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Rule Proposal Result

The BBFL had only one rule proposal this season, regarding whether to restrict the number of transactions allowed. I tallied the votes earlier today and discovered we had a tie vote. I sent out one last request for votes, received several more, and… we still ended with a tie, 18-18.

The BBFL Constitution doesn’t speak to the handling of ties in rule ballots, thus an executive decision is necessary. It seems fair to me that a majority, not a tie, should be necessary to amend the league rules, so the proposal to restrict the number of transactions has failed. (Lest there be any skepticism, I personally voted in favor of it, as did the incoming commissioner.) So, transact to your heart’s content.

Trading Window

The Trading Window is now open. Trades must be announced here or to the commissioner no later than 1159pm PST, Tuesday March 20. Protest procedures apply as always.


Announcement of keepers begins immediately after the trading window closes. Keepers must be finalized by 1150pm PST, Friday March 23. If you haven’t announced them by then, the commissioner reserves the right to pick them for you (based on Yahoo’s rankings and who you’ve picked in the past).

Each division’s draft will begin at 900pm EST / 600pm PST, Thursday March 29. YOUR FIRST FIVE PICKS MUST BE YOUR FIVE KEEPERS!


As BBFL members already know, I’m abdicating the commissionership to longtime Roster member Gwyn Price. Because of a new writing gig that will start in a couple of days, I’m also giving up my membership on the Roster. I’d like to thank Box founder Kent Williams for asking me to join (in 2003? I don’t even remember.), and it was a pleasure to be associated with such a wonderful group of writers and people. When Toronto wins its next division title, I’ll be cheering along with you.

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Gwyn - Thursday, March 08 2007 @ 09:05 AM EST (#164156) #
Yahoo invitations and league contact details should be appearing in your email this morning.

Thanks to Scott for running the BBFL so well for the last two years, as I'm starting to discover it's a surprising amount of work.

Jonny German - Thursday, March 08 2007 @ 10:56 AM EST (#164163) #
Hey Barfield owners! How do you like prime hitters in the prime of their career who play prime defensive positions? Gimme a shout! Victor Martinez and Jimmy Rollins need new homes!
Also of interest on the K-Town roster are Brett Myers, Michael Cuddyer, Magglio Ordonez, Dan Haren, and Grady Sizemore. I'm not specifically looking to trade any of these, but am willing to consider it in the interest of getting deals done for Martinez and Rollins.
A - Thursday, March 08 2007 @ 12:42 PM EST (#164171) #

Thanks for all your great work, Scott.

Barfield's 1-Tool Wonders have a number of potential keepers:

Alfonso Soriano

Scott Kazmir

Pedro Martínez

Chad Billingsley

Félix Hernández

Andruw Jones

Hanley Ramírez

Todd Helton

Freddy Sánchez

No one is untouchable. 2-for-1 deals are certainly welcomed and even encouraged.

dp - Thursday, March 08 2007 @ 06:44 PM EST (#164195) #
In Alomar, Hannibals have some young talent to deal, or can trade some vets if anyone wants them.

Potential keepers:
Jason Giambi
Carlos Guillen
Chris Young
Adrian Gonzalez
Chris Ianetta
Corey Patterson
Josh Barfield

Brandon Webb
Danny Haren

Jdog - Thursday, March 08 2007 @ 07:19 PM EST (#164196) #

Sexy Underpants have a lot to offer to any interested Barfield owners. Possible keepers available for trade are below.

Roy Halladay

Justin Morneau

Roger Clemens

Jason Schmidt




Wedding Singer - Friday, March 09 2007 @ 01:21 PM EST (#164208) #
Wedding Singers (Barfield) is willing to deal Pujols for the right offer. I encourage two or three for 1 offers, as I could use another keeper or two. No low-ball offers please, as I don't have to deal him.
3RunHomer - Saturday, March 10 2007 @ 07:13 AM EST (#164226) #
BBFL Barfield: the Eastern Shore Birds have completed a trade with the Lubumbashi Posse. Mike Mussina goes to the Posse in return for Nick (the Stick) Markakis.
sweat - Saturday, March 10 2007 @ 10:00 AM EST (#164228) #
The sweaty guys are interested in trading anyone from his roster.  Barfield division.
Lucas - Saturday, March 10 2007 @ 01:06 PM EST (#164229) #
Who's available from the Austin Senators?  Everyone!

