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PREMIER BASEBALL LEAGUE => PBL News and Information => Topic started by: GM Jon on July 03, 2018, 09:34:24 PM

Title: ESPN NEWS
Post by: GM Jon on July 03, 2018, 09:34:24 PM
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BUSTER OLNEY

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JIM BOWDEN

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JESSICA MENDOZA

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KEITH LAW

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JON SCIAMBI

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KEITH OLBERMANN

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Title: Re: ESPN NEWS
Post by: GM Jon on September 01, 2018, 06:13:42 PM
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IT'S OFFICIAL! FINANCIAL MOGUL, JAY QUIST HAS PURCHASED THE PREMIER BASEBALL LEAGUE!

The rumors of the PBL being sold was swirling during the league's fifth season. Today those rumors become fact as Jay Quist becomes the second commissioner of the upstart league, replacing the former Jackson Hewitt.

Jay comes from a financial background where he runs and operates multiple stock and trade agencies in the Los Angeles area. He spoke to Talon Wilkinson, commissioner of the highly popular HIFL and plans on running a very similar style.

The Premier Baseball League consists of 16 teams featuring 12 in the US and 4 international teams and has a 54 game schedule that spans 18 total weeks. With the purchase, Jay Quist announced each team will hold interviews for potential General Managers to run their franchise. 
   
More to come in the weeks ahead.

SOURCE: JESSICA MENDOZA (ESPN)
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Title: Re: ESPN NEWS
Post by: GM Jon on September 26, 2018, 11:56:47 AM
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SEASON 6 DRAFT ORDER AND DRAFT CLASS RELEASED!

The GM era has begun in the PBL and the first order of business is the upcoming PBL draft, which will be held live in the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. It will consist of three rounds, sixteen picks in each round for a total of forty-eight players being selected. The general draft order is the reverse order of the previous year's standings. If two teams finish with identical records, the previous year's standings of the two teams is the tiebreaker, with the team having a worse record receiving the higher pick. Players from all over the world, some out of high school, others after a successful college career... each with a different journey. This is an exciting time for baseball fans. Chicago Mafia... you're on the clock! 

1. Chicago Mafia
2. London Griffins
3. New Orleans Brass
4. Omaha Explorers
5. Brooklyn Punishers
6. Thunder Bay Roar
7. Tokyo Samurai Cats
8. Virginia Beach Tide
9. San Diego Devil Dogs
10. Boise Elk
11. Austin Drillers
12. Golden State Bayhawks
13. Jacksonville Hammerheads
14. Indianapolis Aeros
15. Mexico City Toritos
16. Albuquerque Roadrunners     

SOURCE: TIM KURKJIAN (ESPN)
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Title: Re: ESPN NEWS
Post by: GM Jon on October 20, 2018, 04:59:11 PM
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PRESEASON BEGINS!

Baseball-starved fans got some hope today as the Premier Baseball League publicly released the 2018 schedule. The preseason officially kicks off today and spring training games will be taking place in the run-up to Opening Day. General managers will be tweaking their rosters right up until the first pitch of the regular season is thrown.     

SOURCE: BUSTER OLNEY (ESPN)
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Title: Re: ESPN NEWS
Post by: GM Jon on November 24, 2018, 12:58:13 PM
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GM ERA'S FIRST OFFICIAL PBL TRADE!

It didn't take long for the new GM era to make a splash with a big time trade involving 3-time All-Star starting pitcher, Johnny Frank. The Tide acquire the veteran righty from the Elk along with George Bailey. Meanwhile, the Elk get the 24th overall pick in the S6 draft in Tyler Braswell and Johnny Witte.

Lifetime, Frank has accumlated 21 wins with 20 losses and a career 3.06 ERA.   

SOURCE: JON SCIAMBI (ESPN)
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Title: Re: ESPN NEWS
Post by: GM Jon on November 24, 2018, 01:10:02 PM
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STEVENSON AND THE REST OF THE PUNISHER STAFF OUSTED BY GM PHOENIX JR... MEXICO CITY HITTING COACH, BRIAN MEWES NAMED NEW MANAGER FOR BROOKLYN

Brady Stevenson knew that firings are about of the job, but he didn't think it'd happen to him. At least not yet.

"I was stunned. I didn't think my job was in jeopardy." said the ousted Brooklyn Punishers skipper. "I recently sat in a meeting with GM Phoenix Jr and it seemed my job was secure.     

Mexico City Toritos well reputed hitting coach, Brian Mewes was signed immediately after the dismissal in a move to revitalize the struggling franchise.

SOURCE: JESSICA MENDOZA (ESPN)
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Title: Re: ESPN NEWS
Post by: GM Jon on December 03, 2018, 08:47:49 PM
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DAY 1 OF FREE AGENCY COMES TO A CLOSE WITH MULTIPLE PLAYERS SIGNING...

