(GAME DATE — July 14, 2020) — You can focus on the negatives after being traded to a new team — finding a new place to stay, leaving teammates and friends, having to start anew — but one player hopes to focus on the positives. “It means I’m wanted somewhere. At least one team sees potential in me.” Those were the comments heard after the Montreal Metros came to an agreement to deal 34-year-old RHP Ron Alder to the New York Dragons for 24-year-old minor league RHP Nate Beeson and 19-year-old minor league RHP Moises Castillo earlier today. The deal is expected to be formally announced later this evening.
(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”
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”
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”
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.
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”
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”