Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Time For The Postseason!

Game Date: 9/23/2017

Who Uploaded?
Los Angeles
New York
River Cities

Ohio's Christopher Moss wins Player of the Week

Playoff Brackets
Series #1: Saskatoon vs. River Cities
Series #2: Maui vs. Seattle

Final Standings:
River Cities 106-56
Brooklyn 82-80
Hickory 79-83
Cleveland 76-86

Seattle 103-59
Saskatoon 96-66 (Wild Card)
Los Angeles 94-68
Ohio 85-77

Maui 84-78
New York 63-99
Houston 59-103
Danville 45-117

Playoff Schedule:
Game 1: Thursday night 12/2
Game 2: Saturday night 12/4
Game 3: Monday night 12/6
Game 4: Tuesday night 12/7
Game 5: Wednesday night 12/8
Game 6: Thursday night 12/9
Game 7: Saturday night 12/11

If Games 5, 6 and/or 7 are not needed, the schedule will be adjusted to start the Cecil Cup series earlier.


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

September I Sim Done

Game Date: 9/16/2017

Who uploaded?
Los Angeles
New York
River Cities

Adams: River Cities has wrapped it up.
Zotti: Seattle leads Saskatoon by five.
Signorino: Maui has not only locked up the division, but they've even assured themselves up a better than .500 season  (which, to be fair, is more than my team can say)
Wild Card: Saskatoon leads Los Angeles by three.

Significant Injuries:
Seattle OF David Kerry, out for the season
Seattle LF Roger Nichols will miss this season and most, if not all, of 2018
Saskatoon SP Thomas Cohen, out for the season
Danville RF Peter Bernabe, out for the season
Los Angeles SS Ricky Peppers, out for the season
New York 1B Jerome Guerra, out for the season
Houston C Edward Collidge, out for this season and most of 2018

Houston 3B Andres Velasco wins Player of the Week (9/4)
Maui C Herman Gossard wins Player of the Week (9/11)

Next sim: Next Tuesday, to the end of the regular season.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

August II Sim Done

Game Date:  9/1/2017

Who Uploaded?
Los Angeles
New York
River Cities

Adams:  River Cities still up by twenty over Brooklyn
Zotti:  Seattle holds a slim one-game lead over Saskatoon
Signorino:  Maui is nineteen games over New York
Wild Card:  Saskatoon in front by eight over Los Angeles and sixteen over Brooklyn

Seattle 1B Gregorio Marzanno wins Player of the Week (8/21)
Seattle LF Roger Nichols wins Player of the Week (8/28)
Saskatoon LF Rufus Murray wins Player of the Month
Saskatoon SP Thomas Cohen wins Pitcher of the Month
Maui CF Rejilo Kondo wins Rookie of the Month


Maui LF Robert Estil is out for the year with a torn rib cage.
Danville 3B Jorge Velazquez is done for the year with a torn abdominal muscle
Seattle 3B Ronald Quijada will miss about five weeks with a fractured ulna.
New York SS Carsten Rasch is finished for the season with a strained elbow ligament.

I don't know who caught up to whom, but Luis Jeon and Christopher Moss are both tied for the all-time lead in runs with 1176.

Next sim will be next Tuesday.  Don't forget to expand those rosters!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

August I sim run

Game Date: August 16, 2017, trades and roster moves are processed.

Who Uploaded:
  • Cleveland
  • Los Angeles
  • Maui
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • River Cities
  • Seattle
  • River Cities leads the Adams by twenty over Brooklyn
  • Zotti: Saskatoon and Seattle are tied!
  • Signorino: Maui (now three games over .500!) are fifteen games ahead of Houston and New York
  • Wild Card: Los Angeles sits three games back of Saskatoon and Seattle, and is chasing both of them for a playoff spot.
Significant injuries:
  • July 30th - Brooklyn lost SS Ronald Chambers to a torn rotator cuff muscle. He's out for the season.
  • July 31st - Brooklyn lost OF Miguel Cuesta to a strained PCL. He'll miss four weeks.
  • July 31st - Cleveland lost MR Adrian Busch to back spasms. He'll miss one-to-two weeks.
  • August 6th - Houston lost pitcher Coy Hendon to a tender elbow. He'll miss one-to-two weeks.
  • August 8th - Seattle lost OF Bas Bijkerk to a pinch nerve, suffered when he fell out of bed due to a nightmare (undoubtedly a dream about the future, with Seattle out of playoff position). He'll miss about two weeks.
  • August 12th - Seattle lost SP Floyd Crown to a tender elbow. He'll miss about two weeks.
  • August 14th - New York lost MR Kenneth Byers to dead arm syndrome. He'll miss one-to-two weeks.
  • August 14th - River Cities lost 2B Winston Satterlee to a torn calf muscle. He'll miss the rest of the regular season.

