The 2053 season saw career-low production and the dismantling of a once consistent competitor. After ending a 14 year playoff run, the Lions have missed the playoffs twice as they re-tool for a new era. Personalities clashed in the clubhouse as the team sold off its parts to try to rebuild a winning culture and look towards a reset in 2054. Gone are the familiar faces of Gil Smith, Roger Peck, Johnny Riley, and Dave Cross. In their places will be a mixture of new and old. Some holdovers from the last core, as well as a fresh generation of Read More
The 2053 AFBL Spring Training has concluded this past week and the league’s twenty franchises are preparing for the upcoming Regular Season. Here is how 2053 Spring Training ended up with the league standings and stat leaders: AFBL saw lots of trade activity this Offseason and Spring Training with several deals involving draft picks including the 2052 1st overall pick rights going to New York and former Twin Towers superstar OF Jermaine White going to Minnesota. The 2053 Season is shaping up to be an interesting year!
AFBL officials were pleased to announce that they have filled the vacancy with the California Bulldogs franchise. Brett Williams takes over the Bulldogs that won the Frontier League West last season winning 106 games before running into the 2052 Federation Cup winner, New Mexico Danger. Welcome to the league, Brett!
Congratulations to the New Mexico Danger on winning the 2052 Federation Cup Series in a full 9 games over the Georgia Titans. This was New Mexico’s 2nd Federation Cup after winning their first time in 2046. The Danger won the FL East and defeated the Texas Spurs and then the California Bulldogs on their playoff journey.
Unfortunately for AFBL, the previous California Bulldogs GM needed to step away so the franchise is looking for a new GM to take over a team that won the FL West winning 106 games and has an amazing core group posed to continue to win going forward. If you are interested, please contact the AFBL Commish. Thanks!
With eight weeks left in the 2052 season the Danger are on track to break the single season home run record of 278 set by the Danger in 2020. In 114 games NM has hit 204 home runs, a pace which will result in just under 290 if it holds up. The power surge has been led by catcher Ismael Cordero with 35, shortstop Cisco Martinez with 30, third baseman Sam Raith with 25, designated hitter Orlando Lopez with 24 and rookie left fielder Brad Reid with 23. The remaining 67 home runs have come from 12 other players. Lou Read More
Ademar Bouvery has extended his hit streak to a league season high of 28 games. The 27 year old designated hitter is in his fifth big league season. In addition to his hit streak, Bouvery has led the Lions offense with his 20 home runs and 60 runs batted in. It doesn’t look like he’ll match his career high WAR numbers from last season, when he posted a 7.3 value. That’s been the story for Kentucky this year. There has been plenty of regression for Lions across the board. A combination of old age and a strong division has kept Read More
Kentucky sent 2 draft picks to the Spurs in return for designated hitter and first baseman Joe Eberle. Eberle is a 23 year old from Boynton Beach, Florida. He was drafted in 2046 by the Spurs out of high school, and has spent the last five seasons in their minor league system. Eberle is known for his foot speed and his ability to avoid the strikeout. He’s got a 7.3% strikeout rate in AAA San Antonio this season. His 163 OPS+ is third in the Explorer league. Texas already has a strong designated hitter in Ed Ingram, so Eberle’s major Read More
Dave Cross has had a hard time gaining momentum in his new home. Kentucky has lost 7 consecutive Cross starts, but he hasn’t had much help. The 31 year old righty is tied for the lowest run support per start in the AFBL. The Lions are mustering just two runs on average when he takes the mound. While his strikeout rate has remained consistent, Cross is on pace to give up a career high in home runs and is having his worst year in the last five when it comes to free passes. The Lions will look for him to Read More
The Lions will need a few balls to bounce their way in the second half if they want to extend the current 13 season playoff streak. An aging roster combined with a few key injuries will make it a tough climb through the PL South, or even the wildcard for that matter. Starter Cris Colon suffered a damaged elbow ligament for the second year in a row which will cost him all of this season and most of next. He was leading the team in wins with 7 and ERA with 3.51. Hector Davila also missed over 40 games early Read More