Omaha acquires long term fix at shortstop(40.8)

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Omaha acquires long term fix at shortstop(40.8)

Post by niles08 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:01 am

For an Omaha offense that many were fearful of this off-season, the offense apparently did not get the message as Omaha has struggled to get on base and score runs this year with a ranking outside the top 10 in nearly every offensive category other than home runs, where they rank 4th.

Part of the struggle has been with the failed platoon at shortstop of Jake Williams & Max Hatcher. Both who have great gloves, but couldn’t hit a bowling ball 9 times out of 10.

They have a combined -1.2 WAR through 227 at bats, with hatcher batting .074/.123/.088 through his 68 at bats and Williams batting .189/.218/.352 in his 159 at bats. Williams does have 56 home runs and 9 stolen bases but nothing will fix two batting lines like that.

Nothing other than a replacement that is.

Omaha announced that they had acquired Tu-Fu Yong who is expected to replace the struggling duo at shortstop. Yong is a career .271/.338/.489 batter in his career while accumulating a 22.1 WAR over 1,112 games.

He is signed through 2044 with a salary that drops from $13 million in 2040 to $12.5 million in 2041 and then drops to $11.5 million for the 2042 and 2043 seasons. A $11.5 million team option is available for the 2044 season.

Heading to Nashville is 20 year old catching prospect Alberto Rodriguez.

Rodriguez was acquired from Las Vegas in the 2039 deal for Edris Mtume and was slashing .319/.373/.553 at AAA Lincoln with 12 home runs. He immediately has been called up to Nashville where he started his career going .316/.409/.526 hitting his first home run of his BBA career.
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Re: Omaha acquires long term fix at shortstop(40.8)

Post by RonCo » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:16 am

I liked you with Williams and Hatcher better.
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Re: Omaha acquires long term fix at shortstop(40.8)

Post by RonCo » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:17 am

At least Yong's defense is fading a little. :)
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