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Old 01-04-2020, 08:40 PM
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I'm posting to gauge interest to see how many, if any at all, would be interested in a sim baseball league at Imagine Sports. For many years I played at a different site, but I'm now committed to Imagine.

My thought is since there are so many vintage card collectors, I can set up a league of 12 owners for either a single season of decade.

My initial thought is to have a single season league with the winner of each season selecting a season they want the league to play.

The cost is $24.99 for a season. We set it so there are three games per day or nine games per day. We can do a salary cap as well, There are several variations we can choose.

Let me know if you're interested and we can see what happens.

This is a fun way to learn and and a way to get to know some players from years past.

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Old 01-05-2020, 06:44 PM
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Where a lot of folks older than me talk about playing Strat-o-matic for hours, for me in the late 80's it was "Earl Weaver Baseball" which was a surprisingly sophisticated for it's day. You could "play" the game, but the best part was that you could play "GM" and simulate seasons or seasons. Man, we spent many a rainy day back in those days drafting, entering, and playing seasons, and when we got a disk of "all time great" teams ('61 Yanks, '73 Orioles, etc) the fun only continued. Good times.

18 years ago, in 2002, my brother started an "Out of the Park Baseball" sim league, using OOTP 2.0. We named the league for a recently deceased hall of famer, calling it the Ted Williams Memorial League. It was based on 1999 players, and we started with the 2000 season.

Early stars included guys you'd expect like McGwire and Pedro, but also prospects who developed a lot differently than "real life". Rick Ankiel won 300 games. Ruben Mateo hit 500 home runs. Every year, the game would generate players to be taken in the rookie draft, moving us ever further away from the "real world".

Along the way, owners came and went, we upgraded to version 6 of OOTP ("current" version is 19 or 20, so we're still WAY behind), and we had several commissioners. I've been running things for the last few years.

And by "last few years", I mean...yeah...we're still going...18 years later. We're currently in the year 2049. meaning we're simming our 50th season!

That's very cool that they have online leagues you can "subscribe" to. My advice would be to play multiple seasons...single seasons are kind of glorified fantasy leagues, and losing teams lose interest pretty quickly. Having the ability to really BUILD something, though, can really make things interesting.

The TWML keeps me busy from a sim perspective, but if enough people were interested, I might be interested in checking out the 70's.
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Old 01-05-2020, 07:00 PM
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Iíd be interested. Iíve been thinking about doing computer baseball with Dave Koch Sports at Action PC (https://www.dksports.com). What drew me to this was you could play against the computer, so you could play alone.

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Old 01-05-2020, 07:46 PM
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Thanks for the replies.

I understand Dave's reasoning regarding the multi year season vs. one year. We can set up a decade league, such as a 1970 to 1979 one or whatever.

There are a few ways to draft players. One way is each team selects players, places them in a draft order based on priority and submits them. Another way, which is fun, is to have a slow draft. The draft takes place online and a timer is used. So based on the number of hours allowed to make a selection, the draft can take several days.

I'm currently in two leagues, one for years 1956 to 1965 and the other is a progressive keeper league, currently in 1940.

If we get this off the ground and continue, the champion can pick the years for the league. Just an idea.

Here is a link to learn about the site:
https://imaginesports.com/bball/reference/popup

We will need a total of 12 players. With me, 11 more are needed.

Let me know.

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Old 01-07-2020, 07:37 AM
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Tim,

Iíd be interested. Count me in

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Old 01-07-2020, 10:38 AM
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I"m interested as long as the salary cap is reasonable. Too high and I've found sim to be too erratic.
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Old 01-07-2020, 03:31 PM
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Thanks for the responses. As of now the following are either committed or at least interested:

1. Blue Crew
2. Mike D
3. Morris_14226
4. Griffins
5. Tonyo
6. vintagewhitesox
7. polakoff - Considering
8. Mark17
9. Neal
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We need 8 more to get started. If you're not sure, at least give it a try. You may find you like it

Well'll start with a decades league; 1970 to 1979. Salary cap to be determined, but like Griffins mentioned, it will be a reasonable one and not too high. I'm open, but for the first season we will have three games per day as opposed to nine. This way everyone can ease into the game.

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Old 01-13-2020, 03:45 PM
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I understand Dave's reasoning regarding the multi year season vs. one year. We can set up a decade league, such as a 1970 to 1979 one or whatever.
Hi Tim,

I'm interested.

What are you referring to in the above quote?

Prefer slow draft BTW

Tony

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Old 01-21-2020, 09:04 PM
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Hi Tim,

I'm interested.

What are you referring to in the above quote?

