Knoxville Blueticks

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Team: Knoxville Blueticks [ID #648] Bookmark Knoxville Blueticks

Location: Knoxville, TN (South)

League: VI.23 - East

Owner: DodgerBlue42 send message
          [since October 20th 2015 | last seen October 19th 2017]

Manager: Sammie Lombardi

Ballpark: Knoxville Yard

Rank: #547 - Rating: 56.28

Fan Mood: 65.28

Prestige: 5

Color: Blue Pinstripes

Team Notes:

• Mar 12 2034: Gus Lockwood was claimed off of waivers.
• Feb 19 2034: Gilbert McGee was signed as a free agent.
• Feb 19 2034: Carlos Vásquez was claimed off of waivers.
• Feb 05 2034: Ramiro Avalos was signed as a free agent.
• Feb 05 2034: Toby Strong was claimed off of waivers.
• Jan 15 2034: Raphaël Dufour was claimed off of waivers.
• Jan 15 2034: Sammie Lombardi was hired as the new manager.
• Jan 15 2034: Ben Bryant was fired as manager.
• May 25 2033: Victor Lamb was signed as a free agent.
• May 25 2033: Jimmy Berglund was signed as a free agent.

League Record:

Wins: 0 Losses: 0 Pct: .000 Last10: 0-0 Streak: -

Ave: 0.0 - 0.0 RS: 0 RA: 0 DIFF: 0


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Press Releases:

Feb 19 2033: Blueticks ready for 2033 season - by DodgerBlue42 on July 28th, 2017

The Blueticks enter the 33 season off an extremely competitive playoff series. This is their second stint in league V.12 and the Ticks are hoping this season goes better than their last appearance. Dodgerblue42 commented, "2 years ago we were outmatched in essentially every league game we were in...there were many issues with the team both on the management side as well as on the roster." This year the team comes into the season with veteran manager Ben Bryant at the helm of a very young Blueticks core. The team has retained key veteran players such as pitching duo Larry Epps and former Cy Young winner Jorge Zunga, as well as their star CF Jimmy Baxter.

"This season could go several different ways but I have a feeling we will know the direction of the club after the first 30 games or so. Obviously our goal is to remain in V.12 for the 2034 season, then promote up the ranks as some talent from our farm system arrives."

Apr 29 2032: Farm system on the move - by DodgerBlue42 on June 1st, 2017

Big shakeups are coming to the Blueticks organization. Beginning in the year 2033 AA Turtles and A Highlanders will move the Knoxville region. Throughout the teams history they have always maintained a strong presence in the state of Hawaii, having all 4 minor league affiliates on the island state until 2030 when AAA Titans moved to Telico Plains, TN which is just an hour south of Knoxville Yard.
"The state of Hawaii is incredible, which is why we maintained a presence there for so long. This really is a difficult business decision." DodgerBlue42 went on to say, "We are committed to the Eastern Tennessee region, and by having our minor league affiliates within satellite distance will enhance the fan experience." One of the strongest achievements this front office has accomplished is their overhaul of the farm system. With the move or their A and AA affiliates to the region, fans will have the opportunity to see the future of the Blueticks in person rather than in Blueticks press releases.

No destination has been decided upon as the list of host cities is not yet available, but look for the teams to be located as close as possible to Knoxville. Also, no decision has been made as of yet for the fate of Rookie affiliate Honokaa Harpooners. Stay tuned for updates as they come in.

Jan 15 2032: Message Board - by DodgerBlue42 on May 9th, 2017

Good luck! I'd love to get some conversation going in the message board this season.

May 17 2030: Ritter out as manager - by DodgerBlue42 on January 3rd, 2017

After a disappointing cup run Grady Ritter has been relieved of his duties as manager of the Knoxville Blueticks. This move comes as somewhat of a surprise considering his success at the helm. Ritter managed the Ticks over the course of 4 seasons with each season seeing a rise in the overall rankings. However, it wasn't enough to please the front office. "Grady is a tremendous manager and we are grateful for the hard work he has put in during his time in Knoxville." Insider sources revealed that there has been no shortage of tension the past few weeks in the clubhouse. This with a mix of questionable lineup moves in game has led us to where we are today.

Incoming manager Caleb Feng arrived in town late last night and was introduced to the team this morning. Feng will also be introduced between the 1st inning of tonights game against Orland Park.

May 06 2030: Alex Price Released - by DodgerBlue42 on December 31st, 2016

This move comes as the Blueticks have tapered off from their lightning hot start. Price who is 31 years old has always struggled swinging the bat but this year aligned with the development of AAA standout Andrew Dolan prompted upper management to make the switch mid-season. "We were hoping that Price could be the full time first baseman this season and possibly beyond but coupled with his lackluster performance at the place and the rise of Dolan, he really left us with no choice." The move comes as the Blueticks hold a 2.5 game lead over Macon heading into a 6-game home stand. "We'll see how Dolan handles the next few weeks then re-evaluate from there. We had in mind that he would be our franchise 1st baseman, we just thought that might be a couple seasons away."
Dolan's rise to the majors marks the first draft pick by team manager Dodgerblue42 to make the Majors. Dolan was drafted in the 8th round of 2027.