Manchester Marauders

Say Hello To Your Manchester Marauders!

Hours after the league officially approved their petition to relocate, Dayton Sting front office informed the media and the fans their plans to move the team to Manchester, NH this off season. “It’s a bittersweet day for me and everyone involved with the club.” Said owner J. Joe Rickets Jr. “You’ll need to leave your home sometimes to build the future, The city of Dayton will always have a special place in the history of this ball club and in our hearts, I can’t begin to explain the sadness of leaving this town, We’ll miss you all. Thanks for being such loyal fans all these years.”   The rumors had been swirling around the franchise ever since the sudden change in management took many by surprise in the final weeks of the regular season. Long...

New GM Takes Over At Dayton, Hints At Relocation (Poll)

  On the field, the Dayton Sting baseball team are running out the clock on their forgettable 2023 mission, yet off of it they’ve been a consistent source of news in recent days. First, long time GM Mike McAvoy stepped down from his position, putting an end to what can only be described as a highly successful tenure. The Sting have been a perennial power throughout the existence of the league, making the post season seven times in the past 9 years. But with failing results and falling attendance,  the 2023 campaign has been a different story.  153 games into the season the Sting sit at a 65-88 record, which means their run of 6 straight winning seasons is assured to come to a halt. McAvoy, the revered and popular GM stepped down this week, giving the incoming GM time to get sett...

Evil Empire Are Not Standing Pat

104 wins last season, .700+ winning percentage this season, 3 straight playoff appearances and on their way to a fourth and Syracuse is still making bold moves. Bold may be too calm of a word to use when describing the moves Syracuse has made within the past two weeks.  Former gold glove LF’er Michael Chavis, platoon power hitter Chad Kroger (#2 on the team in HRs) along with top prospects MR Alan Alexander, SP Christopher Machamer, SP Thatcher Brown, and SP Bud Robertson among others who were highly thought of in the Syracuse organization.  Wow, that’s a lot when you look at it like that but seeing what Syracuse received in return puts a smile on fans faces. Dubbed “The Evil Empire” by many fans across the country and even by some GM’s in the CBL, they received some much needed bats to bo...

Transaction News: Gomes and Johnson DFA’ed

The Syracuse Orange organization has announced it has designated for assignment two players today, one RP Josh Johnson and C Yan Gomes. Gomes who was mainly a platoon type player usually against left handed pitching has been with the organization since they were the Orem Owlz.  His best season was with the Owlz when he hit 12 home runs in only 280 at bats with an OPS of 811 in only 71 games.  Since then Gomes has been hit or miss, 531 OPS in 2016, 733 in 2017 and a 774 last season.  His presence in the clubhouse I’m sure was considered but with Gomes being a non factor on offense this season (0 hits in 17 ABs) it seems as if his time in Syracuse is over. Jim Johnson a reliever who anchored a bullpen last season with his 3.04 ERA while pitching 74 innings was also shown the door.  Joh...

The Pride of Yokosuka Japan

Yokosuka, KAN – is the 11th most populous city in the Greater Tokyo, and the 12th in the Kanto region. The city of Yokosuka is known for its various military facilities. Aside from that, Yokosuka is also an industrial city, with factories operated by Nissan Motors. Yokosuka added another gem to their beautiful city and this time, they are making a mark in the baseball scene. Continental Baseball League and Dayton Sting have announced yesterday the deal that made-not only Yokosuka-but the whole country of Japan proud. The 28 year old, Sakutaro Masuda of Japan have officially announce that he signed a 3-year deal with Dayton Sting. According to reports, the deal is worth over $120 million ($40 million per year). This signing is historic not only that this is the first time a CBL team have si...

Votto out and Kilpatrick in?

While Syracuse has 10 wins in their last 11 games rumors are circulating that Mr. 44 James “Ape” Kilpatrick will be getting called up and starting at Firstbase for the Syracuse Orange as they travel to Vallejo for a 3 game set. Nobody from the Syracuse organization has confirmed anything nor has Kilpatrick, but one of Kilpatrick’s old high school teammates posted a Tweet late in the day that read “Grats to Ape, he belongs in the show”.  The Tweet was deleted about five minutes after it was posted. This would be a risky move for GM Gary Currier, the way the roster looks right now the only person that would logically be moved or taken off the CBL roster would be Joey Votto, the DH who’s started every game this season.  Votto is currently on a pace to walk ...

Down on the Farm – Fort Lauderdale Oranges Starting Rotation

Generation K, 2.0.  Back in 1995 the New York Mets of the defunct MLB had a talented group of young pitcher, Paul Wilson, Jason Isringhausen, and Bill Pulsipher were dubbed “Generation K”, the next big thing to hit Major League Baseball.    Well, that didn’t happen.  Wilson will probably be best known for being beaten and bloodied by Karl Farnsworth during a brawl.  Pulsipher’s career highlight was probably his 2004 season with the Independent Long Island Ducks.  Isringhausen with the most success out of the 3 was a very solid closer for a few seasons with the St Louis Cardinals. 2.0 features 4 pitchers currently on the Syracuse Orange AAA roster, Fort Lauderdale.  4 pitchers with fastballs breaking 100MPH, the 5th and slowest maxing out at 99.  This impressive grou...

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