Tag: Setsuo Kimura

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”

Dragons to Celebrate Bull Cup Win 10th Anniversary in 2018

The New York Dragons have unveiled a new logo to commemorate the 10th anniversary of their last Bull Cup Championship in 2008.

There will be a pregame ceremony on Opening Day next season to publicly unveil the commemorative branding, and the logo will likely appear somewhere on the team’s uniforms next season. Continue reading “Dragons to Celebrate Bull Cup Win 10th Anniversary in 2018”

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”

Dragons Kimura Gets Hit #1500

Dragons’ veteran 1B Setsuo Kimura notched his 1500th hit tonight as his team steamrolled the Toronto Nomads 11-6 to a home town crowd of 45,412 fans tonight.

Veteran 1B-man Kimura broke the 1500 hits mark tonight in a huge 3-for-4 game against Toronto, hitting 2 homers off Nomads’ Knuckles Malone

The 38-year-old left-handed batter from Yokohama was 3-for-4 tonight in what was a huge 4-RBI, 2 HR game. It was his first multi-home run game since June 15. The pair of long balls were joined by another from Tony Cruz, and all three were hit off of Nomads ace Knuckles Malone. They followed two given up by Malone in his previous start, a 4-3 loss to Battle Creek, and in the space of just two starts Malone has now given up 5 home runs – his first home runs allowed in his Bull League career. Continue reading “Dragons Kimura Gets Hit #1500”

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.

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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”