SOMers - Stratomatic Baseball

Members Login
Username 
 
Password 
    Remember Me  
Post Info TOPIC: Group Participation: 2012 with a HOF twist!
« First  <  Page 81  sorted by


VP of Operations

Status: Offline
Posts: 16147
Date: Jul 5, 2014
RE: Group Participation: 2012 with a HOF twist!
Permalink  
 


Couple of thoughts:

1 - Make a list of available seasons.  Everyone picks a season, then builds a team from that season.

2 - Hold a vote to choose one base season.  Everyone picks a team from that season, then is allowed to add three players from that team's history among other available set choices.



__________________

"No cell, no car, no credit cards, he's sixty-plus and gray...
Just sitting in his basement, with a Strat game underway."



Manager

Status: Offline
Posts: 9757
Date: Jul 5, 2014
Permalink  
 

seajaw wrote:

Couple of thoughts:

1 - Make a list of available seasons.  Everyone picks a season, then builds a team from that season.

2 - Hold a vote to choose one base season.  Everyone picks a team from that season, then is allowed to add three players from that team's history among other available set choices.


 I like idea #1.



__________________

I wanted to play more SOM so I retired.

 



General Manager

Status: Offline
Posts: 13478
Date: Jul 6, 2014
Permalink  
 

stratfan70 wrote:
seajaw wrote:

Couple of thoughts:

1 - Make a list of available seasons.  Everyone picks a season, then builds a team from that season.

2 - Hold a vote to choose one base season.  Everyone picks a team from that season, then is allowed to add three players from that team's history among other available set choices.


 I like idea #1.


 Hmmm....I like idea #2......Interesting to have the A's 70's teams and swap in Foxx at 1B, Cobb in the OF, and Grove as a pitcher.  Or the 61 Yanks and have an OF of Ruth/Mantle/Maris.

 



__________________

"NACSTER'S HISTORICAL REPLAY"

33 REPLAYS IN THE BOOKS!

1876-1883

1896-1900

1906

1916-1917

1921, 1929

1936-1937

1943, 1946

1956-1963

1976

1986

1991

37,117 regular season games through 34 replays!

 

 



VP of Operations

Status: Offline
Posts: 16147
Date: Jul 6, 2014
Permalink  
 

nacster wrote:
stratfan70 wrote:
seajaw wrote:

Couple of thoughts:

1 - Make a list of available seasons.  Everyone picks a season, then builds a team from that season.

2 - Hold a vote to choose one base season.  Everyone picks a team from that season, then is allowed to add three players from that team's history among other available set choices.


 I like idea #1.


 Hmmm....I like idea #2......Interesting to have the A's 70's teams and swap in Foxx at 1B, Cobb in the OF, and Grove as a pitcher.  Or the 61 Yanks and have an OF of Ruth/Mantle/Maris.

 


Might have to make some "Commissioner's Rulings" on what team some players would be eligible for.  Seems like Cobb should be a Tiger, maybe paired with Sam Crawford and Harry Heilmann.

There are some great possibilities.

One of those "Bridesmaid" Giants teams, with Mel Ott to Willie's right, and Matty joining Marichal and Perry to front the rotation.

The Dodgers, sporting a rotation of Koufax, Grimes, Vance and Whit Wyatt.



__________________

"No cell, no car, no credit cards, he's sixty-plus and gray...
Just sitting in his basement, with a Strat game underway."

DD2


Bullpen Coach

Status: Offline
Posts: 1054
Date: Jul 6, 2014
Permalink  
 

Having to face that starting staff...opponents would not be praying for rain, but, rather the  season being canceled! 



__________________

The Dawg returns!

 



General Manager

Status: Offline
Posts: 13478
Date: Jul 6, 2014
Permalink  
 

seajaw wrote:
nacster wrote:
stratfan70 wrote:
seajaw wrote:

Couple of thoughts:

1 - Make a list of available seasons.  Everyone picks a season, then builds a team from that season.

2 - Hold a vote to choose one base season.  Everyone picks a team from that season, then is allowed to add three players from that team's history among other available set choices.


 I like idea #1.


 Hmmm....I like idea #2......Interesting to have the A's 70's teams and swap in Foxx at 1B, Cobb in the OF, and Grove as a pitcher.  Or the 61 Yanks and have an OF of Ruth/Mantle/Maris.

 


Might have to make some "Commissioner's Rulings" on what team some players would be eligible for.  Seems like Cobb should be a Tiger, maybe paired with Sam Crawford and Harry Heilmann.

There are some great possibilities.

One of those "Bridesmaid" Giants teams, with Mel Ott to Willie's right, and Matty joining Marichal and Perry to front the rotation.

The Dodgers, sporting a rotation of Koufax, Grimes, Vance and Whit Wyatt.


