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Top Talent Still Unspoken For on FA List

(GAME DATE — Jan. 1, 2020) — There is a litany of top talent still available in free agency this off-season, as we roll into 2020, including hard-throwing pitchers, contact-hitting infielders, and big-hitting outfielders.

Surprisingly, no free agents turned down qualifying offers, and so none of the FA’s this year carry the dreaded daft pick loss if signed. That leaves some highly attractive, and reasonably priced deals potentially to be had for teams ready to spend.

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Admirals Clinch Playoff Berth, Take ML East Pennant

(GAME DATE – Sept. 16, 2019) — The St. Petersburg Admirals, led by the veteran GM/manager, Brandon Popper, have clinched the Metro League East pennant, and are the first team to secure a playoff spot in the 2019 season.

The Admirals will now see their 4th consecutive playoff, and their 6th since 1995, in what many observers are calling a new era of dominance for the club, once based in San Diego, and later Anchorage.

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Lahey Taps 5 Taters in 2 Days; Player of the Week

(GAME DATE – Sep 9, 2019) — Nevada Speeders first baseman Jim “Mister” Lahey had an incredible week at the plate, batting in 5 homers over the weekend in Miami, and going 12-for-28 through 7 games.

The former California Tidals player, who was a trailer park supervisor before turning to baseball, is now at 59 home runs on the season, which is the current season record, and is on pace to push that up to 66 for a 162-game season. Continue reading “Lahey Taps 5 Taters in 2 Days; Player of the Week”

2018 Bull Cup Preview: St. Petersburg Admirals vs Montreal Metros

(Game date: Sep 23, 2018) — The St. Petersburg Admirals have finally made a return appearance in the Bull Cup Championship Series, their first in 16 seasons. They will face off against the Montreal Metros in an exciting final, deciding round to the postseason for 2018.

The Admirals were last in the Bull Cup in 2002, when they were known as the San Diego Seagulls. They have never won the Bull League’s top prize, the team has produced solid players for many years, including Hall of Famer Always “Al” Rosy, a third baseman inducted in 2016, who had back-to-back MVP seasons with San Diego, in 1996 and 1997, and was a Rookie of the Year just two years prior to that. Continue reading “2018 Bull Cup Preview: St. Petersburg Admirals vs Montreal Metros”

Bull League’s 2018 All-Stars Announced

There are several familiar faces, along with a few new ones, in this year’s lineups for the 2018 Bull League All-Star Game, which will take place on July 19 in Calgary, Alberta.

Norfolk’s Charles Ling will make his first All-Star Game appearance this season.

Making the cut for the AEL are 19 first-time all-stars, including 7-season veteran Norfolk Sharks arm Charles Ling, who earned his 500th strikeout this season. Continue reading “Bull League’s 2018 All-Stars Announced”

AEL Postseason Set to Go

The American Eagle League postseason is set to kick off tomorrow, just one day after the Lake League’s playoffs get underway.

The Seattle Salts (63-37), who swept into 1st in the AEL West with a 21-7 run through August, take the top seed and will play the wild card Jacksonville Ravens (57-43), who finished in 2nd in the AEL East.  Continue reading “AEL Postseason Set to Go”