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« Reply #30 on: 29 Nov 2004 11:27:28 AM »
Just curious - since the deadline has come and passed, have there been any ownership changes among the three teams that were potentially going under new management?

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« Reply #31 on: 29 Nov 2004 1:15:12 PM »
We're currently looking to fill the following GM positions:

Atlanta Braves
Minnesota Twins
Texas Rangers

Off the top of my head, we have two solid candidates thus far.  We have additionally been contacted by 2 other interested parties and are trying to solicit applications.

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« Reply #32 on: 29 Nov 2004 5:52:42 PM »
In order to avoid someone's blood pressure from jumping, a correcton is offered.  The three vacancies being filled are the general manager slots with the Minnesota Twins, Atlanta Braves, and Arizona Diamondbacks.

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« Reply #33 on: 29 Nov 2004 9:37:31 PM »
Dang, I was going to volunteer for one of the other Franchises :)

What a great offseason that would have been

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« Reply #34 on: 30 Nov 2004 9:12:50 AM »
My mistake.  Sorry for any confusion.

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« Reply #35 on: 30 Nov 2004 1:08:23 PM »
DMBO News-November 30, 2004

Transactions

National League
Pittsburgh Pirates-decline the AE salary demands of pitcher Tyler Walker, allowing him to become a free agent.

New General Managers Announced
Effective immediately the Minnesota Twins and Arizona Diamondbacks are operating under new management.  Larry Linke now heads the Diamondbacks with Erik Toma taking the reins in the Twin Cities.  

Based on the quality of proposals submitted by our newest members, general managers in the NL West and AL Central had best stay on their toes if remaining competitive is a priority.  Both Larry and Erik seem to be pretty sharp characters and will be a real credit to DMBO.

Meanwhile, the search for a new general manager for “America’s Team” in Atlanta continues.

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« Reply #36 on: 1 Dec 2004 11:29:43 AM »
DMBO News-December 1, 2004

Transactions

National League
Milwaukee Brewers-accept the option year renewals for pitcher Esteban Yan, infielder Pedro Feliz, and outfielder Ben Grieve, therefore retaining their services for the 2005 season.

Roster Correction
Cleveland Indians-2B Robinson Cano, who was selected in the 2004 DMBO draft needs to be added to the roster.

League Reminder
December 13, 2004 is the deadline to make decisions as to any renewal of contract option years as applicable for “full” contracts that expired at the end of the 2004 season, and to decline arbitration salary demands of players with 4th through 6th year service time.  

If an available option is not renewed before the date listed above, the contract will be deemed null and void and the player becomes a free agent.

If arbitration salary demands are not declined, the team assumes full responsibility for payment of that amount for the balance of the 2005 season.

Teams do not need to notify the league of arbitration salary demands that are being accepted.  The “window in time” before the December 13 deadline is available to allow teams to escape fiscal responsibility for salaries they deem as excessive.  Unless the league hears otherwise, the ruling is that the team intends to keep each arbitration eligible players at the salary listed for the 2005 season.

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« Reply #37 on: 2 Dec 2004 10:48:12 AM »
DMBO News-December 1, 2004

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American League
Minnesota Twins-exercise the option for contract renewal with pitcher Mike Maroth, retaining his services for the 2005 season; and reject the arbitration salary demands of catcher Matt LeCroy and 2B Luis Rivas allowing them to become free agents.

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« Reply #38 on: 4 Dec 2004 9:15:11 AM »
DMBO News-December 4, 2004

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National League
Arizona Diamondbacks-exercise the option for contract renewal on pitchers Dustin Hermanson, David Wells, infielder Bo Hart, and outfielder Jeremy Burnitz, retaining their services for the 2005 season; and decline the option year for pitchers John Burkett and Todd Van Poppel, and infielder Damian Easley, allowing them to become free agents.

Roster Correction
Pitcher Shigetoshi Hasegawa should be deleted from the Detroit Tigers roster and added to the roster of the Montreal Expos.

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« Reply #39 on: 5 Dec 2004 12:37:50 PM »
DMBO News-December 5, 2004

Transactions

National League
San Diego Padres-choose to not exercise the contractual option on outfielder Richard Hildalgo, and reject arbitration salary demands from pitchers Kurt Ainsworth and Kris Benson, and catcher Mitch Melusky, thus allowing all to become free agents.

DMBO Trading Season Set To Begin
Effective at 12:01 am, December 6, 2004, DMBO will officially begin to accept trades.  In order for a trade to be considered official, the terms and conditions must be received by the league through emailed notices from both effected franchises.  Once received and published, the trade is official and binding pending any potential action by the executive committee (which is rare).

