LZP File for 4th Block
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2014 Midseason Update, Trade Hyperactivity
Look out for the 13-team pileup at the top of the midseason MMDA power rakings. That's the number of teams with winning percentages of .500 or better through 84 games, and 11 of those teams have at least broken even in terms of run differential. Good luck handicapping that playoff field!
The midseason update also contains all-stars and award winners at the midpoint, including first-half MVP Miguel Cabrera of the Brooklyn Dodgers, who is hitting .341/.434/.713 with a league-leading 35 home runs and 92 RBIs.
A flurry of trade activity heading into the second half suggests that league managers were well aware of the bunched-up standings. The Dodgers dealt their first-round pick for No. 2 starter Justin Masterson and closer Sergio Romo. The Lions traded talented young shortstop Chris Owings for Prince Fielder, a middle-of-the-order bat the club desperately needs. The Fighting Irish went all-in for 2014, picking up starter A.J. Griffin, leadoff-hitting outfielder Daniel Nava and lefty reliever Manny Parra in three separate deals.
Among the sellers were the Dutchmen, who picked up promising young players Danny Salazar, Kolten Wong and the aforementioned Owings in a pair of deals. The Stars made a trio of trades that netted still-just-24-years-old Jesus Montero, backup catcher Martin Maldonado, a fourth-round pick and a raft of relievers that includes Aaron Crow, Eric O'Flaherty and Jason Motte.
New Divisions Unveiled
In an effort to rebalance the league, we are realigning the divisions for 2014. Consideration was given to longtime rivalries, geography, and competitiveness of the clubs within each division. Here are the new division alignments:
|Cape Cod Breakers||Columbus Clippers||Death Valley Drivers||Brooklyn Dodgers|
|Fighting Irish||Goldenrod Gators||Jersey Blackhawks||California Roadrunners|
|Miami Manatees||Lake County Nighthawks||Mohawk Valley Lions||Elysian Fields Flying Dutchmen|
|Northeast Huskies||Rose Hill Hornets||Rochester Pilots||Northwest Stars|
|West Side Bluejays||St. Louis Maulers||Wilmington Razorbacks||Spokane Hooded Crows|
2014 Post-Draft Trades
Block 4 Trades
League Directory And History
Download the Strat-O-Matic LZP game files for the 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 or 2006 season. To install a LZP file, simply navigate to League and then to Restore League.
|James Bailey||Rochester Pilotsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jim Baker||Wilmington Razorbacksemail@example.com|
|Eric Campbell||Jersey Blackhawksfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jim Derer||Rosehill Hornetsemail@example.com|
|Matt Eddy||Mohawk Valley Lionsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tim Ednoff||Brooklyn Dodgersemail@example.com|
|Tom Edwards||Miami Manateesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Clyde Elkins||Elysian Fields Flying Dutchmenemail@example.com|
|Steve Frediani||Spokane Hooded Crowsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jim Gruttadauria||West Side Bluejaysemail@example.com|
|Mike Johnson||St. Louis Maulersfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dave Jones||Lake County Nighthawksemail@example.com|
|John Lamanna||Goldenrod Gators||JLamanna16@comcast.net|
|Ryan McCabe||Fighting Irishfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|George O'Connor||Death Valley Driversemail@example.com|
|Jim Pardee||Columbus Clippersfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ray Ross||Northwest Starsemail@example.com|
|Mike Siddon||California Roadrunnersfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|John Tresca||Northeast Huskiesemail@example.com|
|Steven Tresca||Cape Cod Breakersfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|E-mail the league|