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Sunday, September 2, 2012
12:02 PM - September 2, 2012. Written by BlueJays09
I finally have time to start a franchise, and I need a break from my Blue Jays so I'm going to go with the LA Dodgers because I have been amused with them since the AGon deal. I playt 52 games, 6 inning games, DH is ON, with default All Star Sliders. I will play for fun over realism and I will play every game a give an update with stats, standings and headlines every month. So far I have made 3 deals, and got news that CF Matt Kemp will miss 40 Days with a torn shoulder ligament. He only played 1game where he went 2-2 with a HR and 2 RBI before leaving after making a diving catch in center field. He is expected to make a rehab assignment about half way through the 2nd month of the season. LF Juan Rivera will play vs. Lefties, and CF Nyger Morgan will play vs, Righties.

Trades:
1) Dodgers trade OF Shane Victorino, SP Aaron Harrang, and INF Nick Punto to the Red Sox for DH David Ortiz, INF Pedro Ciriaco, and P Franklin Morales.
- The Dodgers wanted more power and decided Big Pappi would be the answer. With 6 quality SP, Harrang was the odd man out. Ortiz will play DH and bat 5th, Ciriaco will play mostly SS and some appearances as 2B when Dee Gordon plays SS. Morales will be the teams Long Reliever. This is yet another blockbuster between the Red Sox and Dodgers.

2) Dodgers trade AAA CF Prospect Matt Angle to the Brewers for CF Nyger Morgan.
- The Dodgers needed a CF who could step in a play now until Kemp was back. The Brewers had Gomez who played full time so they could afford to move Morgan for a decent 4 star prospect.

3) Dodgers trade C AJ Ellis, INF Juan Uribe, AAA Prospect to Braves for C Brian McCann, 1B Lyle Overbay, and RF Reed Johnson.
- This deal was actually offered to the Dodgers while it was simulating between the 1st and 2nd game of the season. The deal offered was a 2-2, the Dodgers added Overbay for the Prospect so they could have a AAA 1B on the team. McCann should bat 6th after David Ortiz and Overbay, and Johnson will report to AAA.

LA Dodgers Depth Chart - 2012
  • Catcher
  • Brian McCan
  • Matt Treanor
  • First Base
  • Adrian Gonzalez
  • David Ortiz
  • Juan Rivera
  • Second Base
  • Jerry Hariston Jr.
  • Mark Ellis
  • Pedro Ciriaco
  • Third Base
  • Hanley Ramirez
  • Jerry Hariston Jr.
  • Shortstop
  • Pedro Ciriaco
  • Dee Gordan
  • Hanley Ramirez
  • Left Field
  • Carl Crawford
  • Juan Rivera
  • Center Field
  • Matt Kemp (DL)
  • Nyger Morgan
  • Carl Crawford
  • Right Field
  • Andre Ethier
  • Starting Pitcher
  • Clayton Kershaw
  • Chad Billingsley
  • Chris Capuano
  • Ted Lilly
  • Josh Beckett
  • Relief Pitcher
  • Brandon League (SU)
  • Javy Guerra
  • Randy Choate
  • Matt Guerrier
  • Ronald Belisario
  • Franklin Morales
  • Closer
  • Kenley Jansen
  • Brandon League
  • Designated Hitter
  • David Ortiz
  • Juan Rivera
  • Disabled List
  • Matt Kemp (40+ Days)


Lineup vs. Righties:
LF Carl Crawford
RF Andre Ethier
1B Adrian Gonzalez
DH David Ortiz
C Brian McCan
3B Hanley Ramirez
SS Pedro Ciriaco
2B Jerry Hariston Jr.
CF Nyger Morgan
Bench:
Juan Rivera, Mark Ellis, Dee Gordon, Matt Treanor
Lineup vs. Lefties:
CF Carl Crawford
3B Hanley Ramirez
1B Adrian Gonzalez
DH David Ortiz
C Brian McCan
RF Andre Ethier
LF Juan Rivera
SS Pedro Ciriaco
2B Jerry Hariston Jr.
Bench:
Nyger Morgan, Mark Ellis, Dee Gordon, Matt Treanor

* Ellis will play for Hariston Jr. every few games, Dee Gordan will play for Ciriaco every few games.
Dynasty: BlueJays09
Saturday, September 1, 2012
06:06 PM - September 1, 2012. Written by jhendricks316
Games 1-5

Detroit Tigers at New York Yankees
Feb 20, 2013123456789RHE
Detroit (0-1)100000000150
New York (1-0)40000002X6100
W: Manny Banuelos (1-0) L: Justin Verlander (0-1) S: Joba Chamberlain (1)


St. Louis Cardinals at Detroit Tigers
Feb 23, 2013123456789RHE
St. Louis (0-1)0105010007110
Detroit (1-1)11122024X13171
W: Collin Balester (1-0) L: Wei-Yin Chen (0-1)


Philadelphia Phillies at Detroit Tigers
Feb 27, 2013123456789RHE
Philadelphia (2-1)000000000060
Detroit (2-1)10100112X6101
W: Doug Fister (1-0) L: Cole Hamels (0-1)


Detroit Tigers at Philadelphia Phillies
Feb 28, 2013123456789RHE
Detroit (3-1)10041113112170
Philadelphia (2-2)0010000405110
W: Collin Balester (2-0) L: Vance Worley (0-1)


