Tag: Jon Courteau

2020 Preview: Lake League East

BOSTON BACK IN CHARGE

Boston is predicted to claim the LL East pennant handily in 2020.

(GAME DATE – April 1, 2020) — It’s no April Fool’s joke. Boston is our prediction to lead the Lake League East Division at the conclusion of the 2020 Championship Season. Last year’s division winners New York are predicted to come in 3rd, but realistically could bump Pittsburgh out of their 2nd place spot and secure a wild card spot at the end of the year.

The Brawlers have had a busy off-season making some important roster moves after posting their first sub-.500 season since 2012 last year. Their 80-82 finish was 14 games behind the NY Dragons, and they were 8 games behind the offensively deficient Toronto Nomads.

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Spring Training Begins for 2020 Season

(GAME DATE – Feb. 26, 2020) — The Bull League kicks off Spring Training today, and players and GMs are anxious to play some baseball once again.

The off-season was quiet, with just a handful of big name free agent deals, and not too many trades, as teams worked on developing their talent internally and making adjustments as we move into the second year of full 162-game schedules. Continue reading “Spring Training Begins for 2020 Season”

Courteau Inks Deal with Metros

Montreal Metros had one pitching gap after the departure of closer Joe Niceley, and they just filled it in a big way with a 2-year, $18 million deal given to former Dallas Deputies’ Jon Courteau.

The 31-year-old from Coram, NY will join an already stacked pitching staff, a traditional feature for the Montreal team.  High profile free agent Ron Alder penned a 6-year deal to join the team just over a week ago, after nine years with the Kingston Cannons, where he left with a 68-44 record and 3.08 ERA. Continue reading “Courteau Inks Deal with Metros”

Top 3 Free Agent Closers

A good closer can make or break a team, as they can often shut down late inning opponent rallies. After the top of the rotation starter, closers are often the best pitcher on the team.

The pairing between an ace at the front of the rotation, and a dominant shut down man can often mean a nearly guaranteed win every five games. Continue reading “Top 3 Free Agent Closers”

Top Pending Free Agents On The Move?

There are several big names who will become free agents at the end of this season, and their teams may be looking to involve them in moves before the trade deadline on July 31.

Often, teams look to trade players who will likely become free agents if they are already looking to the next season, and are not planning or cannot afford to extend their talented veterans. Continue reading “Top Pending Free Agents On The Move?”