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Old 11-05-2013, 12:05 PM   #241
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Another Trade

Just when I thought I was done, I did again, and this should be our final deal of before the season start. We moved Joe Payne and Scott Smith over to the Annapolis Admirals (seems like all I do is trade with Annapolis and Baltimore) for 2 young kids. This deal was made for 2 reasons, options and money... Joe Payne was schedule to make $3 million and just wasn't going to play enough to justify it. I do hope that he gets his shot in Annapolis, the former gold glover deserves it. Scott Smith is coming back from his second major shoulder injury in 3 years, and he wasn't going to make the roster. No options means he had to be moved... We are now $9 million under budget, but still don't have the money to sign any free-agents or extensions.

Official Press Release:
Norfolk Cavaliers Ship Payne to Annapolis: The Norfolk Cavaliers have finalized a deal that will send 29-year-old center fielder Joe Payne, 25-year-old starting pitcher Scott Smith and 26-year-old minor league reliever Israel Gracía to Annapolis for 26-year-old center fielder Cody Johnson and 25-year-old minor league closer Derek Carter. Minor details still need to be worked out before the trade becomes official, but the players involved are expected to be with their new clubs soon.

Payne's all-time stats include: 217 hits, 37 doubles, 3 triples, 11 home runs and 75 RBIs in 260 games. He is batting .251 with 5 stolen bases and has scored 86 runs.

GM Comments:
We came out ahead in this deal in my opinion. We got 2 young guys that may help us out in the future for 2 guys that didn't have a roster spots. I am just ready to get these guys out on the field and see what we have. We made a lot of changes in the off-season, for the better.

Owner Thoughts:
Bill Parker has come to me and said he thinks we have a weakness at catcher, first base and in left field. I am not sure about that. Romero and Chaney aren't the best catchers, but compared to the other talent out there they are pretty dang good. Remember Chaney won the gold-glove two seasons ago. Not sure what he wants in LF, we have an ex-gold glover who hit .255-21-86 in 122 games last season. First base I can understand, we are playing Mauro Candelaria there, he isn't a first-baseman but should give us solid numbers on the offensive side, we are expecting a better year this season. Last year he hit .272-8-63.
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Old 11-05-2013, 12:38 PM   #242
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Spring Training

The games are about to begin, 24 of them to be exact, as the rookies try to impress and the veterans try to show they still have it. The Norfolk Cavaliers were one of the busiest teams this off-season, but still came out ahead in "WAR gained". Ok so not by much, but I will take the +1.0, and seeing that the Seantors dropped 4.9, makes me feel good. We plan to battle for the Western Division title and that title begins now.

Here are the WAR Changes for the league and my movement by category. Spring starts today, with Don Sweetapple on the bump. The lineup will look like this:

Ron Alder (DH)
Mauro Candelaria (1B)
Kent Davis (CF)*
Roberto Perez (3B)
Pablo Freitas (LF)
Tomas Reyes (SS)
Jose Rodriquez (RF)
Augusto Rodriquez (SS)
Jacob Chaney (C)

Things to watch this spring...
Who will end up the starting SS? Augusto Rodriquez was my favorite coming into this season, but with the acquisition of Jose Escamilla we may have a battle. Cody Johnson may factor into this battle as well.

Tomas Reyes will be playing second base, but with Pat Hall on the roster that might change. Reyes will be in the lineup, at 2nd or SS, Pat is playing for a spot.

Jacob Chaney took a little player development hit on the offensive side, and Julio Romero got a bump. I think we have a battle for PT behind the plate.

I think the lineup will be tweaked as well. Roberto Perez may end up in the #2 slot, not sure yet. We will see how Candelaria goes. Mauro doesn't strikeout much, which is why he is there. Kent Davis may end up being our lead-off man, as Ron Alder flourished last season hitting lower in the lineup.

Pitching wise our rotation is pretty set. Sweetapple, Carlos Mateo, Tsueno Sato, Karl Armstrong and Sun Ho. Jamie King and Justin Fresi will be given a shot to see what they have. Essie Bookelman and Dalton Whitaker will fight for the closer role, but other than that our bullpen is set.

Let the games begin...
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Old 11-06-2013, 04:03 PM   #243
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2016 Preseason Predictions

The 2016 Preseason Predictions are in and there really aren't any surprises... the Georgetown Sixteens are the favorite again to take the Southern Division title in a battle with the Lewes Braves. In the Northern Division the Wilmington Iron Pigs and the New Castle Colonials will battle... In my opinion this is the season that New Castle puts it all together. I see them coming out of the Northern Division. They have a lot of young talent and just haven't made it happen.

In the MarVa Conference the Chesapeake Blue Crabs are favored to win the Eastern and the Washington Senators are favored to win the Western. Both of these divisions should be tightly contested, but we will see. The biggest surprise I see in here is the Ocean City Tourists dropping to 10 games out. They should be more competitive.

My Predictions:
Northern: Lewes Braves
Southern: New Castle Colonials
Eastern: Chesapeake Admirls
Western: Norfolk Cavaliers

Its 162 game season, and a lot of things could happen. One reason I don't see the Sixteens winning the division is they lost their Ace Anthony Dundee for 6-7 months with shoulder inflammation. I just don't think they have the depth to make up for what he could bring.
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2016 Norfolk Cavaliers

Western Division Spring Standings
Norfolk Cav's 18-6
Washington Senators 11-13 (-7)
Richmond Cardinals 9-15 (-9)
Ellicott City 7-17 (-11)

Season Preview
We made it through spring with only 2 injuries. Elmer Hawkins our lefty out of the pen went down for two weeks and will miss the first week of the regular season, and Tomas Reyes are starting second basemen went down for 2 weeks, and will miss the first week and a half of spring.

We are going to carry 14 position players and 11 pitchers to start the season off. I had a hard time determining who was going to get cut for the last roster spot and it looks like Pat Hall will head down to AAA to start the season. Yaasutoki Ine (.386-1-10), we had an incredible spring will be the nod at the starting 2B, splitting time with Jesus Rivera (.347-1-2), until Reyes returns. When Reyes returns we will have to decide who will get sent down, Ine and Cody Johnson will be candidates for demotion.

Pitching wise we are looking pretty good. Don Sweetapple had a nice spring, ERA was a little higher than I'd like, but his strikeout totals looked good and he kept the ball in the park, something he didn't do last season. Karl Armstrong (3-1 10.29) got hit all over the place in spring, but will be our #4. I do have concerns, so we will see what will happen. Dalton Whitaker took over the closer role and Essie Bookelman struggled to close out games early. This may be one of those bullpen by committee when it comes down to it.

I am very pleased with the way our offense played this spring and the pitching was as solid as they have been in the past.

This should be a fun season, and will be compete with the Senators again, but this year I think we will take them down... My biggest concern going into this season is what about next. Sweetapple has a player option, which he will most likely opt out of, and we have no money to offer him an extension. My goal is to keep him here, so we will see...

We start the season with a 4-game series at home versus Ellicott city. We should be able to handle them pretty well. Getting the ball on opening day will be Don Sweetapple, he will be making his 4th straight opening day start for the Norfolk Cavaliers.

The opening day lineup will look something like this:
Kent Davis (L) CF
Roberto Perez (S) DH
Mauro Candelaria (R) SS
Pablo Fretias (R) LF
Jose Rodriquez (L) RF
Ron Alder (L) 1B
Jose Escamilla (S) 3B
Yasutoki Ine (R) 2B
Jacob Chaney (L) C

This is how the lineup will look to start the season. I have a feeling we will be doing some tweaking to it. Alder may end up leading off, Davis in the #2 hole. We have a lot of things that may work out. We will see how this works out.

Kent Davis and Jose Escamilla will be making their Norfolk Cavaliers debut, Roberto Perez will be making his Cavalier opening day debut and Yasutoki Ine will be making his Major League debut. He was up for 2 weeks last season, but didn't get any playing time.

Should be a fun season. And I for one have high hopes for these guys...
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Top Prospects Announed

Top 100 Prospects List Published: The season is about to start, so it's time to publish the annual Top 100 Prospects list. This year 20-year-old starting pitcher Brad Jones of the Newark Millers is the #1 prospect overall.

Here is the top 10:
1) SP Brad Jones, 20, Newark Millers
2) SS Mario Reyes, 17, Milford Clippers
3) LF Anastasio Padno, 21, Richmond Cardinals
4) SP Seth Bennett, 20, Milford Clippers
5) SP Shawn Brock, 22, Milton Brewers
6) 1B Adrian Smith, 20, New Castle Colonials
7) LF Vaughan Lee, 20, Dover Generals
8) C Flynn Payton, 20, Richmond Cardinals
9) SP Cristóbal Díaz, 17, Lewes Braves
10) SS Pete Martin, 21, Chesapeake Blue Crabs

This marks the first time the Norfolk Cavaliers don't have any players in the top 10, and I am sad to say that our minor leauge system has dropped to #3 in the best organizations. Some of that had to do with trades, so of it had to do with players moving up. Overall I still think we have some pretty solid players and we are stocked with pitching. Below are our top 10 prospects, the number in parenthesis is where they rank in the DelMarVa top 100.

