(GAME DATE — Sep. 9, 2019) — The “Miracle” Arizona Cowboys will likely see their first ever playoff as the clock runs down on the 2019 Bull League season, as the club has seen their first year over .500 so far.
The 2012 expansion club had consistently placed 5th for the past 6 seasons, never achieving more than a .440 win percentage, and this year has powered along on the back of strong offense, and workhorse bullpen. Now, they are 77-67, winning at a .535 pace, and firmly in divisional 3rd place that should see them handily snag the 2nd Metro League wild card. Continue reading “Miracle Cowboys Will See First Playoff”
(GAME DATE — Aug. 29, 2019) — The Bull League is entering its final month of play for the 2019 season, and the pennant chase will really start in earnest, as teams active rosters expand to 40 players for the final weeks.
Several teams are expected to make some big moves, with those locked-in teams using the extra roster spaces to bring in new players who can allow their veterans some rest ahead of the playoffs, while out-of-contention teams will give their upcoming stars a chance to shine before the offseason roster decisions get made. Continue reading “Roster Expanding as Pennant Chase Heats Up”
(GAME DATE: July 29, 2019) — A handful of trades, including a potentially big game-shifter for the Lake League’s West Division, have been executed as the July 31st trade deadline in the Bull League looms.
The Calgary Inferno (39-64) were involved in two this month, sending RHP Brian Johnson and a minor leaguer, Christopher Wicks, to Arizona in exchange for two minor leaguers from the Cowboys.Continue reading “Flurry of Trades as Deadline Nears”
After a flurry of trades in the beginning of July, the remainder of the month was looking quiet. But as injuries stacked up and wild card races heated up, several trades were triggered in the last week of July just before the deadline.
The action started on July 26, when the Toronto Nomads confirmed a deal with the Detroit Motorheads that sent promising prospect infielder Ronnie van der Wal – the “Flying Dutchman” – right-handed reliever Glen Talbert, and 21-year-old prospect Matt Hagopian to the Motorheads in return for slugger Brian Chambliss and infielding prospect Jose Rodriguez. Continue reading “Trade Winds Blow at Deadline”
Minor League Corral
Although the end of the preliminary round is still weeks away, the Bull Oceanic Winter League (BOWL) already has two emerging power teams that are seemingly locks for the playoff round when it starts February 20. The Algiers Berbers, which is made up of minor league players contributed by the Nevada Speeders and the Battle Creek […]
The books are closed on the first half of the AAA-level Cow League’s 2017 regular season, capped off by an exciting All-Star Game, the first-ever such contest for that minor league. So far, the Portland Timberwolves (Montreal Metros) hold a commanding edge in the Frontier League with a 30-14 record, while the Hillsborough Dinos (California […]