But especially the Flying Cordero Brothers, Francisco and Chad.  If you need a good closer, let me know.

Jonny German - Saturday, March 10 2007 @ 01:50 PM EST (#164230) #
Barfield trade: The K-Town Mashers have agreed to send Victor Martinez to the Sexy Underpants for 5 pairs of tighty whities... err... Brandon Webb.

Noah - Saturday, March 10 2007 @ 03:41 PM EST (#164231) #
Roy Oswalt is available in the Carter Division.  Im looking for a 2 for 1 type of deal.  nfarber at uwo dot ca with offers.
Hamboy - Saturday, March 10 2007 @ 05:48 PM EST (#164235) #

From Carter Division:

Hammie's Rollies and roster formerly known as Sexy Underpants announce trade:

Bronson Arroyo & Derrek Lee (going to roster formerly known as Sexy Underpants) for

Jon Papelbon & Magglio Ordonez

Justin (T-Birds) - Saturday, March 10 2007 @ 06:16 PM EST (#164236) #
In Alomar, the Thunderbirds have to say goodbye to Carlos Beltran with a tear-stained face.  Looking for a starter.  Preferrably a one-for-one trade.  Also Todd Helton, Jose Lopez, Kevin Millwood, Javier Vazquez, and The Dude are available.  I'll show my cards and tell you at least one of those guys is getting dropped.
3RunHomer - Sunday, March 11 2007 @ 12:39 PM EDT (#164241) #
BBFL Barfield Trade:

In a move that shakes the Barfield Division to its very foundation, the Eastern Shore Birds have traded Alex Rodriguez and Ben Sheets to the Wedding Singers for Albert Pujols.

Birds manager Greg Manter acknowledged that Sheets will probably win the Cy Young this year, but said, "his contract was up and we had to move the sucker." Manter also said that Pujols is known as "Pu-Joe" in his new clubhouse. No explanation was forthcoming.
King Rat - Monday, March 12 2007 @ 01:00 PM EDT (#164265) #
Alomar Division trade:

The Moscow Rats, now in charge of what was the roster of Schroedinger's Bat, have dealt Justin Morneau to the Toronto Walrus for Gary Sheffield, Mariano Rivera and Randy Johnson.

Jdog - Monday, March 12 2007 @ 06:24 PM EDT (#164277) #

BBFL Barfield Trade!

Last years Carter Division rivals, Sexy Underpants and Chico's Bail Bonds have swapped MVP's. The Underpants send AL MVP Justin Morneau along with 3rd year keepers Roy Halladay and Jason Schmidt to Chico's Bail Bonds in exchange for NL MVP Ryan Howard and 1B Richie Sexson.

Underpants GM  J.D Leavitt had the following to say about the deal

"We obviosuly gave up a fair deal of talent in the deal but are happy to land a dominant hitter in Howard who will bolster the middle of the line-up for the next few years"


danjulien - Monday, March 12 2007 @ 06:56 PM EDT (#164280) #
The Brock Crackaz have just made their first trade of the new season:
Receiving Andruw Jones, Chipper Jones and Albert Pujols
to the anarchist
A-Rod, Lyle overbay and Ichiro

danjulien - Monday, March 12 2007 @ 07:17 PM EDT (#164281) #
(In the Carter division)
Now Available are Chipper or Andruw, Swisher, Blalock, Wickman, Zito, Eaton or Willis
Looking to make 2 for 1s or even if the player is good enough 3 for 1s
Four Seamer - Monday, March 12 2007 @ 10:39 PM EDT (#164291) #

Does anyone have Carter division rosters, and in particular, the roster for the Garth Iorg Gremlins?  If so, I would be very appreciative if you could email it to me at gordon dot jump at gmail dot com.

Many thanks.

Lucas - Tuesday, March 13 2007 @ 12:27 AM EDT (#164294) #
Four Seamer, I tried to send you the roster but the email bounced.  Please send an email to me or Gwyn.
Brian - Tuesday, March 13 2007 @ 08:24 AM EDT (#164297) #

In the Barfield Division, Chico's Bail Bonds has the following available:

Burrell, Contreras, Estrada, Ensberg, M Giles or Carlos Guillen

2 for 1's where I get the 1 are also doable.

