SLB 2019: Down to the Wire

 

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We’ve got ourselves a lot of drama coming into the last day of the regular season.

Starting at the bottom of the standings, we’ve got some serious drama as three oft-beleaguered managers in John, G-Doggy, and Craiggers are in an epic battle to jump into the consolation bracket and alter their fortunes in 2020 and beyond.

Head into Sunday, John has the edge in his H2H w/ G-Doggy, even with G-Doggy leading 6-5. There are eight categories up for grabs, so things could swing…but the ball is in John’s court with a good Sunday. Craiggers who looked the most likely to jump into the consolation bracket is getting curb-stomped by Grant, but at least eight categories are up for grabs there as well and Craiggers gobbled up damn-near every legitimate streaming starting pitching going today.

A little further up, we’ve got Adam, Morgan, and Grant all jockeying position for what figures to be the last slot in the playoffs or the top two slots in the consolation bracket.

Coming into the week, Adam held the last playoff spot by 3.5 games over Morgan and 5 games over Grant. The aforementioned curb-stomping of Craiggers has Grant nipping at Adam’s heels, but still in 7th place while Morgan and Adam trade haymakers in a very back-and-forth week with at least seven categories in play on Sunday. Grant’s match-up with Craiggers factors heavily into this one, but for Adam and Morgan – today has to be all about the “win or go home” (to top-seeding in the consolation bracket) mindset.

At the top of the standings, we’ve also got what is arguably the tightest pennant race we’ve seen since the improbably close Jay/Justin “tie” of 2014 with Steven and Graves bouncing back and forth between first and second – seemingly at timed half-hour-intervals – all week long and now, after starting the week separated by a half-game, that’s exactly where they sit coming into Sunday.

Ironically enough, the deciding factor here may or may not even come down to the performances of Steven or Graves; but rather the play of two of the three other fellas who have ever won a pennant. Travis and Justin, respectively, have been laying it on heavy all week to both Steven and Graves and it looks entirely likely that the top two seeds will both stumble into the playoffs off of humbling losses.

Needless to say, it’s going to be a very exciting day with a lot on the line for teams up-and-down the standings. There will be plenty of opportunities for teams to play spoiler, lots of joy, lots of heartbreak, and – for two teams – an end to the 2019 season.

Enjoy the games, y’all!

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2019 SLB Draft Power Rankings: Voted on by the People for the People

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Written by: Adam Henning

Thanks to Survey Monkey gathering these results was fairly easy. What is not easy is fending off all the fricken emails they have sent me since setting this damn survey up. They are relentless! Each manager was to rank the other SLB managers’ draft from 1 to 13 – 1 being the best, 13 being the worst without voting for their own team. First place votes received 13 points, second place votes received 12, 3rd place with 11 votes, so on and so forth, with 1 point going to a ranking of 13. You get it.

I tell ya what. If you don’t know get it just raise your hand and I’ll have Tommy Boy come hit you in the head with a tack hammer because you’re a RETARD.

So, points are good. You want points.

For each ranking you will see UNADJUSTED SCORE. This score is what it sounds like – unadjusted and raw. Oh, baby I like it raw! An ADJUSTED SCORE. This score I removed each team’s highest and lowest ranking so one asshole can’t fuck with the rankings one way or another. It takes multiple assholes to score you higher or lower. The other data listed is self-explanatory. The rankings below are listed from 14th to 1st based on the ADJUSTED SCORE Rankings. There wasn’t much difference between the raw and adjusted really – only change was a flip-flop of 7th/8th place and created a tie at 10th/11th.

beerfarts-square14th – Genies in a Bottle
Unadjusted Score: 44
Adjusted Score: 35
Highest Ranking: 6th
Lowest Ranking: 13th
First Place Votes: HAHA, NO
Last-Place Votes: 3

Yasiel Puig. That is all. Grant had more last place votes so there’s that?

radioactiverush00113th – Radioactive Rush
Unadjusted Score: 46
Adjusted Score: 36
Highest Ranking: 5th
Lowest Ranking: 13th
First Place Votes: ZILCH
Last-Place Votes: 4

Grant received more last-place votes than any other manager but still managed to beat Jeremiah. Holy ballsacks Batman. I, personally, voted Grant last with a bullet despite Yasiel Puig.

