Welcome to the Season 17 of the USMLB.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Welcome to the third edition of the USMLB Daily. A lot of news and information will be in here and fun things will be added through out it. I hope that you enjoy and that the report will be up Monday through Friday till the end of the season. Draft information will also be added to the Daily report after the draft. Trades that happen from this day forward will also be added to the report. If there’s anything you would like me to cover or add (real or not) just let me know and I’ll do my best to add it.

Interview with the defending American League East Champions the Atlanta Brave Vawts:
The team hasn’t gotten out to a good start leading the American League East like but with the team winning 3 out of 4 against one of there biggest rivals the Anaheim Beefpound so things are looking up for the team.

So what are you goals for the season: “To finally make it to the World Series. Four straight playoffs and four straight early exits.”
Well this could be the year for the Brave Vawts to make it, as anyone could win the World Series, especially from the American League.

Why do you think you team in struggling so far this season: “Not sure. My starting pitchers are still top notch, but my bullpen is off to a rough start. My offense is also off to a poor start. I think I am a NL team stuck in an AL body.”
I really do think that the Brave Vawts will be fine at the end of the season and make the playoffs.

What team scares you the most to face: “I think I fear the teams that build around pitching or OBP instead of power.”
I think Vawt is running for president because he really dodged that question.

Who do you think will make it to the World Series out of the National League: “Monterrey has some offense, but I think the computer calibrated and managed pitching staff of Tacoma will ride a sub 3.40 ERA to the World Series.”
I think it would be fun to face the Brave Vawts in the World Series but I don’t think my team has the offensive to make it to the World Series.

Anything else you would like to add: “I love playing in this league and nothing can be better then playing here.”
I will have to agree with him with that one.

The Durham Bulls sent Tony Martin (2B) to the St. Louis Cornerstone for Bob Schilling (P) Rating: C
This trade was really just to trade some minor league players around. As it doesn’t look like any one team really got any superstars out of this deal but minor league help never hurts as it gives the future major league players experience at winning ball games and that never hurts.

Rumor Mill:
Good news in Tampa Bay as the team finally one yesterday and the three guys have final come down from the billboard. They where asked if they would come back to the billboard if the teams starts losing and they said they would but probably stay up there for the rest of the year as it was fun.
Some of you guys thought I was a little to rough on Vawt yesterday (ok just Vawt thought that) about what going on with his team and would like an apology but according to Vawt I’m a computer, so computers don’t apologizies.
Cheney Stadium of the Tacoma Pioneers will change its name to the Black Hole of Tacoma as both the home and away teams are just hitting .227 combined 258 hits.

Poll Question:
So far you guys want to the Clowns and Cab Drivers to get new logos but there’s three more days to vote so it’s anyone’s to win.

Useless Information:

The league so far this season has only 142 plus plays against 241 negative plays for .371 percantage of plus plays to negative plays which is way below a league average of the last four season of .446 plus plays to negative plays.

Alvin Silva is the career leader in 2 out RBI’s with 259 RBI’s with 2 outs. No wonder he as a lifetime RBI mark 613 second best in the league.

Brady Teut has a great role of being a pinch hitter for his major league career and he has the most by any pinch hitter with 54.

Trivia Question:
Who was the last pitcher in the Major League to win 30 games? What was his record? And team pitched for?