 Haha....funny you mention him............aww



__________________

"NACSTER'S HISTORICAL REPLAY"

33 REPLAYS IN THE BOOKS!

1876-1883

1896-1900

1906

1916-1917

1921, 1929

1936-1937

1943, 1946

1956-1963

1976

1986

1991

37,117 regular season games through 34 replays!

 

 



VP of Operations

Status: Offline
Posts: 16147
Date: Jul 6, 2014
Permalink  
 

nacster wrote:
seajaw wrote:
nacster wrote:
stratfan70 wrote:
seajaw wrote:

Couple of thoughts:

1 - Make a list of available seasons.  Everyone picks a season, then builds a team from that season.

2 - Hold a vote to choose one base season.  Everyone picks a team from that season, then is allowed to add three players from that team's history among other available set choices.


 I like idea #1.


 Hmmm....I like idea #2......Interesting to have the A's 70's teams and swap in Foxx at 1B, Cobb in the OF, and Grove as a pitcher.  Or the 61 Yanks and have an OF of Ruth/Mantle/Maris.

 


Might have to make some "Commissioner's Rulings" on what team some players would be eligible for.  Seems like Cobb should be a Tiger, maybe paired with Sam Crawford and Harry Heilmann.

There are some great possibilities.

One of those "Bridesmaid" Giants teams, with Mel Ott to Willie's right, and Matty joining Marichal and Perry to front the rotation.

The Dodgers, sporting a rotation of Koufax, Grimes, Vance and Whit Wyatt.


 Haha....funny you mention him............aww


I had a reason for mentioning Whit.  Remember, I'm working on '41 right now... wink 



__________________

"No cell, no car, no credit cards, he's sixty-plus and gray...
Just sitting in his basement, with a Strat game underway."



General Manager

Status: Offline
Posts: 13478
Date: Jul 6, 2014
Permalink  
 

seajaw wrote:
nacster wrote:

 


Might have to make some "Commissioner's Rulings" on what team some players would be eligible for.  Seems like Cobb should be a Tiger, maybe paired with Sam Crawford and Harry Heilmann.

There are some great possibilities.

One of those "Bridesmaid" Giants teams, with Mel Ott to Willie's right, and Matty joining Marichal and Perry to front the rotation.

The Dodgers, sporting a rotation of Koufax, Grimes, Vance and Whit Wyatt.


 Haha....funny you mention him............aww


I had a reason for mentioning Whit.  Remember, I'm working on '41 right now... wink 


 Oh I remember your post in another thread about someone having a truly seajaw-historic season.........wink



__________________

"NACSTER'S HISTORICAL REPLAY"

33 REPLAYS IN THE BOOKS!

1876-1883

1896-1900

1906

1916-1917

1921, 1929

1936-1937

1943, 1946

1956-1963

1976

1986

1991

37,117 regular season games through 34 replays!

 

 



Luxury Box Season Ticket Holder

Status: Offline
Posts: 671
Date: Aug 22, 2014
Permalink  
 

seajaw wrote:

Couple of thoughts:

1 - Make a list of available seasons.  Everyone picks a season, then builds a team from that season.

2 - Hold a vote to choose one base season.  Everyone picks a team from that season, then is allowed to add three players from that team's history among other available set choices.


 I think 70 should be the earliest for a base season or 69 with the expansion so there will be more options. 

Also how about Bostons possible additions : Williams Pedro Speaker Cy Young Clemens Manny Yaz Boggs Foxx. Its really spread out to so any time frame works for them. 

Funny though depending on the year we would choose teams wouldn't be selecting there best players ever necessarily Which I like you'd have to strategize a little. Ex: If we choose a season where Musial is only a 1b if your St Louis you can't add Pujols or McGwire with no DH  

Dodgers Yanks Giants Red Sox will prob do best in this format but also depends on the years we use



__________________


VP of Operations

Status: Offline
Posts: 16147
Date: Aug 22, 2014
Permalink  
 

Wegernation wrote:
seajaw wrote:

Couple of thoughts:

1 - Make a list of available seasons.  Everyone picks a season, then builds a team from that season.

2 - Hold a vote to choose one base season.  Everyone picks a team from that season, then is allowed to add three players from that team's history among other available set choices.


 I think 70 should be the earliest for a base season or 69 with the expansion so there will be more options. 

Also how about Bostons possible additions : Williams Pedro Speaker Cy Young Clemens Manny Yaz Boggs Foxx. Its really spread out to so any time frame works for them. 

Funny though depending on the year we would choose teams wouldn't be selecting there best players ever necessarily Which I like you'd have to strategize a little. Ex: If we choose a season where Musial is only a 1b if your St Louis you can't add Pujols or McGwire with no DH  

Dodgers Yanks Giants Red Sox will prob do best in this format but also depends on the years we use


Using seasons from 1970-forward would provide more teams to choose from.  But how many of those teams would be chosen, given their much shorter histories and the much smaller pool of players they would have to choose from?