Jonny German - Tuesday, March 13 2007 @ 11:19 AM EDT (#164301) #

Barfield trade: the K-Town Mashers have sent Jimmy Rollins and Dan Haren to The Shining Force in return for David Ortiz.

On draft day, K-Town will be keeping Ortiz, Grady Sizemore, Brandon Webb, and Brett Myers. My fifth keeper will be Michael Cuddyer, Magglio Ordonez, or Howie Kendrick. Not sure which one at this point. If you'd like to have the three of them and make my decision easy, make me an offer...

Jdog - Tuesday, March 13 2007 @ 02:29 PM EDT (#164305) #

Barfield Update:

Underpants have the following keepers,  Ryan Howard, Vernon Wells, Victor Martinez, Bill Hall, and Sexson/Hamels/Bedard

I am still entertaining offers for all keepers until the close of the trade window. Offers can be sent to  rockmysocks @ hotmail .com

MulRedux - Tuesday, March 13 2007 @ 09:21 PM EDT (#164314) #
If any Barfielders are interested in Godzilla Matsui, make me an offer (lemshey at shaw dot ca). Otherwise he'll be draft eligible.
A - Wednesday, March 14 2007 @ 10:32 AM EDT (#164328) #
In the Barfield division, the 1-Tool Wonders have acquired Jake Peavy from the Shining Force in exchange for Scott Kazmir.
Donkit R.K. - Wednesday, March 14 2007 @ 10:09 PM EDT (#164342) #
The BSL Blue Sox see David Wright, Jon Smoltz, and Justin Verlander as next to untouchable. We are looking to make a 2 for 1 involving Rios or Tejada packaged with John Lackey. Varitek, Dejesus, and Hensley would be the next best players on my roster, I think, if they inerest anyone. A stud closer would be preferred in return (i.e. K Rod, Ryan, or Nathan - any takers?). If not one of those players, I have no real positional preference (though a 3B would be unneccessary with Wright in the fold; same goes for a SS if I do not give up Tejada).
e-mail - x2004brs at s t f x dot ca

superdevin - Thursday, March 15 2007 @ 01:47 PM EDT (#164354) #
barfield's team junior felix is looking to make some trades this offseason. we're especially looking to deal aramis ramirez and mariano rivera. i'm looking for a starter and an infielder (though i will consider all). send me your offers.
Hamboy - Thursday, March 15 2007 @ 06:34 PM EDT (#164358) #

From Carter Division:

Hammie's Rollies are still looking to trade Dejesus, Tracy, Kendrick, Ordonez, Jenks, Buehrle, and Garcia.  Looking for keeper worthy player. 

I'm trying to keep Hafner, Roberts, Papelbon, and Lidge, but except for Hafner anyone can be packaged for right trade.

If anyone interested email albertpark at rogers dot com.

seeyou - Thursday, March 15 2007 @ 07:41 PM EDT (#164361) #
From Carter Division:

See You's Superstars (formerly sexy underpants) looking to package two of Damon, Rios, Baldelli, Thome, Arroyo and Mussina for either a top-end reliever (i.e. Ryan, Nathan, Rodriguez, Rivera) or a solid young pitcher (i.e. Sheets, Kazmir, Felix Hernandez, etc.).  All offers considered. 

Lucas - Friday, March 16 2007 @ 06:16 PM EDT (#164413) #
In Alomar, Austin Senators trade David Ortiz to Slippery Pete for Derek Jeter and Chipper Jones
Ben - Sunday, March 18 2007 @ 08:12 PM EDT (#164483) #
Alomar Trade:
Ben Sheets has been acquired from Mebion Glyndwr for Vernon Wells.

Also, I've got Jake Peavy up for trade, I'd be more inclined to do a 2 or 3 for 1 swap for a good keeper.  Other folks available are Adam Dunn, Oswalt, Sheets, Kazmir, and Hamels.  Even A-Rod could be had in a package but I need to be blown away.

