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7/18/24

7/17/24

  • Week 15 Complete - Games 88-90 posted - See results
    • Who are we waiting on?  These MLB teams have played the fewest games (through 7/14):
      • 95 games: Atl, Bos, Cle, NYM
      • 96 games: Bal, Hou, LAA, Mia, Min, Phi, Pit, StL, TB, Tex, Tor
      • Subtract 5 from the MLB game number to determine which BWB game can be scored
    • Next game posting expected on Monday
    • Standings for all leagues
    • Around BWB

7/13/24

  • Week Sixteen Transactions Posted
  • Next deadline - Week Seventeen: Thursday, July 18 at 7 PM Eastern
    • Transactions and lineups move to Thursdays!
    • This is the final week to sign contract extensions

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7/10/24

7/8/24

  • Upcoming dates/deadlines of note:
    • Friday, July 12 - During Week 16 processing, all teams get an extra 1000 in cash
    • Thursday, July 18 - We switch weekly deadlines to Thursdays - Week 17: the contract extension deadline
    • Thursday, July 25 - Week 18: The week that 2024 first round draft picks will be available to sign
    • Thursday, August 8 - Week 20: Trade deadline
    • Wednesday, August 14 - Week 21: Final week to add players to the Prospects Roster

7/7/24

  • For Week 16 lineups - you may reorder your pitching rotation from scratch - we will not check on games of rest between Weeks 15 and 16 - it's our version of the All Star Break.  Lineup deadline is Friday night.
  • All teams will get a cash distribution this week of 1 million Benchwarmer Bucks (1000) in advance of the contract extension deadline on Week 17 (deadline July 18)

7/5/24

  • This week's deadline extended to Saturday, July 6 at 1 PM Eastern
    • With the unexpected check into the programming and the rescoring, I'm running behind this week. I still need to score 3 more games and then reset the transaction order based on the standings at the end of Week 13 - and I won't get that all done until tomorrow.
    • Existing trade offers expiring at 7 PM tonight will not change
    • Week 16 will most likely not switch to Thursdays - stay tuned

7/4/24

  • With Game 75, we're at the halfway point of the regular season
  • Due to a scoring error, Games 73-75 were rescored and updated box scores and standings are posted.
    • Someone questioned their bullpen stat line in a particular game and, on investigation, I found a mistake in the programming.
    • When you have relief pitchers in your spot pitcher slots, they are supposed to be pulled last and used only when needed. The program was putting them first - meaning the spot relief pitchers were being used ahead of the others.
    • It's likely been this way for a long time - I can't go back and fix the first 72 games of this year, but the lineups for 73-75 were still loaded and I just had to re-run the scoring.
    • Check your email for more details.

6/28/24

  • You have 2 more weeks to cut players and still get a prorated salary rebate for the 2024 season. After Week 15 (deadline July 5), all cuts will return zero salary.
  • Transactions posted a little late last week. Someone requested some extra time for this week. I wouldn't get to these before Saturday afternoon anyway, so I've extended this week's transaction/lineup deadline to 2 PM EDT on Saturday, June 29.
  • Check all your teams to see if you have any pending trade offers.

6/24/24

  • We're set to begin 3 weeks of play within your division

6/11/24

  • Reminder - we've shifted to Friday deadlines. Transactions and lineups due Fridays at 7 PM Eastern

6/4/24

  • We've crossed the 1/3 mark of the regular season

5/3/24

  • Reminder - we've shifted to Saturday deadlines. Transactions and lineups due Saturday at 1 PM Eastern

5/2/24

4/30/24

  • Every 5 weeks we change the transaction deadline day to better match the mapping between MLB games and BWB games.  Starting this week, and for Weeks 6-10 our lineup/transaction deadlines are due on Saturdays - see Season Deadlines

4/23/24

  • Week 5 is the final week to cut players and receive an 80% salary rebate of their 2024 salaries. After this period, the rebate drops by 4% every week.

4/17/24

  • It's a little early in the season - 24/25ths of the regular season still remains - but here's our 1-page look at comparing teams across all the leagues in the BWB universe: Around BWB

4/14/24

  • Starting with this week's transactions (Week 3), the transaction order is determined by the standings on the game week 2 weeks before that (Week 1). Since we're currently finishing up Week 1 games, and setting the picking order takes a lot of time early in the season (a lot of ties to break), we probably won't be able to post the new order prior to the Monday evening deadline. You're going to be flying blind a little bit on the exact order.

4/11/24

  • We are underway - it's BWB Opening Day! Week 1 Begins - Game 1 posted
  • Maybe Friday for the next couple games and then we'll finish the first week over the weekend.
  • Don't forget as we try to catch up - Week 2 lineups/transactions are due tonight at midnight EDT.
  • Check all your teams to see if you have any pending trade offers.

4/9/24

4/8/24

  • Week One Transactions Posted
  • These early weeks take a long time to process (fixing rosters and lineups, etc.) - so this is posted a day later than intended. I'll adjust the next deadlines, but we're still on short spans to get caught up.
  • Next deadline - Week Two: Thursday night, April 11 at Midnight Eastern
  • Expected deadlines beyond that:
    • Week 3: Monday, April 15, time TBD
    • Week 4: Sunday, April 21, 1 PM EDT (this gets us back to our expected schedule)

4/5/24

  • A big batch of new positions added (mostly pitchers). This is probably the last update before the lineup deadline on Sunday.

4/3/24

  • Week Zero Transactions Posted
  • Next deadline - Week One: Sunday afternoon, April 7 at 1 PM Eastern
  • Expected deadlines beyond that:
    • Week 2: Wednesday, April 10, time TBD
    • Week 3: Sunday, April 14, 1 PM EDT (this gets us back to our expected schedule)
  • All teams received an extra 2000 in cash this week

3/30/24

  • Reminder - we are NOT enforcing the 5000 maximum cash balance after Week Zero this season. I turned off one warning message, but I may have missed others.  You can ignore any warning that you need to get your cash below 5000.
  • Check all your teams to see if you have any pending trade offers.

3/28/24

  • Week Minus One Transactions Posted
  • Next deadline - Week Zero: Monday night, April 1 at 7 PM Eastern. I had intended to post results on Wednesday night, so this is a move of one day.
  • Expected deadline for Week 1 transactions and lineups is now Thursday, April 4, time TBD.
  • With the short time between Week Zero and Week One, work on getting your lineups/rotations close to ready for Opening Day.
  • All teams will get an extra 2000 in cash this week - it's not added to your balance yet, but if you're short on cash, you spend it as though you have it (your cash balance can go up to -2000 in the hole in your transactions).

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