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.

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2015 Trades

Postseason Trades

2016 Trades

Pre-draft Trades

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).

Post-draft Trades

  • 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 BaileyRochester
Jim BakerWilmington
Jim DererRosehill
Matt EddyMohawk Valley
Tim EdnoffBrooklyn
Tom EdwardsMiami
Clyde ElkinsElysian Fields Flying
Steve FredianiSpokane Hooded
Jim GruttadauriaWest Side
Mike JohnsonSt. Louis
Dave JonesLake County
Kevin KasunichSudbury
John LamannaGoldenrod
Ryan McCabeFighting
George O'ConnorDeath Valley
Mike RenickLittle Rock
Ray RossNorthwest
Mike SiddonCalifornia
John TrescaNortheast
Steven TrescaCape Cod
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