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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
05:55 PM - June 20, 2018. Written by millertime98
I recently read an ESPN article on how the Mariners built their team. I thought it was interesting and cool because it showed the deals and had the GM talk about them.

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/2...ers-contenders

Now that we won the NL Pennant we our looking back at how we got here.

WADE
2020/2021 OFFSEASON
- We took Florial first. We need OF help right now and he could become a star
- We took SS Wade second. FA signee Miller can play everywhere and if Schnell or some of the young guys need to get more seasoning we now have depth
- We took Burdi third. His velo and K rate could be enogh to replace Barraclough and Urena

We have the first pick in the Rule 5 draft: There are actually a lot of useful guys available:
SS Tyler Wade 26-75-B and rising. he has 79 con vs R and 98 dur
RF Estevan Florial 23-72+ B- 84 dur, 85 arm 73 spd avg off TOP 50
RP Burdi 28-74+C 92 velo, 99 k

MARTINEZ 2021
THE DEAL:
MIA: 1B Jose Martinez .307/19HR/ and can play 1B+OF
+ LHRP Gilmartin 2.22 era

STL: LHSP Jarlin Garcia + LHCP Rosales +
LF Stone Garrett
Garcia has dropped to a B prospect but STL is more than willing to take on a kid with a ton of years left in his arm. He has not been consistent with us but they are loving this acquisition. Garrett is a B prospect as well and Rosales was our first pick in the 2018 draft and is ranked the #41 prospect overall. He is 24 and still in AAA but he is 74 OVR and could easily be their set up man next season.
Martínez .326/35 HR (19 w MIA)

Mallex Smith
ST VALENTINE'S SWAP!!!
I finally made the Mallex Smith deal. He won his arbitration for $4.2M so I looked at what they needed and what they have. They are only seeking a 2B and with Smith they have several OF including several CF who are either vets that are locked up or young studs so it was a legit move for them. They put him on the trading block for 2 years and there was no real glaring need for anyone at the deadline.

I did a trade search from TB pov on "all" and MIA offered:
1. 3B prospect Jacobsen + Kolek + Riddle
2. Jalin Garcia + 1B Rodriguez + CF Thomas Jones
3. LF Murillo + SP Urena + RP Givens

Since they need a 2B/inf I signed Dietrich to include in the deal for money purposes and to fill their need.
I offer: Dietrich + Sierra + Kolek + LF Hinshaw for Smith and another player.
They respond with yes to the first three guys but balk at Hinshaw due to his missing most of last season after an injury (in one sim he retired).
TB comes back with LF Hood 28-76-B. I agree to part with him but need more in return. After some negotiation it comes down to this:

TB GETS: Dietrich, Sierra, Kolek, Hood
MIA GETS: Smith, 1B Brito 19-56-C + C Nick Ciuffo 25-66-B
2020 WINTER -big move was signing Smith to a 5 yr $57M deal

PROFAR
- 6/20: pulled off the Profar trade. 1B Rodriguez + SP Alcantara + 3B Jacobsen to TEX for Profar (.312/11hr/29rbi)
He is making a lot of money but we have him for 2.5 years and he can play OF/INF/1B. The budgets are tuned off but still a $9M+ a year player for three guys totaling $2M is not a crazy amount for the Marlins to take on.
By this point we were hoping for more out of Alcantara. He is still young at 26 but his best use for us is as a chip in a trade. Jacobsen too. We took him with our first draft pick and have gotten nothing from him. He was a top prospect at one point but he just hasn't emerged. The Rangers get younger with both of these prospects and a young, still in his prime Nellie Rodriguez. Rodriguez is still a good player and can contribute to the Rangers better as a DH. We just have two other options at 1B with Martinez and Rule 5 pick Fisher. He has won the job and keeping Rodriguez for 2 more years is not an option.

- We are in need of a boost. While we are in 4th we are only 2 games back of the 2nd wild card and 3 of the first. Both teams are in the division in ATL and PHI so we have plenty of chances to overtake them. We are looking at OF bats or INF help as well as a front line starter.
RF Castellanos- DET he is probably a rental. He is 33 and in a one year deal. DET doesn't respond with any deals.
RF ChisenhallBAL - hitting well but his injury history has me worried.
OF/SS/UTL Profar TEX - making $9+ M for this and 2 more years. Cost= Jacobsen/Alcantara/Nellie Rodriguez or young OF
RF Cespedes- KC a lot of $
SS-Mateo OAK - They have two 26yr Old SS in final year (Barreto).

Relamuto
Boston could use a C, so could ARI.
BOS doesn't offer any prospects
ARI offers
LF Murillo 21-63-B - great arm, LH bat, 73 pwr vs RH and decent spd
3B Jacobsen 21-50-A plays 1B,2B, 78 arm 75 stl low offense
RP Miller 24-66-C RH 85 velo, 77 dur
All have 6 yrs control left.
This looks like a good deal. Jacobsen is a TOP 50 player, Miller is a solid RP and still young enough and Murillo could turn out to be really good.

- I think I'm going to try to sign Realmuto and then trade him.
I signed him for 2 years at $7M so he is for sure tradeable being 27-83-C. He is a good catcher but while he hit 19 hr last year he hit just .254 after a .303 '16. I for sure won't keep him but the question is whether to deal him now or at the deadline.
The hardest thing about trading in the off season before was that I had to wait for the other teams to sign players. Now, I can do that for them so that I get the right players.


CASTRO
First was a deal with the current best team in baseball NYY:
At the 2018 trading deadline the Yankees were struggling with phenom Torres hitting just .151. So they sent him down and came calling for Starlin Castro. We were able to get
3B Schnell 22-63-A (TOP 50) hitting .338 in AA +
SP Guzman 20-68-C 7-7, 2.76 AA with a 99 velo +
RP Trout 20-73-C a dominant in AA RP

GM: At the time, Castro was probably worth Schnell and maybe Guzman but we were able to get Trout as a throw in because ARI offered
1B Smith 22-67-A (TOP 50) +
OF Wilson 21-65-C +
SS Chisolm 20-64-B
or
SP Duplantier 23-64-A + OF Grier 22-65-C + OF Reyes 23-63-C

Once they found out we could possible get Duplantier and Chisolm or maybe even Smith, they had to make the deal.
- MIA ended up with their 3B of the future and a contributing RP as well a potential stud in the pen with Guzman.
NYY has gotten a fair deal with Castro:
2018 .282, 27 hr, 88 rbi
2019 .280, 35hr, 94 rbi
2020 . .285, 30jr, 89 rbi
2021 .286, 31 hr, 82 rbi
2022 .248, 27hr, 88 rbi
I’d say this has been a fair trade.
Schnell:
2021 .263, 13 hr, 59rbi
2022 .283, 28hr, 89rbi

Trout: 24-77-C
2019 4-3, 3.89
2020 2.57
2021 7-5, 2.72
2022 8-5, 5.02

Guzman 23-70-C (AAA) 99 vel makes him RP candidate

YELICH
Yelich Trade:
Neidert 25-83-A : 25-31, 3.92
2020 5-16, 4.30
2021: 8-4, 3.05
2022: 12-11, 4.23

Lewis 26-89-B
2020: .277, 24hr, 81rbi ROY
2021: .254, 14hr, 71rbi
2022: .261, 31hr, 105 rbi

Frazier+Mullis+Claudio+Kela

DEADLINE:
- Deadline Day!!
UPDATE:
-7/31 (6/14)
DEALS:
MIA: UTL Frazier + INF Mullis
PIT: SS Chavis + CF McKaig
Chavis and McKaig are both young B's so Pitt gets younger and better. Mullis is hitting .284 and adds vet leadership

MIA:RP Kela + LHRP Claudio
TEX:SP Kenny + LF Case + INF Yarbrough
Claudio is signed for $6M for 3yrs, 30-84-B With our LHRP as only Gilmartin, Kato and a low level minor leaguer, we get one for next few years as well.
They get SP Kenny, signed for a few years with MLB experience, an A prospect in Case and Yarbrough to bridge the gap, signed for a few years.

- I decided to do this deal because it sets us up for the future as they are signed for 5 yrs combined and I can let either Givens or Miller walk (or both) and possibly trade Claudio in the off season as a CP. I would have done the Familia deal with NYM if this wasn't a fair deal. I will still look for an option for him though. ATL could use help maybe but I'll have to look for a spot for him before I move past the deadline. The other option is to put him on trade waivers and deal him in August.


- We are now considering dealing SP Kenny:23-75-C. He is making $890K for 2 more years. This makes him very attractive. He has a 5+ era this year but is a good pitcher, he is young, he is signed for multiple years and he is experienced. This is a solid pickup for a rebuilding team looking to shed money and get a player ready to contribute now. For us, he is out of options and isn't really a conadidate for a rotations spot for the remainder of his contract.

SP
Groome - claimed off waivers from BOS 2021
- BOS designated LHSP Jason Groome on waivers because he was out of options. I placed a claim on him with MIA, OAK, CHW. I got him.
He is 22-83-B. Career he is 5-9, 4.92 in 131 ip with 140 K and 54 bb. his first full season was 2020 with BOS and he went 4-6 with a 5.36 era in 89 ip starting 10 of his 17 games. It is worht a shot with him. Now I released Nick Wittgren 29-63-C (AA) on the 40, to make room on the 40 but I need to create a roster spot in the bigs... So I sent down CP/SU Brian Ellington. He has 2 options so that's the numbers game. This guves us another LHRP between Groome and Rogers

Garrett - 2nd round 16 draft
Nicolino- traded from TOR to MIA with 6 others for Mark Buehrle, Jose Reyes, Bonafacio etc.
Rogers - IRL drafted by MIA #13 in '17 draft and already on roster
Neidert - trade SEA for Dee Gordon

RP
Givens - Free Agent
Miller - trade ARI
Kela - trade TEX
Claudio - trade TEX
Gilmartin - trade STL
Trout - trade NYY

CP
Cloud - '17 draft #13

C
Collins + Farmer - Rule 5 2022

1B
Fisher- Rule 5 2021

2B/3B/SS
Mullis - Frazier - trade with PITT
Glavin - Rule 5 2022
Wade - Rule 5 2021
Schnell - trade with NYY
Profar - trade with TEX

OF
Smith - trade TB
Martinez - trade STL
Lewis - trade NYY

Let's start with the rotation:
In late April, early May of 2021 BOS had a problem; they had too many players on the roster. In order to clear space they tried to pass LHSP Jason Groome through waivers after sending him down. He was out of options and though just 23 he was a disapointment thus far for the Red Sox.

