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BOWL Playoffs Set

The Bull Oceanic Winter League (BOWL) has nearly wrapped up it’s first season of developmental winter baseball, after the last of the regular season round-robins games finished yesterday.

The knock-out round starts on Wednesday, with the single game semi-final matchups: Lagos-Algiers and Tunis-Melbourne. Continue reading “BOWL Playoffs Set”

Veteran Closers Up for Free Agency This Season

Four of the Bull League’s top relievers are up for free agency at the end of 2018, and all eyes will be watching to see who gets offered extensions, and who gets their walking papers.

Topping the list is lefty Kyle Cahill, the Rimouski closer that the team picked up this off-season as a free agent, on a one year deal. Continue reading “Veteran Closers Up for Free Agency This Season”

Pit Bulls Prospects Ready Now

The Chicago Pit Bulls minor league system ranks 5th in the Bull League, and the team appears poised to let some of their top prospects break into the major level now. And they look ready for it.

Topping the list of Pit Bulls prospects is 3B Jon Guillot, a 22-year-old from Brooklyn who has spent 5 years in rookie and A-level, but could make the leap this spring to the active roster. Continue reading “Pit Bulls Prospects Ready Now”

St. Andrew’s Day Series Games a Success

This year the St. Andrew’s Day Series saw all 20 teams in action, and some surprising results.

The 2nd annual St. Andrew’s Day Series took place yesterday, and was a resounding success by all accounts. For the first year, the exhibition games involved all 20 teams in the Bull League, and fans, scouts and GMs were treated to some great performances by the players.

At most of the games, a pre-game ceremony involving the famous Robert Burns “Address to a Haggis” took place, as bagpipes played and a Scotch whiskey toast was drunk by the invited guests. Continue reading “St. Andrew’s Day Series Games a Success”

Good Finesse Coaching a Rare Commodity

When the 2015 Calgary Inferno won the Bull Cup championship, and then won again this season, some in the organization were quick to credit to long-time pitching coach Nate Toto.

After 23 years with the organization, he has proven to possess a solid reputation for helping young pitchers develop their control and finesse, earning two Bull Cup championships and numerous playoff trips along the way. Continue reading “Good Finesse Coaching a Rare Commodity”

2018 Draft Order Tentatively Set

With the books closed on 2017, the off-season action is sure to heat up. But also, teams will start looking towards the 2018 draft for their next crop of young stars.

While the amateur draft is still several months away, here is an early look at next year’s draft order, and an analysis of the potential rising or falling of those franchises. Continue reading “2018 Draft Order Tentatively Set”