Monday, February 27, 2017

Another fabulous Bodega Weekend kicks off 2017 Redwood SOM season

He premeditated me!

  1. Giants (18-8), .692, 0 GB
  2. Red Sox (13-9), .591, 3.0 GB
  3. Athletics (12-9), .572, 3.5 GB
  4. Rockies (12-10), .545, 4.0 GB
  5. Pirates (14-14), .500, 5.0 GB
  6. Reds (13-14), .481, 5.5 GB
  7. Yankees (13-16), .448, 6.5 GB
  8. Mets (10-13), .435, 6.5 GB
  9. Cardinals (6-18), .250, 11.0 GB

Those are the standings after another fabulous Redwood SOM Draft Weekend!

First, our 2015 champion Reds presented the Chico Escuela Trophy to our returning World Champion, the Yankees, for the second consecutive year:





And then, regrettably, this shameful display of a supposedly impartial commissioner threatening intentional harm to a member franchise:




And now the 2017 season is under way! First out of the gate are the Giants, who earned the Bodega Curse colors by posting a record of 18-8 on the weekend. But many teams are right on their heels, with the Red Sox, Athletics, Rockies and Pirates all within five games of them. Meanwhile the Cardinals pause to again take stock of a very tough start to the young season.

Great time, as always!





Next action: Monday, March 6, at BearCat's. Let's roll 'em!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Yankees Repeat as 2016 season draws to an exciting close

Ditto!


Yankees repeat as world champs, defeating Pirates 4 games to 2

(PE)Dee Gordon MVP with .550 batting average over six-game series


Just three weeks ago or so, on November 21, things looked bleak for the defending champion Yankees. The Reds had already clinched their division—and their wild card hopes were fading quickly. Already in the clubhouse at 44-36, they watched as the Giants and Red Sox met for a five-game series to conclude the regular season. The Yankees’ only path to the post-season at that point was for the Giants (41-34 at the time) to go 3-2 against the Red Sox (42-33) in those final five games, which would result in a three-way tie for the wild card at 44-36. Any other outcome and the Yankees were done. 

We know what happened, of course. The 3-2 outcome happened, opening the door a crack. And the Yankees stormed through. First they took the round-robin tie breaker to claim the wild card, beating both the Giants and Red Sox in the first round. Next they swept the Moe Division champion Reds 4-0 in the divisional playoffs, setting up a World Series rematch with the Pirates. 


For the second year in a row the Yankees defeated the Pirates 4 games to 2 in the championship series, completing a post-season run (including the round-robin) of 10-2. Dee Gordon claimed MVP honors after batting .550 in the World Series, although many Yankees could have a valid claim to those honors.

Congratulations to the Yankees—again! Great season everyone. See you at Christmas time in February! 


World Series

Pirates (Number 1 seed) vs. Yankees (Number 3 seed)

Yankees win series 4 games to 2
MVP: Dee Gordon



Divisional Playoffs

Pirates (Number 1 seed) vs. Mets (Number 4 seed)

Pirates win series 4 games to 2
MVP: Manny Machado

Reds (Number 2 seed) vs. Yankees (Number 3 seed)

Yankees win series 4 games to 0
MVP: Anthony Rizzo



Final Regular Season Standings


Larry Division

  1. x-Pirates (51-29), .638, 0.0 GB
  2. Red Sox (44-36), .550, 7.0 GB
  3. Giants (44-36), .550, 7.0 GB


Curly Division

  1. x-Mets (37-43), .463, 0.0 GB
  2. Rockies (36-44), .450, 1.0 GB
  3. Cardinals (27-53), .338, 10.0 GB


Moe Division

  1. x-Reds (50-30), .625, 0.0 GB
  2. y-Yankees (44-36), .550, 6.0 GB
  3. Athletics (27-53), .338, 23.0 GB


x=Clinched division title
y=Clinched wild card


Wild Card

  1. Yankees (44-36), .550, 0.0 GB*
  2. Red Sox (44-36), .550, 0.0 GB
  3. Giants (44-36), .550, 0.0 GB
*Yankees win wild card in three-team round-robin playoff

