Santa Ramon Sharks
Team: Santa Ramon Sharks [ID #376]
Santa Ramon, CA (West)
[since May 04th 2015 | last seen December 11th 2017]
Rank: #716 - Rating: 31.54
Blue & Black
Jul 28 2034: Nathan Berry
was signed as a free agent.
Jul 28 2034: Joe Pearson
was signed as a free agent.
May 10 2034: Ángel Urbina
was signed as a free agent.
May 10 2034: Andre White
May 10 2034: Kelly McBride
May 10 2034: Ramon Rios
May 10 2034: Jeremy O`Neill
May 10 2034: Mark Sparks
May 10 2034: Duane Mathis
May 10 2034: Juan Carlos Martinez
Wins: 43 Losses: 91 Pct: .321 Last10: 5-5 Streak: W2
Ave: 3.9 - 5.6 RS: 527 RA: 746 DIFF: -219
[0 | Eliminated]
May 10 2034: Avoiding a Future of Financial Strain, Sharks release high-priced Vets
- by levittmike on November 5th, 2017
The Santa Ramon Sharks significantly cut payroll today, releasing 8 players with total payroll over $15 Million.
GM Levitt addressed the media after the moves.
"Historically, our team has spent what it took to be a winning franchise. Historically we saw results when we did this. With the batch of players we had to say goodbye to today, it was due to not winning, not the caliber or character of the players." Levitt said.
The key departures to note are catcher Oswaldo Beltran, and long time Shark Irish Jeremy O'Neill.
"Cutting guys that have spent their entire career with this organization is particularly hard" Levitt said. "They will land elsewhere, and have a good finish to their careers."
"We wanted to avoid a financial disaster that we had years ago, where we had to cut down to the bone. We have a nucleus of young players that we can build around, but until the wins match the payroll, we won't be spending top dollar." Levitt said.
A surprising non-move was the team keeping "Happy" Patrick D'Alessandro. Levitt wouldn't comment about any non-roster moves, but an inside source indicated that the GM and entire ownership group said that D'Alessandro would not be released, due to his tenure, and this likely being his final season. "Happy needs to finish his career with the Sharks" the source said.
D'Alessandro was unavailable for comment.
The team is 13-18, which is not impossible to correct, but with the financial picture looking bleak, the team cut payroll so they can stay positive this year, and years down the road.
Sep 26 2033: 25 Games To Go, Sharks Aim For Winning Record
- by levittmike on September 26th, 2017
It's been almost 4 years since the Sharks finished with a winning record. With 25 games to go, the team sits 1 game over .500, and manager Hugh Culbertson is aiming to keep it that way.
"The guys have played great since I arrived, and I anticipate the same performance to wrap up the season, maybe even better as players vie for spots for next year" Culbertson said.
Culbertson has a 24-16 record with the team, which with Tucumcari having a .642 campaign, would put the team in closer proximity to compete with the division.
Next season, the team will need to address the right handed averages. When facing Lefties, the team average is well over .300. Right handed mid .200s, and weak in the Outfield.
"We will look at the OF next year" Culbertson said.
Short of the Generals collapsing at the end of the year, it's unlikely the Sharks will
Aug 03 2033: BREAKING NEWS: BUDDY MCQUEEN FIRED
- by levittmike on September 11th, 2017
The Sharks have relieved Buddy McQueen of his managerial duties, and replaced him with unknown rookie manager Hugh Culbertson.
McQueen was with the team for almost 2 seasons, but the team has not returned to it's every other year of winning, since HOF manager Roy Carpenter was let go.
GM Levitt thanked McQueen for his efforts, and said that Culberson will be the manager of the team "for the long-term."
Jul 12 2033: One of the Last Scorpions having another stellar campaign
- by levittmike on September 5th, 2017
Crazy Denny O'Donnell, one of the last Sandy Scorpions draft picks on the Sharks' roster, is in his final season, before retiring.
"Crazy has been the ultimate teammate" GM Levitt said in a recent interview. "From Rookie of the Year, to a gold glove, to one of our champion pitchers, Denny has been the heart and soul of our pitching staff."
Not always the # 1 ace on the team, O'Donnell is as consistent as they come. Other than the 2030 season, where he missed a few games to injury, O'Donnell has consistently approached 200+ innings.
Long time Scorpions/Sharks Manager Roy Carpenter chimed in on O'Donnell's success.
"If I could have a team full of Crazy, I'd win more championships" Carpenter said. Denny is a joy to manage, and he's even a greater person."
O'Donnell not one to speak with the media often, shared a few comments earlier today.
"To have the opportunity to start and finish my career with one team is very special" O'Donnell said. "We've had our success with this franchise, and I'm thankful that I was part of that experience."
When asked what his favorite moment with the team was, O'Donnell pondered for a moment and then said "2027, and not because we won the championship, but because I had 4 complete games and 23 quality starts that year. I was in a groove" O'Donnell laughed.
See you in the Hall, Crazy.
May 10 2033: With Multiple Injuries At Third, Team drafts Valentin Quintanilla
- by levittmike on August 19th, 2017
The Sharks seem to be struggling with injuries, and at Third Base especially.
"The season is starting with a nasty injury bug" Manager Doug McQueen said at this morning's presser.
"The team looked at our minor league roster, and we are heavy in Outfielders, and had zero players that play Third." That's a huge problem, so we addressed it.
Drafting Valentin Quintanilla was quite a steal. Scouts say he's HOF potential, so the future will be bright.
GM Levitt boasted about Valentin Quintanilla. "Val will be our every day Third Baseman in the future. Happy (Patrick D'Alessandro" was a draft pick of ours, and he's definitely going to the HOF, and Val looks to be made of the same fabric" Levitt said.
The team is 5 games back, which considering the injuries is quite good.