St. Louis Cardinals at Detroit Tigers
Mar 1, 2013123456789RHE
St. Louis (2-2)000000000030
Detroit (4-1)03401221X13170
W: Justin Verlander (1-1) L: Jaime Garcia (0-1)
Dynasty: jhendricks316
04:40 PM - September 1, 2012. Written by Str8Edge4Life
Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears
Sep 1, 20121ST2ND3RD4THSCORE
Minnesota Vikings (Me)71231335
Chicago Bears (CPU)1076023
Team Stats Comparison
MINCHI
Total Offense463279
Rushing Yards33663
Passing Yards127216
First Downs2111
Punt Return Yards3919
Kick Return Yards8746
Total Yards589344
Turnovers35
3rd Down Converstion6-164-14
4th Down Conversion0-10-1
2-Point Conversion0-10-1
Red Zone Touchdowns/Field Goals5-1-22-1-1
Penalties5-451-10
Posession Time40:1919:41
Scoring Summary
FIRST QUARTER SCORINGMINCHI
8:39(CHI) Jay Cutler 35 Yard TD Pass to Alshon Jeffery07
8:26(MIN) Adrian Peterson 75 Yard TD Run77
2:36(CHI) Robbie Gould 19 Yard FG710
SECOND QUARTER SCORINGMINCHI
11:38(MIN) Blair Walsh 32 Yard FG1010
2:25(MIN) Christian Ponder 23 Yard TD Pass to Devin Aromashodu1710
1:14(MIN) Chi: Team Safety1910
:58(CHI) Brian Urlacher 33 Yard Interception Return for TD1917
THIRD QUARTER SCORINGMINCHI
13:43(CHI) Jay Cutler 13 Yard TD Pass to Brandon Marshall (2pt. No Good)1923
6:28(MIN) Blair Walsh 36 Yard FG2223
FOURTH QUARTER SCORINGMINCHI
13:11(MIN) Christian Ponder 14 Yard TD Pass to John Carlson (2pt. No Good)2823
5:48(MIN) Christian Ponder 32 Yard TD Pass to Percy Harvin3523
Minnesota Vikings
PASSINGC/AYDSTDINT
Christian Ponder12/2215331
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGTD
Adrian Peterson372576.91
Toby Gerhart9444.80
Jerome Felton2126.00
Christian Ponder22311.50
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGTD
Devin Aromashodu46115.21
Percy Harvin34615.31
Michael Jenkins2147.00
Adrian Peterson2189.00
John Carlson11414.01
BLOCKINGPANCAKESACK
Matt Kalil21
Jerome Felton10
Geoff Schwartz01
DEFENSETACKSACKINTTD
Jasper Brinkley8010
Chris Carr6000
Mistral Raymond4000
Chris Cook4000
Erin Henderson3000
Chad Greenway2000
Antoine Winfield2000
Brian Robison2000
Tyrone McKenzie2000
Jamarca Sanford2010
D'Aundre Reed1100
Christian Ballard1100
Jerome Simpson1000
Jared Allen1000
Harrison Smith1000
KICKINGFGXPPTSLONG
Blair Walsh2/33/3936
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGIN20
Chris Kluwe523146.21
KICK RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
Marcus Sherels36622.00
Jordan Todman12121.00
PUNT RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
Marcus Sherels5397.80
Chicago Bears
PASSINGC/AYDSTDINT
Jay Cutler19/3923323
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGTD
Matt Forte18643.50
Michael Bush2-1-0.50
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGTD
Brandon Marshall7699.81
Kellen Davis44110.20
Devin Hester46115.20
Matt Forte22110.50
Earl Bennett166.00
Alshon Jeffery13535.01
BLOCKINGPANCAKESACK
Gabe Carimi11
J'Marcus Webb10
DEFENSETACKSACKINTTD
Brian Urlacher13211
Charles Tillman7000
Major Wright6000
Kelvin Hayden6000
Julius Peppers6200
Nick Roach4000
Lance Briggs4000
Tim Jennings4000
Chris Conte3000
Israel Idonije3000
D.J. Moore3000
Henry Melton2000
Devin Hester1000
Matt Toeaina1000
Earl Bennett1000
KICKINGFGXPPTSLONG
Robbie Gould1/22/2519
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGIN20
Adam Podlesh523246.41
KICK RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
Devin Hester12525.00
Eric Weems12121.0
PUNT RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
Devin Hester3196.30
Dynasty: Str8Edge4Life
12:58 PM - September 1, 2012. Written by jhendricks316
The game was between two Top 15 teams in the nation! It was arguably the Game of the Week, and it was broadcast nationally.

The Spartans scored 39 unanswered points after a tough 1st Quarter.

Michigan State Spartans at TCU Horned Frogs
Sep 8, 20121ST2ND3RD4THOTSCORE
#11 Michigan State Spartans (3-0)015717-39
#15 TCU Horned Frogs (0-1)7000-7
Team Stats Comparison
MSUTCU
Total Offense386130
Rushing Yards18074
Passing Yards20656
First Downs197
Punt Return Yards390
Kick Return Yards540
Total Yards479130
Turnovers25
3rd Down Converstion2/50/4
4th Down Conversion0/20/1
2-Point Conversion1/10/0
Red Zone Touchdowns/Field Goals3-10-0
Penalties01
Posession Time13:316:29
Scoring Summary
FIRST QUARTER SCORINGMSUTCU
1:21(TCU) J. Hasley, 52 YD INT Return (R. DeNucci Kick)07
SECOND QUARTER SCORINGMSUTCU
1:43(MSU) J. Caesar, 36 YD Pass from A. Maxwell (D. Conroy Kick)77
0:04(MSU) D. Sims, 1 YD Pass from A. Maxwell (2 PT Conv.)715
THIRD QUARTER SCORINGMSUTCU
2:46(MSU) D. Arnett, 25 YD Pass from A. Maxwell (D. Conroy Kick)722
FOURTH QUARTER SCORINGMSUTCU
3:38(MSU) D. Conroy, 27 YD FG725
3:26(MSU) A. Maxwell, 1 YD Run (D. Conroy Kick)732
1:55(MSU) L. Caper, 5 YD Run (D. Conroy Kick)739
Michigan State Spartans
PASSINGC/AYDSTDINT
Andrew Maxwell17/2620632
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGTD
Larry Caper161257.81
Le'Veon Bell8597.30
Andrew Maxwell3-9-3.01
Nick Hill155.00
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGTD
Dion Sims4328.01
Tony Lippett33712.30
D. Arnett36220.61
Keith Mumphery2105.00
Larry Caper294.50
Bennie Fowler11313.00
J. Caesar13636.00
Andrew Gleichert177.00
DEFENSETACKSACKINTTD
Isaiah Lewis3010
KICKINGFGXPPTSLONG
Dan Conroy1/14/4727
KICK RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
Larry Caper12323.00
Nick Hill13131.00
PUNT RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
Nick Hill33913.00
TCU Horned Frogs
PASSINGC/AYDSTDINT
Casey Pachall6/155605
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGTD
W. James10595.90
C. Pachall3153.00
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGTD
W. James11212.00
C. Fuller199.00
B. Carter144.00
D. Porter133.00
S. Bryant11212.00
J. Boyce11616.00
DEFENSETACKSACKINTTD
J. Hasley10011
D. Gildon7010
KICKINGFGXPPTSLONG
R. DeNucci0/01/11-
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGIN20
E. Perry311337.60
Dynasty: jhendricks316
2ND YEAR IN CCM OFFLINE MODE AS COACH:

Few notable free agent signings include Rocky Mcintosh and Lee Evans to provide depth:
here is the roster for the 2013 season:

Depth Chart - 2013
Regular Offense
STARTER2ND3RD4TH
WRLarry FitzgeraldAndre Roberts Lee Evans
TERob HouslerJeff King
LTLevi BrownNate Potter
LGDaryn CollegdeSenio Kelemete
CLyle SendleinJamaal Jackson
RGKraig UrbikAdam Snyder
RTBobbie MassieSam Humphrey
WRMichael FloydEarly DoucetDanny Amendola
QBKurt WarnerJohn SkeltonRyan Lindley
FBAnthony Sherman
HBRyan WilliamsChris Beannie Wells
Base 3-4 Defense
STARTER2ND3RD4TH
LDECalais CampbellJacques Cesaire
NTDan WilliamsDavid Carter
RDEDarnell DockettBlake Gandy
LOLBO'Brien SchofieldArthur Moats
LILBDaryl WashigtonDannell Ellerbe
RILBStewart BradleyNajee Goode
ROLBSam AchoRocky Mcintosh
CBPatrick PetersonJamell Fleming
SSAdrian WilsonJames Sanders
FSKerry RhodesTaylor Price
CBRandy ButlerWilliam Gay


The 2013 season is about to start and this the league schedule for THE ARIZONA CARDINALS:
Week 1 - Sun 4:15pm vs Rams
Week 2 - Sun 4:05pm vs Seahawks
Week 3 - Sun 4:05pm vs Giants
Week 4 - Mon 8:30pm @ 49ers
Week 5 - Sun 1:00pm @ Saints
Week 6 - Sun 4:15pm vs Browns
Week 7 - Sun 1:00pm @ Bengals
Week 8 - Bye Week
Week 9 - Sun 4:05pm @ Cowboys
Week 10- Sun 1:00pm @ Ravens
Week 11- Sun 4:05pm @ Seahawks
Week 12- Sun 4:05pm vs Steelers
Week 13- Sun 1:00pm @ Rams
Week 14- Mon 8:30pm @ Redskins
Week 15- Sun 4:15pm vs 49ers
Week 16- Sun 4:05pm vs Packers
Week 17- Sun 4:05pm vs Eagles

From looking at the Schedule, looks like it is a tough one for the cardinals. I predict a 10-6 record with a bye week booked for divisional playoff run.

LET THE SEASON START:

*Note I will only Play the Week 1 opener vs the Rams, Week 3 vs Giants, Week 5 vs Saints, Week 11 @ Seahawks and Week 14 on Monday Night Football vs the Redskins.

LET WEEK 1 BEGINS:

WEEK 1 RAMS VS CARDINALS RECAP:

Dynasty: MikeTomlin10
12:44 PM - September 1, 2012. Written by jhendricks316
This game was weird. The stats don't actively tell how the Spartans won the game. It was a near struggle early, but so far, the Spartans have done their better work in the 2nd Half.

Boise State Broncos at Michigan State Spartans
Sep 1, 20121ST2ND3RD4THOTSCORE
#23 Boise State Broncos (0-1)3700-10
#12 Michigan State Spartans (2-0)7773-24
Team Stats Comparison
BSUMSU
Total Offense208255
Rushing Yards2191
Passing Yards187164
First Downs1011
Punt Return Yards1114
Kick Return Yards2547
Total Yards244316
Turnovers21
3rd Down Converstion2/76/9
4th Down Conversion1/21/1
2-Point Conversion0/00/0
Red Zone Touchdowns/Field Goals1-10-0
Penalties30
Posession Time9:4010:20
Scoring Summary
FIRST QUARTER SCORINGBSUMSU
3:16(MSU) K. Mumphery, 44 YD Pass from A. Maxwell (D. Conroy Kick)07
0:48(BSU) D. Goodale, 39 YD FG37
SECOND QUARTER SCORINGBSUMSU
1:55(BSU) G. Linehan, 9 YD Pass from J. Southwick (D. Goodale Kick)107
0:31(MSU) J. Caesar, 22 YD Pass from A. Maxwell (D. Conroy Kick)1014
THIRD QUARTER SCORINGBSUMSU
2:00(MSU) K. Mumphery, 37 YD Pass from A. Maxwell (D. Conroy Kick)1021
FOURTH QUARTER SCORINGBSUMSU
0:19(MSU) D. Conroy, 50 YD FG1024
Boise State Broncos
PASSINGC/AYDSTDINT
Joe Southwick15/2218712
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGTD
D. Harper13473.60
Joe Southwich3-26-8.60
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGTD
Kirby Moore46115.20
G. Linehan44511.21
M. Miller34615.30
M. Burroughs2157.50
J. Ajayi155.00
D. Harper11515.00
BLOCKINGPANCAKESACK
J. Wilson20
B. Myers20
G. Linehan20
F. Wright10
C. Leno, Jr.12
DEFENSETACKSACKINTTD
B. Renaud10000
J. Brown101.000
J. Ioane5000
J. Taylor5010
J. Percy3000
KICKINGFGXPPTSLONG
D. Goodale1/11/1440
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGIN20
T. Harman13535.00
KICK RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
M. Burroughs12525.00
PUNT RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
M. Burroughs11111.00
Michigan State Spartans
PASSINGC/AYDSTDINT
Andrew Maxwell 11/1716431
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGTD
Le'Veon Bell11716.40
Larry Caper8222.70
Andrew Maxwell3-2-0.60
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGTD
Keith Mumphery28140.52
Tony Lippett2147.00
J. Caesar22914.51
Dion Sims2199.50
M. Madaris11212.00
Andrew Gleichert111.00
D. Arnett188.00
BLOCKINGPANCAKESACK
Niko Palazeti10
Dion Sims10
Andrew Gleichert10
DEFENSETACKSACKINTTD
D. Dennard6000
Max Bullough6010
Johnny Adams4000
Marcus Rush41.500
Denicos Allen4000
M. White4000
William Gholston3000
KICKINGFGXPPTSLONG
Dan Conroy1/13/3651
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGIN20
Dan Conroy14040.00
KICK RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
Nick Hill12525.00
Larry Caper12222.00
PUNT RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
Nick Hill11414.00
Dynasty: jhendricks316
This is my connected career mode in which I will be playing as a coach. I will be Ken Whisenhunt and will try to win the superbowl with the Arizona Cardinals.

