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Thread: The Arencibia Memorial Classic - Extended Slump

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    The Arencibia Memorial Classic - Extended Slump

    The glory. The prestige. The endless parade of 0-for-4's.

    Yes, it's back. J.P. Arencibia may have retired, but the Arencibia Classic hasn't. Newly christened as The Arencibia Memorial Classic in honour of our fallen Top 10 catcher, the league you love to loathe is back and grounding into double plays at an alarming rate. No amount of HitFX data can save the batted ball profile of this collection of horrible wretches; we're talking about the very worst of the worst (who somehow manage to keep paying jobs).

    Of course, you probably know the deal by now. This is the anti-league. Good is bad, bad is great. This is a roto points league where you get rewarded for futility and punished for on-field excellence. And boys, this year, an unreported shoulder injury is going to extend your hitless streak by an extra golden sombrero, because The Arencibia Memorial Classic is expanding membership by 2 whole teams full of god-awful slap-hitters and junkballers.

    Automatic renewal has been sent to the 14 managers from last season, but we are accepting applications for 2 new owners in addition, bringing the total up to 16. If there is significant interest, we could expand further (but this is unlikely). There are usually a couple dropouts from year to year, so we may recruit more than 2 new owners by the time all is said and done.

    For reference, last season's most valuable hitter and pitcher were Alcides Escobar (338 pts) and James Shields (a record-shattering 472 pts), respectively. Mike Trout was good for -95 pts and Kershaw came in at -85 pts, while Mookie Betts was the least ownable hitter at -128 pts.

    Who's in? Who's out?

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    Ian Desmond ruined my season but I'm back for another go.
    Quote Originally Posted by Grant77 View Post
    I think we all know it's the latter. The Mariners have been a disgustingly bad offensive for a decade now and nothing has changed.

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    Lol I don't think I have the time but this actually sounds pretty fun.

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    I'm out.
    Quote Originally Posted by Boxcar View Post
    Unfortunately, they really skimped out on the crickets on mine because they add a pretty flavourful crunch element on top of the coleslaw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terminator View Post
    Lol I don't think I have the time but this actually sounds pretty fun.
    There's basically no time requirement at all after the draft.
    Quote Originally Posted by Grant77 View Post
    I think we all know it's the latter. The Mariners have been a disgustingly bad offensive for a decade now and nothing has changed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terminator View Post
    Lol I don't think I have the time but this actually sounds pretty fun.
    Oh yeah, I should mention, the only time required is 2-3 hours for the initial draft. This is a draft & hold which means there are no trades, no adds, no drops, no DL, and no do-overs. You draft who you draft, and that's it. If someone breaks their arm or gets DFAed, tough titty. We all play by the same restrictions, but the beautiful thing is there is zero maintenance required.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BTS View Post
    I'm out.
    WHAT?!

    Why?!

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    Here are the league settings. I don't believe I adjusted them at all last season, as they seemed to work out pretty well and provided a rough balance between hitters and pitchers.

    Batters Stat Category Value
    Runs (R) -2
    Singles (1B) -1
    Doubles (2B) -2
    Triples (3B) -3
    Home Runs (HR) -4
    Runs Batted In (RBI) -2
    Stolen Bases (SB) -2
    Caught Stealing (CS) 2
    Walks (BB) -1
    Strikeouts (K) 1
    Ground Into Double Play (GIDP) 2
    Errors (E) 2
    Hitting for the Cycle (CYC) -50
    Plate Appearances (PA) 1
    Outfield Assists (OFA) -3

    Pitchers Stat Category Value
    Innings Pitched (IP) -1.5
    Complete Games (CG) -5
    Earned Runs (ER) 2
    Home Runs (HR) 4
    Walks (BB) 2
    Hit Batters (HBP) 2
    Strikeouts (K) -0.5
    Wild Pitches (WP) 2
    Balks (BLK) 2
    Singles Allowed (1BA) 1
    Doubles Allowed (2BA) 2
    Triples Allowed (3BA) 3
    No Hitters (NH) -50
    Perfect Games (PG) -100

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Dinger View Post
    WHAT?!

    Why?!
    I keep drafting breakout MVP candidates and hate this league now.
    Quote Originally Posted by Boxcar View Post
    Unfortunately, they really skimped out on the crickets on mine because they add a pretty flavourful crunch element on top of the coleslaw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BTS View Post
    I keep drafting breakout MVP candidates and hate this league now.
    Don't be a bitch, you are the quintessential Arencibia Classic member. Your record of futility and hard luck is the very emblem of this league.

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    If its a draft and hold Ill join if there's room

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    Quote Originally Posted by jays_fever View Post
    If its a draft and hold Ill join if there's room
    Fantastic, I'll put you at the top of the add list. And yep, it's just a draft & hold, no upkeep is required and alcohol-fueled decision making is encouraged.

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    I want in. Love me a good draft and my bottom feeding in the DDL the last few season may put me in contention for something for once lol.

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    A couple more notes:

    1) While there are no transactions allowed, your lineup isn't locked. So if you draft a player who ends up playing so well that they run negative, you can bench them (although this isn't recommended).

    2) If your draft somehow fucks up and you end up auto-drafting good players, you'll be allowed a one-time grace period to replace them from the FA pool before the season begins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sammy225 View Post
    I want in. Love me a good draft and my bottom feeding in the DDL the last few season may put me in contention for something for once lol.
    Great, you and JF are in, I'll send the invites. Subsequent applicants will be wait-listed, but more spots will probably open up.

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    I'll be in to defend second place

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