Saginaw Crusaders

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Location: Saginaw, MI (Midwest)

League: V.11 - West

Owner: dlwarren1 send message
          [since June 21st 2017 | last seen August 21st 2018]

Manager: Alvin Barr

Ballpark: Saginaw Stadium

Rank: #550 - Rating: 59.79

Fan Mood: 88.42

Prestige: 11

Color: Orange

Team Notes:

• May 17 2037: Mariano Torres was claimed off of waivers.
• May 01 2037: Jim Beaver was signed as a free agent.
• Apr 29 2037: Raúl Báez was claimed off of waivers.
• Apr 28 2037: Víctor Alvarez was signed as a free agent.
• Apr 27 2037: Ignacio Vázquez was signed as a free agent.
• Apr 25 2037: Dylan Mann was claimed off of waivers.
• Apr 14 2037: Marcos Mata was claimed off of waivers.
• Apr 07 2037: Greg Evans was claimed off of waivers.
• Mar 30 2037: Braydon Lafferty was claimed off of waivers.
• Mar 27 2037: Thomas Smith was released.

League Record:

Wins: 16 Losses: 20 Pct: .444 Last10: 6-4 Streak: L3

Ave: 4.5 - 4.8 RS: 163 RA: 174 DIFF: -11


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Press Releases:

Aug 29 2033: Elmer Donohue - by dlwarren1 on September 17th, 2017

Elmer Donohue beats his former team, the Kansas City Colt's to improve his record to 5-5. Donohue's E.RA is down to 3.45.

Jan 19 2029: A Lot to Explain - by zakis on September 20th, 2016

This is zakis, the owner of the DeKalb Pilgrims, There is a lot to discuss about the team, so let's get right to it.

Firstly, there has been considerable confusion about the manager change. We wish Gavin Bird the best as he continues his stellar managerial career with the Essex Cubs, and while we initially hired Connor Hill to replace him, we quickly replaced Hill with Victor Snell to help the young prospects of the DeKalb Pilgrims develop better.

Secondly, I wanted to make sure everybody was clear about the Pilgrims' plan for the future. The next 2-3 years will be rough, and progress will be hard to find because of our financial state. It is obviously tough for the fan base of the Pilgrims to see players like Daniel Ojeda get released from the team, I assure you that it is for the good of the team long-term. We will struggle over the next few years, but I would argue that the results of this move are already evident. Just last year, the players' salaries were $30M while the minor leaguers costed us $4M. This year so far, we are showing a clear change of philosophy. Our major leaguers now cost us $18.8M (although that figure will definitely change before the year begins), and our minor leaguers, the future of our franchise, cost us $6.1M.

Again, as a Cubs fan, I assure DeKalb fans that the Pilgrims are here to stay. Stay with us, and we will pay you back for your patience. We will regain lost ground, and we will win.

Nov 04 2028: Gavin Bird Fired - by zakis on September 16th, 2016

We have just terminated the contract of one of the best hitter/picher managers in the game. He has done everything we hoped for, but he did not approve of the direction that the team is moving in (see the last press release). Because of this, the DeKalb Pilgrims and Gavin Bird are mutually parting ways. To replace him, we are hiring Connor Hill.

Nov 04 2028: Complete Rebuild - by zakis on September 15th, 2016

New owner of the DeKalb Pilgrims here. The previous owner left us in the worst possible place. We aren't so bad that rebuilding is our only option, and our financial situation is too bad for us to continue with the players that we have. Thus, it is time for a complete rebuild. The top players who are eating the most salary on our team will all be released, and we will wait a couple years until our financial situation becomes reasonable again.

We understand that this is a tough time for fans, but this comes from a Cubs fan: the future holds bright things. Keep calm, and just watch what we get in the future.