Tag: New York Dragons

Trade Winds Blow at Deadline

After a flurry of trades in the beginning of July, the remainder of the month was looking quiet.  But as injuries stacked up and wild card races heated up, several trades were triggered in the last week of July just before the deadline.

The action started on July 26, when the Toronto Nomads confirmed a deal with the Detroit Motorheads that sent promising prospect infielder Ronnie van der Wal – the “Flying Dutchman” – right-handed reliever Glen Talbert, and 21-year-old prospect Matt Hagopian to the Motorheads in return for slugger Brian Chambliss and infielding prospect Jose Rodriguez. Continue reading “Trade Winds Blow at Deadline”

Davila Homers Twice in Ohio-NY Bomb Fest

It was a night of home runs down in Cincinatti as the Ohio Oxen fell to the New York Dragons 8-4 in a game filled with long balls.

All the usual suspects from both teams teed off, with the Dragons’ Manny Davila going yard twice, Chrism going back-to-back for one of them, and Jake Jett picking up a third for the season, while Oxen sluggers Garth Goyle, Corrosive Joseph, and Juan Toothry all found the outfield seats. Continue reading “Davila Homers Twice in Ohio-NY Bomb Fest”

Opening Day Freak Accident Sidelines Dragons’ Santana

Willie Santana, the rookie center fielder for the New York Dragons, will miss today’s opening day game against the Ohio Oxen after tripping on a tarp while heading onto the field prior to today’s game.

The speedy 23-year-old Cuban caught his foot on the tarp as grounds crew were clearing it off the field following a rain shower earlier in the day. New York was about to take to the field for pre-game warmups. Continue reading “Opening Day Freak Accident Sidelines Dragons’ Santana”

Kareem Becomes a Dragon in Spring Trade

Gula Kareem, one of several catchers for the Toronto Nomads, has become a New York Dragon in a move that will see second baseman Hector Martinez move to Toronto.

Kareem, the 30-year-old South African won a Platinum Glove award for being the Lake League’s top defensive catcher in 2016, and then was voted into the All-Star Game last season. After five seasons at the major level, he has a career average of .248, with 34 home runs and 105 RBIs. Continue reading “Kareem Becomes a Dragon in Spring Trade”

International Star Cerigo in Talks with Denver, Others

Evandro Cerigo, an international free agent outfielder, is rumored to be in talks with the Denver Danger, where the power-hitting 25-year-old would be right at home with the homer friendly Highlander Dome.

Now, other teams are said to be talking with the Venezuelan, including Detroit, Chicago, Seattle and Nevada. His price range is thought to be north of $5.5 million for the season, a bargain if he lives up to his potential. Continue reading “International Star Cerigo in Talks with Denver, Others”

Kimura Out For Year with Blown Achilles

The Louisville Sluggers had been assembling a dangerous team this past off-season, and looked poised to be ahead of the pack come the 2018 playoffs. But all of that has been cast into some doubt when it was learned that first baseman Setsuo Kimura would miss the entire year with a ruptured Achilles tendon.

Kimura was a risky free agent signing back in December, a 38-year-old hard-swinging slugger who has consistently produced long balls for years, and has a .296 career average coupled with a .903 career OPS. Continue reading “Kimura Out For Year with Blown Achilles”