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TEAM: CHICAGO MAFIA
« on: July 03, 2018, 09:31:57 PM »






Team Information
City: Chicago, IL
Conference: Heartland
Division: Badlands
Team Owner: Don Salvatore Leone
Team Secretary: Eileen Quinn

Official Colors:

Black (#000000)
Vista White (#FBF7F4)



Season Results:
2013: 27-27 [2nd Place in Badlands Division]
2014: 30-24 [1st Place in Badlands Division]
2015: 20-34 [4th Place in Badlands Division]
2016: 28-27 [3rd Place in Badlands Division] - Won one-game playoff vs. Omaha
2017: 13-41 [4th Place in Badlands Division]

Playoff Appearances:
2013: Division Series
2014: Heartland Championship Series
2016: Division Series




RETIRED NUMBERS:
None

« Last Edit: November 19, 2018, 01:19:15 PM by GM Jon »



  

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Re: TEAM: CHICAGO MAFIA
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2018, 09:45:42 PM »



I'm here to announce a new face to represent the Chicago family. He has a lot of qualities that I hold close to my chest and I have no doubts he will make us a winner. GM Powers, welcome."



  

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Re: TEAM: CHICAGO MAFIA
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2018, 12:01:37 PM »



Don Powers, your stats and roster.



  

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Re: TEAM: CHICAGO MAFIA
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2018, 12:42:38 AM »



Don Powers, our team sheet.



  

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Re: TEAM: CHICAGO MAFIA
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2018, 08:56:55 PM »
Thank you, I appreciate the information. I'd like to talk to our Manager, John Karbowski. Could you send him in please?

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John, thanks for your time, and it is great to finally be meeting you. I'd like to pick your brain about a few things, so that we can be on the same page moving forward with this team. What sort of philosophy do you subscribe to out there? Do you like to dominate via pitching or via hitting?

Also I'd like for you to tell me what is, in your opinion, our top 3 weaknesses at present.


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Re: TEAM: CHICAGO MAFIA
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2018, 08:39:43 AM »




Hey there boss. I'd say I favor hitting slightly more than pitching, but it's fairly close. I prefer having a strong line-up because that has been the trajectory of the league to have success. As for our top three weaknesses, I'd say in order it'd be second base, a third starter, and a third outfielder. 



  

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Re: TEAM: CHICAGO MAFIA
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2018, 02:26:04 PM »
We're in a unique situation right now where we can cut any player or Coach loose, without the normal monetary penalties that come with that sort of move. We have any "must cuts" in your eyes?


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Re: TEAM: CHICAGO MAFIA
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2018, 01:58:34 PM »




I'm all for trimming the fat off this team. Chris Greene, Jon Cisneros, Mike Turner, and Keith Schelicher getting cut wouldn't cause any tear shed.



  

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Re: TEAM: CHICAGO MAFIA
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2018, 07:17:32 PM »
Consider it done.

Let's talk about the Coaching staff. You happy with the team we have, or are there conflicting ideas among the staff? Or is there someone that you simply feel isn't up to the task?


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Re: TEAM: CHICAGO MAFIA
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2018, 07:32:18 PM »



Very content with Batson as our pitching coach, but Zaragoza could, as the big boss would say, swim with the fishes.
 



  

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Re: TEAM: CHICAGO MAFIA
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2018, 07:44:43 PM »
It'll be taken care of.

Now that we've discussed what's wrong with this team, let's flip the script and talk about what's right. Who are the stars of our team from hitting, fielding, baserunning, and pitching perspectives? We have anyone worth Coaching up on the reserve roster?


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Re: TEAM: CHICAGO MAFIA
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2018, 08:02:45 PM »



On offense our stars are the rookie Torrez and C-Rod. John Powers and Sawtelle are the stars of the pitching staff. Our speedsters are Torrez, Kramer, and Shoup. Torrez and Shoup are going to be our best fielders. I think we have a few guys worth coaching up on the reserve roster, yes. I'd recommend using your scouting wisely.




  

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Re: TEAM: CHICAGO MAFIA
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2018, 01:28:42 AM »
Thanks for the info John, I appreciate it. I've gone ahead and released Zaragoza. Is there anyone that you've worked with in the past that you think would fit in well as his replacement?


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Re: TEAM: CHICAGO MAFIA
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2018, 04:13:57 PM »



Give Jon Wayman a call.




  

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Re: TEAM: CHICAGO MAFIA
« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2018, 05:01:06 PM »
I'll do that right now.  Talk to you later John, thanks for getting me up to speed.

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Can I speak with Jon Wayman please?

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Jon, GM Powers of Chicago here.  We have an opening at Hitting Coach, and Coach Karbowski suggested I give you a call.  You two must go way back, eh?


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Re: TEAM: CHICAGO MAFIA
« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2018, 05:21:42 PM »
COACH JON WAYMAN



You could say that, heh, yes. 




  

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Re: TEAM: CHICAGO MAFIA
« Reply #16 on: November 20, 2018, 06:05:45 PM »
Could you tell me a bit about your coaching experience?


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Re: TEAM: CHICAGO MAFIA
« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2018, 12:58:18 PM »
COACH JON WAYMAN




Was in the college ranks before the PBL, then was the coaching staff in a supportive role for the first four seasons of the PBL in Omaha before heading back to take a manager job at Illinois this past season. Took them from a 13 win team to a 25 win team and a regional bid.




  

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Re: TEAM: CHICAGO MAFIA
« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2018, 04:46:33 PM »
Very nice. I'd like to offer you the Hitting Coach position here in Chicago. Can we agree on a 2 year, $1.5MM deal?


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Re: TEAM: CHICAGO MAFIA
« Reply #19 on: November 24, 2018, 04:55:30 PM »




That sounds good to me.




