Tag: Arizona Cowboys

Barry Janmaat Finalizes Deal with Arizona

The Arizona Cowboys will welcome veteran free agent slugger Barry ‘The Hulk’ Janmaat to their batting order for next season after signing him to a one-year deal worth $990,000.

The Hulk had most recently been signed to the Jacksonville Ravens, who signed him to a one-year, $4.9 million deal last December, but he only made it through 18 games before rupturing his MCL on June 1, and missing out on the rest of the season. Continue reading “Barry Janmaat Finalizes Deal with Arizona”

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”

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”

Ling Faces Uphill Climb to Land a Contract

MVP catcher Dao-zi Ling is facing a rough ride in seeking a new contract this off season, since becoming a free agent at the end of this season.

The veteran former Calgary Inferno catcher, who recently won his second Bull Cup with the organization, remains in free agency and thus far has had no teams show interest. Continue reading “Ling Faces Uphill Climb to Land a Contract”

2018 Draft Order Tentatively Set

With the books closed on 2017, the off-season action is sure to heat up. But also, teams will start looking towards the 2018 draft for their next crop of young stars.

While the amateur draft is still several months away, here is an early look at next year’s draft order, and an analysis of the potential rising or falling of those franchises. Continue reading “2018 Draft Order Tentatively Set”