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.
First baseman Travis Shaw helped power the
Eugene Emeralds to their first win of the season
At the conclusion of the first month of play in the 2016 season there are no more winless teams in the WFBL, and each team has one remaining unbeaten club.
The Eugene Emeralds, Saint Louis Cardinals, and Philadelphia Athletics each picked up their first wins this past week to keep their season's alive here in the early going.
Meanwhile, the Boston Bulldogs in the Owens/East, the Alabama Farmers in the Kalas/Central, and the Las Vegas High Rollers in the Mack/West all have identical 3-0-1 records.
As far as streaking teams, two clubs are on the wrong side of the ledger. Both the Georgia Travellers and the Horsham Chargers lost their third straight after getting a victory in their season openers, and need to get back on track quickly.
One month is in the books already, and the teams of the WFBL will now finish up the first round of Divisional play before starting a three-month long period of Inter-Divisional games.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Michael Conforto, Detroit
STARTING PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Clayton Kershaw, Joplin
RELIEF PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Jeurys Familia, Joplin
WEEK THREE RESULTS
Boston - 8, Horsham - 4
Alabama - 8, Rayne - 4
Las Vegas - 8, Vancouver - 4
Montreal - 7, Brantford - 4
Philadelphia - 11, New York - 1
Detroit - 7, Joplin - 4
Saint Louis - 6, Georgia - 5
Eugene - 8, Spokane - 4
Omaha - 11, Portland - 1
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.