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

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brentech
Oct 25, 2017
225
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.
 
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brentech
Oct 25, 2017
225
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)
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Indians send:
SP Danny Salazar

Cubs send:
RP Murdoch Johannson (AAA)
SP Jorge Arista (AZL)
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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
 
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brentech
Oct 25, 2017
225
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.
 

Drek

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Oct 27, 2017
646
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)
 
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brentech
Oct 25, 2017
225
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.
 
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brentech
Oct 25, 2017
225
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.
 
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brentech
Oct 25, 2017
225
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
 
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brentech
Oct 25, 2017
225
Sim: 7 days
Date: Sept 22
Notes: 2 more sims to the end of the season



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brentech
Oct 25, 2017
225
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
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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.
 
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brentech
Oct 25, 2017
225
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.
 
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brentech
Oct 25, 2017
225
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.
 

Drek

Member
Oct 27, 2017
646
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**
 
Oct 27, 2017
646
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.
 
Oct 27, 2017
646
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.
 
Oct 27, 2017
646
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.