Category: Old Forest

$10,580,000 Lands CF Greenthumb for Merry Fellows

Saturday, January 26th, 2041
Old Forest announced the signing of center fielder Ferdinand Greenthumb earlier today, ending speculation on who they would acquire to fill the void at that position.

Greenthumb will earn $5,290,000 per year, and will be with the club for 2 years.

In his career Greenthumb has played in 747 games with a .211 batting average. Among his 493 hits are 102 doubles, 15 triples, and 105 home runs. He also has scored 279 runs, walked 255 times, has 55 stolen bases and driven in 296 runs.

Old Forest Makes Big Splash in Free Agency: Signs RP

Saturday, January 5th, 2041
Word of a huge deal between Francesco McKilligin and Old Forest broke on BNN only minutes before it was officially announced.

The reliever will join the Merry Fellows for an estimated $8,000,000 per year over 3 years. McKilligin has shown he is capable of putting together big money campaigns, which is exactly what Merry Fellows ownership was looking for.

McKilligin has 155 saves during his career with a 25-28 record and a 2.95 ERA.

Old Forest Makes Big Splash in Free Agency: Signs SP

Friday, January 4th, 2041
Rumors of a deal between Bulbo Moss and Old Forest finally bore fruit today as the two sides faced a packed press corps. Merry Fellows officials looked very pleased as they outlined the terms of the new deal.

Moss will earn $14,000,000 per year for 5 years. He is expected to be a solid addition to his new club.

Moss has a lifetime ERA of 2.84 with a record of 220 wins and 130 losses. He also has struck out 3394 batters in 3265.1 innings and allowed 2802 hits.

Veteran the Vague Agrees to 5-Year Deal

Thursday, December 20th, 2040
As speculation mounted into the morning, rumors over a final agreement between Baztrak the Vague and Old Forest became a reality, with the star opting for a $54,500,000 deal over 5 years.

His career numbers show the Vague is currently carrying a .266 lifetime batting average with 316 home runs and 1116 RBIs.

Veteran CF Elreodriel Stays in Old Forest

Friday, November 23rd, 2040
Flanked by team officials and his agent, Gandeaden Elreodriel announced that he’d agreed to terms with the Merry Fellows earlier today.

Officials declined to specify a salary publicly, but in private say the figure is $10,366,666 per year.

His career stats show that Elreodriel has batted .263 and connected for 45 home runs.

Old Forest-Land of Oz Trade: Greenthumb for Guido

Monday, November 19th, 2040
Reports have surfaced that Old Forest has agreed to send 34-year-old RHP Gilly Greenthumb, 22-year-old minor league LHP Li-zhi Oyama, 23-year-old minor league RHP Hedi McAtee and 19-year-old minor league SS Jung-heum Armcrawler to the Land of Oz Munchkins in exchange for 26-year-old RHP P.J. Guido, 20-year-old minor league RHP Slobodan Elvawen and 23-year-old RHP Ugrog Sildshul. “It’s a done deal,” said one executive speaking on the condition of anonymity. “I’m surprised word got around so quickly. We just signed off on this an hour ago.” The deal apparently is awaiting physicals before an official announcement is made by either team.

Greenthumb has a career 80-95 mark with a 3.55 ERA. He has fanned 1092 batters, issued 379 walks, pitched 1707.2 innings and limited the opposition to a .260 batting average.

Old Forest Trades Paddywhack for Moria’s Ogredragger

Monday, November 19th, 2040
The Merry Fellows and Miners confirmed this afternoon that a trade had been agreed upon. In the deal, Old Forest will get 25-year-old RHP Bolgag Ogredragger and 23-year-old RHP Devrim Brun, while Moria will receive 34-year-old RHP Garon Paddywhack, 19-year-old minor league RHP Tevrat the Squeaker and 22-year-old minor league LHP Seok-ki Rostotsky.

In his career Paddywhack has 181 wins and 123 losses and a 3.31 ERA.

Since coming into the league Ogredragger has piled up a 2.73 ERA with 94 saves. In 185 games, he has a 15-21 won-lost mark and has fanned 169 batters in 191.1 innings.

Old Forest Merry Fellows Ship Headstrong to Moria

Monday, November 19th, 2040
It is being reported in Moria that the Miners and the Old Forest Merry Fellows have agreed on a trade. According to anonymous sources 37-year-old RHP Galugol Eliolas and 24-year-old minor league C David Millstone will be dealt to the Merry Fellows in return for 31-year-old SS Justin Headstrong and 20-year-old minor league RHP Do-hyung Legera.

Looking at his career stats, Headstrong is batting .270 and has totaled 78 home runs.

So far in his career, the 37-year-old Eliolas has put up a 2.88 ERA with 270 wins and 129 losses.

Playoffs? No Chance for Old Forest

Wednesday, September 12th, 2040
The Old Forest Merry Fellows will have to play out the season without even the faintest glimmer of hope for a late-season playoff push. The club was mathematically eliminated today from postseason contention.

Old Forest last appeared in the postseason in 2032. This is their 8th consecutive year missing the playoffs, and in total they have not advanced past the regular season 24 times in their 37-year history. In the last 10 seasons, the Merry Fellows have missed the playoffs 6 times. Old Forest has won the Return of the King Series 3 times in their history.

Elreodriel Week’s Best Player

Monday, September 10th, 2040
Old Forest Merry Fellows center fielder Gandeaden Elreodriel rose above the controversy surrounding his soon-to-expire contract, thriving under pressure last week and copping the Player of the Week award in the Shire Conference.

Elreodriel put up a .452 batting average (14-for-31) with 1 home run, 1 RBIs and scored 10 times.

Thus far this year Elreodriel is batting .277 with 6 home runs, 36 RBIs and 44 runs scored.