Thursday, December 31, 2015


The Mavs traded Rusney Castillo and pick 6 to the Warpigs for Tom Wilhelmsen and pick 3.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

New Year's Eve Eve Mock Draft

Here's the first try at a Mock Draft for 2016. It's really too early - as probably half these guys won't even end up being in the first round, but it's fun to take a stab at it.

1. Buckeyes - Stephen Piscotty - Balanced, young, plays multiple positions. Which could be good, because the Buckeyes have holes everywhere except DH. Oops, no, sorry... there's a hole at DH, too.

2. Killer Bees - Kyle Schwarber - The Bees have more holes than the Buckeyes, but will still win 20 more games next year than the shriveled testicle gang. And finish his games 5 months later - but still on time.

3. Warpigs - Matt Duffy - Last year's infield is gone. 2b/ss have been replaced. Now 3b has.

4. Rhinos - Brendan Rodgers - The uncarded "future Tulowitzki" fits the Rhinos perfectly. When asked what direction the Rhinos were headed in 2016, Colonel Rhino said, "It's a hard decision. We'd have to win 40 more games than we're capable of to win our division, but we'd have to LOSE 40 more games than we're capable of to get the first pick from the Buckeyes.

5. DVs - Lance McCullers - The penny-pinching DVs will pull McCullers' dad's old jersey out of storage so they won't have to pay for new lettering.

6. Mavs - Jung-ho Kang - The Mavs were hoping for Duffy, but will settle for Kang. A new post-game award, the "Jung-ho Fan of the Game" is in the works. Everybody will want to be the Jung-ho.

7. Nads - Roberto Osuna - The Nads continue to get better and better and worse and worse all at the same time. Come on, Nadman! Make the playoffs this year! Go Nads!

8. Fungoes - Francisco Rodriguez - For the first time in a long while, the Fungoes don't need a shortstop. Good thing, since there aren't any available. KRod will love saving those 1-0 games for Kershaw, Harvey, and Price.

9. Drillers - Luis Severino - And five minutes later... "What? He doesn't have relief?!?"

10. Tweeners - Nick Hundley - The Tweeners are one of 3 teams in need of a catcher. There ain't much there, but Hundley is the best of the group.

11. SuperGoofs - Gerardo Parra - The Goofs had a lot of injuries and bad years last year. Parra may have to play LF and CF at the same time.

12. Zaps - Carson Smith - The Zaps have a better rotation than even the Snakes, but his bullpen needs help. The new Red Sox reliever is a step in the right direction.

13. Sidewinders - Michael Conforto - There's always that guy who should go early but slides to the Snakes.

14. Sidewinders - Jaime Garcia - The starting pitchers aren't as good as the ones in the '15 draft, and the Snakes suddenly need one. Garcia is the best of the high-inning ones available.

15. Sidewinders - A.J. Pierzynski - The Snakes have 3 straight picks here, and while it's gotta hurt taking a 53-year old catcher with one of them, at least it's the third one.

16. Wahoos - Steven Matz - The Wahoos plan to start Arrieta once every three games. Somebody has to start the other 2.

Thursday, December 24, 2015


The Sidewinders traded Yoenis Cespedes and Tyson Ross to the Inmates for Starling Marte and pick 14.

Deja Vu All Over Again

The only two times since 1991 that the NASOMA World Series went 7 games were 2003 and 2015. And yes, the Warpigs won both - but there were some other similarities that bear mentioning...

In both series, the Warpigs were down 3 games to 1, and in both series they came back to win 3 straight.

Both series had a Game 6 come-from-behind last inning. In both years, the Pigs trailed 2-1 going into their last at bat of game 6. In 2003, the Pigs scored 2 in the top of the 9th to beat the Drillers 3-2. In 2015, the Pigs scored 3 in the bottom of the 12th to beat the Sidewinders 4-2.

In game 6 in 2003, the 9th inning winning runs scored on back-to-back-to-back doubles. In game 7 in 2015, the winning runs scored on back-to-back-to-back doubles.

But here's the weirdest thing... In game 7 in 2003, the key moment was Barry Bonds batting against David Williams with the tying run at 1st and 1 out. The ONLY chance for a double play - other than an x-chance, was a roll of 6-2. And that's what he rolled. In game 6 in 2015, the key moment was Beltre's at bat in the bottom of the 12th. The roll was 6-2 for a ballpark homer. Both key moments came on rolls of 6-2. Weird stuff.

Monday, December 21, 2015


The Sidewinders traded Tony Watson to the Wahoos for pick 13.

When asked if this trade was a direct result of Watson allowing the Beltre homer in game 6 of the World Series, Sidewinder manager Dusty Baker said, "No! It had nothing to do with that! On the other hand, fuck Tony Watson."

The DVs traded Marco Estrada to the Wahoos for Nathan Eovaldi and their 1st and 3rd round picks in 2017.

The DVs traded Antonio Bastardo and Tyler Clippard to the Warpigs for picks 32, 112, and 128.

Saturday, December 19, 2015


The FFTs traded Ian Kinsler and Scott Van Slyke to the Warpigs for Robinson Cano and pick 96.

The Warpigs released Sean Doolittle.

The DVs traded Evan Longoria to the Sidewinders for Brandon Moss, Bartolo Colon, and the 2017 Sidewinder 1st round pick.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Broken Records

I have updated the pages in the Archives section.

One interesting stat is from the Team Winning Records page, where the Fungoes, after 28 years in the league, have exactly the same amount of wins as losses.

Almost all of the batting record adjustments made for 2015 were for futility. The Buckeyes set new record lows in On Base, Runs Scored, and Hits. They would have set the new low in Batting Average, but the Bees beat them to it. The Buckeyes hit .21975; the Bees hit .21964. The Inmates joined the fun by setting a new league low in Bases on Balls.

The only positive name added to the batting records this year was by Jonathan Lucroy of the Mavs, whose 64 doubles tied for the 5th best single season.

By contrast, pitching records were dropping left and right. The Warpig staff set new league lows in ERA, Runs Allowed, and Hits Allowed. They also demolished the record for Shutouts with 31. The Tweeners tossed 24 shutouts, which would have broken the old record as well. The SuperGoofs broke the top 5 for league bests in ERA and Runs Allowed. The Sidewinder staff broke the league record for most Strikeouts. The Fungoes broke their own record (set last year) for fewest Walks, and they were joined in that category by top 5 performances from the Wahoos, SuperGoofs, and Tweeners. The Warpig staff joined another list by allowing the 3rd fewest homers ever.

Individually, several pitchers made their mark in the NASOMA record book. Garrett Richards of the Warpigs had the lowest ERA in league history (1.50), and the Tweeners' Felix Hernandez (2.11) also joined the top 5 in the ERA category. Richards and his Pig teammate Lance Lynn each made the top 5 in the Shutout category with 8 each. Anibal Sanchez of the Wahoos went 17-1 for a winning percentage of .944, besting the .943 that Greg Maddux had in 1997, when he went 33-2. The best part of the Anibal line is this: He started his NASOMA career with the 2007 DVs, going 13-0, and just missing the record, which requires a minimum of 15 decisions.


