Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Opening Day Season 32

Season 32 Opening day has arrived and with a full docket of games between the two cycles, teams kicked off their quest to dethrone defending World Series Champion Jackson Rednecks.

News & Notes From opening day, season 32:

Season 32 started off with a bang as eight games were scheduled for the opening cycle of the season. Among the teams facing off were the Toronto Sky Raiders & the Kansas City Wood Sox led by first time GM Hobosoup. It was a seesaw battle between the division rivals as the lead changed hands on four separate occasions before Kansas City stomped it's way back from a 9-4 deficit and picked up the win in the 9th on an RBI single from Buck Collier that plated Nicholas James, who had reached early in the inning with an RBI single of his own.
Collier went 2-4 and had the game winning RBI.

Elsewhere, the defending AL South champions Monterrey Bay lost 7-5 to the Wichita Destroyers. The bigger loss for Monterrey Bay came in the first inning when with two on and two out Bay ace Robin Cerda called for the trainer. After a brief conference on the mound the 33 year old Cerda left the game and was later diagnosed with Elbow tendinitis and placed on the 60-day DL.

Cerda was coming of a year in which he went 19-7 with a 3.55 ERA and was an all-star

The injury comes as a crushing blow for Monterrey who earlier in the day acquired Luke Leon to improve upon their already sound rotation.

The Rest Of The Opening Day Scores:

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Report: Helena inks Stocker

Helena --
Tyrone Stocker is now the ACE for the Helena Headliners. After spending his entire 10 year pro career as a member of the Richmond Bulldogs organization, the 31-year-old flame throwing righty has agreed to a five year $100 million deal with the Helena Headliners. Sources also indicated that Stocker will be receiving a $10 million bonus, bringing the contract total to $110 million over five years.

The former Bulldog is coming off a season in which he went 14-11 with a 2.63 ERA over 233.1 innings. He also struck out 230 batters (a career high) and walked only 63. Season 31 represented a bit of a bounce back campaign for the former CY Young Award winner as he improved upon the previous season in Wins, ERA, WHIP, Strikeouts, Walks, and Runs Allowed.

For Helena, he represents an upgrade at the top of their rotation with last year's team wins leader, Maicer Morales, departing via Free Agency. The Headliners are coming off a season in which they went 76-86 and finished last in the NL North a whopping 31.0 games behind perennial powerhouse, and World Series runner-up, Fargo.

The 3-time All-Star should not only represent stability at the top of the rotation (having pitched over 200 innings in 6 of his 8 big league campaigns) but should also be able to use his experience in the clubhouse as Helena continues its journey back from rebuilding. 

A call to Headliners' GM Hystericslap was not immediately answered. Stocker's agent Nick Brown however stated that ten to twelve teams were in on his client. He wouldn't comment, though, on whether his former team or their new GM, dawg39759, had made a significant offer.