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Bisons and Baseball

Mega prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is not expected to get a call-up to Toronto when the Bisons' season ends Monday, but the Blue Jays have already started to plan what's next for baseball's top prospect. While it's uncertain if Guerrero will return to Double-A New Hampshire to play in the Eastern League playoffs, the Blue Jays have announced he will compete in the Ariz…

Bisons and Baseball

They were having the classic sports discussion one day in Double-A. What’s the hardest thing to do in all of sports? “We came up with get a hit. Not just hit the ball but get a hit, or returning a tennis serve competitively,” Buffalo Bisons outfielder Jonathan Davis said. “Those two things are kind of hard to do.” Because it’s not just about hitting the baseball. Tha…

Buffalo's sports superheroes united on Saturday night, as Rasmus Dahlin and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. met for the first time. Dahlin, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NHL draft, and Guerrero Jr., the No. 1 MLB prospect, talked and took a photo together on the field before the Bison's game against Toledo at Coca-Cola Field. It was superhero theme night at the ballpark, …

Bisons and Baseball

Nine games into his Triple-A career with the Buffalo Bisons, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is living up to the hype. The 19-year-old phenom and No. 1 prospect has always been known for his abilities with a bat. So far, that's still holding true. But the third baseman is also making plays on defense and was even the No. 8 play on SportsCenter's Top 10 list Tuesday night for a di…

Bisons and Baseball

What started out as a good night ended up just the opposite as the Bisons allowed eight runs over the final four innings in a 9-5 loss to the Gwinnett Stripers on Thursday at Coca-Cola Field. The Stripers finished with 18 hits and Alex Jackson and Phil Gosselin drove in three runs each as Gwinnett took two of three games in the series. The Stripers took a 1-0 lead af…

Bisons and Baseball

Vladimir Guerrero Jr., baseball's No. 1 prospect, hit his second home run in as many nights for the Buffalo Bisons at Coca-Cola Field. This one was a laser down the left-field line inside the foul pole.

Bisons and Baseball

The Buffalo Bisons stranded 10 runners on the bases in a 2-0 home loss to the Gwinnett Stripers on Tuesday night. An announced 7,780 watched at Coca-Cola Field as the Herd was shut out for the 11th time this season. The Stripers got out to an early lead, as Rio Ruiz’s single in the first and Alex Jackson’s double in the second each scored one. Miguel Socolovich go…

Bisons and Baseball

Bobby Meacham shrugged off the implication that he’s under more pressure these days. As manager of the Buffalo Bisons, he is now in charge of the development of Vladimir Guerrero Jr., the top prospect in all of minor league baseball. But there is no pressure for Meacham. Sure Guerrero Jr. is a special talent. But he’s also a young baseball player, trying to find his way…

Bisons and Baseball

Doesn't matter if it's the majors or Triple-A. The days roll on and on in baseball, one after the next. Days off are uber rare. From July 12-Aug. 5, for instance, the Bisons will have exactly one. This day was different. No matter what the scoreboard said during the 11-8 loss to first-place Lehigh Valley, there was a buzz at Coca-Cola Field you had to love Tuesday. I…

Bisons and Baseball

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. makes his Triple-A debut Tuesday night with the Buffalo Bisons. Here are five reasons you might want to make a trip to see him before the season ends. He's No. 1. The 19-year-old third baseman is ranked the overall No. 1 prospect in Minor League Baseball, according to both Baseball America and MLB.com. "It’s not like anything we’ve seen before," Bi…

Bisons and Baseball

Run the highlight reels through your head. Go through the years, all the people and things we've seen in Coca-Cola Field since it opened in 1988. One thought is clear. We've never had a hype train roll into town like the one that is carrying Vladimir Guerrero Jr. When the 19-year-old phenom takes his place in the Bisons' lineup Tuesday night, it will be unlike anythi…

Bisons and Baseball

The wait is finally over: Baseball's No. 1 prospect is joining the Buffalo Bisons. Third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr., the 19-year-old phenom who has destroyed pitching in the Double-A Eastern League all season, is being promoted to Triple-A by the parent Toronto Blue Jays. After an initial report Saturday morning by the Toronto Star, the Blue Jays made Guerrero's p…

Bisons and Baseball

While the Buffalo Bisons keep waiting for the Toronto Blue Jays to make the call that finally sends mega prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to Triple-A, they will open a road trip Tuesday night in Louisville with two longtime members of the Toronto pitching staff on their roster. Marco Estrada will start one of the games of the doubleheader at Louisville Slugger Field on an…

Bisons and Baseball

Vladimir Guerrero Jr., baseball's top prospect, is one step closer to potentially playing for the Buffalo Bisons. Guerrero will be activated Thursday for the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats for the start of a four-game series. If all goes well with his continued return from a knee injury, he could potentially be promoted to the Bisons. The Bisons open a four-game …

Bisons and Baseball

As we hit the All-Star break, baseball feels broken. The Yankees, Red Sox and Astros are all on pace to win at least 105 games and no league has ever had three 100-game winners. The Orioles and Royals are both on pace to lose 117, and the White Sox will lose 106 if they keep this up. Since starting 11-1, the Mets are playing at what would be a 109-loss pace. This loo…