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Yo, Lonnie ...

I'm pretty much thinking James Jones is a dead end at this point.

So, I'd like to throw him overboard ...

But, I'd like to pick up another pitcher and hitter:

Jake Shaffer (OF with the Generals)
Brandon Maurer (Pitcher at High Desert)

That puts me to 4 total:

(currently has Kasparek and Brian Moran)
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Adopt-a-player(s): Brandon Maurer - made the Majors!

Age 24 - LHP (as of 9/23/2013)
Brian Moran - 2013 2-5; 3.45-ERA; 48-G; 62.2-IP; 70-H; 4-HR; 20-BB; 85-K; 1.43-WHIP; 12.2-K/9; 4.25-K/BB (AAA)
Brian Moran - mnrs - 18-17; 199-G; 3.06-ERA; 288.0-IP; 263-H; 20-HR; 78-BB; 339-K; 1.18-WHIP; 10.6-K/9; 4.35-K/BB

Age 24 - RH - (2B/UT) - (as of 9/23/2013)
Stefen Romero - 2013 - 411-PA; 23-2B; 11-HR; 74-RBI; 8-SB; 4-CS; 28-BB; 87-K; .277/.331/.448 -- .779 (AAA - ONLY)
Stefen Romero - mnrs - 1426-PA; 80-2B; 50-HR; 242-RBI; 36-SB; 18-CS; 89-BB; 229-K; .306/.357/.506 -- .863

Age 22 - LH - (LF) - (as of 9/23/2013)
Dario Pizzano - 2013 - 531-PA; 40-2B; 8-HR; 70-RBI; 8-SB; 4-CS; 61-BB; 48-K; .311/.392/.471 -- .863 (A)
Dario Pizzano - mnrs - 781-PA; 58-2B; 12-HR; 99-RBI; 11-SB; 4-CS; 91-BB; 85-K; .324/.408/.482 -- .890

Age 22 - RH - (CF) - (as of 9/23/2013)
Jabari Henry - 2013 - 433-PA; 23-2B; 11-HR; 57-RBI; 9-SB; 7-CS; 63-BB; 73-K; .260/.370/.436 -- .807 (A/A+)
Jabari Henry - mnrs - 683-PA; 38-2B; 19-HR; 99-RBI; 14-SB; 9-CS; 92-BB; 120-K; .264/.367/.454 -- .821

Age 23 - RH - (OF) - (as of 5/15/2013)
Jabari Blash - 2013 - 452-PA; 19-2B; 3-3B; 25-HR; 74-RBI; 15-SB; 9-CS; 60-BB; 113-K; .271/.381/.534 -- .915 (A+/AA)
Jabari Blash - mnrs - 1441-PA; 66-2B; 13-3B; 59-HR; 200-RBI; 44-SB; 22-CS; 199-BB; 399-K; .260/.375/.483 -- .857

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I think I am going to drop all 3 prospects now that Seager has gotten the promotion. Unless of course I can keep him for awhile. I would like to take Jamal Austin (CF), James Zamarripa (CF) and Jean Acevedo (IF)
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Adopt-A-Players:


Jack Marder, C - High Desert (A+)

Daniel Paolini, IF - Clinton (A)

Patrick Kivlehan, 3B - Everett (SS-A)


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Yo, Lonnie ...

I'm pretty much thinking James Jones is a dead end at this point.

So, I'd like to throw him overboard ...

But, I'd like to pick up another pitcher and hitter:

Jake Shaffer (OF with the Generals)
Brandon Maurer (Pitcher at High Desert)

That puts me to 4 total:

(currently has Kasparek and Brian Moran)


Good grief! I've been asleep at the wheel! DONE!
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I think I am going to drop all 3 prospects now that Seager has gotten the promotion. Unless of course I can keep him for awhile. I would like to take Jamal Austin (CF), James Zamarripa (CF) and Jean Acevedo (IF)


DONE!
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EDIT: I wouldn't give up on Seager yet. He may follow the same path as Peguero. Get his 150 AB's, then back to AAA. I've had two of mine get promoted, but I line them out and wait a while. When they come back, it's just a simple adjustment.
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Strike that. Seager ain't going back!

Edited by Vidya, 14 April 2012 - 08:44 PM.

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My 2014 AAP's:
James Jones, Rainiers outfielder extraordinaire.

Ji-Man Choi, Rainiers slugging first baseman.

Carson Smith, Rainiers bullpen.


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I call dibbs on Chih-Hsien Chiang!!!!!!!!!!!! ^_^.
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I call dibbs on Chih-Hsien Chiang!!!!!!!!!!!! ^_^.


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I don't mean to be too much of a pain in the rear but I am going to stick with Jamal Austin (CF), add Francisco Martinez (3B) and because I really like catchers I will also take John Hicks as well.

Edited by OutfieldGrass, 02 August 2011 - 11:55 PM.

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Adopt-A-Players:


Jack Marder, C - High Desert (A+)

Daniel Paolini, IF - Clinton (A)

Patrick Kivlehan, 3B - Everett (SS-A)


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I don't mean to be too much of a pain in the rear but I am going to stick with Jamal Austin (CF), add Francisco Martinez (3B) and because I really like catchers I will also take John Hicks as well.