  

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Re: TEAM: CHICAGO MAFIA
« Reply #20 on: November 24, 2018, 06:32:08 PM »
Welcome to the family.


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Re: TEAM: CHICAGO MAFIA
« Reply #21 on: November 24, 2018, 06:53:30 PM »




It's a pleasure.




  

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Re: TEAM: CHICAGO MAFIA
« Reply #22 on: December 07, 2018, 10:27:55 PM »
Can I speak to Vivian Hall please.

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Vivian, it is a pleasure to meet you.  I'd like to discuss your client Robbie Verkaik.  I've got a slot open for an outfielder, and I'd like for it to be Robbie. 

Full disclosure; I'm going to use the preseason as a sort of 'try-outs' for the starting positions on this team.  Robbie will be given equal opportunity to be an every day starter for this ball club.

That being said, I'm offering a 2 year, $3MM deal.


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Re: TEAM: CHICAGO MAFIA
« Reply #23 on: December 07, 2018, 11:10:57 PM »




Just so happens that I saw Dean Broyles secure a $4MM deal. If you can match that contract, we'd sign right now. If not, we'll hold out for someone that will.




  

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Re: TEAM: CHICAGO MAFIA
« Reply #24 on: December 07, 2018, 11:22:39 PM »
You drive a hard bargain....but I'll agree to those terms.  Pleasure doing business with you.


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Re: TEAM: CHICAGO MAFIA
« Reply #25 on: December 07, 2018, 11:52:49 PM »




Smart cookie.




  

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Re: TEAM: CHICAGO MAFIA
« Reply #26 on: December 08, 2018, 02:38:37 AM »
Have a great day.

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Can I get Karbowski back in here please?

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Karbi - is it okay if I call you Karbi? - can you tell me what the starting lineup was last season?


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Re: TEAM: CHICAGO MAFIA
« Reply #27 on: December 08, 2018, 11:53:52 AM »



Don Powers, here was our lineup last season.

1. Chris Greene - RF
2. Josh Shoup - CF
3. Manny Galvez - 1B
4. Kevin Mack - 3B
5. Christofor Rodriguez - LF
6. Elvin Schweitzer - SS
7. Mike Turner - DH
8. Jose Delgado - C
9. Chris Kramer - 2B




  

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Re: TEAM: CHICAGO MAFIA
« Reply #28 on: December 12, 2018, 08:55:07 PM »
Thanks Karbi. I'll touch base with you again in a moment.

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Can I speak to Dana Boras please?

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Dana, GM Powers here. I saw what just went down with your boy McCord, and to say I'm surprised would be an understatement. However Brooklyn's loss might be Chicago's gain. I'd like to bring him aboard for a year. Will $6.5MM get the deal done?


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Re: TEAM: CHICAGO MAFIA
« Reply #29 on: December 12, 2018, 09:00:23 PM »




Yeah, I think Sean would absolutely take this deal. Consider it done.




  

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Re: TEAM: CHICAGO MAFIA
« Reply #30 on: December 12, 2018, 09:07:03 PM »
Fantastic. Pleasure to meet you, and nice doing business with you.


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Re: TEAM: CHICAGO MAFIA
« Reply #31 on: December 12, 2018, 09:56:53 PM »
Miss Quinn, when our new signee arrives please show him to my office. Thank you.

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Sean, it's a pleasure to meet you. I'm sure that your head is spinning after the last few hours, so I'll be brief. I just wanted to welcome you to the family.


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Re: TEAM: CHICAGO MAFIA
« Reply #32 on: December 12, 2018, 10:24:18 PM »



I appreciate that. My family and I are still trying to figure out exactly why, but I guarantee you, I am 100% focused on being a member of this team now.




  

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Re: TEAM: CHICAGO MAFIA
« Reply #33 on: December 12, 2018, 10:32:47 PM »
Let me save you a headache - I worked with Phoenix Jr's old man in the HIFL before his death. If the apple has fallen anywhere within sight of that tree, then there is no 'why'. There's only madness there. Don't worry about it for another moment.

That said, I appreciate you being all in with us this season. That's the sort of professionalism I knew I was getting when I pursued you.

I won't keep you any longer. Go get acquainted with the clubhouse and the team. And again, welcome.


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Re: TEAM: CHICAGO MAFIA
« Reply #34 on: December 12, 2018, 11:19:54 PM »



Thank you, boss.




  

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Re: TEAM: CHICAGO MAFIA
« Reply #35 on: December 16, 2018, 03:01:03 AM »
Miss Quinn, can you have Karbi come back to the office please?

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Karbi, sorry for ushering you out and then calling you back in like that.  I needed to act fast to sign Sean McCord while all the other GM's were asleep at the wheel.  What do you think about that signing?

Also, with the new pieces I've brought in, what would be your ideal starting lineup for the club?


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Re: TEAM: CHICAGO MAFIA
« Reply #36 on: December 16, 2018, 11:37:58 AM »



McCord is a good signing. Still has life in his arm and is a great locker room guy. As for my ideal starting lineup,
I'd go this lineup vs right handed pitchers:

1. Verkaik - DH
2. Rodriguez - LF
3. Torrez - SS
4. Shoup - CF
5. Mack - 3B
6. Galvez - 1B
7. Delgado - C
8. Arqueta - RF
9. Kramer - 2B

And this lineup vs. lefties:

1. Torrez - SS
2. Shoup - CF
3. Rodriguez - LF
4. Galvez - 1B
5. Verkaik - DH
6. Delgado - C
7. Mack - 3B
8. Arqueta - RF
9. Kramer - 2B

With a starting rotation of:

1. Powers
2. McCord
3. Nakayama