Tag: California Tidals

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”

Storm Lose Erazo for 4 Weeks; Bai Out for Season

The Miami Storm will lose Francisco Erazo for about four weeks after he fielded a ball in today’s game against the Tidals. What was at first thought to be a sprained ankle turned out to be a more serious heart issue. The 39-year-old left fielder has been order to take strict bed rest.

Miami may be able to weather the loss, as Erazo is only batting .148 after 8 games this year. Forbes Peddle will get the nod as his replacement for the time being. Continue reading “Storm Lose Erazo for 4 Weeks; Bai Out for Season”

Tidals-Storm Clash Leads to Suspensions

The California Tidals crashed into Miami, but the storm erupted on the field as Storm shortstop Jose Gonzales took exception to being hit by a pitch from Sjaak Mills in a testy game 2 of their series today.

The brawl sparked a huge come back for Miami, who had started the bottom of the 4th down by six runs, with California holding a commanding 7-1 lead. Continue reading “Tidals-Storm Clash Leads to Suspensions”