Tag: Anchorage Aces

Aces Sign International Star Saito

Ryu Saito, the Japanese reliever, has penned a 2-year, $4.4 million contract to play for the Anchorage Aces, it has been revealed.

Japanese reliever Ryu Saito signed with Anchorage for $4.4 M over 2 years

At a news conference held earlier today, there was a frenzy of interest as media outlets in Alaska vied to catch a glimpse of the 6-foot, 200-lb 27-year-old with a 98 mph cut fastball. Continue reading “Aces Sign International Star Saito”

HOFer Rosy Celebrates 45th Birthday

Always Rosy, a two-time MVP and 1995 Rookie of the Year, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2016, celebrated his 45th birthday today.

Rosy played third base for Denver and Toronto, but started his career with San Diego in 1993. His number 3 was retired by San Diego (now Anchorage Aces) in 2010. Continue reading “HOFer Rosy Celebrates 45th Birthday”

A.C. Deucey Returns to Oxen

Ohio’s A.C. Deucey returns for 2018 after flirting with free agency

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.
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Calgary Nabs Yi for 1 Year Deal

The Calgary Inferno have signed veteran free agent right-hander Yeong-suk Yi to a one-year contract worth $2.6 million.

Free agent signings and trades have been brisk, and Calgary has been fully involved this week, picking up Takahide Higuchi, an international free agent, on Friday, and executing a trade with Arizona last Wednesday that saw the Inferno send Yasuhiro Matsumoto to Arizona for a minor league pitcher. Continue reading “Calgary Nabs Yi for 1 Year Deal”

Arbitration Rulings Give Major Awards

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”

2017 Player Awards Announced

The 2017 Player Awards have been announced, and while were some surprises, there were also a few awards that had been virtually locked since August. Continue reading “2017 Player Awards Announced”