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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #100 on: June 19, 2019, 11:28:00 PM »




We are the standard. We don't change for other teams, they have to change for us. 



  

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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #101 on: June 20, 2019, 09:04:32 PM »
I agree with that. I'll let you get to practice. Send O'Brien to see me, please.
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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #102 on: June 20, 2019, 10:49:57 PM »




Oh boy, man just super blessed to play this beautiful game. All the guys, man so great to be able to share the field with them. God is good.
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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #103 on: June 21, 2019, 03:49:34 AM »
That's cool. Good luck with the season.
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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #104 on: June 22, 2019, 09:14:46 PM »
AUTO LOCKED FOR THIS WEEK
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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #105 on: July 03, 2019, 10:38:44 AM »
GM GOOCH WALKS INTO HIS NEW PRESS ROOM AND SMILES AT THE PRESS

I want to express my gratitude to the ownership here in Tokyo for extending an offer to me. I already feel valued and appreciated and look forward to many years of success in Tokyo.

1. Discuss the latest series.

I'm still getting my office unpacked. I'm catching up as quickly as possible on this storied franchise and look forward to sharing more of my thoughts on games next week.

2. Talk about at least one piece of news.   
 
I'd say my jump to the Samurai Cats has made a big impact on me personally and hopefully, in the future, in a positive way for this franchise. I look forward to working hard and continuing on the tradition of winning.

3. Will you be a buyer, seller or stay put as trade deadline approaches?

Odds are we will be staying put. I won't turn down an offer too good to refuse, but I'm not looking to make drastic changes.

4. Talk about your upcoming series.

We host a very strong Boise team. GM Gates is a talented GM. He's doing good things there in Boise. I think we can take this series from a Boise team that may be showing a little overconfidence. The higher you climb on your own pedestal, the further you fall. If we play the type of ball that Tokyo is known for, we should do very, very well.
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Disgraced GM Powers [12|Mar 04:24 PM]: The league is #TeamGooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: It's because he's so nice....
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GM Adam Wrong [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: I love gooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:26 PM]: Everyone loves Gooch, except Kirk...
GM Phoenix [12|Mar 04:28 PM]: Almost makes you think gooch is reincarnate red skull trying to live a double nice guy life on hifl
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:31 PM]: Gooch's heel turn will rival Hogan....

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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #106 on: July 03, 2019, 05:59:30 PM »




GM Gooch, welcome to our Tokyo family.



  

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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #107 on: July 04, 2019, 11:14:25 AM »
Thank you for the warm words. I'm excited to be here.

I'll spend the week getting to know our team a lot better statistically, but I know we are on a crunch to get started this week.

Are there any changes to the line-up that you think would be good going forward or do you want to stick with what my predecessor had in place?
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GM TJ [12|Mar 04:21 PM]: Lolololololololooooooooooollllllllllll
Disgraced GM Powers [12|Mar 04:24 PM]: The league is #TeamGooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: It's because he's so nice....
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: Unnaturally nice...
GM Adam Wrong [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: I love gooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:26 PM]: Everyone loves Gooch, except Kirk...
GM Phoenix [12|Mar 04:28 PM]: Almost makes you think gooch is reincarnate red skull trying to live a double nice guy life on hifl
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:31 PM]: Gooch's heel turn will rival Hogan....

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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #108 on: July 04, 2019, 11:24:57 AM »




I did make one change after GM Kirk resigned and that was starting Aaron Dillon over Nate Perrone against RHP. But if you want to move back to Perrone in the lineup against both RHP and LHP, I'm quite okay with that. 



  

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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #109 on: July 04, 2019, 11:26:49 AM »
I trust your judgment. Let's stick with what you changed.

Would you be opposed to me putting all game day decisions into your hands as I get acclimated?
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GM TJ [12|Mar 04:21 PM]: Lolololololololooooooooooollllllllllll
Disgraced GM Powers [12|Mar 04:24 PM]: The league is #TeamGooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: It's because he's so nice....
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: Unnaturally nice...
GM Adam Wrong [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: I love gooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:26 PM]: Everyone loves Gooch, except Kirk...
GM Phoenix [12|Mar 04:28 PM]: Almost makes you think gooch is reincarnate red skull trying to live a double nice guy life on hifl
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:31 PM]: Gooch's heel turn will rival Hogan....

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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #110 on: July 04, 2019, 12:04:15 PM »




Not at all, let me know if you have any questions I can answer.



