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.