Tag: Kingston Cannons

2018 Draft Order Tentatively Set

With the books closed on 2017, the off-season action is sure to heat up. But also, teams will start looking towards the 2018 draft for their next crop of young stars.

While the amateur draft is still several months away, here is an early look at next year’s draft order, and an analysis of the potential rising or falling of those franchises. Continue reading “2018 Draft Order Tentatively Set”

Cowboys Clean House, Fire GM and Manager

Manager Ryan McCarty, and GM Matt Johnson, have both been given their walking papers by the Arizona Cowboys after the team finished the season with a dismal 32-68 record, the worst in the Bull League.

Indeed, the .320 win percentage was the worst in the fledgling expansion club’s history, lower than their previous worst season of 2013, when they went 28-54 (.341). Continue reading “Cowboys Clean House, Fire GM and Manager”

Offseason Promises Big Talent FAs

Numerous high-caliber players are up for free agency at the end of 2017, suggesting a busy and expensive offseason for most teams as they fish the free agency pool for talent to bring home for next season.

While many teams are focused on the race to the playoffs, some teams are taking an early look at 2018 budgets and what talent will go to free agency after the postseason. Continue reading “Offseason Promises Big Talent FAs”

Top 5 Pipelines: Beantown and Anchorage Lead the Pack

(Article uses stats that are as of the game date of August 11)

A flurry of late-July trading has resulted in several teams improving their minor league systems rankings as the season enters the last quarter of the schedule, with Boston and Anchorage clearly at the head of the table.

Just before the non-waiver trade deadline on July 31, several teams closed deals to move players around for minor league prospects, including California and Dallas, Toronto and Anchorage, Battle Creek and Detroit, Battle Creek and Arizona, and earlier in July, Toronto and Nevada and Anchorage and California.

We will take a look at the top 5 teams by minor league system rankings, and see how the season’s trades and draft picks have affected them.

Continue reading “Top 5 Pipelines: Beantown and Anchorage Lead the Pack”

Erazo Collects Hit Number 1500

Francisco Erazo of the Kingston Cannons earned his membership in the exclusive 1500-hit club this afternoon at Cannon Field. The 38-year-old second baseman got his milestone hit in the Cannons 6-3 triumph over the Toronto Nomads. Erazo went 3-for-4 for the game.

Lifetime Erazo is hitting .309 with 336 doubles, 17 triples, 240 home runs, 842 RBIs and 978 runs scored. He has appeared in 1386 games to date and delivered 1500 hits. Continue reading “Erazo Collects Hit Number 1500”

Rosters Announced for All-Star Game

(The All-Star Game Takes Place on July 17, But Will Sim on Sunday, July 9 at 9 PM)

What’s the best league? The Lake League or the American Eagle League? The answer will be found in the Bull Baseball League All-Star Game. All the votes have been counted and tabulated, all the players have been selected, and they will decide the question on the baseball diamond. Continue reading “Rosters Announced for All-Star Game”