Time to Say Goodbye

Brett Degen's blog. Brett went 506-628 (.446) in his IBC career with one division title (2002 AL Central)
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Hey guys,

After a lot of internal debate for the last 6 months or so and after talking with some of the ExCo, I've decided to resign my post as the GM of the White Sox.

While I really do still enjoy the league. the last few years my activity level has been steadily declining and the IBC has unfortunately been moving lower & lower on my priority list. Frankly, the IBC and the White Sox would be better served with a more active GM.

That being said, it was definitely a fun time being a part of the league all these years. Best of luck to all of you in the upcoming season.
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I hope the ExCo was sure to tell you that you were welcome back anytime. It sucks to lose a good GM and an original GM. Take care Brett and best of luck in everything.
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Sounds like a tough call, but that it's the right thing for you.

Good luck with everything.
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Life gets in the way sometimes.

Take it easy Brett! Best of luck in life!

I'd second it, that you would always be welcome back if the desire arose at some point.
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Farewell Brett, sucks to lose an original member, take care.
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Later buddy - hope you get back here at some point!
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Best of luck brett, you'll be missed and I'm certain the ExCo would welcome you back any time!
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Brett's departure brings the number of Original Members (draft participants) remaining down to 6. Myself, Nils, Nick, Andrew, Aaron and Nate.
Fun fact, of those 6, 4 of us have won titles.
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Fun fact,
none of you will win another title :)
12, 14, 15, 17, 22
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Fun Fact: one of us will win a second title before you get your first.
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RedSox wrote:Brett's departure brings the number of Original Members (draft participants) remaining down to 6. Myself, Nils, Nick, Andrew, Aaron and Nate.
Fun fact, of those 6, 4 of us have won titles.
And of the two who haven't, we've been pretty dang close
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RedSox wrote:Brett's departure brings the number of Original Members (draft participants) remaining down to 6. Myself, Nils, Nick, Andrew, Aaron and Nate.
Fun fact, of those 6, 4 of us have won titles.
Goes to show you how much easier it is to win when you don't take over some other dumbass' mess.
2008-2023 Mets: 1,054-1,223...463%
2006-2008 Rockies: 242-244...498%

IBC Total: 1,296-1,467...469%
2022: lost WC
2023: lost WC
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I dunno, Andrew had a pretty big mess since he actually missed the original draft and it took him 5 years to fix it
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Rockies wrote:
RedSox wrote:Brett's departure brings the number of Original Members (draft participants) remaining down to 6. Myself, Nils, Nick, Andrew, Aaron and Nate.
Fun fact, of those 6, 4 of us have won titles.
Goes to show you how much easier it is to win when you don't take over some other dumbass' mess.
Of the Three Gm's who have won who weren't already members on Draft Day, JB joined up by Opening Day, Gabe joined on 4/12/02 and Pat joined 4/30/02
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Rockies wrote:
RedSox wrote:Brett's departure brings the number of Original Members (draft participants) remaining down to 6. Myself, Nils, Nick, Andrew, Aaron and Nate.
Fun fact, of those 6, 4 of us have won titles.
Goes to show you how much easier it is to win when you don't take over some other dumbass' mess.
Yeah, it takes a while to not only build your talent base but to get the type of attractive players that make you a serious factor on the trade market. That might have been the most frustrating part for me for a year or two. Good players would come available, but I literally would have had to trade all of my assets to get one of them.

I think the league is in an interesting place right now, as those of us who came in around three years ago have had ample opportunity to build, and those guys who had the jump on the rest of the league after bending over the weaker sisters in the early league for a few years have had enough time pass that it's taken real skill to keep themselves on top. The next season or two will be very interesting.
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Tigers wrote:
Rockies wrote:
RedSox wrote:Brett's departure brings the number of Original Members (draft participants) remaining down to 6. Myself, Nils, Nick, Andrew, Aaron and Nate.
Fun fact, of those 6, 4 of us have won titles.
Goes to show you how much easier it is to win when you don't take over some other dumbass' mess.
The next season or two will be very interesting.
yeah, seeing two Pirates banners at the top will be a bit of a yellow blitz, but interesting indeed.
12, 14, 15, 17, 22
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Oh, is the end of the year going to be like awards day at elementary schools? Is it everybody gets a banner day? Cause that's the only way we'll be seeing Pirate banners up there
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When I win it I want my banner to be bright orange.
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When I win next year I don't want a A's logo, I just want a big picture or Mark DiFelice.
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Athletics wrote:When I win next year I don't want a A's logo, I just want a big picture or Mark DiFelice.
I thought his first name was "Cy"?
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Eh, Cy Young's first name wasn't Cy.
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Fun fact, kind of.
JP joined on my 22nd birthday.

Not so fun fact, I'm 28 going on 29 now. I feel old.

But the top will look good with some red up there. A wishbone C will be next!
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Reds wrote:Fun fact, kind of.
JP joined on my 22nd birthday.

Not so fun fact, I'm 28 going on 29 now. I feel old.

But the top will look good with some red up there. A wishbone C will be next!
That ain't old.

Oh and farewell to Brett, you will be missed. (I thought I posted something already but I must have forgotten, slippin').
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Fact: Those Wendy's ads are frakkin annoying.
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