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PBL Editorials
« on: December 01, 2018, 04:48:07 PM »
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Re: PBL Editorials
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2018, 04:51:47 PM »
GM Winter Gathering Leads to Win/Win Deal for Both Franchises

 




The PBL Off-Season is in full swing and GM Metro is finally on the trade board, well after some analysts expected. Negotiations began last night on a deal that would see potential elite arm Andy Warrington head to Virginia Beach, spanning into the wee hours and including a stop for a bite of the famous M.C. Wilkinson Spaghetti. Three contenders were in the mix for the services of Armando Roman, including GM Pancho, but the inclusion of Ryan Correa was enough to get the deal done as well as the in-person nature of negotiations.

When asked for comment on the deal GM Talon Wilkinson said We were close with Mexico City before Thunder Bay was even in discussions. Its been a while since Ive seen GM Pancho personally, weve had a homeless Ginger stay with us since, and I think wed have been able to hammer home a deal in person but were pleased to welcome Andy Warrington and Ryan Correa to the Tide.

GM Metro was coy as usual but adding another first round pick to the team fits his MO and getting a defense first Shortstop in Fasulo will help address a major weakness coming into the season.

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Re: PBL Editorials
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2019, 04:46:59 PM »
TOP TEN PLAYERS THAT MAY BE MOVED BEFORE DEADLINE


1. Rafael Estrada (2B) - Boise Elk: If you were one of the people who thought Estrada would have the type of year he's been having, then I want to go to Vegas with you. Estrada has been down right awful despite the teams success this season. While Boise isn't especially weak in any one specific area, having Estrada as a trade chip could net them a first round draft pick, some prospects, and maybe an ace caliber starting pitcher to pair with Coggin. Rumor has it that GM Mark has fielded offers for the 5-time all-star, but will a deal take place this week?

Potential Teams: Mexico City, Thunder Bay, Golden State

2. Jerry Moreno (RP) - San Diego Devil Dogs: For teams that are looking to add an elite arm in their bullpen, look no further then to 2-time Coastal Reliever of the Year, Jerry Moreno. With San Diego looking more and more like a team no making the playoffs, it makes sense for them to hang Moreno as trade bait to see if any championship aspiring teams are willing to trade draft picks or prospects. I heard Virginia Beach looked his direction before getting a deal done with Albuquerque for Curt Capra.

Potential Teams: Chicago, Indianapolis, Boise

3. Tom Nicoletti (RP) - Brooklyn Punishers: If you want a good arm in the pen for a bit cheaper than a Moreno, then Nicoletti might be your guy if Brooklyn is willing to part ways with him. He has been clutch this season with a few 6 out saves for the Punishers. If Brooklyn could net a few prospects or a pick or two in the draft, it might be worth making the move for them.

Potential Teams: Thunder Bay, Mexico City, Tokyo

4. Mario Ruiz (1B) - Albuquerque Roadrunners: I'm sure GM Bone would love to capitilize on the career power year Ruiz has put on in the first half of the season. Team looking to add a power bat in the lower third of there lineup, this might be a guy you can go out and get.

Potential Teams: London, Golden State, Austin

5. Ray Michael (3B) - Brooklyn Punishers: A few teams out there could benefit grabbing the veteran Michael. His best years are behind him, but he still produces a nice combination of average and power to go with suitable defense at the hot corner. Brooklyn can maybe even include him in a package with Nicoletti for a nice return.

Potential Teams: Boise, Thunder Bay, Albuquerque

6. Josh Ball (RP) - Omaha Explorers: A popular position at the trade deadline is always bullpen help. Omaha has some offensive holes that they could help fill by moving Ball. The S3 all-star is having a solid season out of the pen and could help some bullpen needy teams.

Potential Teams: Virginia Beach, Chicago, Tokyo

7. Armando Franco (RP) - London Griffins: The once upon a time starter turned bullpen arm is rotting away on the London reserve roster. London could use another bat in the lineup and having Franco as a trade piece might be able to get that done. One of four pitchers to throw a no-hitter, he could be a third starter for a starter-depleted team or help out as a long relief in the bullpen.

Potential Teams: Chicago, Indianapolis, New Orleans 

8. Jorge Caballero (RP) - Chicago Mafia: Another bullpen arm rotting away on a reserve roster. Caballero could be a piece Chicago can use to grab another starter or at the very worst gain a prospect or a draft pick.

