Category: League News

Last AEL Player Awards Announced

(Game date: Oct. 7, 2018) — The final season for the American Eagle League, which will be renamed for 2019 as the Metropolitan League, has come to a close. The last official act for the league was the issue its 2018 season player awards, which were announced today.

Taking home the 2018 AEL Carl Simms MVP Award as the most valuable player during the year was dominant Norfolk Sharks catcher Earl MacPherson.

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Lake League Awards Announced

(Game date: Oct. 7, 2018) — The Lake League’s 2018 player awards have been announced today, and there are few surprises among the winners.

Metros outfielder Orlando Garza was named LL MVP for 2018

Starting with the Carl Simms MVP Award, which recognizes the premier position player in the league based on their overall contribution to their team during the season, this year’s recipient went to Orlando Garza, of the 2018 Bull Cup championship Montreal Metros.

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AEL Renamed to Metro League

(Game date: Sep. 30, 2018) — The American Eagle League, which was born out of the ashes of the Southern League in 1991, has been renamed to the Metropolitan League for the 2019 season, it was announced today.

The new name reflects the urban theme of the league, which has focused on moving its constituent teams into major US and Canadian cities.

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Nomads See Departures from Front Office

(Game date: Sep. 30, 2018) — The Toronto Nomads have seen the departure of several front office staff as the 2018 season closed, leaving questions about how the team will move forward under GM Ray Morrell and field manager Hector Salazar.

Earlier this week, Assistant GM Fernando Banda, only hired midway through the year, announced his retirement from baseball management. Long-time scout Shayne Southcott also announced his departure, with 2 years left on his contract.

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