Monday, April 20, 2009

New York Mutuals Team Report

Traded former Rookie of the Year(3), 3 Time All Star(5-6,8) 3 time Silver slugger Award Winner(DH(3), 2nd base(6,8) Bernie Izquierdo to Little Rock Lusty Lucious Lap Dancers for Juan Hernandez(RF), David Castro(P), Charles Blair(2nd baseman).

Acquired All Star (SS) Bennie Acosta(4), Rickey Prince(RF) (AAA All Star (5,7) & Silver slugger Award Winner(7) from Minnesota PeaceFrog for Kiki Beltre(P) (Two time minor league all Star, HiA(4) AAA(8), and Arthur Adams(RF) (Two time minor league all star,LoA(6) AA(8), Three time Silver slugger Award Winner, SS (6) RF (7-8)

Acquired long time minor league player Ken Buck(P) 2 time AAA Allstar(5,7) from Buffalo Beagles for last years 1st round 28th pick overall Teddy Alexander(P)

We have one of the best paid and vetern Infield in the league:::
An outfield that can be one of the Leagues best:::
And a revamped pitching staff:::

C Stan Jackson ($4,300,000) Back-up C/DH Chad Miceli($3,000,250 +$2,500,000 bonus)
1st baseman Vic Perez ($5,800,000) backup Lee Nicholson ( $760,000)
2nd baseman Tomas Flores ( $2,200,000)(out of the league in season (8)
SS Bennie Acosta ( $8,500,000)
3rd baseman Max Bennett ( $8,000,000)
LF Tony Ibarra ($6,000,000 + $4,750,000 bonus)
CF Norm Zito ($6,250,000)
RF (platooned) Rickey Prince ($343,000) Juan Hernandez ($327,000)
DH (2 way platoon) Orlando Castillo ($3,400,000) Karl Shea ($360,000)

Starting Rotation::
Jorge Guzman ($1,400,000)
Jae Chang ($950,000)
Pete Lorraine ($5,000,000)
Ken Buck ($327,000)
Jake Leon ($3,400,000)

Relief Pitching:::
Tony Hara ($2,300,000)
Mo Bradley ($396,000)
Benito Bournigal ($3,500,000)
Paul Hayashi ($2,800,000)
Rafael Ortiz ($1,390,000)
Harpo Sanders ($360,000)
Ivan Valdes ($500,000)
Closer::: Tony Campos ($5,600,000)

Average age:::
Position Players:: 28
Pitchers::::::::::::: 30
Team Overall::::: 29

Rookies on opening day roster:::
Jake Leon(P), Ken Buck(P) ,Juan Hernandez(RF)

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Scott Leaves Las Vegas

Neil Scott, the winningest pitcher in Dealer history has declined his mutual option and team sources say he will not be offered a multi-year contract, making him a free agent. Scott, an original member of the franchise from its Vancouver days, holds nearly every career pitching mark for the team, and went 102-94 over eight years. He is known as an iron man, with no trips to the DL and over 200 innings in each of his 8 years.

Scott goes out a winner as his 14-9, 3.94 ERA performance over 212 innings was a key part of the Dealers playoff drive in season 8. He rose to the occasion in the post-season and his 20 playoff innings (2-0, 2.25 ERA) helped bring a World Series parade to the Vegas Strip.

The 36-year old Scott had a $5 million option for the year, and was increasingly feeling pushed out by the Dealers younger starting pitchers. Always known as a soft-tosser, Scott's fastball has slowed to a crawl, and his durability may have declined to where he can no longer be counted on for 200 innings. Upon declining his option, Scott demanded a 2-year, $5.2 million contract. Scott's agent Wade Nicholson noted that if Scott "flashed that World Series ring" around the winter meetings he should generate a generous multi-year offer.