Who’s buying, who’s selling, and who should be? Down the second half stretch now and we take a look at which teams are the probable contenders.
Marty Melvins and Ohio put the finishing touches on a $4,720,000-a-year deal that will keep the 32-year-old in a Ohio uniform for 3 years.
Team officials reportedly held their breath at the last moment, since Melvins had second thoughts mulling over other offers. Continue reading “Marty Melvins Signs with Ohio”
The last few days of the regular season for the Bull Oceanic League have been marked by an uptick in free agent signings some have called a “frenzy”, according to league reports.
The free agents were all Bull Baseball League veterans, many of whom were languishing awaiting offers from teams in that league that were not forthcoming. But the Oceanic League has opened up opportunities for lesser known free agents who talents were not projecting them to the top of teams “want lists” in the BBL. Continue reading “Last Days of Oceanic Season Marked by Free Agent Frenzy”
Ohio and Chris Kimbrough have reached an agreement bringing the 28-year-old to the Oxen at a price of $8,940,000 over 3 years.
Kimbrough has made 177 relief appearances and has 88 career saves, and up until now has spent his entire 6 year major-level career with the Denver Highlanders. He led the AEL in saves in 2014 with 21.
Word of a huge deal between Jose Zamora and Chicoutimi broke on BNN only minutes before it was officially announced.
The first baseman will join the Cinquantes for an estimated $7,466,666 per year over 3 years. Zamora has shown he is capable of putting together big money campaigns, which is exactly what Cinquantes ownership was looking for.
In his career stats Zamora has compiled a .255 batting average and collected 377 hits, 71 home runs and 214 RBIs.
With just a few days left before the November 28 trade deadline, the Wellington Dukes and the Perth Crocodiles have completed five player swap both teams are calling “helpful.”
The Dukes are sending David “Duke of Montrose” Lindsay (2B) and Alexander “Duke of Hamilton” Douglas-Hamilton (1B) to Perth in exchange for Allan Eagleton (C), Jacob Harney (LHP), and Wally Clemmet (RHP).
Lindsay was one of the the top hitters on the Dukes, batting .259 this season, with 14 RBIs and 1 HR. But he has been platooned with Esme Stewart, who is having a far more successful season at 2B. The Dukes were looking for another lefty pitcher, and Jacob Harney will fit the bill nicely, with 4.1 IP in 3 games he has struck out 4 batters, and had 2 shutout innings in two appearances before finally allowing 3 hits and 2 runs on November 7.
Allan Eagleton could find a role as a DH with the Dukes, as he has good contact and some power potential, though he is currently only hitting .221 with 2 HR in 77 at bats. Finally, the Dukes feel that Wally Clemmet will make a nice setup man for their closer, Charles Lennox.