2012: The Inaugural Season
80 - 82 (3rd Place NL West)
All-Star: 1B James Loney
2012: The Inaugural Season
80 - 82 (3rd Place NL West)
All-Star: 1B James Loney
Last edited by filihok; 03-18-2009 at 06:21 AM.
This is an alternate ending to the alternate history that I started here.
In 2012 the MLB expanded to 32 teams. One was to be located in Las Vegas, Nevada; the other in Mexico City. Las Vegas would be added to the AL West. Mexico to the NL West. In addition the Colorado Rockies switched leagues to the AL West and the Texas Rangers were moved to the AL Central.
The Las Vegas franchise was purchased by brothers Lorenzo and Frank Fertita, Owners of Station Casinos in Las Vegas. The brothers used zoning loopholes to attach a conservatively estimated billion dollar stadium to their new Viva Complex.
The Viva Stadium is an architectural and entertainment wonder. All the fast-paced excitement of Vegas is captured within the stadium. The concourse level features restaurants, slot machines, indoor skydiving, fully operable pitching and batting machines, and the Freemont Street Corridor where fans can watch baseball’s historic moments played out in LED lights overhead.
The deal upset many baseball purists who argued that having baseball so closely associated with gambling was only asking for trouble. But, in the end, bright lights, and big money won out.
After the completion of the 2011 season Fil Ihok, GM of the Washington Nationals, left his position to become the first ever GM of Los Diablos Rojos del Mexico.
Los Diablos Rojos were originally one of 16 Liga Mexicana de Béisbol teams. They have won the league championship 17 times, including 2011.
Mexico City has a distinguished baseball history and the following players have played for Los Rojos Diablos: Joakim Soria, Esteban Loaiza, Felix Jose, and Ricardo Rincon (among others *we hope to add some big names to this list).
Nueva Foro Sol is the name for the new Diablos Rojos Stadium. Named after the original stadium, it is-in a word-immense. The stadium was funded in part by the government of Mexico, the MLB, and corporate and private investors. Capacity seating is close to 100,000. Ticket prices range from quarter of a million dollar corporate boxes to $25,000 season club tickets. However, the vast majority of the tickets-those in the ‘Sombrero’-the upper deck which encircles the entire stadium-can be purchased for 50 pesos; about $3.
Ciudad del México is located at an elevation of over 7000 feet above sea level. For this reason the stadium playing field is huge.
The stadium features several unique features. Foremost among them is the centerfield berm-dubbed ‘Cuerno Del Toro’-due to the physical resemblance created by the curvature of the centerfield wall.
Last edited by filihok; 02-16-2009 at 05:49 PM.
I will be using the same ground rules as I did for my Nationals Dynasty. They can be found here.
One change will be in the Rule V Draft. Instead of doing a league wide Rule V Draft, only Los Diablos will be able to make one Rule V Selection per year. Players 25 years of age and over in the minor leagues as of March 1st will be eligible to be drafted. I must follow the MLB Rules regarding Rule V Draftees.
For the other teams I will use Jellio’s Parity Draft as a guide to do a similar draft.
I got the idea for this dynasty from a guy named abben who started this very interesting dynasty on the Mexico City Firecrackers. He never finished. Hopefully I will fare better.
The finances are a big (and pain in the ass) part of this. I did what I could to accurately reflect the cities, communities and teams.
For starters, I gave each team a fan base of +10%. I thought this fair as both teams should have novelty in their new cities bringing in fans. After each of the first two seasons (as long as I remember ) I will decrease Fan Base by 5% so that the teams are +0% over the long haul.
For starters Los Diablos Rojos were given $30,300,000 in cash-roughly the league average-while the Luck were given slightly more-about $35,000,000.
Last edited by filihok; 02-23-2009 at 09:38 AM.
Rosters for the two expansion teams will be filled through an expansion draft. Much thanks to everyone who helped out with the protection lists. Those people being: 200tang, eggson, Gosens, Old Fat Guy, Joe12Pack, haveacigar, Reade, and Porklett
Also a huge thanks to PotatoOfCouch who agreed to take on the roll of the Vegas GM and draft with/against me in the expansion draft.
The draft rules will be as follows:
The draft will consist of two rounds. The first round will consist of 30 picks per drafting team. The second round will consist of 6 picks per drafting team.
In the first round, each drafting team must make one selection from each team. In the second round, once a team’s player has been selected that team’s players will no longer be eligible for the draft.
