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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ALBUQUERQUE ROADRUNNERS
« on: November 13, 2019, 12:58:55 PM »
"I'll get that paperwork in soon. Thank you."

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"Sweetie, I'd like to place a call to Jesus Bonilla about our manager position, if he's available."

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : KANSAS CITY BRUINS
« on: November 13, 2019, 12:25:59 PM »
"We still got some showtimes left for our film in KC. But speaking of Atlanta I did bring a little bit of them back by acquiring Bruiser Elliott. Most likely we won't have him till next week, but he should be a difference maker on our D-Line. We still have a ton of season left, and that's the message I want to project to our team.

So, Lincoln is up, potentially without Bloom. We can do this. I want to stick to the same game plan we installed last week. With another week of practice I think that will help. I also think we should slow our tempo on offense as another strategy to try and prevent turnovers. Sound good?"

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ALBUQUERQUE ROADRUNNERS
« on: November 12, 2019, 11:52:57 PM »
"Mr Shazam, it's a pleasure. If I recall the new rookie wage scale puts us at 4 years at 5.5 million per. Is that a deal?"

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ALBUQUERQUE ROADRUNNERS
« on: November 12, 2019, 11:26:01 PM »
"Sweetie, can you find out who the agent is for Tai Hoi Xu so that I may get his rookie deal signed?"

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PBL News and Information / Re: Trade Discussion
« on: November 12, 2019, 10:06:39 PM »
I could also trade up instead fyi

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PBL News and Information / Re: Trade Discussion
« on: November 12, 2019, 08:53:02 PM »
Pick 1-12 on the block

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PBL News and Information / Re: Season 7 PBL Draft
« on: November 12, 2019, 08:05:04 PM »


With the 3rd Pick in the Season 7 PBL Draft, the Albuquerque Roadrunners select...

Center Fielder Tai Hoi Xu out of Taiwan

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League Office Transactions / Re: PBL LEAGUE OFFICE
« on: November 11, 2019, 09:19:10 PM »
Roadrunners spend 3 million in offseason PR on scouting

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : KANSAS CITY BRUINS
« on: November 10, 2019, 11:54:04 PM »
"I feel its right I let you know. I was exploring a trade with Atlanta to get some reinforcements, and Atlanta offered to trade for the two of us. I'm here for the long haul. It was not my place, coaches have earned the right to decide where they coach. You can explore that option if you really want to.

Denying this trade has also caused them to decline any serious offers, so we're left with just 22 potential trade partners."

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : KANSAS CITY BRUINS
« on: November 10, 2019, 08:49:29 PM »
"Thank you for joining me. I thought I'd start this press conference with a little something different. I know the song and dance that teams start to do when they lose a lot. I know the reality of the situation. This team, this organization, we have essentially lost 10 straight games. Something we haven't done since the beginning of my tenure six seasons ago. Thing's change, you only have to look at my good colleague GM Wrong, who's length of his press conferences are inversely related to the margin of his team's wins and losses. Press conferences get shorter over time, the head of the organization checks out so everyone else does too. So, I'm going to try to avoid that to the best of my abilities. This week I've been contacting teams to try and improve this one, because that is the job I was hired to do. Since the end of last season going until this week I've been contacted by three teams to take over as the new general manager. I won't be revealing those teams out of professional courtesy. Maybe those teams are calculating that with my team in decline, I'm looking for a move. Maybe they are calculating that my boss might be thinking of firing me. Whatever the reason, they feel comfortable approaching me.

I'm flattered by the offers, because on some level it does say a lot about me as a professional. But I have declined all of them. Not because I'm not interested, but because I made a commitment. What kind of message am I sending, if I come into press conferences, into conversations with agents, where I sell this organization as the best in the league...and then I leave because things are getting too hard? I'm not a quitter, I'm not going to cut and run. I'm first one in the building in the morning, usually the last one leaving at night. I occasionally go home early to spend time with my family though...don't tell anyone. I'm here to do my job for as long as my boss wants me under contract. I'm here to speak to all of you, and then I'm going to work prepping for our game this week.

I might be a grand-stander too. Sorry, that got long winded. I know ya'll had questions, let me get to them."

"What is your biggest takeaway from this weekend after as you said another loss at the hands of San Antonio?"

"Re-inventing yourselves on the fly against the defending champs is hard? This would have been our best offensive performance of the season, if not for the turnovers. 450 yards of offense, 222 of it on the ground, that's a stat line that should have won us the game. But we gotta take care of the football. I'm optimistic. Making wholesale changes is hard. But the turnovers will go away as the players get comfortable. Hopefully they'll go away as soon as this week. We can't put our defense on the field 8 extra times and expect to win games. Next question?"

"The league announced 6 new expansion teams, what do you make of the announcement?"

"Cool I guess? It's nice that everyone is excited about the HIFL again. A few weeks ago the focus was on how the XFL was competing with us. They still aren't, if you recall my comments from also a few weeks ago. I don't mean to sound blase, but I haven't had time to think about the expansion. That's something to be left for the off-season. Next question?"

"Talk about your game against Lincoln this week, and what you expect from your team please."

"I expect them to win? I'm just picking on your phrasing friend. I don't know who the QB for Lincoln will be this week. We'll prepare for Bloom, and keep an eye on any tape of Daley we have. If we can put up another 450 yards of offense, without turning the ball over, we can win this game. We'll work to get after their QB early to get them off their rhythm, and try to control the possession and turnover battle. We're going into Lincoln prepared to take a win from them. Any further questions?"

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : KANSAS CITY BRUINS
« on: November 09, 2019, 11:28:30 AM »
"Let's lock in Mullins on Simon all day. Thanks, Coach. Let's get going, can you bring the lock-in info back with you to the other coaches?"

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Offensive Changes

Strategy
20% pass on 1st and 10
20% on 1st and short
35% on 1st and long
15% on 2nd and short
25% on 2nd and long
25% on 3rd and short
90% on 3rd and long
35% on 4th and short
100% on 4th and long
25% on the goal line
30% when leading w/ 2mins to play
100% when trailing in the final 2 mins

Add Coach Nick's designed QB runs and RPOs to playbook

Depth Chart
Set Dave Hansen to QB1

Defensive Changes
35% blitz on 1st and 10
35% on 1st and short
35% on 1st and long
35% on 2nd and short
35% on 2nd and long
35% on 3rd and short
45% on 3rd and long
35% on 4th and short
45% on 4th and long
45% on the goal line
35% when leading w/ 2mins to play
45% when trailing in the final 2 mins

Joseph Mullins to cover WR Shawn Simon all plays

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PBL News and Information / Re: S6 Winter Meetings
« on: November 08, 2019, 07:43:29 AM »
"Contracts should be between the GM and owner. If you're planning to get fired from your job then maybe negotiate for that?"

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League Office Transactions / Re: PBL LEAGUE OFFICE
« on: November 06, 2019, 09:41:56 PM »
The Albuquerque Roadrunners spend 5 million in off-season PR on scouting

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PBL News and Information / Re: S6 Winter Meetings
« on: November 06, 2019, 06:49:05 PM »
"I am for contracts. Everyone else we employ only works under contracts, we should have the same protection."

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PBL News and Information / Re: S6 Winter Meetings
« on: November 06, 2019, 12:20:35 PM »
"I'd like to reiterate that we have too small a sample size to be making changes at this time, and that's why I believe tabling the issue until next season when we may have more data points is the correct course of action. Making wholesale changes without more information risks us over correcting on a problem that may not exist in the long run."

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PBL News and Information / Re: S6 Winter Meetings
« on: November 05, 2019, 06:39:25 PM »
My organization is fine with the status quo. There hasn't been enough incidents at this time for me to say if the system currently in place is or isn't working. I'd be happy to table the discussion until the next Winter meetings."

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League Office Transactions / Re: PBL LEAGUE OFFICE
« on: November 05, 2019, 12:00:34 AM »
The Albuquerque Roadrunners spend 5 mil in scouting

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : KANSAS CITY BRUINS
« on: November 04, 2019, 11:53:43 PM »
"One more thing. We usually match best corner to best corner. But, Simon is different from the prototypical wide receiver. Mullins is our best corner no doubt, but is he the best guy to get physical with Simon all day in your opinion?"

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : KANSAS CITY BRUINS
« on: November 04, 2019, 11:45:17 PM »
"Thanks. I think we should increase it this week. I noticed that is one of the things that worked well against the Knights last week. We have a good secondary, and I think we could use the push up front and trust our guys to handle assignments. I'd say 20% across the board to get to 35%, unless you have specific downs and distances you wouldn't want to do that on?"

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League Office Transactions / Re: PBL LEAGUE OFFICE
« on: November 04, 2019, 11:40:08 PM »


The Albuquerque Roadrunners are pleased to announce a brand new partnership with Virgin Galactic for 4 years, effective immediately

Albuquerque Roadrunners Provide
Naming rights to the Albuquerque stadium - "Virgin Galactic Gateway Park"
Provide Virgin Galactic a spot on the concourse for a display/activity of their choosing
250k to purchase a ticket on a future spaceflight to giveaway to a fan
Alternate Uniforms and additional 'Series Sponsorship' for series against the Jacksonville Hammerheads
Members of the Roadrunners organization to be made available for future promotions during the contract

Virgin Galactic Provides
8 mil to Roadrunner's off-season PR budget year 1, 2 million to Roadrunner's off-season PR budget years 2-4
1 mil to Roadrunner's off-season PR budget per achievement of the following performance goals: Division Crown, Playoff Appearance, Premier Cup Appearance

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The Albuquerque Roadrunners spend 250K of current budget to purchase Spaceflight ticket to meet contractual obligations

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PBL News and Information / Re: S6 Winter Meetings
« on: November 04, 2019, 11:23:53 PM »
"If the argument is that there is no benefit to the reserves, then why not expand the roster to 30?"

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : KANSAS CITY BRUINS
« on: November 04, 2019, 11:22:33 PM »
"We'll stay in our traditional formations. I'll think upon the QB situation for a bit. I'll leave a note if I want to move to Hansen and have Coach Nick add back the QB runs to the playbook. I want to have Coach Nixon join us though.

Miss Shay, can you call up Coach Nixon for me?

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Coach thanks for coming up. I wanted to ask you about the defense. We've been struggling against the run, I want to consider some changes to see if we can improve. I saw the way Milwaukee was able to handle San Antonio...and I think we should look to imitate their gameplan. Could you break down the blitz ratios that you use on each down and distance this season?"

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PBL News and Information / Re: S6 Winter Meetings
« on: November 04, 2019, 10:39:48 PM »
"Option 1 is the commissioner's proposal, the one most of us said we were good with, so that's the one I cast my vote for."

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : KANSAS CITY BRUINS
« on: November 04, 2019, 10:38:28 PM »
"I think despite that we have to look to run it a little more, and perhaps slow our tempo a little bit. I also think we should set Walter Rivers as the primary target in the slot.

I'd also hate to start a QB carousel, but Hansen can run, meaning we can use designed QB runs and RPOs again. Unless you think we should use something other than the spread and shotgun to run out of?"

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PBL News and Information / Re: S6 Winter Meetings
« on: November 04, 2019, 10:06:51 PM »
"What is the player's association position on this? At first glance, this new scale would give more money to rookies in their first contracts than some veteran players have gotten in their entire careers at this point. This is a huge influx of cash to the league we are about to enact. We're increasing the cap but 20 million, and the average team with 1 pick per round is going to spend 60% of that increase on rookie salaries alone."

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PBL News and Information / Re: S6 Winter Meetings
« on: November 04, 2019, 02:37:33 PM »
"Thank you for hosting the meeting commissioner. I am for the expansion of the rosters as proposed."

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ALBUQUERQUE ROADRUNNERS
« on: November 02, 2019, 09:04:29 PM »
"Thank you."

Off Season Lock In

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ALBUQUERQUE ROADRUNNERS
« on: October 31, 2019, 09:10:50 AM »
"I did not come here to lose, and that's why I didn't hesitate starting the rebuild when this team couldn't get it done. We had a low point to the season no doubt...but one of the best ways to invigorate a fanbase is to create some new young stars. We went 5 and 4 over the last stretch when we turned the team over to the youth movement, and efforts like that would have won us the division over the season. I think the fans will return as our young talent develop into stars. We'll not only put a focus on them in camp next year, we will also put a focus on marketing them. I think we'll be okay. Out of all the teams in this league we have a head start in bringing forth the next generation of baseball. Let me see it through."

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ALBUQUERQUE ROADRUNNERS
« on: October 29, 2019, 12:14:18 PM »
"Thanks, Coach. I have a meeting with my boss that I need to go to. I will touch base with you again soon."

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"Sweetie, I am ready to meet with Mr. Earp now."

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : KANSAS CITY BRUINS
« on: October 29, 2019, 12:11:30 PM »
"Great. I think the run has been working out of our spread/shotgun playbook, so I don't think we need to change that.

Can you summarize our current run/pass ratios for me?"

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ALBUQUERQUE ROADRUNNERS
« on: October 28, 2019, 09:33:59 PM »
"What about our young arms, and I'm including Hernard with them, what could each of them work on for next season?"

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : KANSAS CITY BRUINS
« on: October 28, 2019, 06:45:51 PM »
"I think we're going to have to make some difficult changes, and I know that these changes will make you and Coach Nick uncomfortable. We gotta run the ball more. That's what is working on offense right now, we have to put a greater emphasis on the run game than we ever have before. The situation in our quarterback room is unfortunate, and something I will try to address. We have a good team, but I think right now, we have to flip our offensive philosophy. I know that's not an easy task, but I think we have to do it."

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OOC Boards / Re: OOC Board
« on: October 27, 2019, 06:02:36 PM »
Considering I already did just that this season, there is precedence of teams doing it...

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ALBUQUERQUE ROADRUNNERS
« on: October 27, 2019, 04:59:59 PM »
"What would be something you'd look for each guy to work on going into next season?"

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ALBUQUERQUE ROADRUNNERS
« on: October 27, 2019, 01:58:57 PM »
"Right. I'm very much thinking about what we want to have guys focus on during camp and spring training next season. So, of our young guys, say the guys under 25, Allen, Osborn, Peak, Messina, Armstrong, Kovalsky, Fitzpatrick, whom among them can we turn to to start forming a new core in Albuquerque? I guess I mean who do you see as a long term starter, and whom that might not reach that?"

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : KANSAS CITY BRUINS
« on: October 27, 2019, 01:43:20 PM »
"Thank you for joining me this afternoon. Frustrating outing last time, I think it was another case in which we were the better team overall, but had sloppy execution. Too many penalties, too many drives ending with zero points, and even falling to capitalize on good defensive plays. The thing we have to do is make some adjustments. I'm not quitting on the team just because of a bad start. I never have, and I never will. This week against San Antonio is a new opportunity to take control of our own destiny. I'll take questions now."

"How do you feel about your teams performance at the quarter-season mark. What has been your biggest strength, weakness, and where do you hope to see the most improvement?"

"I feel we can be better. We're not capitalizing on our offensive possessions, and we're struggling against the run. It's a tale of two defenses, we are #1 against the pass, teams have such a tough time throwing against us, but we are last against the run. We gotta get better there. One way we can do that is to help out the defense by giving them some leads to work with. Force teams to do what we defend against the best. Next question?"

"Which players around the league are really catching your eye this season both for the good and the bad?"

"Gotta look at Ortega, he is just so dangerous. He did us a favor this week handing Tuscon a loss. I was also impressed with the players in Milwaukee, showing the league that the Knights can be beaten. We're gonna look to build on that formula this week."

"Speaking of that, can you talk about your match-up against San Antonio this week?"

"Like I said, I've been reviewing the tape last week against Milwaukee, and their secondary really held the Knights in check. With our strong secondary, that's something we might be able to do as well. This win would be a huge statement for us. It doesn't matter how the first quarter of the season has gone, we can start the second quarter strong with a win over the defending champs. Next question?"

"What do you make of the news in Charlotte and the return of GM Kirk?"

"What a disgraceful day for the league. You all know how I feel about GM Kirk. I've never liked him, and I never will. I will never know why Charlotte wanted to hire a GM who within the last 6 months failed to do his job in two different leagues. Two leagues! He failed! The rest of the southeastern division must be throwing a party. The guy I feel bad for here is GM Tom, he was never given a chance to do the job. What a shame.

Does the media have any further questions?"

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ALBUQUERQUE ROADRUNNERS
« on: October 27, 2019, 12:29:26 PM »
"I was hoping we could go over the guys on this roster. You worked with damn near everyone this season, so I hope you can help me make decisions on our future. I'm not asking for advice on who to cut, most likely we won't be cutting anyone, so don't feel like if you're critical of a player that you're selling them down the river.

Of the guys who aren't our young prospects, so mostly the guys we started with on opening day, are there any guys who still have room to improve their games? If so, who and in what way?"

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PBL News and Information / Re: S6 Heartland Conference Rookie of the Year
« on: October 24, 2019, 10:05:02 PM »
Took Torrez for his on base skillz.

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Mike O'Brian, think he was the best player.

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Powers was the best pitcher in a poor conference, even with the injury.

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PBL News and Information / Re: S6 Coastal Conference Reliever of the Year
« on: October 24, 2019, 10:00:42 PM »
Vega easily gets the nod.

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Felix is the best pitcher this season.

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PBL News and Information / Re: S6 Coastal Conference Rookie of the Year
« on: October 24, 2019, 09:59:18 PM »
Went with York, I appreciate guys who can put bat on balls ( and am a little envious)

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Voted for my guy, best ERA, despite being on a team that gave up runs like they were candy.

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PBL News and Information / Re: S6 Coastal Conference Manager of the Year
« on: October 24, 2019, 09:56:33 PM »
Too team makes this one a no brainer.

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Oswalt had the top team, no contest.

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I picked Cole bay bay

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ALBUQUERQUE ROADRUNNERS
« on: October 22, 2019, 02:53:54 PM »
"What kinds of decisions do we have to make? I know we can cut players, but beyond that I don't know what the league has set for us to do at this time."

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OOC Boards / Re: GM Representative Agenda
« on: October 21, 2019, 11:37:16 PM »
We already have a bad rep so we could give them something to actually hate us for. I'm mainly playing Devils advocate here.
With the rise of popularity of the XFL it puts the league in a weak position. We demand the reinstatement of the sponsorship and bonus trading and whatever else we want and threaten to lock the players out if we don't get it. Show some strength in unity. Just a thought.
My hero.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: ALBUQUERQUE ROADRUNNERS
« on: October 21, 2019, 11:26:33 PM »
"Thank you for joining me. Really happy to be standing here after that set of games. What a way to end a season, sweeping the competition, and we did it off the bats and arms of the young talent we have. It should give people a little excitement to see some of these guys develop over the off-season and perhaps be on our opening day roster next season. But, I'm getting ahead of myself, we have a long way to go between now and then. I'll take some questions now?"

"What went right, what went wrong, and have you learned anything for next season?"

"Thank you. We had Premier Cup aspirations at the beginning of the season, so I can't say anything has gone right. It went wrong based on where we wanted to be, where we thought we would be, and where we ended up. I know I was excited walking in here today after our last series, but man, we should have been doing that all season. As for what I learned, is that if you're not moving forward, you're moving backwards. Next question?"

"Who was your team's MVP and why?"

"I'd say Mario Ruiz. The pop off his bat was a real bright spot this season, especially as we struggled to put up runs at times this season. Next question?"

"Which player disappointed you most, and why?"

"I won't be naming specific players. I'll say as a whole there was a lot of disappointment in what we wanted, and that's why we had to make some roster changes at the end of the season. I'm hoping with the overall success the league has had that we'll see expanded rosters next season and be able to utilize all the talent we have, and have more roster flexibility when things get tough. Next question?"

"How do you grade yourself this season?"

"No comment. Not appropriate for me to comment. Next question."

"Who is your pick to lift the Premier Cup?"

"Is it too late to hope for a tie? Alright, Golden State. Any further questions?"

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