentech

    brentech
    Member OP

    Sim: 5 days
    Date: Sept 1
    Notes: Roster expansion is available. Test your talent or add depth.


    As we approach the playoffs, end of this season -- and eventually a new version of OOTP, I want to take a step back from running the league at all points.
    I don't mind lending a hand while someone learns the ropes or needs some help with the hosting end, but I would like someone to take over as commissioner of the league (doing the daily sims, running trades, and taking care of the bugs and such that come with that). I can fill in on those duties on the spot if needed, but doing it every day is no longer something I want to add to my list.
    My hope is that we have a current member of the league willing to take over this role, and hopefully one that is active within the MLB threads that could possibly gather more human GMs. We've been running on a half tank for far too long now.

    I'm moving next week, and while that's a temporary problem, I'll be running a wood shop at the new house along with everything that comes with taking care of a few acres.

    If you have any interest in taking over GOBL for the coming season, please let me know via PM or contact me on our discord server.
     
  17. bluemax

    bluemax
    Member

    I am tempted to take over, but I'm so slammed with work right now that I don't know if I could manage it.
     
  18. brentech

    brentech
    Member OP

    Sim: 7 days
    Date: Sept 15
    Notes:

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    NEW COMMISSIONER NEEDED
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    I am going to step down from running the league at the end of this season. See post 216 for details
     
  19. brentech

    brentech
    Member OP

    Sim: 7 days
    Date: Sept 22
    Notes: 2 more sims to the end of the season



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    NEW COMMISSIONER NEEDED
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  20. brentech

    brentech
    Member OP

    Sim: 7 Days
    Date: Sept 29
    Notes: Freddie Freeman of Atlanta hits HR #300
    Miguel Cabrera of Detroit hits HR #600
    Boston Clinches division. Yankees a WC spot. Twins also have clinched WC at worst. ---- Nats clinch division with Mets taking the WC. Dodgers take the division and Giants WC spot. NL Central and AL West have 3 team races to the end

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    NEW COMMISSIONER NEEDED
    ==========================
    I am going to step down from running the league at the end of this season. See post 216 for details
    PM or contact on discord if you have any interest in taking over and keeping the league alive.
     
  21. brentech

    brentech
    Member OP

    Sim: 6 Days
    Date: Oct 22
    Notes: 1 Championship Series is decided

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    NEW COMMISSIONER NEEDED
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    I am going to step down from running the league at the end of this season. See post 216 for details
    PM or contact on discord if you have any interest in taking over and keeping the league alive.
     
  22. brentech

    brentech
    Member OP

    The Texas Rangers defeat the New York Mets in the 2021 World Series.

    The league is currently on pause while we try to figure out how things will be run in the future.
     
  23. Drek

    Drek
    Member

    Update:
    I have offered to take over commissioner responsibilities from Brentech. He will retain commissioner access and will perform services as needed when I am unable to do so in a timely fashion or need a hand but following our migration to a new server (ootpera.com) I will generally perform the sims, handle trades, etc.. heading into the 2021 offseason.

    If you are a member of the league and have not received your quick-join message to connect to the new server please contact me either on here or via the league Discord thread/direct message.

    Anyone interested in joining the league let me know, GM list is at the bottom of this message. Brentech has done a great job maintaining a fair league, we aren't preying on CPU teams so many of the open teams are currently highly competitive. Most divisions came down to the wire with battles between AI and Human teams in almost every bracket. I'm also more than willing to walk someone through the process of getting familiar with how the game works.

    Time in obviously helps you be a bit more competitive, but I would hazard to guess that most of our members probably do a 10-15 minute per day check with the landmark events (amateur draft, first day of free agency) consuming more time. A non-trivial number of our group get by just fine only checking in once every few sims while still being highly competitive, so after you get your hands around the league it is only as much of a time sink as you want it to be.

    We will likely move to OOTP19 shortly after it releases. Not only does it offer some interesting new features (arm slot and the ability to employ two way players) but it will also be available as part of Origin Access this year, making it the most cost effective early transition in OOTP history I'd wager.

