2020 Season

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2020 Bull League Season

April 1 to September 29, 2020

Number of games 162

Number of teams 20
Draft
Selected by Dallas Deputies
Regular season
League postseason
Bull Cup Champions
Seasons
← 2019

2021 →


The 2020 season of the Bull Baseball League will be the 26th season played since the league began its modern era in 1995. The season regular season will start on April 1, 2020.

Game simulations will begin April 9, 2019. This will be the second season since 2015 that is not played in sync with the real-life calendar, and the first season ever which will take place more than a year in the future.

An All-Star Game is scheduled for July 9, 2020.


Schedule

This will be the second season the league Championship Season schedule will be at 162 games in length, a "standard" major league schedule. Each team will play its division rivals a total of 23 times each, and against its opposing division rivals six times each. There will be four games against each team in the opposite league for a total of 40 interleague games.

This season is expected to run from April 2019 to October 2019 in real life.

Managerial changes

General managers

Offseason

Team Former GM Reason for Leaving New GM Story/Accomplishments
Norfolk Sharks Lawrence Tabachnick Resigned Scott Elliott Tabachnick was the Norfolk GM and manager from 2017 to 2019, compiling a respectable win-loss record of 164-194 (.458), and generally ending each season with his team in the middle of the pack in the Metro League East division. Tabachnick was a dedicated and highly involved manager, but was generally not active in the trade market, instead turning his attention to the amateur draft and developing international talent. He was responsible for drafting reliever Daniel Abbate, a promising right-hander from Grenada, who was chosen in the 3rd round of the 2018 draft and has steadily demonstrated some successes moving up quickly through the Norfolk system. Tabachnick was replaced prior to the 2020 season by assistant GM Scott Elliott.
Washington Freedom Zach Kerr Demoted Alex Sanderson Former New York Dragons GM and manager Sanderson returned to the league and took the reins of the Philadelphia Liberty Warriors (formerly the Denver Danger), as part of the team's relocation to nearby Washington, D.C. as the Washington Freedom. In 2017, Sanderson led New York to a 53-47 3rd place finish. Sanderson took a step back during the 2018 season, and the team's performance showed, sliding to a 49-51 finish, before storming back last season under former Arizona Cowboys GM, Kevin Norris. Zach Kerr, who held the fort down for Philly last season, was bumped down to assistant to make room for Sanderson.

In-season

Team Former GM Reason for Leaving New GM Story/Accomplishments
Dallas Deputies Andrew Warren Resigned TBA Warren joined the Dallas organization as GM & manager shortly after the 2019 season began, and led the team over 121 games that year to a 59-103 (.364) finish, with the team going 43-78 (.355) while he was at the helm. The season ended with Dallas maintaining the best minor league system in the Bull League, featuring three prospects in the Top 20, all three of whom are power center fielders (John Heart, Georges Henri, Ricardo Rodriguez). In all, Dallas had 8 players in the Top 100 prospects as the 2020 season began. But due to personal commitments, Warren could no longer continue to manage the team. Despite some successes in drafting talented players, he leaves the team with one of the worst records in the Metro League, and many vacancies at front office positions throughout the entire organization.

Major events

Hall of Fame Inductions

Reorganization

There were several offseason changes following the 2019 and before the beginning of the 2020 campaign.

Award winners

Milestones

College and High School Leagues

Nor-Am High School

The Nor-Am High School League season ran from March 1 to April 1, lasting 30 games. The Independent Conference's Great Lakes HS Warlords, based in Rochester, New York, won the High School World Series after defeating the Louisiana College Red Wolves in a best-of-three series, 2-1. It was Great Lakes High's first season playing in the playoff-eligible Division 1 level, and they ended the season in a 3-way tie for the division pennant with a 17-13 record.

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