Tag: Montreal Metros

Rick-Rod, Garza, Castaneda All Hit DL Before 2020 Opener

(GAME DATE – Mar. 25, 2020) — Three big Bull League names on potential contender teams will be starting the year injured, as center fielder Orlando Garza (Montreal), 4-time Sandy Koufax winner Ricky Rodriguez (Minneapolis Ravens) and veteran starter Jose Castaneda (Ohio Oxen) were all hurt during spring training.

Castaneda fractured his shoulder blade pitching against Detroit back on March 14. Then, on the 20th, “Cha Cha” (Garza) strained on oblique muscle against Chicago. Then, just 2 days ago, Rick-Rod left a game against Milwaukee in the 2nd inning with elbow inflammation.

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Spring Training Begins for 2020 Season

(GAME DATE – Feb. 26, 2020) — The Bull League kicks off Spring Training today, and players and GMs are anxious to play some baseball once again.

The off-season was quiet, with just a handful of big name free agent deals, and not too many trades, as teams worked on developing their talent internally and making adjustments as we move into the second year of full 162-game schedules. Continue reading “Spring Training Begins for 2020 Season”

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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