The FFTs traded Asdrubal Cabrera to the Zaps for pick 60.

The Warpigs traded Jose Fernandez, Jhonny Peralta, and pick 52 to the Killer Bees for Ender Inciarte, Andrelton Simmons, and pick 32.

The Killer Bees released Dylan Bundy.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Draft Grid

There is now a Draft Grid on the main page, and the roster page has your draft picks listed by number.

Let me know if I made any errors. And continue to send me names of players you want to go ahead and release now. You can always invite them back to your team up until the official cutdown date, which will probably be in March.

Sunday, December 13, 2015


The Buckeyes traded Jason Castro to the Inmates for the FFT 7th round pick (pick 99).

Draft Order

I'll put together a Draft Grid soon, but for now, here is the draft order...

1. Buckeyes
2. Killer Bees
3. FFTs
4. Rhinos
5. DVs
6. Mavs
7. Nads
8. Fungoes
9. Drillers
10. Tweeners
11. SuperGoofs
12. Zaps
13. Wahoos
14. Inmates
15. Sidewinders
16. Warpigs


I have updated the game stories of the World Series and the Wahoo/Warpig match-up in round 2. If any of the rest of you want to send me game stories, I'll gladly post them.

Thanks to everyone for coming. The Fungoes brought donuts. The FFTs brought tamales. The Wahoos brought baseball cards. The Buckeyes brought trade proposals.

As a result of the Zapper being here overnight, my daughter has asked for a professional fumigator to come out and service the guest room and (especially) the bathroom.

When do the ratings come out? Where are the cards? What's this about an April draft?!?

2015 NASOMA World Series

Game 1 - Sidewinders (Cueto) at Warpigs (Wainwright)

Devin Mesoraco hit a 2-run homer in the 4th inning, and the Snakes hung on to win 2-1. Wade Davis went 2.2 innings in relief for the win. Craig Kimbrel had a perfect 2 innings for the save. The Warpigs could muster only 7 hits. The Snakes only had 4 hits, but the homer was the difference.

Game 2 - Sidewinders (Sale) at Warpigs (Lynn)

Similar to game 1, the Sidewinders got a 2-run homer in the 4th inning (this time by David Ortiz), and let their amazing pitching staff do the rest. Chris Sale went 5 for the win. Davis went 3 innings, and Kimbrel pitched another perfect inning for the save. Snakes win 3-0.

Game 3 - Warpigs (Richards) at Sidewinders (Ross)

It was the Pigs' turn to dominate on the mound. Garrett Richards went 8 innings, allowing only 3 hits. Troy Tulowitzki had 3 hits, 2 RBI, and a stolen base. Lorenzo Cain also knocked in 2. A.J. Pollock went 2-4 with 3 stolen bases. Warpigs win 6-0.

Game 4 - Warpigs (Wainwright) at Sidewinders (Cueto)

The Sidewinders win a close one in walk off fashion. Tied 1-1, Dee Gordon singled to lead off the bottom of the 9th. He stole second and scored the winning run on a single by Michael Brantley. Kimbrel had escaped trouble in the top of the 9th, and got the win. Sean Doolittle took the loss. The Pigs best chance to take control of the game was the 4th inning. A walk and two singles plated the tying run, but Brock Holt lined into a triple play to end the threat in dramatic fashion. The Snakes take a 3 games to 1 lead.

Game 5 - Warpigs (Lynn) at Sidewinders (Sale)

Facing elimination did little to awaken the slumbering Pig bats. Robinson Cano singled in Adrian Beltre in the 2nd inning, but it would be a while before the Pigs scored again. Devin Mesoraco homered in the bottom of the 2nd, and the two teams remained tied going to the 9th. After 2 were out in the Pig half of the 9th, Cory Spangenberg - who was essentially only on the roster as a pinch runner - pinch hit for Lorenzo Cain and launched a solo homer off of Kimbrel. Joe Smith got thru the meat of the Snake lineup for a 1-2-3, 9th inning and the save. The Pigs take the game 2-1 and head back to The BallPork for game 6.

Game 6 - Sidewinders (Ross) at Warpigs (Richards)

Epic. The ending of this game will go down in Pig Lore. The Warpigs scored an unearned run in the 2nd inning on a 2-out single by Yadier Molina. Garrett Richards was outstanding, but the fear of facing Brandon Belt in a 1-0 game led to his exit after 6 innings. He allowed only 2 hits. The Pig pen continued to shut down the Snakes until the 8th when they scratched across the tying run on a SacFly by Billy Hamilton. The teams stayed tied at 1 into the 12th inning (I lost count, but this was the Snakeman's 7th or 8th extra inning game today). In the 12th, the Sidewinders scored on another SacFly, this time by Dee Gordon. The bottom of the 12th started with Aroldis Chapman sandwiching two strikeouts around a Cano single. Yadier Molina, being encouraged by the fans to recall his MVP days of 2 years ago, rolled 2-5, and while it wasn't the homer it was on his old card, it WAS a walk to extend the inning. As Adrian Beltre stepped to the plate, a tired Chapman was replaced by Tony Watson. 2 outs, 2 on, the Snakes leading 2-1 and 1 out away from the title. The roll: 6-2. Ballpark homer 1-4. The roll: ONE! PIGS WIN! PIGS WIN! PIGS WIN! AND WE WILL SEE YOU TOMORROW NIGHT!

Game 7 - Sidewinders (Cueto) at Warpigs (Wainwright)

This is the first Game 7 of the World Series since 2003 and only the second since 1991. Wainwright allowed a 1st inning homer to Brantley, but it was the only hit he allowed in his 5 innings. Lorenzo Cain singled in Pollock to tie the game in the 2nd. Again, the Sidewinder's 4 dangerous lefty bats brought about a Pig pitching change heading into the 6th, and the combination of Loup, Strop, Doolittle, and Smith were up to the challenge. The game stayed 1-1 until the bottom of the 7th. Nick Vincent came on to face a trio of right-handed Pig batters, but Cain, Molina, and Beltre all hit back-to-back-to-back doubles for a 3-1 Warpig lead. And when Joe Smith got Devin Mesoraco to pop out, the celebrating began.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

2015 NASOMA Playoffs - Wahoos and Warpigs

Game 1 - Wahoos (ASanchez) at Warpigs (Wainwright)

Warpigs win 3-2 when Justin Morneau gets a +single in the 6th after Tulo tripled. Adam Wainwright went 6 innings for the win. Joe Smith earned the save.

Game 2 - Wahoos (Arrieta) at Warpigs (Lynn)

Warpigs win 4-0, holding the Hoos to 2 hits. Lance Lynn was pulled with 2 outs in the first inning after allowing back-to-back walks and Corey Seager due up. The Pigpen was near perfect the rest of the way, led by Aaron Loup (2 innings), Tom Wilhelmsen (2.1), Darren O'Day (3), and Pedro Strop, Sean Doolittle, and Joe Smith (a third of an inning each).

