Tag: Chicago Pit Bulls

Chicago on Cusp of Golden Opportunity

The Chicago Pit Bulls may be on the brink of an amazing opportunity to get a head start in a rebuild, judging by a glance at their 2018 roster and seemingly dismal season.

The storied franchise, one of the original 1989 clubs, which won the first Bull Cup Championship in 1991, has struggled to find success lately, despite producing two Hall of Fame players and making 11 playoff appearances since 1995. Continue reading “Chicago on Cusp of Golden Opportunity”

Nevada Speed to the Top of Power Rankings

The Nevada Speeders have pulled ahead of the pack to take the top of the weekly team power rankings for Week 9, after taking the first three against their former AEL rivals, the Chicago Pit Bulls, in the interleague home-and-home series that marked the main event for all teams this past week.

The fourth and final game proceeds tonight for Nevada against Chicago, and then the league breaks until Thursday’s All-Star Game in Calgary. Continue reading “Nevada Speed to the Top of Power Rankings”

Chicago-Nevada Series Sure to Rehash Old Rivalry

The Chicago Pit Bulls moved out of the American Eagle League starting with the 2012 season, and former AEL East rivals, Nevada Speeders, were moved to the AEL West at the same time, and have not yet made a playoff since then.

As a result, the two teams have not played against each other in over six seasons, but had frequently tussled for first place in their former division back then. Continue reading “Chicago-Nevada Series Sure to Rehash Old Rivalry”

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”

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”