Tag: Guido Groeneveld

May Awards Announced; Hot Nomads Pick Up Two

The Lake League’s Toronto Nomads remain hot at the close of the opening month of baseball as they pick up two player of the month awards for May 2018.

Jorge “Chachi” Chavarria was named Lake League Rookie of the Month after the 26-year-old third baseman showed he’s got some skill at the plate, going .323 with a pair of homers and 13 RBIs through the month. Chachi came to the Nomads in a trade with Arizona last season, and was sent to AAA Brampton, where he provided solid numbers on the way to a Longhorns Cow League championship. Continue reading “May Awards Announced; Hot Nomads Pick Up Two”

Groeneveld Tallies 3 Taters in Boston Win Over Louisville

Boston slugger Guido Groeneveld put three over the fence today against Louisville, tying a club record

Boston Brawlers slugger Guido Groeneveld went yard three times today against the Louisville Sluggers, tying a club record for home runs in a regular season game that was last reached in 2008 by outfielder Bill Flores.

The 36-year-old sits at 4th on the all-time career home run leaderboard among catchers in the Bull League with 224 homers, and needs just three more to surpass Eric Tessier, the former Toronto Ducks backstop.

The Sluggers hung on to dominate the game, however, winning 14-7, and taking a series lead of 2-1. The series closer takes place tomorrow in Louisville.

Ling Faces Uphill Climb to Land a Contract

MVP catcher Dao-zi Ling is facing a rough ride in seeking a new contract this off season, since becoming a free agent at the end of this season.

The veteran former Calgary Inferno catcher, who recently won his second Bull Cup with the organization, remains in free agency and thus far has had no teams show interest. Continue reading “Ling Faces Uphill Climb to Land a Contract”

Postseason Set to Kick Off

The 2017 Bull League Postseason is set to kick off tonight with the Lake League starting its two Elimination Round quarterfinal series.

The LL’s top seeded team, the Ohio Oxen (60-40), will take on the 4th seeded wild card Rimouski Fighting Moose (54-46) in Toledo, Ohio, while the LL East’s pennant winning Montreal Metros (59-41) take on their division rivals, wild card Boston Brawlers (56-44). Continue reading “Postseason Set to Kick Off”

Boston Loses Groeneveld for Year

Boston Brawlers catcher Guido Groeneveld was given bad news after leaving today’s game against Battle Creek Attack with a foot injury after blasting a leadoff double in the second inning and pulling up lame at second base. Doctors say he has torn ankle ligaments and will need at least four months to recover, effectively ending his 2017 season. Continue reading “Boston Loses Groeneveld for Year”

Star C Signs Pact with Brawlers for Astonishing $23 million

Boston Bralwers management got a shot in the arm today as Guido Groeneveld announced he would re-sign with the organization at a rate of $23,200,000 per year. Currently in his last contract year, he was making $24,600,000 just $400,000 ahead of fellow catcher Bill Ross (Kingston Cannons).

While some have questioned hiring a 35-year-old man, most fans and sportswriters appear receptive as Groeneveld is still an A list player.

Groeneveld is hitting .292 for the season with 16 home runs, 46 RBIs and 55 runs scored. He has 94 hits in 322 at-bats and played in 80 games. The ten-time All-Star has won the Platinum Glove for defense at the catcher position (2009), and twice won the Gold Crown for offense as a catcher (2008, 2011).

Boston, the second wild card entry to the Lake League playoffs, are currently ahead of the league leading Montreal Metros in Elimination Round play 2 games to none, and play Game #3 today at home.