GM: I placed a claim on him with MIA, OAK, CHW. I got him.
He is 22-83-B. Career he is 5-9, 4.92 in 131 ip with 140 K and 54 bb. his first full season was 2020 with BOS and he went 4-6 with a 5.36 era in 89 ip starting 10 of his 17 games. It was worth a shot with him. This gave us another LHRP with Rogers and essentially replaced and upgraded Kolek. We got a big steal with this one.


Rogers draft
Garrett draft
Neidert trade

When GM Kantrovitz took over prior to the 2017(?) 2018(?) season he was asked if he had a five year plan. He replied that he had no timetable bu that he urged patience from the fan base as it wouldn't be easy or quick. By using trades and a dedicated scouting department who have drafted well, the Marlins are now the team to beat in the NL East and could be set up to be tough to beat for years to come.
Dynasty: millertime98
Thursday, June 7, 2018
2018 Washington Nationals Stats - Hitting
NAMEABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSBAOBPSLG
SS: Trea Turner1112532613121421120.288.373.441
2B: Daniel Murphy1019190131791213.188.263.297
3B: Anthony Rendon1011019311491611.188.268.267
RF: Bryce Harper982133501131191410.337.444.724
1B: Ryan Zimmerman98173341722141400.337.420.612
LF: Adam Eaton941129641136712.309.369.489
CF: Michael Taylor79152161413133922.266.370.519
C: Matt Wieters (DL)671222410813600.328.439.418
2B: Wilmer Difo4851101145640.229.327.333
CF: Victor Robles (AAA)47310210751161.213.296.298
2B: Howie Kendrick4181210027601.293.420.317
C: Pedro Severino3712000121000.054.103.054
1B: Matt Adams31913413113300.419.471.903
LF: Brian Goodwin256910254611.360.467.640
C: Tuffy Gosewisch21000000200.000.333.000
2018 Washington Nationals Stats - Pitching
NAMEGPGSWLSVQSHLDIPHERHRBBSOWHIPERA
SP: Max Scherzer661103038.13224712571.155.63
SP: Gio Gonzalez664104037.2218319351.061.91
SP: Stephen Strasburg664003035.2219215491.012.27
SP: Jeremy Hellickson652103030.0216312241.101.80
SP: Tanner Roark441202020.0181144201.104.95
CP: Sean Doolittle1400090017.210319211.081.53
RP: Shawn Kelley1402100114.012315181.211.93
RP: Ryan Madson1404010413.27204190.801.32
RP: Brandon Kintzler1501120413.210406151.172.63
RP: Matt Grace1400000313.016727111.774.85
RP: Sammy Solis1201000113.0149012182.006.23
SP: Joe Ross (AAA)221001011.01752291.734.09
RP: Joaquin Benoit (DL)70100027.14109131.771.23
RP: Koda Glover50000036.24115111.351.35
RP: Trevor Gott (AAA)10000002.1331121.7111.57
RP: Justin Miller (AAA)20000002.0310011.504.50


NL Batting Leaders - Updated: May 1, 2018
BATTING AVERAGEBAHITSH
1. Joey Votto, CIN.3881. D.J. LeMahieu, COL46
2. D.J. LeMahieu, COL.3872. Rhys Hoskins, PHI41
3. Rhys Hoskins, PHI.3803. Joey Votto, CIN40
4. Kyle Schwarber, CUB.3644. Nolan Arenado, COL37
5. Freddie Freeman, ATL.3375. Amed Rosario, NYM36
RUNS SCOREDRSDOUBLES2B
1. Trea Turner, WSH251. Ender Inciarte, ATL11
2. Rhys Hoskins, PHI232. Ozzie Albies, ATL10
3. Kris Bryant, CUB223. Eric Hosmer, SD10
4. Javier Baez, CUB224. Amed Rosario, NYM9
5. Bryce Harper, WSH215. David Peralta, ARI9
TRIPLES3BHOME RUNSHR
1. Tommy Pham, STL41. Bryce Harper, WSH11
2. Adam Eaton, WSH42. Rhys Hoskins, PHI10
3. Hunter Pence, SF33. Jay Bruce, NYM10
4. Jose Peraza, CIN34. Todd Frazier, NYM9
5. Kris Bryant, CUB35. Javier Baez, CUB9
RUNS BATTED INRBISTOLEN BASESSB
1. Bryce Harper, WSH311. Trea Turner, WSH12
2. Nolan Arenado, COL272. Scott Kingery, PHI10
3. Rhys Hoskins, PHI263. Jose Peraza, CIN8
4. Aaron Altherr, PHI244. Billy Hamilton, CIN8
5. Joey Votto, CIN235. Trevor Story, COL7


AL Batting Leaders - Updated: May 1, 2018
BATTING AVERAGEBAHITSH
1. Melky Cabrera, CLE.3931. Melky Cabrera, CLE48
2. Yoan Moncada, CWS.3732. Yoan Moncada, CWS38
3. Nicholas Castellanos, DET.3643. Trey Mancini, BAL38
4. Mitch Haniger, SEA.3444. Nicholas Castellanos, DET36
5. Kaleb Cowart, LAA.3435. Gleyber Torres, NYY36
RUNS SCOREDRSDOUBLES2B
1. Alex Bregman, HOU241. Jose Abreu, CWS12
2. Josh Donaldson, TOR222. Trey Mancini, BAL10
3. Mitch Haniger, SEA213. Jose Altuve, HOU10
4. Mike Trout, LAA214. Eddie Rosario, MIN10
5. Giancarlo Stanton, NYY205. J.D. Martinez, BOS9
TRIPLES3BHOME RUNSHR
1. Dee Gordon, SEA41. Josh Donaldson, TOR11
2. Mikie Mahtook, DET32. Mitch Haniger, SEA10
3. Rafael Devers, BOS33. J.D. Martinez, BOS10
4. Mike Trout, LAA24. Edwin Encarnacion, CLE9
5. Bradley Zimmer, CLE25. Mike Trout, LAA9
RUNS BATTED INRBISTOLEN BASESSB
1. Edwin Encarnacion, CLE281. Yoan Moncada, CWS7
2. Aaron Judge, NYY242. Adalberto Mondesi, KC5
3. Justin Upton, LAA233. Jose Iglesias, DET5
4. Giancarlo Stanton, NYY234. Mike Trout, LAA5
5. Josh Reddick, HOU225. Mookie Betts, BOS5


NL Pitching Leaders - Updated: May 1, 2018
WINSWEARNED RUN AVERAGEERA
1. Jerad Eickhoff, PHI41. Kenta Maeda, LAD0.95
2. Kyle Hendricks, CUB42. Jerad Eickhoff, PHI1.28
3. Gio Gonzalez, WSH43. Jacob deGrom, NYM1.54
4. Jon Lester, CUB44. Trevor Williams, PIT1.79
5. Stephen Strasburg, WSH45. Jeremy Hellickson, WSH1.80
STRIKEOUTSKINNINGS PITCHEDIP
1. Max Scherzer, WSH571. Jerad Eickhoff, PHI42.1
2. Stephen Strasburg, WSH492. Jacob deGrom, NYM41.0
3. Jacob deGrom, NYM473. Noah Syndergaard, NYM41.0
4. Clayton Kershaw, LAD444. Jake Arrieta, PHI40.2
5. Noah Syndergaard, NYM425. Trevor Williams, PIT40.1
WALKED PLUS HITS PER INNINGSWHIPSAVESSV
1. Joey Lucchesi, SD0.791. Raisel Iglesias, CIN12
2. Kenta Maeda, LAD0.842. Corey Knebel, MIL12
3. Jerad Eickhoff, PHI0.873. Brandon Morrow, CUB12
4. Trevor Williams, PIT0.944. Brad Hand, SD10
5. Zack Godley, ARI0.975. Sean Doolittle, WSH9


