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Title: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on July 03, 2018, 09:32:41 PM
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Team Information
City: Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Conference: Heartland
Division: Badlands
Team Owner: Molson Mountie
Team Secretary: Alannis Canuck

Official Colors:

Thunder Brown (#492f24)
Bay Yellow (#ffc425)



Season Results:
2013: 18-36 [4th Place in Badlands Division]
2014: 22-32 [4th Place in Badlands Division]
2015: 30-24 [2nd Place in Badlands Division]
2016: 31-23 [2nd Place in Badlands Division]
2017: 23-31 [2nd Place in Badlands Division]

Playoff Appearances:
2015: Division Series
2016: Division Series




RETIRED NUMBERS:
None

Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on September 09, 2018, 05:20:56 PM
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Let me tell ya aboot something here. We have a new GM to lead this proud Canadian franchise and he's a clever, wheeler and dealer, homegrown canuck! GM Metro is going to make Canada a winner!   
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on October 03, 2018, 11:43:43 AM
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GM Metro! Here is the stats from last season and our current active roster.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on November 16, 2018, 06:58:06 PM
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It's like a team sheet on a sunny day... isn't it ironic?
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on November 19, 2018, 01:55:01 PM
Thanks - I appreciate it. If you could get me John Oswalt that'd be great.
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John, it's a pleasure to meet you. I'm GM Metro and the new general manager of this team. I wanted to start really getting into what we had and you're my first call. I want your opinion of the status of the organization; managers, coaches and the direction of the team, as well as your baseball philosophy.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on November 19, 2018, 02:23:13 PM
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Sir, pleasure to meet you. I prefer playing conventional baseball and small ball. Getting on base and taking advantage of a bad catcher, but playing smart on the basepaths. Playing strong, sure defense. As a organization we are sitting better than others. We have good fans and a great young team. Should be poised for a postseason run this season. As for the rest of my staff, we have Dustin Neill who has been a really good hitting coach, someone Ive learned a little under as well as teaching him some things. We compliment each other very well. Chris Brand is still getting better as a pitching coach, under my tutelage. He focuses on power pitching and getting punch outs. Does that answer everything?       
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on November 19, 2018, 02:28:35 PM
It does - but I do want to challenge the assessment of a great young team. Look at the stats from last year I do see some guys coming into their primes that performed well but last year we got a lot of production from Sisto and Vas
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on November 19, 2018, 02:30:52 PM
Sorry - had to catch my breath. We got a lot of production from Sisto and Vasquez on the sticks, and Larson and Pierce on the bump and none are on the proverbial right side of 30. Are you seeing a lot of progression from other guys when you say a post-season run? Or is it more that we're going to be fighting for a playoff spot?
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on November 19, 2018, 02:49:52 PM
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I'm high on Figgy, Ray, and Pizzy are all getting better and should continue to. Our rookie Harris is going to be a fine player with us as well. As will Correa and Kaminsky. We have some youth we can definitely build around. As for our pitching staff, Larson has entered his prime to go along with Helton who is looking strong going into the season. Edwards isn't a bad number 3, but that's a spot Marshall will take up, maybe as early as this season. No doubt we're a playoff team right now boss in a pretty wide open division for the taking.
   
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on November 19, 2018, 04:16:40 PM
Fair enough - with Pizzalato looking entrenched at second - what's Correa look like at SS or elsewhere on the diamond? Or is Pizzaloto capable of playing elsewhere? I'd even extend the same question to other players on the roster, who's capable of playing another position, and which one if so?
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on November 19, 2018, 04:40:44 PM
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Manny Diaz can play a little at first, but not that great.  Ryan Correa can play short or third, once again, not that great. Pizzalato can some decent first base. Savage is good at short, second, and third. Ray can play all three outfield positions, but is best in left. Sisto is also best in left, but can play in center and also has some expierence playing second and third too. Kaminsky is best in right field, but can play all three outfield positions plus a little at second too. Jake Martin is great at any one outfield spot, plays all three about the same. Omar is great in right, not so much in left or center though. 
   
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on November 19, 2018, 05:37:02 PM
Sounds good - it gives me a lot to consider when putting together a game plan as we head towards spring training. How have the past couple of drafts looked for us?
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on November 19, 2018, 06:33:30 PM
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S1 we had only one pick and selected outfielder, Ben Dixon. S2, we drafted Bryan Haggar, a pitcher. Both of them are free agents who we lost when the minor league system went under. S3 we drafted Mizzolato, Diaz, Kaminsky, Martin, who are all on the team. And also Mike de los Rios, who is a free agent. S4 we drafted Armstrong, Warrington, who are on the team. We also drafted Brill, a free agent outfielder. And you know our S5 draftees.       
   
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on November 21, 2018, 01:59:27 PM
Ok. Is there anyone there you're particularly fond of and would like to see return? I am thinking of releasing the following players: Manny Diaz, Danny Ayala, Frank Fowler, Keith Gaugler, Jaden Savage and Omar Tirado and that would clear some roster room.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on November 22, 2018, 01:04:24 PM
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I'd probably hold on to Tirado, Diaz, and Gaugler unless you know you have people that can fill those voids. Up to you. I coach the players you provide me with.     
   
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on November 22, 2018, 06:19:32 PM
Understood. I've asked a lot - is there anything of me you want to ask?
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on November 23, 2018, 04:17:09 PM
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Don't think so, sir.
   
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on January 05, 2019, 11:00:30 AM
TUMBLEWEED SLOWLY ROLLS PAST YOUR OFFICE
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on January 07, 2019, 09:01:24 PM
Alannis, Spencer Johnson please.
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Spencer, GM Metro. I'm looking for a glove middle infielder to fill my last roster spot. Can we get Dylan Bumbrey for 1 Year, 500K?
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on January 07, 2019, 09:06:23 PM
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Deal.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on January 07, 2019, 09:42:29 PM
Awesome. Thank you.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on January 07, 2019, 10:56:01 PM


TEAM CAPTAINS
1. Luis Figueroa
2. Jay Larson
3. Mike Ray



MASTER DEPTH CHART

Catcher- Luis Figueroa
1B - Adrian Harris
2B - Andreas Pizzolato
3B - Jared Bonnar
SS - George Fasulo
LF - Mike Ray
CF - Jake Martin
RF - Jon Kaminsky
BENCH 1B - Armando Roman
BENCH C - Tim Wagner
BENCH 1B - Cesar Martinez
BENCH OF - Omar Tirado
BENCH 2B - Dylan Bumbrey

SP1- Jay Larson
SP2- Phil Helton
SP3- Isaac Marshall
SET-UP- Chris Feret
CLOSER- Jamie Pierce
BENCH SP- Chris Cohen
BENCH RP- Jose Flores



PROBABLE BATTING LINE-UP & PITCHING ROTATION 

vs. RHP
1. Jake Martin
2. Andreas Pizzolato
3. Adrian Harris
4. Mike Ray
5. Armando Roman
6. Luis Figueroa
7. Jared Bonnar
8. Jon Kaminsky
9. George Fasulo

vs. LHP
1. Jake Martin
2. Andreas Pizzolato
3. Adrian Harris
4. Mike Ray
5. Armando Roman
6. Luis Figueroa
7. Jared Bonnar
8. Jon Kaminsky
9. George Fasulo

Starting Pitcher Rotation
1. Jay Larson
2. Phil Helton
3. Isaac Marshall



TRAINING

Isaac Marshall - Stamina
Chris Cohen - Stuff
Jake Martin - Approach
Jon Kaminsky - Patience
Adrian Harris - Approach
Armando Roman - Approach



PROMOTIONAL CALENDAR 

Week One: Indianapolis - "Single and Ready to Mingle" Night.
We're going to shave five bucks off the single game price admission. Prove you first matched on a dating app in the last fourty eight hours, we'll give the two people the same five dollars off walk up tickets. Every single hit drops the price of stadium beers by fifty cents. We'll work with Tinder and Bumble to create a location hotspot where people in the stadium are first to appear on the app and we'll have some kitchy conversation zones on the concourse for people to chat. We're then going to have a party after the final out is recorded in the outfield ... no word yet if visiting GM Franchise will be partaking in any of the festivities.
Week Three: Mexico City - "Rookie" Night ft. Adrian Harris, Armando Roman and Isaac Marshall
Each game of the series will highlight one of the rookies and we'll give away some jerseys, t-shirts, ristbands etc. with their name and number, seat draw for a meet and greet after the game, and we'll also hold a sponsor event where a few of the big corporate sponsors have dinner with the new rookies.
Week Six: Albuquerque - "Pizza Man" ft. Andreas Pizzolato
If Andreas Pizzalato hits a homerun during any home game of the series, Ontario local Pizza chain "Pizza, Pizza" will give away 1 free personal pan pizza to each person in attendance at their window with proof of attendance. They will also sponsor a number of themed giveaways during the series (coupons, autographed merch etc.)
Week Seven: San Diego - "Summer of '69" Night.
Post game Brian Adams concert. Theme Night: Dress like it's the summer of 69.
Week Eight: Golden State - "Gettin' Figgy Wit' It!" ft. Luis Figueroa
Luis Figueroa bobblehead day along with the requisite merchandise giveaways and a post game concert from DJ Jazzy Jeff.
Week Nine: Chicago - "Road Trip" Night
Sending the boys off in style for their three week road trip, we'll be giving away branded road trip themed merchandise (coolers, backpacks, tents) and then have a grand prize give away on the second game of an expenses paid trip to join the team for the Week 11 series in London.
Week Twelve: Austin - "Trios" Night ft. Jay Larson, Phil Helton and Isaac Marshall
We're going to feature our starting rotation with merchandise giveaways etc. Also, buy two tickets get the third member of your trio in free. Dress up as the three muskateers and we'll give you free Thunder Bay Roar musketeer hats.
Week Thirteen: Jacksonville - Canada Day
We're going to host a Canada themed day. We'll have Cabane a Sucre, face painting for the kids, special edition Red Jerseys, and fireworks to end the night.
Week Seventeen: Omaha - "Fan Appreciation" Night
Standard Fan Appreciation Night with merchandise giveaways, autograph opportunities, run the bases for kids, raffling off game used merchandise for charity and then the last home game the players game worn jerseys will be given away in a drawing of all seats sold for the game.


