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Team: Victoria Cubs [ID #109] Bookmark Victoria Cubs

Location: Victoria, TX (Southwest)

League: VI.10 - West

Owner: FMcgriff1b send message
          [since November 23rd 2012 | last seen December 06th 2019]

Manager: Carlton McMillan

Ballpark: Wrigley Field

Rank: #259 - Rating: 111.36

Fan Mood: 142.33

Prestige: 3

Color: Red & Blue

Team Notes:

• May 03 2043: Jerónimo Avila was released.
• Mar 04 2043: Jason Davis was claimed off of waivers.
• Feb 19 2043: Justin Richter was claimed off of waivers.
• Feb 05 2043: Derrick Caldwell was claimed off of waivers.
• Jan 22 2043: Lee Chase was claimed off of waivers.
• Jan 15 2043: Loyd Barksdale was claimed off of waivers.
• Jan 15 2043: Carlton McMillan was hired as the new manager.
• Jan 15 2043: Johnnie Simms was fired as manager.
• Jan 15 2043: Dirk Dekker was selected to the national team of Aruba.
• Oct 08 2042: Ramiro Camacho was released.


League Record:

Wins: 49 Losses: 16 Pct: .754 Last10: 10-0 Streak: W12

Ave: 7.4 - 4.1 RS: 484 RA: 269 DIFF: +215

Cup:

Group 56 [0 | Eliminated]

Press Releases:

Aug 02 2042: Cubs say goodbye to deceptively pretty ok player Corbin Crocker - by FMcgriff1b on September 29th, 2019

To make room for some of the young players who need experience the team let go Corbin Crocker who was picked up as a long shot prospect by the team. The team needed a SS and he had the ratings but only an OF designation. The team suffered through his SS training which included a 45 error season. The next season he only made 16 errors and became one of the better fielding SS in the league. Often leading the league in SS double plays. He had a career average of .238 but a career OBP of .340 and a decent OPS despite his low average. He leaves the team with the team record for the most career walks in a season with 110 and most career walks for the team with 672. In the only year that he hit above .250 he hit .253 with 119 RBIs hitting .329 with runners in scoring position. I doubt he'll find a home with the 2.8 million price tag on him but the organization wishes him luck.

In other news the team fell from first earlier than usual. Unfortunately the team went 0-7 against team rivals Grand Junction this year and it looks like they will finally be going back to division 5. When the team was 8 games out of first management decided to give the young guys as much playing time as possible. "If it ain't first let's give ourselves the best chance for first next year" says manager Johnnie Sims. The team should come in second by quite a large margin regardless. The team also had the most all stars in the division this year. However, fans are getting impatient for that first place finish.

In other league news. The Camden Raiders have been making big deals this year. It's always good to see active managers who are want to win it all. The new owner of Camden certainly fits that very large bill. As the owner has been spending like crazy.


Mar 04 2042: Year End Review - by FMcgriff1b on August 18th, 2019

It was an exciting year for the Stockton Koi in 2041 as the team was in first for most of the season. In the previous three seasons the team has been in first towards the all star break but unlike previous years the team remained in first for most of the season. However, after an injury of 41 games to one of the teams starting pitchers the team went into a tailspin and not only gave up first place but came in third with team rivals Grand Junction taking second. Grand Junction was 19 games back of the Koi at one point in the season.

Despite record breaking attendance in both league and cup games. (In fact the team had the first sold out game in their history last season.) Ownership has decided to move the team to Victoria, B.C. Canada as that is where the owner is from. "Perhaps the change in scenery will allow the now Victoria Cubs to finally move out of division 6."-team owner

Cy Young

2031 D. Andrews
2032 M. Pan
2033 J. Wade
2034 T. Steele
2035 J. Fitzpatrick
2036 C. Knepper
2037 C. Knepper
2038: R. Esparza
2039: R. Esparza
2040: J. Nunez (Rookie)
2041: W.Beam


Hank Aaron Award

2031 R. Temple (Broke team record with 156 RBIs and 17 game MVPs)
2032 Z. Seymour
2033 J. MacDonald
2034 A. Espinoza
2035 G. Potter (Broke the team record with 59 doubles)
2036 E. Pinto
2037 J. Jimenez
2038: A. Finney (Broke two team single season records this year with a .435 OBP and 106 walks.)
2039: G. Potter (Broke his own record with 62 doubles)
2040: G. Potter
2041: J. Jimenez

Rookie of the Year

2031 N/A
2032 N/A
2033 J. Contreras (League rookie of the year.)
2034 C. Knepper
2035 K. Curran
2036 K. Robbins
2037 M. Anguiano (League rookie of the year)
2038: T. Vance (League rookie of the year)
2039: C. Choi (League rookie of the year)
2040: J. Nunez (League rookie of the year)
2041: N/A (No eligible players)


Mar 02 2041: Year End Awards - by FMcgriff1b on June 1st, 2019

The 2040 season saw the team for the third season in a row hold first place for the majority of the first half of the season only to fall to third by the end of the season. When the team fell 10 games behind first the management decided to bench some of the older players to give some of the younger players more experience to improve. This probably cost the team second place. The fans questioned this move as they don't see any of these players to likely be important starting players in the future.

