Black Knights 2007-2019

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Re: Black Knights 2007-2019

PostFri Jul 12, 2019 3:17 pm

Manager Earl Weaver Jr. met with the press outside the office today beaming from ear to ear as news hit the club house that the team acquired SP Johnny Cueto in exchange for the Knights #1 pick in 2017.The Team also sent along SP RICKY NOLASCO to complete the deal.
Weaver,"For the next 3 seasons Cueto will be the #1 pitcher on the team as the Knights try and get back in the play-offs over the next 3 years."Johnny will start the 1st game tonight as the Knights(15-18) try and stop the bleeding going 3-7 in their last 10 games dropping 4 games back to The Ranch in the division."It may be a long stretch to capture the division this year but the Knights are a better team with this trade," Weaver continued ,"We are still trying to improve the team as we are looking for a catcher and maybe a little relief help at the back end."
Divisional Champs: 2007/2008/2009/2010/2012
Wildcard:2011
World Champs:2008
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Re: Black Knights 2007-2019

PostMon Sep 30, 2019 10:48 pm

Well the 2014 season is in the books and the Black Knights finished with the same record as in 2013,(59-103)."In this type of league it usually takes a couple of seasons to get back on track," Coach Earl Weaver Jr. told reporters at the teams annual awards dinner.WE have a draft coming up and with no 1st round pick this year the staff will have to be on their toes if the team is get back into contention and draft wisely.Most of the hitters are returning and the draft will be all about pitching.

The following players received plaques for their performance in 2014 for the Black Knights:
MVP and Top Hitter: RF JASON HEYWARD (.331/14/53) with a OBP .400

Top Pitcher: Dan Haron(11-11/3.35)
Rookie Of the Year: SS Chris Taylor .260 BA .340 OBP

Homerun Leader: Albert Pujols (40)
RBI: Albert Pujols (95)
Divisional Champs: 2007/2008/2009/2010/2012
Wildcard:2011
World Champs:2008
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Re: Black Knights 2007-2019

PostMon Sep 30, 2019 11:27 pm

The 2015 in "Those were the Days " Baseball League Draft is over in the great city of Chicago and manager Earl Weaver Jr. was very pleased with the additions via draft and a few trades."All along,"Weaver said"Our #1 priority was to draft a SP but when the coaching staff saw LF AARON ALTHERR (still available in the 2nd round we grabbed him." In 39 games Altherr hit .241 with 5 homeruns ,11 doubles and 4 triples."We cant wait for the fans to see what kind of numbers this kid can put up over 162 game season."
The Knights had 4 picks in the 2nd round and with their second pick choose CL ARODYS VIZCAINO (3-1/1.60/9saves).Last season the Knights closer Neil Cotts(2-4/5.40/14saves) with 11 blown saves was horrible. With their 3rd and 4th picks in the round the Knights finally added two starting pitchers, ANDREW HEANEY (6-4/3.49) and RAISEL IGLESIAS (3-7/4.15) to go along with Cueto/Buehrle and Haron.
The Knights selected catcher JAMES MCCANN (.264/7/41) from Detroit with their 3rd round pick.In the 4th round the team added bullpen help and drafted LH reliever JOSE ALVAREZ (4-3/3.49).Round 5 saw the team draft OF Paulo Orlando(.249/7/27) for outfield depth.The Knights than made a trade acquiring 1B/3B MAIKEL FRANCO (.280/14/50) and RP Jeremy Jefferies (5-0,2.67) for 1B Joe Mauer and a 6th round pick this year.Other additions include C BRAYAN PENA (.273/0/18),OF/INF BEN PAULSEN (.249/7/27) and LH reliever BRIAN MATUSZ .
The Knights will now head off to spring training and get ready to play ball!!!!!
Divisional Champs: 2007/2008/2009/2010/2012
Wildcard:2011
World Champs:2008
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Re: Black Knights 2007-2019

PostSun Oct 06, 2019 2:21 pm

The 2015 black Knights open up the season at home against the NFWB Rewind 2015 and than head out on the road for the next 15 of 18 games."I;d like to know who comes up with these horrible schedules," manager Earl Weaver Jr. told reporters after the teams final work-out,"I think we have a chance to win this division and get this team back into the play-offs." The Knights have appeared to of had a great draft despite not having a 1st round pick.Rookie sensation LF AARON ALTHERR will be in the starting line up joining two other rookies ,both catchers JAMES MCCANN and switch-hitting BRAYAN PENA. Seven returning veterans make up the rest of the order continuing Managements commitment to allowing players and families to grow and mature in a healthy environment.

STARTING DAY LINE_UP:
1: DH Ryan Braun
2: 2B RYAN GOINS
3: LF AARON ALTHERR
4: RF Jason Heyward
5: 1B Albert Pujols
6: 3B Martin Prado
7: C BRAYAN PENA
8: SS Ian Desmond
9: CF Kevin Pillar

PLAYERS ON THE BENCH:
INF BEN PAULSEN,INF MAIKEL FRANCO,INF CHRIS TAYLOR , OF CHRIS DENORFIA ,OF PAULO ORLANDO.

PITCHING STAFF:
THe Knights pitching have veterans JOHNNY CUETO , MARK BUEHRLE and Dan Haron with rookies ANDREW HEANEY and RAISEL IGLESIAS completing the starting rotation. Starting pitcher SHANE GREENE will undergo Tommy John and will be lost for the season.

The Bullpen will be a big question mark if the Knights are going to have any chance at a divisional title. 3 veterans are returning,middle relief pitcher LIAM HENDRIKS , LH specialist Brad hand and late innings JEREMY JEFFRESS. The rest of the staff is led by CL ARODYS VIZCAINO and relievers JOSE ALVAREZ, and BRIAN MATUSZ all rookies.

Predictions:
This team has excellent defense and should do ok hitting. 90 wins will capture this division i think and the Knights might just do it !!!!!

PLAY BALL and Good Luck everyone
Divisional Champs: 2007/2008/2009/2010/2012
Wildcard:2011
World Champs:2008
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