  

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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #111 on: July 05, 2019, 01:48:52 PM »
Will do. I look forward to working closely with you. Let's pick up some wins.
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Disgraced GM Powers [12|Mar 04:24 PM]: The league is #TeamGooch
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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #112 on: July 12, 2019, 01:15:55 PM »
WEEK NINE

1. Discuss the latest series.

I'll eat crow when I need to and GM Gate's Elk team came to play. It's not fun losing our first series with me here, but that's what baseball do sometimes. I'm sure we will continue to play top level baseball. We are sitting at a good record and will continue to press forward.

2. Talk about at least two pieces of news.

I'm proud of the Coastal conference's domination. The All-Star game and the Home Run derby nods going to us is nice. Chris Westfall had a great weekend. Two run homer in the game and 10 homers in the Derby. Batted 1.000 in the game with one being the aforementioned home run. Proud of that guy.

3. Who do you think got an All-Star game snub?

I think Joaquin Rodriguez could've made the cut. He's batting almost .300 and has driven in 20 runs. I think he deserved some love.

4. What was your favorite part of All-Star weekend?

Seeing so many Samurai Cats out there representing the Coastal conference. It was nice seeing some of my old Devil Dog players out there, too. The All-Star weekend is a lot of fun.

5. How would you grade yourself at the midseason point?

That's hard. I made a move that I felt would pay off in San Diego and met immediate resistance and I don't think the relationship would ever recover. I'm excited to be here in Tokyo and want to do a good job. 

6. Who is your midseason MVP?

Westfall is killing it this year in just about every way for Tokyo. We have a lot of great players working together as a team. But I like what our 1st basemen is doing.

7. Talk about your Week 10 opponent.

We are going to Indianapolis this week. GM Franchise has them ready to peak at the right time after an impressive series last week. They are a fiery team and they get on base well. Their pitching is pretty good, but I believe our bats are going to show lively. They have momentum going their way as they feel like they could still be a playoff contender, I'd like for us to win decisively. I'd like to see us get a clean sweep, but I believe we will win the series.
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GM Kirk [12|Mar 04:19 PM]: Gooch, how much did you bribe the HIFLPA to help you steal all my players?
GM TJ [12|Mar 04:21 PM]: Lolololololololooooooooooollllllllllll
Disgraced GM Powers [12|Mar 04:24 PM]: The league is #TeamGooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: It's because he's so nice....
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: Unnaturally nice...
GM Adam Wrong [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: I love gooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:26 PM]: Everyone loves Gooch, except Kirk...
GM Phoenix [12|Mar 04:28 PM]: Almost makes you think gooch is reincarnate red skull trying to live a double nice guy life on hifl
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:31 PM]: Gooch's heel turn will rival Hogan....

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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #113 on: July 13, 2019, 01:07:10 PM »




Tough series loss to a good Boise team, but we should be able to handle business against the Aeros. 



  

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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #114 on: July 17, 2019, 11:26:17 AM »
I believe we will. I don't see a need to change anything this week. I'm excited to see us get some momentum this week. Thanks for all you do, Coach.
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GM Kirk [12|Mar 04:19 PM]: Gooch, how much did you bribe the HIFLPA to help you steal all my players?
GM TJ [12|Mar 04:21 PM]: Lolololololololooooooooooollllllllllll
Disgraced GM Powers [12|Mar 04:24 PM]: The league is #TeamGooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: It's because he's so nice....
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: Unnaturally nice...
GM Adam Wrong [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: I love gooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:26 PM]: Everyone loves Gooch, except Kirk...
GM Phoenix [12|Mar 04:28 PM]: Almost makes you think gooch is reincarnate red skull trying to live a double nice guy life on hifl
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:31 PM]: Gooch's heel turn will rival Hogan....

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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #115 on: July 17, 2019, 12:18:53 PM »



Aw, konnichiwa GM Gooch-san. I have nothing I wish to speak to you about. You know the expectation of the Samurai-Cat and know you will bring great honor to our great franchise.   



  

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« Reply #116 on: July 17, 2019, 12:32:46 PM »
That is my hope and my desire. Thank you, sir.
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Disgraced GM Powers [12|Mar 04:24 PM]: The league is #TeamGooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: It's because he's so nice....
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: Unnaturally nice...
GM Adam Wrong [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: I love gooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:26 PM]: Everyone loves Gooch, except Kirk...
GM Phoenix [12|Mar 04:28 PM]: Almost makes you think gooch is reincarnate red skull trying to live a double nice guy life on hifl
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:31 PM]: Gooch's heel turn will rival Hogan....

