Murphy News (03/11/2024)

Supplemental change
Starting in 2024, April, May & June will have 3 rounds.  July & August will still have 2 rounds.

2024 New Owners
Lawrence Green is the new owner of team 11

Extra Players
The following players are on teams but not on the Scoresheet rosters:
Team 2 - Scott Yerby - Roki Sasaki P - Japan

Stephen Shelby is commissioner.

2024 Protection Lists
Protection Lists Due: March 9th, 2024 (one week before draft) to Brian/Stephen at 9 AN (Pacific)

2024 BL-DwMurphy Draft

When:  March 16th, 2024, TIME 10 AM.  30 minute lunch break after round ends at 12:30.  No round will start after 6 pm.
Where: TBD

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

2024 Divsions

1) 23. Rich Lunardi
7) 16. Dan Troy
13) 10. Garth Hewitt 
19) 21. Smith/McClure

2) 6. Brian Jones 
8) 1. Peter Byrne
14) 7. Daryl Spitzer   
20) 9. Steve Saeger 

3) 17. Bryan Wong 
9) 14. Alan Nall
15) 13. Erickson/Jones
21) 5. Mark Jareb 

4) 24. Todd Melander
10) 8. Murphy/Weiss/Lefkowicz  
16) 11. Lawrence Green
22) 20. William Burke

5) 15. Ray & Paul Fagan
11) 4. Cunningham/Neuheuser 
17) 22. Manprin/Shelby
23) 19. Paul Nielson

6) 12. Rob Miller 
12) 2. Scott Yerby
18) 3. Smith/Cohen 
24) 18. Reede Stockton

2024 Draft Order

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

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

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