Friday, June 15, 2007

You Want Your Teams? I've Got Your Teams Right Here...

I have taken Ted's vote of confidence in the previous SABBL post and run with it. If anyone dislikes my benevolent dictatorship, blame Ted.

I drew up a schedule, then wrote our names and the team names on cards and gave them to my wife to randomly deal into pairs. Here's the result:

AMERICAN LEAGUE
New York Yankess -- Brian
Minnesota Twins -- Michael (damn you...really wanted Santana)
Oakland A's -- Jon
Detroit Tigers -- Ted

NATIONAL LEAGUE
New York Mets -- Mark
St. Louis Cardinals -- Dennis
San Diego Padres -- Sean
Los Angeles Dodgers -- Chris

I was amused that Ted and I both got the teams we played in our World Series replay from a couple of weeks ago...though I was less than amused at getting the team with the worst record by far (83-79), Series win notwithstanding.

I'll put the full schedule in the comments section, along with a list of all the player cards for each team so that you can look at baseball-reference.com and start planning ahead. For now, here are the Week 1 matchups (home teams listed second):

Yankees at Twins
A's at Tigers
Padres at Mets
Dodgers at Cards

Finally, take a moment this weekend to look at http://www.baseballscorecard.com/kscore.htm, particularly the sections on Scoring and Substitutions. In order to collect interesting stats, everyone will need to keep score. I'll volunteer to tabulate the stats; I'll look around for better software tools this weekend, but right now I'm expecting to just do it in Excel.

Note: During the rather obsessive exercise of typing in all of the players on each team, I've discovered that while most teams have just enough at-bats to get through the season, none have nearly enough pitcher-innings (real teams run through a lot of temporary relievers from the minors). So here's how I'm modifying things (and it makes bookkeeping easier, too):

BATTERS -- For every 35 at-bats in real life (round up), a player may play one game. A batter has "played in a game" if he makes at least two plate appearances, so a one-off pinch-hit doesn't count, but staying in the game for 2+ innings does.

PITCHERS -- Starters may make one start of any length for each 50 innings pitched in real life (rounded up). Relievers may make one relief appearance of any length for each 10 innings pitched in real life (rounded up). Starter/relievers will get a point total equal to IP/10 -- each start will cost 5 points (if he has 1-4, he can start, but it costs them all), each relief appearance 1 point.

2nd Note: Some teams, like the Yankees, are low on pure starters, so let's say *3 days rest* after starting. That means your best starters will get 4 games each (even if they have enough IP for five). Note also that a reliever cannot appear in three consecutive games, even if they have enough games allowed for it.

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At 3:36 PM, June 15, 2007, Blogger Dennis Ugolini said...

The full schedule continued:

WEEK 2

Twins at A's
Tigers at Yankees
Mets at Dodgers
Cards at Padres

WEEK 3 (interleague)

Yankees at Mets
Padres at Twins
A's at Cards
Dodgers at Tigers

WEEK 4

A's at Yankees
Tigers at Twins
Cards at Mets
Dodgers at Padres

WEEK 5

Twins at Yankees
Tigers at A's
Mets at Padres
Cards at Dodgers

WEEK 6 (interleague)

Cards at Yankees
Twins at Dodgers
Mets at A's
Tigers at Padres

WEEK 7

Yankees at Tigers
A's at Twins
Padres at Cards
Dodgers at Mets

WEEK 8

Yankees at A's
Twins at Tigers
Mets at Cards
Padres at Dodgers

 
At 4:56 PM, June 15, 2007, Blogger Dennis Ugolini said...

For each player I've included handedness (S = switch hitter), position (S/R = starter/reliever for pitchers, anyone can DH), and eligible games for our league.

