The Chicago Pit Bulls have had a rough start to the 2018 season, and things are not looking any better after the team learned they would have to do without two of their pitchers.
Closer Ming Ou and Greg Whittingdon were added to the disabled list today, leading the team to call up two pitchers from Triple-A Milwaukee to take their place. Continue reading “Latest Injuries Take Toll on Chicago, Seattle”
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”
Four of the Bull League’s top relievers are up for free agency at the end of 2018, and all eyes will be watching to see who gets offered extensions, and who gets their walking papers.
Topping the list is lefty Kyle Cahill, the Rimouski closer that the team picked up this off-season as a free agent, on a one year deal. Continue reading “Veteran Closers Up for Free Agency This Season”
The Seattle Salts have hired Dave O’Brien as GM and manager, replacing Rex Randy, who had been GM for much of 2017 before mysteriously vanishing without a trace.
The Salts continued to play well, despite the missing GM, with Jerry Perelli filling in and bringing the team to the playoffs.
But, Salts ownership is hopeful that O’Brien is the man to lead the team to a Bull Cup final, breaking a 25 year championship drought, or at least to make their first appearance since 2014.
The Detroit Motorheads will send 29-year-old right-hander Jason Connery to Seattle in return for minor league prospect catcher Kurt Kopitzke, the teams announced today.
The Seattle Salts are certain to slot Connery into their starting five for 2018, as the Hudson Falls, NY native shows steady signs of improvement after four full seasons at the top pro level. Continue reading “Detroit, Seattle Post First Trade of 2018”
The Seattle Salts have signed veteran third baseman Hoshi Mizuguchi to a 2-year deal following several days of intense negotiations by the AEL West club, it has been learned.
Mizu played six very successful seasons with the Chicago Pit Bulls, but most recently completed a pair of seasons for the Montreal Metros at the hot corner, where he had career numbers for home runs and RBIs last season. Continue reading “Salts Sign Mizu”
Salts Minor League News
The Clearwater Sluggers have maintained their clutch on the top spot in the Florida Rookie League weekly team rankings once again, but the Naples Admirals and Jacksonville Beach Ravens have made impressive strides to catch up. The Admirals and Ravens were 5th and 6th in last week’s rankings, but have improved to 2nd and 3rd respectively for […]
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.
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.
Devin Simonds of the Lakeland Seattle Salts B humiliated the Tallahassee Kingston Cannons B at Lakeland Ballpark today, spinning a complete game shutout and holding the visitors to 4 hits. “He’s got a bunch of different arm angles and his ball was really moving,” said Tallahassee manager Ryan Nelson, after the game.
Here are the current team power rankings for Florida Rookie League: Teams (Total Points, Tendency):