League of champions 2018

Top Ten Prospects In Majors!!!!


1-CL Mariano Rivera, R, Reds - 84RK
Received in a trade with Mil, Rivera slides into the closer roll for cin and gets to play his first full season in majors looks like he is going to be dominant after spring training

2-RP Frank Stein, L, Pirates - 84RK
Great RP who has been in the minors working on his stuff and finally gets called to the majors

3-SS Pat Brunson, R, Orioles - 80RK
The best hitting prospect in baseball, a 5 tool player that can do it all but he will start season in minors as his path is blocked by machado

4-2B Mark Bellhorn, S, Rays - 76RK
Good hitter that finally gets the call to the majors to help the rays

5-SP Forrest Whitley, R, Reds - 74RK
Young SP Who has the potential to eventually be the Ace of this Reds rotation

6-LF Anthony Dickmen, L, Twins - 72RK
Former 1st rounder that can be the leadoff hitter for this ball club down the road once he gets his chance

7-1B Eli Huff, L, Phillies - 71RK
Good contact and nice raw power, finally gets his chance to start and play for this ball club this season to show it

8-3B Phil Leonard, R, White Sox’s - 70RK
Great contact and decent speed but not a lot of power for a corner Infielder

9-CF Ike Hogan, L, Diamondbacks - 70RK
Great contact and great speed to be a lead off hitter and a great Defensive Center Fielder and finally gets the call this season

10-LF Chris Cowan, L, Pirates - 70RK
Good contact and decent power and will only get better













Season Predictions

AL east

1-Toronto
2-Boston
3-New York
4-Baltimore
5-Tampa Bay


- Boston has about 1 year left in championship window before they lost big names to FA or they age, Toronto has gone out and upgraded there rotation even more and they look great on paper, Yankees are still dangerous, Baltimore just needs pitching to help then compete and Tampa is rebuilding


AL Central

1-Cleveland
2-Detroit
3-Kansas City
4-Minnesota
5-Chicago


- the 2 time defending world champs are still team to beat in division but I think Detroit will give them a run this season, KC def upgraded there team but is it enough? I think they are still one year away from the playoffs, Minnesota and Chicago can surprise these teams if u sleep on them by far best division in the league

AL West

1-Houston
2-LA Angels
3-Oakland
4-Seattle
5-Texas

- Houston is aging and there window is closing but they are still the best in the West, LA has great hitting and decent pitching if they find an ace they can win it, Oakland improved while Seattle and Texas got worst

Wild card teams
1-Boston
2-New York Y

NL East

1-Miami
2-Washington
3-NY Mets
4-Atlanta
5-Philadelphia


- Miami went out and upgraded there rotation this offseason behind Pedro and Washington added price to back up there two Aces and added a better catcher and Mets are still good but I give those two the edge, Atlanta has good hitting but there pitching isn’t the best might be time for a rebuild, Phillie also needs a rebuild

NL Central

1-St Louis
2-Cincinnati
3-Chicago
4-Milwaukee
5-Pittsburgh

- Stlouis is best team in division but watch out for the reds they are coming, The cubs lost some pitching to FA but still have great hitting to contend, Milwaukee traded away some pieces but with 3 1st rounders they can replenish that farm system and compete, Pittsburgh is a lot better and with the right owner now and #1 pick they will compete in no time

NL West

1-LA Dodgers
2-Arizona
3-San Francisco
4-San Diego
5-Colorado


- Dodgers are still best team in league this is there year to win it all, Arizona has good rotation but hitting can’t compete, San Fran is better than last year but not ready to compete, San Diego is on the upward now and will only get better, Colorado needs to rebuild

Wildcard Teams
1-Cincinnati
2-Washington


World Series - Dodgers beat Toronto in 5 Games


League Chat Box

 

Wood dominates, Dodgers win 6-1

Alex Wood was brilliant last night, allowing just 2 hits over 8 innings, leading the Dodgers to a 6-1 win over the Giants. | Box

Castillo whiffs 10 in 6-5 win

Luis Castillo struckout 10 Cleveland batters in a 6-5 win for the Reds. | Box

Trosky powers Astros to win over Rockies

Troy Trosky blasted 2 homers, lifting the Astros to a 7-4 win over Colorado. Houston's Marwin Gonzalez had 4 RBIs. | Box

Big game for Asuaje lifts Padres to victory

Carlos Asuaje drove in 5 runs, carrying San Diego to a 12-6 victory over the Angels. | Box

Powell unloads, White Sox’s still lose

Ezra Powell blasted 2 homers, but it wasn't enough to lift the White Sox’s over the Tigers. Detroit won by a score of 10-7. | Box


