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(10:00:08) Commish: Welcome to the 20th edition of the PEBA Winter Meetings. And welcome back to the Grand Bohemian ballroom in Asheville for the holidays! Congratulations to our General Manager of the Year, Mark Kierstead (Duluth), who just edged out Duane Rudis (Kentucky), in both the championship series and the GMOY voting.
(10:00:26) Borealis: WHOOO HOOO!!!!
(10:00:57) Sandgnats: :claps:
(10:01:11) Warriors: :) it was a hard fought series
(10:01:12) Wind_Dancers: What a series it was
(10:01:13) Coqui: Congrats
(10:01:44) Evas: Nice! Congrats, Mark!
(10:02:01) Evas: Hey guys. Just cam back from being AFK.
(10:02:13) Borealis: AFK?
(10:02:30) Wind_Dancers: Away From Keyboard
(10:02:37) Borealis: Ah...
(10:05:05) Commish: December 21st Headlines: Aurora re-signs RF Paul Carlisle to a five-year extension worth a reported $84M.
(10:05:31) Borealis: WHOO HOOO!!!!
(10:05:36) Sandgnats: wow Mike, wow...
(10:05:57) Borealis: It's been tough getting him to sign for more than a year - this was the first time he would talk more than a year...
(10:06:24) Wind_Dancers: Good deal for a good player
(10:06:47) Sandgnats: Smart move at 31 going on 32 on his part
(10:07:01) Borealis: I believe that's our first 'backwards' contract... with an option or two...
(10:07:06) Sandgnats: any options in the deal?
(10:07:18) Borealis: Always there are options...
(10:07:31) Sandgnats: "Vesting Option" Mike
(10:07:36) Sandgnats: :D
(10:07:41) Borealis: :P
(10:07:57) Warriors: He has been very consistent past 3 seasons
(10:08:13) Borealis: Speaking of vesting options, I'm curious to see where 'Javelin' ends up...
(10:08:16) Wind_Dancers: Some say he gives his gardener a vesting option depending on how quickly he can cut the grass
(10:08:16) Commish: Kind of a trapezoidal contract.
(10:08:24) Warriors: lol
(10:08:31) Sandgnats: hhahahahahaa
(10:08:37) Borealis: Carlisle has had 24 HRs for 4 straight season...
(10:09:31) Borealis: Yes, Morris, that's how I remember it.. I wish that when you look back at a player it actually showed you what your actual offer was - not just 5 years, $84M...
(10:10:52) Coqui: I am tempted to make an offer to Raines just to see if playing in SJ can ruin even his career
(10:11:05) Sandgnats: hahaha
(10:11:12) Warriors: lmao
(10:11:18) Borealis: Nice...
(10:11:34) Sandgnats: I'm going to miss the old guy. It was nice to have him for a year at $9M
(10:11:49) Commish: Four straight seasons with 5+ WAR.
(10:11:52) Warriors: your luck he would get career ending injury before he even started a game :P
(10:12:07) Borealis: Dylan - You should see what we offer the Video Boy...
(10:12:16) Sandgnats: Would be great if Palm Springs sign him so he could play with his brother
(10:12:34) Warriors: There are a few players I had to offer a tad more than I wanted to
(10:12:47) Dinosaurs: Not sure if I missed it, are we simming at all during the meetings today"
(10:13:02) Borealis: Four days, typically...
(10:13:07) Sandgnats: Likewise... there's a lot of extra money floating out there with profits at an all time high from last season
(10:13:16) Wind_Dancers: We are in for 2 players, one of which we signed last sim.
(10:13:21) Borealis: Morris will announce actions happening or needing attention...
(10:13:33) Commish: One day per hour. Will move on to the 22nd at 2:00 pm EDT.
(10:13:36) Borealis: We have one FA offer out there...
(10:13:59) Wind_Dancers: Toyama did their part in dragging down that record high profit last season
(10:14:21) Wind_Dancers: A solid $25 million loss
(10:14:30) Sandgnats: Well that's why we have revenue sharing.......
(10:15:08) Wind_Dancers: The audacity of my owner to complain that we didn't res-sign Amador for $20mil after seeing all of that red in the books.
(10:15:18) Dinosaurs: @Commish Thanks
(10:15:24) Sandgnats: Wish Bob was here...he got a solid infusion of $18M in revenue sharing
(10:15:24) Warriors: It was much worse one time in the LRS when half the league as not making money
(10:16:15) Warriors: I think Evas EDO and another team were the only teams really making anything worthwhile
