Author: Matthew Wells

2024 Free Agent Predictions: Follow-Up

SP Stephen Strasburg | Age 35 | 14 – 6 | 2.71 ERA | 152.2 IP | 176 K | I predict him to sign a 5-year deal to go to play in Connecticut, which seems crazy. My reasoning behind it is simple. Only a handful of teams will be able to afford him: Colorado, Connecticut, Dayton, Erie, Minneapolis, Nashville, Portland, St. Louis, Tucson and Vallejo. Colorado is a hitters park, and in the end, likely can&#...

2024 Free Agent Predictions

We have never really seen a top free agent. This class has not just one, but four, and a plethora of free agents after that who can all be key additions to teams. SP Stephen Strasburg | Age 35 | 14 – 6 | 2.71 ERA | 152.2 IP | 176 K | The 5-time pitcher of the year just hit the open market for the first time in CBL history. While he’s only made 25 and 24 starts in the past two seasons, ...

Midseason Review: Charlotte Knights

Written by: Brandon Guyer (Knights beat writer) For the second year in a row, the Charlotte Knights have started out slowly, currently in 3rd place, nine and a half games out of the division. Yet for the second year in the row, the Knights have complete faith in their team to come back. This is because this team came back from a similar position in the standings last year to end with the best reco...

Future All-Stars of the CBL

Everyone knows the superstars in the CBL now, from the likes of older stars like the recently retired (and turned politician) Evan Longoria and Stephen Strasburg to the new stars like Oscar Cherry and Mason Templet. But, eventually these players will no longer be the players they are now. Injuries will hit them, political aspirations will outweigh their desire to continue playing and sometimes the...

2021 CBL Mock Draft

Round 1, Pick 1 (Connecticut Colonials): CF Ernesto Encarnación (Texas Tech University) If you took a caveman and put them at a field with all of the draft picks and had them watch them all play for 20 minutes, even he would know that Ernesto would go first overall. A 6’3″ 190 lb. centerfielder with terrific speed, great reads and a top notch arm. Even without considering his bat, he w...

2020 Mid-Season GM Report Cards

No feelings were meant to be hurt in the writing of this article. Except Gary’s.

Review of the Knights 2020 Rule IV Draft

The age-old adage is that defense wins championships. The Knights went with this strategy when selecting players in this year’s amateur draft. We will break down each pick the team made, along with exclusive content from team personnel. 1st Round: SS Cayman Richardson (Cal Poly University) The months leading up to the draft, the Knights were sending someone to watch Cayman Richardson and Flo...

Knights 2020 Season Preview

Last Season When new general manager Matt Wells took over, the Knights looked like the clear-cut favorite to win the Frontier League East. Despite this, Wells saw several areas where the Knights needed to improve. Immediately upgrading the rotation with the additions of Ruben Alaniz and Jake Odorizzi, and acquiring a top prospect in Christopher Machamer, the team still looked poised to win the div...

Panda Ban in North Carolina

Following the recent playoff series between the beloved Charlotte Knights and the Calgary Mavericks, a large mass of North Carolinians have signed a petition to ban pandas from the state. This comes from the masterful performance of Pablo ‘Panda’ Sandoval, the 33-year-old third baseman for the Mavericks. Despite a mediocre regular season, Panda was spectacular in the postseason, starti...

Rookie Of The Year Award Watch

The one award that will never have a repeat winner, thus allowing new arguments for new players every season. Although it is not indicative of any players future, it may show the path some stars are on. Heartland League: What appears to be a two-horse race will come down to the last days of the season, which could actually see the two candidates face off one last time for a final push at the award...

Bob Feller Best Pitcher Award Watch

Although it’s named after the late MLB Hall of Famer Bob Feller, it has been Syracuse Orange pitcher Stephen Strasburg‘s award to lose the last 3 seasons, as he has gotten better and better each season, with this season possibly being his best. Despite this, he does have some serious competition for the award, and with the expectations being so high for Strasburg, can he live up to, an...

Louisville Slugger Batting Champion Watch

Can Miguel Cabrera win back to back Louisville Slugger Batting Champion awards, or will it be Freddie Freeman in his new setting that wins the award for the fourth time? Will Oscar Taveras win his second of the award in the Frontier League, or will someone else spring into the conversation in the last month? Heartland League: We hate to say it, but it most likely will not be Miguel Cabrera or Fred...

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