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Record “W” for Rodriguez

April 13, 2024

Ricky Rodriguez of the Minneapolis Ravens notched another win, this one breaking the all-time record for pitchers. The previous owner of the record was one-time teammate Angelo Rodriguez. The win puts Rodriguez at 151 for his career.

“I’ve been fortunate,” said Rodriguez. “I’ve played on a lot of good teams and with quality teammates. I could never have done it without them.”

Ricky is a four-time Sandy Koufax Award winner, and 11-time all-star, who with this most recent record being set has solidified his assured place in the hallowed Hall of Fame on retirement.

Malone Goes to Minneapolis in Blockbuster Trade

(GAME DATE — May 16, 2022) — Toronto ace Knuckles Malone, the four-time Sandy Koufax Award winner, will join the Minneapolis Ravens as part of a blockbuster five player deal that will execute in the next few days.

The 32-year-old right-handed knuckleballer has spent his entire major league career, now in his 8th season, at the top of the Toronto Nomads rotation where he has cemented himself in the team’s records books in multiple pitching stats, including career bests in ERA (2.49), wins (91), winning percentage (.705), pWAR (55.6), completed games (69), shutouts (21), and WHIP (1.01). Continue reading “Malone Goes to Minneapolis in Blockbuster Trade”

2020 Preview: Lake League West

ANOTHER 100-WIN YEAR FOR RAVENS

The Ravens could break 100 wins again, though they are predicted to just hit 99.

(GAME DATE — April 1, 2020) — All indications are that the Minneapolis Ravens will storm to another strong finish this year, and could once again hit 100 wins. The official prediction is for 99, but the team is largely intact from a very successful Bull Cup appearance last season, with the addition of strong performers like Takahide Higuchi (in a trade) and Jake Pruitt (in a free agent signing).

There is a good chance that with the expected weakness Lake League East division, and the deep-pocketed team locking down their big time talent for years to come, that the Ravens could actually smash through 100 wins this year and ride that wave to the Bull Cup again.

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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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Ravens Take LL West

(GAME DATE – Sep. 22, 2019) — In a development that surprises absolutely no one, the Minneapolis Ravens have clinched 1st place in the Lake League West Division, following their 6-2 win over the Chicago Pit Bulls.

The Ravens were already destined for the playoffs, but are now going to repeat their pennant performance from last season, and likely earn the top seed in the Lake League playoffs.

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Soto, Malone Shortlisted for Koufax Awards?

(GAME DATE – Sep. 16, 2019) — Will St. Pete’s Admirals ace Jose Soto snag his 3rd consecutive Sandy Koufax Award? And will the Lake League reward Knuckles Malone with his second? Both pitchers have been exceeding expectations in 2019, but has it been enough?

We look at the pitchers shortlisted for the Koufax Awards and offer our prediction on these best-pitcher season ending awards. Continue reading “Soto, Malone Shortlisted for Koufax Awards?”