Page 1 of 10 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 92

Thread: ‘89 Season Discussion

  1. #1

    ‘89 Season Discussion

    The Seattle Grey Stockings had a quiet yet productive off season.

    First a trade of DH Tito Nanni to St Louis for the big right handed bat of Wanya ‘the Hobbit’ Mullins (which included a late second round pick from STL as well). Tito is an OBP machine but Seattle was quite heavy on lefty bats and has multiple lead off options, so management felt that a little more power was required from the DH position. Wanya is pleased to have a starting position that’s not called bench.

    Secondly 3B/INF Reserve Issac Koster was traded to the juggernaut Pittsburgh for a very late second round pick next season. Doing so freed up space for AAA 3B Russell Beauregard to platoon with 3B Chandler but that plan was quickly dashed with the FA signing of 38 yo SS Larry Littlejohn (who provides a solid bat vs lefties) who will fill the spot vacated by Koster. Looks like Russell will continue batting third for the AAA Rainmakers.
    And fringe prospect 20 yo P Thomas Bluhm was signed as a potential lefty SU down the road.

    Seattle heads into the season surprisingly with the same pitching staff as last year with last seasons late pick up Antonio Diaz deciding not to retire at 38 years old. Prospect Mark Appel will continue to develop in the LR slot and join the rotation once Diaz decides to sit on the beach and drink Mai Thai’s to count his $27 million in career earnings.

    .500 seems like a legitimate target again this year so the fans are a little stunned.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Posts
    387

    Re: ‘89 Season Discussion

    The Americans promote last Seasons #3 pick Shane "The Hutt" Rupperts as new DH, replacing inaugural Timmy Beck.
    The 297 weight powerhouse is our new number 3 hitter and should help our offense to become more effective.

    Otherwise we bench our legend James Kissinger, who was our inaugural first rounder pick and field David Emerick as new 1B, what slightly strenght our defense.

    while last Season wasn´t as good as we hoped the Team hopefully reach a 500 this season.
    Championships:
    FrontOffice Baseball: Houston Astros 2101, 2102, 2106
    Historical Replay: New York Yankees 1939
    Major League Baseball: Chicago White Sox 2106
    Lightsabers and Blasters: Kuat City Commodores 2082

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    1,986

    Re: ‘89 Season Discussion

    While Florida has had no free agent signings, nor has the team been involved in any trades this past off-season, there is an anticipation of once again having a winning season. Florida has not been above .500 since the 90-win 1981 season when Texas beat them in seven games for the division title.

    Those brought up this season include southpaw James Heinz who had a remarkable rookie season in relief in 1987, but was relegated to AAA ball last season after a rough start; and rightie Osner Smith who debuted last season but who also was demoted after pitching only 10 innings recording a 12+ ERA and 2.5 WHIP. The team has much higher hopes for these two than was seen last year.

    In addition, 1986 first-round selection Jose Huffman is getting his chance to shine this year. Jose "the Hoser" will join the rotation as the team's #3 starter, behind two all-stars, 26 year old Walter Robinson (who was high in the Cy Young running last season), and another 23 year old (and Rookie of the Year last season), Daniel Cameron. Huffman is a slightly leaner version of Robinson, whose pitching style he mimics.

    Lastly, the 25 year old former San Diego product Joshua Spencer will see time in the majors. He will serve in a back up role at 3B and 1B, and may see some time filling in at DH this season as well. Even so, he isn't expected to play much this year. This may allow him to work out with Florida's AAA affiliate in the off-season, and return that much more improved year.
    Last edited by DaveW; January 20, 2020 at 12:02 PM.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    98

    Re: ‘89 Season Discussion

    Here we go again!!!
    LALooLoos lose game 1 of the 89 season 2-1.....nice pitching and few runs and lots of LOB.
    Finished with 60 wins last year barely making the 3 year minimum.
    With all that in mind LA is offering it's #2 draft pick for two roster ready bats.
    If interested just PM

  5. #5

    Re: ‘89 Season Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by tuds45 View Post
    Here we go again!!!
    LALooLoos lose game 1 of the 89 season 2-1.....nice pitching and few runs and lots of LOB.
    Finished with 60 wins last year barely making the 3 year minimum.
    With all that in mind LA is offering it's #2 draft pick for two roster ready bats.
    If interested just PM
    I’m not offering anything except that it’s a good time to empty your inbox haha.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    1,581

    Re: ‘89 Season Discussion

    Buccos have interest in talking trade. Pm.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    The Land That God Forgot
    Posts
    2,906
    Quote Originally Posted by jdub67 View Post
    Buccos have interest in talking trade. Pm.
    I need another Pitcher

  8. #8

    Re: ‘89 Season Discussion

    Seattle has traded starting pitcher Gerald Miller to KC for pitching prospect Daniel Cohen (and KC’s next years third rounder) which will allow ‘highly touted’ Mark Appel to start for Seattle in the newly vacated number four slot.
    Seattle fans wish Miller the best - and also have asked management for a discount on purchasing new starter Mark Appel jerseys, to which they replied that a 10% discount will be applied on trade ins with a valid receipt.



    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  9. #9

    Re: ‘89 Season Discussion

    SD had to once again empty it's coffers to replace a 2B. Hopefully someday we'll get one that doesn't have to be replaced in a couple of seasons. BUT THIS IS NOT THAT DAY, lol. Sent stud P prospect Herbert Craig to Florida for 34 year old, but still awesome 2B Daniel Zuniga and a 2nd round pick. Like my previous 2B, Porter, Zuniga arrives already declining, but his 94/97 RA should hold up for 2-3 seasons assuming he doesn't retire. Then we go shopping again...

    UNLIKE Porter, Zuniga isn't a black hole at the plate.
    2ML 1906, 1928, 1931, 1968, 1990, 1991, 1995
    BD 1993,1994, 2004, 2041, 2044, 2064, 2065
    CBF 2056, 2060, 2071, 2075, 2087, 2088, 2092, 2105,2106,2116
    CWS 1953, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1971, 1976, 1984
    HR 1903, 1906, 1920, 1921, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1929, 1934, 1943, 1950, 1953, 1955
    CarL 2026, 2039, 2055
    72-55 WS

  10. #10
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Location
    Upstate New York
    Posts
    2,955

    Re: ‘89 Season Discussion

    New York made a huge gamble trading away stud 2B Robert Bell and the #20 along with a solid pitching prospect for the #1 overall choice this year. Fingers crossed I made a good move when the draft list drops tonight.
    "The other team could make trouble for us if they beat us" - Yogi Berra

    CWS:USC Trojans - 2 for 4 WS winners
    WBC: Czech Republic Nároďak - 1 for 4 WS winners, back to back to back promotions (3x), 0 relegations
    EP: Terramuggus Terracotta Terrapins
    GOAT 4: Twin Peaks Tatas

    --
    Former WS winning teams:
    Serengeti Wildebeests (MONEYBALL)
    K-Mart Blackbelts (LEG)

Page 1 of 10 123 ... LastLast

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
  •