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5/19/15

  • Week 5 Complete - Games 29-30 posted - See Results
    • Who are we waiting on?  These teams have played the fewest games (through 5/18)
      • 35 games: Bal, Col, CWS
      • 37 games: Ari, Atl, ChC, Cle, LAD, Sea
      • Subtract 5 from the MLB game # to determine how many BWB games can be scored
    • Next expected score update: Friday night for Games 31-33
    • Around BWB

5/18/15

  • Rule Change Reminder - For the last several years, all teams received a cash distribution of 1000 at the last transaction dates for May, June, and July.  Starting this year, there is no extra cash doled out until July.

5/17/15

5/14/15

Did You Know? The maximum cash you can take into the season is 5 million BW Bucks

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5/10/15

  • Reminder - in order to keep in sync between the BWB weeks and the MLB game numbers, we shift the transaction/lineup deadline day every five weeks.  For Weeks 6-10 we're on Saturdays.  See the full list of deadlines for the season (including times).

5/9/15

  • NEW PAGE!! - Your team's full season schedule and results
  • You can also find a link to this page on the bottom of every week's schedule/results page - see the link "My Team's Schedule" - more links will get added to the page along the way.  (People ask...if you didn't know this, you can also get to the schedule/results page at the bottom of every page on the site - see "Results" in the page footer)

5/7/15

4/29/15

  • It's early for some of the trends to fully be relevant, but here's a page introduced in 2014 that does some comparisons across all 44 leagues - Around BWB

4/27/15

  • FYI - in situations of suspended games, like Friday night's KC-CWS game, we count the game/stats at time of game completion.
  • Also a reminder, I pull game stats the day after a game is played.  As corrections or scoring changes come in, I make those changes.  But once a BWB game is played, there is no going back to take into consideration the corrected stats to fix a completed game.

4/20/15

  • Full payment was due April 12 - there are still some outstanding amounts due - check your status for 2015 and learn more about season and lifetime packages
    • If you do not see "Yes" in the confirmed column, I do not have your payment or indication that it's on the way.  I will start locking transactions for your teams on Wednesday night.
    • After a couple of years of being slack on this, I will hold to the payment deadlines and transaction/roster restrictions as last season some teams fell through the cracks.  Contact me if you have any complications.

4/19/15

  • Cash for games won and division placement works on a 2-week lag.  So the results for Week 1 games will be converted into cash disbursements for Week 3 (etc., etc.).

4/18/15

4/16/15

4/14/15

  • BWB 2015 Schedule Posted.  How to find this on a regular basis?
    • When games are scored - the home page notice will link to the schedule
    • On your league's home page, find the link "This Week's Games"
    • On any page, down in the footer, find the link "Results"

 

4/13/15

  • Week 1 Transactions posted - Week 2 deadline is Sunday, April 19 at 1 PM Eastern
    • This is the first big influx of new players to the player list
    • To find new players on the free agent list, choose the proper week number that players are first eligible for signing - with this group, you'll find them via "Week 2" (after tonight's posting...they are not there yet)
  • When's the first game?
    • We use batting stats 5 games ahead of our BWB game # in order to queue up enough pitching stats, so a team's MLB game #6 is used for BWB game #1.
    • Weather permitting, Chicago and St. Louis will be the last teams to get to Game 6 - on Monday (thanks to a rainout already) - and that makes Tuesday the earliest we can post a game.
    • Usually it's more time-effective to score 2-3 games at a time, but often doing a single game first helps me clear the cobwebs on how to do this again for the first time since Oct...so look for a game on Tuesday or Wednesday night. (I also need to fit time in to finish up taxes...so that's going to have to come first)

4/8/15

  • Don't forget that if you own multiple teams you can see the transaction results for all your leagues one page, along with other helpful links like a listing of all your rosters or a list of all your players on every team.  See Multiteam Tools

4/3/15

4/2/15

  • Again see some Week Zero Reminders - here are some common questions:
    • I use the 2000 everyone gets in your best benefit
      • For teams trying to get below the 5000 maximum cash balance, don't worry - the 2000 doesn't get added to your balance until AFTER checking and possibly reducing your cash
      • For teams who are on the other side of the spectrum - with very little cash left, the 2000 will be figured into any free agent signings, trades, IR fees, etc.
    • The salary rebate for players has gone from 50% to 80% starting this week
    • If you're cutting players and you get a salary rebate - that extra cash WILL be checked against your team's cash balance and the maximum 5000.  If the rebate causes your balance to go over 5000, you'll lose the excess.

4/1/15

  • Deadline Monday 4/6 at 11:59 PM Eastern - Week Zero Reminders - include maximum cash balance of 5000 heading into season, a cash distribution of 2000 to everyone, and you must have a legal roster after this week's transactions!  Setting your first week's lineup is not due until April 12.
  • Scooby Doo League Draft - Phase Two Draft, Part Three complete
    • See the Scooby Doo Draft Index for updates
    • Rosters and finances updated
    • Startup draft is complete!  Your league now enters normal weekly transactions - with a short week ahead..deadline is Monday night

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