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Coming soon to a thread near you -- Quest for Best, III Re-imagined!

I have spent countless hours preparing version three of the this project. I have had great fun pitting and playing the all time great teams against one another. As the title suggests, there will be some changes this season. In Seasons I and II of this project, three divisions had repeat winners of their division. The 1953 Dodgers was the only team that did not repeat as division winners having been supplanted by the 1998 Braves.  That Braves team finished Season I with on of the best records, despite its second place division. Not wanting a another season with same divisional winners, in Season III, there will be an Elite division.

The 2001 Seattle Mariners struggled last year due to not being able to put Edgar and John Olerud in the lineup at the same time. Why? No DH. (I loathe the DH, but that's besides the point here.) But it may have also hurt the 1972 A's, 1998 Yankees, 2004 Red Sox, etc. So this year we will have a DH Division as well. (Blech!) As much as I don't like the DH rule, the purpose of the project is to feature the best teams in history and it does seem to be unfair to make those teams compete by playing without a DH. It is certainly not representative of those teams. So we will also feature a DH Division.

Some other changes:

  • Rather than having an NL and AL division as we have had in the past. we will have an East Division and a Central/West Division.
  • Purchased the 2017 game (woohoo!) which gives you more control, but also more work. Depth charts for every position for every proposed line-ups. Each team has 4!
  • Modern day teams have highly defined bullpen roles (closer, set-up, long relief, extra innings, mop-up losing, mop-up winning). Earlier teams have less defined roles (Finishers, long relief, extra innings, mop-up) and pre-1920 teams ... well almost no defined roles! These roles are adapted to each team's usage of the bullpen.
  • A player will be added to each team (23) for the DH role. No minor league players are eligible. (This keeps it fair given some teams are Basic+, chevy and caddy.)
  • At-bats will be adjusted for teams that did not play in the intra-league era or in the AL.

Without further adieu, here are the divisions:

Elite Division


1969 Baltimore Orioles

1927 New York Yankees

1941 Brooklyn Dodgers

1953 Brooklyn Dodgers

1998 Atlanta Braves

DH Division

2001 Seattle Mariners
1998 NYY
1984 Tigers*
1989 Oakland A's*
2016 Indians

East

1918 Boston Braves
1994 Montreal Expos
1977 Philadelphia Phillies
1939 New York Yankees
1931 Philadelphia A's

Central/West

 

2016 Chicago Cubs

1902 Pittsburgh Pirates
2001 Arizona Diamondbacks
1948 Cleveland Indians
1954 Cleveland Indians

 

 



-- Edited by Tall Tactician on Saturday 4th of March 2017 09:16:57 PM

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Come on '69 Orioles!!!!!!!!!!!...............for God's sake, will you win one of these things??????????

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Gee Nac, those 69 Orioles didn't beat the Metswink



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1918 Braves?

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nacster wrote:

Come on '69 Orioles!!!!!!!!!!!...............for God's sake, will you win one of these things??????????


 Brooks Robinson's walkoff HR to win game 5 in Q4B, II wasn't thrilling enough for you?



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chip71bucs wrote:

Gee Nac, those 69 Orioles didn't beat the Metswink


 Tried the 1969 Mets last year. That didn't work out well for the Mets. In RL, the best teams don't always win the series ... sometimes miracles occur on the field.



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Nitrous Oxide wrote:

1918 Braves?


Thanks, N/O. I guess you call that e-commissioner. no There was a 1918 Boston Braves team, but they finished 7th and are not considered one of the all time best. But their crosstown rivals, the Red Sox, with Ruth were and is the team being featured in this league. Like many teams from the deadball era, they will need their pitching to keep the games close and use small ball to score runs. 1909 Pirates used that formula last year to put a scare into the 1941 Dodgers.

An interesting side note, I have also seen the 1912 Boston Red Sox considered as one of the greatest teams. I went with the Ruthian team, although the 1912 team featured Tris Speaker in CF. Of course, Ruth was primarily a pitcher (23 games) but also played the field (59 OF, 13 1B) according to Baseball Reference. Maybe next season, we will have the 1912 team.



