NORTH AMERICAN STRAT-O-MATIC ASSOCIATION
Newsletter #9 May 13, 1995
Just a short one, in honor of my fiancee's birthday...
OK, actually, there's a bit of news...
SHAKE IT UP
The Kenmore Knockers go a bit crazy in the trade market,
picking up a few players they'd dumped in the off-season:
KKN sends Kevin Mitchell, Troy Neel and Joe Hesketh to
MIS for Wally Joyner, Scott Kamieniecki and MIS rookie #2
This trade is effective for Cluster 6.
KKN sends Darryl Hamilton, John Briscoe and KKN rookie #6 to
MSB for Joe Carter and Jesse Orosco
KKN sends Mark Eichhorn to ILF for Jason Grimsley and
ILF FA #2
These trades are effective for Cluster 7.
NASA ALL-STAR GAME
Mel Broitman has proposed a round-robin NASA All-Star Series,
in which squads from each division would square off. The idea
seems to be fantastic, and if there are no objections (and I
can't fathom any), he'll be chiming in in a few days with
Half the managers have voted, and the results, so far, are interesting.
If you haven't yet voted, please do. Remember the deadline is
I'll have the final proposal out on Monday. It will be the same as
Version 2.01, except I've added a clause preventing new managers
from making any trades until February 1. We have three highly-qualified,
eager managers ready to go, pending the outcome of the voting.
I've tried not to electioneer too much in public, but I'm going to here.
I truly believe this plan is an effective way to implement a successful
expansion. Yes, the timing of it was a problem, but I believe the
net effect on a few teams is outweighed by the greater good of the
increased talent dilution, new personality influx, and eventual
addition of more NL teams.
I ask that all NASA managers keep the good of the league in the
forefront of their minds, and vote "Yes" on expansion.