Game 3 - Warpigs (Richards) at Wahoos (Zimmermann)

Wahoos win 5-4. Seager tatered, but the key blow was a 2-out RBI triple by Adam Eaton to break a 4-4 tie in the 5th. Neither team scored after that. Dellin Betances went 3 innings for the win; Mark Melancon went the final 1.2 for the save.

Game 4 - Warpigs (Wainwright) at Wahoos (ASanchez)

The Wahoos led 1-0 going into the 9th. Anibal Sanchez had held the Pigs to ONE hit up to that point. Jake McGee pitched a perfect 8th for the Hoos, and Betances came on to start the 9th. Jayson Werth singled to start the inning, and when Cory Spangenberg came on to pinch run, Betances and his +7 hold was forced to exit. On came Melancon, who immediately got pinch-bunter Lance Lynn to pop up. Troy Tulowitzki and Francisco Cervelli were then hit with pitches to load the bases, but Melancon struck out A.J. Pollock for the second out. Still trailing 1-0, but with the bases loaded and 2 outs, the Pigs got an RBI single from Robinson Cano to tie the game, a 2-run single by Jon Jay to take the lead, and another 2-run single by Yadier Molina to chase Melancon. But the Pigs weren't finished. Adrian Beltre greeted Scott Atchison with an RBI triple, and Spangenberg, who had started it all by pinch running, hammered a 2-run homer. The Pigs had scored 8 runs in the top of the 9th, all with 2 outs. Pigs win 8-2.

Game 5 - Warpigs (Lynn) at Wahoos (Arrieta)

Adrian Beltre hit the 5-11 double off of Betances' card to spark a 4-run 7th. I honestly did not know Betances HAD a hit on his card. The Pigs win 5-2 to advance to the World Series.

2015 NASOMA Playoffs - Sidewinders and Inmates

Game 1 - Sidewinders (Cueto) at Inmates (McHugh)

Snakes win 3-2 in 10 innings. Dee Gordon was the star, hitting a HR 1-3 shot.

Game 2 - Sidewinders (Ross) at Inmates (Pineda)

As I write this, they are tied in the 8th inning.

More later, but the Sidewinders won the series 4 games to 1 to advance to the World Series.

Round two Inmate/Snake debacle – Inmate version.

Snakes 3 – LDMF 2 (11 innings – Baptist Bowl): Inmates scored two runs on three hits in the 1st inning giving the Baptist Bowl faithful a profound case of unwarranted optimism. Little did the Baptist Bowl Choralaires know that the LDMF would manage a paltry Reddick walk and a Gattis single as the collective offense the remainder of the game. Extra innings ensued because the Slithering Slimeballs were unable to generate any of their own offense beyond a 1-4 double by some nameless bastard, followed immediately by a 1-3 Dee @#%$^#$#%# Gordon homer in the 3rd to tie the game. No one knows who scored the winning run in the 11th because the entire crowd fell asleep due to the huge offensive display by both teams.

Inmates 5 – Snakes 4 (10 innings – Baptist Bowl): The Inmates scored four in the 7th to take a 4-3 lead, only to have closer Neshek allow an intergalactic bomb to the Serpents’ batboy in the 8th to send the game into extra innings once again. A two-out rally in the last of the 10th sent the Screaming Recidivists home with a thrilling win. After Jones K’d and Ramirez flew out, JD Martinez singled and Escobar doubled with Martinez beating the 1-12 throw home for the walk-off.

Snakes 9 – Inmates 5 (Church Lot): After the debauchery of the Baptist Bowl the Inmates were unable to cope with the sanctity of the Church Lot. Martinez hit the sole tater that would come off an Inmate bat for the entire series, but Gattis hit into two 5-4-3 DPs to kill rallies and Neshek and Grimm started fires of their own to allow the game to get away.

Snakes 6 – Inmates 5 (10 innings - Church Lot): In the third extra-inning game of the series the Inmates pulled a two-spot out of their asses in the 9th when Martinez hit a two-out two-run double to tie the game at 5-5. Neshek to the rescue for the Snakes in the 10th, however, as they walk off with two outs to take a 3-1 series lead.

Snakes 2 – DMF (Dickless Mother-fuckers) 0 (Church Lot): Pineda tossed a complete game five-hitter, striking out ten, only to be out-pitched by four Snake pitchers. Gattis had all two of the DMF hits. Shitfuck. Congrats to Dr. Serpent and the Venomous Worms for their convincing and well-earned series win.

Final Thoughts: The luck of the die ran about 50-50, and despite winning four of five the series was a close one. Both teams got 43 hits in the series. The Snakes had four stolen bases, the Inmates five. The Snake bullpen was incredible, and (despite attempts at arson by a couple of Inmates) the Beakless Chicken Gang’s relievers did OK. The big difference in the series? The Snakes hit seven homers to the Inmates one. The Inmate Power turned out to be a paper Tiger (Chicken)…



2015 NASOMA Playoffs - Zaps and Wahoos

Wahoos and Zaps have arrived. They're about to start.

Game 1 - Wahoos (Arrieta) at Zaps (Kluber)

Zapper: This is the first time I've touched these cards since the draft.

Zapper: If I lose this first game, I'll need a nap before I continue.

The Zap 20-sided is the size of a golf ball.

Not sure of the score, but it sounds like two slow pitch softball teams are playing.

Okay, 6-3 Zaps going to the 5th.

6-5 going to the bottom of the 5th.

Try to keep up... Zaps lead 8-5 thru 5. Big blow was a Machado homer one batter after Pedroia (2b-1e4) boots a grounder.

Hoos leave em loaded in the 8th. Down 9-5.

Hoos strand 2 more in the 9th.

Zaps win 9-5.

Game 2 - Wahoos (Zimmermann) vs Zaps (Scherzer)

Wahoos lead 3-0 early in game 2.

Wahoos running away with this game.

Wahoos win 7-1. Jordan Zimmermann and friends throw a 3-hitter.

Game 3 - Zaps (Hamels) at Wahoos (ASanchez)

On a 1st inning grand slam by Chris Ianetta, the Wahoos lead 4-2 after 2.

Wahoos lead 10-4 after 6.

Wahoos win 10-4. They take 2 games to 1 lead.

Game 4 - Zaps (Greinke) at Wahoos (HAlvarez)

Zaps score 4 early runs.

Okay, it's 4-2 in the middle of the 5th. Not just the middle of the inning, but the MIDDLE of the inning. I mean,there is a guy on base. At this point, the Zapper realizes that his text answer from several days ago that said he didn't care what drinks I had was maybe NOT the best answer... because I didn't get any beer. So right now there is a delay as the Wahoo takes the Zapper to buy beer. I hope he charges him Uber prices.

Ian Desmond hits a 3-run homer and the Wahoos win 7-4.

The Wahoos lead the series 3-1 and can wrap it up at home in game 5.

