Tater Talk: 2039.26 – For Your All-Star Consideration

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Tater Talk: 2039.26 – For Your All-Star Consideration

Post by jleddy » Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:39 am

With All-Star voting for the 2039 Midsummer Classic rolling out soon, here is a case for Boise Spud starting pitcher Pancho Germán, in the midst of his best professional season, to make the Frick League team.

After being named college's Pitcher of the Year in 2035 (6-2, 2.16 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 11.8 K/9), Germán was selected #2 overall by the Spuds in the 2035 Draft. After a successful short season
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in Rookie Ball that year, Germán started 2036 in Double A Buffalo as a 20-year-old and held his own through seven starts. With promising early returns, Boise promoted Germán to Triple A Salt Lake City where he finished the 2036 campaign with 10-9 with 3.63 ERA. Germán would eventually make his BBA debut in 2037 at age 21 where he would hold his own for the last-place Spuds. With a promising, albeit small track record, Germán was expected to make a big jump in 2038, only to see him go 9-16 with 5.06 ERA. Thanks to stellar defense that earned Germán the 2038 Yogi Zimmer Diamond Glove at the pitcher position, the Mexican-born righty put up a decent WAR of 2.2. Heading into 2039, Boise was considering naming Germán the team's #1 starter before signing Egbert Behner in free agency. Instead of being discouraged, Germán has pitched like an ace while Behner has slowly settled into Boise. For the year, through June 17th, Germán is 9-3 with an ERA of 3.40. Germán credits an improved defense behind him as well as keeping his HR/9 down to a career-low 0.8.

Let's take a look at where Germán currently ranks in Frick League leaderboards through June 17th:

STATGERMÁNRANK
WINS9T-1st
rWAR2.74th
WIN%.750T-4th
ERA3.406th
ERA+1366th
WAR1.9T-6th
FIP3.938th
Let's take a look at what the media and league is saying about Pancho Germán:
  • "I do like Pancho Germán. He could really be a top two starter someday. At worst a really good number three." - 2038 BBA media guide
  • "[Boise's] #2 starter, Pancho Germán, might be a lot better than he’s shown over the past two seasons." -2039 BBA media guide
  • "Although [Germán] turned in a less-than-electric 2038, his skill ratings and stamina suggest better days ahead." -Vic Caleca, Huntsville GM
  • "Germán is one of the brightest young stars for Boise." - Matt Rectenwald, Las Vegas GM
  • "If, and it's a big if, Boise has post-season dreams, getting Germán to take a step-forward in this third season will be huge." - Will Bigby, lead baseball correspondent for Treasure Valley Sports
Last but not least, Germán's popularity has grown since his BBA debut, not only in Boise or in the United States, but also in his home country of Mexico and globally with spirit connoisseurs since the successful launch of TELIQUA, Germán's own crafted blue-agave tequila. Germán has become an ambassador of the Brewster with his off-field endeavor and has definitely become a household name with his 2039 breakout.

Aside from an expected great season from David French, Germán's breakout campaign is the lone bright spot during Boise's 34-35 start. An All-Star vote would be a worthy reward, don't you think?
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Re: Tater Talk: 2039.26 – For Your All-Star Consideration

Post by RonCo » Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:05 pm

Pancho is certainly putting up the year for it.
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Re: Tater Talk: 2039.26 – For Your All-Star Consideration

Post by jleddy » Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:29 pm

On behalf of Pancho, I'd like to say thank you for all the votes and to the coaching staff for naming him to the Frick League roster.

A free case of TELIQUA courtesy of the Boise front office to all those who helped make it happen.
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Re: Tater Talk: 2039.26 – For Your All-Star Consideration

Post by HoosierVic » Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:02 am

Is there a suggested mixer, or is Teliqua best straight from the bottle?

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Re: Tater Talk: 2039.26 – For Your All-Star Consideration

Post by jleddy » Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:11 pm

HoosierVic wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:02 am
Is there a suggested mixer, or is Teliqua best straight from the bottle?
Drinking liquor straight from the bottle is never a bad move, but here's a selection of TELIQUA-based cocktails served in the Diamond Club at Grigg Memorial Stadium:

BOISE SUNRISE
2 oz. TELIQUA tequila
1 oz. sweet potato puree
1 oz. apple cider
1 tsp. simple syrup
1 cinnamon stick for garnish

DENNIS FRENCH CONNECTION
1 oz. TELIQUA tequila
1 oz. cognac
1 oz. orange liqueur
½ oz. orange juice
1 tbl. agave nectar
1 orange wedge for garnish

CRACKER JACK
1 oz. TELIQUA tequila
1 oz. butterscotch schnapps
1 oz. amaretto liqueur
3 oz. club soda

PLAY CATCH IN THE RYE
1 oz. TELIQUA tequila
2 oz. rye whiskey
1 oz. ginger beer
½ oz. lime juice
1 tsp. simple syrup
3 dashes Angostura bitters
1 lime wedge for garnish
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Re: Tater Talk: 2039.26 – For Your All-Star Consideration

Post by usnspecialist » Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:13 pm

the dennis French connection is a great name for a drink, but I need a margarita of some variety.
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Re: Tater Talk: 2039.26 – For Your All-Star Consideration

Post by jleddy » Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:39 pm

usnspecialist wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:13 pm
the dennis French connection is a great name for a drink, but I need a margarita of some variety.
Oh, that's a standard option on the menu, just not one of the stadium's specialty cocktails. I'm willing to bet Mexico City makes a mean margarita.
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Re: Tater Talk: 2039.26 – For Your All-Star Consideration

Post by HoosierVic » Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:21 pm

I’m a little worried about the Boise Sunrise and its sweet potato purée - sounds a little like something Gerber would market ...

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Re: Tater Talk: 2039.26 – For Your All-Star Consideration

Post by jleddy » Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:50 pm

HoosierVic wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:21 pm
I’m a little worried about the Boise Sunrise and its sweet potato purée - sounds a little like something Gerber would market ...
It's an acquired taste, much like Boise Spuds baseball.
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Re: Tater Talk: 2039.26 – For Your All-Star Consideration

Post by HoosierVic » Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:42 pm

Unlike Huntsville baseball, the bologna sandwich of the BBA ...

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