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The Capital Baseball League is a Strat-O-Matic play-by-mail league, with a limited amount of face-to-face play.
The league was founded in 1975 and has managers throughout the country, from California to New York. We currently have 20 members.


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Table of contents for this page:


Up from the Matt

Stepping to the Plate

Capital Ideas

The Lighter Side

The MITT Section

News from the CRIER

Connections --CBL and Others



CBL LINKS

2019 CBL DRAFT

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CBL  ROSTERS 

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2020 PICKS GRID


  CBL RULEBOOK - March 2019 edition


Rolz.org dice room used for drafts









Suggestions for submitting results:
(1) start off with the team nickname "at" other team's nickname.
Don't use the city in the top line.
(2) Keep it short - one or two sentences per game
 OR one paragraph for the series.

(3) PLEASE USE  " at " rather  " @ " and don't capitalize the A in "at"
(4) Put the series results in THE BODY OF THE EMAIL not just in the subject













Managers may trade draft picks for the next free agent draft only.  As soon as the free agent draft begins, picks for the subsequent draft may be traded.  A manager may trade as many of his draft picks as he wishes, but must have at least six draft picks at all times, two of which must be in the fourth round or earlier. 


Mitts trade Amir Garrett  to Icons for Guillermo Heredia


Bombers trade Rhys Hoskins and Aledmys Diaz to the Cubs for Nick Ahmed


draft day trades


Ponies trade Justin Verlander, Josh Hader and Pick #3 to Ungulates for  Steven Matz, Robbie Ray, and Picks #5, #14, #15, #35, and #51

Blackjacks trade Kolten Wong to the Titans for Adam Eaton + Titans 2020 #4

Kids trade pick #81 to Comets for Alex Wood + pick #107 + pick #127

Mitts trade pick 50 to Bombers for pick 54 + Bombers #5 in 2020

Mitts trade Mitts #4 2020  + Yandy Diaz to Whiz Kids for Mark Canha

A's trade pick 124 to Sluggers for Sluggers #6 in 2020

Ungulates trade Ungulates 2020 #6 to Huskers for #133 and #153

predraft trades

Puckered Penguins trade Christian Vazquez + Penguins #1 to Mitts for Mitts #1, Mitts #2  + Manny Pina

 Ponies trade Jason Heyward and Canes #6 to the  A's for Adam Frazier,  Canes #7, and Icons #7







Hurricanes looking for starting pitching and relief pitching.  All picks are available for next year.  If you are interested in any current roster players, let me know and we may be able to work something out.



With recent draft pick JD Davis filling DH role, Luke Voit is now available in trade market. Will trade for SP or Closer.



The Sluggers have the following players available: Melky Cabrera, Clint Frazier, Ryon Healy and Geraldo Parra.
We are looking for young players, draft picks and starting pitching.


Rogues are looking for middle relievers.  Available for trade are:
Inf/of - Tony Kemp, of - Willie Calhoun, Jay Bruce, Matt Joyce, Inf - Jason Kipnis,  Maikel Franco
Pitchers - Martin Perez, Brian Johnson, Erick Fedde, Touki Toussaint




The recent trade of Luis Urias to Milwaukee makes him more of a shortstop long term, it seems.  We have Bogaerts and JP Crawford (nice vs RHP)  there, so Urias, who crushed LHP, is now available along with Crawford.We are also looking to trade Brian Dozier, Jake Bauers, Franklin Barreto, Gregory Polanco, Austin Hays, Bradley Zimmer, Lewis Brinson for DH and 3B who hit rhp, good reliever, or draft picks.



Post-draft, the Whiz Kids still have some nice pieces that would better fit a contender.  Eric Thames is a good option vs RHP at 1b/DH, Cameron Maybin very good OF vs RHP.   Looking for picks, relief pitching, maybe a backup catcher or prospect/bounceback candidate to hold in the minors.





Here is where you can advertise players that you would trade for very little,  e.g. a 7th round pick at most.  It's really not intended to be the place you list all your cuts even though some choose to see it as such.  If a guy is totally worthless to your team it's likely he's equally worthless to the rest of the league members.

Send in your candidates for the Bargain Bin and I'll post them.

