El Paso Banditos -
No significant offseason moves since mangement missed the early FA signing
period while pimping in Vegas. Did grab vet Tony Torres for some much needed
help at SS. Douglas White was promoted to start at 1B. IFA youngster, Manuel
Familia will have a full season to stabilize the bullpen. Last season's big FA
signing, TJ Hall, is hopeful to rebound from a disappointing injury-filled
This season's objective is to finish above .500 with the
possibility of challenging for a wild card birth if the offense can find some
consistency. However, El Paso is excited about the future with the continued
development of a plethora of former high 1st-round picks. Playoffs or bust in
Expect to see stud prospects Ozzie Calderon, Pablo Tavarez,
Antonio Choi, and Richard Tatum promoted to the show by mid-season. Others like
D'Angelo Osoria, Wladmir Eovaldi, Gerald Cho, and Albie Fernandez are on-track
to contribute next season.
Jackson Jayhawks -
The Jackson Jayhawks have brought back Bingo Harris for his fifth year as the
major league squad's BC. After a significant improvement in season twenty-four
the last campaign was a real disappointment.
Gregory Shelley has
progressed through the minors and now gets to start on the Bigs at
Ryan Lary (25) has been acquired from New York where he disappointed
at the top level. He has much potential to hit the long-ball and hopefully the
friendly confines of the Jackson stadium will see him bring home many much
Rob Steenstra, veteran 2B, will need to find his hitting
skills to rekindle his 150+/season of past years.
Opening day pitcher
will be newly acquired D'Angelo Cruz, a 16-year veteran who most recently plied
his trade in Vancouver.
The rest of the bullpen has good potential and
whilst they may keep opponents scoring in check they will need the Jayhawks to
get runs on the board if the wins are to exceed the losses.
season would be seen as an achievement. Looking to get at least two of the
minors into their playoff brackets after a very poor set of performances in
With spring training now concluded everybody is at par: 0-0 so, come
on you Jackson fans, get out and cheer Bingo's men on to
Mexico City Hombres Azul -
The Hombres Azul roster is currently the second oldest in Squires, whilst
management have designs on getting younger, they are also hoping to visit the
post season once again.
Two-time MVP Esteban Montero left via free agency,
and Mexico City failed to replace him with a marquee signing, instead inking CF
Rico Paniagua and LF Jose Lee to front-loaded contracts which will give the
franchise payroll flexibility in future seasons.
The Hombres Azul have pulled
the trigger on one trade, sending catching prospect Jayson Sadler to the Rockers
for RPs Corey Milton & Hal Alexander. The biggest move of the winter
however, was signing right-fielder and lead-off hitter Ronnie Romero to a 3 year
The star man in Mexico is 2B/3B Benito Espinoza, although 1B Delino
Manzanillo is a long-time club favourite. The intrigue around the club is
whether SP Philip Davis can bounce back from the labrum tear he suffered last
year, there are concerns he’s lost quite a bit off his fastball.
Homer Miller will make his big league debut soon, proving that diamonds in the
rough are not a complete waste of time.
Kansas City Googly Mooglies -