2015 Opening Day

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  1. PAgamer07

    PAgamer07 We're the ship without a storm

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    It's time to lace up the spikes, grab some Big League Chew and start the 4th season of The Dugout. Since our inception, we have had 3 different Champions. But last year was the first time we have had a team make a repeat appearance, granted they took a year off but still...

    The Braves have been one of the winningest franchises since we started. With 3 straight division titles, 2 NL Penants and 1 World Series ring. If any team is poised to become a dynasty, it is them. The road won't be easy.

    The San Francisco Giants have been consistent winners as well and last year won a league high 100 games which was the highest win total since we began. Their season ended quickly. After a first round bye, they were eliminated by a streaking Miami Marlins squad who got hot at the right time and captured one of the 2 NL Wild Cards. The Marlins played one of the best post season games you will ever see last year, eliminating Pittsburgh in a 1-0 extra innings contest that went 14 innings.

    The NL Central is always a clusterfuck, so no one really knows what to expect there. The Cubs barely won the division last year, and stumbled the few final weeks. They nearly lost a huge lead late in September to Pittsburgh, and their season was ended at the hands of the eventual World Champion Atlanta Braves. The Braves were just too impressive last year and murdered the Marlins to capture the penant.

    In the American League, youth is the name of the game. Two upstart squads in Detroit and Atlanta both made deep playoff runs after capturing their divisions.

    In the AL East, the Orioles led wire to wire. A dominant offense, respectable pitching and solid leadership helped them win a division with powerhouses in the Yankees and Red Sox.

    In the AL Central, it was a dogfight all year long. Detroit and Cleveland were the favorites all along, and although the teams tied, the division was granted to Detroit. This forced Cleveland into a wildcard matchup with the late surging Rays.

    The AL West was the biggest surprise all year. Low budget Seattle pulled off the improbable, winning the division by an impressive 11 games over high rollers Texas and Los Angeles. They quickly become favorites again, as the manager skills of their leader is impressive.

    In the wildcard round, Cleveland would go onto beat Tampa and quickly knock them out. Unfortunately the Tribe would meet up with the youthful Orioles who pushed them to the limit in 5 games. In the other divisional round game, after a short bye the Tigers knocked off an impressive Seattle team to force an unexpected Detroit vs Baltimore ALCS.

    Detroit came out on top in this one in a complete 4 game sweep over the Orioles. It was never in doubt, and Justin Verlander was impressive as usual. Detroit's enthusiasm would come to an end, as the Braves would win the series in 7 games, and finally capturing the trophy.

    So who will be the surprises this year? Will we see one of our rebuilding clubs make the playoff push? Will anyone end the dominance in the NL of the Braves and Giants? There will be tons of storylines, players and games to watch as we move forward through the 2015 season.

    Best of luck to everyone and Play Ball!
     
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    KnightNoles Learn to Compete

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    Get it?
     
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    BigSmooth33 Walk On

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    Here we go!!
     
  7. abolishthefed

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    Yes. Live sim and live football.
     
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    those of you who missed this export, your organizations have been autoed.
     
  9. KnightNoles

    KnightNoles Learn to Compete

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    Opening series split with Atlanta, I'll take it!
     