SLB_CryingMonkey12th – Salmon League Disappointments
Unadjusted Score: 48
Adjusted Score: 39
Highest Ranking: 6th
Lowest Ranking: 13th
First Place Votes: ZIPPO
Last-Place Votes: 3

Johnny had seven managers rank his draft 12th or 13th but the other six managers rated his draft from 6th to 9th.

insaneaudio-new-logo11th – InSaNeAuDiO
Unadjusted Score: 60
Adjusted Score: 49
Highest Ranking: 5th
Lowest Ranking: 13th
First Place Votes: ZERO
Last-Place Votes: 0

No last-place votes is a win. We all knew Jesse was the better Graves – this exercise just confirms it.

seabass00110th – Sea Bass
Unadjusted Score: 62
Adjusted Score: 49
Highest Ranking: 2nd
Lowest Ranking: 13th
First Place Votes: NIL
Last-Place Votes: 2

Craig managed to get someone crazy enough to rank his draft second best but also had two managers rate him with the worst. Tell me how that works? His draft is tied for the highest variance, which means nobody knows what the hell is going on. Seems like managers either loved it or hated it but since he is ranked 10th it seems more for the latter. Sorry Craiggers. Let’s hope an early return on Severino.

cheese-high-final0019th – High Cheese
Unadjusted Score: 84
Adjusted Score: 71
Highest Ranking: 3rd
Lowest Ranking: 12th
First Place Votes: TRY AGAIN
Last-Place Votes: 0

Meh. Nothing too high. Nothing too low. It is rather funny to me that the 9th, 8th, and 7th ranked teams had a manager rank these teams higher than the 5th or 6th ranked team. Consistency is key I guess. High Cheese is the worst of the average tier.

Morgan = JetHawks8th – 38 MPH Heaters
Unadjusted Score: 86
Adjusted Score: 74
Highest Ranking: 3rd
Lowest Ranking: 13th
First Place Votes: OF COURSE NOT
Last-Place Votes: 2

The highest ranked manager that managed to draw last-place votes. Maybe people just hate Morgan. He did manage three 4th place votes, though.

zima-47th – ZIMA
Unadjusted Score: 88
Adjusted Score: 73
Highest Ranking: 2nd
Lowest Ranking: 11th
First Place Votes: NOT THIS YEAR
Last-Place Votes: 0

Jack Sparow Flag-016th – Captain Jack
Unadjusted Score: 98
Adjusted Score: 83
Highest Ranking: 4th
Lowest Ranking: 9th
First Place Votes: WRONG
Last-Place Votes: 0

dome_dog_logo5th – Dome Dog
Unadjusted Score: 99
Adjusted Score: 85
Highest Ranking: 4th
Lowest Ranking: 10th
First Place Votes: DOUGHNUT
Last-Place Votes: 0

Dome Dog barely sneaks past Captain Jack for the best of the average – thanks to Levi and Morgan’s vote which, were the last two polls to come through. 8 votes ranking 6th or better – I will take it. Nobody loved it but nobody hated it – except Grant who ranked it 10th. But, what does he know?

groundhogface0024th – The Groundhogs
Unadjusted Score: 121
Adjusted Score: 105
Highest Ranking: 1st
Lowest Ranking: 11th
First Place Votes: 1
Last-Place Votes: 0

Only four teams received first-place votes and The Groundhogs was one of them. Jay’s draft tied with Craig’s with the highest variance. Somebody really hated his draft but seven votes in the top 3 is the reason Jay is ranked 4th.

crackerjack-alternate0033rd – Cracker Jack
Unadjusted Score: 135
Adjusted Score: 116
Highest Ranking: 1st
Lowest Ranking: 8th
First Place Votes: 2
Last-Place Votes: 0

Kunkels. Kunkels. Kunkels. Ewww.

salmonkings-red-n-black-20192nd – Salmon Kings
Unadjusted Score: 150
Adjusted Score: 128
Highest Ranking: 1st
Lowest Ranking: 5th
First Place Votes: 4
Last-Place Votes: 0

All 13 votes slotted him within the top 5. Sadly, its only good enough for second best. Hell, it doesn’t even give him the title of highest-rated Kunkel!

moneygrubbers4life1st – Money Grubbers
Unadjusted Score: 153
Adjusted Score: 136
Highest Ranking: 1st
Lowest Ranking: 10th
First Place Votes: 7
Last-Place Votes: 0

Mike dominated the rankings and it really wasn’t all that close. Seven first-place votes is pretty damn impressive. That 10th place vote? One of your brothers doesn’t like you very much, Mike. I will let you figure out which one it was. Kind of funny his shittiest ranking came from a fellow Kunkel. I can’t wait to watch Mike blow it again this year.

