Tag: Francisco Erazo

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”

Speeders Still Dominating in Second Half

At the end of 11 weeks of baseball, the Nevada Speeders find themselves still on the top of the Weekly Team Power Rankings as they continue to dominate through the second half of the season. The Speeders have gone 7-2 since the All-Star break, and are 43-22 on the year.

Rimouski, Minneapolis and St. Petersburg are close behind, all with 39 wins. The Denver Danger have made serious gains, however, and are looking to challenge St. Pete’s for the division crown. Continue reading “Speeders Still Dominating in Second Half”

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?”

Storm Lose Erazo for 4 Weeks; Bai Out for Season

The Miami Storm will lose Francisco Erazo for about four weeks after he fielded a ball in today’s game against the Tidals. What was at first thought to be a sprained ankle turned out to be a more serious heart issue. The 39-year-old left fielder has been order to take strict bed rest.

Miami may be able to weather the loss, as Erazo is only batting .148 after 8 games this year. Forbes Peddle will get the nod as his replacement for the time being. Continue reading “Storm Lose Erazo for 4 Weeks; Bai Out for Season”

Extending a Line: Who’s Likely to Re-up This Year?

Every team has at least someone due to become a free agent at the end of 2018, the big question is, will those teams be looking to sign those players to extensions, and if not, will other teams be bidding for their services come this fall?

We take a look at a team-by-team snapshot of who is eligible for a re-up and what the chances are of them doing so. Continue reading “Extending a Line: Who’s Likely to Re-up This Year?”

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”