The Mumbaikar Vol 2 Ep 1 - Status Quo?

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The Mumbaikar Vol 2 Ep 1 - Status Quo?

Post by FuzzyRawley » Wed Dec 25, 2019 4:23 pm

With the 2041 Season Looming, here is preview of the Metro Stars Roster. Not much has changed since the Stars had little room to maneuver in the free agent market due to salary cap constraints. A couple of returning players from injury and the hope that SS doesn't repeat the revolving doors of injuries are what Mumbai are hoping will improve its position in the standings this year.

Starting Pitchers

The Metro Stars start the season with a solid mixture of old and not as old SPs. The good news is that the roster is relatively deep here, so it should be able to handle the inevitable injuries that come with a starting rotation that is as comfortable on the ball diamond as they would be wintering in Florida.

Pepe Castillo is the lefty newcomer who signed for 2 years, $3.3 million per year. He leaves the BBA with a respectable 16.6 Career WAR. While his time in the BBA was at an understandable end, its hoped that he provides the desperately needed left-handed SP option that Mumbai lacked last year.

Tim Oliver returns after missing the entire 2040 season with a torn flexor tendon. In combination with Castillo, the Metro Stars have two lefties in their starting rotation, where in 2040 they had no left handers,

Rounding out the rotation, the Metro Stars are relying on righties Aurelio Fernandez, Salvador Gonzalez and Ramon Hernandez to produce similar results as last year.

Relief Pitchers

The relief corps is largely unchanged for 2041 with closer Mike Manning anchoring the staff and coming off a season where he recorded 41 saves. Setup man, Leonardo Gomez is the other standout Reliever. The 26 year old, posted a 2.76 ERA with a WAR of 2.53 in 2040.

The lack of left-handed options in the pen means the Metro Stars are vulnerable to lefty heavy lineups. Korean lefty Sang-mok O is coming off of Tommy John Surgery and is expected to start the season on a rehab assignment. Expect the Mumbaikars to be active in the trade market and the waiver wire to attempt to fill this roster hole.

Catchers

This is a position of strength for the Metro Stars. Santiago Lopez and Jose Romero enter the season splitting duties behind the plate but with Honorio Queixada expected to return from the IR early in the season, one of these two players will likely be put on the block.

Outfield

This another area of strength for the Bombay squad. Anthony Williams is the newcomer to this squad. The 24 year old, left handed hitting left fielder didn't turn a lot of heads in his initial season, but the coaching staff has high hopes that he can build upon his success at AAA Lagos. Robert Gowron is the stalwart in this group and Mumbai is hoping he can repeat his 2040 season where he cranked 47 dingers and drove in 125 runs.

Daniel McDaniel gets mention in this preview only because his name is ridiculous.

Infield

The infield is where the Metro Stars are lagging their Bancroft counterparts.

SS Frontiero and 3B Taguchi are the stalwarts of this group and are going to be leaned on heavily for offensive production. The rest of the infield is expect to be at or below replacement level.

Designated Hitter

This position will be filled by committee. Juan Parra will start the season as the main DH, but expect the Metro Stars to move on quickly if he fails to produce.
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