Tag: Kingston Cannons

Expansion Norfolk’s Budget Flies High

The Norfolk Sharks budget for 2018 is at $120 million, putting themselves not only their fellow 2012 expansion teams, but four other Bull League teams: Detroit, Denver, Kingston and Toronto.

Though the budget was cut by $2 million from last year, it marks the first time that four older teams had their budgets outmatched by an expansion team. Previously, only small-market Detroit (which relocated from small-market Chicoutimi) had a budget smaller than Norfolk’s. Continue reading “Expansion Norfolk’s Budget Flies High”

Modica a Motorhead

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”

Vogel in, McAlister Out in Kingston

With a rumored move out of the Limestone City, the Kingston Cannons have changed tack and released GM Ernst McAlister, who was just signed to a 5-year contract on October 11, and replaced him with newcomer Troy Vogel.

During his brief time running Kingston through the offseason, the Cannons executed three trades, including moves that acquired left-handed outfielder Forbes Peddle, Sandy Koufax Award winning southpaw Rod “Punchy” Matos, and up-and-comer relief pitcher Albert Jeffrey. Continue reading “Vogel in, McAlister Out in Kingston”

Cannons, Salts Agree to Trade

The Kingston Cannons and the Seattle Salts finally came to terms with a trade the teams had been discussing for several days now, one that will see the Salts receive reliever Damien Hines and $16.5 million in cash, in exchange for minor league prospect Albert Jeffrey going to Kingston.

Jeffrey was drafted by the Salts in the supplemental round in June, the 39th overall pick after a decent season with the Can-Am College league’s Danbury College, where he was 4-4 with an ERA of 3.35, and 72 K’s in 83.1 innings. Continue reading “Cannons, Salts Agree to Trade”

St. Andrew’s Day Series Games a Success

This year the St. Andrew’s Day Series saw all 20 teams in action, and some surprising results.

The 2nd annual St. Andrew’s Day Series took place yesterday, and was a resounding success by all accounts. For the first year, the exhibition games involved all 20 teams in the Bull League, and fans, scouts and GMs were treated to some great performances by the players.

At most of the games, a pre-game ceremony involving the famous Robert Burns “Address to a Haggis” took place, as bagpipes played and a Scotch whiskey toast was drunk by the invited guests. Continue reading “St. Andrew’s Day Series Games a Success”

Montreal Signs Alder

Power-throwing right-hander Ron Alder has signed with the Montreal Metros, for a reported $18 million per year over 6 years, it was announced today.

Right-hander Ron Alder signed with Montreal for $18M a year for the next 6 years

Alder last played for the Kingston Cannons, and became a free agent at the end of 2017. He will join a powerful Metros rotation that includes 2017 Sandy Koufax Award winner Judson Martel, Yoshiaki Fujimura, and lefty Tom Haviland. Continue reading “Montreal Signs Alder”