1st Season in Franchise Mode:

The season objective is to make the playoffs. I started the season with Kevin Kolb at QB but he was terrible throwing for 1,628 yards with 10 TD's and 18 INT's so decided enough is enough and put john skelton in. I think our record at the time was 2-6.

Enter Skelton and we go 7-1 inlcuding a week 17 thrashing of the 49ers 35-20 to clinch a playoff spot with record of 9-7. season objective achieved.

Skelton threw for 2,456 yards with 22 TD's and 13 INT's with 60% rate. Skelton is now the QB of the future definetely for the cardinals.

Larry Fitzgerald made the prowl bowl and had his highest receiving TD total of 14. He had 110 receptions, 1,424 yards and 14 TD's.

1st year RB Ryan Williams was a sensation as he rushed for 1,288 yards with 13 TD's and a 5.0 per carry. He is now the teams starting HB but Beanie Wells will still be part of the team as he will be needed for tough yard situations in future.

Rookie WR Micheal Floyd suffered a wrist injury which ruled him out of the season but he finished with 37 receptions, 619 yards and 3 TD's. He is primed for a breakout season next season.

Breakout Star of the Season:
TE Rob Housler had a mini breakout season snatching 38 recpetions, 753 yards and 5 TD's. He is now a featured part of the offense.

END OF SEASON AWARDS:
2012 END OF SEASON AWARDS
AwardPlayerPosTeam
Most Valuable Player TOM BRADY QB NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
Offensive Player of the Year TOM BRADY QB NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
Defensive Player of the Year JON BEASON MLB CAROLINA PANTHERS
Offensive Rookie of the Year ANDREW LUCK QB INDIANAPOLIS COLTS
Defensive Rookie of the Year NICK PERRY LOLB GREEN BAY PACKERS
Best Quarterback TOM BRADY QB NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
Best Running Back MAURICE JONES DREW HB JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
Best Wide Receiver LARRY FITZGERALD WR ARIZONA CARDINALS
Best Offensive Lineman LOGAN MANKINS LG NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
Best Defensive Lineman MARIO WILLIAMS RE BUFFALO BILLS
Best Linebacker ROLANDO MCCLAIN MLB OAKLAND RAIDERS
Best Defensive Back JOE HADEN CB CLEVELAND BROWNS
Best Kicker MATT PRATER K DENVER BRONCOS
Coach of the YearJASON GARRET HC DALLAS COWBOYS


PLAYOFFS AND SUPERBOWL:

The Arizona Cardinals lost in the wildcard in the playoffs to the Dallas Cowboys. SUPERBOWL 47 was played by the New England Patriots vs the New Orleans Saints. The Saints won their second Superbowl this time with no controversy given the suspensions the team endured during the 2012 season with suspension of their HC Sean Payton and MLB Jonathan Vilma. This is a remarkable achievement and now Drew Brees has won two SB MVPs and cemented his status in the Hall of Fame for sure.


[font="Arial"]BREAKING NEWS OF THE OFFSEASON[/FONT:
Former Arizona Cardinals, New York Giants and St. Louis Rams QB Kurt Warner has had enough of the studio life and will dust off his cleats and has decided to return to football. the 40 year Old QB feels he can still play and is not satisfied and wants one more shot at a SB.




Next up Offseason Needs/ signings and draft

OFFSEASON TEAM NEEDS:

HC Ken Whisenhunt has identified his team needs and has realized that this team is a few pieces away from winning a superbowl. The following are the team needs for the cardinals this offseason:

QB- John Skelton is good and solid starter but still developing and not yet elite. The Cardinals will try to sign Kurt Warner and many believe he still has his skills. In order to win SB 49, which will be played in Arizona at the least, the Cardinals need an Elite QB.

OL- The C, LG AND RT positions are solidified but the team needs find a LT and solidify the RG Position. Adam Snyder is good but not great and Levi Brown is..Levi. Enough said.

CB- Patrick Peterson is close to being a shutdown CB as he shutdown some of the best receivers in the game consistently during he 2012 season. However the other CB position is not solidified and hence needs to be solidified.In Ray Horton's Attacking 3-4 defence, the success depends on having an excellent secondary especially CB who are great in man to man coverage and excellent zone safeties which the cardinals have in Rhodes and Wilson.

LB- Stewart Bradley played well enough to lock down the starting spot and the group is set although depth would be needed due to O'Brien Schofield's injury proneness.



FREE AGENT SIGNINGS BY THE CARDINALS:

QB-Kurt Warner, Kurt Warner is back in the desert and everyone in Glendale and whole of arizona is in jubilant mood.It is not often you get the chance to sign a future HOF QB coming back from retirement. HC Ken Whisenhunt said" Kurt loves the cardinals and this deal is good for both parties. he feels he has an unfinished business and that's to bring a SB title to the cardinals". QB Kurt Warner said he is still seething from the 2009 SB defeat to the Steelers and wants another shot to win it again and feels the cardinals were the best fit and had the roster to do it.

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RG- Kraig Urbik,The cardinals also shored up their offensive line by signing RG Kraig Urbik in Free Agency. Urbik is an excellent pass blocker and no slouch in the run game either.

NOTABLE FREE AGENT SIGNINGS AROUND THE LEAGUE:
Miami Dolphins signed QB Matt Schaub and WR Randy Moss.
Houston Texans signed QB Jason Campbell. This is a good opportunity for Jason Campbell who has been injured in the past and missed opportunities to become a starter.
Dallas Cowboys singed WR/KR Josh Cribbs.
Buffalo Bills beefed up their defensive line by signing DE Andre Carter.


THE 2013 NFL DRAFT:

Arizona Cardinals had an excellent draft class. Arizona solidfied the CB spot by drafting CB Randy Butler from Tennesse. Randy is an excellent man to man coverage CB and best in the draft. He was considered a top5 pick but slipped due to off-field issues.

Arizona Cardinals further solidified their secondary by drafting FS Tony Price from UTEP. Arizona Cardinals traded back into the 2nd round to pick the K Jason Kinslow. He has been dubbed the next Sebastian Janikowski.


NFL Draft - Round 1 Recap
PickPlayerCollegePosHtWt
1 RANDY BUTLER TENNESSE CB 6'2 215
2 TONY PRICE UTEP FS 6'0 198
2 JASON KINSLOW FLORIDA STATE K 5'11 225
7 BLAKE GANDY NW MISSOURI STATE RDE 6'3 286


*Note Blake Gandy is a 7th round Pick who slipped and has beend dubbed a big steal for Cardinals. He was expected to go in the 2nd Round but slipped. He plays with a big chip on his shoulder.


2013 PREASEASON

Arizona Finished 4-0 in a very good preseason. QB Kurt Warner looked like he hasn't missed a beat and was excellent in all 4 games. The news from preseason is that CB Randy Butler is the real deal. He finished preseason with 6 picks in 4 games and this was against starters in 1st half of each of the cardinals 4 games. Arizona's secondary looks like a force to be reckoned with.

Arizona Cardinals are expected to contend for atleast an NFC Championship and win the SB although experts say that failing to solidify that LT spot will ultimately cost the team down the road. Most experts expect the Cardinals to win the NFC WEST with around 10 or 11 wins.
Dynasty: MikeTomlin10
02:54 AM - September 1, 2012. Written by Str8Edge4Life
New York Jets at Denver Broncos
Sep 1, 20121ST2ND3RD4THSCORE
New York Jets (CPU)003710
Denver Broncos (Me)0301720
Team Stats Comparison
NYJDEN
Total Offense263385
Rushing Yards79117
Passing Yards184268
First Downs1420
Punt Return Yards1518
Kick Return Yards12379
Total Yards401482
Turnovers21
3rd Down Converstion5-175-14
4th Down Conversion2-20-2
2-Point Conversion0-00-0
Red Zone Touchdowns/Field Goals3-1-11-1-0
Penalties2-442-20
Posession Time25:5734:03
Scoring Summary
SECOND QUARTER SCORINGNYJDEN
6:20(DEN) Matt Prater 46 Yard FG03
THIRD QUARTER SCORINGNYJDEN
13:16(NYJ) Nick Folk 33 Yard FG33
FOURTH QUARTER SCORINGNYJDEN
12:08(DEN) Lance Ball 2 Yard TD Run310
6:32(DEN) Peyton Manning 24 Yard TD Pass to Jacob Tamme317
2:17(NYJ) Shonn Greene 10 Yard TD Run1017
:22(DEN) Matt Prater 40 Yard FG1020
New York Jets
PASSINGC/AYDSTDINT
Mark Sanchez17/3820101
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGTD
Shonn Greene20733.61
Joe McKnight420.50
Mark Sanchez144.00
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGTD
Stephen Hill56613.20
Dustin Keller45213.00
Santonio Holmes33311.00
Jeremy Kerley2178.50
Chaz Schillens2178.50
Jeff Cumberland11616.00
BLOCKINGPANCAKESACK
D'Brickashaw Ferguson11
Wayne Hunter01
DEFENSETACKSACKINTTD
LaRon Landry9000
Yeremiah Bell8000
Antonio Cromartie7000
Calvin Pace6000
David Harris5000
Bart Scott4000
Darrelle Revis4000
Bryan Thomas4000
Marcus Wilkerson4000
Kyle Wilson3000
Josh Mauga2000
Siona Pouha2000
Chaz Schillens1000
Ellis Lankster1000
Jeff Cumberland1000
KICKINGFGXPPTSLONG
Nick Folk1/21/1433
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGIN20
T.J. Conley626143.50
KICK RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
Joe McKnight37023.30
Dexter Jackson25326.50
PUNT RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
Jeremy Kerley11212.00
Yeremiah Bell133.00
Denver Broncos
PASSINGC/AYDSTDINT
Peyton Manning21/3626810
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGTD
Willis McGahee30782.60
Lance Ball8384.71
Chris Gronkowski111.00
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGTD
Eric Decker79813.90
Demaryius Thomas67312.10
Willis McGahee3258.30
Andre Caldwell34615.30
Jacob Tamme12424.01
Ronnie Hillman122.00
BLOCKINGPANCAKESACK
Jacob Tamme10
DEFENSETACKSACKINTTD
D.J. Williams8000
Joe Mays7000
Von Miller5000
Mike Adams 4000
Rahim Moore4000
Tracy Porter4000
Drayton Florence3100
Quinton Carter2000
Wesley Woodyard2000
Matthew Willis1000
Chris Harris1000
Jason Hunter1100
Rafael Bush1010
Elvis Dumervil1100
Justin Bannan1000
KICKINGFGXPPTSLONG
Matt Prater2/32/2846
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGIN20
Britton Colquitt419047.50
KICK RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
Matthew Willis24623.00
Lance Ball13333.00
PUNT RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
Eric Decker2189.00
Dynasty: Str8Edge4Life
02:44 AM - September 1, 2012. Written by Bloop33
Well, since the teams have been finalized and I got my top pick, the LA Kings, I've decided to open a dynasty thread based on my team. As some guys may have seen, for NHL 12 I did some seasonal team updates with statistics, growth, trades, draft, etc...I plan to do something similar for NHL 13.

Anyways, for now, I realize many teams have a need for a goalie still. I have Jonathon Bernier available.

Obviously we don't know complete team rosters (AHL, Euro and Junior players) but if anyone wants to give an early offer, I'd be willing to consider deals on NHL quality players. I'd be looking for defencemen as a priority but will listen to any and all offers as long as they are respectable. I'll also table offers for other players, but am unlikely to move off anyone if it doesn't make sense for my team.

If you just want to chat, we can chat in here as well and discuss what our plans are for our teams going forward.

Los Angeles Kings Intro:

As new GM of the Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings, I have perhaps the greatest pressure on me of all the OS Connected GM's. While I acknowledge there are better teams, according to the games rating system, my feeling is that I can compete for the cup again, as long as I make a few moves that will improve my team a bit. The addition of potential top 9 forward, Tanner Pearson, gives me even more options up front. I plan to address my defensive core, but it is already strong with the likes of Mitchell, Greene, Voynov, Martinez, Scuderi, and of course the young stud, Drew Doughty.

As I sit behind my chair wondering where the team can go from here, I know I have a few options at my disposal, but also face some tough competition from rival GM's who also know what they are doing. As long as my team can stay healthy, and whatever moves I make work out, I feel the Kings will be in contention once again in the first season of the new OS Connected league.

Pre-season Expectations:
Regular Season:
Top 5 in the Western Conference,
Top 5 defensively,
Top 15 Offensively.
Play-offs:
Make it to Western Finals
Contend for Cup

Trade Block:
RW - Justin Williams
D - Thomas Hickey
C - Colin Fraser

Enjoy all! hope we have a lively community and some good communication between new GMs.


First Trade:

http://www.operationsports.com/Bloop...3-first-trade/

Projected Starting Line-ups for the 2012-13 LA Kings:

Dustin Brown (84) - Anze Kopitar (86) - Justin Williams (83)
Nikolai Kulemin (82) - Mike Richards (87) - Jeff Carter (86)
Matthew Lombardi (82) - Jared Stoll (81) - Brad Richardson (76)
Kyle Clifford (74) - Colin Fraser (75) - Trevor Lewis (73)

Rob Scuderi (81) - Drew Doughty (87)

John-Michael Liles (82) - John Carlson (84)
Willie Mitchell (81) - Thomas Hickey (75)

Johnathan Quick (90)

Ben Scrivens (71)


September 23, 2012 Update (1st Advance):

Well, since the last update, the Kings have made some more changes and have also begun the regular season. The season opened with a 4-2 Home opening victory over the New York Rangers, followed by a 3-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers. Carolina proved to be a tough test and with Kopitar and Gagne injured, the Kings suffered their first loss, 1-0. Nashville then scored some opportune goals and beat the Kings 4-1. Edmonton then avenged their first loss by winning a close 4-3 win over the Kings. Finally, the Kings rolled into Calgary with the return of Anze Kopitar and won 5-1 to get back to a 3-3-0 record.

Trades and Transactions:


Los Angeles Kings trade D Thomas Hickey to Washington for LW Jason Chimera.

Los Angeles Kings trade RW Dustin Brown, C Brad Richardson and a 2014 1st Round Pick for RW Michael Grabner and RW Brad Boyes.

Projected Line-Ups:


Jeff Carter - Mike Richards - Justin Williams
Nikolai Kulemin - Anze Kopitar - Michael Grabner
Matthew Lombardi - Jarret Stoll - Brad Boyes
Jason Chimera - Colin Frasor - Kyle Clifford

Rob Scuderi - Drew Doughty
Willie Mitchell - John Carlson
John-Michael Liles - David Drewiske

Johnathan Quick
Ben Scrivens

Scratches:
-Dwight King
-Spencer Mahachek
-Trevor Lewis
-Matt Frattin
-Andrew Campbell
-Jacob Muzzin
-Scott Parse
-Marc-Andre Cliche
-Linden Vey
Dynasty: Bloop33
Friday, August 31, 2012
Florida state hires Corey L Ashby as there new head coach.This is Coreys frist head coaching job. He come in to Tallahassee with 1-4 vs online players but his luck is about to change.Talking to coach as Ashby about his new team he said with players like senior Ej Manuel at Qb, two good hard running tailbacks in D.Freeman and L.Proyor and 6'6 225lbs all american wide out in R.Smith my offense sould be able to put up 30 plus this year.Now my defense is number one in collage football hands down my ball hawking ss 5,8 LJ loves to hit he's wat i call my 5th linebacker.Coming into this season ranked number 8 we have a good change to win it all!
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Dynasty: cashby
10:05 PM - August 31, 2012. Written by Str8Edge4Life
Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings
Aug 31, 20121ST2ND3RD4THOTSCORE
Green Bay Packers (CPU)714217655
Minnesota Vikings (Me)713722049
Team Stats Comparison
GNBMIN
Total Offense661449
Rushing Yards294170
Passing Yards367279
First Downs1926
Punt Return Yards2776
Kick Return Yards69187
Total Yards757712
Turnovers11
3rd Down Converstion6-107-13
4th Down Conversion0-01-1
2-Point Conversion0-01-1
Red Zone Touchdowns/Field Goals4-4-04-4-0
Penalties4-355-52
Posession Time24:5439:47
Scoring Summary
FIRST QUARTER SCORINGGNBMIN
11:55(GNB) Aaron Rodgers 12 Yard TD Pass to Greg Jennings70
4:45(MIN) Christian Ponder 4 Yard TD Pass to Michael Jenkins77
SECOND QUARTER SCORINGGNBMIN
14:55(MIN) Blair Walsh 45 Yard FG710
11:12(GNB) Brandon Saine 1 Yard TD Run1410
2:02(MIN) Marcus Sherels 61 Yard PR for TD1417
:52(GNB) Aaron Rodgers 7 Yard TD Pass to Greg Jennings2117
:00(MIN) Blair Walsh 47 Yard FG2120
THIRD QUARTER SCORINGGNBMIN
11:08(GNB) Aaron Rodgers 40 Yard TD Pass to Jermichael Finley2820
8:02(GNB) Aaron Rodgers 48 Yard TD Pass to James Jones3520
5:54(MIN) Toby Gerhart 3 Yard TD Run3527
:38(GNB) James Starks 1 Yard TD Run4227
FOURTH QUARTER SCORINGGNBMIN
9:38(MIN) Christian Ponder 11 Yard TD Pass to Kyle Rudolph4234
5:10(MIN) Toby Gerhart 1 Yard TD Run (2pt. Good)4242
:42(GNB) James Starks 59 Yard TD Run4942
:20(MIN) Christian Ponder 32 Yard TD Pass to Kyle Rudolph4949
OVERTIME SCORINGGNBMIN
11:40(GNB) Aaron Rodgers 50 Yard TD Pass to Greg Jennings5549
Green Bay Packers
PASSINGC/AYDSTDINT
Aaron Rodgers22/3337150
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGTD
James Starks2425310.52
Brandon Saine7415.81
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGTD
Greg Jennings612020.03
Jermichael Finley48922.21
Donald Driver45012.50
Jordy Nelson34515.00
James Starks2-5-2.50
James Jones25929.51
Tom Crabtree11313.00
BLOCKINGPANCAKESACK
Bryan Bulaga30
Jeff Saturday30
Marshall Newhouse10
Jermichael Finley10
Josh Sitton01
DEFENSETACKSACKINTTD
Nick Perry10100
Charles Woodson8000
A.J. Hawk8010
Clay Matthews6000
Tramon Williams6000
D.J. Smith6000
Ryan Pickett5100
Sam Shields4000
B.J. Raji3000
Morgan Burnett3000
Tom Crabtree2000
Casey Hayward2000
C.J. Wilson2000
John Kuhn1000
Mike Daniels1000
KICKINGFGXPPTSLONG
Mason Crosby0/07/770
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGIN20
Tim Masthay415639.01
KICK RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
Sam Shields24924.50
Randall Cobb12020.00
PUNT RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
Randall Cobb22713.50
Minnesota Vikings
PASSINGC/AYDSTDINT
Christian Ponder23/2929831
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGTD
Adrian Peterson321444.50
Toby Gerhart7101.42
Michael Jenkins210.50
Christian Ponder2115.50
Jerome Felton144.00
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGTD
Kyle Rudolph611218.62
Adrian Peterson5336.60
Percy Harvin57515.00
Jerome Simpson45413.50
Michael Jenkins3248.01
BLOCKINGPANCAKESACK
Charlie Johnson10
John Sullivan11
Phil Loadholt10
John Carlson10
DEFENSETACKSACKINTTD
Eric Frampton9000
Jasper Brinkley7000
Erin Henderson6000
Antoine Winfield4000
Jared Allen4000
Chris Cook4000
Chad Greenway3000
Mistral Raymond2000
Kevin Williams2100
Zack Bowman2000
Jamarca Sanford2000
Devin Aromashodu1000
Jerome Felton1000
Letroy Guion1000
Harrison Smith1000
KICKINGFGXPPTSLONG
Blair Walsh2/25/51147
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGIN20
Chris Kluwe419548.71
KICK RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
Percy Harvin410025.00
Marcus Sherels28743.50
PUNT RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
Marcus Sherels47619.01
Dynasty: Str8Edge4Life
04:43 PM - August 31, 2012. Written by jhendricks316
The game was truly a passing spectacle for the Spartans, who debuted a new playbook.