3RunHomer - Monday, March 19 2007 @ 08:18 AM EDT (#164497) #
Keepers -- Barfield -- Eastern Shore Birds:
Pujols, Bay, Carlos Lee, Furcal, Markakis
Ben - Monday, March 19 2007 @ 10:44 AM EDT (#164500) #
Alomar Trade:
The Mighty Midgets have acquired Mark Teixiera from the Pohnpei Papayas for Jake Peavy, Adam Dunn and Ryan Freel.

I'm still looking to trade if anyone wants two young starter studs in Kazmir and Hamels or two older studs in Sheets and Oswalt or some combination of the two.

vegt lasagna - Monday, March 19 2007 @ 02:49 PM EDT (#164506) #
Barfield trade:  The Shining Force trade Carlos Zambrano to Team Junior Felix for Aramis Ramirez

R Billie - Tuesday, March 20 2007 @ 12:19 AM EDT (#164525) #

Alomar, Billie's Bashers

Keepers announced:

Albert Pujols, Miguel Cabera, John Smoltz, Miguel Tejada, Brian McCann

Still open to trading, but these are my guys if nothing goes down.

Brian - Tuesday, March 20 2007 @ 09:29 AM EDT (#164532) #

Do we announce our keepers here?

The Barfield division's Chico's Bail Bonds keep the following players:

Justin Morneau, Jermaine Dye, Pat Burrell, Jason Schmidt and Roy Halladay

Donkit R.K. - Tuesday, March 20 2007 @ 11:35 AM EDT (#164535) #
If nothing happens between now and Midnight PST, the BSL Blue Sox of the Barfield Division will be excited to keep:

David Wright
Miguel Tejada
Jon Smoltz
Justin Verlander
John Lackey

Unfortunately, there would be no room for offseason aquistion Alex Rios. I would still like to package Rios with one of the above players (and someone like Hensley or Ibanez if they interest you) for 1 more reliable keeper. A top of the line Catcher (Mauer, Martinez, McCann) or 2B (Utley) or RP (Nathan, Wagner, Ryan, Rivera, Rodriguez) would be preferred in return, but offers concerning other positions are welcome.
Also, if you really bowl me over with an offer perhaps you can create a 2 for 1 with 2 of my current keepers - I may accept that as I did acquire Rios this offseason knowing that I would be comfortable keeping him.
x2004brs at s t f x dot c a

A - Tuesday, March 20 2007 @ 12:03 PM EDT (#164536) #

Barfield's 1-Tool Wonders will keep Andruw Jones, Alfonso Soriano, Hanley Ramirez, Felix Hernandez and Jake Peavy.

Happy drafting!

Jacko - Tuesday, March 20 2007 @ 01:28 PM EDT (#164538) #
Barring any last minute trades, the Cooney Islanders (Barfield) keepers will be:

CC Sabathia

Still listening to 3-for-1 offers that can give me an upgrade on CC or Atkins.  I also have Harden, Thome, and Dunn available for trade.

Geoff North - Tuesday, March 20 2007 @ 03:16 PM EDT (#164547) #
Alomar trade:  Horse Field Hammers trade Carlos Zambrano and Derrek Lee to the Reykavik Fish Candy for Roy Halladay and Troy Glaus.

Keepers will be Halladay, Glaus, Utley, Ichiro and probably Billy Wagner.

I also have Richie Sexson and Freddy Sanchez.  I would be interested in doing a last minute deal with several of those guys for even a marginal upgrade of one of my top five.

superdevin - Tuesday, March 20 2007 @ 09:30 PM EDT (#164561) #

(barfield trade): team junior felix has acquired the frustratingly mediocre one (chris carpenter) from the burlington mazters for mariano rivera and huston street.


team junior felix's keepers at this point are: carpenter, zambrano, holliday, figgins, and hoffman.

Gwyn - Wednesday, March 21 2007 @ 07:34 AM EDT (#164568) #
The Trading Window is now closed.  Please email your keepers to gwyn [at] by midnight west coast time on Friday 23rd.  I'll send all the keeper lists out at the weekend. 
Gashouse Gorillas, Homer Jay SImpsons and the New jersey Stratuses please sign up for your league at yahoo.  If you didn't get the league details, email me,

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