Friday, November 30, 2012

No Sim

I didn't get to run the sim on Thursday night.  In addition, I have a question regarding the Rule V draft to adjudicate.  I'll go into details once I have a decision.

We'll try again on Saturday night.


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Rule 5 Draft Results

Game Date:  12/2/2021

Draft Results:
Hickory:  MR Jesus Garcia (Barstow)
Houston: MR Eduardo Rodriguez (Hickory)
New York:  MR: Ramiro Martinez (Seattle)
Antelope Valley:  MR Jacobo Centono (Atlanta)

Next sim:  Thursday night.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

No Sim Last Night...

I was at work until very late last night and did not get to run the sim.

However, that's probably for the best anyway, as more than one owner told me that they didn't feel that they had enough time to prepare for the Rule V draft.

So, we'll try again on Wednesday night. 


Sunday, November 25, 2012

Rule V Draft

Game Date:  12/1/2021

Ohio signs SS Daniel Burdine to a 2 yr/$2.9m contract.

The Rule V Draft will be conducted in the next sim on Monday night.


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Sim's Done. Get Ready for the Rule V Draft

Game Date:  11/27/2021

Monck's Corner signed SP Steven Savage (Atlanta, 1 yr/$850k)
New York signed CL Junior Cuomo (Shackamaxon, 3 yrs/$13.1m)
New York signed SP Jefferey Shuttleworth (Barstow, 1 yr/$990k)
Ohio signed MR Caleb Austin (New York, minor league contract)
Shackamaxon signed SP Joshua Fullen (Monck's Corner, 1 yr/$770k)
Shackamaxon signed CF Mone Goss (Atlanta, 1 yr/$950k)
Monck's Corner signed C Douglas Stiger (Brooklyn, 1 yr/$950k)
Brooklyn signed SP Kevin Kepner (Maui, 4yrs/$19.8m)
New York signed MR Sachi Nakamura (no previous team, 4 yrs/$7.72m)
Houston signed SP Bartolo Olivarez (New York, 2 yrs/2.1m)
Shackamaxon signed 1B Luis Lozano (no previous team, minor league contract)
Ohio signed RF Gabriel Alacorn (no previous team, minor league contract)

Next sim will be either Saturday night or Sunday morning and will go to the Rule V Draft.


Monday, November 19, 2012

Sim's Done

Game Date:  11/20/2021

1B Luis Lozano (no previous team) signed with Shackamaxon (minor league contract).

Injury of the Sim:
Bijkerk Involved in Accident
Thursday, November 18th, 2021
The Seattle Monarchs will be without the services of Bas Bijkerk for a while. He suffered an undisclosed injury recently. He reportedly injured it while awkwardly picking up his child.
The Seattle center fielder will be on the shelf for at least one week.

In the future, please make sure that your players do not pick up their children awkwardly.

Next Sim:
Wednesday night

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Sim's Done

Game Date:  11/13/2021

Next sim:  Monday night

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Sim Was Run Last Night

Game Date:  11/6/2021

Time to pull out the checkbooks!  Free Agent bargains can be found in aisle 5.

Next sim:  Saturday night.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Sim's Done. Next stop: Free Agency

Next sim:  Wednesday night.

EDIT (11/14 8:43AM):  Yes, I realize I forgot to process the trades.  I'll take care of it in the next sim.


Monday, November 12, 2012

First Sale of the Offseason

The first purchase from Seattle's Bargain Bin has been made.  Pitcher Kieran Dickson heads to Hickory to help the Huskers turn around their disappointing 2021 campaign in exchange for a measley fourth-round pick.

Seattle can still provide a solid back-up catcher or left-handed bat off the bench to any interested and/or rebuilding team.  Both are available even more cheaply than Mr. Dickson was.

Friday, November 9, 2012

CF wanted

Shackamaxon is looking to augment its up-and-coming team with a CF. Ideally that player has good defense and gets on base a lot. Power and/or speed would be nice, but not required.

I have a little bit of salary room so I'm not afraid of a veteran. I have a few good usable young players and prospects I'd consider dealing for the right player.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Sim's Done. Awards Announced! Arbitration Hearings Next!

Game Date: 10/23/21

Outstanding Hitter:  Jonathan Anderson, SEA .319/.368/.610/.978  198H, 40HR, 125RBI
Outstanding Pitcher: Christopher Hester, SEA 24-5, 2.46, .193OAVG
Outstanding Newcomer: Luis Figeora, BRK, .319/.378/.481/.859, 187H, 11HR
Manager of the Year:  Mack Shultz, SEA

Slick Fielder Awards:
P: Jermaine Karp, OH
C: Lewis Bell, MON
1B: Juan Gomez, SEA
2B: Callum Ganyon, OH
3B: Larry McCormick, NY
SS: Richard Bender, BAR
LF: Kevin Works, BRK
CF: Bas Bijkerk, SEA
RF: Lucio Muniz, SEA

Salary arbitration will be run next sim, so please be sure to get your offers in.


Seattle's Bargain Bin

I have some guys available that are not great players, but could be solid role/bench players.  They're superfluous in Seattle and so are available cheaply for a fringy low-level prospect or a not-high draft pick.  Let me know if you're interested in any of these guys.

Catcher Kevin Craig. Kevin is 32.  He has been the backup catcher in Seattle for six years now.  He is fine, not great.  Basically two wins above replacement in a little more than a full-season of playing time spread out over his career.  He is under contract for one more year at $850K, so he's not expensive.  He's not a starter for a great team, but is solid depth.  He's also eminently expendable given the strong year Roberto Perez had for me at AAA.  I know catching is a strong position right now in the league, but if you need a solid backup for a cheap price, he's your man.

Pitcher Kieran Dickson.  I really don't know how good Dickson is, but I don't really have a spot for him to find out either.  He had a 1.91 ERA in 89.1 innings in AAA and then a 3.09 ERA in 23 innings in the majors.  He seems to be better after moving to the new version, but what do I know?  I do know that he doesn't give up home runs.  He has a high movement rating and backed that rating up by giving up only two home runs in 112 innings pitched.  Right now he's the 12th man on my pitching staff (and 7th starter) for next year, and I only want to carry 11 guys.  He might be a good starting pitcher with a lot of years ahead of him.  Someone out there has to be willing to take a chance on him.  Maybe you?

First baseman Ki-Chun Kang.  Kang is 26 and has torn up AAA in the three years since I signed him as a international free agent.  He has good power and could be a good left-handed bench bat.  Unfortunately for him, he's something like fourth in line at first base for me.  Again, maybe someone else could make use of him.

Are any of these guys great?  Almost certainly not.  Would they help at least some teams?  I think so.  They don't have clear places though in Seattle.  If you think they can help your team, let's make it work.

P.S.  If someone thinks they're a very good SP away from a deep playoff run and want to trade for the missing link, let me know.  I could be talked into moving James Turner in the right deal.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Sorry, No Sim Last Night

Personal family stuff kept me from running the sim last night.  We'll try again tonight.


Friday, November 2, 2012

Sim (Finally!!) Done

Game Date:  10/9/2021

Next sim (covering a week) will be on Monday night
I would like to get in four sims next week on each night from Monday to Thursday.


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Power's Back On!!

Our electricity finally came back on at 4:30 this morning.  So, we will run the sim tonight.

Thanks to everyone for their patience.