Tag: Chicoutimi Cinquantes

Sluggers, Inferno in Player Swap

The Calgary Inferno and the Louisville Sluggers both announced they have agreed on a four-player swap that is expected to solidify the Inferno bullpen for the second half, and improve the speed and defense of the Sluggers prospect pool.

The Sluggers sent veteran RHP David Johnson to Calgary, where his 2.89 ERA, and strong performance against right-handed batters will be useful for the Inferno, who currently rank 9th in the AEL for bullpen ERA. Calgary gave up three minor league prospects in return. Continue reading “Sluggers, Inferno in Player Swap”

HOF’s Lapi Turns 47

Mike ‘Dinosaur’ Lapi, who was only inducted into the Hall of Fame earlier this year, is celebrating his 47th birthday today.

The 11-time All-Star and four-time MVP was inducted into the hall as a member of the Chicoutimi Cinquantes, but also played for Kingston, Toronto, Hamilton, Richmond, California, Ohio and New York. Continue reading “HOF’s Lapi Turns 47”

Class of ’18: Hall of Fame Preview

Hall of Fame voting doesn’t start until December, but we take a sneak peek at the newest eligible retired players, recap their exploits, and opine on whether or not they deserve a cherished plaque in the hallowed halls of Bull League baseball history.

There are four new faces on the ballot, but of them just three have a realistic shot at being elected – a potential Hall of Fame outfield of Dave Norman, Joe Balaski and Andrew White.

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2007 Draft: A Look Back

Baseball is a sport where young, talented prospect players can be notoriously slow to develop into elite superstars. Generally, it takes 4-6 years for a high school or college draftee to finally make the big leagues, though some exceptional players may make the jump straight away.

But ten years after a draft is about when you can reflect on the quality of a particular draft class and properly assess the players who were drafted. Here, one month before the 2017 draft, we look at the Class of 2007 draftees. Who is still hot, who is not, and some who will never be.  Continue reading “2007 Draft: A Look Back”

Big Changes in the Lake League

There will be big changes in the Lake League come opening day, including two teams relocating and swapping divisions, as part of a major realignment.

The Detroit Motorheads will join the Lake League West Division (Proposed logo)

The Chicoutimi Cinquantes will officially fold and re-open in the Lake League West Division under new ownership, though it will retain all of its existing players and contracts. The team will become the Detroit Motorheads. Continue reading “Big Changes in the Lake League”

Chicoutimi Cinquantes Rookies Win FRL Championships

The inaugural season of the Florida Rookie League, the winter rookie level developmental league for the Bull League, has come to a close, and the first champions are the Miami-based Chicoutimi Cinquantes B team.

The final showdown to name the championship team saw the Cinq’s rookies face off against the Fort Myers Dallas Lawmen B, the FRL affiliate to the Dallas Deputies (which was formerly the Dallas Lawmen). Continue reading “Chicoutimi Cinquantes Rookies Win FRL Championships”