Tag: Ron Alder

Yang Cleans Up in July Awards

Tak-keung Yang, the Taiwanese phenom for the Arizona Cowboys, was not only named Rookie of the Month for July, but also received the top batter award as well.

The 29-year-old shortstop, who joined one of the Bull League’s historically worst franchises this past offseason as an international free agent, hit .400 through last month, tallying 12 home runs, 23 RBIs, and 22 runs scored. Continue reading “Yang Cleans Up in July Awards”

Courteau Inks Deal with Metros

Montreal Metros had one pitching gap after the departure of closer Joe Niceley, and they just filled it in a big way with a 2-year, $18 million deal given to former Dallas Deputies’ Jon Courteau.

The 31-year-old from Coram, NY will join an already stacked pitching staff, a traditional feature for the Montreal team.  High profile free agent Ron Alder penned a 6-year deal to join the team just over a week ago, after nine years with the Kingston Cannons, where he left with a 68-44 record and 3.08 ERA. Continue reading “Courteau Inks Deal with Metros”

Montreal Signs Alder

Power-throwing right-hander Ron Alder has signed with the Montreal Metros, for a reported $18 million per year over 6 years, it was announced today.

Right-hander Ron Alder signed with Montreal for $18M a year for the next 6 years

Alder last played for the Kingston Cannons, and became a free agent at the end of 2017. He will join a powerful Metros rotation that includes 2017 Sandy Koufax Award winner Judson Martel, Yoshiaki Fujimura, and lefty Tom Haviland. Continue reading “Montreal Signs Alder”

Offseason Promises Big Talent FAs

Numerous high-caliber players are up for free agency at the end of 2017, suggesting a busy and expensive offseason for most teams as they fish the free agency pool for talent to bring home for next season.

While many teams are focused on the race to the playoffs, some teams are taking an early look at 2018 budgets and what talent will go to free agency after the postseason. Continue reading “Offseason Promises Big Talent FAs”

League Gives Campbell and Alder 6-Game Suspensions

Brawl ERUPTS IN NEW YORK GAME

A bench-clearing brawl marred the New York-Kingston game at Minutemen Ballpark yesterday and resulted in two players being suspended today by the league office. The Minutemen Eric Campbell and the Cannons Ron Alder were ejected from the game for fighting. Both players will have to sit out 6 games.

This season Campbell is batting .242 with 24 hits and 2 home runs. He has scored 10 times and has 9 runs batted in.

This year Alder has a 6-4 mark in 12 starts with a 2.61 ERA. He has given up 74 hits in 96.2 innings, struck out 82 and issued 23 walks. Opposing clubs have compiled a .214 batting average against him.

Both teams are fighting for a wild card position in the Lake League.