Some outstanding features include the fact that:
  • Nearly all run plays have a lead blocker.
  • There aren't any run plays out of the shoutgun.
  • There are a lot of Play Action fakes.
  • Most passes are intended to be quick.
  • Very few passes need to develop.
  • Long passes have routes intended to flood zones or cross, in order to confuse coverages.
  • We prefer the "station-to-station" method, seeking long drives and focusing on each 1st down separately.

There weren't any interceptions thrown today, and Maxwell also completed 83% of his passes. He was not sacked either, though some throws were rushed.

The win was expected, as the intent was for this game to be a warmup to (21) Boise State next week.

Arizona State Sun Devils at Michigan State Spartans
Aug 26, 20121ST2ND3RD4THOTSCORE
Arizona State Sun Devils (0-1)0000-0
#12 Michigan State Spartans (1-0)717714-45
Team Stats Comparison
ASUMSU
Total Offense145458
Rushing Yards4293
Passing Yards103365
First Downs922
Punt Return Yards0108
Kick Return Yards2120
Total Yards166586
Turnovers10
3rd Down Converstion0-64-6
4th Down Conversion0-02-2
2-Point Conversion0-00-0
Red Zone Touchdowns/Field Goals0-04-0
Penalties02
Posession Time6:1513:45
Scoring Summary
FIRST QUARTER SCORINGASUMSU
2:22(MSU) B. Fowler, 12 YD Pass from A. Maxwell (D. Conroy Kick)07
SECOND QUARTER SCORINGASUMSU
4:58(MSU) N. Palazeti, 1 YD Run (D. Conroy Kick)014
1:40(MSU) D. Sims, 4 YD Pass from A. Maxwell (D. Conroy Kick)021
0:00(MSU) D. Conroy 41 YD FG024
THIRD QUARTER SCORINGASUMSU
2:14(MSU) L. Bell, 3 YD Pass from A. Maxwell (D. Conroy Kick)031
FOURTH QUARTER SCORINGASUMSU
3:44(MSU) K. Mumphery, 36 YD Pass from A. Maxwell (D. Conroy Kick)038
2:44(MSU) N. Hill, 88 YD Punt Return (D. Conroy Kick)045
Arizona State Sun Devils
PASSINGC/AYDSTDINT
Michael Eubank11/1710301
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGTD
Michael Eubank8172.10
Cameron Marshall7263.70
Kevin Ozier1-1-1.00
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGTD
Jamal Miles33913.00
Cameron Marshall22110.50
AJ Pickens294.50
Kyle Middlebrooks294.50
Chris Coyle110100
Rashad Ross115150
BLOCKINGPANCAKESACK
Andrew Sampson20
Max Smith10
Kody Koebensky11
Jamil Douglas10
Chris Coyle10
DEFENSETACKSACKINTTD
Anthony Jones11000
Ezekiel Bishop10000
Brandon Magee10000
Keelan Johnson8000
Carl Bradford6000
Deveron Carr6000
Alden Darby5000
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGIN20
Alex Garouette518136.21
KICK RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
Rashad Ross12121.00
Michigan State Spartans
PASSINGC/AYDSTDINT
Andrew Maxwell26/3136540
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGTD
Le'Veon Bell16885.50
Andrew Maxwell242.00
Niko Palazeti210.51
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGTD
Dion Sims1111110.01
Bennie Fowler45914.71
Le'Veon Bell4328.01
Keith Mumphery35919.61
Andrew Gleichert37926.30
Tony Lippett12525.00
BLOCKINGPANCAKESACK
Dan France10
Travis Jackson10
DEFENSETACKSACKINTTD
Max Bullough7010
Denicos Allen6100
Johnny Adams5000
Chris Norman40.500
Marcus Rush40.500
Anthony Rashad-White2100
Tyler Hoover1100
KICKINGFGXPPTSLONG
Dan Conroy1-16-6941
KICK RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
Nick Hill12020.00
PUNT RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
Nick Hill310836.01
Dynasty: jhendricks316
04:00 AM - August 31, 2012. Written by burritos13
St. Louis Rams at Chicago Bears
Aug 31, 20121ST2ND3RD4THSCORE
St. Louis Rams (3-0)0170724
Chicago Bears (1-2)00707
Team Stats Comparison
STLCHI
Total Offense373279
Rushing Yards245144
Passing Yards128135
First Downs2118
Punt Return Yards820
Kick Return Yards3927
Total Yards494306
Turnovers00
3rd Down Converstion8-135-15
4th Down Conversion0-00-0
2-Point Conversion0-00-0
Red Zone Touchdowns/Field Goals2-31-1
Penalties0-01-5
Posession Time35:2224:38
St. Louis Rams
PASSINGC/AYDSTDINT
S. Bradford14/2014310
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGTD
S. Jackson272047.60
J. Clay7385.40
I. Pead1661
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGTD
D. Amendola570141
S. Smith224120
B. Gibson2199.50
BLOCKINGPANCAKESACK
TOTAL21
DEFENSETACKSACKINTTD
J. Laurinaitis10000
C. Long5300
M. Haggan1100
KICKINGFGXPPTSLONG
G. Zuerlein1/33/3644
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGIN20
J. Hekker130301
KICK RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
I. Pead23919.50
PUNT RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
A. Alexander282411
Chicago Bears
PASSINGC/AYDSTDINT
J. Cutler19/2817010
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGTD
M. Forte201145.70
M. Bush4266.50
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGTD
A. Jeffrey78211.70
M. Spaeth66110.20
B. Marshall42461
BLOCKINGPANCAKESACK
TOTAL24
DEFENSETACKSACKINTTD
B. Urlacher11000
M. Wright7000
S. McClellin2200
KICKINGFGXPPTSLONG
R. Gould0/11/110
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGIN20
A. Podlesh623739.51
KICK RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
D. Hester127270
PUNT RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
N/A