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Official 2019 SLB Keepers

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In anticipation of the 2019 Salmon League Baseball keeper deadline – Saturday, March 16th at 5:00pm Central – we’ll be tracking all of the previously announced keeper selections.

If you’re plotting your draft preparations around this information, please note that none of these choices are technically official or locked in place until the deadline has come and gone.

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Announced Keepers
Mike Trout (LAA–OF)
Aaron Judge (NYY-OF)
Aaron Nola (PHI-SP)

Draft Priority: 1

radioactiverush001Radioactive Rush

Announced Keepers
J.D. Martinez (BOS-OF)
Jose Ramirez (CLE-2B/3B)
Edwin Diaz (NYM-RP)

Draft Priority: 2

SLB_HighCheeseHigh Cheese

Announced Keepers
Freddie Freeman (ATL-1B)
Anthony Rendon (WAS-3B)
Kenley Jansen (LAD-RP)

Draft Priority: 3

seabass001Sea Bass

Announced Keepers
Alex Bregman (HOU-3B/SS)
Kris Bryant (CHC-3B/OF)
Noah Syndergaard (NYM-SP)

Draft Priority: 4

Jack Sparow Flag-01Captain Jack

Announced Keepers
Bryce Harper (FA-OF)
Giancarlo Stanton (NYY-OF)
James Paxton (NYY-SP)

Draft Priority: 5

SLB_CryingMonkeySL Disappointments

Announced Keepers
Javier Baez (CHC-2B/3B/SS)
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (TOR-3B)
Jack Flaherty (STL-SP)

Draft Priority: 6

38mph00138 MPH Heaters

Announced Keepers
Carlos Correa (HOU-SS)
Jose Altuve (HOU–2B)
Madison Bumgarner (SF-SP)

Draft Priority: 7

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Announced Keepers
J.T. Realmuto (PHI-C)
Mitch Haniger (SEA-OF)
Yu Darvish (CHC-SP)

Draft Priority: 8

moneygrubbers001money grubbers

Announced Keepers
Nolan Arenado (COL–3B)
Christian Yelich (MIL-OF)
Chris Sale (BOS–SP)

Draft Priority: 9

beerfarts-squareGenies in a Bottle

Announced Keepers
Mookie Betts (BOS-OF)
Juan Soto (WAS-OF)
Justin Verlander (HOU-SP)

Draft Priority: 10

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Announced Keepers
Charlie Blackmon (COL-OF)
Trea Turner (WAS-SS)
Max Scherzer (WAS-SP)

Draft Priority: 11

dome_dog_logoDome Dog

Announced Keepers
Cody Bellinger (LAD-1B/OF)
Jacob deGrom (NYM-SP)
Blake Snell (TB-SP)

Draft Priority: 12

groundhogface002The Groundhogs

Announced Keepers
Manny Machado (SD-3B/SS)
Ronald Acuna Jr. (ATL-OF)
Gerrit Cole (HOU-SP)

Draft Priority: 13

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Announced Keepers
Francisco Lindor (CLE-SS)
Andrew Benintendi (BOS-OF)
Clayton Kershaw (LAD–SP)

Draft Priority: 14

2018 SLB Bets Results

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The tradition of the $1 bet in the Salmon League began years ago between Mike and Graves as a spin-off of their NFBC $1 bets. Over the years, more and more teams have gotten in on the tradition. It has grown in prominence to the point that a portion of the draft day agenda is denoted for the “paying of the bets and public shaming.”

Here are the results of the 2018 bets. Be sure to bring plenty of $1 bills to pay your debts.