AL Pitching Leaders - Updated: May 1, 2018
WINSWEARNED RUN AVERAGEERA
1. Trevor Oaks, KC51. James Paxton, SEA0.80
2. Yonny Chirinos, TB52. Chris Sale, BOS1.17
3. Luis Severino, NYY43. Jordan Zimmermann, DET1.66
4. Matt Boyd, DET44. Sonny Gray, NYY1.73
5. James Paxton, SEA45. Rick Porcello, BOS1.85
STRIKEOUTSKINNINGS PITCHEDIP
1. Chris Sale, BOS621. Chris Sale, BOS46.1
2. Nate Karns, KC482. Rick Porcello, BOS43.2
3. Carlos Carrasco, CLE423. Corey Kluber, CLE42.1
4. Charlie Morton, HOU414. Luis Severino, NYY41.2
5. Eduardo Rodriguez, BOS405. Gerrit Cole, HOU41.1
WALKED PLUS HITS PER INNINGSWHIPSAVESSV
1. Chris Sale, BOS0.841. Alex Colome, TB12
2. Jordan Zimmermann, DET0.842. Zach Britton, BAL12
3. Rick Porcello, BOS0.853. Shane Greene, DET11
4. James Paxton, SEA0.864. Blake Treinen, OAK9
5. Wade LeBlanc, SEA0.875. Edwin Diaz, SEA8
Dynasty: Str8Edge4Life
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Washington Nationals at New York Mets
Apr 16, 2018123456789RHE
Washington (12-5)010000008970
New York (10-6)0002410007121
W: Shawn Kelley (2-1) L: Jeurys Familia (1-1) S: Ryan Madson (1)
Scoring Summary
SCORING DETAILSWASNYM
WAS2Howie Kendrick Singled to Center (Michael Taylor Scored)10
NYM4Michael Conforto Singled to Center (Asdrubal Cabrera and Jay Bruce Scored)12
NYM5Jose Bautista Homered to Center (1)13
NYM5Asdrubal Cabrera Doubled to Left (Amed Rosario Scored)14
NYM5Jay Bruce Homered to Left (7) (Asdrubal Cabrera scored)16
NYM6Travis d'Arnaud Homered to Left (3)17
WAS9Daniel Murphy Homered to Right (2)27
WAS9Matt Wieters Walked (Michael Taylor Scored)37
WAS9Bryce Harper Walked (Howie Kendrick Scored)47
WAS9Victor Robles Singled to Center (Brian Goodwin and Matt Wieters Scored)67
WAS9Wilmer Difo Singled to Right (Bryce Harper Scored)77
WAS9Michael Taylor Singled to Left (Victor Robles and Wilmer Difo Scored)97
Washington Nationals
HITTERSABRHBIBBSOAVG
Victor Robles, CF511200.269
Wilmer Difo, SS411110.278
Anthony Rendon, 3B500001.200
Daniel Murphy, 1B411111.161
Michael Taylor, LF422212.244
Howie Kendrick, 2B411111.222
Brian Goodwin, RF311012.381
Matt Wieters, C210120.295
Stephen Strasburg, P100001.000
Matt Grace, P000000.000
Adam Eaton, PH100000.255
Shawn Kelley, P000000.000
Bryce Harper, PH010110.328
Ryan Madson, P000000.000
TOTALS3397988--
BATTING
2B: M. Taylor (2)
HR: D. Murphy (2)
RBI: M. Taylor 2 (6), V. Robles 2 (5), B. Harper (18), D. Murphy (9), M. Wieters (6), W. Difo (4), H. Kendrick (2)
SAC: S. Strasburg
GIDP: A. Rendon
BASERUNNING
SB: W. Difo (1)
CS: H. Kendrick (1)
Washington Nationals
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOERA
Stephen Strasburg5.0866183.04
Matt Grace2.0311013.38
Shawn Kelley (W, 2-1)1.0100113.00
Ryan Madson (S, 1)1.0000111.86
TOTALS9.01277311--
PITCHING
WP: S. Strasburg (2)
New York Mets
HITTERSABRHBIBBSOAVG
Amed Rosario, SS511002.303
Asdrubral Cabrera, 2B522102.281
Yoenis Cespedes, LF401012.193
Jay Bruce, RF421210.210
Michael Conforto, CF402201.156
Todd Frazier, 3B402001.305
Travis d'Arnaud, C411101.195
Jose Bautista, 1B312110.444
Noah Syndergaard, P400002.100
Anthony Swarzak, P000000.000
Jeurys Familia, P000000.000
Seth Lugo, P000000.000
TOTALS377127311--
BATTING
2B: A. Cabrera 2 (2), M. Conforto (1)
HR: J. Bruce (7), T. d'Arnaud (3), J. Bautista (1)
RBI: J. Bruce 2 (10), M. Conforto 2 (6), A. Cabrera (8), T. d'Arnaud (4), J. Bautista (1)
GIDP: T. d'Arnaud, N. Syndergaard
FIELDING
E: A. Rosario (2)
New York Mets
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOERA
Noah Syndergaard8.0211461.29
Anthony Swarzak0.1243117.20
Jeurys Familia (L, 1-1; BS, 2)0.1342317.11
Seth Lugo0.1000001.59
TOTALS9.079688--
PITCHING
WP: N. Syndergaard (1), A. Swarzak (1)

Dynasty: Str8Edge4Life
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
10:55 AM - May 23, 2018. Written by steelersd26
In a move before their upcoming series in Boston, the Yankees have called up 1B Tyler Austin to the major league team from AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He will be in a platoon with incumbent first baseman, Greg Bird. Bird will continue to handle right handed pitchers and Austin will be called upon to face lefties.

In a corresponding move, the Yankees have sent SS Tyler Wade down to AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Dynasty: steelersd26
Monday, May 21, 2018
10:51 AM - May 21, 2018. Written by millertime98
2022
October:
NLCS vs SFG
Game 1: Garrett vs Bumgarner
- 2nd Schnell rbi single (1-0)
- 6th Martinez solo HR (2-0)
- 8th Judge rbi double (2-1)
- Cloud enters with 2 out in 8th, K's 3 of 4 to close it out.
2-1 WIN (1-0): Garrett 7 ip 4 H 0 R

NLDS vs ARI
Game 1: Garrett vs Shelby Miller
- 4th Jace Petersen 2 R HR
- 6th Goldschmidt solo HR (3-0)
- 7th Mullis pinch hit fly out to the warning track, would have tied
- 8th Martinez rbi single (3-1)/ Profar rbi single (3-2)/ Schnell sac fly (3-3)
- 9th ARI gets 1st+3rd w 0 outs and our bullpen shuts them down.
- 10th Profar double, Fisher thrown out at plate to end inning
- 11th 1st+2nd Galvan pinch hit into double play
- 12th Smith 1b, steals 2nd, no outs, stranded
- 13th load bases with 2 outs but don't score, Fisher hard ground out
- 14th Martinez lead off double, Profar double wins it!
4-3, MIA manager criticized for misuse of pen. Didn't bring in Cloud in big spots then left him in for 3 ip.

Game 2: Groome vs Tijuan Walker
- 2nd Fisher 2 R single (2-0) / Schnell rbi BB (3-0)
- 7th Fisher rbi double (4-0)
Groome 7 ip 3H 8K 0R / Fisher 5-5 3 rbi

Game 3: Rogers vs Banda
- 5th rbi single Farmer (1-0)
- 6th Nunez (acquired from OAK) solo hr (1-1)
- 11th Smith+Fisher back to back doubles (2-1) / Cloud allows lead off double then gets Goldy and Dozier with K's but allows bleeding single to tie it.
- 12th Millus 2R HR (4-2) / Trout closes it out and we SWEEP!

September: 94-68 (1st) We win first ever division crown!
Fisher .311 / Smith .293, 18hr, 75 rbi / Profar .289, 23hr, 82 rbi
Schnell .283, 28hr, 89 rbi / Mullis .281 / Farmer .280 /
Martinez .278, 27hr, 95rbi / Lewis .261, 31hr, 105 rbi / Frazier .251
Garrett 16-8, 3.25 / Groome 14-6, 2.94 / Neidert 12-11, 4.23
Nicolino 9-9, 3.79 / Rogers 8-7, 3.21 / Givens 7-2, 3.39
Kato 5-0, 2.56 / Gilmartin 2.72 / Claudio 3.16 / Kela 2.73
Cloud 48sv 2.30 60K 54ip

- LAA Skaggs out 2 months with fractured arm
- HOU loses ALtuve and C Murphy for 2-3 months...could be too much to overcome

AAA: 75-65 (1st)
LF McMahan .326, 11hr / 3B Karnitz .319 / 2B Hudson .308 /
CF Jones .300 / 3B Nelson .291, 16hr / Ciuffo .287
SP-RP Zapata 12-3, 2.05 / SP Shearn 12-6, 3.31 / SP Hodge 3.37
RP Bromberg 2.30 / RP Bergman 2.41 / RP Humphries 2.67 / SP Guzman 2.98
RP Heard 3.00 / Feliz 3.70

AA: 28-42 last
King .311 / Brito .275 / Rivera .271
RP Delgaudio 1.74 / RP Cardenas 2.52 / SP Valenzuela 12-10, 3.44
Cline 3.52 / SP Ivy 3.64 / RP Torres 3.86

August: 75-59 (1st by 4.5gm)
8/27: ARI LF Tomas OFS so I trade with OAK:
ARI: LF Renato Nunez
OAK: SS Ortiz + SP Werner + RP Wesley

- We win the first 5 games and that is 14 in a row. We are still in first by 2 games.
- AAA Bryan Hernandez 24-77-B is out for 60 days. He is an interesting prospect as he was a rule 5 last year and struggled with a .242 avg. He seemed to be doing well in AAA so he will likely be in our OF next season if we let Martinez go.

King Felix WAS out 60 day with torn finger ligament
Naquin CLE out 60 day at least with fractured arm
- He is an OF and they have a hole now. Bruce, Myers are good but others are ****ty. Could trade for TOR CF Hernandez, CIN RF Winker or Ervin or a few others. 60 days puts us in October, and Naquin will be out longer than that.

NYM CP Familia: I put him on waivers by designating him for assignment. I should have put him on optional waivers. After his time ran out, CHC claimed him. I put claims on with CHC, LAA, CLE, but the Cubs had dibs. They had a weird rotation and pen. I sent down Edwards and Hendricks and brought up Arrietta. They also have Quintana in AAA. I should have traded him. I think I will try to make a swap of prospects now that seems like it would have been fair.

JULY: 58-49 (1st 1gm)
- We won 9 straight and 10 of 11 to end the month, including 4 game sweep of WAS who is now a half game back of ATL for 2nd. However, we are just one bad series from being in 3rd. We should be considering deals because ATL, PHI and WAS are. ATL added a SP and WAS+PHI got bullpen help. So far we got Profar but he is hitting under .200 since the deal. We will need to upgrade at one spot or another to make ourselves serious contenders. So far every team in the NL that is in the hunt has made a deadline deal except us. While the Profar deal was big it was a month ago. The NL is tough and we will need to make something happen. However, that could mean staying pat as we have won 9 straight....hmmmmm....

DEADLINE:
- Deadline Day!!
UPDATE:
-7/31 (6/14)
DEALS:
MIA: UTL Frazier + INF Mullis
PIT: SS Chavis + CF McKaig
Chavis and McKaig are both young B's so Pitt gets younger and better. Mullis is hitting .284 and adds vet leadership

MIA:RP Kela + LHRP Claudio
TEX:SP Kenny + LF Case + INF Yarbrough
Claudio is signed for $6M for 3yrs, 30-84-B With our LHRP as only Gilmartin, Kato and a low level minor leaguer, we get one for next few years as well.
They get SP Kenny, signed for a few years with MLB experience, an A prospect in Case and Yarbrough to bridge the gap, signed for a few years.