  • RF Paul Shunk of Hickory won the last Player of the Week award for July, as well as the first award of August
  • SS Ricky Peppers of Los Angeles won the Batter of the Month for July
  • SP Juan Villatoro of River Cities won the Pitcher of the Month for July
  • 3B AndrĂ©s Velaso of Houston won the Rookie of the Month for July
  • RF Brian Frison of Saskatoon broke Shunk's hold on the Player of the Week award and won it for the second week of August
Notable achievements:
  • Elder Guzman of Los Angeles pitched a two-hitter on July 30th against Houston, and Hickory's James Turner two-hit the Scorpions on August 9th.
  • Paul Shunk (yes, him again) went 5-for-5 against Seattle on August 4th.
Next sim:
  • Zev will hopefully be back in the saddle next Tuesday night.

Tonight's sim...

... will be run by Michael, as my computer has decided to die.

He'll be processing your trades (make sure that all your trades are on the blog!) and running the sim to mid-August.  In addition, since the last sim was a day short, you may have players that have one day left on the DL.  If you want Michael to remove a player from your DL after the first day of the sim, please let him know.  He'll be running the sim at around 8:30 PM PST/11:30 PM EST.

I hope to have my new machine (and any potential eLicense issues resolved) by next week.


Monday, November 8, 2010

Los Angeles rents OF

After starting the season in rebuilding mode, the Los Angeles Scorpions suddenly find themselves one game out of playoff position. To take the next step and restore the glory of one of the most-successful franchises in league history, the team announced the acquisition of OF Alva Mendonca today from the New York Gothams.

"Alva will bring an immediate impact to our lineup, giving us one more solid bat in our lineup," owner/GM Michael Weintraub said. "He can bat anywhere from leadoff to eighth, and will also provide more veteran experience for our very-young team."

Heading to New York from the Los Angeles AAA affiliate is outfielder Rafael Sandoval. "We had high hopes for Raffy when we traded Bill Turek for him, but the emergence of Ignacio Lopez from out of nowhere has made him expendable. And, in a win-now mode, we had to sacrifice him for the present."

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Monarchs Acquire Quijada

Cashing in some of their starting pitching and prospect depth, the Seattle Monarchs today sent young starting pitcher Josue Folch and A-ball first baseman Dan McBride to Ohio for free-agent-to-be Ronald Quijada.

"We're happy to add Ron to our organization," said Monarchs Owner/GM Mack Shultz. "He's a veteran who knows how to win and, as a hitter, he's always on base. It's an exciting step to bolster our team."

Quijada is expected to become the Monarchs' everyday starter at second base. It is unclear whether Seattle will attempt to resign the star.

Friday, November 5, 2010

For Sale to Right Bidder: Real Players

Yes, folks, even on my inevitable march to glory I find that I have major and minor league players that can be dealt. Truly, the fates smile upon me. And upon you! You stand to benefit from their largesse to me.

Uncover your eyes and behold the wonders of available talent...

Travis Sparrow, first base. .329/.382/.600. He's only 26 years old and still has several years to go until free agency. Sparrow has average, power, on base skills and is the complete package. But he can be yours to hold down first base for 10 more years. Not often does a player of his caliber come available at such a young age!

Winston Satterlee, second base. .311/.399/.482. A seasoned veteran having a great year, Satterlee is on the market due to player development elsewhere. If you're looking at a competitive wild card team and need something extra from your infielders Satterlee is your man.

