After a flurry of trades in the beginning of July, the remainder of the month was looking quiet. But as injuries stacked up and wild card races heated up, several trades were triggered in the last week of July just before the deadline.
The action started on July 26, when the Toronto Nomads confirmed a deal with the Detroit Motorheads that sent promising prospect infielder Ronnie van der Wal – the “Flying Dutchman” – right-handed reliever Glen Talbert, and 21-year-old prospect Matt Hagopian to the Motorheads in return for slugger Brian Chambliss and infielding prospect Jose Rodriguez. Continue reading “Trade Winds Blow at Deadline”
It was a night of home runs down in Cincinatti as the Ohio Oxen fell to the New York Dragons 8-4 in a game filled with long balls.
All the usual suspects from both teams teed off, with the Dragons’ Manny Davila going yard twice, Chrism going back-to-back for one of them, and Jake Jett picking up a third for the season, while Oxen sluggers Garth Goyle, Corrosive Joseph, and Juan Toothry all found the outfield seats. Continue reading “Davila Homers Twice in Ohio-NY Bomb Fest”
Willie Santana, the rookie center fielder for the New York Dragons, will miss today’s opening day game against the Ohio Oxen after tripping on a tarp while heading onto the field prior to today’s game.
The speedy 23-year-old Cuban caught his foot on the tarp as grounds crew were clearing it off the field following a rain shower earlier in the day. New York was about to take to the field for pre-game warmups. Continue reading “Opening Day Freak Accident Sidelines Dragons’ Santana”
Gula Kareem, one of several catchers for the Toronto Nomads, has become a New York Dragon in a move that will see second baseman Hector Martinez move to Toronto.
Kareem, the 30-year-old South African won a Platinum Glove award for being the Lake League’s top defensive catcher in 2016, and then was voted into the All-Star Game last season. After five seasons at the major level, he has a career average of .248, with 34 home runs and 105 RBIs. Continue reading “Kareem Becomes a Dragon in Spring Trade”
Dragons Minor League News
Luong Cahn, the prospect slugger first baseman drafted in a year ago last June by the New York Dragons, will lead a team that includes both Calgary and New York minor leaguers into next year’s Bull Oceanic Winter League for the Cairo Pharaohs. Cahn had shown some pop in his bat earlier this year with […]
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.