Tag: Carlos Mendoza

Money Talks: How Much Will Land the 2020 Free Agent Whales?

(GAME DATE — Sep. 12, 2020) — The season rapidly approaches its final games, and for some GMs that may mean keeping at least one eye on the pending free agency list. There are 64 players eligible for free agency at the moment, and at least a dozen could sign for high-dollar amounts either as extensions, or with news teams this fall.

Currently, Danny Sanchez and Adam Price are the two highest paid players in their final contract year. Sanchez, the Norfolk Sharks shortstop, will earn $21 million this year, and the “Golden Boy” is having another fantastic year which will be sure to keep his next contract in that territory. Continue reading “Money Talks: How Much Will Land the 2020 Free Agent Whales?”

Mendoza Hits for 2nd Career Cycle

(GAME DATE — August 1, 2020) — Carlos Mendoza, right fielder for the New York Dragons, accomplished a rare feat, going 4-for-4 and hitting for the cycle tonight in front of a home crowd, as the Dragons prevailed over the visiting Pittsburgh Iron Pigs. It was his second time hitting for the cycle and he becomes the first Bull League batter to do so, having previously done it in 2009.

The 37-year-old Mendoza scored once and drove in two runs. His memorable night began with a 2nd inning double, a triple in the 4th, an RBI single in the 5th, and finally his solo homer in the 7th. All of his hits came against Robby Andrade, who was tagged with the loss Continue reading “Mendoza Hits for 2nd Career Cycle”

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”