Game 5 - Zaps (Kluber) at Wahoos (Arrieta)

This series just got interesting. The Wahoos led 10-1 and had Grape Nehi on ice in the clubhouse, but the Zaps scored 10 runs in the last 3 innings to win 13-11. They head back to John Olerud Park for Game 6.

Game 6 - Wahoos (Zimmermann) at Zaps (Scherzer)

Wahoos win 1-0 and move on to the second round.

2015 NASOMA Playoffs - Sidewinders vs SuperGoofs

The Sidewinders and SuperGoofs will kick off the 2015 Post Season. They should be starting shortly. I'll update after every game.

Game 1: Goofs (Tanaka) at Sidewinders (Lester)

Goofs win 3-1 in 10 innings - Denard Span slipped a 2-out, 2-run single past Dee Gordon on a 2b-x roll in the 10th. Josh Hamilton homered early for the Goofs. Hutson Street went 3 innings for the win.

Game 2: Goofs (Hughes) at Sidewinders (Sale)

I think I'll blog a little... I'm in the next room listening to the play by play. This will probably be the only game I'll be able to do this.

The Snakes hit 2 solo homers (Belt and Mesoraco) but the Goofs tied it with 2 in the 6th. They're in the 7th now, still 2-2.

Haven't heard from Wahoos or Zaps, but they should be close.

Top 8. 2-2. Snakeman's sobriety is on the line.

By the way, there are donuts (thanks Fungoman!) and breakfast tacos. And the FFTs are en route with tamales. Come on by!

The 8th was quiet. On to the 9th. Still tied. Andrew Miller vs Huston Street.

Sidewinders win 4-2. Big Papi hit a 2-out, 2-run homer in the bottom of the 9th. Miller with the win; Street the loss.

Game 3: Sidewinders (Cueto) at Goofs (Darvish)

Spoiler... the Snake bats have warmed up. And the Zapper is here. Coincidence?

The Snakes scored 5 in the first. Sucks to be Yu.

Right now it's 6-0 in the 6th.

Snakes win 8-1. They are up 2 games to 1.

Game 4: Sidewinders (Ross) at Goofs (Ryu)

Snakes lead 4-3 in the 4th.

4-4 after 7.

Torii Hunter allows a ball to fall for a double, then picks the ball up and tosses it over the stands for a 3-base error. In the bottom of the inning, Justin Ruggiano tries to copy the strategy, allowing a double and a 2-base error. Game is tied 5-5.

They're now in the 12th.

Mesoraco hit a 2-out, DO1/fly, for an RBI. Snakes with the lead.

Goofs load the bases in the bottom of the 12th, but Wade Davis gets Hunter to end it.

Sidewinders win 6-5 in 12 innings to take a commanding 3-1 lead in the series.

Game 5: Sidewinders (Lester) at Goofs (Tanaka)

2-2 after 6. David Freese hit a BP (1-2) homer for the Goofs.

Snakeman: This game is giving me the drizzlin shits.

Denard Span hits a walk off homer in the 10th inning, and the Goofs win 3-2. Back to the Snakepit.

Game 6: Goofs (Hughes) at Sidewinders (Sale)

The Snakes were leading 1-0 midway thru, but it's now 4-0 in the 6th inning.

Going to the 7th.

Snakes win 8-0 and advance to the second round.

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

SOM's Defensive Sneak Peeks

Balt - Machado: 3b-1, ss-3
Bos - Betts: cf-2(-1), rf-3
CWS - Eaton: cf-4(0)
Cle - Chisenhall: 3b-4, rf-2(-1)
Det - JDMartinez: rf-3(-3)
Hou - Springer: rf-2(-2), cf-3
KC - Zobrist: 2b-3, 3b-4, lf/rf-3(-1)
LAA - Trout: cf-1(-1)
Min - Sano: 1b/3b-5
NYY - Gregorius: ss-1e14
Oak - Semien: ss-4e38 (ouch!)
Sea - Cano: 2b-3
TBay - Forsythe: 2b-2, 1b/3b-3
Tex - Deshields: lf/cf-3(+1), 2b-4
Tor - Pillar: lf/cf-1(-2), rf-2

Ariz - Pollock: cf-1(-1)
Atl - Peterson: 2b-2e11
ChiC - Bryant: 3b-3, 1b-4, of-4(0)
Cin - E.Suarez: ss-3, 3b-4
Col - CarGo: rf-2(-3)
LAD - JocPed: cf-2(-1)
Mia - Hechevarria: ss-1e12
Milw - KDavis: lf-4(+3)
NYM - Granderson: rf-2(+2), cf-4
Phi - Franco: 3b-2, 1b-3
Pgh - Kang: 3b-3, ss-4
StL - Wong: 2b-2
SD - JUpton: lf-3(+1) and MUpton: cf-2(-1)
SF - Posey: c-1(-2), 1b-2
Wash - Espinosa: 2b-1, 3b-2, ss-3, 1b-3, lf-4

Balt - Hardy: ss-2e7
Bos - Bogaerts: ss-2e12
CWS - Saladino: 3b-2, ss-3, 1b-4
Cle - Kipnis: 2b-3e10
Det - Kinsler: 2b-1
Hou - Correa: ss-2e22
KC - Cain: cf/rf-1(-2)
LAA - Calhoun: rf-2(-4)
Minn - Plouffe: 3b-3, 1b-4
NYY - Ellsbury: cf-2(0)
Oak - Burns: cf-2(0) e4
Sea - KSeager: 3b-2, ss-4
TBay - Longoria: 3b-1e10
Tex - Odor: 2b-3e24
Tor - Tulowitzki: ss-2

Ariz - Tomas: lf/rf-4(+1), 1b/3b-5
Atl - Maybin: cf-2(0)
ChiC - Rizzo: 1b-1
Cin - Frazier: 3b-2e20
Col - Lemahieu: 2b-1
LAD - Turner: 3b-3, 1b/2b/ss-4
Mia - Gordon: 2b-1
Milw - Segura: ss-2e22
NYM - Conforto: lf-4(0)
Phi - OHerrera: cf-3(+1) e7
Pgh - Marte: lf-1(-4); McCutchen: cf-1(0); Polanco: rf-2(-4)
StL - Piscotty: rf-2, lf-3, cf-4, 1b-4
SD - Kemp: rf-4(-2)
SF - Panik: 2b-1
Wash - Harper: rf-2(-4), cf-3

Cle - Lindor: ss-1e17
Hou - Altuve: 2b-2e5
KC - Moustakas: 3b-2
ChiC - Russell: 2b-2e18, ss-2e12
Col - Blackmon: lf/rf-2(0), cf-3
Mia - Yelich: lf-1(+1), cf-3
SF - Duffy: 3b-2, 2b-3, 1b/ss-4
Balt - CDavis: 1b-2e5, rf-4(-1) e3
LAD - CSeager: ss-4e38, 3b-4e14
SF - Crawford: ss-1e16
StL - Heyward: rf-1(-4), cf-3


The Killer Bees released

Sunday, December 06, 2015


The Wahoos released Henderson Alvarez, Scott Atchison, and Dillon Gee.