WALK-UP MUSIC

1. Adrian Harris: Taste - Tyga
2. Jamie Pierce: Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N' Roses
3. Jared Bonnar: Bat Country - Avenged Sevenfold
4. Luis Figueroa: Robarte un Beso - Carlos Vives
5. Andreas Pizzolato: El Prestamo - Maluma
6. Mike Ray: Rain Is a Good Thing - Luke Bryan
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on January 08, 2019, 10:22:10 PM
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I've got one hand in my pocket and the other one givin' ya a team sheet.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on January 09, 2019, 11:03:43 AM
TRAINING CAMP

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THE FLOOR IS OPEN FOR YOUR OPENING STATEMENTS
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on January 11, 2019, 02:10:38 PM
I'm happy to be here in front of you all today - welcoming everyone to another season of Roar baseball. I think we've got a solid team here and there's a lot to be excited about with this coming season. I know there was some consternation caused about the trades over the off-season but it takes two to tango; we wish Ryan Correa and Manny Diaz the best in their new cities but felt that sacrificing some organizational depth to address a couple of needs in our starting lineup was important for this franchise going forward.

Any questions?
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on January 14, 2019, 11:37:38 AM
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You received a lot of backlash for trading away Manny Diaz for what some might say, a washed up relief pitcher. How do you respond to that?
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on January 16, 2019, 08:59:12 AM
I think we have a lot of faith in our team. With Figgy and Harris at Catcher and 1st respectively at bats were going to be hard to come by for Manny and this gives him a great opportunity to play. We also noticed last year that our relievers by the end of the year were fatigued or had some rough outings and so building pen depth was a goal this off-season to make sure we're not in that position going forward.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on January 16, 2019, 11:47:02 AM
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Spring training... how you want to do things sir?
   
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on January 16, 2019, 01:21:43 PM
I think we go with the guys we're looking at breaking camp with on the main roster and play them - let's see what we've got after an off-season of some changes.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on January 16, 2019, 02:49:57 PM
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That works for me.
   
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on January 16, 2019, 05:53:56 PM
Awesome - I'll let you get back to it.
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Alannis, if I could speak to Luis Figueroa that'd be great.
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Luis, GM Metro, just wanted to take a chance and introduce myself, wish you the best this season, and give you a chance to let me know as a captain if there was anything on your mind or going on in the clubhouse that needed my attention.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on January 17, 2019, 01:22:08 PM
LUIS IS GOOD TO GO AND READY FOR SPRING BALL
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on January 18, 2019, 10:41:49 AM
Sound good Luis. Thanks for coming to see me.
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Alannis, we're ready.

LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on January 29, 2019, 10:44:45 AM
1. Talk about how you feel spring training went. Who impressed you the most? Who did you feel under-performed?
I thought Isaac Marshall had a great spring - he accquitted himself quite well for a rookie. John Edwards was also great for us and we've got a lot of pitching depth this season which I think will be key for us. Adrian Harris had some struggles at the plate but he took some good hacks. We know what kind of hitter he is and once he gets settled in against pro's he'll be a good bat for us.

2. Are you going to make any roster changes before the first series of the season?
I think we'll look at who gives us the best chance to win and get the season started on the right foot.
 
3. As the season gets underway, where do you project this team to finish in the standings?
Talking with our coaching staff at the start of the off-season we figured we'd compete for the division. I think that's a reasonable goal with the talent and depth that we have.

4. Talk about your first opponent and the key to beating them in the three-game series.
I think getting in front early is going to be important. With our pitching depth I think we're going to be looking at getting ahead early and then letting our bullpen lock it down.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on January 29, 2019, 11:54:21 PM
"After the disappointing season last year, how important is it to get off to a fast start?"
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on January 30, 2019, 09:15:34 AM
Very important. You establish the tone early it gives you momentum through the dog days of summer. It makes it a little easier to manage situations when you've started out strong and aren't playing from behind all year.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on January 30, 2019, 10:22:23 PM
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We looked pretty decent in the spring, but we'll need the bats to produce more than just Pizz.
   
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on January 31, 2019, 08:44:45 AM
Agreed - I'm thinking the 3 hole might have been too much, too soon for Harris. I'm thinking we go Ray 3, Figgy 4, Harris 5 and Roman 6 at the start of the year and let him find his groove.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on January 31, 2019, 01:08:38 PM
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I think that sounds good. And if his bat starts getting hot, we can move up higher up if we want.
   
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on February 01, 2019, 12:16:20 PM
For sure - that's the idea. Let him get on a roll and then move him up. Anything else we need to discuss this week?
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on February 01, 2019, 12:23:21 PM
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Nothing else.
   
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on February 02, 2019, 10:42:48 PM
Then let’s do it.

Lock in
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on February 05, 2019, 12:43:53 PM
1. Talk about opening week. What did you take away from it?
We played some really good baseball. Hitting, pitching, defense. Total team effort to sweep the series.

2. Any news stories stick out to you this week?
I imagine Tuffy Rhodes or Chris Shelton would have something to say about Ricky Cruz's performance. I think you'll have players have good weeks and some games where just nothing goes right. It tends to even itself out over the course of a long season and that's the great thing about baseball.
 
3. Do you think there is PEDs in the game right now?
I'm sure there's someone doing it. When there's this much money and fame on the line you're going to attract desparation. I do believe the game is the cleanest it has ever been however and it's not something that keeps me up at night.

4. Talk about your opponent this week. What will you have to improve to take the series?
I think it's going to be big to get some key outs in the middle of their order late in games. Cohen and Flores did a good job this past series of locking down leads and I think that's going to be key again.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on February 05, 2019, 08:24:18 PM
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We made that look easy!
   
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on February 06, 2019, 10:20:07 AM
Agreed. Sorry for slipping on the Harris move. I was excited to start the season but it worked out okay for us. I don't want us to get too over-confident though. How do Cohen and Flores look this week? Any fatigue concerns? We built up some bullpen depth to make sure those arms stay fresh.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on February 06, 2019, 08:49:45 PM
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No fatigue concerns with Flores and Cohen. They'll be fresh for the weekend series.
   
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on February 07, 2019, 09:26:58 AM
That's good. I don't really have anything else then, I'll let you get back to it.
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Andres Pizzolato please.
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Andres, couple great games out there - really powered us in the last game of the series. Just wanted to give you some props for the performance.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on February 08, 2019, 11:31:16 AM
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Thanks boss, their not talking about me now, but they will soon. 
   
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on February 08, 2019, 11:42:43 AM
That's the idea - I think we're going to make some noise this season. Is there anything you need from me?
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on February 08, 2019, 11:50:41 AM
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I'm good to go, boss.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on February 10, 2019, 01:41:27 PM
Perfect. Thanks for coming to see me.
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We're ready to go - changes below.
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vs. RHP
1. Jake Martin
2. Andreas Pizzolato
3. Mike Ray
4. Luis Figueroa
5. Armando Roman
6. Adrian Harris
7. Jared Bonnar
8. Jon Kaminsky
9. George Fasulo

vs. LHP
1. Jake Martin
2. Andreas Pizzolato
3. Mike Ray
4. Luis Figueroa
5. Armando Roman
6. Adrian Harris
7. Jared Bonnar
8. Jon Kaminsky
9. George Fasulo
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on February 16, 2019, 09:22:31 AM
WEEK TWO

1. Talk about the last series. What was the highlight of the weekend for you?
We played really well. Some good baseball, great defense, great offense. Pizz is tearing the cover off the ball right now and is an absolute pleasure to watch at the moment.

2. Talk about the incoming draft class, do you feel it's too early for players to have to choose this soon into the season on college or the pros?
I don't know - I think as a high-schooler that's going to be a tough choice regardless of when you have to make it. For many it's a childhood dream to play in the pro's and I've always fully supported that but I understand the pressure of also going to college and the life experience that brings and that it maybe vaults your career as well with a couple good seasons.
 
3. How do you feel about the potential changes the league is looking into?
I think I'll be better able to comment once they're released.

4. Talk about your opponent this week. What will be the key to victory?
Same as this week, get on the sticks early, have our starters pitch deep and then lock it down.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on February 19, 2019, 12:02:45 PM
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That was a hard fought series, but we came out on top.
   
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on February 25, 2019, 11:59:24 AM
Agreed - I really like what we're doing and I'm loath to make a change but this Jacksonville fire sale has me intrigued if we can add an elite, champion winning player to our roster. What's your thoughts on that?
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on February 25, 2019, 05:36:18 PM
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If you can improve the team, then hell yes. It’s early in the season, so it allows the team to still build that chemistry. Plus I don’t think a few players coming and going would disturb too much of anything.
   
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on March 01, 2019, 08:38:04 AM
Sounds good - I've been in contact with GM Eli and he's waiting one more week to see how things shake out. Any concerns, I think the only thing on my end is keeping an eye out on the fatigue levels of our pitching staff going into a series but outside of that - I think we don't make any moves.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on March 03, 2019, 10:24:41 PM
AUTO LOCK
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on March 25, 2019, 07:16:57 PM
1. Why did you win or lose your last series?
We had a couple key hits. Game one they did a great job neutralizing our bats but the rest of the series we had some clutch hits and our pitching kept us around. Both were real good team wins.

2. Talk about at least one piece of news.   
We saw how good Brandon Wolfe was last series and he continues to tear the cover off the ball. That's a bad dude with the stick in his hands right now and really, that influences how you gameplan for going up against Omaha.
 
3. What changes would you like to see happen in the league? Anything you plan on bringing to the table during winter meetings in the offseason?
I think I'm still trying to get my feet wet as a GM. I think this is more something that'll be easier to answer with a full seasons worth of data as opposed to over-reacting to three weeks.

4. Talk about your opponent this week. What will be the key to victory?
We're playing a really good team in Virginia Beach. Talon's put together a real good squad over there with a lot of great ball players. They're a team that I think takes you to the last at-bats routinely and so we'll need our hitting to be clutch again and I think our bullpen continuing to perform is going to be a big thing in this series.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on March 25, 2019, 09:53:26 PM
"Are you worried about the Virginia Beach pitchers throwing at any of your players?"
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on March 25, 2019, 10:02:30 PM
I'm not - I understand talk about unwritten rules of baseball and what not but to the best of my knowledge there's no reason heading into this series that there should be any reason or concern based on malicious intent between these two teams.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on March 25, 2019, 10:08:16 PM
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What a gritty rubber match in that series. Love the fight we had in the bottom of the ninth to take that from the Doritos. 
   
