Friday, November 21, 2014

THE WEEK IN WRIGLEYVILLE SEASON 28 #6

TRADES
No trades this Week.

M L INJURIES
Yuniesky Trevino
Yuniesky  "Uni-Tard" Trevino Has a bulging disk in his neck and will miss 2 weeks. Needless to say .... Uni-Tard likes showing his bulges!


Yorvit Diaz
Yorvit "are Ugly" Diaz is out 2 weeks with a strained shoulder. Thank god he doesn't have to remove his shoes and show us his hideous feet. 


Damaso Gardel
Damaso "National" Gardel will miss 2 weeks with a sore shoulder. No need to call out the National Guard , He doesn't really care what you think.


Rafael Pena
Rafael "State" Pena was transferred to the Alcatraz of Wrigleyville, San Juan. He was acting up so Ralph put him into Solitary for 2 months. 



INTERNATIONALS

Omar Villalona
Wichita
Wind Sizzlers
Age: 19B/T: R/R
Born: Darillo, NI
Position(s): SS
View Hardball Dynasty Profile

1.5 million for really good defensive prospect who may make it as far as AAA.


David Mangual
Wichita
Wind Sizzlers
Age: 19B/T: R/R
Born: Oriente, CU
Position(s): C
View Hardball Dynasty Profile

Won't be a good catcher but he can hit.


Ernesto Perez
Wichita
Wind Sizzlers
Age: 22B/T: L/L
Born: Monte Cristi, DO
Position(s): P (SP1)
View Hardball Dynasty Profile

Innings eater.


Max Wilfredo
Wichita
Wind Sizzlers
Age: 18B/T: S/R
Born: Nigua, DO
Position(s): SS/IF/OF/DH
View Hardball Dynasty Profile

another good defensive prospect this one cost 2.1 million. Outside shot at a big league call-up.


Paul Fujiwara
Wichita
Wind Sizzlers
Age: 18B/T: R/R
Born: Sendai City, JP
Position(s): P (P)
View Hardball Dynasty Profile

5.9 million for this good bullpen prospect. He will definitely get a shot at the bigs.


Diego Berrios
Jackson
Black Bears
Age: 18B/T: R/R
Born: St. Croix, VI
Position(s): P (SP1)
View Hardball Dynasty Profile

19.3 million for this #4 or #5 rotation prospect. He would do nicely as a long-relief. I hope he gets on the DL ..............I have a great nickname in mind. Diego "Dingle" Berrios.


Neftali Soto
Fargo
Prairie Dogs
Age: 18B/T: S/R
Born: Guayubin, DO
Position(s): P (SuA)
View Hardball Dynasty Profile

AA maybe??

Saturday, November 15, 2014

THE WEEK IN WRIGLEYVILLE SEASON 28 #5

Sorry this installment was a little late.I was on my yearly hunting trip in the mountains of Montana I was knee deep in snow during the day and nose deep in Kootenai Pussy at night.

TRADES
There were no trades this week


M L INJURIES
Emmanuel Fuentes
Emmanuel "Transmission" Fuentes will miss 2 weeks with a sore shoulder. Fuentes shifted from the closer role last year to a set-up guy this year. He don't like it!


Tony Wood
Tony "Morning" Wood is up and coming back in the next couple of days. His sore elbow is almost healed and he will be waking up again with his little soldier standing at attention.


Cristobal Fernandez
It's not good news in Chicago. Cristobal "and Chain" Fernandez will miss 2 months with Elbow Tendinitis. Not sure if he will make it back this season . But what I do know is , Hacker will be chained to his 7.2 million dollar contract next year.


Amos Watkins
More bad news in Chicago. Amos "Not so Famous" Watkins will miss 2 months with elbow tendinitis. The Black Hawks DL list has become Infamous.


Marc Fussell
Marc "Fizzle" Fussell will miss the rest of this year and some of next year. His career just fizzled out.


Dick Badenhop
Dick "Took a " Badenhop's name always makes me chuckle. Then I think of that time I took a bad hop to the dick in little league, and cringe. Dick will take 2 weeks off with a stiff oblique. Some times you just have to rest your Dick. 


