Murphy News (01/21/2018)
Files web page: http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/BL_Murphy/files/
2017 New Owners
Kraig Smith/Michael Cohen are the new owners of team 3
Steve Seager is the new owner of team 9.
Chris Feld is the new owner of team 17.
The following players are on teams but not on the Scoresheet rosters:
Stephen Shelby is commissioner.
2018 Protection Lists
Protection Lists Due: March 3rd to Brian/Stephen at 11 AM (Pacific)
2018 BL-DwMurphy Draft
When: March 10TH, 2018, TIME 10 AM. 30 minute lunch break after round ends at 12:30. No round will start after 6 pm.
Cushman & Wakefield
555 12th St, Suite 1400
Oakland, CA 94607
Parking may be difficult. The in-building parking is closed. There is a lot on 11th St at Jefferson.
There is non-metered street parking a couple of blocks from the building but Rob doesn't know
The location is 3 blocks from the 12th St. BART station
(0) Please be early (30 minutes before the time for those in person, 15 minutes for those online)
(1) ?This office is Rob's place of work. I have permission to host the draft conditioned upon leaving it clean. It has a small kitchen with
toaster, microwave, fridge. You may eat in the conference room. ?
?The office is located near multiple food venues, both fast and slow (better than SF in this regard)
. ?Given Oakland's status as "hipster central" (for better and worse), there are many excellent dinner
and drink options for after the draft.
(2) Come to the draft PREPARED. That means HAVING THE PLAYER NUMBERS
RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU. We've got nasty time constraints, and
when you draft, you'll need to provide the player numbers when
you announce your pick. Remember, we have 840 players on teams
after the draft. Make long lists. Include crappy players.
(3) If you are drafting remotely, have a backup plan in place.
Internet connections fail. At worst, send a note to Brian telling him
what you want to focus on, in case worse comes to worse.
(4) Brian's cell phone is 1-415-385-5087
Rob's cell phone is 1-510-421-2929
(5) IRC Instructions
The simplest way to connect to the server directly through a web browser is at Mibbit. Go to:
Then click on Server and Server Address box will open. Type in 188.8.131.52 in that box.
Type in Your_Team_Name in the Nick box and then type in #murphy in the Channel box. Click on Connect and you should be connected.
Another way to connect to the IRC server, is to install the mIRC client on your computer and then set up these parameters for the server:
Description: Murphy chat server
IRC server: 184.108.40.206
Everything else should be blank
You can definitely hook up to IRC with your iPhone -- I've run a draft for a different league in which someone was on their Android phone and that worked fine for them. When I looked it up, there appear to be a couple of good IRC client apps for the iPhone like Colloquy or Rooms.
(6) Katie McHugh is the co-ordinator. The charge for her services is $10 per team.
(A - Murphy Champ, B - Murphy runnerup, C - Made semi's, D-Made playoffs)
Tm Owner 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997
1 Peter Byrne D97-65 D99-63 84-78 D94-68 D93-69 D93-69 36-126 86-76 79-83 D88-74
2 Gary Tater C95-67 B99-63 62-100C93-69 64-98 D91-71 79-83 D91-71
4 Bartholomeusz 70-92 D97-65 A98-64 58-104C97-65 45-117
5 Mark Jareb 83-79 75-87 77-85 74-88 60-102 81-81 81-81 71-91 72-90 D88-74 81-81 82-80 D88-74 94-88 83-79 82-80 82-80 C95-67
6 Brian Jones 90-72 C96-66 74-88 82-80A101-61 B102-60 77-85 31-131 90-72 B96-66 B92-70 B96-66 85-77D100-62 C91-71 77-85 A94-68 86-76 C96-66 B93-69 70-92
7 Huckabay D91-71 90-72