WHO'S HOT - Last 5 Games

J. Candelario, Tigers .4554 HR9 RBI
A. Hicks, Tigers .4584 HR8 RBI
E. Hosmer, Blue jays .4762 HR10 RBI
B. Bonds, Royals .5262 HR8 RBI
E. Inciarte, Braves .4743 HR7 RBI

WHO'S NOT - Last 5 Games

J. Panik, Giants 3 for 22 (.136)
K. Hoover, Giants 1 for 19 (.053)
D. Benson, Giants 4 for 22 (.182)
T. d'Arnaud, White Sox’s 1 for 19 (.053)
W. Difo, Royals 5 for 23 (.217)

Leaders: HR

M. Olson, Athletics 69
T. Hernandez, Blue jays 60
J. Candelario, Tigers 52
J. Gallo, Rangers 51
J. Choi, Marlins 47

Leaders: SO

C. Kluber, Indians 262
C. Kershaw, Dodgers 242
M. Scherzer, Nationals 242
C. Sale, Redsoxs 239
R. Ray, Diamondbacks 230

Past Champions

2017 - Indians defeat Nationals (Jeremys14)
2018 - Indians Defeat Dodgers (Jeremys14)

MLB Managers

Arizona - Torey Lovullo (2019)
Atlanta - Brian Snitker (2019)
Baltimore - Bronson Arroyo (2021)
Boston - Alex Cora (2019)
Chicago Cubs - Joe Maddon (2019)
Chicago whitesoxs- Rick Renteria (2019)
Cincinnati - Jim Riggleman - (2021)
Cleveland - Terry Francona - (2020)
Colorado - Dusty Baker - (2022)
Detroit- Ron Gardenhire (2023)
Houston- A.J. Hinch (2023)
Kansas City - Joe Girardi (2020)
LA Angels - Mike Scioscia (2019)
LA Dodgers- Dave Roberts (2019)
Miami - John Farrell (2020)
Milwaukee- Craig Counsell (2023)
Minnesota- Paul Molitor (2019)
NY Mets - Mickey Callaway (2023)
NY Yankees - Aaron Boone (2019)
Oakland - Bob Melvin (2019)
Philadelphia- Gabe Kapler (2019)
Pittsburgh - Clint Hurdle (2019)
San Diego - Bud Black (2020)
San Francisco- Ned Yost (2021)
Seattle- Scott Servais (2019)
St. Louis - Mike Matheny (2020)
Tampa Bay - Don Mattingly (2020)
Texas - Jeff Banister (2019)
Toronto- John Gibbons (2019)
Washington - Kevin Cash (2020)



Free-agent managers

- Davey Johnson
- Matt Williams
- Andy Green
- Terry Collins
- Dave Martinez
- Bruce Bochy
- Brad Autsmus
- Buck Showalter

Traded Picks

2020

MIA 1st to MIL (Anderson)
Tor 1st to Oak (Davis)
LAD 1st to STL (Martinez)

TOR 2nd to ATL (Harden)
MIA 2nd to MIL (Anderson)
LAD 2nd to STL (Martinez)

TOR 3rd to ATL (Harden)


2021

LAD 2nd to STL (Martinez)
TOR 2nd to BAL (Beckham)

Player/team/mutual options

1B Joey Votto - Bos - 12m Player Option
OF Jesse Winker - CIN - 11m Player Option
SP Luis Castillo - CIN - 18m Player Option
3B Travis Shaw - MIA - 10m Player Option
SP Chase Anderson - MIA - 15m Player Option
OF Christian Yelich - MIA - $9m Mutual Option
OF Mike Trout- LAA - $18m Player Option
3B Nolan Arenado - COL - $12m Player Option

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1/13/2019 Player Placed On Trade Block
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Latest Public Board Post
1/17/201985 innings and under franchise leagueTrulaia
I am writing here in defense of myself and others who have figured out a way to have 2014 Jose Fernandez, 2015 Josh Tomlin, 2018 shohei ohtani and others to be used as starters.

First of all it's not like we have hacked the website or anything nefarious. I do agree that everyone should have the knowledge to use these players as starters.

However I'm getting tired of the negative feedback because these players are being used as starters. Tomlin started 10 games and has TWO COMPLETE GAMES. Why should he be a reliever? Shohei ohtani is an exciting new starter in the league and we want to simulate the season as if he were a reliever? So yes, people, including myself found the loop hole to make them a starter. However the are SUPPOSED to be starters. They definitely should have a very low pitch count, but I'll be damned if anyone can make the case that any of these types of guys should be relievers. Its NOT REALISTIC...and this game is supposed to simulate REALITY.

So please stop chastising those that know the loop hole. Here it is:

Draft a franchise team, then save it to be used later, the import that same team and those guys now qualify as starters. Its realistic and everyone should be able to do this.
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