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”
The Ohio Oxen have completed a move across the state to Cincinnati, leaving their long-time home in the northern Ohio city of Toledo.
The move to the southern Ohio metro city, the largest in the state, keeps them in Ohio and puts the 2016 Bull Cup championship team in a larger market. Continue reading “Ohio Completes a Move to Cincinnati”
With most of the off-season done, many of the top free agents have already signed to their big priced contracts.
But many teams are still hunting for deals to add depth to their rosters, particularly in the pitching department. Continue reading “O’Beer, Yang Top the Free Agent Pitcher List”
Mike ‘Dinosaur’ Lapi, who was only inducted into the Hall of Fame earlier this year, is celebrating his 47th birthday today.
The 11-time All-Star and four-time MVP was inducted into the hall as a member of the Chicoutimi Cinquantes, but also played for Kingston, Toronto, Hamilton, Richmond, California, Ohio and New York. Continue reading “HOF’s Lapi Turns 47”
After leaving to test free agency, A.C. Deucey has been lured back to the Ohio Oxen, signing a 2-year, $15 million contract that will see the Sandy Koufax Award runner-up return to the Ohio rotation for 2018.
Ohio, which struggled to cobble together a solid rotation this year and saw an early exit from the playoffs after dropping the elimination round series to Rimouski 3-1, is said to be relieved that Deucey will return.
Continue reading “A.C. Deucey Returns to Oxen”
Several players have earned big contracts through arbitration, it was announced today, with the biggest award going to Montreal Metros shortstop Alfonso George, at $13.8 million.
This arbitration award is higher than the $13.1 million “qualifying offer” amount that certain compensation-eligible pending free agents were due to accept during this year’s player bargaining, and makes George the 3rd-highest paid shortstop in the Bull League. Continue reading “Arbitration Rulings Give Major Awards”
Oxen Minor League News
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.
Milton Meteors starter Edwin Rivera, drafted in the 10th round just this past June by the Ohio Oxen, will miss ten months after tearing a rotator cuff while pitching yesterday. The 21-year-old from Mexico has had a circuitous route to his present posting at the Ohio Short Season A affiliate. He was originally signed out […]
The books have closed on the first month of play in the Cow League, and all teams have completed their first 11 games of an 82-game schedule. So far, some clear early leaders and laggers have emerged, such as the hot-hitting Hillsborough Dinos (California) and Gatineau Devil Bears (Battle Creek), both of whom are leading […]