Brentwood Bearcats






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Team: Brentwood Bearcats [ID #628] Bookmark Brentwood Bearcats

Location: Brentwood, CA (West)

League: VI.22 - West

Owner: Eric83 send message
          [since February 06th 2018 | last seen April 20th 2018]

Manager: Omar Becerra

Ballpark: Brentwood Ballpark

Rank: #547 - Rating: 58.38

Fan Mood: 112.96

Prestige: 2

Color: Blue & Gold

Team Notes:

• Aug 29 2035: Agustín Feliciano was claimed off of waivers.
• Aug 21 2035: George De Lucia was released.
• Aug 09 2035: Franklin Wilson was claimed off of waivers.
• Jul 07 2035: Angelo Brito was claimed off of waivers.
• Jul 05 2035: Manuel Solis was released.
• Jun 09 2035: Jody Bloom was released.
• Jun 08 2035: Jun Seo Kim was claimed off of waivers.
• May 29 2035: Bernie McCullough was released.
• May 25 2035: Manuel Solis was claimed off of waivers.
• Apr 03 2035: Allen Silvestri was claimed off of waivers.


League Record:

Wins: 79 Losses: 49 Pct: .617 Last10: 4-6 Streak: L1

Ave: 5.8 - 4.4 RS: 737 RA: 558 DIFF: +179

Cup:

Group 95 [1 | Eliminated]

Press Releases:

Mar 25 2035: Move to Brentwood Signals Optimism For the Future - by Eric83 on March 6th, 2018

Brentwood is getting a new baseball franchise. And perhaps the sunny California neighborhood is just the change of scenery needed for a franchise that has been mired in darkness for more than two decades.

The Brentwood Bearcats, formerly known as the Great Falls Lumberjacks, has been marooned in League VI.22 for 24 consecutive years, which includes 16 seasons in the bottom half of their division. While their .467 win percentage and negative 1,958 run differential in that time leaves a lot to be desired, the lack of stability has been at core of the team’s problems. Over the last 17 years, the franchise has never had an active owner stay with the team in back-to-back seasons. So is yet another ownership change the answer to this team’s problems? This time is might be.

New owner and president of operations, Eric83, is best known for successfully leading his Bananahorn basketball franchise from a DV bottom-dweller to the top of the NBBA. He did it by focusing on well-rounded player development, defense, and team chemistry while always maintaining a long-term vision.

“Long-term” may be the key phrase here, because changes for the Bearcats won’t be quick or easy. Eric inherited an aging roster that was assembled with complete disregard for defensive skills or positions. There may not be a single pitcher that factors into the team’s long-term plans - each is either past their prime or too undeveloped to ever reach their potential. But worst of all, the minor league system is completely desolate after years of neglect from previous owners. Experts have estimated that there may be less than a handful of players who will ever have a impactful role in the major leagues.

It will be a long road to recovery, but the team has already been extremely busy this offseason. 1st round draft pick Juan Mireles, a 14-POT pitcher, instantly becomes the most intriguing prospect in the minor league system. 2nd round pick, 13-POT outfielder, could be an offensive weapon in the future. The team has already turned over nearly half of the original minor league players, replacing many of them with 13-POT youngsters.

In the major leagues, the Bearcats have been selectively adding players under 30 who may still develop into starters. They’ve also added a few strong defensive veterans in the middle infield positions to keep those positions warm, while waiting for younger talent to develop in these key positions. Management has also added a few younger pitchers, but admits that will be an area of focus and improvement in the coming year. They've indicated their goal for the year is to continue to get younger, and to play and develop unproven players as the year goes on.

As the Bearcats undergo yet another regime shift and push forward with a youth movement, the team may again find themselves in the middle of the pack of League VI.22. But for the first time in memory, Bearcat fans can finally start a new season with optimism for the future.