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The Draft
Rotisserie league teams draft baseball superstars in this Challenger Logic Problem.
March 31, 2003
Three of the league owners are given in each of clues 2 and 6, so either the clues have some commonality or they list six different men. There isn't complete overlap, since the Alex Rodriguez and Vladimir Guerrero picks conflict. The two other possible overlaps would have the Caracas Crash picking Vladimir Guerrero--no (clue 16)--or Ed picking Alex Rodriguez--no (10). Therefore, clues 2 and 6 give six of the eight league members. The three owners given in clue 14 must overlap either or both those in clues 2 and 6 or there will be nine different men. Since Ben didn't get Alex Rodriguez (10) and Hal didn't pick Curt Schilling (7), the only overlap possible between clues 2 and 14 would be that the Tokyo Fighting Carp have Alex Rodriguez. Between clues 2 and 14, we would have these picks in order: Hal's, Alex Rodriguez to the Tokyo Fighting Carp, Caracas Crash owner Ben's, and the pick of Curt Schilling. Since the Mexico City Diablos didn't select Curt Schilling (1), there is no overlap between clue 6 and the four. Therefore, for this arrangement to work, either Hal or the Mexico City Diablos owner would have picked 1st or 2nd. Since Ben didn't pick 3rd (12), Hal couldn't pick 1st. If Hal had picked 2nd, then the order of clues 2, 6, and 14 with 2 and 14 overlapping would be Hal, Tokyo's of Alex Rodriguez, Ben's for Caracas, the Curt Schilling selection, the Mexico City turn, the Vladimir Guerrero pick, and Ed's pick. By clue 17, the pick of Sammy Sosa was immediately followed by Frank's and then Keaton's choices. Testing the arrangement with Hal picking 2nd, Hal couldn't have picked Sammy Sosa since Ben isn't Keaton (4); Ben couldn't have picked Sammy Sosa since Keaton isn't the Mexico City owner (1); and Mexico City couldn't have acquired Sammy Sosa since Frank didn't pick Vladimir Guerrero (13). So the above arrangement doesn't work. The Mexico City Diablos couldn't have picked 1st since Ed didn't pick 3rd (12). If Mexico had picked 2nd, the order of clues 2, 6, and 14 with 2 and 14 overlapping would be the Mexico City turn, the Vladimir Guerrero pick, Ed's pick, Hal's choice, Tokyo's of Alex Rodriguez, Ben's for Caracas, and the Curt Schilling selection. Testing this arrangement with the information in clue 17, Mexico City couldn't have picked Sammy Sosa since Frank didn't get Vladimir Guerrero (13) and Hal couldn't have picked Sammy Sosa since Ben isn't Keaton (4). If Sammy Sosa had been the 1st pick and Frank had then picked 2nd, there would be no way for clue 5, where Chad and Dan made consecutive picks, to work. So, this arrangement doesn't work either, and we now know clues 2 and 14 do not overlap; clues 6 and 14 must. Since Mexico City didn't pick Curt Schilling (1), we have the following order of picks: Mexico City's, the Vladimir Guerrero selection, Ed's for the Tokyo team, Ben's, and the Curt Schilling pick. Since we already know clue 2 doesn't overlap either 6 or 14 and we have sets of three and five men, either Hal picked 1st or the Mexico City owner did. Since Ed didn't pick 3rd (12), the Mexico City owner couldn't have picked 1st. Hal picked 1st, followed by the man who got Alex Rodriguez and then the Caracas Crash owner; the five ordered above starting with the Mexico City team then chose 4th-8th. By clue 17, the pick of Sammy Sosa was immediately followed by Frank's and then Keaton's choices. Since Keaton isn't the Caracas Crash owner (8), Hal didn't pick Sammy Sosa. Since Frank didn't pick Vladimir Guerrero (13), Sammy Sosa didn't go to the Mexico City Diablos. Sammy Sosa went to the Caracas Crash, with Frank then owning the Mexico City Diablos and Keaton choosing Vladimir Guerrero for his squad (17). By clue 5, Chad picked 2nd and Dan picked 3rd. By clue 11, Art is Keaton, Ben's team is the Vancouver Mounties, and Quarry, who must be Greg, got Curt Schilling as his pick. By clue 19, Barry Bonds must have been Hal's choice, with Chad then Oswalt. By clue 13, Frank picked Pedro Martinez and Ed Randy Johnson. Since Dan isn't Mixer (5), by clue 21, Ed is Mixer; and Ben chose Jason Giambi. Neither Greg (9), Art, nor Chad (20) owns the Beijing Ducks, so Hal does. Neither Art (8) nor Greg (9) manages the Seoul Jets, so Chad does. By clue 18, Art has the San Juan Roughriders and Greg the Osaka Samurai. Jenkins isn't Hal, Ben (15), or Frank (22) and is Dan. Then Hal is Nixon (15). Frank is Palmer and Ben Lemon (3). In sum, the first round picks in the Burb Rotisserie League were

  • 1st - Barry Bonds by the Beijing Ducks, Hal Nixon
  • 2nd - Alex Rodriguez by the Seoul Jets, Chad Oswalt
  • 3rd - Sammy Sosa by the Caracas Crash, Dan Jenkins
  • 4th - Pedro Martinez by the Mexico City Diablos, Frank Palmer
  • 5th - Vladimir Guerrero by the San Juan Roughriders, Art Keaton
  • 6th - Randy Johnson by the Tokyo Fighting Carp, Ed Mixer
  • 7th - Jason Giambi by the Vancouver Mounties, Ben Lemon
  • 8th - Curt Schilling by the Osaka Samurai, Greg Quarry

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