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    1988 Draft Order

    1.Seattle Mariners 58+74=132
    2.Atlanta Braves 69+99=168
    3.San Diego Padres 74+96=170
    4.New York Yankees 91+80=171
    5.Cincinnati Reds 100+75=175
    6.Minnesota Twins 94+84=178
    7.Detroit Tigers 83+100=183
    8. Tampa Bay Rays 101+84=185
    9.Arizona Diamondbacks 91+101=192
    10.Colorado Rockies 105+104=209
    11.Boston Red Sox 94+78=172 (World Series Runner Up)
    12.Chicago Cubs 105+90=195 (World Series Winner)

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    Re: 1988 Draft Order

    I'm not disputing the process, but I was just wondering the logic behind how the draft order is determined, mainly because I need to make the same determination in PTTP. It seems that the way it's done here (MLB wins plus minor league losses) rewards teams for having bad MLB teams and good Minor league teams, which would seem to encourage hording talent in the minors to collect high draft picks. Arizona is pushed to the back of the draft partly due to having drained Reno of talent to win in the bigs, leading to a second highest 101 losses in Reno. Colorado has it worse. Seattle, meantime, picks first, partly due to having what appears to be the best minor league team. Is this to encourage winning on both levels? Because it seems to reward winning in the minors instead of the majors. Help me understand.
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    Re: 1988 Draft Order

    There are definitely positives and negatives but here is the thought behind it. The goal is to win the World Series so that is always supposed to be the driving factor. To keep ML wins high there is a minimum wins requirement. Now the minimum wins has less effect on an unowned team and currently that's the dilemma I'm facing. Do I penalize an owned team? Or is it on me to monitor them more and make the necessary moves to ensure a franchise doesn't get that out of balance? During that last month I was more busy with work and family and didn't have the extra time to manage the unowned teams. I'm trying not to penalize them to much so that the next owner that comes in won't feel to far behind yet still trying to do right by the current owners.

    Another problem I've found is with franchises that have a strong ML team and a strong minor team. In the case of the Red Sox this year they did great with both and were penalized over 6 draft spots for making the World Series and got nothing with their minor team having an over .500 record. In order to change that this year I'm going to put in a clause that if a World Series team has their minor team make the playoffs as well they will not be stuck with pick 11 or 12. They will get their natural spot. So if that was the rule for the 88 season Boston would get the 5th pick and Chicago would get the 11th pick. This will start with the 89 draft order

    In the case of Colorado I don't think there is much I can do. I'm glad to see the Rockies are always a strong team but one aspect of this league is to get maximum production out of both teams. When making callups it's not "the best" option to put the 25 best players on your ML team. We ran into the same problem a few seasons ago and had a stacked bench on the Cubs and a minor team that was far from the playoffs. So now we're trying to give our young players a few years in the minors before they come up and trying to keep both teams competitive.

    I would be interested in your opinions on these matters. Do you think the bases are covered as much as they can be or and I missing a large piece somewhere.

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    Re: 1988 Draft Order

    One benefit of the rule, perhaps unintended, is that it gives those of us managing minor league teams so leeway to say no when the MLB side asks for the players we had earmarked for minor league use. I can tell forsetti that I need to win in order to improve our draft slot, lol. I didn't look, so didn't realize if Seattle was unowned.

    Now I understand the logic, and I'll give it some thought. It makes sense when combined with the strict min-win rules to keep MLB teams from stashing talent in the minors. Not sure if I can think of a better way to do it.
    2ML 1906, 1928, 1931, 1968, 1990, 1991, 1995
    BD 1993,1994, 2004, 2041, 2044, 2064, 2065
    CBF 2056, 2060, 2071, 2075, 2087, 2088, 2092, 2105,2106,2116,2137,2138
    CWS 1953, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1971, 1976, 1984
    HR 1903, 1906, 1920, 1921, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1929, 1934, 1943, 1950, 1953, 1955
    CarL 2026, 2039, 2055
    74-55 WS

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    Re: 1988 Draft Order

    All I do is give all the superstars for Dirtball, and I get the mediocre players, but I make sure he has a more than capable bench as well.

    As far as draft spots go, it just gives teams more reason to field a great minor league team if they are given that exception. Which is fine with me, I will always have a good team.
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    Re: 1988 Draft Order

    Quote Originally Posted by humie87 View Post
    As far as draft spots go, it just gives teams more reason to field a great minor league team if they are given that exception.
    But the exception is if your ML team is in the WS. That would mean both teams are very good. That should be everyone's goal. To have their ML team play their minor team in the end of the year series

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