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northernlights

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Does anyone know what is up with Scrapyard's just announced 2019 roster?  They picked up 4 graduating seniors, but lost most of the team from last year.  Most notably missing from their roster is Monica Abbott, who they signed to a 6 year deal in 2016.

At the moment they show 3 catchers, 5 pitchers (plus 1 incoming senior), 3 infielders (plus 2 incoming seniors) and 3 outfielders (plus 1 incoming senior).  That looks to leave them without much depth at all.

I notice quite a number of the missing names from last year are on the US Women's National Team roster, but the same thing is true of the USSSA Pride who still list their WNT players on their roster.  Is it a team money thing or a WNT thing or just a bunch of great players having to join the real World?

https://www.scrapyardfastpitch.com/pro-team-roster-2019
https://www.scrapyardfastpitch.com/pro-team-blog/syfp-selects-4-collegiate-seniors
Lauren

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They literally have the exact numbers of outfielders and a pitcher will need to play infield.

I think reality is catching up. They’re having to do it all themselves and no league support. (No matter how crappy the league is)
CoachZ

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They literally have the exact numbers of outfielders and a pitcher will need to play infield.

I think reality is catching up. They’re having to do it all themselves and no league support. (No matter how crappy the league is)


Not meant to be sarcastic at all here — actual question — what “support” would the league offer that would increase SYD’s roster size this time of year?
northernlights

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Not meant to be sarcastic at all here — actual question — what “support” would the league offer that would increase SYD’s roster size this time of year?


A league would offer a schedule with opponents and thus some opportunity to sell tickets and generate some revenue to play players.  It also offers a draft which is where most of the top new prospects come from.  At this point Scrapyard doesn't even have a schedule posted.

I see nothing on their site about buying season tickets or even purchasing individual game tickets.  Which I would have thought would have been a pretty high priority for an organization.  I know the summer baseball leagues here have their schedules and promotions up and are trying to sell tickets well in advance of the season opening.



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