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Rick-Rod, Garza, Castaneda All Hit DL Before 2020 Opener

(GAME DATE – Mar. 25, 2020) — Three big Bull League names on potential contender teams will be starting the year injured, as center fielder Orlando Garza (Montreal), 4-time Sandy Koufax winner Ricky Rodriguez (Minneapolis Ravens) and veteran starter Jose Castaneda (Ohio Oxen) were all hurt during spring training.

Castaneda fractured his shoulder blade pitching against Detroit back on March 14. Then, on the 20th, “Cha Cha” (Garza) strained on oblique muscle against Chicago. Then, just 2 days ago, Rick-Rod left a game against Milwaukee in the 2nd inning with elbow inflammation.

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Lahey Taps 5 Taters in 2 Days; Player of the Week

(GAME DATE – Sep 9, 2019) — Nevada Speeders first baseman Jim “Mister” Lahey had an incredible week at the plate, batting in 5 homers over the weekend in Miami, and going 12-for-28 through 7 games.

The former California Tidals player, who was a trailer park supervisor before turning to baseball, is now at 59 home runs on the season, which is the current season record, and is on pace to push that up to 66 for a 162-game season. Continue reading “Lahey Taps 5 Taters in 2 Days; Player of the Week”

Nomads Deal Sarmiento to California

(Game date: Oct. 23, 2018) — The Toronto Nomads have offloaded right fielder/DH Victor Sarmiento to the California Tidals, picking up 25-year-old third baseman Dusty Vega in return.

The cannon-armed Sarmiento was a key player in the Toronto re-tooling after a sizzling 2016 season, when he hit .311 and had an OPS of .898, raking 12 home runs in 59 games.

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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”

Minor League News

FRL Week #4: Admirals and Ravens Chase Down Sluggers

The Clearwater Sluggers have maintained their clutch on the top spot in the Florida Rookie League weekly team rankings once again, but the Naples Admirals and Jacksonville Beach Ravens have made impressive strides to catch up. The Admirals and Ravens were 5th and 6th in last week’s rankings, but have improved to 2nd and 3rd respectively for […]

Gold Coast Goes with Moultrup, Shintani

The Gold Coast Stars in the Bull Oceanic Winter League have announced their roster and lineups for the January start to the season, and they have managed to land some of the most talented players from both the Boston and California minor league organizations. Right-hander Kyoshi Shintani was a first round draft pick for the […]

Cow League Playoffs Start

The Cow League season came to a close, with the last wild card spot determined on the last day in dramatic fashion. The last wild card slot was awarded to the Hillsborough Dinos (California) after they defeated the Savannah Salts (Seattle) in a make-up game yesterday. Related

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 […]

AEL West – 2017

PosTeamWLPctGBRDiffHomeRoadL10Strk
16337.630-+10733-1730-207-3W1
26139.6102+6732-1829-216-4W4
34753.47016-827-2320-308-2L1
44159.41022-5220-3021-294-6L1
53268.32031-17417-3315-351-9L4