- I decided to do this deal because it sets us up for the future as they are signed for 5 yrs combined and I can let either Givens or Miller walk (or both) and possibly trade Claudio in the off season as a CP. I would have done the Familia deal with NYM if this wasn't a fair deal. I will still look for an option for him though. ATL could use help maybe but I'll have to look for a spot for him before I move past the deadline. The other option is to put him on trade waivers and deal him in August.


- We are now considering dealing SP Kenny:23-75-C. He is making $890K for 2 more years. This makes him very attractive. He has a 5+ era this year but is a good pitcher, he is young, he is signed for multiple years and he is experienced. This is a solid pickup for a rebuilding team looking to shed money and get a player ready to contribute now. For us, he is out of options and isn't really a conadidate for a rotations spot for the remainder of his contract.

OPTIONS:
CP Familia NYM final yr - Straight up. He is 32-83-B 2.73 44K 33IP He would be our set up guy and is in that role for NYM so that wouldn't be an issue.

RP Kela TEX $4.7 2yrs - 28-82-B He has a 3.12 and while that isn't outstanding in the abstract it is important to remember that RP can have thier ERA blow up with one outing of a run or 2 since they aren't usually in for a full ip. His last 4 yrs are 1.70, 1.19, 2.23, 1.11. He throws hard and has a 91 K/9 rate.
DEAL: striaght up for Kenny
OR
Kela + LHRP (CP) Claudio 30-84-B $6M 3yrs
for Kenny + LF Case
We'd give up 2 young prospects including an A OF for 5yrs of RP but at $10M. The theory is TEX is definetely rebuilding and could be shedding money. They have several players in their prime or past their prime who's contracts are up. They can't really afford to keep paying these guys and rebuild. So if they are going to rebuild, they might as well get rid of the contracts they have now for young guys (especially guys like Kenny who are signed for 2 more years). The biggest negative/unrealistic for me would be that they are making a lot of money. However, I have saved a ton of money by using young players yet to hit their big pay days. I have the cash...sort of. I'd have to include INF Yarbrough so that it would include $3M.
So that would aslo help the roster issue. Now that I have added 2 INF in Mullis + Frazier I can get rid of Anderson.Yarbrough.
I include Yarbrough in the deal because he is signed for 3 more years cheaply and it stills sheds payroll for them as they have Odor ($12M) Gallo ($3M) and a few other vets at $3M+ who are FA. This will allow them to let those guys walk and still have MLB talent for a few years during the rebuild to bridge the gap.

- I think we are going to stand pat with our pitching staff. We are very young and talented there. However, we need either a utility guy or a stud at one position. Our bench is young as Jones and Galvan and Collins are in their early to mid 20's, but Anderson and Yarbrough is 29-30 and are not long term options. Both have had decent years recently so they could be in deals that would still be realistic.

- We have an interesting dilemma. We really could use some bench help. Maybe a utility player who could play both. I just don't know about a blockbuster trade or a big named player. We could in theory make a trade for:
3B Donaldson, TOR:.301, 12hr $8M final yr. He is probably going to retire after the year but either way is a few month rental. TOR has made a few deals (Piscotty, Diaz) and Donaldson would require a lot to get him. Or maybe since he is a rental it would require less? That seems to be the trend lately. The biggest issue is I don't think he plays the OF, despite being half the price of LeMahieu

OF/1B/3B Castellanos DET:.272, 17hr final yr. After a great year last year I would have thought he'd have been dealt by now but he is still rocking it with the Tigers. DET is in desperate need for a rebuild. I think he is the best option for us IF we were to make a deal. He can play 3B and give our guy a day off, or 1B in a rotation with Martinez to back up Fisher or he could play the OF. We don't really have a NEED for him but it would greatly improve our team.

CF Hernandez TOR - He is hitting over .300 and is fast. He would give us a crazy fast OF and that would almost be like adding a good SP since our defense will be greatly improved. However, we need INF help more and he would force us to make position changes to either Martinez or Fisher.

SS/CF Mateo OAK - This gives us two top notch fielders in the middle infield who can also play OF (Profar)

UTL Frazier PIT - He can play pretty much everywhere and would platoon with Ward and we could send OF Jones down.

2B LeMahieu: .276, 11hr, $16M final yr. He is a good player but expensive for a probable rental. Unless I could shed some salary, it isn't likely that the Marlins would make this deal. He also doesn't play the OF.

- I could go after SS/INF Iglesias (.271, 10hr, $15M 1 yr) but I'm iffy on him. Maybe we'd be able to get rid of one of our younger SS in return that are MLB ready and have him for next season to bridge the gap between a young player. However, would MIA make a deal like this? A $15M player? I wonder if I was able to include a fringe player and combine prospects with a vet or two for money reasons if it would be more realistic... This would push us to either deal or release Yarbrough, Anderson and maybe even SS Wade, CF Jones. I need to make a decision on the future of these players: Wade, Jones, Galvin
I just want to make sure it's an upgrade of significant value before adding that kind of money.

- I could also just add a vet or even a current minor league player that would provide depth. I really don't want to make too many more deals that would get rid of top prospects but then again...I don't really have many top 50 anymore. If I have any.

- OR we could go after a top pitcher. Harvey is good and can help us but his 2 more years worries me a little. He is really the only ACE type SP out there. Everyone else would be a downgrade. Even if we went after someone like Stroman of SDP, we'd have to give up a lot and wouldn't be gaurenteed to upgrade.

We are buyers now that we are in 1st but what are we shopping for?
-Our bench is horrible: CF Jones .218/ C Collins .195/ INF Yarbrough .219-Anderson .186- Galvan .261

-SS Wade is .257 and a 72 fielder so we can move Profar to SS and get a 2B.
-Trout is struggling at 5.06 despite his 61 K in 58ip and just 16 BB. We have some minor league options

-Kenny is our long guy and is 4.53 with just 38K in 50ip so an RP is possible if we could sneak him through waivers

ATL: 5th SP,
WAS: 5th SP, RP, INF, C depth
PHI: LHRP
STL: OF
CHC: SP
MIL: CP
AZ: CP, RP, 5th
LAD: OF, INF bench, RP, 1B
SFG: RP, SS,
BOS: 1B
NYY: 5th SP, RP
CLE: 3rd SP, 2B-3B, OF
LAA: C, 2B-3B, SS,
HOU: 5th SP, RP, C(depth)

ATL: Palka
CHW: 1B Bryant + RP Perry

STL: Castellanos + LHRP Montgomery
DET: CP Rosales + CF Deshields + 2B Beal
- STL gets the best bat available and a solid LHRP swing guy. DET continues to dominate the deadline getting a solid vet for a few years plus a fantastic CP prospect and a good 2B

CLE: 1B/OF Myers
SDP: RP Miranda + 2B Reed + RF Castilla
- Miranda is a top 50 prospect so SDP is doing pretty well too.

AZ: SP Yefry Ramirez
BAL: RF Quiroz + SP Van ****

SFG: RP Zych
SEA: SP Corry + 2B Cortez

LAD: OF/1B Piscotty + LHRP Mayza
TOR: SP Abrams + SP Streeter + LF Copeland

STL: OF Cespedes
KC: SP Do + LF Guardado + CF Mercado

CLE: SP Perez+LF Divino
TEX: 3B Jones + RF Benson

MIL: CP Wade Davis
COL: SP Delaney + RP Yang

AZ: CP Herrera
KC: SP Tabor + 2B Klein + RF Reyes

BOS: 1B Voglebach
SEA: SP Richardson + 1B Ockimey

SFG: SS Aledmys Diaz
TOR: CF Zamora + LF Soto + SP Sambol

LAA: C d’Arnaud
NYM: 2B Medina + SS Butler

OAK: RF Lutz+RP Yeung
MIL: C Maxwell

CHC: RP Sewald
NYM: LF Robinson + 1B Valdez + RP Marte

PHI: LHRP Shreve
KC: RP Mosquera + SP Steffen

ATL: SP German Marquez
COL: SP Abrams + CF Pache+Ibanez

WAS: RP Bender
DET: 3B Gizzi + LF Stanley

NYY: RP Capps
SDP: 2B Sam Anderson + LHRP McCain


HOU:SP Smyly + LHRP Pazos
SEA: Quintana + CF Celestino + RP Overton


- Harvey would probably cost a lot. It's in division and we could use a good RH. I'm not sure if we can rely on Neidert yet. He has 2 years left so we may have a logjam in the rotation. If we are looking at a FA in our rotation would could let one go or deal Neidert for him and maybe even another guy for the pen. Familia or Seward would cost a lot though.

NL
NYM - Harvey 2.81 ($10M 2 yrs left) / C d'Arnaud .261, 13 hr,($9M 2yrs)
CP Familia 2.73 era, final yr / RP Seward 2.73 final yr
C Nido .318 28-80-C final
- The Mets are the biggest team in need of a full breakdown. They have too many overpaid players either in or passed their prime and they need to get something for them now. Harvey will not be a Met when he hits FA I know that. Syndergaard and deGroom aren't likely to be either. Seward will likely get something but Nido would be the starter if they can get something for d'Arnaud but I'd be shocked if they don't try to get rid of both. Familia might not bring back the return of someone with the same stats because of his off the field issues but he could at least get them a B starter.

SDP SP Stroman $14M 3yrs, 3.47 / RP Capps $4M 2yrs 2.05
1B/OF Myers $9M final .299 21hr / RP Maton 3.21, final
- The Padres could go full rebuild, half rebuild, mini rebuild but they can't stand pat. If they decide to deal Myers they have the best 1B/OF player on the market. IF they don't they'll probably lose him to FA. If they can get a MLB ready young guy to go with Stroman they'd be doing ok. If they decide to go full rebuild they can deal Stroman and Myers and make the "rebuild" a short one. Capps looks to have turned a corner and could easily fetch a nice return and Maton could get a C level as well. They better make their minds up soon. I think it would take a lot to move Stroman but it's worth a look.

PIT 1B Bell .244, 26 hr final / UTL Frazier 30-82-B .268 final
- PIt needs to rebuild badly but they don't have a lot to offer. Bell is availible for the right price but his lack of average and only a decent glove has him pegged as a DH. His pop could buy him a future 2 Sp or a few position player prospects.

