In this podcast we examine the free agent market and ask, “are there any whales left to spear?”. We preview the AEL West Division teams for 2018 and read the tea leaves to find out who is going to be on top and who isn’t this season. Finally, we rattle off some names of some PRCL players we like who made the cut for the All-Star Game, in case you are scouting this college league for the June draft.
The last “whale” on the free agent list this off-season, Dao-zi Ling, has signed a 2-year deal with the Rimouski Fighting Moose, it can now be reported.
The switch-hitting 7-time all-star and 3-time MVP from Taiwan will captain the field from behind home plate, largely relegating journeyman catcher Milt Tracey to the backup role. Continue reading “Ling Signs with Fighting Moose”
Charlie Foote, the former Toronto Nomads reliever, will join the Calgary Inferno bullpen after signing to a 2-year, $3.6 million contract with the 2017 Bull Cup Champions, it has been announced.
The 6’3″ native of Ottawa had originally been groomed to be a starter with the Nomads, before switching to the relief role last season, and earning 6 saves and slicing his ERA to 1.87 on the year, without allowing a single homerun. Continue reading “Calgary Gains a “Foote” Hold”
The Anchorage Aces have landed a 2-year, $6.22 million contract with former Toronto Nomads infielder Omar ‘Pops’ Medina, it was announced today.
The promising youngster was not offered arbitration last October, and became a free agent, leaving Toronto with a .247 career average, along with 7 home runs and 41 RBIs in three seasons there. Continue reading “Aces Lure Omar Medina in 2-year Deal”
Jesus Modica has signed a one-year deal that will keep him in the Detroit Motorheads bullpen for 2018, it has been announced today.
“Pincho”, as he is known around the league, signed with the club in November of 2016, when it was still known as the Chicoutimi Cinquantes before their 2017 relocation, after seven-and-a-half seasons in Kingston. Continue reading “Modica a Motorhead”
The Seattle Salts have signed veteran third baseman Hoshi Mizuguchi to a 2-year deal following several days of intense negotiations by the AEL West club, it has been learned.
Mizu played six very successful seasons with the Chicago Pit Bulls, but most recently completed a pair of seasons for the Montreal Metros at the hot corner, where he had career numbers for home runs and RBIs last season. Continue reading “Salts Sign Mizu”