2017 Draft Order

1. Cardinals**
2. Athletics
3. Rockies
4. Giants***
5. Red Sox
6. Mets
7. Reds
8. Pirates
9. Yankees

**Cardinals and Athletics have same record but Cardinals "win" tie-breaker by going 4-6 vs. Athletics
***Giants and Red Sox tied; Giants secure fourth pick in 20-sider tie-breaker







Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Final Regular Season Standings and Post-Season Madness Update -- December 7, 2016

(Updated December 9, 2016)

It's a rematch of the 2015 World Series this year as the Pirates and Yankees square off for the title. In the divisional series, the Pirates stormed back from a 0-2 deficit to defeat the Mets 4 games to 2, while the Yankees swept a Reds juggernaut 4 games to 0.

And the Yankees jump out to a 2 games to 1 lead in the 2016 World Series! 


World Series

Pirates (Number 1 seed) vs. Yankees (Number 3 seed)

Yankees lead series 2 games to 1.
Series to resume -- and conclude -- Monday, December 12.


Divisional Playoffs

Pirates (Number 1 seed) vs. Mets (Number 4 seed)

Pirates win series 4 games to 2
MVP: Manny Machado

Reds (Number 2 seed) vs. Yankees (Number 3 seed)

Yankees win series 4 games to 0
MVP: Anthony Rizzo



Final Regular Season Standings


Larry Division

  1. x-Pirates (51-29), .638, 0.0 GB
  2. Red Sox (44-36), .550, 7.0 GB
  3. Giants (44-36), .550, 7.0 GB



Curly Division

  1. x-Mets (37-43), .463, 0.0 GB
  2. Rockies (36-44), .450, 1.0 GB
  3. Cardinals (27-53), .338, 10.0 GB



Moe Division

  1. x-Reds (50-30), .625, 0.0 GB
  2. y-Yankees (44-36), .550, 6.0 GB
  3. Athletics (27-53), .338, 23.0 GB


x=Clinched division title
y=Clinched wild card


Wild Card

  1. Yankees (44-36), .550, 0.0 GB*
  2. Red Sox (44-36), .550, 0.0 GB
  3. Giants (44-36), .550, 0.0 GB
*Yankees win wild card in three-team round-robin playoff

2017 Draft Order

1. Cardinals**
2. Athletics
3. Rockies
4. Giants***
5. Red Sox
6. Mets
7. Reds
8-9. To be determined

**Cardinals and Athletics have same record but Cardinals "win" tie-breaker by going 4-6 vs. Athletics
***Giants and Red Sox tied; Giants secure fourth pick in 20-sider tie-breaker






Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Final Regular Season Standings and Post-Season Madness -- November 30, 2016

(Updated December 2, 2016)

World Series

Participants to be determined


Divisional Playoffs

Pirates (Number 1 seed) vs. Mets (Number 4 seed)

Series tied 2 games to 2

Reds (Number 2 seed) vs. Yankees (Number 3 seed)

Yankees lead series 2 games to 0



Final Regular Season Standings


Larry Division

  1. x-Pirates (51-29), .638, 0.0 GB
  2. Red Sox (44-36), .550, 7.0 GB
  3. Giants (44-36), .550, 7.0 GB



Curly Division

  1. x-Mets (37-43), .463, 0.0 GB
  2. Rockies (36-44), .450, 1.0 GB
  3. Cardinals (27-53), .338, 10.0 GB



Moe Division

  1. x-Reds (50-30), .625, 0.0 GB
  2. y-Yankees (44-36), .550, 6.0 GB
  3. Athletics (27-53), .338, 23.0 GB


x=Clinched division title
y=Clinched wild card


Wild Card

  1. Yankees (44-36), .550, 0.0 GB*
  2. Red Sox (44-36), .550, 0.0 GB
  3. Giants (44-36), .550, 0.0 GB
*Yankees win wild card in three-team round-robin playoff

2017 Draft Order

1. Cardinals**
2. Athletics
3. Rockies
4. Giants***
5. Red Sox
6-9. To be determined

** Cardinals and Athletics have same record but Cardinals "win" tie-breaker by going 4-6 vs. Athletics
***Giants and Red Sox tied; Giants secure fourth pick in 20-sider tie-breaker





Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Wilr card round-robin, post-season madness, and final regular season standings -- November 29, 2016

An unprecedented three-way tie for the wild card spot resulted in a round-robin showdown to see who survived among the Yankees, Giants and Red Sox, all of whom finished the regular season at 44-36.

