Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Plenty of Shaking Going On

The 2007 Detroit Tigers have had plenty to celebrate.
The latest on all the projects of late...

2007 Detroit Tigers Season Replay
The 2007 Detroit Tigers Season Replay ended with a ridiculous run by my Tigers to not only make the playoffs by reaching win #94, but eliminating the Cleveland Indians in the process, as the Tigers won the A.L. Central.

Next: The Tigers will have to play a best-of-five with the Los Angeles Angels. L.A. has home-field advantage by winning 5 of 8 in the season series against each other. The Boston Red Sox, the #1 seed in the American League will host A.L. Wild Card New York Yankees in Games 1 & 2 (and Game 5, if necessary).

Nothing was effected through my interleague match-ups which means everything that did happen in the National League Playoffs will play out the same exact way, meaning the Colorado Rockies will be waiting for someone in the World Series.

Hail to the King: Kershaw has been dominant for the Kings.
The Boys of Summer APBA Baseball League
The BoS has just got through the midway point of the season, the All-Star Game will be delayed for after the season for plenty of reasons. The National League's Portland Microbrewers currently have the best overall record in the BoS at 63-35 (.643 winning pct) is on pace for 100+ wins for a third consecutive season, they are also trying to reach their third consecutive World Series -- hopefully with better luck, as the American League has won both World Series and All-Star Games up to this point.

The American League's best team is currently the Chicago Nine at 60-39, while their division rival Fairgrove Tigers, the defending World Champions have fell to third place at 48-51. The South Side Spartans, new to the BoS scene, are leading the A.L. East at 54-45, after a seven-game sweep of tough N.L. opponent Holland.

With the Holland Hitchhikers being swept by the Spartans recently, the Traverse City Panthers (57-42) currently sit alone on top of the N.L. East with a 4-game lead over Holland & a 5-game lead over the surprising Urbana Locomotives. Holland and Urbana are the two teams, now fighting for that N.L. Wild Card spot.

This season has been the year of the bullpen with numerous relievers on pace for 50+ Saves, including Holland's Greg Holland, Chicago's Dellin Betances & Traverse City's Wade Davis.

For the National League one starting pitcher stands out, as he is in the hunt for the pitching's version of the Triple Crown --- Clayton Kershaw. Kershaw is tied in wins (15) with T.C's Corey Kluber, while leading the league in ERA (1.46) and strikeouts (190) in 148.1 innings of work; Kershaw has been the one shining light coming out of down-and-out King Road.

Another team that is down-and-out is the league's inaugural World Champions -- the South Shore Fighting Imps; The Imps got long in the tooth with vets such as Joe Mauer, David Wright, Curtis Granderson and A.J. Pierzynski -- and are in definite need for an injection of youth, they are in the sweepstakes to bring in one of the big headling prospects in either Kris Bryant, Carlos Correa, Kyle Schwarber, Noah Syndergaard, Addison Russell or plenty of others...

The league didn't have as much parity as expected, nor did it offensively. Possibly the worst season in offense in this league's brief history, has only 4 qualified batting title contenders, batting over .300 in both leagues combined. Traverse City's Josh Harrison leads the bunch with a .316 batting average, followed by Jose Abreu (who leads A.L.) with .313; Holland's Eric Hosmer (.303) and Swatara's Victor Martinez (.302) are the others.

Making it look easy: Abreu seeking the crown.
Meanwhile, rookie Jose Abreu (of the Corktown Tamales) is competing for the A.L. Triple Crown, A.L. Rookie-of-the-Year Award and A.L. Most Valuable Player of the Year Award. Abreu leads the A.L. in all three of the Triple Crown categories -- Batting .313 batting average (as mentioned above), while leading the league with 28 home runs and 63 RBI.

Christy Mathewson
The league in which 48 great teams (for most part) are divided up into two leagues, eight divisions (four divisions per league; The league is at its All-Star Break after 28 games per team, 20 games (all division matchups) remain for the teams.

The All-Star Rosters will be announced soon.

You can check out the League Leaders for each league below...


Some of the transactions that will reshape the 2015 race.

For those that don't know, I also have a annual league in which I update the trades in real-life to the previous APBA Season released (in which 2015 updates will be done to the 2014 APBA file), basically a replay with a twist.

I have plenty to catch-up on in that league. Last year, the Boston Red Sox defeated the St. Louis Cardinals (2014 Transaction League with 2013 results).

The Pirates teams were fun to play in the World Series Replays.


Currently playing the 1904 World Series -- Yes, I am aware that the 1904 World Series never happened, but what if it did?

Here are the results from the previous seasons in a section I call the Replay Booth

There is more news on other things not reported yet, but this will do for now.

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