Team: Margate Magicians [ID #501]
Margate, FL (Southeast)
[since August 09th 2014 | last seen December 10th 2017]
Rank: #16 - Rating: 268.16
Red & Black
Aug 25 2034: Ángel Frías
was signed as a free agent.
Aug 19 2034: Ignacio Pineda
Jun 27 2034: Martín Godinez
was claimed off of waivers.
May 03 2034: Deandre Atkins
May 03 2034: Matìj Černý
was claimed off of waivers.
Jan 15 2034: Ming Chen
was selected to the national team of Taiwan
Jan 15 2034: Juan Pablo Pérez
was selected to the national team of Mexico
Jan 15 2034: Álex Ibáñez
was selected to the national team of Dominican Republic
Jan 15 2034: Toni Tejada
was selected to the national team of Colombia
Nov 04 2033: Vicente Guillen
was named the Rookie Pitcher of the Year.
Wins: 76 Losses: 58 Pct: .567 Last10: 7-3 Streak: L1
Ave: 5.2 - 4.0 RS: 697 RA: 534 DIFF: +163
[4 | Eliminated]
Jul 28 2030: A New Magic Act
- by MukilteoMike on January 22nd, 2017
With the recent release of fan favorites D’Marcus Manning and Charlie McKenzie, it’s obvious the Magicians are looking to the future instead of the now. The M&Ms of the M&Ms formed the identity of the team as the highest skilled players ever for the organization. The owner M&M, MukilteoMike, had this to say about the release and departure of the veterans, “We have nothing but respect for Man and Mac. They played key roles in our rise to Level II, helping us crack the Top 20 list. Unfortunately, we failed to fill out the rest of the roster successfully enough to maintain that status. We want all of our fans to know we share their disappointment about that. That’s precisely why we had to let them go. We can’t look back to the Glory Days a few seasons ago. We have to get back there. That means making tough decisions, like making way for our young talent by saying goodbye to amazing professionals such as ROY and Charlie. We wish them nothing but success as they find new clubs to finish their fine careers with.”
After the short press conference, manager Kenny Doty provided the lineup cards for the upcoming series. New to the majors will be Joaquin Chapa at third and Ernie Gibbs at DH and the outfield. Both have shown the ability to hit in the minors. Gibbs has a .322 career batting average in the lower leagues, while Chapa hit over .300 with an OPS over 900 in both AAA seasons. Every position is filled by a player no older than 28.
On the pitching side of things, Benito Velazquez has been called up, despite the fact his coaches at AAA thought he should stay down there a few more weeks. Doty didn’t hesitate when asked about that, “It’s simple—that guy has stuff. Have you seen him? His skills are good enough right now. I think my AAA guys might be a little too cautious due to recent call-up failures. He’ll show his worth and will be ready to fire on all cylinders next spring. We’re excited.”
The rest of the innings will be thrown by 28 year old arms or younger. The one exception is Tadeshi Yakoitowo, who was recently claimed. He’s 31 and is basically being given a shot to make next year’s club.
Jul 16 2029: Halfway Point 2029
- by MukilteoMike on November 3rd, 2016
At the midway point, Augusta looks strong as they sport a 3 game, 49 run lead over Jacksonville. However, the Trojans are still in the Cup, so they might sacrifice a little to continue their run there. New Britain is only 5 games out, but their negative run differential suggests it will be a tough climb for them. Pittsfield and Margate appear to be headed for a season-long fight to avoid relegation. The Armadillos have a one game lead, but are 42 runs worse than the Magicians. Jersey City rounds out the East 5 games out of relegation and have -105 RD.
There there’s the West; anything can happen on the left. Bellevue has snuck into first, despite only having a +2 run differential. A game back is Pasadena and then another game back is Tempe, with +46 and +28 RD, respectively. Ventura leads the West in bad luck, as they have a division-leading +56 RD, but sit 5 games out of first. Denver and Oceanview Woods are both 7 games back with OW being the only negative RD team at -51.
Apr 29 2029: Orozco Enters the Hall
- by MukilteoMike on October 13th, 2016
We are proud to announce the induction of the newest Hall of Fame member, Fernando Orozco. When "Oz Co" hit the majors at age 22, he displayed his brilliance immediately, going 8-4 with a mind-boggling 1.74 ERA in 51 innings. Amazingly, he bettered that feat eight years later in 2020 with a 1.73 ERA, 0.800 WHIP, and allowed opponents a sick .182 batting average, all of which are single-season club records. Orozco was the master of control, issuing less than 1.5 walks per nine innings for his career. He ended his time with the organization with a record of 135-75, and career bests in ERA and WHIP of 2.97 and 1.103, respectively. It is a thrill to enshrine the first pitcher into our organization's Hall of Fame. Welcome, Fernando Orozco.
Jun 08 2025: Division Break 2025
- by MukilteoMike on December 14th, 2015
The West is proving to be wild with five teams within 4 games of division-leading West Applewood. While the standings are close, their run differential is substantially better at +51. Garden Grove rounds out the division 11 games behind.
In the East Evanston leads the way by a game over Shawnee. Again, their run differential separates them a bit with an impressive +77, 28 better than the Snakes. The other four teams are extremely tight, all being either 11 or 12 games behind Evanston.
Both division leaders are winning due to their pitching. Their ERA's are 3.37 and 3.16, more than a run better than the league average. All teams are now preparing to hit the road and tour the other half of the country in inter-division play.
Jun 04 2023: Quarter Pole
- by MukilteoMike on July 12th, 2015
With over one fourth of the 2023 season in the books, it's promising to be an exciting season. The West appears to be the more uncertain of the two divisions with no one being completely safe. Norwalk has a 4 game lead, but last place Santa Maria is only 9.5 out; the three bottom teams are all within a game of each other. The East is much more spread out with Shawnee sporting a 5.5 game lead, while last place Tuscaloosa is 15.5 behind.
Probably the most amazing early story is that of Norwalk. Their record is 29-17, a nice .630 winning percentage, but somehow in that mix was an amazing 20 game win streak. Take away the streak and they are 9-17; sometimes baseball can be a strange beast.
The other especially intriguing story is regarding Biloxi's Pagliarulo. While it is very early, the three-time all-star is vying for the Triple Crown. At the moment he's second in hitting at .365, a shocking 86 points above his career average (shocking is probably not the right word--he was always projected as a high average hitter), one homer and RBI behind the league leader in each category. Keep tabs on him as the season progresses to see if he can pull off the improbable feat.