Traverse City Bullet Club

The Champ Is Here

TRAVERSE CITY, MI — The Beach Bums finished the CBL season as the 2020 Premier Cup Champions. They ended the season with the best record in the Frontier League at 102-60. The Bums had a relatively quiet 2019 Off-Season and 2020 campaign. They didn’t make any moves and at one point didn’t have 25 players on the active roster. They stayed healthy most of the season and the bond grew throughout the season. The division title never seemed in jeopardy and they just coasted through the season with one of the best pitching rotations in the league. The combination of Carlos Rodon, Taijuan Walker, AJ Cole and Rafael Montero led to 71 wins. Traverse City’s hitting had some ups and downs on the season. The 2019 MVP Oscar Taveras was sidelined for a few months and hurt his chan...

Traverse City 2018 Off-Season Review

Traverse City, MI — After a great 2018 season which included one of the more exciting division races in the CBL, it was the Beach Bums who edged out Charlotte for the title. It was also the Bums division rival who they faced in a grueling 5 game series in the FLDS. The Bums run would eventually come to a halt when they faced the Vancouver Canadians. The Canadians outclassed the Beach Bums in every aspect and would represent the FL in the CBL Premier Cup. General Manager Scott Entsminger jumped ship from division foe the Nashville Outlaws for the Beach Bums after the previous GM suddenly retired. It caught the CBL off-guard, but Scott felt like he was the man for the job. He road the course of the season and didn’t make many moves as the trade deadline approached. He said “...

Traverse City 2018 Regular Season Wrap-Up

TRAVERSE CITY — The Beach Bums closed the regular season with a Frontier League East Division Championship. The Bums finished the season with a record of 94-68. They finished 2 games ahead of division rivals Charlotte Knights. Pitching carried them most of the season with no position player who qualified batting over .300. A.J. Cole led in Wins while Riley Ferrell was 1 strikeout away from 200 and Alex Wood had an amazing 2.21 ERA. The Bums GM had resigned mid way through the season. GM Scott who previously was in control of the Nashville Outlaws made a few decisions at the trade deadline, but was nothing major. The Bums will play their division rivals Charlotte Knights in the FLDS. These teams know each other well enough that the series has the potential to go 5. The Bums are confid...

New General Manager in Traverse City

TRAVERSE CITY — The Beach Bums dealing with the unexpected loss of their General Manager looked no further than a division rival to replace him. In the late night hours, the Beach Bums were able to come to deal with GM Scott. He only had been resigned for 20 minutes before the Bums scooped him up. GM Scott had this to say “I really enjoyed my time in Nashville, but this was an opportunity too good to pass up. I want to thank everyone for believing in me within the Nashville organization and wish them nothing but 2nd best. You know since we are in the same division.” GM Scott leaves behind a struggling Nashville team, but in his short tenure he began transitioning to the 2019 season with a few key trades. He now goes from a pretender to a contender and only time will tell ...

2016 Season Review

What a season it was! After the league agreed to a new 120-game season, up from 82, even that proved to be one game too short. Trey and his Austin Bats were on the wrong end of the play-in game, losing in nail-biting, heart-racing, stomach-punch fashion to Syracuse. It also had to hurt watching Montreal clinch the East division title with a 60-60 record, three games worse than Austin. The Orange will play Frisco, while the other playoff series’ can be seen here. Let’s take a look back at the regular season. Inside the Numbers 17-16 Frisco’s record after trading several top prospects for starting pitchers Gio Gonzalez, Justin Verlander and Jordan Zimmerman. (49-38 prior to trade) 77 Number of wins Calgary had, best in the CBL. Traverse City was the only other team to eclip...

Players To Watch: Midwest League

There were several impressive performances across each of the minor league levels this season. Today, we’ll take a look at three of the best performances from the Midwest league. It’s worth noting that age plays a major factor, as an older player dominating the level is far less impressive than an extremely young one even holding his own at the same level. The players mentioned are in no particular order. Previously: Arizona League CF Raul Martinez, Bowling Green Organization After hitting .361 last season in the Arizona League, Martinez continued to hit this season after being promoted. The 18-year-old outfielder hit .311/.342/.429 with 21 extra base hits in just 254 at-bats. As one of the league’s youngest regulars, Martinez’s performance received high praise. Sco...

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