Tag: Miami Storm

Nevada Speed to the Top of Power Rankings

The Nevada Speeders have pulled ahead of the pack to take the top of the weekly team power rankings for Week 9, after taking the first three against their former AEL rivals, the Chicago Pit Bulls, in the interleague home-and-home series that marked the main event for all teams this past week.

The fourth and final game proceeds tonight for Nevada against Chicago, and then the league breaks until Thursday’s All-Star Game in Calgary. Continue reading “Nevada Speed to the Top of Power Rankings”

Miami Call-up Has 5-for-5 Debut

AAA call-up Shelby Hurley debuted to a 5-for-5 night against Dallas

The Miami Storm purchased the contract of AAA-level Shelby Hurley this morning, summoning him into this evening’s game against the Dallas Deputies, and he immediately showed why he deserved the call-up.

Hurley, a 22-year-old right fielder, who was drafted 159th overall in the 2014 draft, “stormed” onto the Bull League going 5-for-5 in his big league debut, driving in 5 runs and scoring twice. Continue reading “Miami Call-up Has 5-for-5 Debut”

Two More Deals Cap Busy Day for Trades

Earlier this evening, Chicago announced two major trades and the Toronto Nomads joined them with a deal of their own. But there is late-breaking news that two more trades were completed today, making this the busiest day for trades in league history.

This season, teams are not waiting until the trade deadline to make their move and jockey for better positions going into the second half of the season, which starts imminently. Continue reading “Two More Deals Cap Busy Day for Trades”

Are Free Agent Demands Falling Back to Earth?

There are currently 15 players in the Bull League earning a salary of $20 million or more this season, but among those whose contracts expire at the end of this season, there are signs that at least some of the top paid players are willing to adjust their expectations when considering signing an extension, which could translate into cheaper free agents this coming offseason.

Most notable on the “pending free agents” list is Miami’s LF Francisco Erazo. The 16-time (yes, you read that right) All-Star, who recently recorded his 1000th run on June 22, is currently the third-highest player in the Bull League, earning $36 million this year. But rumors about the 39-year-old’s demands for an extension have him asking around $4 million. Continue reading “Are Free Agent Demands Falling Back to Earth?”

Krohn Notches 100th Save

Calgary bullpen fixture Kevin Krohn notchd his 100th career save tonight, capping off a 3-2 win over the Miami Storm in a close game that saw two pitchers exit early with injuries.

Krohn now has 5 saves on the season, and edged his ERA down to 4.00 after throwing a flawless 9th inning in which he threw just five pitches, grounding two batters out and inducing a pop fly with a third. Continue reading “Krohn Notches 100th Save”