andujar wrote:CUBS CUBS CUBS. Love the CUBS mouth cleanup.
Sparks had a HoF career. Domenico has a .929 OPS in Carolina over 7 seasons. Roy Allen was a 7 time AS in New York. Chris Olsen was the best ever.
This was rips me up. Olsen was great in LV, but what he would have done in Carolina with my defense would have been so much fun for me and not for you. Every time I think about this trade, i never want to trade again. I'm just glad the trade wasn't with Bayside.
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The irony really is that, if not for a fairly late trade that netted me the #12 pick, I wouldn't have taken Olsen at all. For whatever reason, I didn't have him rated that highly. The fact he fell to 16 then and wouldn't have today kinda illustrates a flaw in the game. Anyway, that's another topic for another day.
I love that whole draft for me.
#1 LHP Karl White - 3.47 ERA, 256 wins, all 17 seasons in Las Vegas, 9 All Star nods, and a 2094 inductee into the Hall of Fame.
#12 SS Robert Burton - .298/.365/.458 with 191 HR in 11 seasons in Las Vegas. Overall 7 All Star nods, 5 Gold Glove Awards at shortstop.
#16 LHP Chris Olsen - 1.88 ERA, 276 wins over his 16 seasons in Las Vegas. Overall 14 All Star nods, 6 Cy Young Awards. I believe he also has a likely all-CSFBL record 84 consecutive quality starts
#41 3B Richard Thibodeaux - Played 24 games for the Aces before being dealt for an over the hill RHP Joseph Gower. He retired at the age of 30 after a career year, hitting .276/.356/.476 with 26 home runs for the Ginger Rebels.
#49 RF Ryan Talmadge - Dealt in the trade that acquired 1B Stephen Luce and RHP Donald Pacheco. He was a five year starter for Peoria, averaging 30 home runs each season. The irony is that he was the only one of this draft class to receive a World Series ring. He won two with Peoria.