The draft order (to be determined) will follow a ‘Snake’ format (1-2,2-1,1-2,2-1, etc…)
EXPANSION DRAFT PICKS:First Round:
1 Diablos Rojos: SP Ian Snell - Pittsburgh
1 Luck: SP Joe Blanton - Oakland
2 Luck: C Jarrod Saltalamaccia - Arizona
2 Diablos Rojos: SS Troy Tulowitzki - Colorado
3 Diablos Rojos: SP Fabio Castillo - Texas
3 Luck: SP Jair Jurrjens - Atlanta
4 Luck: SP Josh Johnson - Florida
4 Diablos Rojos: SP Anthony Swarzak - Detroit
5 Diablos Rojos: RP Josh Fields - Tampa Bay
5 Luck: SP Brad Penny - Los Angeles Dodgers
6 Luck: RP Chad Cordero - Kansas City Royals
6 Diablos Rojos: LF Chris Petit - Toronto Blue Jay
7 Diablos Rojos: SP Nick Adenhart - Los Angeles Angels
7 Luck: RF Xavier Paul - Washington Nationals
8 Luck: SS Will Middlebrooks - Boston Red Sox
8 Diablos Rojos: SP Jeff Marquez - New York Yankees
9 Diablos Rojos: C Devin Mesoraco - Cincinnati Reds
9 Luck: 3B Jamie D'Antonia - Chicago Cubs
10 Luck: RP Logan Kensing - New York Mets
10 Diablos Rojos: SP Cory Luebke - San Diego Padres
11 Diablos Rojos: CF Trevor Crowe - Cleveland Indians
11 Luck: CF John Jay - St. Louis Cardinals
12 Luck: 2B Matt Antonelli - San Francisco Giants
12 Diablos Rojos: C Rob Johnson - Seattle
13 Diablos Rojos: Mike Zagurski - Philadelphia Phillies
13 Luck: LF Michael Cuddyer - Minnesota Twins
14 Luck: CF Tony Gwynn Jr. - Milwaukee Brewers
14 Diablos Rojos: 2B Tommy Manzella - Houston Astros
15 Diablos Rojos: RP Ryan Perry - Baltimore Orioles
15 Luck: 1B Yonder Alonso - Pittsburgh Pirates
16 Luck: SP Blake Beaven - Texas Rangers
16 Diablos Rojos: 2B Travis Denker - San Francisco Giants
17 Diablos Rojos: SS Reynaldo Navarro - Arizona Diamondbacks
17 Luck: LF Fred Lewis - Cincinnati Reds
18 Luck: C Robinson Diaz - Toronto Blue Jays
18 Diablos Rojos: 3B James Darnell - Atlanta Braves
19 Diablos Rojos: RF Scott Cousins - Florida Marlins
19 Luck: 1B Paul Konerko - Houston Astros
20 Luck: SS Edgar Renteria - Baltimore Orioles
20 Diablos Rojos: 3B Allen Craig - St. Louis Cardinals
21 Diablos Rojos: RP Fernando Hernandez - Oakland Athletics
21 Luck: RP Brandon Lyon - Los Angeles Angels
22 Luck: RP Juan Morillo - Seattle Mariners
22 Diablos Rojos: RF Brandon Moss - Boston Red Sox
23 Diablos Rojos: CF Ben Revere - Minnesota Twins
23 Luck: C Carlos Ruiz - Philadelphia Phillies
24 Luck: RP Macay McBride - Detroit Tigers
24 Diablos Rojos: Eddie Kunz - New York Mets
25 Diablos Rojos: P Neil Ramirez - Washington Nationals
25 Luck: RF Seth Smith - Colorado Rockies
26 Luck: P Kevin Whelan - New York Yankees
26 Diablos Rojos: P Robert Hernandez - Chicago Cubs
27 Diablos Rojos: P Luis Pena - Milwaukee Brewers
27 Luck: 2B Jemile Weeks - Cleveland Indians
28 Luck: RP Matt Walker - Tampa Rays
28 Diablos Rojos: 1B James Loney - Las Angeles Dodgers
29 Diablos Rojos: P Luke Hochevar - Kansas City Royals
29 Luck: OF Matt Diaz - San Diego Padres
1 Luck: 3B Mark Reynolds - Arizona Diamondbacks
1 Diablos Rojos: C Brian Jeroloman - Toronto Blue Jays
2 Diablos Rojos: OF Ben Francisco - Cleveland Indians
2 Luck: P Barry Enright - Washington Nationals
3 Luck: P Robbie Ross - St. Louis Cardinals
3 Diablos Rojos: 1B Gaby Sanchez - Florida Marlins
4 Diablos Rojos: OF Caleb Gindl - Milwaukee Brewers
4 Luck: 1B Jeff Steiner - Cincinnati Reds
5 Luck: SS Charlie Gulberson - San Francisco Giants
5 Diablos Rojos: P Ramon Troncoso - Texas Rangers
6 Diablos Rojos: P Jeremy Bonderman - Detroit Tigers
6 Luck: P Scot Shields - New York Yankees
*As a reminder, I'm doing this dynasty, and this draft, with peaks hidden.
