Category: Minas Tirith

Minas Tirith-Gallifrey Trade: the Atrocious for Passgard

Wednesday, July 31st, 2041
The Minas Tirith Titans swapped 30-year-old LHP Ruzrat the Atrocious for 24-year-old minor league LHP Antero Passgard of the Time Lords after what Gallifrey officials would only characterize as “difficult” negotiations.

To date the Atrocious has 11 saves with a 7-3 season record and a 4.22 ERA. He also has made 28 relief appearances, thrown 32 innings and struck out 35.

Minas Tirith Titans Ship Garrido to Gallifrey

Saturday, July 13th, 2041
The Minas Tirith Titans and Gallifrey Time Lords have put the finishing touches on a deal that was weeks in the making. Minas Tirith will part with 25-year-old LHP Ruli Garrido, while the Time Lords have dealt 24-year-old RHP Nataraj Grillwasher.

“This one took a while to figure out,” said Minas Tirith general manager Moimli Irontwister. “We must have gone back to the drawing board five or six times over the past few weeks. I’m glad we finally got the deal done. I think it is a good one for both clubs.”

This season Garrido has fanned 70 in 105.1 innings and collected a 6-6 record with a 5.04 ERA.

Elreogol Top Hitter in SC in June

Monday, July 1st, 2041
Seasoned by several years of professional experience, 30-year-old Issth Elreogol put together a solid offensive month for Minas Tirith and was crowned June’s top batter in the Shire Conference.

He batted .343 with 12 home runs, 22 RBIs and 23 runs scored.

Elreogol is hitting .322 for the season with 28 home runs, 66 RBIs and 61 runs scored. He has 106 hits in 329 at-bats and played in 80 games.

$7,100,000 Lands LF Cloudeye for Titans

Friday, February 22nd, 2041
Minas Tirith Titans fans welcomed Lor Cloudeye into the fold, as the veteran announced he’d reached an agreement with Minas Tirith brass.

Some were critical of the move, insisting that you shouldn’t invest $7,100,000 in a 39-year-old man, no matter how good he might be on the field. The team believes he will deepen their roster and ultimately win a championship.

In his career Cloudeye has compiled a .279 batting average and collected 1730 hits, 204 home runs and 822 RBIs.

Discworld City Watch Ship Celeoborn to Minas Tirith

Friday, February 15th, 2041
It came down to the last hour of a self-imposed trade deadline, but the Discworld City Watch and Minas Tirith Titans finally came to an agreement on a trade that had been rumored for weeks. The trade sends Discworld’s 27-year-old SS Tavja Celeoborn and 19-year-old minor league SS Kulapati Ocascio to Minas Tirith in a swap for 26-year-old RHP Iago Banks. Both GMs seemed relieved that the deal had been completed with one stating, “We had to set a deadline to get it done.” The players are expected to report to their new teams by tomorrow.

$15,000,000 Lands SP Moonbane for Titans

Thursday, December 20th, 2040
Minas Tirith’s signing of Roignar Moonbane was met with mixed reactions today as the 29-year-old starting pitcher was introduced to the media. Some experts consider him overpaid at $5,000,000 a year for 3 years, while others insist that Moonbane is a perfect fit for the Titans.

In his career Moonbane has a 59-64 won-lost record with a 3.98 ERA.

Minas Tirith Inks Star 1B to $81,600,000 Deal:

Thursday, December 20th, 2040
In what local scribes are hailing as a huge move for the team’s future, the Titans inked a $81,600,000 deal with first baseman Issth Elreogol.

Team officials expect Elreogol to fill an immediate void on the roster and felt the deal would solidify them as a playoff contender.

Lifetime Elreogol has compiled a .296 batting average and collected 1300 hits, 235 home runs and 832 RBIs.

Veteran Gàndir Agrees to 1-Year Deal

Wednesday, December 19th, 2040
Sportswriters, fans and team officials watched today as 35-year-old reliever Thaimli Gàndir committed to a $2,240,000, 1-year deal with the Minas Tirith organization.

Some openly worry that despite his talent, Gàndir is too old to get it done anymore and that his value to the club will sharply diminish before the 1-year agreement has run its course.

Since breaking into the league, Gàndir has compiled a 36-34 mark, has pitched in 509 games and has been credited with 128 saves and a 3.49 ERA.

Minas Tirith Titans Mathematically Out of Playoffs

Friday, September 7th, 2040
The Minas Tirith Titans can give up their playoff chase and focus on simply winning some games, because today it became official that they have been mathematically eliminated from postseason contention.

Minas Tirith last appeared in the postseason in 2036. This is their 4th consecutive year missing the playoffs, and in total they have not advanced past the regular season 27 times in their 37-year history. In the last 10 seasons, the Titans have missed the playoffs 5 times.

Minas Tirith Titans Ship Cavernshaker to Star Fleet Academy

Sunday, July 22nd, 2040
You can focus on the negatives after being traded to a new team — finding a new place to stay, leaving teammates and friends, having to start anew — but one player hopes to focus on the positives. “It means I’m wanted somewhere. At least one team sees potential in me.” Those were the comments heard after the Minas Tirith Titans came to an agreement to deal 31-year-old RHP Bogak Cavernshaker and 23-year-old minor league C Sammy Hsu to the Star Fleet Academy Cadets for 29-year-old 1B Zabgug Hammermaker earlier today. The deal is expected to be formally announced later this evening.

Minas Tirith will retain a portion of Cavernshaker’s remaining contract.

To date this season, Cavernshaker has fashioned a 1.47 ERA and rung up 17 saves for his club. He has 38 strikeouts and 13 walks. Opponents have hit for a combined .221 average against him and Cavernshaker has a 2-1 won-lost mark.