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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #117 on: July 26, 2019, 12:03:42 AM »
THE MEDIA GROWS IMPATIENT



  

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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #118 on: July 27, 2019, 02:19:48 AM »
THE MEDIA LEAVES, YOUR REPUTATION IN JAPAN STARTS DECREASING QUICKLY








Not the best thing to ignore the media, ends up causing unwanted questions to our players and becomes a distraction to our goals. 



  

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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #119 on: July 28, 2019, 12:55:22 PM »
My apologies, coach. It won't happen again.

Speaking of players. I'm a bit concerned with our short stop. His batting average is really lagging behind everyone else. Is he great in the field or do you think we need to be looking for an upgrade in the draft or free agency?
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GM Kirk [12|Mar 04:19 PM]: Gooch, how much did you bribe the HIFLPA to help you steal all my players?
GM TJ [12|Mar 04:21 PM]: Lolololololololooooooooooollllllllllll
Disgraced GM Powers [12|Mar 04:24 PM]: The league is #TeamGooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: It's because he's so nice....
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: Unnaturally nice...
GM Adam Wrong [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: I love gooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:26 PM]: Everyone loves Gooch, except Kirk...
GM Phoenix [12|Mar 04:28 PM]: Almost makes you think gooch is reincarnate red skull trying to live a double nice guy life on hifl
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:31 PM]: Gooch's heel turn will rival Hogan....

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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #120 on: July 28, 2019, 01:25:39 PM »




An upgrade would be great, either in the draft or find a way to bring Tokjiro home.



  

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« Reply #121 on: July 28, 2019, 03:12:16 PM »
I'll keep that in mind with our scouting and keep my ear open in trade talks.

Is there anything we can do to work with him now. Is he just in a slump or is it a "get what you get and don't throw a fit" type thing? Could sitting him a few games or calling anyone up be of help?
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GM Kirk [12|Mar 04:19 PM]: Gooch, how much did you bribe the HIFLPA to help you steal all my players?
GM TJ [12|Mar 04:21 PM]: Lolololololololooooooooooollllllllllll
Disgraced GM Powers [12|Mar 04:24 PM]: The league is #TeamGooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: It's because he's so nice....
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: Unnaturally nice...
GM Adam Wrong [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: I love gooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:26 PM]: Everyone loves Gooch, except Kirk...
GM Phoenix [12|Mar 04:28 PM]: Almost makes you think gooch is reincarnate red skull trying to live a double nice guy life on hifl
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:31 PM]: Gooch's heel turn will rival Hogan....

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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #122 on: July 28, 2019, 03:30:58 PM »




We could try and give him a series off, but our only option at short would be to call up Kevin Anderson from the reserve roster.




  

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« Reply #123 on: July 28, 2019, 03:50:00 PM »
Is there anything you particularly like about Kevin Anderson or would this be rearranging the furniture?
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GM TJ [12|Mar 04:21 PM]: Lolololololololooooooooooollllllllllll
Disgraced GM Powers [12|Mar 04:24 PM]: The league is #TeamGooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: It's because he's so nice....
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: Unnaturally nice...
GM Adam Wrong [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: I love gooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:26 PM]: Everyone loves Gooch, except Kirk...
GM Phoenix [12|Mar 04:28 PM]: Almost makes you think gooch is reincarnate red skull trying to live a double nice guy life on hifl
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:31 PM]: Gooch's heel turn will rival Hogan....

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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #124 on: July 28, 2019, 03:52:14 PM »




He's our third round pick from this past draft, haven't really seen him play enough to gather much information.




  

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« Reply #125 on: July 28, 2019, 04:16:17 PM »
Gotcha. I'll just keep things as they are and hope he comes out of it. Since I have been somewhat absent lately, I want to talk to the team and express my dedication and apologize for my lack of presence. I'm all in for this team and look forward to helping us continue to build in a great way.

I appreciate all of your efforts.
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Gentlemen, I want to give you my sincerest of apologies for my lack of presence lately. I want to commit to you that I will be more active and vocal so you can keep your focus on the great game of baseball and not having to talk to the press and answer questions you shouldn't have to.

I want to reiterate that I am committed to Tokyo and I want to do everything I can to be what this team needs. I believe in you and I believe we have something special here.

Again, I apologize and I will strive to allow you guys to do what you do best, and that's play winning baseball.
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Disgraced GM Powers [12|Mar 04:24 PM]: The league is #TeamGooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: It's because he's so nice....
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: Unnaturally nice...
GM Adam Wrong [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: I love gooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:26 PM]: Everyone loves Gooch, except Kirk...
GM Phoenix [12|Mar 04:28 PM]: Almost makes you think gooch is reincarnate red skull trying to live a double nice guy life on hifl
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:31 PM]: Gooch's heel turn will rival Hogan....

