Minas Tirith Wins RP Cavernshaker Sweepstakes

Saturday, March 24th, 2040
The Titans pulled out all the stops today to announce the signing of reliever Bogak Cavernshaker. The 31-year-old is one of the game’s preeminent playmakers and has definitely proven why he was such an attractive signing.

The contract is a 1-year deal worth $15,200,000.

Cavernshaker has made 402 career appearances, rolling up a 37-28 record with 105 saves. In 438.1 innings he has fired a third strike past 429 batters, issued 168 free passes and held other teams to a .234 average.

$3,960,000 Lands RP Glénduil for Miners

Saturday, March 24th, 2040
31-year-old reliever Baldo Glénduil has inked a deal with Moria. Many baseball people question whether he is really worth $3,960,000 over 1 year.

However, the team thinks that Glénduil will be a solid contributor this season.

Taking the hill 198 times in his career, Glénduil has compiled an ERA of 3.73 with 2 saves. He has tossed 304 innings with 204 strikeouts and 75 free passes. Opponents have hit .258 against him. His won-lost record stands at 20-18.

Star CF Moonkiller Settles on Lake Town

Thursday, March 22nd, 2040
Word of a huge deal between Kognar Moonkiller and Lake Town broke on BNN only minutes before it was officially announced.

The center fielder will join the Archers for an estimated $26,800,000 per year over 4 years. Moonkiller has shown he is capable of putting together big money campaigns, which is exactly what Archers ownership was looking for.

Moonkiller has compiled a career batting average of .280 with 930 hits, 185 homers and 473 RBIs.

Star RP Gaulf Settles on Moria

Wednesday, March 21st, 2040
Luumsh Gaulf and Moria put the finishing touches on a $5,500,000-a-year deal that will keep the 30-year-old in a Moria uniform for 2 years.

Team officials reportedly held their breath at the last moment, since Gaulf had second thoughts mulling over other offers.

To date in Gaulf’s career he has 74 saves with a 28-17 record and a 3.21 ERA.

Ravenhill Darkwings Ship Livertrembler to Babylon Five

Tuesday, March 20th, 2040
It’s all done except the paperwork. The Ravenhill Darkwings and the Babylon Five Rangers have agreed to a trade that will send 30-year-old RF Fal Livertrembler to Babylon Five, while 28-year-old RHP Piers Kendrick and 24-year-old LHP Bonnalurie Thrilmanduil will be shipped to Ravenhill. A top front office executive with the Darkwings described the trade talks as “quick and easy.” “We’re glad to get this deal done. We think it’s something that helps our ball club and it didn’t take too long at all to sort this one out,” he said.

In his career Livertrembler has played in 380 games, totaling 285 hits, 50 doubles, 7 triples and 39 homers. He has hit .234 with 142 RBIs and scored 160 times.

Misty Mountain Wins Lottery for RP Nosehammer

Misty Mountain Wins Lottery for RP Nosehammer
Tuesday, March 20th, 2040
The Misty Mountain Hops have called a press conference later today to announce the signing of reliever Hidush Nosehammer to a 2-year, $30,600,000 contract.

Both Nosehammer and the Hops are said to be very pleased to come to this agreement.

Nosehammer has logged a 31-22 record in his career, appearing in 392 games with 290 strikeouts and 92 walks in 418.1 innings. He has been credited with 57 saves and has a 2.47 ERA.

James Pennypacker to Miss 6 Months

Monday, March 19th, 2040
When James Pennypacker was hurt against the Erebor Eagles, the Minas Tirith Titans were hopeful that the injury was not serious. However, it proved to be more severe than first thought. The 33-year-old reliever suffered shoulder inflammation throwing a pitch in yesterday’s game. Team doctors told BNN today that Pennypacker would miss 6 months of the season.

$4,880,000 Lands RP the Daft for Kings

Sunday, March 18th, 2040
Kings officials presented Fragar the Daft to members of the local print media today as their new reliever.

The deal, worth $4,880,000, guarantees the 35-year-old a home in Numenor for 1 year. It should improve the ballclub, assuming he plays to his potential.

During his career the Daft has registered a 58-51 record and 77 saves. His ERA stands at 3.48 and he has fired third strikes past 927 batters in 823.1 innings while giving up 226 walks.

Season Ends for Eeahil Doyle of Lothlorien

Saturday, March 17th, 2040
The season is apparently over for Eeahil Doyle. The Lothlorien Lumberjacks medical staff informed the club that the reliever will be out at least 7-8 months with a ruptured disc. Doyle was hurt in the game against Dead Marshes while throwing a pitch. The doctors did not think he would recover prior to the end of the season.

Aldo Lerma Injured, Out for Year

Saturday, March 17th, 2040
Aldo Lerma has to call it a season. The Bywater Bounders starting pitcher sustained a season-ending injury against the Minas Ithil Wyrms and will not play again this year according to club doctors. Lerma was injured while throwing a pitch. His doctors diagnosed it as a torn rotator cuff and stated that he would not be able to play for 9 months.