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WhiteSoxFan84
11-14-2008, 01:23 AM
I thought I'd put together a list of the top 15 free agents (in my opinion) and who ever wants to can join in and guess which team the free agent will sign with and then assign a number, 1-15 (1 = least confident, 15 = most confident), to each prediction. After all 15 free agents sign contracts, I will go through everyone's lists and we will crown the first ever WSI's WWHG (Where Will He Go) Champion!

Here is the list of the top 15 free agents...

CC Sabathia
Manny Ramirez
Mark Teixeira
Francisco Rodriguez
Bobby Abreu
A.J. Burnett
Pat Burrell
Adam Dunn
Rafael Furcal
Brian Fuentes
Ryan Dempster
Derek Lowe
Orlando Hudson
Milton Bradley
Ben Sheets


For those who aren't too familiar with confidence pools, keep in mind that you can only use each number, 1-15, only once.

btrain929
11-14-2008, 01:25 AM
Here goes nothing:

X15- CC Sabathia (Yanks)
X14- Ryan Dempster (Cubs)
X13- Francisco Rodriguez (Mets)
12- Adam Dunn (Nationals)
X11- AJ Burnett (Yanks)
10- Ben Sheets (Astros)
9- Derek Lowe (Braves)
X8- Rafael Furcal (Giants)
X7- Mark Teixeira (Angels)
6- Bobby Abreu (Cubs)
X5- Brian Fuentes (Brewers)
X4- Pat Burrell (Braves)
X3- Milton Bradley (Rays)
2- Orlando Hudson (Dodgers)
1- Manny Ramirez (Rangers)

WhiteSoxFan84
11-14-2008, 01:31 AM
I will start off with not only an example of the best way to do this, but also my entry...

15) Ryan Dempster - Cubs
14) Manny Ramirez - Dodgers
13) Rafael Furcal - Dodgers
12) Mark Teixeira - Angels
11) CC Sabathia - Yankees
10) Francisco Rodriguez - Mets
9) Derek Lowe - Yankees
8) Ben Sheets - Orioles
7) Adam Dunn - Nationals
6) Orlando Hudson - White Sox
5) Bobby Abreu - Cubs
4) Milton Bradley - Rays
3) A.J. Burnett - Brewers
2) Pat Burrell - Cardinals
1) Brian Fuentes - Tigers

Nellie_Fox
11-14-2008, 01:32 AM
You mean "here's the top 14 free agents..."Hey, it's just an internet discussion board, not a math class!

WhiteSoxFan84
11-14-2008, 01:33 AM
You mean "here's the top 14 free agents..."

First it was top 10, then top 14, and now top 15 lol.

Zisk77
11-14-2008, 09:40 AM
CC Sabathia - Mets 9
Manny Ramirez - Dodgers 14
Mark Teixeira - Orioles 10
Francisco Rodriguez - Mets 11
Bobby Abreu - White Sox 1
A.J. Burnett - Yanks 15
Pat Burrell - Phils 8
Adam Dunn - Cubs (thereby giving them the worst defensive outfield in history). 4
Rafael Furcal - Tigers 3
Brian Fuentes - Tigers 5
Ryan Dempster - Cubs 13
Derek Lowe - Red Sox 12
Orlando Hudson - Cardinals 7
Milton Bradley - San Francisco 2
Ben Sheets - Astros 6


For those who aren't too familiar with confidence pools, keep in mind that you can only use each number, 1-15, only once.[/quote]

NLaloosh
11-14-2008, 10:48 AM
Here goes:

15. Dempster - cubs
14. C.C.- Yankees
13. Burrell- Phils
12. Furcal- Dodgers
11. Texiera- Angels
10. Ramirez-Dodgers
9. K-Rod- Mets
8. Hudson- Mets
7. Burnett- Yanks
6. Fuentes- Mil.
5. Abreu- Cubs
4. Dunn- Nationals
3. Lowe- Red Sox
2. Sheets- Astros
1. Bradley- Rays

AzureJazzMan
11-14-2008, 10:55 AM
CC Sabathia...Yankees...15
Manny Ramirez...Dodgers...14
Mark Teixeira...Angels...13
Francisco Rodriguez...Texas...7
Bobby Abreu...Mets...12
A.J. Burnett...Diamondbacks...5
Pat Burrell...Nationals...6
Adam Dunn...Orioles...11
Rafael Furcal...Giants...10
Brian Fuentes...Mets...9
Ryan Dempster...Blue Jays...8
Derek Lowe...Mets...4
Orlando Hudson...Giants...3
Milton Bradley...Blue Jays...1
Ben Sheets...Braves...2

SoxNation05
11-14-2008, 04:54 PM
15 Ryan Dempster-Cubs
14 CC Sabathia-Dodgers
13 Mark Teixeira-Angels
12 Pat Burrell-Rays
11 A.J. Burnett-Yankees
10 Adam Dunn-Nationals
9 Rafael Furcal-Blue Jays
8 Manny Ramirez-Yankees
7 Francisco Rodriguez-Mets
6 Bobby Abreu-Cubs
5 Orlando Hudson-White Sox
4 Ben Sheets-Astros
3 Derek Lowe-Braves
2 Milton Bradley-A's
1 Brian Fuentes-Rangers

chaotic8512
11-14-2008, 05:29 PM
15: CC Sabathia (Yankees)
14: A.J. Burnett (Braves)
13: Derek Lowe (Yankees)
12: Ryan Dempster (Cubs)
11: Manny Ramirez (Mets)
10: Orlando Hudson (White Sox)
9: Francisco Rodriguez (Mets)
8: Milton Bradley (Blue Jays)
7: Rafael Furcal (Cardinals)
6: Mark Teixeira (Red Sox)
5: Brian Fuentes (Cardinals)
4: Adam Dunn (Mariners)
3: Bobby Abreu (Rangers)
2: Pat Burrell (Giants)
1: Ben Sheets (Rangers)

y2j2785
11-14-2008, 05:52 PM
15 - Derek Lowe (Red Sox)
14 - CC Sabathia - (Yankees)
13 - Francisco Rodriguez(Mets)
12 - Pat Burrell(Rays)
11 - Manny Ramirez(Dodgers)
10 - Mark Teixeira(Angels)
9 - Adam Dunn(Nationals)
8 - Brian Fuentes(Brewers)
7 - Ben Sheets(Rangers)
6 - Orlando Hudson(Cardinals)
5 - A.J. Burnett(Yankees)
4 - Ryan Dempster(Cubs)
3 - Rafael Furcal(Braves)
2 - Milton Bradley(A's)
1 - Bobby Abreu(Giants)

BadBobbyJenks
11-14-2008, 07:03 PM
This was tough...

15- Dempster to Cubs
14- Manny to Dodgers
13- Texiera to Angels
12- C.C to Yankees
11- Fuentes to Mets
10- Lowe to Mets
9- Dunn to Orioles
8- Burnett to Yanks
7- Furcal to Giants
6- Krod to Brewers
5- Burrell to Nats
4- Hudson to Cards
3- Bradley to Braves
2- Abreu to Blue Jays
1- Sheets to Astros

And just for fun, Wolf to Braves, Wood to Indians (how fun would that be!) Bradd Penny to White Sox, Giambi to A's and Oliver Perez to Rangers.

russ99
11-14-2008, 10:24 PM
Mark Teixeira - Angels (1)
Rafael Furcal - Dodgers (2)
Derek Lowe - Yankees (3)
Orlando Hudson - White Sox (4)
Pat Burrell - Phillies (5)
CC Sabathia - Yankees (6)
Ben Sheets -Astros (7)
Brian Fuentes - Mets (8)
Adam Dunn - Cubs (9)
Manny Ramirez - Mets (10)
Francisco Rodriguez - Braves (11)
A.J. Burnett - Reds (12)
Bobby Abreu - A's (13)
Milton Bradley - Nationals (14)
Ryan Dempster - Red Sox (15)

etc:
Blake-Twins
OC-Tigers
Wood-Rangers
Garland-Dodgers
Viciedo-Sox
Hoffman-Rockies
Renteria-Cards
Ibanez-Cubs
Randy Johnson-Astros
Griffey-Mariners
Oliver Perez-Mets
Wolf-Braves
Penny-Marlins
Giambi-Giants

WhiteSoxFan84
11-17-2008, 01:53 AM
Registration for this pool ends the day one of these 15 FAs either officially signs with a ballclub or rumors of a signing are "heavy" enough. That way no wise guy(s) can make that signing their 15. Just don't want any riots breaking out that's all...

