Tag: Minneapolis Ravens

International Amateur Watch: Minneapolis, Toronto Dive In

The Toronto Nomads and the Minneapolis Ravens are the first teams to ink deals with international amateurs, after three young free agents were signed today.

The Nomads signed up Dominican phenom, Marcos Garcia, a 16-year-old right fielder profiled by scouts as a potential solid line drive contact hitter, giving him a $1.5 million signing bonus. Garcia joins the international roster and could see action at Rookie-level next season. Continue reading “International Amateur Watch: Minneapolis, Toronto Dive In”

Ravens Stand Pat At Top of Rankings for Week 7

The Minneapolis Ravens have a death-clutch on the top of the Weekly Team Power Rankings after 7 weeks, and do not appear to be ready to let go any time soon.

They topped the rankings for the second week in a row, and Montreal stayed close behind them, and the Nevada Speeders moved into the #3 spot on a strong performance this week. Continue reading “Ravens Stand Pat At Top of Rankings for Week 7”

Reyes, Yamada Named Batters of the Month; June Awards Announced

The Bull League’s players of the month for June have been announced, and the top hitters were revealed as Gabel Reyes for the LL and Chitoji Yamada for the AEL.

CF Gabel Reyes was named Batter of the Month for June

Reyes, the Minneapolis Ravens center fielder, went .314 in June with an OPS of 1.043, contributing 11 home runs to make 13 for the season. Reyes has been a fixture in the cleanup role for about half his appearances, and has been particularly effective from there, batting .359 from the #4 slot. Continue reading “Reyes, Yamada Named Batters of the Month; June Awards Announced”

Ravens Take the Lead for Week 6

The Minneapolis Ravens have sailed to the top of the weekly team power rankings at the end of Week 6 of the regular season, as they settled into a groove atop the LL West standings with a 24-14 (.632) record.

Montreal Metros and Denver Danger were snapping at their heels, with both teams leading their divisions. Continue reading “Ravens Take the Lead for Week 6”

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?”

Febres, Smokem Possibly Gone for Year

Rimouski learned tonight that star pitching fixture William Febres, acquired in a February trade with Detroit, will possibly miss the rest of 2018 with shoulder inflammation that flared up during an appearance against his former team tonight in the Motor City.

Febres left after completing 5.0 innings, and had been on fire all night, allowing just 3 hits, 1 walk, and no runs scored. He had struck out 5 Detroit batters. He is expected to miss three months, meaning that it’s possible he could return for the playoffs should Rimouski make a reappearance in the postseason. Continue reading “Febres, Smokem Possibly Gone for Year”