Cavaliers Top Prospects 2016
1 (13) Cooper Mananghaya (SP)
At 25 Cooper is one of the older guys on the list. He is a left who throws hard and gets ground balls. Something you like to see out of your starters. Cooper is ready to make the jump and he is in line to be on the big league club this season. He will begin his season at AAA. Diaz sees Cooper as "a middle-of-the-rotation guy at some point in his career." Cooper a starter, might see some time in the Cav's pen this year as the lefy specialist.
Stuff: 11/12, Movement: 10/11, Control: 12/12

2 (17) Joseph Kearse
We liked Joseph so much we drafted him twice. Kearse making his first appearance on the top 100 list, in only his second season. The 20 year old put up solid numbers in A ball last season and will get his first full season in the minors this season. He will start out in A-ball and we will see where the season takes him. A Diaz sees Kearse to "Projects to be a very good contact hitter." We look forward to his first full season to see what he has.
Stuff: 7/12, Power: 2/6, Eye: 2/6

3 (19) Luis Delon (P)
Luis is a 21 year old 5* prospect, who is close to be ready. Antonio Diaz has this to say about Deleon "This guy has the makings of a big-league bullpen anchor. A shut-down guy in the late innings". He should make his debut in 2017 and be the full-time closer by 2018 if he continues on his path of development.
Stuff: 9/13, Movement: 15/15, Control: 8/14

4 (21) King Brock (1B)
King, the second of only 2 fielders in the Cavaliers top 10 prospect list, is 21 and just about ready to play. He should be at the big league level by 2017. He will be making his debut in AAA this season and might see some big league time depending on injuries. He has some problems with his glove, but Diaz things he has "tremendous power potential".
Contact: 8/10, Power: 8/14, Eye: 8/10

5 (22) Arturo Ramirez (SP)
Arturo is only 20 years old and is well known in the Delmarva League, because of his big potential. He has moved up the ladder at a nice a pace and this will start in AA and probably see some time in AAA by the end of the year. He is almost ready to make the move to the big leagues he just needs to work on some control issues. Diaz has been quoted as saying "This kid has the sort of control that could give him a long career. Rarely walks people, and finds the plate consistently. You can trust him not to give away too much". He will probably see himself in the starting rotation in 2017.
Stuff: 10/12, Movement: 12/12, Control: 9/15

6 (52) Jamie King (SP)
Jamie is 24 and similar to Cooper is ready to make the push to the next level. King came over in an off-season trade and could see some time with the big league club before the season is over. He was given a shot in spring, but struggled, so he will begin his quest at AAA. He is had a cup of coffee last season with New Castle. Many question his intelligence, but Diaz says "his talent, instinct, and desire to make it as big leaguer translate into mid-rotation potential." Expect to hear his name later on this season.
Stuff: 10/11, Movement: 12/13, Control: 14/15

7 (55) Vaughan Griffth (SP)
At 19 years old Vaughn has made his way up the ranks and will be making his AA debut this season with New Orleans. Vaughn is almost ready to pitch in AAA, but we beleive a full season in AA will do him good. The only problem I see with Vaughn is his flyball ratio. Diaz has been watching this kid and has some good words to say about him "If this kid's elbow holds up, he'll be a front-line pitcher. It's easy to project plus pitches across the board." Look for Vaughn to make his debut late in 2018.
Stuff: 10/14, Movement: 8/8, Control: 10/16

8 (59) Joe Gould (SP)
Joe is 25 and just about reach his max potential. He will begin his season in AAA and could be a mid-season call-up if the need arises. He will join Cooper and Jamie in the Yokohama rotation and give us 3 guys ready to pitch in the bigs. Diaz sees Joe as "nothing more than a run-of-the-mill starter. A projected number 4 or number 5 pitcher".
Stuff: 12/13, Movement: 8/8, Control: 11/13

9 (88) Derek Cater (CL)
Derek was acquired only a few months ago, and should see some time with the big club soon. He is just a few control points away from being a full-time major leaguer. He throws in the upper 90's and gets a lot of ground balls, just want you want from a closer. Carter has spent 1 and a half seasons in AAA, so his time is just about here. A. Diaz has high praise, he claims that Derek is a "Potential Hall of Fame reliever".
Stuff: 12/13, Movement: 14/15, Control: 9/12

10 (92) Jorge Jimenez (SP)
Jorge was discovered out of the Dominican Republic as a 16 year old, and now as an 18 year old is making his first appearance on the top 100 list. Many teams were trying to get me include him in trades this off-season, but he has the potential to shine bright. At least that is what I have been told. A Diaz doesn't give him as high of marks as OSA. Diaz sees Jiminez as "a guy other players look up to. A good influence to have on the team." He is a few years away, but his journey to stardom has begun.
Stuff: 6/10, Movement: 9/11, Control: 1/8
OSA: 6/13, 11/14, 5/14

A look back in history...

2015
1 (10) Arturo Ramirez (SP) - Current #5 Prospect
2 (11) Eugene Carpenter (SP) - traded to Baltimore Barons 2015
3 (14) Gabriel Santos (CL) - traded to Baltimore Barons 2015
4 (17) Steven Wilson (1B) - traded New Castle Colonials 2015

5 (20) King Brock (1B) - Current # 4 Prospect
6 (35) Jorge Jimenez (SP) - Current #10 Prospect
7 (41) Augusto Rodriquez (SS) - Yokohama (Norfolk AAA / debuted in 2015 / 27 games)
8 (45) Joe Gould (SP) - Current #8 Prospect
9 (59) Vaughan Griffith (SP) - Current #7 Prospect
10 (68) Jeremy Jones (SS) - traded to Baltimore Barons 2015

2014
1 (2) Ken Coffman (P) - traded to Chesapeake Blue Crabs 2015 (made debut in 2015 / 14 games)
2 (7) King Brock (1B) - Current #4 Prospect
3 (12) Arturo Ramirez (P) - Current #2 Prospect
4 (18) Maurice Noble (OF) - New Orleans (Norfolk AA)
5 (27) Marc Alexander (OF) - traded to Newark Millers 2014
6 Augusto Rodriquez (SS) - Yokohama (Norfolk AAA / debuted in 2015 / 27 games)
7 Sun Ho (P) - Norfolk's #5 starter (debuted in 2013 / 33 games, 27 starts)
8 Christopher Shopland (2B) - traded to Baltimore 2016 (debuted in 2013 / 264 games)
9 Murray Pavie (OF) - Yokohama (Norfolk AAA)
10 Jorge Baez (P) - New Orleans (Norfolk AA)
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Week 1

Current Week: 3-1 (3-1 - GB, 1st (+1)
Next Week: 2 @ Richmond Cardinals, 4 vs Washington Senators
Power Ranking: 3
Fan Interest: 62
Owners Mood: Delighted

Personal Message from the Owner: Season Expectation:
Tony,

I have now decided on the goal for the coming season. After evaluating several factors, I have come to the conclusion that the team should play .500 ball.

Good Luck!
Bill Parker

Game 1
Ellicott City 3, Norfolk 7
Don Sweetapple (1-0) had a great first game, going 8 innings, allowing 8 hits and 2 runs, while striking out 8. Not bad for opening day performance. Dalton Whitaker pitched the 9th. Newcomer Jose Escamilla lead the offense going 3-5 with a HR (1), a 2B and 5 RBI. Ron Alder added 3 hits and a stolen base.

Game 2
Ellicott City 4, Norfolk 5
Carlos Mateo (1-0) threw 8-innings of his own, allowing 2 hits and 2 runs, while striking out 8. Dalton Whitaker pitched a rocky 9th (a walk, a 2-run HR and 3 K's) for the save (1). Kent Davis lead the offense with a 3-4 day, and Jose Rodriquez knocked the runs in going 2-4 with a HR (1) and 2 RBI.

Transactions: Elmer Hawkins has been activated and sent to the minors for a short rehab assignment.

Game 3
Ellicott City 9, Norfolk 5
Tsuneo Sato (ND) got roughed up over 6.1 innings, giving up 9 hits, 2 HR's) and 5 runs, walking 4 and striking out 5. Essie Bookelman (0-1) took home the loss with an awful 1.1 innings of work. Essie gave up 3 runs on 3 hits and 3 walks. Roberto Perez and Mauro Candelaria lead the offense with 2-hits a piece, and Yasutoki Ine had 2 RBI, including his first big leauge hit. The offense left 11 runners on base.

Transactions: Yasutoki Ine got his cup of coffee, a nice tribute to the spring he had, but with Tomas Reyes back from the DL I felt like I had to make the move. Ine was sent down to AAA after going 1-7 in 2 games and Reyes was activated and insterted into the starting lineup.

Game 4
Ellicott City 0, Norfolk 5
Karl Armstrong (1-0) pitched a complete game one-hit shut-out. Armstrong struck out 6, walked 7 and was the benefactor of 3 double plays. Ron Alder, Jacob Chaney and Jose Rodriquez each had 2-hits, Chaney added 2 RBI. Tomas Reyes was 0-2 with 2 walks and 2-Runs in his return to the lineup. Pablo Freitas hit a solo-hr (1).

Post Game Report:
Walks Aplenty - Armstrong Has Trouble With Command: In today's outing, Norfolk Cavaliers starting pitcher, Karl Armstrong really had trouble finding the strike zone. My command was really poor today," said the flustered Armstrong. I think I need to work on finding a better rhythm for my pitches. Obviously what I am doing right now didn't work at all today."

Players of the Week:
Delaware: n/a
MarVa: n/a

Power Rankings:
1) Annapolis Admirals (188.0)
2) New Castle Colonials (140.0)
3) Norfolk Cavaliers (138.0)
4) Georgetown Sixteens (138.0)
5) Richmond Cardinals (92.0)

Major Feats:
Jorge Sanchez (Ellicot City Express) 5 Hits
Ricardo Flores (New Castle Colonails) 5 Hits
Bruce Robertson (Georgetwon Sixteens) 20 Game Hitting Streak

Major Injuries:
Steve Williams - Annapolis Admirls - knee contusion - out 2 weeks

GM Thoughts/Notes: The bullpen had a rough week, but we are only 4 games in, so I still have faith in them. Elmer Hawkins is off the DL and getting some rehab before rejoining the team. He should give us a little boost in the pen. Will be tough to decide who gets sent down though. Elmer will be our only lefty, once again... All in all this was a good start to the season. The starters seem to be off to a hot start, and the offense is scoring runs. Best part is it wasn't just one player, everyone contributed... I will probably tweak the lineup a little bit over the next week or two just to see what will work best.
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Week 2

Current Week: 7-3 (4-2 - GB, 1st (+1)
Next Week: 2 @ Newark Millers, 4 @ Ellicott City Express
Power Ranking: 3 (-)
Fan Interest: 62
Owners Mood: Delighted

Game 5
Norfolk 7, Richmond 0
Sun Ho (1-0) pitched the 2nd shutout in a row for Cavalier pitching, going all 9, giving up 4 hits and striking out 8. Roberto Perez lead the offense with 3 hits and 2 runs, and Jose Rodriquez and Kent Davis each added 2 hits. Rodriquez had 2 RBI's.

Game 6
Norfolk 2, Richmond 3
Don Sweetapple (1-1) pitched a great game, but couldn't get the runs he needed. Sweetapple pitched 8 innings, giving up 5 hits and 3 runs (2 ER). Kent Davis paced the offense with a 3-4 day, including a double, RBI and run scored. Pablo Freitas added 2 hits and an RBI.

Game 7
Washington 3, Norfolk 6
Carlos Mateo (ND) pitched 7 solid innings, but left the game tied, giving up 3 runs on 3 hits and 3 walks. Ron Harris (1-0) was the benefactor for a 3-run 8th to get the win and Dalton Whitaker pitched the 9th for the save (2). Jose Rodriquez had 3 hits to lead the offense, Mauro Candelaria went 2-2 with 2 runs and 2 RBI, and Pablo Fretias added 2 hits, 2 runs and a solo-HR (2).

Game 8
Washington 3, Norfolk 6
Tsuneo Sato (1-0) went 7 solid innings, giving up 3 runs on 9 hits. Dalton Whitaker pitched a perfect 9th for the save (3). Pablo Fretias lead the offense with 3-hits, and Mauro Candelaria, Jesus Rivera and Julio Romero each added 2. Candelaria drove in 2, with a 6th inning HR (1).

Game 7
Washington 6, Norfolk 5
Karl Armstrong (1-1) was having a rough start and more control issues, before he beaned Antonio Burgos, the batter he hit, which lead to his ejection. Armstrong's went 5.1 innings, giving up 7 hits and 5 runs. He also gave up 3 longballs. Adrian Otero came into relieve him before leaving to injury and Essie Bookleman pitched 2 shutout innings to end the game. The offense was lead by Roberto Perez and his 3 hits, Kent Davis Davis and Mauro Candelaria each added 2 hits. Candelaria lead the team with 2 RBI's and Jose Rodriquez hit a solo-HR (2).

Suspensions: Karl Armstrong has been suspended 3 games for his part in the altercation during the game against Washington.

Injury News: The verdict came out and it was bad news for Adrian Otero. Otero was brought in to solidify the pen, but he will now be out 5-6 months with shoulder inflammation. This was after his first appearance of the season... Elmer Hawkins will be reactivated to take his slot on the roster. Elmer was down in AA New Orleans on a rehab assignment.

Game 8
Washington 2, Norfolk 3 (12 innings)
Sun Ho (ND) followed up his shut-out performance with another solid start, going 6 innings, allowing 1 run on 6 hits. Five members of the bullpen pitched solid ball, giving up only 1 run, to keep the Cavaliers in in, and Joe Davis (1-0) too home the win. The offense had 12 hits, with Roberto Perez, Mauro Candelaria, Jesus Rivera and Jacob Chaney each getting 2. Roberto Perez hit a solo-HR (1), his first of the season.

Players of the Week:
Delaware: Peter Peters (New Castle Colonials) 13-25, 5 HRs, 13 RBI
MarVa: Francisco Vargas (Chesapeake Blue Crabs) 9-18, 2 HRs, 8 RBI, 4 Runs

Power Rankings:
1) Lewes Braves (133.0)
2) Annapolis Admirals (131.0)
3) Norfolk Cavaliers (131.0)
4) New Castle Colonials (131.0)
5) Richmond Cardinals (111.0)

Major Feats:
Bruce Robertons (Georgetown Sixteens) 20 game hitting streak comes to an end.
Miguel Ruiz (New Castle Colonaisl) 5 hits

Major Injuries:
Dave Moore (Milford Clippers) oblique strain, out 5 weeks.
Luis Gonzalez (Ellicott City Express) damaged elbow ligament, out 14 months
Joe Henderson (Milford Clippers) bone chips in elbow, out 4 months
Cristo Canseco (Chesapeake Blue Crabs) fractured hand, out 6 weeks

GM Thoughts/Notes: The team is playing well, the starters are off to a good start, but the bullpen has just been mediocre. I can't be too concerned yet with them, since they don't have many innings under their belts. Losing Otero will hurt, it means putting more faith in to Joe Davis. Davis was about to be sent down before the Otero injury... The offense is hitting the ball, on one player his shining, Candelaria does lead the squad with 10 RBI's, but that is the only stat that jumps out at me compared to the others... It looks like we might have a top 5 offense. If we do watch out we might be hard to stop... I do have some concerns as the GM. I have no money to offer extensions and Don Sweetapple has a player option coming up at the end of this season for 9 million. Based on where salaries have been he could get 12-15 per. I won't sign him for that, but could low-ball him if Mr Parker would let me. For the mean time I will have to figure out what to do, ride it out and hope he says yes to the option, trade him or trade others in hopes to resign him. Lots of decisions to be made in the upcoming months...
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Week 3

Current Week: 4-2 (11-5 - GB, 1st (+2)
Next Week: 2 vs New Castle Colonials, 4 @ Richmond Cardinals
Power Ranking: 2 (+1)
Fan Interest: 62
Owners Mood: Delighted

Game 9
Norfolk 3, Newark 4
Don Sweetapple (ND) Was on his game before leaving in the 4th with an injury, hopefully nothing serious, Don went 4.2 shutout innings, allowing 3 hits. Ivan Pineda (0-1) came in for Don and got roughed up, giving up 4 hits and 4 runs in 2/3 of an inning. The offense had 12 hits and left 10 runners on. Lead by Kent Davis who went 4-5 day and Jesus Rivera and Jose Rodriquez who each had 2 hits, the offense feel short.

Injury News: No major injury for Don Sweetapple. He was pulled for precautionary measures and will be ready to make his next start.

Game 10
Norfolk 4, Newark 2
Carlos Mateo (2-0) went 7 strong innings, giving up 2 runs (0 ER) on 5 hits while striking out 8. Dalton Whitaker pitched a perfect 9th for the save (4). The offense was led by Julio Romero who had 2 hits and Kent Davis who drove in 2.

Game 11
Norfolk 6, Ellicott City 7
Tsueno Sato (ND) scattered 10 hits over 6.1 innings allowing 3 runs and striking out 7. But the bullpen couldn't get the job done as Ron Harris gave up 3 runs in 1/3 of an inning. Dalton Whitaker (0-1) took the loss giving up 1 run in 2/3's of an inning, as Ellicott City walked off with victory. Jose Rodriquez lead the offense with 4 hits, Roberto Perez added 3 hits, including 2 HR's (3) and Pablo Freitas had 2 hits.

Game 12
Norfolk 12, Ellicott City 5
Karl Armstrong (2-1) benefited from a powerful offensive performance, as he went 8.1 innings, allowing 8 hits and 5 runs. The offense banged out 15 hits, including 3 each by Kent DAvis, Pablo Freitas and Jose Escamilla. Jose Rodriquez added 2 hits and 4 RBI, both its were HR's (4). Roberto Perez added a HR (4) and Ron Alder hit his first HR of the season.

Game 13
Norfolk 16, Ellicott City 1
Sun Ho (2-0) had a solid 7.1 inning performance, giving up just 1 run on 6 hits. Ron Alder, Roberto Perez and Kent Davis each had 3 hits. Alder added a HR (2) and 5 runs scored. Kent Davis added 4 RBI and Roberto Perez had 3 runs scored. Julio Romero hit a 3-run HR (1). Jose Rodriquez was removed from the game after pulling up lame after a first inning single.

Game 14
Norfolk 8, Ellicott City 0
Don Sweetapple (2-1) showed no ill effects of leaving his last start early, as he pitched a complete game shutout 9 innings, 7 hits, 6 strikeouts. The offense was lead by Kent Davis and Roberto Perez who each had 3 hits. Davis went 3-3 with 3 RBI, Perez 3-5 with 2 runs. Ron Alder continued to score runs crossing the plate 2 times.

Injury News: Jose Rodriquez will miss a week with "back soreness"

Players of the Week:
Delaware: Stan Miller (Georgetown Sixteens) 11-24, 4 HR's, 11 RBI
MarVa: Jose Rodriquez (Norfolk Cavaliers) 10-15 2 HR's, 6 RBI

Power Rankings:
1) Annapolis Admirals (159.3)
2) Norfolk Cavaliers (130.8)
3) New Castle Colonials (129.8)
4) Lewes Braves (117.5)
5) Chesapeake Blue Crabs (113.5)

Notable Feats:
none

Notable Injuries:
none


GM Thoughts/Notes: Offense is off to a hot start, starting pitching has been hot, defense had a rough week and the bullpen is just struggling, but I have faith they will come around... With Jose out for a few days Pat Shelton will get some playing time... Sweetapple is looking for a 6 year/16 million a year extension. Is he worth hit? Maybe at 31, I am hesitant to give him 6 years. Plus we don't have the money right now, so do I move players to make room for him? Or do I trade him? Questions to ask by July... Last season we had a hot start, and then faded in August and September, so I am not going to get my hopes to high just yet.
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Week 4

Current Week: 2-4 (13-9 - GB, 1st (+1))
Next Week: 2 vs Milford Clippers, 4 vs Baltimore Barons
Power Ranking: 4 (-2)
Fan Interest: 63 (+1)
Owners Mood: Delighted

Game 17
New Castle 6, Norfolk 7
Carlos Mateo (ND) went 5.1 innings giving up 6 hits, 3 HR's, and 6 runs, while striking out 8 before handing the game over to the pen. The bullpen pitched shutout ball over the final 3.2 innings, and Ron Harris (2-0) was the benefactor over a walk-off victory. The offense slugged out 10 hits, including a 3-4 day by Pat Shelton, he also added 3 RBI's. Kent Davis added 2 hits and 2 runs. Shelton singled in 2 in the 9th for the victory.

Game 18
New Castle 5, Norfolk 3
Tsuneo Sato (1-1) gave up 9 hits, 2 HR's, and 5 runs over 7 innings. The offense was held to 7 hits, including a 3-4 day by Jesus Rivera and and 2-4 day by Ron Alder. Alder had a solo-HR (3) for the Cav's only extra-base hit.

Game 19
Norfolk 1, Richmond 7
Karl Armstrong (2-2) took the loss, giving up 6 runs on 8 hits and 4 walks, as the offense was held to just 1 run. Ivan Pineda gave up 1 run in 1 inning of work, as his struggles continued. Roberto Perez had 3 of the teams 8 hits, and Pablo Freitas and Tomas Reyes had 2 each. Ron Alder had the games only extra-base hit, a double, and Perez added 2 stolen bases (10).

Game 20
Norfolk 7, Richmond 8
Sun Ho (2-1) got roughed up over 5.1 innings, giving up 7 runs on 5 hits and 6 walks. The offense put together a late rally (2 in the 9th), but fell short. Roberto Perez and Pablo Freitas lead the offense with 3 hits a piece and Jose Rodriquez added 2, in his first game back from injury. Freitas ahd a triple and a double, and Rodriquez hit a 2-run HR (5).

Game 21
Norfolk 0, Richmond 4
Don Sweetapple (2-2) threw the ball well, but the offense gave him no support. Over 7.2 innings Sweetapple gave up 3 runs on 9 hits, while striking out 7. The offense only managed 3 hits, all singles, 2 by Tomas Reyes who left the game in the 8th with an injury.

Injury News: Tomas Reyes suffered an elbow sprain when he collided with a runner during defensive play. Reyes will be out 3-4 weeks... Yasutokie Ine has been recalled and will platoon with Jesus Rivera until Reyes returns. Ine is hitting .449 at AAA.

Game 22
Norfolk 4, Richmond 3
Carlos Mateo (3-0) threw 7 strong innings, giving up 6 hits and 2 runs. He did give up HR, might need to keep an eye on his HR's allowed. Dalton Whitaker threw a perfect 9th for the save (5). The offense wasn't great (7 hits all singles), but did enough to get the win Roberto Perez lead the way with a 2-4 day. Ron Alder scored 2 runs.

Players of the Week:
Delaware: Anthony Cunningham (Dover Generals) 11-24, 2 HR's, 5 RBI's
MarVa: Chris Gross (Richmond Cardinals) 8-23, 3 HR's, 10 RBI's

Power Rankings:
1) Annapolis Admirals (133.9)
2) New Castle Colonials (128.7)
3) Wilmington Iron Pigs (121.5)
4) Norfolk Cavaliers (130.8)
5) Chesapeake Blue Crabs (106.4)

Notable Feats:
Cliff Jones (Washington Senators) Hit Streak @ 20 Games / Ended @ 21 games.
Fred Bishop (Wilmington Iron Pigs) Hit Streak @ 20 Games / Active.

Notable Injuries:
Andres Salinas (Dover Generals) Sprained Ankle, out 4 weeks

GM Thoughts/Notes: Richmond seems vastly improved from last year. They might be our new divisional rival, but I am still not going to be counting out Washington. Might just be a 3-team race this season... Leadoff man Ron Alder is hitting .198 on the season, he did the same thing last year, just doesn't seem to like to hit out of the leadoff spot. Expect some lineup changes forth May.... Kent Davis will be moving in the leadoff slot, need to figure out who will hit #3. Jose Rodriquez seems to be flourishing in the 5 hole. Maybe Escamilla? Rivera? Probably going to end up with Rivera, maybe do some testing with him and Escamilla... Starting pitching was off this past week. I am concerned with Karl Armstrong and Sun Ho's control... Pineda seems to be the weak link in the pen right now. Bring up Cooper? Give him some more time?... One month down. I am happy with this team so far, obviously there are some things that need to be fixed. Its a long season, we will see where it goes... Rumors are Tomas Reyes might be on the trading block.
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April 2016 Recap

Players of the Month:
Delaware Conference:

Batter of the Month: Peter Peters, New Castle Colonials

Peters Takes Home DDIV Top Batter Award: When Peter Peters stepped up to the plate in April, he did it with confidence and today he was honored with the Delaware Conference Batter of the Month award. The young New Castle right fielder posted a .329 batting average with 11 home runs, 29 RBIs and scored 23 runs. Peters also worked pitchers for 20 walks to post a .455 on-base percentage.

Pitcher of the Month: Jarred Perry, Lewes Braves
Delaware Conference Premier Pitcher is Perry: Veteran Jarred Perry put together quite a successful stretch in April for the Lewes Braves, earning himself the Delaware Conference Pitcher of the Month award. Perry racked up a 4-0 record in 5 starts, posting a 1.41 ERA over 38.1 innings and striking out 29.

Rookie of the Month: Lee Berry, New Castle Colonials
DDIV Selects Rookie Star of the Month: Lee Berry's eyes seem to light up whenever he sees the baseball. The young New Castle shortstop has been hitting everything in sight for the better part of a month. In April he was voted the Rookie of the Month Award. During the month he hit .260 with 3 doubles, 1 triple and 5 home runs. Berry also scored 13 times and drove in 16 runs.

MarVa Conference:

Batter of the Month: Jose Rodriquez, Norfolk Cavaliers

Rodríguez Wins MVDIV's Best Bat Trophy: In April, Norfolk Cavaliers right fielder José Rodríguez claimed the MarVa Conference Batter of the Month award. The 29-year-old swung with confidence, hitting .490 with 5 home runs, 16 RBIs and 15 runs scored.

Pitcher of the Month: Jose Villa, Annapolis Admirals
MarVa Conference Picks Best Starter in April: Despite the number of years he's been in the league, José Villa still gets excited when he puts together a quality stretch like he had in April. The 29-year-old starter for Annapolis was named MarVa Conference Pitcher of the Month earlier today. He collected 4 wins and no losses with 12 strikeouts in his 4 starts, putting up a fine 2.22 ERA in 28.1 innings of work.

(yes the same Jose Villa I dumped in the pre-season.)

Rookie of the Month: Marcos Gomez, Baltimore Barons
Gómez Voted April's #1 Newcomer: Marcos Gómez will be on his way to great things, if he keeps up April's production. The 27-year-old first-year player for Baltimore put up excellent numbers last month to claim the MarVa Conference Rookie of the Month Award. Last month the center fielder posted up a solid .235 average, 2 home runs, 6 RBIs, 20 hits, 6 walks, .286 OBP and scored 10 runs.

League Leaders (as of May 4th)
Delaware Conference:

AVG: Ricardo Flores (New Castle Colonials) .386
HR: Peter Peters (New Castle Colonials) .11
RBI: Peter Peters (New Castle Colonials) 29
SB: Chris Adams (New Castle Colonials)/Lee Delvin (Georgetown Sixteens)/Luis Rodriquez (Wilmington Iron Pigs) 5

W: Andy Nelson (New Castle Colonials) 5
ERA: John Jordan (Newark Millers) 1.35
K: Marcos Estrada (Wilmington Iron Pigs) 43
SV: Cristo Rojas (New Castle Colonails) 7

Marva Conference:
AVG: Dave Glenn (Washington Senators) .390
HR: Alberto Trujillo (Annapolis Admirals) 10
RBI: Dave Hughes (Annapolis Admirals) 22
SB: Roberto Perez (Norfolk Cavaliers) 11

W: Ed Adams (Annapolis Admirals)/ Jorge Moran (Chesapeake Blue Crabs)/ Jose Villa (Annapolis Admirasl) 4
ERA: Don Sweetapple (Norfolk Cavaliers) 1.69
K(t): Barney Butler (Washington Senators) 40
SV: Aaron Nicholas (Richmond Cardinals)/ Jose Chavez (Chesapeake Blue Crabs) 6

Standings as for May 2nd 2016


In the Southern Division the Lewes Braves continue to one of the top teams and the Georgetown Sixteens shook off a miserable season last year and are right there. The Dover Generals have always competed, so it will be interesting to see where they go... The New Castle Colonials are off to a great start, but so are the Wilmington Iron Pigs. This looks to be a 2 team dogfight all season long. Have the young Colonials finally hit their stride?... Over in the MarVa Conference the Annapolis Admirals seem to be the class of the Eastern Division. But the Chesapeake Blue Crabs aren't going away any time soon. If I was a betting man, my money would be on the Admirals winning it all... And in the Western Division the Cavaliers are off to a solid start, but the suprising Richmond Cardinals are right there. The Washington Senators are off to one of their typical slow starts, but can't be counted out just yet.

Norfolk Cavaliers Recap


The Cavaliers are off to a solid start, we have a few questions marks, but all in all I think we are looking like a solid all around team. The Defenisve is one of the tops in the league, our pitching is one of the best in the league. Just need to get the pen to be a little more consistent. Ivan Pineda is on our short list, we have too much pitching down in AAA to keep a 7+ ERA on the roster. We will see... We are going to tweak the lineup a little bit moving Alder out of the lead off slot, putting Kent Davis there and move Jose Rodriquez to the #3 hole. Hitting between Perez and Freitas should give a few more good pitches... Mauro Candelaria is too good of a hitter to be posting a sub-200 average... Time to start planning for the future, yet this season, with budget issues to effect our future its time to develop a plan. Here is a list of players that may be shopped: Tomas Reyes, Tsueno Sato, Mauro Candelaria, Ron Alder and Don Sweetapple. More to come on this front.

Work and grad school have been kicking my tail, sorry for the long delay.
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Week 5

Current Week: 5-1 (18-10 - GB, 1st (+3))
Next Week: 2 vs Annapolis Admirals, 3 @ Chesapeake Blue Crabs
Power Ranking: 3 (+1)
Fan Interest: 64 (+1)
Owners Mood: Delighted

** Changed Rotation Mode, from Strict to Strict, on occasion highest rested, mainly because there seems to be a rash of 2 off-days a week coming up, so the more I can get Sweetapple on the hill the better I will be (I think). I will move it back at or near the end of the month **

Game 23
Milford 6, Norfolk 7 (13 Innings)
Tsuneo Sato (ND) got roughed up over 4.2 innings, givng up 6 runs on 6 hits, but the combination for 4 relivers shut down the Clippers the rest of the way. Dalton Whitaker (1-1) went the final 2.1 innings, giving up 1 hit and striking out 4. Kent Davis lead the way with a 3-7 day, scoring 2 times, and Mauro Candelaria added 2 hits. Pablo Freitas hit a solo HR (3), Jacob Chaney hit the game tying HR (1) in the 6th and Roberto Perez won the game in the 13th with a solo blast (5).

Game 24
Milford 2, Norfolk 5
Karl Armstrong (3-2) threw 7 strong innings, allowing 2 runs on 9 hits, and Dalton Whitaker threw a perfect 9th for the save (6). The Cavaliers had four players with 2 hits, including Kent Davis, Mauro Candelaria, Jesus Rivera and Julio Romero. Julio Romero hit a solo-HR (2).

Game 25
Baltimore 1, Norfolk 2 (12 Innings)
Sun Ho (ND) went 7.1 innings, allowing 1 run on 4 hits, but took the ND as the Cav's offense was quiet. Ivan Pineda (1-1) got the win going the final 3.1 innings, giving up only 2 hits. The offense was held to 6 hits, Ron Alder had 2 of them and he added 2 stolen-bases. Jesus Rivera hit a walk-off HR (1) in the 12th.

Game 26
Baltimore 2, Norfolk 3
Don Sweetapple (ND) threw another great game, but got the ND as Dalton Whitaker blew the save. Sweetapple went 8.1 innings, allowing 4 hits and 1 run. Whitaker (2-1, BS 1) went .2 innings giving up 3 hits and 1 run. The offense was once again quiet, but after giving up 2 runs and the lead in the 9th, they fought back for 2 of their own to walk off, for the 3rd time this week. Kent Davis went 3-5 to lead the offense, Jesus Rivera hit a solo-HR (2) and Roberto Perez had a 2-run single in the 9th for the win.

Game 27
Baltimore 8, Norfolk 5
Carlos Mateo (3-1) took the loss as the Barons roughed up him up, over 3.1 innings, Mateo gave up 7 runs on 8 hits. Ivan Pineda threw 2.1 innings of shut-out ball proving he deserves to be up with the big guys. The offense had 13 hits, but couldn't knock 'me when needed. Jose Rodriquez, back from a 2-game absence with a tweaked wrist, went 3-5, and Kent Davis, Roberto Perez, Pablo Freitas and Mauro Candelaria each added 2-hits. Roberto Perez scored 3-runs.

Game 28
Baltimore 0, Norfolk 5
Tsuneo Sato (2-1) bounced back from his last start and went 8 shut-out innings, allowing just 3 hits and striking out 7. Dalton Whitaker threw the 9 for the save (7). Kent Davis seems to be flourishing in the leadoff slot, getting 2 more hits, as did Jose Rodriquez and Jose Escamilla had a perfect day going 3-3 with a run and 2 RBI.

Players of the Week:
Delaware: Nick Waldman, Newark Millers, 8-18 3 HR's 7 RBI
MarVa: Alberto Trulillo, Annapolis Admirals, 7-17 3 HR's, 7 RBI, 5 Runs

Power Rankings:
1) Annapolis Admirals (141.0)
2) New Castle Colonials (136.6)
3) Norfolk Cavaliers (118.7)
4) Chesapeake Blue Crabs (107.3)
5) Wilmington Iron Pigs (101.9)

Notable Feats:
Fred Bishop, Wilmington Iron Pigs, went hitless ending his hit streak at 24 games

Notable Injuries:
none

GM Thoughts/Notes: The pitchers had a very strong week, and are now ranked #1 in all pitching categories. Can't complain there. Ivan Pineda got back on track and dropped his ERA 3 points this week, Feeling better about the staff... The offense is off to a solid start too, hitting for a good average and scoring runs. Can't go wrong there... Yasutoki Ine is struggling, going 1-13 so far this season, but with only 1 strikeout. Hopefully, for him, he will start finding some holes... I shopped Ron Alder around this week, had a couple of interesting deals, but I wasn't ready to pull the trigger. Most teams were looking to move LF for LF, problem is Alder isn't my LF anymore. More shopping to come... Also shopped Tsuneo Sato around, not much interest in him, which is surprising, but he has taking some ratings drops lately... Draft is a month away, and we have the 14th pick overall and the 4th and 14th in the second round. Maybe we will get lucky and some of the talent will slip down. 3-5*, 1-4.5*, 1-4*, and 3-3.5*, so it doesn't look like it is that deep of a draft.
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Week 6

Current Week: 3-2 (21-12 - GB, 1st (+5))
Next Week: 2 vs Wilmington Iron Pigs, 4 vs Washington Senators
Power Ranking: 3
Fan Interest: 65 (+1)
Owners Mood: Delighted

Game 29
Annapolis 5, Norfolk 6
Karl Armstrong (4-2) got the week started off right, going 7 innings, allowing 4 runs (1 ER / his error) on 6 hits, while striking out 5. Surprisingly he only walked 1 (he did hit 2 people though)! Dalton Whitaker pitched the 9th for the save (8). Mauro Candelaria is starting to hit the ball, which is a good sign for the offense. He went 2-3 with 2 runs, Gilberto Ramos added 2 hits, and Julio Romero hit a 2-run HR (3). Roberto Perez was pulled in the 1st inning, with what looked like a leg injury, hopefully nothing serious.

Game 30
Annapolis 3, Norfolk 8
Don Sweetapple (3-2) finally got some run support, going 8.1 innings, allowing 3 runs on 6 hits, while striking out 7. The offense had a 6-run 6th which turned out to be the deciding factor. Kent Davis, Pablo Freitas and Jose Escamilla each had 2 hits. Ron Alder went 1-1 with 2 walks, and scored 2 runs, Dent Davis added 2 runs as well. Jose Rodriquez and Mauro Candelaria each had 2-RBI.

Game 31
Norfolk 6, Chesapeake 3 (10 Innings)
Carlos Mateo (ND) threw the ball well over 7.2 innings, allowing 3 runs on 8 hits, but took home the ND as the game went into extra's. Dalton Whitaker pitched the final 2 innings and took the win (3-1). Roberto Perez returned to the line-up after missing a game, he went 0-4. Pablo Freitas lead the offense going 2-4 with 2 runs and 2 RBI, including a 2-run triple in the 10th. Ron Alder added a hit and 2 RBI. The Cavaliers had 3 triples.

Game 32
Norfolk 4, Chesapeake 5
Tsuneo Sato (2-2) went 6.2 innings, giving up 5 runs on 6 hits and 8 walks! The offense was lead by Yasutoki Ine, who went 3-4 with a run and an RBI. Kent Davis added 2 hits and Roberto Perez added 2 RBI. The Cav's scored 4 in the 9th, leaving Roberto Perez stranded at 2nd to end the game.

Game 33
Norfolk 2, Chesapeake 8
Sun Ho (2-2) left the game due to injury after 3 innings, givin gup 2 runs on 3 hits, Ivan Pineda, who has been throwing so well lately, got hit around over 2 innings giving up 6 hits and 3 runs. The offense was held in check, getting only 7 hits, with 3-players getting 2 each. Jose Rodriquez 2-4 with a run, Pablo Freitas 2-3 a HR (4) a run and 2-RBI and Jacob Chaney 2-4.

Injury: Sun Ho was injured in removed in the 4th inning. He will be placed on the 15-day DL, till we get an offical diagnosis. 25-year old Cooper Mananghaya, a lefty, has been brought up to take Sun's spot. Cooper is a top pitching prospect and this will be a rehearsal to see if we can move one of our other pitchers. On the season Cooper is 4-2 5.66 in 6 starts for AAA Yokohama. His major leauge debut is impending.

Lineup Changes: The struggling Ron Alder has been moved to back-up 1B/LF. He is hitting only .197 this season and has more K's than hits (27/26). Gilberto Ramos and Jose Rodriquez will be seeing more playing time. Hopefully a little break will get Alder back on track.

Players of the Week:
Delaware: Thomas Cooper, Milford Clippers, 11-21 2 HR, 8 RBI
MarVa: Ed Grant, Baltimore Barons, 9-16 4 HR, 5 RBI

Power Rankings:
1) Annapolis Admirals (126.5)
2) New Castle Colonials (119.0)
3) Norfolk Cavaliers (116.5)
4) Chesapeake Blue Crabs (113.1)
5) Newark Millers (103.2)

Notable Feats:
Alberto Hernandez, Annapolis Admirals, a one-time All-Star for the Norfolk Cavaliers, has announced he will retire after the season. Hernandez is 39 years old and is struggling out of the 'pen.

Notable Injuries:
none

GM Thoughts/Notes: We are doing great this season, but we do have a few spots that we need to look at. Our starting staff is 'great', but watching them I see how inconsistent they are. Drives me crazy. I don't mind a bad start every now and again, but these guys just seem to be all over the place. But its hard to complain with one of the best staffs around. I have shopped a few of these guys around and haven't had any luck. I'd like to free up some space and get Sweetapple locked up, otherwise he will be moved before the deadline. Play for the title this year or play for the title over the next few? Trade him and get something in return or lose him for nothing? My only hope is that he would take the player option, but that being about 8 million less than what the market would bear, I am not holding my breath... Ron Alder is getting pulled from the starting lineup. Ramos will get more time. Alder who lead the team in hitting last year .296, just can't seem to get anything going. He is losing trade value daily too, but he is a nice asset to have around... If Yas Ine starts hitting the ball Tomas Reyes may get dealt. It'd be a nice drop in salary, and free up some signing space. Might be the best route to go... All in all we are putting together a pretty good start, which is great, and we have a few players that are off to slow starts that will make us even better as they warm up. We are in a good spot right now.
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Current Week: 3-3 (24-15 - GB, 1st (+5))
Next Week: 2 @ Milton Brewers, 3 vs Ellicott City Express
Power Ranking: 3
Fan Interest: 66 (+1)
Owners Mood: Ecstatic

Game 34
Wilmington 2, Norfolk 8
Don Sweetapple (4-2) continued throwing the ball well, going 8.1 innings, allowing 8 hits and 2 runs, while striking out 6. The offense was lead by a trio of players with 2-hits. Ken Davis went 2-4 with 2 runs, Roberto Perez went 2-4 with 2 hits, 2 runs and 2 RBI and Pablo Freitas alos went 2-4 with 2 runs and 2 RBI. Perez (6), Freitas (5) and Jose Rodriquez (6) all went deep for the Cavaliers.

Injury News: Francisco Gonzalez reported to us that the news on Sun Ho isn't good. He has a torn triceps and will miss about 4 months. Cooper Mananghaya will remain in Ho's spot in the rotation.

Game 35
Wilmington 2, Norfolk 5
Karl Armstrong (5-2) had his control today, going 8 innings, giving up 2 runs on 7 hits and only 1 walk. Dalton Whitaker pitched the 9th for the save (9). The offense had 11 hits with 3 players getting 2-each. Kent Davis went 2-5, Pablo Freitas went 2-4 and Jesus Rivera went 2-4.

Injury News: Ivan Pineda has been placed on the 15-day DL and is expected to miss 2-3 weeks with chronic back soreness. 24-year old Jamie King has been brought up to fill his spot in the pen. King is a top prospect and ready to for the challenge.

Game 36
Washington 9, Norfolk 4
Carlos Mateo (3-2) struggled through 5 innings, giving up 7 runs on 7 hits, walking 3 and striking out 2. The offense was held in check, only managing 6 hits. Jose Rodriquez continued to be hot hitting a solo HR(7), going 1-3 with 2 RBI. Gilberto Ramos added 2 hits.

Game 37
Washington 5, Norfolk 2
Tsuno Sato (2-3) Pitched well, but took the loss, giving up 5 runs on 7 hits and 5 walks. The offense was lead by Pablo Fretias who went 3-4 with 2 RBI and Ron Alder who had a 2-4 day.

Game 38
Washington 6, Norfolk 2
Cooper Mananghaya (0-1) showed promise in his debut going 8 innings, allowing 11 hits and 4 runs. He alos struck out 5 and walked 2. The offense wasn't much help as the Senators pitches continued to have their number. The Cav's had 6 hits, all singles, lead by Kent Davis and his 2-4 day.

Game 39
Washington 3, Norfolk 2
Don Sweetapple (5-2) went 7.1 innings, bookending the week with wins, allowing 4 hits (2 HR's) and 2 runs, while striking out 9. Dalton Whitaker pitched a perfect 9th for the save (10). The offense was quiet, but they scored enough, getting 6 hits by 6 different players. Jesus Rivera went 1-3, including a triple, scored a run and drove one it be the offensive star.

Players of the Week:
Delaware: Francisco "Golden" Durango, Georgetown Sixteens, 14-23, 0 HR, 3 RBI
MarVa: John Bowles, Baltimore Barons, 14-24, 3 HR, 10 RBI

Power Rankings:
1) Annapolis Admirals (114.4)
2) Chesapeake Blue Crabs (113.8)
3) Norfolk Cavaliers (111.8)
4) New Castle Colonials (107.8)
5) Lewes Braves (101.9)

Notable Feats:
none

Notable Injuries:
Sanho Busones, Newark Millers, is out 4-5 months with a ruptured achilles tendon (.312-4-20)

GM Thoughts/Notes: The offense has slowed down some, well the whole team has slowed down some, except for the defense. We are #3 in runs scored, #2 in runs against (just fell from #1) and our pitchers ERA is now #2 (both were #1 last week). Consistency is our downfall, on the offense and defense. The one thing we can do, is steal bases, lead the league with 60 (next best is 34)... We are close to pulling off a trade, shopping Tsuneo Sato around. I am may be ready to pull the tigger... I don't want to trade Sweetapple, but from the looks of it, I may have no option. The owner Bill Parker doesn't want to part with any money and we are about 11 million away from being able to sign him. If it does happen it will be the trade that rocks Norfolk... Ron Alder hit the ball a little bit better this week getting his average over .200 for the first time this year.
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With it becoming more and more apparent that I won't be able to sign Don Sweetapple to an extension, something had to be done. Today that was done. I don't think we gave up too much and I think Jose Matos will be huge welcome to the team.

Done Deal: Sato for Matos: The Norfolk Cavaliers have made a deal sending 29-year-old starting pitcher Tsuneo Sato, 28-year-old second baseman Tomás Reyes, 27-year-old minor league reliever Will McNeal and 20-year-old minor league third baseman Joseph Kearse to the Chesapeake Blue Crabs for 28-year-old starting pitcher José Matos and a 5th round draft pick. Both sides are said to be pleased with the way the trade worked out.

On the year Sato has worked 61 innings with 41 strikeouts en route to a 3-3 record and 5.16 ERA.

Checking out his stats for the season, Matos has racked up 3 wins and 5 losses in 10 starts, 2.89 ERA and struck out 53 batters in 71.2 innings.

GM Comments: Grabbing Matos gives us 3 upper tier pitches and the fear is we will be losing Sweetapple at the end of the season. This gives us that upper tier pitcher for 4 more years. Sato will be missed, he was an original Cavalier, going 51-29 4.15 over 104 career starts. Tomas Reyes was signed to a big contract out of Cuba before last season, but his bat isn't what we thought it was going to be. We have 3 guys that can take over and not miss a beat.

Pat Hall was called up to play 2nd base. Hall was hitting .314 in AAA. He isn't the defender that Ine is, but he should hit the ball better. Ine will be back, and he is a personal favorite of mine. If Hall proves he can't field, changes will be made. Hall and Jesus Rivera will platoon at 2nd.

Jose Matos will be inserted in to the #3 spot in the rotation taking Sato's spot. He is 45-44 3.09 for his career, but we expect him to be our ace for at least 3 more years.

The big player that we lost in the deal was Joseph Kearse. He was our #1 draftee last season, and currently the #17 rated prospect. We have 3 other IF prospects that are comparable and all who play better defense. We will keep an eye on Kearse to see how he develops.
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Week 8

Current Week: 4-1 (28-16 - GB, 1st (+7))
Next Week: 3 @ Annapolis Admirals, 4 vs Ocean City Tourists
Power Ranking: 3
Fan Interest: 67 (+1)
Owners Mood: Ecstatic

** The trade in the previous post happened after this week, I jumped the gun posting it **

Game 40
Norfolk 3, Milton 1
Karl Armstrong (6-2) continues another strong season, throwing 7-innings of shutout ball, while only giving up 2 hits, while striking out 5. Dalton Whitaker threw the 9th for the save (11). The offense had 9 hits, Kent Davis was the only player with more than one going 2-3. Pablo Frietas provided all the Cavaliers runs on a 3-run blast (6) in the 8th.

Game 41
Norfolk 9, Milton 0
Carlos Mateo (4-2) followed up Karl's strong performance with one of his own, going 7 innings of shutout ball, allowing 2 hits, while walking 5 and striking out 4. The offense was lead by Pablo Freitas with a 3-4 day, he drove him 3, scored 3 times and hit a solo-HR (7). Jose Rodriquez had a 2-run HR (7) and Roberto Perez, Mauro Candelaria and Yasutoki Ine each had 2 hits. Perez scored 3 times.

Game 42
Ellicott City 7, Norfolk 0
Don Sweetapple (5-3) had a rough start, giving up 6 runs on 10 hits over 6.2 innings. He still had good enough stuff to strike out 8 though. The offense was held scoreless on 7 hits. The lone "star" was Mauro Candelaria who went 2-4 with a double.

Game 43
Ellicott City 3, Norfolk 8
Tsuneo Sato (3-3) threw 8 solid innings, allowing 3 runs on 5 hits. The offense had 11 hits, including a 4-5 day by Kent Davis. Davis drove in 3 and scored once. 8 different Cavaliers scored runs. If there were any other highights it would of been Jesus Rivera and a 2-run PH in the 8th.

Game 44
Ellicott City 7, Norfolk 9
Karl Armstrong (ND) got roughed up, but the offense fought back so he didn't take the loss. Armstrong went 5.1 innings, giving up 10 hits and 7 runs. Jamie King (1-0) got the win throwing 1.2 innings of 1-hit ball. Dalton Whitaker pitched the 9th for the save (12).

Transactions: After hitting .421 in a 5-game rehab stint Tomas Reyes will be rejoining the Cavaliers. Yasutoki Ine has been sent back down to AAA. Ine hit .206 during his time with the Cavaliers (7-34).

Players of the Week:
Delaware: Don White, Wilmington Iron Pigs, 8-20, 5 HR's, 9 RBI
MarVa: Steve Williams, Annapolis Admirals, 12-22, 2 HR's 3 RBI

Power Rankings:
1) Annapolis Admirals (119.6)
2) Norfolk Cavaliers (118.5)
3) Chesapeake Blue Crabs (107.4)
4) Lewes Braves (107.3)
5) Wilmington Iron Pigs (105.3)

Notable Feats:
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Notable Injuries:
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GM Thoughts/Notes: Defensively we are riding high, and that is great. I love having a solid D to back up our pitchers... Sweetapple has been awesome this season, till his previous outing. I changed the rotation back to strict, maybe I was pitching him a little too much. But we went through a stretch of 2 weeks with 2 days off. Figured he could handle it. Now its time to trust Cooper... We have great team speed, which is something we have lacked in the past. We lead the league in steals and have the top 3 guys on the leader board... Dalton Whitaker has settled nicely into the closers role, making us forget Carlos Rodriquez. Still a long season though... The t
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Batter of the Month: Peter Peters, New Castle Colonials
DDIV Batter of the Month Honors to Peters: When Peter Peters stepped up to the plate in May, he did it with confidence and today he was honored with the Delaware Conference Batter of the Month award. The young New Castle right fielder posted a .326 batting average with 8 home runs, 20 RBIs and scored 25 runs. Peters also worked pitchers for 17 walks to post a .434 on-base percentage. This season Peters is hitting at a .328 pace with 19 home runs, 49 RBIs and has scored 48 times.

Pitcher of the Month: Alfred Roberts, Milford Clippers
Milford Starter May's Best Pitcher: Alfred Roberts took a much-deserved turn in the spotlight earlier today as he accepted the Delaware Conference Pitcher of the Month award for May. The 23-year-old Clippers starter is a relative newcomer to the league, but nonetheless racked up an impressive 4-0 won-lost record in 6 starts. This month he fanned 39 batters in 38.2 innings and compiled a 1.86 ERA. Currently Roberts has a 5-2 won-lost record in 10 starts with a 3.13 ERA. He also has 55 strikeouts in 60.1 innings.

Rookie of the Month: Paul Coker, Milford Clippers
DDIV Selects Rookie Star of the Month: Paul Coker is still a bit shy, but then, who could blame the newest Delaware Conference Rookie of the Month honoree? He hasn't been around the league long enough to fully know the ropes yet, despite the fact that he's putting up veteran-like numbers. In May the Milford hitter tagged opposing pitching for a .355 average with 11 hits, 2 home runs and 10 RBIs. Coker is presently hitting at a .355 pace with 2 home runs and 10 RBIs. He has played in 17 games and scored 7 times.

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Batter of the Month: Pablo Freitas, Norfolk Cavaliers
Freitas Wins Best Bat Trophy in May: Pablo Freitas has been the model of consistency over the past month and has been a tough out, claiming the MarVa Conference Batter of the Month trophy for May. The Norfolk left fielder hit .343 with 7 home runs, 31 RBIs and 15 runs scored. He was also walked 11 times and posted a .405 on-base percentage. This year Freitas has 9 home runs and a .337 batting average.

Pitcher of the Month: Dalton Whitaker, Norfolk Cavaliers
Whitaker Named Top MVDIV Hurler: Dalton Whitaker is at the zenith of his career and today he was selected as the MarVa Conference Pitcher of the Month for May. He made 13 relief appearances for Norfolk last month, throwing 16 innings and collecting 8 saves, a 4-0 record, 23 strikeouts and a 1.69 ERA. Whitaker has nailed down 12 saves to date. In 24 innings he has fanned 35 batters and walked 10. His pitching record is 4 wins and 1 loss with a 2.25 ERA.

Rookie of the Month: Marcos Gomez, Baltimore Barons
MVDIV Chooses Rookie of the Month: Marcos Gómez of the Baltimore Barons has been chosen the top Rookie in the MarVa Conference. In May he racked up 38 hits, 3 home runs, 15 RBIs and 16 runs scored. He hit .355 with a .384 OBP. For the season Gómez has produced 58 hits in 192 at-bats for a .302 average with 5 home runs and gotten on base at a .340 clip.

League Leaders (as of June 1st 2016)
Delaware Division:

AVG: Fred Bishop (Wilmington Iron Pigs) .358*
HR: Peter Peters (New Castle Colonials) 19
RBI: Peter Peters (New Castle Colonials) 49
SB: Mark Morris (Newark Millers) 13

W: Jarred Perry (Lewes Braves) 7*
ERA: Jarred Perry (Lewes Braves) 1.63*
K: Marcos Estrada (Wilmington Iron Pigs) 74
SV: Cristo Rojas (New Castle Colonails) 14*

Marva Division:
AVG: Cliff Jones (Washington Senators) .365
HR: Alberto Trujillo (Annapolis Admirals) 17
RBI: Palo Freitas (Norfolk Cavaliers) 41
SB: Roberto Perez (Norfolk Cavaliers) 22

W: Jose Villa (Annapolis Admirasl) 7
ERA: Miguel Contreras (Ocean City Tourists) 2.58*
K: Barney Butler (Washington Senators) 77
SV: Brent Wagner (Annapolis Admirals) 13*

Standings as for June 1st 2016


Lewes Braves had a hot month and are starting to pull away from the pack. But you really can't count anyone out just yet. I think the Sixteens and the Generals will make a run at Lewes at some point, but the Braves have pitching and pitching is always key... The Northern Division looks to be another knockem down bout. With the Iron Pigs and the Colonials tied at the top and the Clippers right behind and the Millers in striking distance. I feel liket his is the year of the Colonials. Then again, I said that last year too. The Iron Pigs have one of the games best starters, and that always gives them an advantage... The Admirals and Blue Crabs will be fighting it out all season. I think the Tourists made some bad deals and just won't have the offense to keep in the race. The Admirals have been the front runner all year and I look for them to remain there. Then again the Blue Crabs made a big trade was it enough?... The Cavaliers have the biggest lead of anyone, but this isn't always a good sign. For the past few years August has been a down month for them. Plus you can't count out those pesky Senators. The Cavaliers do have pitching and just aquired some more, so maybe it will help. There is a long road ahead of us for sure.

Norfolk Recap

Not much I can say about this team, they seem to be doing everything they need to be doing. Pitching, fielding, and hitting... On the pitching side of things the aquisition of Jose Matos should give the rotation a nice bump. Sato will be missed, but he has been struggling this year and our scouts feel like he has taken a small ratings drop. Matos will help us out as Cooper gets his feet week and Sun Ho is on the DL. Sweetapple seems to have found some more life on his fastball, after last years "semi" off season. I feel like he is as good as ever. Karl Armstrong has been surprisingly great... The offense seems to be moving right along. We have 4 players in the starting 9 hitting over .300. This is from a team that hasn't had a player, play a full season and hit .300 yet. Signs are good. Plus you can't go wrong stealing as many bases as we do. Get on and run. By the end of the year we shoudl have 5 players with 15+ steals. Everyone seems to be hittin the ball well, so hopefully that continues for the season. I'd hate to see a huge drop off, as what happened last year... As long as we can stay relatively healthy, we should be able to hold on and finish with another divisional crown. Its a long season, so I am not going to get my hopes up too much.
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2016 First Year Player Draft - Norfolk

This year the draft was all mine. I drafted every player, with little help from our scout. We will see how this goes, we just couldn't get together on anyone. He wanted to draft a 1/2* prospect with the first round pick, one who wasn't intelligent and had no work ethic. I decided to override that and went with a young promising pitcher. The past drafts haven't faired too well for us yet, so we will see how this one goes. In the later rounds I went with projects, not prospects, granted by that 4th round there were only 1 or 1.5* prospects on the board...

Our 2016 Draft:
Round 1, Pick 14, 14th Overall: Ben Sanford (SP)
Ben is a 3.5 to 5* prospect depending on who you talk to. Some see him as a front line starter and our man Antonio Diaz sees him as a possible lock down closer. Sanford is 18, so he has a long way to go. He is 6'6", throws low 90's, has 15/20 Staminao and a 61% ground ball ratio. Things I liked seeing. He finished is senior year in HS with an impress 10-0 record with a 0.36 ERA.

Round 2, Pick 4, 24th Overall: Joe Chambers (SS)
Joe is a middle infielder who has an initial rating of 4*. We look for Joe to get some more reps at SS and 2B if we sign him. He has good speed, good contact and doesn't like to strike out. Hopefully that will tranlsate into a bright future.

Round 2, Pick 14, 34th Overall: Ricardo Vasquez (1B)
Ricardo is a big kid who shows a lot of power potential 14/20 and Antonio Diaz sees him as being an RBI/HR clean-up hitter in the making. At 18 and 6' 205 he has the size we like. He will get some time at 1B and the outfield.

Round 4, Pick 4, 59th Overall: Artie Knight (SS)
Antonio Diaz sees Artie as an above average fielder with questions regarding his bat. He has the glove and the legs to move up the chain, but will his bat follow? He was too good for high school, but A ball will be quite an adjustment.

Round 5, Pick 13, 84th Overall: Lowell Haas (SP)
Lowell is a 6'2" and 185, so he has some room to grow. Hopeuflly his growth will give him a spurt on his fastball (85-87 now). Lowell has a knack for getting groundballs and will probably end up being a middle reliver. He does have a 16/20 Stamina, but not sure he is going to have enough pitches to continue down the "starter" path.

Round 8, Pick 13, 132nd Overall: Jamie Renteria (SP)
Jamie is a long shot, but he has a very high intelligence and work ethic which is why we drafted him. Hee has a solid stamina, and gets groundrers and has a 4 pitch repetroire. Is it good enough to climb the ladder? We will see. Jamie is currently with our A-ball team in Jacksonville.

Round 9, Pick 13, 148th Overall: Bill Etheridge (SP)
Bill was the best/smartest pitcher around in the 9th round. He has an upper 80's fastball, throws 3 pitches and can throw a lot of innings. The question for Bill is can he control it? Bill has joined our A-ball team in Jacksonville.

Round 10, Pick 13, 164th Overall: Johnny Rush (SP)
Johnny is the youngest of our picks at 17 years old. He is 6'7", throws in the low 80's and has 3 pitches. He is a big long-shot and Antonio Diaz seems to think that he is nothing more than a career minor leaguer. We will see how it goes. He has joined Jacksonville down at A-ball to start that journey.

Last season we only signed 2 of our first 5 picks, hopefully this season will turn out a little differently. I went with all highschool kids, all projects and now its time to turn them over to the coaches and go from there...

Ben Sanford: Asking $1,000,000, offer $1,500,000 : Signability Hard
Joe Chambers: Asking $350,000, offer $650,000 : Signability Extremely Hard
Ricardo Vasquez: Asking $290,000, offer $430,000 : Signability Extremely Hard
Artie Knight: Asking $190,000, offer $230,000 : Signability Easy
Lowell Haas: Asking $190,000, offer $150,000 : Signability Extremely Hard
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Week 9

Current Week: 3-3 (32-19 - GB, 1st (+9))
Next Week: 2 @ Dover Generals, 4 vs Richmond Cardinals
Power Ranking: 3
Fan Interest: 72 (+5)
Owners Mood: Ecstatic

Game 45
Norfolk 5, Annapolis 8
Cooper Mananghaya (0-2) took the loss, but threw the ball fairly well. He gave up 11 hits and 6 runs over 6.1 innings. The offense did alright, showing some power, but couldn't get enough runs to cross the plate. Jacob Chaney went 3-4 with a solo HR (2). Jose Rodriquez hit a 3-run shot (9) and Mauro Candelaria hit a solo-HR (3).

Game 46
Norfolk 6, Annapolis 5
Don Sweetapple (ND) went 8 innings, giving up 4 runs on 7 hits, which is good enough for a win on most nights, but Dalton Whitaker (4-1) took home the win throwing the last 2 innings. Kent Davis and Roberto Perez were both 4-5, scoring 3 runs. Perez aded a HR (7). Pablo Fretias went 2-4 with 3 RBI.

Game 47
Norfolk 10, Annapolis 5
Carlos Mateo (5-2) went 7 innings, giving up 7 hits and 2 runs. (We scored 7 off of Jose Villa and 3 off of Edgar Matsuda, its not nice roughing up old teammates.) The offense was (again) lead by a Kent Davis and Roberto Perez both going 3-5. Davis added 3 runs, and Perez added 2 runs and 2 RBI, including a HR (8).

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Game 48
Ocean City 15, Norfolk 5
Jose Matos (4-5) went 8 innings, giving up 8 hits and 4 runs while striking out 5 in his first start as a Cavalier. The offense welcomed him to the team with a 15 hit performance. Mauro Candelaria went 3-5 with 3 runs, Jacob Chaney went 2-4 with a HR (3) and 6 RBI, Roberto Perez hit 2-HR's (10), drove in 4 and scored 3 times and Pablo Freitas went 2-4 with a HR (10) and 2 RBI.