Douglas Bolton
Douglas "Nuts and" Bolton is out the rest of the year with a stress fracture in the elbow. This game will drive you Nuts or kick you in them. The choice is yours.


Aurelio Amaral
Aurilio "Areola Animal" Amaral broke his finger and will miss 2 weeks. This always happens when he see's naked boobies. He loses control and something ends up broken. 



INTERNATIONALS

Moises Mercedes
Tampa Bay
Rays
Age: 19B/T: R/R
Born: San Cristobal, DO
Position(s): SS
View Hardball Dynasty Profile

2.1 million and a S/T invite for this great defensive prospect.


Wilfredo Flores
San Juan
Santurce Crabbers
Age: 18B/T: R/R
Born: Anaco, VE
Position(s): P (SP1)
View Hardball Dynasty Profile

28.6 million and a big league contract landed this blue chip prospect. If this kid reaches his projections he will be a ace.


Felipe Crespo
Tampa Bay
Rays
Age: 19B/T: R/R
Born: Willemstad, CB
Position(s): P (LRA)
View Hardball Dynasty Profile

1.2 million and a S/T invite for this wild child.


Vic Belliard
Wichita
Wind Sizzlers
Age: 19B/T: R/R
Born: Obregon, MX
Position(s): SS/IF/OF/DH
View Hardball Dynasty Profile

5.7 million for this very good defensive prospect with good hitting splits.


Hee Suh
Seattle
Mariners
Age: 18B/T: R/R
Born: Hyogo, JP
Position(s): P (none)
View Hardball Dynasty Profile

Innings eater.


Pedro Pena
Seattle
Mariners
Age: 20B/T: R/R
Born: Villa Vazquez, DO
Position(s): P (none)
View Hardball Dynasty Profile

Just a bit outside!!


Jose Sanchez
Cheyenne
Bagwell Bashers
Age: 21B/T: R/R
Born: Jicome Esperanza, DO
Position(s): SS
View Hardball Dynasty Profile

8.3 million for a kid that will do most things well. If he can stay off the DL .


Pedro Chavez
Vancouver
Blitz
Age: 19B/T: R/R
Born: San Juan De La Maguana, DO
Position(s): 1B/DH
View Hardball Dynasty Profile


I get to go to spring training. I hit ball far!

Hector Troncoso
Seattle
Mariners
Age: 21B/T: L/L
Born: Rancho Viejo, DO
Position(s): P (none)
View Hardball Dynasty Profile

Munch them innings.


Dante Yoshii
Salt Lake City
Utes
Age: 18B/T: L/R
Born: Tokyo, JP
Position(s): 3B
View Hardball Dynasty Profile

7.3 million and a s/t invite for this already injured prospect. I hate non-baseball injuries.


Fautino Borbon
San Juan
Santurce Crabbers
Age: 20B/T: R/R
Born: Boca De Soco, DO
Position(s): P (ClA)
View Hardball Dynasty Profile

7.7 million for this really nice bullpen prospect.


Darwin Bell
San Juan
Santurce Crabbers
Age: 19B/T: S/R
Born: County Antrim, IE
Position(s): SS/IF/OF/DH
View Hardball Dynasty Profile

Defensive minor leaguer.


Alexi Valbuena
Tacoma
Toyotas
Age: 19B/T: R/R
Born: Fantino, DO
Position(s): RF
View Hardball Dynasty Profile

3 million and S/T invite for this marginal big leaguer

Saturday, November 8, 2014

THE WEEK IN WRIGLEYVILLE SEASON 28 #4

After several lawsuits form various owners in Wrigleyville.

My lawyers Dick Hertz and Dick Tater of the law firm Two Swinging Dicks forced me to add this disclaimer.

All comments on trades and International Free Agents are solely the opinions of Madmuldoon and do not reflect the views of sane and responsible adults. There is no malice or thought in the disparaging sophmoric comments of the said Madmuldoon.

TRADES
The SEATTLE MARINERS trade Brandon Giolito and Harry Ordonez to the MADISON MUSKELLUNGES for Gene Murphy and Harry Jensen and 1,500,000
Madison continues their sell off and ships a dependable starting pitcher and a young catcher to Seattle . They get a really nice pitching prospect and a young defensive player.Seattle is making a run at the division trying to get to the playoffs. And the 2 newbies will help in both. Madison is building a future Juggernaut. 