(10:16:54) Wind_Dancers: We should cut close to even once I finish adjusting spending. There are some heavy contracts right now when we can't play .500 ball.
(10:17:21) Sandgnats: We do have a very healthy financial state of our league over all. All general managers should be commended for that.
(10:17:44) Sandgnats: :pats self on the back:
(10:17:51) Zephyrs: Reno got over 18 mill
(10:18:11) Warriors: The playoff money was really handy
(10:18:17) Dinosaurs: @Sandgnats yeah nobody is running up a ton of debt
(10:18:24) Evas: Yeah the LRS was way more lopsided. GM instability kept teams from growing properly
(10:18:44) Coqui: I am back in the black again thankfully.
(10:19:10) Coqui: Or green as it is ingame
(10:19:19) Warriors: When we were able to sign PEBA players it helped for a few seasons
(10:20:04) Commish: I am pleased to announce that the following teams have received a fan loyalty increase this offseason for outperforming their fans' expectations in 2026: Kentucky (from Average to Above Average), and Palm Springs (from Very Good to Great).
(10:20:21) Sandgnats: Congrats!!!
(10:20:27) Wind_Dancers: The Rising Sun is going to be interesting once Neo-Tokyo's prospects develop.
(10:20:30) Warriors: Gratz
(10:20:36) Wind_Dancers: Nice!
(10:20:36) Borealis: Aurora gave up $26.7M - thankful our owner kept his greedy little hands to himself - and when I say little hands, I mean Trumpian little...
(10:20:51) Warriors: haha
(10:21:18) Borealis: KTY and PS have been very consistent for a number of years now...
(10:21:47) Commish: Havana and West Virginia got boosts last year, and were ineligible this year.
(10:24:45) Evas: NT will be very dangerous starting in 2028 or 2029
(10:25:12) Sandgnats: Raines is asking for $18 plus mil looks like KZoo has the inside track on signing him.
(10:25:49) Warriors: Does anyone think Fireworks will retire this offseason? He is really struggling to hold it together.
(10:26:09) Commish: Fireworks will leave the league feet first.
(10:26:29) Sandgnats: It's really sad to see when a player hits a wall. literally.
(10:27:05) Sandgnats: He's down to Very Popular from Extreme Popular now according to my scout
(10:27:06) Borealis: He did - his ratings dove pretty quickly...
(10:27:46) Warriors: But he was "The Guy" many many years
(10:27:52) Warriors: for
(10:28:05) Wind_Dancers: 13 AS selections, 7 Pitcher of the year awards
(10:29:05) Commish: He has a very modest contract demand. Why not try him in your bullpen?
(10:30:26) Admin: Zephyrs rolls 1d6 and gets 2.
(10:30:28) Coqui: Have compiled a horde of picks next year, including rolled over ones I have to make this season: Have 3 1sts, 4 2nds, 3 3rds (one a comp.) and two each in the 4-6 rounds
(10:30:37) Sandgnats: wow ->>> Evas and SJ
(10:30:45) Wind_Dancers: If anything he could sell a few extra tickets
(10:30:52) Warriors: Yea, Good trade there
(10:31:37) Borealis: I wish there was a way the game could track a players career numbers v. a certain team...
(10:31:40) Coqui: Walker stat-wise and draft position should be good but those atts are not great for him
(10:31:52) Sandgnats: True he might pay for himself, not so sure he'd even be so good as a reliever the speed on his pitches is down to almost 0....
(10:32:00) Coqui: Hoping to see how that plays out
(10:32:14) Warriors: Have you tried stats lab?
(10:32:16) Dinosaurs: @Wind_Dancers yeah I think he'd be fine as a middle reliever and his popularity won't hurt. I'd be surprised if he doesn't end up somewhere this season, especially with the 26 man roster now.
(10:32:23) Warriors: Not sure if we can see that stuff
(10:33:26) Wind_Dancers: Whip out the Folly Floater and he will do fine.
(10:33:37) Sandgnats: I'd be willing to stick him in AAA, but wouldn't want to disrespect him...
(10:34:13) Zephyrs: I can use his FI boost
(10:36:39) Zephyrs: Sandgnats No, want him to retire a Zephyr
(10:36:47) Zephyrs: oops
(10:36:56) Zephyrs: forgot to whisper
(10:37:13) Wind_Dancers: LEaks
(10:37:23) Borealis: Fake News...
(10:37:56) Sandgnats: good job spreading disinformation for me ;)
(10:38:02) Zephyrs: lol
(10:38:09) Warriors: lol
(10:40:08) Wind_Dancers: Wind Dancers always looking to trade, open to just swapping minor leaguers if need be.
