The Miami Storm will lose Francisco Erazo for about four weeks after he fielded a ball in today’s game against the Tidals. What was at first thought to be a sprained ankle turned out to be a more serious heart issue. The 39-year-old left fielder has been order to take strict bed rest.
Miami may be able to weather the loss, as Erazo is only batting .148 after 8 games this year. Forbes Peddle will get the nod as his replacement for the time being. Continue reading “Storm Lose Erazo for 4 Weeks; Bai Out for Season”
Evandro Cerigo, an international free agent outfielder, is rumored to be in talks with the Denver Danger, where the power-hitting 25-year-old would be right at home with the homer friendly Highlander Dome.
Now, other teams are said to be talking with the Venezuelan, including Detroit, Chicago, Seattle and Nevada. His price range is thought to be north of $5.5 million for the season, a bargain if he lives up to his potential. Continue reading “International Star Cerigo in Talks with Denver, Others”
Earlier this week, Nevada Speeders GM Scott Dummler has landed one of the biggest free agent deals this offseason, signing outfielder Hugo Gonzales to a 2-year, $23.5 million deal.
This means the annual $11.75 million to 32-year-old Dominican is the biggest deal, on an annual basis, since December 16, when Jacksonville signed Roberto Castro for $12.45 million. Continue reading “Gonzo Inks Big Deal with Nevada”
Reliever Joe Niceley has come to terms with the Nevada Speeders, and will report to the team for Spring Training after signing a 3-year, $24.5 million contract, it was announced today.
The former Montreal Metros closer was the 2016 Woodchuck Trophy winner for the Lake League in his first season with the team, and followed up with a second great year in 2017. Continue reading “Closer Lands in Nevada “Niceley””
The holiday period has proven to be a busy one for big-name free agent signings, as three popular stars landed big contracts just before Christmas.
The New York Dragons signed former Inferno shortstop Manny Davila to a 7-year, $73.85 million contract, leaving the team with a pleasant problem of deciding where to place the Gold Crown winning SS. Continue reading “Recent Signings Include Bricknell, Ohata and Davila”
The Nevada Speeders have pulled off another coup, just days after signing hot international free agents Chitoji Yamada, and most recently, Raul Abarca, they have landed highly sought-after closer Nate Kremer.
Kremer was one of the top closers in the Bull League’s AEL, and won the 2015 Woodchuck Trophy with the Jacksonville Ravens in his sophomore season. Continue reading “Kremer Signs with Nevada in Stunning Surprise”
Speeders Minor League News
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.
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 Brampton Longhorns have defeated the Oakland Dukes to win their second Cow League Cup, after winning the fourth game of a best-of-five final 4-1. It was the third appearance in the AAA-level playoff finals for both teams.
The Oakland Dukes prevailed in their Frontier League Championship Series against the Anaheim Pharaohs, and will face the Brampton Longhorns starting on Tuesday. Oakland had a storybook finish to their best-of-five series, when they looked to be in serious trouble after dropping game 3 to Anaheim, and falling behind in the series 2-1.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
The wait for baseball is over for BBL fans, as the Florida Rookie League (FRL) kicks off its inaugural season today. The FRL is a 5th minor league level which was added during this off-season, replacing the former Rookie level Milk League, which becomes a Short Season A level. The Rookie League is open to […]