So folks.. OOTP 12 was released today and it is AHHH-MAZZ-ING!
I started my Reds franchise and made a few moves:
- Traded Edgar Renteria to Oakland for OF Jeremy Barfield (AA)
Just wanted Edgar gone. Barfield may project as a backup OF/AAAA player. We'll see. Fair trade.
- Traded Edison Volquez, Jordan Smith and Kris Negron to Detroit for MR Daniel Schlereth, SP Drew Smyly (A), C Patrick Leyland (low A) and CF Jamie Johnson (AA).
Edison is my least favorite Red. Not because he sucks, I just don't like his attitude. He is rated fairly decently in this game, as he should be. Smyly projects to be a potential #3 starter in the bigs in about ~3 years. Leyland has good potential, but is pretty far out. Johnson, I hope will be starting CF next season for me. Has a great eye, great glove and great speed. Schelereth is a top of the line middle reliever and is currently setting up Cordero for me. He's young and should be my Closer soon. Fair trade, I do believe. Tigers rotation is pretty crazy.
- Traded Roman Herandnez to Los Angeles Dodgers for SS Jake Lemmerman (AA).
Simply a salary/player dump. Love Ramon, but I wanted Mes on the big team. Lemmerman is 21 and has some mild potential. Could be a backup or utility in a few years.
That's all the trades I made. Had to get the team how I wanted it to be to start the season.
Lewis, LF (Gomes vs. LHP)
I'm going to bring Alonso up in a few weeks I imagine.
Bench: Janish, Mes, Heisley, Cario, Gomes, Francisco.
First game of the season was INTENSE!
Take a look:
Fred Lewis for the win.