Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The end of an era in Fargo

Dirtbags look to rebuild around Henriquez


Fargo, ND -- Over the seasons the Fargo organization has enjoyed a great run of success including seven division titles in nine seasons, two National League pennants and one World Series championship. But, with the team currently sitting two games under .500 and an aging roster, it appears it may be time to take the team in a new direction.

We will now begin accepting offers for everybody on the current ML roster with the exception of Javier Henriquez, Enos Grace and Hayes Borkowski. The list of available players is long and star-studded and includes future Hall of Famers like Jeremy Glover, Alex Lim, reigning MVP Calvin Chang and life-long Dirtbag and 2-time Cy Young Award winner (also The Bigs winningest pitcher of all-time) Sammy Pierce.

These players will not come cheaply and the move to make these players available is not a salary dump. This isn't going to be a 5-7 season rebuild. Rather, the organization is seeking players who are on the cusp of breaking into the major leagues, or have 1-2 seasons of major league experience. Preference will be given to offers that include players able to play the following positions (ordered by importance):

In regards to position players, preference will also be given to players with a high on-base ability and strong defense. All of these guidelines are exactly that -- guidelines. We won't rule out receiving anyone under 30.

Again, these are not salary dumps and we're perfectly content to hold onto these players if the right offers do not come along. But sitting two games under .500 and not at least listening to some offers that could improve the team long-term seems silly. Efforts can be made to help out with salaries if the right offers are made as well.

Deals may take some time to get done as I'm sure there will be many inquiries so if I don't get back to your trade chat immediately, please be patient. Most of you know I'll get back to you at some point.

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