-- Edited by Tall Tactician on Sunday 5th of March 2017 12:41:21 PM

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Tall Tactician wrote:
nacster wrote:

Come on '69 Orioles!!!!!!!!!!!...............for God's sake, will you win one of these things??????????


 Brooks Robinson's walkoff HR to win game 5 in Q4B, II wasn't thrilling enough for you?


 Haha, they tasted losing so many times here, that I forgot about it!!!!!!!

Funny thing was me posting them congratulations......man turning 55 sucks, memory goes right into the pooper.......



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"NACSTER'S HISTORICAL REPLAY"

34 REPLAYS IN THE BOOKS!

1876-1883

1896-1900

1906

1916-1917

1921, 1929

1936-1937

1943, 1946

1956-1963

1976

1986

1991, 1996

37,117 regular season games through 34 replays!

 

 



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nacster wrote:
Tall Tactician wrote:
nacster wrote:

Come on '69 Orioles!!!!!!!!!!!...............for God's sake, will you win one of these things??????????


 Brooks Robinson's walkoff HR to win game 5 in Q4B, II wasn't thrilling enough for you?


 Haha, they tasted losing so many times here, that I forgot about it!!!!!!!

Funny thing was me posting them congratulations......man turning 55 sucks, memory goes right into the pooper.......


 Unfortunately, I know of what you speak... btw, the 1969 Orioles won last year's Q4B, II on a Brooks Robinson homerun.



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nacster wrote:
Tall Tactician wrote:
nacster wrote:

Come on '69 Orioles!!!!!!!!!!!...............for God's sake, will you win one of these things??????????


 Brooks Robinson's walkoff HR to win game 5 in Q4B, II wasn't thrilling enough for you?


 Haha, they tasted losing so many times here, that I forgot about it!!!!!!!

Funny thing was me posting them congratulations......man turning 55 sucks, memory goes right into the pooper.......


You think that's bad?

Try being on the other side of 60.

You're still a young whippersnapper.



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Looking forward to start of Q4B111. I like it that you have a DH division for the 01 M's.

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stratfan70 wrote:

Looking forward to start of Q4B111. I like it that you have a DH division for the 01 M's.


Is that a prediction? Who do you think will win the other divisions, especially the elite?



-- Edited by Tall Tactician on Tuesday 7th of March 2017 11:04:55 PM

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Tall Tactician wrote:
stratfan70 wrote:

Looking forward to start of Q4B111. I like it that you have a DH division for the 01 M's.


Is that a prediction? Who do you think will win the other divisions, especially the elite?



-- Edited by Tall Tactician on Tuesday 7th of March 2017 11:04:55 PM


 Here's my two cents' worth:

Elite- 27 Yankees

DH- 98 Yankees

East- 31 A's

Central/West- 2001 Diamondbacks



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chip71bucs wrote:
Tall Tactician wrote:
stratfan70 wrote:

Looking forward to start of Q4B111. I like it that you have a DH division for the 01 M's.


Is that a prediction? Who do you think will win the other divisions, especially the elite?



-- Edited by Tall Tactician on Tuesday 7th of March 2017 11:04:55 PM


 Here's my two cents' worth:

Elite- 27 Yankees

DH- 98 Yankees

East- 31 A's

Central/West- 2001 Diamondbacks


Gutsy call on the 2001 Diamondbacks, but they did have a great season last year. We'll see if either one of those Indians teams challenge them.

That elite division is such a tough call. 1927 Yankee are always a favorite, and no doubt about the talent on the team. But the competition is stiff.

1998 Yankees and the 2001 Mariners are probably the favorites, but you can't discount the 1984 Tigers and the 1989 A's have lots of pop.

1931 A's certainly have the capability, but the 1939 Yankees and 1994 Expos always make me nervous.



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As much as I like the 1984 Tigers I'm confident they will struggle in this kind of project.

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