(10:40:55) Sandgnats: Crystal Lake is looking for a left handed power bat if anyone has an extra laying around....
(10:41:40) Borealis: Hey Guys - updating the Trade Tally and the Trade Picks forum - always check those traded picks and make sure I've posted them correctly... I usually 'try' to get those posted once the Commish finalizes them...
(10:42:12) Wind_Dancers: @Sandnats, would you prefer Maple, Ash, or Birch?
(10:43:17) Sandgnats: love that everyone is helping to spread disinformation for the Gnats this offseason :passes fat envelopes to wind dancers and zephyrs:
(10:43:21) Commish: Always appreciated, Mike.
(10:44:26) Admin: Codgers logs into the Chat.
(10:44:43) Codgers: ALL RIGHT PEOPLE LET'S MAKE SOME DEALS
(10:44:45) Wind_Dancers: Hey, we have to make money somehow
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(10:45:05) Borealis: I heard the Sandgnats were moving to Dubai, changing their names to the Sandy Nats and moving to the WIL....
(10:45:13) Borealis: DENNY!!!
(10:45:18) Admin: Coqui logs into the Chat.
(10:45:21) Admin: Coqui has been logged out (Invalid IP address).
(10:45:29) Sandgnats: hahahahahaha thanks Mike!!!
(10:45:35) Admin: Codgers rolls 1d6 and gets 1.
(10:45:37) Borealis: $$$$$
(10:45:43) Sandgnats: :hands Borealis one dollar:
(10:45:46) Sandgnats: Hey Denny!
(10:45:50) Borealis: :|
(10:45:54) Codgers: Hiya hiya hiya
(10:46:34) Codgers: So what transactions have been consummated so far?
(10:47:03) Sandgnats: I heard that all the Codgers retired
(10:47:29) Borealis: Our only deal thus far involved some players and picks between SS & SJ...
(10:47:47) Evas: Looking to move RP Noburo "Hack" Sakamoto
(10:47:47) Borealis: And Carlisle signed an extension with Aurora...
(10:48:22) Sandgnats: @wind_dancers Birch it is please
(10:48:52) Evas: Anyone looking to move contracts? Willing to take back $$$ in the right deal. Looking for PEBA level help. Could use a RH catcher.
(10:49:19) Wind_Dancers: Birch it is, the Wind Dancer's will start choppin'
(10:49:23) Admin: Trendsetters logs into the Chat.
(10:49:26) Codgers: Mmm hmmm
(10:49:28) Borealis: Just catching on - Evas have an all lefty starting rotation...
(10:49:34) Evas: Also interested in a LF
(10:49:45) Evas: Borealis Yup. Play to your park.
(10:49:48) Borealis: It's... Not... Going... To... Work... >:-D
(10:49:56) Sandgnats: Announcing the Sandgnats new DH this season. Birch "Hardwood" Bat.
(10:50:05) Borealis: NICE!!!
(10:50:19) Codgers: heh
(10:50:51) Sandgnats: Evas have always been left heavy... I needed to bring in some RH hitters to balance out against them last season.
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(10:53:02) Evas: It's mostly because mediocre lefties are more useful in SS than elsewhere. Not against RHP, it's more that everyone else values them more.
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(10:53:18) Admin: Coqui logs into the Chat.
(10:54:43) Sandgnats: We are approaching the next day soon...
(10:55:24) Borealis: Yup... Hoping for good news on our one FA...
(10:55:32) Wind_Dancers: Live look at RJ welcoming Birch "Hardwood" Bat to Crystal Lake http://c8.alamy.com/comp/F8T715/​violent-man-with-baseball-bat-and​-hat-F8T715.jpg
(10:55:57) Borealis: Nice Dylan!!
(10:56:00) Admin: Alleghenies logs into the Chat.
(10:56:04) Codgers: It checks out
(10:56:05) Alleghenies: howdy
(10:56:10) Warriors: heyas
(10:56:12) Sandgnats: hahahahahaa awesome! You're great Dylan!
(10:56:24) Codgers: Welcome Greg!
(10:56:28) Alleghenies: miss anything?
(10:56:32) Commish: Welcome, Greg.
(10:56:33) Sandgnats: Hey Greg!
(10:56:43) Commish: Been pretty quiet thus far.
(10:56:47) Borealis: Hey Greg!!
(10:56:48) Trendsetters: Hey Greg
(10:57:07) Borealis: Reg!!!
(10:57:26) Sandgnats: Reg!! Hey!!
(10:57:44) Borealis: Greg & Reg!! Sounds like a Buddy Cop series....
(10:57:54) Trendsetters: hi guys. just dropping in. can't stay for long but figured i'd stop by
(10:58:25) Trendsetters: haha
(10:58:42) Wind_Dancers: How are things down in the Bayou?
(10:59:19) Trendsetters: hot, humid and cash-strapped :P
(11:00:02) Commish: December 22nd Headlines: Havana signs former Warrior, Arinori Mochizuki, to a 4-year, $18.4M deal.
