Tag: Trade

Flurry of Deals Continues: Chicago Tees Up Two, Toronto-Ohio Deal

The trade floodgates have opened as teams decide early on whether they are contenders or not. Chicago has pulled the trigger on two major deals that will cement their status as rebuilders right into 2019 and possibly later, while Toronto and Ohio have worked out an exchange of top-level minor league talent that could impact both teams later this season.

First, Chicago has offloaded two rotation features to the Denver Danger, giving them Mario Morales and Greg Whittingdon in exchange for 2018’s NCAA home run champion Brian Goldstein (Iowa) and RF Shintaro Matsushita. Continue reading “Flurry of Deals Continues: Chicago Tees Up Two, Toronto-Ohio Deal”

Two Major Trades Today

The Toronto Nomads and the Dallas Deputies agreed to terms that will see a major hole plugged in the Nomads’ infield, while seeding the Deputies with one of the league’s top pitching prospects.

And in the other major trade today, the Montreal Metros sent a 2019 draft pick and a serviceable outfielder to the Arizona Cowboys in exchange for one of the Bull League’s top catchers. Continue reading “Two Major Trades Today”

Episode #16: July 7 Roll Up, Big June Trade News

After a bit of a hiatus, the podcast returns with a roll-up of the action in the league since the end of May, and some huge trade news. We also talk about the top draft pick’s signing bonus, and our All-Star Game plans to stream the game on Twitch.

Speeders and Tidals in Blockbuster Trade

The Nevada Speeders are mortgaging their prospect pool to solidify a playoff run while the California Tidals may have guaranteed their dominance in 4-5 season, after tying up a massive seven-player deal today.

After 7 seasons with California, Jim Lahey joins the Speeders in a huge 7-player deal

The Tidals will send the current top offensive first baseman in baseball, Jim ‘Mister’ Lahey, and speedy shortstop prospect Al Peacock to the Speeders in return for a five-player prospect package that includes two pitchers and three outfielders: AA-level closer Butch Keyes, RHP Dan Beck, #61 OSA prospect Ryan Pellerin, speedy rookie-level slugger Manchu Duan, and lefty batter Benno Brinkman. Continue reading “Speeders and Tidals in Blockbuster Trade”

Deps, Danger in a Swap

The Dallas Deputies today announced they have traded shortstop Kenta Nakayama and minor league center fielder Takashi Matsuda to the Denver Danger, in return for starting RHP Count Montecristo.

The move vastly improves the struggling Deputies’ rotation, as Montecristo will likely slot behind former Calgary Inferno lefty and two-time Bull Cup champion Fernando Latorre, who was signed during the off-season, but ahead of long-time Dallas fixture Rafael Rosario. Continue reading “Deps, Danger in a Swap”

Metros, Sharks Agree to Deal

The Montreal Metros and Norfolk Sharks have agreed to swap shortstops in a one-for-one deal that had some GMs scratching their heads.

Metros are sending 30-year-old Alphonso George to the Sharks in return for 31-year-old minor leaguer Zack Zaphod. Continue reading “Metros, Sharks Agree to Deal”