Screw Tinkering, Sharks Get Jacked
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-AP Amity

With a 16.5 game lead, Amity's time is clearly now, and ownership put an exclamation on that statement on draft day. With two concurrent trades to beef up the Shark's lineup, it is pretty clear that the team wants to put their best foot forward for the post season run this year.

There have been some superb Amity offenses in years past.  The Chuck Klein / Alan Donnersberger / Ben Stuffel core of the Sharks' 3 WC winners in the 2020s probably can't be beat, but after adding Duke Snider to the middle of this lineup from the fading Volcanos, the 2058 White Sharks might be close to it.  Duke Snider reportedly will DH, and join two other All Timer hitters, Home Run Baker and Norm Cash, to hit 3-4-5.  The Duke of Flatbush is 39 years old, so he may just be a one year solution, but he's certainly going to put fans in the seats, and a lot more baseballs in the stands.  The Sharks gave up a five piece package, including their 1st rounder next year, a 2nd from this year's draft, AAA players 1B Bosio, C Dresser and 2B Amankwah (who they obtained from RIO), to get Snider and Jay Macinnis, a switch hitting shortstop that looks like a decent upgrade over their incumbent options.

Soon after, Amity announced another wiz-bang trade, this time with Cairo.  The Sharks opted to punt on former #1 pick LF Horace Cudworth, using the trade to replace him with veteran LF Corey Xin.  Amity also received a package including CAI 2058 1st round pick 2B Ruben Rosenberg, 38 year old sinker-baller Fred Manrique and a future #2.  While some fans are astonished that Amity would give up a 26 year old star they have groomed since drafting him, and who seems to be on the verge of breaking out, others see the utility in this deal.  Xin, for now, seems like a better fit for Amity's lineup and ballpark, where he can add speed to the #2 hole and play some of the best outfield defense in the game.  Cudworth will likely be better suited to the HR happy environs in Cairo, where his improving power stroke should play well.  Key to the trade was 21 year old draftee Rosenberg, a promising former Brooklyn youth baseball star and member of the Hasidic community, which has plenty of presence in Long Island.  Some scouts have compared him to long time Amity2B Larry Adams.  Manrique, who bombed out of town in just a few months last time the Sharks had him, will get a look in the rotation.  He is a wildcard, but has a pedigree of success in the right situation, and Amity has made good on reclamation projects with much lesser pitchers.
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(10-24-2019, 11:50 AM)Max Wrote: -AP Amity

With a 16.5 game lead, Amity's time is clearly now, and ownership put an exclamation on that statement on draft day. With two concurrent trades to beef up the Shark's lineup, it is pretty clear that the team wants to put their best foot forward for the post season run this year.

There have been some superb Amity offenses in years past.  The Chuck Klein / Alan Donnersberger / Ben Stuffel core of the Sharks' 3 WC winners in the 2020s probably can't be beat, but after adding Duke Snider to the middle of this lineup from the fading Volcanos, the 2058 White Sharks might be close to it.  Duke Snider reportedly will DH, and join two other All Timer hitters, Home Run Baker and Norm Cash, to hit 3-4-5.  The Duke of Flatbush is 39 years old, so he may just be a one year solution, but he's certainly going to put fans in the seats, and a lot more baseballs in the stands.  The Sharks gave up a five piece package, including their 1st rounder next year, a 2nd from this year's draft, AAA players 1B Bosio, C Dresser and 2B Amankwah (who they obtained from RIO), to get Snider and Jay Macinnis, a switch hitting shortstop that looks like a decent upgrade over their incumbent options.

Soon after, Amity announced another wiz-bang trade, this time with Cairo.  The Sharks opted to punt on former #1 pick LF Horace Cudworth, using the trade to replace him with veteran LF Corey Xin.  Amity also received a package including CAI 2058 1st round pick 2B Ruben Rosenberg, 38 year old sinker-baller Fred Manrique and a future #2.  While some fans are astonished that Amity would give up a 26 year old star they have groomed since drafting him, and who seems to be on the verge of breaking out, others see the utility in this deal.  Xin, for now, seems like a better fit for Amity's lineup and ballpark, where he can add speed to the #2 hole and play some of the best outfield defense in the game.  Cudworth will likely be better suited to the HR happy environs in Cairo, where his improving power stroke should play well.  Key to the trade was 21 year old draftee Rosenberg, a promising former Brooklyn youth baseball star and member of the Hasidic community, which has plenty of presence in Long Island.  Some scouts have compared him to long time Amity2B Larry Adams.  Manrique, who bombed out of town in just a few months last time the Sharks had him, will get a look in the rotation.  He is a wildcard, but has a pedigree of success in the right situation, and Amity has made good on reclamation projects with much lesser pitchers.

Cash, Duke, Xin and Baker be like

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(10-24-2019, 12:15 PM)jtm0003 Wrote: Cash, Duke, Xin and Baker be like

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i dont remember street sharks (out of the kid cartoon viewing age when it aired) but i do remember jabberjaw...
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Nice move max!
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The Street Sharks.  I like it.  Too early to print up t-shirts?
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