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Team: Baytown Bombers [ID #605] Bookmark Baytown Bombers

Location: Baytown, TX (Southwest)

League: VI.20 - West

Owner: toddcates send message
          [since August 02nd 2015 | last seen December 12th 2017]

Manager: Billy Burton

Ballpark: Bomber Stadium

Rank: #533 - Rating: 60.56

Fan Mood: 114.06

Prestige: 0

Color: Orange

Team Notes:

• Aug 19 2034: Scott Duvall was released.
• Jul 13 2034: Scott Duvall was signed as a free agent.
• Jul 13 2034: Ruben Dos Santos was signed as a free agent.
• Jul 13 2034: Jeremy Turner was signed as a free agent.
• Jul 13 2034: Óscar Virgil was released.
• Jul 13 2034: José Muñoz was released.
• Jul 13 2034: Javier Franco was released.
• Jul 13 2034: Greg Baldwin was released.
• May 31 2034: Jesse Pennington was released.
• May 17 2034: Javier Franco was claimed off of waivers.


League Record:

Wins: 78 Losses: 64 Pct: .549 Last10: 7-3 Streak: W2

Ave: 5.8 - 5.1 RS: 825 RA: 718 DIFF: +107

Cup:

Group 41 [0 | Eliminated]

Press Releases:

Oct 28 2029: 2029 Offseason - by toddcates on November 30th, 2016

Bombers' Owner/GM Todd Cates told local press today that despite the 3rd place finish, there would probably not be a lot of major moves with the lineup in the offseason. "We feel like we have the right players in place on the field. Injuries were a major factor this season," Cates said. "We will most likely field the same lineup in 2030, but we are looking to make a couple of moves with pitching. We're gonna be looking for another starter and maybe one more bullpen pitcher."

The Bombers will have all three of their All Star fielders--"Dirty" Sanchez, "Hollywood" Hodges, and Leo Ray--coming back in 2030. Ace pitcher, also an All Star, Kenan "Dream" Weaver, will also be returning. The team actually looks good on paper and should improve over this seasons 84 wins.

Manager Billy Burton said, "We just need a little help on the mound and build upon what we did at the plate and we'll be where we wanna be next season."




Jul 23 2025: Mid-Year Assessment of the Bombers - by toddcates on December 26th, 2015

Owner/GM Todd Cates and Manager Billy Burton met with the local media after returning from the All Star Game. Both seamed please with their midseason standing. "I believe we're right where we expected to be at this point and still improving," Cates said.

Burton added, "For the slow start we got off to this season, I'm really proud we were able to send three players to the All Star Game. That's indicative of the quality of players we have, and we're only getting better."

Cates made it clear there were no major moves on the horizon for the rest of this season. "We've corrected our financial situation, but without derailing our five year plan. We have the team we plan to finish with, barring any devastating injuries. We plan to compete down to the very last game and then work our 2026 plan in the offseason. For now, I'm proud of our team and our manager and look forward to a strong second half of the season."




May 29 2025: Baytown Looking Past This Season - by toddcates on December 11th, 2015

Todd Cates, Owner/GM of the Baytown Bombers is walking to his box in Amarillo Stadium and looking determined. When asked about the rivalry with his brother's team, the Amarillo Wranglers, he says flatly, "We aren't that concerned with this season, to be frank. The Wranglers are one of the premiere teams in the league this year and we are not. We are looking to the future. Billy has made some changes to the lineup and the pitching staff to give some guys some room to grow and we just hope to survive the season without any more devastating injuries."

When asked about the "brotherly rivalry," Cates replied, "You can't have a rivalry without competition and right now we can't compete with a team of Amarillo's caliber. My hat's off to Cory for what he's been able to do with Amarillo this season. We're just not there yet. Having said that, we will play them as hard as we can."


May 29 2025: Season Conceded for Future Improvement - by toddcates on December 11th, 2015

Baytown Bombers' Owner/GM Todd Cates told the media this morning that big moves have been made a quarter of the way through this season. "We have placed Cruz "Zippy" Zapata on waivers and called up Alfredo "Dirty" Sanchez to replace him as a utility player with a future as the starting 3B," Cates said. It was a hard, but necessary decision. It's obvious we're not gonna compete for anything this season. It's a rebuilding year and we have to take that seriously. We're looking to the future."

The Bombers also signed free agent SP Javier Lozana, formerly with the Coeur d'Alene Indians, as a starter, moving Stanley Hogan back to the bullpen. "We're not worried about winning anything this season," Cates continued, "We're concentrated on improving this team for the long term."

Baytown also placed pitcher Tyler Farmer on waivers after getting injured for over 30 games. It's obvious that Baytown is seeking to clear their salary in an attempt to find the right mix of players as they await the future call up of their top prospects over the next couple of seasons.

The Bombers may not be a threat this season, but the division should watch out for Baytown in the next couple of seasons.


May 06 2025: Brotherly Battle Royale - by toddcates on December 5th, 2015

Cory Cates' Amarillo Wranglers will once again face off against his brother Todd Cates' Baytown Bombers, this time at Baytown Ballpark. Amarillo won the last series, the Wranglers' home opener, three games to one. Baytown started slow and sluggish, but the Bombers have roared back from dead last to an even 14-14 record, only 4 games out of first and 3.5 games behind Amarillo. This series could play out differently this time. We'll see. The problem for Baytown, however, is that Cy Young pitcher, Ed Jacobs, will miss this series because of a "dead arm" and starting catcher Carl Lynch will also miss the entire series with back spasms. Newly called up catcher Dylan Adkins (a hometown native of Houston) will make his major league debut behind the plate.

When asked about Jacobs' arm, Manager Billy Burton said, "Dead arm is not uncommon, especially for older lefties. You know, he's already thrown 42 innings this season, only 2 less than the league leader. It's not an injury, it's just a matter of rest and some light massage therapy. I don't foresee it being a long-term problem." Burton would not, however, answer any questions about reduced pitch counts or innings. Time will tell.

Meanwhile, the battle of the brothers will continue unabated in the Lonestar State today.