Remembering Mike Lombardo

Sad news, former Tout Wars participant and three-time champion Mike Lombardo has passed away. Mike played in National League Tout Wars from 2005-2009, winning the championship in 2005, 2007 and 2008. Mike was known for bucking the trend and spending more on catching and pitching than his competitors, with great success.

Despite leaving the industry over ten years ago, Mike was a welcome guest at the annual Tout Wars party at Foleys in New York City during draft weekend. Many of his friends enjoyed catching up with Mike at the event every March.

The Tout Wars board would like to express our heartfelt condolences to Mike’s family and friends. He will be missed.

Doubt Wars 2019: We Have Winners

First off, no Tout Wars teams won Doubt Wars this year. (You’ll recall that Doubt Wars is the league in which players draft team using TW draft prices + $1 in the preseason, and then see how those teams measure up to real Tout War teams. You can see the stats here.

And here are the standings.

DOUBT MIXED AUCTION

Congratulations to all the winners, who should send webmaster@toutwars.com their snail mail addresses so they can get their prizes, which will include some mags and books and memberships from Rotoman, Pattonandco.com, Mastersball.com, Rotowire.com, BaseballHQ.com and BABSbaseball.com

Industry folks, if you’d like to provide some Doubt Wars prizes, please get in touch with webmaster@toutwars.com.

See you next year for another season of Doubt Wars!

End Of Season Round Ups: The Touts Describe What Happened

TOUT MIXED AUCTION: Sayre | Hershey | Flowers | Steinhorn | Zimmerman | Melchior |

TOUT AL: Davitt |

TOUT NL: Hertz |

BaseballHQ did a five part series featuring Brent Hershey, Patrick Davitt, and Phil Hertz in the final weeks of their respective (Mixed Auc, AL, NL). Read them here. Part one | two | three | four | five.

TOUT MIXED DRAFT: White | Short |

We Have Tout Wars Winners 2019!

In Tout AL, Rob Leibowitz edged the team of Rick Wolf and Glenn Colton, last year’s winners, by one point.

In Tout NL, Phil Hertz opened up a decisive lead over Brian Walton in the last week.

In Tout Mixed Auction, Bret Sayre held off Scott Swanay for the title.

In Tout Mixed Draft, Ray Murphy passed Adam Ronis and Rudy Gamble, the league’s perennial winners, a few weeks ago and never looked back.

In Tout Draft and Hold’s first year, Mike Sheets rode to an easy victory. Or, if not easy, a comfortable one over the season’s last few weeks.

In Tout H2H, Ian Kahn rose from the playoff’s third seed to best Clay Link. (Edited because last year’s champ, Jake Ciely, fell to Kahn in the semi finals.)

All Tout Champions this year are first timers. Hail them for their fine seasons.

Down to the Wire with Baseball HQ

Our friends at Baseball HQ are documenting their efforts to capture the title in several Tout Wars leagues. Each Monday and Friday, Patrick Davitt (AL), Phil Hertz (NL) and Brent Hershey (Mixed Auction) will share their thoughts on Baseball HQ. Here’s the link to the inaugural installment:

The Great BHQ #ToutChase19, pt. 1