Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Here Comes The Rain Again...

Three owners did not have their rosters set to 25.  I'm going to hold the Opening Day sim until tomorrow night before I begin taking unilateral action (which I really, really, really don't want to do).

Veteran Ace on the Move Again

As the Shackamaxon Lenape filed onto the bus that would take them to Ft Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport at the end of spring training, GM Michael Weintraub pulled ace starter Bruno Talamantez aside.

"Is it true you won't negotiate during the season?" Weintraub asked. 

Talamantez, in the final year of his contract, nodded as he handed his duffelbag to a clubbie. He didn't want any distractions. The wear and tear of a long career was starting to extend his daily training, and he knew he wasn't going to win that elusive last Cecil Cup with Shackamaxon this season. He would play his best, and sign the final contract of his career next winter. That was the plan he made after he was traded to the Lenape earlier in the offseason.

"Ok, thanks," Weintraub said, and looked down at his phone.

Four hours later, when the team's charter plane touched down at Philadelphia International Airport, Weintraub pulled Talamantez aside again. He told him, plainly: "We've traded you to Brick. Go get that ring and I'll be in touch after the season."

The assembled press, waiting for the team's return from spring training, was stunned. As Talamantez silently looked for his Uber ride to take him to Brick, NJ, the team's GM had to look down at his phone repeatedly as he explained the trade.

"We're getting four young players from Brick, including three pitchers. Zack Sullivan will go in our bullpen, Jake Glenn in our AAA rotation in Arizona Bay, Dave O'Brien will bat cleanup at AA Kalmar, and George Pepin will be our closer at single A Caprica. We also gave Brick our 3rd and 6th round draft picks. Fred really likes those sixth round picks.

"We don't know who our new fifth starter will be. I've been assured that Alejandro Baez is ready to take on the role of staff ace now. If you'll excuse me, I need to talk to Henry."

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Opening Day Is Here!!!

Game Date:  Apr 1 2029

League Notes:  The London Dragons have moved and are now the Mepkin Abbey Monks.

Next sim:  The first April sim will be run on Wednesday night.  And remember...

Brick and London trade again

Brick agrees to send to London the following players: 1.Kevin Lambert SP 2.Matt Stokes 1B/3B 3.Ramiro Martinez RP and single a pitcher Daniel Spooner  and receives back Jesus Flores 1B and Will Hickford who well replace Lambert as the number 5 starter . brick also receives London tenth round pick in this years draft....Brick GM Fred Goldfarb was happy to get back Hickford who had been traded away in the Velasquez deal previously

Friday, November 25, 2016

Spring Training Sim 4 Done

League Date: March 26, 2029

There's just one game left in spring training. One day to find out who makes your team, and who survives the injury gauntlet that is spring training.


  • Brick IF Jesus Alvarez - fractured foot (4 weeks)
  • Brooklyn SP Anastasio Estrada - strained triceps (3 weeks)
  • London 3B Larry McCormick - biceps tendinitis (6 weeks)
  • Antelope Valley 2B Daniel Fowler - shoulder tendinitis (4 weeks)
  • Appalachian SP Gustavo Melendez - torn flexor tendon in elbow (9 months)
  • Houston 3B Esteban Ordonez - no diagnosis yet
  • Houston - RP Ray Lewis (Atlanta) - minor league contract
  • Brick - LF Ken Reed - 8 years, $77.7 million extension
  • Houston - SP William Lawrence (Norfolk) - 1 year, $560,000 contract
Next sim: Sunday night (11/27/2016). This will finish the pre-season and bring us to Opening Day. Start trimming your rosters!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Sim's Done

Game Date:  Mar 19 2029

Next sim:  Thursday night

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Sim's Done

Game Date: Mar 12 2029

Significant Injuries:

Maui:  C Aaron Hampton, sprained thumb, 2-3 weeks.
Antelope Valley: CF Petero Hokualohi, fractured thumb, 4 weeks.
Highland: RP Luis Quinones, sore shoulder, 3 weeks.
Highland: 3B Max Price, sprained thumb, 4 weeks.
Maui: 3B Guillermo Martinez, separated shoulder, 4-5 weeks.
Brooklyn:  C Julio Zapata, strained lat, 2 weeks.

