Tag: Calgary Inferno

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?”

Veteran Closers Up for Free Agency This Season

Four of the Bull League’s top relievers are up for free agency at the end of 2018, and all eyes will be watching to see who gets offered extensions, and who gets their walking papers.

Topping the list is lefty Kyle Cahill, the Rimouski closer that the team picked up this off-season as a free agent, on a one year deal. Continue reading “Veteran Closers Up for Free Agency This Season”

Last Season’s Best Parks for Hitters

Every batter wants to hit long balls and get on base, and some stadiums lend themselves to batters doing so better than others.

Last year, a number of ballparks were considered quite favorable to hitters, giving pitchers nightmares every time they took the mound in them. Continue reading “Last Season’s Best Parks for Hitters”

Championship Inferno Look to Prospects for Dominance

The Calgary Inferno, who have won 2 of the last 3 Bull Cup Championships, appear to be on the cusp – or even the midst, some might argue after 3 straight AEL championships – of a dynasty. With some of the top offensive players in the league riddling their batting order, they can also boast several top league prospects coming up through their farm system.

Their top three “specs” are all pitchers, including two heat-hurling power pitchers and a possible curveball craftsman. All should be on track for major-level success within four season, just about the time the rotation will have holes to plug. Continue reading “Championship Inferno Look to Prospects for Dominance”

Ling Signs with Fighting Moose

The last “whale” on the free agent list this off-season, Dao-zi Ling, has signed a 2-year deal with the Rimouski Fighting Moose, it can now be reported.

The switch-hitting 7-time all-star and 3-time MVP from Taiwan will captain the field from behind home plate, largely relegating journeyman catcher Milt Tracey to the backup role. Continue reading “Ling Signs with Fighting Moose”

Calgary Gains a “Foote” Hold

Charlie Foote, the former Toronto Nomads reliever, will join the Calgary Inferno bullpen after signing to a 2-year, $3.6 million contract with the 2017 Bull Cup Champions, it has been announced.

Former Nomads reliever Foote signed with Calgary for $3.6 million over 2 years

The 6’3″ native of Ottawa had originally been groomed to be a starter with the Nomads, before switching to the relief role last season, and earning 6 saves and slicing his ERA to 1.87 on the year, without allowing a single homerun. Continue reading “Calgary Gains a “Foote” Hold”