Tag: Calgary Inferno

Ohio-Calgary Series Sure to Bring Back Memories of 2016

The Bull League’s interleague matches get underway today, and one of the ones to watch will certainly be the Ohio Oxen hosting the Calgary Inferno.

Long time fans will remember that these were the two teams that faced in a Bull Cup Championships recently, when the Oxen claimed the prize in 2016. Continue reading “Ohio-Calgary Series Sure to Bring Back Memories of 2016”

Calgary Season In Danger of Imploding

The Calgary Inferno are already having a rocky season, currently 7½ games out of first place in the AEL West, and 4 games out of a wild card.

But the 2017 Bull Cup champs could see their season completely collapse in the second half as they hobble to the midpoint with eight of their players on the disabled list, the highest of any team. Continue reading “Calgary Season In Danger of Imploding”

Flurry of Deals Continues: Chicago Tees Up Two, Toronto-Ohio Deal

The trade floodgates have opened as teams decide early on whether they are contenders or not. Chicago has pulled the trigger on two major deals that will cement their status as rebuilders right into 2019 and possibly later, while Toronto and Ohio have worked out an exchange of top-level minor league talent that could impact both teams later this season.

First, Chicago has offloaded two rotation features to the Denver Danger, giving them Mario Morales and Greg Whittingdon in exchange for 2018’s NCAA home run champion Brian Goldstein (Iowa) and RF Shintaro Matsushita. Continue reading “Flurry of Deals Continues: Chicago Tees Up Two, Toronto-Ohio Deal”

Admiral Surge, Pit Bulls and Sluggers Crash

The St. Petersburg Admirals continue their hot streak in the AEL’s East Division, capping the first week of June on a 4 game winning streak. They beat state rivals, the Miami Storm, 3-1 on Thursday to avoid being swept, then started a weekend home series against the California Tidals on Friday, opening with a 6-0, 3-hit shutout win, courtesy of RHP Harry Ferguson, who improves to 3-2 on the year. Continue reading “Admiral Surge, Pit Bulls and Sluggers Crash”

Krohn Notches 100th Save

Calgary bullpen fixture Kevin Krohn notchd his 100th career save tonight, capping off a 3-2 win over the Miami Storm in a close game that saw two pitchers exit early with injuries.

Krohn now has 5 saves on the season, and edged his ERA down to 4.00 after throwing a flawless 9th inning in which he threw just five pitches, grounding two batters out and inducing a pop fly with a third. Continue reading “Krohn Notches 100th Save”

Top 4 Teams with Older AAA Rosters

There are a number of Bull League organizations who have an active roster average age that is lower than their top minor league team’s, indicating that their best AAA-level players could be past their prime, as they have not been called up to the league’s top level ahead of the younger players in their franchise.

While occasionally a high-level minor league team will feature some older, experienced veterans looking to refine some skills, or perhaps rehab following an injury, it is rare that the oldest and most experienced ball players in an organization will be passed over for promotion to the top level in favor of younger talent. Continue reading “Top 4 Teams with Older AAA Rosters”