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- SuperDude [07724916] Tue, Oct 01, 2019, 18:18

As much as the 2018 offseason may be the outlier (given Greggo / Lyman's additions in late September and the teams they inherited needing significant overhauls), it is possible that G20 has evolved into an almost 12-month cycle, where the offseason needs it's own thread. So here we are.

With most of 2019's administration already done (save for lotteries), I am opening this thread for offseason business:

- Rule discussion
- Rule proposals
- Rule votes
- Trade talk / trade commercials

....AND, even though we are literally just about to play the first Wild Card game here on October 1st, given the incredible activity of the 2018 offseason, while the 2019 season is fresh in all of our minds, I want a roll call of teams that are fully and completely dedicated to not only returning for 2020 but to be active in league business, league discussions and trade activity!

Please consider this before committing. I would rather replace unsure teams early in the offseason so any incoming managers can truly put their own stamps on their teams. This was so wildly successful last year that I am implementing a commitment roll call on an annual basis.

Make your pledge on the metaphorical bible (or whichever religious text you prefer) here and now.

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      Thu, Feb 06, 2020, 15:19
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      Thu, Feb 06, 2020, 15:37
I don't know... maybe i back out...

      ID: 07724916
      Thu, Feb 06, 2020, 17:01
HUGE! Congrats guys. Thank goodness a 3rd member of the Trade Committee was not involved!! ;)
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      Thu, Feb 06, 2020, 20:47
I feel left out. Who's up for a 20-team trade?
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      Thu, Feb 06, 2020, 20:58
Prospect pick 1.4 is available. If you see the value in this pick (it's pretty easy to imagine which four players will go with the first four picks), then shoot me an offer. Not looking for any one thing in particular, but would be open to trading the pick if the right offer comes my way.
404Blue Hen
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      Fri, Feb 07, 2020, 14:34
In addition to Verdugo, Iím looking for a home for Dee Gordon. Rotowire recently updated his projection to 31 steals. If youíre contending, and short on steals, 31 from a middle infielder would be huge. Just looking for a p pick- let me know.
      ID: 161118314
      Sun, Feb 09, 2020, 11:00
the trade in 396 is approved, but only if the voting members of the trade committee get to pick one player each from the deal.

      ID: 561143213
      Sun, Feb 09, 2020, 14:08
Robbie Ray, Mike Minor, and Lance McCullers are all available - looking for p picks or 2021 supplemental picks in return.

In addition, I'm willing to swap my 2020 supplemental picks (4.09, 5.06, 5.17, 6.09, 6.19) for 2021 supplemental picks. This can be in combination with the pitchers above as well.

Let me know if you're interested!

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      Sun, Feb 09, 2020, 18:43
Hello all. I've enjoyed watching the action so far, but as you may have noticed, I've folded every hand and stayed out of early trades. ATTN new managers: There is prevailing belief in this league that you need to have your keepers set by January. Don't believe the hype! The panic-inducing "You're gonna miss out!" fears are pure propaganda. Keeper deadline is March.

For those who haven't spent all of their off-season budget, you are in luck! Fosten's Wacky Waiving Inflatable Flailing Arm Tube Man Sales are returning! To save all of you some time, I have decided to write up several reasons why you DO NOT want my players. Hopefully, we can get this out of the way now and speed up negotiations!

- Paul Goldschmidt - Washed up. This guy was supposed to put up MVP numbers last year and didn't. If you take away the two-week hot streak he put together mid-summer, he's similar to any other 1B you can get in the 17th round. Save your money and go with CJ Cron.
- DJ LeMaiheu - A fluke. Coors-assisted numbers. Yankees-assisted numbers. When is this guy going to play for a real team like Miami? Then we'll see what he can do.
- Zack Wheeler - No longer Amazin'. Tell me if you've heard this one before. Player signs with Philadelphia. Player sucks. Repeat.

B+ Hitters
- Scott Kingery - Some would rank him in the top 100. Some would say that he strikes out too much and the Phillies don't have a running game. You're probably that guy.
- Mallex Smith - Is Billy Hamilton even ranked in the top 600 this year? Fosten is the only manager who values steals. What a dork.
- Justin Upton - Bum knees and bum toes. I thought he retired?

B+ Pitchers
- Yonny Chirinos - The catcher?
- Brusdar Graterol - NOT the future ace of the Boston Red Sox.
- Griffin Canning - NOT the future ace of the Mike Trout/Anthony Rendon team.

