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Chicago-Pittsburgh Trade Confirmed

(GAME DATE — July 30, 2020) — There were plenty of hugs and handshakes all around as 22-year-old minor league RHP Justin Hughes left the Chicago Pit Bulls today en route to joining the Pittsburgh Iron Pigs organization. 30-year-old RHP Andy Boyles will be traveling to Chicago Pit Bulls to complete the swap.

This year Boyles has compiled a 6-11 mark with a 5.18 ERA. Analysts think that Boyles has some upward potential still, showing demonstrated leadership on the field and a noted curveball. His career ERA is 3.91 and a team with better offense and younger defense like Chicago could see his season ERA drop down to near his career average again. Continue reading “Chicago-Pittsburgh Trade Confirmed”

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Pit Bulls-Dragons Trade: Leandry for Naugler

(GAME DATE — July 30, 2020) — The Chicago Pit Bulls swapped 26-year-old minor league 3B Orlando Leandry for 30-year-old LHP Ricky Naugler of the Dragons after what New York officials would only characterize as “difficult” negotiations.

For the season Leandry is hitting .200, batted in 2 runs with no home runs and 2 runs scored. Continue reading “Pit Bulls-Dragons Trade: Leandry for Naugler”

Late Rally by Oxen Secures Win

(GAME DATE — June 6, 2020) Ohio designated hitter Juan Toothry was a significant contributor in his team’s 8-6 triumph over the Chicago Pit Bulls. He went 3 for 5 with a home run and a double for Ohio. Max Maher got the final out and converted his 1st save after coming it to relieve an injured Ju-ao Liu. Ohio currently is in last place in the Lake League West Division at 27-34.

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Cruz on Fire: 5-for-6 for Milwaukee

(GAME DATE — May 27, 2020) — Milwaukee Hops center fielder Tony Cruz  wielded a big stick today against the Norfolk Sharks and his club walked off the field winners by the score of 14-7. Cruz helped tame Norfolk with 5 hits in 6 at-bats. “Dandy” Cruz singled in the 1st, hit an RBI double in the 2nd, hit an RBI single in the 3rd, singled in the 5th, doubled in the 7th and struck out in the 8th.

To date the 33-year-old Cruz has chalked up a .325 average with 3 home runs, driven in 12 runs and scored 13 times. His 5-for-6 effort in the Norfolk series opener earned him player of the game honors. Continue reading “Cruz on Fire: 5-for-6 for Milwaukee”

Pit Bulls Minor League News

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.

Winter Meetings Conclude with Rule 5 Draft

The annual Bull League winter meetings conclude today with the Rule 5 draft.  The OSA top-rated player in the pool of potential picks is Chicago’s Jon Guillot, a 22-year-old 3B currently playing at AA-level Anchorage Sky Chiefs. It is almost certain that Guillot and several other players will be picked up by teams looking for economical […]

Milk League Awards Announced

The Short Season A-level Milk League, which wrapped up play on August 17, and did not have a playoff,  but previously announced the season champions as the Aurora Swashbucklers, has announced their player awards for 2017.

Cow League Playoffs Start

The Cow League season came to a close, with the last wild card spot determined on the last day in dramatic fashion. The last wild card slot was awarded to the Hillsborough Dinos (California) after they defeated the Savannah Salts (Seattle) in a make-up game yesterday.

Surprise in Peoria as Denham Departs

Fans and even insiders in the Chicago Pit Bulls organization, particularly of the A-level affiliate Peoria Mosquitos, were surprised to learn today that long-time manager Roland Denham‘s contract was not renewed and he has left the organization. No statement was released by the Pit Bulls media office, however the club did indicate that rookie skipper […]

Calf League Awards Announced: Peoria Cleans Up

The A-level Calf League has announced its 2017 player awards, following the close of its playoffs earlier this week, and the Calf Cup Champion Peoria Mosquitos cleaned up big, particularly LHP Philip Lont, and 3B Jon Guillot. Lont had an impressive postseason, but with only 4 games at A-level prior to 2017, his regular season stats […]

Peoria Mosquitos Win Calf Cup

The Peoria Mosquitos have won the Calf Cup for the second time in club history, following an exciting championship series sweep over the Tucson Rattlers tonight. The Chicago Pit Bull’s A-level affiliate was heavily favored to win the Calf League playoffs after finishing the year with the best record at 51-21. But that didn’t make the challenge […]

Heifer League Playoffs Start Tomorrow

The AA-level Heifer League’s regular season has come to a close, and the four divisional title winners will move on to the two-round playoff starting tomorrow. The four playoff teams are the Barn League’s Savannah Buccanners, and the Spokane North Stars, and the Pasture League’s Nashville Misfits and the Anchorage Sky Chiefs.

Calf League Playoffs Underway

The A-level Calf League has come to a close, and the playoffs are now underway. The four division winners for the Desert Conference and the Mid-West Conference were: Albuquerque Crystals, Tucson Rattlers (DC East and DC West) and Sarnia Shock and Peoria Mosquitos (MWC East and MWC West). It’s the second playoff trip in a […]