Missoula Polar Bears






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

Location: Missoula, MT (Mountain)

League: Legends - West

Owner: JJNZ send message
          [since December 09th 2014 | last seen December 11th 2017]

Manager: Ed Keefer

Ballpark: Missoula Domain

Rank: #29 - Rating: 234.68

Fan Mood: 82.57

Prestige: 24

Color: Yellow

Team Notes:

• Sep 22 2034: Xavier Jiménez was released.
• Aug 30 2034: Xavier Jiménez was signed as a free agent.
• Aug 29 2034: Clyde McNair was released.
• Aug 29 2034: Jimmy Byrd was claimed off of waivers.
• Aug 14 2034: Clyde McNair was signed as a free agent.
• Aug 14 2034: Carlos Santa Cruz was signed as a free agent.
• Aug 13 2034: Sung Ryong Ahn was released.
• Aug 11 2034: Sung Ryong Ahn was signed as a free agent.
• Jul 21 2034: Alonzo Escobar was released.
• Jul 14 2034: Roland Leach was claimed off of waivers.


League Record:

Wins: 53 Losses: 79 Pct: .402 Last10: 5-5 Streak: L1

Ave: 4.7 - 5.0 RS: 619 RA: 655 DIFF: -36

Cup:

Group 62 [3 | Eliminated]

Press Releases:

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.


Feb 05 2026: Luis Valera DFA'd - by JJNZ on January 28th, 2016

Luis Valera has been released by the Missoula Polar Bears in a mutual agreement following him being reduced to a bench role.

Valera has of recent years been a stellar performer for the Polar Bears, capped by a MVP campaign in 2021.

Originally drafted as a catcher out of Oklahome State University by the Polar Bears in 2016, he was converted to a first baseman by current owner JJNZ upon taking over the team, with very good results.

JJNZ wishes Valera all the best in continuing his career and feels that he could easily still be a successful starting 1B for a LL.VI team.