2016 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 2016 bets. Be sure to bring plenty of $1 bills to pay your debts.

Bet #1a
Graves will return to the playoffs in 2016.
Graves = Yes | Craiggers = No
Bet: 40oz Coors Light
STATUS: Graves wins – finished in 3rd place

Bet #1b
Graves will return to the playoffs in 2016.
Graves = Yes | G-Doggy = No
Bet: $1
STATUS: Graves wins – finished in 3rd place

Bet #1c
Graves will return to the playoffs in 2016.
Graves = Yes | Travis = No
Bet: $1
STATUS: Graves wins – finished in 3rd place

Bet #2
Most Home Runs in 2016: Chris Davis vs Giancarlo Stanton.
Justin = Davis | Travis = Stanton
Bet: loser must purchase a baseball DVD for the winner
DVDs: “Angels in the Outfield” – if Justin Wins and “Little Big League” if Travis Wins
*No Injury Exemption
STATUS: Justinger wins | Davis = 38HR | Stanton = 27HR

Bet #3
Stephen Strasburg will finish in the top three in the Cy Young voting.
Justin = Yes | Travis = No
Bet: $1
*Bet is void if Strasburg is placed on the DL during the 2016 season.
STATUS– VOID

Bet #4
Better end of the season ranking in Yahoo: Mike Trout vs Carlos Correa
Travis = Trout | Adam = Correa
Bet: $1
*No injury exemption
STATUS: Travis wins | Trout = 1 | Correa = 60

Bet #5
Better end of the season ranking in Yahoo: Manny Machado vs Nolan Arenado
Justin = Machado | Mike = Arenado
Bet: $1
*No Injury Exemption
STATUS: Mike wins| Machado = 41 | Arenado = 3

Bet #6
Over/Under 20.5 home runs for Byung-ho Park.
Grant = Over | Adam = Under
Bet: $1
*Bet is void if Park is placed on the DL during the 2016 season.
STATUS: Um…void? I guess we never specified if the minor league DL qualifies? I’d be inclined to void it, personally.

Bet #7
Every hitter that Adam drafted will hit 20 homers or more in 2016. (Hitters Drafted: Todd Frazier, Matt Carpenter, Adrián González, Joc Pederson, Curtis Granderson, Byron Buxton, Russell Martin, and Mark Teixeira)
Adam = Yes | Graves = No
Bet = $1
STATUS: Graves wins.

Bet #8
Better end of the season ranking in Yahoo: Troy Tulowitzki vs Carlos Correa
Steven = Tulo | Mike = Correa
Bet: $1
*No injury exemption
STATUS: Mike wins | Tulowitzki = 624 | Correa = 60

Bet #9
Better end of the season ranking in Yahoo: Mookie Betts vs Miguel Sano
Graves = Mookie | John = Sano
Bet: $1
*No injury exemption
STATUS: Graves wins | Mookie = 2 | Sano = 566

Bet #10
Matt Kemp will miss at least 15 days on the disabled list.
John = Yes | Justin = No
Bet: $1
STATUS: Justin wins

Bet #11
Steven Matz’s end of the season Yahoo rank will rank third or higher among the Mets’ starting rotation.
Justin = Yes | Travis = No
Bet: $1
STATUS: Travis wins | Matz = 503 | Syndergaard = 118 | deGrom = 418 | Colon = 463 | Harvey = 941

Bet #12a
Better end of the season ranking in Yahoo: Gregory Polanco vs Delino DeShields
Adam = Polanco | Grant = DeShields
Bet: $1
*No injury exemption
STATUS: Adam wins | Polanco = 75 | DeShields = 1029

Bet #12b
Better end of the season ranking in Yahoo: Gregory Polanco vs Delino DeShields Jr.
Jay = Polanco | Grant = DeShields
Bet: $1
*No injury exemption
STATUS: Jay wins | Polanco = 75 | DeShields = 1029

Bet #13
Better end of the season ranking in Yahoo: Yasiel Puig vs Jason Heyward
Justin = Puig | Mike = Heyward
Bet: $1
*No injury exemption
STATUS: Mike “wins” | Puig = 818 | Heyward = 703

Bet #14
Byung-ho Park will win the American League Rookie of the Year in 2016.
John = Yes | Justin = No
Bet: $1 if Park is healthy all year
Bet: 50 cents if Park has a DL stint in 2016
STATUS: Justinger wins

Bet #15
The most saves at the end of 2016: Arodys Vizcaino vs Glen Perkins
Levi = Vizcaino | Adam = Perkins
Bet: Bag of Gardetto’s
STATUS: Levi “wins” | Vizcaino = 10 | Perkins = 0

Bet #16
Troy Tulowitzki will miss 62 games or more in 2016.
Adam = Yes | Steven = No
Bet: $1
STATUS: Steven wins

Bet #17
Josh Harrison will be a top-eight second baseman in 2016 based on end of the season Yahoo rankings.
Collin = Yes | Adam = No
Bet: $1
STATUS: Adam wins | Harrison’s Rank Among 2B = 26

Bet #18
Better record if they played H2H every week: Grant vs Graves
Grant = Grant | Graves = Graves
Bet: $1
*TBD via Grant’s stats spreadsheet thingity-thing (which is only a little sketchy)
STATUS: Graves wins | According to the Spreadsheet Thingity-Thing – Graves wins the H2H battle 151-131-26

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
STATUS: Graves wins (for 2017). Stanton plays elsewhere now. He could (and probably will) reacquire him at least once, if not multiple times, between now and 2021 so this could change in the future.

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
STATUS: TBD: G-Doggy has not yet sold his house.

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