The Fuzzy Memorial League

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Aug. 24, 2019

The FML

Welcome to the Fuzzy Memorial League, one of the oldest Rotisserie-style fantasy baseball leagues in United States.  Formed in 1984 at the now-defunct Turbot Restaurant on North State Parkway in Chicago, the FML is in its 36th year, as of 2019.

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Waiver List

The following players are on release waivers until Sunday, Aug. 25 at 5 p.m., CDT:

Max Stassi ($7)

Cameron Maybin ($7)

Brett Gardner ($6)

Mike Tauchman ($7)

Tyler Alexander ($7)

Martin Perez ($7)

Pedro Payano ($7)

Wade LeBlanc ($3)

Justin Shafer ($7)

 

The following players have cleared withdrawable waivers and may be traded at anytime:

Miguel Cabrera, Brew Jays ($26)

Nomar Mazara, Brew Jays ($11 and signed thru 2021)

Nick Wittgren, Brew Jays ($7)

Ryon Healy, Karpís High Ratios ($11 and signed thru 2021)

Thairo Estrada, Karpís High Ratios ($1)

Dustin Pedroia, Karpís High Ratios ($1)

Devon Travis, Karpís High Ratios ($1)

Taylor Ward, Karpís High Ratios ($1)

Jake Junis, Karpís High Ratios ($6 and signed thru 2020)

Fernando Romero, Karpís High Ratios ($5)

 

To be Activated

The following players must be activated or waived by Monday, Aug. 26:

Gary Sanchez, Addison Lights

 

The following players must be activated or waived by Monday, Sept. 2:

C.C. Sabathia, Nordica Knucklers

Ryan Brasier, Pattonís High Velocity

 

The following players must be activated or waived by Monday, Sept. 9:

Willi Castro, Addison Lights

Abraham Toro, Addison Lights

Dillon Tate, Brew Jays

A.J. Puk, Nordica Knucklers.

Nick Solak, Shoeless Sandmen

Jake Fraley, Shoeless Sandmen

Justus Sheffield, Three Stooges

 

Rookie Eligibility

The following players lost their rookie eligibility in 2019:

Danny Jansen, Addison Lights

Brandon Lowe, Blues City Bruisers

Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Brew Jays

Eloy Jimenez, Brew Jays

Oscar Mercado, Brew Jays

Yordan Alvarez, Karpís High Ratios

Thairo Estrada, Karpís High Ratios

Luis Rengifo, Karpís High Ratios

Myles Straw, Karpís High Ratios

Luis Arraez, Karpís High Ratios

Nicky Lopez, Karpís High Ratios

Josh James, Karp's High Ratios

Michael Chavis, L.L. Beans

Cavan Biggio, Pattonís High Velocity

Zach Plesac, Pattonís High Velocity

Rowdy Tellez, Shoeless Sandmen

Sean Reid-Foley, Shoeless Sandmen

Trent Thornton, Shoeless Sandmen

Dylan Cease, Three Stooges

Christin Stewart, Three Stooges

Griffin Canning, Wa-Wa Two Sees

 

FAAB Budgets

Wa-Wa Two Sees:  $200 spent

L.L. Beans:  $199 spent

Blues City Bruisers $172 spent

Brew Jays:  $25 spent

Nordica Knucklers:  $17 spent

Karpís High Ratios :  $15 spent

Addison Lights:  $1 spent

 

FML Accounts

The following teams owe money to the league, as of Aug. 21:

Addison Lights, $37, no payment needed

Blues City Bruisers, -$10, no payment needed

Brew Jays, $16, no payment needed

L.L. Beans, -$44, no payment needed

Nordica Knucklers, $50, no payment needed

Patton's High Velocity, $14, no payment needed

Shoeless Sandmen, $91, payment now due

Three Stooges, $65, payment now due

Wa-Wa Two Sees, -$17, no payment needed

 

See You in 2020

This yearís round of season-ending injuries began when L.L. Beansí pitcher Jairo Solis underwent Tommy John surgery in August 2018.  Karpís pitcher Lance McCullers also had the surgery in October, as did Beans pitcher Dane Dunning in March and the Nordica Knucklersí Cole Ragans in May (his second since 2018). 

 

The Knucklers' Chris Seise had shoulder surgery in May and is out for the rest of the 2019 season.  Also out for the year are Three Stooges outfielder Micker Adolfo (elbow surgery), Stooges relief pitcher Zack Burdi (torn knee ligament) and Pattonís High Velocity hurler Corbin Martin (Tommy John surgery).

 

2020 FML Auction

The 2020 Fuzzy Memorial League Auction will be Saturday, March 21 at Noon, CDT at the home of Bill Levy in Deerfield, Ill.  Major League Baseball Opening Day will be the following Thursday, March 26.  The 15-player freeze list deadline will be the Tuesday prior to the auction or March 17.

 

2019 FML Transaction Deadlines

All times Central Daylight.  Please note that FML deadlines are determined by the first MLB game, not necessarily the first American League contest.

Day/Date

First MLB  Game

FML Deadline

Monday, Aug. 26

Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 6:05 p.m.

5 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 2

Texas at New York, 12:05 p.m.

FML Roster Expansion

11 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 9

Atlanta at Philadelphia, 6:05 p.m.

5 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 16

Baltimore at Detroit, 3:10 p.m.

2:10 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 23

Philadelphia at Washington, 6:05 p.m.

5 p.m.