win 128 games, they win the Weaver Cup... did they
really need a new all-timer? It doesn't matter,
Dutch Leonard is in town and the Capys are ready
to roll again!
Mantle, and Co. continue to roll. Hong Kong and
Sicily are much improved and the Bombers could have
some competition this season, but for now they're
still the kings of the Barnes division.
finished 100 games over .500 last season. Their
team is rapidly aging, and they took a hit in the
offseason when Roberto Clemente retired, but at
least for this season they will remain a major force
in the league.
their early season struggles they finished incredibly
strong and still ended up with 113 wins. Argentina
is starting to knock on the door, but the White
Sharks are still the big dogs in the Polanski Division.
some depth in the offseason, but their heavy hitting
lineup remained intact. Pitching is deep despite
concerns over their age. If they stay healthy they'll
be in the hunt as usual.
offensive prowess has been well chronicled. They
have an ace in Ismael Valdes. Their chasing the
class of the league, but it's only a matter of time
before they give Rio a run for their money... Is
this the year?
they're going to make a move on the Bombers, this
is the year to do it. Sandy Koufax decided against
retirement and the Dragons will have him for a full
season, and it could be enough to push the Dragons
to the next level.
lineup is as potent as it has ever been, and their
pitching is solid, but the lack the anchor in the
starting staff that they've had in the past. Nonetheless,
they will be a force in the Lockwood Division as
Guillen is back after his season ending injury derailed
the Archers promising season. The team has another
year of experience under their belts, and there
is no reason to believe they won't challenge Amity
studs Wayne Hu and Ericson Reduta look primed to
join their potent lineup. Along with a solid pitching
staff anchored by Christy Matthewson they could
join the Dragons and make a move in the Barnes this
Cigars will continue to be in the mix in the Roehm
Division, but with Long Beach on the rise and Rio
not going anywhere they'll have a tougher go at
it than in past years.
young team jumped out of the gate quickly last season
but finished with a losing record. There's real
hope among Elephants fans that the team can finish
above .500 this year.
Neel is becoming a force in their lineup, but the
rest of the team around him is aging fast.
have collected five all-timers on their roster,
aparently to put together a farewell tour for them
before the aging stars retire.
had a rough year in 2008, but they beat arch rival
Cape Town in 15 of 18 games so their fans are happy.
11 selections from 2008 draft class, the team will
have to be patient while they develop.
loss of Albert Belle their lineup still has some
pop. Team is beginning to show it's age though,
and the loss of career saves leader Jose Mesa
could hurt big time.
of all-timer Yogi Berra and continued development
of Frank Callahan pushes them straight to the top...
of the bottom third of the league.
returns to Egypt! Troubles in the Taiwan Strait
forces team to flee to the stability of the Middle
the early promise of the 2007 season the bottom
dropped out, and the retirement of Koji Nihonji
sends the team's fortunes further south.
is starting year number three in Australia. Novelty
is wearing off and fans want a winner... but they're
gonna have to wait.
Tony Robles era ends after ten seasons, new owner
Mark Harris has his work cut out for him.
have some pretty good looking prospects in their
low minors, times are tough now but if they play
their cards right they could be on track to turn
the corner soon.
anyone seen their owner? If I don't hear back from
him in the next week the franchise may be back on
the market again.
has a TON of young talent, probably has a brighter
future than a lot of teams above... but we at
the Weaver Times just could not ignore 144 losses...
YOU are the weakest link! Goodbye!