If you're in search of a world that's fun, competitve and has a helpful group of core owners willing to help when asked; chances our you're looking for ours. World Alexander currently wants 5 new owners to join us for season 26. The current available franchises are:
The former Wichita franchise has fallen on some hard times recently, finishing last in the NL North the past three seasons. Led by veteran catcher Jorel Russell and slugging 2B Timo Workman, there’s a few pieces on the ML roster to work with. This franchise is clearly in a rebuilding phase however, and could use an owner interested in restoring it to the glory days of yesteryear. They’ll pick 3rd in the draft this year, helping to add to the young core of prospects in the minors consisting of last year’s number one overall selection SP Yannick Reed and SS Nicky Post.
Last season the former San Antonio franchise finished 82-80, good for 2nd place in the NL South after 4 consecutive last place finishes. So there’s some talent there in the form of closer Alexander Mateo, set-up men Tito Evans and Horacio Rosado, SP Neil Chance, 1B Hades Harper and all-star catcher Santiago Uribe. They’ll have the 18th selection in this year’s draft, providing another opportunity to add a solid contributor. With the right moves in free agency, this franchise could again be a playoff contender.
Season 25 saw the former Salem franchise go 76-86, leading to another 3rd place finish in the NL West. Veteran C James Barrett, 2B Ajax Giles, RP Dan Mohr and SP Sammy Sosa are all in the twilight of their careers, and could be traded to contenders to add some more young talent around SP Orlando Arrojo and young 2B Davy Johnson. Or an owner might choose to try to augment those pieces with a few additions via trade or free agency and make a run for glory. They have the 13th overall choice in the draft this year.
This franchise also finished 76-86 last season, good for 2nd place in the AL North. Daisuke Kimura, Buddy Tresh and Quilvio Manuel highlight a very talented ML starting staff; backed by veteran closer Chip O’Neil and catcher CC Wilson. A few additions on offense could lead to some very big things in season 26. This is a club that has finished in 1st or 2nd place ten out of the last fourteen years, with 8 playoff appearances in that span. So the potential is definitely there. The 14th selection in this year’s draft could also help continue those winning ways.
The former Charlotte club ended up finishing 57-105 last season, landing them in the basement in the AL South. Young 1B Tony Santos and defensive whiz Allan Holland anchor a team somewhat short on ML level talent at the moment. If you enjoy rebuilds, this franchise may be for you. The 5th pick in this year’s draft will certainly help speed the process. Plus there’s plenty of help in the farm system led by last year’s 4th overall choice CF Eric Moreno, SP Lyle Marion and pitcher Nick Wells.
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