2018 International Signing Period

2018 International Signing Period The 2018 International Signing Period will begin in just over a week. A formal announcement on the site, in Slack, and in e-mail will be made when the singing period is open. That said, beginning today, players will be populating the in-game international amateur screen. NO OFFERS ARE TO BE MADE AT THIS POINT IN TIME!!! […]

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2018 All Star Game Voting Now Open

2018 All Star Game Voting Now Open The 2018 MLB Pro All-Star Game ballot is now available on StatsLab The 2018 All-Star Game rosters will be announced on July 15 and the game will be played on July 17. The 2018 MLB Pro All-Star Game will be held on July 17th in Washington D.C. at Nationals Park. Nationals Park will […]

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Rule Change: Rookie League Eligibility

-EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY- Rookie League players must have less than 4 years of PROFESSIONAL SERVICE TIME to remain eligible to be placed in any of the four rookie league levels. After the proposal was placed in front of the league, I have received 17 votes of “YES” and 0 votes of “NO” through the voting process. In addition, support on Slack […]

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Potential Change to Rookie League Eligibility

Potential Change to Rookie League Eligibility Via: League Office As the in-game draft nears and the start of play in each of the Rookie Leagues approaches, I have been giving more and more thought into the “eligibility” of players at those levels. The following is the number of players exceeding 25 years of age or 4 years of service time across […]

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Hauck Throws No Hitter

Bill Hauck No-Hits Nats In D-Backs 4-0 Win It was the game that pitchers dream about: the no-hitter. It happened today at Chase Field. Bill Hauck of the Arizona Diamondbacks was right on target against the Washington Nationals in a 4-0 victory. Hauck zeroed in on them, holding them hitless with 11 strikeouts and 2 walks. “I just had it all today,” Hauck told BNN reporters […]

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Orioles join group of prominent teams

The 31 wins of the Baltimore Orioles in 2018 have boosted them into 5th place for the best season start through 40 games. They join a group of famous teams, the ’29 Athletics, ’41 Browns, ’46 Red Sox, ’98 Yankees, 2001 Mariners all went 31-9 through 40. With two games left, Baltimore will now attack the ’12 Giants (32-8) and […]

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DRAFT UPDATE 2018

DRAFT UPDATE As of 9:00 AM on Tuesday, 11 picks remain in Round #3. I am going to assume we will finish the round, no later than Thursday. At the conclusion of Round 3 (regardless if it comes sooner than Thursday…after say on Friday) we will be stopping the draft until MONDAY, MAY 14. By that I mean the following: […]

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Rockies Hire New GM

Bucholz Hired to Shake Things Up as New General Manager of Colorado Rockies Denver, CO. — Days after the Rockies saw their General Manager flee to the Blue Jays, Eddie Bucholz has accepted the challenge of guiding the Rockies past recent problems and toward what could be a very bright future. Rockies owner Charlie Monfort appeared both excited and relieved during […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Yankees Find Their New GM

Yankees Hire New GM After losing their General Manager suddenty, Yankee fans were left wondering what was to come. The organization answered that question today by hiring Chipper Coltre. The Yankees new GM had this to say: “I’m the new kid on the block. I know that I’ve got a lot to prove to you. It’s a year-round job. There’s […]

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Blue Jays Find Their Man

-BREAKING NEWS- Mitch Bannon Named New GM of Blue Jays Hope springs eternal. At least that was the mood of the press conference when it was announced that Mitch Bannon would be the new GM of the Toronto Blue Jays. Team owners and fans are really enthused about the signing and are looking forward to the upcoming season. “I’m very […]

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The Hateful Eighth

by Toby Schreiber   Carlos Meza sat in the clubhouse, still in his uniform, staring into the void. The first pitch he’d thrown all game went for an out. By the time he’d strutted back to the dugout after the seventh, no Marlin had seen second base. Only three had reached first, and he’d put all three there himself with […]

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Shakeup In Toronto

GM George Hoffman Relieved of Duties in Toronto Despite an 8-6 start to the season, Toronto Blue Jays owner Alan Horn Jr. came out this afternoon and announced the team has relieved GM George Hoffman of his position. Hoffman ran the Jays for just over a season. Rumors suggest that ownership and the front-office butted heads with the overall philosophy […]

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Baseball Prospectus: Top Draft Prospects 2018

Baseball Prospectus: Top Draft Prospects 2018 Dane Grier (P, Long Beach State) Grier shined during his season season at Long Beach State going 12-2 and striking out 170 batters over 132 innings. Grier features a fastball that tops out in the high-nineties. Ronald Acuna (CF, Venezuela) Ronald Acuna gained draft eligibility through a waiver-process with the league office. Acuna has […]

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2018 MLB Pro Draft Date

2018 MLB Pro Draft SCHEDULE The 2018 MLB Pro Draft will begin on MONDAY, April 16. With the draft beginning on Monday, the final day for a team to sign any remaining compensation eligible player is FRIDAY, April 13. Upon the completion of Friday’s sim (potentially Saturday morning depending on my schedule), the draft order and players will be moved over […]

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A Look at the 2018 Oakland Athletics

With the close of MLB Pro Spring Training, the Oakland Athletics have confirmed and announced the team’s Opening Day 25-man roster.  With a few surprises popping up on the plane ride back home, let’s take a look at what fans can expect to see (at least in late March and early April) Starting Rotation David Price – Price was the […]

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Injury File Update

When we made the switch to OOTP18, we began using a custom injury file in an attempt to combat the new injury mechanics. It has come to my attention that everyone needs the file within their own version of the league folder, as at the moment, while you are seeing the proper length of injury, you are not seeing the […]

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