(11:00:28) Warriors: Great pickup, When he heals he will be just fine
(11:01:02) Evas: That could wind up being a steal
(11:01:28) Sandgnats: brave gutsy signing!
(11:01:47) Codgers: Crap....I was in on the Mochizuki bidding too
(11:02:21) Borealis: Missing a full season will be rough - but guys have returned from that and done well...
(11:02:39) Wind_Dancers: Hopefully with injuries now set to low, we can roll back spending on the hospital wing we are renting.
(11:03:06) Warriors: I was just going to invest the rest of my owners bitcoin in hospitals.....
(11:04:13) Warriors: I for one am happy to see less injures, last year would have been very different for many teams.
(11:04:14) Borealis: Aren't we supposed to PM the Commish with trades made today - and not just post as normal...
(11:04:45) Trendsetters: wish I could stay longer but gotta go! cya guys for now
(11:05:07) Admin: Trendsetters logs out of the Chat.
(11:05:07) Warriors: have a good one
(11:05:28) Borealis: Bye Reg!
(11:07:03) Codgers: I believe you are correct Mike
(11:07:35) Sandgnats: I think that's been the tradition Mike
(11:08:07) Warriors: Yeah, that's my bad
(11:08:18) Codgers: IIRC you can have the Commish get you immediate responses from FAs as well, can't you?
(11:08:22) Commish: You, rascals. So, belatedly, announcing the 1st trade of the Winter Meetings.
Evas trade SP Gary Walker (AA), SS Aurelio Espinoza (AA), their 1st Round pick, and their 3rd Round pick to San Juan in exchange for SP Naoki Hayashi and SS Yujiro Endo.
(11:08:34) Codgers: :warning:
(11:09:12) Warriors: Yes, Codgers
(11:09:23) Borealis: That's the Blockbuster of the WM!!
(11:10:05) Codgers: The Palm Springs Trade Block is newly updated, FYI :-*
(11:10:48) Codgers: With much love to all
(11:12:13) Codgers: TL;DR version: CL Jim Ratzlaff and "CF" (truly LF) Chandler Pitts are available
(11:12:20) Alleghenies: I am looking for a catcher or a corner OF
(11:12:28) Commish: Announcing the 2nd trade of the Winter Meetings.
Toyama trades P Yub Issa IC to the Warriors in exchange for Duluth's 4th Round pick and 6th Round pick and $1M.
(11:13:03) Sandgnats: That's one big envelope of cash!
(11:15:51) Warriors: Issa has potential and my scout really likes him. Just adds another Pitching spec that hopefully turn into decent player.
(11:16:25) Alleghenies: zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
(11:16:35) Wind_Dancers: MY scout DID like him when we signed him, but his opinion has dropped a bit
(11:16:44) Wind_Dancers: Could still be a good player though
(11:16:53) Warriors: Yea
(11:18:35) Commish: The following teams will be receiving a fan loyalty decrease this offseason after falling short of their fans' expectations in 2026: Bakersfield (from EXTREME to Great), Reno (from Very Good to Good), and Yuma (from Very Good to Good). The good news for these teams is that they are immune to any further performance based fan loyalty drops for the next two years. Yuma will be immune from performance based penalties of any kind in 2027.
(11:19:22) Zephyrs: :(
(11:22:31) Codgers: That is a tough break for those clubs
(11:23:28) Borealis: Especially Bakersfield - fallen on hard times... of sorts...
(11:24:21) Wind_Dancers: Bob seems to have cleaned house in Yuma. Dropped quite a few players and staff and seems to be retooling after losing a ton of money in 2026.
(11:25:53) Codgers: Yes, much as it benefits us Desert Hills rivals personally, it is sad to see for those clubs
(11:26:22) Sandgnats: That Yuma water...
(11:27:13) Commish: Announcing the 3rd Trade of the Winter Meetings.
Sandgnats trade SP Mike Ryan (AAA) to the Evas in exchange for RF Juan García (AAA) and 1B Hamilton Coffey SA.
(11:28:00) Borealis: Agreed Denny - we were 13-3 against the Bears - and that's just wrong... OK... we loved it, but....
(11:29:09) Codgers: IKR?
(11:30:22) Sandgnats: Hey Denny you should make a run at signing Rob Raines
(11:30:40) Sandgnats: The Raines brothers together winning it all would be a great story
(11:30:46) Codgers: Wouldn't that be great? To have the brothers on the same team?