My schedule is fairly busy over the next two weeks, so expect me to respond to trade inquires at a leisurely pace. I enjoy trading with friendly managers, I prefer chatting about something other than baseball, and I'm more interested in philosophy than statistics. Be mindful that I am seeking to complete trades sometime around late-February/early-March, so there is no need to rush. If this sounds like something you'd be in to, let's Netflix and chill. Peace yo.
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      Mon, Feb 10, 2020, 11:11


Alex Kirilloff
Brent Honeywell


Carter Kieboom
409Matt G
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      Mon, Feb 10, 2020, 11:25
RE 408


      ID: 39230821
      Mon, Feb 10, 2020, 18:44
408 is approved, congrats
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      Tue, Feb 11, 2020, 13:27
Happy pitchers and catchers day!

Iím looking to add a keeper if there any impactful players available. Willing to work with you on what you want in return.
      ID: 14143919
      Tue, Feb 11, 2020, 22:50
begin a new quest for a long term SS. Some of the chips I could piece together... speed important to me for this slot.

Brendan Rodgers, 2B, COL (prospect, 10th likely)
Casey Mize, SP, Det (prospect, 10th likely)
Ketel Marte, 2B/OF, AZ
Whit Merrifled, 2B/OF, KC
Carlos Carrasco, SP, CLE
Hector Neris, CP, PHI
Ryan Yarbrough, SP, TB
Luke Weaver, SP, AZ
Ross Stripling, SP, trade
Supp pick 1.07
      ID: 07724916
      Fri, Feb 14, 2020, 11:32
Proposed 2020 Deadlines:

- Keepers due Monday March 9th, Noon ET
- Prospect keepers due Tuesday March 10th, Noon ET
- Prospect draft starts Wednesday March 11th, Noon ET
- Supplemental draft opens Saturday March 14th*
- Supplemental draft clock starts Sunday March 15th, Noon ET*

*I am going to roll with the above schedule. However, given the 2 additional rounds in the prospect draft, we may have to adjust the start of the Supplemental Draft to accommodate.
414Blue Hen
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      Fri, Feb 14, 2020, 11:51
Does anyone have a link to the draft grids?
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      Fri, Feb 14, 2020, 11:58
Links are on the header of this thread.
416Blue Hen
      ID: 410452818
      Fri, Feb 14, 2020, 14:52
Looking to trade away 2020 picks for 2021 picks from you.
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      Sat, Feb 15, 2020, 15:47
I'm game.
418Jon Dowd
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      Sun, Feb 16, 2020, 18:13
Looking to upgrade my middle infield/1B and have Giancarlo Stanton and Kirby Yates on the block ready to find a new home.
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      Sun, Feb 16, 2020, 20:14
Is there a trade that needs to be posted?
420Blue Hen
      ID: 410452818
      Sun, Feb 16, 2020, 20:17
Trade Announcement

BH receives:
Robbie Ray

Donkey Kong receives:
Alex Verdugo
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      Sun, Feb 16, 2020, 21:14
      ID: 39230821
      Mon, Feb 17, 2020, 15:40
420 is approved (insert weed joke), congrats
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      Tue, Feb 18, 2020, 10:12
Open to dealing one of my Prospect picks (I believe I have 1,2,2,3,4,5; and probably wouldnít trade the 1) if someone takes it with Michael Brantley for an upgrade.
424 WG
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      Tue, Feb 18, 2020, 14:20
Also looking to move Zack Greinke if anyone is in win now.
      ID: 14143919
      Wed, Feb 19, 2020, 13:22
Dowd gets

GO gets
Giancarlo Stanton
426Jon Dowd
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      Wed, Feb 19, 2020, 13:23
427Jon Dowd
      ID: 26119214
      Wed, Feb 19, 2020, 15:09
Add German Marquez to the list of available players from Jon Dowd. German and Kirby Yates, officially on the block.
      ID: 39230821
      Wed, Feb 19, 2020, 17:54
425 is approved, congrats
429 WG
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      Wed, Feb 19, 2020, 21:04
2020 p3 + 2021 p1 on the block, looking for an upgrade on a keeper. Can also add (P) George Valera.
      ID: 39230821
      Thu, Feb 20, 2020, 15:55
Young SP available for pick upgrades in either draft

Jose Urquidy - got a World Series start and the Astros pitching coach is saying heís all but cemented the 4th SP spot. I canít think of a more trustworthy person than an Astro coach. Rankings and projections havenít caught up to the fact heís a full time rotation guy with pristine Command

Spencer Howard/Ian Anderson- likely to go early in the prospect draft. Held on the MLB roster and will be in the bigs this year. I remember posting/trading Shane Bieber and Chris Paddack for a supplemental pick last offseason and it TOTALLY was a great idea for me *facepalm*

You can find me in your junk mail folder
      ID: 07724916
      Thu, Feb 20, 2020, 18:20
You can find me in your junk mail folder

....that is much better than my inquiries, which are usually blocked! ;)
432 Tree
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      Thu, Feb 20, 2020, 19:02
i've still got some young players i'm considering moving - mostly looking for picks at this point, but not opposed to the right deal.

