Strong start from Hisashi Iwakuma helped lead the
Farm Boys past Ems and into first place
It was the dreaded "short week" thanks to the MLB All-Star Game break.
While the GMs of the WFBL got to enjoy the excitement of the 2016 WFBL Minors Draft on Wednesday evening, they also had to endure a three-day weekend sprint of play, rather than the normal unfolding seven-day week.
That Minors Draft went off well, with 15 of the 18 GMs participating "live", selecting dozens of new prospects over five rounds. Most of those now slot into the brand new 'A' leven of our minor league systems.
In game play, Boston and Montreal in the Owens/East, Alabama in the Kalas/Central, and Vancouver in the Mack/West each picked up key victories.
The Montreal win came at the expense of Joplin, which dropped out of the central lead for the first time all season. Meanwhile, Brantford and Omaha battled to a hard-fought tie in a game that was important for both to pick up.
It's now back to a normal schedule, with just two more weeks of Inter-Divisional play before the WFBL returns to the annual "Stretch Run" portion of games against division foes that should settle this year's Pennant and Wildcard races.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Kris Davis, Eugene
STARTING PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Matt Shoemaker, Montreal
RELIEF PITCHER OF THE WEEK
A.J. Ramos, Boston
WEEK FOURTEEN RESULTS
Montreal - 7, Joplin - 4
Boston - 9, Detroit - 2
Alabama - 6, Eugene - 5
Vancouver - 10, Saint Louis - 1
Las Vegas - 7, Horsham - 4
Rayne - 8, Philadelphia - 3
Georgia - 7, Spokane - 4
Portland - 11, New York - 0
Brantford - 6, Omaha - 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.