Friday, December 04, 2015


The Buckeyes traded Cody Asche to the FFTs for Jayson Werth.

The FFTs traded Cody Asche to the Warpigs for Jon Jay.

The FFTs released Jon Jay.

The Warpigs released Cody Asche.

Thursday, December 03, 2015


The FFTs released Mike Dunn, Tyler Lyons, Ichiro Suzuki, Junichi Tazawa, and Jayson Werth.

Friday, November 27, 2015


The Inmates traded a reserve to the Rhinos for his 2017 4th round pick.

The Rhinos released Trevor Cahill, Matt Garza, Tim Hudson, and Jacob Turner.

Thursday, November 26, 2015


The Inmates traded a reserve to the Tweeners for the FFTs' 5th round pick.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015


The Fungoes released Everth Cabrera, Rajai Davis, Jarrod Dyson, Steve Cishek, Josh Edgin, Seth Maness, and Derek Holland.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015


The Inmates released Shane Greene, Tyler Matzek, Rafael Montero, Bud Norris, Neil Ramirez, and Ryan Rua.

The Sidewinders released Bartolo Colon, Brandon Moss, Kristopher Negron, and Michael Saunders.

Monday, November 23, 2015


Today's transactions...

The Rhinos traded their 2nd and 4th round picks to the Warpigs for their 3rd round pick and a reserve.

The Buckeyes traded Jeremy Hellickson to the Warpigs for their 11th round pick.

The Warpigs released Jon Jay, Aaron Loup, and Anthony Varvaro.

The Buckeyes released Arismendy Alcantara, David Buchanan, Neftali Feliz, Kyle Kendrick, Jordan Lyles, Justin Masterson, Brandon McCarthy, and Brandon Morrow.

The FFTs released Hiroki Kuroda, Adam LaRoche, Tim Lincecum, Fernando Rodney, and Carlos Ruiz.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Schedule Suggestion

I think it's time we consider moving our end of season deadlines up a month.

If we moved our 162 game deadline to the START of October (maybe the first weekend of October... or to the same day as the end of MLB's regular season), we could play our playoffs in October, with early November being a fall back position. As it is now, we play at the end of November (with Thanksgiving limiting our options) and December is the fall back. In fact, this year the playoffs WILL take place in December.

When I typed this up a month or so ago, I was assuming our draft would be early to mid-March as usual. I'll leave the dates and numbers the same, but I've added a couple of notes to account for the late draft. Here's an example of what I'm thinking...

All deadlines would be the first Sunday of each month at 10:00PM Central time.

20 gms - April 3rd (This will of course be waived, as our draft is in April this year.)
40 gms - May 1st (As we are drafting much later than usual this year, Glenn will probably need to adjust this one.)
60 gms - June 5th
90 gms - July 3rd
120 gms - August 7th
140 gms - September 4th
162 gms - October 2nd

Final Stats due by the end of October.

This isn't all that different from the one now. Instead of the 1st of the month, the date is the first Sunday of each month. And this schedule adds an additional 5 games in the months of April, May, June, and July. The benefit of this tweaking is that we would end our regular season on October 2nd instead of October 31st.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Pigs and FFTs Trade again

The Warpigs traded Brock Holt and their 2nd and 3rd round picks in 2017 to the FFTs for Prince Fielder and Cory Spangenberg.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Warpigs and FFTs Trade

The FFTs traded Drew Pomeranz and Michael McKenry to the Warpigs for Cory Spangenberg, Joe Smith, Scott Van Slyke, Josh Rutledge, the Inmate 9th round pick and the Warpig 10th.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Better Late than Never

The 2014 NASOMA Yearbook has arrived! It is now on the home page of

Saturday, November 07, 2015

Wahoos and Buckeyes trade

The Buckeyes traded Brandon Crawford and a 5th to the Wahoos for Mark Appel, Ian Desmond, a 7th, a 10th, and a reserve.

Sunday, November 01, 2015

2015 NASOMA Playoff Brackets

Following a 20-sided die roll* to break the tie between the Wahoos and the Goofs, here are the brackets for the post season:

1st Round
Wahoos (6) at Zaps (3)
Goofs (5) at Sidewinders (4)

2nd Round
@ Warpigs (1)
@ Inmates (2)

* - With the blessing of the Commissioner, we conducted a 2-sided die tie breaker roll here at the Pigsty to determine which team was the 5 seed and which was the 6.The Goofs were on a FaceTime call and the Wahoos were in the room. The Goofs were "odd" and the Wahoos "even" based on the number of letters in their team names. The roll was 13, making the Goofs the winner and the #5 seed.

Next we need to determine the date for the playoffs so we can get the Snakes and Zaps on a plane.

Draft Order for the Non-Playoff Teams

1. Buckeyes 43-119
2. Killer Bees 59-103
3. FFTs 67-95
4. Rhinos 68-94
5. DVs 71-91
6. Mavs 72-90
7. Nads 83-79
8. Fungoes 83-79
9. Drillers 83-79
10. Tweeners 87-75

There was a 3-way tie for pick 7. The first tie-breaker was head-to-head among the three teams. The Drillers went 7-3 against the Fungoes and 5-5 against the Nads. The Fungoes went 8-6 against the Nads. By going 12-8 overall, the Drillers pick 9th. The Fungoes and Nads were both 11-13 overall, but the Fungoes went 8-6 against the Nads, so they will pick 8th. The Nads pick 7th.

Wahoos 9, Fungoes 1

I don't have any details yet, but the word is the Wahoos had a big day, eliminating both the Fungoes and the Tweeners.

Inmates 5, Rhinos 2

All games via netplay (thanks, PigMan!):
INMATES 9 – RHINOS 0 (Rhino Dome): Heaney, out of necessity, pitched a complete game, 17-hit loss. The Inmates hit five homers, including two by Jones. The Rhinos managed three total hits, all singles.
RHINOS 2 – INMATES 0 (Rhino Dome): In a tit-for tat move, the LDMF showed up to collect a meager four hits off of Chris Archer. Castro tatered on the first pitch in the bottom of the 1st for the only run the Horned Ones needed.
INMATES 3 – RHINOS 1 (Rhino Dome): Adam Jones third HR of the series gave the Inmates the lead in the 6th. Garza pitched a CG tough-luck loss for the Rhinos, who managed only two hits.
INMATES 7 – RHINOS 3 (Baptist Bowl): Adam Jones hit two more homers as the Inmate pitching staff held the Rhinos to only four hits. Ramos pitched four innings for the save.
INMATES 2 – RHINOS 1 (Baptist Bowl): A tight pitchers’ duel with both teams collecting six hits. A Ramirez tater in the 5th turned out to be the winning run for the Inmates.
RHINOS 4 – INMATES 2 (Baptist Bowl): Once again Archer pitched well enough to hold off the Inmate offense. Sanchez struck out six of the eight hitters he faced for the save.
INMATES 6 – RHINOS 5 (Baptist Bowl): The Inmates clinched their first ever 1st round playoff bye in a game that featured two grand slams, one by Gattis for the Inmates and one by Kemp for the Rhinos. The game-winner was a solo HR by Vargas in the 5th.

