Tag: Montreal Metros

Metros Make 2 Big Signings

(GAME DATE – Nov. 30, 2019) — The Montreal Metros have signed two relief arms to bolster their bullpen, which ended the 2019 season with the 2nd worst ERA in the Lake League.

A nearly $40 million, 4-year deal was handed to Chris “Cornell” Soundgarden, a 35-year-old right handed middle reliever, who has played for Chicoutimi, Nevada, Hamilton, Arizona, and most recently, Ohio. Over 13 seasons, he is 38-42, with 61 saves, a 3.71 ERA, 544 strikeouts over 587.0 innings, and a career 1.29 WHIP. Continue reading “Metros Make 2 Big Signings”

First to Worst: Metros Eliminated

(GAME DATE – Sep. 16, 2019) — The Montreal Metros, who were 2018 Bull Cup champions, have been eliminated from playoff contention with 2 weeks left on the schedule.

The Metros have compiled a 66-82 (.446) record, on track to have their worst finish by win percentage since 2001, when they ended that 80-game season 35-45 (.438). Continue reading “First to Worst: Metros Eliminated”

Roster Expanding as Pennant Chase Heats Up

(GAME DATE — Aug. 29, 2019) — The Bull League is entering its final month of play for the 2019 season, and the pennant chase will really start in earnest, as teams active rosters expand to 40 players for the final weeks.

Several teams are expected to make some big moves, with those locked-in teams using the extra roster spaces to bring in new players who can allow their veterans some rest ahead of the playoffs, while out-of-contention teams will give their upcoming stars a chance to shine before the offseason roster decisions get made. Continue reading “Roster Expanding as Pennant Chase Heats Up”

Terrazas, Tessier Inducted into Hall

(Game date: Jan. 16, 2019) — Two Bull League legends have been overwhelmingly voted in to the Bull League’s venerable Hall of Fame on their first time appearing on the ballot, it was announced today.

Eric Tessier is the second catcher inducted into the Hall of Fame, and holds multiple batting records among Bull League catchers

Eric Tessier, a long-time catcher for the Toronto Ducks, who later played brief stints for Montreal, Calgary and Seattle, the current single-season runs and WAR record-holder among all catchers, and who is 4th on the all-time home runs leaderboard for catchers, was inducted with 99.7% of the votes. 

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Metros Win Bull Cup!

(Game date: Sep. 28, 2018)

The Montreal Metros have emerged victorious in the Bull Cup Championship Series, after winning for the 4th time in team history. The club has taken the Cup three times this decade, beginning with 2011, then again in 2014, before winning the 2018 series.

The win came in dramatic style, with a walk-off RBI double in extra-innings to put the cap on game 4 against the St. Petersburg Admirals. Continue reading “Metros Win Bull Cup!”

2018 Bull Cup Preview: St. Petersburg Admirals vs Montreal Metros

(Game date: Sep 23, 2018) — The St. Petersburg Admirals have finally made a return appearance in the Bull Cup Championship Series, their first in 16 seasons. They will face off against the Montreal Metros in an exciting final, deciding round to the postseason for 2018.

The Admirals were last in the Bull Cup in 2002, when they were known as the San Diego Seagulls. They have never won the Bull League’s top prize, the team has produced solid players for many years, including Hall of Famer Always “Al” Rosy, a third baseman inducted in 2016, who had back-to-back MVP seasons with San Diego, in 1996 and 1997, and was a Rookie of the Year just two years prior to that. Continue reading “2018 Bull Cup Preview: St. Petersburg Admirals vs Montreal Metros”