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Franchise GM: Draft Board / Re: 2019 FYPD Draft Thread
« on: November 18, 2019, 05:39:17 PM »
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Franchise GM / Re: “Hmm...”
« on: November 18, 2019, 05:34:40 PM »
The draftees are going to get traded regardless, the 60 days are just delaying the inevitable. I don't think it protects any bad GM's from making moves outside of any added on in December/January.

I'm fine with whatever the best for the league. I feel as if my voice is the voice of the simplest route.

Note* not sure how easy this would be, but the rosters might benefit by instead of a "signed by" note next to players, a "Can't be traded until" instead. Simple aesthetic change might be all the change we need if it's decided.

Although I enjoy what I'm doing, adding a "draft date" is just something more I have to do.  Then when it expires I have to erase it.  No problem, just something more to do.  Seems like a blanket day, the end of the draft is something that is easy, but I guess not. 

As for protecting the league, I guess you're right.  Let's make it easier because it's going to happen anyway.  Seems logical. Let's clutter up the Transactions Board with trades that aren't going to be processed for 60 days and in the meantime, watch some GM spend money he doesn't have because he "forgot" that his cap was going to be affected by the impending 60 day trade.  I think it's a little more involved than simple aesthetics, but hey, I could be wrong. 

At this point, I guess the issue is mute and there is no way around it.  I will post the trades with the eligible date and let them sit around until they can be processed.  But, I'm going to stick to the original plan of the 60 day moratorium beginning at the end of the draft because I'm not going to go through each transaction to get a particular date.

FYI, the elimination of the 60 day moratorium was put up for a vote last year and it was defeated.  We did get rid of the June 1st prohibition, but the 60 day moratorium was upheld by those voting. 

Franchise GM / Re: “Hmm...”
« on: November 18, 2019, 03:47:21 PM »
Flash, I have nothing but the utmost respect for you and what you do for this league and for this site as a while. In no way am I ever trying to disrespect you or belittle you or the commissioner powers. The fact that you have lasted this long, implemented that many changes, and dealt with troublesome to downright awful GMs is a testament to your leadership abilities.

As League Manager I will have to respect what decision that you make because I know it will be for the good of the league and not a selfish attempt to help yourself.

That being said, all I am asking for is a vote on the rule with the GM's reasons on why that voted that way. If this idea is in the minority then I'll drop it because the health of the league is more important than getting what I want. :toast:

I don't know about y'all but I'm here for the long haul. I love this BooYah! .

Under Rules Committee Protocol any GM is welcome to initiate a referendum for a rule change by doing the following:

8.) Any GM in the league may propose a general referendum to be considered by the entire league if at least eight (8) member co-sponsor the referendum.  A referendum must receive at least 16 votes to be implemented—this would be a simple majority of 15 + 1.

Franchise GM / Re: “Hmm...”
« on: November 18, 2019, 01:57:26 PM »
I think that the compulsion to trade has become such an obsession some GMs are willing to do whatever it takes to get a deal done.  FGM, like MLB, doesn’t allow the trading of draft picks as a protection against recklessness, yet I think a greater problem is evolving.  I think the latest trades involving 2019 draftees is a total circumvention of the 60 Day moratorium rule.  Yes, draftees, like newly signed free agents, are part of our organization, but FGM, like MLB, has recognized that sometimes we need to protect GMs from themselves.

At some point, we have to have a little integrity and follow the rules.  We have teams in this league that have been devastated by GMs who only think in the short term and forget about the long term effects.  The list of teams who have had multiple GMs are endless.  We have witnessed the destruction of teams by GMs who want immediate results that are characteristic of redraft leagues.  We’ve had GMs who make ridiculous trades and trade away assets for paltry returns. Or misuse their salary cap and sign free agents to egregious contracts.  The list of gung-ho GMs who come into FGM like gangbusters and then go MIA and have to be removed is endless.  It’s an ongoing problem and the current disregard for protocol only exasperates this ongoing concern.  I may be the only one who feels it’s a situation which will lead to greater difficulties, but as a moderator, I would be remiss if I didn’t voice my growing sense of dispair.

All of us want to win, but there has to be some parameters within a league structure for it to survive.  During my tenure within FGM I have helped bring about positive changes for the good of the league.  I fixed the Trade Committee approval process, got rid of the Compensatory Draft Round, got rid of the EDR and fixed the use of the MiLB roster, got rid of the June 1st off-season free agency moratorium, updated our pitching rules, and have done my best to stop owners from destroying teams by monitoring activity and vetoing bad trades.  But I also know that sometimes we have to throw down the gauntlet and say enough is enough.

For what it’s worth, if we continue to dilute the integrity of FGM by circumventing the rules, it will be a signal that my leadership is no longer compatible with the interests of this league and someone else needs to take the helm.  I think my history within this league has shown that I have always done whatever is necessary to help FGM.  I started out as a newbie and gradually took on a variety of responsibilities to help the league as needed, and in many cases, because no one else wanted to do it.  I’m not pointing this out as a veiled threat or because I am looking for a pat on the back.  Everything I’ve done to help this league has been done willingly, but by the same token, this issue has placed me at a crossroads because I simply don’t, and can’t, support actions which circumvent the rules.  I want what’s best for FGM, but I don’t see how doing away with our 60 day rule is anything more that trading draft picks and for me, that is simply unacceptable.

Franchise GM: Draft Board / Re: 2019 FYPD Draft Thread
« on: November 18, 2019, 12:32:30 PM »
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Franchise GM: Draft Board / Re: 2019 FYPD Draft Thread
« on: November 18, 2019, 11:46:59 AM »
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Franchise GM: Draft Board / Re: 2019 FYPD Draft Thread
« on: November 18, 2019, 11:44:58 AM »
5-11 :MIA-MLB: Levi Stoudt Lehigh RHP Autopick

5-12 :TOR: Ricky DeVito Seton Hall RHP Autopick

None of us are fortune tellers, but we can all deal with the reality that Tim Anderson is a top tier fantasy MI and is worth more than the Indians are offering.  Clay Holmes is a RP and has limited value.  The other four “prospects” are underachieving waiver wire fodder and none of them has any negligible upside.  This trade is a lopsided giveaway and is a sure way to destroy the Atlanta franchise. 

There is no logical rationale for a trade of this nature.  :veto: :veto: :veto:

Franchise GM: Draft Board / Re: 2019 FYPD Draft Thread
« on: November 18, 2019, 04:59:52 AM »
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Franchise GM: Draft Board / Re: 2019 FYPD Draft Thread
« on: November 18, 2019, 04:57:56 AM »
5-9 :PIT: Grant Gambrell Oregon State RHP Autopick

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