Warpigs and Sidewinders trade

The Sidewinders traded Jason Kipnis and Jhonny Peralta to the Warpigs for Yoenis Cespedes.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Final Weekend of the Regular Season

The 2015 NASOMA regular season wraps up tomorrow, and there's still some post season spots up in the air. The SuperGoofs have clinched a wild card spot.

The Inmates and Rhinos square off for their final 7 games.
If the Inmates win 5 or more, they get the #2 seed and a 1st round bye.
If the Inmates win 4, they tie the Zaps for the #2 seed.
If the win 3, they are the #3 seed.
If they win 2, they tie the Snakes for seed #3.
If they win 1 or none, they will be the #4 seed.

If the Zaps and Inmates tie, the two of them would play a 1-game playoff to decide which one is seed #2 (and gets a bye). The Zaps would be the home team based on a 6-4 season record against the Inmates.

If the Sidewinders and Inmates tie, there would be no game. The Inmates would be the #3 seed and the Snakes #4 due to the Inmates taking the season series 7-3.

The Fungoes and Wahoos play their last 10 tomorrow.
If the Fungoes win 7 or more, they are the #5 seed and the Goofs are #6.
If the Fungoes win 6, they and the Goofs tie for seeds #5 and #6.
If the Fungoes win 5, they and the Tweeners tie for seed #6, and the Goofs are #5
If the Fungoes win 3 or 4, the Goofs are #5 and the Tweeners are #6, and the Fungoes are out
If the Fungoes win 2, the Wahoos and Tweeners are tied for seed #6 (with the Goofs #5)
If the Fungoes win 1, the Wahoos and Goofs tie for seeds #5 and #6.
If the Fungoes win 0, the Wahoos are seed #5, and the Goofs are seed #6

A tie between the Goofs and Fungoes would not require a 1-game playoff. The Fungoes would be seed #5 and the Goofs #6 based on the Fungoes going 6-4 vs the Goofs this year.

A tie between the Fungoes and Tweeners would be for the #6 seed and would require a 1-game playoff. The two teams went 5-5 this year, so the next tie-breaker consideration is intra-division games, and the Fungoes would be the home team based on a 25-17 record in his division. (The Tweeners wint 19-23 in his division games.)

A tie between the Wahoos and Tweeners would also require a 1-game playoff. The Wahoos would be the home team based on their 6-4 record against the Tweeners.

A tie between the Wahoos and Goofs would not require a 1-game playoff. The two teams went 5-5 and both had 23-19 division records, so I assume a coin toss would determine which team was seed #5 and which team was seed #6.

Let the dice roll!

Tweeners 4, Rhinos 1

Gio Gonzalez tossed a complete game as the Tweeners defeated the Rhinos by the score of 8 to 3.
6/6/2015 - Tweeners 7 Rhinos 4
The Tweeners erupted with the game winning runs in the top of the 8th inning off Kenley Jansen plating 2 runs on 2 base hits.  George Springer led off by drawing a walk.  Nolan Arenado then reached on an error by Joey Votto.  Adam Lind then slapped a single.  Yan Gomes struck out and Zack Cozart came up to bat and banged out a single.  Michael Bourn ended the rally by grounding into a double play. The winning pitcher was Sonny Gray who allowed 4 runs in 7 innings and Santiago Casilla earned the save.  Kenley Jansen was the loser in relief.

8/12/2015 - Tweeners 5 Rhinos 4

One run was the difference at The Rhino Reserve as the Tweeners defeated the Rhinos 5 to 4. The Tweeners had 2 runs cross the plate in the top of the 6th inning with the help of 3 hits.  It was enough for the Tweeners to earn the victory.  The Rhinos threatened in the 9th but Santiago Casilla came in and was able to put down the rally. Felix Hernandez allowed 2 runs in 7 innings and picked up the victory. Santiago Casilla got the save.  Tim Hudson was the loser.
8/13/2015 Rhinos 7 Tweeners 2
Wilmer Flores hit 2 doubles and Matt Kemp and Carlos Gomez homered at The Rhino Reserve where the Rhinos beat the Tweeners by the score of 7 to 2. Chris Archer pitched a solid game, surrendering 8 hits and 2 walks over 8 innings.  Madison Bumgarner suffered the loss.
Gio Gonzalez dominated striking out 11 Rhino batters and George Springer jacked one out of the ball yard and had 3 RBI as the Tweeners beat the Rhinos by a score of 9 to 2.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Tweeners 5, Rhinos 0

With 12 games left (10 vs. Rhinos and 2 at the Bee Hive) it appears necessary that we go 11-1 and catch the Goofs to have a shot at the playoffs.  We do our part wrapping up the home schedule by sweeping the Rhinos.  And this just in – a split of the 2 games with the Bees.  Send me another sweep, Colonel.
4/22 – Tweeners 2, Rhinos 0.  A 4-hit shutout for Kuma.  Tweeners score on a Gomes SF and a Vogt HR.  Complete game loss for Tim Hudson.
4/23 – Tweeners 4, Rhinos 1.  Felix improves to 18-8, S – Casilla (29), L – Archer.  Rhinos just 3 hits this time, and Tweeners only 5, but the big blow was a Nellie Cruz 3-run bomb (38).
7/5 – Tweeners 5, Rhinos 0.  Another Kuma shutout, this time with some help from Quack&theDuke.  Hudson the loser again.  Homers for Saunders and Blanco, Panda goes 4-4 (I’ll miss that next year).
7/6 – Tweeners 5, Rhinos 4.  Rasmus wins in relief of Felix, S – Casilla.  We trailed going to the bottom of the 8th, but Avisail Garcia tagged Roenis Elias with a clutch 3-run blast.
7/7 – Tweeners 2, Rhinos 1.  At The Hoover Dome, the NORM fans witnessed a great pitcher's duel.  Sonny
Gray(12-10) finally bested his JOSE opposite, Matt Garza(1-1), by the score
of 2 to 1.
NORM scored 2 runs in the decisive bottom of the 2nd inning with the help of 4
Hits, including a Nelson Cruz solo home run.  That early scoring held up.  The pitchers took over after the 2nd
inning as neither team was able to score again. 
Zach Duke earned the save, his 9th.  Garza took the loss.  He surrendered 6
hits and 1 walk in 8 innings.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Inmates 4, Mavs 1

The Inmates took 4 out of 5 at the Rastadome.

