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

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