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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 9:52 pm 
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Position Specialization:

Improve a players ability to play one position by taking away his ability to play others by spending PP's.

What it Costs:
1) A GM will spend 20 PP to use this reward, and can only use this reward on one player per season.

Who is Eligible:
1) Any position player who is 28 years of age or younger, and who has no MBBA experience, and who has multiple position ability already established.
2) This player must not have had any specialization previously in his career.

How it Works:
1) You can improve one Position Rating by removing points from another already established position.
2) To improve the Position Rating on the selected position by 10 points on the internal 1-250 scale, you must take 50 points on the internal 1-250 scale away from another position.
3) You may only improve ONE position.
4) You may not improve a position higher than "15" on the 1-20 scale..
5) You may not reduce a currently established position below "2" on the 1-20 scale.
6) You may only improve positions that are LEFT on the Defensive Spectrum, as follows:
First Base, Left Field, Right Field, Third Base, Center Field, Second Baseman, Shortstop, Catcher

Example:
1) "Jim Fielder" is currently rated "12" at Shortstop, "10" at Second Base, "5" at Left Field, "8" at First Base, and "8" at Third Base.
2) GM decides to spend 20 PP to specialize him as a left fielder.
3) All of his established positions are RIGHT of Left Field except for First Base, so his points for First Base cannot be used here.
4) GM decides to take 6 points away from Third Base position rating and 4 points away from Second Base position= 10 points.
5) Those 10 points are divided by 5 to equal 2 points that will be applied to his current Left Field rating.
6) New Ratings= "12" at Shortstop, "6" at Second Base, "7" at Left Field, "8" at First Base, and "3" at Third Base. (estimated, may be slightly different as mathematical equations are done on the internal 1-250 scale).

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:54 am 
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As the math doesn't always translate exactly from what I need to do on the internal 1-250 scale to the 1-10/1-20 scales, I've edited the top post to more accurately reflect what I do to make these adjustments.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:27 pm 
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So....

This reward has never been used if my search criteria was right. Only twice has it even been attempted and both times, incorrectly.

Has there ever been any thought in allowing major league players to be included in this, and/or removing the age limit? I understand not wanting to make anything too powerful, but this simply allows a team to transition an aging vet to a better position without having to suffer through him being an absolute hack for the first 1/3 of the season (see Benjamin Franklin Pearce). I don't have anyone in mind for my team this year, but would seem that this might be a viable award if opened up.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:26 pm 
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Post your suggestion in League Polls- let's see what the people say.

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So, Tyler asked about this last season and Matt you told him to post a poll, but it never happened. I'd like to second the idea of looking at it again. I agree with removing the age restriction, so you can say move an aging CF to a corner or a SS to 3rd or whatever. So how about this proposal? I'll make a poll if you want.

Any player is eligible. The reward can only be used to move "down" either the OF or IF spectrum. It can't be used to put an OF in the IF or vice versa. You can only use it if a player has a rating at the new position of 3 or less, and they have to be 6 or higher in the position they are already at. The reward is to use 0-40 PP to get a player 0-40 points of experience on the internal slider at an eligible position as described above.

The idea is that a former CF of SS SHOULD be able to play the other positions either in the OF or IF, respectively with at least some proficiency. So if you have an OF with a 7 rating in center, but no rating in RF and a 1 in LF, you can get a jump start on transitioning him and maybe get another point or two of defense at the position in spring training.

This sounds powerful, but the limit of having to have a 3 or lower rating at the position you are transferring to would limit it somewhat, and I think it helps patch a problem OOTP has with realism in its defensive ratings. A competent (which is why we said at least 6) defender at a premium position SHOULD be able to play at at least a slightly below replacement level at other similar positions.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:43 am 
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I'm fine with that- can you Ping: Commish with the exact changes I need to make and where (Constitution, PP Forum, or both)

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:47 am 
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Sure

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recte44 wrote:
Post your suggestion in League Polls- let's see what the people say.

Somehow I missed this, I'm working on a poll to be put up later today.

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Tyler - What do you think of what I just put up? I think it serves the purpose well. Matt seems okay with it.

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Totally fine with me. I would give the caveat that outfielders could become first basemen if they wanted but not another position.


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