SWBL Hot Stove:

3.8.22 - Twins re-sign Spencer Bogad, Cory McArthy, and Will Rath to one-year deals.

3.6.22 - Marlins sign Jordan Smith to a one-year deal.

2.25.22 - Expos re-sign Evan Close to a one-year deal.

2.9.22 - Yankees sign Gus Skibbe to a max ten-year deal.

2.7.22 - Expos re-sign Matt Germer and Matt Egerstrom to max ten-year deals.

2.1.22 - Rockies re-sign Chad Young and Brian Kenney to one year deals.

2.1.22 - Marlins sign Corey Pohle to a one year deal.

1.26.22 - Orioles sign Brett Spencer and Sam Skibbe to a one year deal.

1.20.22 - Astros trade Chris Oberlohr to the Twins in exchange for a social media profile picture change to an unflattering picture of Edloe Donnan.

1.20.22 - Rockies re sign Grant Boyd to a one year deal.

1.20.22 - Athletics re sign Paul Castellano to a one year deal.

1.14.22 - Expos sign Jeremy Worrell to a one year deal.

1.10.22 - White Sox sign Ty Butler, Leon Cherry, and Jackson Crosley to five year deals with incentives.

1.7.22 - Astros sign Jim Stout to an 8-year deal.

1.1.22 - Orioles sign Peter Leicht and Patrick Gatti to one year deals with possible player options.

1.1.22 - White Sox sign Derek Cornell to a 5 year deal with incentives.

12.10.21 - Athletics re-sign Josh Rogers to a one year pitching deal with 15 guaranteed at bats in Season 20.

12.8.21 - SWBL Expos release Brett Spencer to Unrestricted Free Agency.

12.1.21 - SWBL Yankees release Jackson Crosley to Unrestricted Free Agency.

11.18.21 - SWBL Athletics release Jordan Smith to Unrestricted Free Agency.

11.16.21 - Kyle Breda retires from the SWBL.

11.14.21 - John Leicht named Captain of the new Orioles franchise.

11.14.21 - John Calloway named Captain of the new White Sox franchise.

8.1.21 - SWBL Brewers and SWBL Royals franchises have disbanded.

5.9.21 - Expos re-sign veteran Andy Oldenburg to a one year deal.

 

4.5.21 - SWBL Astros deal Jeremy Worrell to the SWBL Brewers in exchange for beer.

3.31.21 - Brewers sign 6-year vet and league founder, Andrew Leicht to a one year deal to return for his seventh year and attain HOF eligibility.

3.27.21 - SWBL Draft Results:  1.  Corey Pohle (Marlins), 2.  Chris Vorbeck (A's), 3.  Chad Young (Rockies), 4.  Leon Cherry (Royals), 5.  Ryan Briggs (Brewers), 6.  Josh Rogers (A's), 7.  Jordan Smith (A's) 

3.26.21 - Royals sign free agent Tyler Flakne to a one year deal.

3.24.21 - Marlins re-sign Trent Davis to a one year deal with team option, and re-sign Josh Anthony to a four year deal with incentives.

3.12.21 - Expos re-sign Brett Spencer to lucrative one year deal with many incentives.

3.11.21 - Marlins re-sign Sam Rudnick to a two year deal with third year option.

 

3.9.21 - Athletics re-sign Paul Castellano to a one year deal.

3.9.21 - Yankees re-sign Jackson Crosley to a one year deal.

3.8.21 - Brewers sign Jimmy Stout and Curran Collins to one year deals with incentives.

3.8.21 - Rockies re-sign Grant Boyd, Kyle Breda and Brian Kenney to one year deals.

3.8.21 - Royals sign Trent Steffes to a one year deal.

3.7.21 - Twins re-sign Coy McArthy and Will Rath to one year deals.

3.3.21 - Twins re-sign reigning MVP, Spencer Bogad to a one year deal.

2.2.21 - Marlins sign Luke Bakula to 10-year max deal with incentives.

1.21.21 - Royals sign Auston Steffes to one year deal.

1.20.21 - Astros signed John Calloway to a multi-year deal and cigar incentives.

1.13.21 - Royals sign Sam Skibbe, Ty Butler, and Kevin Skibbe to one year deals.

