Tag: Chicago Pit Bulls

Chicago, Calgary Officially Out of Race

(GAME DATE – Sep. 12, 2019) — Not that either team had a hope after the first few weeks of the 2019 season, but both the Chicago Pit Bulls and the Calgary Inferno can start planning for their off-season golf activities as they have been officially eliminated from playoff contention.

Chicago is on track to post their 3rd worst season in club history, behind last season’s dismal 30-70 (.300) finish, and 2001’s reprehensible 28-52 (.350). Calgary, which won the Bull Cup in 2015 and 2017, will miss their 2nd playoff in a row, and only their 3rd since 2010.

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Roster Expanding as Pennant Chase Heats Up

(GAME DATE — Aug. 29, 2019) — The Bull League is entering its final month of play for the 2019 season, and the pennant chase will really start in earnest, as teams active rosters expand to 40 players for the final weeks.

Several teams are expected to make some big moves, with those locked-in teams using the extra roster spaces to bring in new players who can allow their veterans some rest ahead of the playoffs, while out-of-contention teams will give their upcoming stars a chance to shine before the offseason roster decisions get made. Continue reading “Roster Expanding as Pennant Chase Heats Up”

Service Time Clock Ticks Down for 2018

It is now late in the season – just ten games are left on the schedule, and many fresh faces brought up from the minors into “The Show” are quickly seeing their service time clock tick closer to the magic 100 days, giving them a complete year towards free agency.

Not only are some players approaching the 100-day mark, but several have hit it this year already. Chicago third baseman Jon Guillot, for example, just hit the 100-day mark and is now one year closer to free agency. Guillot, 22, is batting a soft .236 so far this season, but has shone in other areas, such as his 12 home runs (2nd on the team), 41 RBIs (to lead the team), and one of his best talents, hitting first pitches: he is batting .304 (including 2 home runs) on first pitches. Continue reading “Service Time Clock Ticks Down for 2018”

Week #10: Nevada Still In Control

The Nevada Speeders are still in command of the weekly team power rankings after ten weeks of baseball, holding a record of 37-20 as they added two wins since last week, which was interrupted by the five-day All-Star break.

The Speeders capped off their home-and-home sweep of the Chicago Pit Bulls with a 10-2 win on the 16th, just before breaking for the midsummer classic. They opened their four-game set yesterday against California with a 6-1 win. Continue reading “Week #10: Nevada Still In Control”

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”