(2B) Mike Sewell - Virginia Beach

(SP) Chris Cohen - Thunder Bay

(3B) Jared Bonner - Thunder Bay

(SP) Bryan Haggar - San Diego

(RP) Marco Montoya - San Diego

(3B) Jeremy Fedorchak - Boise

(RP) Mike Johnston - Boise

(OF) Jose Arqueta - Chicago

(1B) Lazaro Hernandez - London

(OF) Henry Guzman - Brooklyn

(OF) Felix Gomez - Brooklyn

(SP) Alexis Valle - Brooklyn 


SOURCE: JON SCIMABI (ESPN)
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Title: Re: ESPN NEWS
Post by: GM Jon on December 05, 2018, 11:02:20 AM
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DAY 2 SEE'S THE BIG TIME SIGNINGS OF A FEW TOP FREE AGENT NAMES...

(OF) Sam Cook (Virginia Beach)

(SP) Dave Ely (Virginia Beach)

(C) Tim Payne (Albuquerque)

(RP) Steve Marchiori (Mexico City)

(OF) Jaden Green (Boise)

(1B) Justin Blanton (Austin) 


SOURCE: JON SCIMABI (ESPN)
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Title: Re: ESPN NEWS
Post by: GM Jon on December 05, 2018, 09:27:50 PM
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FAN OUTCRY IN THUNDER BAY!

After two trades by newly hired GM James Metro, it has not impressed the fans one bit. First he dealt away top prospect Ryan Correa and a serviceable pitcher in Andy Warrington to Virginia Beach for rookie Armando Roman and utility infielder George Fasulo. But the trade that really tipped the iceberg was trading talented catcher Manny Diaz and Dan Sisto for Jose Flores, a relief pitcher from Boise. Manny Diaz was a fan favorite and while they expected him to maybe to be traded away because of Fig in the catcher spot, they thought there would be much more payout than an aged relief pitcher.

Tim Kennedy, a Thunder Bay Roar fan from the onset said, "If he thinks he can do whatever he wants because he also has Canadian blood, then might take this aboot and stick it where the sun don't shine.".

Many fines like Tim have voiced their concerns prior to the beginning of the Season 6 preseason. If Roman, Fasulo, and Flores make an immediate impact, then maybe it will quiet the backlash these trades have caused.     


SOURCE: PEDRO GOMEZ (ESPN)
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Title: Re: ESPN NEWS
Post by: GM Jon on December 06, 2018, 01:44:38 PM
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DAY 3 PICKING UP AS 4 MORE PLAYERS SIGN...

(2B) Joe Johnson (Virginia Beach)

(RP) Mike Hillin (Mexico City)

(2B) Jim Rutledge (Omaha)

(2B) Tony Carter (Mexico City)


SOURCE: JON SCIMABI (ESPN)
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Title: Re: ESPN NEWS
Post by: GM Jon on December 06, 2018, 08:54:14 PM
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AD UFA GETS CLOSER TO ENDING, MORE SIGNINGS...

(SP) Malcolm Demby (Chicago)

(1B) Jason Brick (Virginia Beach)

(1B) Kenny Dawson (Brooklyn)

(C) Gabriel Saldi (Austin)

(OF) Brandon Route (Golden State)


SOURCE: JON SCIMABI (ESPN)
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Title: Re: ESPN NEWS
Post by: GM Jon on December 12, 2018, 08:22:55 PM
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FOLLOWING MCCORD RELEASE... FANS THROW BRICKS THROUGH GM PHOENIX JR.'S HOUSE WINDOW

First it was Thunder Bay... and now Brooklyn. Police were called onto the scene early Wednesday morning after reports of bricks being thrown by a small mob of Brooklyn Punisher superfans through the window of Brooklyn GM, Phoenix Jr. Some bricks had notes attached to them wishing he would serve the same fate as his late father, who was gunned down in his own office while he was the GM of the then HIFL's Seattle Rhinos.

A random fan interviewed near the crime scene said, "Sean was the heartbeat of this team! We never had the offense to properly back him and this is no way for a Brooklyn legend to get shown the door. This is a obvious act of ageism and I hope Mr. Castiglione reprimands GM Dumbshit Jr. ASAP!". 

Ownership in Brooklyn did not return any calls.

Meanwhile, what does this mean for Sean McCord, a 40 year old right handed veteran who many experts feel has life left in his arm, despite his age. His numbers are not nearly as bad as the record might suggest after compiling a PBL career 6-16 record with a 3.62 era. The S1 and S2 all-star is said to be contemplating retirement in the next few days if no teams show him any interest.   


SOURCE: PEDRO GOMEZ (ESPN)
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