Anton Suarez, center fielder. .290/.331/.414. A great player forced into part time work by Guillaume Fournier and River Cities owner Nate Wooley's affection for the Quebecois, Suarez delivers the goods with the stick and on the basepaths. In addition, his ability to play all three outfielder positions means he can increase the options for your manager throughout each game!

Relief pitching? We got it!

Wilburn Brown: 49/56/69 37 hits in 39 innings and 14/35 BB/K
Robert Brown: 48/66/70 (*****) 1.89 ERA, 0.99 WHIP
Damian Coppock: 26/70/63 (****) Only 25 years old!
Joshua Fullen: 58/52/50 (*****) 2/1 K/BB and 26 years old
David Roberts: 77/58/53 (****) 36 hits in 58 innings
Tony Errico: 56/66/74 (*****) 6-1 4.63

Contact me today for deals!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Maui/New York Trade

The New York Gothams continue their rebuilding process today by sending star catcher Herman Gossard to the Maui Mashers. In return, New York acquired the following:

C Richard Heitz
2B Miguel Rodriguez
Maui's 5th round draft pick (2018)
$2 million cash

Gossard is expected to shore up Maui's offense at the backstop position, which has been non-existent so far this year.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Players Los Angeles wouldn't mind moving

I won't call it a fire sale, or maybe I should because my team is on fire, but Tony Demiras (OF), Willy Guzman (C), and Federico Soriano (1B) are occupying my bench and all can start elsewhere.

All are available cheap.


Houston wishes to say bye bye to Timothy Mendiola.

I would like picks and prospects in return.

That Is All

New York fire sale

I'm eager to move two FA's to be - C Herman Gossard (.894 OPS) and CF Alva Mendonca (.301 AVG). Would also move RF Richard Bilbrey, who's signed through next year (not having a good year this year, but was .289/31/102 last year). Make me an offer!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

July II Sim Done

Game Date: 7/30/2017 (bet you didn't know that Election Day was in July)

Who uploaded?:
Los Angeles
New York
River Cities

Adams: River Cities up by fifteen over Brooklyn
Zotti: Seattle four games ahead of Saskatoon
Signorino: Maui (with a winning record) is 14 games ahead of Houston

Wild Card: Saskatoon leads Los Angeles by one, Brooklyn & Ohio by eight.

Significant Injuries:
New York's young starter Jack Lucchesi is gone for good with a ruptured back.
Hickory CF Lonnie Machen fractured his ankle and he's gone for the year.
Duane Gerhart (Danville) will miss about four weeks with a hernia.
Los Angeles reliever John Eyman will be out for 3-4 weeks with back spasms.
Danville's Hugo Abarca scratched his cornea and will sit out for about three weeks.

Los Angeles's double play combination of SS Ricky Peppers (7/17) and 2B Felipe Mendoza (7/24) both win Player of the Week.

River Cities' John Hukill reaches 1000 runs.

Next sim: Next Tuesday. This is your last chance to get trades in before the deadline.


Seattle Ships Out Beloved Star and Promising Prospects, Recieves Only Mere Reliever

July 15, 2017 - SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle Monarchs, after welcoming beloved star hitter Gregory Mudge back into their arms just last season, after bemoaning the poor decision that led to Mr. Mudge being traded, has now dealt away the Seattle fans' hero yet again. Despite hitting .333/.364/.602 last season and carrying the Monarchs back to a title, Mudge was plunked on the bench for some Johnny-come-lately named Gregorio Marzano. The new "Greg M." at first base has been passable this season, but not much more.

In addition to sending away Mudge, the Monarchs sent off two of the most promising minor league arms in the game: AAA starters Jesus Concepcion and Claudio Gonzales. Seattle also included a fourth-round pick in next Spring's draft.

"They dealt away both my favorite player AND a guy named Jesus?" exclaimed diehard Monarchs fan Joe Schmoe. "What, they couldn't put Mohammed and Moses into the deal too?"

And who did Seattle get back for this bounty? A mere reliever. Some dork named Junior Cuomo. Please. As if a reliever could possibly be good enough to justify this haul of talent.

This appears to be another sign of Seattle Owner/GM Mack Shultz's declining faculties. Hopefully someone will be along soon to relieve him of his day-to-day responsibilities.