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Iron Pigs Looking Solid After Week #2

(GAME DATE: 15 Apr. 2019) —  The Pittsburgh Iron Pigs,

They had a gain in Elo of 21.2 since the start of the season, surpassing strong California’s gain by nearly double. The Iron Pigs, despite losing handfuls of rental talent in the offseason, now sit atop the Lake League East with a 9-3 record, and a run differential of +33, a Bull League best.

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Big Dollars Fly in Free Agent Signing Frenzy

(Game date: Jan. 19, 2019) — After a largely lackluster 2017-2018 off-season in terms of free agent signings, things have livened up as big contracts have flown around for the 2018-2019 edition as teams position themselves as potential playoff contenders for the 2019 season.

The last of the compensation-eligible free agents, Gula Kareem, Ricky Jalapeno, and William Febres, all signed shortly before Christmas. A flurry of bullpen arms have since been signed, including future Hall of Famer Angelo Rodriguez who will enter his 20th season in the Bull League as the all-time leader in wins, games started and completed, innings pitched, and strikeouts.

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Teams Spending Big In Offseason

(Game date: Dec. 20, 2018) — Bull League teams have been spending big this offseason, partly in anticipation of a longer season bringing in more revenue.

But adding to the spending craze is that this has been one of the best-stocked free agent pools in a few years, leading to some big name talent moving around for sizable piles of cash.

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Aces Minor League Team News

8th Inning Homer by Bret May Caps Heifer League All-Star Game

The Barn League All-Stars were in the driver’s seat early on, scoring twice in the 2nd inning against the hosting Pasture League All-Stars tonight in Scottsdale, AZ, during the 2018 Heifer League (AA-level) All-Star Game tonight. A 7th inning solo shot by Madison Cyclones (Boston) shortstop Mike Thompson finally put the Pasture League on the […]

FRL Week #4: Admirals and Ravens Chase Down Sluggers

The Clearwater Sluggers have maintained their clutch on the top spot in the Florida Rookie League weekly team rankings once again, but the Naples Admirals and Jacksonville Beach Ravens have made impressive strides to catch up. The Admirals and Ravens were 5th and 6th in last week’s rankings, but have improved to 2nd and 3rd respectively for […]

FRL Week #3: Sluggers Maintain Control

The Clearwater Sluggers are maintaining their stranglehold on the Florida Rookie League after three weeks, topping the weekly team power rankings with 152.1 points. The Miami Motorheads have been unable to close the gap, sitting at second with 135.6 points. In terms of win-loss records, the Sluggers are at 16-4 (.800), while Miami trails at 14-6 (.700).

FRL Week #1: Motorheads Looking Strong

The Miami Motorheads (Detroit) command the Florida Rookie League power rankings at the end of opening week, following a 3-1 series win over the Jupiter Brawlers (Boston), which came before two more wins to open the Ft. Lauderdale Nomads (Toronto) series, in which they have outscored the Toronto rookie team 15-3 after two games.

First Winter League Accolades Given Out

The Bull Oceanic Winter League (BOWL) wrapped up its first season of developmental baseball, with the Tunis Freemen capping their season with an 8-3 victory over the Lagos Millionaires, on Friday. And now, two days later, the first BOWL player awards were announced to recognize all of the achievements during the 36-game season.

BOWL Playoffs Set

The Bull Oceanic Winter League (BOWL) has nearly wrapped up it’s first season of developmental winter baseball, after the last of the regular season round-robins games finished yesterday. The knock-out round starts on Wednesday, with the single game semi-final matchups: Lagos-Algiers and Tunis-Melbourne.

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