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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #126 on: July 30, 2019, 05:04:30 PM »
Discuss the latest series. What went right, what went wrong?

To take a series over a top franchise in the PBL is huge. To do so in such close games let's me see the resolve of this team. They are gutsy. They play without fear. When this group says they leave it all on the field, they mean it. We played great baseball. Hard to find a lot wrong when you are playing a great franchise and win two out of three. I'm very pleased.

Was the cycle by Alex Morales the most impressive thing this season thus far?

This has been an exciting season and Alex Morales hitting for the cycle is exciting to say the least. It's never fun to be on the opposite side of it, but you have to tip your hat to a young man who has worked hard at his craft. 

Talk about at least one other piece of news.

It's a shame to see GM Gravedigger scrutinized so harshly. Life under a microscope isn't enjoyable. His franchise is better with him than they are without him. GM Gravedigger is a great GM and nitpicking every decision he makes will ensure that he will go to another franchise and win with them. Gravedigger is a winner.

Talk about your Week 12 opponent.

We play Mexico City this week. GM Pancho made a bold move and landed a great player in Cruz. GM Pancho is fair in his assessments in dealing with other GMs and with dealing with his talent. Cruz is batting over 400. Their 3rd basemen, Scherman, is having a great year as well. He's dangerous when he has players on base. I believe we take this series, if not sweep this series. I think some big wins this week puts us in an even better position as the playoffs are looming.

Some in the media may want my assessment of GM Pancho's comments about me a few weeks ago, and even this week. GM Pancho is a friend of mine and the things he has said in public, he would have no problem saying to me in private. He has given his honest assessment of me as a GM. Those sort of things make me better because I know the type of GM that Pancho is. It's one thing when a GM who has barely won anything tastes victory and runs his mouth, it's another when it's a proven winner. What Pancho said wasn't trash talk, that's how he sees it. His words motivate me to do better. There is no need for a phone call. I already have his words printed on my wall. I want to be the best I can be. I know, in a way, that Pancho does care for me professionally. There are some GMs he would never throw lines out about, because it would be a waste of his time. I think, perhaps, deep down he wants to see me succeed. We have a great staff, great players, and a great fanbase that I don't want to let down either.

Pancho, I plan on succeeding. Thank you for pushing me to do better. To keep my eye on the prize. Your motivation is going to help me reach for heights I've never reached before. Thank you.

I'm looking forward to a fun series in Mexico City, and bringing back some victories.
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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #127 on: August 01, 2019, 12:52:01 AM »




A huge series win against the best team in the PBL. That's what we needed and we delivered.




  

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« Reply #128 on: August 01, 2019, 09:37:58 AM »
I absolutely agree. That was big time.

We've one one out of the past 3 series. This one was a huge series to win. I'm wondering if this is an uptick in our momentum. Do you think we are moving in an optimal direction. So much of baseball is momentum. I want us to be peaking at the right time.
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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #129 on: August 01, 2019, 10:13:21 PM »




Were in a good spot, other teams are getting hurt and its only a matter of time before we show our league dominance and get ourselves into a healthier playoff position.




  

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« Reply #130 on: August 04, 2019, 12:48:21 PM »
That's great to hear.

Do I need to do anything about Nick Jordon? I'm looking on our injury report and see he's out for a long time. Is there a way we can make sure he doesn't go in under any circumstances? I can't put him on the DL b/c we don't have any cap space. I just don't want him to even accidentally go in and end up getting hurt worse.
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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #131 on: August 04, 2019, 01:01:11 PM »





We need to send him to the DL, because we'll need to feel that RP spot with Little from our reserve roster. You'll have to move some pieces down and call up some guys to make the money work. We could go into each week with Jordon on the active roster, but we'd be relying on only three bullpen arms if we did. Your call on that boss.




  

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« Reply #132 on: August 04, 2019, 01:21:37 PM »
What would you think of me doing the following:

Put Nick Jordon on DL, so we are eating that $3mm.

Send 2B Chris Beauchemin, C Tim Payne and OF Aaron Dillon down.

Call up RP Steve Palmeri, SS Kevin Anderson, C Bill Fisher, and OF Josh Arbogast.

This should balance out our books, get Anderson up like we talked about and get a fresh arm in the bullpen. Do you see any problems? 