EDIT: using Charter04's set.
Dynasty: burritos13
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays
Aug 30, 2012123456789RHE
Boston (CPU)100010000250
Tampa Bay (Me)01200000x3100
W: James Shields L: Josh Beckett
Scoring Summary
SCORING DETAILSBOSTAM
BOS1Dustin Pedroia Sacrifice Fly; Jacoby Ellsbury Scores10
TAM2John Jaso RBI Ground Out; B.J. Upton Scores11
TAM3Evan Longoria 2 Run Home Run; Johnny Damon Scores13
BOS5J.D. Drew RBI Double; Carl Crawford Scores23
Boston Red Sox
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF4110010.250
Dustin Pedroia, 2B3001020.000
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B4000020.000
Kevin Youkilis, 3B4000020.000
David Ortiz, DH4000020.000
Carl Crawford, LF3110000.333
J.D. Drew, RF3021010.667
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C3000010.000
Marco Scutaro, SS3010010.333
TEAM TOTALS312520120.161
BATTING:
2B: J. Drew
3B: J. Ellsbury, C. Crawford, J. Drew
RBI: D. Pedroia, J. Drew
SF: D. Pedroia
Tampa Bay Rays
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
Desmond Jennings, LF4010010.250
Johnny Damon, DH3120000.667
Ben Zobrist, 2B4000020.000
Evan Longoria, 3B3122011.667
Matt Joyce, RF3010010.333
Casey Kotchman, 1B3020000.667
John Jaso, C3001000.000
Elliot Johnson, SS3010000.333
TEAM TOTALS293103051.345
BATTING:
2B: D. Jennings, B. Upton, E. Johnson
HR: E. Longoria
RBI: E. Longoria 2, J. Jaso
SAC: J. Damon
GIDP: B. Zobrist, J. Jaso 2
Boston Red Sox
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Josh Beckett (L)6.09330414.50
Dan Wheeler2.01000100.00
TEAM TOTALS8.010330513.38
Tampa Bay Rays
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
James Shields (W)9.052201202.00
TEAM TOTALS9.052201202.00
Dynasty: Str8Edge4Life
04:49 PM - August 30, 2012. Written by jhendricks316
Transactions
The Tigers trade Edwin Encarnacion, Matt Guerrier, and Damon Johnson to the Cardinals for Michael Morse and Eduardo Sanchez.

Encarnacion tripled his salary over the past year, and with our commitment to getting under budget, we had to trade him. Encarnacion didn't perform fully as expected. If you remember, Morse spent the 1st half of the season with the Tigers. He produced well with a +.300 AVG and more than 20 HR. Guerrier is coming to the end of his career, and Sanchez is an up-and-comer that has proven himself in the NL.

The Tigers trade Jon Lester, Brian Fuentes, and Pedro Valdez to the Reds for Johnny Cueto, Nick Masset, and Larry Burton.

Before Lester's hot streak at the end of the year, he was troublesome. We worried about his command, and he had been rocked on occasion. The organization has decided to stay away from lefty starters forever. Cueto has become more of a lefty-killer than before. Fuentes was set to make $5 million. He didn't perform that well, until the postseason. Masset is expected to blossom later, but he has a relatively high OVR for our bullpen.

The Tigers trade Ryan Doumit and Matt Daley to the Cubs for Wellington Castillo and Claude McCarthy.

Doumit was originally signed to back up Geovany Soto, but Castillo is younger, cheaper, and better defensively. He doesn't hit for contact as well as Doumit, but he will make up for it with power.

The Tigers trade Paul Konerko, Geovany Soto, and Jason Bulger to the Rangers for Mike Napoli, Dave Graham, and Blaine Ford.

Konerko was entering the final year of his contract. His age worries us about his future, and his OVR has already fallen from the past season. Napoli is known for power. He will also share catching duties with Castillo.

The Tigers trade Josh Beckett, Luke French, and Harry Fernandez to the Rockies for Jhoulys Chacin, Rickie Gaub, and Casey Parker.

Beckett was getting expensive, and Chacin has promising potential. He can start now, but he will likely be a 4th or 5th guy. We aren't worried about the rotation, so we took the deal and hope things will turn out as expected.

As a result, for the 1st time in 2 seasons, the Tigers are under budget. That was our goal, and we will hopefully stick to it. Our top 10 salaries* account for 85% of the team's MLB payroll. As a result, we have more than half of the team accounting for only 15%!
Dynasty: jhendricks316