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The BBFL has spoken and it said 'No'

1: Should the BBFL increase the number of keepers allowed for each team from the present 5 ?

Yes: 11
No: 19

2: Should the BBFL increase the period it is allowed to keep a player up from the present three years ?

Yes: 11
No: 19

3: The BBFL does not presently limit the number of waiver/free-agent transactions an owner can make each year. Should the league institute a maximum number of transactions?

Yes: 14
No: 16

4: Should the BBFL replace the Innings Pitched Stat category with Holds?

Yes: 2
No: 28

The Trading Window is now open. 

Please use the thread below to announce trades and put your players on the market, announce keepers etc.

The Trading Window closes on March 14th at Midnight EST, this is also the deadline to submit your five keepers for the year.  Please submit them to me via email at bbfl at gwynprice dot com. Please include the your team name, the name and 'keeper year' of each player, and if he's called Chris Young whether he pitches or not.

I will send out lists of keepers on March 15th, so everyone has a few days to plan for the draft on March 20th.  Thanks to all the owners who voted and please take amoment to join your respective leagues.
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Manhattan Mike - Saturday, March 01 2008 @ 07:04 PM EST (#180467) #
Carter Division: I've taken over the See You Superstars. I've got Halladay, Damon, Rios, Furcal, and D. Lee listed as my keepers. Willing to listen to offers for all. Let me know - I've registered my team in the Yahoo league so you can send me offers through the email address listed there.

Hamboy - Sunday, March 02 2008 @ 12:49 AM EST (#180474) #

Carter Division:  Hammie's Rollies

I'm listening offers for pretty much everyone on my roster... list of names of interest:

S. Drew, T. Hafner, B. Hawpe, M. Kemp, H. Kendrick, J. Saltalamacchia, B. Lidge, T. Lincecum, P. Martinez, J. Papelbon, D. Willis, Jer. Weaver

R Billie - Sunday, March 02 2008 @ 01:44 AM EST (#180475) #

The Bashers are returning to the Alomar division.

Beckett and Webb are two ace-calibre starters in their prime.  I am looking to enter the season with one of them and use the other to get a front-line offensive player in his prime.

If you have such a bat to offer, let me know.

jeff - Sunday, March 02 2008 @ 04:21 PM EST (#180496) #

Barfield Trade:

Pohnpei Papayas (formerly 1 Tool Wonders) deal Alfonso Soriano, Brandon Phillips and Andruw Jones to Megalomaniacs (formerly Team Junior Felix) for Matt Holliday.


Jonny German - Sunday, March 02 2008 @ 07:24 PM EST (#180503) #
Alomar Division:

The K-Town Mashers are back after a 3-year hiatus in Barfield! I've taken over the Moscow Rats and my assets are as follows:

Stephen Drew
Alex Gordon
Derek Lowe
Dustin McGowan
Hunter Pence
Mo Rivera
Gary Sheffield

Let me know if you have interest in any of these.

Alex Obal - Sunday, March 02 2008 @ 07:59 PM EST (#180506) #
Carter Division:

I have taken over the Trembling Wilburys. Apparently they were too good and needed to be knocked down to Earth by a relatively inexperienced GM.

I am open to trading anyone on my roster if the price is right. That includes megastar David Wright, as well as unheralded stat machine Pat Burrell, Yovani Gallardo, and Mo Rivera. I am particularly looking to shop Burrell, who has neither OBP'd below .388 nor SLG'd below .502 in the last three seasons, and who has averaged 30 homers on the nose over that span. And I'm looking for a shortstop. A really good one.
williams_5 - Sunday, March 02 2008 @ 10:12 PM EST (#180512) #

Barfield Trade:

Burlington Mazters trade Dustin McGowan and Tim Lincecum to Megalomaniacs (formerly team junior felix) for Chone Figgins.

Anders - Sunday, March 02 2008 @ 10:15 PM EST (#180513) #
In the Carter Division:

I've taken over the New Jersey Stratuses and renamed them the Flying Fish.
The best players on the roster available for trade. I'm looking for strength up the middle (2B/SS/C)
David Ortiz
Brandon Webb
Carlos Zambrano
John Lackey
Brian Roberts
Rickie Weeks

You can find me on the internet.

Brian - Monday, March 03 2008 @ 02:11 PM EST (#180529) #

Barfield Division

Chico's Bail Bond's has Burrell, Dye, Kent and Giambi available.  I'm looking for another starting pitcher but I will consider a bat if its the right player.  Combinations of the above 4 players are possible since I already have 4 other keepers.

dp - Monday, March 03 2008 @ 03:13 PM EST (#180536) #
Hannibal's Cannibals (alomar) have the following available.  Looking for front-line starter, 2-1, 3-1 deals...
Todd Helton, COL, 1B
Dustin Pedroia, BOS, 2B
Miguel Tejada, HOU, SS
Chris Young, ARI, OF
Justin Upton, ARI, OF
Evan Longoria, TAM, 3B

John Smoltz, ATL,, SP
Shawn Marcum, TOR, SP
Ryan C - Monday, March 03 2008 @ 05:00 PM EST (#180547) #
In Barfield, the Trembling Wilburys have the following players available.  Looking for a possible 2 for 1 for a better player as I can't keep these guys.
 - Travis Hafner, Matt Cain, Garrett Atkins.

David A - Monday, March 03 2008 @ 06:07 PM EST (#180553) #
The Middleclass Elitists have completed a trade with the honorable Burlington Mazters, sending 2B Chase Utley the Mazters way in exchange for SS Jose Reyes.  While it was hard letting go of a player of Utley's considerable stature, the Elitists' roster is looking forward to finally looking forward to a season where the entire SB stat category isn't punted once again.
Jdog - Monday, March 03 2008 @ 08:15 PM EST (#180565) #

Sexy Underpants in Barfield checking in.  I am always looking to deal, let me know if you have any interest in any of the following players.

Ryan Howard, Victor Martinez, Cole Hamels, Vernon Wells, Matt Kemp, Bill Hall, Chad Billinglsey, Jason Isringhausen. 

Im looking for an infield bat, but would consider any type of deals.


williams_5 - Monday, March 03 2008 @ 09:52 PM EST (#180577) #
Barfield Trade: Megalomaniacs (formerly team junior felix) trade Carlos Zambrano and Andruw Jones to London Tigers (formerly Bodell's Bashers) for Chris Young (the Arizona outfielder).
budgell - Tuesday, March 04 2008 @ 01:26 PM EST (#180614) #


Ballpark Frank (taking over Cripplers of Ellington)

Any love out there for Joe Nathan?  Looking for OF help.

A - Tuesday, March 04 2008 @ 01:40 PM EST (#180616) #

In the Alomar Division, the 1-Tool Wonders and Toronto Walrus have agreed on a three player swap. Heading to the Walrus is Derek Lee, while the Wonders pick up Justin Morneau and Javier Vazquez.

The Wonders now have assets that include:

Dontrelle Willis (Must trade)
Justin Morneau Javier Vazquez Iván Rodríguez
Lance Berkman
Austin Kearns
Hideki Matsui
Johnny Damon
Carlos Zambrano
Ted Lilly   We're happy to entertain one-for-one or multiple-for-one offers. No one is untouchable.
seeyou - Tuesday, March 04 2008 @ 06:01 PM EST (#180632) #
Barfield Trade: The See You Superstars have traded A-Rod to the Burlingon Mazters for Miguel Cabrera and J.J. Putz
jeff - Tuesday, March 04 2008 @ 08:33 PM EST (#180643) #
Barfield Trade: Pohnpei Papayas trade Alexis Rios and Felix Hernandez to Lubumbushi Posse for Derrick Lee.
Ben - Wednesday, March 05 2008 @ 02:02 AM EST (#180646) #
In Alomar, the mighty midget have to trade both A-Rod and Roy Oswalt.  Any and all trade offers are considered, especially one for one swaps as I have a couple people I'd already like to keep.
Justin (T-Birds) - Wednesday, March 05 2008 @ 04:48 PM EST (#180671) #
Hey Guys,

I've just been looking at my BARFIELD End of Season rosters and keeper list and they don't really match up.  Therefore, since I've taken over the K-Town Mashers, I'm not totally sure who all is on my team.  Any help?

Drew (Brother of Justin)
seeyou - Wednesday, March 05 2008 @ 05:16 PM EST (#180673) #

Hi Drew,

You should go from the end of the year roster.   I believe the keeper list didn’t take into account deals made during last season, so that’s why you might see a player there that’s not on the end of the year roster.


Justin (T-Birds) - Wednesday, March 05 2008 @ 05:35 PM EST (#180675) #
Ah, thank you.  Would anyone perhaps be able to tell me the staus of holdovers?  Maybe judging from last year?  Sorry to be such a pain, but I  hate to both Gwyn with all this petty stuff.  He's busy enough, methinks.

