Sultans Review: May Edition

With the month of May closing out lets look at where the Sultans stand in the division and some of their top performers. April was a pretty terrible month for our boys at 8-16, however a hot May puts us right back in the thick of things, is this just a bubble or can they sustain this winning? The stats say no, middle of the pack or worse in all the team statistics with many young players shouldering the load. After Nash Jr went down, young 1B Jose Garcia has really picked up the role of leading the team in hitting, with his .273 AVG and 9 HRs the best on the club. The pitching woes continue as we search and search for a young arm that can bring us success. As the draft proceeds hopefully a pitcher like “The Commish” can one day garner a 1 spot, till then the Sultans will contin...

CBL America’s Top 5 Draft Prospects

CBL America, the finest amateur baseball publication in this universe, has released their top 5 draft prospects as the CBL Amateur Draft gets underway. Notes: The odds on favorite to win the Golden Arm award this season, Gleyvin Sternisha went a remarkable 7-1 with a 1.25 ERA for Louisiana State, leading them to the College World Series final. He struck out 62 batters in 65 innings, while walking 11. He’s improved each season since arriving on campus in Baton Rouge. A 3.17 ERA as a freshman was impressive but led to just a 2-4 record. He went 7-1 last season as well, although his ERA was 2.08. He finished his collegiate career with 163 strikeouts in 176 innings, while walking just 40.   Scout’s Take: He’s a bit undersized for most scouts ideal ace, and his strikeout ...

Roque Vela: Meet CBL’s Best Trainer

Roque Vela was the youngest student in his medical school graduating class, at just 21 years old. A childhood genius from Mexico, Vela was always destined to one day be educated in the United States, and was accepted into the University of Michigan as a 15-year-old college freshman. He graduated in just 3 years, and was accepted into the school’s medical program. On May 10, 2004, one month before he would turn 21 years old, Roque Vela had a medical degree from one of the best colleges in the United States. One of Michigan’s most prominent alumni was Dr. Joe Smith, a former orthopedic surgeon who had developed several prominent medical devices over his 20-year-career that allowed him to retire in 2010 at 52 years of age. Joe Smith would turn his massive fortune into the Traverse City franch...

Captain of a Sinking Ship: An Exclusive Interview With Embattled Admirals GM Matt Garber

Simply put, the 2027 season was a disaster for our beloved, two time World Champion “Golden State” Admirals. 99 losses and a near upheaval in the front office. That’s all you need to know to get the picture of what a dysfunctional mess this team was in the face of high expectations. Luckily for us, the architect of that dumpster fire, GM Matt Garber, agreed to do an interview with the Admirals Club, the only place to get your up-to-date Admirals News and Reports. Below is the transcript of that interview: Q: First thing’s first. What happened with Quit-Gate? Garber: I’m not here to, uh, talk about the past. So let’s leave the past in the past. Because that’s where it belongs. What I do know is that we’re here and ready to finish what we started. Q: As I’m sure you know, season ticket holde...

Royce Returns To Helm of Sultans

Nathan Royce is returning to be the General Manager of Baseball with the Sultans after a short hiatus, reasons given were many but rumor has it he was defeated by the teams inability to get over the 500 hump. Distractions in the outside world led him elsewhere but now he is back with a new focus and will attempt once again to bring this team into an age of winning. The familiar face of Gregory Nash welcomed Royce back to the stadium first and foremost, while the young heads that have begn to come into their own are wary of the new GM’s ability to put together a team that can get more than 70 wins. Only time will tell, first objective is getting the team filled as the Sultans head into the off season with a thinned roster. What do you guys think is the biggest Sultan need?

Nearly Down and Out, Millers Go Down Under

Minneapolis, MN – The Minneapolis Millers have clinched a playoff spot tonight, despite being three games under .500 at 78-81. A mostly rebuilding FL is to thank, to be sure, but a month ago the playoffs seemed like an impossibility for this team. *One Month Earlier* The date is August 31, and the Minneapolis Millers playoff hopes are fading fast. The team has just lost 9-2 to their divisional foe, the Vancouver Canadians. The Millers are just 2-6 over their last 8 games heading into September, and even worse all 8 games were against divisional opponents. With the team sitting at 59-72, the organization decided to fire manager Mike Matheny, in a hail mary attempt to salvage their season. The organization took a beating on social media, as fans and pundits alike were discouraged by th...