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on March 25, 2019, 11:01:26 PM
Yeah - it was nice to go one up on GM Pancho too. I really like the heart this team has been showing - it makes it really easy to be a GM. I know we discussed a move with Jacksonville and I'm waiting to hear back from GM Eli on the status of that but otherwise I really don't see much to change.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on March 26, 2019, 08:15:45 PM
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Don't think any changes are needed. I know the boys are on edge wondering if they are being shipped as rumors have begun circling in the locker room.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on March 27, 2019, 10:10:49 AM
That's fair - I can understand. I'm going to tell GM Eli that we either deal this week or we're out so by the end of this week I'll have taken care of that distraction.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on March 27, 2019, 08:27:47 PM
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I don't think it's disrupting anything, but I'm sure you know how it'd be if you were'nt sure if you'd be in the Roar uniform next week or not. Whatever happens, the guys know you're doing it in the best interest in the team moving forward.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on April 01, 2019, 04:32:05 PM
Sounds good - I appreciate the feedback. Last thing I think this week and that's the bullpen usage. I've noticed that we're not getting into the back end of our pen as much. Any worry about rust with those guys? I see a lot of Flores and not a lot of Pierce and I know a bunch of that is situational but just want to be cognizant of it's impacts.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on April 02, 2019, 08:01:07 PM
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I wouldn't worry about that all too much. We don't pitch the guys if they are not ready to go stamina wise. 
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on April 02, 2019, 11:16:25 PM
Sounds good. No changes then.

Lock in.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on April 09, 2019, 09:10:46 PM
1. Discuss the latest series. Did anything surprise you?
I think we did a quality job in the first two games and that maybe carried over into the third. I think going 14 at the end of the series is tough but our guys did a good job of holding in and that's the way extra innings happens sometimes.

2. Talk about at least one piece of news.   
The heat in Mexico City. I know Bill Moore pitched a hell of a game against us and we pulled it out at the end. It's a team sport and I love how our guys pull each other up on the diamond and that really shows when you look at the number of close games we've won this season.
 
3. Which player on another team has impressed you the most?
I think Brandon Wolfe has looked awesome all season. He's powering that Omaha team and really impacts how you'd prepare to face that team.

4. Talk about your opponent this week. Which player will be the key to win the series?
New Orleans has already announced their moving players and not having to face Aguirre isn't a bad thing. He's a great pitcher. If we keep playing the way we are we'll be a force to win any series.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on April 11, 2019, 09:24:08 PM
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We were close to sweeping the Tide, but just ran out of steam in those extra innings.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on April 12, 2019, 12:36:22 PM
Yeah - at the start of all this I thought we'd be allowed to have an extra bullpen arm and that would've come in handy. At the end of the day I don't think we can be too unhappy with a series win and the way we kept fighting that game. Anything of note from your end?
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on April 13, 2019, 01:37:13 AM
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The injury to Pizzy sucks. A strained oblique could means we miss him for a game to the whole series. That's up to you really.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on April 15, 2019, 01:12:36 PM
That's fair - I think I have two questions; first, oblique's are finicky and easy to re-injure. If he doesn't play in the opener are we better to just rest him for the entire series? Conversely, if we keep him in the lineup in the hope he plays can we do a provisional lineup in advance with Bumbrey. Basically, I don't want to drop Pizzy in the lineup but I don't know if we want Bumbrey batting in the two hole.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on April 15, 2019, 08:32:07 PM
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If we want to sit Pizzy all series, that's up to you. I think if he clears the injury report, he's good to go though. We can have a lineup for if he's on/off the injury report if you want.

Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on April 18, 2019, 11:12:51 AM
Perfect - I'll put that together then. Thanks for your time coach.
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Luis Figueroa please.
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Luis, just wanted to take a moment to congratulate you on your PotW award.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on April 18, 2019, 08:35:37 PM
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Thanks boss. Was slumping early, but I think I'm finally finding that sweet groove.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on April 19, 2019, 01:13:25 PM
Perfect - keep up the good work. Thanks for your time.
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LINEUPS WITH PIZZOLATO

vs. RHP
1. Jake Martin
2. Andreas Pizzolato
3. Mike Ray
4. Luis Figueroa
5. Armando Roman
6. Adrian Harris
7. Jared Bonnar
8. Jon Kaminsky
9. George Fasulo

vs. LHP
1. Jake Martin
2. Andreas Pizzolato
3. Mike Ray
4. Luis Figueroa
5. Armando Roman
6. Adrian Harris
7. Jared Bonnar
8. Jon Kaminsky
9. George Fasulo

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LINEUPS WITHOUT PIZZOLATO

vs. RHP
1. Jake Martin
2. Adrian Harris
3. Mike Ray
4. Luis Figueroa
5. Armando Roman
6. Jared Bonnar
7. Jon Kaminsky
8. George Fasulo
9. Dylan Bumbrey

vs. LHP
1. Jake Martin
2. George Fasulo
3. Mike Ray
4. Luis Figueroa
5. Armando Roman
6. Adrian Harris
7. Jared Bonnar
8. Jon Kaminsky
9. Dylan Bumbrey.

Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on May 14, 2019, 12:11:08 PM
1. Discuss the latest series. What was one thing you loved and one thing you hated?
We keep winning series' and that's important. We had a tough one in game one but bounced back to take the next two and that's big.

2. Talk about at least one piece of news.   
Five weeks into the season is too soon to be talking firesale. There's a lot of baseball left to play and I think to throw in the towel early would be a disservice to the fans who support you.
 
3. With all-star voting underway, what is one name that surprises you towards the top and what is one name you feel is not getting enough love?
I think Armando Roman near the top is surprising - not in the sense of talent but as a rookie to be in that voting is big. You expect there to be an adjustment period but Armando's swung a good stick for us. I think it's less about the "love" but the fact that there are so many players in Chicago in the top three has them as a big sleeper to rebound from a slow start.

4. Talk about your opponent this week. What player on the opposing team do you have to worry about the most?
Albuquerue coming to town and I think every player on that team scares me a bit. When you're GM talks about a fire sale you can really respond two ways; you can pack your bags and just play out the stretch or you come out firing to prove that the team should stay together. With a championship squad like they have we're expecting the latter and we'll need to be prepared for it.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on May 15, 2019, 12:58:02 AM
“Are you in talks with GM Bone on a potential trade?”
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on May 15, 2019, 11:32:40 AM
I'd be doing the team a disservice if I didn't try and make us better but I like our locker room as things stand. We're pacing our conference and that speaks volumes about the team we have and so it'd have to be a significant upgrade for me to make a move.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on May 15, 2019, 12:19:04 PM
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Another series win and this week against Albuquerque should be no issue for us.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on May 15, 2019, 12:28:21 PM
I agree - I don't really have much but I did want to talk about Adrian Harris. He's struggling with the stick and wondering if we maybe sit him for a series just to give him a chance to reset?
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on May 16, 2019, 09:20:11 PM
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I don't think it would hurt do give him a reset. We can slide Roman over to first as he's the best defensively and we can play whoever we want at DH.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on May 18, 2019, 06:16:51 PM
I'm thinking Martinez or Tirado? Thoughts?
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on May 19, 2019, 01:34:19 PM
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I think Wagner deserves some thought as well. But I'd lean Martinez.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on May 19, 2019, 04:32:46 PM
I hear you - I'm just leery of putting our backup catcher in as our DH. Anything else you can think of for this week?
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on May 19, 2019, 07:31:43 PM
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Nothing pressing.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on May 21, 2019, 12:03:52 PM
Awesome. Thanks Coach.
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Adrian Harris please.
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Adrian, just wanted to take a chance to chat with you and see how things are going? I know it hasn't necessarily been the results we're looking for at the plate but I do acknowledge the jump from college ball to pro-ball is a big one.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on May 21, 2019, 09:47:50 PM
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Need to hit better for the team. It's a big jump, but I'm better than this. 
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on May 21, 2019, 11:33:30 PM
I know that and the coaching staff know that as well. I talked with John earlier and we're both in agreement on a course of action. We're going to give you this week off, give you some extra work in the cage, and then have you right back in next week with a fresh start.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on May 22, 2019, 08:47:23 PM
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Damn, I understand... I hope to make you regret that decision with my play when you insert me back.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on May 23, 2019, 05:52:28 PM
I look forward to regretting it. Thanks Adrian.
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Hitting Coach Chris Brand please.
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Chris, just wanted to let you know that we're going to be giving Adrian the week off this week. I'm hoping you can spend some extra time working with him in the cage and helping see if there isn't something we can adjust. We're going right back to him next week.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on May 23, 2019, 10:01:53 PM
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I'll do what I can, but truth be told, he probably needs a good offseason of working on his swing. It's just so much more cold than hot right most the time. 
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on May 23, 2019, 10:16:56 PM
It's all good - there's other GM's who after a week would expect him to become Mike Trout. I just want that incremental improvement. See if there's not something that we can start to then build on in the off-season. Thanks for your time Coach.
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Lineup
1. Jake Martin CF
2. Andreas Pizzolato 2B
3. Mike Ray LF
4. Luis Figueroa C
5. Armando Roman 1B
6. Cesar Martinez DH
7. Jared Bonnar 3B
8. Jon Kaminsky RF
9. George Fasulo SS
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on May 26, 2019, 12:25:20 PM
1. Discuss the latest series. Was it how you expected it to go?
We keep winning series. That's important. Three close games and you kind of like that as a baseball fan. Our extra-inning buggaboo might start getting some legs but that's baseball. I think our record in close games stands for itself and I really like how our team looks right now.

2. Talk about at least one piece of news.   
Salvvy Patino's been killing the ball as of late. He's definitely helping power that offense and I think it makes Jacksonville a threat through the middle half of that season. I think what they've done the past couple of weeks shows why you don't throw in the towel early on a season.
 
3. Who are cheering for to win the College World Series?
I don't think you're rooting for a team so much as you are some good baseball to be played. There's a ton of amateur talent who look to have a chance to make their home in the PBL over the next couple of seasons.