Jonny German - Wednesday, March 05 2008 @ 09:57 PM EST (#180686) #

I can't tell you the whole roster, but I can tell you the guys worth mentioning (all of whom will be 2nd year players if you keep them, all of them were drafted or traded for last season):

Adam Dunn
Curtis Granderson
Carlos Guillen
David Ortiz
Brad Penny
Johan Santana
Brandon Webb

*sniff*... I miss you guys...

The one guy you might be wondering about is Grady Sizemore. He was the price for Santana, so no, you don't have him.

3RunHomer - Saturday, March 08 2008 @ 10:14 AM EST (#180776) #

Alomar Division trade: Eastern Shore Birds send Pujols and Johan Santana to the Mighty Midgets for ARod.

(Last season in Barfield my Eastern Shore Birds traded ARod and Ben Sheets for Pujols. So I guess this trade is some kind of karma thing.)

BaseballNorth - Sunday, March 09 2008 @ 11:52 PM EDT (#180820) #
Making my first appearance in Alomar - I'm looking to improve my current keeper situation.

My assets include:
Chase Utley
Carlos Lee
Pedro Martinez
Delmon Young
Jose Valverde
Phil Hughes

I'm looking for 2 quality players in return for Lee but would also consider moving Utley if the price is right.

Email me if you are interested in making a serious offer.  I wont be checking this thread often during the week - so email is the best way to get a hold of me.

Jay - Baseball North

Manhattan Mike - Thursday, March 13 2008 @ 04:54 PM EDT (#181017) #

Carter Division:

3-manager trade initated by me (obviously in two seperate deals)

deal #1 - garth's iorgees (formerly the see you's superstars) trades dustin mcgowan and joba chamberlain for carl crawford, a player that was on the Yaztremskis last season.

deal #2 - carl crawford and alex rios shipped to the team that was called the senate (brock crackaz) last season for albert pujols.

Four Seamer - Thursday, March 13 2008 @ 06:13 PM EDT (#181020) #

deal #1 - garth's iorgees (formerly the see you's superstars)

Good thing my Garth Iorg Gremlins moved up to Barfield this year, or the Carter Division would have its own Roughriders/Rough Riders controversy!

unclejim - Friday, March 14 2008 @ 03:33 AM EDT (#181029) #
Can someone clarify a rule for me.

If I trade for a player with 2 years service on another team do I also inherit the service tie so in effect can only hold this keeper for one more year, or does the time reset if you aquire a player from a trade ?   My guess is the keeper time will travel with a player as this mirrors the way things work in the real world with free agent status not resetting if a player moves teams, but  then I could be wrong.

Manhattan Mike - Friday, March 14 2008 @ 11:33 AM EDT (#181034) #

Good thing my Garth Iorg Gremlins moved up to Barfield this year, or the Carter Division would have its own Roughriders/Rough Riders controversy!

Ha ha - I hope that it becomes an issue next season!

Gwyn - Friday, March 14 2008 @ 11:53 AM EDT (#181038) #
unclejim:  the service clock resets for a player every time he moves team.  So if you;re trading for a player it's the time he is on your team that counts.
Noah - Friday, March 14 2008 @ 02:27 PM EDT (#181047) #
Barfield Trade:

The Whiskey Slammers (formerly angry gnomes) have agreed to trade Todd Helton to Fish Candy (formerly eastern shore birds) in exchange for Jason Bay.

BaseballNorth - Friday, March 14 2008 @ 03:04 PM EDT (#181048) #
Alomar Trade!

Baseball North and Horse Field Hammers complete a trade amongst the deadline day frenzy.

Horse Field Hammers acquire stud OF Carlos Lee while moving a 3rd year keeper in Ichiro.

In exchange Baseball North gets Ichiro Suzuki, and Dice-K Matsuzaka.

On a side note - Baseball North considers changing team name to Baseball East after the influx of Japanese talent.


David Goodwin - Friday, March 14 2008 @ 05:27 PM EDT (#181057) #

Alomar Trade

To W-A-M-C-O: Carlos Pena and Michael Young

To Magic 9: Manny Ramirez

W-A-M-C-O's Keepers: Carlos Pena (1), Michael Young (1), Ryan Zimmerman (2), Aaron Harang (2), Tim Lincecum (2)

Good luck to everyone in the draft.

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