Friday, February 29, 2008

Roster Cuts

All the rosters have been turned in. There are about three hours left to make changes, but at the moment, everything on the website is current. Check out your roster and your draft picks and let me know if there are any errors. The printer-friendly versions have been updated, too.

Tomorrow, I will adjust the draft grid to match the number of players you protected.

Also, on the home page of the website, click on the Warpig. Soon I will have a page like that for every team.


The Rhinos trade Mark Ellis to the Warpigs for Matt Murton and the Warpig 2009 4th round pick.

The Rhinos trade pick 86 to the DVs for the DV 2009 5th round pick.

The Drillers trade Rich Harden to the Warpigs for pick 128.

The Drillers trade Randy Winn, Nomar Garciaparra, and pick 164 to the Buckeyes for pick 138.

The Warpigs trade pick 163 and the Warpig 2009 7th round pick to the Rhinos for picks 102, 118, and 134.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

updated rosters

I am updating the rosters as they get turned in. If the team name on the roster page is in RED, I have not gotten their official roster. And, of course, if your ballpark numbers aren't listed just below your team name, that means I haven't gotten those numbers from you.

Deadline is tomorrow on rosters.


The Oilers trade Joe Borowski and pick 141 to the DVs for pick 139.

Monday, February 25, 2008


The Killer Bees trade Kevin Kouzmanoff, Alfredo Amezaga, and pick 81 to the Buckeyes for Mike Cameron.

The Warpigs trade their 2009 6th round pick to the Wahoos for picks 115, 147, and 163.

Please submit your ballparks and vote on the proposals below.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Rule Proposal #2

Regarding consequences for Rule Proposal #1, I propose we assign demerits. For each month you do not have your games played or fail to report your results to the league, you receive 1 demerit. Same thing for each time you fail to send your opponents their results. Fail to get your stats turned in on time and you receive 5 demerits.

The consequences for receiving demerits:
0-2 demerits: no consequence
3 demerits: you are limited to a max of 20 players when you cut down next March
4 demerits: you are limited to a max of 18 players
5 demerits: 16 players
6 demerits: 14 players
7 demerits: 12 players
8 or more demerits: 10 players max

The number of Reserve Spots you own wouldn't affect the ruling. If you have 4 Reserve Spots, you will still have 34 players at the end of the draft, but you will only start with the max you were allowed. Example: if you have 4 Reserve Spots but earned 4 demerits, you start with a max of 18 players and use the draft to get to 34. And no protecting players for anyone.

I also suggest there be three possible choices on this vote:
1. No (for whatever reason)
2. Yes (as is)
3. Yes, but wait until 2009 to implement the consequences

Rule Proposal #1

I propose we adopt a schedule for having games played and reported at the following times:
end of March, at least 20 games played
end of April, 35 games
end of May, 50
end of June, 75
end of July, 100
end of August, 120
end of September, 140
end of October, 162
Thanksgiving weekend, final stats submitted

As part of this rule, within 24 hours of playing games (or within 24 hours of returning home after Draft Weekend), each team will be expected to
1. report the results of the games to Pigman Publishing complete with the breakdown of wins and losses vs each opponent you played. This applies to both teams.
2. send all necessary game files (if you were the home team on all computer and netplay games) to your opponent. The opponent is then required to reply stating that you received the results. In the case that your computer was used for games between two other teams, you are required to send the necessary game files to both teams.

Please vote Yes or No on this proposal.

The Week Ahead

Remember, final pre-draft rosters are due Friday of this week.

If, like me, you subscribe to and watch games via, this Wednesday is the first broadcast.

We should probably go ahead and get rule proposals (if any) written up and put out there for us all to see. We don't need to spend a lot of time at the draft debating issues if we can avoid it. I'll put out an offical proposal for deadlines and a separate one for the consequences of those deadlines. I will not be proposing any rule that deals with the drafting of uncarded players, but if you want to, dive in. We should really get this done ahead of time.

I also think it would be a good thing to go ahead and pick our ballparks now. As always, you can stay where you are, adjust your current park a max of +/-2, or take the new numbers of your current park. This being a presidential election year, you have the added option of taking any of the new parks. Bees, you are first. Go.

Also, I have made a few changes to the website. I'm learning a little bit all the time. I've added some logos to the Contacts page and am currently adding some pictures to various pages. Be sure to print yourself a copy of the schedule. And, as we get closer to draft day, print out a copy of the Draft Grid. There will be major revisions to the Grid after rosters are submitted this weekend.

Saturday, February 23, 2008


The 2008 NASOMA Schedule is now on the website. Click on the link to view it, or click on the printer friendly version to print out your own. I made a few minor formatting changes to the one he sent out. Let me know if it comes out okay for you.

Thanks, as always, to The HEAD INMATE. Nice job.

Friday, February 22, 2008


The Wahoos trade Ramon Hernandez to the Killer Bees for pick 65.

The Oilers trade Chad Qualls to the Zaps for pick 122.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


The Fungoes trade Jim Thome to the Oilers for the Oiler 2009 2nd round pick.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Rules Suggestions

As for drafting or not drafting uncarded players, I have no agenda either way. Keeping the status quo is fine by me.

However, setting deadlines for playing games, reporting results, and turning in stats needs to be a priority (in my opinion).

I suggest we do this: Set deadlines this year, but hold off on any kind of consequences. If enough of the deadlines are not met, we can institute some sort of consequences for the 2009 season.

Deadlines proposed earlier:
end of March, at least 20 games played
end of April, 35 games
end of May, 50
end of June, 75
end of July, 100
end of August, 120
end of September, 140
end of October, 162
Thanksgiving weekend, final stats submitted

An important part of this is reporting your results in a timely manner. At the very minimum, both teams should report the results of a series as soon as they finish it. That would keep us from having a team at 35 games one minute and 105 the next (unless they actually sat down and played 70 games in one day). So instead of just saying, "The Tweeners are currently 34-34," you would just send emails every time you play that said things like, "Tweeners went 2-3 vs Snakes and 3-2 vs Bees today." Theoretically, I would also get emails from the Snakes and the Bees reporting the same results. Then I could just keep adjusting everyone's records as we go.

What I think would be great is if you (or I) did a short write-up on Big Innings after you play games. Like this:

The GP Buckeyes swept a 5-game series in Waco this weekend to up their record for the year to 63-12. Luke Scott led the way for the Buckeyes, going 18/25 in the series. Mark Buehrle threw two shutouts. Said losing Inmate manager Steve Hart, "I don't understand it. We outscored him for the series and still managed to lose all 5 games." The Inmates dropped to 22-5o.

Anyway, those are my suggestions. Part of the problem in the past is we have not had deadlines. Maybe if we have them, we can try to meet them. And if things go better this year, then consequences will never be needed. If we still have teams not playing games/reporting results/doing stats, we will be better suited to initiate consequences next year.


The Warpigs trade Luis Vizcaino to the Buckeyes for Wilson Betemit.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


The Warpigs trade Tom Gorzelanny to the Killer Bees for Delmon Young.

Sunday, February 10, 2008


The Killer Bees trade Adam Dunn to the Inmates for Akinori Otsuka, Damaso Marte, Matt Diaz, and pick 27.

Saturday, February 09, 2008


The Warpigs trade Nick Swisher and Cody Ross to the Wahoos for Felix Hernandez and Matt Murton.

Friday, February 08, 2008


The Wahoos trade Oscar Villarreal to the Buckeyes for Taylor Bucholz.

The DVs trade Jason Bartlett to the Warpigs for Chris Ray.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Rule Proposal

For discussion...

It has been proposed (again this year), that we dispose of drafting uncarded players. Players already on your roster who did not get a card could still be kept.

Chime in with your opinion, please.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008


The DVs trade their 1st and 3rd round picks in 2009 to the Fungoes for Bobby Jenks.

Monday, February 04, 2008

New NASOMA Website

I have been working on a new website for NASOMA. It is crude and doesn't really measure up to the old one the Driller Dude used to run, but maybe it'll get better.

The Archives tab is currently empty, but will soon have league records and whatnot in there. There are tabs for Rosters, the Draft Grid, Trades, Baseball-related Links, and Standings.

There are direct links on the Home Page to Big Innings and the Tracker. Not a lot of bells and whistles yet, but it's something anyway.

So, check it out and let me know what you think.

And Steve, when you have a schedule done, send it along and I'll get that on there too.

The URL is...

Saturday, February 02, 2008


The FFTs trade picks 153, 169, 185, and 201 to the Warpigs for the Warpig 2009 7th round pick.

The Buckeyes trade pick 122 to the Zaps for Chuck James and Ryan Madson.