In this episode we sort out trade deadline buyers and sellers, but can the buyers afford the price? Also, if the season ended tomorrow, who would the contenders be? And what are the chances they will still be there when the end does finally come? We close with a look at the FRL and Summer College Tourney playoffs.
The second annual Summer College Tournament is three days into its’ newly extended round-robin schedule, and so far there has been plenty of action for GM’s and scouts to salivate over. The tournament, which takes place in Yokohama, home of the PRCL’s Yokohama U Spirit, runs through the month of July.
The early power team to watch is the Dominican Republic, which is 3-0 but running up a +19 run differential, after routing the United States 7-0 on opening day, then dismantling South Korea yesterday, 13-4. Continue reading “Summer College Tourney’s First Games Played”
Team Canada won the inaugural Summer College Tournament today, edging a tough Dominican Republic side 6-5 after having dropped a game to them in an earlier phase of the double-elimination playoff.
Catcher Bernard Morgan came through in a big way for the Canadians, going 2-for-5 in the final showdown, scoring once. Morgan hit .367 during the tournament, including 2 doubles in his 11 base hits. The Collège Cardinal Richelieu player can now celebrate his 21st birthday with an adult beverage before coming back home from Los Angeles, where the tournament made its debut, though as a Quebecker he’s more than likely had celebratory beverages many times before.
In this podcast we take a look at the likely candidates for the 2017 playoffs as we enter the final 1/4 of the season, including a look at possible player awards for the two leagues. We recap the minor league playoff action you may have missed at AA and A level, and finally, we cover the Summer College Tournament results including Canada’s big surprise tourney win!
The Bull League started an “in-house” collegiate and high school baseball system back in at the beginning of 2017 in order to ensure a steady supply of amateur draftees for each June’s first year draft. Up until now these teams were all fictional colleges and high schools created just for the Bull League universe.
Recently, however, the league added the baseball teams of 20 actual Canadian universities, along with 32 real NCAA Division I colleges from the United States. And while the players and schedules will be fictional to suit the Bull League’s OOTP baseball simulation universe, the colleges, teams, nicknames and uniforms will all be based on the actual school teams represented. Continue reading “Canadian, US Collegiate Teams Join Bull League”