Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 18 of 18

Thread: Season Discussion

  1. #11

    Re: Season Discussion

    From what I can tell it's a league wide issue. There isn't a timetable for it being fixed but the complaints are being heard.
    Join MLB Blitz!

     
    Arizona (2089-2095, 2108- )
    Arizona (1981- ) 1985 WS Champs
    Constellation (1998- )
    Dreamville (1981- ) 1983 WS Champs
    Jacksonville (2114- )
    King Salmon (2074- )

    Nothing (1981- )
    Savage (1981-1990) 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1990 WS Champs
    Savage II (1991- )
    Skeleton Creek (2109- )
    2110 WS Champs
    Sunizona (2003- )

    Quote Originally Posted by V.I. Incandenza
    man it's also really funny to see how much negative war prople have on their rosters. it's like dog by definition you can immediately replace that guy for free

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Twins Territory
    Posts
    1,069

    Re: Season Discussion

    I believe they are working on a solution, but in the interim, you can always access your team's news feed to check for scores of all previous games too
    OLD:
    Red Sox Nation - Bayside River Cats (2019-2040) (2021), (2023), (2032), (2034)
    College Baseball - Purdue Boilermakers (1972-1995) (1989)
    Independent Baseball - Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (1950-1961) (1954)

    NEW:
    MLB Remake AA - Tennessee Smokies (2116-Present)
    Xtra Bases - Norwich Sea Unicorns (2089-Present)
    Nu Upislon Xi - Vermont Lake Monsters (1981-Present)

    Parenthesis = World Series
    Bold = World Series win

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    The Best Place on Earth - Austin, TX
    Posts
    54,253

    Re: Season Discussion

    We aren’t simming at all currently.

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Twins Territory
    Posts
    1,069

    Re: Season Discussion

    Following an off-season geared towards rebuilding the pitching staff, the Tennessee Smokies made good on that promise. After winning 72 games last season with the third worst pitching staff in the league, the Smokies made aggressive moves to take the top 2 arms in free-agency this offseason, coupled with resigning veteran Michael Cram and retooling the bullpen. The results were remarkable, as Tennessee gave up 679 runs this year as a staff as opposed to 822 the year before, almost a run per game in difference. The result was a strong push mid-season for the number two spot in the AL West division, at one point taking the spot outright with a 52-45 record following a mid-July win in Jacksonville. As remarkable as the pitching turnaround was, however, the regression offensively was noticeable. After scoring 752 runs in 2117, the Smokies plated only 652 runs this season. As such, the midseason run ended up being the high water mark for the season, as the Smokies went 24-41 the rest of the way, and once again finished 5th in a competitive division.

    Rookie sensation Miguel Long began the year at 12-6 with a sub-3 ERA and was in the top-5 in rookie of the year voting - his results went the way of the team in the standings however, finishing at an unremarkable 13-11 with a 3.77 ERA. He'll look to build off his rookie showing next year slotted at the top of the rotation. Michael Cram was a steadying force in the rotation, firing 18 complete games and 4 shutouts after returning to the rotation after April, and tossed a team-high 228 innings. In relief, Donald Patin and Danny Trump were solid in the late innings, and proved to be valuable assets. Offensively, while Robert Hill (32HR, .844 OPS) and Luther Melendez (47HR, .867 OPS) continued a string of strong campaigns, regression hit John Nguyen hard this season, as he went from 51 long balls and a .939 OPS in 2117 to 24HR and a .734 OPS this season. Coupled with regression from 1B Manuel Strickland along with a pair of rookie contributions from LF Donald Jackson and 2B Paul Brown, the Smokies were forced to look to other sources of offense this season. Mid-season acquisitions of 3B Thomas McKinney and LF Maurice Zavala proved to be solid additions, but ultimately, the team wasn't able to overcome the fire power that the rest of the division brought to the table this season.

