Tag: Denver Danger

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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2018 AELCS Preview: St. Petersburg Admirals vs Denver Danger

(Game date: Sep. 15, 2018) — The St. Petersburg Admirals and Denver Danger will face off for the AEL Championships after an exciting roller-coaster Elimination Round that saw an upset exit for the Nevada Speeders, and hard-fought Admirals battle over the Seattle Salts.

The Speeders had sailed into the playoffs after an absence of six seasons looking like the favorite to move on to a Bull Cup, but found themselves quickly in a quagmire with solid Denver pitching from Rich Ojeda, and Game #4 star Willie Morales. The Danger bats tallied up hits and kept the first two games close, earning a series split as they won Game #1, 4-3, then dropped Game #2, 2-0. Continue reading “2018 AELCS Preview: St. Petersburg Admirals vs Denver Danger”

2018 Series Preview: Nevada Speeders vs Denver Danger

(Game date: Sep. 8, 2018) 

The Elimination Round series between the Denver Danger and the Nevada Speeders promises to be a proverbial clash of titans, in every sense, as two historically dominating teams square off to determine who will advance to the American Eagle League’s championship series.

Not surprisingly for two playoff teams, several big names dot both rosters, from Denver’s Glen Reese, Rich Ojeda and Javier Chavarria, to Nevada’s Jim Lahey, Jose Torres and Al Mota. Continue reading “2018 Series Preview: Nevada Speeders vs Denver Danger”

AEL Playoff Teams Set: Nevada, Denver, St. Pete’s and Seattle to Battle for Title

The American Eagle League’s four playoff teams are set in stone, after Miami was bounced out of the race yesterday as the Storm fell to the last place Dallas Deputies. Miami is now 10 games out of the wildcard with just 8 games left to play.

The four teams advancing are the Nevada SpeedersDenver DangerSt. Petersburg Admirals and Seattle Salts. Continue reading “AEL Playoff Teams Set: Nevada, Denver, St. Pete’s and Seattle to Battle for Title”

Peyton May Out, Playoff Return in Doubt

Denver’s Peyton May, 2B, is out with knee tendinitis and will miss the rest of 2018. His status for the playoffs remains in doubt.

Denver Danger’s top hitter, second baseman Peyton May, learned that his knee contusion is actually much more serious, and he will now miss the rest of the regular season with knee tendinitis.

The 31-year-old, who has generally been healthy throughout his career, was listed as day-to-day on Tuesday. Doctors will evaluate May after the regular season ends, and determine whether he will be healthy enough to return for the playoffs, should Denver make the postseason. Continue reading “Peyton May Out, Playoff Return in Doubt”

Early Awards Predictions for 2018

Although there is still nearly a month of baseball left in regular season, and then the playoffs after that, we thought we would share our early predictions for the Bull League player awards based on season performances thus far.

As was discovered last year, sometimes a player can be out by early August and still win an award, as was the case for Judson Martel last year. Continue reading “Early Awards Predictions for 2018”