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Forum: OOTP 20 - Fictional Simulations Today, 03:35 PM
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Spring Training Exhibition game, Week 1

A few notes at the end of the first week of the 1975 Spring Training exhibition schedule:

Team Record: 4-3.

Who's Hot: Let's take a quick look at Zach Cook. Cook was the 4th round pick of the...
Forum: OOTP 20 - Fictional Simulations Today, 01:16 PM
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Erik Sloan inked to 5-year extension by Brewers!

It was announced today that the Denver Brewers have reached agreement with veteran left-handed starter Erik Sloan on a 6-year extension of his contract with the team. Sloan, one of the most popular...
Forum: OOTP 20 - Fictional Simulations Today, 11:38 AM
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Well, small to begin with anyway. While I was...

Well, small to begin with anyway. While I was getting immersed in this league I certainly wanted to start small, feeling it would be easier to get to know the league and its players from the...
Forum: OOTP 20 - Fictional Simulations Yesterday, 10:56 AM
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So, even before this PED suspension, I wondered...

So, even before this PED suspension, I wondered if Brodeur might not end up being a bit of a flash in the pan due to his character flaws. Interestingly, although he had a very strong 1974, his HR...
Forum: OOTP 20 - Fictional Simulations Yesterday, 01:30 AM
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1975 Spring Training storylines

With the first Spring Training exhibition game now in the books for the Brewers (a grueling 16-inning loss to Oklahoma City), everyone in Brewer nation starts looking forward with anticipation to the...
Forum: OOTP 20 - Fictional Simulations 11-09-2019, 09:30 PM
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Trade proposal from Boston

Wanna hear a funny joke?
How about his one:
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Okay, granted, Kasey O'Neill is a star, one of the finest third baseman in the game. And he's not a bad guy, either. (Though rumor has it that...
Forum: OOTP 20 - Fictional Simulations 11-09-2019, 09:05 PM
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Ruben "Streak" Souffront now a Wild Thing!

The Portland Wild Things signed 30-year old right fielder, and former Brewer, Ruben Souffront to a 2-year contract today. Ruben had a very solid 1974 while playing for 2 teams- the Columbus Whalers...
Forum: OOTP 20 - Fictional Simulations 11-09-2019, 03:49 PM
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Wolf Pack extend Osorio through 1979

The Jacksonville Wolf Pack announced today that they had reached an agreement with 16-game winner Eddie Osorio to keep him in a Jacksonville uniform through the 1979 season.
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Osorio had an...
Forum: OOTP 20 - Fictional Simulations 11-09-2019, 03:39 PM
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Superstar Brodeur slapped with drug suspension

Joe Brodeur was the SJL MVP of 1973 and is one of the most talented players in the game but he is also gaining a reputation as one of the more troubled players in the WPK and a real clubhouse...
Forum: OOTP 20 - Fictional Simulations 11-09-2019, 03:14 PM
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Kawasaki to don Brewer purple!

And it's finally official! After what was purportedly a long drawn out process in which several teams were vying for the services of Japanese right-handed starting pitcher Sadahige Kawasaki, the...
Forum: OOTP 20 - Fictional Simulations 11-09-2019, 03:07 PM
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Schardein signs with Milwaukee!

The great Jaime Schardein, 2-time Pitcher of the Year, the author of the first Perfect Game in WPK history, and the only pitcher in the WPK to win the pitching triple crown until Aaron McNally did it...
Forum: OOTP 20 - Fictional Simulations 11-09-2019, 02:57 PM
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Phoenix signs more relief pitchers (of course)

Well, those Phoenix Speed Devils are at it again- stockpiling free agent relief pitchers in the off-season.

So far this off-season they have signed 28-year old Guillermo Cruz, who has pitched for...
Forum: OOTP 20 - Fictional Simulations 11-09-2019, 02:45 PM
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Salinas to Charlotte

Ricky Salinas, the SJL MVP in 1974, is now a member of the Charlotte Sting, who have signed him to a 6-year deal.
The Sting had a strong showing in 1974 and this acquisition signals their intention...
Forum: OOTP 20 - Fictional Simulations 11-09-2019, 02:37 PM
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L.A. Spinners trade for Mike Stagner

Mike Stagner was the first player chosen in the 1966 draft and in 1973 won the SJL Pitcher of the Year award with a record of 20-10 with a 2.94 ERA.
In 1974, at the age of 30, Stagner had his worst...
Forum: OOTP 20 - Fictional Simulations 11-09-2019, 12:53 PM
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Yes, excellent. Thanks for this. I wasn't...

Yes, excellent. Thanks for this. I wasn't recalling specific instances but this did feel very familiar to me, like something that would actually happen in an expansion draft. And I love the idea of...
Forum: OOTP 20 - Fictional Simulations 11-09-2019, 01:47 AM
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Philly gets Xiao-mei Mah!

The Philadelphia Mud Hens were in the running for the SJL title right up until the last days of the 1974 season and today they signaled their intention to take the next step in 1975 when they signed...
Forum: OOTP 20 - Fictional Simulations 11-09-2019, 01:26 AM
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Trevor Leach to El Paso

Veteran free agent third baseman Trevor Leach, who spent the first 8 years of his WPK career as a member of the Pittsburgh Roadrunners, today signed a contract with the El Paso Dawgs as a free agent....
Forum: OOTP 20 - Fictional Simulations 11-09-2019, 01:07 AM
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WPK Expansion Draft- 1974

The Expansion Draft was held today and the Chicago Fire and Houston Cavaliers now have at least the beginnings of their future in place.

In the early rounds the Fire picked a veteran leader in...
Forum: OOTP 20 - Fictional Simulations 11-09-2019, 12:16 AM
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Yeah, as I've thought about it this evening I've...

Yeah, as I've thought about it this evening I've come to the conclusion that I should probably go ahead and try to sign him. I certainly don't mind sending Peacock packing and some combination of...
Forum: OOTP 20 - Fictional Simulations 11-08-2019, 11:22 PM
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This year's International Free Agent class

So with free agency filing day upon us we get our first look at the International Free Agents hitting the market.

And largely it is an uninspiring group, with several who don't look like they...
Forum: OOTP 20 - General Discussions 11-08-2019, 08:36 PM
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Yup. Makes more sense now. Holy crap, how did...

Yup. Makes more sense now.
Holy crap, how did he get SOOOO bad?!
I was having a hard time seeing how defense could be so bad that it would fully negate such solid hitting. Well, I guess I just...
Forum: OOTP 20 - General Discussions 11-08-2019, 07:48 PM
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Ah, thank you. That was actually something I was...

Ah, thank you. That was actually something I was trying to find but hadn't figured it out yet. (Hawpe's I would think has at least something to do with ballpark adjustments.)
Forum: OOTP 20 - General Discussions 11-08-2019, 06:36 PM
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Yeah, I see what you are saying. I just wonder...

Yeah, I see what you are saying. I just wonder how truly atrocious someone's fielding would have to be though to counteract such solid hitting numbers (both raw numbers and clearly by OPS+ in terms...
Forum: OOTP 20 - Fictional Simulations 11-08-2019, 06:03 PM
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Brewers expansion draft protection list update

I'll keep this one brief.
Harry made the cut. (Lyerly, that is.) For some reason John Weaver did not appear on the list for protection (is there some kind of Arizona Fall League loophole,...
Forum: OOTP 20 - General Discussions 11-08-2019, 05:44 PM
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Hmm. I hear what everyone is saying here and...

Hmm. I hear what everyone is saying here and certainly defense and base running are important factors. But with an OPS+ of 158, something feels very wrong here. Is it really possible for defense and...
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