Standard 2018 Bets

Bet #1
Justin will keep Byron Buxton.
Collin = Yes | Justin = No
Bet: $1
Result: Justin did not keep Byron Buxton
Winner: Justin
*PAID at 2018 Draft*

Bet #2
All five general managers at the back table (aka: the Playoff Table – Steven, Travis, Jay, Justin, and Graves) will make the playoffs in 2018.
Travis = Yes | John = No
Bet: $1
Result: Steven and Travis missed the playoffs
Winner: John

Bet #3
John will make the playoffs in 2018.
Jay = Yes | John = No
Bet: $1
Result: John did not make the playoffs
Winner: John

Bet #4
Levi will finish at least three places higher than Adam in the 2018 SLB standings.
Levi = Yes | Adam = No
Bet: Bag of Gardetto’s
Result: Levi did not finish three places higher than Adam in the 2018 SLB standings
Winner: Adam

Bet #5
Higher end of the season rank in Yahoo: Joey Gallo vs Justin Turner.
Justinger = Gallo | Adam = Turner
Bet: $1
*Injury Exemption: invalid if both players don’t get at least 450 at-bats
Result: Turner only got 365 AB – bet invalid
Winner: No Winner

Bet #6
Higher end of the season rank in Yahoo: Joey Gallo vs Eric Hosmer.
Justinger = Gallo | Mike = Hosmer
Bet: $1
*Injury Exemption: invalid if both players don’t get at least 450 at-bats
Result: Gallo = 96 | Hosmer = 253
Winner: Justin

Bet #6
If anyone from the Playoff Table (woo, woo, woo) misses the postseason, G-Doggy gets a dollar from all five. If they all make the playoffs, G-Doggy owes everyone a dollar.
G-Doggy = Someone Misses Postseason | Playoff Table (woo, woo, woo) = No One Misses
Bet: Like, $5…or maybe $1…this one is confusing.
Result: Steven and Travis missed the playoffs
Winner: G-Doggy

Bet #7
Better regular season record Steven vs Mike.
Mike = Mike | Steven = Steven
Bet: $1
Result: Mike 142-122-30 (.534) | Steven 140-121-33 (.532)
Winner: Mike

Bet #8
Better average end of season ranking of all outfielders on draft day roster in 2018.
Mike = Stanton, Yelich, Margo, & Bradley Jr.
Steven = Trout, Marte, Cain, & Mazara
Bet: $1
Result: Mike – Yelich (3), Stanton (32), Bradley Jr (156), Margot (445) = 159 | Steven – Trout (5), Marte (44), Cain (103), Mazara (485) = 159.25
Winner: Mike

Bet #9
Better average end of season ranking of keeper pitcher and first three starters drafted in 2018.
Mike = Sale, Darvish, Godley, & Bauer
Graves = Kluber, Carrasco, Verlander, & Price
Bet: $1
*Injury Exemption: if any player spends 30 days or more on the DL we’ll drop the lowest-ranked pitcher from each team and only average the top three.
Result: Mike – Sale (17), Darvish (685), Godley (976), Bauer (51) = 251 | Graves – Kluber (41), Verlander (28), Carrasco (207), Price (238) = 92
Winner: Graves

Bet #10
Higher end of the season position in the standings.
Justin = Justin | Travis = Travis
Bet: DVD – “Little Big League”
Result: Justin…by a whole bunch
Winner: Justin

Bet #11
The Phillies will finish .500 or Better in 2018
Justinger = Yes | John = Hell Nah
Bet: A Panino Sweet-Ass SL Disappointments T-Shirt
Result: Phillies finished at .494 (2 games under .500)
Winner: John

Bet #12A
G-Doggy will make the playoffs in 2018.
G-Doggy = Yes | Adam = No
Bet: $1
Result: G-Doggy set a franchise worst record going 91-163-40 (.378), came in 13th, and narrowly avoided dead-last by 2.5 games. He did not, by any stretch of the imagination make the playoffs, let alone the consolation bracket.
Winner: Adam

Bet #12B
G-Doggy will make the playoffs in 2018.
G-Doggy = Yes | Collin = No
Bet: $1
Result: G-Doggy set a franchise worst record going 91-163-40 (.378), came in 13th, and narrowly avoided dead-last by 2.5 games. He did not, by any stretch of the imagination make the playoffs, let alone the consolation bracket.
Winner: Collin

Bet #12C
G-Doggy will make the playoffs in 2018.
G-Doggy = Yes | Craiggers = No
Bet: $1
Result: G-Doggy set a franchise worst record going 91-163-40 (.378), came in 13th, and narrowly avoided dead-last by 2.5 games. He did not, by any stretch of the imagination make the playoffs, let alone the consolation bracket.
Winner: Craiggers

Bet #12D
G-Doggy will make the playoffs in 2018.
G-Doggy = Yes | Grant = No
Bet: $1
Result: G-Doggy set a franchise worst record going 91-163-40 (.378), came in 13th, and narrowly avoided dead-last by 2.5 games. He did not, by any stretch of the imagination make the playoffs, let alone the consolation bracket.
Winner: Grant

