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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Season 12 Predictions

1. Seattle
2. Kansas City
3. Salt Lake City
4. Montreal

1. Philadelphia
2. Norfolk
3. Jacksonville
4. Baltimore

1. San Juan
2. Montgomery
3. Huntington
4. Louisville

1. Salem
2. Vancouver
3. San Francisco
4. Helena


2. Cleveland
3. Portland
4. Chicago

2. Rochester
3. Boston
4. Hartford

1. Monterrey
2. Austin
3. El Paso
4. Memphis

1. Tucson
2. Honolulu
3. Iowa City
4. St. Louis


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

More off-season Crap!!!

SP Wendell Sullivan was traded to Chicago for 3 prospects! Sullivan, a SP that has been said to have great control and very good vs. both LH and RH batters. However he doesn't have a dominating pitch.. Chicago gains some depth in their rotation while Detroit gains some more depth in the minors.

FA Signings
Iowa City signed 3B Billy Neagle to a 5yr 36mil contract!
Salem signed RP Ichiro Suzuki to a 4yr 26.5mil contract!

San Francisco promoted LF Tommy Nance to the ML
Honolulu promoted RP Frank Satou to the ML

Rule 5
Hartford signed RP C.C. Mora in this seasons Rule 5 Draft

Thursday, March 17, 2011

FA Craze!!

Tucson made 2 huge signings in Free Agency!!! They signed 33 yr old SP Pedro Bennett to a 76.5m w/10mil bonus over 4 year contract! He'll be 37 yrs old when the contract is up.. I hope he can hold up for that long, Tucson has one of the best training facilities in the world so that's a plus! Speaking of training facilities and big contracts, Tucson not only signed Bennett but they signed LF stud Les Cloud! It's reported that Cloud will be receiving 65mil over 5 years putting him also at 37 years old when his contract is up. Tucson wants to win it all now and now wait so dumping all that money into two players is a risk but with SP Blaine Stanton and C Zeuss McBride one would think that they may finally have the pieces required to get to the championship!
Vancouver made another huge transaction today after trading 3B Evers away, they signed former Kansas City slugger RF Al Gonzales to a 4 yr 52 mil dollar contract with a 2 yr bonus attached. Gonzales has been a very reliable bat throughout his ML career driving in an average of 100+ rbi per season while having a career OPS over .800. This helps build an offense to go along with the pitching rotation that could be one of the best in the AL hands down!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

New to Doubleday! How they got here!

Soxyanks12: It's a funny story of how I became the owner of the Jacksonville Tars...You see after my divorce I decided to head on down to the beach for spring break a few years ago. While I was there making up for lost time while I was married to that hag I met a girl. She was smokin hot and crazy as hell. Well we hooked up that night and one thing led to another...I didn’t really see her much after spring break but I stayed in Fla working as a bartender having the time of my life! One day she shows up out of nowhere to let me know she was pregnant and that it had to be mine cuz she was a virgin when we..well you know! As I said b4 this girl was HOTT! And I love kids so I let her know I would be around...well we started dating and one day I met her family. Turns out the old man was the owner of the Jacksonville Tars! After getting over the fact I was nearly old enough to be his daughter’s daddy (turns out she was 19!) We hit it off right away...He gave me a job in the front office and here I am 2 years later running the team! Go figure!

Sergei91 is an American film and television actor. He is the youngest son of actor Martin Sheen. In 2010, 91 was the highest paid actor on television, earning US$1.8 million per episode of Two and a Half Men. His personal life has also made headlines, including reports about alcohol and drug abuse and marital problems as well as allegations of domestic violence. He was fired from his role on Two and a Half Men by CBS and Warner Bros. on March 7, 2011. Looking for new opportunities to keep his extravagant lifestyle going and going, he decided to invest in an HBD team in Doubleday, the highly successful baseball league..

My name is Larry Arfmanowitz. I live in Memphis, Tennessee. I recenlty bought a new home here formerly known as 'Graceland'. You might have heard of it.

I made my millions over the last few years selling GD(Gridiron Dynasty) cheat codes to the likes of Plague, Nelson, Vhoward, Ebel, Buffalo_rob, Kcden and many others. When GD decided to switch to a new game engine, my cheat codes became useless. So I decided I needed to invest my boatloads of cash elsewhere. I picked up this pathetic excuse for a baseball team in Louisville at the dollar store. They said it had been there a while, nobody wanted it.

As CEO of this franchise we have big plans in store. We plan on cutting down payroll and making a big youth movement push. We also plan on lowering ticket prices and offering free admission to anyone that remember the last time this franchise actually had a winning season.

Well as the owner of an NFL franchise with no team or future season in sight I decided to pack up from Dallas and move to Helena. Let’s face it. People don’t like me so I decided moving to Montana no one would know me here. I guess I will try to micro manage a baseball franchise.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Trade Accepted: Evers to Monterrey!

3B Andrew Evers has been traded to Monterrey for SP Nick Herndon! More on this transaction as the news comes in. Here is a statement from BagwellBuff the Vancouver's owner.
Bagwellbuff: "We certainly hate to lose Andrew Evers, he is a bright star in this league and will continue to be for years to come. However, to get something of value something of value must be given up. We wish Andrew well and we are very excited about adding Nick Herndon to our rotation.  He is one of the best starting pitchers in the league. We are building a contender in Vancouver and Nick will be part of that. He is in his prime and already makes our starting rotation one of the better ones in the league."

Welcome to Season 12!!

Opey Higgins
Doubleday Daily

As we move into season 12 of one of the best worlds in HBD, we have to acknowledge some important things first. Congrats again to Newbiefng for taking home the season 11 championship! And a big thank you goes out to Stiller609 and Carpediem33 for being great owners for a long time you guys will be missed.

Moving on to player news!

Contract Extensions

Detroit signed SP J.P. Sanchez to a 4 year 27.2 million dollar contract!
Norfolk signed RF Trevor Arnold to a 3 year 27.3 million dollar contract with a 1.0 million bonus
Seattle signs SS Lee Benjamin to a 5 year 47.5 million dollar contract
Seattle signs LF Edgar Sosa to a 5 year 40 million dollar contract
Salt Lake City signs LRP Midre Castillo to a 4 year 24 million dollar contract

Key Players Released

Honolulu released CF Felix Kelly: Kelly hit .285 with 17 HR and 57 RBI and stole 44 bases in season 11

Key Promotions

Honolulu Promoted CF Felix Barry: Barry's promotion is indeed something that we have wanted to see for some time. He finally gets the chance to showcase his abilities in the big leagues. With his speed and power he will certainly be a huge threat.

Philly promoted P Demaso Trevino: Trevino is a LR/SU type P with good control and extremely dominant vs. RHB's.

Boston promotes SP Tim Miadich: After just 10 innings of play at the ML Level in season 11, Boston has decided to call up one of the most talented players to be drafted in the world. Miadich was the 2nd pick in the season 10 draft and already has the tools to lead any team to a championship!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Seattle steals the Awards!

Opey Higgins
Doubleday Daily

Most Valuable Player? Check! Cy Young? Check! Fireman of the Year? Check! 4 Silver Slugger awards? Check! Hell the only thing that Seattle didn't do was win the World Series.. No reason to worry Seattle fans, your team is not done yet. They are still relatively young and have time to get the job done in the next season or two. The only problem with the AL is the fact there are many teams that can be contenders next season that are maybe 1-2 pieces away from a deep playoff run that could really screw things up for Seattle or Kansas City. While the AL is smiling and celebrating the victory, remember there are people plotting to knock the AL North Playoff reps out.