(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.Continue reading “Nomads Deal Sarmiento to California”
(Game date: Sep. 30, 2018) — The Toronto Nomads have seen the departure of several front office staff as the 2018 season closed, leaving questions about how the team will move forward under GM Ray Morrell and field manager Hector Salazar.
Earlier this week, Assistant GM Fernando Banda, only hired midway through the year, announced his retirement from baseball management. Long-time scout Shayne Southcott also announced his departure, with 2 years left on his contract.Continue reading “Nomads See Departures from Front Office”
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”
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”
Nomads Minor League News
In Bull Oceanic Winter League action, the Sydney Surfers lost reliever Poto Aragazzi when he left a game against the Gold Coast Stars with shoulder inflammation. The 18-year-old was scouted by the Toronto Nomads out of Venezuela last August, and added to the club’s rookie roster in November, in time to qualify for selection into the developmental […]
The annual Bull League winter meetings conclude today with the Rule 5 draft. The OSA top-rated player in the pool of potential picks is Chicago’s Jon Guillot, a 22-year-old 3B currently playing at AA-level Anchorage Sky Chiefs. It is almost certain that Guillot and several other players will be picked up by teams looking for economical […]
The Brampton Longhorns have defeated the Oakland Dukes to win their second Cow League Cup, after winning the fourth game of a best-of-five final 4-1. It was the third appearance in the AAA-level playoff finals for both teams.
The Brampton Longhorns have swept the Baltimore Bruins and moved on to the Cow League Cup final round, after defeating the Bruins 4-1 today. Baltimore, who were the 2016 Cow League champions, were denied their attempt at a sixth appearance in the Cow League Cup, which would have set a record.
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.
The books have closed on the first month of play in the Cow League, and all teams have completed their first 11 games of an 82-game schedule. So far, some clear early leaders and laggers have emerged, such as the hot-hitting Hillsborough Dinos (California) and Gatineau Devil Bears (Battle Creek), both of whom are leading […]