• Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About Bucks08

  • Rank
    Assistant GM

Profile Information

  • Playing What GM Games
    Diamond Mind Baseball
  • All-Time Favorite GM Games
    Diamond Mind Baseball
  • Current GM Jobs - Online Leagues
    Houston Astros
    Colorado Rockies
  • Location
    Richmond, VA

Recent Profile Visitors

1,347 profile views
  1. Rockies agree to the deal. Boyle brings some nice athleticism (Elite wheels and elite arm) to help add some value should he be needed to hold down a roster spot at some point. Stewart and Optiz were good depth pieces but needed to package them up to bring Boyle onboard. Thanks Whitesox!
  2. Rockies Send: 1B - Ramon Zaragoza (MLB) 25% retained OF - Joc Pederson (MLB) 25% retained SP - Jud Graham (MLB) SP - Kent Cook (MLB) SP - Clate Schmidt (AAA) Cash: 3.85 Million Yankees Send: SP - Trevor Bauer (MLB) 25% retained OF - Jong-your Park (MLB) RP - Conor Grammes (A+) SP - Jordan Love (R) OF - Colin Barber (R) This is a blockbuster with lots of talent exchanging hands. This signals a change in the Rockies approach. We need to upgrade our defense and don’t need to necessarily lead in home runs every year. Zaragoza and Joc were great Rockies and their bats will be missed. Cook and Graham are young controllable pitchers which sucks to lose but we needed to include to make this happen. It also opens the door for Cronin to make the MLB roster opening day. Getting Bauer is a something we are pumped about. It has been no secret that the Rockies covet pitching and focus most efforts around continuing to acquire pitching talent. This should bring our rotation into the top tier in the league. We also get 3 prospects which will help add a bit of depth to the system. Always a pleasure working with the Yankees! This was a fun one to talk through and both sides got the guys they wanted. And if your board go ahead and look at the Yankees lineup after the trade and sort by that Power rating. Whatever the single season HR record was for a team is about to be shattered
  3. Rockies Confirms! Two guys each club has been after for a while. Hate loosing Knight and Hernandez is pretty significantly blocked at the MLB level. I love Hernandez 4 pitches. The Cutter/Forkball combo is rare and excited to see how he uses them to get hitters out. We will find a way for Hernandez to make an impact later this season. Thanks Soze!
  4. Rockies Trade: RP- Brandon Creath (MLB) Astros Trade: SP- Harrison Bailey (A-) SP- Felix Hidalgo (AA) we acquired Creath last year in an effort to fix our underperforming bullpen. He proceeded to just pile on the pitching woes and quickly fell out of the bullpen rotation. We really like Creath and think he bounces back and we may regret losing him but we had to shed a bullpen arm to make the numbers work. in return the Rockies acquire two more young pitching arms. Bailey, a 6’5 righty, is 18 years old and shows a lot of promise. If he continues to develop his 4 pitch mix he could be a nice rotation piece in the future. Hidalgo is really ingesting. Our evaluations have some high Pros and some Low cons. Elite command with an elite curveball along with the Leadership skills was what caught our attention. We will see how he develops his movement and secondary pitches over the next few years. Thanks to Houston for the trade talks!
  5. Rockies Send: SP - Jason Savacool (R ) Pirates send: Nothing This was an add on to a previous arrangement. Thanks Pirates!
  6. Rockies send: SS-Bryce Young (R ) SP-Mason Winn (R ) Reds send: SP-JoJo Booker (A) SP-Kyle Mora (R ) just swapping some lower level minor leaguers. Thanks Reds!!
  7. Rockies confirm! #FakeRaysBetterThanRealRays
  8. Marlins Trade RP. - Vinny Pestano ( MLB) %50 retained. Rockies trade sp- Lawrence Taylor (AAA) RP - Mike Simms (A)
  9. Rockies Trade: SP/RP - Orlando Garcia (MLB) 3B - Santiago Mateo (AAA) Yankees Trade: 2B - John Ballard (MLB) RP - Henry Harris (MLB) RP - BroCk Young (MLB) SP - Yaider Alvarez (AA) Garcia has been a favorite of ours since we joined the club. Since his all star appearance in 18 he has struggled to pitch well in Colorado. It was time for a change. in return we bring in some bulpen and IF depth in Harris/Young and Ballard. Alvarez looks like he might have some long range potential. thabks Rhett!!
  10. Rockies Trade: SS - Nate Hall - (AA) Padres trade: RP - Clate Schmidt (AAA) We are shipping out a young SS we like to acquire a bit more pitching depth at AAA. Thanks for the Padres for the quick talks.
  11. Rockies agree and are fricken excited to bring Jud Graham back home. He is one of the guys we traded who’s career we have followed. I still remember his 10 inning MLB debut performance. Of the group going out I will miss Fellows the most. Really like him when we drafted him. Otoole might wind up the best of the bunch. we made sure to run by the scouting of the players by the Toronto organization first to ensure we had correct evaluations on these players. Thanks to the Nats!
  12. Rockies Trade: Souting Director Bill Scmidt Twins Trade: SS - Andres Gimenez (AA) Bill has been a good scouting director but he really took the comments by the Toronto organization to heart and didn’t feel supported by the Rockies front office. We have decided to move in a different direction. we love Andres Gimenez. He has a bright future. Thanks to the twins for the quick and easy talks!
  13. Pirates Trade: OF - Charles Tilson - MLB Rockies Trade: 1B - Kevin Shenk (R) SP - Mason Thompson (A-) CF - Alfredo Ramirez (Promoted to R) Tilson is a nice add to our OF Depth. He has had success with the bat, has position flexibility, great on the base paths. And he will be a nice locker room fit. we lose some young prospects to get Tilson who we like but Tilson can help us now which is a higher priority. Thanks to the Pirates for the trade talks. Always fun!
  14. Rockies Trade: RP - Jonathan Arias (MLB) Brewers Trade: RP - Joan Adon (A) RP - Jacob Clark (A) SP - Ty Harmon (R) CF - Steven Otoole (A) RP - Scott Ebert (MLB) **50% Retained** we were looking to move Arias to make room for some new bullpen pieces. Arias has been awesome for us since acquiring him from San Diego so it is sad to see him go. We bring back several young Assets to add to the minor league system. They are all young but each have some potential. Thanks to the Brewers for working through the negotiation. Fun as always!