Lions defend their title
The Mohawk Valley Lions roared to a second straight MMDA title with an unlikely sweep of the top-seeded Northwest Stars in the World Series. The Lions overcame early deficits in three of the four games, a feat made possible by a pitching staff (and defense) that allowed just seven runs and a 1.75 ERA in the World Series.
Luck never seemed to leave the Lions' side in the 2015 postseason. They went 5-2 in one-run games, 4-0 in extra-inning games and 7-1 on the road. They lost their first two playoff games at home, when they scored only one run in 18 innings against the Pilots' Jake Arrieta and Carlos Carrasco. Then they played 19 extra innings in a tense series with the Crows in which Spokane outscored Mohawk Valley by one run in the six-game series. The Lions lost the first game of that series at home, too.
Two of Mohawk Valley's biggest stars shined brightly in the World Series, when league MVP Andrew McCutchen and league Cy Young Award winner David Price stepped up their games. McCutchen hit .333 (5-for-15) with two home runs, a double, three walks, four runs and six RBIs. He drove in the game-winning runs in Games One and Four. Price picked up the win in the title-clinching Game Four, and in his two starts logged a 1.74 ERA with 12 strikeouts, three walks and nine hits allowed in 10 1/3 innings.
Brief capsules of each World Series game can be found on the MMDA Blog.
- The Huskies traded OF Allen Craig to the Breakers for LHP T.J. House.
- The Scorpions traded 3B Mike Moustakas and Scorpions 6 to the Maulers for Maulers 1.
- The Maulers traded LHP Francisco Liriano, RF Torii Hunter and Stars 7 to the Lions for 1B Albert Pujols, RHP Matt Cain, RHP Tom Wilhelmsen and 3B Chris Johnson.
- The Hooded Crows traded RHP Luke Gregerson to the Maulers for Stars 2.
- The Stars traded 1B Justin Smoak to the Dutchmen for RHP Randall Delgado.
- The Scorpions traded RHP A.J. Burnett to the Roadrunners for Roadrunners 4.
- The Scorpions traded LHP Jaime Garcia to the Maulers for Maulers 2.
- The Stars traded RHP Doug Fister, OF Ichiro Suzuki, 3B Adam Rosales, and Stars 6 to the Snappers for Snappers 3.
- The Stars traded 1B Mike Napoli to the Hornets for SS Andrew Romine.
- The Snappers traded RHP Wade Miley to the Hornets for 3B Martin Prado.
- The Snappers traded DH Kendrys Morales, RHP Collin McHugh, and RHP Mike Morin to the Irish for DH Victor Martinez, 2B Howie Kendrick, OF Gerardo Parra, and RHP Dan Haren.
- The Maulers traded 3B Pablo Sandoval and Bluejays 1 to the Irish for LHP Aroldis Chapman, OF, Daniel Nava, and Irish 2.
- The Huskies traded LHP Tyler Lyons, LHP Marco Gonzales, and RHP Casey Janssen to the Dodgers for SS Jimmy Rollins.
- The Scorpions traded Scorpions 7 to the Maulers for SS Stephen Drew.
- The Drivers traded IF Alexi Amarista and Drivers 7 to the Gators for 3B Aramis Ramirez.
- The Huskies traded Huskies 7 to the Hornets for RHP Homer Bailey.
- The Huskies traded LHP T.J. House to the Manatees for Manatees 7.
- The Snappers traded OF Jayson Werth to the Maulers for Scorpions 7.
- The Pilots traded LHP Tony Cingrani to the Hooded Crows for Crows 6.
- The Lions traded SS Asdrubal Cabrera, LHP Drew Smyly, and Razorbacks 7 to the Pilots for RHP Yordano Ventura and RHP Pat Neshek.
- The Breakers traded RHP Tim Lincecum to the Maulers for Huskies 6.
- The Maulers traded 3B Chris Johnson, OF Michael Taylor, and RHP Tom Wilhelmsen to the Dutchmen for OF Michael Taylor and Dutchmen 6.
- The Stars traded SS Jose Iglesias to the Hooded Crows for SS Zack Cozart and Crows 1 (2017).
- The Stars traded 1B Mark Teixeira, RHP Santiago Casilla and Snappers 3 (2016) to the Dutchmen for RHP Zack Wheeler, Dutchmen 3 (2016), and Dutchmen 2 (2016).
- The Stars traded Stars 1 (2016) and Stars 7 (2017) to the Roadrunners for Roadrunners 1 (2017), Roadrunners 6 (2016), and Roadrunners 6 (2017).
- The Irish traded OF Cody Asche to the Bluejays for OF Brandon Guyer.
Draft Day Trades
- The Irish traded Irish 2 (2017) to the Bluejays for Irish 3 (2016).
- The Stars traded Stars 6 (2017) to the Snappers for Snappers 7 (2016).
- The Pilots traded 3B Todd Frazier to the Drivers for OF Charlie Blackmon and Drivers 6.
- The Pilots traded 3B Adrian Beltre to the Nighthawks for 3B Nick Castellanos and Nighthawks 2.
- The Lions traded RHP Pat Neshek to the Roadrunners for LHP Oliver Perez.
- The Pilots traded OF Kole Calhoun to the Snappers for 3B Martin Prado.
- The Scorpions traded 3B Yunel Escobar to the Lions for 3B Chase Headley, RHP Michael Lorenzen, and Lions 3.
- The Scorpions traded C A.J. Pierzynski and Scorpions 7 to the Bluejays for C Hank Conger and Bluejays 3.
League Directory And History
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|James Bailey||Rochester Pilotsemail@example.com|
|Jim Baker||Wilmington Razorbacksfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jim Derer||Rosehill Hornetsemail@example.com|
|Matt Eddy||Mohawk Valley Lionsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tim Ednoff||Brooklyn Dodgersemail@example.com|
|Tom Edwards||Miami Manateesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Clyde Elkins||Elysian Fields Flying Dutchmenemail@example.com|
|Steve Frediani||Spokane Hooded Crowsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jim Gruttadauria||West Side Bluejaysemail@example.com|
|Mike Johnson||St. Louis Maulersfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dave Jones||Lake County Nighthawksemail@example.com|
|Kevin Kasunich||Sudbury Snappersfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|John Lamanna||Goldenrod Gators||JLamanna16@comcast.net|
|Ryan McCabe||Fighting Irishemail@example.com|
|George O'Connor||Death Valley Driversfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mike Renick||Little Rock Scorpionsemail@example.com|
|Ray Ross||Northwest Starsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mike Siddon||California Roadrunnersemail@example.com|
|John Tresca||Northeast Huskiesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Steven Tresca||Cape Cod Breakersemail@example.com|
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