GregO23
11-17-2008, 03:34 AM
15. Dempster Cubs
14. Sabathia Yanks
13. Lowe Yanks
12. Texiera Angels
11. Abreu Cubs
10. Burrell Braves
9. Furcal Giants
8. Hudson Chisox
7. Manny Giants
6. Fuentes Mets
5. K-Rod Rangers
4. Sheets Braves
3. Bradley Rangers
2. Dunn Rays
1. Burnett Angels

-EC-
Blake-Twins
OC-Twins
Wood-Brewers
Garland-Astros
Viciedo-Chisox
Hoffman-Tigers
Renteria-Cards
Ibanez-Royals
Randy Johnson-Cubs
Griffey-Mariners
Oliver Pereiz-Mets

Domeshot17
11-17-2008, 10:25 AM
15. Dempster - cubs
14. C.C.- Yankees
13. Texiera- Yankees
12. Burrell- Phils
11. Texiera- Angels
10. Burnett Braves
9. K-Rod- Mets
8. Fuentes- Dbacks
7. Furcal- White Sox
6. Sheets- Yankees
5. Lowe- Yankees
4. Dunn-Angels
3. Abreu- Cubs
2. Hudson- Twins
1. Bradley- Rangers

NLaloosh
11-17-2008, 11:13 AM
Wow. Interesting how many people think the Sox will sign Hudson. They definitely have to wait until after Cabrera's gone to do anything.

Furcal with the Sox.....hmm......very interesting.

RoobarbPie
11-17-2008, 12:08 PM
CC Sabathia - Yankees (13)
Manny Ramirez - Dodgers (9)
Mark Teixeira - Angels (15)
Francisco Rodriguez - Rangers (10)
Bobby Abreu - Cubs (7)
A.J. Burnett - Yankees (8)
Pat Burrell - Phillies (6)
Adam Dunn - Nationals (14)
Rafael Furcal - Giants (12)
Brian Fuentes - Diamondbacks (3)
Ryan Dempster - Blue Jays (11)
Derek Lowe - White Sox (2)
Orlando Hudson - Mets (5)
Milton Bradley - Mariners (1)
Ben Sheets - Brewers (4)

NLaloosh
11-18-2008, 12:04 PM
Here goes:

15. Dempster - cubs
14. C.C.- Yankees
13. Burrell- Phils
12. Furcal- Dodgers
11. Texiera- Angels
10. Ramirez-Dodgers
9. K-Rod- Mets
8. Hudson- Mets
7. Burnett- Yanks
6. Fuentes- Mil.
5. Abreu- Cubs
4. Dunn- Nationals
3. Lowe- Red Sox
2. Sheets- Astros
1. Bradley- Rays

Contest is over. I'm in first place!

btrain929
11-18-2008, 01:53 PM
Contest is over. I'm in first place!

But I'm hot on the trail with 14 pts lol....

jabrch
11-18-2008, 04:40 PM
I'd much rather see us get Furcal than Hudson.

btrain929
11-24-2008, 02:57 PM
Renteria signing with the Giants definitely ****s us posters that had Furcal going there. 9 million a year for Renteria sounds terrible IMO. Maybe they are hoping he returns to his '06-'07 NL numbers...

BadBobbyJenks
11-24-2008, 05:58 PM
Contest is over. I'm in first place!

Hey now we are tied!

btrain929
12-08-2008, 05:11 PM
Yawn, somebody SIGN somewhere! :D:

WhiteSoxFan84
12-08-2008, 08:46 PM
Yawn, somebody SIGN somewhere! :D:

lol i know.
man this economy is even messing with our fun that we turn to in hopes of forgetting escaping the real world for 2-3 hours.
but i have a feeling as soon as one of these other guys (dempster was a no-brainer) signs, a bunch of the rest will put the pen to the paper also.

btrain929
12-09-2008, 04:04 PM
Looks like (as of right now) the next big name off the board is:

Francisco Rodriguez to the NYM.

Me likey, helps me in this pool and gets him out of the AL.

PS: WhiteSoxFan84, I would suggest that you use the first post of this thread to list the signings that have already occurred and just continue to update it when signings happen. It'll make it a little easier for people to track who's signed where....

WhiteSoxFan84
12-09-2008, 04:41 PM
Looks like (as of right now) the next big name off the board is:

Francisco Rodriguez to the NYM.

Me likey, helps me in this pool and gets him out of the AL.

PS: WhiteSoxFan84, I would suggest that you use the first post of this thread to list the signings that have already occurred and just continue to update it when signings happen. It'll make it a little easier for people to track who's signed where....

i have an excel workbook setup already. how can i upload it here so you guys can follow along and use it? i should add that it's very plain, nothing special.