1.10.21 - Astros sign Cole Layton to a 6 year deal.

1.5.21 - Expos sign Jimmy Nelson to a max ten year deal.

11.15.20 - SWBL Marlins officially replace the SWBL Diamondbax as the 9th franchise in the SWBL.

9.1.20 - Brewers sign Josh Rogers to a one year rookie deal.

8.15.20 - Eli Erickson takes over as captain for the newest SWBL Franchise, the SWBL Marlins.  With 8 teams in 2020, the division structure has been modified.

8.15.20 - Gus Skibbe, Sam Skibbe, Paul Castellano, and Steve Hays combine to form the SWBL Braves franchise in the wake od Royals and Athletics disbanding due to COVID-19.

 

8.9.20 - Astros sign Cole Layton to a one year rookie deal.

8.1.20 - Rockies sign Michael Patterson to a one year rookie deal.

7.20.20 - Gus Skibbe (Royals) listed as day to day with elbow injury.

3.21.20 - SWBL Draft Results:  3.  Kevin Crowley (Brewers), 4.  Mike Derstine (Twins), 5.  Chad Young (Rockies), 6.  Leon Cherry (Royals), 7.  Mike Bogad (Royals) 

3.21.20 - SWBL Out of Towner Rule Roster Additions:  1.  Evan Sibbet, 2.  Casey Urbach added to the DBax roster.  Mat Peisert, Andrew Lindor, and Devin Nelson also returning.

1.15.20 - Kevin Skibbe (Royals) listed as day to day from double hand surgery.  Doctor has yet to give the green light to throw on the mound.  More information available at the end of April.

1.9.20 - Rockies re-sign their entire roster to a one year deal.

1.6.20 - Twins sign Cory McArthy to a one year deal.

1.2.20 - Astros sign David Olderman to a three year deal with incentives.

1.1.20 - Expos sign Brett Spencer to a one year deal with incentives.

12.30.19 - Twins re-sign Will Rath to a one year deal.

12.30.19 - Twins re-sign Spencer Bogad to a one year deal, with a two year player option.

12.27.19 - Royals re-sign Ty Butler, Sam Skibbe, and Kevin Skibbe to one year deals.

12.6.19 - Astros re-sign Keaton Adams to a ten year deal with incentives.

12.1.19 - Astros re-sign Cameron Smith to a ten year deal with incentives.

5.24.19 - Athletics sign Charlie Bakula to a one year rookie contract.

5.17.19 - Brewers sign Danny Regan to a rookie contract.

5.17.19 - DBax sign Kevin Knutson to a rookie contract.

3.17.19 - Expos re-sign the rest of their roster to three year deals.

3.17.19 - Rockies re-sign their entire roster to a one year deal.

3.17.19 - Twins re-sign Spencer Bogad and Will Rath to a one year deal.

3.16.19 - SWBL Draft Results:  1.  Cameron Smith (Astros), 2.  Derek Cornell (Brewers), 3.  Cory McCarthy (Royals), 4.  Mike Derstine (Twins), 5.  Keaton Adams (Astros), 6. Leon Cherry (Royals), 7. Matt Pay (Astros), 8. Jamesell Kee (Royals), 9.  Ryan Oberlohr (Astros), 10. Tyler Cardwell (Royals) 

3.16.19 - SWBL Out of Towner Rule Roster Additions:  Caleb Jonkman, Jay Zimmerman, and Brandon Corbett added to the DBax roster.

2.14.19 - Royals sign Andy Oldenburg to a one-year deal, bringing the vet out of retirement.

1.29.19 - Brewers re-sign Patrick Gatti with a lucrative three year contract.  

1.28.19 - Royals sign Sam Skibbe, Ty Butler, and Kevin Skibbe to one-year deals with Championship incentives.

1.27.19 - Astros sign Chris Oberlohr to the ten year max deal.

12.23.18 - John Leicht exercises one year option to stay with the Expos.

4.21.18 - Athletics sign Matt Galakatos to a one-year rookie deal.

4.20.18 - Steve Hays listed as day to day from surgery.  Doctor has yet to give the green light for Steve to throw on the mound.

 

4.14.18 - John Leicht exercises his player option with the Expos for 2018.

