readers of The Birdhouse know, there are no more informed, knowledgeable fans
than those of you here at this site.
That is why I am asking for your help.
been invited to participate in the Seamheads.com Historical Simulation Baseball
League. Others participating
include Bill James, Roy Firestone, Jonathan Mayo, Derrick Goold, and pitcher
Curt Schilling. Admittedly, the
lineup is quite intimidating, but I feel I have an advantage of “managing” the
greatest franchise in the history of the National League.
founder of Seamheads, Mike Lynch, asked me to join the League. Lynch describes the site as a web site
dedicated to baseball and its past, present, and future (but mostly its
past). Recently, he was nominated
for a 2009 Ritter Award for his book Harry Frazee, Ban Johnson and the Feud That
Nearly Destroyed the American League.
email from Lynch, he tells me that those at Seamheads.com are “mostly SABR
members with a passion for and knowledge of baseball. Some of us are
authors who've won or been nominated for the Ritter Award, the Casey Award, and
the Seymour Medal; others are Yoseloff Grant recipients.”
team representative will submit his 40-man roster. Now, the roster can be made up with
whomever that person chooses. If I
wanted to submit the 2008 Cardinals 40-man, that is acceptable (But not
practical if I want to win!).
Anyone whoever donned a Cardinals uniform is eligible, but only his stats
as a Cardinal will be used. For
example, if I chose to use Bobby Bonds as an extra outfielder, I get his 1980
stats, not his 1973 season in which he hit 39 home runs and stole 43 bases for
the Giants. The league could see
some interesting match ups, as the Cardinals’ Steve Carlton could go against the
Phillies’ Steve Carlton. Maybe, the
Red Sox’ Babe Ruth could pitch to the Yankees’ Babe Ruth.
here is where I am asking for your help.
On the message
board under the Seamheads thread, put in your picks for the 40-man
roster. I am trying to make the
team as realistic as possible so the bullpen will need left-handed relievers as
much as a closer. The thread will
be available for input for the next week before I submit the final 40-man
play will start after the World Series.
The game play will be simulated by Out of the Park 9.
you interested in helping me take down a who’s who in the world of
baseball? Step up to the plate and
provide your input!
is a list of the participants and the team he will represent.
Bill James (Red Sox)
John Buccigross (Giants)
Jamey Newberg (Rangers)
Jonah Keri (Expos)
Joe Posnanski (Indians)
Ron Kaplan (Dodgers)
Dustin Mattison (Cardinals)
J.C. Bradbury (Braves)
Sam Mellinger (Royals)
Chad Finn (Angels)
Matt Dahlgren (Yankees)
Jonathan Mayo (A's)
Derrick Goold (D-Backs/Rockies)
Ted Berg (Mets)
David Laurila (Cubs)
Mike Vaccaro (White Sox)
Patrick Ryan (Brewers)
James Dutton/Larry Fleisher
Seamheads Staff (Mariners)
Dustin Mattison can be reached via
email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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