WhiteSoxFan84
12-09-2008, 04:54 PM
Standings after the Dempster and K-Rod signings...

1) btrain929 - 27 points (used up #s 13 and 14)
2) whitesoxfan84 - 25 points (used up #s 10 and 15)
3) zisk77 - 24 points (used up #s 11 and 13)
3) nlaloosh - 24 points (used up #s 9 and 15)
3) domeshot17 - 24 points (used up #s 9 and 15)
6) soxnation05 - 22 points (used up #s 7 and 15)
7) chaotic8512 - 21 points (used up #s 9 and 12)
8) y2j2785 - 17 points (used up #s 4 and 13)
9) badbobbyjenks - 15 points (used up #s 6 and 15)
9) grego23 - 15 points (used up #s 5 and 15)
11) azurejazzman - 0 points (used up #s 7 and 8)
11) russ99 - 0 points (used up #s 11 and 15)
11) roobarbpie - 0 points (used up #s 10 and 11)

btrain929
12-10-2008, 10:33 AM
CC to the Yanks........add 'em up!

btrain929
12-10-2008, 11:11 AM
And just for fun, Wolf to Braves, Wood to Indians (how fun would that be!) Bradd Penny to White Sox, Giambi to A's and Oliver Perez to Rangers.

Looks like Giambi and Wood might be good calls.

WhiteSoxFan84
12-10-2008, 11:18 AM
Updated standings coming up within the hour! :D:

WhiteSoxFan84
12-10-2008, 11:52 AM
Standings after the Dempster, K-Rod, and Sabathia signings, in ( parenthesis ) are the numbers used up so far...

1) btrain929 - 42 points (13, 14, 15)
2) nlaloosh - 38 points (9, 14, 15)
2) domeshot17 - 38 points (9, 14, 15)
4) chaotic8512 - 36 points (9, 12, 15)
4) whitesoxfan84 - 36 points (10, 11, 15)
6) y2j2785 - 31 points (4, 13, 14)
7) grego23 - 29 points (5, 14, 15)
8) badbobbyjenks - 27 points (6, 12, 15)
9) zisk77 - 24 points (9, 11, 13)
10) soxnation05 - 22 points (7, 14, 15)
11) azurejazzman - 15 points (7, 8, 15)
12) roobarbpie - 13 points (10, 11, 13)
13) russ99 - 6 points (6, 11, 15)

Carolina Kenny
12-10-2008, 01:15 PM
15- CC Sabathia (Yanks)
14- Ryan Dempster (Cubs)
13- Francisco Rodriguez (Mets)
12- Adam Dunn (Nationals)
11- AJ Burnett (Yanks)
10- Ben Sheets (Astros)
9- Derek Lowe (Braves)
8- Rafael Furcal (Giants)
7- Mark Teixeira (Angels)
6- Bobby Abreu (Cubs)
5- Brian Fuentes (Brewers)
4- Pat Burrell (Braves)
3- Milton Bradley (Rays)
2- Orlando Hudson (White Sox)
1- Manny Ramirez (Dodgers)

btrain929
12-10-2008, 01:41 PM
Here goes nothing:

15- CC Sabathia (Yanks)
14- Ryan Dempster (Cubs)
13- Francisco Rodriguez (Mets)
12- Adam Dunn (Nationals)
11- AJ Burnett (Yanks)
10- Ben Sheets (Astros)
9- Derek Lowe (Braves)
8- Rafael Furcal (Giants)
7- Mark Teixeira (Angels)
6- Bobby Abreu (Cubs)
5- Brian Fuentes (Brewers)
4- Pat Burrell (Braves)
3- Milton Bradley (Rays)
2- Orlando Hudson (Dodgers)
1- Manny Ramirez (Rangers)

15- CC Sabathia (Yanks)
14- Ryan Dempster (Cubs)
13- Francisco Rodriguez (Mets)
12- Adam Dunn (Nationals)
11- AJ Burnett (Yanks)
10- Ben Sheets (Astros)
9- Derek Lowe (Braves)
8- Rafael Furcal (Giants)
7- Mark Teixeira (Angels)
6- Bobby Abreu (Cubs)
5- Brian Fuentes (Brewers)
4- Pat Burrell (Braves)
3- Milton Bradley (Rays)
2- Orlando Hudson (White Sox)
1- Manny Ramirez (Dodgers)

First off, the deadline to enter the contest is over. Secondly, did you just copy and paste my predictions, and switch the teams for the last two picks (Hudson and Manny)? :?:

WhiteSoxFan84
12-10-2008, 01:47 PM
First off, the deadline to enter the contest is over. Secondly, did you just copy and paste my predictions, and switch the teams for the last two picks (Hudson and Manny)? :?:

love how he doesn't even disguise it lool
at least spread the 3 that already signed out and dont put them as your 3 heaviest picks lol

btrain929
12-12-2008, 04:04 PM
Burnett to the Yanks.

