Category: League News

Top Talent Still Unspoken For on FA List

(GAME DATE — Jan. 1, 2020) — There is a litany of top talent still available in free agency this off-season, as we roll into 2020, including hard-throwing pitchers, contact-hitting infielders, and big-hitting outfielders.

Surprisingly, no free agents turned down qualifying offers, and so none of the FA’s this year carry the dreaded daft pick loss if signed. That leaves some highly attractive, and reasonably priced deals potentially to be had for teams ready to spend.

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Groves to Stay in Milwaukee at Least 2 More Years

(GAME DATE — Jan 1, 2020) — Last month, the Lake League MVP and 2018 Rookie of the Year, Les Groves, inked a 2-year extension that will see the 29-year-old Aussie catcher stay in a Milwaukee Hops uniform for at least two more seasons after 2020.

Les Groves, 2019’s Lake League MVP, signed a 2-year extension with Milwaukee

Hops GM Josh Clough is said to be excited to keep the Lake League’s most talented catcher in his lineup for the near future.

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Ohio In Spending Mode This Off-Season

(GAME DATE — Jan. 1, 2020) — The Ohio Oxen have loosened their purse strings in an attempt to bolster their pitching staff, spending big to re-sign the team’s first 20-game winner, Rusty Rowe, and landing former Milwaukee Hops right-hander Ricardo Perez.

The addition of free agent Max Maher who signed a 2-year deal will also bolster the bullpen, providing an efficient lefty reliever who had an ERA of 2.60 out of the bullpen for Chicago last season.

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Metros Make 2 Big Signings

(GAME DATE – Nov. 30, 2019) — The Montreal Metros have signed two relief arms to bolster their bullpen, which ended the 2019 season with the 2nd worst ERA in the Lake League.

A nearly $40 million, 4-year deal was handed to Chris “Cornell” Soundgarden, a 35-year-old right handed middle reliever, who has played for Chicoutimi, Nevada, Hamilton, Arizona, and most recently, Ohio. Over 13 seasons, he is 38-42, with 61 saves, a 3.71 ERA, 544 strikeouts over 587.0 innings, and a career 1.29 WHIP. Continue reading “Metros Make 2 Big Signings”

ADMIRALS WIN THE BULL CUP

(GAME DATE – Oct. 21, 2019) — It was a dramatic and long-anticipated finish to cap an historic season for the St. Petersburg Admirals, who won their first franchise Bull Cup Championship in history after defeating the Minneapolis Ravens 4 games to 1.

The Admirals put the icing on their championship cake with an 11-5 Game 5 win in front of a home crowd in St. Petersburg, capping an emotional season where finally, everything “clicked”.

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Admirals Advance, Take Down Cowboys

(GAME DATE – Oct. 14, 2019) — The St. Petersburg Admirals dispatched the Arizona Cowboys, winning the 2019 MLCS handily 4 games to 1.

St. Pete’s ace Jose Soto was positively stellar through the series, blanking Arizona in Game 1 on 3 hits as efficient Admirals offense generated the only 2 runs they needed to win the opener.

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