Murphy News (03/17/2017)
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Files web page: http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/BL_Murphy/files/

2017 New Owners
Gary Wilson is the new owner for team 3

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

21) Eric Moyer - Shohei Otani P, Japan

Commissioner
Stephen Shelby is commissioner.

2016 Protection Lists
Protection Lists Due: March 11th to Brian at 11 AM (Pacific)

2017 BL-DwMurphy Draft

When:  March 18TH, 2017, TIME 10 PM.  30 minute lunch break after round ends at 12:30.  No round will start after 6 pm.
Where: 
Cushman & Wakefield 
425 Market St, 23FL
1/2 block from Embarcadero BART.

(0) Please be early (30 minutes before the time for those in person, 15 minutes for those online)

(1) The space has a lunch room and is located in proximity to food, although a number of the venues are closed on weekends
    
(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.

(5) Brian's cell phone is 1-415-385-5087

(6) The IRC server for the Murphy draft is up and running if anybody 
wants to test out connecting to it.  It's a private server not 
attached to any IRC network, so to connect to it you'll have to add 
it to your list of servers.  The server address is TBD
The port is 6667.  The name of the channel to join is #murphy

The simplest way to connect to the server directly through a web browser
is at Mibbit. Go to:
http://mibbit.com/chat/
Then click on Server and Server Address box will open. Type in
50.133.242.242 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: 50.133.242.242
Port: 6667
Everything else should be blank

Once connected, then join #murphy

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.

(7) Kati McHugh will be returning as co-ordinator.  The charge for her services is $10 per team.


Records

(A - Murphy Champ, B - Murphy runnerup, C - Made semi's, D-Made playoffs)
Tm Owner             2016   2015   2014   2013   2012   2011   2010   2009   2008   2007   2006   2005   2004   2003   2002   2001   2000   1999   1998   1997
 1 Peter Byrne      D99-63  84-78 D94-68 D93-69 D93-69  36-126 86-76  79-83 D88-74
 2 Hunke/Tater      B99-63  62-100C93-69  64-98 D91-71  79-83 D91-71
 3 Louis Diestro     77-85  79-83  63-99  85-77  75-87  67-95  86-76  82-80
 4 Bartholomeusz    D97-65 A98-64  58-104C97-65  45-117
   /Cunningham 
 5 Mark Jareb        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      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 Huckabay          90-72
  /Schofield
 8 Murphy/Weiss      56-106B103-59 70-92 B92-70 D90-72 C91-71  69-93  71-91
  /Lefkowicz          
 9 Zach Kweller      65-97  76-86
10 Garth Hewitt    A102-60  76-86  87-75  34-128 75-87  83-79  84-78  73-89 A91-71
11 Terry Kazakoff   D92-70  D82-80
12 Rob Miller        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          78-84  D95-67  61-101 82-80  68-94 C88-74 C91-71  78-84  67-95
   /Paley
14 Josh Stipcich     75-87
15 Larry Actkinson   81-81  D92-70
16 Dan Troy          45-117  87-75 A95-67  76-86C100-61 A106-56   
17 Kenny Chng        94-68  D90-72 D96-66  82-80
18 David Regan      C98-64   72-90  82-80 D80-82   72-90   77-85  78-84 
19 Ryan Wilkins      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     58-104  67-95  57-105D88-74  C95-67  D94-68  78-84  50-112
21 Eric Moyer        90-72   91-71 B97-65 D94-68
22 Manprin/Shelby  D101-61   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     58-104  71-91 C95-67  86-76   86-76  B88-74  86-76 C98-64
24 Todd Melander     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              


2017 Divsions

Foxx Division
20 William Burke
5 Mark Jareb
22 Manprin/Shelby 
13 Erickson/Paley/Jones

Grove Division
23 Lawr Michaels
24 Todd Melander
14 Josh Stipcich
10 Garth Hewitt

Ruth Division
17 Kenny Chng
7 Huckabay/Schofield
16 Dan Troy 
8 Murphy/Weiss/Lefkowitz 

Wagner Division
2 Hunke/Tater
4 Bartholomeusz/Cunningham
15 Larry Actkinson
1 Peter Byrne

Mathewson Division
12 Rob Miller 
6 Jones/Stockton
18 David Regan 
21 Eric Moyer 

Aaron Division
11 Terry Kazakoff
19 Ryan Wilkins
9 Zach Kweller 
3 Louis Diestro


2016 Draft Order

(Odd rounds)
1. 20 William Burke
2. 23 Lawr Michaels
3. 17 Kenny Chng
4. 2 Hunke/Tater 
5. 12 Rob Miller 
6. 11 Terry Kazakoff
7. 5 Mark Jareb
8. 24 Todd Melander
9. 7 Huckabay/Schofield
10. 4 Bartholomeusz/Cunningham
11. 6 Jones/Stockton
12. 19 Ryan Wilkins
13. 22 Manprin/Shelby
14. 14 Josh Stipcich
15. 16 Dan Troy 
16. 15 Larry Actkinson
17. 18 David Regan 
18. 9 Zach Kweller 
19. 13 Erickson/Paley/Jones
20. 10 Garth Hewitt
21. 8 Murphy/Weiss/Lefkowitz
22. 1 Peter Byrne
23. 21 Eric Moyer
24. 3 Louis Diestro


(Even Rounds)
1. 3 Louis Diestro
2. 21 Eric Moyer
3. 1 Peter Byrne
4. 8 Murphy/Weiss/Lefkowitz
5. 10 Garth Hewitt
6. 13 Erickson/Paley/Jones
7. 9 Zach Kweller 
8. 18 David Regan
9. 15 Larry Actkinson
10. 16 Dan Troy
11. 14 Josh Stipcich
12. 22 Manprin/Shelby
13. 19 Ryan Wilkins
14. 6 Jones/Stockton
15. 4 Bartholomeusz/Cunningham
16. 7 Huckabay/Schofield
17. 24 Todd Melander
18. 5 Mark Jareb
19. 11 Terry Kazakoff
20. 12 Rob Miller 
21. 2 Hunke/Tater 
22. 17 Kenny Chng
23. 23 Lawr Michaels
24. 20 William Burke



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
NEXT SELECTION*.

[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.

Divisions/Schedule/Playoffs:
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