Tater Talk: 2039.01 – Sweet Potato! Lederer Hired as New Boise GM

GM: Joe Lederer

Moderator: jleddy

User avatar
jleddy
General Manager
Posts: 210
Joined: Mon May 27, 2019 5:46 pm
Location: Long Beach, CA
Has thanked: 193 times
Been thanked: 45 times

Tater Talk: 2039.01 – Sweet Potato! Lederer Hired as New Boise GM

Post by jleddy » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:11 pm

Image In what was expected to be a pivotal off-season for the Boise Spuds, team owner Francis Nephi Grigg IV quickly found his club's replacement for recently-resigned general manager Jeff Palin in Joe Lederer, most recently of the UMEBA's Bucharest Balauri. A relatively-unknown, Lederer had only just joined Bucharest a month ago but had made quite a splash in a short amount of time. "I liked what Lederer was planning on doing in the UMEBA," Grigg told reporters. "We had information that Lederer took the job in Bucharest as stepping stone to the BBA and we didn't want a rival club jumping at the opportunity to hire him."

Lederer, fighting back tears, made a statement on Baseball News Network via conference call: "It's a dream come true, it really is. First, I want to thank the Balauri ownership in taking a chance on me. And to all the fans who welcomed me with open arms, I wish your club the very best. But this is the BBA, the crème de la crème. I couldn't pass up the chance to help guide the Spuds into a bright, new future. I'm ready to take Boise into a bright, new future and I promise to give this organization everything I have."

With free agency talks already taking place around the league, Lederer will have to work quickly to deliver on his promise. The Spuds have the largest free agency budget available in the entire BBA, so look for a few moves to fill organizational holes, if not surround the Boise's superstar centerfielder Dennis French with much needed help. It is uncertain who Lederer plans on targeting at this time, but it is expected a flurry of moves will be announced in the coming weeks leading up to the Winter Meetings.
"My $#!? doesn't work in the playoffs." - Billy Beane Joe Lederer

User avatar
RonCo
League Director
Posts: 11466
Joined: Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:48 pm
Has thanked: 394 times
Been thanked: 222 times

Re: Tater Talk: 2039.01 – Sweet Potato! Lederer Hired as New Boise GM

Post by RonCo » Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:06 pm

Outstanding header.
Yellow Springs Nine
Playoff Regular, Landis Averse

User avatar
recte44
Commissioner
Posts: 27586
Joined: Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:14 pm
Location: Oconomowoc, WI
Has thanked: 42 times
Been thanked: 167 times
Contact:

Re: Tater Talk: 2039.01 – Sweet Potato! Lederer Hired as New Boise GM

Post by recte44 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:47 pm

Things just got interesting in Idaho!
Matt Rectenwald
Commissioner, GM: Las Vegas Hustlers

User avatar
felipe
General Manager
Posts: 4423
Joined: Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:21 am
Has thanked: 9 times
Been thanked: 33 times

Re: Tater Talk: 2039.01 – Sweet Potato! Lederer Hired as New Boise GM

Post by felipe » Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:12 am

the obvious path to success is to trade French to Wichita

User avatar
jleddy
General Manager
Posts: 210
Joined: Mon May 27, 2019 5:46 pm
Location: Long Beach, CA
Has thanked: 193 times
Been thanked: 45 times

Re: Tater Talk: 2039.01 – Sweet Potato! Lederer Hired as New Boise GM

Post by jleddy » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:31 am

felipe wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:12 am
the obvious path to success is to trade French to Wichita
It's quite remarkable considering his youth, but wouldn't you know it, his contract -- yes, the very one he signed when drafted -- says he can't be traded to Wichita. What are the odds that he and his agent would make such demands?!
"My $#!? doesn't work in the playoffs." - Billy Beane Joe Lederer

User avatar
RonCo
League Director
Posts: 11466
Joined: Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:48 pm
Has thanked: 394 times
Been thanked: 222 times

Re: Tater Talk: 2039.01 – Sweet Potato! Lederer Hired as New Boise GM

Post by RonCo » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:37 am

It's a real conundrum.
Yellow Springs Nine
Playoff Regular, Landis Averse

User avatar
usnspecialist
League Advisor
Posts: 3105
Joined: Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:39 am
Location: Manama, Bahrain
Has thanked: 71 times
Been thanked: 75 times

Re: Tater Talk: 2039.01 – Sweet Potato! Lederer Hired as New Boise GM

Post by usnspecialist » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:01 am

I'm pretty sure if we did a BBA trade value ranking that French would be at the top of the list.
Randy Weigand
Havana Sugar Kings/San Fernando Bears: 2032-
537-436

Landis Champion- 2034
Johnson Champion- 2034
Frick Champion- 2036, 2037
Johnson League Southern- 2034
Frick League Pacific- 2037
Wild Card- 2033, 2035, 2036

Image

User avatar
shoeless.db
UMEBA GM
Posts: 76
Joined: Wed May 29, 2019 10:25 pm
Has thanked: 26 times
Been thanked: 30 times

Re: Tater Talk: 2039.01 – Sweet Potato! Lederer Hired as New Boise GM

Post by shoeless.db » Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:30 pm

Bucharest still sucks!
Life is a bit more beautiful when time is measured by the half inning rather than the half hour. -- db "Shoeless" Olmsted

Post Reply Previous topicNext topic

Return to “Boise Spuds”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests