Tag: Contract extensions

De Soto, Russillo Re-Up in Miami, Toronto

Xavier “Pistolero” de Soto will remain in Miami for the next 2 seasons after signing a $32 million extension

As the season runs down its pennant race, two teams are taking an opportunity to lock-in their talent for the 2019 season. Xavier de Soto and Adam Russillo have extended their contracts with the Miami Storm and the Toronto Nomads respectively.

Hot-hitting de Soto, who leads the AEL in batting with a .389 average, and also has 19 bombs and 63 RBIs along with a smattering of stolen bases, will remain in Miami for the next two seasons after inking an extension worth $32 million in total. Continue reading “De Soto, Russillo Re-Up in Miami, Toronto”

Admirals Sign Soto to $215M Extension Deal

Jose ‘Flinch’ Soto will be staying with the St. Pete’s Admirals for the foreseeable future after it was announced the sophomore right-hander has signed to a 10-year contract extension worth nearly $215.8 million.

Soto was an easy choice for the AEL’s Sandy Koufax Award in his rookie season last year, along with the Rookie of the Year trophy, after going undefeated in 21 starts, and earning 15 wins along the way, tying for the league lead. He ended the year with a 2.00 ERA and 174 strikeouts. Continue reading “Admirals Sign Soto to $215M Extension Deal”

Star C Signs Pact with Brawlers for Astonishing $23 million

Boston Bralwers management got a shot in the arm today as Guido Groeneveld announced he would re-sign with the organization at a rate of $23,200,000 per year. Currently in his last contract year, he was making $24,600,000 just $400,000 ahead of fellow catcher Bill Ross (Kingston Cannons).

While some have questioned hiring a 35-year-old man, most fans and sportswriters appear receptive as Groeneveld is still an A list player.

Groeneveld is hitting .292 for the season with 16 home runs, 46 RBIs and 55 runs scored. He has 94 hits in 322 at-bats and played in 80 games. The ten-time All-Star has won the Platinum Glove for defense at the catcher position (2009), and twice won the Gold Crown for offense as a catcher (2008, 2011).

Boston, the second wild card entry to the Lake League playoffs, are currently ahead of the league leading Montreal Metros in Elimination Round play 2 games to none, and play Game #3 today at home.

Deucey Re-signs with Oxen after Throwing Masterpiece

Ohio ace starter A.C. Deucey has re-signed with the Oxen for a rumored $16.8 million over two years, it was announced today, just one day after he threw a complete game shut-out against the New York Minutemen during Elimination Round action.

No doubt the masterful performance yesterday will solidify his role in the Oxen rotation, and reassure the team management of his worth.

His season performance was spotty, with a 6-7 record and a 4.43 ERA, but supporters of the young star believe this was mainly as a result of inconsistent fielding and lack of run production during the year, and that the pitcher has great fundamentals, such as a low WHIP of just 1.21.

Deucey joined the team in a free agent signing in 2014 after one year with Arizona, and several mediocre seasons with San Diego.

Deucey re-signed with Ohio for a reported $16.8 million over 2 years
Deucey re-signed with Ohio for a reported $16.8 million over 2 years

Star SP Signs Pact with Ravens

A throng of media gathered as Mario Cardoza announced that he had come to terms with the Ravens and that he would be sticking around town another 2 years. Cardoza is set to draw $12,800,000 in pay over that time.

On the season Cardoza has compiled a 8-4 mark with a 3.27 ERA in 15 starts. In pitching 93.2 innings he has 79 strikeouts and 28 walks while limiting the opposition to a .232 batting average.

Cardoza has been with the Ravens since joining as an international scouting discovery in 2001, though he did not start playing until 2004 when he was placed in the Single-A level Lubbock farm team as a reliever. He broke into the Bull League major level in 2009 and made the AEL All-Star team in 2015.