CUBS -   Yonder Alonso is available for an 8th round pick







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from AP NEWS

Baseball has become a prisoner of technology



from INSIDE HOOK

The 100-Year Evolution of the Baseball Cap



from KONSUME

The Houston Astros’ Sign-Stealing Scandal: Aftershocks and Damage



from MEDIUM.com

Baseball’s Mr. Contact: Joe Sewell and His Incredible 4-Strikeout Season





Astros Fire Jeff Luhnow, A.J. Hinch


                                                                                         


























from TRIB LIVE

OF Guillermo Heredia might be welcome addition to Pirates



NOTABLE IN THE LAMANNA CARD RATINGS ISSUE

I wasn't expecting the Lamanna spreadsheet (and pdf file) today but there it was when I woke up on Thursday.  Here are a few things of import to the Mitts.

(1) Heredia didn't get Hernanned.
After making the recent swap with the Icons giving up Amir Garrett to bring in Guillermo Heredia I started to fear that, like they did for no discernible reason to Hernan Perez a few years ago, they'd smooth out the Heredia card.  But he clocked in with 24 hits and 10 walks against lefties which is about what he deserves.  His OF defense is fine at 2(-2)e8 .  The -8 in the clutch is a bit of a downer.  But overall I'm pretty happy with the way he turned out.

(2) Freese freezes up in the clutch.
David Freese has to be one of the great non-starting cards that's out there.  He's got great on base and power on both sides of his card.  He'd clearly be a top grade pinch-hitter.  Unfortunately he drops 9 in the clutch.  So when I'm playing the Mitts' away games I might want to use this pinch-hitter-extraordinaire in non clutch situations.

(3) Eddie Rosario's only redeeming feature is his clutch.
Eddie disappointed by being a LF/RF 4,  bummer.  His OB is pretty poopy with both sides being under 30.  Yes, the big power is there.  The news is that his clutch is a healthy +11 on both sides of the card.   I'll take the good news where it comes.

(4) Lemahieu is GREAT in the clutch.
So DJ Lemahieu is a 2b-1 with a huge on-base and hits card (esp'ly against lefties).   Today's bonus is a clutch up of 10 vs lefties and 11 vs righties.




WHAT DO THE PROJECTION SYSTEMS THINK OF ALEX BREGMAN?

Let's start with ZIPS



and here's the Marcel projection



and now the Steamer system has at it



All three project Alex to be in the 930 to 950 OPS range.  Sounds right to me.  I'd happily sign for that.




from DODGERS NATION

Justin Turner Ranks Amongst Top 10 Third Basemen, Per ESPN







from THE BIG LEAD

Four Managerial Candidates for the New York Mets




Mitt Trades







NOTABLE ABOUT THE CRIERS NOW THAT THE NUMBERS ARE KNOWN

WILLIE ADAMES has a sweet card vs righties except in one department.  He's got 30 hits and 12 walks, a smattering of HR power, some base stealing potential and then.....   -16 in the clutch.    -16 !  are you freaking kidding me?

HOWIE KENDRICK is still tiptoeing between use as a 1Bman where his 4e4 rating is a mixed bag and just DH'ing.

ASDRUBAL CABRERA has a fair card vs lefties and righties.  His 3B4 disappoints but he goes up big time in the clutch which helps.

Centerfield is in good hands defensively what with Brett Gardner cf 2(-1)e1  and Kiermaier's cf 1(-4)e6

ROBINSON CHIRINOS is not the Criers' best hitting catcher against lefties even if his card has 17 hits and 38 walks on it.








Three Jacob deGrom predictions for the 2020 season




CBL's BEST INTEREST OF THE LEAGUE COMMITTEE

Matt-  commissioner
Mitch-  league statistician
Jordan- rules coordinator
Mark -  representing West division
Wayne- representing Chicago division
Bob- representing South division








The members of the CBL will never forget our friend and charter member Mac McConchie

SOME HELPFUL LINKS


 Strat Fan Forum - the SOM Online Community


Programming the computer mgr in SOM

SOMWORLD

MLB Trade Rumors

Baseball Reference.com





where to get Team Viewer software

glossary of baseball stats


Online Ballparks Museum

Lamanna's Baseball Bulletin

Strat-o-Sphere

John Skilton's Baseball Links Page



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Larry's email address


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