Murphy News (03/11/2021)


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2021 New Owners

Rich Lunardi is the new owner of team 23
Scott Yerby is the new owner of team 2

Extra Players
The following players are on teams but not on the Scoresheet rosters:

Team 1 Matt McLain SS UCLA
Team 3 Tomoyuki Sugano SP Japan
Team 8 Jud Fabian OF Univ of Florida
Team 12 Eligah Green OF/P High School
Team 12 Seiya Suzuki OF Japan
Team 13 Jack Leiter SP Vanderbilt
Team 13 Kumar Rocker P Vanderbilt

Stephen Shelby is commissioner.

2020 Protection Lists
Protection Lists Due: March 6th, 2021 (one week before draft) to Brian/Stephen at 9 AN (Pacific)

2020 BL-DwMurphy Draft

When:  March 13th, 2020, TIME 9 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

TIME: The draft commences at 10:00 AM sharp. PLEASE BE 30 MINUTES
EARLY! Sorting out tech/ projection, internet connectivity, etc. takes
time. Rob Miller will be there at 9:00 AM.

NAMES: Prior to the draft, I will need a list of people who will be
attending so that I can it to Security.

BART: 12th & Broadway, City Center station. Use it if possible.

PARKING: There is an open air lot on 11th Street at Jefferson.
The building's parking is not open to guests. There is some non-
metered street parking a couple of blocks from the building, but I
don't know where exactly. There is an expensive underground lot next
door at Oakland City Center. Don't leave stuff in your car.

FOOD: The office is proximate to multiple food venues, but fewer on
weekends. If you bring your own food and drink, the office has a small
kitchen with toaster, microwave, 'fridge. You may eat in the conference

CLEANLINESS: This office is my place of work. I have permission to
host the draft here conditioned upon us leaving it clean

POST-DRAFT BANQUET: There are a number of places nearby or a short
drive, but it is Saturday night in downtown Oakland, so things can
get crowded. Don't leave stuff in your car.

When:  March 13th, 2020, TIME 9 AM.  30 minute lunch break after round ends at 12:30.  No round will start after 6 pm.
Where: Slack & Google Docs

For Slack, we are using the MURPHY_DRAFT channel in the Scoresheet Players Workspace.  If you have questions, please contact Daryl Spitzer.
For Google Docs, the URL is:  Only Kati & Rob will be updating this spreadsheet.

Come to the draft early and 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.

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.

1-415-385-5087 Brian Jones
1-510-421-2929 Rob Miller

(5) Slack Instructions

Daryl Spitzer is our Slack guru.

I recommend everyone get on the Scoresheet Players Slack "Team" (aka Workspace) ASAP—ask me for an invitation if you haven't already—and make sure you can read and send messages in the #bl_murphy private channel.

Please try Slack a few days ahead of the draft.  We don't want to have technical problems on Saturday morning.

(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            2019   2018   2017   2016   2015   2014   2013   2012   2011   2010   2009   2008   2007   2006   2005   2004   2003   2002   2001   2000   1999   1998   1997
 1 Peter Byrne     D98-64 D93-69 D97-65 D99-63  84-78 D94-68 D93-69 D93-69  36-126 86-76  79-83 D88-74
 2 Tater/Hunke    A102-60B101-61 C95-67 B99-63  62-100C93-69  64-98 D91-71  79-83 D91-71
 3 Smith/Cohen      81-81  81-81
 4 Cunningham/      68-94
 5 Mark Jareb       65-97  68-94  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      88-74  71-91  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 
   /Reede Stockton 
 7 Daryl Spitzer   C89-73
 8 Murphy/Weiss    D92-70  84-78 B104-58  56-106B103-59 70-92 B92-70 D90-72 C91-71  69-93  71-91
 9 Steve Saeger    D92-70 D94-68   
10 Garth Hewitt     78-84  78-84  76-86 A102-60  76-86  87-75  34-128 75-87  83-79  84-78  73-89 A91-71
11 Tery Kazakoff    87-75 A97-65A102-60 D92-70  D82-80
12 Rob Miller       76-86  84-78  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         79-83 D92-70 D90-72  78-84  D95-67  61-101 82-80  68-94 C88-74 C91-71  78-84  67-95
14 Michael Turner   76-86
15 Larry Actkinson  82-80  81-81  71-91  81-81  D92-70
16 Dan Troy        C96-66  91-71  48-114 45-117  87-75 A95-67  76-86C100-61 A106-56   
17 Bryan Wong       
18 David Regan      51-111 65-97  72-90 C98-64   72-90  82-80 D80-82   72-90   77-85  78-84 
19 Paul Nielson     
20 William Burke    80-82  66-96  66-96  58-104  67-95  57-105D88-74  C95-67  D94-68  78-84  50-112
21 Jacob Lilja       
22 Manprin/Shelby  D88-74 D93-69  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 Steve Paulo      87-75
24 Todd Melander   B98-64 C95-67 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              

2020 Divsions

2. Hogg/Tater/Hunke
7. Daryl Spitzer
13. Erickson/Paley/Jones
17. Bryan Wong

1. Peter Byrne
15. Larry Actkinson
20. William Burke
21. Jacob Lilja

4. Cunningham/Neuheuser
16. Dan Troy
18. David Regan
19. Paul Nielson

5. Mark Jareb
6. Jones/Stockton
12. Rob Miller
24. Todd Melander

3. Smith/Cohen
8. Murphy/Weiss/Lefkowicz
14. Michael Turner
23. Steve Paulo

9. Steve Saeger
11. Tery Kazakoff
10. Garth Hewitt
22. Manprin/Shelby

2019 Draft Order

(Odd rounds)
1) 7. Daryl Spitzer  
2) 15. Larry Actkinson 
3) 4. Cunningham/Neuheuser 
4) 6. Jones/Stockton 
5) 3. Smith/Cohen
6) 9. Steve Saeger 
7) 17. Bryan Wong 
8) 21. Jacob Lilja 
9) 19. Paul Nielson 
10) 5. Mark Jareb
11) 23. Steve Paulo 
12) 11. Tery Kazakoff 
13) 13. Erickson/Paley/Jones
14) 1. Peter Byrne 
15) 18. David Regan 
16) 12. Rob Miller 
17) 14. Michael Turner 
18) 22. Manprin/Shelby 
19) 2. Hogg/Tater/Hunke 
20) 20. William Burke 
21) 16. Dan Troy 
22) 24. Todd Melander 
23) 8. Murphy/Weiss/Lefkowicz 
24) 10. Garth Hewitt 

(Even Rounds)
1) 10. Garth Hewitt 
2) 8. Murphy/Weiss/Lefkowicz 
3) 24. Todd Melander 
4) 16. Dan Troy 
5) 20. William Burke  
6) 2. Hogg/Tater/Hunke 
7) 22. Manprin/Shelby 
8) 14. Michael Turner  
9) 12. Rob Miller 
10) 18. David Regan 
11) 1. Peter Byrne  
12) 13. Erickson/Paley/Jones
13) 11. Tery Kazakoff 
14) 23. Steve Paulo 
15) 5. Mark Jareb 
16) 19. Paul Nielson 
17) 21. Jacob Lilja 
18) 17. Bryan Wong 
19) 9. Steve Saeger 
20) 3. Smith/Cohen 
21) 6. Jones/Stockton 
22) 4. Cunningham/Neuheuserv
23) 5. Larry Actkinson
24) 7. Daryl Spitzer  

Draft Rules (2/27/99)

[1] 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
of effort.

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

[2] 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)

[3] 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.

[4] 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
Conditional Trades:
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.
Impact: None.

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.

Roster Limits
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:
Yes:    16
No:     6
Did not Vote:  2