Tag: Tak-keung Yang

Miracle Cowboys Will See First Playoff

(GAME DATE — Sep. 9, 2019) — The “Miracle” Arizona Cowboys will likely see their first ever playoff as the clock runs down on the 2019 Bull League season, as the club has seen their first year over .500 so far.

The 2012 expansion club had consistently placed 5th for the past 6 seasons, never achieving more than a .440 win percentage, and this year has powered along on the back of strong offense, and workhorse bullpen. Now, they are 77-67, winning at a .535 pace, and firmly in divisional 3rd place that should see them handily snag the 2nd Metro League wild card. Continue reading “Miracle Cowboys Will See First Playoff”

Early Awards Predictions for 2018

Although there is still nearly a month of baseball left in regular season, and then the playoffs after that, we thought we would share our early predictions for the Bull League player awards based on season performances thus far.

As was discovered last year, sometimes a player can be out by early August and still win an award, as was the case for Judson Martel last year. Continue reading “Early Awards Predictions for 2018”

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”

Reyes, Yamada Named Batters of the Month; June Awards Announced

The Bull League’s players of the month for June have been announced, and the top hitters were revealed as Gabel Reyes for the LL and Chitoji Yamada for the AEL.

CF Gabel Reyes was named Batter of the Month for June

Reyes, the Minneapolis Ravens center fielder, went .314 in June with an OPS of 1.043, contributing 11 home runs to make 13 for the season. Reyes has been a fixture in the cleanup role for about half his appearances, and has been particularly effective from there, batting .359 from the #4 slot. Continue reading “Reyes, Yamada Named Batters of the Month; June Awards Announced”

Stu Madden Signs on with Arizona as Manager

Stuart Madden, who took the Seattle Salts to the playoffs last year with an AEL record-tying 63 wins, and team record attendance of 1,866,071 fans, has signed on to manage the Arizona Cowboys, following the departure of Kevin Norris.

Madden’s tenure with the Salts last year was marked by his religious adherence to sabermetrics, the advanced analysis of player statistics and trends. He was considered popular among most of the players, and many of them exceeded expectations under his tutelage. Continue reading “Stu Madden Signs on with Arizona as Manager”