WFBL PENNANT RACES
*Philadelphia 15-5 -
Boston 13-5-2 1
Montreal 13-7 2
xJoplin 17-3 -
Wins 4th straight Central Pennant, 5th overall
xOmaha 14-3-3 -
Wins first Pennant since '10 move to OM, 4th overall
x - clinched Pennant
* - clinched postseason berth
Boston 13-5-2 -
Montreal 13-7 +1
Brantford 11-7-2 1
Boston can miss the playoffs by losing their final two games, if both Montreal & Brantford win their final two. Any Boston win or tie, or a loss or tie by Brantford, and Boston clinches a postseason berth.
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Towards the end of a lost season, Michael Taylor's bat
emerges to give the Eugene Emeralds hope for the future
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Josh Donaldson, Alabama
STARTING PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Clayton Kershaw, Joplin
RELIEF PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Luke Gregerson, Las Vegas
Another week ticks off the WFBL regular season schedule, and with just two weeks now remaining, another playoff berth is gone.
Philly fought their way to another tight victory, clinching at least a Wildcard berth. Results of last week's games leave 3 eastern teams now battling for the final berth, with the A's and 2 of the others still holding Pennant aspirations.
Those Philadelphia Athletics (15-5) scratched out a narrow 6-5 win over the visiting New York Knights (4-14-2) at Liberty Bell Park to clinch a playoff spot for the 15th time in the 18-year history of the WFBL. The A's hold a one game lead on the Owens/East Pennant race with two to play.
At Five Guys Field, the visiting Boston Bulldogs (13-5-2) took a comfortable 9-3 decision from the Horsham Chargers (7-13), and remained a game back in that Owens/East race, lowering the Dawgs 'Magic Number' for clinching at least a playoff berth to just 1 over Brantford.
At Labatt Park, the visiting Brantford Bisons (11-7-2) stretched their unbeaten streak to 6 games, and kept the Montreal Expos (13-7) reeling. Les Expos have now lost 5 of 6, but hold the HTH tie-breaker edge over the Bisons, who trail them by just a game in the standings with 2 to play.
The Alabama Farmers (7-13) took out the frustration of a disappointing season on the host Rayne Rajin' Cajuns (10-9-1), formally eliminating the Bayou Boys from playoff consideration with a big 10-2 win.
The Las Vegas High Rollers (8-8-4) won their 4th straight by edging the visiting Vancouver Cubs (10-10) at World Series of Poker Stadium. The result leaves the two teams at the .500 mark, tied for 2nd in the Mack/West, but Vegas holds the tie-breaker, having won both games between them this season.
The Saint Louis Cardinals (8-11-1) flew into Peach Tree Park and over the host Georgia Travellers (7-13) by a 9-2 margin, pushing the Cards within a game of 3rd place in the Kalas/Central standings.
At Cunningham Park, the now 4-time Kalas/Central champion Joplin Tornadoes (17-3) won their 9th straight game, dropping the visiting Detroit Drillers (8-9-3) below the .500 mark with a 4th straight defeat for the Motown Men.
At Rosenblatt Stadium, the Mack/West champion Omaha Royals (14-3-3) won their 3rd straight, blitzing the rival Portland Wolfpack by 10-2 in front of their Nebraska fans.
Finally, out in the Pacific Northwest, the visiting Eugene Emeralds (3-16-1) took a hard-fought 6-5 decision from the host Spokane Indians (6-13-1) at Avista Stadium. It was a 3rd straight defeat for the Tribe.
If anyone has any questions regarding the WFBL or the season as it develops, please do not hesitate to contact Commissioner Matt Veasey.
SEAGER TAKES 'VUKE' HONORS
The WFBL announces the first of it's 2015 season awards today, naming shortstop Corey Seager of the Boston Bulldogs organization as the winner of the John Vukovich Award.
Seager thus becomes the 2nd straight Dawgs prospect to take home the "Vuke" honor, following last year's honoree 3rd baseman Kris Bryant.
Seager is MLB.com's #2 prospect overall. He has had a fine season in MLB's LA Dodgers system, hitting for a .293/.343/.479 slash line. He has 16 homers, 67 RBI, and 71 runs scored.
The 21-year old is a fine shortstop, and may still end up there in MLB. However, many believe that the 6'4" player will end up following in his brother Kyle's footsteps, and sliding over to 3rd base.
If that happens, it could make for an interesting decision at some point for Boston GM Chris Mitchell. However, for now the elite talent coming in to the Dawgs in the near future makes it an exciting time for this always competitive team.
The other leading contenders for this year's honor were pitchers Lucas Giolito and Julio Urias, and shortstop J.P. Crawford. Only players with no MLB experience whatsoever are considered for the Vukovich Award.
PREVIOUS VUKOVICH AWARD WINNERS
2014 - Kris Bryant, 3B, Boston
2013 - George Springer, OF, Omaha
2012 - Jurickson Profar, SS, Spokane
2011 - Bryce Harper, OF, Philadelphia
2010 - Desmond Jennings, OF, Philadelphia
2009 - Stephen Strasburg, P, Philadelphia
2008 - Matt Weiters, C, Montreal
2007 - Justin Upton, OF, Portland
GM's MUST regularly check their team Roster, the Master Roster, the Transactions page, the DL, and the Draft pages here to ensure that ALL of their transactions reflect properly, especially in the immediate aftermath of any transactions.
You should check to ensure that all players you control have your club initials next to them on the Master, and that no player has your initials whom you do not control.
Check that your players have the proper MLB team assignment. Check that their position eligibility for WFBL purposes is listed properly for all Majors-eligible players.
Check that you always are within the legal limits of 25 in Majors, 15 in AAA, 10 in AA. In your Minors, ensure that hitters in AAA have not reached 1,000 Plate Appearances, and that pitchers in AAA have not reached 400 Innings Pitched or 120 Games Pitched. Also ensure that all players in AA have no MLB appearances whatsoever.
Check your players DL status, and ensure that if a player is activated in MLB, that you activate him immediately in WFBL.
If a player gets traded or otherwise changes their MLB team, ensure that this site is updated to reflect that new club designation.
You should likewise check the CBS site during the season to ensure that all player information there reflects properly, especially your current starting lineup. Also ensure that any players listed as under your control actually are, and let the Commissioner know if any player you do control is not listed, but appears to be in the CBS database. In the off-season, ensure that any moves you make to clean up your roster are reflected at CBS as well.
Let the Commissioner know immediately of any needed adjustments that come to your attention. Paying close attention to your individual roster and the entire league is what helps keep the WFBL running smoothly.