Hey Guys :
As spring approaches, a young man's fancy turns to
Hopefully, we've all survived the winter
none-the-worse for wear, and are looking ahead to a better and brighter
Our incumbent League Champion, Lloyd Souza (stangnut), gave
us a bit of a scare, a few weeks ago, when he was rushed to the hospital
with a rather serious medical condition. I believe he is home, now, recuperating. So, before we get "down to business", let us send well
wishes his way and pray for a speedy and full recovery .
business, it's time for us, all, to cough up the $20 league "donation". For a few years now , my wife has rescinded my cheque-writing privileges,
so I'm going to stick a $20 bill in an envelope and trust that the post
office will deliver it to :
315 Antler Way
Alpharetta , Georgia
Rich has informed me that he will cash your checks and
safely tuck our money away, until year-end prizes (!!) are to be distributed
Another CHANGE made for the 2012 season ==> the IP (innings pitched)
Limit will be set at 1650 innings. Although this is a significant
reduction, many of us will be unaffected by it, and will go on managing our
teams as we have in the past. 1650 innings is our attempt to bring us
closer to 'real' baseball and is designed to curtail the seemingly
un-endless daily streaming of pitchers and to give us a chance to "manage"
our pitching staffs .
THE BIGGEST CHANGE will actually take effect in
the 2013 season. That is when we have scheduled to "bump up" the NUMBER OF
KEEPERS to 10 players .
And even though we will enter the 2012 season
with only 6 keepers, this change could have a serious impact on your
up-coming draft strategy .... maybe it's time for all of us to start
thinking about locking down our "core" players, especially those studs that
occupy positions of "scarcity".
For me, this means that I'll be throwing
back one of my stud pitchers into the pool and hanging on to my shortstop of
choice, instead. I wish that I could keep both of them, but remember
we ONLY KEEP 6, this year. You guys You do what you want. Hopefully
it will turn out alright for you .
ONE LAST NOTE: bookmark this page
kind enough to set-up our very own blog. This is where RJ will be posting
info on a variety of issues, including, but not limited to, the exact date
and time of our draft, the keeper cut-off date, polls, etc etc .
this blog site, we will ALL be able to post our views comments and opinions. How many leagues, that you belong to, have their very own blog site ??