4. Talk about your opponent this week. What will you need to improve upon to take the series?
GM Gooch made a big splash earlier this season with his trade with Virginia Beach. They've got a good team with balance through their order and a good pitching staff. I think it's the same thing I talk about each week here. We need a couple timely hits and some good pitching. That's what wins baseball games.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on May 27, 2019, 12:37:48 AM
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We're one of two teams that haven't dropped a series this season and I think we're going to feast on San Diego this week.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on May 27, 2019, 02:30:28 PM
I don't want to get too overconfident in that but we're on a roll and it's hard not too. I did want to ask about the opening game of the series though. We keep losing those and I do want to at least ask your thoughts about that?
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on May 28, 2019, 12:28:53 AM
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It's pretty much Larson getting out dueled. I don't think it's anymore than that, to be honest.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on May 31, 2019, 11:39:15 AM
Fair enough. I know Larson has been one of the top hands for a long time. What's he like in the locker room? How do you think he'd take moving to the #2 spot. More in a fact finding type sense now than anything imminent.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on May 31, 2019, 11:03:23 PM
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He's a pretty outspoken kid that doesn't mind sharing his wild opinions. As for his moving to the number two spot, I guess it would depend on how you pitch it.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on June 02, 2019, 01:24:50 PM
That's fair - I understand. I don't think I have anything more so I'll let you get back to it.
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Mike Ray please.
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Mike, just wanted to check in and see how things are going? You're having a heck of a season so far.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on June 02, 2019, 01:45:01 PM
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Feel like I've improved every season and man, it's good to be on a team that has a focus on winning a championship. Hitting around guys like Pizzo and Figgy, makes me appear better than I probably am.   
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on June 02, 2019, 02:56:54 PM
For sure - I think we've got a ton of complementary pieces and everyone's firing on all cylinders. Let's go out and get a sweep this week. Thanks for your time.
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Adrian Harris.
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Adrian, just wanted to see how you felt the week went and letting you know you're going right back into the 6 spot as promised.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on June 02, 2019, 03:27:02 PM
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It’s humbling watching from the dugout and I’m hungry to go out there and prove my worth in the lineup.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on June 03, 2019, 12:24:35 PM
Looking forward to it. Thanks for your time.
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1. Jake Martin
2. Andreas Pizzolato
3. Mike Ray
4. Luis Figueroa
5. Armando Roman
6. Adrian Harris
7. Jared Bonnar
8. Jon Kaminsky
9. George Fasulo

LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on June 13, 2019, 09:19:10 PM
1. Discuss the latest series.
It's our first series lost. We knew San Diego would put forth a strong effort and they manage to take a couple and really push us. We had chances that we didn't capitalize on but we rallied at the end of the series, almost literally, to salvage a game. That adversity is going to help us going forward.

2. Talk about at least one piece of news.   
I admire the work GM Talon did to promote the Coast to Coast series. I think there's a propensity to lose sight of the fact that part of the job is keeping fans vested in your team and I think he did a great job in really bringing Virginia Beach to the forefront.

3. With the creativity some teams have explored such as starting your ace in Game 3 and using an "opener" approach. If you've used one of those strategies, will you continue them? If you haven't, will you start? Why and why not? 
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

4. Talk about your opponent this week. Which one of the games is the most important to win for your team?
We play one of the best teams in the league this week. I think this is the sort of series you get up for and it allows us to really take stock of where we are and what we need to do to make a run at the championship.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on June 15, 2019, 11:25:54 AM
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No excuses for dropping that series, we’re a better team than what showed up.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on June 21, 2019, 09:59:34 AM
For sure - I know we talked about having some continuity but I do think adding a bat to our lineup is necessary. We're losing a lot of low-scoring games where I think one big hit would make a big difference.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on June 21, 2019, 11:11:02 AM
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It would be beneficial if we could find an upgrade over Kaminsky and Fasulo. Both are young guys who will get better over time, Kaminsky especially.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on June 21, 2019, 11:57:47 AM
For sure - Kaminsky's spot was where I was most inclined to look. Fasulo's glove has some value I think for our team and we've played fairly well defensively and he's a big part of that. With Flores' injury we'll need a replacement arm in the pen. Edwards looked good in the spring and I think he deserves the first shake at it. Agreed?
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on June 21, 2019, 12:29:06 PM
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Edwards makes the most sense, yes.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on June 23, 2019, 11:31:38 PM
Ok - are we comfortable with Tirado coming in for Kaminsky for a week or two based on our discussion to make the salary work. I'm thinking Kaminsky and Flores go down while Armstrong and Edwards come up to keep us complaint with the cap.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on June 23, 2019, 11:37:33 PM
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I think we can manage.

Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on June 23, 2019, 11:44:49 PM
Perfect. I'll send the moves to the league and we'll lock in.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on June 23, 2019, 11:58:15 PM
Let's play ball.

1. Jake Martin CF
2. Andreas Pizzolato 2B
3. Mike Ray LF
4. Luis Figueroa C
5. Armando Roman DH
6. Adrian Harris 1B
7. Jared Bonnar 3B
8. Omar Tirado RF
9. George Fasulo SS
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on July 02, 2019, 11:41:26 AM
1. Discuss the latest series.
Ugly. We had a couple bad innings in the first two games and then in the finale we were just ready for the series to be over. That's a team we have to be able to play with if we want to win the title at the end of the year and we showed this week we weren't there yet.

2. Talk about at least one piece of news.   
I'm sad to see GM Kirk go. He's a great executive and I think was a smart hire by Tokyo. He always puts together great teams and while he's a little brash with the media I think fans have to respect the success he's had. I do hope that he takes some time away and returns with the same fire he had previously.
 
3. Will you be a buyer, seller or stay put as trade deadline approaches?
We're going to try and make this team better every day. That's how we operate philosophically.

4. Talk about your upcoming series.
We've got to strap on our boots so to speak and rebound after Golden State. I think thats incumbent on us. If we do so - we'll stand a good chance.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on July 02, 2019, 08:22:49 PM
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Frankly, that was damn embarassing.

Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on July 03, 2019, 11:40:33 AM
Yes - but it makes the move we're about to make a little easier to swallow. I'm adding some Championship winning pedigree to the team and while I think it cost us a lot for the future, in spite of our performance last week this is a championship worthy team.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on July 03, 2019, 06:00:13 PM
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Sometimes you have to risk things to win the ring.

Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on July 04, 2019, 09:43:09 AM
Yep - how do you see our lineup shaking out - more positionally where does Tafolla fit? I'm thinking Blood sits for now with Martin back up and Weeks, Cohen and Flores are fighting for the two back end of our bullpen unless we can make another move.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on July 04, 2019, 11:03:30 AM
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I'd have the lineup like this, but you can have your input as well.

1. Tafolla - RF
2. Roman - DH
3. Pizzolato - 2B
4. Ray - LF
5. Figgy - C
6. Martin - CF
7. Fasulo - SS
8. Harris - 1B
9. Bumbrey - 3B

Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on July 06, 2019, 10:56:12 AM
I appreciate it Skip. I think we've had some struggles with the bats so at least this week I want to try and keep our bats in the lineup. I know Roman hasn't gotten much work at 3rd but that's our hole right now so let's slot him there. Let's move him over to first and pull Harris for Bumbrey late in the game after we get through Harris' spot if we've got he lead. 7th inning or later.

1. Fernando Tafolla RF
2. Andreas Pizzolato 2B
3. Mike Ray LF
4. Luis Figueroa C
5. Armando Roman 3B
6. Adrian Harris 1B
7. Jake Martin CF
8. Steve Blood DH
9. George Fasulo SS

LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on July 10, 2019, 11:01:00 PM
I]1. Discuss the latest series.
I guess you could say we’re on a little mini-slump. The biggest thing for me was that some of our new additions had good weeks and that’s always tough when you’re integrating new players into the team. We had opportunities in both games that we lost but again, it seems to be just one inning that gets away from us and causes our issues. I think we lock that down we’re in great shape.

2. Talk about at least two pieces of news.
I think you saw some teams make moves, us included, in advance of the trade deadline to get an extra week with those guys. We loved adding Taffolla to the top of our lineup – he really sets the table for our guys in the heart of the order and I think his on base skills are really going to be a boon for us down the stretch. The home-run derby is always something I enjoy and I want to congratulate Pizzy for his performance – obviously he came up a bit short but he went up there with a couple of the best in the league and held his own.

3. Who do you think got an All-Star game snub?
I think Mike Ray deserved a nod but you didn’t really want to see the Roar take on the Coastal Conference.

4. What was your favorite part of All-Star weekend?
The homerun derby. I think the raw power exhibition is something to really get excited about. I know the fans love it and it gives you a chance to really see the talent of our hitters in this league.
 
5. How would you grade yourself at the midseason point?
B+. I think some of our off-season moves have panned out and we made a big move to get Tafolla but obviously the losing skid we’re on is wearing on us coming out of the break. We’ve set ourselves up to really control our own fate down the stretch – we just really need to be play good baseball and keep ourselves in position to win.

6. Who is your midseason MVP?
Hard to argue with Ricky Cruz. I think a shout-out should go to Salvadore Patino though who’s really led a resurgent Jacksonville over the past 5 weeks.

7. Talk about your Week 10 opponent.
Again – I think the focus is on us. We might have one more move up our sleeves but otherwise this is the team we have going forward and we need to look to build the momentum going forward in the latter half of the year to see ourselves up come playoff time.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on July 11, 2019, 09:17:04 PM
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The break came at a perfect time... time to regroup and get back to our winning ways.

Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on July 12, 2019, 11:48:43 AM
For sure - I thought Roman handled third with relative aplomb so I'm loathe to change that there unless we make a move. I've got one iron in the fire but outside of that I truly think this is our team. Cohen blew up again though and wanted to check in to see if you felt we had a better option down the stretch internally.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on July 13, 2019, 01:06:06 PM
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He's impressed me so far on the hot corner, but it makes me nervous everytime I see him field and throw. As for Cohen, I think he's fine, just going through a little rough patch.

Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on July 15, 2019, 12:43:12 PM
Sounds good. I think we stick with our plan then to let Scarface stick it out and maybe make some defensive moves at late in games as necessary. Thanks Skip.
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Armando Roman please.
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Armando, just wanted to give you some props for the performance at 3rd base. I know it's a bit of a change but your professionalism and performance is recognized. Keep up the good work.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on July 15, 2019, 01:59:01 PM
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Big thank you, boss.

Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on July 16, 2019, 12:26:59 PM
For sure - take fair.
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I'm ready for my mid-season whenever the big boss is ready.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on July 16, 2019, 12:36:17 PM
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Well look at you, don't ya know? You are on pace to complete all five goals and that makes me as happy as a basket of fries smothered in gravy! If all goes well, you and me can grab a couple Texas mickey's and a few darts as we celebrate a championship in the North.     
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on July 17, 2019, 11:16:38 AM
Awesome - looking forward to getting back on track and making some noise in the playoffs.
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1. Fernando Tafolla RF
2. Andreas Pizzolato 2B
3. Mike Ray LF
4. Luis Figueroa C
5. Armando Roman 3B
6. Adrian Harris 1B
7. Jake Martin CF
8. Steve Blood DH
9. George Fasulo SS
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on July 26, 2019, 12:03:23 AM
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Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on July 26, 2019, 09:10:31 AM
My apologies for the delay ...

1. Discuss the latest series. What went right, what went wrong?
We blew a couple leads and that hurts. We need to get back to taking care of business at the end of games. It's as if our focus is lapsing slightly and we're losing an inning or two that are costing us games and have now cost us first place in the division.

2a. What are your thoughts on the Ricky Cruz trade? (Question does not apply to Mexico City/Austin)
I'm not really concerned about what trades other teams make at the moment. Cruz is a great player but that's not the only thing you consider when you make trades, at least not here in Thunder Bay.

3. Talk about at least one other piece of news.
I think the GS Chicago game was a highlight for me. I love a pitching duel and this one was a bit different than some other ones.

4. Talk about your Week 11 opponent.
We need to step up - there's some cracks in the dam right now and without shoring that up we're going to regret our performance in the dog days of Summer.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on July 26, 2019, 10:17:32 PM
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Not playing our best right now, but we still have a 3 game lead in the division and a 1 game lead in the conference. But we need to get out of this slump we're in. London won't be easy, but without Noll, we have the pitching advantage. Just need the bats to start producing like they were earlier in the season.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on July 26, 2019, 11:16:24 PM
Agreed -  Cohen blowing another game hurts though. I'm thinking we need to give him the same sit down we had with Adrian earlier this year and let him reset. Agreed?
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on July 26, 2019, 11:25:57 PM
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Just depends on who you want to call up in his place. Edwards is our best arm on the reserves, but he didn't pan out well last time. And I'd honestly rather ride with Cohen then go with Bravo. Maybe we try looking into the free agent pool if you really want to give him a week off?
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on July 26, 2019, 11:28:53 PM
I'd consider it skip but Bravo's been a hand for us all year. I hate to go to market for someone without exhausting internal options first. I just think it hurts us long run. I'll make the move and then we should be good to go for the week.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on July 26, 2019, 11:32:59 PM
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Your call, maybe he’ll prove me wrong.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on July 26, 2019, 11:45:17 PM
I understand. Here's our lineup.
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1. Fernando Tafolla RF
2. Andreas Pizzolato 2B
3. Mike Ray LF
4. Luis Figueroa C
5. Armando Roman 3B
6. Adrian Harris 1B
7. Jake Martin CF
8. Steve Blood DH
9. George Fasulo SS
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on July 31, 2019, 02:45:09 PM
1. Discuss the latest series. What went right, what went wrong?
We managed to get two of three and our bullpen for the most part held up. I think if we play a lot of baseball like that down the stretch we’ll really find ourselves in a good position. Tafolla’s looked really good at the top of our line up and I think Steve Blood’s had some timely hits which has been really good for us. I think game two the rails came off a little early but games like that happen and I know Phil’s going to bounce back and give us a great start this week.

2. Was the cycle by Alex Morales the most impressive thing this season thus far?
I don’t know – I think Bill Moore’s streak at the start of the year where he dominated and didn’t get the win in any of those starts was more impressive strictly from a numerical perspective. In terms of an individual accomplishment though it’s definitely impressive.

3. Talk about at least one other piece of news.
I think GM Digger did himself a massive disservice sending an injured player out. It worked out in the end but I think the long term consequences are going to be a huge hit to him. I know in Thunder Bay our players are of the utmost importance and we try and make there success and health is really equal to our desire to win a championship.

4. Talk about your Week 12 opponent.
We’ve got Austin and I really think we’ve got a chance to take the series especially given the way we played last series. I know that Upson is rumoured to potentially be out this week but given GM Digger’s current tactics we will be prepared to face him if they have to wheel him out to the mound in a chair.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on August 01, 2019, 01:00:49 AM
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Just when I thought Tafolla was starting to turn his season around at the plate... he'll be missed this week, but should be able to go in the next series. But hey, we got a series win against a tough London team and hopefully we can build off that momentum back into our winning ways.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on August 01, 2019, 09:57:30 AM
Can we make sure he doesn't play by just sticking Kaminsky in RF or do we need to stick him on IR and hold him off for 2 weeks. I don't want an Austin scenario here.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on August 01, 2019, 10:15:09 PM
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I’ll make sure he doesn’t play.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on August 04, 2019, 06:58:00 PM
Sounds good. Let's take it to Austin this series.
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Phil Helton please Demi.
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Phil, just wanted to reiterate my comments to the press that I've got supreme confidence you'll rebound this week. I know last week wasn't the results you wanted but it happens, that's baseball, and wanted to commend you for your overall performance so far this year.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on August 04, 2019, 07:13:28 PM
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Just means Austin is in trouble, because there is no way that happens to me in back to back games.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on August 06, 2019, 12:21:09 PM
For sure - looking forward to it.
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We're ready to go.

1. Steve Blood DH
2. Andreas Pizzolato 2B
3. Mike Ray LF
4. Luis Figueroa C
5. Armando Roman 3B
6. Adrian Harris 1B
7. Jake Martin CF
8. Jon Kaminsky RF
9. George Fasulo SS
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on August 14, 2019, 02:07:01 PM
WEEK TWELVE

1. Discuss the latest series. What needs to improve, if anything?
Any time you can sweep an opponent that’s what you’re hoping for. We did a good job, our bats came through in a big way in a couple games and our pitching in the other locked them down. That’s the kind of performance we’ve been looking for all year and really serves us well heading down the stretch.

2. What are your thoughts on the league punishments thus far? Fair or unfair?
I tend not to comment on the league discipline for other teams players. As long as it stays equitable that’s not on me to judge.

3. Talk about at least one piece of news.
We had Adrian take a step back for a week and since then he’s done a really good job in the batters box for us. I think that’s something that people have to remember is that baseball’s a hard game and for a rookie to make an adjustment for the pro’s isn’t going to necessarily be like in other sports where they’re a star from the first moment. That hard work, dedication, and commitment to the craft is a big reason I think that he’ll be an elite player in the future for us and a solid contributor at present.

4. Talk about your Week 13 opponent.
Another big series for us – we’d like to make teams come north come playoff time so we need to keep stacking wins together. I think if we play the same way we did last series we’ll stand a good chance.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on August 17, 2019, 02:28:49 PM
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That sweep was exactly what we needed. We've got that stranglehold back for that top seed in the conference again.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on August 20, 2019, 11:58:52 AM
Agreed - and with Flores and Tafolla back we're healthy too. I don't think there's much else to take care of, yeah?
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on August 20, 2019, 01:35:52 PM
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Nope, finally healthy.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on August 20, 2019, 01:46:20 PM
Then lets do it.
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1. Fernando Tafolla RF
2. Andreas Pizzolato 2B
3. Mike Ray LF
4. Luis Figueroa C
5. Armando Roman 3B
6. Adrian Harris 1B
7. Jake Martin CF
8. Steve Blood DH
9. George Fasulo SS
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on September 15, 2019, 11:08:58 AM
1.Discuss the latest series. What was your favorite moment of the series?
Pizzy’s walk off in game one was big. I think we had a chance with something like that to really seal the Heartland but then losing the last two games of that series hurt us. We’ve still got a lead but you can’t take that for granted. We need to bounce back this week.

2. Do you think PBL.com had the award winners right?
I believe so – Cruz and Olson have been en fuego all year. We saw first hand this week what Salvadore Patino is capable of. There’s a lot of really good players around the league and I think our fan base is really lucky to see them ply their craft week in, week out.

3. Talk about at least one other piece of news.
I think the Tokyo fans wanting GM Kirk back is interesting. GM Gooch has proven over the years that if you give him time he builds a formidable team but I don’t know if that market has the patience for GM Gooch to do what he normally does.

4. Talk about your Week 14 opponent.
Indianapolis is a good squad and this is a massive series for us in the playoff race. We take the series and we’ve got a great chance of locking down the Badlands division. We lot them run over us and we’ve got ourselves a fight. This is one of those gut check series for us.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on September 15, 2019, 01:00:13 PM
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I know we’re still in first, but this is an important series for us.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on September 17, 2019, 03:23:15 PM
Agreed - the pitching wasn't great at the back end of the series again. That's starting to become a concern for me? Thoughts?
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on September 17, 2019, 09:17:27 PM
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Defintely some concern there, but I trust Feret and Pierce to lock down a game if need be.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on September 18, 2019, 09:24:52 AM
Sounds good - there's not much we can do in so far as changes but I do know patience is wearing a bit thin. Anything else you need from me?
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on September 18, 2019, 10:09:12 AM
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Nothing boss.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on September 18, 2019, 12:24:26 PM
Perfect - thanks for your time.
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Adrian Harris please.
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Adrian, just wanted to commend you for your performance the last month. You handled the week off earlier in the year with aplomb and have really been swinging the stick well since. It's a testament to your work ethic and I wanted to recognize that.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on September 18, 2019, 04:08:02 PM
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It was a little bit of a wake up call to take that breather and yeah, I feel good at the plate right now. I have good and bad games, but I feel like I'm putting the work in to get better each and every day.   
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on September 18, 2019, 06:05:26 PM
For sure - your effort's noted. Thanks for your time.
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Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on September 23, 2019, 04:02:23 PM
1.Discuss the latest series. Did any player suprise your team or the opponents team?
We rebounded after a tough series with a good sweep. With 7 now as our magic number heading in to the stretch run I think we’ve put ourselves in a good position. Indianapolis played us tight and really you saw a lot of our guys come through in the clutch throughout the series. That’s a galvanizing performance for us.

2. Talk about at least one piece of news.
Scarface – what more can you say about him? The kid has taken to PBL pitching with aplomb and really stepped up at the trade deadline and has played well for us at the hot corner. There’s a lot to like about the kid and I think he’s going to look really good in a Roar uniform for a long time.

3. Talk about your Week 15 opponent.
Tokyo – I know GM Gooch is a BBQ fan so maybe some hibachi’s on tap. On the diamond it’s a long trip for us to Tokyo and I think we’ll need to keep that in mind and really get our bodies right for the first game. They’re a great team and their fighting up hill for a wildcard berth and so you know they’re not going to leave anything in reserve. It’s a good test for us against playoff competition and really continue doing what we need to do to be successful come the playoffs.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on September 23, 2019, 06:55:42 PM
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About time everything clicked for an entire series. We're unbeatable when we play like that.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on September 24, 2019, 08:40:04 AM
Agreed - I don't want to get too cocky though. There's still a bunch of baseball left to be played. Heading to Tokyo this week any concerns? I know the press has been on about Gooch vs. Kirk but I still think that's a good baseball team on the field.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on September 24, 2019, 11:05:02 AM
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They are still the best hitting team in the league and will be a true test for our arms. Our bats will have to match there's and I think they can against there staff.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on September 24, 2019, 02:21:15 PM
Sounds good - with that in mind I did want to ask if we wanted to change up our order just a bit. I was thinking going Scarface,  Ray, Harris, Figgy as our 3,4,5,6 with the way the sticks have looked recently. I'm leery of mixing up what's working but Scarface has been our second best guy this year.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on September 24, 2019, 02:23:39 PM
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We’re coming off a series where we hit fairly well, but if you want to mix things up, I’m fine with that.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on September 24, 2019, 03:03:09 PM
Let's stand pat for now but keep it in the back of our minds.
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Andreas, hell of a season so far. Just wanted to take a minute to recognize that.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on September 24, 2019, 03:15:20 PM
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Thanks boss, I'll continue working hard to try and lead this team to a championship.   
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on September 25, 2019, 10:06:17 AM
I appreciate that. Thank you for your time.
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I think we're ready to go.

