Missoula Polar Bears

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Team: Missoula Polar Bears [ID #265] Bookmark Missoula Polar Bears

Location: Missoula, MT (Mountain)

League: II.1 - West

Owner: JJNZ send message
          [since December 09th 2014 | last seen December 15th 2018]

Manager: Stu Foxx

Ballpark: Missoula Domain

Rank: #26 - Rating: 226.80

Fan Mood: 98.77

Prestige: 41

Color: Yellow

Team Notes:

• Oct 08 2038: Clark Sager was released.
• Sep 26 2038: Andres Rubio was released.
• Aug 31 2038: Frank Hopkins was signed as a free agent.
• Aug 19 2038: Storm Thomsen was signed as a free agent.
• Aug 18 2038: George Underwood was released.
• Aug 02 2038: Andres Rubio was claimed off of waivers.
• Jul 23 2038: Roberto Quinones was claimed off of waivers.
• Jul 09 2038: Ricky Clark was claimed off of waivers.
• Jul 02 2038: Reuben Neal was signed as a free agent.
• Jun 27 2038: Levi Hauser was claimed off of waivers.

League Record:

Wins: 78 Losses: 76 Pct: .506 Last10: 5-5 Streak: W2

Ave: 5.2 - 5.4 RS: 806 RA: 826 DIFF: -20


Group 6 [2 | Eliminated]

Press Releases:

Mar 04 2037: Mass Hall-of-Faming in Missoula - by JJNZ on July 29th, 2018

Missoula GM JJNZ was accosted by the media for his first press release since the 2032 season which was the last time he has been seen in public. Some say he has been hiding in a secret place in the Rockies while scouring the BB free agent market feverishly.....

Regardless, a completely unexpectedly successful 2036 season was enough to drag him out of the woodwork long enough to knight some of the key players from the season.

Among those who were inducted to the hall of farm were long time catcher Alfredo Marrero, under rated CF'er Enrique Prieto, pitcher Barry Livingston and franchise 3rd baseman Ricardo Soriano.

Soriano and Livingston in particular tell the story of the successful campaign as Soriano was claimed uncontested in 2024 while Livingstone was a barely contested claim from 2023.

JJNZ wishes to offer his commiserations to Tiger and the Kalamazoo Tigers who were clearly the best team of the season and unfortunately stumbled at the final hurdle of the season.

He also wishes to thank Haselrig of the Novi Doubledays, FreddyTheEye of the College Station Athletics, PrivateSnowflake of the Bloomington Thunder and buffmckagan of the Scranton Bears for being solid and reliable sounding boards in the seasons leading up to the victory.

JJNZ was heard wishing good luck to all BrokenBat players as he was whisked away by his security guard to an unknown location at the conclusion of the 'media ambush'.....

Jan 15 2032: Missoula Climbs to New Heights - by JJNZ on May 9th, 2017

For the first time in history Missoula has a team at LL3. Team owner JJNZ who took over the team at the end of the 2020 season was over the moon with the Polar Bear's performance after the all-star break in 2031, resulting in sneaking past Garnet's El Monte Eagles to take the division.

Key to last seasons performance, and the long term success is long-time prospect Ceaser Farjado who had a massive break out season. "Caeser has been the kinda guy we've been missing for a few seasons, he mashed his way onto the leaderboard last season, and given his relative youth (24), he's likely to end up on the overall boards in a number of categories.

3 young prospects have stepped into the rotation, Clark Sager, Desmond Hester and Thurman Nelson are expected to anchor the pitching staff for a number of seasons, and big things are expected of them if the team is to stay in LL3.

Jul 28 2029: Barry Livingstone's no hitter drags Missoula out of slump - by JJNZ on November 6th, 2016

At this start of the season Barry Livingstone was fighting for the 5th starting spot and boy has he earned it. In 17 starts this season he's sporting a 2.44 Era and an 11-4 record including a complete game 126 pitch effort, allowing only 4 walks over 9 no hit innings to break up a 6 game losing streak.

May 10 2028: All time leader Juarez released - by JJNZ on July 31st, 2016

Holder of many Missoula records Ivan Juarez has been granted his release by the club.

Team owner JJNZ hasn't held back in showing his displeasure following the teams disappointing start to the 2028 season, with the pitching staff copping most of the flak with another sub par effort thus far.

Juarez holds the records for the all time highest number of wins, strike outs, WHIP and second in innings pitching and ERA. Juarez will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at the end of the season.

A number of other players have already felt the wrath of the owners displeasure with veterans Jesus Arroyo and Jesse Lombardo having already found their way to new clubs, and one time top prospect Glenn Atkins on the waiver wire after his 3rd straight sub par season.

Feb 05 2026: Missoula returns to LL. IV - by JJNZ on January 28th, 2016

For the first time in over 20 seasons Missoula has risen to LL. IV

A disappointing 2005 campaign saw Missoula demoted to LL. V and it has taken this long for them to gain the management and players to promote again.

Team owner JJNZ who took over the team near the end of the 2020 campaign outlined a few key players in the quest to reach LL. III for the first time in the franchises history:

Alvin Walker, the veteran short-stop will be expected to put up another team leading campaign with the bat while putting up his usual stellar defence

Last seasons rookie of the year Jon Seymour will be a key part of a full campaign and is starting the year hitting in the 2 slot, his ability to hit for a high average puts in him good stead, he is likely to shift to the DH role full-time later in the year with Oscar Simpson assuming 1B duties

On the pitching side, Rookie Pitcher of the Year Jose Trevino is expected to put up another strong season and anchor the rotation, having stepped into the Ace role long occupied by Ivan Juarez who will start the season as the No.2 starter.

Young breakout pitcher Tony Boyd looks to have a huge future with the organisation, breaking into the major league side at age 22, another solid season of development should cement his place in the rotation for many years to come.

When asked whether he expected Missoula to challenge for the division title this season JJNZ was rather coy, stating that his team would give it a good shot but that there was some stiff competition within the league. Rather the main aim is to avoid demotion at this stage, anything more is a bonus.