(11:31:10) Codgers: I wish the Raines clan had some ace pitchers in the family too
(11:31:45) Borealis: Codgers with a senior moment - IKR?
(11:32:41) Sandgnats: Poor Eldon Raines....
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(11:32:50) Codgers: IKR = I Know, Right?
(11:33:40) Codgers: Gotta keep up with all the hipster lingo, Mike. 23-skiddoo!
(11:34:25) Borealis: :-):-):-) Yeah, when I stopped teaching - and with my kids grown, I've lost a little hold on the lingo...
(11:34:49) Admin: Zephyrs logs into the Chat.
(11:38:23) Admin: Sandgnats rolls 1d6 and gets 2.
(11:38:30) Sandgnats: oops
(11:39:29) Sandgnats: Question Commish.... after this winter meeting simulation do we need to have our rosters set for the Rule 5 Draft?
(11:39:31) Commish: Hey, Scott.
(11:39:55) Admin: Borealis rolls 1d6 and gets 2.
(11:40:06) Evas: Wheeling and dealing in SS today... Still looking to make more moves.
(11:40:14) Borealis: Dang... I was hoping for a 4...
(11:40:21) Zephyrs: hey
(11:40:30) Codgers: Codgers are rolling the dice and making moves!
(11:40:35) Admin: Codgers rolls 1d6 and gets 6.
(11:40:42) Codgers: WOOOT B)
(11:40:52) Sandgnats: hahahaahah
(11:41:05) Borealis: Hmmmmmm...
(11:41:31) Sandgnats: wow Kevin is on fire with moves
(11:43:24) Sandgnats: Miguel Cantu is on the block for the Gnats if anyone is interested
(11:44:49) Borealis: Is that only a 5th, or are there two picks in that trade?
(11:45:16) Codgers: Yeh, if Sakamoto returns to form, the trade was a good one...otherwise we let Ratzlaff go for too little
(11:45:49) Evas: That's two picks. Thanks for the heads up.
(11:45:59) Sandgnats: a lot of activity this off season. I'm loving this.
(11:45:59) Borealis: What rounds?
(11:46:34) Evas: 5th & 6th.
(11:46:56) Codgers: Yep, 5th and 6th
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(11:47:25) Codgers: We let the interns write up and review the deal apparently :D
(11:47:56) Commish: Regarding the Rule 5 Draft. The league file will go out later tonight. This will be the teams' opportunity to set their rosters. The Monday sim will be run later in the evening to give everybody a chance to export.
(11:48:27) Sandgnats: How old is an intern in Palm Springs?
(11:49:33) Codgers: We recruit them from Wal-Mart greeters...
(11:50:38) Admin: Trendsetters logs into the Chat.
(11:50:53) Evas: Still looking to make some moves. Anyone looking to move a RH catcher? Maybe a +LF?
(11:51:37) Sandgnats: I have an overpaid RH catcher Kevin :D
(11:52:12) Borealis: I have a RH catcher at AAA...
(11:52:17) Borealis: :-*
(11:52:32) Evas: @Sandgnats I should have said a useful catcher...
(11:52:45) Sandgnats: If anyone wants to eat Noriyuki Suzuki's contract for me, Feel free to reach out. :D
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(11:53:13) Borealis: OMG - that contract???
(11:53:31) Borealis: See Denny - I can drop some lingo...
(11:53:52) Codgers: Nicely done
(11:54:25) Borealis: Gracias...
(11:54:55) Admin: Coqui has been logged out (Timeout).
(11:55:10) Sandgnats: @Borealis I let an intern make that deal while I was on vacation.....
(11:55:53) Borealis: Ah... I had my intern working the trade wires earlier - I wish I could post a pic here...
(11:56:34) Admin: Commish logs out of the Chat.
(11:56:58) Wind_Dancers: @Sandgnats Was that intern actually Suzuki with a fake mustache on?
(11:57:17) Codgers: The best deals are the ones you negotiate with yourself
(11:57:22) Borealis: Ah... That's it...
(11:57:42) Sandgnats: ahahahaha
(12:00:59) Sandgnats: wow We've been up for 48 hours straight now....
(12:01:41) Zephyrs: I've done that....not fun
(12:02:23) Codgers: The best deals are the ones you make after 48 hours without sleep
(12:02:29) Borealis: Shooting for 96...
(12:02:59) Admin: Commish logs into the Chat.
(12:03:04) Sandgnats: We've had some interest in Cantu, but still taking offers. Cantu is also requesting that his private jet be refurbished as part of any trade.
(12:03:42) Warriors: as long as Yuma provides the water
(12:03:52) Commish: December 23rd Headlines: Crickets.
(12:04:00) Borealis: Grrrrrrr...
(12:04:07) Codgers: I use Yuma water to clean all my private jets
(12:04:19) Codgers: And the Palm Springs team submarine
(12:04:35) Sandgnats: We use Yuma water to fuel our owner Mr. Dole's jet.
(12:04:42) Borealis: Are they a WIL team? The Crickets? Are the Dubai Sandy Nats on their schedule for Opening Day?
(12:04:57) Sandgnats: hahahahaha
(12:05:28) Codgers: PEBA is founding a new subsidiary cricket league
(12:05:30) Sandgnats: @Borealis I literally just spit out my coffee Mike :P
(12:05:41) Borealis: YAY!!
(12:06:59) Sandgnats: so no big FA signing on 12/23.... sheesh
(12:07:35) Sandgnats: Maybe there will be some Christmas presents on 12/24
(12:08:32) Admin: Coqui logs into the Chat.
(12:08:59) Borealis: Here's Hoping!
(12:09:07) Coqui: btw, San Juan going full small ball this year. Looking for guys who can get on base, run and also field.
(12:09:17) Evas: I like Cantu. But he would get shelled in my park.
(12:12:24) Codgers: brb everyone
(12:12:39) Sandgnats: Your lefty's did hit very well against him @Evas
(12:12:42) Codgers: (That's "be right back", Mike) :P
(12:12:59) Commish: The Amsterdam Lions will be seeing their market size shrink (from Very Big to Big) after falling dramatically short of their fans' expectations in 2026.
(12:13:10) Sandgnats: and in fact the Evas hit .500 against him at home lol
(12:14:36) Borealis: @ The Men in Pink - Gotcha!!!
(12:14:56) Sandgnats: Old dudes look great in Pink...
(12:15:01) Borealis: I'm going to be in transit - but will be trying to follow on my phone...
(12:16:01) Borealis: So keep me in the loop...
(12:17:35) Codgers: Pretty in Pink
(12:17:57) Commish: Wanted to announce that RJ (Sandgnats), who has been helping us out with contract rules enforcement, has officially joined the PEBA Board this offseason. Please join me in thanking RJ for his contributions to the league.
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(12:18:14) Evas: That's fantastic!
(12:18:20) Evas: Congrats, RJ!
(12:18:20) Codgers clap clap clap
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(12:18:32) Codgers: Congratulations RJ
(12:18:32) Zephyrs: thanks RJ
(12:18:34) Warriors: Congrats!!
(12:18:40) Dinosaurs: Congrats RJ
(12:19:14) Sandgnats: Thanks guys. I'm really glad to be a help to the league. I really enjoy being part of our community.
(12:19:36) Wind_Dancers: Congrats!
(12:22:44) Codgers: With all the wheeling and dealing today I'm not sure how much money I have any more :?
(12:23:08) Sandgnats: Did the Codgers spend all of their Social Security check?
(12:23:24) Codgers: And how!
(12:23:48) Codgers: Maybe I should take out one of those reverse mortgages people keep calling me about...
(12:24:14) Sandgnats: @Codgers :D
(12:24:47) Evas: So who is still looking to get what done?
(12:26:22) Alleghenies: I'd like a corner OF or a new starting C, but neither looks likely
(12:26:49) Wind_Dancers: Toyama is always open for business but we are trying to cut down on salaries where possible. Always willing to shake things depending on how is involved.
(12:27:06) Alleghenies: I can take on the right salary :-)
(12:28:58) Commish: Announcing the 7th trade of the Winter Meetings.
Palm Springs trades RP Jim Ratzlaff to the Evas in exchange for RP Noburo "Hack" Sakamoto, RP Victor Andres (AAA), SS's 2027 5th Round Draft pick, SS's 2027 6th Round Draft pick, and $1,000,000 Cash.
(12:29:53) Codgers: Whoa, that one is a shocker!
(12:30:07) Alleghenies: Out of nowhere ;-)
(12:30:26) Codgers: Looks like it is a great deal for that team in salmon 8)
(12:31:28) Alleghenies: I hate spending time on hold to get my money back and yet the money I got back was less than I make per minute any my usual job
(12:32:44) Alleghenies: Is it almost X-mas eve?
(12:32:52) Alleghenies: I gotta leave to coach ;-)
(12:34:30) Commish: Good luck, Greg.
(12:38:42) Sandgnats: the Gnats are in the market for a short stop if anyone has one they are willing to move
(12:39:26) Sandgnats: Also still taking offers on Cantu
(12:39:34) Codgers: Bye Greg
(12:45:17) Codgers: Still available: "CF" (LF) Chandler Pitts
(12:58:39) Codgers: SO TENSE right now
(12:58:46) Evas: Oops,
(12:59:01) Warriors: Yea, the silence ...
(12:59:16) Codgers: A little TOO quiet
(12:59:21) Warriors: Maybe we have some FA signings