Some teams have already sent in trades, and those will be published sometime tomorrow unless one of the general managers involved recants his notice.

If a trade has been sent in by one general manager and not the other, the trade is considered no more significant than a "rumor."

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« Reply #40 on: 6 Dec 2004 9:02:58 AM »
DMBO News-December 6, 2004

Please note:  A number of trade announcements have been received by one of the two effected franchises, but not yet the second.  Following is a list of those trades that both franchises have submitted notification to the league.

Transactions

The Oakland Athletics receive 1st Baseman Todd Helton from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for pitcher Mike Wood and the Athletics 2nd round pick in the 2005 DMBO draft of unaffiliated players.

The Pittsburgh Pirates receive pitcher Barry Zito from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for infielder Mark Bellhorn and $1.5 million.

The Texas Rangers obtain shortstop Derek Jeter and Jason Neighborgall from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange SS/3B Alex Rodriguez.

The Milwaukee Brewers receive pitcher Jose Contreras and outfielder Chris Duffy from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for pitcher Jamey Wright and 3B Wes Helms.

The Houston Astros receive outfielders Terrmel Sledge and Ryan Harvey, and 1B Vince Sinisi from the Montreal Expos in exchange for Larry Walker and the Astros 3rd round pick in the 2006 draft of unaffiliated players.

The Minnesota Twins receive pitcher Matt Riley and outfielder Jay Payton from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for 2B Alex Cora and infielder Mark Ellis.

The Seattle Mariners receive pitcher Danny Graves from the Houston Astros in exchange for pitchers Mike DeJean and Ben Kozlowski.

The Seattle Mariners receive pitcher Carl Pavano from the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for pitchers Carlos Silva and Angel Guzman.

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« Reply #41 on: 6 Dec 2004 1:48:37 PM »
Indians receive Craig Wilson
Cardinals receive Matt Holliday and Mike Bacsik

Angels receive Ben Broussard
Expos receive Matt Bush and the Angels 2006 3rd Round Pick

Phillies receive Josh Phelps
Blue Jays receive Mike Timlin

Blue Jays receive Roy Oswalt, Wade Miller, and Shannon Stewart
Astros receive Vernon Wells, Hideo Nomo, Chad Cordero, Mike Hinkley, John Patterson, and the Blue Jays 2005 3rd Round Pick

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« Reply #42 on: 7 Dec 2004 9:13:44 AM »
Trades

Red Sox receive Edgardo Alfonzo, $6 million in 2005, $5 million in 2006, $4 million in 2007, $3 million in 2008, and $2 million in 2009
Cardinals receive Shea Hillenbrand and Wes Bankston

Mariners receive Mark Teixeira
Rangers receive Prince Fielder and Chris Nelson

A's receive Mike Lowell, Dave Roberts, and $3M
Rangers receive Bernie Williams, Jamie D'Antona, Chad Orvella, Richie Gardner, and the A's 3rd round pick in 2005

Pirates receive centerfielder Randy Winn, and the Blue Jays 2nd round pick (30th
in the 2nd round)
Dodgers receive 3B Aubrey Huff and 3B James Jurries

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If you have never paid league dues to the league (as in, all new GM's), you need to do so.  I do not have a list sitting in front of me containing all new GM's - for now I'm relying on the honor system.  If you haven't sent in $5 since joining the league, please reply to this email to get instructions on where to send the cash.

Due to our new GM's, we will not be needing to ask for more dues from all other GM's for the 2005 season.  For you charter members out there - this has got to be one of the best spent $5 of your life, as you've gotten 4 years and counting of simulation baseball.

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« Reply #43 on: 7 Dec 2004 10:40:35 PM »
DMBO News-December 7, 2004 (Late Edition)

Transactions

The Colorado Rockies receive 3B Tony Batista from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for 1B Phil Nevin and the Rockies 3rd round pick in the 2005 DMBO draft.

The Chicago Cubs receive centerfielder Andruw Jones, pitcher Jeff Weaver, and $5 million from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for centerfielder Johnny Damon and 2B Alfonso Soriano.

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« Reply #44 on: 8 Dec 2004 9:52:00 PM »
DMBO News-December 8, 2004

Transactions

The White Sox decline salary arbitration demands of pitchers Lorenzo Barcelo and Jack Cressend, catcher Josh Paul, 1B/DH Jeff Liefer, and OF Joe Borchard, and chose to not exercise the option for contract renewal with pitcher Mike Williams allowing them to become free agents; and, exercise the option for contract option renewal with pitchers Antonio Osuna and Giovanni Carrara therefore retaining their services for the 2005 season.

Roster Correction:  Chicago White Sox pitcher Fredricus Vandenhurk should be listed as Henricus Vandenhurk.