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Looking for Something "More"??

Postby paintlion » Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:22 am

Looking for something "more"? A challenge perhaps? A realistic game?

Or maybe just a place to dominate with your dynasty-building skills?

The Bobby Estalella Memorial Classic at Mendoza Baseball is in need of 1 or possibly 2 owners. Mendoza Baseball is the home of a very unique system that blows roto and all other fantasy games away. How much your team earns depends not only on where you finish in the standings, but how much payroll you needed to get there. As in MLB, it’s all about what happens when the ump says “play ball!”– but also like in reality – you have to consider economics, as well as long-term vs. short-term strategies – win now, or build for the long haul?

The scoring formula is complex but intuitive and appropriately, it all filters into how many runners you can get across the plate, or prevent from doing so…

And if you’re sick of snake drafts and the pure luck of the draw, here you will control your roster like you control your own wallet – utilizing an auction system similar to E-Bay.

Oh yeah, did I say realistic? -- 40 man rosters, 25 man active roster, minor league roster and options/waivers system... do you risk losing that arbitration-eligible player who’s slumping badly because you need to send him down to free up a roster spot for some pitching help?? Decisions, decisions…

Also:

Rookies are under your control for up to 6 years via a reserve clause, and then two years of arbitration… And yeah, I said *arbitration* -- both the owner and player submit an offer and a computerized arbitrator makes the call (based on performance, position, etc) - does one side win, or do you settle? Oh, and how does this impact your payroll for the year? Will it push you over the cap?

Did I say cap? Yes. Spend too much and you get hit with a luxury tax… or max out at the hard cap and you will have no room to move until you shed some debt… of course, if you spend the least, more chance for Profits!

There’s also a minor league draft to help fill out your minors roster, and offer a chance to snag that phenom so early that bragging rights will be undeniable… not to mention maybe save you a few bucks in player salary… and yes, we’re talking true minor leaguers here – better brush up a little on those prospects at A, AA or AAA this year…

Maybe best of all is that with such a system, the competition is excellent, consisting of active intelligent owners… doing their best to beat you.

It’s not for the tepid fan. But take a look at http://www.mendozabaseball.com

From there you can click the link for “available franchises” – scroll down to Bobby Estalella Memorial Classic, **it is a NL only league** and the teams available are “Playmakers” and “Spokane Patchkids” – both are in decent shape for re-building (low payroll, a couple decent rookies… and high minors draft picks in our first minor league draft!)

You can email me at paintlion@yahoo.com if you have any questions.
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Re: Looking for Something "More"??

Postby urbanbreez » Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:19 pm

Sounds entirely too complicated.
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Re: Looking for Something "More"??

Postby bigmck » Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:26 pm

If you decide to start a NL Roto online, talk to me about that. Like the poster above said, too complicated.
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Re: Looking for Something "More"??

Postby paintlion » Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:41 pm

well, it's not for kids that's for sure.

but it's actually pretty simple... it just has a few extra layers of challenge that make it more realistic to actually putting a winning MLB team on the field that actually earns a profit. if you're good at roto, it wouldn't be that big of an adjustment at all, that is if you're really good at what you do and know baseball...

but if you're not up for the challenge... and really think it's too hard.... i can't say i blame you for not wanting to look bad by playing above your skill set :-*

good luck with your teams in '10 anyway, wherever you play.
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Re: Looking for Something "More"??

Postby paintlion » Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:58 am

I guess maybe I should say that yeah, this league is not for beginners. But again, any owner who knows their ball, and a quality player when they see one, will have no problem adapting.

And I cannot see how any such owner wouldn't find it to be a satisfying and challenging new way to play - and I dare say you may not ever go back to simple roto or points leagues again...
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Re: Looking for Something "More"??

Postby baizboll » Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:43 pm

Mentioning the fees might be helpful. It's not a freebee.
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Re: Looking for Something "More"??

Postby paintlion » Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:38 am

You're right - it is a pay league, with a minimum investment of $80.

But how much you invest above that is up to you, your strategy, and the salary cap which is usually around $185 (it's all real money - for example, minimum player salary is $0.25, while Pujols went for around $31, Oswalt around $24... and then there's Wandy Rodriguez, who I had signed young, had a fantastic year, and was still under my control via the reserve clause and/or arbitration years - so I only paid him $1.48. It's all about balancing a mix of proven guys who will cost more, with shrewd scouting on the younger guys....)

You can check it out and learn more about how this works at the leagues site:
http://www.mendozabaseball.com
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Re: Looking for Something "More"??

Postby paintlion » Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:40 am

wot's, uh, the deal...
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Re: Looking for Something "More"??

Postby paintlion » Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:05 pm

ok, there were two teams available... now there's just one.

if you were curious about it, better hurry!
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