Potential Teams: San Diego, Tokyo, Brooklyn

9. Justin Peterson (RP) - Albuquerque Roadrunners: The final piece in the fire sell in New Mexico. Peterson is close to turning 31 and is throwing the ball really well for the Runners. Another player that GM Bone can turn into a draft pick or a future prospect.

Potential Teams: Mexico City, Virginia Beach, Omaha

10. Gary DuShane (C) - San Diego Devil Dogs: The season 4 all-star catcher hasn't had a great season, but still provides value at a position that is fairly weak in the PBL. You can do much worse than a Gary DuShane behind the plate.

Potential teams: Mexico City, Jacksonville, London




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Re: PBL Editorials
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2020, 04:29:55 PM »
TOP TEN PLAYERS THAT MAY BE MOVED BEFORE DEADLINE

1. Guan-xiu Dung (2B) - Tokyo Samurai Cats: How serious GM Gooch and the Cats are with a rebuild, that could mean Dung might be on the market as well. One of the best offensive hitters in the history of the league, he's having himself another solid season for Tokyo. Teams in search of a guy like Dung should be lining up at the door for what he can provide to a team contending.   

Potential Teams: New Orleans, Chicago, Mexico City, Brooklyn

Potential Trade Example: Tokyo send Guan-xiu Dung to New Orleans for Ramiro Valdes, Jon Hayashi, and 1st Round Pick


2. Jerry Moreno (RP) - San Diego Devil Dogs: Once again, the Devil Dogs have gotten off to a rough start to the season and it appears to be another wasted year for one of the game's very best at closer in Moreno. Whether he would accept a set-up role or whether a team thinks they could thrust him into the closer role without tarnishing the clubhouse code is unknown. But one thing is known, he deserves to be on a team that has championship aspirations and not a rebuild.

Potential Teams: Chicago, Mexico City, Brooklyn, Omaha

Potential Trade Example: San Diego sends Jerry Moreno to Omaha for Jakob Youngers and 2nd Round Pick


3. Rafael Estrada (2B) - Boise Elk: It's the same thing, different year for Estrada. Whether it's getting up there in age (about to be 31) or just in need of new scenery as he's spent his entire career in the PBL in Boise. One thing is for sure though, there are teams out there that could use the upside Estrada brings from not just an offensive standpoint, but also a defensive one.

Potential Teams: Thunder Bay, Albuquerque, Indianapolis, Austin

Potential Trade Example: Boise sends Rafael Estrada and Johnny Witte to Indianapolis for Zach Remter, Connor Schultz, and 2nd Round Pick


4. Chris Westfall (1B) - Tokyo Samurai Cats: The Season 3 MPP might be the victim of an immediate rebuild in Tokyo and what a get this could be for teams trying to add that piece to a PC run. His numbers are down from his usual dominant self, but there is no doubt about it, when the bat gets hot, it's hard to find a better contributor in the league then him.

Potential Teams: Brooklyn, Chicago, Omaha, Albuquerque

Potential Trade Example: Tokyo sends Chris Westfall and 2nd Round Pick to Brooklyn for Josh McCafferty, Paul Nichols, and 1st Round Pick


5. Mike Campbell (RP) - Tokyo Samurai Cats: The super effective closer on the best franchise in the PBL might be one of the most wanted players as the trade deadline nears for team to beef up their bullpen. He has still to give up a run this season, but hasn't been on the mound much either as his team continues to add numbers in the loss column. 

Potential Teams: Chicago, Thunder Bay, Indianapolis, Omaha

Potential Trade Example: Tokyo sends Mike Campbell to Thunder Bay for Rick Granato and Eric Wilson


6. Jakob Youngers (RP) - Omaha Explorers: In searching of an opportunity to be a full-time starter, it appears he's the odd man out in Omaha after he signed to a deal during free agency. He's held down the role as a reliever really well though, but if Omaha can't convince him to remain in that role until a spot in the rotation opens up, they might ship him for something in return.

Potential Teams: New Orleans, Mexico City, Chicago, Boise

Potential Trade Example: Omaha sends Jakob Youngers to Chicago for John Thornton


7. David Alcala (OF) - London Griffins: A few weeks ago, it looked like London's season was over, but they have climbed out of the hole a little bit. Still, they would have a lot of work to do to climb back into the playoff picture and for one of the league's oldest teams, they could take this opportunity to try and get some youth for a solid veteran bat in Alcala, whose season isn't quite mirroring his breakout last year. 

