Tag: Narushi Ohata

Recent Signings Include Bricknell, Ohata and Davila

The holiday period has proven to be a busy one for big-name free agent signings, as three popular stars landed big contracts just before Christmas.

The New York Dragons signed former Inferno shortstop Manny Davila to a 7-year, $73.85 million contract, leaving the team with a pleasant problem of deciding where to place the Gold Crown winning SS. Continue reading “Recent Signings Include Bricknell, Ohata and Davila”

Will Narushi Get One More Swing of the Bat?

Few players have amassed such accolades over their career, and there is no question that Narushi ‘Turbo’ Ohata will one day have his iconic #34 retired by some of his former teams – of which there are many – and his visage will grace a bronze plaque in the hallowed Hall of Fame.

But the legendary 39-year-old outfielder, for now, wants to keep playing baseball, and is patiently awaiting the phone call from a team, any team, who will give him just one more chance to swing the lumber in 2018. Continue reading “Will Narushi Get One More Swing of the Bat?”

Top Pending Free Agents On The Move?

There are several big names who will become free agents at the end of this season, and their teams may be looking to involve them in moves before the trade deadline on July 31.

Often, teams look to trade players who will likely become free agents if they are already looking to the next season, and are not planning or cannot afford to extend their talented veterans. Continue reading “Top Pending Free Agents On The Move?”

2017 Could Prove Big Year for Milestones

Many players in the Bull League are expected to hit benchmark milestones in career statistics this season, in what will be an especially interesting and likely record-breaking year with the expanded 100-game schedule making its debut.

Hits

New York’s Setsuo Kimura is 81 hits away from the important 1,500 career hits mark

Several hitting milestones in particular are expected to be breached, including two current players who could reach the rare 1,500 career hits mark: Continue reading “2017 Could Prove Big Year for Milestones”

Ohata Sidelined for 3 Weeks

Veteran LF Narushi Ohata (Boston) will miss almost all of the rest of spring training with a sore back

Boston Brawlers left fielder Narushi Ohata left today’s game with chronic back soreness. The injury looked like it occurred making a defensive play in the game against Hamilton. One fan said, “As soon as it happened, you could tell something was wrong.” The injury will likely leave the Brawlers without Ohata for about 3 weeks.

The immensely popular 2-time MVP, who turned 39 this July, has struggled with injuries lately, missing four games last August with a sore knee, and leaving the 2015 season in August that year with a broken elbow, spending five months recovering. Continue reading “Ohata Sidelined for 3 Weeks”

Milestone Watch

Several players are expected to hit major stat milestones this season, in what may turn out to be a record-breaking year for many anyway due to the lengthened 100-game season.

1B Barry Janmaat (OLE) could smash the all-time Hits record held by HOFer Carl Simms this season

First and foremost, the all-time Bull League record for career hits, held by Hall of Famer Carl Simms, could be smashed by 1B Barry ‘Hulk’ Janmaat (Olean Oilers), who is 33 hits away from tying the record of 1,655 hits. Janmaat averaged around 100 hits in seasons that were only 82-games long, and this year he will potentially have an extra 18 games to do it, virtually assuring he will surpass the record set by the iconic Simms. Continue reading “Milestone Watch”