Next sim:  Tuesday night

Friday, November 18, 2016

Spring Training week one sim done

League Date: March 5, 2029


  • Shackamaxon signed SP John Ryan to a $900,000 one-year extension
  • Shackamaxon signed IF Glenn Tate (Brick) to a minor league contract
  • Shackamaxon signed RP Kieran Jenkins (independent league) to a minor league contract
  • Brooklyn and Maui each signed an international free agent to a minor league contract
  • Shackamaxon SP Alejandro Baez - strained back (3 weeks out)
  • Appalachian CL Armando Sosa - biceps tendinitis (2 weeks)
  • Antelope Valley RP Steve Harris - torn meniscus (3 months)
  • London CF Edgardo Collazo - shoulder tendinitis (4 weeks)
  • Norfolk SP Li Matthews - herniated disc (1 week)
  • Norfolk 1B Bernardo Alvarez - hip flexor strain (1 week)
  • Brooklyn RF Alejandro Aurillo - torn labrum (4 months)
  • Appalachian 3B David Chenowith - quad strain (1 week)
  • Norfolk RP Ho Zhong - hamstring strain (1 week)
  • London CL Juan Guerrera - shoulder inflammation (3-4 months)
Next sim: the second week of spring training will be simmed on Sunday night.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Sim's Done

Game Date: 2/26/2029 (yes, it was a one-day sim - Spring Training started on a Sunday.

Next sim:  Thursday night

Sunday, November 13, 2016

New London owner makes first deal. It's with Brick.

In the first deal of returning owner Nate Wooley's attempt to get the soon-to-move London franchise under control, London is dealing relief pitcher Frank Carey and a 6th round pick to Brick.  Coming to London is third baseman Larry McCormick.

Spring Training Is Here!

Game Date:  2/25/2029

Welcome to Spring Training.

Next sim:  Tuesday night.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Sim's Done!

Game Date:  Feb 19 2029


London: SS Miguel Martinez (Maui), 1 yr/$630k
Houston:  RP  Rafael Sousa (Maui), 1 yr/$470k

Next sim:  Sunday night

Monday, November 7, 2016

Sim Done

League Date: February 12, 2029

  • Houston signed RP Edgardo Rodriguez (Shackamaxon): 1yr/$446k
  • Shackamaxon signed RP Hector Estrada to a 1yr/$500k extension
Next sim: Wednesday night 11/9/2016, assuming the universe doesn't implode on itself tomorrow night.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Shackamaxon and Brick swap prospects

The Lenape and Barracudas have a small trade of prospects to announce: Shackamaxon single A reliever Daniel Spooner has been traded to Brick for double A catcher Jesus Duran.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Sim's Done!

Game Date:  Feb 5, 2029

Brooklyn:  OF Eric Halliwell (Atlanta), 2 yrs/$8m
Maui:  SP Roberto Norales (Atlanta), 6 yrs/$33m
Houston: OF Cheung Ying (London), 1 yr/$1.8m

Next sim:  Sunday night

Shackamaxon/Highland trade

While in a pretend baseball world, history was being made, the real-life Highland Admirals and Shackamaxon Lenape pulled off a stunner of a trade late yesterday evening. Heading to the Admirals are two young lineup regulars, 3B Tae-Sang Pak and OF Juan Arroyo. In return, the Lenape are receiving four promising young players and two key draft picks.

The full bounty heading to Shackamaxon:

To even out the trade, the Lenape will send the Admirals their 12th round pick in the 2029 draft along with Pak and Arroyo.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Sim Tomorrow Night

I'm sorry, folks.  I thought I would get to the sim tonight, but I'm going to have to put it off until tomorrow night.


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Shackamaxon's pre-season trade list

I find myself with extra inventory in the major leagues and would like to discuss trading one or more of the following players if someone has a need for them. I am not looking for anything in particular in return. Let me know who interests you and we can go from there:

  • Starting Pitchers: Dylan Robison, Hun-Ho Pang, Emilio Perez, Rick Taylor, Todd Davis, Gregory Griffith, Mark St John
  • Relief Pitchers: Esteban Valenzuela, Sergio Lujan, Yasushi Mochizuki, Tony Dominguez, Ben Cloherty (Rule 5 pick)
  • Infielders: Ben Turner, Jonathan Locker, Tzu-Hsia Wang, Tae-Sang Pak, Robert Roberts
  • Outfielders: Juan Arroyo, Jose Molina, Jeremy McCullough, Jae-Chun Kim, Tomas Kalakay, Ramon Gonzales
If anyone interests you and you'd like to discuss a trade, hit me up.