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PREMIER BASEBALL LEAGUE => General Manager's Office => Topic started by: GM Jon on July 03, 2018, 09:32:41 PM

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.