The last of the merchandising stocks have been pulled off the shelves, and the new team name and logo for the Denver team has been announced. Formerly known as the Denver Highlanders, the team will start the 2017 season as the Denver Danger. Continue reading “Denver Renamed to Danger”
Looking ahead to Opening Day for 2017, most of the teams have sorted out who will lead their pitching rotations.
We will take a look at the probable rotations for each team, and give an assessment of their depth and quality ahead of the season’s start. We give each club a letter grade and discuss the positive and negative aspects of their pitching.
There was a buzz in the air today as news broke of Denver finalizing a deal with star closer Nick MacLellan.
The deal, worth an estimated $5,520,000 over 2 years, is being hailed by media analysts and could be a popular one with the Denver fans. The consensus is that MacLellan will contribute a lot to the team.
MacLellan has converted 234 saves in his career. Over 549 games he has compiled a 3.38 ERA, 49 wins, 45 losses and 576 strikeouts in 647 innings pitched.
Ohio and Chris Kimbrough have reached an agreement bringing the 28-year-old to the Oxen at a price of $8,940,000 over 3 years.
Kimbrough has made 177 relief appearances and has 88 career saves, and up until now has spent his entire 6 year major-level career with the Denver Highlanders. He led the AEL in saves in 2014 with 21.
The Rule 5 Draft was held yesterday, and several minor league players will be making a debut in the “bigs” in 2017 as a result of being selected in the draft. A summary of players selected for each team is below:
A classic and dramatic Elimination Round has wrapped up, with the Jacksonville Ravens outlasting the San Diego Seagulls to advance to the AEL Championship Series.
Jacksonville won the final game by a score of 7-5 and took the series 3-2.
“We can enjoy this one tonight, but then it’s back to work and thinking about the next win,” said Jacksonville third baseman David Baker, whose standout performance earned him the nod as series MVP.
Baker hit .429 with a .455 on-base percentage. He had 1 home runs, drove in 4 RBI and scored 3 runs.
The Jacksonville Ravens will play against the Calgary Inferno in the next round. Calgary won their series against the Denver Highlanders 3 games to 0. The Championship Series schedule will be announced after the Elimination Round finishes.