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Team: Berlin Vikings [ID #703] Bookmark Berlin Vikings

Location: Berlin, NH (New England)

League: V.12 - East

Owner: Cactusguy21 send message
          [since July 25th 2017 | last seen August 21st 2017]

Manager: Michael Sinclair

Ballpark: Berlin Stadium

Rank: #103 - Rating: 169.79

Fan Mood: 147.68

Prestige: 25

Color: Purple & Gold

Team Notes:

• May 17 2033: Evan Schmidt was claimed off of waivers.
• May 06 2033: Shane Takamatsu was signed as a free agent.
• May 06 2033: Freddie Sheehan was signed as a free agent.
• May 06 2033: Lloyd Thompson was signed as a free agent.
• May 06 2033: Benito Ontivaros was signed as a free agent.
• May 06 2033: Gabriel Wolfe was released.
• May 06 2033: Jimmy Thomas was released.
• May 03 2033: Louis Lucas was released.
• May 03 2033: Gerardo Lagos was claimed off of waivers.
• Apr 29 2033: Brett Fox was claimed off of waivers.


League Record:

Wins: 25 Losses: 9 Pct: .735 Last10: 10-0 Streak: W10

Ave: 5.9 - 4.0 RS: 202 RA: 137 DIFF: +65

Cup:

Group 19 [1 | Still Alive]

Press Releases:

May 06 2033: New Acquisitions - by Cactusguy21 on August 19th, 2017

Several roster moves were made today, as a result of league restrictions being lifted. Here are the important ones:

C Benito "The Jet" Ontivaros signed. C Mateo Fernandez released. Ontivaros will get the start in the upcoming series against Montgomery, in place of the injured Berrios.

Contract of 2B/SS Anibal Andrade selected from AAA Masardis. SS Ryo Shimizu released. Andrade will be thrust into the starting 2B role, as RF Ricardo Madrid will no longer play the position against lefties, and 2B Matt Chambers has been struggling as of late.

Contract of 3B Tony Versalles selected from AAA Masardis. Versalles will provide depth at 3B, as U Julian Gonzalez continues to see an expanded role. He will likely get the start against Salisbury in the final cup series.

Many other cuts and signings were made in the minor league system, the most significant being the release of Gabriel Wolfe and Jimmy Thomas, who have been in AAA since late April.

In other news, All-Star and two-time Gold Glove SS Cruz Toca will not be starting against LHP for the immediate future. Despite his excellent work with the glove, Toca has struggled his way to a measly .088/.162/.147 slash line against southpaws. Julian Gonzalez will be starting in his place. Gonzalez has experience at many positions, but this will be his first appearance at SS. Manager Mike Sinclair has gone on record as stating that this is a temporary measure. "Cruz has been struggling as of late, and I thought it would be a good idea to give him a bit of a break so that I can get a look at some of the younger guys on the roster. However, I expect him to recover his form soon and make a return to the lefties lineup."


Apr 10 2033: Sweep! - by Cactusguy21 on August 12th, 2017

After struggling out of the gate in the first cup series against Cicero, the Vikings rallied to gain four wins against Central Twin Peaks, improving their cup record to 5-3.

"I really like the way the team's playing right now. The pitching has been dominant, particularly from Cliff Reagan and Steve Baughman. But the most exciting part is seeing the bats heating up, guys like Matt Chambers, Corey Sheppard, and of course Luis Roldan are just killing it right now."


Cliff Reagan has been exceptional thus far. On 4 starts between the cup and the league, he has pitched his way to a 1.15 ERA and a 3-0 record over 31.1 innings. He has yet to fail to pitch a quality start.


Apr 10 2033: Sweep! - by Cactusguy21 on August 12th, 2017

After struggling out of the gate in the first cup series against Cicero, the Vikings rallied to gain four wins against Central Twin Peaks, improving their cup record to 5-3.

"I really like the way the team's playing right now. The pitching has been dominant, particularly from Cliff Reagan and Steve Baughman. But the most exciting part is seeing the bats heating up, guys like Matt Chambers, Corey Sheppard, and of course Luis Roldan are just killing it right now."


Cliff Reagan has been exceptional thus far. On 4 starts between the cup and the league, he has pitched his way to a 1.15 ERA and a 3-0 record over 31.1 innings. He has yet to fail to pitch a quality start.


Mar 20 2033: 2033 Season begins! - by Cactusguy21 on August 7th, 2017

The 2033 Cup begins today and the regular season tomorrow, and after a strong spring training (19-11) that was capped off by a 14-game winning streak, the Vikings are looking to finally promote out of LL V after consecutive 2nd place finishes.

With that in mind, here are the Vikings Futures Award Winners for Spring 2033! This award goes to the best hitter and pitcher in spring training.

24 year old AAA pitcher Arturo Cordero had a stunning spring training, pitching 26.2 innings with a team-best 2.05 FIP and a 4-1 record. As a result, Cordero has earned a spot on the roster as the team's primary long reliever, alongside fellow rookie Luciano Da Silva, filling in for the injured Jimmy Thomas.

First Baseman Jung Hwa Jeong had earned his roster spot as the backup to Matt Kirkpatrick prior to spring training, but his stellar performance only solidified his worthiness to be on the major league squad. Despite a stellar performance by young OF prospect Tim Becker, Jeong still managed to lead the team in Batting Average (.357), Homeruns (5), Doubles (13) and Slugging (.607), Jeong showed great promise as to his future on this team.

Congrats to our future superstars! Let's get this season underway!


Feb 18 2033: Spring Training is here! - by Cactusguy21 on July 27th, 2017

After what seems like an eternity, the offseason is over and Spring Training is set to begin! This is going to be an exciting time, the first games under the new management will be played.

To begin, we will welcome the Doral Padres to our spring training facility for a March 1 doubleheader. Rookies Luciano de Silva (13-11, 3.38 ERA, AA) and Arturo Cordero (6-10, 4.34 ERA, AAA) will pitch for the Vikings. 2033 1st round pick Kang Dae On will begin Spring Training at closer. Rookie infielder Jung Hwa Jeong (.300/.327/.467 AAA) will make the start at 1B.

Let's give our young future stars the support they deserve! Go Vikings!