Tag: Battle Creek Attack

Josh Hicks Takes Control in Battle Creek, Plans Move

Josh Hicks was announced as the new GM of the Battle Creek Attack today, and in a not-too-surprising announcement, revealed that he plans to convince ownership to relocate the franchise.

What is surprising, however, is that the owner, Marcus Whitsell, appears to be swayed and a rumored destination will be Louisville, Kentucky. Continue reading “Josh Hicks Takes Control in Battle Creek, Plans Move”

Deputies Execute Two Trades, Lose Caparica and Helms

The Dallas Deputies have pulled the trigger on two trades that analysts say may have set back their progress towards being a playoff contender by at least a few more seasons.

Earlier today, the Deputies traded their top hitting regular, SS Celestino Caparica (.294/.353/.423, 8 HR, 30 RBI, 12 SB) and recently-signed right-hander Marco Helms, who last played for the Salts, where he went 9-5 with a 2.96 ERA and impressive 131 K’s over 118.2 innings. Continue reading “Deputies Execute Two Trades, Lose Caparica and Helms”

Louisville Prospects Get Little Recognition

A PREVIOUS VERSION OF THIS STORY IDENTIFIED THE TEAM AS BATTLE CREEK ATTACK. THE TEAM HAS NOW MOVED TO LOUISVILLE, KY AND BECOME THE LOUISVILLE SLUGGERS.

Small market Battle Creek has trouble winning games, and the players have trouble getting noticed. This is nowhere more pronounced than in the 17th ranked prospect pool, which features a succession of first round picks no one has heard of.

But that might be changing if last season is any indication. The Attack ended 2017 with their best win percentage ever, .450, finishing in 3rd place for their second time after seeing a late-season rally that saw them go 19-15 in the last two months of the year. Continue reading “Louisville Prospects Get Little Recognition”

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Algiers, Melbourne Early BOWL Contenders

Although the end of the preliminary round is still weeks away, the Bull Oceanic Winter League (BOWL) already has two emerging power teams that are seemingly locks for the playoff round when it starts February 20.

The Algiers Berbers, which is made up of minor league players contributed by the Nevada Speeders and the Battle Creek Attack, have been unquestioningly dominant since the season began on January 8. Continue reading “Algiers, Melbourne Early BOWL Contenders”

2018’s Sophomores to Watch

In 2017, we saw the emergence of several rookies in the Bull League, including ROTY winners Jose Soto (Anchorage) and Corny Maise (Ohio). Many had breakout first-year performances, leaving a lot to look forward to for the coming season.

In this story, we look at some of the top sophomores expected to keep up the pace for 2018. Continue reading “2018’s Sophomores to Watch”

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”