The AUSTIN CITY LIMITS traded Michael Sparks to the LOUISVILLE REDTAILS for Pablo Lee
This is another trade of a team trying to win now and another building for the future. Austin is getting a shut down closer with 217 career saves. Louisville gets a youngster that will hit for a high average but may spend allot of time on the DL. 


The MADISON MUSKELLUNGES traded Curtis MedinaThurman Barkett and Trenidad Julio to the CHEYENNE BAGWELL BASHERS for Yunel Diaz
Another huge Madison trade. They pick up another nice young pitcher,this time from Cheyenne. He is mostly cooked and is already in the bigs. The Bagwell Bashers pick up 2 young bats and a young pitcher. Maybe this will help out Cheyenne with the injury bug going around, by giving them more options. I know the trade was beneficial to Madison.


The TAMPA BAT RAYS traded Derrek O'Brien and 2,100,000 to the TACOMA TOYOTAS for Nicholas Whitney and Rodrigo Cruz
Tacoma is another team streaking to the playoffs.Ughh, naked Toyotas are a disturbing site. Sandberg added some pitching depth and needs to put O'Brien on the roster before O'Simi Bin Downloden steps in and puts him on the wire. The Rays get 2 prospects that also have yet to be assigned. Don't lose them players fellas. 


M L INJURIES
Corky Walter
Its been several years since we've seen Corky "Under" Walter on the DL. He came to the surface and will be out 4 weeks due to a sprained shoulder. I hope this injury doesn't sink the Utes season..........wait they are in my division. It's it bad for me to hope that.................... ???


Al Jodie
It seems my players are taking their turn on the DL. This week it's my R-5 pickup Al "That Bitch" Jodie. She will miss 2 months with a bulging disk in his back and was in my line-up to rest my GG Cf'er .She got that job done and I think she's done for the season, unless Al Martin goes down. Knock on wood!


Yannick Earley
Yannick "Panic" Earley is on the D L for the sixth time in his career. He only missed 2 weeks with a sore Man Boob and is already back on the field. Not a good start on his 4 year 6.5 million per contract. Jmuhtoff has beads of sweat on his brow!! Is it thinking about Early's injury or Man Boobs???


Rabbit Paulino
Rabbit "Foot" Paulino has always been fortunate to have god given abilities to play baseball. He's part of the future in Cheyenne and this 1 month injury hurts. Luckily he didn't take a big hit on his numbers.


Shawn Barfield
It will be 2 weeks on the DL for Shawn "Fully Stocked" Barfield. He strained a quad while trying to drink his way from the Bourbons through to the Gins. Some day he'll get to the Tequilas ,then he will be virtually indestructible and never be injured again.


Alex Suarez
Alex "I Swear" Surez hits the D L for 2 weeks with a strained Hammy. This guy will be forced to sit and run his mouth instead of running the bases.



INTERNATIONALS

Marino Aviles
Tampa Bay
Rays
Age: 20B/T: R/R
Born: Banes, CU
Position(s): P (P)
View Hardball Dynasty Profile

This kid is a steal at 7 k.


Xander Pulido
Tacoma
Toyotas
Age: 18B/T: R/R
Born: Las Matas Cotui, DO
Position(s): C/DH
View Hardball Dynasty Profile

"I'm going to spring training Biaaatches!!"


Brian Kimura
Hartford
Insurance
Age: 19B/T: R/R
Born: Kobe, JP
Position(s): C/DH
View Hardball Dynasty Profile

Ah-So Low-A.


Miguel Mendoza
Hartford
Insurance
Age: 23B/T: R/R
Born: San Pedro de Macoris, DO
Position(s): SS/IF/COF/DH
View Hardball Dynasty Profile

Range but he lost his glove!


Hector Saez
Colorado Springs
Bandits
Age: 20B/T: L/R
Born: Villa Gonzalez, DO
Position(s): 3B
View Hardball Dynasty Profile

Good Glove and Power for 1.4 million.


P.T. Gil
Wichita
Wind Sizzlers
Age: 22B/T: R/R
Born: Boca De Soco, DO
Position(s): CF
View Hardball Dynasty Profile

If this kid can stay healthy he will be worth every penny of the 5.8 million signing bonus. IF!


Brian Park
St. Louis
Spirits
Age: 19B/T: R/R
Born: Kobe, JP
Position(s): SS/IF/OF
View Hardball Dynasty Profile

Other than his average speed, this kid is worth the 8 million St Louis spent.


Wiki Latos
Fargo
Prairie Dogs
Age: 18B/T: S/L
Born: Boca De Soco, DO
Position(s): P (ClA)
View Hardball Dynasty Profile

Bullpen depth in the minors.


Domingo Nova
Cheyenne
Bagwell Bashers
Age: 18B/T: L/L
Born: Fundacion, DO
Position(s): P (SuA)
View Hardball Dynasty Profile

A million for a long relief minor leaguer. If he gets a visit from the DITR ferry he could be a steal.


Matty Bennett
Fargo
Prairie Dogs
Age: 18B/T: L/L
Born: Altamira, DO
Position(s): P (none)
View Hardball Dynasty Profile

Just a little doggie.

Friday, October 31, 2014

THE WEEK IN WRIGLEYVILLE SEASON 28 #3

TRADES
The AUGUSTA NORTHMEN traded Howard Allen to the ROCHESTER TIGERS for Gene Larish
The Cheese Steaks put Larish on the wire, then the Tigers claimed him. He was traded to the Northmen for season 26-27 all-star, Allen. One mans trash is anothers trade bait, and It's a coo for Rochester. They get a Career 1.18 WHIP and 3.31 ERA bullpen guy for found money. Augusta gets rid of some cap space.


The TEXAS LONESTARS traded Jacob MatsuzakaBoone Weiland and Shou Masato to the MADISON MUSKELLUNGES for Frank HerreraHector Pena and Walter Parker
A huge trade here. I was trying to get Pena in a trade but wasn't willing to let go of one of my young SP for him. In the end the Lonestars had a better package. Pena is a silver slugging short stop which are hard to find, and he's only 26. Texas also gets a good SP and a set-up guy that finally gets his shot in the majors. Madison gets 3 really nice pitching prospects and salary cap space. In a nutshell ,Wishlist gets better now while Daddio builds for the future.


The SYRACUSE MOOSE trade Jimmie Suarez to the SAN JUAN SANTURCE CRABBERS for Brandon Shipley
San Juan gets a nice young starting pitcher that will make his M L debut in the next couple of days. Syracuse gets a power bat prospect for the future. It looks like Ralph is finally ready to "Go For It", and is making a move for a playoff berth . The Moose have one of the best pitching staffs in Wrigleyville and Suarez had to be moved to get his shot.Now Rugby has a future slugger that will be ready in a couple of years.


M L INJURIES
Floyd McAnaney
Floyd "The Droid" McAnaney is took his 10 million dollar signing bonus and went on vacation. He boarded the Antares Rocket to the International Space Station Tuesday, and well...... it exploded. He will now miss 2 months with a sore disk in his back . It's a miracle Droid  survived the blast, hopefully Cheyennes season didn't blow up!


Tori Ramsey
My shorts stops are taking turns going on the DL. This time it was Tori Ramsey "In the Buttsey" who will miss 2 weeks with back spasms. Too much ramming in the Butsey will do that.


Gio Francisco
Gio "Sin" Francisco will miss 3 weeks with a strained elbow. The 3 point hit on his overall ratings is a sin for a 3 week injury. Though shalt not steal, What If Sports!


Haywood Leslie
 Haywood "You play this guy" Leslie has bounced from team to team with little success. After Jeff signed this guy to fill in his rotation during his re-load years. He will miss 2 months with a elbow strain and he will eat them innings during the lean years in Cincy. I keep asking myself "Hey would you play this guy"???


Dioner Redondo
Dioner "And Dioffer" Redondo will be out 3 weeks with shoulder tendinitis. She offered her Honor, He honored her Offer, And all night long it was Dioner and Dioffer. He's definitely a P-Dog!! 


