April 14, 2016 at 11:49 pm #51284
Because they have been on my ass or in my crosshairs all season, Ive been watching the Moca Machine very carefully. For the last several sims they have had a +9 Pythagoras rating. It got me to wondering how often teams have had positive double digit Pyth ratings throughout the WBH history and what the record was.
Turns out it hasnt happened too often. I checked the histories for current franchises and found the following.
Bani 2008 +12
Pacora 2027 +11
Bocas del Toro 2031 +10
Toa Baja 2016 +10
Brooklyn 2014 +10
There were several more that came in at +9. So good luck to Moca in the final few sims. The Machine is on the verge of joining a very elite group and has the potential for breaking new ground. Although the way our division is going right now, your good fortune has a direct impact on everyone else.. so good luck *BUT*
April 15, 2016 at 5:40 am #51285
Yeah I noticed that too. I’ve got the division lead but I’m hanging on by my fingernails. My top 3 offensive threats are out as are 1 SP and 1 RP. So I think the Bani Banshees are AI controlled, but I’ll be happy to hang on.
I really thought that the division was going to come down to the two of us this season since we’re the only 2 human-controlled teams, and it may still be the case…
April 16, 2016 at 2:31 am #51292
Getting a bit of separation with 2 sims to go. The Machine lost one on their Pythagoras so they won’t be the Golden State of that stat this year.
Tijuana has had 3 pitchers go out for Tommy John surgery this year, causing us to bring up a lot of young talent sooner than planned. HOWEVER they have been up to the task, it’s nice to be pleasantly surprised for a change. Big series vs Bonao to lead off the next sim, have to have the lineups ultra-fine tuned!!
April 17, 2016 at 4:06 am #51294
Yes, this next series will be huge. I’ve got my top prospect now in as cleanup hitter, let’s see how it goes! Good luck!
April 19, 2016 at 12:50 am #51299
Wow! A 5-1 sim put me into first place. I did NOT anticipate that. But I did lose a significant bat for the rest of the season. This is going to be interesting, and I dont think a playoff game to decide the division title is out of the question… The Machine is up to +10 Pythag.
April 19, 2016 at 12:33 pm #51301
OH YEAH, my owner’s “goal” for this year was “Don’t completely suck”… I’m in first place and his mood is “Undecided”… BITE ME!
April 20, 2016 at 2:18 pm #51302wbhcommishKeymaster
Oh I had the same owner goal. We did suck, but hopefully not “completely”.
April 20, 2016 at 3:58 pm #51304MaoParticipant
Can someone check to see who won both divisions for DOM. I am eager to see if I won, lost or tied my division.
April 22, 2016 at 3:39 pm #51323
Looking forward to today’s matchup with Tijuana. TIJ has their ace going, but I’ve just got CF Kui off the DL, my best offensive player this year.
If anyone gets a chance, check out the 15-inning circus of a match where Bonao beat Bani 11-10 to force the one-game playoff. My top 3 relievers are all exhausted… it’s going to be interesting!
Good luck TIJ! May the best team win!
April 24, 2016 at 3:11 pm #51325
Well I am as surprised as anyone as to how this season finished. Tijuana was having difficulty getting any traction at all through July. We had a bunch of pitching injuries including three tommy johns, which forced me to bring up my AAA pitching. I knew that they were going to be good. My plans were to wait until next year to bring them up, HOWEVER, once in the line up they played very well, and that seemed to inspire the bats. It has to be tough after being in first all season. Best of luck next year!
No clue how my playoff with Mao will go, but I am looking forward to moving back up to Venezuela next year.
Oh yeah, Moca fell one short if the elite +10 Pythagoras, shame!
April 25, 2016 at 6:12 am #51326MaoParticipant
Hey Gordin, good luck in the DOM championship. Hopefully we can both escape it with no injuries. I’m looking forward to head back to the Division 3 next season.
April 28, 2016 at 11:31 pm #51329
Congrats on the championship! Its good to be movin up!
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