    If there are any questions by all means feel free to send me a message.

    Team GMs


    AL East

    Yankees – **OPEN** - 2020 WS team/2021 AL WC team
    Orioles – **OPEN**
    Blue Jays – chairon
    Red Sox – Drek
    Rays – acheron_xl

    AL Central

    Tigers – Got the Shakes
    White Sox – **OPEN** - 2020 Division Winner/2021 AL WC team
    Twins – **OPEN** - 2021 Division winner
    Royals – norm9
    Indians – brentech

    AL West

    A’s – **OPEN**
    Angels – Dr_LawyerCop
    Rangers – **OPEN** - 2021 WS Champs
    Mariners – Purple Cheeto
    Astros – MegaTiki

    NL East

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

    NL Central

    Cubs – Luchador
    Reds – **OPEN**
    Cardinals – **OPEN** - 2020 WS Champs/2021 Division Winner
    Brewers – eznark
    Pirates – **OPEN** - highly competitive in division

    NL West

    Giants – **OPEN** - NL WC team 2020 and 2021 if I recall correctly
    Dodgers – Pooh
    Rockies – **OPEN**
    Padres – CosmicQueso
    DiamondBacks – **OPEN**
     
  24. Drek

    Drek
    Member

    The sim yesterday knocked out a big chunk of the season awards, as follows:
    Gold Glove announced. Noteworthy human winners:
    Austin Hedges - C - Padres
    Nolan Arenado - 3B - Mets
    Royce Lewis - CF - Braves
    Ronald Acuna - RF - Braves
    Addison Russell - SS - Cubs
    Roberto Osuna - P - Jays
    Matt Duffy - 1B - Angels
    Kevin Brown - LF - Royals
    Kimitaka Miyamoto - RF - Royals

    Top Reliever has been announced. Winners were:
    Kenley Jensen - Dodgers
    Jandel Gustave - Astros

    Also have Silver Sluggers announced, human winners:
    AL
    AJ Reed - 1B - Red Sox
    Andrew Benintendi - LF - Red Sox
    Mike Trout - CF - Angels
    Joc Pederson - RF - Red Sox
    Paul Goldschmidt - DH - Red Sox

    NL Silver Sluggers:
    Noa Syndergaard - P - Mets
    Ozzie Albies - 2B - Braves
    Kris Bryant - 3B - Cubs
    Addison Russell - SS - Cubs

    Rookies of the Year:
    AL Luis Mazariegos - RF - CLE/NYY
    (Tampa's LT Tolbert came in 2nd with the Angles Jon Arauz coming in 3rd)

    NL Gavin LaValley - 1B - Reds
    (Trey Griffey came in 2nd, Padres Josh Naylor came in 3rd)

    Next sim will award Manager, Cy, and MVP

    Congrats to Lucha, Addison Russell is the only player to pick up both the Silver Slugger and Gold Glove for his position. Have to think that puts him in the lead for the NL MVP if it wasn't for Synderaard as a dual Cy/MVP candidate.
     
  25. Drek

    Drek
    Member

    Last awards for the off-season:
    AL Manager of the Year: Jeff Banister of the Texas Rangers
    NL Manager of the Year: Bruce Bochy of the San Francisco Giants

    AL Cy Young: Shelby Miller of the Texas Rangers
    NL Cy Young: Noah Syndergaard of the New York Mets

    AL MVP: Andrew Benintendi of the Boston Red Sox
    NL MVP: Esteban Carillo of the San Francisco Giants

    Sim is running currently, going to go with a 4:00 AM to 6:00 AM sim window going forward, should give a larger window for most people to get their updates in and I'm up then every day anyhow.
     
  26. Drek

    Drek
    Member

    Simming is on hold while we transition to OOTP19. Will resume no later than April 1st, but more likely sooner if we see good up-take by existing members. The OOTP19 thread will replace this thread as the community/league thread going forward, it can be found HERE.