Alex Gonzales
Whats Aaron feeding his P-Dogs?? Alex Gonzales is the second player to hit the DL. He will miss 2 weeks with a stiff oblique. Aaron will want to get last years GG short stop back in the line-up for the stretch run.


Kendry Bocachica
The Blitz will be without Kendry "take your base" Bocachica for 2 weeks. He has a strained hammy and may return in 2 weeks. Base runners will be happy to see him return, seeing how he has only caught 3 out of 33 base stealers this year.


Patsy Leon
Patsy "Cake" Leon will miss 2 months with torn knee. What a shame! It looked like Patsy was fully cooked when he was traded from the Cheese Steaks last year. It only took a slight bump after 39 games this year with Tampa. This Cake fell, Hard!


Jim Creek
The Red Tails are not going any where this year and Jim "Dandy" Creek was just filling in a roster spot. The kid has been dandy, hitting .283 in the majors . Surprise!


Aaron Wells
Hartford declined the option on Aaron "Dry" Wells in the off-season and he was signed by the Tigers. A sore shoulder will keep him out for a month . It's a good thing that Wcrebel picked up Allen in a trade while Wells is soaking up some sun. 


Kyle Romero
Kyle "When In" Romero is already back on the DL. Poor Jmuhtoff . He really got taken in this signing. Romero will be out another 2 weeks ,this time it's his wrist.


Charley Tenbrink
It's been a long time since we've seen Charlie "First N" Tenbrink on the DL. A shoulder Impingnent will give Charlie a month to watch some football.


INTERNATIONALS

Pascual Ferrer
Salem
Salmonbellies
Age: 20B/T: R/R
Born: San Cristobal, DO
Position(s): CF
View Hardball Dynasty Profile

10 million and a S/T invite for this Vacuum like CF prospect. Great Glove, Good Speed, And he can hit! Nice!


Tomas Espinoza
Tampa Bay
Rays
Age: 18B/T: R/R
Born: Guayubin, DO
Position(s): P (P)
View Hardball Dynasty Profile

1.6 million and S/T invite on this pitching prospect. With my low scouting budget ,I can't tell you whether this kid will be good. But his high health and Make-up are a good thing.


Alexei Romano
New York
Life Model Decoys
Age: 19B/T: R/R
Born: Laguna Verde, DO
Position(s): P (P)
View Hardball Dynasty Profile

A minor league innings eater.


Odalis Renteria
Tampa Bay
Rays
Age: 18B/T: L/L
Born: Almirante, PA
Position(s): P (P)
View Hardball Dynasty Profile

Another high health and make-up prospect.


Santo Ordonez
Tampa Bay
Rays
Age: 18B/T: R/R
Born: Rio San Juan, DO
Position(s): C
View Hardball Dynasty Profile

A nice catching prospect for 1.8 million and a S/T invite. It's nice to get rookie catching early in the season.


James Kim
Tampa Bay
Rays
Age: 20B/T: R/R
Born: Tokyo, JP
Position(s): P (SP3)
View Hardball Dynasty Profile

Tampa keeps spending on IFA's and keeps getting good ones. This nice pitching prospect cost 5.5 million and a S/T invite. None of them are sure fired studs but they are worth the gamble and the price.


Enny Feliz
Tacoma
Toyotas
Age: 20B/T: R/R
Born: Moca, DO
Position(s): SS
View Hardball Dynasty Profile

A good defensive rookie that will cut down on the pitch counts. Great for some young and tender arms that you don't want to abuse.

Friday, October 24, 2014

THE WEEK IN WRIGLEYVILLE SEASON 28 #2

TRADES
The TAMPA BAY RAYS traded Philip Haney to the CHEYENNE BAGWELL BASHERS for Fausto Castillo and Julio Cedeno
Carseneau picks up a Starting Pitcher in the last year of his contract. This gives him cap flexibility next year and perhaps a comp pick. Svick gets 2 tasty prospects that may help him in the future, Haney sure wasn't getting it done in Tampa.


M L INJURIES
Bert McKnight
Bert McKnight will miss a month with Elbow strain. The Tigers will need this old fart down the stretch. Rub some Ben-Gay on it!