Potential Teams: Indianapolis, Albuquerque, Golden State, Mexico City

Potential Trade Example: London sends David Alcala and 3rd Round Pick to Mexico City for Beau Pena, RJ Kling, and 3rd Round Pick


8. Steve Marchiori (RP) - Mexico City Toritos: I'm sure Mexico City would love to hang out to Marchiori, but for a team that could use some offensive upgrades, this might be their best trade chip. The lefty struggled slightly in a set-up role earlier this season, but has the tools to be a lock-down reliever and potentially a future starter. 

Potential teams: Virginia Beach, Indianapolis, Thunder Bay, Golden State

Potential Trade Example: Mexico City sends Steve Marchiori to Virginia Beach for Chris Lynn and Joe Johnson


9. Bryan Haggar (RP) - San Diego Devil Dogs: Marred with a dark past, is San Diego willing to deal with Haggar's negatives to see the potential positives or was it a marriage doomed from the signing of the contract? With a pitcher with tremendous upside, San Diego might be able to barter from something in return.

Potential Teams: Boise, Thunder Bay, New Orleans, Jacksonville

Potential Trade Example: San Diego sends Bryan Haggar to Jacksonville for Gene Morton and Esteban Aleman
 

10. Jayden Smith (SS) - Boise Elk: Been some rumors coming out of the Boise camp that Jayden may be on his way out, especially due to his hitting woes so far this season and eager younger players waiting to take his spot. A new team could inject some life into his bat, perhaps?

Potential Teams: Indianapolis, Albuquerque, New Orleans, Mexico City

Potential Trade Example: Boise sends Jayden Smith to Albuquerque for Jonathan Owens



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Re: PBL Editorials
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2020, 12:12:06 PM »
PBL AWARD WATCH THROUGH 13 WEEKS




OCEANIC CONFERENCE

MOST PREMIER PLAYER
1. Tokujiro Maeda (SS - Virginia Beach)
2. Justin York (OF - Virginia Beach)
3. Jon Cummings (3B - Golden State)
4. Bubba Turk (OF - London Griffins)
5. Luis Ochoa (OF - Virginia Beach)

MOST PREMIER PITCHER
1. Felix Haraculamo (SP - Virginia Beach)
2. Ricky Aguirre (SP - Virginia Beach)
3. Jerry Moreno (RP - San Diego)
4. Domingo Sais (SP - Golden State)
5. Josh Vitale (SP - Virginia Beach)

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
1. Josh Vitale (SP - Virginia Beach)
2. Chaz Hamtrotter (OF - Boise)
3. Jose Hernandez (2B - Jacksonville)
4. Tom Almquist (RP - Virginia Beach)
5. Nate Hoppe (SS - Tokyo)

RELIEVER OF THE YEAR
1. Jerry Moreno (RP - San Diego)
2. David Leonard (RP - Golden State)
3. Micah Marsh (RP - Golden State)
4. Curt Capra (RP - Virginia Beach)
5. Salvador Vega (RP - Boise)




HEARTLAND CONFERENCE

MOST PREMIER PLAYER
1. D.J. Fetterman (1B - Austin)
2. Edwin Torrez (SS - Chicago)
3. Ricky Cruz (OF - Mexico City)
4. Jeff Reeves (OF - Austin)
5. Carlos Maldonado (2B - Indianapolis)

MOST PREMIER PITCHER
1. Ken Altmeyer (SP - Indianapolis)
2. Bobby Silvers (SP - Albuquerque)
3. Dale Olson (SP - Mexico City)
4. Shawn Rogers (SP - Austin)
5. Justin Stover (SP - Indianapolis)

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
1. Zack Ison (SP - New Orleans)
2. Felix Pagan (C - Indianapolis)
3. Tai hoi X (OF - Albuquerque)
4. Mickey Baker (RP - New Orleans)
5. Marty Mele (OF - Mexico City)

RELIEVER OF THE YEAR
1. David Barfield (RP - New Orleans)
2. Bill Rodriguez (RP - Austin)
3. Jaden Bowie (RP - Austin)
4. Justin Hennard (RP - Albuquerque)
5. Mario Ponce (RP - Thunder Bay)



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JOHNNY QUINN
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