CIN SP Castillo 3.95 final / OF Hamilton .324 3yr / Iglesias 394
- Castillo could be an option but he would be expensive. Probably an A SP and at least an A player or maybe even two. The Reds need to turn things around and I'm not sure a rebuild is the right thing to do with them.

COL SP Hoffman 3.74 final / 2B Lemahieu .276, 11hr $16M final
SP Marquez 9-4, 2.14, 27-87-B $8M 2yr / CP Davis final 2.96 23sv
- Davis' has competition with Iglessias of CIN and Herrera of KC as well as Familia but he still could bring back a few prospects or an MLB ready young guy. Hoffman is a so so pick up for the back for the back of the rotation but Marquez is pitching like a top of the line guy. The right team could send the Rockies some quality guys. LeMahieu is one of the top INF available but his salary is holding teams back.


AL
TB Kiermaier .239, 15hr, final 31-90-A
- It's time to move on from Kiermaier. His low batting average is not going to make him desirable but his defense and pop could net a solid couple of prospects. He still has the potential for 3-5 good years.

OAK Manaea 3.40 fianl / C Maxwell final .260
- It's a strange year when there are more than 1 catcher to be had at the deadline but this year there are at least 3 so Maxwell won't get back what they hope. Manae is probably a year too late but they could still get 2nd starter price from him if they go to the right team.

TEX Gallo corner inf+OF final .272 15hr / SP Perez final 3.54
SP Wood 3.13 final
-TEX is not going to overtake the Astros or Angels for control of the division anytime soon. They need to deal at least one of Wood and Perez
and aim for 2024. Gallo could still be a center piece for them then but it's more likely that his power will bring back something they can't pass up. IF the price is right, expect him to be wearing a different jersey.

CHW 3B/1B Davidson final .260 20hr / Gillaspie .250, 19hr final
- The White Sox are in year 8 of their rebuild. Eventually the moves and top picks have to pay off...right? They are going to get a few prospects max for Davidson and Gillaspie but not much else. They simply haven't gotten the return on SP they thought they were getting and now they need to make smart moves. FA is probably where they will have to make a splash, spending the money they've been saving on vets.

MIN RP Hughes 1.88 final
- The Twins need to decide who they are. They have vets who are still young like Buxton and Sano but they also have to get younger if they are going to compete next season. With the only piece being Hughes they aren't going to get much more than a single C prospect. They are the prime candidate for off season moves via trade or FA

KC 1B Hosmer final .274 12hr / OF Marte .268, 19hr $12M 2yr
CP Herrera 2.72, 27sv final / LHRP Schreve 2.41, 8-1, $2,8M 2yr
OF Cespedes .283, 13hr final $5M / RP Maness 2.27 4-0 final
- The time has come for KC to finally go full rebuild. They have a lot of pieces and could flip them all for quality talent. Big bats like Hosmer, Marte and Cespedes would bring back a lot talent and set them up nice. Herrera is THE CP to get at the deadline and everyone knows it so his price could go up a lot. Maness and Schreve could easily fetch at least their future replacements. Teams better be calling KC if they want a player to help push them over the edge.

DET inf Iglesias .272 10hr $15M 1yr
OF-1B-3B Castellanos .271 17hr final /
RP Bender 3.13, 23ip 30k final 31-81-C
- Detroit needs to make a splash. They are in a division that is up in the air each year. They can make a huge leap with the dealing of vets. Castellanos would bring in some top level players and Bender would bring in a C prospect at least. Iglesias could bring in some quality player or two if they move quickly ahead of the Diaz (TOR) market.

BAL SP Ramirez final 3.16
- BAL is similar to TOR except without the players to deal. They could easily get rid of Ramirez and get a solid return but I don't think they have anyone else worth enough to turn them around. They need to make some FA signings this off season to compete with BOS+NYY

TOR SS Diaz .279 16hr final/ Donaldson 36-82-A $8M final .301 12hr
OF/1B Piscotty .318 14hr final/ SP Biagini 7-5 3.95
- TOR is interesting, they have been close recently but they are now rebuilding and have several pieces they could let go for a lot of good prospects. Donaldson would for sure bring back a good haul and would help a team out that needs a bat. Diaz would fill in nicely to an infield. Biagini would be a good 3-5 starter for a contender. Piscotty would really help someone looking for a vet who can play different positions.

SEA (?) gb in division, 7 in WC 1 game under
Healy .278 18hr / LHRP Zych 0.96 / OF Haniger final .260 15hr
- The M's are going to have to give it up. They have only Healy and Haniger to get a lot of prospects but Zych is a solid LHRP that a contender would overpay for.

- After the All Star game we win 9 in a row and 9 of 10 to take over first place. We have a half a game lead on WAS (who also leads WC)
So we are definitely buyers at the deadline. Now, we just have to decide what and who we are after.

Chisenhall, who we were after, is out 6 months

- We are going to have to make a decision at the deadline: are we in or are we out? With so many teams lined up for the WC we have a legit shot at playing at least one October game. However, we have a few players that could bring us back some talent for next season.

1B Martinez - a flat out hitting stud who plays OF and 1B. He is on a one year deal from Arbitration. He will be a free agent after this season so the return might not be as much as we'd hope but we can still get a piece or two that would put us over the edge for next season.

RP Gilmartin/RP Givens: Mychael Givens doesn't have an ERA that jumps off the page but he strikes guys out. A team will gladly pay at the deadline for arms like that. Gilmartin is a LHRP with a great stat line and could bring in players as well.

INF Wade/Yarborough/Anderson: All are long shots since none is having an all star year. However, they could bring in a C level prospect at a position we need. We are getting old in the INF but have several younger guys ready to take over. These guys could bring in a C level RP or C prospect.

OR
We could deal a few young SP or other prospects for a piece to help us get over the edge this season. While Profar can play SS we could make a move for one of OAK's SS but they aren't offensive guys. We could go for a top of the line vet SP. The top ones right now are:
NYM - big three of Syndergaard, Harvey, deGroom. Trading in division is risky though.

JUNE:41-41 (4th, 8.5gb/ WC 3gb)
Niedert 3-0, 1.42 in 3 AAA starts. Brought back up. Feller sent down after 7 R 7 BB Outing then a 6 R outing.

- 6/20: pulled off the Profar trade. 1B Rodriguez + SP Alcantara + 3B Jacobsen to TEX for Profar (.312/11hr/29rbi)
He is making a lot of money but we have him for 2.5 years and he can play OF/INF/1B. The budgets are tuned off but still a $9M+ a year player for three guys totaling $2M is not a crazy amount for the Marlins to take on.
By this point we were hoping for more out of Alcantara. He is still young at 26 but his best use for us is as a chip in a trade. Jacobsen too. We took him with our first draft pick and have gotten nothing from him. He was a top prospect at one point but he just hasn't emerged. The Rangers get younger with both of these prospects and a young, still in his prime Nellie Rodriguez. Rodriguez is still a good player and can contribute to the Rangers better as a DH. We just have two other options at 1B with Martinez and Rule 5 pick Fisher. He has won the job and keeping Rodriguez for 2 more years is not an option.

- We are in need of a boost. While we are in 4th we are only 2 games back of the 2nd wild card and 3 of the first. Both teams are in the division in ATL and PHI so we have plenty of chances to overtake them. We are looking at OF bats or INF help as well as a front line starter.
RF Castellanos- DET he is probably a rental. He is 33 and in a one year deal. DET doesn't respond with any deals.
RF ChisenhallBAL - hitting well but his injury history has me worried.
OF/SS/UTL Profar TEX - making $9+ M for this and 2 more years. Cost= Jacobsen/Alcantara/Nellie Rodriguez or young OF
RF Cespedes- KC a lot of $
SS-Mateo OAK - They have two 26yr Old SS in final year (Barreto).

DRAFT:
1. SS Ulrich 20-59-83-25. At 19 there aren’t a lot of top tier available. A high contact guy instead of a few P.
2. CF Mcvale 19-56-89-26+ high con, speed and fld
3. LHRP Gregg 20-75-82-23 It comes down to with LHRP Katin/LHRP Gregg/ CP Alonso. Gregg is 50% accurate and Alonso+Klein are 20
4. LHRP Klein 21-65-89-23 is still there so he is taken
5. CP Alonso 21-64-76-23
6. SP Pesky 20-61-89-23 Big risk could be bigger reward
7. SP Davis 19-69-73-23

This was a very good draft for us. While we didn’t get an A player we got 3 who are 89 and could become A level quickly. We also got a solid SS and CF as well as three RP. We have at least a few RP we are going to let go in the off-season.
Worst pick is last one at 73 potential but you never know

MAY: 29-25. 4th (4 gb, WC=3gb)

APRIL: 12-14. 4th 5.5 gb
4-28: AAA Jesus Hernandez 3B just got off 10 day and now is out 3 months with torn hamstring. He could be too injury prone
4-21: Groome 1-1, 6.75 down for 2 Week’s with hamstring
Open season with 4 game sweep of chc then lose our next 5
PRE SEASON:
After the spring we are lucky in that we have no injuries. However, we have a log jam at two positions and a few other interesting possibilities:
1. We have 5 third baseman in the MLB. 1 is a Rule 5, one is Schnell and he is our starter. One other ___ has ben sent down if he clears waivers, and Galvin (Rule 5)
Finally, there is Jacobsen. He is 25-66-A and still a top 50 prospect. We can deal him and get a position of need at the MLB level. Or, we can send him down and use him as a chip at the deadline.

2. 1B
We have Jose Martinez, Nellie Rodriguez and our Rule 5 pick Fisher,
Martinez will be in LF, Rodriguez can play 3B as well but we've got a lot of them. Fisher can play other positions but is very slow. He is probably a better fit in the AL as a DH. He could be a trade piece. I will start the season with all three and have Rodriguez splitting time with Fisher and Martinez in the OF. However, if a team wants Fisher or Rodriguez in a deal for a piece I need, I will listen.

