Conway Makes Major Splash in “Group of Death”
In soccer, the “group of death” is the toughest group in a tournament. For the United Rotisserie League, the group of players closing today was the toughest, most star-studded group that is likely available, with big names signing historic contracts.
Most of those big names are now Conway Capitols, as they signed ten players to contracts totalling over $1,200, with the highlight being first baseman Albert Pujols, who signed the largest contract ever in URL history, a five year deal worth $550. Other names signing with the Capitols included Chris Carpenter, Bobby Abreu, Hanley Ramirez, and Pedro Martinez.
“What a day!” exclaimed owner Mark Scott. “To be able to sign these players, to instantly put our team into favorite status for the first ever URL title, it’s one of the greatest days I’ve had as an owner. I’m so excited for next year and I know that our fan base is as well.”
While the Capitols locked up a large portion of the group, there were some major signings by other teams. The Clarksville Cubs were able to sign pitcher Dontrelle Willis to a five-year, $150 contract, as well as second baseman Marcus Giles to a four-year pact worth $124.
“Quality players, that’s what we are looking for here in Clarksville,” said owner Jason Hoover. “We definitely obtained those players today.”
The Texas Outlaws, a team that had been fairly quiet up until the last week, also spent some money, landing six young players, led by pitcher Matt Cain and his $155, five-year deal.
Owner Robert Arnwine was quoted as saying, “What I like about these signings is that they are young guys that will be with us for years to come. It’s nice to lock down a young core and see what we can do from here.”
And, finally, Wendy’s Peffercorns signed their first $40-a-year player, agreeing to terms with utility man David Ortiz on a four-year deal.
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