Tag: Denver Danger

Last Season’s Best Parks for Hitters

Every batter wants to hit long balls and get on base, and some stadiums lend themselves to batters doing so better than others.

Last year, a number of ballparks were considered quite favorable to hitters, giving pitchers nightmares every time they took the mound in them. Continue reading “Last Season’s Best Parks for Hitters”

Denver Prospect Pool Shallow

The Denver Danger, which have been essentially abandoned by their last GM, Troy Olsen, have a frighteningly bare prospect cupboard going into 2018, a probably sign that the team is not ready for the postseason for some time to come.

Their system is ranked dead last – 20th out of 20 teams – due mainly to having no Top 50 prospects at all. Continue reading “Denver Prospect Pool Shallow”

Expansion Norfolk’s Budget Flies High

The Norfolk Sharks budget for 2018 is at $120 million, putting themselves not only their fellow 2012 expansion teams, but four other Bull League teams: Detroit, Denver, Kingston and Toronto.

Though the budget was cut by $2 million from last year, it marks the first time that four older teams had their budgets outmatched by an expansion team. Previously, only small-market Detroit (which relocated from small-market Chicoutimi) had a budget smaller than Norfolk’s. Continue reading “Expansion Norfolk’s Budget Flies High”

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”

Ling Faces Uphill Climb to Land a Contract

MVP catcher Dao-zi Ling is facing a rough ride in seeking a new contract this off season, since becoming a free agent at the end of this season.

The veteran former Calgary Inferno catcher, who recently won his second Bull Cup with the organization, remains in free agency and thus far has had no teams show interest. Continue reading “Ling Faces Uphill Climb to Land a Contract”