(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.
(GAME DATE – Feb. 26, 2020) — The Bull League kicks off Spring Training today, and players and GMs are anxious to play some baseball once again.
The off-season was quiet, with just a handful of big name free agent deals, and not too many trades, as teams worked on developing their talent internally and making adjustments as we move into the second year of full 162-game schedules. Continue reading “Spring Training Begins for 2020 Season”
(GAME DATE — Jan. 1, 2020) — There is a litany of top talent still available in free agency this off-season, as we roll into 2020, including hard-throwing pitchers, contact-hitting infielders, and big-hitting outfielders.
Surprisingly, no free agents turned down qualifying offers, and so none of the FA’s this year carry the dreaded daft pick loss if signed. That leaves some highly attractive, and reasonably priced deals potentially to be had for teams ready to spend.
(GAME DATE — Jan 1, 2020) — Last month, the Lake League MVP and 2018 Rookie of the Year, Les Groves, inked a 2-year extension that will see the 29-year-old Aussie catcher stay in a Milwaukee Hops uniform for at least two more seasons after 2020.
Hops GM Josh Clough is said to be excited to keep the Lake League’s most talented catcher in his lineup for the near future.
Admirals Minor League Team News
The FRL playoff matchups are set as the season came to a close yesterday. The teams advancing to the postseason include the Miami Motorheads (Detroit) who will face the Daytona Beach Danger (Denver), the Ft. Lauderdale Nomads (Toronto), who are up against the Key largo Oxen (Ohio), the Clearwater Sluggers (Louisville) who will face the Ft […]
The Barn League All-Stars were in the driver’s seat early on, scoring twice in the 2nd inning against the hosting Pasture League All-Stars tonight in Scottsdale, AZ, during the 2018 Heifer League (AA-level) All-Star Game tonight. A 7th inning solo shot by Madison Cyclones (Boston) shortstop Mike Thompson finally put the Pasture League on the […]
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 […]