Sunday, March 29, 2015

May I Sim Done

Game Date:  May 16, 2026

Adams:  Atlanta & London are tied atop the division, ten games ahead of Brooklyn.
Zotti:  Brick holds a one game lead over Seattle.
Signorino:  Antelope Valley leads Philadelphia by three.

Awards & Accomplishments
Antelope Valley RF Petero Hokualohi named Player of the Week (5/4)
Philadelphia CF Yvon Settignano named Player of the Week (5/11)

Significant Injuries:
Shackamaxon RP Carlos Arias ruptured a tendon and will miss 3-4 months.
Maui 1B Lindsay Walker fractured his thumb and will be out 3-4 weeks
Shackamaxon SP Bruce Roughley strained his triceps.  He's out for seven weeks.
Philadelphia 2B  Miguel Rodriguez strained an oblique and is out for 3 weeks.
Ohio SS Garry Nicholson has biceps tendinitis.  He'll be out for six weeks.

Houston's Andreas Velasco hit his 300th home run.

Next Sim:  Monday night, April 6.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

April II Sim Done

Game Date:  May 1 2026

Adams:  London's lead over Atlanta has been cut to two games.
Zotti:  Seattle leads Brick by a single game
Signorino:  Antelope Valley is three games ahead of Philadelphia

Awards & Accomplishments:
Atlanta 3B Mark Smith named Player of the Week (4/20)
Hickory 1B Jesus Flores named Player of the Week (4/27)
Brick RF Salvador Velasquez named Batter of the Month
Antelope Valley SP Dave Klien named Pitcher of the Month
Brick SS Javier Chalen named Rookie of the Month

Significant Injuries:
London CF Edgardo Collazo fractured a finger and will miss about eight weeks.
Brick SP Rico Padua is done for the year after he ruptured his disc.
Ohio CF Woody Murphy fractured his rib and will miss four weeks.

There were two owners who had players coming off of DFA (from free agent signings) and no place to put them on the active roster (and out of options).  I was forced to make a judgement call as to who to replace on their rosters.  In the future, please do not make me have to make these choices for your team.  In the future, I may just release any such players, even if they were just signed to free agent contracts.

Next sim:  Next Saturday night.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Seattle-London Trade II: The Exodus Continues

Apparently, a new migration pattern is taking hold between Seattle and London. Two weeks after centerfielder Brandon Reed was dealt to the Dragons, Monarchs reliever Masatake Shibata packed his bags and boarded a British Airways long-haul flight for the UK.

"Brandon apparently called Shibata and told him a lot of good things about London," said Seattle GM/Owner Mack Shultz. "Something about crumpets and bangers and mash and a lot of other things that sounded made up to me. I guess Shibata liked what he heard though, because he wants to go there now too. Luckily, Scott was willing to make that happen."

In return, Seattle netted a sixth-round pick in next year's draft, also known as a guy who will probably get cut in two years.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

April I Sim Done

Game Date:  Apr 16 2026

Adams:  London has a seven (7!) game lead over Hickory
Zotti:  Seattle leads Brick by one game
Signorino:  Antelope Valley is four games ahead of Maui and Philadelphia

Awards & Accomplishments
London's Miguel Angel Ramirez named Player of the Week (5/6)
Brick's Salvadore Velasquez named Player of the Week (5/13)

Maui's Fernando Estrada recorded his 200th victory.

Significant Injuries:
London SP John Cooper has a torn labrum and will miss three months.
Antelope Valley's 1B Jaime Alvarez strained a hip muscle and will miss 5-6 months.
Hickory C Aaron Hampton ruptured his MCL and is done for the year.
Houston RP Glenn Jones fractured his shoulder blade and will miss four weeks.
Shackamaxon's 3B Matt Stokes strained his oblique and is gone for four weeks.

Next Sim:  Saturday night

Monday, March 16, 2015

Seattle - London Trade

SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle Monarchs today announced that they shipped promising outfield prospect Brandon Reed to the London Dragons in exchange for a third-round pick in next year's draft.

"Brandon felt that he deserved an opportunity to play in the majors," said Seattle Owner/GM Mack Shultz. "Unfortunately, he wasn't going to get that opportunity here. We reached out to Scott in London to see if he was interested. Given Brandon's obvious talent, Scott indicated that he was and the deal soon followed. We wish Brandon and the Dragons nothing but the best of luck in the upcoming season."

Shultz continued, "We don't always try to trade players in Brandon's situation. Sometimes, we have guys who pout if they're not on the major league roster. Usually, we just cut them. Watch the next transactions wire for some examples. But Brandon's a good kid who we felt could help another major-league team."

Reed was a third-round choice in the 2022 draft, making the third-round pick in this trade somewhat appropriate. Reed hit .288 and .283 in the last two seasons for Seattle's AAA affiliate and, the year before that, was named the AA Most Outstanding Hitter.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Two Teams....

There are still two teams with more than twenty five players on the active roster.  I'll email them personally.  Let's try again for Monday night.


Friday, March 13, 2015

It's Opening Day!

Game Date:  Apr 1, 2026

Time for Opening Day!   Please make sure to have your roster down to 25 players.

First sim will be Saturday night.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Tuesday Night Sim Done. Opening Day In Sight...

Game Date:  Mar 30, 2026

On Thursday night, I will run the final sim of Spring Training.  The first sim of the season will be run on Saturday night.


Sunday, March 8, 2015

Saturday Night's Sim Done

... even if it's a bit late.

Game Date:  Mar 23 2026

Maui:  3B Ronald Quijada (Antelope Valley), 2 yrs/$43.2m

Significant Injuries:
Shackamaxon LF Guy Imbeault strained his hamstring and will be out for six weeks.
London RF Cheung Ying has back spasms.  He'll miss six weeks.
Maui CF Clint Attwood has an elbow inflammation that will cost him five weeks.

Next sim:  Tuesday night.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Tuesday's Sim Done

Game Date:  Mar 16, 2026

Maui:  3B Ronald Quijada (Antelope Valley), 2 yrs/$43.2m
Seattle:  RF Raul Ortega (Brick), 1 yr/$6.5m
Seattle:  SP Juan Villatoro (Maui), 1 yr/$1.6m
Brooklyn:  SP Arturo Zavala (Houston), 3 yrs/$28.9m

Significant Injuries:
Seattle's CF Bas Bijkerk will miss four weeks with a herniated disc.

Next sim:  Saturday night

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Saturday Night Sim Done

Game Date:  Mar 9, 2026

(I can still call it Saturday night if it's early Sunday morning, right?)

Significant Injuries:
Seattle SP Teddy O'Herlihy has a torn back muscle.  He'll be out for about four months.
Brick C Yakumo Yokomaya tore his ACL.  He's done for the season.
Houston reliever Zai-shou Dun has a torn flexor tendon.  He's finished for the year.

Next sim:  Tuesday night