Here are the final standings in the race for the Commissioner's Trophy. Congratulations, Green Monsters! These are basically the roto-standings for games played since the All
Star Break, through the end of the season. The Commissioner's Trophy was created as an incentive to teams to stay in the race in the second half of the season. The Trophy (and $120 prize) is awarded
to the team with the best post-ASG performance that nonetheless fails to finish in the money.
Please note: All the numbers you see above were calculated by hand. I entered the numbers for each team each week myself into a spreadsheet, sometimes hastily, so it's possible there are errors. If anyone would like to check my work and/or data entry, I'd certainly appreciate it. You can review the entire sheet here.
It's the start of a new season, and the 26th season in LTBNL history. We are all set for Saturday, April 4 at Josh's house in Lebanon. Plan on arriving about 9:45 and starting the
Auction at 10:00 a.m. EDT. We need to start right on time this year, as the Sol Train will be phoning in from the Dominican for the first few rounds before boarding a
UPDATES: First and most important, we have pushed the start time of the Auction up half an hour, to 10:00 a.m. We've done this to attempt to accommodate Scott, and we now have a plan in place for Scott to bid by sealed email if that becomes necessary later in the Auction. See below.
ERRORS on BIG SHEET: Just realized that I left the Wonders' outfield off the Big Sheet somehow. Please add Charlie Blackmon 2X, Carl Crawford 23X, and Ben Revere 23B. Sorry!
Everyone should have received an updated tally of what they owe from Steve. Here is the updated LTBNL Financial Report. Please be prepared to settle up at the Auction. Huge thanks to Steve for pulling this together.
The Big Sheet 2015 Teams are listed, as usual, in Reserve Draft Order. Those of you who are using Merv or some other software for the Auction may want to adjust the order of teams in the software to make it easier to keep of money and such. If anyone's contact info has changed, please let the League Office know so that we can update the Big Sheet. The most recent update was made on 4/2 at about 3:30 pm. The Fever moved Dilson Herrera from active to reserve (he has rookie status and has not been on an active LTBNL roster in the past). Please note that a few other frozen players have been demoted to the minors and are expected to be moved from active to reserve by their respective teams on Saturday morning (assuming they're still in the minors). They're highlighted in yellow on the Big Sheet. There may be others.
Please let me know if you find any errors on the Big Sheet or on the OnRoto site.
We can discuss at the Auction, but barring any major objections, plan on Tuesday evening April 7 for the Reserve Draft.
I am going to propose that, for the first time ever, we open up trading immediately after the Auction is over. I'd propose we allow teams to trade players and draft picks up until, say, an hour before the Reserve Draft. The only caveat would be that every team would still need to have a legal active roster by the start of the Sunday night game between the Cubs and Cardinals, and before first pitch on Opening Day (and any other day's games for that matter, as we do already). What does everyone think? We can vote on it right before the Auction.
Are there any other rules tweaks that anyone plans to propose?