1. Fernando Tafolla RF
2. Andreas Pizzolato 2B
3. Mike Ray LF
4. Luis Figueroa C
5. Armando Roman 3B
6. Adrian Harris 1B
7. Jake Martin CF
8. Steve Blood DH
9. George Fasulo SS
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Post by: GM Metroll on October 01, 2019, 02:07:11 PM
WEEK FIFTEEN

1. Discuss the latest series. What player on your team is your unsung hero?
Taking two of three in Tokyo’s big for us. We had a great first game where everything came up spades; the other two were tighter but our guys fought hard to make sure we won the series the last game. I think unsung hero might be Steve Blood. He had a great series for us and he’s gotten some big hits for us since coming over at the trade deadline.

2. Talk about at least one piece of news.
I think just how good Tafolla is as a ball player is worth talking about. I know there was rumblings at the start of the season when he started slow but baseball’s a long season with a bunch of games. You’re going to have a dry spell somewhere but when you look at weeks like this you know you’ve got a helluva ball player.

3. Talk about your Week 16 opponent.
This is clinch week. Our magic number is down to 3 and realistically we should be able to put it away. I’m excited to see our guys perform on the field again and start to get ready for the money-maker games.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on October 01, 2019, 04:52:41 PM
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Time to clinch this division. We're playing good baseball at the right time.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on October 02, 2019, 09:44:54 AM
For sure - it was really good to see a big series from Tafolla. If he's starting to turn it on now then that's perfect for us. I'm thinking of moving Blood up a spot or two in the order though. He's been hitting well for us since joining the squad.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on October 02, 2019, 10:07:35 AM
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I see no problem with that, but at the same time, it's been nice having some success in the bottom third of the order too. Your call though.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on October 02, 2019, 11:04:23 AM
That's fair too - it's tough when everyone's clicking but I was thinking more to break up the platoon splits heading into the playoffs when teams are going to be firing at us. Having Roman/Harris/Martin stacks most of our lefties in a row so to break that up was my thoughts - doubly so with our conversation last week.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on October 02, 2019, 11:11:51 AM
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We're in a position where we can experiment a little and try and find the lineup that we want to roll with into the postseason. 
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Post by: GM Metroll on October 02, 2019, 11:23:38 AM
Sounds good - I'll tinker a bit and we'll figure it out from there. Anything else?
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on October 02, 2019, 11:27:45 AM
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I don't think so, ready when you are.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on October 02, 2019, 11:32:06 AM
Sounds good - thanks for your time.
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Jacob Larson please.
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Jacob, heck of a game in the first one. I know there was a lot of love for the offense this week but that pitching performance was big for us. I look forward to seeing a couple more like that in the playoffs.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on October 02, 2019, 11:43:27 AM
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Whoa, thanks for asking me up here to your joint Mr. Metro, but please, call me Bob. I see my brother is treated well here, yeah. If I can be blunt here, I wasn't going to take credit for his performance out there, but since you called me up here and everything, I think I hint at what you want me to do here. I'll take care of that for you Mr. Metro. Leave it to me, I'll have Jay ready for the playoffs!     
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on October 02, 2019, 12:06:19 PM
Thanks Bob. It's a pleasure to meet you as well.
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Jay Larson please.
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Jay, I just had an interesting conversation with your brother Bob. Seems an affable fellow - looks a lot like our prime minister back in '99 on that boat actually.  I made an egregious error that I'd like to apologize for in calling him rather than you about your performance this week; I could cite fatigue from the trip back from Tokyo or a peanut butter sandwich but there's truly no excuse for getting your first name incorrect so I'd like to profoundly apologize for that.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on October 02, 2019, 12:51:41 PM
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A peanut butter sandwich sounds amazing right now.       
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on October 02, 2019, 01:42:05 PM
After your performance this week - you've more than earned it. I'll get someone on that right away. Everything else good in your world?
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on October 02, 2019, 06:19:57 PM
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Yeah, like, everything is wonderful, ya know? This world is beautiful, you're beautiful, everything is great, bossman.     
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on October 06, 2019, 05:17:54 PM
Thanks for your time.
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We're ready to go. We're going to change our batting order.

1. Fernando Tafolla RF
2. Andreas Pizzolato 2B
3. Mike Ray LF
4. Armando Roman 3B
5. Luis Figueroa C
6. Adrian Harris 1B
7. Steve Blood DH
8. Jake Martin CF
9. George Fasulo SS
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on October 13, 2019, 12:07:17 AM
1. Discuss the latest series.
We played some great baseball and clinched the division. We ran into a good arm in the first game but settled down and held out for the series. It’s realistically what we’re looking for this of year.

2. What record are you most looking forward to seeing broken (if any)?
I think the OPS mark is near certain to fall the way this season’s gone. I’d be happy to see Isaac Marshall avoid the walk record however. That’s something that comes with time and is definitely a work in progress but we’ve seen a lot of good things so far this season.

3. Will you be resting any players down the stretch to assure the team is healthy for the postseason?
I think it’s something we’ll look at and figure out what gives us the best chance of long term success. You want to make sure that everyone’s healthy but rhythm counts too. You need at bats and get in a groove and you routinely see the hot team at the end of the season carry that through. We want to clinch the conference first and then we’ll take a deeper look.

4. Talk about your Week 17 opponent.
I think our focus needs to be on player our game and building momentum for the playoffs. That’s the name of the game this time of the year regardless of who you’re playing.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on October 13, 2019, 12:26:15 PM
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I know you're celebrating this week with the Mrs. Let me know if you want to change anything, otherwise let's keep going. I don't think we need to rest players, but if you want to take some extended looks on some players who don't get any playing time, I'm fine with that too.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on October 13, 2019, 03:03:57 PM
I want to clinch the conference first and foremost so I agree. Let's leave things as they are and I'll see you once the week is through.

LOCK IN.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on October 19, 2019, 02:29:10 PM
AFTER CELEBRATING CLINCHING THE CONFERENCE – GM METRO FINALLY APPROACHES THE PODIUM

1. Discuss the latest series.
We played some good baseball and it culminated with clinching the conference. We’re not going to really dwell on this week anymore though as the real season has just begun.

2. As you head into the final week of the regular season. What is your own biggest personal takeaway from the season?
How well this team has played. We started out strong, hit a couple bumps in the middle of the season and then took care of business at the end of the year. We’ve had a lot of different people show up big in different series and that balance I think bodes well for us in the playoffs. You can’t really try and pitch around part of our lineup or beat-up on our bullpen. Everyone on our roster has contributed at some point.

3. Talk about your Week 18 opponent. Who is the one player you know is going to show up for your club this week.
I think kind of similar to what I just talked about that everyone’s shown up all year and that’s why we are where we are. Obviously Pizzy’s gotten a lot of love for his bats and Scarface should be rookie of the year, our arms have been great and what you can say about our 1 2 punch at the top of the rotation. They’ve been fantastic all year. We’re going to use this series to make sure we’re ready for whoever we come up against in the first round of the playoffs.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on October 19, 2019, 02:38:28 PM
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Alright boss, with our position already clinched, how you want to set things up?
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on October 20, 2019, 12:07:34 PM
I think we look to give the starters one game of rest a piece. Have Bumbrey play 2nd, SS, and 3rd for a game to fill in their, Tirado cover off the OF, Martinez at 1st and DH and then split the catching. I really wish we could call some pitchers up and down mid-series but c'est la vie. The only thing I want to focus on is if we're comfortable with Marshall in the playoffs. He's gotten some great experience this year but I want to make sure that he's the right option versus going something like piggybacking Weeks and Cohen and kind of bull-penning a potential game 3 scenario.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on October 20, 2019, 12:10:44 PM
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I can make all that happen, except you'd need to call up Tirado. Right now we have Kaminsky. As for Marshall, I mean we'll have to take it on a by-case situation. I trust him to give us some valuable innings, but might want to have him on a short leash in the playoffs with the bullpen on stand-by. Also, did you want to do anything with Wagner?
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on October 20, 2019, 12:33:24 PM
Sounds good - if you can make that happen like it looks like you did in Game 3 last series than let's go for it. I have nothing else Coach. Let's close out the season on a high note.

Coach change roster to rest starters for a game.

LOCK IN
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Post by: GM Metroll on October 22, 2019, 02:50:23 PM
1. Congrats, you've made it this far. What will it take to continue this run?
I think the biggest thing for us is going to be the last three innings of the games. We’ve had some instances this season where we had a lead through six and then imploded at the back end. We’ve done a good job all year of giving ourselves opportunities and we just need to make sure we capitalize on them in a short series.

2. Who was your MVP this season?
Pizzy had a great year for us. It’s a team sport but it seemed like whenever we needed a clutch at-bat he came through for us. It’s a testament to him but also the other guys in the batting order who set him up to be in a position like that.

3. Do you feel the lower seeded team getting to open the series at home in Game 1 fair before the higher seed gets to host Game 2 and a if necessary Game 3?
We’re going to have to win at least one road game at some point if we want to be the champs. I don’t see why we can’t win a second. Fair, not fair, it’s the way the league has established itself and we’ll play by that. We’ve had success on the road this season and we’ll need to continue that.

4. What will it take to advance to the Championship Series?
We need to come through in the clutch. Chicago’s a great team and we know they’re going to push us. It’s going to come down to a couple at-bats this series and we need to win those.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on October 22, 2019, 03:02:40 PM
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As long as we can keep Torrez and Shoup off the base paths, I think we can handle Chicago.
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Post by: GM Metroll on October 22, 2019, 03:11:08 PM
For sure - anything else or shall we just get too it?
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on October 22, 2019, 06:57:24 PM
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We can get to it unless you need to address anything.
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Post by: GM Metroll on October 23, 2019, 09:14:16 AM
Nope. Let’s do it!
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Post by: GM Metroll on October 25, 2019, 12:21:57 PM
1. One series down, how does it feel to complete that first step in the postseason?
It feels great. We knew that we had three more series we need to win and we accomplished our first goal. It maybe wasn’t the way we wanted to do it in Game two but that never say die attitude is key in the playoffs – we believed as a team that we’re not out of any game and we strung together some big hits and then Pizzy finished it off. It was a fitting way to end the series and we’re on to Mexico.

2. With the next series being 5 games, do you plan on changing things up?
We’ve got the man who should runaway with Manager of the Year in our dugout. I’ll sit with him and come up with what our plan is but I’ll be sure to make sure that we let you all know in advance so we can tip off Mexico City.