The Yankees defeated the Giants 4-2 in the first round-robin game, and then knocked off the Red Sox 5-4 in the second game to claim the wildcard spot in the playoffs.

The 20-sider determined that the Giants would draft fourth in the February 2017 draft, with the Red Sox going fifth.


World Series

Participants to be determined


Divisional Playoffs

Pirates (Number 1 seed) vs. Mets (Number 4 seed)
Play to commence November 29, 2016

Reds (Number 2 seed) vs. Yankees (Number 3 seed)
Yankees lead series 1 game to 0
Play to resume November 29, 2016


Final Regular Season Standings


Larry Division

  1. x-Pirates (51-29), .638, 0.0 GB
  2. Red Sox (44-36), .550, 7.0 GB
  3. Giants (44-36), .550, 7.0 GB



Curly Division

  1. x-Mets (37-43), .463, 0.0 GB
  2. Rockies (36-44), .450, 1.0 GB
  3. Cardinals (27-53), .338, 10.0 GB



Moe Division

  1. x-Reds (50-30), .625, 0.0 GB
  2. y-Yankees (44-36), .550, 6.0 GB
  3. Athletics (27-53), .338, 23.0 GB


x=Clinched division title
y=Clinched wild card


Wild Card

  1. Yankees (44-36), .550, 0.0 GB*
  2. Red Sox (44-36), .550, 0.0 GB
  3. Giants (44-36), .550, 0.0 GB
*Yankees win wild card in three-team round-robin playoff

2017 Draft Order

1. Cardinals**
2. Athletics
3. Rockies
4. Giants***
5. Red Sox
6-9. To be determined

** Cardinals and Athletics have same record but Cardinals "win" tie-breaker by going 4-6 vs. Athletics
***Giants and Red Sox tied; Giants secure fourth pick in 20-sider tie-breaker




Sunday, November 20, 2016

Standings -- November 20, 2016

(Updated November 22, 2016)


Larry Division

  1. x-Pirates (51-29), .638, 0.0 GB
  2. Red Sox (44-36), .550, 7.0 GB
  3. Giants (44-36), .550, 7.0 GB



Curly Division

  1. x-Mets (37-43), .463, 0.0 GB
  2. Rockies (36-44), .450, 1.0 GB
  3. Cardinals (27-53), .338, 10.0 GB



Moe Division

  1. x-Reds (50-30), .625, 0.0 GB
  2. Yankees (44-36), .550, 6.0 GB
  3. Athletics (27-53), .338, 23.0 GB


x=Clinched division title


Wild Card

  1. Red Sox (44-36), .550, 0.0 GB
  2. Yankees (44-36), .550, 0.0 GB
  3. Giants (44-36), .550, 0.0 GB

2017 Draft Order

1. Cardinals*
2. Athletics
3. Rockies
4-9. To be determined
* Cardinals and Athletics have same record but Cardinals "win" tie-breaker by going 4-6 vs. Athletics

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Standings -- November 16, 2016

(Updated November 17, 2016)
(Updated November 19, 2016)


Larry Division

  1. x-Pirates (50-29), .633, 0.0 GB
  2. Red Sox (42-33), .560, 6.0 GB
  3. Giants (39-34), .534, 8.0 GB



Curly Division

  1. Mets (36-43), .456, 0.0 GB
  2. Rockies (34-44), .436, 1.5 GB
  3. Cardinals (25-49), .338, 8.5 GB
Mets Magic Number = 1



Moe Division

  1. x-Reds (50-30), .625, 0.0 GB
  2. Yankees (43-32), .573, 4.5 GB
  3. Athletics (26-51), .338, 22.5 GB


x=Clinched division title


Wild Card

  1. Yankees (43-32), .573, 0.0 GB
  2. Red Sox (42-33), .560, 1.0 GB
  3. Giants (39-34), .534, 3.0 GB

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