Season End

    The Morris monarchs concluded their season in an un-fulfilling way.  Their owner Jack Howard believes it comes from being to close to the Chicago Cubs.  Morris started out HOT.  Morris won a large percentage of home games the first 2 months.  Monarch fans had play off aspirations.  However, the wheels fell off the bandwagon in June, and the fans started to BOOO.  July got ugly and the Monarch GM dispatched Jim Edmonds for future considerations.  The loss of Edmonds pretty well sunk the Monarchs boat and season as we limped home the rest of the season, finishing out of the money.


9/25 Roster

    The 9/25 rosters the Monarchs submitted are rather sparse.  Composed of 20 players, 6 pitchers, and 6 amateurs.  It would appear that Morris needs to have either a good Free Agent signing period or a good Rookie Draft, or both.   

Barry Bonds and Bret Boone are the big bangers on the roster, and Morris is adequate at all positions except pitcher.  We will probably try to retain 2 or 3 of our restricted Free Agents, but need help now if we want to have some fun next year.  So be expecting a call or call and make a trade offer.

Morris Player Honors

Barry Bonds is Morris player of the year.  He slumped late in the season ending up with a .282 batting average, but he hit 43 home runs, scored 106 runs and drove in 114.  He even stole 8 bases without being caught once.

Curt Leskanic claimed Morris pitcher of the year honors with his 17 saves.  He won 5 of the 38 games he appeared in.

 Batting Surprises

 3 part time catchers led Morris in batting average.  Tom Lampkin batted .344 in 90 ABs and late season acquisiton Greg Myers hit .310 in 116 ABs.  Einar Diaz batted .294. 

Pitching Surprises

 None- Dessens & Sanchez won 9 games.

 Draft Coordinator

    Jack Howard, Morris Monarch GM, will coordinate this year’s BRASSball Rookie Draft.  Howard stated that he intends to provide a list of all available players prior to the draft.  His goal is to live up to the high standards his predecessor, Corey Weisser, established over the years. This can only be accomplished with your help and participation. 

 New Administration 

   Please support your new administration.  Give them a call or drop them an email with your ideas.  This league is here for each of our benefits and we each need to help wherever we can.  


Good Luck To All