Waterloo Dinosaurs






Free Baseball Management Game

Team: Waterloo Dinosaurs [ID #659] Bookmark Waterloo Dinosaurs

Location: Waterloo, IA (Midwest)

League: Legends - East

Owner: Seca send message
          [since May 05th 2014 | last seen June 09th 2024]

Manager: Rogelio Aguayo

Ballpark: Dino's Mound

Rank: #2 - Rating: 310.54

Fan Mood: 116.04

Prestige: 135

Color: Purple

Team Notes:

• Jan 13 2065: Burt Rutherford was selected to the national team of United States.
• Jan 13 2065: Lukas Berger was selected to the national team of Germany.
• Jan 13 2065: Sebastián Feliciano was selected to the national team of Ecuador.
• Jan 13 2065: José Luis Reyna was selected to the national team of Colombia.
• Oct 22 2064: Tony Andrew was released.
• Oct 22 2064: Adrian Lovato was released.
• Jun 15 2064: Ryan Callaway was claimed off of waivers.
• May 29 2064: Luis Barrios was signed as a free agent.
• May 10 2064: Logan Romano was released.
• Mar 10 2064: Esteban Menendez 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         Power Index: 102.7

Cup:

Group 116 [0 | Still Alive]

Press Releases:

Jun 10 2064: Decazoic Dinos - by Seca on May 7th, 2024

Seca
[since May 05th 2014 | last seen May 07th 2024]

As I pass 10 years playing this game I wish to give a little shout out to Admin for providing this wonderful diversion. Thank you.

Also to the community for providing good spirited competition. Really a model the rest of the Internet could stand to imitate.

Cheers all.


Oct 10 2059: Wallgettacyclus - by Seca on May 18th, 2023

Walgettosuchus was an early Cretaceous dinosaur that terrorized New South Wales Australia. It was an extremely fast carnivore that used its long tail to counterbalance when chasing prey.

Waterloo's Hank Wallace is neither fast nor Australian. But he has terrorized opposing pitchers for much of his career, and hit for (what is believed to be) the franchise's first cycle in a recent game vs. High Point.

"You see #15 chuggin' on that 3 bagger?" smirked SS Tavon White. "Can't shovel much more coal in the firebox."

A memorable moment for Wallace, now in the twilight of his career. And hopefully part of a memorable season for the Dinos as the close in on a Legends East pennant.


Apr 29 2055: Dino Bullpen Goes South - by Seca on June 2nd, 2022

Not the "gone bad" sort of south. The southpaw version. With RP Landry benched for poor play and RP O'Neill out with injury, the Dinos took the field yesterday with a 7 man bullpen composed entirely of LHP.

"It might be the first time that's happened here." said GM Seca. "It's not by design. Our scouts are focused on finding players that are more than the sum of their parts. That takes priority over specific builds."

Still, the lack of balance is concerning. The Dinos do have Bowers as potential help in AAA. Even so, Waterloo scouts may have to start giving the hand a pitcher throws with a little more consideration.


Sep 13 2052: The White Era Begins - by Seca on November 19th, 2021

One of the hallmarks of GM Seca's time with the Waterloo franchise has been strong play from the SS position.

Edgar Baez was claimed as a 17 year old early in Seca's first season as GM. SS was a bit of a mess for the Dinos until Baez broke in 2023, but from then on it has been a strength of the team.

Baez won a gold glove at SS in 2028 before the McCarty era began in 2029. The blockbuster signing of McCarty forced Baez to move to 2B (where he won a gold glove the following season in 2029).

McCarty gave Waterloo a decade of all-league caliber play from SS, with the team winning consecutive Legends Championships in his first 2 seasons with the club. McCarty won a well deserved MVP in 2038 - the last season he would serve as the team's starting SS before moving to 3B.

The move to 3B was forced by the arrival of Allen Flynn. The Californian would go on to give Waterloo 13 seasons at SS, was a frequent all-star, won 8 consecutive gold gloves, and became the first and only Dino to reach the 2000 hit plateau.

Unfortunately Flynn's retirement came a couple season's before the next one was ready. While Ariel Rosa and some other veterans have held down the position in the meantime, it is with great excitement that Waterloo welcomes Tavon White to the team.

Expectations are high. Fans can't wait to see how the White era stacks up to those of McCarty and Flynn.


Jul 02 2052: Domo Arigato Mr. Lovato - by Seca on October 31st, 2021

It ultimately did not require a clever disguise - just a lot of patience. Top Dino prospect Adrian Lovato has finally escaped from the minor leagues and joined the big club.

Lovato was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2046 draft. To give a sense of Lovato's slow development, the player drafted ahead of him, Hubert Keller, is in his 4th season with the big club despite both players being the same age and having the same initial placement.

Lovato, a switch hitting OF, has a smooth stroke, a decent eye, and showed improved pop in AAA. He is expected to play LF (at Keller's expense) and bat near the top of the order vs. both LH and RH.

So far so good for the still young Lovato. He has gone 6/14 with a homerun in his first 3 games for Waterloo.