Baseball Diamonds and Pearls 2040.2- What We Learned

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Baseball Diamonds and Pearls 2040.2- What We Learned

Post by tallywood » Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:11 am

Baseball Diamonds and Pearls 2040.2- What We Learned

Ever since hiring Dillon Lowery as their new GM, the Manama Pearls played to a 44-45 record, won the BURT league, and re-signed cornerstone pieces. But what have we learned about the Pearls and their future in the UMEBA?

What we Learned:
  • That talent creates certain first-world problems... there is a logjam at third base behind MVP-Candidate 3B Jose Roman. Look for possible trades as 3B Rivelino Tieve seems to be the odd-man out and someone who could be moved in the offseason.
  • Starting pitching is a concern. We have seen a revolving door behind lockdown ace, SP Ruben Nunez. Really, there doesn't seem to be a clear 2-5 on this staff.
  • The farm system is still deep, but very young. Nine out of the top 10 prospects are slated to start next season in A-ball for the Manila Pirates.
  • The bullpen is crowded and Lowery might need to get creative with packages for starters or a shortstop who can produce at a level equal to the parts around him in the infield.
Overall, the season can be deemed a success according to Lowery. He said in a brief interview after the team had their exit interviews following the game 6 loss in the playoffs, "I really like this team. I'm happy we can continue the Manama Pearls tradition of making the playoffs every year, but we all know that we want to bring home a second championship for this team." The Pearls have made the UMEBA playoffs four out of four years. Lowery continued, "The fans are starting to fill our stadium again, like they did two years ago."

When asked about the strategy going into the offseason, Lowery wasn't shy, "We're making moves of course. We didn't win a championship, and even if we did, we have a growth mindset here. Always get better." He was a little more specific when pressed about what type of moves, "These guys are a ballplayers, we are going to remain flexible with positions and find perfect fits, find more at-bats for some guys, and have some fun in the draft and down on the farm."

The farm system is something to watch as the Manila Pirates (78-62) are full of the Pearls' top prospects. The three to keep your eyes on are: The Manama Pearls finished the 2040 season with a record of 77-85, clinched their fourth straight playoff appearance, and won the BURT division for the first time since 2037. Focus now is on the upcoming award announcements, and the offseason.
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Re: Baseball Diamonds and Pearls 2040.2- What We Learned

Post by jleddy » Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:48 pm

Well done on the summary...some good stuff there!
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Re: Baseball Diamonds and Pearls 2040.2- What We Learned

Post by HoosierVic » Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:22 pm

Nice update. Gotta say, Koka looks like a beast!

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Re: Baseball Diamonds and Pearls 2040.2- What We Learned

Post by CTBrewCrew » Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:38 pm

Kokas angry wants the bigs

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Re: Baseball Diamonds and Pearls 2040.2- What We Learned

Post by usnspecialist » Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:33 am

koka has been riding the bump train.
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