Bet #12E
G-Doggy will make the playoffs in 2018.
G-Doggy = Yes | Graves = No
Bet: $1
Result: G-Doggy set a franchise worst record going 91-163-40 (.378), came in 13th, and narrowly avoided dead-last by 2.5 games. He did not, by any stretch of the imagination make the playoffs, let alone the consolation bracket.
Winner: Graves

Bet #12F
G-Doggy will make the playoffs in 2018.
G-Doggy = Yes | Jay = No
Bet: $1
Result: G-Doggy set a franchise worst record going 91-163-40 (.378), came in 13th, and narrowly avoided dead-last by 2.5 games. He did not, by any stretch of the imagination make the playoffs, let alone the consolation bracket.
Winner: Jay

Bet #12G
G-Doggy will make the playoffs in 2018.
G-Doggy = Yes | John = No
Bet: $1
Result: G-Doggy set a franchise worst record going 91-163-40 (.378), came in 13th, and narrowly avoided dead-last by 2.5 games. He did not, by any stretch of the imagination make the playoffs, let alone the consolation bracket.
Winner: John

Bet #12H
G-Doggy will make the playoffs in 2018.
G-Doggy = Yes | Justinger = No
Bet: $1
Result: G-Doggy set a franchise worst record going 91-163-40 (.378), came in 13th, and narrowly avoided dead-last by 2.5 games. He did not, by any stretch of the imagination make the playoffs, let alone the consolation bracket.
Winner: Justinger

Bet #12I
G-Doggy will make the playoffs in 2018.
G-Doggy = Yes | Levi = No
Bet: $1
Result: G-Doggy set a franchise worst record going 91-163-40 (.378), came in 13th, and narrowly avoided dead-last by 2.5 games. He did not, by any stretch of the imagination make the playoffs, let alone the consolation bracket.
Winner: Levi

Bet #12J
G-Doggy will make the playoffs in 2018.
G-Doggy = Yes | Mike = No
Bet: $1
Result: G-Doggy set a franchise worst record going 91-163-40 (.378), came in 13th, and narrowly avoided dead-last by 2.5 games. He did not, by any stretch of the imagination make the playoffs, let alone the consolation bracket.
Winner: Mike

Bet #12K
G-Doggy will make the playoffs in 2018.
G-Doggy = Yes | Morgan = No
Bet: $1
Result: G-Doggy set a franchise worst record going 91-163-40 (.378), came in 13th, and narrowly avoided dead-last by 2.5 games. He did not, by any stretch of the imagination make the playoffs, let alone the consolation bracket.
Winner: Morgan

Bet #12L
G-Doggy will make the playoffs in 2018.
G-Doggy = Yes | Steven = No
Bet: $1
Result: G-Doggy set a franchise worst record going 91-163-40 (.378), came in 13th, and narrowly avoided dead-last by 2.5 games. He did not, by any stretch of the imagination make the playoffs, let alone the consolation bracket.
Winner: Steven

Bet #12M
G-Doggy will make the playoffs in 2018.
G-Doggy = Yes | Travis = No
Bet: $1
Result: G-Doggy set a franchise worst record going 91-163-40 (.378), came in 13th, and narrowly avoided dead-last by 2.5 games. He did not, by any stretch of the imagination make the playoffs, let alone the consolation bracket.
Winner: Travis

Long-Term Bets

Future Bet 2017-2021
Beginning in 2017 and continuing until 2021, every year that Travis’ official keepers are his “big three for the future” (aka: Giancarlo Stanton, Bryce Harper, and Jose Fernandez)…Jeremiah will pay Travis $1 on draft day. Every year that those three are NOT his keepers, Travis will pay Jeremiah $1 on draft day.
*No injury exemption
Result: Travis will continue to lose this bet, because Jose Fernandez is – as he has been for a while now – not eligible to be on a roster.
Winner: Graves (again)

Future Bet 2017-2020
The Braves will make the playoffs at least once in 2017, 2018, 2019, or 2020.
Levi = Yes | Morgan = No
Bet: $1
Result: Atlanta won the NL East in 2018
Winner: Levi

