Tag: California Tidals

Nomads Deal Sarmiento to California

(Game date: Oct. 23, 2018) — The Toronto Nomads have offloaded right fielder/DH Victor Sarmiento to the California Tidals, picking up 25-year-old third baseman Dusty Vega in return.

The cannon-armed Sarmiento was a key player in the Toronto re-tooling after a sizzling 2016 season, when he hit .311 and had an OPS of .898, raking 12 home runs in 59 games.

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Trade Winds Blow at Deadline

After a flurry of trades in the beginning of July, the remainder of the month was looking quiet.  But as injuries stacked up and wild card races heated up, several trades were triggered in the last week of July just before the deadline.

The action started on July 26, when the Toronto Nomads confirmed a deal with the Detroit Motorheads that sent promising prospect infielder Ronnie van der Wal – the “Flying Dutchman” – right-handed reliever Glen Talbert, and 21-year-old prospect Matt Hagopian to the Motorheads in return for slugger Brian Chambliss and infielding prospect Jose Rodriguez. Continue reading “Trade Winds Blow at Deadline”

Speeders and Tidals in Blockbuster Trade

The Nevada Speeders are mortgaging their prospect pool to solidify a playoff run while the California Tidals may have guaranteed their dominance in 4-5 season, after tying up a massive seven-player deal today.

After 7 seasons with California, Jim Lahey joins the Speeders in a huge 7-player deal

The Tidals will send the current top offensive first baseman in baseball, Jim ‘Mister’ Lahey, and speedy shortstop prospect Al Peacock to the Speeders in return for a five-player prospect package that includes two pitchers and three outfielders: AA-level closer Butch Keyes, RHP Dan Beck, #61 OSA prospect Ryan Pellerin, speedy rookie-level slugger Manchu Duan, and lefty batter Benno Brinkman. Continue reading “Speeders and Tidals in Blockbuster Trade”

Canada’s Dan Mott Chosen in 1st Round of Draft by Tidals

The California Tidals have selected Canadian Dan Mott as their first-round pick in the 2018 Bull League draft, it has been announced today. The 23-year-old from Longueuil, Quebec, played for the Fraser Valley Preservers in 2017, and failed to sign with the Ravens organization after being picked 4th overall in 2017.

Mott, normally a closer, is popular among Canadian fans, and was named 2017 Summer College Tournament’s Best Pitcher after Canada won the tournament, and he went 2-1 with a 2.51 ERA over 14.1 innings – including two starts. Continue reading “Canada’s Dan Mott Chosen in 1st Round of Draft by Tidals”

2008 Draft: Ten Years Later

As we count down to the 2018 draft, the hopeful and eager college and high school prospects anticipating the call to a Bull League organization, we can take a glance at the draft Class of ’08 to help us analyse what a draft class might look like ten years later.

The 2008 draft produced an important core of some of the top names in the Bull League today, despite being one of the shortest drafts in history — running just three rounds. Continue reading “2008 Draft: Ten Years Later”

David Chinchilla Joins the 1,000-hits Club

Montreal 1B-man David Chinchilla joins the 1,000-hits club after doubling today against Chicago

Montreal Metros first baseman David Chinchilla is the newest member of the 1,000-hits club after hitting a 3rd inning bases-clearing double with two on and two outs, against Chicago’s Masato Watanabe.

It would be the 35-year-old’s only hit of the game, but it was all that the Metros needed with Judson Martel on the mound, as Chinchilla’s pair of RBIs proved to be the game winners. Martel pitched his second shutout of the season, holding the Pit Bulls to just 3 hits. Continue reading “David Chinchilla Joins the 1,000-hits Club”