3. SP
Alcantara had an 8 era in spring. He is 26-78-B and is out of options. I think it is time to move on from him. He needs a change of scenery. With us getting Groome last season off waivers and Neidert, Rogers and Garrett doing well he is left out. A rebuilding team could use him and let him get some experience in the MLB with no pressure. My once top SP farm system has been somewhat depleted now that the studs are in MLB and we could use some decent draft picks are a return in a trade.

PREVIEW
The Marlins are in search of something they haven't had in their now 30 year history: A division title. Washington won the division with 88 wins last year and that could do it again this year. The Marlins have the talent to win 95 but they will be relying on young players to stay healthy AND not suffer a "sophomore slump" even though most of their core players weren't rookies last year. The rotation is solid but they still may need to add a vet at the deadline. Even if they only get a rental on a player who will be a free agent, they have the prospects in the minors to get away with it. What they still need is a bat. Mallex Smith is capable of hitting 25 hr but his speed and average will keep him at the top of the lineup. Martinez is the only deep threat in the lineup and they are relying on a 34 year old (ancient in The Show) to have a repeat of his amazing August and September where he hit .365 with 19 HR. They have solid young players but none are breakout stars. They will need to trade some of their prospects to get this done but I think the front office is ready for that to happen.

- We avoided all arbitration but we still need to make a deal. I feel as though we are incomplete. We have a solid lineup of pitchers with a healthy Garrett, Nicolino, Neidert, Rogers and Alcantarra, etc fighting for the last spot. Our pen, perhaps the reason we competed down the stretch, is all back as well. We might have a chance to get a young lefty from rebuilding TOR or STL but those are minor deals right now.
I'm looking for a bat.
CF Mallex
2B Yarborough
1B Rodriguez
LF Martinez
RF Lewis
C Collins
SS Wade
3B Scnell
- This is a decent lineup but we may need a big bat.

- We resigned Martínez to a one year deal. I figured I can put him or Rodriguez in the OF since we are lacking a big bat. Though I’m still going to try to get one via trade or FA.
Also resigned Nicolino to a one year deal.

-Rule 5: We are at the bottom of the Rule 5 so we will be at the bottom of the amateur draft. This means we can take a few players here and not feel bad about it. We will probably draft some RP and role players in the June draft. Here we can take players that will get a year of MLB experience then send them down the next season if they aren't ready, like OF Floreal last season.

- We take back to back C to fill out our roster. We needed a C at the MLB level so taking two isn't an issue. We also take a young 1B so we can move Rodriguez or Martinez to the OF if we need to. He is a switch hitter with outstanding contact numbers.
- 1B Fisher / C Collins + Farmer / INF Glavin

FA
BOS: Javier Baez 7yrs $25M/yr
WAS: Nomar Mazara 6yrs $27M/yr
NYY: Moustakas 4yrs $18M/yr
COL: Velasquez 4yrs $10M/yr
NYY: Yelich 4yrs $18M/yr
LAA: Soler 3yrs $13M/yr
ATL: Polanco 4yrs $9M/yr
TOR: McCullers 3yrs $13M
ATL: Anderson 3yrs $13M
BOS: Inciarte 4yrs $15M/yr
ATL: Lucroy $7M 1yr
MIL: Jon Gray 2yrs $15M
COL: Darvish 1yr $10M
Dynasty: millertime98
Thursday, May 17, 2018
01:58 PM - May 17, 2018. Written by steelersd26
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(AA) Trenton Thunder
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DateVenueOpponentKey Prospects
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4/14/18AwayAkron RubberDucks1B Bobby Bradley (67 OVR B Potential)
SP Aaron Civale (60 OVR B Potential)
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5/3-5/6HomeHarrisburg SenatorsRF Daniel Johnson (61 OVR B Potential)
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6/12-6/14AwayBowie BaysoxCF Cedric Mullins (72 OVR B Potential)
3B Ryan Mountcastle (65 OVR B Potential)
SP Hunter Harvey (61 OVR B Potential)
CF Austin Hays (59 OVR B Potential)
SP Tanner Scott (55 OVR B Potential)
6
7/16-7/18AwayNew Hampshire Fisher Cats3B Vladimir Guerrero Jr (69 OVR A Potential)
SS Bo Bichette (69 OVR A Potential)
2B Lourdes Gurriel (66 OVR B Potential)
7
8/14-8/16AwayPortland Sea Dogs3B Michael Chavis (64 OVR A Potential)
SP Mike Shawaryn (62 OVR B Potential)
1B Josh Ockimey (60 OVR B Potential)
8
*Exact Dates TBD**Red Text = Top 50 Prospect*
Dynasty: steelersd26
01:51 PM - May 17, 2018. Written by steelersd26
ABCDEFG
1
(AAA) Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders
2
DateVenueOpponentKey Prospects
3
4/23-4/25HomeColumbus ClippersC Francisco Mejia (76 OVR A Potential)
SS Yu Chang (65 OVR B Potential)
CF Greg Allen (63 OVR B Potential)
4
5/7-5/9AwaySyracuse ChiefsCF Victor Robles (62 OVR A Potential)
CF Rafael Bautista (66 OVR B Potential)
SP Erick Fedde (60 OVR B Potential)
CF Andrew Stevenson (58 OVR B Potential)
5
6/5-6/7HomeDurham BullsSS Willy Adames (68 OVR A Potential)
SP Brent Honeywell (67 OVR A Potential)
SP Jose De Leon (67 OVR A Potential)
3B Christian Arroyo (60 OVR A Potential)
SP Yonny Chirinos (68 OVR B Potential)
SP Anthony Banda (66 OVR B Potential)
RF Justin Williams (64 OVR B Potential)
1B Jake Bauers (61 OVR B Potential)
6
7/6-7/8AwayPawtucket Red SoxSP Jalen Beeks (74 OVR B Potential)
SS Tzu-Wei Lin (64 OVR B Potential)
1B Sam Travis (61 OVR B Potential)
7
8/21-8/23AwayBuffalo BisonsSP Ryan Borucki (68 OVR B Potential)
1B Rowdy Tellez (68 OVR B Potential)
LF Dwight Smith Jr. (66 OVR B Potential)
C Danny Jensen (61 OVR B Potential)
CF Anthony Alford (60 OVR B Potential)
SS Richard Urena (60 OVR B Potential)
8
*Exact Dates TBD**Red Text = Top 50 Prospect*
Dynasty: steelersd26
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Hello, reader, this franchise was started on MLB The Show 18 and it’s going to be a carryover franchise for all future MLB The Show games. One of the biggest things that separates this franchise from the rest is ultra-realistic 30 team major league AND minor league control. I use Ridindwnkingsley’s OSFM rosters, which feature all of the real life prospects that have yet to play in the majors and thus are not in the game’s default rosters. I took almost a week going through all 90 teams’ rosters, lineups, and rotations to ensure the most authentic experience possible. For example, you will not see Jo Adell or Royce Lewis in AAA until they earn it (in the original OSFM rosters, guys like them are in AAA at 18 years old, which is very unrealistic.) Whenever a player goes down with an injury or a player is lighting up their minor league, these are taken note of and manual call ups and send downs occur at the beginning of every month of the season. Injury call ups are entirely based on whether the injured player was a starter or backup and that determines the quality player that will receive the call to fill in for the injured player.

I use Armor & Sword’s Hall of Fame slider set which includes realistic trade slider values depending on the month of the season to mirror the real MLB as much as possible in terms of trade frequency around the league. Any CPU-CPU trade is monitored closely and only the trades that would happen in real life will occur in the game. My analysis of all trades comes loosely from the player surplus value formula from Bard’s realistic trade thread on Operation Sports.

For gameplay, I don’t have to change a lot of my natural play style in the name of not cheesing the CPU as it is very hard to do so in a baseball video game compared to the other sports. One thing I do to keep the games looking as authentic as possible is play with the cleanest screen possible. For example, the only artificial video game created displays you will see are the baserunner window and the catcher’s mitt used to help locate pitches. Other than that, the games will look just like a real life broadcast. Another measure taken to create an authentic experience is that I took the time to add real life walk up music and stadium sounds for every MLB team as well as real life broadcast packages for Themes 1 and 2 for all 30 teams.

Videos will be in the form of condensed games for all 162 games in the season. Full games will be streamed live on Twitch irregularly, so be sure to have notifications on there if you’re interested in seeing entire games. I will be posting the condensed games from my franchise on YouTube at the link I’ve posted at the end of this description. I will be posting league standings, key injuries, important transactions, & a full minor league report of the Top 50 prospects around the minors. Speaking of the minors, I will also be playing one game per month with each of my minor league teams in game (Scranton/Wilkes-Barre & Trenton). I hope you will enjoy watching this series as much as I’m having fun creating it. Let me know what you think and enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...sMRqoXxT4iv-zL
Dynasty: steelersd26
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
06:13 PM - May 9, 2018. Written by TripleCrown9
Just a test

Game 1
Cubs at Marlins |
Mar 29, 2018123456789ExtrasRHE
Chicago (1-0)0000010200 0 14130
Miami (0-1)0000010110 0 03100
W: Cishek (1-0) L: Steckenrider (0-1)
Chicago Cubs
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
Baez, 2B6020010.333
Almora Jr, CF6220010.333
Bryant, 3B6230000.500
Rizzo, 1B3013100.333
Contreras, C6010010.166
Happ, LF5021010.400
Zobrist, SS4010100.250
Hendricks, P10100001.000
Schwarber1000000.000
Montgomery, P0000000.000
Russell1000000.000
Strop, P0000000.000
Morrow, P0000000.000
La Stella1000000.000
Cishek, P0000000.000
Heyward, RF5000010.000
TEAM TOTALS45413425
BATTING:
2B: Almora Jr, Bryant 2, Happ
RBI: Rizzo 3, Happ
SF: Rizzo 2
SAC: Hendricks
GIDP: Happ
Miami Marlins
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
Maybin, RF4120010.500
Rojas, SS5011000.200
Bour, 1B5121001.400
Castro, 2B5000010.000
Realmuto, C5020000.400
Dietrich, LF5000010.000
Prado, 3B5010010.200
Brinson, CF5000010.000
Chen, P2000000.000
Diaz, P0000000.000
Cooper11110011.000
Steckenrider, P0000000.000
Anderson1000000.000
TEAM TOTALS443103052
BATTING:
HR: Bour, Cooper
RBI: Rojas, Bour, Cooper
HBP: Maybin
GIDP: Rojas, Bour
BASERUNNING:
SB: Maybin
Chicago Cubs
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hendricks6.04110101.50
Montgomery1.00000100.00
Strop1.01110119.00
Morrow2.04110014.50
Cishek (W, 1-0)2.01000200.00
TEAM TOTALS12.01033052
Miami Marlins
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Chen7.07111101.28
Diaz1.032210018.00
Tazawa2.01000200.00
Steckenrider (L, 0-1)2.02110204.50
TEAM TOTALS12.01344250


