Friday, February 28, 2014

May II Sim Done

My apologies, everyone.  The sim *was* run last night, but I've been so slammed at work, I haven't had the opportunity to write a summary (hint:  if someone else wants to do it, I won't object).  The league reports on the website have been updated.

Next sim:  Wednesday night


Thursday, February 27, 2014

Rain Delay!

My apologies, everyone.  Real life caught up with me last night.

We'll try again for this week's sim tonight.


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Trade: Seattle and Ohio

It was a trade of excesses between Seattle GM Mack Shultz and Ohio GM Brian Hockin. Ohio had too many catchers, and Seattle just had too many...players.

Going east to Ohio are AA pitchers Lan-quing Shu and Armando Sosa, and going back to the great northwest is C Mark Porter, who grew up in Beaverton, Oregon.

The trade frees up a couple of crucial spots on the 40 man roster for the Monarchs, while giving the Buckeyes some depth in an otherwise shallow organization.

Ohio is still shopping for infield help and has some money to burn, so this may not be the last that you hear from them.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

AV Shopping Veteran 3B Bruce Parker

Anyone interested in adding a veteran left handed batting 3B?  It looks like Parker has at least one more good year in him, platooning at least.  So far he has 5 HRs in only 100 ABs with a .247 average.  There is a team option for next year that you don't want to pay, so probably a 1 yr rental.  Not looking for too much, mid level prospect or draft pick.  Still plays a decent 3rd, but can also play 1st or even SS in a pinch.

May I Sim Done

Game Date:  May 16, 2024

Adams:  Brooklyn leads Hickory and Atlanta by four games.
Zotti:  Shackamaxon has a one game lead on Seattle.
Signorino:  Maui leads Houston by a single game.

Awards & Accomplishments:
  • Houston 3B Andres Velasco named Player of the Week (5/6)
  • Shackamaxon CF Steve Keo named Player of the Week (5/13)

  • Brooklyn's Kevin Kepner pitched a no hitter against Antelope Valley on 5/7.  This is the first no hitter since August 2021 and the first no hitter for Brooklyn since John Okane pitched one in 2017.
  • Brick Raul Ortega passed 1000 runs scored (5/13).

Significant Injuries:
  • It was a bad sim for Antelope Valley as they lost three players to injuries.  They'll be without 1B Carlos Fernandez for 3-4 months (ruptured finger tendon),  P Armando Sanchez for 4 months (torn labrum) and CF Petero Hokualohi (back soreness) for five weeks.
  • Seattle's star catcher Steve Jones pinched a nerve in his neck when his car spun out of control.  He'll miss about a month.
  • Maui Masher Matt McDonald (say that five times fast) has shoulder inflammation and will miss about four months.
  • Hickory 3B Esteban Ordonez will be out for the remainder of the year and may not be available to start the 2025 season as he will need ten months to recover from a torn posterior cruciate ligament.
  • Ohio 2B Roberto Ferrer will miss three months with a partially torn labrum.

Next sim:  Next Wednesday.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Help Wanted: Starting Pitching Needed

Hickory urgently needs starting pitching, before the owner/general manager strangles Donald Hunnicutt or Danny Andrews and gets 20 years in Sing Sing.  Looking for a first-tier starter of any age, or a second-tier starter under 30; the entire Hickory suite of prospects and picks is available (either of major league second basemen Bill O'Neill and Pedro Campos, both talented young players, are available as the starting point for any deal).

I am readily available at if you're interested.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Trading Block: Ohio

The Buckeyes still have a dearth of depth, but are top-heavy in quality catching prospects:

Guillermo Medina (#39 prospect)

Jean-Charles Gauthier (#49 prospect)

Mark Porter (#90 prospect)

My perfect trade would be prospect-for-prospect, so if you have an overabundance of infield talent and are lacking catchers, I'm all ears. Since those can be hard to pull of, I would also consider a package of a young-ish, controllable 3B and backend starter/bullpen help, since those are my immediate needs.

And since I'm sure someone will ask, Fred Kennedy (#2 prospect) isn't on the table unless you blow me away.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

April II Sim Done

Game Date:  May 1, 2024

Adams:  Brooklyn leads Hickory by one game.
Zotti:  Shackamaxon leads Seattle by two games.
Signorino:  Houston holds a three game over Maui

Awards & Accomplishments: 
Seattle RF Lucio Muniz named Player of the Week (4/22)
Shackamaxon 1B David  Seibel named Player of the Week (4/29)
London 1B Luis Rodriguez named Batter of the Month
Shackamaxon's Joseph Malcuso named Pitcher of the Month
CF Edgardo Collazo of London named Rookie of the Month.

Significant Injuries:
Maui 1B Lindsay Walker, hit by pitch, broken hand, out 6 weeks.
Ohio 2B Toin Aoki, broken bone, out 6-7 months.
Ohio SP Alonso Chula, strained hip muscle, out for 3 months.
Seattle SP James Turner, torn triceps, out for 3-4 months.
Houston SP Edgar Trevino, shoulder inflamation, will miss 4 months.
Antelope Valley C Lewis Bell, strained hamstring, out for five weeks.

Shackamaxon's John Grondin reached 2000 hits.

Next sim:  Next Wednesday

Thursday, February 6, 2014

April I Sim Done

Game Date:  Apr 16, 2024

Adams:  Hickory leads Brooklyn by one game.
Zotti:  Shackamaxon has a one game lead over Seattle
Signorino:  Houston is ahead of Maui by two games.

Significant Injuries:
New York starter Joseph Brown has a hamstring sprain and will miss 2-3 months.
Maui 2B Ronald Quijada has shoulder tendinitis.  The Mashers will miss the veteran for about four weeks.
Seattle SP Christopher Hester will miss about three months with a shoulder inflammation.
RF Ignacio Lopez has elbow tendinitis.  He's going to ride the pine for five weeks.
Seattle LF Jonathan Anderson strained an oblique and is out for 3-4 weeks.

Awards and Accomplishments:
Raul Ortega, of the Barracudas was named Player of the Week (4/9)
Jonathan Anderson of Seattle named Player of the Week (4/16).  Well, he won't win the award for the next three or four.

Hickory's Paul Shunk has reached 2500 hits, making him the third player to achieve the mark (after Dong Lutz and Brian Frison).

Next Sim:  Next Wednesday evening.

Opening Day Delay

I'm still waiting on one owner to get his roster down to 25 players.  We'll try again tomorrow night.


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

It's Opening Day!!

Game Date:  4/1/2024

Welcome to Opening Day, the start of the 23rd season of SDMB OOTP baseball. 

The first sim of the season will take place on Wednesday night.  Please be sure to have your active rosters down to 25 players by then.


Sunday, February 2, 2014

Sim's Done

Game Date:  Mar 28, 2024

Next sim (covering the last week of Spring Training) will be on Monday night.


Sim In Progress....

The sim is in progress, however, I'm waiting on a roster decision from one of the owners.