A big week from Adam Jones helped the visiting
Royals rip the Dawgs in Boston
The second half of the 2016 WFBL regular season got underway, and it would prove to be a pivotal one, with a number of results that influenced the standings.
The Omaha Royals pounded the Owens/East-leading Boston Bulldogs by a 10-2 score in Boston, keeping the Royals hopes for a 2nd half playoff push alive. The Dawgs 2nd straight loss dropped them into a tie at the top of the eastern division.
The Brantford Bisons forced that Owens/East tie at the top with their own big win, a hard-fought 7-5 victory at defending WFBL champions Joplin. The Tornadoes lead in the Kalas/Central was whittled down to a single game as a result.
The Vancouver Cubs also picked up a huge road victory, getting past the host Montreal Expos by a 7-4 score. The Cubbies lead the Mack/West by two over Omaha, while Montreal remains a game off the eastern pace. The Expos continue to control a Wildcard playoff slot.
Alabama fought to a tie at Spokane to move within a game of Joplin in the central division, while a Las Vegas win at home over Saint Louis gave the Rollers a winning record, 2.5 back in the west division.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Charlie Blackmon, Portland
STARTING PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Jose Fernandez, Brantford
RELIEF PITCHER OF THE WEEK
David Robertson, Saint Louis
WEEK TWELVE RESULTS
Brantford - 7, Joplin - 5
Omaha - 10, Boston - 2
Vancouver - 7, Montreal - 4
Las Vegas - 8, Saint Louis - 4
Horsham - 10, Georgia - 2
Detroit - 8, Portland - 3
New York - 7, Rayne - 5
Philadelphia - 9, Eugene - 3
Spokane - 6, Alabama - 6
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GENERAL MANAGER RESPONSIBILITIES
GM's MUST regularly check their team Roster, the Master Roster, the Transactions page, the DL, and the Draft pages here to ensure that ALL of their transactions reflect properly, especially in the immediate aftermath of any transactions.
Check to ensure that all players under your franchise control have your franchise initials next to them on the Master. Also that no player has your franchise initials whom you do not control.
Check that players on your roster in Majors and Minors have the proper MLB team assignment. Check that their position eligibility for WFBL purposes is listed properly for all Majors-eligible players.
Check that you always are within the legal limits of 25 in Majors, 15 in AAA, 10 in AA.
In your Minors, ensure that hitters in AAA have not reached 1,000 Plate Appearances, and that pitchers in AAA have not reached 400 Innings Pitched or 120 Games Pitched. Also ensure that all players in AA have no MLB appearances whatsoever.
During the Roster Season, check your DL status, and ensure that if a player is activated in MLB, that you have activated him immediately in WFBL.
If a player gets traded, signs as a free agent, or otherwise changes their MLB team, ensure that your roster has been updated to reflect that new MLB club designation.
Check the CBS site to ensure that all player information there reflects properly. In-season this will especially include your current starting lineup. At all times, ensure that any players listed as under your franchise control actually are, and let the Commissioner know if any player you do control is not listed, but appears to be in the CBS database. In the off-season, ensure that any moves you make to clean up your roster are reflected at CBS as well.
Let the Commissioner know immediately of any needed adjustments that come to your attention. Paying close attention to your individual roster and the entire league is what helps keep the WFBL running smoothly.