Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Trade completed

The Wild Things today completed an earlier trade by sending right-handed pitcher Albert Ayala to Kansas City of the American Association. Washington had previously acquired catcher Pat Trettel for a player to be named later.

Ayala was one of the three players acquired by Washington in the deal that sent Casey Barnes and Michael Bando to River City. The Wild Things still owe the Rascals another player in that deal.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trade Stu Williams and Chris Bando and Bart Zeller and Steve Zavacky and hire John Massarelli.

January 23, 2013 at 3:47 PM  
Anonymous Natural Grass said...

I wonder if the Wild Cubs will offer promotions similiar to the Penguins?-free food, half off merchandise-That would be a way to win back fans.
I would also add free parking!

January 24, 2013 at 4:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time to trade the Wild Things to another city. Washington doesn't deserve a team.

January 25, 2013 at 1:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have any of you seen the Invisable Man - Chris Bando? Why is he so out of the picture? This guy has been a complete shadow figure ever since he signed the five year contract. Did he fleece Stu Williams, or what?
Now, Anon from Jan 25th. Washington does deserve a baseball team, but we haven't had one since 2007. What are you talking about? There is nothing wrong with fans stating their feelings with what the product is.
If you keep going to a farmers market and the produce ia always wilted you would either complain or, go somwhere else. Well, we have no other place to go. So, we stay home or let the farmer know how bad his produce is!
You need to stop complaining about the complainers and telling the Wild Cubs to get their act together.
Ima Fraid

January 29, 2013 at 5:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would Chris Bando hang around Washington in the dead of winter? Not much baseball to watch there in January.

January 30, 2013 at 2:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jovan Rosa contract extension. Fantastic. The Wild Things need the token guy that can't hit, can't field, and doesn't hustle.

It reminds me of the Seinfeld episode where Kramer goes to work and his boss goes "I don't know what this is supposed to be... it's almost like you have no business training whatsoever..."

February 1, 2013 at 9:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The above comment about Rosa shows exactly why Washington doesn't deserve a team ... idiot "fans" ... Rosa was one of the few players last year who actually hit.

A day in the life of every Wild Things fan: Bitch, moan, complain, go to mailbox to see if Social Secuirty check arrived, repeat.

February 1, 2013 at 9:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When does hitting .300 result in being labeled as not able to hit? Get a clue

February 1, 2013 at 9:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Wild Things could sign Mike Trout and these idiot fans would find something to bitch about.

This is the problem with blogs, it's just a forum for a few idiots to bitch and complain and spout off things just to get a reaction.

Chris, you need to find a way to get the trolls off this blog!

February 3, 2013 at 6:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chris Bando doesn't need to hang around here but he does need to show us that he is at least involved in some, however small, way. I would like for him to at least be quoted once in a while. I guess since he isn't quoted that he has had nothing to say. Or, does the guy, Stu Williams, and the asst. general flunky, not allow him to be quoted? Of course he did say at the end of last season that the Wild Cubs lineup was set for 2013, or something to that effect. That has been proven incorrect hasn't it?
Whoever said Washington doesn't deserve a team is partially right. We don't deserve a team like this one has been for the last several years. This is what happens when amateurs try to run a professional baseball team. In other words, boys trying to do a mans job.

February 3, 2013 at 8:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would the 2013 lineup be set at the end of last year? The team wasn't good. Didn't they add better pieces than what they hhd?

February 3, 2013 at 12:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When does hitting .300 result in being labeled as not able to hit? Get a clue

.300 is a great number, if he was hitting against real pitching staffs. He made up 30 points on Joliet/Schaumberg at the end of the year, when those teams didn't even want to show up at the park. Don't worry though, Joliet fired their manager after the team quit on him.

You can do little to no research, see that he got the stats padded to finish .300, and think he's a great player. Rosa hits fastballs and tries to pull everything. Once pitchers understand to throw him soft and away, he will be useless.

Who here is in love with his hustle? I can tell you several times when he didn't run out a ground ball, or a pop up. These are things that baseball people will actually notice. Attitude reflects everything.

Speaking of hustle, where would you like to play him in the field? 3rd base? Where he can't field a bunt or make a throw?

February 4, 2013 at 7:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...And to follow up to the previous post I had:

He hit .308 with Washington. He hit .265 for the year. .179 with Normal. Solid guy you want...on another team.

February 4, 2013 at 7:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You talk like your some insider and around him everyday.. Would you like to reveal yourself?

February 4, 2013 at 5:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm Bryan Greiss from Wheeling by the way.. No need to hide and be anonymous

February 4, 2013 at 5:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

geeeezzz.. a lot worse players on the team than rosa

February 4, 2013 at 5:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You also can do some research and discover that after not playing for about 21 months Rosa began the season 3 for 26 with Normal. That kind of start after such a long layoff could be expected. Once he got back in a groove he batted .308 for the rest of the season.

February 5, 2013 at 12:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a baseball fan sir. That's all. You can distort stats all you want to make anything look good. Of course there's many worse players on the team, but a team of bad and below average players still doesn't make you a winner.

You can also see that he ended the season by improving his average by 30 points against two teams (Joliet and Schaumburg) who didn't give a care about how they played. He was at .270 before those games.

The point is that he cannot hit off-speed, and tries to pull everything. He doesn't hustle out of the box. You wouldn't want a high schooler playing like that, much less a pro.

Hey Zavacky, go and reveal yourself. Facebook won't check itself.

Scout Finch

February 5, 2013 at 4:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"by improving his average by 30 points against two teams (Joliet and Schaumburg) who didn't give a care about how they played."

Didn't care? Obviously, the author of this statement has never played the game above the high school level.

And, let's get the numbers correct. Rosa was batting .283 before those two series, which means his average jumped 25 points, not 30.

"He was at .270 before those games."

Rosa's batting average with the Wild Things before the last two series was .283 not .270. His average with the Wild Things was below .271 for only two days and the last was in July.

I think the point is the author of the error-filled comment is slow getting to the keyboard, he can't type factual statements and he tries to pull everything his way. You wouldn't want a high schooler commenting on a blog in this manner, much less a fan of pro ball.

February 6, 2013 at 10:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"You wouldn't want a high schooler commenting on a blog in this manner, much less a fan of pro ball."

Is there a Pro baseball team around here? I haven't seen, nor even heard of it!

February 7, 2013 at 7:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did someone on this blog really just defend Jovan Rosa as a player?

It's either his mom, his agent, or someone very unqualified to talk about baseball.

February 7, 2013 at 11:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fans here were spoiled from 7 straight playoff appearances.
mlb teams who spend 200 million a year don't do that. this is independent ball where players make $700 a month and live with strangers.
by the way, this facility is old for frontier league standards, you are geographically at a disadvantage. scouts will wait for players to go to the midwest to scout them because of the multitude of teams there. the players know that so your better talent goes to those teams. changing the roster rules has only made it worse.

February 14, 2013 at 6:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous from February 14th
@ 6:46 AM makes a lot of sense.

February 15, 2013 at 10:09 AM  

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