It also came out that the team has 50 million dollars to spend. As a result the team has signed an expensive pitcher to hopefully appease the fans who feel the team isn't spending enough.

The 2041 season is a rematch of the 2039 season. The top three teams are toss up at the moment with the Koi in the mix. Unfortunately there is a clear divide between the top three teams and the bottom three teams. 2040 teams awards have been given. See below

Cy Young

2031 D. Andrews
2032 M. Pan
2033 J. Wade
2034 T. Steele
2035 J. Fitzpatrick
2036 C. Knepper
2037 C. Knepper
2038: R. Esparza
2039: R. Esparza
2040: J. Nunez (Rookie)


Hank Aaron Award

2031 R. Temple (Broke team record with 156 RBIs and 17 game MVPs)
2032 Z. Seymour
2033 J. MacDonald
2034 A. Espinoza
2035 G. Potter (Broke the team record with 59 doubles)
2036 E. Pinto
2037 J. Jimenez
2038: A. Finney (Broke two team single season records this year with a .435 OBP and 106 walks.)
2039: G. Potter (Broke his own record with 62 doubles)
2040: G. Potter

Rookie of the Year

2031 N/A
2032 N/A
2033 J. Contreras (League rookie of the year.)
2034 C. Knepper
2035 K. Curran
2036 K. Robbins
2037 M. Anguiano (League rookie of the year)
2038: T. Vance (League rookie of the year)
2039: C. Choi (League rookie of the year)
2040: J. Nunez (League rookie of the year)


Jan 15 2040: Predicting game results - by FMcgriff1b on March 11th, 2019

Well nobody took me up on my offer to predict the standing last season but I did so let's see how I did.

West

1 Santa Barbara Falcons 0 points I predicted they would be second. I was hopeful as they are a good team but an aging one and one I think I could beat in the future. I wish they stayed and Grand Junction left.
2 Grand Junction Jets 0 points I predicted they would be first.
3 Stockton Koi 2 points I correctly predicted my own team's position.
4 Ketchikan Mountaineers 1 point correct
5 Shoreline Orcas 1 point correct
6 Ft. Collins Bombers 1 point correct
East

1 Providence Lancers I predicted they would be fifth. I was way off but I do think they over performed and are in tough for next season.
2 Tuscaloosa Trojans 0 points I predicted first.
3 Nashville Devil Rays 0 points I predicted 2nd.
4 Camden Raiders 0 points I predicted 3rd.
5 Doral Padres 0 points I predicted 6th.
6 New Bedford Whalers 0 points I predicted 4th.

My total score is 5 points out of a potential 20 points but since nobody else played... I win I guess. I was close with every team with the exception of the Lancers.

My prediction for the 2040 standings;

1 Grand Junction Jets The team is in their prime. Generally between 27-32 years old. They have a very good pitching.
2 Stockton Koi Unfortunately not much improved from last year. The loss of a good starting pitcher negates the progress a few of the younger hitters made last year. However, a few over performers makes them a contender for first but a couple under performers put them in third.
3 Bellington Wolverines A good team but one that did not age well last year. Great offense but a pitching staff that was hit by aging and needs some young blood.
4 Ketchikan Mountaineers This was a hard one to predict. I think Ft. Collins has closed the gap a bit with Ketchikan but I still think Ketchikan will take fourth.
5 Shoreline Orcas This bot team needs a manager and I wouldn't be surprised with a 6th place finish.
6 Ft. Collins Bombers With Rossi playing and not too many aging players. They are a better team than in the past but I still think 6th but I do think for the first time that this may be a team on the rise.
East

1 Tuscaloosa Trojans I predict the Trojans again this year.
2 Nashville Devil Rays A good young team. I wouldn't be surprised if they took first.
3 Bartlett Koi An aging bot team but not a bad one.
4 Camden Raiders A similar team to last year.
5 New Bedford Whalers I think they should have had a better standing last year. I say they bounce back slightly.
6 Doral Padres Someone has to be last.


Jan 15 2039: 2039 Predictions game - by FMcgriff1b on December 24th, 2018

To increase interest in the offseason I'm inviting all managers to join in predicting the standings of this division for 2039. Points will be given for correctly predicting first place (3 points), second and third (2 points), and fourth and fifth (1 point). With two divisions that makes for a potential of 18 points. My predictions are as follows:

1. Grand Junction: The loss of Rawlings hurts but I think they'll just make it to first this season due to their strong pitching staff.

2. Santa Barbara: An aging bot team but they have Cantu and Sorenson that will lead them to second or first.

3. Stockton Koi: For the second straight season the Koi have had no players decline as their oldest player is 29. The fact that they still have a lot of players not yet at their full potential means they will likely not finish first again this year.

4. Ketchikan: Solid team but I think they overperformed last year.

5. Shoreline: Same position as last year.

6. Ft. Collins: Will struggle again this year.

East Division

1. Tuscaloosa: I think it's an easy pick for first this year.

2. Nashville: A good young core and I think they'll edge out Camden for second.

3. Camden: I think Camden declined a little bit more than Nashville this year and will have a slight fall from last year.

4. New Bedford

5. Providence: An aging bot team.

6. Doral: An easy last place choice for me.