Murphy News (03/04/2023)

2023 New Owners

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

Stephen Shelby is commissioner.

2023 Protection Lists
Protection Lists Due: March 4th, 2023 (one week before draft) to Brian/Stephen at 9 AN (Pacific)

2020 BL-DwMurphy Draft

When:  March 11th, 2023, 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

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 send 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.

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
1-202-870-7475 Steve Shelby

(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

2022 Divsions

1) 12. Rob Miller 
7) 20. William Burke
13) 24. Todd Melander 
19) 5. Mark Jareb

2)  23. Rich Lunardi
8) 4. Cunningham/Neuheuser 
14) 1. Peter Byrne   
20) 14. Alan Nall

3) 3. Smith/Cohen
9) 19. Paul Nielson
15) 17. Bryan Wong
21) 15. Ray Fagan

4) 21. Smith/McClure
10) 2. Scott Yerby
16) 8. Murphy/Weiss/Lefkowicz 
22) 9. Steve Saeger 

5) 11. Danny Rowe
11) 22. Manprin/Shelby
17) 7. Daryl Spitzer
23) 16. Dan Troy

6) 18. Reede Stockton
12) 6. Brian Jones
18) 10. Garth Hewitt 
24) 13. Erickson/Jones

2023 Draft Order

(Odd rounds)
1) 12. Rob Miller 
2)  23. Rich Lunardi
3) 3. Smith/Cohen
4) 21. Smith/McClure
5) 11. Danny Rowe
6) 18. Reede Stockton
7) 20. William Burke 
8) 4. Cunningham/Neuheuser 
9) 19. Paul Nielson
10) 2. Scott Yerby
11) 22. Manprin/Shelby
12) 6. Brian Jones
13) 24. Todd Melander 
14) 1. Peter Byrne   
15) 17. Bryan Wong
16) 8. Murphy/Weiss/Lefkowicz 
17) 7. Daryl Spitzer
18) 10. Garth Hewitt 
19) 5. Mark Jareb
20) 14. Alan Nall
21) 15. Ray Fagan
22) 9. Steve Saeger 
23) 16. Dan Troy
24) 13. Erickson/Jones

(Even Rounds)
1) 13. Erickson/Jones
2) 16. Dan Troy
3) 9. Steve Saeger 
4) 15. Ray Fagan
5) 14. Alan Nall
6) 5. Mark Jareb
7) 10. Garth Hewitt 
8) 7. Daryl Spitzer 
9) 8. Murphy/Weiss/Lefkowicz 
10) 17. Bryan Wong
11) 1. Peter Byrne 
12) 24. Todd Melander
13) 6. Brian Jones
14) 22. Manprin/Shelby
15) 2. Scott Yerby
16) 19. Paul Nielson
17) 4. Cunningham/Neuheuser
18) 20. William Burke 
19) 18. Reede Stockton
20) 11. Danny Rowe
21) 21. Smith/McClure
22) 3. Smith/Cohen
23) 23. Rich Lunardi
24) 12. Rob Miller

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