Luis Urias
Miguel Andujar
Bryan Reynolds
Austin Hays
Sal Perez (not that young anymore, but still a top notch catcher)
Pablo Lopez
Corbin Burnes

most of these guys are on various break out / bounceback lists.
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      Fri, Feb 21, 2020, 11:38
Shameless plug for Happy Baseball - Looking for Owners. Need to replace some departing managers.
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      Fri, Feb 21, 2020, 19:00
Trade announcement.

Tree trades
Miguel Andujar
Supp pick 3.06
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      Sat, Feb 22, 2020, 09:48
deal also includes my p10.01 in return.
      ID: 39230821
      Sat, Feb 22, 2020, 10:24
10th round prospect pick, noted
      ID: 161118314
      Sat, Feb 22, 2020, 13:04
lol s10.01 i hadn't had coffee yet.
438 Gregg Curry
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      Sat, Feb 22, 2020, 14:35
      ID: 39230821
      Sat, Feb 22, 2020, 15:28
434/435 approved, congrats
      ID: 07724916
      Sun, Feb 23, 2020, 11:29
AND HERE WE GO! Keepers are due two weeks from tomorrow!

- Keepers due Monday March 9th, Noon ET
- Prospect keepers due Tuesday March 10th, Noon ET
- Prospect draft starts Wednesday March 11th, Noon ET
- Supplemental draft opens Saturday March 14th*
- Supplemental draft clock starts Sunday March 15th, Noon ET*

*I am going to roll with the above schedule. However, given the 2 additional rounds in the prospect draft, we may have to adjust the start of the Supplemental Draft to accommodate.

I am assigning each and every manager the task of auditing there own Supplemental and Prospect picks. I diligently track things but I am doing the work of the entire league (and a very active league at that) and I have oversights and make mistakes. I do not have the capacity to audit 2 years of trades for 20 teams.

As such, I am tasking each and every manager to audit their own picks, and to do so by Monday March 3rd, 12:00pm ET. Things are going to get hot-and-heavy after that and I just want to avoid any last minute hiccups with picks and pick order. I am going to have to enter in the entire draft into Draftime round by round so I want it accurate the first time. Each manager doing it for their own set of picks will be more efficient than me trying to do it for all 20.

We have 3 new managers who will probably have a lot of questions. Please do not be shy, in particular regarding the prospect draft, '10th keeper' rules and keeper restrictions. It is too important for you not to be completely fluent in the nuances so speak up publicly or privately.

The Champ is here and ready to defend the title! Come knock me off!
441Blue Hen
      ID: 410452818
      Sun, Feb 23, 2020, 13:23
Looking to upgrade my last keeper slot. Right now itís between Edwin Encarnacion, Joey Votto, Ken Giles, and Robbie Ray for the last two slots. So either combining those four to upgrade two, or trading one or more for picks is on the table. Prefer P picks to S picks. Letís talk.
      ID: 39230821
      Sun, Feb 23, 2020, 16:17
Trade Announcement

Greggo Receives
Jose Urquidy, SP, HOU

Thumper Receives
P 3.17
443 Gregg Curry
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      Sun, Feb 23, 2020, 16:22
444 Gregg Curry
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      Sun, Feb 23, 2020, 16:35
Roman's trade Tony Gonsolin to make room for Gonsolin
445 Gregg Curry
      ID: 38855205
      Mon, Feb 24, 2020, 01:16
Correction. Roman's trade Gonsolin to make room for Urquidy
      ID: 39230821
      Mon, Feb 24, 2020, 13:55
Another rule change I remembered from last year- I think ď10th keepersĒ should be allowed to be placed on the IL, not just MLB Keepers
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      Mon, Feb 24, 2020, 15:41
Something weird happened with this thread. It's now called '1' and has 1,582,528,693 replies.
      ID: 07724916
      Mon, Feb 24, 2020, 17:32
I thought we were a chatty group, but this is ridiculous.

It was kind of time to transition to a preseason thread anyway. Hopefully Guru can add links to our Constitution and Draft Grids in short order. But please move all discussions to the new Preseason Thread.

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