NEW YORK YANKEES

Bobby Abreu (L, LF/CF, 6 G)
Melky Cabrera (S, LF/RF/CF, 14 G)
Miguel Cairo (R, 2B/SS/1B/3B/LF, 7 G)
Robinson Cano (L, 2B, 14 G)
Johnny Damon (L, CF/1B, 16 G)
Sal Fasano (R, C, 2 G)
Jason Giambi (L, 1B, 13 G)
Nick Green (R, 2B/SS/3B/RF/1B, 4 G)
Aaron Guiel (L, RF/1B/LF/CF, 4 G)
Derek Jeter (R, SS, 16 G)
Hideki Matsui (L, LF, 5 G)
Andy Phillips (R, 1B/3B/2B, 8 G)
Jorge Posada (S, C/1B, 14 G)
Alex Rodriguez (R, 3B, 16 G)
Gary Sheffield (R, RF/1B, 5 G)
Bernie Williams (S, RF/CF/LF, 12 G)
Craig Wilson (R, 1B/RF, 3 G)

Kyle Farnsworth (R, R1, 7 relief)
Randy Johnson (L, S6, 5 starts)
Jeff Karstens (R, S6/R4, 5 points)
Cory Lidle (R, S5/R3, 5 points)
Mike Mussina (R, S6, 4 starts)
Mike Myers (L, R1, 4 relief)
Scott Proctor (R, R2, 11 relief)
Mariano Rivera (R, R1, 8 relief)
Aaron Small (R, R3/S5, 3 points)
Ron Villone (L, R2, 8 relief)
Chien-Ming Wang (R, S6/R3, 22 points)
Jaret Wright (R, S5/R3, 14 points)

 
At 5:05 PM, June 15, 2007, Blogger Dennis Ugolini said...

MINNESOTA TWINS

Jason Bartlett (R, SS, 10 G)
Tony Batista (R, 3B, 6 G)
Luis Castillo (S, 2B, 16 G)
Juan Castro (R, SS, 5 G)
Mike Cuddyer (R, RF/1B, 16 G)
Lew Ford (R, LF/RF/CF, 7 G)
Torii Hunter (R, CF, 16 G)
Jason Kubel (L, LF/RF, 7 G)
Joe Mauer (L, C, 15 G)
Justin Morneau (L, 1B, 16 G)
Nick Punto (S, 3B/SS/2B/CF/LF, 14 G)
Josh Rabe (R, LF, 2 G)
Mike Redmond (R, C, 6 G)
Luis Rodriguez (S, 3B/2B/SS/1B, 4 G)
Shannon Stewart (R, LF, 5 G)
Jason Tyner (L, LF/CF, 7 G)
Rondell White (R, LF, 10 G)

Scott Baker (R, S5, 2 starts)
Boof Bonser (R, S5, 2 starts)
Jesse Crain (R, R2, 8 relief)
Willie Eyre (R, R2, 6 relief)
Matt Guerrier (R, R3, 7 relief)
Francisco Liriano (L, S6, 13 points)
Joe Nathan (R, R1, 7 relief)
Brad Radke (R, S6, 4 starts)
Dennys Reyes (L, R1, 6 relief)
Juan Rincon (R, R1, 8 relief)
Johan Santana (L, S7, 5 starts)
Carlos Silva (R, S6/R3, 18 points)

 
At 5:10 PM, June 15, 2007, Blogger Dennis Ugolini said...

OAKLAND A'S

Milton Bradley (S, RF, 11 G)
Eric Chavez (L, 3B, 14 G)
Bobby Crosby (R, SS, 11 G)
Mark Ellis (R, 2B/1B, 13 G)
D'Angelo Jimenez (S, 2B/SS/3B, 3 G)
Dan Johnson (L, 1B, 9 G)
Jason Kendall (R, C, 16 G)
Bobby Kielty (S, LF/RF, 8 G)
Mark Kotsay (L, CF/1B, 15 G)
Adam Melhuse (S, C/3B/1B, 4 G)
Jay Payton (R, LF/CF/RF, 16 G)
Antonio Perez (R, 3B/SS/2B, 3 G)
Marco Scutaro (R, SS/2B/3B/LF, 11 G)
Nick Swisher (S, 1B/LF/RF, 16 G)
Frank Thomas (R, DH only, 14 G)