Game 2
Chicago Cubs at Miami Marlins
Mar 30, 2018123456789RHE
Chicago (2-0)000030010490
Miami (0-2)000100002361
W: Jon Lester (1-0) L: Dan Straily (0-1) S: Pedro Strop (1)
Chicago Cubs
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
Baez, 2B5011000.272
Almora Jr, CF4100000.200
Bryant, 3B4000000.300
Rizzo, 1B4010010.285
Contreras, C3010100.222
Schwarber, LF3011010.250
Russell, SS4110000.200
Lester, P3121000.666
Wilson, P0000000.000
Happ0000100.400
Strop, P0000000.000
Heyward, RF4121000.222
TEAM TOTALS34494220
BATTING:
2B: Baez, Rizzo, Heyward
3B: Russell
RBI: Baez, Schwarber, Lester, Heyward
HBP: Schwarber
GIDP: Baez 2, Schwarber
Miami Marlins
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
Maybin, RF4120000.500
Rojas, SS4000000.111
Bour, 1B4111000.333
Castro, 2B4011000.111
Prado, 3B4000010.111
Realmuto, C3000000.250
Dietrich, LF3010010.125
Brinson, CF3000000.000
Straily, P1000000.000
Diaz, P0000000.000
Cooper1000000.500
Tazawa, P0000000.000
Steckenrider, P0000000.000
Wittgren, P0000000.000
Holaday11110011.000
TEAM TOTALS32363021
BATTING:
2B: Maybin, Castro
HR: Holaday
RBI: Bour, Castro, Holaday
GIDP: Rojas
FIELDING:
E: Bour
Chicago Cubs
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lester (W, 1-0)7.01110201.28
Wilson (H, 1)1.01000000.00
Strop (S, 1)1.042200113.50
TEAM TOTALS9.0633021
Miami Marlins
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Straily (L, 0-1)5.07330105.40
Diaz1.01000209.00
Tazawa1.00000000.00
Steckenrider1.01101003.00
Wittgren1.00001000.00
TEAM TOTALS9.0943220
Dynasty: TripleCrown9
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
05:56 PM - May 8, 2018. Written by korndogg8323
Cleveland Indians at Houston Astros
May 13, 2018123456789RHE
Cleveland (31-7)2012030109160
Houston (16-24)000001000140
W: Mike Clevinger (4-2) L: Francis Martes (3-4)
Scoring Summary
SCORING DETAILSCLEHOU
CLE1Brantley homered to right center.10
CLE1Encarnacion hit a sacrifice fly to right center. Kipnis scored.20
CLE3Kipnis homered to right.30
CLE4Kipnis doubled to left center. Brantley scored. Santana to third.40
CLE4Lindor singled to center. Santana scored. Kipnis to third. Encarnacion to second.50
CLE6Encarnacion homered to left. Brantley and Kipnis scored.80
HOU6Gonzalez singled to left. Hernandez scored.81
CLE8Encarnacion homered to left center.91
Cleveland Indians
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
BATTING:
2B: Chisenhall (4), Kipnis (9)
3B: Kipnis (2)
HR: Brantley (5), Encarnacion 2 (12), Kipnis (7)
RBI: Brantley (22), Encarnacion 5 (28), Kipnis 2 (23), Lindor (15)
SF: Encarnacion
BASERUNNING:
SB: Brantley (4)
Houston Astros
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
BATTING:
2B: Kemp (1)
RBI: Gonzalez (23)
Cleveland Indians
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Clevinger (W, 4-2)7.03110803.00
Logan1.00000102.53
Otero1.01000107.00
TEAM TOTALS9.04110100
PITCHING:
WP: Clevinger (1)
Houston Astros
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Martes (L,3-4)3.210550424.70
Devenski2.14331213.57
Rodgers2.01111118.31
Giles1.01000102.38
TEAM TOTALS9.01699284
PITCHING:
WP: Martes (2), Devenski (1)
Dynasty: korndogg8323
Monday, May 7, 2018
USC Trojans at Notre Dame Fighting Irish
May 7, 20181ST2ND3RD4THSCORE
#1 USC Trojans (CPU)0314017
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (Me)10001020
Team Stats Comparison
USCND
Total Offense200345
Rushing Yards-4118
Passing Yards204227
First Downs617
Punt Return Yards4236
Kick Return Yards8364
Total Yards325445
Turnovers31
3rd Down Conversion2-13 (15%)8-19 (42%)
4th Down Conversion1-2 (50%)0-1 (0%))
2-Point Conversion0-00-0
Red Zone Touchdowns/Field Goals1-0-0 (0%)4-1-2 (75%)
Penalties5-383-20
Possession Time11:5320:07
Scoring Summary
FIRST QUARTER SCORINGUSCND
4:51(ND) D.J. Fitzpatrick 30 Yard FG03
3:34(ND) Ryan Grant 50 Yard TD Run (Fitzpatrick Kick)010
SECOND QUARTER SCORINGUSCND
6:07(USC) Ryan Killeen 39 Yard FG310
THIRD QUARTER SCORINGUSCND
3:32(USC) Matt Leinart 32 Yard TD Pass to Chris McFoy (Killeen Kick)1010
1:18(USC) Matt Leinart 30 Yard TD Pass to Whitney Lewis (Killeen Kick)1710
FOURTH QUARTER SCORINGUSCND
6:46(ND) Brady Quinn 11 Yard TD Pass to Rhema McKnight (Fitzpatrick Kick)1717
4:13(ND) D.J. Fitzpatrick 25 Yard FG1720
USC Trojans
PASSINGC/AYDSTDINT
Matt Leinart11/3320423
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGTD
Lee Webb3165.30
Hershel Dennis1-1-1.00
Reggie Bush10-2-0.20
Matt Leinart3-17-5.60
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGTD
Whitney Lewis411027.51
Chris McFoy24623.01
Steve Smith22713.50
Reggie Bush2115.50
William Buchanon11010.00
BLOCKINGPANCAKESACK
Kyle Williams21
Fred Matua10
Travis Watkins10
Sam Baker12
DEFENSETACKSACKINTTD
Darnell Bing60.000
Dallas Sartz60.000
Manuel Wright 50.000
Lofa Tatupu41.010
Ronald Nunn40.000
Matt Grootegoed30.000
Jason Leach30.000
Mike Patterson30.000
Justin Wyatt30.000
Shaun Cody21.000
Frostee Rucker20.000
KICKINGFGXPPTSLONG
Ryan Killeen1/12/2539
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGIN20
Tom Malone730743.82
KICK RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
Reggie Bush58316.50
PUNT RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
Reggie Bush5428.30
Matt Grootegoed100.00
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
PASSINGC/AYDSTDINT
Brady Quinn15/3622711
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGTD
Ryan Grant24994.11
Anthony Fasano11212.00
Josh Schmidt273.50
Travis Thomas530.50
Rashon Powers-Neal210.50
Brady Quinn5-4-0.80
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGTD
Maurice Stovall37625.30
Carlyle Holiday45714.20
Rhema McKnight3289.31
Jeff Samardzija22814.00
Jared Clark12020.00
Billy Palmer11616.00
Ryan Grant122.00
BLOCKINGPANCAKESACK
Ryan Harris20
Mark LeVoir10
Bob Morton11
Dan Stevenson01
DEFENSETACKSACKINTTD
Mike Richardson60.000
Justin Tuck22.000
Lionel Bolen20.010
Brian Beidatsch20.000
Derek Curry20.000
Brandon Hoyte20.000
Preston Jackson20.000
Derek Landri20.000
Freddie Parish20.000
Greg Pauly20.000
Tom Zbikowski20.000
Kyle Budinscak11.000
Carlos Campbell00.010
Dwight Ellick00.010
KICKINGFGXPPTSLONG
D.J. Fitzpatrick2/32/2830
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGIN20
D.J. Fitzpatrick724134.42
KICK RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
Rhema McKnight23216.00
Matt Shelton23216.00
PUNT RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
Rhema McKnight5367.10
Dynasty: Str8Edge4Life
Wisconsin Badgers at Minnesota Golden Gophers
May 7, 20181ST2ND3RD4THSCORE
#22 Wisconsin Badgers (CPU)07007
#21 Minnesota Golden Gophers (Me)1037727
Team Stats Comparison
WISMINN
Total Offense202335
Rushing Yards87131
Passing Yards115204
First Downs1018
Punt Return Yards1525
Kick Return Yards5036
Total Yards267396
Turnovers43
3rd Down Conversion3-14 (21%)7-14 (50%)
4th Down Conversion2-5 (40%)0-1 (0%)
2-Point Conversion0-00-0
Red Zone Touchdowns/Field Goals3-1-0 (33%)6-3-2 (83%)
Penalties4-296-55
Possession Time13:5918:01
Scoring Summary
FIRST QUARTER SCORINGWISMINN
6:18(MINN) Bryan Cupito 1 Yard TD Pass to Jarod Posthumus (Lloyd Kick)07
1:28(MINN) Rhys Lloyd 23 Yard FG010
SECOND QUARTER SCORINGWISMINN
5:41(WIS) Anthony Davis 16 Yard TD Run (Allen Kick)710
2:36(MINN) Rhys Lloyd 29 Yard FG713
THIRD QUARTER SCORINGWISMINN
4:24(MINN) Laurence Maroney 7 Yard TD Run (Lloyd Kick)720
FOURTH QUARTER SCORINGWISMINN
5:54(MINN) Bryan Cupito 17 Yard TD Pass to Laurence Maroney (Lloyd Kick)727
Wisconsin Badgers
PASSINGC/AYDSTDINT
John Stocco9/2911504
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGTD
Anthony Davis16865.31
Matt Bernstein4123.00
Dwayne Smith372.30
Booker Stanley133.00
John Stocco5-21-4.10
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGTD
Brandon Williams25929.50
Darrin Charles11414.00
Tony Paciotti2126.00
Jonathan Orr11010.00
Anthony Davis199.00
Matt Bernstine166.00
Brandon White155.00
BLOCKINGPANCAKESACK
Mike Lorenz50
Dan Buenning40
Morgan Davis10
Donovan Raiola10
Jonathan Clinkscale12
DEFENSETACKSACKINTTD
Brett Bell70.000
Jim Leonard70.000
Johnny White50.000
Robert Brooks40.000
Anttaj Hawthorne30.000
Roderick Rogers30.000
Jonathan Welsh30.000
Chuckie Cowans 20.000
Elliot Goode20.000
Justin Ostrowski20.000
Mark Zalewski20.000
Joe Monty11.000
Scott Starks10.010
KICKINGFGXPPTSLONG
Mike Allen0/01/110
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGIN20
R.J. Morse517034.00
KICK RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
Ernest Mason35016.60
PUNT RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
Jim Leonard2157.50
Minnesota Golden Gophers
PASSINGC/AYDSTDINT
Bryan Cupito19/3420421
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGTD
Marion Barber III16935.80
Laurence Maroney8384.71
Justin Valentine263.00
Amir Pinnix100.00
Bryan Cupito2-6-3.00
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGTD
Logan Payne45814.50
Keith Matthews35217.30
Jared Ellerson4328.00
Matt Spaeth23015.00
Laurence Maroney11717.01
Justin Valentine188.00
Marion Barber III166.00
Jarod Posthumus111.01
Paris Hamilton200.00
BLOCKINGPANCAKESACK
Rian Melander80
Greg Eslinger20
Joe Ainslie21
Brandon Harston10
Mark Setterstrom10
DEFENSETACKSACKINTTD
Darrell Reid60.000
Mike Wojciechowski41.000
Justin Fraley40.010
Mario Reese40.010
Anthony Montgomery31.000
Trumaine Banks30.000
Terrance Campbell30.000
Mark Losli30.000
Dominique Sims20.010
Jamal Harris20.000
Brandon Owens20.000
Kyle McKenzie11.000
Desi Steib00.010
KICKINGFGXPPTSLONG
Rhys Lloyd2/23/3929
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGIN20
Justin Kucek310936.30
KICK RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
Marion Barber III11818.00
Laurence Maroney11818.00
PUNT RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
Marion Barber III22512.50
Dynasty: Str8Edge4Life
Sunday, May 6, 2018