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/8...0813162&ATT=49

I'm on fire.

WhiteSoxFan84
12-13-2008, 11:39 PM
Standings after the Dempster, K-Rod, Sabathia, and Burnett signings, in ( parenthesis ) are the numbers used up so far...

1) btrain929 - 53 points (11, 13, 14, 15)
2) nlaloosh - 45 points (7, 9, 14, 15)
3) zisk77 - 39 points (9, 11, 13, 15)
4) domeshot17 - 38 points (9, 10, 14, 15)
5) chaotic8512 - 36 points (9, 12, 14, 15)
5) whitesoxfan84 - 36 points (3, 10, 11, 15)
5) y2j2785 - 36 points (4, 5, 13, 14)
8) badbobbyjenks - 35 points (6, 8, 12, 15)
9) soxnation05 - 33 points (7, 11, 14, 15)
10) grego23 - 29 points (1, 5, 14, 15)
11) roobarbpie - 21 points (8, 10, 11, 13)
12) azurejazzman - 15 points (5, 7, 8, 15)
13) russ99 - 6 points (6, 11, 12, 15)

BigP50
12-14-2008, 09:47 AM
[

CC Sabathia (Yankees)
Manny Ramirez (Dodgers)
Mark Teixeira (Red Sox)
Francisco Rodriguez (Mets)
Bobby Abreu (White Sox)
A.J. Burnett (Yankees)
Pat Burrell (Phils)
Adam Dunn (D-Backs)
Rafael Furcal (Dodgers)
Brian Fuentes (Angels)
Ryan Dempster (Cubs)
Derek Lowe (Mets)
Orlando Hudson (White Sox)
Milton Bradley (Cubs)
Ben Sheets (Brewers)

WhiteSoxFan84
12-15-2008, 01:19 AM
[

CC Sabathia (Yankees)
Manny Ramirez (Dodgers)
Mark Teixeira (Red Sox)
Francisco Rodriguez (Mets)
Bobby Abreu (White Sox)
A.J. Burnett (Yankees)
Pat Burrell (Phils)
Adam Dunn (D-Backs)
Rafael Furcal (Dodgers)
Brian Fuentes (Angels)
Ryan Dempster (Cubs)
Derek Lowe (Mets)
Orlando Hudson (White Sox)
Milton Bradley (Cubs)
Ben Sheets (Brewers)


refer to 4 posts before your's. just read the sentence beginning with "first off".

btrain929
12-15-2008, 01:22 AM
refer to 4 posts before your's. just read the sentence beginning with "first off".

It's not THAT hard to understand, is it? :D:. He didn't even have #'s next to his picks....

WhiteSoxFan84
12-16-2008, 03:58 AM
Furcal is supposed to sign today and it sounds like it's down to Oakland and Atlanta. Only y2j2785 (to Atlanta) has him going to either team.

y2j2785
12-16-2008, 09:15 AM
Furcal is supposed to sign today and it sounds like it's down to Oakland and Atlanta. Only y2j2785 (to Atlanta) has him going to either team.

Idk but I just had a hunch that he'd sign with the Braves.

NLaloosh
12-16-2008, 09:41 AM
Wow. The Furcal signing really hurt me and surprised me. I still don't get how he's worth more to the Braves than the Dodgers.

I see this as a bad (risky) move for the Braves. Don't they have to move Esobar now? Does this mean the Peavy deal is back on?

Why pay an aging injury prone SS a ton money when you have a great young SS cheap? What sense does that make?

btrain929
12-16-2008, 11:22 AM
Wow. The Furcal signing really hurt me and surprised me. I still don't get how he's worth more to the Braves than the Dodgers.

I see this as a bad (risky) move for the Braves. Don't they have to move Esobar now? Does this mean the Peavy deal is back on?

Why pay an aging injury prone SS a ton money when you have a great young SS cheap? What sense does that make?

