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by Ted
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: League Chatter
Topic: Schmidt Resigns
Replies: 64
Views: 522

Re: Schmidt Resigns

I mean, look at how ridiculous this is. I'm arguing in a thread about the reasons I have for leaving a league. I'm not having fun. Maybe I'm wrong about why I'm not having fun. But in the thread about why I think I'm not having fun, I'm being argued with about whether or not I'm right about a game m...
by Ted
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: League Chatter
Topic: Schmidt Resigns
Replies: 64
Views: 522

Re: Schmidt Resigns

Ted's angst here is that Gracia and Ramos are not top 20 players, or whatever, and are asking for more than $20M. Which can be a fair argument. But Ramos is 27 and a Nebraska award winner, and Gracia (33) just went 21-7 and led the Brewster in ERA. Is there anything unusual about the idea that they...
by Ted
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: League Chatter
Topic: Schmidt Resigns
Replies: 64
Views: 522

Re: Schmidt Resigns

Ron. I have been here longer than you. It is different than it used to be. Also, I just ran an UMEBA team, and you didn't. I signed five players for a single team that were BBA quality. Three or four of them were better than my own backups. My BBA team won 103 games last year, and I signed 3 players...
by Ted
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: League Chatter
Topic: Schmidt Resigns
Replies: 64
Views: 522

Re: Schmidt Resigns

Lastly, So I know I talk about MLB values a lot. I'm not doing that to say the environment should be MLB like. I'm using it because MLB is the best comparison we have. Of course a different economy with a cap will be different. In a capped model, the best players tend to get a higher percentage than...
by Ted
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: League Chatter
Topic: Schmidt Resigns
Replies: 64
Views: 522

Re: Schmidt Resigns

I’d like players to ask for something realistic of what they could get in FA. That's what I think the right design goal is. If the environment is MLB-like, the player should be asking for MLB-like values. If it's not MLB-like, then those numbers will be different. It seems like Ted would be okay if...
by Ted
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: League Chatter
Topic: Schmidt Resigns
Replies: 64
Views: 522

Re: Schmidt Resigns

That's kind of precisely what a cap is for. If everyone could always keep all their players, why have a cap at all? This sentiment and those like it completely misunderstand me. I don't know why people insist on changing my narrative to one where I'm asking for the game to be 100% opposite from wha...
by Ted
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Ping: Commish
Topic: League Settings
Replies: 22
Views: 142

Re: League Settings

Just note: I'm not saying "OOTP is fine," here. I'm saying OOTP is what it is, and the BBA is fine enough. But, yes, I agree 100% that the BBA is not the MLB in this area, and if you want to apply MLB scales to us, you're going to be disappointed. I'm open to ideas here, but unless we remove the sa...
by Ted
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: League Chatter
Topic: Schmidt Resigns
Replies: 64
Views: 522

Re: Schmidt Resigns

Sorry to see you go Ted, I’ve enjoyed your informative posts. If you know how to succeed but the game chooses luck it must be frustrating. Me? I’m probably clueless on how to win so I appreciate a bit of luck, but trouble is all the luck I ever get is bad. I’ll still keep coming back though to see ...
by Ted
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: League Chatter
Topic: Schmidt Resigns
Replies: 64
Views: 522

Re: Schmidt Resigns

And thank you to the people who have reached out to me with kind words. I have enjoyed you all too. I may decide to do some analysis stuff here and there, but the headaches of running a team make this no fun for me.
by Ted
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: League Chatter
Topic: Schmidt Resigns
Replies: 64
Views: 522

Re: Schmidt Resigns

Sorry to see you go Ted, I’ve enjoyed your informative posts. If you know how to succeed but the game chooses luck it must be frustrating. Me? I’m probably clueless on how to win so I appreciate a bit of luck, but trouble is all the luck I ever get is bad. I’ll still keep coming back though to see ...
by Ted
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Ping: Commish
Topic: League Settings
Replies: 22
Views: 142

Re: League Settings

I will make one last statement and call it quits. Our league has lower revenues and payrolls than major league baseball. This is a fact. Yes that is an uncapped league. However, the top quarter of our players as asking for more in AAV than the top quarter of MLB players ask for. Forget the Bryce Har...
by Ted
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: League Chatter
Topic: Schmidt Resigns
Replies: 64
Views: 522

Re: Schmidt Resigns

I'm sorry to see you go. I personally love this league and never ever want to leave but I will say that if player demands continuously rise then so should the salary cap. That's why I mentioned the salary cap issues a few months ago but was shot down quickly. I've thought about this more. That coul...
by Ted
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Ping: Commish
Topic: League Settings
Replies: 22
Views: 142

Re: League Settings

Look Ron, I've been whining about this every year for 5-6 seasons now. It's been getting worse and worse. You've been one of the loudest "OOTP is fine and the economy is what the economy is and market forces, etc" voices. We've not really addressed it at all. What I'm TELLING you is that I can no lo...
by Ted
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Ping: Commish
Topic: League Settings
Replies: 22
Views: 142

Re: League Settings

One of the things I loved about this league when I was looking at joining was how transparent it was about publishing its settings. I'm making this up at this point because--to be clear-- don't know the levels or specifically how it works. But when I look at how the game is working in our environme...
by Ted
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: League Chatter
Topic: Schmidt Resigns
Replies: 64
Views: 522

Re: Schmidt Resigns

I'm sorry to see you go. I personally love this league and never ever want to leave but I will say that if player demands continuously rise then so should the salary cap. That's why I mentioned the salary cap issues a few months ago but was shot down quickly. I've thought about this more. That coul...
by Ted
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Ping: Commish
Topic: League Settings
Replies: 22
Views: 142

Re: League Settings

Don't demands have to do with money available? Couldn't there just be a lot more money available around the league, therefore, players realize they can get a lot more on the open market? Why would he sign with you for less than $20M when he knows people can afford to give him that next year? I may ...
by Ted
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Ping: Commish
Topic: League Settings
Replies: 22
Views: 142

Re: League Settings

Superstart player is set to $14M. So I pretty much expect the top to start at $26-$28M these days, This is absurd. Double? Seriously? Double the typical value? You think that's okay? By the way, did we have five superstars in FA this year? Because we had five guys asking for this or more. So in rea...
by Ted
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: League Chatter
Topic: Schmidt Resigns
Replies: 64
Views: 522

Re: Schmidt Resigns

To explain further how broken the financial system is. California has ONE player under contract making 11 million in 2040, and one player making 12. We have two other player making more than 5 mil. We can't afford to extend our top two pitchers. Our four highest contracts for 2040 total 37 million, ...
by Ted
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: League Chatter
Topic: Schmidt Resigns
Replies: 64
Views: 522

Schmidt Resigns

Gentlemen, It's been a blast. But it's time for me to go. I'm not having enough fun anymore. Frankly, I hate OOTP. Or the way our league settings interact with it. I don't know which. I think it's OOTP. I frankly can't find any reasons to play a version after 16. The game is increasingly opaque. The...
by Ted
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Ping: Commish
Topic: League Settings
Replies: 22
Views: 142

Re: League Settings

What is the reason for what seem to be gradually trending upward demands, etc? How do you mean this? A guy raising demands from sim to sim, or a broader view over the years? Or both? Broader view over the years. They've gone up. Ricardo Diaz never demanded more than 18 in an AAV from me. Ever. I si...

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