Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Annual Ownership Opportunites - Season 13

. Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Here is a look at the available teams for season 13. Which includes a review of the minor league system as well as a idea of what to expect prior to taking possession of the team.

American League
North
Former Ottawa Primetimers
Record: 68-94
Division Standing: 2nd
Minor League Building Block: Solid
Dale Witt(60/84),Vasco Borbon(56/80).Delino Mendoza(64/78),Brett Collins(49/80),Eric Hickman(58/70),Dan Rupe(63/76),Cesar Ortiz(70/73),Luke Sabel(62/72),Cy Walton(62/78),Donaldo Bonilla(57/76)
Outlook: Middle of the pack.
A solid pitching staff lead by Kennie Sewell. The offense needs some work but this team has the capability to be .500 or better with the right owner.

Former Cleveland Blazers
Record: 64-98
Division Standing: 3rd
Minor League Building Block: Pretty solid
Rickey Watson(77/85),Napoleon Rogers(63/78),Billy Risley(57/74),Roy Lansing(74/81),B.C. Bailey(56/70),Dan Sanders(66/76),Jimmie Perez(69/74),Nelson Koch(70/74)
Outlook: Playoff contender
This is a team that performed well below expectations after the previous season and off season additions. A solid offense is waiting to be tweaked and unleashed. If the new owner can find some upgrades for the pitching, this team could go far this season.

East
Former Durham Wolverines
Record: 90-72
Division Standing: 1st
Minor League Building Block: Questionable
Carl Broome(65/72),Rex Sheldon(71/81),Kevin Kwon(55/75),Sammy Cubillan(72/81)
Outlook: Division winner
The team should have another ho-hum season for them.(which should mean another division crown) The Durham offense should be the same as usual, the pitching staff needs some work but the playoffs are well within reach.

Former New Britain Blackbirds
Record: 82-80
Division Standing: 2nd
Minor League Building Block: Ok
Heath Strickland(69/79),Yoo-Nah Shinjo(58/71),Rex Barker(62/69),Domingo Mercedes(68/73),Bernie Miller(64/70),Geraldo Flores(71/74),Dick Jacobs(71/78),Russ Moore(51/70),Bubba Simpson(42/70)
Outlook: Middle of the pack
The team is ok in some areas, solid in others. The problem is that they're not "great" at any one thing. So while they have the potential to do well this season. With the wrong moves this could go south in a hurry.

South
Former Louisville Phantom Regiment
Record: 87-75
Division Standing: 2nd
Minor League Building Block: Questionable
Richard Hara(70/74),Joe Marshall(55/74),Jerry Pavlov(54/69),Skip Bacsik(62/75),Wily Mo Barker(53/74)
Outlook: Playoff contender
A very solid pitching staff for this club. The offense is good but could use a bit more "umph" to put it over the top. The team should make some noise this season and may give Atlanta a run for their money this season.

National League
North
Former Pittsburgh Outlaws
Record: 76-86
Division Standing: 3rd
Minor League Building Block: Solid
Nick Field(75/84),Willis Sosa(64/77),B.C. Beltran(65/81),Pascual Perez(66/72),Harold Forbes(53/70)
Outlook: Middle of the pack
A very disappointing season for this franchise a year ago. With the current set up of the team there will need to be a good sized overhaul to make the club a contender.

South
Former Wichita Rabid Wombats(WS Runner up)
Record: 86-76
Division Standing: 2nd
Minor League Building Block: Ok
Ivan Gomez(65/77),Chief Giavotella(73/80),Glenn Hoffman(56/76),Pedro Rodriguez(70/77),Henry Grace(70/79),Tim Warden(68/75)
Outlook: Playoff contender
Coming off a surprising world series berth.(surprise berths becoming the norm in this world)
This team is primed for another playoff run. A good pitching staff and a solid offense should see the team in the hunt this season.

West
Helena Triple H's
Record: 74-88
Division Standing: 4th
Minor League Building Block: Questionable
James Coleman(65/76),Fred Sanford(63/81),Michael Chang(60/73),Willie Jacquez(59/69)
Outlook: Rebuild
This team is likely to need the most work of any in the world this season.
Just not a ton to work with in the majors. This team is perfect for those who love a challenge.

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