Tag: Chicago Pit Bulls

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”

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”