8 Murphy/Weiss B104-58 56-106B103-59 70-92 B92-70 D90-72 C91-71 69-93 71-91
9 Steve Saeger
10 Garth Hewitt 76-86 A102-60 76-86 87-75 34-128 75-87 83-79 84-78 73-89 A91-71
11 Tery Kazakoff A102-60 D92-70 D82-80
12 Rob Miller 93-69 75-87 61-101 81-81 68-94 82-80 87-75 67-95 75-87 D86-76A101-61 81-81 80-82 D96-66 64-98 59-103 51-111 74-88
13 Erickson D90-72 78-84 D95-67 61-101 82-80 68-94 C88-74 C91-71 78-84 67-95
14 Josh Stipcich 72-90 75-87
15 Larry Actkinson 71-91 81-81 D92-70
16 Dan Troy 48-114 45-117 87-75 A95-67 76-86C100-61 A106-56
17 Chris Feld
18 David Regan 72-90 C98-64 72-90 82-80 D80-82 72-90 77-85 78-84
19 Ryan Wilkins 67-95 57-105 79-83 D93-69 C93-69 72-90 D89-73 89-73 80-82 D86-76 72-90 88-74 73-89 85-77 55-107
20 William Burke 66-96 58-104 67-95 57-105D88-74 C95-67 D94-68 78-84 50-112
21 Eric Moyer C107-55 90-72 91-71 B97-65 D94-68
22 Manprin/Shelby 75-87D101-61 64-98 89-73 89-73 A90-72 86-76 A93-69 D88-74 C98-64 73-89 D94-68 D90-72
23 Lawr Michaels 73-89 58-104 71-91 C95-67 86-76 86-76 B88-74 86-76 C98-64
24 Todd Melander D91-71 86-76 72-90 D91-71 84-78 80-82 71-91 D95-67 B96-66 84-78 D82-80 A97-65 80-82 73-89 86-76
18. David Regan
9. Steve Saeger
10. Garth Hewitt
23. Lawr Michaels
19. Ryan Wilkins
16. Dan Troy
14. Josh Stipcich
5. Mark Jareb
7. Gary Huckabay
2. Gary Tater
21. Eric Moyer
11. Tery Kazakoff
24. Todd Melander
12. Rob Miller
17. Chris Feld
15. Larry Actkinson
20. William Burke
1. Peter Byrne
2018 Draft Order
1) 18. David Regan
2) 3. Smith/Cohen
3) 8. Murphy/Weiss/Lefkowicz
4) 7. Gary Huckabay
5) 24. Todd Melander
6) 17. Chris Feld
7) 6. Jones/Stockton
8) 23. Lawr Michaels
9) 14. Josh Stipcich
10) 2. Gary Tater
11) 4. Bartholomeusz/Cunningham
12) 15. Larry Actkinson
13) 9. Steve Saeger
14) 19. Ryan Wilkins
15) 22. Manprin/Shelby
16) 21. Eric Moyer
17) 12. Rob Miller
18) 20. William Burke
19) 10. Garth Hewitt
20) 16. Dan Troy
21) 5. Mark Jareb
22) 11. Tery Kazakoff
23) 13. Erickson/Paley
24) 1. Peter Byrne
1) 1. Peter Byrne
2) 13. Erickson/Paley
3) 11. Tery Kazakoff
4) 5. Mark Jareb
5) 16. Dan Troy
6) 10. Garth Hewitt
7) 20. William Burke
8) 12. Rob Miller
9) 21. Eric Moyer
10) 22. Manprin/Shelby
11) 19. Ryan Wilkins
12) 9. Steve Saeger
13) 15. Larry Actkinson
14) 4. Bartholomeusz/Cunningham
15) 2. Gary Tater
16) 14. Josh Stipcich
17) 23. Lawr Michaels
18) 6. Jones/Stockton
19) 17. Chris Feld
20) 24. Todd Melander
21) 7. Gary Huckabay
22) 8. Murphy/Weiss/Lefkowicz
23) 3. Smith/Cohen
24) 18. David Regan
Draft Rules (2/27/99)
 Don't worry about keeping track of every
pick yourself. I emceed an auction last weekend
where a *bunch* of time was wasted because
everyone was recording every selection. You're
not going to have time to do this, so please
don't slow things down by asking people to pause
while you write things down. It's also a redundancy
We have a facilitator at the draft, and she will
keep track of selections. Keep track of your
own team, and spend time *GETTING READY FOR YOUR
 Time constraints. You will have 30 seconds
to make each pick. Don't count on the person before
you spending all their time. Be ready. If you do
not select a player in 30 seconds, you will be skipped
over for the next selector. After they pick, you may
have another 30 seconds to make a pick. If you cannot
make a selection in that time frame, you will be skipped
for that round. Don't stall by asking if players have
been taken. Not to be rude, but we just don't have time,
and everyone's going by the same rules. If it turns out
that we have a bunch of time left over after 15-20 rounds,
we can all agree to extend that time in the later rounds,
when questions like "Is Bryn Smith taken?" tend to pop up.
