Spring Training for 2017, which opens tomorrow, will start relatively “injury free” according to a recent review of the league’s injury reports. Only two players currently on Bull League team rosters are unhealthy, though several players on minor league contracts are listed as unavailable. Continue reading “Spring Training Starts Injury Free”
Looking ahead to Opening Day for 2017, most of the teams have sorted out who will lead their pitching rotations.
We will take a look at the probable rotations for each team, and give an assessment of their depth and quality ahead of the season’s start. We give each club a letter grade and discuss the positive and negative aspects of their pitching.
Veterans CF Billy Leyva and P Carlos Beltran will be joining the Chicoutimi CInquantes for 2017, it was announced last week. Continue reading “Chicoutimi Lands Two Big Signings”
Word of a huge deal between Jose Zamora and Chicoutimi broke on BNN only minutes before it was officially announced.
The first baseman will join the Cinquantes for an estimated $7,466,666 per year over 3 years. Zamora has shown he is capable of putting together big money campaigns, which is exactly what Cinquantes ownership was looking for.
In his career stats Zamora has compiled a .255 batting average and collected 377 hits, 71 home runs and 214 RBIs.
The Ohio Oxen today announced that they have reached an agreement with free agent Justin Good, a 34-year-old second baseman they have been in contract negotiations with since shortly after the season ended.
Good signed to the Oxen for $27 million a year over three years, becoming the 7th highest paid player in the Bull League.
Nicknamed “Flamethrower” since his college days, when he was briefly considered as a pitcher, Justin has a career batting average of .281, with 132 HR’s and 457 RBI’s. He spent his last three seasons with Chicoutimi, where he batted .301 last year.
Good is a nine-time Bull League all-star who won the Gold Crown offensive award at the Shortstop position four times, though he is normally a second or third baseman.
The Toronto Ducks and the Chicoutimi Cinquantes are now out of playoff contention following their losses yesterday.
In the LL West, the Ducks took the Chicago Pit Bulls into extra innings after fighting back from an early 4-0 deficit. But the Pit Bulls prevailed in the 10th and closed the book on the Ducks slim hopes for a wild card spot.
Meanwhile, LL East basement tenants Battle Creek Attack took 2 games of 3 away from Chicoutimi Cinquantes, with their third game also going into extra innings. Battle Creek was eliminated from their playoff run several games previously, but have been the drunk uncle at the wedding, upsetting Montreal on the 22nd, and stealing two games from Ohio earlier in the month. Attack need two more wins to avoid setting a record for worst win-loss record in Bull League history