Santa Ramon Sharky

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Location: Santa Ramon, CA (West)

League: VI.2 - West

Owner: levittmike send message
          [since May 04th 2015 | last seen February 11th 2018]

Manager: Hugh Culbertson

Ballpark: One Step Sanitizer Park

Rank: #717 - Rating: 32.75

Fan Mood: 69.29

Prestige: 8

Color: Yellow

Team Notes:

• 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 was released.
• May 10 2034: Kelly McBride was released.
• May 10 2034: Ramon Rios was released.
• May 10 2034: Jeremy O`Neill was released.
• May 10 2034: Mark Sparks was released.
• May 10 2034: Duane Mathis was released.
• May 10 2034: Juan Carlos Martinez was released.

League Record:

Wins: 54 Losses: 106 Pct: .338 Last10: 0-0 Streak: -

Ave: 4.0 - 5.4 RS: 639 RA: 861 DIFF: -222


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Press Releases:

Nov 03 2034: Sharks Finish With 3rd Worst Record in Team History - by levittmike on December 21st, 2017

106 losses. It feels like decades has passed since the every other year contending for a championship. Oh Roy Carpenter, where art thou?

Is Hugh Culbertson the answer? Too soon to tell, but his first full season isn't pretty.

"We didn't play well" Culbertson said before leaving the stadium for the winter break. "We have pieces, but nothing clicked, so the only way to look is up."

Team ownership seems committed to Culbertson, at least for the foreseeable future.

"Hugh is our manager, and will be for years to come" GM Levitt said. "Our team needs to find the right mix of players, and we're confident that once that happens, Hugh will win"

Oct 14 2034: Not The Worst Season Ever, But Definitely Forgettable - by levittmike on December 16th, 2017

Hugh Culberson is definitely philosophical during his first full year as Sharks Skipper, saying that the huge losses has taken a toll on everyone.

"We didn't come into this season thinking we would necessarily win the division, but we didn't expect to lose over 100 games." Culberson said. "With the (veterans) cuts, that also put a negative spin on things, but the team has improved its morale, knowing that we can turn this around down the road."

GM Levitt was noncommittal on entering the free agent market next season, indicating "we are going to build within."

Sharks fan: Get used to some pain.

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."