National League News
by Lenny Luchtefeld
New Season About To Begin!
The start of the 7th
BRASSball season is about to begin. The cards
and CD-ROM are here. Kevin and I are trying
to get things ready for opening day, like the schedule, last minute ballpark information
and the roster files. I will be updating all
the files needed and send them out shortly.
The start of the 7th BRASSball season is about to begin. The cards and CD-ROM are here. Kevin and I are trying to get things ready for opening day, like the schedule, last minute ballpark information and the roster files. I will be updating all the files needed and send them out shortly.
All teams should be starting the process of getting set to begin the Brassball season next month. We have a couple of new owners this upcoming year and we have some new rules that we voted in. All of these changes will help to make BRASSball a better and more realistic league. Here is a list of some of the new rules that will affect the teams during the season.
NEWSLETTER SUBMISSIONS: We voted by a 13-9 margin to increase the number of articles an owner may author during the year, up to a maximum earnings amount of 3.6 million per year. LDs will not be paid for additional articles. The Statistician may be compensated for one article during the year, and the WEBSITE Coordinator three articles. All other positions may be compensated for up to 6 articles.
TWO-YEAR CONTRACT PRICE: By a 16-6 margin, we voted to reduce the cost of a 2 year contract back to $500,000. (Any 2 year deal signed immediately after the just completed BRASSball season will be credited with $500,000) Any player beginning the 2nd year of a 2 year deal remains on a 2 year, 1 million dollar contract. If such a player were dealt, the team trading the player would be entitled to reimbursement based on a $500,000 salary for the second year of the contract.
CLOSER RULE: We elected to adopt the CLOSER Rule, 13-9.
sends Almanzar, Parris, Jas Johnson, Belinda, W Greene, Hutchinson, Restovich and the MIN
#2 in 2003 to Metropolis for Jason Bere
and Bobby Bonilla.
pays $2,000,000 to Gem City for Juan
Cruz, Gem City #1 and #3 in 2003.
trades Stan Javier to Metropolis for
Travis Lee and Ramon Castro.
their 2002 5th round pick to Plaza for
Tomas de la Rosa.
pays $100,000 to Metropolis for Benard
sends Joe Crede to Bloomington for Roger
Clemens (contract paid).
City trades Rob Ducey to Metropolis for
sends Brian Cooper and the Siouxs 7th round pick in 2002 to Plaza for Frank Menechino and the Lions 6th
round pick in 2002.
trades Delino DeShields, Arthur Rhodes and $2.31M to Santa Barbara for Eric Owens & $1,333,333 and Fernando Seguignol &
City trades John Burkett to Santa
Barbara for $99,000.
pays $2,000,000 to Brooklyn for Matt
Ginter, Brooklyn #1 and #3 in 2003 and Desi Relaford.
trades Butch Huskey to Fleetwood for
James Mouton Fleetwoods 2002 5th Rd Pick and $100,000.
Metropolis trades Wiki Gonzalez to Santa Barbara for $400k.
The Secondary stage of the draft is now completed. There wasn't a great deal of talent or help for this year out of this set of extra players selected in this year's rookie draft.
Six teams participated in the secondary free agency process. 13 players received bids this year. Wilton Veras received the highest bid at 130K minor league contract from Minnesota. . The Mudcats were the big winners, signing 6 players. 2 players listed, after the e-mail correction, were not eligible. G. Lloyd did not receive a card and Travis Miller is owned by Bloomington.
Here is a summary of the winning bids and by what teams.
|Metropolis||Trenidad Hubbard||1 month||MTM||$39,000|
|Metropolis||Brian Hunter||2 months||MTM||$76,000|
|Metropolis||Dan Serafini||1 month||MTM||$36,000|
|Box City||Sean Bergman||MO||$100,000|
|Box City||Alex Cabrera||MO||$100,000|