Prefer slow draft BTW

Tony
Hey Tony,

Great to know youíre interested in joining. In regard to your question: If we were to select one year for the entire league, then the salary and stats, such as PAs or IP, would be used only for that specific year. If we chose multiple years such as 1970 to 1979, then those in the league could choose any of those years when drafting.

Salaries are given to each player and for each year. For example, a pitcher with a high number of IP with quality stats would have a higher salary than that same player who may have had a down year who would then have a lower salary.

Iím not sure that makes sense (iím in meeting now and sneaking this post in), but if not, let me know and I will post one that is more clear.

Thanks for your interest.

Tim
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Old 03-14-2020, 02:58 PM
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Hey Everyone,

Bumping this thread to see if we can get a few more of you interested in playing. Work took over for a bit, but I'm back and hoping we can garner interest.

Let me know if you want in.

Believe me, this is a lot of fun. It would be great if we get enough players to get this going tomorrow or within the next few days.
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Old 03-14-2020, 04:50 PM
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Iím in.

Iím traveling and wonít be available till Tuesday

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Iím traveling and wonít be available till Tuesday

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Sounds good. Thanks John.
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Sure I'll give it a try. Got nothing else to do for the next few weeks!
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Old 03-14-2020, 11:26 PM
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Nice. I'll add you to the list. Thanks...
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From what I'm seeing on the site, it includes every player all time? Or is it just players in those seasons in which we play?

I've been in an OOTP sim league online for 15 years, have potential interest in this but don't really know anything about the product.

Also, how do you make roster moves, etc?
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From what I'm seeing on the site, it includes every player all time? Or is it just players in those seasons in which we play?

I've been in an OOTP sim league online for 15 years, have potential interest in this but don't really know anything about the product.

Also, how do you make roster moves, etc?
Great questions.

A league can do all players, decades, single season, franchises. It is very flexible. Based on a few comments, I suggest do one of two types of leagues to start us off. Either a decade league such as 1970 to 1979 or a single season. We can decide once we have enough players.

If we choose a auto draft, each owner selects players and can select a player and then rank them on the round they want that player drafted. So if I choose a 1975 Robin Yount and choose to draft him in round 3 and another owner selects to draft him in round 2, then that owner would be awarded Yount.

Or we do a manual draft. Each owner is allowed time to make picks. Once a player is drafted, he is off the table.

I suggest we do a manual draft with a few hour time limit for each selection. This makes it more fun and depending on how long each owner takes to draft, can be done in a week or less.

Trades are allowed, FA pick ups. Each week (I believe this can be adjusted), each team is given additional money for to acquire players.

I also play in a couple of OOTP online leagues, and have been playing for about 10 years.

Hope that all helps.

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I'd be willing to do it. I played APBA as a kid and fantasy football for about 10 years, but this sounds like it would be somewhat different from both.
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I'd be willing to do it. I played APBA as a kid and fantasy football for about 10 years, but this sounds like it would be somewhat different from both.
Sounds good Mark17. I'll add you.
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We're getting close. Only need four more.
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I'll play

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Thanks Neal. You're on the list.

For the first time around, I'm thinking a 70s decade league and will keep it basic to see how it goes. Players included in the league will be from1970 to 1979. That is tentative, but I think a good place to start.

More details soon.

Thanks,

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Only need three more.
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Thanks Neal. You're on the list.

For the first time around, I'm thinking a 70s decade league and will keep it basic to see how it goes. Players included in the league will be from1970 to 1979. That is tentative, but I think a good place to start.

More details soon.

Thanks,

Tim
Since I have time, I'll start looking over the players in that decade. So... can one team own 1976 Brett and another team own 1978 Brett? Or is the idea that if you get a player, you get to pick which of his seasons you want, and nobody else can have that same player?

This should be fun, and it might be the only baseball we get this spring.
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Is this still in play? if we get 3 more people it's a go?
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Hey Everyone,

My apologies for being absent for so long. Work and a few other life's priorities have kept me pretty busy.

I am still up for starting a sim league. I don't think we can get to 12 teams. The good news is the site is now allowing leagues with a lower number of teams. The next lowest from 12 is eight (8), which I think we can do; however, if there's new interest, we can try for 12.

Let's start by getting a new interest list going. I'll start with 8 spots and if we have more interest, we will go to 12.

I would love to get this set up by Sunday, so if you are interested, let's get this thing going.

Thanks,
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I'm in, still prefer slow draft
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I'm in, still prefer slow draft
I agree with the slow draft. There's a few ways to do it, but I would suggest a manual draft.

Thanks!
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We tried. This appears to be going nowhere, so it's a done deal.
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Tim, you still around? You are on imaginesports?
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