Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Turkey Day!

"Happy Thanksgiving"

Just a note to Wish All NASBL'ers a Happy Thanksgiving! To a bunch of guys I consider good friends and if you came up to me and slapped me in the face (c'mon don't tell me you haven't thought about doing that once, maybe twice! :) ) I wouldn't even know you!! Until you started making some trade offers that only Paris Hilton would make!! D'OH! A Big Thank you to snowboard king 'Beard' for keeping up the website, for running the Draft and babysitting 15 different personalities!!

"Happy Thanksgiving" Guys! RR

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Outlaw Career Leaders

I was intrigued by Justin's career rankings post last month, so now that I have a few spare minutes I decided to stay up too late tonight drinking Longboard Lagers and tabulating Outlaw's career player rankings. To paraphrase Justin, using the new "Team by Team Single Season Leaders" function on the NASBL web site, we calculated the top Outlaw hitters and hurlers. Assigning 10 points for 1st place and 1 for 10th place for the major statistical categories, the top hurler and pitcher are no surprise:

Tim Hudson - Outlaw's career leader in complete games (82), innings pitched (1933), strikeouts (1262), shutouts (13), and wins (116), this 2000 first round draft pick and Cy Young winner has certainly lived up to his potential. With the power hitters that Outlaw has lined up for 2009, we expect Tim to add a lot to all those stats next year.

Manny Ramirez - Manny leads all Outlaw sluggers in at bats (5531), hits (1698), doubles (359), homers (405), extra base hits (778), RBI (1124), runs (989), and walks (799). And he's second in four other major statistical categories. And all this playing in a pitcher's park! ManRam's 150 point total was more than 50% higher than the closest competition. Manny was a product of the old NASBL rookie protection system for my Cleveland Indians and all trade inquiries about this hitting machine were promptly met with a standard "pry him out of my cold dead hands" clause. With Manny looking for a long-term contract and showing no signs of slowing down for teams that keep him happy, who knows what stats he'll rack up by the end of his career.