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Last edited by filihok; 02-23-2009 at 03:35 AM.
First Pitch: Diablos Rojos Ian Snell - Fastball (89) In Play
First Assist: Diablos Rojos 2B Placido Polanco
First Put Out: Diablos Rojos 1B James Loney
First Hit: Washington Nationals LF Reggie Willits
First Strike Out: Rojos Diablos Ian Snell of Ryan Zimmerman - Fastball (93)
First Stolen Base: Washington Nationals LF Reggie Willits
First Walk: Washington Nationals CF Elijah Dukes
First RBI: Washington Nationals SS Todd Frazier
First Run Scored: Washington Nationals CF Elijah Dukes
First Double: Washington Nationals SS Todd Frazier
First Double Play (batter): Washington Nationals SS Todd Frazier
First Double Play (defense): Diablos Rojos SS Troy Tulowitzki, 2B Placido Polanco, 1B James Loney
First Error: Washington Nationals RF Dennis Raben
First Home Run: Washington Nationals 2B Tony Thomas
First Inside the Park Home Run: Washington Nationals 2B Tony Thomas
First Pinch Hitter: Diablos Rojos CF Trevor Crowe
First Relief Pitcher: Diablos Rojos RP Luis Pena
First Wild Pitch: Washington Nationals RP Brandon League
First Pinch Hit Home Run: Diablos Rojos OF Brandon Moss
First Pinch Hit Inside the Park Home Run: Diablos Rojos OF Brandon Moss
First Win: Washington Nationals P Collin Balester
First Loss: Diablos Rojos P Ian Snell
First Batter: SS Troy Tulowitzki - ground out to the pitcher
First Hit: CF Willy Taveras
First Double: CF Willy Taveras
First Triple: CF Willy Taveras
First Home Run: 3B Allen Craig
First RBI: SS Troy Tulowitzki
First Run Scored: CF Willy Taveras
First Pinch Hit: OF Brandon Moss
First Win: April 2nd 2012 5 - 4 over the Washington Nationals
First Win: P Luis Pena
First Save: P Josh Fields
Last edited by filihok; 03-18-2009 at 06:24 AM.
In a ceremony conducted at the Commissioner's office, observed by noted SportsMogul reporter OldFatGuy, a coin-flip was done to determine who drafts first in the upcoming expansion draft.
After discussions involving whether a coin-flip should also be done to determine who gets to call the coin-flip, which led to discussions of whether a coin-flip should be done to determine who calls the who calls the coin flip coin flip.........................
Noted SportsMogul reporter OldFatGuy was asked by the commissioner and call the coin in the air, by stating HEADS=???? and TAILS=????. After some reluctance, OldFatGuy agreed, provided the commissioner flipped the coin VERY HIGH in the air, giving OldFatGuy's old brain enough time to work out all the words he needed to spit out.
As a result, the coin was flipped, and OldFatGuy yelled HedseqalzVegaz an TailsequalsMC, and even then, he was JUST able to spit it all out in time.
The coin landed, spun furiously for another 15 seconds, and landed on tails.
The commissioner ruled that the first pick in the upcoming draft belongs to Mexico City.
you didn't use cards OFG?
HaHa!!! Awesome job OFG. It is always good to have the perfect tool for the job...not...uhh...that you are a 'tool' of course.
NOTE FROM THE COMMISSIONERS OFFICE:
Upon further review, and a sobbing begging plea from Chicago's Management, the MLB has decided that the Chicago White Sox' players should NOT be eligible for the draft. The MLB sites Chicago's sparse talent at all minor league levels, declining attendance, and unimpressiveness at all levels of the organization as the reason for this late change.
For that reason the 1st round of the 2012 Expansion Draft shall be shortened to 29 rounds and the 2nd round shall be expanded to 6 rounds.
::Checking the clock on a conspicuously new watch::
It is time for our first selection. Los Diablos???
:: Dropping a crisp $100 bill on the floor::
And the First Pick of the 2012 Expansion Draft, Los Diablos Rojo choose...???
*The Draft is LIVE!!! So click the link to keep up to date
AWESOME... live drafts are the best. I remember when I moved a team to Mexico City... with an "average sized" stadium, the home run park effects would have been 254(!!!) but BBM maxes out at 200. That's crazy how huge your dimensions are, yet the stadium effects are still well above average! Should be fun to have some high-scoring games, circa Denver in the mid-1990's again.