The Crystal Ball: 2032 CBL Predictions

[Editor’s Note: Not all teams were done using the same template for the write-ups, that’s why some teams look different than other teams write-ups. You’ll survive.] It is warming outside, the grass is beginning to turn green and Spring 2032 is in full effect.  What a year we had last year with the Dreamers winning their first Cup in a resounding sweep of the number one HL seed, Mahoning Valley.  Now all teams set their sights on the new season and of ultimate victory. Let’s take a look at the FL first. FL Predicted Finish: Erie Seawolves Last season: 86-76 Experts would say that the 2031 Seawolves campaign won the CBL just by looking at the stats.  They saw that with a +78 run differential, 3 guys with over 30 dingers, having a starting pitcher who was 12-3 and anot...

The Cuban Missile

Just before dawn, Lucio “Cranky” Aguilar awakens to the all-too-common obnoxious screeching of his alarm clock. While awaking before dawn is nothing new to Aguilar, he’s not getting up for an early morning workout today. The date is November 15, 2031, and Cranky has an early morning flight to the United States, to meet with his agent for a few days prior to the the beginning of the CBL free agency period on November 18. Years ago, Aguilar would’ve been forced to try and defect from the island, forced to gain citizenship in a more US friendly country. The risks involved and the time necessary to clear a Cuban refugee for professional baseball in the United States, however, led to an agreement years ago that allowed Cuban players to become free agents at a certain poi...

Fast Start For Seawolves In 2031 Offseason

Erie,Pa Coming off an unexpected playoff push that lead them 1 game short of the Cup, the Seawolves enter 2031 in a retooling offseason. Erie came out of the 2031 draft class feeling like they stole talent in the later rounds. Faced with a huge payroll issues coming off a push 2 seasons ago executives and ownership made a tough choice, rebuild without blowing up the team. The offseason planning started early in 2031, Gooden was traded away to conference rivals Millers for a package of players some CBL ready while others season or two away. The draft this past year was far and away the best Erie ever had. This was the nail in the coffin for retooling. First course of business was shedding payroll, Jesus Sanchez $17.8 million, Guem $12.8 million, Morales $4.8 million and Lachappa 700k were a...

To Move or Not Move to OOTP 20 is THE question. Fargo’s perspective

Around this time of the year the next version of OOTP is never far away. For some it is not a question IF to buy the latest version but WHEN to buy it. Some argue that 35 USD is worth it while others have other expenses. Firstly, from an online community perspective it might be worth it for me to pay the 35 schmeckles, but when i look what OOTP did to FHM 5 and Perfect team i had to think twice. My first question is why do i need to support the latest edition of a game if* it is basically the same version but with the latest MLB rosters? For some this is enough but within a season each team will look different anyway. Then there is the noble philanthropist argument which states “to support the project”. Well my dear friends, i am in a position that 35 USD can buy me a week of f...

Trading draft picks

The current situation around trading draft picks is a compromise between drafting and not trading draft picks. In my opinion it’s an ok compromise, but like any other compromise that involves important decisions which could significantly impact our league – trading too many draft picks can make a franchise collapse – it is not ideal. Maybe we should not aim for an ‘ideal’ situation as this term is ambiguous in our CBL league because every member has his own preference. Nonetheless, the current rule seems unnatural, or rather frustrating to me because it’s making trades which include draft picks stagnate. Sure, one can argue that this is why the rule works and should be implemented ( to prevent too many draft picks being traded). However, in such a situat...

Fargo Nordiques a new organization.

    It was a cold winter evening when Natan Shapkovic received a call from a franchise that just lost its GM. No one knows what happened to the former GM, but rumors have it that he disappeared under suspicious circumstances. Allegedly the anonymous caller told Shapkovic that money was to be made in the U.S and that he would receive a great salary if he took the position of GM. When Shapkovic asked where the team was located the caller only told him ”you will love it”. For some unclear reason Shapkovic needed desperately the money and had no choice but to accept the generous offer from the stranger on the phone. Once half of his salary arrived on his bank account in Poland he left to the airport, there at the airport he would receive a call with the final destination,...

