Tag: Calgary Inferno

Race to Rookie of the Year Decided?

(GAME DATE – Sep. 23, 2019) — It is safe to say this year’s Rookie of the Year races for both leagues will focus once again on premier talent at the plate. And, not necessarily even young talent.

California’s powerful Hiroki Omiya is the front runner for the Metro League ROTY after clobbering 45 home runs in his debut season. The 33-year-old rookie was an international free agent signing from Japan last November, and inked a 7-year, $161 million deal with the Tidals on the strength of extremely positive scouting reports. Continue reading “Race to Rookie of the Year Decided?”

Chicago, Calgary Officially Out of Race

(GAME DATE – Sep. 12, 2019) — Not that either team had a hope after the first few weeks of the 2019 season, but both the Chicago Pit Bulls and the Calgary Inferno can start planning for their off-season golf activities as they have been officially eliminated from playoff contention.

Chicago is on track to post their 3rd worst season in club history, behind last season’s dismal 30-70 (.300) finish, and 2001’s reprehensible 28-52 (.350). Calgary, which won the Bull Cup in 2015 and 2017, will miss their 2nd playoff in a row, and only their 3rd since 2010.

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Flurry of Trades as Deadline Nears

(GAME DATE: July 29, 2019) — A handful of trades, including a potentially big game-shifter for the Lake League’s West Division, have been executed as the July 31st trade deadline in the Bull League looms.

The Calgary Inferno (39-64) were involved in two this month, sending RHP Brian Johnson and a minor leaguer, Christopher Wicks, to Arizona in exchange for two minor leaguers from the Cowboys.

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Baker’s Hit Streak Sets Record

The Minneapolis Ravens third baseman who has been on a hot-hitting streak this year has finally done it. David Baker has set the new Bull League record for hit-streaks, at 32 games – and it’s still going!

The 28-year-old switch-hitter could not help but break out a wide grin when he singled to leadoff the first inning against the Boston Brawlers tonight.

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Several “Whales” Nearing Free Agency

The end of the 2018 season is looking like it will turn into a big-dollar free agent feeding frenzy, as some of the league’s top players look like they will walk away from their teams after the last playoff pitch is thrown.

The list of players who are eligible for free agency and have yet to sign extensions with their clubs is stacked with talent. While some, like Francisco Erazo of Miami, may hang up their cleats and retire. Others, like Rimouski’s Kyle Cahill, undoubtedly have all-star years and maybe player awards to look forward to in coming years. Continue reading “Several “Whales” Nearing Free Agency”

Speeders Still Dominating in Second Half

At the end of 11 weeks of baseball, the Nevada Speeders find themselves still on the top of the Weekly Team Power Rankings as they continue to dominate through the second half of the season. The Speeders have gone 7-2 since the All-Star break, and are 43-22 on the year.

Rimouski, Minneapolis and St. Petersburg are close behind, all with 39 wins. The Denver Danger have made serious gains, however, and are looking to challenge St. Pete’s for the division crown. Continue reading “Speeders Still Dominating in Second Half”