Category: League News

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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Nomads Deal Sarmiento to California

(Game date: Oct. 23, 2018) — The Toronto Nomads have offloaded right fielder/DH Victor Sarmiento to the California Tidals, picking up 25-year-old third baseman Dusty Vega in return.

The cannon-armed Sarmiento was a key player in the Toronto re-tooling after a sizzling 2016 season, when he hit .311 and had an OPS of .898, raking 12 home runs in 59 games.

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