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Top Talent Still Unspoken For on FA List

(GAME DATE — Jan. 1, 2020) — There is a litany of top talent still available in free agency this off-season, as we roll into 2020, including hard-throwing pitchers, contact-hitting infielders, and big-hitting outfielders.

Surprisingly, no free agents turned down qualifying offers, and so none of the FA’s this year carry the dreaded daft pick loss if signed. That leaves some highly attractive, and reasonably priced deals potentially to be had for teams ready to spend.

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Nevada Retakes Lead in Week #15

The red-hot Nevada Speeders are back on top of the Weekly Team Power Rankings for Week #15, as the season quickly approaches its final days. Rimouski fell to 3rd in the rankings, as the Minneapolis Ravens also benefited from a 3-1 series against the Oxen, and 2-1 series over the Louisville Sluggers.

Rotation ace Ricky Rodriguez picked up loss number 4, and his record fell to 14-4 on the season, the only mark marring an otherwise glowing week for the Ravens. The Speeders were nearly flawless, however, dropping just one game to California on Tuesday, and then sweeping Miami in four, to finish the week 6-1. The loss to the tidals was the second of that series, which began on Sunday, thus the 6-1 record doesn’t include both losses in that series split. Continue reading “Nevada Retakes Lead in Week #15”

Top 5: “Five-Tools” Players

The holy grail of player scouting and development is for a team to find a player that has to so-called “five tools” – that is, they can hit, hit for power, run, throw and field.

Many players have one, two, or three of these tools and can sometimes make passable use of the other tools to a lesser degree. Where they lack some of those five tools, teams can often make adjustments and use roster management to make up for the deficiency. Continue reading “Top 5: “Five-Tools” Players”

Rimouski Adds Tavitas

The Rimouski Fighting Moose have added free agent outfielder Jose Tavitas to their roster today, and no doubt the 30-year-old will add yet another disciplined bat to the already stacked batting order come May.

Tavitas last played for the Jacksonville Ravens (now Minneapolis Ravens) in 2017, playing out 29 games and finishing with just a .231 averages — but his real talent was in in drawing walks, and he crafted an on-base percentage of .370. Continue reading “Rimouski Adds Tavitas”