Joe Blanton (R, S6, 4 starts)
Kiko Calero (R, R1, 6 relief)
Justin Duchscherer (R, R1, 6 relief)
Chad Gaudin (R, R2, 7 relief)
Brad Halsey (L, R3/S5, 10 points)
Rich Harden (R, S5, 1 start)
Dan Haren (R, S6, 5 starts)
Joe Kennedy (L, R1, 4 relief)
Esteban Loaiza (R, S5, 4 starts)
Kirk Saarloos (R, S5/R3, 13 points)
Huston Street (R, R1, 8 relief)
Barry Zito (L, S7, 5 starts)

 
At 5:28 PM, June 15, 2007, Blogger Dennis Ugolini said...

DETROIT TIGERS

Sean Casey (L, 1B, 6 G)
Alexis Gomez (L, RF/LF, 3 G)
Curtis Granderson (L, CF, 16 G)
Carlos Guillen (S, SS/1B, 16 G)
Omar Infante (R, 2B/3B/SS/CF/LF, 7 G)
Brandon Inge (R, 3B, 16 G)
Craig Monroe (R, LF/CF, 16 G)
Magglio Ordonez (R, RF, 16 G)
Placido Polanco (R, 2B, 14 G)
Ivan Rodriguez (R, C/1B/2B, 16 G)
Ramon Santiago (S, SS/2B/3B, 3 G)
Chris Shelton (R, 1B, 11 G)
Matt Stairs (L, 1B/LF/RF, 10 G)
Marcus Thames (R, LF/RF, 10 G)
Vance Wilson (R, C, 5 G)
Dmitri Young (S, 1B, 5 G)

Jeremy Bonderman (R, S6, 5 starts)
Jason Grilli (R, R2, 7 relief)
Todd Jones (R, R1, 7 relief)
Wil Ledezma (L, R3/S5, 6 points)
Mike Maroth (L, S6/R3, 6 points)
Zach Miner (R, S5/R3, 10 points)
Nate Robertson (L, S7, 5 starts)
Fernando Rodney (R, R2, 8 relief)
Kenny Rogers (L, S6, 5 starts)
Justin Verlander (R, S6, 4 starts)
Jamie Walker (L, R1, 5 relief)
Joel Zumaya (R, R2, 9 relief)

 
At 5:36 PM, June 15, 2007, Blogger Dennis Ugolini said...

NEW YORK METS

Carlos Beltran (S, CF, 15 G)
Ramon Castro (R, C, 4 G)
Endy Chavez (L, RF/CF/LF, 11 G)
Carlos Delgado (L, 1B, 15 G)
Cliff Floyd (L, LF, 10 G)
Julio Franco (R, 1B/3B, 5 G)
Shawn Green (L, RF/1B, 16 G)
Anderson Hernandez (S, 2B/SS, 2 G)
Ricky Ledee (L, LF/RF, 3 G)
Paul LoDuca (R, C, 15 G)
Lastings Milledge (R, RF/LF, 5 G)
Jose Reyes (S, SS, 16 G)
Jose Valentin (S, 2B/LF/RF/3B/1B, 11 G)
Chris Woodward (R, 2B/SS/3B/LF/RF/1B, 7 G)
David Wright (R, 3B, 16 G)

Chad Bradford (R, R1, 7 relief)
Pedro Feliciano (L, R2, 6 relief)
Tom Glavine (L, S6, 4 starts)
Aaron Heilman (R, R2, 9 relief)
Orlando Hernandez (R, S6, 4 starts)
John Maine (R, S6, 2 starts)
Pedro Martinez (R, S6, 3 starts)
Darren Oliver (L, R4, 9 relief)
Oliver Perez (L, S5, 3 starts)
Duaner Sanchez (R, R2, 6 relief)
Steve Trachsel (R, S6, 4 starts)
Billy Wagner (L, R1, 8 relief)

 
At 5:45 PM, June 15, 2007, Blogger Dennis Ugolini said...

