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by RonCo
Sun Sep 26, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Yellow Springs Nine
Topic: The YS9 WAY: Coaches & Trainers
Replies: 0
Views: 30

The YS9 WAY: Coaches & Trainers

http://www.typosphere.com/graphics/YS9-News-Header.png I’m not sure there’s a whole lot to say about coaches and trainers that is really specific to Sustained Winning, but I’m on a roll so why the hell not, right? Maybe I’ll be wrong. Fairly often I’m often asked if I think coaches and managers (or...
by RonCo
Fri Sep 24, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Yellow Springs Nine
Topic: The YS9 WAY: Minor Leagues
Replies: 7
Views: 136

Re: The YS9 WAY: Minor Leagues

This is very valuable, thanks for sharing! So I have some questions, I have some issues with the above... I might not be doing things right. I would never say someone else isn't doing things "right." This is my personal way, but others are fine. :) So all my minors have players that fit at or below...
by RonCo
Thu Sep 23, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Yellow Springs Nine
Topic: The YS9 WAY: Budgets, Bonus Cash, & Salary Cap Management
Replies: 4
Views: 68

The YS9 WAY: Budgets, Bonus Cash, & Salary Cap Management

http://www.typosphere.com/graphics/YS9-News-Header.png If you’re going to run a team that practices Wave Winning (build, collapse, rebuild), then Cap management really isn't too … um … complex. Generally you’re marshalling young players to peak at the “right” time, and then you spend as much as you...
by RonCo
Thu Sep 23, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Nashville Bluebirds
Topic: The Nest | 48.04 | Sex, Drugs, and Baseball
Replies: 2
Views: 26

Re: The Nest | 48.04 | Sex, Drugs, and Baseball

Did not see VK coming. :)
by RonCo
Thu Sep 23, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Yellow Springs Nine
Topic: The YS9 WAY: Player Evaluation, Part 2 Addendum
Replies: 1
Views: 22

The YS9 WAY: Player Evaluation, Part 2 Addendum

http://www.typosphere.com/graphics/YS9-News-Header.png I realized after the fact that I left out one piece of OOTP neepery that probably should be noted. I say that because in general I’ve come to the view that in MOST ways that application of general baseball knowledge is probably good enough for ...
by RonCo
Thu Sep 23, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Yellow Springs Nine
Topic: The YS9 WAY: Player Evaluation, Part 2 – Rating Categories, and Yes, Platoons
Replies: 0
Views: 32

The YS9 WAY: Player Evaluation, Part 2 – Rating Categories, and Yes, Platoons

http://www.typosphere.com/graphics/YS9-News-Header.png I don’t know that I have great things to say about actual skill evaluation that others don’t already know. Balance is good for me, of course, but I think a lot of the conversation OOTP GMs have about these kinds of things are more into the neep...
by RonCo
Thu Sep 23, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Yellow Springs Nine
Topic: The YS9 WAY: Player Evaluation, Part 1 – Superstars, Solid Players, and the Aging Curve
Replies: 10
Views: 104

Re: The YS9 WAY: Player Evaluation, Part 1 – Superstars, Solid Players, and the Aging Curve

Given this conversation I'll talk a bit more about my views here in the next rock, but basically he gets an At Bat against LHP about once every three and a quarter games if I've got my math right. Of course I'd love him to hit better against them (I'm not that stupid :) ), but my team is set up so t...
by RonCo
Thu Sep 23, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Yellow Springs Nine
Topic: The YS9 WAY: Player Evaluation, Part 1 – Superstars, Solid Players, and the Aging Curve
Replies: 10
Views: 104

Re: The YS9 WAY: Player Evaluation, Part 1 – Superstars, Solid Players, and the Aging Curve

Yeah, he's like 1.75 against righties per season. That is nothing much. It's not a total zero but he's just barely rising to a decent regular. Also he's a supercolossal black hole against lefties. And that discounts that three of the last four years (and I am including this one) he's been barely re...
by RonCo
Wed Sep 22, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Yellow Springs Nine
Topic: The YS9 WAY: Player Evaluation, Part 1 – Superstars, Solid Players, and the Aging Curve
Replies: 10
Views: 104

