WFBL 2016 PENNANT RACES
Following play in Week #11, the halfway point of the regular season, the Pennant races in each division and the race for the two Wildcard playoff berths will be featured in this space.
Any team that is within two games of any postseason race will be shown here each week after that point.
Nate Eovaldi won a pair of games to help the
Georgia Travellers to victory over visiting Eugene
Boston and Montreal battling at the top of the Owens/East, Joplin looking as if they want to pull away in the Kalas/Central, Vancouver and Omaha battling in the Mack/West.
What's old is new in the WFBL, as many of the usual contenders have risen to the top of their divisional races with the arrival of Memorial Day and the conclusion of the first two months of play in the 2016 season.
Can anyone emerge from below? Brantford is trying to finally break through in the playoff race, now sitting in the final Wildcard slot by a half-game following a big 9-2 win over Rayne.
There are now a dozen teams with losing records. Streaking in the wrong direction are Las Vegas and Alabama. Each were once 3-0-1 and looking like contenders. Now each have lost four in a row and at 3-4-1 are needing wins to get back in the race.
Streaking in the right direction are a few of those standings leaders. Boston has won seven in a row, Montreal six straight, and Joplin has put together four consecutive victories.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Marcel Ozuna, Joplin
STARTING PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Johnny Cueto, Brantford
RELIEF PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Wade Davis, Omaha
WEEK SEVEN RESULTS
Vancouver - 7, Alabama - 5
Joplin - 7, Philadelphia - 4
Georgia - 8, Eugene - 3
Boston - 9, Las Vegas - 3
Montreal - 7, Omaha - 5
Brantford - 9, Rayne - 2
Horsham - 7, Spokane - 5
Saint Louis - 6, Portland - 6
Detroit - 6, New York - 6
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 email@example.com
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.