Thursday, October 30, 2014

Shackamaxon/London trade

The Shackamaxon Lenape and London Dragons have a trade to announce:

Shackamaxon sends SP John Cooper and AA 2B Tom Martin to London for SP Bruce Roughley.

Lenape GM Michael Weintraub explains: "This move was more about the future than the present. We have a lot of good infield prospects in the low minors we wanted to promote, and this move frees up a spot for one of them. We also feel that Roughley is a better starting option for our playoff chase."

Time will tell if Shackamaxon regrets losing either Cooper or Martin, or both...

Just A Reminder...

... that the trading deadline is this sim.  Get those trades in.  :)

Sunday, October 26, 2014

July II Sim Complete

Game Date:  7/30/2025

Adams: Brooklyn has a ten game lead in the division.
Zotti: Seattle leads by twenty two games.
Signorino: Philadelphia's lead in the division is nine games.
Wild Card: Brick and Shackamaxon are tied for the wild card lead.

Awards & Accomplishments
Seattle 3B Terry Hubbard named Player of the Week for the third time this season (7/7)
Brooklyn 1B Andy Robertson named Player of the Week (7/14)
Seattle's Bruno Talamentez pitches a no-hitter against Hickory (7/18)
Seattle 1B Masahide Ueda named Player of the Week (7/21)
Houston 1B Nigel Bryant named Player of the Week for the second time this season (7/28)

Significant Injuries:
London 1B Mauro Ocascio is done for the season with a torn calf muscle.
Atlanta 3B Mark Smith, quad strain, 7 weeks.
Atlanta SS Callum Ganyon, torn labrum, 2 months.
London SP Alan Blessing, elbow tendinitis, 2-3 months.
London RP Joel Rojas, ulnar nerve irritation, out for the season.
Antelope Valley SP Clarence Craig, sore shoulder, 8 weeks.
Atlanta LF Britt Atkinson, torn meniscus, 3 months
Hickory 1B Jesus Flores, concussion, 2-3 weeks.
Houston RP Kenneth Moore, broken hand, 2-3 months.
Ohio SS Gary Nicholson, dislocated shoulder, 3 months.
Houston RF Jesus Barcello, torn meniscus, 2-3 weeks.
Brick 2B Felipe Mendoza, shoulder tendinitis, 3-4 weeks.
Hickory SP Monte Carver, ruptured finger tendon, out for the season.

London 3B Bruce Parker reaches 300 home runs.

Next sim:  Sunday night

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Shackamaxon/Maui trade

Last season, the Maui Mashers and the Shackamaxon Lenape faced off in a thrilling LCS battle that was won by the Lenape in seven games. That series seemed to tip the fortunes of the Mashers, as they have disappointed this season, not even a year after winning 95 games and the Signorino League pennant.

In exchange for top 1B prospect Luis Lozano and a 3rd round pick in the 2026 amateur draft, the Mashers have agreed to send starter Bartolo Olivarez and closer Carlos Árias to the Lenape.

Shackamaxon GM Michael Weintraub explains, "We have started making a move in the wild-card chase, but our pitching is still lagging behind the offense. There have been some improvements to the bullpen, with the return of Will Stout and emergence of stud prospect Carlos Placeres. We're just adding Árias to the mix. Olivarez will slide into the back of the rotation and hopefully stabilize it."

As for the loss of top prospect Lozano, Weintraub stated, curtly, that incumbent first baseman David Seibel is under contract through next season. He was noncommittal when asked about extending Seibel beyond 2026.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Maui Fire Sale

OK, now it's clear my team isn't going anywhere this year, so Maui is officially open for business on the trade front.  Nearly anyone is available.  Shoot me an email at if you have any interest.

Monday, October 20, 2014

July II Sim Done

The sim is done and is currently (11:46PM EDT) uploading.  I'm not going to wait up to do a summary... I'll do that tomorrow.

The next sim will be on Sunday night and will cover the period to July 30 -- stopping a day early to give us an extra sim before the trading deadline.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sim Tomorrow Night

Sorry, but life got in the way.  We'll try again tomorrow night.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Jun II Sim Report

Game Date:  7/1/2025

Adams:  Brooklyn's lead over London and Atlanta expanded to five games.
Zotti:  Do I even need to say it?
Signorino:  Philadelphia has a one game lead over Maui
Wild Card:  Brick leads Atlanta, London and Shackamaxon by seven games.

Awards & Accomplishments:
Brick RF Raul Ortaga named Player of the Week (6/23)
Houston 1B Nigel Bryant named Player of the Week (6/30)
Seattle players took home both the Batter and Pitcher of the Month, with the awards going to 2B Norman Kuhn and CL Pat Carmichael.
Antelope Valley 1B Jaime Alvarez was named Rookie of the Month (his second consecutive award).

Significant Injuries:
Atlanta 2B Toshinobu Mizutani strained a hamstring and will miss about four weeks.
Hickory CF Cale Page has an intercostal strain.  He'll be out about four weeks.
Philly LF Jim Edwards strained his back.  It'll be three to four weeks before he's back.
Shackamaxon RP Ambroz Ondra had a setback with his meniscus and will miss another two months.
Hickory 2B Bill O'Neil tore a ligament in his thumb.  He's out for three weeks.

Seattle starter Bruno Talamantez reached 2000 strikeouts.
Veteran London shortstop Jeff Wardlaw reached 1000 runs scored.

Next sim:  Next Sunday

June II Sim Done

I ran the sim (late) last night, but did not stay up for the reports to finish.  As a result, you can download the league file and perform your weekly tasks, but the report pages on the site have not been updated, nor have I written a sim summary.  I will take care of those tonight.


Monday, October 6, 2014

Angry Infielder Wants Better, or at Least Different, Job

Seattle Monarchs infielder Ivan Castillo is apparently tired of winning and is unhappy in Seattle. Maybe he doesn't like coffee. Maybe he got on the bad side of Russell Wilson, who runs this town these days. Who knows? It doesn't matter. He is though fed up with being the injury sub in Seattle and wants out of town. I am not the kind of guy who wants to destroy people's happiness, so this post.

I'm not saying he's free, but Castillo is very, very cheaply priced. I need to call up someone who can play SS for a game here or there and Castillo isn't that guy.

Castillo is a guy though with a career .300 batting average over seven seasons. A guy with an .842 career OPS. A guy who has always been an excellent fill-in starter when one of my star infielders has gone down.

If you have any interest, make me an offer. Looking for a draft pick, and not a high one. Not high at all.

June I Sim Done

Game Date: 6/16/2025

Adams:  Brooklyn holds a two game lead over London.
Zotti:  Seattle now leads Brick by a solid thirteen games
Signorino:  Maui is two games ahead of Philadelphia

Awards & Accomplishments:
Seattle 3B Trey Hubbard named Player of the Week two weeks in a row (6/2 & 6/9)
Antelope Valley RF Ray McJannett named Player of the Week (6/16)

Significant Injuries:
Houston CF Armando Bustamante has biceps tendinitis.  He's going to miss about three weeks.
Maui starter Matt McDonald strained his shoulder.  He's out for four weeks.
Hickory's Esteban Ordonez suffered an intercostal strain.  He's gone for four to five weeks.
Brooklyn reliever Garland Dawson has shoulder inflammation and is likely done for the year.

Next sim:  Sunday evening.