CanAm Strat-O-Matic League News

May 12/18: The World Series is now complete.  

Game 1: Bearcats beat Mad Dawgs 6-4. W-C.Martinez L-J.Arrieta
Game 2: Bearcats beat Mad Dawgs 7-3. W-C.Hamels L-M.Tanaka
Game 3: Mad Dawgs beat Bearcats 9-2. W-J.Fernandez L-M.Fulmer
Game 4: Mad Dawgs beat Bearcats 3-2. W-J.Arrieta L-N.Syndergaard
Game 5: Mad Dawgs beat Bearcats 3-2. W-Y.Darvish L-C.Martinez
Game 6: Bearcats beat Mad Dawgs 3-2. W-Z.Duke L-M.Melancon
Game 7: Mad Dawgs beat Bearcats 8-1. W-J.Fernandez L-M.Fulmer
Congrats to the new CanAm champion, the Mad Dawgs.  Congrats Pete.  
A close series, with the only win won by the home team in Game 7.  This is the Dawgs first championship in 3 years and their 2nd overall.  There is no 3-peat for the Bearcats.  Again, congrats to the Mad Dawgs and Pete. 

May 2/18: Waivers for the May period have been posted in the Roster Movements

April 26/18: The Waiver Claim period is closed and the claims have been posted in the Roster Movements and the Roster Files updated.  Next claim period will begin in early May. 

Playoff Update April 20/18: The Mad Dawgs swept the Maroons 4-0 to head to the World Series versus the two time defending champ, the Bearcats.

Game 1: Mad Dawgs win 4-1 Arrieta over Moore
Game 2: Mad Dawgs win 7-3 Tanaka over Hammel
Game 3: Mad Dawgs win 4-2 Darvish over Lackey
Game 4: Mad Dawgs win 7-4 Arrieta over Roark

So the World Series is set.  The Mad Dawgs, with 114 wins during the regular season and having an 8-0 record to get to the final series, had the best record in the league.  The Bearcats, with 106 wins, had the second best record and are the two time defending champions.  The Cats took the hard road to the finals, winning two come from behind series 4-3, so an 8-6 record.  
Nonetheless, the two top teams are in the World Series, the first time since 2015, when the Mad Dawgs won their only league title.  This is their 5th trip to the Series.  The Bearcats have 5 titles and are heading to their 12th Series.  It is hard to believe but these two teams have never faced each other in postseason.
During the season, the Mad Dawgs won 5-1.  
The Dawgs are well rested so all starters can go.  The Cats' Fulmer and Syndergaard can start Game 3 not tired.  Martinez and Hamels are good to go Game 1.  
Good luck to both teams.

April 15/18: The Team Records file has been added now to the CanAm History.  It includes team records and leaders by selected categories, including active players.

April 14/18: The Career Batters file has been added now to the CanAm History.

April 13/18: In the CanAm History, the Team by Year file and the Career Pitchers file has been updated for the recently completed season.  

Playoff Update: April 4/18: The Bearcats and Schooners played an incredible semi final series.  The Schooners were up 3-0, leading in Game 4, but the two time defending champions came back to win it in 7, in extra innings. Javier Baez who hit a key inside the park homerun in Game 6, squeezed in the winning and deciding run in Game 7 in bottom of the 10th to send the Cats to their third consecutive World Series.  A tough loss for the Schooners.  

Now the Bearcats await the winner of the Mad Dawgs and Maroons series.
 3-11  SCH L  1-10      3-15 Santana    Martinez               0-1    8th  1.0
 3-12  SCH L  3-4       8-6  Otero      Law        Jansen      0-2    8th  2.0
 3-14 @SCH L  0-3       4-9  Gonzalez   Fulmer     Jansen      0-3    8th  3.0
 3-15 @SCH W  7-5      18-9  Thornburg  Kimbrel    Familia     1-3    8th  2.0
 3-16 @SCH W  6-2      10-5  Hamels     Degrom                 2-3    8th  1.0
 3-18  SCH W  3-2       4-5  Syndergaar Hill       Thornburg   3-3   T1st ----
 3-19  SCH W  5-4 (10)  5-9  Herrera    Jansen                 4-3    1st ----

Items sent to a Committee to develop the proposal for discussion and voting:

1.Rules of Play regarding Max Rules (15-0) Steve W(chair), Pete, Chris
2.Expansion (15-0) Ross(chair), Steve W, Dennis

The Qualified Free Agent initial bid for 2019 Free Agency is $15,435,000.  This is an increase of $555k, or 3.7% from 2018.  The Qualifying Offer history is :

2017 $15,370,000
2018 $14,880,000 -3.2%
2019 $15,435,000 +3.7%

For interest, the minimum offer after that on these players for 1 year is $16.979m a year,  for 2 years would be $11.320m a year and for 3 years $8.490m a year.