June 23rd:  The Inmates drive the getaway truck straight to the Rastadome.  Taking the mound for the Inmates in the first game is convicted Ponzi scheme baron and curveballer (I don’t know which is worse) Colin McHugh against clean living Jason Hamel.  Both pitchers mow through the first six innings.  In the top of the seventh the Mavs decide to let Hammels pitch to Rizzo and then go to a right handed reliever.  We still get to do that but only after Rizzo homers.  Meanwhile with a one run lead, the Inmates go to convicted Meth Lab cooker Justin Grimm.  Jessica Hahn has a bad hair day in the top of the eighth and gives up an insurance run.  The Inmates go to convicted polygamist Pat Neshek to save it.  One double and two infield hits later and Neshek is heading to the showers and looking for the tunnel from the clubhouse to Betty’s  Brothel.  The Inmates go to Neil Ramirez – surely there is something better than that in the pen.  The Inmates have placed undue faith in the Mavs and authorized them to override Hal’s foolishness.  This is despite the Mavs starting Chris Davis at third most of the year (slash line of .123/.343.226 with 21 errors).  Ramirez against Bryce Harper with the game on the line and not much on the bench is foolishness.  Sure enough convicted statutory rapist JP Howell is on the bench for the Inmates.  In comes Howell.  The Mavs make the only move they really can and bring in Country Breakfast who hits into an alarming amount of double plays (16% chance here).  And sure enough it is a 3-2 lomax.  Inmates win 3-2.  Rizzo wins the Betty’s Brothel Blow of the Game for his solo homer and McHugh gets the Grumpy’s Bail Bonds Player of the game giving up four hits and striking out six.  I never could hit curves.  And if you are wondering, Harper singles on 3-2 against a righty (lomax against a lefty).
June 24th:  Homer Allowed Bailey against Alfredo Simon who was unjustly incarcerated for shooting the guy next to him who pulled up playing his music so loud that his truck shook.  There is a little known provision on the books that makes that illegal. The Mavs however know better and will honor Alfredo as an American hero in the bottom of the fourth.  Homer allows a three run ballpark tater to Rizzo in the top of the first.  Michael Morse doubled and Marcel Ozuna homered (both off the pitcher’s card) in the bottom of the fourth causing a few of the less drunk Mav fans to wake up.  When Howie Kendrick followed a batter later with a home run off of his card the fans went wild – and Mav fans unlike Blue Jay fans know the value of a full beer can so there was no littering.  The Mavs go to Carlos King Carrasco and he shuts down the Inmates in the top of the sixth.  In the bottom of the sixth with two on and two out the Inmates bring in reverse righty Justin Grimm and the Mavs counter with Country Breakfast.  Fly out.  Oh no, Jackie F. Bradley is going into the game.  In the top of the seventh a Carrasco error leads to two unearned runs.  Meanwhile Justin Grimm keeps the Mavs in check.  Rizzo adds yet another homer in the 8th and Neshek shuts the Mavs out.  Inmates 6-3.  Rizzo, the rat bastard, wins the Grumpy’s Bail Bonds Player of the Game going yard twice and driving in four runs.
June 25th:  Convicted Zoophile Bud Norris takes the mound against Clay Buchholz.  The Mavs take their first lead of the series with a two out stolen base by Justin Upton followed by a Michael Morse single.  Beers all around in the ballpark – a lead.  Unfortunately, two HBP’s and a single in the top of the sixth results in a tie. The Mav fans go on drinking.  In the top of the seventh two singles and a bunt hit squeeze play and the Mavs are down one.  The Mavs drink even more heavily.  In the top of the eighth a walk, Elvis error, walk and bases clearing triple.  The Mav fans begin freebasing.  In the ninth the Rat Bastard Rizzo adds his fourth homer of the series.  The Inmates win 6-1.  Josh Reddick wins the Grumpy’s Bail Bonds Player of the Game going 2-4 with three RBI’s.
August 30th:  Mercifully there are only two games left.  Convicted Racketeer and Cartel Leader Jose Quintana vs. Yovanni Gallardo.  A Vargas two run homer in the top of the first gives the Inmates yet another lead.  A Lucroy (??) triple followed by a Wong groundball cuts the lead in half in the bottom of the first.  Lucroy leads off the fourth with his 61st double.  Wong moves him to third with a grounder and Upton hits a sacrifice fly.  Tie game!!  Tequila flows in the stands.  And then a miracle occurs.  Ozuna doubles.  Castellanos walks and Marte makes a three base error.  A Mav lead!!!  Hide the women and children (always a good idea at a Mav game), bedlam breaks out.  Michael Morse hits a homer.  The stands look like back stage at a Motley Crue concert in the 80’s.  Two more errors lead to a total of seven unearned runs (the Inmates were heard to holler “fuck me”).  The Mavs bring on Greg Holland to get five outs.  He can’t do it but Jessica Hahn can and the Mavs win 9-5.  The Grumpy’s Bail Bonds Player of the Game goes to Lucroy for his double and triple.
August 31st:  Ponzi scheme baron Colin McHugh vs. Jason Hammel.  A single and two base error by Rusney Castillo (3e14 such things will happen) leads to an early Inmate lead. Surprise.  Carlos King Carrasco comes in to give up four unearned runs in the top of the sixth.  The Mavs need to fire their dope smoking groundskeeper.  This is twelve unearned runs in the last two games.  The Inmates give up one meaningless run and win going away 5-1.  Josh Reddick wins the Grumpy’s Bail Bonds Player of the Game with another 2-4 three RBI performance

Inmates 3, Mavs 2

All games at the Baptist Bowl via HAL and CM.
MAVS 2 – INMATES 0: A Bryce Harper solo HR in the 2nd was all the Mav pitching staff needed to shut down the LDMF. Norris wasted a decent start as the Dickless Chicken Gang managed only three hits.
INMATES 5 – MAVS 4 (10 innings): Gallardo went the distance in a great performance for the Mavs because HAL forgot how to find the Mav bullpen. A seesaw battle, with Martinez’s three-run tater in the last of the 5th propelling (?!) the game into extra innings. Marte’s lead-off blast in the 10th won it for the Inmates.
OZUNA 3 – INMATES 0: Ex-Inmate Ozuna drove in all three Mav runs with a two-run spud and a SAC fly to ruin another decent start by an Inmate pitcher (Quintana). The highlight of the game for the LDMF was a light bulb in the second deck women’s restroom burning out.
INMATES 6 – MAVS 2: Reddick hit two HRs and Martinez added a two-run shot of his own in a game the Mavs were never really in. Salazar tossed a CG for the victory.
INMATES 4 – MAVS 3: The series’ prophylactic match saw solo taters by Upton, Davis, Rizzo, and Escobar, but the game winning hit was a double by Vargas in the 6th. 158 stalwart Inmate fans braved the threat of mediocrity to see the Inmates win.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Regular Season Winding Down

There is finally a light at the end of the regular season tunnel. Even though 3 of the division champs have been crowned, almost none of the playoff seeds have been determined.