For example: San Diego, or the Milwaukee Brewers.  Those clubs just don't have the 100+ year pool of supplimental players to choose from.

I don't believe that anyone would choose any of the '69-forward expansion clubs, unless they are a personal favorite.

The year will indeed determine things, even for the four teams you mention.  If we chose '67 or '68, the Yanks and Dodgers would be pretty much out of luck.  Even the Giants and Red Sox have had plenty of clunky campaigns.



__________________

"No cell, no car, no credit cards, he's sixty-plus and gray...
Just sitting in his basement, with a Strat game underway."



Umpire

Status: Offline
Posts: 9221
Date: Aug 22, 2014
Permalink  
 

For the foreseeable future I don't believe the moderators will be running a group project. That is not to say we won't sometime in the future.

To effectively run a project of any size or length it most likely requires the computer game.

We highly encourage anybody who wishes to take on a project for this forum and will gladly support it. Do not feel constrained that a group project must be run by a moderator. We may even participate understanding whoever is running it calls the shots.

I don't want to set up anybody with false expectations that the moderators are getting ready to roll out another group project soon.



__________________


Luxury Box Season Ticket Holder

Status: Offline
Posts: 671
Date: Aug 25, 2014
Permalink  
 

Nitrous Oxide wrote:

For the foreseeable future I don't believe the moderators will be running a group project. That is not to say we won't sometime in the future.

To effectively run a project of any size or length it most likely requires the computer game.

We highly encourage anybody who wishes to take on a project for this forum and will gladly support it. Do not feel constrained that a group project must be run by a moderator. We may even participate understanding whoever is running it calls the shots.

I don't want to set up anybody with false expectations that the moderators are getting ready to roll out another group project soon.


Lol sorry if that's the impression I left. I don't expect anything like that from anybody here. I'm well aware that we all have lives and it's tough enough to keep up with our own projects.  I just saw that there were a few post in the thread since I last saw.  I don't have the CPU version. It will be one of my future purchases and then I'd love to set something up. Until theN I was just floating some ideas.  



__________________


Umpire

Status: Offline
Posts: 9221
Date: Aug 25, 2014
Permalink  
 

Wegernation wrote:
 I was just floating some ideas.  

Keep them coming! They generate good discussion.

Like I said somebody may want to take the lead on one of these.



__________________


Luxury Box Season Ticket Holder

Status: Offline
Posts: 671
Date: Aug 25, 2014
Permalink  
 

I did look at some of the expansion teams and like seajaw stated some of them would be pretty weak. Depending on the year in use some would be competitive but others wouldn't. Also funny thing I saw Montreal's 3 best hitters all right fielders so the weak would get even weaker ( Walker Vlad Dawson )

Also Colorado might have an interesting team if the current version was in play
Add any combination of Walker Gallaraga Bichette Burks and Castilla and you have a real solid lineup with Tulo and Gonzalez already in play (stinks that Helton played another year (2013) cause he'd be a big upgrade also if you could select another year )

__________________


VP of Operations

Status: Offline
Posts: 16147
Date: Aug 25, 2014
Permalink  
 

Wegernation wrote:

I did look at some of the expansion teams and like seajaw stated some of them would be pretty weak. Depending on the year in use some would be competitive but others wouldn't. Also funny thing I saw Montreal's 3 best hitters all right fielders so the weak would get even weaker ( Walker Vlad Dawson )

Also Colorado might have an interesting team if the current version was in play
Add any combination of Walker Gallaraga Bichette Burks and Castilla and you have a real solid lineup with Tulo and Gonzalez already in play (stinks that Helton played another year (2013) cause he'd be a big upgrade also if you could select another year )


Of course, then you'd have to try to put together a pitching staff... no

You got me thinking...

Depending on the base year selected, the Mets (using '86), or the Angels (2002) could pull it off.  Add the '71 Seaver, '68 Koosman and maybe '71 Harrelson (to pull the infield together a bit tighter).

The Angels, adding Nolan Ryan, Frank Tanana and '64 Dean Chance, or Mike Trout to the mix.

The '94 Expos might have a shot, when you add Steve Rogers, Mike Marshall, and Gary Carter.

Imagine the 2001 Mariners, with Randy Johnson, Junior and (yes, I'm going to say it) A-Rod.  Doesn't seem fair, does it, to have that great bounty of players the Mariners wound up with, then still be able to field the three players whose departures made it possible?  The Cy Young-winning Felix Herfnandez is another obvious possibility.

You could even tighten up that late 2000's Rangers' staff, with a touch of Fergie Jenkins, Gaylord Perry and Nolan Ryan.

Oh, the possibilities...



__________________

"No cell, no car, no credit cards, he's sixty-plus and gray...
Just sitting in his basement, with a Strat game underway."

« First  <  Page 81  sorted by
 
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.



Create your own FREE Forum
Report Abuse
Powered by ActiveBoard