3. How important is it to get the Game 1 victory?
You need three victories, if you get the first one you then only need two. Obviously it’s better to need two than three so yeah, it’s important. More important though is winning the last game and that’s going to be our focus in this series.

4. Do you feel win or lose, this season is already a success?
We want to win it all. That’s why you play this game. Moral victories are retrospective events. We’re living in the moment now and focused on winning it all.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on October 25, 2019, 12:52:14 PM
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Couldn't have said it better myself, we didn't look great in Game 2 for eight innings, but it was in that ninth inning where we show exactly the type of never give up mentality. They have bested us through 26 outs... but against us, you need to get 27.
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Post by: GM Metroll on October 25, 2019, 12:56:21 PM
Exactly. I'm really proud of our guys and we're on to Mexico. They've got a great team - we saw what they can do earlier in the year and I think we had some success grinding out at bats and eventually getting through a crack or two. I don't think we need to make any changes. We'll be able to throw Helton and Larson twice and I like the balanced batting orders production. Agreed?
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on October 25, 2019, 12:57:54 PM
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I agree, I think our rotation is fine as is as well as the lineup. We just have to go out and execute like we have all season.
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Post by: GM Metroll on October 25, 2019, 01:06:07 PM
For sure - I think then our only real conversation needs to be around how do we handle Ricky Cruz? Obviously he's protection for Scherman but after him there's no one in that Torito's lineup who scares me. Obviously it changes situation to situation but I'm thinking we make sure he doesn't hurt us by putting him on when need be.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on October 25, 2019, 01:07:57 PM
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So intentionally walk every time first base is open or only with one out or less. It sounds good, but I'll just need to know exactly how you want to handle it.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on October 25, 2019, 01:32:44 PM
I'm thinking a couple scenarios where we 100% walk him. I don't care how many outs there are.

- Runner in scoring position with first base open.
- If he represents the tying or winning run in the last three innings, or if that runner is on base when he's at the plate, though obviously we don't walk in the tying or winning run.
- Runner on and two outs.

Obviously if we're up by a bunch let's pitch to him. The other thing I don't want us to be afraid of doing is using Pierce and/or Feret in leverage earlier. I want those guys facing the top of the order if possible out of our pen. Does that all make sense?
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on October 25, 2019, 01:35:37 PM
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That looks good to me.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on October 25, 2019, 07:45:58 PM
Alright - I want to check in on a couple things and then we'll be ready to go.
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Alannis, I know we have an off-season scouting budget but given we're down our first round pick I was wondering what the possibilities would be to divert 1MM of that towards promoting our players for regular season awards, or if that was not possible, what avenues we had to do the same?
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on October 26, 2019, 12:54:05 AM
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I got one hand in my pocket, and the other one is given you this answer... sure, you could spend the $1MM in PR to promote the players up for awards.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on October 26, 2019, 04:40:03 PM
Awesome - thanks. One last thing before we look in. Can I see Pizzy please?
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My dude - what a way to end a series! Just wanted to give some respect for the hit and the performances all season.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on October 26, 2019, 04:47:54 PM
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Thanks boss, feeling confident and really, just having fun.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on October 26, 2019, 04:50:02 PM
Good to hear. Let's have at 'er this week.
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We're ready to go.

LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on October 27, 2019, 06:29:11 PM
GM METRO APPROACHES THE PODIUM – CHAMPAGNE SOAKED AND A MASSIVE SMILE ON HIS FACE

What a game – what a series. I’d like to start by giving credit to Mexico City, that’s a good team over their and I’d like to tip my cap to GM Pancho for the work he did in assembling that squad to get to this point.

I really don’t know what else to say – it’s all a big bag of everything at the moment … yeah. I mean, I want to give credit to our coaching staff for putting together an awesome strategy to help control the heart of their order. It took a lot of guts to be willing to do what we did, to look at your team and be willing to say this is what we need to do to win and have it be questioned and second guessed when it’s outside of the norm but they had the conviction to go for it. I also want to applaud all our pitchers for buying in as well. It takes a lot of humility and willingness to self-sacrifice to say that you know Ricky Cruz is going to hurt us and is really good at what he does and stick to the plan rather than stare him down and go full Rick Vaughn.

I also want to give a shout-out to series MVP Adrian Harris too. Earlier this season he took a seat for a week to reset and he’s come back from that like gang-busters. There’s a lot to be said about the maturity he showed in accepting what happened and using the opportunity to improve and come back and really be a key contributor for us down the stretch. It’s that kind of attitude that begins to permeate through the locker room and really helps to establish a tone.

Last thing on this series – I’m really proud of how our bullpen buckled down when we needed them. Games 1 and 4 especially they did an incredible job of locking it down and making sure that we capitalized on our opportunities to win games. That’s something we’re going to have to do to win the Premier Cup and I think we can build on that and continue the momentum.

We’ve got an entirely different beast to face to win it though. I have absolutely nothing but respect for Talon and what he’s done. He’s managed that team really well and built a great squad. There’s no weak link to target, they’ve got balance in their lineup and rotation and a really good bullpen. Realistically they mirror us in that respect. We’re going to need to execute and win those few key plays in a game if we’re going to become Premier Cup champions. I really trust our coaching staff and our players to put us in a position to do that.


Any questions?
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on October 27, 2019, 07:21:02 PM
“Will you be intentionally walking anyone on Virginia Beach? Or what we in the media are calling give someone the Ricky Cruz treatment?”
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on October 28, 2019, 02:51:10 PM
I think that's more of a situational question than an absolute. I don't think you'll see anything as "unconventional" as what happened in the Mexico City series but at the same time you have to do what gives your team the best chance to win.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on October 28, 2019, 02:53:08 PM
“What is your opinion on the leagues handling of the Game 4 altercation?”
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on October 28, 2019, 03:00:30 PM
Honestly - I've only seen the reports and not had a chance to talk to Pizzy or the league. I think that Pizzy had a reason to be upset and defend himself and, as much as some commentators would love to see it go the way of the dodo, the mound charge is a part of baseball in that scenario. I also think that the umpire crew realized they had mishandled the incident and decided not to double-down later on an obvious inadvertent HBP and not further impact the competitiveness of the game and I think that the league has made the right decision by choosing to not impact the competitive balance of the Premier Cup.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on October 28, 2019, 03:18:40 PM
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Let's not let this background noise disrupt our vision. We have a championship to win.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on October 28, 2019, 03:22:43 PM
Exactly - there's so much at stake over the next two weeks that we can't lose our focus. I know I'll have to speak to Pizzy but beyond that I really don't think there's much to do this week. We know what we are, we know what we're facing, it's just up to us to do it. Agreed?
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on October 28, 2019, 03:31:11 PM
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We did it in the regular season, but this is a much different and vastly improved Tide team. But if we can stick to what got us here, we know we can beat them.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on October 28, 2019, 03:37:48 PM
I agree - we play this week straight up because of that depth that they have. I think that this is going to be a lot of fun to be a part of, regardless, of the outcome but I'm hopefully we'll be champagne shocked at the end. Anything else?
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on October 28, 2019, 04:00:45 PM
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Let's bring it home.... for Canada!
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on October 28, 2019, 05:23:08 PM
Sounds good - I'll have a speech ready once we're looking to go.
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Pizzy, just wanted to check in with you after what happened earlier and get your thoughts on the matter. I think I have a pretty good idea but want to make sure before making any assumptions.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on October 28, 2019, 06:58:36 PM
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Obviously could've handled myself better in the moment... but when I took that ball where I did, my career flashed before my eyes. Scared the shit out of me and I reacted. I'm sure Dale had no intention of hitting me, but I also wanted him to know that I was pissed off about it.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on October 28, 2019, 07:17:31 PM
For sure - I think a lot of these things are judged in hindsight but in the moment I know your interest is protecting yourself and your career. You've got to get yours while you can and I respect that. I know the league has come down with a suspension for the start of the next season but there is an appeals process. I've not reached out to the league yet about what that looks like because I wanted to talk to you first. I don't know what's going to happen if we appeal but right now I think our focus needs to be on the Premier Cup.

With that said if we have to appeal prior to the Premier Cup I wanted to ask your thoughts about not appealing and accepting the suspension, as wrong as it may be, to make sure nothing impacts the team right now. I know it means a couple game cheques next year and maybe taking something on the chin you don't deserve, but having you in our lineup sure helps this teams chances of going down in the history books.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on October 28, 2019, 07:38:44 PM
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I do think the suspension is a bit much as nothing happened, just words and some shoving. But it is what it is. This sport has gone soft.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on October 28, 2019, 07:56:55 PM
I 100% agree on the suspension. If I was in GM Pancho's shoes and this was the only thing we'd have left to fight for I'd back you in a knuckle down brawl here but I'm not GM Pancho and we kicked some Torito ass. I'll talk to the league office but are you okay with that as a path forward. It's obviously your right to appeal and all I can do is advise.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on October 28, 2019, 08:04:17 PM
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I'd appreciate you doing what you can.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on October 28, 2019, 08:06:31 PM
Awesome - I'll talk to the league and we'll go forward. Thanks Pizzy. I look forward to seeing you at our championship parade. Best of luck out there.
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Commissioners office please?
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Hi, I wanted to inquire about the timeline to file an appeal of Andreas Pizzolato suspension. Would it be before or after the Premier Cup?
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on October 28, 2019, 08:42:43 PM
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It would be after the Premier Cup, sir.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on October 29, 2019, 11:09:07 AM
Perfect, thank you miss.
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Jay Larson please.
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Jay, just wanted to commend your courage for continuing to use the inside corner even after what happened. I think it says a lot about the comradery in that locker room that we're going to take a stand and not let teams bust Pizzy inside and then lean out over the plate on us.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on October 29, 2019, 11:41:42 AM
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Like, yeah man, just totally lost control on that pitch, you know? Pretty crazy, whoa.     
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on October 29, 2019, 11:57:36 AM
For sure bro. Good luck this next series - let's bring it home.
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Adrian Harris please.
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Mr. MVP. I just wanted to recognize your performance and just continue to commend the work you've done this season. It's not easy being a rookie in the spotlight but you've handled everything with aplomb this season.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on October 29, 2019, 12:00:00 PM
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Just happy I am contributing to this team and helping us towards a championship.     
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on October 29, 2019, 11:48:33 PM
For sure - best of luck out there.
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Alannis, it's time.
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Gents, we've fought all year to get to this point; for some it's not your first time here but for many this is the stage you dream about since you're a little guy in the Sandlot, dreaming of the big moment, the big lights, your chance at immortality. I know I said that we fought all year to get here - but realistically it hasn't just been this year, it's been your entire lives; it's the road trips to travel tourneys, it's tossing the ball around with your friends in the back yard, it's the sacrifices your family made to get you to the cage to get twenty more swings in. It's the blisters you got when the grips on the bats were new, it's the creaking in the old pitching machine, it's your dad, your mom, your cousin, someone you love shaking their glove hand after catching a heater off the palm with a massive grin on their face. This is for you but it's also for them.

