PCL News (updated: 1/24/2020)


January: SOM orders and WWW prep.

February: Completion of the WWW, cuts, and finalizing pre-auction rosters.

 

March: Top 80, auction prep, golf, and our convention.

 

2020 Winter Waiver Wire Rules Review:

2.17 Winter Waiver Wire (WWW). During the time period after card values are released and the cut lists are due, the Commissioner shall convene a WWW process. During this process teams may choose to make one or more of their players available for the WWW. Once the list of players on the WWW is published, the teams will take turns selecting a player or passing.The order for this process shall be determined by unweighted lotteries, as follows: The worst 4 records (and ties if applicable) shall be in the first lottery pool, the remaining non-playoff teams in the second pool, and the playoff teams in the final pool). Each team has as long as 24 hours to select a player or pass (or be deemed to have passed), although it is hoped that the process will move much more quickly than that. A team that passes can select a player for up to 24 hours after the time they passed, at which point their pass becomes permanent. The process shall last for an unlimited number of rounds.

2.18 Winter Waiver Wire Impact on Contract Values. When a player is selected on the WWW, the purchasing owner shall have the player’s contract reduced by 50% (rounded up as always). The contract expiration date shall remain unchanged except that a contract with only one year remaining may be increased by one year (such announcement to be made at the time of the WWW selection).The player moving will lose his RFA or AEP status. The team that released the player in the WWW process shall make a severance payment to the player equal to half of what the severance payment would have been under the contract had the player been cut (rounded up, but in all cases there will be a savings of at least $1 from the cost to cut the player).Term Cut and Full Cut options will apply as contained elsewhere in the rules.

2.19 Michael Pinieda Rule. A player who has had his contract reduced by 50% by the WWW process is not eligible to be placed on IR status for the upcoming season. He may be placed in the minors at full price but may not receive the 75% salary reimbursement.

2.20 Unselected Winter Waiver Wire Players. Any player put up for the WWW that is not selected remains on their current team until the cut date, at which time the owner can cut the player per standard rules or force the player to accept a new salary level equal to the amount described in Rule 2.18. By forcing a 50% pay cut on the player, the team shall lose any Restricted Free Agent rights, and the player’s contract expiration date may not be changed in this process.

2.21 Richard Hidalgo Rule, Part 2. No conspiracy. A player who is put on the WWW by one team may not be claimed off the WWW by another team of the same ownership. Further, any player claimed on the WWW that is subsequently cut during the same offseason will cost the new team the cut cost of the ORIGINAL contract.

 

2020 Winter Waiver Wire Selections:

Rank
Team Last First Old Term Old $
Old Team
New Term
New $
  ROUND #1              
1
Santa Barbara              
2
St. Louis              
3
Lancaster              
4
Cabo              
5
Bay Area              
6
Chicago              
7
Utah              
8
Southern Cal              
9
Augusta              
10
Pebble Beach              
11
Las Vegas              
12 Virginia Beach              
             
ROUND #2            
1 Santa Barbara              
2
St. Louis              
3
Lancaster              
4
Cabo              
5
Bay Area              
6
Chicago              
7
Utah              
8
Southern Cal              
9
Augusta              
10
Pebble Beach              
11
Las Vegas              
12
Virginia Beach              
             
ROUND #3            
1 Santa Barbara              
2
St. Louis              
3
Lancaster              
4
Cabo              
5
Bay Area              
6
Chicago              
7
Utah              
8
Southern Cal              
9
Augusta              
10
Pebble Beach              
11
Las Vegas              
12
Virginia Beach              
             
ROUND #4            
1                
2
               
3
               

 

2020 League Changes:

Gents,

First, and foremost, Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. I am grateful for the friendships we have had throughout the years, and still amazed that this silly dice and card game has helped to maintain these friendships throughout the years.

In a unanimous agreement over the past week, we have a few changes coming our way. I believe we will be able to dispense with any rules discussion this spring. This is based on numerous emails and phone calls and having agreement from each manager. Here we go:

 

1. Jim is going to scale back to one team this year. He is keeping Chicago and he thanks and excuses Hawaii.

2. Bob is going back to 2 teams, dropping Arizona. This will allow balance in the league. Thanks Bob for taking on 3 teams last season. I know that was not the easiest thing in the world.

3. This should get us back to our old format of 3 divisions. Here is what I think it would look like:

West-
Bay Area
Southern Cal
Santa Barbara
Pebble Beach

Central-
Lancaster
Las Vegas
Cabo
Utah

East-
Chicago
St. Louis
Virginia Beach
Augusta

4. In response to having two fewer teams, I am proposing that the remaining Boston and Houston players not chosen last year are ineligible. The players on Hawaii and Arizona who are NOT graduating will be frozen for one year (2020) and will become eligible the following year (2021). Given that the grandfathered players are still eligible for 2020 and given all of the players from Houston and Boston already on Cabo or Utah, this seems appropriate and there is PLENTY of talent available. It will also infuse a bunch of talent in 2021 and allow people a year to plan for that.

5. Bob has volunteered to adjust the scouting sheet for us over the next few days. Thanks Bob.

Eric

2020 Free Agent Class

Coming soon!

 

2020 Team Instructions / 2020 v4 Roster file

West Central East
Bay Area Cabo Augusta
Pebble Beach Lancaster Chicago
Santa Barbara Las Vegas St. Louis
Southern Cal Utah Virginia Beach

 

Click here to download the final 2018 league roster

Commissioner's Notes (Last Updated 4/27/19):

Note: Below is commissioner Eric's order of play target dates. The series may be played in any order after completing the intra-owner series'.

End of April all games between teams of same owner played
End of May 2 additional series
End of June 3 more series
End of July 3 more
End of August 3 more
Sept 15 finish season

2019 All-Star Ballot (in progress)

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2019 PCL Awards:

2019 Champs: Las Vegas Bandits

2019 MVP Voting:

MVP: Ronald Acuna, CHI

Cy Young: Jacob deGrom, LAN

2019 ALL STARS:

C: Wilson Ramos, AGN

1b: Tie: Freddie Freeman, CHI and David Freeze, BAG

2b: Jose Altuve, Utah

SS: Trevor Story, SCT

3b: Alex Bregman, Utah

OF: Ronald Acuna, CHI

OF: Mookie Betts, CDS

OF: JD Martinez, AGN

Manager: Gordon

GM: Gordon

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