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS

Ron Belliard (R, 2B, 6 G)
Gary Bennett (R, C/1B, 5 G)
Chris Duncan (L, LF/RF/1B, 8 G)
David Eckstein (R, SS, 15 G)
Jim Edmonds (L, CF/1B, 10 G)
Juan Encarnacion (R, RF/CF/LF, 16 G)
Hector Luna (R, 2B/LF/SS/1B/3B, 7 G)
Aaron Miles (S, 2B/SS/3B, 13 G)
Yadier Molina (R, C/1B, 12 G)
Albert Pujols (R, 1B, 16 G)
John Rodriguez (L, LF/RF, 6 G)
Scott Rolen (R, 3B, 15 G)
Scott Spiezio (S, 3B/LF/1B/2B, 8 G)
So Taguchi (R, CF/LF/RF/2B, 10 G)
Preston Wilson (R, LF/RF/CF, 15 G)

Chris Carpenter (R, S7, 5 starts)
Randy Flores (L, R1, 5 relief)
Josh Hancock (R, R2, 8 relief)
Jason Isringhausen (R, R1, 6 relief)
Tyler Johnson (L, R1, 4 relief)
Braden Looper (R, R2, 8 relief)
Jason Marquis (R, S6, 4 starts)
Anthony Reyes (R, S5, 2 starts)
Jorge Sosa (R, S6/R3, 12 points)
Jeff Suppan (R, S6, 4 starts)
Brad Thompson (R, R2, 6 relief)
Adam Wainwright (R, R2, 8 relief)
Jeff Weaver (R, S6, 2 starts)

 
At 5:54 PM, June 15, 2007, Blogger Dennis Ugolini said...

SAN DIEGO PADRES

Josh Bard (S, C, 7 G)
Josh Barfield (R, 2B, 16 G)
Mark Bellhorn (S, 3B/1B/2B/RF, 8 G)
Geoff Blum (S, SS/3B/2B/RF/1B, 8 G)
Rob Bowen (S, C/1B, 3 G)
Mike Cameron (R, CF, 16 G)
Brian Giles (L, RF, 16 G)
Adrian Gonzalez (L, 1B, 16 G)
Khalil Greene (R, SS, 12 G)
Ben Johnson (R, LF/CF/RF, 4 G)
Mike Piazza (R, C, 12 G)
Dave Roberts (L, LF/CF, 15 G)
Todd Walker (L, 2B/1B/3B, 13 G)
Eric Young (R, LF/CF/2B, 4 G)

Jon Adkins (R, R2, 6 relief)
Scott Cassidy (R, R2, 5 relief)
Alan Embree (L, R1, 6 relief)
Clay Hensley (R, S6/R3, 19 points)
Trevor Hoffman (R, R1, 7 relief)
Chan Ho Park (R, S6/R3, 14 points)
Scott Linebrink (R, R1, 8 relief)
Cla Meredith (R, R2, 6 relief)
Jake Peavy (R, S7, 5 starts)
Brian Sweeney (R, R2, 6 relief)
Mike Thompson (R, S6/R3, 10 points)
Woody Williams (R, S6, 3 starts)
Chris Young (R, S6, 4 starts)

 
At 6:05 PM, June 15, 2007, Blogger Dennis Ugolini said...

