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Stu Madden Signs on with Arizona as Manager

Stuart Madden, who took the Seattle Salts to the playoffs last year with an AEL record-tying 63 wins, and team record attendance of 1,866,071 fans, has signed on to manage the Arizona Cowboys, following the departure of Kevin Norris.

Madden’s tenure with the Salts last year was marked by his religious adherence to sabermetrics, the advanced analysis of player statistics and trends. He was considered popular among most of the players, and many of them exceeded expectations under his tutelage. Continue reading “Stu Madden Signs on with Arizona as Manager”

Latest Injuries Take Toll on Chicago, Seattle

Starter Greg Whittingdon will miss the rest of 2018 and will require Tommy John surgery

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”

International Star Cerigo in Talks with Denver, Others

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”

Veteran Closers Up for Free Agency This Season

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”

Dave O’Brien Hired in Seattle

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.

 

Salts Minor League News

FRL Week #4: Admirals and Ravens Chase Down Sluggers

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 […]

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.

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