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Old 09-12-2019, 09:22 PM   #53
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Everett Aquasox (B287, 60-36, 1st place, +4)
The Froggies are still killing it in their second season in Bronze, on pace for their fifth-straight postseaon experience. Three players got All-Star nods; Edgar Martinez, Robby Cano and Felix Hernandez. Inexplicably, Ichiro was NOT an All-Star, despite leading the league with a .352 average. J.J. Putz has been a champion closer, but his sub-1.00 ERA also didn't earn him an All-Star nod. Strange.

Thetford Mines Mineurs (B262, 61-36, 1st place, +11)
Bienvenue Le Grand Orange! We picked up Joe Hesketh and 73 Tim Wallach to close out the first collection mission for the Mineurs, and installed Expos legend Rusty Staub as our DH, replacing Jays legend Carlos Delgado. Hesketh is the Mineurs' second diamond card (91 Andre Dawson was the first) and he and Staub are off to hot starts, as the Mineurs turned on the afterburners and opened up an 11-game lead. We've also swapped out 73 Wallach's defense for 77 Wallach's bat; Staub has been more than picking up the slack so far. Vladimir Guerrero père is on pace for 37 homers. He was an All-Star, along with Jimmy Key.

Amarillo Gold Sox (S330, 54-45, 2nd place, 2 1/2 GB)
The Gold Sox have been bouncing back and forth between first and second, and currently occupy the second WC spot. Van Lingle Mungo bounced back from a sub-par season last year and is 13-2 with a 2.89 ERA, 153K and a All-Star appearance. Eddie Plank is 9-3 with a 3.98 ERA but didn't get an All-Star nod, Jim Palmer and Duke Snider were the other All-Stars. Snider had a 6-game homer streak (1000 points!), Martin Dihigo had a 3-HR game (400 points), and Spanky Lavalliere went 5-for-6 (150 points) in a 19-0 win over Vanaja (400 points).

Charlotte Monarchs (S306, 62-35, 1st place, +7 1/2)
The season for putting it all together continues for the pack only Monarchs. Chuck Klein (.340/.416/.565, 16 HR) and Mike Moustakas (.264/.314/.433, 13 HR) were our All-Stars. Willson Contreras has had his best season in a Monarchs uniform, and Sonny Gray has been our best pitcher. Hopefully our Jack Flaherty will have a second half comparable to the real-life Jack Flaherty. At 62-35, we are just six wins away from besting last season's mark, a horror season that saw us escape relegation by winning a three-team tiebreaker.
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