Team: Bridgeport Americans [ID #755]
Bridgeport, CT (Northeast)
[since October 24th 2017 | last seen January 18th 2018]
Rank: #547 - Rating: 59.17
Red & Blue
Apr 03 2035: Rafael Ortega
was inducted into the team Hall of Fame.
Mar 06 2035: Ángelo Villa
was claimed off of waivers.
Feb 19 2035: Pat Preston
was claimed off of waivers.
Feb 05 2035: Charlie Freeman
Feb 05 2035: Leonardo Ornelas
was signed as a free agent.
Feb 05 2035: Ping Hu
Jan 15 2035: Taga Quichocho
was selected to the national team of Guam
Jan 15 2035: Angelos Filippidis
was selected to the national team of Greece
Jan 15 2035: Paul Dubois
was selected to the national team of Belgium
Jul 21 2034: Roberto Cortes
Wins: 14 Losses: 14 Pct: .500 Last10: 4-6 Streak: L1
Ave: 5.8 - 5.2 RS: 161 RA: 145 DIFF: +16
[0 | Still Alive]
Mar 30 2035: New Season, New Hopes
- by CabbageWarrior12 on January 9th, 2018
The Bridgeport Americans had a disappointing season last year. New GM Cabbage was hoping to win the league championship after last year's performance, but alas, it was not to be.
The 2035 Bridgeport Americans come into the season with high hopes at a championship run. They have acquired MVP talent in Leonardo Ornelas
, and have a surge of young talent behind him.
What Bridgeport can hope for
The Bridgeport Americans have a lot of young talent in the minors, and Bridgeport fans can hope to see some of it at the major league level this year.
, the 23-year-old who has been with the Americans for 6 years, hopes to finally make a splash in the majors. He has pitched 133 1/3 innings and has a 6.82 ERA with the Americans to date. He is ranked as the best prospect in the Americans' system.
Another promising prospect, Jintao Shin
, was just recently drafted out of the Asian Posting System. He has already made 4th on the top prospects list for the Americans. His excellent power display back in the Nippon Baseball League shows promise.
Catcher Erik Bond
is another one to look out for. Ranked 3rd for the Americans, he has been tagged with one of the best potential ratings in the Americans' farm system; in turn, he has some high expectations. While his batting average doesn't help his case for the majors, his low strikeout rate and young age keep GM Cabbage on his toes.
A strong pitching staff with a young core is sure to help Bridgeport in the long run, with seasoned veterans like Rafael McConnell
entering his 20th year with the ballclub, 33-year-old ace Naoyuki Horita
, and the homegrown Albert Williamson
, and some newcomers and breakouts, like Doug Rinaldi
, waiver claim Patrick Haas
, and last year's prime free agent acquisition Angelos Filippidis
What could break the season
While Bridgeport has its mixed young and old talents both in the majors and minors, there are some important issues and concerns for the ballclub.
For one, the Bridgeport Americans, despite GM Cabbage's best efforts last year, are down about $250,000 from the previous year. The years before that were worse, with Bridgeport losing as much as $11,000,000 in one season. With the new acquisitions (Leonardo Ornelas) and contract extensions, especially with the break out talents (Doug Rinaldi, Federico Arevalo
). This could and most likely will pose some problems with the ballclub in the coming season.
Untrustworthy players are also a big factor for the Americans. While the breakouts have been nice, and GM Cabbage has noted this, the players with breakout seasons may return to their former selves and play as they always did. This could cost the Americans a lot of money in overpriced contracts and with blown games.
Even with these flaws, the Bridgeport Americans are a team to be reckoned with in League VI 32. Best of luck to all teams competing for the title this year.
Oct 08 2034: Tough losses nail coffin on season
- by CabbageWarrior12 on December 14th, 2017
The Panama City Dolphins have put on a show this season, proving themselves worthy of moving on to League V.
The last four losses Bridgeport had to the Dolphins put them over the edge and allowed them to clinch the division.
Meanwhile, the Americans, while somber, will still continue their season and try to win as many games as possible.
Congratulations to the Panama City Dolphins for their phenomenal season, and we wish them the best of luck next season in League V-16.
Sep 10 2034: Bailey loses game and starting role
- by CabbageWarrior12 on December 7th, 2017
Stewart Bailey could not hold up his end of the bargain GM Cabbage set forth yesterday. Angelos Filippidis now beholds the fifth starting position. Bailey was moved to the spot starter role, with Ping Hu becoming the Long Reliever.
With this latest loss, the Bridgeport Americans are currently 19 1/2 games out of first.
Sep 07 2034: Free agent Signee Stewart Bailey may lose starting role
- by CabbageWarrior12 on December 6th, 2017
Stewart Bailey was picked up by the Bridgeport Americans as a free agent after being released by the Revere Pilgrims. The Americans will be the 28-year-old's 3rd team. GM Cabbage had expected him to be a good pickup after a rough 5+ ERA year. He has proven, however, to be more the same as he always was, posting a 4.49 ERA over 106 innings of work.
GM Cabbage is threatening Bailey with losing his starting role if he allows more than 3 earned runs next game. If not, Cabbage will look elsewhere for the #5 spot.
"It's not like I hate the guy. He's a good player. But with an ERA that high, he may not be full-on starter material just yet."
GM Cabbage says that he will look to have Angelos Filippidis make his starting debut if Bailey doesn't hold up his end.
Stewart Bailey is expected to start game #1 tomorrow.
Aug 28 2034: Rafael McConnell given 4th starting position.
- by CabbageWarrior12 on December 3rd, 2017
GM Cabbage made a slight change to the American’s starting rotation, moving Ping Hu to the Spot Starter position and putting 36-year-old veteran Rafael McConnell in his former position. Rafael was moved from the Long Relief position, and is expected to pitch on Monday.
Angelos Filippidis was moved from the Spot Starter position to the Long Relief position in hopes that the flaming hot rookie could get more innings.
The Bridgeport Americans are currently 23 games out behind the Panama City Dolphins.