Tag: Barry Janmaat

Extending a Line: Who’s Likely to Re-up This Year?

Every team has at least someone due to become a free agent at the end of 2018, the big question is, will those teams be looking to sign those players to extensions, and if not, will other teams be bidding for their services come this fall?

We take a look at a team-by-team snapshot of who is eligible for a re-up and what the chances are of them doing so. Continue reading “Extending a Line: Who’s Likely to Re-up This Year?”

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”

Janmaat Out For Season?

The Jacksonville Ravens and their fans were rocked today by the news that star first baseman Barry “Hulk” Janmaat would miss the rest of the season due to injury. Janmaat was hurt in a recent game against the Seattle Salts while running the bases. He was immediately removed from the game and taken for examination. Tests today revealed the injury was a ruptured medial collateral ligament. His doctors think that Janmaat will miss about 10 months. Continue reading “Janmaat Out For Season?”

2017 Could Prove Big Year for Milestones

Many players in the Bull League are expected to hit benchmark milestones in career statistics this season, in what will be an especially interesting and likely record-breaking year with the expanded 100-game schedule making its debut.

Hits

New York’s Setsuo Kimura is 81 hits away from the important 1,500 career hits mark

Several hitting milestones in particular are expected to be breached, including two current players who could reach the rare 1,500 career hits mark: Continue reading “2017 Could Prove Big Year for Milestones”

Milestone Watch

Several players are expected to hit major stat milestones this season, in what may turn out to be a record-breaking year for many anyway due to the lengthened 100-game season.

1B Barry Janmaat (OLE) could smash the all-time Hits record held by HOFer Carl Simms this season

First and foremost, the all-time Bull League record for career hits, held by Hall of Famer Carl Simms, could be smashed by 1B Barry ‘Hulk’ Janmaat (Olean Oilers), who is 33 hits away from tying the record of 1,655 hits. Janmaat averaged around 100 hits in seasons that were only 82-games long, and this year he will potentially have an extra 18 games to do it, virtually assuring he will surpass the record set by the iconic Simms. Continue reading “Milestone Watch”

Age is Just a Number: Top 7 Oldest Players

While young, top prospects are always in high demand, good managers know that at times their team relies on the seasoned veterans to make a real difference on the roster. While staying healthy can be a challenge for the older players, at times, their abilities can often far exceed expectations.

This year, there are seven players entering the 2017 season at or above the age of 38. We break them down here: Continue reading “Age is Just a Number: Top 7 Oldest Players”