Calamari State to the Sweet Sixteen!
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The Los Angeles Shockers have signed 36 year old shortstop Kobe Jones to a 2 year, 48 million dollar extension covering the 2015-2016 seasons. Jones had been signed through 2014 at 18 million.
George White gets the biggest deal of the day, taking a 175 million, seven year deal with Bay Area. Silvanos Tonka, coming over from the Elven League, received contract offers by sealed bids. It should surprise nobody that once the bids were unsealed, Brad once again stood tall, menacing, and goateed with the winning bid. Tonka will receive 162 million over 7 years.
The New York Cobra announced today that RF Keith Lee has resigned with the team. Lee, considered the best available free agent in this years class, will get a nice pay increase as part of the new contract. The new pact will pay him 24 million dollars per year for the next 5 years. Previously, Lee joined the Cobra after the 2005 season after signing the "Manny Ramirez" contract, 160 million over 8 years. At 34 years of age now, Lee's new contract won't top the old one in terms of total dollar value, but does represent a 20% increase on a contract that was already large.
Portland has reached an agreement with their ace starter that will keep him around for 3 more years and 75 million dollars. This makes him the highest paid pitcher in the game, surpassing Suzuke Mazdahonda.
Here are the teams going with new managers in 2014:
Lou Zamuda heads the 2013 Hall of Fame class, receiving a perfect 100% of the votes. He is joined by fellow first timers to the voting process Ryne "El Jawa" Solo Jr., and Jojo Lewis. Also making the cut is Bob Zygyk, who makes the hall in his fifth try.
The final award to be announced is the Major League MVP, which essentially was a two-horse race between Denver's Mark Crawford and New York's Chad White. These two all-time great outfielders have often been compared to one another, since they stand so far above the crowd. During the regular season, Crawford hit .313 with 41 HR, and 115 RBI. He also had 40 2B, 10 3B, 125 runs, 69 BB, .391 OBA, and .639 SLG. Crawford led the league in SLG, RBI, Runs, and HR, and was 5th in batting average. Formerly a CF, Crawford now plays RF for Denver, and is a solid defensive player.
The Fkorida Penguins agree to a 7 year, 101.5 million dollar deal with LHP Peter Buchanon. The deal will not only keep Peter in the Penguin rotation every 5th day, but also includes a radio program on WPEN, the team's radio network.