This is where we stand:
  • The Pigs will have the #1 seed and a first round bye.
  • The Zaps will either be the #2 or #3 seed.
  • The Snakes will either be the #3 or #4 seed. They cannot get a bye, but according to the Snakeman, "Playing the Wahoos or Goofs is like getting a bye."
  • The Inmates' magic number over the Fungoes to win the HWD is 6, and with 17 games to go, they could be anything from the #2 seed to out of the playoffs. Best bet is the Inmates with the #2 or #3 seed. The Inmates need to go 9-8 to finish ahead of the Sidewinders, and 12-5 to beat the Zaps and get the first round bye. The Inmates have to the head-to-head tie-breaker advantage with the Snakes, but not with the Zaps.
  • The Fungoes could still win the HWD, but is more realistically fighting for a playoff spot.
  • The Goofs's regular season is completed with 88 wins. The Goofs are probably headed toward a 5-6 seed, but could still mathematically be left out in the cold.
  • The Wahoos have 20 games remaining and need to go 15-5 to catch the Goofs. The good news for the Hoos is that 10 of those 20 remaining games are head to head with the Fungoes, the other team he is chasing.
  • The Tweeners have 12 games to play and could still challenge for a spot in the post season.
  • The Drillers need the Wahoos to go 10-0 vs the Fungoes and 0-10 vs the Mavs or they are done.
  • Nads... see Drillers. Not mathematically eliminated, but it would take some weird shit.

Games remaining:
  • Wahoos (20) - 10 each with the Mavs and the Fungoes
  • Mavs (20) - 10 each with the Wahoos and the Inmates
  • Inmates (17) - 10 with the Mavs and 7 with the Rhinos
  • Rhinos (17) - 10 with the Tweeners and 7 with the Inmates
  • Tweeners (12) - 10 with the Rhinos and 2 with the Bees
  • Fungoes (10) - 10 with the Wahoos
  • Bees (7) - 5 with the Nads and 2 with the Tweeners
  • Nads (5) - 5 with the Bees

Inmates 1, Wahoos 1

Inmates and Wahoos split their remaining two games via netplay at the Baptist Bowl.
Inmates 2 – Wahoos 1: An old-fashioned pitcher’s duel. Wahoos threatened in the 9th, loading the bases with one out after scoring a run. Neshek got Blanks to hit into the 6-2-3 DP with the infield in to end the game. Jones tatered for the Beakless Chicken Gang.
Wahoos 7 – Inmates 3: Wahoos owned this from the start. Jones and Reddick homered for the LDMF, but no other offense or pitching existed. Davis and Norris both hit HRs for the Screaming Featherheads.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Congrats Goofs

The SuperGoofs won the Extra Reserve Pick with a whopping 10 points. Boy, did we all suck this year! Last year, the Rhinos won with 20 points, and we thought THAT was sad.

The FFTs were the last team eliminated. The Tweeners and Inmates tied for 2nd with 9 points.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Extra Reserve Contest

Down to 2.

The win this afternoon by the Blue Jays eliminated the Tweeners. Then the win tonight by the Royals took out the Inmates.

The FFTs are still alive. If the Dodgers win game 5 against the Mets, and then beat the Cubs, the FFTs win. Otherwise, your contest winner will be the SuperGoofs.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Extra Reserve Pick Contest

The Cubs' win over the Cardinals gets us down to 4 teams...

The FFTs win if the Dodgers win the NL pennant. If LA loses before the World Series, the FFTs are done.

The Goofeyes need the Royals to win game 5 against the Astros, and the Dodgers to lose to either the Mets or the Cubs.

The Inmates need the Blue Jays to win game 5 against the Rangers, the Royals to lose to the Astros, and the Dodgers to fall short of the World Series.

The Tweeners need the Dodgers, Royals, and Blue Jays to all lose.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Wahoos and Killer Bees Trade

The Wahoos traded Jordan Zimmermann, Alejandro De Aza, their 5th, and a reserve to the Killer Bees for Curtis Granderson, Jeurys Familia, and their 2nd.

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Warpigs and Killer Bees Trade

The Killer Bees traded Jake Diekman to the Warpigs for the Bee 10th round pick.

Draft Weekend Availability

Here's an image of the spreadsheet the FFTs sent out. Please let him know which weekends are good/bad for you so he can fill in the blanks.


Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Extra Reserve Contest - And Then There Were Six

The Cub win over the Pirates eliminated the Mavs from contention and put the Tweeners in first place by themselves. The DVs vaulted into 2nd. They are technically tied with the Buckeyes, who are already eliminated because they cannot finish ahead of the Tweeners.

The bad news for the Tweeners is the American League. If the Royals beat the Astros or the Blue Jays beat the Rangers, the Tweeners are eliminated. A Royals win would also eliminate the Inmates. A Royal loss to Houston would eliminate the Goofs.

If the Cubs beat the Cardinals, the Pigs and DVs are done. If the Dodgers lose to the Mets... well, for sure the FFTs would be out.

And if this comes down to Cubs vs Mets in the NL, and Rangers vs Astros in the AL, the winner will already be set... and it will be the Tweeners with a whopping 9 points. Best of all, he'll be able to credit his victory to his faith in... the Yankees.

Monday, October 05, 2015

FFTs and Tweeners Trade

The Tweeners traded Gio Gonzalez to the FFTs for their 5th round pick.

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Extra Reserve Contest Update (The Bye Bye Angels version)

I gotta say, it was very satisfying to turn all the Angel picks to red.

The Killer Bees join the group of eliminated teams, leaving 7 still alive.

It's complicated, but here's what each remaining team needs to happen (I think) to get the win...

  • The FFTs win if the Dodgers win the World Series. They also win if the Dodgers just GET to the WS as long as the Cubs beat the Pirates or the Rangers beat the Blue Jays.
  • The Warpigs win if the Cardinals just make it to the World Series.
  • The Inmates win if the Pirates beat the Cubs, the Jays beat the Rangers, and the Dodgers beat the Mets as long as the Dodgers then lose to somebody other than the Cardinals in the NLCS.
  • The Mavs win under the same circumstances as the Inmates (above) except they need the Rangers to beat the Blue Jays. The Mavs didn't pick the Rangers, but a Blue Jay loss allows the Mavs to be tied with the Inmates, and the Mavs hold the tie-breaker between the 2 of them.
  • The Goofs can win if the Royals beat Hou/NYY and the Dodgers beat the Mets, as long as the Dodgers then lose to somebody other than the Cardinals.
  • The Tweeners win if the Cubs beat the Pirates and the Dodgers beat the Mets, as long as the Dodgers then lose to somebody other than the Cardinals.
  • The DVs need the Cubs to beat the Pirates, the Cardinals beat the Cubs, then the Cardinals lose to the Mets (not the Dodgers).
If neither the Cardinals nor the Dodgers make it to the NLCS... well... the FFTs, Pigs, and DVs are all out. The Inmates would win with wins by both Toronto and Pittsburg (over the Cubs). The Goofs could win with a KC win over Hou/NYY and a Blue Jay loss to Texas. The Tweeners would win with a Cubs win over the Pirates and all of the home teams losing in the Division Series. The Mavs would win if the Pirates beat the Cubs and all the home teams lose in the DS.

I think.