Tag: Denver Danger

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”

Top 5: “Five-Tools” Players

The holy grail of player scouting and development is for a team to find a player that has to so-called “five tools” – that is, they can hit, hit for power, run, throw and field.

Many players have one, two, or three of these tools and can sometimes make passable use of the other tools to a lesser degree. Where they lack some of those five tools, teams can often make adjustments and use roster management to make up for the deficiency. Continue reading “Top 5: “Five-Tools” Players”

Denver Signs International Amateur LHP Ulloa

18-year-old Jorge Ulloa signed with Denver yesterday

The Denver Danger have signed 18-year-old left-hander Jorge Ulloa, a Venezuelan amateur free agent, to a minor league contract, giving him a signing bonus of $1.56 million.

The 5’10”, 165-lb teenager is thought to have some great potential to turn into a finesse pitcher, and has a keen ability to hold runners on bases. Continue reading “Denver Signs International Amateur LHP Ulloa”

Flurry of Deals Continues: Chicago Tees Up Two, Toronto-Ohio Deal

The trade floodgates have opened as teams decide early on whether they are contenders or not. Chicago has pulled the trigger on two major deals that will cement their status as rebuilders right into 2019 and possibly later, while Toronto and Ohio have worked out an exchange of top-level minor league talent that could impact both teams later this season.

First, Chicago has offloaded two rotation features to the Denver Danger, giving them Mario Morales and Greg Whittingdon in exchange for 2018’s NCAA home run champion Brian Goldstein (Iowa) and RF Shintaro Matsushita. Continue reading “Flurry of Deals Continues: Chicago Tees Up Two, Toronto-Ohio Deal”

Ravens Take the Lead for Week 6

The Minneapolis Ravens have sailed to the top of the weekly team power rankings at the end of Week 6 of the regular season, as they settled into a groove atop the LL West standings with a 24-14 (.632) record.

Montreal Metros and Denver Danger were snapping at their heels, with both teams leading their divisions. Continue reading “Ravens Take the Lead for Week 6”

Are Free Agent Demands Falling Back to Earth?

There are currently 15 players in the Bull League earning a salary of $20 million or more this season, but among those whose contracts expire at the end of this season, there are signs that at least some of the top paid players are willing to adjust their expectations when considering signing an extension, which could translate into cheaper free agents this coming offseason.

Most notable on the “pending free agents” list is Miami’s LF Francisco Erazo. The 16-time (yes, you read that right) All-Star, who recently recorded his 1000th run on June 22, is currently the third-highest player in the Bull League, earning $36 million this year. But rumors about the 39-year-old’s demands for an extension have him asking around $4 million. Continue reading “Are Free Agent Demands Falling Back to Earth?”