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    Default The 2010 Adopt-A-Tiger Registration Thread!




    The time has come! All MTS members are encouraged to register for the 2010 Adopt-A-Tiger Draft / VIP Prize Drawing. Just make a post here and you are in on all of the fun!
    But - Please read the following instructions first - especially the bolded junk:



    The draft order will be determined by a simple lottery system. Everyone who registers will have one "ping pong ball" (actually a numbered slip of paper). Registration will close at midnight Friday, January 8th. If you miss the lottery, you can still make a pick during the "free for all" phase of the draft.

    The draft order lottery is scheduled to begin at Noon on January 9th. I'll announce the picks as they are drawn, starting with Pick #2. Pick #1 has been awarded to Brian Bluhm (estrepe1), posthumously.
    Those awarded picks #2-5 will also win one year VIP Memberships (Gold, Silver, Bronze, Bronze) - courtesy of Hueytaxi and MotownWebGuy.


    I plan to post the Official AAT 2010 Draft thread on Sunday, January 10th with Pick #1 on the clock. No.2 is free to pick immediately after the first player has been selected, just as No.3 is free to choose as soon as No.2 has selected, etc.

    Each draft position is given a 24 hour clock for making a selection. If that person's clock expires, the next position is then free to draft, and their 24 hour clock begins. If you miss your turn, you aren't disqualified. You can still make a pick at any time, but your pickings won't be as good! Rule #1 here is to have fun, and expect some teasing after you have "stolen" your buddy's Tiger. The AAT is designed for fun - not speed. Those complaining about the progess of the draft will be subject to good-natured public ridicule.

    IMPORTANT: Please try to check in every couple of days so you don't miss your pick - let's keep this moving steadily. I expect we'll make at least 200 picks, so the draft may last one month or so - which is fine because winter up here lasts nine months, anyway.

    Post #1 of the draft thread will be updated with everyone's choices, so check there to see if your pick is coming up. I suggest adding that draft page to your browser favorites, until you've made your pick. Also you can PM me a proxy list, and I'll pick for you.

    First 25 picks will be conducted as outlined above. Then we go into Shaggy's patented "Turbo Mode":

    Picks 26-50: Once pick #25 is made both picks 26 and 27 will be on the clock. This will speed things up a bit, while"protecting" the draft position to an extent. Once one of the two on the clock makes a selection, #28 goes on the clock, and so forth. Once again each member on the clock has a 24 hour window for making a pick. If your clock expires, you can still make a pick at any time from the remaining available players.

    Picks 51 - finish: Once picks #49 AND #50 are made picks 51, 52 and 53 will all be put on the clock. From that point on, three members will be "on the clock" at once, to pick on a first come first served basis. Again they will be on a 24 hour clock.

    After all "lottery" picks are made, we'll begin the "free for all" phase, for those who missed out on the lottery. At that point you can pick one of the undrafted "leftover" players, first come first served!

    Again, I encourage anyone and everyone to register. But ... if you are planning a trip to Fiji this January, and might not be around much, then you might want to pass on the lottery and make a "free for all" pick later on. If you know you might be absent at times, please feel free to PM me a ranked list of players, and I will draft for you by proxy.

    You may draft any player at any level. Other Tigers employees CAN be drafted, but you might find it more fun and rewarding to adopt and follow a player. Many here prefer to draft young prospects, and update us on their progress throughout the season. And when making your selection, please consider giving some information/scouting on your selection, maybe a cool photo, and why you selected him. We'll also have an update thread posted sometime in April, if I forget someone else can start one.

    Now let's refer to the Book of ShaggyRy. Let's call this "Your Adopted Tiger 101":

    Once you draft a player, you've adopted him. what does that mean?? Really nothing. This is just a little thing we've done around here for a few years now in the winter doldrums when Spring training is on the horizon to get us talking baseball again. If your player has a good year, it's because of you and you have bragging rights, and if they stink it up it is your fault. During the season in the game threads and such your affiliations could be brought up and you could be called on the carpet if your adopted player screws up. You have to defend them at all costs, against all comers. He is your baby, you have to protect him. Minor league adoptions should look to keep us updated on your selected player throughout the season in the Minor League forum. Keep track of their numbers and let us know when he's on a hot streak or if he's been promoted to a higher league. You can use the teams official websites to find such information, as well we usually have Tiger Organization minor league stats posted in the Minor League forum as well as box scores posted as well. Microline and Co. does a good job over there and not all of us are minor league freaks, so even if you know nothing about the minor leagues and get "stuck" with a minor league player, check it out over there and learn something about your player and the up and comers in the Tigers Farm. Last season some members decided to use their sig lines to keep others updated on their adoptees, a practice I hope to see continued for the most part.
    OK enough explanation!
    So who wants in ???
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    What the heck, cant get much worse of a pick than I had last year
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    In. I might've earned Rodney an 8-figure salary. I'd be happy to do it again for someone
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    I'm in for the 1st time.
    Does anyone post a list of prospects or are we on our own to figure it out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sports_Freak View Post
    I'm in for the 1st time.
    Does anyone post a list of prospects or are we on our own to figure it out?
    We'll have a list together, probably around the 1st of the year. Edman has a list posted in the Blumn Rankings thread right now, but that will change some of course.
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    Plantcitytigersfan, representing all of Plant City, is in.

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    I'm in.

    Does this mean # of posts is no longer an advantage? It figures now that the odds were going to be a little more favorable for me.

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    Dear DaYooperASBDT,

    I would like to take this opportunity to first of all congratulate you on the successful set up of yet another Adopt-A-Tiger registration thread. I am writing to inform you that I will once again be participating in this enjoyable event. I would be happy with any position in the draft, but a high pick would be greatly appreciated. I hope that all is going well with you and yours.

    Cordially,

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    I'm in! I always seem to have bad luck with picks (David Espinosa, Jordan Tata, Casey Fossum . . .) Maybe I can turn that around in '10!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wingedwheel View Post
    Dear DaYooperASBDT,

    I would like to take this opportunity to first of all congratulate you on the successful set up of yet another Adopt-A-Tiger registration thread. I am writing to inform you that I will once again be participating in this enjoyable event. I would be happy with any position in the draft, but a high pick would be greatly appreciated. I hope that all is going well with you and yours.

    Cordially,

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    Please count me in! Thanks for all your hard work doing this fun stuff for us!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sagnam View Post
    I'll do it, but under protest.
    Would it help it I told you that I've actually drawn myself #1 before? I'd like to avoid a repeat of that dilemma, lol.
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    Sign me up another year, Yooper! Thanks for keeping this thing going.
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    I am in if you guys still want me. Every pick I make seems to get a bizarre injury.
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    Count me in for year two. Hopefully, my pick will not be influenced by that dreaded sophmore slump!
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    Im in for my second year as well!
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    I am in...and no more drafting old, formerly decent relief pitchers...i have learned my lesson!
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