Eddie Woods
Eddie "Back" Woods dislocated his shoulder and will miss 2 weeks. When a reporter from the WHIF contacted Eddie on a fishing trip back at his home in Swan Quarter NC. He said " I'll be Back" ..........Hey that's what the Terminator said??


Hick Black
Hick "up" Black will miss 2 weeks with a ankle sprain. Not a bad injury so there's no need to hook up Balloons to the house and float away. This kid is from one of the most beautiful places in the US ,Pagosa Springs Colorado. If you've ever driven east on Hwy 50 up Wolf Creek Pass , you go up, up, up, in the clouds.


Albie Romo
Avantrael signed Albie "allright" Romo last year to a big contract last year. Now he missed 2 weeks with a strained hammy. Romo said " R-E-L-A-X , I'll be allright!"


Kyle Romero
Oh !! Kyle "When In" Romero is back on the DL. This time it's for 2 weeks with a strained hammy. In Rome, would it be called..... a strained prosciutto???


Esmil Sosa
Esmil "Picante" Sosa is back on the DL for 2 months even though he will be only injured for a week. Ralph is giving him some extra time to Pick up the Pace!


Shane Cole
I really abused Shane Cole "slaw" last year by playing him in 151 games. No surprise he went bad when I left him out there for all 27 games this year. Perhaps the 2 weeks on ice will refresh him and his sore neck??


Wascar Almonte
A broken wrist put Wascar "Racing" Amonte in the ditch for 2 weeks. Man he heals at 200 mph , but too bad he doesn't run that fast.


Sandy Millwood
Sandy "Lumber" Millwood will miss 2 weeks with a stiff/tight/ strained hammy. Too many stiff/tight/strained Woodies will do that?


Francisco Arredondo
Francisco "Lighter than" Arredondo will be on the DL for a month with shoulder inflammation.This rookie needs to get his head out of the clouds.


Clayton Bragg
Clayton "I don't wanna" Bragg was last on the DL way back in season 25. And it's the only time, other than this time, that he's been on the DL. But Clayton would never mention it. He will be back out on the diamond in 2 weeks doing what he do!


Hector Gonzalez
Hector "Phhhtt, she was" Gonzalez got the call-up last week and Rugby thought he found true love. Hector starined a rib cage and..........Phhtt! he will be gone for 2 weeks. * for you young-uns this one is from the TV show Hee-Haw. And yes, we had color televisions then.


Eugenio Espinoza
Eugenio "Double E" Espinoza has another strained shoulder injury and will miss 2 weeks. He needs to have man-boob reduction surgery to relieve the strain on his back.


Otis Oliver
Otis "Double Ought" Oliver will be out 3 months with elbow tendinitis. Nwsheehy will be taking out the shotgun and putting Otis out of his misery.Both Barrels.


Alexi Sierra
Two weeks on the DL for Alexi "GMC" Sierra. He suffered a strained tummy and hopes to be trukin soon!



INTERNATIONALS

Arodys Garza
Fargo
Prairie Dogs
Age: 18B/T: L/L
Born: Gatun, PA
Position(s): P (P)
View Hardball Dynasty Profile

Stocking the rookie roster with some pups.


Renyel Gonzalez
Rochester
Tigers
Age: 22B/T: L/L
Born: Edo Lara, DO
Position(s): P (P)
View Hardball Dynasty Profile

A little tiger that can eat some innings and roast beef.


Roger House
Rochester
Tigers
Age: 18B/T: R/R
Born: Lakenheath, UK
Position(s): SS/IF/OF/DH
View Hardball Dynasty Profile

This little tiger had none.


Rymer Portillo
Rochester
Tigers
Age: 19B/T: R/R
Born: Santiago, DO
Position(s): P (P)
View Hardball Dynasty Profile

This little tiger ran wee,wee,wee all the way to AAA.


Rudy Wilson
Tampa Bay
Rays
Age: 18B/T: R/R
Born: Tipperary, IE
Position(s): 3B/1B/2B/COF/DH
View Hardball Dynasty Profile

The Rays signed a very nice prospect for 9.3 million and a S/T invite.I'm crying Wee,Wee, Wee all the way home!