WFBL 2016 PENNANT RACES
x - clinched postseason berth
Any team who remains within two games of any race will be listed here until eliminated
Albert Pujols and the Cajuns were eliminated from postseason, but played spoiler in Alabama
The excitement continues as the WFBL rolls into the final two weeks of the regular season with each of the three Pennant races and Wildcard positions still up for grabs.
Only one team, the Boston Bulldogs, has clinched a postseason berth. The Dawgs ensured their 3rd straight playoff berth, the club's 9th in 10 years, with a big 10-2 win at home vs Horsham.
Brantford and Montreal battled to a 6-6 tie at Mohawk Park, leaving the Bisons a game behind Boston as the two eastern rivals head into their showdown this week at iT-wan Stadium in Boston.
For the Expos, the ties leaves them a game behind Alabama for the final Wildcard playoff berth, but needing help in the final two weeks, as the Farmers won this year's meeting between the two clubs.
The Kalas/Central race made a dramatic turn thanks to a pair of narrow results. The Farm Boys dropped a 6-5 decision at home vs Rayne, while 4x defending Pennant winners Joplin slipped by Detroit 6-5 to take over the division lead by a half-game.
Out in the Mack/West, Las Vegas also played spoiler, dumping first place Vancouver by a 7-5 score at Cubs Park. However, Omaha and Portland battled to a 6-6 draw at the Wolf Den. That result leaves the Royals a half-game back, while the Pack are 1.5 back.
A trio of huge games come this week, each with direct Pennant implications. Brantford visits Boston, Vancouver hosts Omaha, and Joplin hosts Alabama.
Meanwhile, Montreal will host New York and Portlant will be in Eugene, each trying to win and then hope for help in the other results in order to remain alive into the final week.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Kris Bryant, Boston
STARTING PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Ian Kennedy, Brantford
RELIEF PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Fernando Rodney, Brantford
WEEK #20 RESULTS
Rayne - 6, Alabama - 5
Joplin - 6, Detroit - 5
Boston - 10, Horsham - 2
Montreal - 6, Brantford - 6
Las Vegas - 7, Vancouver - 5
Omaha - 6, Portland - 6
Saint Louis - 7, Georgia - 5
Spokane - 10, Eugene - 1
Philadelphia - 7, New York - 5
For any questions, comments, or suggestions, or to be added to the waiting list for any future GM openings, send email to: Commissioner Matt Veasey at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.