3.18.18 - SWBL Draft Second Round Results:  1.  Braden Sikes (Athletics), 2.  Amelia Benware (Astros), 3.  Mike Derstine (Twins), 4.  Kevin Skibbe (Royals)

3.18.18 - SWBL Draft First Round Results:  1.  Stephen Farkas (Astros), 2.  Chris Oberlohr (Astros), 3.  Chris Neumann (Diamondbax), 4.  Evan Bischoff (Diamondbax), 5.  Mike Boyles (Royals)

3.15.18 - SWBL Twins trade their first round pick in the 2018 SWBL Draft to the SWBL Diamondbax for their second round pick and a bottle of Rose.

1.30.18 - Brewers re-sign Kyle Cornell to a two-year deal with franchise stock options, plus incentives.

1.29.18 - Diamondbax re-sign Auston Steffes and Mat Peisert to three year deals with player options for a fourth.

1.28.18 - Brewers re-sign John Doerries to a one-year deal with Skills Competition rights.

1.25.18 - Brewers sign Stephen Carter to a one-year deal.

1.16.18 - Diamondbax re-sign Devin Nelson to a three-year deal with a player option on a fourth year.

1.15.18 - Twins re-sign Edloe Donnan to a ten-year max deal, making him the longest contracted player in the league.

1.15.18 - Twins re-sign Will Rath to a one year deal and sign Free Agent Jimmy Cole to a one-year deal, with team option for another year, plus award incentives.

1.11.18 - SWBL Athletics trade the number one overall pick in the 2018 SWBL Draft to the SWBL Astros for a 12-pack of Bud Light.

1.11.18 - Astros re-sign Jeremy Worrell to a five-year deal, Rob Walters to a two-year deal with club options, and Matt Rosener and Cam Branson to one-year deals. 

1.10.18 - Royals re-sign Sam Skibbe and Ty Butler to a one-year deal, with a player option to extend another year.

1.10.18 - Brewers re-sign Jimmy Stout to a two-year deal, with playing requirements and stat incentives.

1.9.18 - Diamondbax re-sign Andrew Lindor to a three-year deal, with a player option for a fourth year.

1.9.18 - Brewers re-sign David Olderman to a two-year ace pitching deal, with incentives.

1.8.18 - Auston Steffes of the Diamondbax breaks ankle and is questionable to return for Season 16.

1.8.18 - Twins re-sign Spencer Bogad to a one-year deal, no incentives.

5.12.17 - Expos re-sign Matt Egerstrom, Jimmy Nelson, Matt Germer, and Evan Close to contracts for 2017.

3.18.17 - SWBL Draft Second Round Results:  1.   Justin Gober (Astros), 3. Auston Steffes (Diamondbax), 5. Curran Collins (Brewers), 8. Andrew Lindor (Diamondbax), 9. Mike Derstine (Twins)

 

3.18.17 - SWBL Draft Supplemental Round Results:  1.  Devin Nelson (Diamondbax)

3.18.17 - SWBL Twins release Taylor Homeyer from Rookie Contract.

3.18.17 - SWBL Draft First Round Results:  1.  Jeremy Worrell (Astros), 2.  Jimmy Cole (Diamondbax), 3.  Dylan Bannecke (Expos), 4.  Zach Artim (Astros), 6.  Mat Piesert (Diamondbax), 7. Mark Belles (Astros), 8. Braden Sikes (A's), 9. Taylor Homeyer (Twins) 

3.14.17 - Brewers trade their 2017 second round draft pick to the Astros in exchange for Peter's breakfast on Saturday morning.

3.14.17 - Rockies trade their 2017 first round draft pick to the Astros in exchange for a beer.

3.14.17 - Royals trade their 2017 second round draft pick to the Astros in exchange for champagne.

2.22.17 - Expos re-sign John Leicht to a 1-year deal with contract extension options.

2.19.17 - Royals trade the 2017 second round draft pick received from the A's to the Diamondbax in exchange for three cigars.

2.18.17 - Twins trade Tyler Flakne to the Royals.  Royals trade Paul Castellano to the Athletics and a 30-pack to the Twins.  The Athletics trade their 2017 second round draft pick to the Royals and 30 pack of beer and Raisin' Canes meals to the Twins in a historic three team trade.

1.24.17 - Royals trade their 2017 first round draft pick to the Diamondbax in exchange for MN local beer.

1.21.17 - Yankees extend Jackson Crosley's contract through the 2020 season, making sure Jackson does not go to free agency next season. 

1.18.17 - Rockies sign Grant Boyd, Kyle Breda, and Brian Kenney to their annual one-year deals on the same contract.

1.17.17 - Astros exercise their team option on Cam Branson and Rob Walters to return for the 2017 Season. 

1.16.17 - Astros sign Matt Rosener to a one-year deal with incentives.

1.15.17 - Brewers sign 2016 West Rookie of the Year, Jim Stout to a one-year deal with incentives and extension option.

1.15.17 - Twins sign former Yankee, Will Rath to a one-year deal.

1.5.17 - Twins re-sign 2016 ROTY, Tyler Flakne to a one-year deal.

1.1.17 - Twins re-sign Spencer Bogad and Edloe Donnan to one-year deals.

12.29.16 - Royals re-sign Ty Butler to a one-year deal with extension options.

10.1.16 - Trent Steffes claims the Diamondbax as the new SWBL franchise for 2017 bringing our Season 15 expansion period to a close and at nine teams for the first time in the Franchise Era.

9.29.16 - Chris Meador changes the SWBL Phillies Franchise to the SWBL Twins.

5.28.16 - Rockies trade rookie Evan Close to the Expos in exchange for beer.

5.17.16 - Expos sign Andrew Hawkins to a one-year league rookie deal.

 

5.7.16 - Brewers sign Jimmy Stout to a one-year league rookie deal.

 

4.30.16 - Brewers re-sign Danny Bell to a one-year deal with incentives and playoff option for one more year.

 

4.20.16 - Rockies sign Brett Spencer to a one-year deal with mutual option for 2017, with alcohol, food, and more incentives.

 

4.20.16 - Royals sign Sam Skibbe to a one-year deal with a team option for 2017.

 

4.9.16 - Athletics extend Steve Hays' contract 10 years through 2026 with many player options and incentive to Pie the Commissioner in the face.

 

3.31.16 - Astros sign Jay Peters to a 1-year rookie deal.

 

3.26.16 - Royals sign Jordan Smith to a 1-year rookie deal.

 

3.23.16 - Astros sign Matt Rosener to a 1-year rookie deal.

 

3.22.16 - Rockies sign Evan Close to a 1-year rookie deal.

 

3.22.16 - Expos sign Matt Germer to a 1-year rookie deal.

 

3.22.16 - Astros sign Sam Rosener to a 1-year rookie deal.

 

3.22.16 - Phillies sign Tyler Flakne to a 1-year rookie deal.

 

3.21.16 - Rockies re-sign Grant Boyd, Brian Kenney, and Kyle Breda to the same 1-year contract for Season 14.

 

3.19.16 - SWBL Draft Second Round Results:  1.  Don Hogan (Brewers)

 

3.19.16 - SWBL Draft Supplemental Round Results:  1.  Matt Rosener (Astros)

 

3.19.16 - SWBL Draft First Round Results:  1.  Matt Germer (Expos), 2. Tyler Flakne (Phillies), 3.  Sam Rosener (Astros), 4.  Jeremy Ratajczyk (Phillies), 5.  Bud Light (Brewers), 6.  Jordan Smith (Royals), 7.  Jay Peters (Yankees), 8.  Evan Close (Rockies)

 

3.19.16 - Athletics trade their 2016 1st Round Draft Pick to the Phillies.

 

3.18.16 - Phillies sign Derek Thompson and Mike Derstine to two-year deals with no extensions or incentives.

 

3.12.16 - Yankees sign Kevin Pohle to the max ten-year deal and Will Rath to a one-year deal.

 

2.28.16 - Expos re-sign John Leicht to a one year deal..

 

2.21.16 - Expos re-sign Jimmy Nelson and Matt Egerstrom to one-year deals with no incentives or options.

 

2.19.16 - Astros sign Rob Walters to a 1-year deal, with beer incentives and club option for 2017.