I read somewhere that they might go with Escobar at SS, Furcal at 2B, and Kelly Johnson in LF. But me personally, I'd like to see it result in the Peavy trade being back in action.

WhiteSoxFan84
12-16-2008, 11:57 AM
I read somewhere that they might go with Escobar at SS, Furcal at 2B, and Kelly Johnson in LF. But me personally, I'd like to see it result in the Peavy trade being back in action.

Read the same thing and I believe it was from MLB.com.

But y2j, you are correct. This makes no sense to me either. This money would've been better spent on Adam Dunn, Pat Burrell, Ben Sheets, or even Milton Bradley. It might have cost a few more million to get some of the guys I mentioned but they would have filled in a need.

I'm truly shocked that the Cubs didn't get in on this one and sign Furcal. They wanted him and almost signed him last time he was a free agent and they could've had him now and had him for cheap. I hear a few weeks ago that they didn't like Ryan Theroit's defense and were looking for a SS. He'd be a solid defensive SS and a leadoff man for them.

Or hey... What about the White Sox? I won't even go there. This team is really going cheap in 2009. No Furcal and no Orlando Hudson it seems. I hope I'm half wrong.

WhiteSoxFan84
12-17-2008, 12:34 PM
Tides have shifted!
It sounds like the Dodgers are in the lead for Furcal now and only 3 of us had that (nlaloosh, russ99, and myself). This would put NLaloosh in 1st placing knocking btrain929 out of first for the first time all offseason!

WhiteSoxFan84
12-17-2008, 11:20 PM
New # 1
Standings after the Furcal, Dempster, K-Rod, Sabathia, and Burnett signings.
In ( parenthesis ) are the numbers used up so far...

1) nlaloosh - 57 points (7, 9, 12, 14, 15)
2) btrain929 - 53 points (8, 11, 13, 14, 15)
3) whitesoxfan84 - 49 points (3, 10, 11, 13, 15)
4) zisk77 - 39 points (3, 9, 11, 13, 15)
5) domeshot17 - 38 points (7, 9, 10, 14, 15)
6) chaotic8512 - 36 points (7, 9, 12, 14, 15)
6) y2j2785 - 36 points (3, 4, 5, 13, 14)
8) badbobbyjenks - 35 points (6, 7, 8, 12, 15)
9) soxnation05 - 33 points (7, 9, 11, 14, 15)
10) grego23 - 29 points (1, 5, 9, 14, 15)
11) roobarbpie - 21 points (8, 10, 11, 12, 13)
12) azurejazzman - 15 points (5, 7, 8, 10, 15)
13) russ99 - 8 points (2, 6, 11, 12, 15)

btrain929
12-17-2008, 11:27 PM
Furcal, that prick :angry: :D:.

NLaloosh
12-18-2008, 07:24 AM
1. Well, I'm happy to get the points here for the Furcal sigining but I'm pissed because I wanted the Dodgers to sign Cabrera so the Sox can get a good draft pick. It seems like whoever does sign him won't be giving up a high pick for him. Oh,well.

2. While I'm in first place right now I'm not at all confident about winning this thing. My #'s 13 and 10 appear dead - Burrell/Phils not happening and Manny to the Dodgers appears very unlikely.

3. Unfortunately, the ones that look good right now are my lowest #'s. Lowe/Red Sox, Bradley/Rays, Dunn/Nationals, Abreu/Cubs, Sheets/Astros. Even if all 5 fell the right way for me it would only add 15 points.

4. Hudson and Fuentes I still have no feel for. Does anybody? Does anybody think the White Sox will sign any of these guys?

btrain929
12-18-2008, 08:27 PM
1. Well, I'm happy to get the points here for the Furcal sigining but I'm pissed because I wanted the Dodgers to sign Cabrera so the Sox can get a good draft pick. It seems like whoever does sign him won't be giving up a high pick for him. Oh,well.

2. While I'm in first place right now I'm not at all confident about winning this thing. My #'s 13 and 10 appear dead - Burrell/Phils not happening and Manny to the Dodgers appears very unlikely.

3. Unfortunately, the ones that look good right now are my lowest #'s. Lowe/Red Sox, Bradley/Rays, Dunn/Nationals, Abreu/Cubs, Sheets/Astros. Even if all 5 fell the right way for me it would only add 15 points.

4. Hudson and Fuentes I still have no feel for. Does anybody? Does anybody think the White Sox will sign any of these guys?

