Tag: Garth Goyle

FA Class of 2021: Peaks and Valleys of Talent

(GAME DATE — Nov. 30, 2020) — The free agent class of 2021 — those FA’s who when signed will be available to play in the 2021 season — represents some interesting opportunities, but teams must be willing to spend big to get the best players.

One notable name is future Hall of Famer Danny Sanchez, a five-time batting champ and two-time MVP, who at age 33 is back on the free agent market following a seven year stint with Norfolk, which was recently folded. Continue reading “FA Class of 2021: Peaks and Valleys of Talent”

Money Talks: How Much Will Land the 2020 Free Agent Whales?

(GAME DATE — Sep. 12, 2020) — The season rapidly approaches its final games, and for some GMs that may mean keeping at least one eye on the pending free agency list. There are 64 players eligible for free agency at the moment, and at least a dozen could sign for high-dollar amounts either as extensions, or with news teams this fall.

Currently, Danny Sanchez and Adam Price are the two highest paid players in their final contract year. Sanchez, the Norfolk Sharks shortstop, will earn $21 million this year, and the “Golden Boy” is having another fantastic year which will be sure to keep his next contract in that territory. Continue reading “Money Talks: How Much Will Land the 2020 Free Agent Whales?”

Week #12: Ravens Take Over From Speeders

The Minneapolis Ravens have displaced the Nevada Speeders from the top of the Weekly Team Power Rankings, after a 5-1 run that saw them topple Chicago 2-1 on the road, and take the first three in Toronto against the Nomads. They close out their four-game set with Toronto tonight and will try for the sweep.

The Speeders fell when they dropped their first two of three against Seattle to start the week off. They then went 2-1 against Calgary, with their fourth game going ahead tonight.

Garth Goyle was selected as the LL player of the week. The Ohio Oxen first baseman, who many fans are wondering whether he will still be with the club next year as he is in his walk year of his contract, went 9-for-25 with 6 of those hits going for home runs. He drove in 10 runs and scored 6 times on the week. Goyle leads the team with 25 home runs on the year, and 50 RBIs.

Meanwhile, hot-hitting Xavier de Soto of the Miami Storm was chosen as the AEL’s player of the week.  De Soto, who hit for the cycle back in July, and was also named player of the week at the end of May, earned his 4th player of the week after batting .467 with a pair of homers and 7 RBIs. He was flirting with .400 most of the season, and leads the AEL in batting with a .387 average right now. De Soto has found some surprising power this year, not seen before. He is sitting at 17 home runs on the year, after not having hit double-digit homers since 2010.

 

Bull League’s 2018 All-Stars Announced

There are several familiar faces, along with a few new ones, in this year’s lineups for the 2018 Bull League All-Star Game, which will take place on July 19 in Calgary, Alberta.

Norfolk’s Charles Ling will make his first All-Star Game appearance this season.

Making the cut for the AEL are 19 first-time all-stars, including 7-season veteran Norfolk Sharks arm Charles Ling, who earned his 500th strikeout this season. Continue reading “Bull League’s 2018 All-Stars Announced”

Goyle Lands 1,000th Hit

Ohio 1B Goyle collected hit #1000 tonight in a losing effort in Louisville

Ohio Oxen slugger Garth Goyle has reached base safely a milestone 1,000th time tonight. The 34-year-old veteran first baseman was proud of his accomplishment, coming in just his 3rd year with the Oxen. He previously played 11 seasons with the Montreal Metros, where he earned 790 of those hits.

But, he said later, getting #1000 for the Oxen was a special moment for him. But it was bittersweet, as the Oxen fell to the Louisville Sluggers, 5-1. Continue reading “Goyle Lands 1,000th Hit”

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?”