 

2.13.16 - Astros sign Cam Branson to a 1-year deal, with beer incentives and club option for 2017.

 

2.11.16 - Phillies sign Edloe Donnan to a 1-year deal, with no incentives.

 

2.10.16 - Brewers re-sign David Olderman (Big Bro) to a two-year deal with incentives.

 

1.21.16 - Phillies sign Spencer Bogad to a 1-year deal, with no incentive and a player termination clause.  This is the first contract in Phillies franchise history.

 

1.19.16 - Athletics re-sign Luke Bakula to the maximum 10-year deal, with many club/player options.

 

1.19.16 - Royals re-sign Ty Butler to a one year contract with incentives and ink 4-time Champion, Paul Castellano to a 3-year deal, no incentives. 

 

1.11.16 - Athletics sign Michael Karl to the maximum 10-year deal, with many club/player options.

 

1.8.16 - Brewers re-sign John Doerries to a two-year deal.

 

11.22.15 - Bryan Benware claims the Astros as the new American League franchise for 2016 bringing our Season 14 expansion period to a close.

 

11.21.15 - Chris Meador claims the Phillies as the new National League franchise for 2016 bringing our Season 14 team numbers to 7 out of 8.

 

9.7.15 - SWBL Cardinals and SWBL Rays officially announce the disbanding of the franchises after the 2015 season. 

 

6.15.15 - Cardinals power hitter and former ROTY (2010), Nick Lape has announced his retirement from the SWBL.

 

5.22.15 - Rays sign Eric Krupa to a 1-year deal.

 

5.19.15 - Expos sign John Leicht to a 1-year deal.

 

5.18.15 - Rockies sign Dylan Bannecke to a 1-year deal.

 

5.17.15 - Athletics sign Chris Costello to a 1-year deal.

 

5.9.15 - Yankees sign James Calloway to a 1-year deal.

 

3.22.15 - Cardinals sign Andy Oldenburg to a 1-year deal with team option.

 

3.21.15 - SWBL Rookie Draft Second Round Results:  1.  Pat Blassie (Expos), 2.  Jimmy Nelson (Expos), 3.  Jon Blassie (Expos). 

 

3.21.15 - Cardinals trade their 2015 2nd Round Draft Pick to the Expos.

 

3.21.15 - SWBL Rookie Draft Supplemental Round Results:  1.  Mike Blassie (Expos), 2.  Michael Karl (Athletics). 

 

3.21.15 - SWBL Rookie Draft First Round Results:  1.  Matt Egerstrom (Expos), 2.  Danny Holst (Athletics), 3.  John Doerries (Brewers), 4.  Mike Derstine (Royals), 5.  Matt Patterson (Cardinals), 6.  Ian Baker (Rays). 

 

3.20.15 - Royals trade their 2015 2nd Round Draft Pick to the Expos for one domestic tall boy.

 

3.13.15 - Brewers re-sign Danny Bell to a one-year deal.

 

3.13.15 - Royals re-sign 2014 Rookie of the Year, Ty Butler to a one-year deal with a 5-year extension option.

 

3.9.15 - Rays re-sign Chris Meador and Will Rath to one-year deals.

 

3.9.15 - Cardinals re-sign Bryan Benware to a one-year, fielding only contract with incentives and possible extension.

 

3.8.15 - Rockies re-sign Grant Boyd, Brian Kenney, Scott Sommerfield, and Kyle Breda to the same 1-year contract for Season 13, with bubble gum benefits.

12.13.14 - Kevin Wiethuchter claims the Expos as the new National League franchise for 2015 bringing our expansion period for Season 13 to a close.

 

11.10.14 - Cardinals lefty, and former two-time MVP, Jeff Bertram announces his official retirement from the SWBL.

 

10.12.14 - Cardinals excercise one-year contract extension on Nick Lape's contract.

 

5.25.14 - Pirates Franchise disbands following Captain, Andy Oldenburg's retirement announcement.

 

5.25.14 - Cardinals trade Kevin Wiethuchter to the Pirates for a 6-pack of beer.

 

5.16.14 - Rockies sign Scott Sommerfield to a one-year deal. 

 

5.2.14 - Royals re-sign Jordan McGee to a one-year deal.