Draft News: Ben Sanford was happy with our offer and is ready to begin his journey. He will be sent to A Jacksonville.

Game 49
Ocean City 5, Norfolk 3
Karl Armstrong (ND) pitched well enough for the win, giving up 2 runs on 5 hits in 6 innings, but took home the ND as Essie Bookelman gave up the trying run. Bookelman (1-1) got the win. Dalton Whitaker closed the door for the save (13). Jose Rodriquez and Pablo Freitas lead the offense. Jose went 2-3, with 3 runs, and Pablo Freitas went 2-3 with 2 RBI, including a HR (11).

Injury News: Ivan Pineda has suffered a set-back and his return will be pushed back at least one more week.

Game 50
Ocean City 21, Norfolk 6
Cooper Mananghaya (0-3) gave up 10 hits and 8 runs (7 ER) in 4.1 innings, showing us that he might not be ready just yet, but the bullpen didn't fair much better. Jame King 3 runs, Joe Davis 4 runs (3 walks) Ron Harris 5 runs. It was ugly and it just got uglier. Pablo Freitas was the offensive star going 3-4 with 2 runs and 2 RBI, including his 12 HR of the season.

Draft News: Arite Knight signed. He will be sent to Jacksonville to start his journey.

Game 51
Ocean City 14, Norfolk 0
Don Sweetapple (5-4) got roughed up, not making it out of the 2nd inning, going 1.2 innings, giving up 6 runs on 8 hits. This is the 2nd time in 3 starts that he has gotten roughed up. Jamie King faced 6 batters and all 6 scored, only 2 earned, as he couldn't get anyone out. The offense was helod to 6 singles, with Jesus Rivera getting 2 of them.

Draft News: Joe Chambers signed the dotted line. Giving us 3 signings in the first week. Good news for us. He will be sent to A Jacksonville to begin his journey.

Players of the Week:
Delaware: Jorge Quintero, Georgetown Sixteens, 12-28 4 HRs, 12 RBI
MarVa: Rick Lane, Ocean City Tourists, 15-34 1 HR, 8 RBI

Power Rankings:
1) Annapolis Admirals (114.9)
2) Norfolk Cavaliers (112.9)
3) Chesapeake Blue Crabs (112.4)
4) Lewes Braves (111.9)
5) Wilmington Iron Pigs (107.4)

Notable Feats:
Rookie Marcos Gomez hitting streak was ended at 24 games.

Notable Injuries:
George Waller, Baltimore Barons, goes down 4-5 weeks with a fractured hand. On the season Waller was hitting .310-2-27

GM Thoughts/Notes: Its nice having a healthy Pablo Fretias, after struggling with injuries the past two seasons Pablo has finally found his groove... I am not sure what happend the final 2 games of this week, but they were pretty embarrassing. Losing by 14 and 15, getting shutout. Seems like our heads just weren't there. Hopefully we square it back up and be ready to play some real ball this week. Its going to be a tough week with Dover and Richmond... I am going to go one more week with Jamie King in the pen. He is posting a 11.57 ERA in 4.2 innings. Joe Davis posting a 5.79 in 18.2 innings is on the line as well. We have a young Derek Carter ready to return and Ivan Pineda will be ready soon as well. Pineda has been sent to AAA to get back into the swing of things. Don't expect him to be there long... Oddly enough we have turned into a hitters team, we have the staff to be one of the best, but we are just going through a funk. I fully expect us to be 1 or 2 in ERA when its all said and done.
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Week 10

Current Week: 5-1 (37-20 - GB, 1st (+12))
Next Week: 2 @ Lewes Braves, 4 @ Chesapeake Blue Crabs
Power Ranking: 1 (+1)
Fan Interest: 71 (-1)
Owners Mood: Ecstatic

Game 52
Norfolk 3, Dover 4 (11 Innings)
Carlos Mateo (ND) pitched well, but a blown save, means he doesn't get the win. Mateo went 7.2 innings, giving up 2 runs on 5 hits. Dalton Whitaker blew the save and Elmer Hawkins took the loss (0-1) in the 11th. The offense was quiet, with Jose Rodriquez leading the way with a 2-3 day.

Game 53
Norfolk 4, Dover 2
Jose Matos (5-5) pitched 5.2 innings, giving up 1 run on 3 hits, while striking out 7. Dalton Whitaker pitched the 9th for the save (14). Mauro Candelaria went 2-4 and Jose Rodriquez hit a grand slam (10) to lead the offense.

Draft News: Lowell Haas says we aren't giving him enough and asks for more. We will bump it up a little, but not too much. He isn't that good.

Game 54
Richmond 0, Norfolk 7
Karl Armstrong (7-2) continues to be one of better pitchers, going 8.2 shutout innings, giving up 3 hits. Kent Davis went 4-5 with 2 runs, and Jose Rodriquez, Pablo Freitas, Jose Escamilla and Jacob Chaney all added 2-hits. Chaney hit a HR (4).

Game 55
Richmond 5, Norfolk 7
Cooper Mananghaya (1-3) finally got his first win, going 8 innings, allowing 10 hits and 5 runs. Dalton Whitaker pitched the 9th for the save (15). The offense smashed 12 hits, lead by Kent Davis with 3. Roberto Prez and Gilberto Ramos each had 2 hits, including a HR (11,2). Pat Hall also hit a HR (1) his first hit of the season.

Draft News: Ricard Vasquez has signed. He has been sent to Jacksonville where he will DH and play 1B.

Game 56
Richmond 3, Norfolk 4
Don Sweetapple (6-4) went 7.1 innings, allowing 3 runs (2 ER) on 4 hits, while striking out 8. Dalton Whitaker threw the 9th for the save (16). The offense only managed 4 hits, 2 each by Kent Davis and Roberto Perez, but that is all they needed. Jesus Rivera and Julio Romero each scored 2 runs.

Game 57
Richmond 1, Norfolk 2
Carlos Mateo (6-2) took home the win going 7 innings, allowing 1 run on 3 hits. Joe Davis pitched the 9th for the save (1). The offense wasn't great, but they did enough to win. Cody Johnson had 2 hits to lead the offense. Kent Davis and Jacob Chaney each had an RBI.


Players of the Week:
Delaware: Peter Peters, New Castle Colonials, 12-21 3 HR, 4 RBI
MarVa: Dave Hughes, Annapolis Admirals, 10-25 6 HR, 10 RBI

Power Rankings:
1) Norfolk Cavaliers (125.8)
2) Chesapeake Blue Crabs (121.7)
3) Annapolis Admirals (119.8)
4) Wilmington Iron Pigs (118.4)
5) Lewes Braves (104.2)

Notable Feats:
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Notable Injuries:
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GM Thoughts/Notes: We had a great bounce back week after the back to back poundings we took. We increased our divisional lead to 12 games and seem to back on track... Our bullpen could still use some work, but I am going to hold steady till after the all-star break. Then we should see some moves. Ron Alder, Essie Bookleman, Pat Shelton's names have all been bouncing around the rumor mill... On the offensive side of the bat we have really gelled this season. Had a lot of pitching turnover and it has showed. Didn't think I'd miss Sun Ho that much, but its looking like he might of been the glue. Hopefully this week was as sign of things to come and the team is getting back on track.
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Midweek Trades

The Norfolk Cavaliers pulled off two trades today, in hopes to better the team for the now and the future. The first deal they moved a struggling Ron Alder to the Ellicott City Express for a a young 24-year old CF/2B Derek Campbell. This trade kicked off a second trade, since the acquisition of Campbell put a log jam at second base. With Campbell coming over we shipped Pat Hall off to the Washington Senators for a #3 or 4 starter in Javier Uberuaga. Javier may end up being the #5 start if Cooper continues to struggle, in the meantime he will pitch out of the bullpen.

The trades freed up a little more budget space for this year and next year, but not enough to make a move on Sweetapple. We are going to wait it out with Sweetapple and if we lose him we lose him, but we are going to go all out for him if we can.

Ron Alder wasn't happy here in Norfolk, hitting just over .200 so far on the season the stolen base king, just couldn't get anything going. He is an outfielder that we moved to first base and he just never felt comfortable over there. Moving him allows us some flexibility in the IF. Campbell will move to 2nd, Candelaria will move to 1B and Perez could move from DH back to 3B. It will solidify our infield and give a little more power... With Ine, Rivera and Hall we had some options in our infield. Hall only played 2nd base and wasn't happy playing in AAA. We just recently called him up and the brass hasn't been overly impressed with him. Hall only plays second and he plays it pretty good, but felt that he wasn't going to fit our future plans. Bring in Javier gives a starter for this season and next if we lose Sweetapple. The idea is to build for the future.

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Norfolk Cavaliers, Express Agree to Trade:
The Norfolk Cavaliers announced a deal with the Express today, sending 29-year-old first baseman Ron Alder and a 2nd round draft pick to Ellicott City for 24-year-old center fielder Derek Campbell and a 2nd round draft pick. It had been talked about for the past few weeks and everything came together late last night. All players are expected to be joining their respective clubs shortly.

This year Alder has hit at a .204 pace and produced 10 RBIs, 4 home runs and scored 25 runs.

For the year Campbell has hit .242 with 8 home runs, 25 RBIs and scored 22 runs.

Norfolk Swaps Hall to Washington for Uberuaga: Norfolk and Washington announced some roster changes today as the Cavaliers acquired 29-year-old starting pitcher Javier Uberuaga and a 4th round draft pick from the Senators in exchange for 28-year-old second baseman Pat Hall, a 8th round draft pick and a 5th round draft pick. Representatives from both teams say they are pleased with the deal.

To date, Hall has collected 4 hits for a .200 average. He has posted 1 home run, scored 1 runs and driven in 4 runs.

In 12 starts this year Uberuaga has fashioned a 6-4 record and a 4.01 ERA.

GM Notes: Oddly enough we made to pretty big trades and both trades were made with inner division teams. If I thought that Alder and Hall were going to be deciding factors in a divisional race, the trades wouldn't of been made. I feel confident that these trades will make us better now and next season.

More information on these trades will be coming in this weeks recap...
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