1989 Opening Day Seattle Metros

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Pitching Staff
Rotation-
Newly acquired Manny Bonilla will be leading the Metros rotation this season, “WE have played a lot of baseball against this guy and we think he can help us win some ball games now that he is on our side” says former Metro and bench coach Justin Rogers. #2 in the rotations is the young Todd Thomas who is the only returning starter who pitched all of last season. “After putting together a solid season together in my first full year in the rotation im just hoping to go out and prove i can be consistent.” says Thomas. next is the rotation is late season call up from last year Elijah Ashford, after a strong performance in Anchorage he was called up to finish the year in Seattle and didnt disappoint, earning himself a spot on the opening day roster. Lastly is the hard throwing Reeve who is making his way into the rotation after having a couple great seasons in the pen.

Bullpen-
Wes “Wish” Wash is taking over for Reeve in the stopper role. Wes has been working hard on his game for a few years now, after being drafted by the team in 84, they believed he could one day crack the rotation. After having a difficult time making the jump from Anchorage to Seattle, Wes now just wishes he can get some consistency in the pen after a strong season last year. The beloved Bobby Gavrilyuk will be drawing a lot of attention from the Seattle Press and fans this season as the team transitions him to a bullpen role that he does not feel is deserved. “I know my last season was pretty bad but i still think i can go out and start a game for us,” Bobby stated stroking his new handlebars, “But bossman says this will be good for me, so i guess we will see what happens.” Rumors around Seattle were that during the off-season “Shooter Gav” wanted out of Seattle, and had to be reasoned with since he opted into to his mega player option. The bullpen is rounded out by Larry Cash as the other setup with Bobby G, journeyman Chris Bradley in middle relief, and rookie Ron Blohm and former all-star Marcus Landrim who was up and down last season working on his control
cj_leibman_1989Starting Lineup

A mix of new and old faces this season for the Metros, returning at Catcher and last years Team MVP Ken Pratt hoping to make it 3 straight seasons of double digit homers. 1B will show a platoon off rookies in former first round pick Josh Lynn, journeyman Rob Clark who may have finally figure out how to hit in the bigs, and newly acquired David Ostergaard who wacked 13 home runs in Havana(Chicago AAA) last season. the middle infield and outfield will also see a lot of platoon roles. with Justin Jones moving over to 3B this season and newly acquired, former first round pick of the Metros, Keith Allsup looking to man the majority of time at all infield positions. Fosco Baiano will be maning CF for the most part and the biggest of season acquistion in “Charlie Joe” Leibman sits in RF. other fielders are MIF Anthony Downing, Mike Apostolides, Vitorre Bonacelli, Utility guys Axel Both Scott Zimmerman and Pedro Montoya will be seen all over the place smd lastly 20 y/o Ruppert Fisher, who Seattle scout Fritz Miller. thinks could be something special some day.

 

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