(12:59:31) Codgers: Although it is afternoon naptime
(12:59:48) Warriors: 4am here , I might head out soon
(13:00:02) Warriors: I will wait to see if we have any important updates
(13:00:09) Commish: December 24th Headlines: Palm Springs signs former Eva, RP Juan 'Onion' Castro, to a 3-year contact worth $14.79M.
(13:00:13) Codgers: Whoa! You are a true warrior 8o
(13:00:54) Codgers: Haha! Yes! Palm Springs will get a taste of the Onion
(13:00:57) Codgers: um
(13:01:03) Warriors: My wife reminded me, I forgot and thought it was tomorrow.
(13:01:26) Admin: Borealis has been logged out (Timeout).
(13:01:48) Sandgnats: wow huge deal!
(13:02:04) Evas: That's not a bad deal on Castro
(13:02:37) Evas: He was an epic bomb as a SP for me, but was at least a solid specialist in 2026.
(13:04:08) Admin: Borealis logs into the Chat.
(13:04:16) Codgers: Yes, i'm pretty happy about it. I can't remember the exact details of the deal other than the third year has a team option, but he should be a good RP
(13:04:19) Sandgnats: We've received 2 offers on Cantu and another possible interest. Still taking numbers....
(13:04:44) Codgers: Where do you people get all this money!?
(13:04:50) Commish: The Duluth Warriors will be seeing their market size increase (from Above Average to Big) after wildly exceeding their fans' expectations in 2026. Everything coming up Kierstead this season.
(13:04:57) Borealis: Logged off for 10" - what did I miss?
(13:05:04) Codgers: man
(13:05:11) Warriors: Nice!
(13:05:12) Sandgnats: Any other signings on 12/24/26?
(13:05:18) Codgers: The Onion has come to Palm Springs
(13:05:54) Commish: All other 12/24 signings were minor league contracts.
(13:06:23) Sandgnats: :shakes fist at Duluth's market infringing on Crystal Lake: :P
(13:06:26) Borealis: So only 'Onion' as a FA signing?
(13:06:31) Codgers: Sandgnats what, The Onion isn't a big enough deal for you? ONION!!! >:-D
(13:06:39) Sandgnats: hahahahhahahaaa
(13:06:46) Warriors: I am off guys, have fun the last hour and I look forward to the new file
(13:06:49) Sandgnats: I guess unless you like old guys with bad breath....
(13:07:00) Evas: Later, Mark
(13:07:06) Sandgnats: bye Mark take care
(13:07:09) Codgers: Yeah, that part is....not great, is it
(13:07:16) Codgers: Bye Mark!
(13:07:19) Warriors: Thank you all for the trades :)
(13:07:22) Evas: Alright, who else is looking to make some moves?
(13:08:05) Sandgnats: Looking for a 3 team deal if anyone is willing to move a PEBA ready SS
(13:09:13) Admin: Warriors has been logged out (Timeout).
(13:09:49) Codgers: I have a lot of infield prospects on their way up through the system, but none that are PEBA ready
(13:18:39) Commish: Could somebody who has been on since the start post a transcript in the forums, please? I lost chat history when I logged out briefly.
(13:19:28) Sandgnats: Sure no problem Commish
(13:20:07) Codgers: Make sure you include all your private whispered correspondence RJ O:-D
(13:20:19) Sandgnats: hahahaha nice try Denny ;)
(13:20:44) Codgers: heh
(13:24:17) Admin: Coqui has been logged out (Timeout).
(13:28:04) Commish: Just a furious amount of haggling going on behind the scenes right now.
(13:30:09) Sandgnats: Commish it might take me a couple hours to redact my transcript....
(13:36:30) Borealis: Are we going to have one more days worth of FA announcements?
(13:39:05) Commish: No. We're done with WM FA signings.
(13:40:13) Codgers: Haha! The Onion is all you get!!! >:-D
(13:40:21) Borealis: Grrrrr... gotta hate it when the love your offer, but take forever to sign - never a good sign...
(13:40:42) Borealis: *they
(13:41:03) Sandgnats: yeah totally agree Mike!
(13:54:23) Borealis: **chirp-chirp**... sounds like we've wound down...
(13:54:41) Sandgnats: Evas and CL have an announcement soon
(13:55:00) Codgers: OR...is everyone paddling furiously below the surface?
(13:55:23) Sandgnats: I know that I am.... this is testing my typing skills
(13:55:50) Borealis: SL Heavy Weights swinging for the fences?
(13:56:08) Codgers: Same....I think I may have negotiated a couple of trades with myself by mistake
(13:56:16) Wind_Dancers: There is definitely some movement under the surface.
(14:01:10) Codgers: BREAKING: Codgers GM Denny Hills announces he is putting 2B Theron Boswell on the trading block, is reminded by reporters that Boswell no longer plays for Palm Springs
(14:01:15) Commish: And that is time. We'll put these Winter Meetings to bed. Merry Christmas, everybody.
(14:01:34) Codgers: Ho ho ho!
(14:01:40) Sandgnats: commish Evas and I have an announcement
(14:01:45) Sandgnats: waiting for him to post...
(14:01:48) Sandgnats: its a big one...
(14:01:51) Evas: Just posted
(14:01:52) Codgers: You're pregnant!?
(14:02:16) Borealis: Hey Denny - want Boswell back?
(14:02:25) Sandgnats: HAHAHHAHAHA DENNY
(14:02:37) Sandgnats: Just confirmed the trade with Evas
(14:03:40) Borealis: Bah Humbug!!
(14:03:41) Codgers: @Borealis so we could put him on the trading block :D
(14:03:54) Codgers: An SS for SS
(14:04:02) Borealis: Sure - my block to yours!!
(14:04:12) Codgers: hehe
(14:04:25) Sandgnats: This is what happens when we don't sleep for days....
(14:04:50) Codgers: I occasionally find myself thinking every player on the Evas is a shortstop
(14:05:06) Codgers: They all have SS by their name!
(14:05:19) Sandgnats: Likewise!
(14:05:45) Codgers: And the Sandgnats....nothing but closers as far as the eye can see
(14:05:58) Borealis: Barron was 2-25 against Aurora in the playoffs...
(14:06:14) Sandgnats: hense why he is out of town now Mike...
(14:06:28) Codgers: You should be happy he is going to another SL rival
(14:06:45) Sandgnats: There's no chance at redemption for him like Yogi Robles
(14:06:45) Borealis: @Codgers - :-):-):-)
(14:07:18) Commish: And the final trade of the Winter Meetings.
Crystal Lake trades SS Orlando Barron to the Evas in exchange for RP Ronnie McCormick (AAA), SS Kinji Kondo (AAA), SP Julio Rivera (AA), C Cesar Salgado(A), and $1,000,000 Cash.
(14:08:02) Sandgnats: Don't let the door hit you in the.... Orlando...
(14:08:09) Evas: That was a lot of fun, but kind of exhausting. Thanks for a fun WM everyone.
(14:08:15) Sandgnats: Yes thanks guys!
(14:08:29) Codgers: Yes, very exciting up to the last minute!
(14:08:35) Admin: Wind_Dancers has been logged out (Timeout).
(14:08:41) Borealis: Definitely!!!
(14:08:56) Sandgnats: Here's to a great 2027 guys!
(14:09:05) Codgers: Cheers!
(14:09:35) Borealis: Adios Folks!!
(14:09:46) Codgers: So Commish, to confirm....you are putting out another league file tonight and we will have to get everyone Rule 5 protected before Monday?
(14:09:56) Commish: That's right.

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What a great read! Thank you, RJ, and everyone who attended! ;-D

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Also, as a reminder - get your CP rewards together!! Morris, when can we expect a finalized CP accounting and when will the due date be?

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Borealis wrote:
Also, as a reminder - get your CP rewards together!! Morris, when can we expect a finalized CP accounting and when will the due date be?


I believe the writing cut-off was today correct?

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Also, as a reminder - get your CP rewards together!! Morris, when can we expect a finalized CP accounting and when will the due date be?


I believe the writing cut-off was today correct?

I believe so... What I meant by due date was date for CP rewards...

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Actually, if you head over this thread: viewtopic.php?f=102&t=10382

The CP season ended on 4/4/18 because this is the first season we were ending it at the end of the post-season.

So the dates are 9/9/17 - 4/4/18

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Wind Dancers wrote:
Actually, if you head over this thread: viewtopic.php?f=102&t=10382

The CP season ended on 4/4/18 because this is the first season we were ending it at the end of the post-season.

So the dates are 9/9/17 - 4/4/18


I will have to adjust my blog count possibly. Thanks!

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Does anyone know how many sims there were? Trying to figure out how many exports I had.

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