Tag: Andy Boyles

Koch Probable Starter for Speeders Against Pit Bulls

(GAME DATE — Oct. 17, 2020) — The Bull Cup Championship Series is about to start, and it looks like the Nevada Speeders will kick off the best-of-seven final round with Jim Koch, their Number 2 starter who has been solid through these playoffs.

Koch was named player of the game in a no-decision 6.0 inning effort against the Arizona Cowboys in the ML Elimination Round, allowing just 1 run on 3 hits while his team notched a win back on October 3, that series’ opener. Continue reading “Koch Probable Starter for Speeders Against Pit Bulls”

Money Talks: How Much Will Land the 2020 Free Agent Whales?

(GAME DATE — Sep. 12, 2020) — The season rapidly approaches its final games, and for some GMs that may mean keeping at least one eye on the pending free agency list. There are 64 players eligible for free agency at the moment, and at least a dozen could sign for high-dollar amounts either as extensions, or with news teams this fall.

Currently, Danny Sanchez and Adam Price are the two highest paid players in their final contract year. Sanchez, the Norfolk Sharks shortstop, will earn $21 million this year, and the “Golden Boy” is having another fantastic year which will be sure to keep his next contract in that territory. Continue reading “Money Talks: How Much Will Land the 2020 Free Agent Whales?”

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Chicago-Pittsburgh Trade Confirmed

(GAME DATE — July 30, 2020) — There were plenty of hugs and handshakes all around as 22-year-old minor league RHP Justin Hughes left the Chicago Pit Bulls today en route to joining the Pittsburgh Iron Pigs organization. 30-year-old RHP Andy Boyles will be traveling to Chicago Pit Bulls to complete the swap.

This year Boyles has compiled a 6-11 mark with a 5.18 ERA. Analysts think that Boyles has some upward potential still, showing demonstrated leadership on the field and a noted curveball. His career ERA is 3.91 and a team with better offense and younger defense like Chicago could see his season ERA drop down to near his career average again. Continue reading “Chicago-Pittsburgh Trade Confirmed”

Looking Back 10 Years Ago at the 2010 Draft

(GAME DATE — May 24, 2020) — As the 2020 Bull League first year player draft approaches, we take a look back in time a decade to see where the league’s top draft picks from 2010 are today.

The 2010 draft was an unusually short one, just 3 rounds for the league’s 16 teams at that time. The expansion that would add Arizona, Battle Creek (now Milwaukee), Dallas and Norfolk was still two seasons away, and many teams were already chock full of talent through their systems. Continue reading “Looking Back 10 Years Ago at the 2010 Draft”