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    Saturday, April 11th, 2015
    Chicago White Sox: MR Hector Correa was injured . The Diagnosis: sinus infection. He's expected to miss about 2 days.
    Friday, April 10th, 2015
    New York Mets: 2B Daniel Murphy was injured being hit by a pitch. The Diagnosis: bruised wrist. This is a day-to-day injury expected to last 3 days.
    Los Angeles Angels: 2B Howie Kendrick was injured while running the bases. The Diagnosis: strained back. He's expected to miss about 3-4 weeks.
    New York Mets: MR Jon Rauch was injured while pitching. The Diagnosis: torn elbow ligament. He's expected to miss about 10 months.
    Thursday, April 9th, 2015
    Oakland Athletics: LF Daniel Esquivel was injured while running the bases. The Diagnosis: strained oblique. He's expected to miss about 1-2 weeks.
    San Francisco Giants: CF Franklin Gutierrez was injured on a defensive play. The Diagnosis: sprained ankle. He's expected to miss about 4-5 weeks.
    Wednesday, April 8th, 2015
    Baltimore Orioles: RF Adam Jones was injured on a defensive play. The Diagnosis: hyperextended elbow. He's expected to miss about 1-2 weeks.
    Chicago White Sox: LF Jason Bourgeois was injured while running the bases. The Diagnosis: knee contusion. He's expected to miss about 6 days.
    Miami Marlins: LF Christian Yelich was injured on a defensive play. The Diagnosis: shoulder soreness. This is a day-to-day injury expected to last 2 weeks.
    Tuesday, April 7th, 2015
    Chicago Cubs: MR Kerry Wood was injured while pitching. The Diagnosis: acute elbow soreness. He's expected to miss about 3 months.
    Monday, April 6th, 2015
    Seattle Mariners: Vincent Catricala has suffered a setback in his recovery. He is not expected to recover for another 3 weeks.
    Arizona Diamondbacks: CF José Rosa was injured on a defensive play. The Diagnosis: ankle soreness. He's expected to miss about 1-2 weeks.
    Cleveland Indians: 1B Ron Phillips was injured while running the bases. The Diagnosis: hip strain. He's expected to miss about 3 months.
    San Francisco Giants: 2B Neil Walker was injured in a collision at a base. The Diagnosis: separated shoulder. He's expected to miss about 4 weeks.
    Sunday, April 5th, 2015
    Washington Nationals: 2B Danny Espinosa was injured in a collision at a base. The Diagnosis: dislocated shoulder. He's expected to miss about 3 months.
    Washington Nationals: CF Brian Goodwin was injured on a defensive play. The Diagnosis: post-concussion syndrome. He's expected to miss about 4 months.
    St. Louis Cardinals: RF Oscar Taveras was injured while throwing the ball. The Diagnosis: wrist soreness. This is a day-to-day injury expected to last 5 days.
    San Diego Padres: RF Donavan Tate was injured on a defensive play. The Diagnosis: sore back. This is a day-to-day injury expected to last 1 day.
    Tampa Bay Rays: RF Matt Szczur was injured on a defensive play. The Diagnosis: torn thumb ligament. He's expected to miss about 4 weeks.
    Friday, April 3rd, 2015
    St. Louis Cardinals: Adam Wainwright has suffered a setback in his recovery. He is not expected to recover for another one week.
    Chicago White Sox: SS Robbie Shields was injured in a collision at a base. The Diagnosis: sprained ankle. He's expected to miss about 2 weeks.
    Colorado Rockies: 2B Marco Scutaro was injured while running the bases. The Diagnosis: sprained ankle. This is a day-to-day injury expected to last 2 weeks.
    Cincinnati Reds: RF Jay Bruce was injured while running the bases. The Diagnosis: back spasms. This is a day-to-day injury expected to last 1 day.
    Thursday, April 2nd, 2015
    New York Mets: 3B David Wright was injured while running the bases. The Diagnosis: knee tendinitis. This is a day-to-day injury expected to last 4 days.
    Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
    Kansas City Royals: C Salvador Perez was injured being hit by a pitch. The Diagnosis: fractured foot. He's expected to miss about 3-4 weeks.
     
  12. PAgamer07

    PAgamer07 We're the ship without a storm

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    File is up. Schedule is up. Next sim is Sunday.
     
  13. Colemanchu

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    hopefully we find an owner for Colorado, the idea of a CPU controlled team in my division is terrifying.
     
  14. PAgamer07

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    Start a thread on OOTP boards.
     
  15. Colemanchu

    Colemanchu GOAT SPLITTER

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    I can do that after the weekend.

    Jose Rosa, why are you such a wuss?
     

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