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8/24/2014 3:12 PM (edited)
The Talkin' Baseball progressive league is heading into its 25th season! The league was founded in 1950, and we are looking for one owner to join us starting in the 1974 season.  All but one current owner has been with us for at least 5 seasons.  Half of the league owners have played here at least 9 seasons.  

The available team has been well taken care of, as it has a lot of PA's and IP's for you to start with.  Heading into the 1974 season, you tentatively have 6547 PA's and 1549 IP's before the draft even begins, minus any cuts that you may make.  Team strength is undoubtedly in the outfield, where you have Reggie Jackson and Hal McRae coming into their prime.  You have several players who have lengthy careers on the roster, which should give you the opportunity to draft quality at any position you want as opposed to drafting based entirely on need.  Or you can choose to make trades from the wealth of PA's and IP's that you have.

We'd like an owner who is looking to stay with us for the long term. To be more precise, we are requesting at minimum a 6 (six) season commitment from you. We'll call it a gentlemen's agreement. Progressive league vets and non-experienced owners looking to join/learn a progressive league are both welcome in this league. If you aren't willing or interested in playing with us for at least 6 seasons, we do thank you for looking here but you aren't what we are looking for.

We will probably be starting the 1974 draft OFF the clock in a few days.  We will slow play the draft until we go on the clock, which isn't until Monday, September 8th.  We are currently 122 games into the 1973 season as of this post.  This team will have a pick between 7 and 13 in the first round, via the lotto process explained in the next post.  We'll know exactly the number within a few days.  After the first round, this team will have the 8th pick in each remaining round.  Taking this team now will allow you to participate in the draft, but also know that you won't be playing games until the 1974 season starts, which will probably be around mid to later September.  If you take over this franchise before 8/30, you can also amend the keeper list.

The roster for the available team is at the bottom of this thread.  This team is currently in Cleveland.  You can choose to play your home games in one of the following cities: Cleveland or New York (AL).  Please note that New York actually played in Shea Stadium in 1974-1975 before returning to a renovated Yankee Stadium in 1976.
8/16/2014 2:01 PM (edited)
The Talkin' Baseball league is a fairly standard, single season progressive:
  • Alternate WIS Format F (4 divisions, 5 teams in each. Division winners make playoffs. Each playoff series best of seven).
  • No DH
  • Injuries on
  • No live play
  • Unlimited IR
  • No salary cap
  • 6/2 below average AAA players, randomly generated (6 bats, 2 arms). No restrictions on AAA use.
  • Full/combined/partial seasons of players are all eligible to be used.
  • Trading of draft picks allowed up to one season in advance.
  • We have a 48 hour add/drop period after each draft.

We absolutely do not condone tanking games in this league.  This has never been an issue here and the league takes great pride in that.  Eyes are always watching, and even the appearance of tanking games can lead to dismissal from the league, period.  If you play progressive leagues using this strategy, then you aren't welcome here.  If you want to play in a league where everyone is trying to do their best regardless of what their roster looks like in any given season, then please choose us!  

A three-tier lotto system is used to determine next season's first round draft order after 120 games.  6 worst teams get put in lotto for picks 1 through 6 in next season's draft.  Next 7 teams get put in a lotto for picks 7 through 13. And the 7 teams with the best record after 120 games into the season are put in a lotto for picks 14-20. Lotto is for the first round of the draft only. Subsequent rounds are worst team to best team, based on record at 120 games into the current season.

We have some additional cool features in this league.  You have the ability to shuffle players up and down from AAA virtually all season (deadline is before game 160 of the season).  Typically not a lot of down time between seasons.  On average, we are starting the next season about one week after the World Series concludes.  We have a league record book that is updated each season and we also have a Hall of Fame for the league!  There is also a franchise history thread in our private forum where you can learn who the previous owners of your franchise were, along with all of the prior team names and a championship/pennant/playoff appearances count.

Though not 100% certain at this moment, I would suggest that it is very likely that this league will expand to 24 teams sometime between 1977 and 1981, but not before 1977.  I plan to have the expansion discussion with the league as we play the 1974 season.  We have previously expanded before the 1958 season and again before the 1969 season.
 
Important:  We attempt to keep things moving at a semi-brisk pace. We start drafting off the clock not too long after the 120 game mark at a leisurely pace. Once the playoffs start, we draft on the clock and pick up wherever we are in the draft at that point. We attempt to keep down time to a minimum between seasons, as we usually finish the draft around the same time that the World Series is finishing up.  So keep in mind when considering our league that we move faster than the typical progressive, which may suit you very well or not so well.
5/29/2013 8:25 PM (edited)
great league
4/24/2013 3:38 AM
Posted by houseofbayne on 4/21/2013 10:26:00 PM (view original):
The Talkin' Baseball league is a fairly standard, single season progressive: Alternate WIS Format E (4 divisions, 4 teams in each. Division winners make playoffs. Each series best of seven). No DH. No live play. Unlimited IR. No salary cap. 6/2 below average AAA players, randomly generated (6 bats, 2 arms).

A two-tier lotto system to determine next season's first round draft order after 120 games. 8 worst teams get put in lotto for picks 1 through 8 in next season's draft, 8 best teams get put in lotto for picks 9 through 16. Lotto is for first round of draft only. Subsequent rounds are worst team to best team.
 
As you read this, we are talking about expanding from 16 to 20 teams in the future. This won't happen before 1969. The goal is to have an expansion plan in place within a week or three.
 
We attempt to keep things moving at a semi-brisk pace. We start drafting off the clock not too long after the 120 game mark at a leisurely pace. Once the playoffs start, we draft on the clock and pick up wherever we are in the draft at that point. We attempt to keep down time to a minimum between seasons, as we usually finish the draft around the same time that the World Series is finishing up.
 
 
Feel free to sitemail or post any questions, and looking forward to hearing from you! Team available is below.






                 Curious on how you decide to handle Expansion. Posting to more easily follow your League's process.



 
8/25/2013 12:10 AM
great league guys....expansion challenges all...we even have a HOF.
8/25/2013 1:29 PM
I will take this team
6/20/2014 2:06 PM
i'll take it if it's still available
8/24/2014 3:26 PM
I'd like this team if it's still available
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