Tag: Free agents

Ohio In Spending Mode This Off-Season

(GAME DATE — Jan. 1, 2020) — The Ohio Oxen have loosened their purse strings in an attempt to bolster their pitching staff, spending big to re-sign the team’s first 20-game winner, Rusty Rowe, and landing former Milwaukee Hops right-hander Ricardo Perez.

The addition of free agent Max Maher who signed a 2-year deal will also bolster the bullpen, providing an efficient lefty reliever who had an ERA of 2.60 out of the bullpen for Chicago last season.

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Metros Make 2 Big Signings

(GAME DATE – Nov. 30, 2019) — The Montreal Metros have signed two relief arms to bolster their bullpen, which ended the 2019 season with the 2nd worst ERA in the Lake League.

A nearly $40 million, 4-year deal was handed to Chris “Cornell” Soundgarden, a 35-year-old right handed middle reliever, who has played for Chicoutimi, Nevada, Hamilton, Arizona, and most recently, Ohio. Over 13 seasons, he is 38-42, with 61 saves, a 3.71 ERA, 544 strikeouts over 587.0 innings, and a career 1.29 WHIP. Continue reading “Metros Make 2 Big Signings”

Big Dollars Fly in Free Agent Signing Frenzy

(Game date: Jan. 19, 2019) — After a largely lackluster 2017-2018 off-season in terms of free agent signings, things have livened up as big contracts have flown around for the 2018-2019 edition as teams position themselves as potential playoff contenders for the 2019 season.

The last of the compensation-eligible free agents, Gula Kareem, Ricky Jalapeno, and William Febres, all signed shortly before Christmas. A flurry of bullpen arms have since been signed, including future Hall of Famer Angelo Rodriguez who will enter his 20th season in the Bull League as the all-time leader in wins, games started and completed, innings pitched, and strikeouts.

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Teams Spending Big In Offseason

(Game date: Dec. 20, 2018) — Bull League teams have been spending big this offseason, partly in anticipation of a longer season bringing in more revenue.

But adding to the spending craze is that this has been one of the best-stocked free agent pools in a few years, leading to some big name talent moving around for sizable piles of cash.

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Arbitration Hearings Completed, FA’s Filed

(Game date: Oct. 23, 2018) — The league’s arbitration cases were heard earlier this week, and teams and players have now settled and can get back to offseason preparations.

Free agents also filed recently, and a list of international players have joined the available free agents on the list.

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Episode #22 (2018): The Free Agency Edition

In this special, hour+ long podcast, we discuss the state of the league’s finances, who is arbitration eligible, and who the big-name free agents are that are compensation eligible, breaking down team by team who might … and who should … get a Qualifying Offer of $13.3 million. We also announce GM of the Year vote results.