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« Reply #150 on: 16 Feb 2007 10:51:57 AM »
Rent a copy of "The Getaway" (the Steve McQueen original) and make certain your wife is listening carefully toward the end of the movie when Slim Pickens' character is describing his spouse.  After "ol' hide" sinks in, "the wife" will seem endearing.

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« Reply #151 on: 16 Feb 2007 11:55:01 AM »
Ok good...

I'm glad that I'm not the only one whose wife has mandated that I cut down on some fantasy sports activities...

I have no idea why the 4-5 hours of research a night would bother her :)

In any event... Is this natural...

I'm officially salivating over Tier 2...

For the first time in my life... I wish it was Monday on a Friday.
Losingest team in DMBO History... by an ASSLOAD

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« Reply #152 on: 16 Feb 2007 12:16:26 PM »
All the talk about small market vs. large market sparked my interest a little bit, so I decided to do some research...

If I go back the last four years (2003-2006) and compare the correlation between team payrolls and team wins for real life MLB and the DMBO sim numbers, I get the following results:

2003

MLB: correlation coefficient of .42
DMBO: .35

2004

MLB: .52
DMBO: .38

2005

MLB: .49
DMBO: .26

2006

MLB: .54
DMBO: .43

2003-2006:

MLB: .48
DMBO: .35

If you're not a math geek, then simply put, there is considerably less connection between a team's payroll and their on-field success in our league than in MLB.  That info, along with the intentional payroll flattening design enforces my belief that our league is much better to the little guys than MLB.  

That's not to say that it's a completely level playing field, that money doesn't matter, or even that we've got things 100% correct.  But it's worth throwing the data together every now and again to see where you stand and if it matches where you were intending to stand.

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« Reply #153 on: 17 Feb 2007 12:09:05 AM »
Good $$ amount on Jason, but about 2-3 years to long IMHO.

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« Reply #154 on: 17 Feb 2007 12:21:03 AM »
Some stats from Tier 1:

Total contract dollars: $395M
Average length: 2.5 years
Average salary: $9.5M

Number of bids entered: 250
Number of bids retracted: 47
Average standing bids/player: 13.5
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« Reply #155 on: 17 Feb 2007 12:46:57 AM »
Also, only 2 of the Top 15 went to teams which made the playoffs last year.
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« Reply #156 on: 17 Feb 2007 12:47:41 AM »
Quote from: "Yanks GM"
Good $$ amount on Jason, but about 2-3 years to long IMHO.


It appears that the other 15 voting GM's agree with you, Tyler, since every other bid was no more than 3 years.

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« Reply #157 on: 17 Feb 2007 2:16:59 AM »
I honestly didn't expect to win Jason with that bid to be honest. I figured I was going to be way short of a short term bid, Now I'm kinda regretting trading kevin rogers as I would have liked the rotation with him.

somehow I won two bids, one I don't mind at all(jason schmidt) the other I have to hope the sim is kind to me(loretta) of course it completly destroys my goals for second tier again...... my fault I know but I really don't mind the schmidt succesful bid.