Friday, September 23, 2011

Prince Of Albuquerque

Diego Sojo
American Kings
Age: 20B/T: S/L
Born: Fundacion, DO
Position(s): P (SP1)
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The Albuquerque American Kings kicked off Season 12 with the signing of International prospect Diego Sojo. The 20 year old Dominican pitcher was given the largest signing bonus in Johnny5Bench history at $28.2 million dollars. Immediately making him the crowned jewel of the Albuquerque farm system.

Along with that $28.2 million dollar contract comes astronomical expectations. Expectations that sent the young hurler straight to Double-A, where hes been putting up numbers to back up his contract. Sojo has made 18 starts in his pro career, striking out 124 batters in 130.1 innings. He has posted a perfect 16-0 record to go along with a 1.66 ERA & a WHIP of 0.95. He has "Unbelievable stuff" said Albuquerque 1B prospect Andres Torres. Many scouts say he has the stuff to pitch in the ML right now, though it is believed that Albuquerque GM hokiesno1 will be patient with the future King of Kings.

Look for Sojo to make his ML debut no later than season 14.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

"Who's on First"

For your viewing pleasure

if you havent seen it, it has to be the funniest baseball skit ever. enjoy

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Season 12 NL South-State of the Division Report

Current rankings:
1.Richmond Flying Squirrels 43-48
2.Houston Panthers 41-50
2.Jackson BigAss Trucks 41-50
4.Huntington Coalminers 36-55

The Squirrels, currently in first, have seen only one winning season since year 2. The franchise was prime for a complete rebuild when taken over by Tonicawf, and are now seeing some fruits of the rebuilding efforts. With some nice pieces coming up over the next couple seasons, look for the Squirrels to challenge in the future.

The Panthers, after a 92 win season and a division crown, are currently tied for second after a slow first half.  Fueled by pitching, led by Manuel Ferrer, and offense, led by future HOF Darren Callaway, and wise leadership under Scotsmets, the panthers are poised for a second half surge.

The BigAss Trucks, currently tied for second, are seeking their first winning season since year 4. Since being taken over by Sjstapleton, the franchise improved to 71 wins last year and finished in second place.  With a healthy farm and skilled leadership, look for the Trucks to make waves in the future.

The coalminers, currently fourth, have seen a proud and storied past, including 8 division crowns, and two World Series wins.  DaddioThree continues the franchises current rebuilding efforts, and hopes to bring the glory back one day to the city of Huntington.