Friday, May 12, 2006

How to build a dynasty (aka, how the Stockholm/Florida/South Bay franchise was built)

In case you were wondering how I do it, here's a guide to how I built my team:

Original draft 2002 (3):
  1. RF Christopher Hartsell
  2. SP Casey Plunk
  3. RP Frank Carroll
Annual amateur draft (2):
  1. CL Junior Cuomo (2003 - 1st round)
  2. 2b Bill Turek (2005 - 1st round)
Minor league expansion in 2003 (1):
  1. CF Sean Arant
Via trade (6):
  1. SS Ricky Peppers -- from California, 7/29/2004
  2. MR Jesus Marquez -- from California, 7/29/2004 (Peppers and Marquez were obtained with Mario Galindo and Bernard Zellner for Waylon Blassingame, Joel Calles, and Lincoln Rosetti)
  3. 1B Luis Jeon -- from Hickory, 2/2/2006 for Frank Dejean and Pierre Moya (aka, the second best trade I ever made)
  4. SP Wendell Sorg -- from Saskatoon, 7/22/2006 for Robert Leavy and Joseph Michalski (aka, the best trade I ever made)
  5. SP Bradford McGreevey -- from River Cities, 1/28/2008 for Martin Baker
  6. LF Mario Kelly -- from Seattle, 1/30/2008 for Ted Wine
Via free agency (13):
  1. MR William Augustin (2005)
  2. C William Guerin (2006)
  3. 3B James Hall (2006)
  4. C Joey Williams (2007)
  5. 3B Jeffery Drewry (2007)
  6. MR Justin Rhea (2007)
  7. SS Emmanuel Fernandez (2008)
  8. 2B James Brown (2008)
  9. LF Deandre Hernandez (2008)
  10. LF James Larson (2008; he was also an original pick in 2002)
  11. SP Jeff Vella (2008)
  12. SP Luis Diaz (2008)
  13. MR Christopher Mooring (2008, he was also an original pick in 2002)

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