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Roster takes shape for Opening Day (Sim)

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8 minutes ago, Moose Milligan said:

He might not wanna open himself up for this amount of criticism.  Don't scare him off!

What'd be cool is if they had a famous games sub-game where you could dive into famous moments in history as the manager and take over.  Like, if you're in Game 6 of the 86 Series, you can pull Schiraldi.  Or, you know, you can put Britton in instead of Ubaldo...

Britton is a closer?🤷🏻‍♂️

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40 minutes ago, wildcard said:

I think the point is that the current O's roster is very thin in innings eaters.   A lot of relievers with one inning or 1+ inning histories.   There are 5 starters with little back up.   Velazquez as a long reliever.   Then maybe Stewart but his numbers look poor.   

Elias will want to keep his AAA starters at AAA until they prove themselves and it looks like Ty Black, Eshelman and Chandler who are 6.00+ ERA types  are an injury away from being in the majors.

Well in your sim, you can do what you like. In mine, we're doing it this way.

Last year Hyde used multiple relievers for two innings that typically were one inning guys and I will try to squeeze that out of guys as well (Bleier, Castro, Fry, Scott and Armstrong). It will depend in how tired they are which is affected by the number of pitches they throw in an outing.

I sent Stewart to AAA to start because I want to see if I can use him to eat innings in that role if Milone or LeBlanc implode and one of the prospects (Akin, Zimmerman,Kremer) are not ready yet.

My guess is the there will be more long relievers brought up when the bullpen is shot, which will probably occur quite often because I don't think this rotation is going to be very good.

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23 minutes ago, Moose Milligan said:

He might not wanna open himself up for this amount of criticism.  Don't scare him off!

What'd be cool is if they had a famous games sub-game where you could dive into famous moments in history as the manager and take over.  Like, if you're in Game 6 of the 86 Series, you can pull Schiraldi.  Or, you know, you can put Britton in instead of Ubaldo...

Nah, it would totally cool if people start to question things. At least they would be reacting! Simming a season for a last place team will take  special kind of fan to follow! 

I think it will get more interesting when the minors start up in March 9th..

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I've already simmed the first game and let me tell you, when you see what happens, you will know how accurate this sim can be!

 

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23 minutes ago, Tony-OH said:

I've already simmed the first game and let me tell you, when you see what happens, you will know how accurate this sim can be!

 

So the bullpen and Chris Davis are not fixed yet?

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2 hours ago, Tony-OH said:

I think that's going to happen before the season is out, but wanted to give the veteran the chance first.

Also try to boost his trade value. I doubt it's going to work though. Needs to be a matchup guy.

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30 minutes ago, OsFanSinceThe80s said:

So the bullpen and Chris Davis are not fixed yet?

You are half right!! ;)

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43 minutes ago, Aristotelian said:

Also try to boost his trade value. I doubt it's going to work though. Needs to be a matchup guy.

Yep, I would agree. My goal will be to move him once he has as much value as I can get for him.

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24 minutes ago, Tony-OH said:

Yep, I would agree. My goal will be to move him once he has as much value as I can get for him.

Can OOTP sim that? Will be interesting to see what we get back.

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1 hour ago, Aristotelian said:

Can OOTP sim that? Will be interesting to see what we get back.

Yes, the AI will control what is offered by other teams. I have him and Cobb on the trading block.

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3 hours ago, Tony-OH said:

I've already simmed the first game and let me tell you, when you see what happens, you will know how accurate this sim can be!

 

Actually kinda hoping you can somehow steer this team to 90 wins and the 2nd wildcard berth.  But I have a feeling that would be next to impossible.  

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I just saw this, and I strongly disagree with a couple of the roster choices. Haven’t read anybody else’s comments yet, but Holaday should be on, and Scott should be off. I think there was one other head-scratcher but I don’t recall at the moment.

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