Tag: Toronto Nomads

Service Time Clock Ticks Down for 2018

It is now late in the season – just ten games are left on the schedule, and many fresh faces brought up from the minors into “The Show” are quickly seeing their service time clock tick closer to the magic 100 days, giving them a complete year towards free agency.

Not only are some players approaching the 100-day mark, but several have hit it this year already. Chicago third baseman Jon Guillot, for example, just hit the 100-day mark and is now one year closer to free agency. Guillot, 22, is batting a soft .236 so far this season, but has shone in other areas, such as his 12 home runs (2nd on the team), 41 RBIs (to lead the team), and one of his best talents, hitting first pitches: he is batting .304 (including 2 home runs) on first pitches. Continue reading “Service Time Clock Ticks Down for 2018”

De Soto, Russillo Re-Up in Miami, Toronto

Xavier “Pistolero” de Soto will remain in Miami for the next 2 seasons after signing a $32 million extension

As the season runs down its pennant race, two teams are taking an opportunity to lock-in their talent for the 2019 season. Xavier de Soto and Adam Russillo have extended their contracts with the Miami Storm and the Toronto Nomads respectively.

Hot-hitting de Soto, who leads the AEL in batting with a .389 average, and also has 19 bombs and 63 RBIs along with a smattering of stolen bases, will remain in Miami for the next two seasons after inking an extension worth $32 million in total. Continue reading “De Soto, Russillo Re-Up in Miami, Toronto”

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”

Dominican Republic’s Granados Takes Tourney MVP Award

Dominican pitcher Efrain Granados, who plays for Utah State’s Preachers normally, won Summer College MVP

With their championship win largely due to his effort, it was no surprise that the Dominican Republic’s ace starter Efrain Granados was named the MVP of the Summer College Tournament today.

During the tourney, the 20-year-old Granados, who normally plays for the CANAM’s Utah State Preachers, went 3-1, crafting a 0.96 ERA and tournament-best 0.89 WHIP. Continue reading “Dominican Republic’s Granados Takes Tourney MVP Award”

Speeders Still Dominating in Second Half

At the end of 11 weeks of baseball, the Nevada Speeders find themselves still on the top of the Weekly Team Power Rankings as they continue to dominate through the second half of the season. The Speeders have gone 7-2 since the All-Star break, and are 43-22 on the year.

Rimouski, Minneapolis and St. Petersburg are close behind, all with 39 wins. The Denver Danger have made serious gains, however, and are looking to challenge St. Pete’s for the division crown. Continue reading “Speeders Still Dominating in Second Half”

First Half Top Dogs

With the All-Star Break done and out of the way, and the second half of the season already started, now is a great time to have a glance at the top performing players who took us to the mid-point of the 2018 Bull League season.

While these players may or may not be in the conversation for the Carl Simms MVP or Sandy Koufax Awards come season’s end, one thing is certain: they were huge factors in leading their teams through the first half of the year. Continue reading “First Half Top Dogs”