Tag: Anchorage Aces

Last Season’s Best Parks for Hitters

Every batter wants to hit long balls and get on base, and some stadiums lend themselves to batters doing so better than others.

Last year, a number of ballparks were considered quite favorable to hitters, giving pitchers nightmares every time they took the mound in them. Continue reading “Last Season’s Best Parks for Hitters”

Papierclip Voted to the Hall

Jacques Papierclip will be the sole induction to the hallowed halls of the Bull League Hall of Fame for 2018, after taking in 82.5% of the votes in his second year of eligibility.

Players require 75% or more of the votes for admission, and must have been retired at least two seasons to become eligible. Continue reading “Papierclip Voted to the Hall”

Aces Lure Omar Medina in 2-year Deal

The Anchorage Aces have landed a 2-year, $6.22 million contract with former Toronto Nomads infielder Omar ‘Pops’ Medina, it was announced today.

The promising youngster was not offered arbitration last October, and became a free agent, leaving Toronto with a .247 career average, along with 7 home runs and 41 RBIs in three seasons there. Continue reading “Aces Lure Omar Medina in 2-year Deal”

St. Andrew’s Day Series Games a Success

This year the St. Andrew’s Day Series saw all 20 teams in action, and some surprising results.

The 2nd annual St. Andrew’s Day Series took place yesterday, and was a resounding success by all accounts. For the first year, the exhibition games involved all 20 teams in the Bull League, and fans, scouts and GMs were treated to some great performances by the players.

At most of the games, a pre-game ceremony involving the famous Robert Burns “Address to a Haggis” took place, as bagpipes played and a Scotch whiskey toast was drunk by the invited guests. Continue reading “St. Andrew’s Day Series Games a Success”

Teams Heat up Battle Over Jalapeno

Free agent center fielder Ricky Jalapeno appears poised to remain in the American Eagle League when he finally signs to a contract for 2018. It is rumored that the former Anchorage star has no less than four teams bidding for him, among them: Arizona, Calgary, Seattle and Nevada, all in the AEL.

The 28-year-old switch-hitter, who hit for a career-high .324 and a career best 12 home runs in 2016, but spent all but 1 game on the disabled list last season, is considered potentially one of the top outfielders in baseball. Continue reading “Teams Heat up Battle Over Jalapeno”