Toronto Nomads assistant GM Bart Cartier was given his pink slip today, as the front office announced several changes amongst the organization’s front office and coaching staff.
Two other mid-season departures were announced, including A-level London Bluebirds manager Rory Sharpe, and short season A-level Killam Cyclones manager Joey Murphy. Continue reading “Toronto Makes Some Changes to the Front Office”
The trade floodgates have opened as teams decide early on whether they are contenders or not. Chicago has pulled the trigger on two major deals that will cement their status as rebuilders right into 2019 and possibly later, while Toronto and Ohio have worked out an exchange of top-level minor league talent that could impact both teams later this season.
First, Chicago has offloaded two rotation features to the Denver Danger, giving them Mario Morales and Greg Whittingdon in exchange for 2018’s NCAA home run champion Brian Goldstein (Iowa) and RF Shintaro Matsushita. Continue reading “Flurry of Deals Continues: Chicago Tees Up Two, Toronto-Ohio Deal”
The Toronto Nomads and the Dallas Deputies agreed to terms that will see a major hole plugged in the Nomads’ infield, while seeding the Deputies with one of the league’s top pitching prospects.
And in the other major trade today, the Montreal Metros sent a 2019 draft pick and a serviceable outfielder to the Arizona Cowboys in exchange for one of the Bull League’s top catchers. Continue reading “Two Major Trades Today”
The Bull League’s players of the month for June have been announced, and the top hitters were revealed as Gabel Reyes for the LL and Chitoji Yamada for the AEL.
Reyes, the Minneapolis Ravens center fielder, went .314 in June with an OPS of 1.043, contributing 11 home runs to make 13 for the season. Reyes has been a fixture in the cleanup role for about half his appearances, and has been particularly effective from there, batting .359 from the #4 slot. Continue reading “Reyes, Yamada Named Batters of the Month; June Awards Announced”
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 […]