 

4.19.14 - Cardinals sign Kevin Wiethuchter and Dave Menne to one-year deals.

 

4.19.14 - Brewers re-sign John Leicht to a one-year deal.

 

4.19.14 - Pirates sign Steve Miller, Roger Burch, and Curtis Ford to one-year deals.

 

4.19.14 - Athletics sign John Helling to a -one-year deal.

 

4.10.14 - Brewers re-sign Kyle Cornell to a four-year contract with incentives.

 

4.10.14 - Cardinals sign Nick Lape to a one-year deal with incentives.

 

4.10.14 - David Olderman of the Brewers will miss the 2014 season due to a wrist injury.

 

3.27.14 - Rays re-sign Chris Meador and sign Will Rath to one-year deals.

3.22.14 - SWBL Rookie Draft Second Round Results:  1.  Bryan Benware (Cardinals), 2.  Miles Figg (Royals), 3.  Dave Karrasch (Pirates). 

 

3.22.14 - SWBL Rookie Draft First Round Results:  1.  Kyle Tibbles (Pirates), 2.  John Marcanik (Pirates), 3.  Ty Butler (Royals), 4.  Shane Rasch (Cardinals), 5.  Kyle Breda (Rockies), 6.  Corey Pohle (Yankees), 7.  Danny Bell (Brewers). 

 

3.20.14 - Athletics trade their 2014 1st Round Draft Pick to the Pirates for a 12-pack of beer and their 2015 1st Round Pick.

 

3.15.14 - Rockies re-sign Grant Boyd and Brian Kenney to one year deals.

 

3.15.14 - Athletics re-sign Ray McGrew to a one year deal.

 

1.14.14 - Brewers re-sign Patrick Gatti to a 5-year deal through 2018 and David Olderman to a two year deal.   

SWBL Contracts:

Astros:

Bryan Benware - League Captain Contract

Cameron Smith - Signed Through 2029

Keaton Adams - Signed Through 2029

David Olderman - Signed Through 2022

Cole Layton - Signed Through 2026

Jim Stout - Signed Through 2029

Athletics:

Alex Heck - League Captain Contract

Steve Hays - Signed Through 2026

Michael Karl - Signed Through 2025

Paul Castellano - Signed Through 2022

Josh Rogers - Signed Through 2022

Chris Vorbeck - Signed Through 2022

Evan Kuo - Rookie Contract Through 2022

Expos:

Kevin Wiethuchter - League Captain Contract

Matt Egerstrom - Signed Through 2031

Jimmy Nelson - Signed Through 2030

Matt Germer - Signed Through 2031

Jeremy Worrell - Signed Through 2022

Evan Close - Signed Through 2022

Jack Leicht - Rookie Contract Through 2022

Marlins:

Eli Erickson - League Captain Contract

Luke Bakula - Signed Through 2030

Sam Rudnick - Signed Through 2023

Josh Anthony - Signed Through 2024

Trent Davis - Signed Through 2022

Corey Pohle - Signed Through 2022

Jordan Smith - Signed Through 2022

Orioles:

John Leicht - League Captain Contract

Peter Leicht - Signed Through 2022

Patrick Gatti - Signed Through 2022

Brett Spencer - Signed Through 2022

Sam Skibbe - Signed Through 2022

Rockies:

Blake Spencer - League Captain Contract

Brian Kenney - Signed Through 2022

Grant Boyd - Signed Through 2022

Chad Young - Signed Through 2022

Adam North - Signed Through 2022

Jason Worstenholm - Signed Through 2022

Twins:

Chris Meador - League Captain Contract

Spencer Bogad - Signed Through 2022

Edloe Donnan - Signed Through 2027

Will Rath -Signed Through 2022

Cory McCarthy - Signed Through 2022

Chris Oberlohr - Signed Through 2028

White Sox:

John Calloway - League Captain Contract

Derek Cornell - Signed Through 2026

Ty Butler - Signed Through 2026

Jackson Crosley - Signed Through 2026

Leon Cherry - Signed Through 2026

Yankees:

Scott Pohle - League Captain Contract

Sam Bakula - Signed Through 2022

Kevin Pohle - Signed Through 2026

Gus Skibbe - Signed Through 2031