2040.01 TWC - SS Mark Wareham and 1B Albert Gaona Opt Out

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2040.01 TWC - SS Mark Wareham and 1B Albert Gaona Opt Out

Post by Spiccoli » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:02 am

The Twin City Roster lost yet another 2 veterans after SS Mark Wareham and 1B/DH Albert Goana elected to opt out of their contracts. However unpopular with fans, the moves are mutually beneficial as Twin Cities is in no position to compete in the short term while still dealing with a couple of bad contracts and both players will be able to contribute on contenders.

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1B Albert Gaona
.246 BA / 35 HR's / 93 RBI's / .829 OPS / 2.6 WAR

Albert was acquired in a trade from San Fernando in 2036 for the off injured OF Jayden Harsnett who was in the middle of his best season. Albert has been a consistent producer for TWC with his best season in 2038 where he hit 44 homers, accumulated 5.9 WAR and earned a Pucket Gold Bat. At 31 years old, he's still got some left in tank and is betting on himself by negating the remainder of his 4 years on his contract at approx $5.25 Mil/year.


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SS Mark Wareham
.233 BA / .390 OBP / 27 HR / 48 SB / .811 OPS / 4.6 WAR

Mark is one of the last players left from the 2028 Expansion Draft still on the Twin Cities roster. He made his start originally with the old EBA team Munchen Brauers. At one time, rated the #6 Prospect in the BBA, Wareham made his BBA debut in 2030. Outside of an injury shortened 2038 season, Wareham has never put up less than a 3.5 WAR in a full season.

He's been the epitome of a Sabermetric player, never hitting for average, but able to hit for power and get on base with his elite eye. He's lead the league in walks in 6 of the last 8 season, setting a league record in 2034 with 162 Walks (2nd Alfredo Martinez - 149). He also owns 3 of the top 6 spots in the Season Records for Walks and is listed 6 times in the top 15. With his base stealing ability, he's been able to turn several of those walks into doubles.

Mark also owned the FL All Star and Gold Bat Awards for SS for 5 straight seasons until the phenom SS Angel Zapala stepped onto the scene.

After 10 seasons as a River Monster, Mark has opted out of the last three years of his contract at $14 Mil/year. It's definitely a tough pill to swallow to see Mark leave the team and watch him wear another uniform.

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Re: 2040.01 TWC - SS Mark Wareham and 1B Albert Gaona Opt Out

Post by Spiccoli » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:03 am

Hope I didn't jump the gun on this article with a revised league file being put up later today.... lol.

Guess we'll see

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Re: 2040.01 TWC - SS Mark Wareham and 1B Albert Gaona Opt Out

Post by usnspecialist » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:12 am

Will be interesting to see if either of these guys beat what they left on the table.
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Re: 2040.01 TWC - SS Mark Wareham and 1B Albert Gaona Opt Out

Post by Spiccoli » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:17 am

usnspecialist wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:12 am
Will be interesting to see if either of these guys beat what they left on the table.
Gaona might...

Wareham? Tough call. Might be situation like you had last season and TWC loses out on a comp pick if Mark asks too much during the off season.

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Re: 2040.01 TWC - SS Mark Wareham and 1B Albert Gaona Opt Out

Post by RonCo » Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:50 pm

Soft words aside, I've heard rumor that videos exist of a wild party happening in the Twin Cities executive suite upon hearing news of Wareham's decision.
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Re: 2040.01 TWC - SS Mark Wareham and 1B Albert Gaona Opt Out

Post by jiminyhopkins » Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:50 pm

Wareham, another one of my favorite guys from the Munchen days.

Did I ever mention that I built an absolute monster of an EBA team?
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Re: 2040.01 TWC - SS Mark Wareham and 1B Albert Gaona Opt Out

Post by Spiccoli » Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:50 pm

jiminyhopkins wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:50 pm
Wareham, another one of my favorite guys from the Munchen days.

Did I ever mention that I built an absolute monster of an EBA team?
Yeah, I remember...

Harsnett, Limon, Wareham... all from Munchen in that draft... just to Twin Cities.

Juan Suarez was a decent reliever for few years too.

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Re: 2040.01 TWC - SS Mark Wareham and 1B Albert Gaona Opt Out

Post by 7teen » Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:50 pm

Wow I just remembered now that the last Expansion Draft came the same time the EBA folded so you guys were able to bring those guys over.
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