Category: Mirkwood

Mirkwood Inks Star RP to $17,000,000 Deal

Sunday, January 16th, 2039
There was a buzz in the air today as news broke of Mirkwood finalizing a deal with star reliever Galailbo Earbelly.

The deal, worth an estimated $17,000,000 over 8 years, is being hailed by media analysts and could be a popular one with the Mirkwood fans. The consensus is that Earbelly will contribute a lot to the team.

Mirkwood Wins Lottery for RP Tinond

Sunday, January 16th, 2039
Rumors of a deal between Elendil Tinond and Mirkwood finally bore fruit today as the two sides faced a packed press corps. Sylvan officials looked very pleased as they outlined the terms of the new deal.

Tinond will earn $1,600,000 per year for 6 years. He is expected to be a solid addition to his new club.

Over his career Tinond has a 20-13 won-lost record with a 2.64 ERA. In 268 games he has recorded 53 saves, and the 29-year-old has fanned 223 batters in 279.1 innings.

It’s Official: LF Gamamir Signs with Sylvan

Tuesday, December 28th, 2038
The euphoria surrounding a big-name deal can sometimes overshadow the deal itself. Occasionally a team will mortgage its future to make a big splash, though no one in Mirkwood was worried about that today as the club finalized terms with Yrneha Gamamir.

Gamamir will earn $10,000,000 per year over 8 years.

Veteran Whistler, Mirkwood Complete Deal

Tuesday, December 28th, 2038
Ediberto Whistler might be in the twilight of his career, but he is not going to leave the stage before the final act. Today the 36-year-old scribbled his signature on a $8,375,000-a-year deal with the Sylvan.

Some fans openly questioned the signing, saying they would prefer the club use its resources on younger talent.

Reviewing his career stats, Whistler has worked 2823.2 innings with 2397 strikeouts en route to a 181-123 record. The 36-year-old also has a 3.50 ERA.

SC Pitcher of the Month Goes to Trollgobbler

Friday, October 1st, 2038
Ludrak Trollgobbler was the anchor in the Mirkwood bullpen last month and snatched up the Shire Conference Pitcher of the Month honors for September. The 29-year-old is in the prime of his career and pitching like he intends to stay around baseball for quite some time to come.

He threw 19.2 innings over 13 relief appearances and collected a 5-0 record with 24 strikeouts and 5 saves while etching his 0.46 ERA.

For the year Trollgobbler has 38 saves. In 73 relief appearances he has hurled 88.2 innings, fanned 117 and issued 32 walks with a 13-7 record. The Mirkwood reliever has recorded a 2.44 ERA and allowed the opposition to hit .223 when he is on the hill.

Manager Teviel Gets Walking Papers in Mirkwood

Wednesday, July 7th, 2038
It came as no surprise to anyone in the press corps: Ulthor Teviel was fired today as manager of the Mirkwood Sylvan.

His feuds with Sylvan players were one of the worst-kept secrets in baseball.

Even through the closed doors of the manager’s office, reporters often overheard shouting matches between Teviel and players.

Rumors that a recent argument between Teviel and an unnamed pitcher degenerated into fisticuffs could not be substantiated, but there was no denying the acrimonious atmosphere that had developed in the clubhouse.

Team insiders had been saying for weeks that it was only a matter of time before Teviel would be let go.

According to these insiders, the team has a replacement in mind, but will hold off making an official announcement for at least a day.

Week’s Top Player: Mirkwood’s Dap

Monday, June 14th, 2038
Gundabald Dap is respected by most Mirkwood Sylvan fans for his no-frills style of play. The 27-year-old second baseman went about his business with vigor last week to grab the Shire Conference Player of the Week honors.

He compiled a .471 average (8-for-17) with 4 home runs, 8 RBIs and 6 runs scored.

Dap on the season is hitting .250 with 5 home runs. His stats include 12 RBIs and 13 runs scored.

Seaward Shuts Out Lothlorien

Saturday, June 12th, 2038
It was a great game for Charlie Seaward of the Mirkwood Sylvan. The 37-year-old hurler blanked the Lothlorien Lumberjacks 9-0, stopping them on 1 hit.

In the current season in 13 starts, Charlie Seaward has a record of 10-2 with 50 strikeouts in 102.2 innings and a 2.98 ERA.

2000 Hits for Moonkiller

Tuesday, June 1st, 2038
For Ufrat Moonkiller, it was a red-letter day. The Mirkwood Sylvan first baseman slapped his 2000th career hit. That his team defeated the Rivendell Royals, 14-4, made it even sweeter.

His manager paid tribute to Moonkiller after the game: “I’ve followed Ufrat since he came into the league,” he said. “Fine ballplayer. Fine work ethic. I’m not surprised by what he’s achieved.”

The 38-year-old Moonkiller finished the day with 2 hits in 5 at-bats.

In his career Moonkiller has compiled a .272 batting average and collected 2000 hits, 315 home runs and 1086 RBIs.

Sylvan Anexoria Suffers Injury

Tuesday, May 4th, 2038
A blow for Wilda Anexoria today — team doctors confirmed she will miss 4-5 months with a fractured ankle. Anexoria suffered the injury colliding with a player at a base. Although officials from the Mirkwood Sylvan are confident she’ll make a full recovery, doubts will persist about Anexoria’s ability to return fully fit with an injury of this nature.

Thus far this season in 27 games Anexoria is batting .250 with 5 home runs, 16 RBIs and 16 runs scored. She has 26 hits in 104 at-bats.