1. Agree.
2. Manny to the Dodgers, I think, still has a decent chance at happening: 50/50 chance worst-case scenario.
3. I don't know if the Astros have the money for Sheets. I hope so, cuz I have him going to HOU too.
4. Hudson = no idea. I've heard the Angels and Cards linked to Fuentes. I heard MIL would be interested in him if they can dump Cameron's salary on the Yanks.

WhiteSoxFan84
12-23-2008, 10:40 PM
A huge day for domeshot17. He was the ONLY one to pick the Yankees as Mark Teixeira's next home and he had them big (13)!

Standings after the Teixeira, Furcal, Dempster, K-Rod, Sabathia, and Burnett signings. In ( parenthesis ) are the numbers used up so far...

1) nlaloosh - 57 points (7, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15)
2) btrain929 - 53 points (7, 8, 11, 13, 14, 15)
3) domeshot17 - 51 points (7, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15)
4) whitesoxfan84 - 49 points (3, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15)
5) zisk77 - 39 points (3, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15)
6) chaotic8512 - 36 points (6, 7, 9, 12, 14, 15)
6) y2j2785 - 36 points (3, 4, 5, 10, 13, 14)
8) badbobbyjenks - 35 points (6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 15)
9) soxnation05 - 33 points (7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15)
10) grego23 - 29 points (1, 5, 9, 12, 14, 15)
11) roobarbpie - 21 points (8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15)
12) azurejazzman - 15 points (5, 7, 8, 10, 13, 15)
13) russ99 - 8 points (1, 2, 6, 11, 12, 15)

btrain929
12-23-2008, 10:42 PM
8 points separating the top 4, I like it! Now that the Nats lost out on Tex, Bowden needs to go sign Dunn's big hick ass.

WhiteSoxFan84
12-23-2008, 10:44 PM
8 points separating the top 4, I like it! Now that the Nats lost out on Tex, Bowden needs to go sign Dunn's big hick ass.

Ahh you bastard. We both have Dunn going to the Nationals but you have that as your 12 and it's my 7. We also both have Abreu to the Cubs (6 for you, 5 for me). Yayyy, high five!

NLaloosh
12-24-2008, 05:50 PM
The only chance that I have to win is if Ramirez goes to the Dodgers and Hudson goes to the Mets. It could happen. I'm sure that it would if the Mets could find anybody to take Castillo.

WhiteSoxFan84
12-31-2008, 01:25 PM
No one saw Brian Fuentes signing with the Angels. The standings don't change but some big numbers are lost for some individuals.

Standings after the Fuentes, Teixeira, Furcal, Dempster, K-Rod, Sabathia, and Burnett signings. In ( parenthesis ) are the numbers used up so far...

1) nlaloosh - 57 points (6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15)
2) btrain929 - 53 points (5, 7, 8, 11, 13, 14, 15)
3) domeshot17 - 51 points (7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15)
4) whitesoxfan84 - 49 points (1, 3, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15)
5) zisk77 - 39 points (3, 5, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15)
6) chaotic8512 - 36 points (5, 6, 7, 9, 12, 14, 15)
6) y2j2785 - 36 points (3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 13, 14)
8) badbobbyjenks - 35 points (6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 15)
9) soxnation05 - 33 points (1, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15)
10) grego23 - 29 points (1, 5, 6, 9, 12, 14, 15)
11) roobarbpie - 21 points (3, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15)
12) azurejazzman - 15 points (5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 15)
13) russ99 - 8 points (1, 2, 6, 8, 11, 12, 15)

WhiteSoxFan84
01-07-2009, 03:28 AM
Only two people had the Burrell to the Rays signing down.
No one had the Cubs acquiring Bradley.
Y2J2785 and soxnation05 both had 12 points on the Burrell/Rays pairing and it resulted in them moving up a few spots.

Standings after the Burrell, Bradley, Fuentes, Teixeira, Furcal, Dempster, K-Rod, Sabathia, and Burnett signings. In ( parenthesis ) are the numbers used up so far...

