Saturday, January 20, 2018

New Ballpark Numbers

Here are the new ballpark numbers. Your current ballpark is listed on the roster page. You can, of course, take the new numbers of your park or keep the old. If you keep the old, you have the additional option of adding or subtracting 1 or 2 points from each number. We will proclaim our choices at the draft.



Hall of Fame Poll

There are two polls on the left side of Big Innings. Please take a minute to make your selections for MLB's Hall of Fame. I included all of the returning nominees and the best candidates of the new ones. You may select multiple players.

An announcement of the newest HOFers will happen Wednesday. Our poll is open until that afternoon.

2017 DV Yearbook

The DVs have updated his team yearbook. I have linked it to the home page of our website. It's pretty cool. Check it out.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Ratings Guide Available January 19th

This was posted by SOM today...

Hi folks, I know many of you have been patiently waiting on this update, which we do appreciate. 2017 Ratings Guide orders will begin tomorrow, January 19th. Ratings Download orders will be available immediately, while Ratings Book orders will start shipping early next week. If anyone is ordering to pick up a Ratings Book here in Glen Head, please call us in advance to confirm availability.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Checkmate

The Sidewinders clinched the 2018 NASOMA title today - a record for the earliest in the calendar year to win the Higdon.

The Snakes, who had wrapped up the 2018 AWD title about three years ago, went ahead and won the Higdon as well, with the clincher being another trade with the Wahoos.

Edwin Encarnacion
Roberto Osuna
David Dahl (on ground)
The Sidewinders sent reserve picks in 2018, 2019, and 2020, a 2nd round pick in 2019, a 1st round pick in 2020, and the rights to injured, uncarded minor leaguer David Dahl to the Wahoos. In return, the Sidewinders received reliever Roberto Osuna, Edwin Encarnacion, and pick 78.

"If I've learned anything," commented the Snakeman, "I've learned that there's always someone willing to give you their best players if you pile up enough shit to give in return. I mean, hell, I didn't give up a single damn thing from this year."

"To be honest," continued the Snakeman, "I was kinda irritated having only 7 of the best 8 relievers in the league. Now I have all of the top 8, which means I will not only win my third straight Higdon, but I can also get the plaque engraved for 2017 and 2018 in one trip. It's really just a time-saver for me."

Congratulations, Sidewinders, on the back-to-back-to-back titles.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Nads and Wahoos Trade

The Wahoos traded pick 94 to the Nads for a reserve pick in 2019.

Monday, January 08, 2018

Where are the Cards?

Official announcement from Strat (I started to link the video, but it's a realllly bad video)...

1. First day for Pre-Orders.......January 24th
2. Last day to Pre-Order for Opening Day pick-up orders......February 14th
3. Opening Day at SOM........February 16th
4. Shipping of orders begins...........February 20th


Sunday, January 07, 2018

Good News for the Inmates

We heard earlier that long time Inmate star Rafael Palmeiro was making a comeback. Then there was news his batting cage sessions were smokin' and that he was hammering the ball. Here's proof:
Rafael Palmeiro: The comeback is real!

Duffy to the Pigs

The Warpigs traded Kyle Barraclough and Matt Bowman to the Buckeyes for lefty starter Danny Duffy.

The two RH relievers give some depth to the Buckeye staff, which now has 5 relievers. The rotation is now down to just two full-time pitchers (Gio and Ervin), so there's still some work to be done.

For the Warpigs, Duffy will slide into that 4-5 slot of the rotation with Odorizzi and possibly Lackey and/or Pineda. The bullpen takes a hit with the RH side down to just three guys (Cishek, Raisel, and Carl Edwards).

Saturday, January 06, 2018

First Trade of 2018

The Fungoes traded their 6th round pick in 2019 to the Mavs for Jonathan Lucroy.

Lucroy joins Sal Perez to give the Fungoes almost 900 at bats at catcher. And where Perez gives the Fungi homer chances, Lucroy gives them walks. Together, they make a formidable backstop.

The Mavs, on the other hand, will be busy during the 2019 draft, having now picked up an extra 1st, 5th, and 6th.