Future Bet 2017-Mookie Betts Retires
Mookie Betts will match or exceed his 2016 WAR (8.2 via Fangraphs) again in his career.
Graves = Yes | Justinger = No
Bet: $1
*No injury exemption.
*The Bet is open-ended until Betts either achieves the goal or retires. The winner will earn $1 in total, not yearly.
Result: Mookie posted a 10.4 WAR in 2018 en route to winning the AL MVP
Winner: Graves

Undetermined Future Bets

Future Bet 2017-2021
Beginning in 2017 and continuing until 2021, every year that Travis’ official keepers are his “big three for the future” (aka: Giancarlo Stanton, Bryce Harper, and Jose Fernandez)…Jeremiah will pay Travis $1 on draft day. Every year that those three are NOT his keepers, Travis will pay Jeremiah $1 on draft day.
*No injury exemption

Who will win the SLB Championship first?
Jay = Jay | Steven = Steven
Bet: $5

Who will win the SLB Championship first?
G-Doggy = G-Doggy | John = John
Bet: $1

Who will win the SLB Championship first?
Craiggers = Craiggers| John = John
Bet: $1

Non-SLB Bet
G-Doggy will get $275,000 when he sells his house in Primghar, Iowa.
G-Doggy = Yes | Graves = HAHAHAHA no way…it’s f’n Primghar, Iowa!
Bet: $1

SLB Amendment Voting Results

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The votes have (almost) all been tallied and we’ve got enough of a majority to officially call all four of the amendments that were proposed and endorsed for placement on this year’s ballot.

Only one amendment was really even close, so clearly folks are largely in agreement across the board this season.

Without any further ado, here are the results of this year’s amendment voting:

Amendment #1: Steven-Rex

Proposal: Steven MUST draft in the T-Rex costume
Proposed: Graves
Endorsed: Collin and Mike

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Result: Nothing. Steven will not be forced to draft in costume. The commissioner is using his power of decree to void any/all amendment proposals directed at individuals and not league rules. This is to avoid setting precedent that would undoubtedly get really stupid, really fast. If Steven still wants to wear the costume, that’s pretty freakin’ rad – but he is under no obligation to do so.

Amendment #2: Schedule Randomization

Proposal: Randomize the schedule after the draft before the season starts
Proposed: Graves
Endorsed: Mike and Justin

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Result: The schedule will be randomized after the draft and before league play begins.

Amendment #3: Control of Non-Competitive Teams

Proposal: The commissioner has the right to alter lineups after the All-Star break if a team is not participating or putting their best roster out there. If a player goes on the DL and an owner does not have a suitable back up, the commissioner is allowed to pick up the top ranked player for said position.
Proposed: Justin
Endorsed: Graves and Mike

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Result: The commissioner is empowered to take control of non-competitive teams after the All-Star Break. The commissioner will confer with the league to ensure folks are in agreement before this action is taken.

Amendment #4: Draft Priority for Non-Playoff Teams

Proposal: The H2H record between the two teams missing the consolation round will determine who gets the higher draft priority. This — in theory — gives them something to play for down the stretch. Should they have a tie in H2H record for the year, the tiebreaker goes to the team with the better record over the final three weeks of the regular season.
Proposed: Graves
Endorsed: Justin and Mike

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Result: Draft priority for the teams finishing 13/14th will be based on the better H2H record and/or record over the final three weeks if H2H is a tie.

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So there you have it. We’ve got a few small changes coming to the league in 2019, but nothing that figures to dramatically alter the landscape of SLB this time around. Democracy in action, y’all.

For now, I want to say thank you to those of you who took the time to vote and for our usual boatload of lively debate throughout the year. I assume we’ll hear plenty more about Quality Starts before we’re voting on next year’s amendments.

The Amendments Page has been reset to open up the floor for new amendment proposals that would impact the 2020 season and beyond.

ZIMA’s 2018 SLB Championship Celebration!!

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ZIMA general manager, Collin Brand celebrates winning the 2018 SLB Championship with an address to the rest of the league.

Congrats to everyone on another great season. Obviously, the biggest props go out to Collin for not only returning to the playoffs for the first time in, like, a century; but marching to the first championship in club history.

Props to Justinger and his intrepid cracker jack squad on an incredible fourth (fifth if you’re not into tie-breakers) consecutive pennant as he continues to be the standard bearer for sustained success in this league.

There were a number of wonderful performances all around – but the glory goes to the man with the golden fish. Three cheers for the new champ, T.C.B.

Enjoy the off-season, nerds.