Howlers – Saturday, July 27 – Christmas in July | Winter Cap Giveaway

Saturday, July 27, the SeaWolves are transformed into the Erie SnowWolves on Christmas in July presented by Arlens Company. The first 1,000 fans will receive a SnowWolves winter cap. Fans can enjoy $3 specials on select domestic draft beers exclusively in the Bud Light Beer Garden until the game starts. After the game, stick around for autographs with C. Wolf and a SeaWolves player in the Team Store thanks to Tlyler Entry Systems.

Knights April Review

The Charlotte Knights have been an early surprise in a packed Frontier League this season. The Knights opened the season 8-2 and finished April with a 13-10 record good enough for second place in a league with over half its teams posting 10 or more wins in the month. Minneapolis has a healthy three-game lead with a 16-7 record. Led by former waiver wire selection Curt Tullos, the Knights have used power and pitching to jump out to a hot start. Tullos has posted a team-best .988 OPS in the first month of competition and leads the team in home runs with 9 and RBI with 22. The Knights are tied for fourth in the league with 34 home runs with Hector Espinosa adding seven to the total. Much has been made of Espinosa and Addison Russell co-opening a night club in the offseason and whether the eve...

Howlers – Thursday, May 2nd – Summer Camp Day

The Howlers wrap up the series with the Arrows at 7:05 p.m. The SeaWolves welcome guests from area day camps, senior centers, and businesses for this special mid-week matinee. It’s also a AAA Member Wednesday. AAA members can present their card to save $2 off any regularly priced ticket to this game. If Seawolves sweep the Broken Arrows in the two game series all camp members get a free pizza from Grandpa John’s Pizza on west 38th the next day.

Erie Seawolves Buck Night April 22nd

Join the Erie Seawolves April 22nd against Vancouver Canadians for Buck Night sponsored by NPC Bank, gates open at 6:00 pm and first pitch at 7:05pm. Dollar Bud Light,Smith hot dogs, and pop corn will be the special tonight. Following the game watch live fireworks provided by NPC BANK over the center field fence. Please be aware fans in the left field sections 200 to 210 and center field 211 to 222 will have to move before the fireworks due to the possibility of wind. We hope to see you there! Go Seawolves.    

Game Rewind – April 12th,13th,14th

After 9 games Richardson City Blood Ravens look sexy as always at 6 and 3, but big surprise comes from Charlotte Knights who are 7 and 2. April 12th Ed Vincent (VAN) earned the top spot for Gatorade’s “Performance Of The Day” by going 3 for 4, 2 2B,HR, 4 RBI, 2 R and BB. Dan Coveny (ERI) earned the second spot for Gatorade’s “Performance Of The Day” by going 3 for 5 with 2B, HR,  5 RBI and 2 R. Don Sanders (BFE) earned third spot for Gatorade’s “Performance Of The Day” by going 2 for 3 with HR, 3 RBI, 2 R  and 2 BB. April 13th Aurelio Rivera from Da Blood Raven’s grabbed the top spot for Gatorade’s “Performance Of The Day” 4 for 5, 2 2B,HR,4 RBI, 3 R and BB. Golden States Big Day Leads to 2 Gatorade awards. Erjan...

Revisiting – 25 And Under CBL Dream Team (2026)

  Back in 2026 we wrote about the 25 and under Dream Team, 4 years we will revisit the “Dream Team” Stats of end of 2029, this is a mix of highly successful players and guys who burned out before making a last impact. Soon we will release a new list for 2030 shortly. Position Player Orig. Team Cur. Team Seasons Avg OBP SLG OPS WAR C Jop Ruttman CHR COL 6 .266 .359 .478 .837 22.7 C Steve Spence RC MIN(AA) 7 .254 .355 .438 .792 13.6 1B Alfredo Solis TUC CAD 5 .251 .321 .473 .795 14.3 2B Cisco Martinez TC TC 9 .268 .328 .444 .773 34.2 SS Jorge Gamboa TUC ERI 5 .265 .304 .345 .649 11.2 3B Gilberto Lopez RC RC 6 .298 .416 .499 .915 27.8 Infield Luis Gabriel AUS CAD 6 .277 .320 .373 .693 11.6 Infield Jose Vallejo CHR VAN 6 .231 .303 .413 .716 10.5 Infield Leonardo Caneque VAL MV...

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