Tag: Dallas Deputies

Deps Acquire Bob Oliver

The Dallas Deputies are not done with their off-season re-tooling, as was made clear earlier today when they announced a deal to acquire 28-year-old LHP Bob Oliver from the rebuilding California Tidals, in exchange for a pair of minor league prospects.

Oliver was decidedly uninspiring last season with the Tidals, going 6-11, and ballooning a 5.43 ERA. Over 127.2 innings, he allowed 77 earned runs and 43 walks, giving him a 1.53 WHIP for the season. Continue reading “Deps Acquire Bob Oliver”

Deputies Execute Two Trades, Lose Caparica and Helms

The Dallas Deputies have pulled the trigger on two trades that analysts say may have set back their progress towards being a playoff contender by at least a few more seasons.

Earlier today, the Deputies traded their top hitting regular, SS Celestino Caparica (.294/.353/.423, 8 HR, 30 RBI, 12 SB) and recently-signed right-hander Marco Helms, who last played for the Salts, where he went 9-5 with a 2.96 ERA and impressive 131 K’s over 118.2 innings. Continue reading “Deputies Execute Two Trades, Lose Caparica and Helms”

Dallas May Have Turned Corner on Prospects

The hapless Dallas Deputies have struggled since coming into the league in 2012 as an expansion team. They have never finished above 4th place in their division, and despite clawing their way to a team record .420 win percentage last season, were still relegated to basement dweller status in one of the toughest divisions in the league, the AEL’s East Division.

But if the latest glance at the minor league system rankings is any indication, the team may be poised to turn things around finally, especially at the low minor level, as years of early draft picks come into fruition. Continue reading “Dallas May Have Turned Corner on Prospects”

Deputies Scramble as Beltran Announces Retirement

The Dallas Deputies have been left scrambling for a veteran starter after Carlos Beltran announced his retirement from baseball today.

The 37-year-old right-hander, who has spent most of his career in a New York uniform, but has bounced around the league for the past three years, had only just signed with Dallas in November, and was expected to bolster a rotation that includes Kyle Cahill, former Inferno Fernando Latorre, and former Salts hurler Marco Helms. Continue reading “Deputies Scramble as Beltran Announces Retirement”

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”

Montreal Signs Alder

Power-throwing right-hander Ron Alder has signed with the Montreal Metros, for a reported $18 million per year over 6 years, it was announced today.

Right-hander Ron Alder signed with Montreal for $18M a year for the next 6 years

Alder last played for the Kingston Cannons, and became a free agent at the end of 2017. He will join a powerful Metros rotation that includes 2017 Sandy Koufax Award winner Judson Martel, Yoshiaki Fujimura, and lefty Tom Haviland. Continue reading “Montreal Signs Alder”