Tag: Toronto Nomads

Nomads Deal Avila to California

The rebuilding California Tidals have executed yet another trade this off-season, sending 28-year-old catcher Mike Krenz to the Toronto Nomads in exchange for right-handed bullpen arm Juan Avila.

The 26-year-old Avila is seen as a good fit for the rebuilding Tidals, after a great season in the Nomads bullpen in 2017, in which he went 3-1 with a pair of saves, and held an ERA of just 1.21 over 22.1 innings. Continue reading “Nomads Deal Avila to California”

Extending a Line: Who’s Likely to Re-up This Year?

Every team has at least someone due to become a free agent at the end of 2018, the big question is, will those teams be looking to sign those players to extensions, and if not, will other teams be bidding for their services come this fall?

We take a look at a team-by-team snapshot of who is eligible for a re-up and what the chances are of them doing so. Continue reading “Extending a Line: Who’s Likely to Re-up This Year?”

Nomads Trade Steven Miller to Dallas

The Toronto Nomads have made their second deal of the off-season, adding another trade to what had been a busy week for transactions.

The Dallas Deputies will receive CF Steven Miller, a speedy multi-role utility player who went .279 last year with a pair of homers and 6 RBIs. Miller had only broken into the big league last year, after a brief spell at AAA, and after starting the year in AA-level Ktichener. Continue reading “Nomads Trade Steven Miller to Dallas”

Expansion Norfolk’s Budget Flies High

The Norfolk Sharks budget for 2018 is at $120 million, putting themselves not only their fellow 2012 expansion teams, but four other Bull League teams: Detroit, Denver, Kingston and Toronto.

Though the budget was cut by $2 million from last year, it marks the first time that four older teams had their budgets outmatched by an expansion team. Previously, only small-market Detroit (which relocated from small-market Chicoutimi) had a budget smaller than Norfolk’s. Continue reading “Expansion Norfolk’s Budget Flies High”

Toronto’s Aragazzi To Miss Opening of 2018

In Bull Oceanic Winter League action, the Sydney Surfers lost reliever Poto Aragazzi when he left a game against the Gold Coast Stars with shoulder inflammation.

The 18-year-old was scouted by the Toronto Nomads out of Venezuela last August, and added to the club’s rookie roster in November, in time to qualify for selection into the developmental BOWL which started play this month in Australia. Continue reading “Toronto’s Aragazzi To Miss Opening of 2018”

Calgary Gains a “Foote” Hold

Charlie Foote, the former Toronto Nomads reliever, will join the Calgary Inferno bullpen after signing to a 2-year, $3.6 million contract with the 2017 Bull Cup Champions, it has been announced.

Former Nomads reliever Foote signed with Calgary for $3.6 million over 2 years

The 6’3″ native of Ottawa had originally been groomed to be a starter with the Nomads, before switching to the relief role last season, and earning 6 saves and slicing his ERA to 1.87 on the year, without allowing a single homerun. Continue reading “Calgary Gains a “Foote” Hold”