1) nlaloosh - 57 points (1, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15)
2) btrain929 - 53 points (3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 13, 14, 15)
3) domeshot17 - 51 points (1, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15)
4) whitesoxfan84 - 49 points (1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15)
5) y2j2785 - 48 points (2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14)
6) soxnation05 - 45 points (1, 2, 7, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15)
7) zisk77 - 39 points (2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15)
8) chaotic8512 - 36 points (2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15)
9) badbobbyjenks - 35 points (3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 15)
10) grego23 - 29 points (1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15)
11) roobarbpie - 21 points (1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15)
12) azurejazzman - 15 points (1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 15)
13) russ99 - 8 points (1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 11, 12, 14, 15)

officerron
01-15-2009, 09:34 PM
Lowe to the Braves. Update? Get on your game, WSFan84 :tongue:

WhiteSoxFan84
02-12-2009, 11:01 PM
Sorry for the delay. Here are the updated standings (selections REMAINING are now next to how many points each person has)...

1) btrain929 - 74 points (1, 2, 10)
2) nlaloosh - 61 points (2, 8, 10)
3) soxnation05 - 58 points (4, 5, 8)
4) y2j2785 - 57 points (6, 7, 11)
5) whitesoxfan84 - 56 points (6, 8, 14)
6) domeshot17 - 51 points (2, 6, 11)
7) zisk77 - 39 points (6, 7, 14)
8) chaotic8512 - 36 points (1, 10, 11)
t-9) badbobbyjenks - 35 points (1, 4, 14)
t-9) roobarbpie - 35 points (4, 5, 9)
11) grego23 - 29 points (4, 7, 8)
12) azurejazzman - 15 points (2, 3, 14)
13) russ99 - 8 points (4, 7, 10)

Standings after the Dunn, Abreu, Lowe, Burrell, Bradley, Fuentes, Teixeira, Furcal, Dempster, K-Rod, Sabathia, and Burnett signings.

WhiteSoxFan84
02-21-2009, 01:43 AM
Hudson signs with Dodgers. Only btrain929 (The 2009 Offseason Champ) had that one right.

Here are the updated standings (selections REMAINING are now next to how many points each person has)...

1) btrain929 - 76 points (1, 10)
2) nlaloosh - 61 points (2, 10)
3) soxnation05 - 58 points (4, 8)
4) y2j2785 - 57 points (7, 11)
5) whitesoxfan84 - 56 points (8, 14)
6) domeshot17 - 51 points (6, 11)
7) zisk77 - 39 points (6, 14)
8) chaotic8512 - 36 points (1, 11)
t-9) badbobbyjenks - 35 points (1, 14)
t-9) roobarbpie - 35 points (4, 9)
11) grego23 - 29 points (4, 7)
12) azurejazzman - 15 points (2, 14)
13) russ99 - 8 points (7, 10)

Standings after the Hudson, Dunn, Abreu, Lowe, Burrell, Bradley, Fuentes, Teixeira, Furcal, Dempster, K-Rod, Sabathia, and Burnett signings.

NLaloosh
03-04-2009, 12:20 PM
I have 71 and Ben Sheets hasn't signed yet. Where do we go from here?

I guess btrain wins with 76. Nice job!

WhiteSoxFan84
03-04-2009, 09:29 PM
I have 71 and Ben Sheets hasn't signed yet. Where do we go from here?

I guess btrain wins with 76. Nice job!

I'm just going to declare a winner now (although btrain won it months ago and then... left us lol) and when Sheets signs later on this season, we will revisit this and see if it would've mattered.

WhiteSoxFan84
03-04-2009, 09:41 PM
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, freaks of all ages, your "2009 Where Will He Go?" Champion.....

:moonwalk::bandance::moonwalk::bandance::party: btrain929 :irule::bandance::moonwalk::bandance::moonwalk:



Here are the updated standings (point value placed on a Ben Sheets signing)...

1) btrain929 - 76 points (10)
t-2) whitesoxfan84 - 71 points (8)
t-2) nlaloosh - 71 points (2)
4) y2j2785 - 68 points (7)
5) soxnation05 - 58 points (4)
6) zisk77 - 53 points (6)
7) domeshot17 - 51 points (6)
8) badbobbyjenks - 49 points (1)
9) roobarbpie - 44 points (4)
10) chaotic8512 - 36 points (1)
t-11) grego23 - 29 points (4)
t-11) azurejazzman - 29 points (2)
13) russ99 - 8 points (7)
Standings after all the signings minus Ben Sheets.

Domeshot17 had "11. Texiera - Angels" and "13. Texiera - Yankees". I already gave him the 13 and assumed he meant that but meant "11. Manny - Angels". Although a case can easily be made for the opposite.

Also, it's interesting that if Ben Sheets ends up signing with the Orioles this season, I pick up my remaining 8 points and will dethrone the B-Train!