(.5 minutes per pick x 700 picks = 350 minutes, or just
under 6 hours)
 Small conversations. In every draft, as things get
towards the end, people tend to start talking with other
owners, and murmurs grow around the room. This makes it
very difficult for people to concentrate on their picks,
and several people complained about this last year. If
you want to talk to someone, take it out of the main room.
 Thick skin. We're trying to get a lot done in a short
time, so please don't be offended if you think someone
is terse or curt with you. Nothing personal. Just trying
to get through. If someone tells you (or me, or anyone else)
to shut up, then shut up. And don't hesitate to tell others
to shut up.
Voting on issues announced 11/14/98
Round 1 Proposal outlining the rules under which Supplemental trades will be allowed. Required
2/3 vote approval. Results: 11 YES, 9 NO, 1 Abstain, 3 no votes. Proposal Failed. Almost all
NO votes stated they wanted no conditional trades, hence Round 2.
Round 2 Proposal banning Conditional Trades. Required 2/3 vote approval. Results: 9 YES, 11
NO, 4 no votes. Proposal Failed.
Impact: Approval or Rejection of conditional trades is at the discretion of the Commissioner.
Some Commissioners may not allow them, and others may be liberal in what they allow.
Alternative: we could revote on the Round 1 Proposal.
Supplemental Draft Administration:
Proposal: Allow Scoresheet to administer the supplemental draft rather than doing so by e-mail.
Required 2/3 approval. Results: YES: 16, NO: 7, no vote 1. Proposal Passes.
Impact: Scoresheet will conduct our Supplemental draft next year.
Primary Draft Order Determination:
Proposal: Change the determination of Primary Draft order from random to reverse order of
finish. Required 2/3 approval. YES: 8, NO: 10, Abstain: 1, No vote 5. Proposal Fails.
Proposal: Option 1 specified 6 divisions of 4 teams, balanced schedule, 6 division winners and
2 wildcards make the playoffs. Option 2 specified 4 divisions of 6 teams, balanced schedule, 4
division winners and 2 wildcards make the playoffs.
Results: Option 1: 12, Option 2: 8, No vote 4. Option 1 will be used.
Impact: No impact on the divisions sent out earlier this fall. Clarification that a balanced
schedule will be used and the 8 teams will go to the playoffs.
Additional issues: I'll need to follow-up with a playoff schedule.
1) The commissioner has veto power over trades.
2) No owner may have more than 37 or less than 33 draft choices for the main draft. In other words, at the end of the main draft, every team will have between 33 and 37 players. Once the main draft is over, there are no roster restrictions. No trade will be allowed that leaves a team with more than 37 or less than 33 draft picks in the next draft. Note that under this rule, there will be no "additional" picks after the draft is over (as occurred this year): you can only draft players with draft picks you possess. If you have 33 draft picks, you will leave the draft with 33 players.
3) An owner can not trade draft picks beyond the next year's draft
4) If an owner trades a draft pick for a lower value pick, he must pay the next year's fees at the time of the trade.
I will issue a complete record of all the votes on this issue, but a summary of this vote is below:
Did not Vote: 2