You want to drop Jean Acevedo and James Zamarripa? Damn, those two are ripping it up right now. Ok, done!
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Leuke graduated and Fields got traded. Hmmm....I'll add Tyler Marlette, recently drafted catcher.
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Leuke graduated and Fields got traded. Hmmm....I'll add Tyler Marlette, recently drafted catcher.


Done!

Folks, there are a LOT of really good prospects in the system right now who have not been adopted yet. I'm very surprised no one has stepped up to claim Danny Hultzen, Brad Miller, Carter Capps, Kyle Hunter, Jamal Austin, Mike McGee, and and and and and....
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Alright so I hope I am not being too much of a pain here. After going through and looking at a bunch of players I have come up with 4 that I would enjoy watching through their minor league careers. This is my final answer and I will not change them from this point forward. Here goes....

Carter Capps, SP
Jamal Austin, CF
Jack Marder, C
Brad Miller, SS

Thank you for the patience!
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Adopt-A-Players:


Jack Marder, C - High Desert (A+)

Daniel Paolini, IF - Clinton (A)

Patrick Kivlehan, 3B - Everett (SS-A)


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After talking with a friend that has strong baseball ties I think I am going to jump back on the Francisco Martinez bandwagon. He is a kid that I think will give us that solid option at 3B. So I am dropping the college kid Brad Miller and going with Martinez. Sorry for the confusion. But then there are a lot of players still available.
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Adopt-A-Players:


Jack Marder, C - High Desert (A+)

Daniel Paolini, IF - Clinton (A)

Patrick Kivlehan, 3B - Everett (SS-A)


"Life is precious and time is a key element. Let's make every moment count and help those who have a greater need than our own." --Rogers Hornsby



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After talking with a friend that has strong baseball ties I think I am going to jump back on the Francisco Martinez bandwagon. He is a kid that I think will give us that solid option at 3B. So I am dropping the college kid Brad Miller and going with Martinez. Sorry for the confusion. But then there are a lot of players still available.


Done!
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Hey Lonnie,

I will drop Pineda (talk about being asleep at the wheel) and Hensley and add Hultzen and Miller.

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Adopt-a-player #1: James Paxton - Jpax loves Jpax!

Adopt-a-player #2: 'Neon Leon' Landry - Tore up the California League, Speed Bump in Southern League

Adopt-a-player #3: Tyler Pike - Excellent start to his career in the AZL, Continued in Clinton

 

Adopt-a-player #4:  Austin Wilson - The "Stanford Steamer"


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Hey Lonnie,

I will drop Pineda (talk about being asleep at the wheel) and Hensley and add Hultzen and Miller.

Jpax


Done!
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I just lost another adopt-a-son, as Matt Mangini (who was unceremoniously dumped by the M's) has signed a minor league deal with Tampa Bay.

May he have as good of luck as my previous under-appreciated adopt-a-player, Mike Morse.
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Adopt-a-Players:
Forrest Snow - Suspended for the first 50 games of the season. (Come on, Forrest. Just because it's legal in Washington...)
No invite to Spring Training. Not assigned to any team. Contract still owned by the M's, but effectively out of baseball for now.
2013 AAA/AA: 5-5, 2.96 ERA, 84 K, 28 BB, 1.085 WHIP
2012 AAA/AA: 5-9, 6.35 ERA, 99K, 67 BB, 1.674 WHIP


Gone But Not Forgotten (former adopt-a-players):
Eric Thames - took his MLB .250/.296/.431/.727 and MiLB .305/.383/.508/.892 statlines and went to play in Korea.
Matt Mangini - Out of baseball.
Mike Morse - Now playing for the Giants.
Jamal Strong - Let go after 2005. Played in the Yankees, Cubs and Braves systems. Now a regional scout for the Cards.


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Jake Shaffer has moved on to the Cardinal organization. So scratch him off.

Let's see if I can find a replacement ...

How about Steven Proscia?
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The purpose of government is to set the minimum standard of behavior for a society, backed up with the power and authority to police and punish those who fail to meet those minimum standards. The purpose of Religion is to encourage people to exceed those standards voluntarily.

Adopt-a-player(s): Brandon Maurer - made the Majors!

Age 24 - LHP (as of 9/23/2013)
Brian Moran - 2013 2-5; 3.45-ERA; 48-G; 62.2-IP; 70-H; 4-HR; 20-BB; 85-K; 1.43-WHIP; 12.2-K/9; 4.25-K/BB (AAA)
Brian Moran - mnrs - 18-17; 199-G; 3.06-ERA; 288.0-IP; 263-H; 20-HR; 78-BB; 339-K; 1.18-WHIP; 10.6-K/9; 4.35-K/BB

Age 24 - RH - (2B/UT) - (as of 9/23/2013)
Stefen Romero - 2013 - 411-PA; 23-2B; 11-HR; 74-RBI; 8-SB; 4-CS; 28-BB; 87-K; .277/.331/.448 -- .779 (AAA - ONLY)
Stefen Romero - mnrs - 1426-PA; 80-2B; 50-HR; 242-RBI; 36-SB; 18-CS; 89-BB; 229-K; .306/.357/.506 -- .863

Age 22 - LH - (LF) - (as of 9/23/2013)
Dario Pizzano - 2013 - 531-PA; 40-2B; 8-HR; 70-RBI; 8-SB; 4-CS; 61-BB; 48-K; .311/.392/.471 -- .863 (A)
Dario Pizzano - mnrs - 781-PA; 58-2B; 12-HR; 99-RBI; 11-SB; 4-CS; 91-BB; 85-K; .324/.408/.482 -- .890

Age 22 - RH - (CF) - (as of 9/23/2013)
Jabari Henry - 2013 - 433-PA; 23-2B; 11-HR; 57-RBI; 9-SB; 7-CS; 63-BB; 73-K; .260/.370/.436 -- .807 (A/A+)
Jabari Henry - mnrs - 683-PA; 38-2B; 19-HR; 99-RBI; 14-SB; 9-CS; 92-BB; 120-K; .264/.367/.454 -- .821

Age 23 - RH - (OF) - (as of 5/15/2013)
Jabari Blash - 2013 - 452-PA; 19-2B; 3-3B; 25-HR; 74-RBI; 15-SB; 9-CS; 60-BB; 113-K; .271/.381/.534 -- .915 (A+/AA)
Jabari Blash - mnrs - 1441-PA; 66-2B; 13-3B; 59-HR; 200-RBI; 44-SB; 22-CS; 199-BB; 399-K; .260/.375/.483 -- .857

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Jake Shaffer has moved on to the Cardinal organization. So scratch him off.

Let's see if I can find a replacement ...

How about Steven Proscia?


Actually, Sandy, you lost two. Kenn Kasparek was released a couple of weeks ago. Proscia is an outstanding replacement for Shaffer though. Can I suggest a certain slugging 2nd bagger down in High Desert named Romero?

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Actually, Sandy, you lost two. Kenn Kasparek was released a couple of weeks ago. Proscia is an outstanding replacement for Shaffer though. Can I suggest a certain slugging 2nd bagger down in High Desert named Romero?

Lonnie


Darn. Hadn't heard about KK. Oh, well.

Yes, let me have Stefen Romero.

That gives me two B.M. pitchers
That also gives me a pair of Steve hitters, (my middle name is Stephen ... just fyi).
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The purpose of government is to set the minimum standard of behavior for a society, backed up with the power and authority to police and punish those who fail to meet those minimum standards. The purpose of Religion is to encourage people to exceed those standards voluntarily.

Adopt-a-player(s): Brandon Maurer - made the Majors!

Age 24 - LHP (as of 9/23/2013)
Brian Moran - 2013 2-5; 3.45-ERA; 48-G; 62.2-IP; 70-H; 4-HR; 20-BB; 85-K; 1.43-WHIP; 12.2-K/9; 4.25-K/BB (AAA)
Brian Moran - mnrs - 18-17; 199-G; 3.06-ERA; 288.0-IP; 263-H; 20-HR; 78-BB; 339-K; 1.18-WHIP; 10.6-K/9; 4.35-K/BB

Age 24 - RH - (2B/UT) - (as of 9/23/2013)
Stefen Romero - 2013 - 411-PA; 23-2B; 11-HR; 74-RBI; 8-SB; 4-CS; 28-BB; 87-K; .277/.331/.448 -- .779 (AAA - ONLY)
Stefen Romero - mnrs - 1426-PA; 80-2B; 50-HR; 242-RBI; 36-SB; 18-CS; 89-BB; 229-K; .306/.357/.506 -- .863

Age 22 - LH - (LF) - (as of 9/23/2013)
Dario Pizzano - 2013 - 531-PA; 40-2B; 8-HR; 70-RBI; 8-SB; 4-CS; 61-BB; 48-K; .311/.392/.471 -- .863 (A)
Dario Pizzano - mnrs - 781-PA; 58-2B; 12-HR; 99-RBI; 11-SB; 4-CS; 91-BB; 85-K; .324/.408/.482 -- .890

Age 22 - RH - (CF) - (as of 9/23/2013)
Jabari Henry - 2013 - 433-PA; 23-2B; 11-HR; 57-RBI; 9-SB; 7-CS; 63-BB; 73-K; .260/.370/.436 -- .807 (A/A+)
Jabari Henry - mnrs - 683-PA; 38-2B; 19-HR; 99-RBI; 14-SB; 9-CS; 92-BB; 120-K; .264/.367/.454 -- .821

Age 23 - RH - (OF) - (as of 5/15/2013)
Jabari Blash - 2013 - 452-PA; 19-2B; 3-3B; 25-HR; 74-RBI; 15-SB; 9-CS; 60-BB; 113-K; .271/.381/.534 -- .915 (A+/AA)
Jabari Blash - mnrs - 1441-PA; 66-2B; 13-3B; 59-HR; 200-RBI; 44-SB; 22-CS; 199-BB; 399-K; .260/.375/.483 -- .857




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