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TEAM: VIRGINIA BEACH TIDE
« on: July 03, 2018, 09:27:28 PM »







Team Information
City: Virginia Beach, VA
Conference: Coastal
Division: Atlantic
Team Owner: Red Crimson
Team Secretary: Sandy Shells

Official Colors:

Green Haze (#009741)
Vermilion (#FA4210)


Season Results:
2013: 18-36 [4th Place in Atlantic Division]
2014: 22-32 [4th Place in Atlantic Division]
2015: 17-37 [4th Place in Atlantic Division]
2016: 22-32 [3rd Place in Atlantic Division]
2017: 26-28 [2nd Place in Atlantic Division]

Playoff Appearances:

None




RETIRED NUMBERS:
None

« Last Edit: November 19, 2018, 01:18:25 PM by GM Jon »



  

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Re: TEAM: VIRGINIA BEACH TIDE
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2018, 04:42:14 PM »



Hooyah! I am excited to announce the PBL's first General Manager and more importantly the man to lead the Virginia Beach Tide to a Premier Cup!!! .... Talon Wilkinson!!!! 



  

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Re: TEAM: VIRGINIA BEACH TIDE
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2018, 11:56:44 AM »



Shhh... I snuck these in, just for you boss. 




  

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Re: TEAM: VIRGINIA BEACH TIDE
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2018, 12:10:04 PM »



The wait is worth the squeeze of the lemon to make lemonaide to drink on a hot sunny day while I... uh... I forgot where this was going. Here you go boss.



  

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Re: TEAM: VIRGINIA BEACH TIDE
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2018, 06:28:29 PM »



Thank you Sandy, I appreciate the stats from last year and our current team sheet; I'm looking forward to doing great things here in VA Beach.

Would you please call David Pearce up to my office when you get a moment?




Mr. Pearce, my name is Talon Wilkinson,  It's a pleasure to meet you.

We're going to be expected to work together very closely over the next few seasons, so I thought it would be best to make sure we're on the same page when it comes to our baseball philosophy.

With our ballpark, clearly we're going to be benefiting from the amount of left handed hitters on the roster and I plan to keep a good number of lefties in the lineup as we go forward, but I'd just like to hear what you really feel is the best way to win in baseball?  Do you lean good pitching beats good hitting, or would you rather manage a team that is going to score more runs than the other team and just rely on that run production? 
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Re: TEAM: VIRGINIA BEACH TIDE
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2018, 07:51:50 PM »




Hello sir, it's great to finally meet you. While it's important to have a good rotation, I am someone that relies on sabermetrics. So for me, it's far more important to have a potent offense and I think we got one here. I also like to be aggressive on the basepaths and manufacture runs that way. 



  

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Re: TEAM: VIRGINIA BEACH TIDE
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2018, 08:00:00 PM »



I love that aggressive mindset.  Now I've already submitted my scouting to check out our team in great detail, but is there a position you believe we critically need to upgrade at before locking in for the start of the regular season?

I've got a lot of suitors for a couple of our players, mainly our new depth and surplus of talent at 1st Base, but if I know going in that my manager would like to see an upgrade made, I can try my best to find a deal that is best suited for that. 
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Re: TEAM: VIRGINIA BEACH TIDE
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2018, 08:32:16 AM »




We really need a number 2 starter. Coronado and Witte are both #3's, so if you can maneuver a deal to get a solid number 2, that would be beneficial. We could also use a better starting second basemen, but with how good our lineup is, we can overcome that if need be.   



  

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Re: TEAM: VIRGINIA BEACH TIDE
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2018, 10:30:28 AM »
 



I'm glad to see we're both on the same page Mr. Pearce.  By the way, do you mind if I call you Dave, or what do you really prefer to go by?
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Re: TEAM: VIRGINIA BEACH TIDE
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2018, 01:55:43 PM »




Most the guys call me Skip or Skipper. Either works for me. You could also just call me Dave.



  

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Re: TEAM: VIRGINIA BEACH TIDE
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2018, 02:00:58 PM »





I used to man the hot corner once upon a time, so I know the value of a good skipper, so Skip it is!

If you don't mind, I'd like to pick your brain and get your opinion on the rest of the coaching staff, I'll get introduced to them personally a little later once everyone is settled in and ready to report, but if you could give me your thoughts on them now I can make a majority of my assessment off of that.

Also, as to not take you by surprise, I've made a few roster moves with plans to get younger and look for some players with a little more upside on the reserve roster and at Second.  Hopefully those moves sit well with you and the rest of the squad.
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Re: TEAM: VIRGINIA BEACH TIDE
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2018, 02:26:53 PM »



Between you and I, they both don't meet the expectations we want to take this franchise too. I think we can do better at both a hitting and pitching coach.





  

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Re: TEAM: VIRGINIA BEACH TIDE
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2018, 02:34:42 PM »





Well I appreciate the honesty Skip, you can always be candid with me about our organization. I like to be considered an accountable GM, and I want the same from everyone from reserve player to staff member.  What type of hitting and pitching coach do you feel would be best to work with you? I'll interview and look for guys who fit and see what we can do to upgrade and find people you feel are good fits.
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Re: TEAM: VIRGINIA BEACH TIDE
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2018, 02:55:52 PM »



I can recommend a few coaches I think could slot into this team and work well with me and the talent we have here. Tom Owen is a coach known for getting the best out of power pitchers, he was the manager of the defunct Savanah Peaches. As for a hitting coach, I would recommend Taylor Ehrenfeld. We played with each other back in my playing days and he has a knack for developing young players.   




  

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Re: TEAM: VIRGINIA BEACH TIDE
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2018, 03:32:50 PM »





Excellent, I appreciate the recommendations.  I'll get on the horn with them both as soon as we finish up here.

Thanks a lot Skip, I've got a deal in the works that could remedy some of our pitching concerns and I've got a few free agent targets in mind once we get the green-light to make some offers.

I'm looking forward to working with you and winning championships here in VA Beach, Skip. 





Sandy, could you place a call to Tom Owen, I'd like to discuss bringing him on board as our Pitching Coach.
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Re: TEAM: VIRGINIA BEACH TIDE
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2018, 04:11:24 PM »
COACH TOM OWEN


Hey there. I'd definitely be open to joining Virginia Beach on the staff.   




  

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Re: TEAM: VIRGINIA BEACH TIDE
« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2018, 04:44:03 PM »





You come with a high recommendation from our Skipper, so I'd like to offer you a position on our staff as the Pitching Coach on a 3 year contract at $2.5MM per season.  What do you say Coach? 
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Re: TEAM: VIRGINIA BEACH TIDE
« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2018, 04:48:55 PM »
COACH TOM OWEN


DEAL!   




  

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Re: TEAM: VIRGINIA BEACH TIDE
« Reply #18 on: November 19, 2018, 05:04:26 PM »





Outstanding!  Welcome to VA Beach Coach!  I'll let you get squared away with our secretary Sandy to arrange travel out to the facility. We'll meet face to face once you're settled in.  Take care coach!



Sandy, I'd like to get in touch with Taylor Ehrenfeld for our Hitting Coach position.   Thank you!




Mr. Ehrenfeld, GM Talon Wilkinson with the VA Beach Tide.  Our manager Dave Pearce tells me that he'd love to bring you on board our staff as the hitting coach.  Skip tells me you two played together in the pros, and he believes you'll do great things with our young developing players, so if you're interested I'd like to bring you on board for 3 years at $2MM per season.  What do you say?
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« Reply #19 on: November 19, 2018, 05:12:29 PM »
COACH TAYLOR EHRENFELD


DEAL! Looking forward to pairing back up with Dave.   




  

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« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2018, 05:31:57 PM »





Outstanding Coach, I can't wait to get you here to the facility and shake your hand.  Welcome to The Tide!




Sandy, could you get me back in touch with David Pearce?



Hey Skip!  I've signed Coaches Owen and Ehrenfeld to three year deals, and I'd like to extend your offer to reflect that same tenure.  What would you say to a 3 year deal at $3.5MM per season?
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« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2018, 06:26:31 PM »



Absolutely, I think we have something special in the making here.




  

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Re: TEAM: VIRGINIA BEACH TIDE
« Reply #22 on: November 19, 2018, 06:40:26 PM »
 





Proud to have you on board for the long haul Skip!  Now I shouldn't have to bother you with anything else until after we get through a little bit of player acquisition. 

If any free agents stand out to you as either good or guys we should avoid, you can shoot me an email and I'll be sure to take note! 

Enjoy the rest of your off-season Dave.
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Re: TEAM: VIRGINIA BEACH TIDE
« Reply #23 on: November 19, 2018, 07:40:37 PM »



Thanks boss, we'll be in touch.