Monday, January 28, 2013

New Owner for Barstow

We have a new owner for the Barstow Lizards.  Fred Goldfarb will be taking over the owner duties in Barstow, effective immediately.

Please join me in welcoming Fred to the league.


Sunday, January 27, 2013

It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year...

Game Date:  4/1/2022

Welcome to Opening Day 2022.  Don't let the snow and the shivering thermometers in the Northeast fool you... it's bright and sunny and, as Ernie Banks said, let's play two.

The following players were signed to minor league contracts:
Seattle:  P Toyoshige Takahashi (no previous team)
Shackamaxon:  P Jose Chavez (no previous team)
Antelope Valley: P Johnnie Cox (Shackamaxon)
New York:  RF Masuhiro Rin (discovered in Japan), 3B Ignacio Cabrera (Antelope Valley) 1B Jesus Alvarez (Shackamaxon)
Ohio: P Joong-guen Yin (discovered in S. Korea)

Significant Injuries:
Maui:  LF Jose Fernandez strained a hamstring and will miss 4 weeks.
Barstow:  P Dalton Davis has tendinitis in his elbow.  He'll be riding the pine for eight weeks.

Next sim:  Saturday night will be the first sim of the season.  Please make sure that your active roster is down to 25 players.


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Need Starting Pitching?

It looks like Seattle's veteran starters have made it through another offseason without needing to be replaced. As a consequence, I've got more good major league starting pitchers than I have spots for. Both of the guys below are age 27 and need a shot at the majors.

Ivan Gallardo

Seiji Masuda

I'm not interested in giving either guy away, as my scout gives them about 4 stars each, and I probably could use them in another year or two or three. But I would think there is a team looking for an upgrade that is willing to make me an offer, in prospects and/or draft picks, that will be enticing.

I'd be willing to deal other starting pitchers too, but the prices for some might be considered too exorbitant. For instance, it's hard to see a situation where I'd trade Enrico Hernandez. But someone out there might have a great idea that makes sense for both teams.

Y'all know my email. If interested, drop me a line.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Spring Training Week 4 Completed

Game Date:  3/28/2022

The following players were signed to minor-league contracts:
Antelope Valley:  P Johnny Cox (Shackamaxon)
Shackamaxon:  P Jose Chavez (no previous team)
Seattle:  P Toyoshige Takahashi (no previous team)

Significant Injuries:
Maui LF Jose Fernandez strained a hamstring and will miss four weeks.
Barstow RP Dalton Davis will miss eight weeks with tendinitis.
Maui CF Angel Banuelos fractured a rib and will miss 3-4 weeks.
New York RP Dave Drew will miss two months with a strained hamstring.

Next sim:  Thursday night.  This sim will go through Opening Day.


Sunday, January 20, 2013

Game Date: 3/21/2022

Shackamaxon signed 2B Dale Beene (Antelope Valley) 2 yrs/$6m
Shackamaxon signed CL Alfonso Reyes (discovered in Mexico), minor league contract
Maui signed P Juan Villatoro to a contract extension, 3 yrs/$43.5m.

Significant Injuries:
Shackamaxon SS Salvador Berrera strained his quadriceps and will miss five weeks.
Hickory P Joel Riojas strained his hamstring and will miss 2-3 months.
Monck's Corner LF Freddy Aldape sprained an ankle and will miss about six weeks.

Next sim:  Monday night


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Spring Training: Week 2 Completed

Game Date:  3/14/2022

Significant Injuries:
Maui RP Rafael Sousa tore his ulnar collateral ligament and will miss the entire season.
Brooklyn RP Russel McKay strained a bicep and will be out for three weeks.

New York signed MR Kazuhiro Morita (no previous team) to a one year contract for $510k.

Next sim:  Saturday night

Sunday, January 13, 2013

First Week of Spring Training

Game Date:  3/7/2022

Free Agent Signings:
Atlanta signed P Robert Brown (Hickory) 2 yrs/$1.25m
Seattle signed P Armando Sosa (discovered in Mexico) 1 yr/$450k.

Significant Injuries:
Houston CF Guillermo Martinez sprained a hamstring and will be out for three years.

Next Sim:  Tuesday night

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Recruitment Thread Posted

I posted a thread on the SDMB to look for a new owner for the Barstow franchise.  Please keep an eye on it and feel free to answer any questions that may come up.


Welcome To Spring Training!

Game Date:  3/2/2022

The First-Year Player Draft has been completed and Spring Training has begun.

The first sim of Spring Training (covering one week) will be done on Saturday night.

Antelope Valley signed C Lewis Bell (Monck's Corner) 3 yrs/$5.2
Seattle signed C Steve Jones to a contract extension 4 yrs/$27m

The owner of the Barstow franchise has not sent in an update for a long time.  In addition, I have twice tried to contact him, to no avail.  I think it may be time to find a new owner for the franchise.  I will be opening up a thread on the SDMB for a new owner tomorrow.  If we don't find an owner from there, then we will see if the current owners have anyone who might be interested in joining.


Note concerning the draft and the Atlanta-Antelope Valley trade -- apparently you cannot trade draft picks in the game on draft day.  As a result, I manually changed the two draft picks from Antelope Valley to Atlanta.  I then traded Richardson to Antelope Valley.  Since you can't trade a player for nothing, I added $1 to both sides of the deal.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

FREE (Almost) to a good home

I don't have too many good things in Atlanta, but I have too many ML catchers so I would like to trade one of them.  So if you want to give up something (not much) for either John Dash or Gerardo Herrera I will be willing to trade them.  If you need a starter or a back up Atlanta is where you want to go shoot me an e-mail and we will deal.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Draft Delay

We have one owner who is having password problems.  Since the sim with the amateur draft is a very important one, I want to give everyone every reasonable opportunity to participate.  So, we're going to reschedule the draft for Tuesday evening.


Sunday, January 6, 2013

Antelope Valley and Atlanta Announce Trade.

Fresh on the heels of signing FA C Lewis Bell, the Raptors have completed a trade for the Atlanta Hurricanes' 24 year old, future superstar C Lawrence Richardson.  AV gives up their 1st Round pick (#5 overall) and a 5th rounder this year.  With these 2 moves the Raptors have taken a preseason weakness and turned it into a strength, speeding up the rebuilding process just a little bit more.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Sim's Done. Amateur Draft is Next

Game Date:  3/1/2022

Please make sure to have your draft picks uploaded by Saturday Monday night.  I'll run the draft either Saturday night or Sunday morning (depending on my schedule)

UPDATE:  The amateur draft will be held on Monday night.  After the draft, I will sim straight to the beginning of Spring Training (the day after the draft).


Thursday, January 3, 2013

Sim's Done

Game Date:  2/28/2022

Atlanta signed SP Danny Andrews (Hickory) 3 yrs/$12.75m
Maui signed SP Jeffrey Brunton (New York) 2 yrs/$7.2m
Seattle signed P Pat Carmichael (no prev team) 1 yr/$4m
Hickory signed 3B Carlos Pais to a three year extension for $3 million

Next sim:  Thursday night -- one day will be simmed, bringing us to 3/1.  The amateur draft will be held on Saturday night/Sunday morning.