Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Addendum to Seal Blubber Bits

The following tidbits were reported on Our Sports Central on December 22nd:
  • GBL rosters will remain at 22 players for the 2010 season.  However, after August 15th rosters will expand to 25 players.  This means that the trading frenzy will start a few days earlier next year as playoff-bound team will cherry pick the best players from the teams that are out of playoff contention.  However, managers will have a hard time pinch-hitting for pitchers when they are restricted to a 22-man roster.  You can expect to see decent-hitting pitchers pinch hitting for weaker-hitting pitchers when a GBL team is behind in the mid-to-late innings.
  • The league will be making further announcements about 2010 teams in January.  No surprise here.  See the previous blog post for details.  However, given the uncertainty, I'd be surprised if a regular-season schedule was published before the beginning of February.
On behalf of the three caballeros at the Victoria Seals Baseball Blog, Merry Christmas!

1 comment:

  1. Further evidence that the St. George team might still have a team in the GBL in 2010 was in the Maui News on December 20th:

    "Rick Berry will be team president for both the Maui franchise and Roadrunners. Snyder said the Roadrunners are reorganizing financially to be ready for the 2010 season.

    'He did the best job of any GM I have known and he is going to be president for both clubs,' Snyder said of Berry."

    See for full details.