    Looking ahead, Tennessee will continue to retool the team to try and contend with the juggernauts in the division in Binhampton and Harrisburg, and rising power Altoona. There will be some tough decisions to make this offseason with regard to aging veterans and stars, as Tennessee is pressed against the salary cap. The future looks bright with a system full of prospects. Will the new core be ready to supplant the aging veterans and bring a new era of baseball to Tennessee?
    OLD:
    Red Sox Nation - Bayside River Cats (2019-2040) (2021), (2023), (2032), (2034)
    College Baseball - Purdue Boilermakers (1972-1995) (1989)
    Independent Baseball - Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (1950-1961) (1954)

    NEW:
    MLB Remake AA - Tennessee Smokies (2116-Present)
    Xtra Bases - Norwich Sea Unicorns (2089-Present)
    Nu Upislon Xi - Vermont Lake Monsters (1981-Present)

    Parenthesis = World Series
    Bold = World Series win

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Berlin, Germany
    Posts
    3,231

    Re: Season Discussion

    In New Britain, new manager and senior yoga analyst gregorgross found a competive team needing only some fine-tuning. We were offered a couple of trades that basically all were only interested in landing our biggest pitching prospect, but even with offering instant pitching help, that help was too old to be more than just a try for this season. gregorgross thinks the team is good for a couple of competitive seasons if handled correctly. And once you get into the playoffs, there' lots of luck involved anyway.

    We also had great seasons by some outfielders who were stashed in AAA. And in the season we decided to go for 2Bs to play for our no-field, no-hit SS, which added to our offense (which came in at 800 runs). On the last weekend, we swept the team in front of us to even win the regular division crown - but now they lead in the division series. We'll see, the fighting hasn't stopped.
    New one:
    New Britain Rock Cats - Remake AA

    Old one:
    Stop joining half dead leagues - a world series in a half unowned league is not worth your time. Join the Remake Leagues!

    Atlanta MLB Remake
    Omaha AAA Remake
    Laredo Simusports
    Texas MLB Classic
    El Paso Baseball Legends
    Pella IFL
    Alaska Psi Phi
    Thunder Bay MLB World
    Seattle ALTRA

    Rings:
    MLB Remake 2073 (Atlanta)
    MLB World 2055, 2076 (Thunder Bay)
    IFL 2043 (Pella)
    Baseball Legends 2037 (Alaska)
    and some others I forgot...

  6. #16

    Re: Season Discussion

    New ownership took over the New Hampshire Fishercats just after former management made its second pick in the draft. The team is in need of a rebuild and offered franchise stalwarts Paul Tran and Eric Bean to the open market. Given the age of the season and questions concerning the remaining number of quality years these players can offer, there were no bites.

    The new GM then proceeded to act like Jerry Dipoto with no trading partners, frantically making free agent transactions to clear salary and fill the roster with cheap non-prospects, most of whom are probably unlikely to break camp with the team in the spring. With the second worst run differential and tied for the third worst record in the league, the team appears to currently consist of more Fish and fewer Ercats. However, new ownership is optimistic that good weather will eventually arrive. Expect to see continued off-season and in-season activity as the Fishercats look to find the right bait for a WS ring.

  7. #17

    Re: Season Discussion

    Richmond Flying Squirrels finally make it to the World Series. Though I preferred to face Binghampton, I will take what I can get.

    In an interesting twist -- David David will face his old team and the guy who we traded for him in Christopher Schumacher. Both players will be in relief pitching roles, it will be fun to see it play out. David has done some nice things coming from the bullpen, but is likely a starter moving forward. Schumacher played a key role for us as a SP in the previous two seasons, he is a highly talented player. If there ends up being some close games, these two players and the trade might be the difference.

    Looking forward to competing against Bowie, who is entering the WS as a darkhorse to win it all. While their offense might be a little overmatched in this series (819 vs 677 Runs Scored in season), the pitching matchups seem to be a lot closer (3.41 ERA for Richmond, 3.77 ERA for Bowie)

    Both teams ran through their previous opponents 4-1. I'm excited to see it play out. Best of luck to @Tundra6
    Last edited by KingRat; January 17, 2020 at 02:03 AM.

  8. #18

    Re: Season Discussion

    best of luck to richmond and King rat also. this will be shocking upset if Bowie can pull it off. the challenge is tall but we will roll the ball out and give it our best. It will take a substantal effort from the rotation to keep us in the games against this potent lineup .

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •