28 or 40 Man Expanded September Roster

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28 or 40 Man Expanded September Roster

Post by Eddie Paxil-Commish » Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:53 pm

Here we will debate the details of voting on a 28 or 40 Man Expanded September Roster
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Re: 28 or 40 Man Expanded September Roster

Post by MikeRays » Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:27 pm

I agree with others that it should remain 40 pending how the real MLB handles the 28 man roster.

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Re: 28 or 40 Man Expanded September Roster

Post by bwburke94 » Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:43 am

Remain 40 for now. (Even if a 28-man expanded roster is adopted, the rule for day-to-day injuries in September would remain in place, correct?)

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Re: 28 or 40 Man Expanded September Roster

Post by DavidJ » Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:08 pm

I would side with staying at 40. But can go either way.

Many struggled with the "playoff roster" concept when it first entered OOTP. While not the same, 40 works and everyone is familiar with the concept. In fact quite a few leagues went to the 40-roster for the playoff roster, so familiarity with the concept of a 40-Man is a good thing.

I am in another league using 28 and a quirk (not really bug) is that in the off-season the 28 remains on the roster page, so you effectively end up with 40/28 on your active roster (not a huge issue if you're aware, but a bit confusing). Hopefully OOTP irons that out in 21?

It would be nice to see things shake out in real life MLB.
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Re: 28 or 40 Man Expanded September Roster

Post by Yankees » Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:56 pm

like it at 40

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Re: 28 or 40 Man Expanded September Roster

Post by Skip - Pirates » Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:46 pm

What would be the reason for going to 28?

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Re: 28 or 40 Man Expanded September Roster

Post by Eddie Paxil-Commish » Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:52 pm

Skip - Pirates wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:46 pm
What would be the reason for going to 28?
The MLB is about to move that way.
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Re: 28 or 40 Man Expanded September Roster

Post by hmason91 » Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:15 pm

40 until the MLB starts a season that has 28

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Re: 28 or 40 Man Expanded September Roster

Post by jeffbrain » Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:52 pm

Stay with 40 for now, see how IRL shakes out.
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Re: 28 or 40 Man Expanded September Roster

Post by anton29 » Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:54 pm

I like 40 man roster better

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Re: 28 or 40 Man Expanded September Roster

Post by bheuringbrewcrew » Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:37 am

I prefer 40 man roster. It wouldn't surprise me if in real life the MLBPA would try and fight this, and there would be some grumbling from managers. Also, it would help prospect development for all teams.
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Re: 28 or 40 Man Expanded September Roster

Post by DavidJ » Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:22 pm

bheuringbrewcrew wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:37 am
I prefer 40 man roster. It wouldn't surprise me if in real life the MLBPA would try and fight this, and there would be some grumbling from managers. Also, it would help prospect development for all teams.
This is happening in MLB next season.
  • 26-Man roster (easy in OOTP)
  • 28-Man expanded rosters, instead of 40, in September (also easy in OOTP)
  • Some kind of number of pitchers cap that goes with 28 from what I read (maybe future OOTP)
  • And starting pitchers and relief pitchers must pitch to either a minimum of three batters or the end of a half-inning (with exceptions for incapacitating injury or illness) (who knows when that will hit OOTP)
Still think 40 is a better idea for a sim online league like OMLB, unless we see some real revelation in MLB.
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Re: 28 or 40 Man Expanded September Roster

Post by Skip - Pirates » Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:39 pm

my understanding of the main reason the mlb is going to this is to avoid the numerous relief pitchers in the games in september. Not an issue in an online league. i think for us it's a solution in search of a problem.

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