The YS9 WAY: Player Evaluation, Part 1 – Superstars, Solid Players, and the Aging Curve

http://www.typosphere.com/graphics/YS9-News-Header.png All right, I was going to talk about skills and ratings and even the platoon thing, but to be honest I found myself 2,000 words into this and hadn’t gotten there yet. So, yeah, I know what I promised, and I promise I’ll get there, but this is w...
by RonCo
Tue Sep 21, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Yellow Springs Nine
Topic: The YS9 WAY: Minor Leagues
Replies: 7
Views: 136

Re: The YS9 WAY: Minor Leagues

I realize I didn't actually talk about winning in the minors, but yes, as a pretty fair rule YS9 minor league teams to tend to win more than they lose, we pretty much see a team or two in the post season every year.

So that's fun.
by RonCo
Mon Sep 20, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: League Announcements
Topic: Important Draft Rules Change
Replies: 44
Views: 382

Re: Important Draft Rules Change

I'm fine with keeping it 25 (I mean, sure give me more guys), but it seems unnecessary give the overall flow of players and International Complexes.
by RonCo
Mon Sep 20, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: League Announcements
Topic: Important Draft Rules Change
Replies: 44
Views: 382

Re: Important Draft Rules Change

While we're at it, we could go back to 20 rounds rather than 25. I'm not sure when that changed.
by RonCo
Mon Sep 20, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: League Announcements
Topic: Important Draft Rules Change
Replies: 44
Views: 382

Re: Important Draft Rules Change

2) Each second rounder is also four hours on the clock, and we didn't want a draft where the second round might take a week by itself. 48 x 4 = 192 hours; one week is 168 hours, the clock doesn't run overnight and we haven't included S2s in the calculation yet. That's a logistical nightmare with th...
by RonCo
Mon Sep 20, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Yellow Springs Nine
Topic: The YS9 WAY: Minor Leagues
Replies: 7
Views: 136

The YS9 WAY: Minor Leagues

http://www.typosphere.com/graphics/YS9-News-Header.png I remember doing a podcast with Recte regarding how we manage our minor leagues, and I made a comment that I sometimes wake up thinking about my AA center fielder and wondering how I can get him more at bats. That’s just kind of how I’m wired. ...
by RonCo
Mon Sep 20, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Yellow Springs Nine
Topic: The YS9 WAY: Priorities
Replies: 1
Views: 55

The YS9 WAY: Priorities

http://www.typosphere.com/graphics/YS9-News-Header.png I was going to jump into the YS9 Way of player evaluation, and likely some conversation about platoons, but I got to thinking about the whole premise of this and realized that the issue of priorities is probably a better flow. A previous boss o...
by RonCo
Sun Sep 19, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Yellow Springs Nine
Topic: The YS9 WAY: Philosophy of Roster Construction
Replies: 1
Views: 71

The YS9 WAY: Philosophy of Roster Construction

http://www.typosphere.com/graphics/YS9-News-Header.png I think I’m going to start with roster construction, or at least the philosophy of it. That’s the most logical way, I suppose. The premise of this thing was how I would look at the world if I took over a bit of a derelict team, and so the place...
by RonCo
Sun Sep 19, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Yellow Springs Nine
Topic: The YS9 WAY: Prologue
Replies: 8
Views: 111

Re: The YS9 WAY: Prologue

GoldenOne wrote:
Sun Sep 19, 2021 7:05 pm
jiminyhopkins wrote:
Sun Sep 19, 2021 6:13 pm
Secret to sustained winning: trade with Phoenix

I try but you wont give me the guys I want for next to nothing.
Try nothing itself. :)
by RonCo
Sun Sep 19, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Yellow Springs Nine
Topic: The YS9 WAY: Prologue
Replies: 8
Views: 111

The YS9 WAY: Prologue

http://www.typosphere.com/graphics/YS9-News-Header.png Some time ago, Ted began writing on his Magnum Opus, which he titled An Arrogant Jerk’s Guide to Sustained Winning . We had lots of fun debating the many nuanced nooks and crannies of his thoughts—which is my way of saying Ted and I argued a lo...

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