BBL - Free Agency Update

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This last round of FA brought a couple of big signings by the St. Louis Storm, who netted slugger Arthur Eicher, as well as 2B Richard Brown.

The next sim will take us to the official draft, as well as the beginning of Spring Training on 3/2.

I’ll sim again on Wednesday. Remember to keep the draft going in the 1979 Draft Round 1 thread.

Wednesday, February 28th, 1979: It’s Official: 3B Eicher Signs with Storm
Fans in St. Louis ushered in Arthur Eicher today as their new third baseman. The 31-year-old came to terms with the Storm and will be hauling in $19,520,000 a year over 4 years.

In 1022 games Eicher has a career .308 batting average and a .369 on-base percentage. He has hit 204 home runs with 739 RBIs and 577 runs scored.

Sunday, February 25th, 1979: St. Louis Announces Deal for Veteran 2B
Richard Brown might be in the twilight of his career, but he is not going to leave the stage before the final act. Today the 39-year-old scribbled his signature on a $5,290,000-a-year deal with the Storm.

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

To date Brown has a .240 career batting average and has totaled 161 home runs.

Complete Free Agent Signings

Wednesday, February 28th, 1979
Columbia Bombers: Signed free agent SS B. Wilson to a 1-year contract worth a total of $750,000.
St. Louis Storm: Signed free agent CL W. Muhammad to a 1-year contract worth a total of $1,060,000.
St. Louis Storm: Signed free agent 3B A. Eicher to a 4-year contract worth a total of $78,080,000.

St. Louis Storm: Signed free agent SP A. Aldea to a 1-year contract worth a total of $300,000.

Sunday, February 25th, 1979
St. Louis Storm: Signed free agent 2B R. Brown to a 2-year contract worth a total of $10,580,000.

 

 

Edited Mon, Jul 13, 2009 8:32 PM

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