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Looking for 1 owner for $150 modified Saber league

Postby Droppedthirdstrike » Sun Mar 16, 2008 11:28 pm

I am looking for 1 more owner for a modified Sabermetrics league that has now been in existence for 5 years. We lost 1 owner this year due to unavailablity during the draft time.

Site The Sporting News – Dropped Third Strike
12 team AL/NL
Non-keeper
Live Snake Draft Wednesday, March 26th at 9pm Eastern
Custom Stats 7X7
Unlimited Trades with a deadline
Unlimited Free Agent moves
Pitchers inning max – 1700
Position games max – 162
Commissioner approval on all trades

Money:

Costs
$150 buy-in

Prize money
1 - $800
2 - $450
3 - $250
4 - $150
5 - $100
6 - $50


Stats used:

Hitters:
BA
SLG
OBP
Runs
RBI
SB
SO (fewer the better)

Pitchers:
ERA
WHIP
Wins
K's
Saves
Holds
Losses (fewer the better)

Rosters:
C
1B
2B
3B
SS
1B/3B
2B/SS
Utility
LF
CF
RF
OF
OF

5 x SP
3 x RP
2 x P (can be starter or reliever)

Bench (stats don’t count)
Bench (stats don’t count)
Bench (stats don’t count)
Bench (stats don’t count)
Bench (stats don’t count)

DL (must be on MLB DL)
DL (must be on MLB DL)

This league is for players who are interested in being pretty active, but you certainly don't have to go crazy to be competitive. It really varies from manager to manager and in the past the most active team hasn't always been the most successful. We use some non-traditional stats that hopefully give a slightly more accurate real-life baseball experience. Hitting stats include (in addition to the standard RBI, Runs, BA, SB) Strike Outs, Slugging and On Base Percentage.
Pitching stats include (in addition to ERA, WHIP, Wins, Ks, Saves) Losses and Holds.

Just a little bit about these stats. I think that SLG and OBP are important hitter stats. They are much more indicative of a player’s offensive ability than simply HRs and BA. It does mean that a player who walks a lot and hits some doubles to go with their HRs is going to be much more valuable than a big Strike Out or HR kind of player. By including Strike Outs we are creating a league where small ball wins games. In 5x5 you live and die by the HR – here the HR is just one part of the big picture. Keep this in mind when you draft and when you make players moves.

For pitchers it is much the same thing. Holds are a middle reliever only stat. And while I don’t think they are the best stat in the world. I do like that it forces teams to think of more than just stockpiling closers. If your team wins the holds category it is the same as winning the saves category. As with real baseball, middle relief counts. As for counting Losses – I think it is important to balance out the randomness of the Wins category. As any baseball statistician can tell you, a pitcher's Wins total is based a lot on luck and I think the same can be said for Losses. For that reason I created the Losses category to even out the chance of being unluckly.

Please let me know if you are interested and I can send you a link to the site and give you any additional info you might need.

Thanks,

-- Josh
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Re: Looking for 2 owners for $150 modified Saber league

Postby cubbiebob » Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:26 pm

Please send me the link - I'm interested.

Also, do you take Paypal for the buy-in?

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Re: Looking for 2 owners for $150 modified Saber league

Postby Droppedthirdstrike » Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:20 am

Still looking for one more. Email or message me if interested.

droppedthirdstrike@gmail.com

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Re: Looking for 2 owners for $150 modified Saber league

Postby craact » Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:56 am

Interested - - please provide additional info.
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Re: Looking for 2 owners for $150 modified Saber league

Postby Droppedthirdstrike » Thu Mar 20, 2008 9:53 pm

We are still short one team. Draft will be Wednesday, March 26th. Let me know if you are interested.

droppedthirdstrike@gmail.com

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Re: Looking for 1 owner for $150 modified Saber league

Postby Droppedthirdstrike » Sat Mar 22, 2008 7:47 am

I am hoping to find the last owner this weekend. Please let me know if you are interested.

droppedthirdstrike@gmail.com

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