It's also for everyone in this locker room. The one thing I have been most impressed with this season is how you've played together, how you've come together as a team. We started out strong, we ended strong, we've been the toast of the HEART all season and I don't expect that to end just because we're up against Virginia Beach. It's not going to be easy - I know there's a lot of people predicting this thing is going to go all the way and that wouldn't surprise me. Remember that when something goes wrong, that we've got time to come back, to not give up on yourself and on your teammates because we've not done that all season and it's worked out for us. We've got the team to do this and I know that this entire country is behind you and ready to celebrate with us at the end of it, we just have to give 'em a reason to do so.

Let's do this for your friends, your family, our great fans, the great people of this country that are behind us ... but most importantly let's do it for ourselves. Let's become immortal. Let's show 'em who the best team in the PBL.

LET'S FUCK 'EM GOOD!!!
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on October 31, 2019, 11:17:35 AM
YOU ARE FREE TO DISCUSS THINGS WITH YOUR COACHING STAFF FOR GAMES 4-7
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on October 31, 2019, 12:40:02 PM
Well - that's obviously not the start we wanted. I just think we've been outplayed. There's not much to change but I wanted to get your thoughts on potentially leveraging the off-day and going Larson/Helton/Larson/Helton if we can force it that far?
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on October 31, 2019, 12:58:33 PM
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I say that we could go that route and let Marshall take over if one of them get into trouble. At this point, we have to play every game like a Game 7 and manage the next game when we get there. It's been a frustrating series as we just can't get that big hit or get that last out before the game gets away from us, but I did like our fight in Game 2.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on October 31, 2019, 07:21:58 PM
Exactly - that's kind of my thought. Marshall gives us an extra arm in the pen as well which might come in handy. The only other thing I can think of is moving Adrian up in the batting order as he's been hitting the ball well. I'm torn though because he's had some opportunities with guys on base and I think we can't really afford to leave any meat on the bone going forward.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on November 01, 2019, 10:29:45 AM
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Your call if you want to go with that.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on November 01, 2019, 12:56:15 PM
Let's stick to your guns. I've got nothing else left. Let's see if we can't rally the troops?
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on November 01, 2019, 01:02:20 PM
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I'll try and spark a fire in their ass.


COACH OSWALT AND GM METRO HEAD DOWN TO THE CLUBHOUSE


Alright... everyone listen the fuck up. I see heads hanging low. I see shoulders slumped. I know we are down 3-0 in the series... but how many times this season were we down to our last out or last inning and we fought back to win. Too many to fucking count! It's that heart and that never give up attitude that the other team across the way has to be really fucking worried about... because we DO NOT QUIT. We will battle our asses off. We will make every game forward a fucking dogfight. We will make the Tide earn every damn out they record. We are not out of this yet... not by a fucking long shot. So lift this heads up, get your game faces on, and let's go out there and get back in this series and win Canada a fucking championship in epic fashion! Let the Tide hear our mighty ROAR!!!!!   


Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on November 01, 2019, 03:24:52 PM
I don't know how much better I could've said it. Gentleman, it's been an honor and privilege to be a part of this team in some small part this year. But we're not done yet. Not by a long shot. At the start of the series we said let's fuck 'em good and we've been the ones taking it up the ass. I think it's time we flipped the script. It's time we go out there and prove the nay-sayers wrong like we've done all year.

I know we're all grown men and fairy-tales are kids stories so humor me here while I do my best. Once upon a time there was a GM who blatantly ripped off a movie in a speech to his team. That team went on to become champions. So I know it's not original and I've spent far too much time focused on baseball than watching movies in my life so my repertoire is limited so here goes nothing ...

"I know you're tired. I know you’re hurting

I wish I could say something classy and inspirational but that just wouldn’t be our style

Pain heals. Chicks dig scars

Glory lasts forever."

Let's fucking go!

Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on November 01, 2019, 03:27:04 PM
Rotation: GM 4 Larson
GM 5 Helton
GM 6 Larson
GM 7 Helton.

All hands on deck!

LOCK IN
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on November 02, 2019, 12:14:06 PM
THE PRESS GATHERS AS YOU APPROACH THE PODIUM ONE FINAL TEAM IN SEASON SIX.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on November 03, 2019, 04:03:18 PM
A DESPONDENT GM METRO APPROACHES THE PODUM

Man – this is probably the hardest press conference you have to have. I want to start by giving congratulations on behalf of both myself to the Tide players, Talon, and the Virginia Beach fans. That’s a great team and they deserve the trophy. They outplayed us for four games and you get the result that happened. We’re going to be thinking about this for a while but I think when we gather back for spring training next year this is going to serve as motivation for us.

I want to also congratulate our players and staff on a great season though. It obviously didn’t end the way we wanted it too but there’s still a lot to take away. This is the most successful season in our organizations history and that’s something you can be proud of. We’ve got Great Glove winners, Platinum Stick winners, we had players and management nominated for every individual award. There’s a lot of great things that happened and we have to remember that while also remembering this feeling we have now and what we need to do in order to not only get back here, but then take that final step.

I don’t really have much else to say but I also want to thank the members of the media assembled for the work they’ve done this season. You do a great job bringing the game to our fans and as much as I, and other GM’s, don’t seem to appreciate the work you do I want you to know that, in at least my case, that’s not entirely true.

Any questions?

Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on November 03, 2019, 04:40:15 PM
"Looking back at the series... is there anything you wish you could retroactively change to give your team a better chance at winning the Cup?"
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on November 03, 2019, 04:45:40 PM
Honestly - I don't think there's anything I would've changed. I like our team, they were just better over a 4 game stretch. They just had a timely hit that we couldn't get and that's baseball sometimes.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on November 03, 2019, 04:46:50 PM
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A kick to the fucking gut, but we played our tails off. Just lost to a beast of a team.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on November 03, 2019, 04:52:26 PM
Exactly - it didn't hurt that there were some charitable GM's that helped put that team together but we can't control that. It's scary too how young they are, just like us and that they've got a chance to improve and be even better.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on November 03, 2019, 04:53:59 PM
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That team isn't going anywhere anytime soon, especially if they can budget for all of them. But we are doing just fine and can grow from this experience, see no reason why we wouldn't be favorites to represent the Heartland again next season.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on November 03, 2019, 04:58:24 PM
I don't disagree - we're going to be in the same boat with the budgeting though. I don't know where the salary cap is going to come in next year but we're going to be carrying Tafolla's cap number next year and that put's a bit of pressure on us. I need your honest opinion on Mike Ray, Jon Kaminsky and Chris Cohen. Obviously I'd love to roll it back with the same group but I don't know if that'll be fiscally possible.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on November 03, 2019, 05:01:24 PM
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Ray is the best of the three right now and is what you've seen from him, but I still love the potential that Kaminsky and Cohen possess. 
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on November 03, 2019, 06:02:03 PM
How big of a drop off do you think there'd be going forward from Ray to Kaminsky?
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on November 03, 2019, 06:26:31 PM
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I think slightly at first, but over time, Kaminsky would out perform what Ray can give us.   
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on November 03, 2019, 06:31:18 PM
Sounds good. It'll be an interesting off-season but that's on me. I think the last course of business I have is making sure that you're in charge next year when we run it back if you're interested. I'd like to propose a 2 year, 4.5MM deal starting next season if that's agreeable?
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on November 03, 2019, 06:39:42 PM
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Yeah, this is where I want to manage. I agree. 
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on November 04, 2019, 09:18:28 AM
Perfect - I'll get that sent to the league office. Based on our success this year I am presuming that we'll look to bring everyone on the coaching staff back as well?
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on November 04, 2019, 10:20:38 AM
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Unless you feel a chance is needed, I'd like to see them both come back as we have unfinished business.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on November 04, 2019, 02:51:12 PM
For sure.
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Dustin Neill please.
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Coach, we came up a little short this year but that doesn't take away from our accomplishments this year. I talked with John and we want to run it back again so I'm proposing a 2 year extension with the same salary as you currently enjoy.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on November 04, 2019, 08:32:07 PM
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Well huh, I agree.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on November 05, 2019, 07:21:36 PM
Awesome.
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Chris Brand please.
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Chris, we were so close this year and having talked with Coach we want to roll it back next year. Was hoping we could do a 2 year deal at the same rate of pay you currently enjoy.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on November 05, 2019, 07:34:03 PM
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Deal.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on November 05, 2019, 07:41:09 PM
Perfect.
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Alannis, can you get me in touch with the commissioners office about appealing our suspension.
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Good evening, just wanted to notify the league office that we will be appealing Andreas' suspension and wanted to get the particulars around the appeals process?
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on November 07, 2019, 09:08:42 PM
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We can pencil you in for tomorrow night, if that works for you GM Metro?

Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on November 07, 2019, 10:07:44 PM
We will make that work. Thank you for your time.
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Alannis, I believe I've taken care of almost everything I need to at this point so I'm ready to speak to Mr. Mountie
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Mr. Mountie, obviously not the way we wanted the season to end ...
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on November 07, 2019, 10:55:01 PM
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Don't ya know it? It was still a good season, yah, and we hit on all our team goals. We can build off this season and finish it all off next year. We'll let the league know what we're all aboot!

Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on November 08, 2019, 10:57:09 AM
That's our goal. We're going to build off this and take another crack at it. Is there anything in particular you want us to be focused on in the off-season or for next year in addition to the Premier Cup?
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on November 08, 2019, 01:44:27 PM
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I trust you to get us to a championship, eh.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on November 25, 2019, 05:59:57 PM
Rep's for Eric Wilson please.
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We're excited to bring Eric on board - the league made the contracts pretty easy but just want to get a rubber stamp on the 3 year, 2.5MM contract.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on November 26, 2019, 11:22:45 AM
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Is it ironic that I have no idea who that is?
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on November 28, 2019, 03:19:30 PM
Sorry. Burt Macklin please.
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We're excited to bring Eric on board - the league made the contracts pretty easy but just want to get a rubber stamp on the 3 year, 2.5MM contract.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on November 28, 2019, 04:56:53 PM
DEAL
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Metroll on December 01, 2019, 01:31:57 PM
Perfect.
Title: Re: TEAM: THUNDER BAY ROAR
Post by: GM Jon on December 05, 2019, 12:32:37 AM
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Yes I am.