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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #133 on: August 04, 2019, 01:25:35 PM »




Tim Payne is already on the reserve roster and Steve Palmeri and Bill Fisher is already on our main roster.

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« Reply #134 on: August 04, 2019, 01:33:30 PM »
You are correct. I'm looking at an old team sheet. Let me find my updated sheet.

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I'm wanting to call up SS Kevin Anderson and RP John Little?

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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #135 on: August 04, 2019, 01:38:07 PM »




Dillon.




  

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« Reply #136 on: August 04, 2019, 01:40:57 PM »
Alright, I'll send Beauchemin down and call up Anderson and Little.

In the lock in do I need to specify anything in particular about these guys? I would eventually like to see Kevin Anderson getting some opportunities, but I'd like for you to get eyes on him in practice before we make any changes.
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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #137 on: August 04, 2019, 01:46:12 PM »




Only have to post nay lineup changes or starting rotation changes. I can handle the rest.




  

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« Reply #138 on: August 04, 2019, 01:48:06 PM »
Sounds good. Thanks, Coach. Let's beat the breaks off of them this week. I don't want Pancho's team gelling against us.
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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #139 on: August 04, 2019, 01:53:38 PM »




Just to be clear, you want John Little to start?




  

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« Reply #140 on: August 04, 2019, 01:55:49 PM »
Sorry for the bad terminology. He will be in relief.
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« Reply #141 on: August 12, 2019, 11:34:25 PM »

1. Discuss the latest series. What needs to improve, if anything?

That's not the outcome that we wanted or needed. We had a really good first game and in the wheels came off. If we are going to make a run in the playoffs we have to play consistent, playoff caliber baseball. We can't have series like this. Hats off to Pancho. It's amazing that the team is come together so quickly after behind the scenes rumors was that he alienated his team. Gravedigger is raked through the coals but some GMs get a pass from the press. This past allows a GM to focus on their team. The stress has not being hounded is good for GMs. This week proves it.

2. What are your thoughts on the league punishments thus far? Fair or unfair?

I think they have been fair. There have to be appropriate consequences to rules being broken.


3. Talk about at least one piece of news.

I saw that our train wreck of the game made the news. I think little could bring something to this team. He needs to get his emotions in check and get pitches over the plate. I'm proud that our team back him up, but I would rather be given the opportunity to back  him up for good play in a press conference. I hope the suspension will give him some time to think and we will see an improved, focused player upon his return.

4. Talk about your Week 13 opponent.

New Orleans is a tough franchise. We are going to have to play consistent baseball if we are going to win this series. If we are going to make a run the playoffs we need to get used to playing consistent baseball. That's what I want from my players is consistent, high level baseball.
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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #142 on: August 14, 2019, 12:55:53 PM »




Think you were a little hard on Little, boss. Tough series loss though, rare occurrence where our bats were quiet in those last two games.




  

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« Reply #143 on: August 15, 2019, 06:16:42 PM »
I thought I was being encouraging. He has the backing of his teammates (by their actions) and I'm pulling for him too. He can use these few games to get his head on straight.  I want to be able to brag on him. I just can't do it right now. I mean, 7 relief appearances this year and notched no saves. 9.00 ERA. Intentional throw or not, we weren't looking great having him come out if he's going to continue to post those numbers, I hoped that a slight request for improvement would be encouraging.

I'm still new to baseball, how could I address a player in a press conference to get a better return? I want to be a motivator. I want to be an encourager. I want to do my part in  helping get the best out of guys.
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GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: Unnaturally nice...
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Re: TEAM: TOKYO SAMURAI CATS
« Reply #144 on: August 17, 2019, 02:40:44 PM »




He isn't a closing pitcher, so saves are not something you can really measure him by. He hasn't had great success on the mound, but he has had some nice moments to go along with some bad. It's his first time pitching at this level, so ups and downs are expected. As for how you can better address a player... I'm not sure boss, other wise I'd be a GM.




  

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« Reply #145 on: August 17, 2019, 06:20:44 PM »
Okay. I'll talk to him after he returns from suspension.

Let's pick up a series win this week.

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Disgraced GM Powers [12|Mar 04:24 PM]: The league is #TeamGooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: It's because he's so nice....
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: Unnaturally nice...
GM Adam Wrong [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: I love gooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:26 PM]: Everyone loves Gooch, except Kirk...
GM Phoenix [12|Mar 04:28 PM]: Almost makes you think gooch is reincarnate red skull trying to live a double nice guy life on hifl
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:31 PM]: Gooch's heel turn will rival Hogan....