Team Chemistry and the Intangible rating: How Chris Carpenter earned an “A” intangible rating on his 2012 season player card

#316-330 Check team morale on offense…

Team is pulling together, exuding confidence. For the remainder of the
game all players have a clutch situation rating.

Excellent team chemistry is a factor that may come into play in DYNASTY League Baseball

One of the unique aspects of DYNASTY League Baseball is each players intangible rating which are then used to obtain a team chemistry rating. After last night’s NLDS Game 5 in which the Cardinals overcame the largest deficit in major league history to win a winner-take-all game DYNASTY League Baseball players must be thinking the Cardinals have zeroed in on the #316-330 dice roll range on the Bizarre play chart that gives teams with Excellent team chemistry a “clutch” situation rating for the remainder of the game.  The “Intangible” ratings have little to do with any sabrmetric analysis, but rather are a “gut check” of a players “heart” and competitiveness. Typically a player who is a team leader is the type of player who will receive an “A” Intangible rating. Think Frank Robinson, Cal Ripken, Sal Bando, David Ortiz, Derek Jeter as the mold in which “A” Intangible players are cut from.

While the Intangible rating is very subjective, few people can argue that Chris Carpenter is a fierce competitor and a team leader that sets an example for the rest of the team. Few thought that Carpenter would even play in 2012 after undergoing surgery that removed a rib, but he was cheering on his teammates while setting an example of a work ethic of how to prepare for each game and believe that you CAN despite all adversity. Will Carpenter receive a player card in the new 2012 season player card set? Carpenter has to have a 2012 season player card even with only 17 IP because of both his on and off field impact and playoff impact coupled with an F Durability rating.  Here is why Carpenter is getting an “A” intangible rating in the 2012 season player card set:

: “I was just trying to do everything I can to keep our guys motivated, and keep them going. And that’s when I started talking about it. ‘Hey, let’s make this epic comeback. Let’s ruin everybody’s night.’ The crowd thinks they’ve got this game. They’re beating us 6-1, and our stud (Wainwright) is out of the game, and we’re going through our bullpen. It may look bad, but why can’t we come back? Get one run at a time, keep on it, and see what happens. I was nonstop the whole time.”

SCHUMAKER: “Carp says right away, ‘Boys, this is going to be an epic comeback. Just epic.’ And he kept saying that over and over. Then I started thinking the same thing. I started buying in on it. I started saying it, too. Then everyone started believing. We were just as loud as we could be.”

Daniel Descalso and Pete Kozma getting back to back hits with 2 outs in the 9th to tie the game and then go ahead vs. closer Drew Storen? It definitely can become more likely if Excellent team chemistry is on your team and the Baseball Gods are with you as you roll a #316-330 on the Bizarre play chart. Descalso and Komza will then become “clutch hitters” with a better chance of delivering that big clutch hit.

DYNASTY League Baseball Online screen shot at new Busch Stadium

The new DYNASTY League Baseball 2012 season player card set for the Board version is now available for pre-order at the Ticket Window.  You can still get your 2012 World Series player cards sent to you digitally to pre-play the 2012 World Series once you have pre-ordered. Send an email to: with “2012 World Series” in the subject of the email. 2012season player card sets will be shipped on a first-in first-out basis starting in late November.

DYNASTY League Baseball Online (available for Windows and Apple Mac) subscribers will have access to both the 2012 World Series teams to pre-play the World Series and the entire 2012 season when it is released in late


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