The Toronto Nomads opened 2018 with a surprisingly strong surge, leading the Bull League in wins with 7 after the first eight games of the season.
Division rival Boston remains close behind – just ½ a game away – with a 6-1 record, after their Wednesday night game in Detroit was scratched due to weather. Continue reading “Nomads Surge in First Week’s Power Rankings”
The Toronto Nomads have completed a 4-game sweep of the Chicago Pit Bulls in their season opener series at home, with a convincing 3-1 win.
The Nomads failed to sweep any 4-game series all last season, and were expected by many to just tread water with a .500 record this season. Continue reading “Nomads Complete a Sweep of Chicago in Opening Series”
Gula Kareem, one of several catchers for the Toronto Nomads, has become a New York Dragon in a move that will see second baseman Hector Martinez move to Toronto.
Kareem, the 30-year-old South African won a Platinum Glove award for being the Lake League’s top defensive catcher in 2016, and then was voted into the All-Star Game last season. After five seasons at the major level, he has a career average of .248, with 34 home runs and 105 RBIs. Continue reading “Kareem Becomes a Dragon in Spring Trade”
The rebuilding California Tidals have executed yet another trade this off-season, sending 28-year-old catcher Mike Krenz to the Toronto Nomads in exchange for right-handed bullpen arm Juan Avila.
The 26-year-old Avila is seen as a good fit for the rebuilding Tidals, after a great season in the Nomads bullpen in 2017, in which he went 3-1 with a pair of saves, and held an ERA of just 1.21 over 22.1 innings. Continue reading “Nomads Deal Avila to California”
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 […]