Tag: Tony Varela

Trade Winds Blow at Deadline

After a flurry of trades in the beginning of July, the remainder of the month was looking quiet.  But as injuries stacked up and wild card races heated up, several trades were triggered in the last week of July just before the deadline.

The action started on July 26, when the Toronto Nomads confirmed a deal with the Detroit Motorheads that sent promising prospect infielder Ronnie van der Wal – the “Flying Dutchman” – right-handed reliever Glen Talbert, and 21-year-old prospect Matt Hagopian to the Motorheads in return for slugger Brian Chambliss and infielding prospect Jose Rodriguez. Continue reading “Trade Winds Blow at Deadline”

Cow League First Half Update

The books are closed on the first half of the AAA-level Cow League’s 2017 regular season, capped off by an exciting All-Star Game, the first-ever such contest for that minor league.

So far, the Portland Timberwolves (Montreal Metros) hold a commanding edge in the Frontier League with a 30-14 record, while the Hillsborough Dinos (California Tidals) are in 1st overall in the newly-formed Atlantic Coast League (which replaced the North-East League), at 28-16. Continue reading “Cow League First Half Update”