Thursday, February 24, 2011

May I Sim Done

Game Date:  5/16/2018

Who Uploaded:
Los Angeles
New York
River Cities

Adams: Hickory leads Brooklyn by three.
Zotti:  Ohio and Seattle lead Saskatoon by one.
Signorino:  Maui is three games in front of Houston.

Hickory 1B Michael Slye wins Player of the Week (5/7)
Houston SS Fred Smith named Player of the Week (5/14)

Significant Injuries:
Brooklyn 3B Benny Stinson fractured his jaw and will miss 6-7 weeks.
Danville's LF Bill Bevins tore an ankle ligament and is out for the season.
Danville CF Avelino Padilla tore a back muscle and will miss two months.

Saskatoon SP Demarcus Ramirez reached 3000 strikeouts, becoming the second pitcher to reach that mark.
Ohio  LF Christopher Moss reached 2000 hits, the fourth player to achieve that.
River Cities RF  Patrick Valdez hit his 400th homer, becoming the fourth player to reach that mark.

Next sim:   Next Wednesday

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Seattle Ships Out Key Starting Pitcher to Danville

The Seattle Monarchs have finally addressed the surplus in starting pitching by sending three players to Danville and getting back ... uh ... the right to get a player in 10 months.

Seattle sent starting pitchers Joseph Macaluso and Jaime Cruz, reliever Daryl "Dopey" Welburn, $7 million in cash, and a fourth-round pick in next March's amateur draft to Danville in exchange for Danville's first-round pick in that draft.

Macaluso, the prime piece of the trade, is 5-1 with a 2.49 ERA and three complete games in six starts this season. He is 97-46 with a 3.66 ERA for his career. He has spent his entire career in the Monarchs organization after being a second-round pick by Seattle in 2008.

Now, Seattle is left hoping that their pitching prospects, who this trade is intended to make room for, are as good as advertised and that the draft class next year is strong.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Game File Re-uploaded.

I re-uploaded the game file after changing the settings to include 30 days of box scores, game logs, messages, etc.

Next sim is still next Wednesday.  If you submitted an upload already, there is no need to resubmit.


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

April II Sim Done

Game Date:  May 1, 2018

Who Uploaded:
River Cities
Los Angeles
New York

Note:  The list is the same for the April I sim, which I forgot to post.

Adams: Cleveland (16-12) leads Hickory by one and River Cities by two.
Zotti: Ohio (21-7) leads Seattle by a single game.
Signorino: Maui (16-12) has a six game lead over Houston

Maui's Anibal Ottman pitched a one-hit shutout (4/23)
Los Angeles 2B Winston Satterlee named Player of the Week (4/23)
Houston SP Rico Padua pitches a NO HITTER (4/23)
Ohio's Christopher Moss hits 3 home runs in one game (4/29)
Seattle SS Richard Bender named Player of the Week (4/30)
Cleveland RF Geoffrey Boerner named Player of the Month
Seattle SP Christopher Hester named Pitcher of the Month
Seattle 1B James Dodd named Rookie of the Month

Significant Injuries:
Cleveland SS Charles Sallee (strained tricep) is out for 3-4 weeks
Danville MR Benicio Castro (ruptured tricep) is out for the season.

Next sim:  Next Wednesday

Sunday, February 13, 2011

April I Sim Done

My apologies to all for the delay.  I needed some information from an owner before I could finish the sim.

Game Date:  4/16/2018

Adams:  Cleveland leads with a 9-5 record.  Brooklyn and Hickory trail by one.
Zotti:  Ohio and Seattle sit atop the division with 10-4 records.
Signorino:  Maui is one game ahead of Houston and two ahead of Danville and New York

Danville C John Clawson named Player of the Week (4/9)
Brooklyn C Beau Manning named Player of the Week (4/16)
Los Angeles SS Ricky Peppers hits the first cycle since April 2017

Significant Injuries:
Saskatoon RF Maximo Rodriguez is out for three months with a fractured ulna.

Next sim:
Wednesday night

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Opening Day Delayed...

Who knew that the Stay Puft Marshmellow Man would return and that the Ghostbusters would cause him to explode over every park in the league?  :)

It's going to take a few days to clean it up.  The first sim of the 2018 season will be run Saturday night while the grounds crews are busy cleaning up marshmallow guts.



All -

So I have had the flu since Monday (not a cold that I'm calling a flu, but the actual high-fever, sweating-and-shivering, completely miserable flu). I'm feeling somewhat better today, but am backed up incredibly at work. I am posting to ask if everyone could indulge in just a very brief delay of the Opening Day sim, to give me time to catch up. Even if the delay is just until tomorrow, it would be incredibly helpful.

Massive apologies to everyone.

- Frank

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Opening Day Is Here!!!

Game Date:  4/1/2018

Get those rosters down to 25 for the Wednesday night opener.  :)


Sunday, February 6, 2011

Sim's Done

Next sim, Monday night.

This will be the final sim of Spring Training.

The first sim of the season (and all following sims for this semester) will be on Wednesday night.


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Mar 12-19 Sim Done

Game Date:  3/19/2018
Next sim:  Sunday morning (I have plans for Saturday night)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Mar 5-12 Sim Done

Game Date:  3/12/2018

Next sim:  Thursday night

Need Depth?

I've got some extra depth, with people stacked up at AAA, and wanted to see if anyone would trade a middling to low draft pick to improve their bench.

Infielder Julian Arenas. Arenas can play all four infield positions and has put up OPSs in AAA of .867 and .852 the last two years. Teams could do, and have done, a lot worse as a utility infielder.

Outfielder/first baseman Stephen Jackson. Jackson is a good bat off the bench, especially against right-handed pitchers. His OPSs in AAA the last two years are .885 and .967. He's hit 18 home runs in 552 major league at bats.

Outfielder Lawrence Fenster. Fenster also swings a good stick from the left side of the plate and posted an .879 OPS in AAA last year. He's only 23, so he may have some development left.

Starting pitcher Dennis Pickens. A former Rule 5 pick, Pickens put up a 4.93 ERA in the majors in 2016 and a 13-6 record with a 3.50 ERA in AAA last year. Not a lot of strikeouts, but he doesn't walk people or give up home runs.

Reliever John Burgess. A crafty lefthander. Burgess split time between the majors and AAA last year, posting an ERA of 3.81 in Seattle and 2.51 in Tacoma while striking out just about one batter per inning pitched.

Reliever Tsumich Yoshida. A 22-year-old righthander, Yoshida was hurt pretty much all of last year. In 2016, he had ERAs of 2.84 in the majors and 3.40 in AAA. The two yearsd before that, he had a 2.70 and 4.97 ERA in AAA.

So, if any of these guys can be of use, let me know and we'll work something out.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Sim Done

Game Date:  3/5/2018

Next sim:  Wednesday night

Plum Clean Forgot....

I'm sorry about last night, guys.  I didn't get home until after 11:30, and after (finally) eating dinner, I completely forgot about the sim.

We'll get it done tonight.