After years of speculation about the NFL possibly bringing in an international city for an expansion franchise, the league finally announced that Toronto would indeed be awarded a new NFL franchise. Starting with the 2018 season the Toronto Huskies will join the AFC East. It was a busy offseason in Toronto as not only did they have their expansion draft, but they also had the No. 1 overall pick in their hands.

First on their plate was hiring a new head coach to lead this new franchise. Ownership brass led by Edward Rogers III, owner of the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs and MLB's Toronto Blue Jays, decided that first time head coach Demetrius Turner was the right man for the job. What Turner lacked in experience, he made up for in enthusiasm and creativity. As former offensive line coach and offensive coordinator who had bounced around college football and the pros he was eager to make a name for himself with this young franchise.

Next was the expansion draft with the following rules

1. Each team must list 5 players made available to draft (No punter/kickers, any players under the age of 25, or players on expiring contracts)
2. Must select either 30 players and/or 38% of that season's salary cap.
3. Once a player is selected from a team, that team can choose to protect one of its 5 players. Once a team has two players selected it can choose to protect its remaining draft eligible players.

Here's how the expansion draft ended up for Toronto:

Player
Pos
Ovr
Age
Former Team
Cap Hit
Contract Years Remaining
Cliff Avril
LE
87
31
Seahawks
$8.39
1
Trae Waynes
CB
78
28
Vikings
$3.17
1
Devon Kennard
LOLB
82
26
Giants
$4.26
5
Dion Lewis
HB
80
26
Patriots
$4.03
3
Torrey Smith
WR
79
29
Eagles
$4.57
2
Brian Hoyer
QB
75
31
49ers
$3.79
1
Stephon Gilmore
CB
85
26
Patriots
$10.5
4
Star Lotulelei
DT
78
27
Panthers
$4.98
4
Mason Foster
MLB
84
28
Redskins
$3.89
4
Darqueze Dennard
CB
74
25
Bengals
$4.82
1
Vladimir Ducasse
RG
77
29
Bills
$1.05
2
Trevor Siemian
QB
77
25
Broncos
$510K
1
Charkandrick West
HB
77
26
Chiefs
$1.52
1
Akeem Spence
DT
77
25
Lions
$2.02
2
Clive Walford
TE
79
25
Raiders
$890K
1
Jason Kelce
C
78
29
Eagles
$4.32
3
Will Gholston
LE
79
26
Buccaneers
$4.32
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In total the Huskies selected 17 players for its new franchise. Toronto was also busy in the free agency period, signing many players to team friendly deals to try and strengthen the depth of its roster. Here are some of major signings for the team:

TE Luke Willson, 3 years, $9.24 mil
K Adam Vinatieri, 1 year, $2.35 mil
WR Torrey Smith, 2 years, $13 mil
WR Danny Amendola, 2 years, $5.46 mil

The next step was the NFL Draft. With the No. 1 overall pick Toronto decided to grab its signal caller of the future in Bradley Giles out of Wisconsin. While some scouts mentioned his size as an issue (only 6-1), Giles has a cannon for an arm (92 throw power) and has the speed (86) and mobility (89 agility) to make defenses pay attention to him outside the pocket. Not to mention his experience playing in cold weather as a 4-year starter for the Badgers. With no consensus player available in the 2nd round, Huskies decided to trade back and pick up some additional picks for the future. In the 3rd round Toronto selected speedy halfback DeMikael Ball out of Michigan State who just might be the steal of the draft. So far in training camp he has shown to be more than capable of handling the starting HB duties. The Huskies found another gem in the 5th round as they picked up one of the better interior linemen in Raymond Rodgers out of Missouri. The 6-4 and 322 pound road grater is going to prove essential in the run game.
Dynasty: BionicBeard52
Saturday, May 5, 2018
05:28 PM - May 5, 2018. Written by korndogg8323
Cleveland Indians at Houston Astros
May 10, 2018123456789RHE
Cleveland (28-7)01012510010150
Houston (16-21)001000001251
W: Corey Kluber (5-1) L: Lance McCullers (3-1)
Scoring Summary
SCORING DETAILSCLEHOU
CLE2Zimmer singled to left. Chisenhall scored. Lindor out at home. Ramirez to second.10
HOU3Correa grounded out to third. Altuve scored.11
CLE4Lindor homered to right.21
CLE5Brantley homered to right center.31
CLE5Chisenhall hit a sacrifice fly to left. Kipnis scored.41
CLE6Brantley homered to left. Zimmer scored.61
CLE6Kipnis tripled to center. Santana scored.71
CLE6Encarnacion homered to left. Kipnis scored.91
CLE7Ramirez singled to left center. Lindor scored.101
HOU9Correa homered to left.102
Cleveland Indians
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
BATTING:
2B: Brantley (10), Lindor (2), Zimmer (2)
3B: Kipnis (1)
HR: Brantley 2 (4), Encarnacion (9), Lindor (2)
RBI: Brantley 3 (21), Chisenhall (17), Encarnacion 2 (22), Ramirez (10), Kipnis (21), Lindor (14), Zimmer (7)
HBP: Zimmer (by Rodgers)
SF: Chisenhall
GIDP: Mejia
Houston Astros
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
BATTING:
HR: Correa (4)
RBI: Correa 2 (21)
HBP: Altuve (by Logan)
GIDP: Gurriel
BASERUNNING:
SB: Altuva 2 (7)
FIELDING:
E: Reddick (2)
Cleveland Indians
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Kluber (W, 5-1)7.03110902.78
Logan1.00000202.79
McAllister1.02110015.56
TEAM TOTALS9.05220111
Houston Astros
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
McCullers (L, 3-1)4.19441723.65
Rodgers4.266615211.57
TEAM TOTALS9.01510102124
Dynasty: korndogg8323
12:18 PM - May 5, 2018. Written by korndogg8323
Cleveland Indians at San Francisco Giants
May 9, 2018123456789RHE
Cleveland (27-7)100030000470
San Francisco (16-19)000000010170
W: Danny Salazar (7-0) L: Tyler Beede (4-2) S: Cody Allen (13)
Scoring Summary
SCORING DETAILSCLESFO
CLE1Chisenhall singled to left. Brantley scored. Kipnis to third. Santana to second.10
CLE5Mejia singled to center. Zimmer scored.20
CLE5Brantley doubled to left center. Mejia scored.30
CLE5Kipnis singled to center. Brantley scored.40
SFO8Pence singled down the left field line. Jaso scored.41
Cleveland Indians
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
BATTING:
2B: Brantley (9)
RBI: Brantley (18), Chisenhall (16), Kipnis (20), Mejia (10)
HBP: Zimmer
SAC: Salazar
GIDP: Ramirez 2
BASERUNNING:
SB: Zimmer (4)
Picked Off: Brantley (by Smith)
San Francisco Giants
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
BATTING:
2B: Jaso (4), Posey (3)
RBI: Pence (10)
Cleveland Indians
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Salazar (W, 7-0)7.261101102.26
Logan (H, 4)1.00000203.12
Allen (S, 13)0.11000000.00
TEAM TOTALS9.07110130
San Francisco Giants
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Beede (L, 4-2)4.26442104.02
Ramirez1.10000001.38
Smith2.01000001.98
Law1.00000102.63
TEAM TOTALS9.0744220
PITCHING:
WP: Beede (1)
Dynasty: korndogg8323

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