Tag: Dallas Deputies

AEL Renamed to Metro League

(Game date: Sep. 30, 2018) — The American Eagle League, which was born out of the ashes of the Southern League in 1991, has been renamed to the Metropolitan League for the 2019 season, it was announced today.

The new name reflects the urban theme of the league, which has focused on moving its constituent teams into major US and Canadian cities.

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Several “Whales” Nearing Free Agency

The end of the 2018 season is looking like it will turn into a big-dollar free agent feeding frenzy, as some of the league’s top players look like they will walk away from their teams after the last playoff pitch is thrown.

The list of players who are eligible for free agency and have yet to sign extensions with their clubs is stacked with talent. While some, like Francisco Erazo of Miami, may hang up their cleats and retire. Others, like Rimouski’s Kyle Cahill, undoubtedly have all-star years and maybe player awards to look forward to in coming years. Continue reading “Several “Whales” Nearing Free Agency”

Who Are the Top Players Around the World?

Baseball is an international sport, aside from being an American pastime. But, who are the world’s elite players and top prospects?

From the bright lights of the Bull League to the sandlots of franchise international complexes, we look at each of the 20 clubs and find the current top international players and the top international prospects, aside from Canadian and American talent. Continue reading “Who Are the Top Players Around the World?”

Miami Call-up Has 5-for-5 Debut

AAA call-up Shelby Hurley debuted to a 5-for-5 night against Dallas

The Miami Storm purchased the contract of AAA-level Shelby Hurley this morning, summoning him into this evening’s game against the Dallas Deputies, and he immediately showed why he deserved the call-up.

Hurley, a 22-year-old right fielder, who was drafted 159th overall in the 2014 draft, “stormed” onto the Bull League going 5-for-5 in his big league debut, driving in 5 runs and scoring twice. Continue reading “Miami Call-up Has 5-for-5 Debut”

Two More Deals Cap Busy Day for Trades

Earlier this evening, Chicago announced two major trades and the Toronto Nomads joined them with a deal of their own. But there is late-breaking news that two more trades were completed today, making this the busiest day for trades in league history.

This season, teams are not waiting until the trade deadline to make their move and jockey for better positions going into the second half of the season, which starts imminently. Continue reading “Two More Deals Cap Busy Day for Trades”

International Amateurs on the Market Today

A new crop of international amateur free agents have hit the market today, and teams are already chomping at the bit to sign them. Just 19 players are on the list, and with five teams spending well over the cap last year, just 15 teams will be able to bid on the top talent.

The top of the litter this year appear to be a bevy of Dominican players, including 16-year-olds, LHP Adan Silva, and RHP Ricardo Franco, along with 17-year-old LHP Manny Velenzuela. Silva is said to be demanding in the area of $2.6 million, but Franco and Valenzuela are seeking $4.8 and $4 million respectively. Continue reading “International Amateurs on the Market Today”