A lot happening in recent weeks at PGB World Headquarters. As mentioned previously, I offered a window for managers interested in a "refresh" to swap out their roster for an existing team, either the recently abandoned Warwick Warriors or even one of the mothballed teams, Havana or Newark.
The Ladner Alouettes will be assuming Warwick's roster and making the existing LAD roster available for future drafts or selection by a new, incoming manager. They will maintain their current draft slotting--only the active roster is changing.
In an unorthodox move, the El Dorado Burros will be cashing in their historic lineup in exchange for the active players still rostered in Havana. Again, they'll maintain their existing draft assets that will help rebuild a team that has been dormant since 2019.
Again, these moves will affect only their active roster and not their draft positioning, assets or liabilities. These transactions leave our draft inventory with players from LAD, NEW, and ELD. How we release those remaining players is very much a work in progress, and a committee will be forming soon to address those complexities.
We are also pursuing an 18th manager, and hope to have some resolution on that in the days and weeks ahead, pending the confirmation that all current Groundouts will be returning in 2022. In the interest of fairness, I'm not making ELD available to a potential new manager, so should it come to pass, they'll choose between LAD and NEW.