LOS ANGELES DODGERS
(Note: The Dodgers are still two games short at the catcher position. Thus, Chris, you may get two extra games total out of Toby Hall and Russell Martin)

Marlon Anderson (L, 2B/LF/RF/CF/1B, 8 G)
Wilson Betemit (S, 3B/SS/2B, 11 G)
Jose Cruz (S, LF/RF/CF, 7 G)
J.D. Drew (L, RF, 15 G)
Andre Ethier (L, LF, 12 G)
Rafael Furcal (S, SS, 16 G)
Nomar Garciaparra (R, 1B, 14 G)
Toby Hall (R, C, 2 G)
Matt Kemp (R, CF/LF/RF, 5 G)
Jeff Kent (R, 2B/1B, 12 G)
Kenny Lofton (L, CF, 14 G)
Julio Lugo (R, 2B/3B/SS/RF/LF, 5 G)
Russell Martin (R, C, 12 G)
Ramon Martinez (R, 2B/3B/SS/RF/1B, 6 G)
Jason Repko (R, CF/RF/LF, 4 G)
Olmedo Saenz (R, 1B/3B, 6 G)

Joe Beimel (L, R2, 7 relief)
Chad Billingsley (R, S5/R3, 9 points)
Jonathan Broxton (R, R2, 8 relief)
Tim Hamulack (L, R2, 4 relief)
Mark Hendrickson (L, S6/R3, 8 points)
Hong-Chih Kuo (L, R3/S6, 6 points)
Derek Lowe (R, S6, 5 starts)
Greg Maddux (R, S6, 5 starts)
Brad Penny (R, S6, 4 starts)
Takashi Saito (R, R1, 8 relief)
Aaron Sele (R, S6/R3, 11 points)
Brett Tomko (R, S5/R3, 12 points)

 
At 10:00 PM, June 15, 2007, Blogger Michael said...

I'm pretty ecstatic about my draw. However, just to warn people, I am out of town at the moment and will not be back until early July at the earliest most likely.

 
At 10:22 AM, June 16, 2007, Blogger Ted Kostek said...

Dennis: You are a madman, but in a good way.

If I count right, we should have 4 copies in the SABG currently, and we might add a few more.

I suggest we say Monday night is our normal night for league play so everyone please bring their copy. Make-up games will have to schedule separately, including the logistics of borrowing a copy.

 
At 10:27 AM, June 16, 2007, Blogger Ted Kostek said...

Michael: So you're going to miss the first ~half of the league? I hope you will coordinate with your opponents and our benevolent dictator to find some work arounds.

 
At 1:14 PM, June 16, 2007, Blogger Ben said...

Is there anyone not in the tournament who will still be appearing on Mondays? If so it sounds like we should start planning some games. :)

 
At 3:38 PM, June 16, 2007, Blogger Michael said...

Yeah, for some reason I was under the impression that we weren't starting until July, and then when I got here there was this post greeting me.

 
At 3:44 PM, June 16, 2007, Blogger Ben said...

Nice Broncos avatar! I thought you were from Louisiana...? I'd offer to play your team for you, but you don't want to come back that far in the cellar.

 
At 4:50 PM, June 16, 2007, Blogger Michael said...

Ben, feel free to take my early games for me if you want.

 
At 7:20 PM, June 16, 2007, Blogger Brian said...

I'm sure plenty of other things will be played on Monday. As for Michael, I figure we'll just play when he gets back.

 
At 10:38 PM, June 16, 2007, Blogger Dennis Ugolini said...

I wasn't sure when we were starting, I just thought there was no point in waiting to determine teams, in case people wanted to put thought into lineups.

I will be missing two Mondays (July 9 and 16) for short trips; most likely I can make up both later the same week.

 
At 11:18 AM, June 17, 2007, Blogger Ted Kostek said...

We'll all need a lot of flexibility to finish out the league, but it should be a lot fun.

I've been having a blast setting up my Excel spreadsheet. I've almost got it coded to automatically fill in the stats for players once I set the line-up.

 
At 5:03 PM, June 17, 2007, Blogger Brian said...

One spreadsheet? So far I've got five. Two for historical (2006) data (for reference, batting & pitching), a pitching rotation (tough for the Yankees, who barely have enough pitching) and another for the lineup. [A murderer's row].

Then come my strat-o-stats spreadsheet.

 
At 9:15 PM, June 17, 2007, Blogger Jonathan W. said...

I am not going to be able to make it this week on monday, so I will have to work something out with Ted.

Also, are we going with 2 games per series?

 

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