Draft Day in Pasadena

Pasadena, CA – A glance down the dimly lit high school hallway shows the light bouncing off plaques hanging near the baseball trophy case. The Pasadena Revolution logo painted on the adjacent wall is fading. Upon closer examination, it’s easy to understand why these stood out. SP Alfredo Hogan, Class of 2018. SS Ken Hill, Class of 2022. 1B Duane Kowing, Class of 2024. Hogan was one of the league’s best up and coming young starters, but after tearing his labrum he’s been moved to the bullpen for Manchester. At 26 years old there’s always a chance he could build his arm back up, but at this point he’s one of the league’s best young relievers which has plenty of value in itself. He’s the gem of the Pasadena Revolution baseball program. Ken Hill ...

Regina to Relocate

The Regina Reapers announced today that they would be moving to Indianapolis and becoming the Indianapolis Arrows owner Able Wright said he would like to thank the fans of Regina for their support of the team.Mr. Wright also announced that there would be some changes in the ownership group with former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning and Indiana native David Letterman purchasing 20% of the team.In a statement, the new owners said: “We look forward to great fan support in Indianapolis and bringing exciting baseball to the circle city.”

2026 Season Predictions – East Side Edition

Heartland League East Division Regina Reapers (projected 5 th 62-100) Another year, another new leader in Regina. Will Matt be Regina’s great savior? Time will tell. Unfortunately, he has inherited a franchise with a very murky future. Regina finds itself in a situation where in order to get wins, they might have to just flat outscore the other team. Lots of 10-8 games are in their future. Having said that..they still have some firepower to do it with stalwart all-stars like J.Kilpatrick and R.McGuire who can win games single-handedly for the team. The Reaper’s pitching staff is currently in shambles…with team leader Strasburg still sidelined, the team will have to look to Dylan Steen to represent as the ace of the staff (yes, the same Steen who had a 4.5+ ERA and lost 14 games last year)....

2026 Season Predictions – West Side Edition

HL West Richardson City Bloodravens  Predicted Record: 88-74 2nd place   Let me start out by saying there’s a reason I used RC’s last championship banner as there picture. The team is ALWAYS on my radar to win it all. Every year I wonder if the Bloodravens will crumble but every year they are one of the premier teams in the league. Young Guys looking to be the next wave in the dynasty are here! Alfredo Espinosa is a guy to watch on this team as he’s got the stuff to compete with every hitter and he’s had a year in the pen to help pave his way to the CBL. GM Imran has used this technique before with young pitchers and it seems to always work out. Another player everyone should keep an eye on in RC is 1st basemen Gilberto Lopez. Lopez puts on a show in batting pr...

Possible Free Agent Destinations and Offseason Trade Rumors

The 2025-2026 off season is here and the list of free agents looks intriguing for any team. There are seasoned veterans who broke out and impressed, even though they are on the wrong side of 30 (See Gary Sanchez), there are young pitchers who are going into their first free agency (See Jim Beauregard and Ben O’Farrell), and even an international player with no history of playing any baseball in a recognized league (See Katsuharu ‘Spot’ Azuma). There’s something for every team and there’s no doubt that money will be flying in the direction of many of these free agents. Here’s a look at some possible destinations for the top free agents and other free agents that might not be as known but might have a chance to break out with a new team or have an interest...

Dreamer Doyle Takes Over in California

Portland Panthers were rocked by the sudden resignation of General Manager Phil Doyle. Doyle was later confirmed as the new GM of David Geffen’s new team – the California Dreamers. Having guided the Panthers to the Premier Series just a few days ago, Doyle wasted no time in working out his release from Portland with owner Geoff Brown. “We are obviously very upset to see Phil go, but he made it clear that he didn’t want to be here anymore so we reluctantly agreed to his request to move to California. We wish him well but at the same time we move on and I will be naming our new GM shortly.” Doyle had spent 7 years in Portland, being part of the original team that relocated from Boston. He built the Panthers up from a losing record to their current position of fi...

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