Author Archives: Craig Wieczorkiewicz

Astros name former River Bandits top minor-league players

The Houston Astros announced today that LHP Josh Hader and OF Brett Phillips were their top minor-league players this year. Both are former Quad Cities River Bandits. Hader earned Houston’s Minor League Pitcher of the Year award by going 10-3 with a … Continue reading

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Report: TinCaps will stay affiliated with Padres

The Fort Wayne TinCaps will sign a new two-year affiliation deal with the San Diego Padres today, according to a report by Reggie Hayes of The News-Sentinel. This is big news, of course, because the Chicago Cubs were considering Fort … Continue reading

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Loons and Dodgers extend affiliation through 2016

The Great Lakes Loons announced this morning that their affiliation with the Los Angeles Dodgers has been extended through the 2016 season. The Loons have been affiliated with the Dodgers since their inaugural season in 2007. Besides the Loons, the Midwest … Continue reading

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Status of Midwest League affiliations

Now that the Midwest League postseason is over, it’s time to shift my focus to the status of team affiliations. I’ve written about this year’s player development contract (PDC) renewals as they’ve been announced, but now it’s time to put … Continue reading

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2014 season ends with Cougars as MWL champs

As you probably know by now, the Kane County Cougars beat the Lake County Captains 7-2 last night to win the 2014 Midwest League championship. You can read my post about the championship-clinching game here and scroll back from there … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 Playoffs, 2013 Playoffs, 2014 Playoffs, Cedar Rapids Kernels, Clinton LumberKings, Daytona Cubs, Florida State League, Kane County Cougars, Lake County Captains, Midwest League, Quad Cities River Bandits, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers | Leave a comment

Cougars down Captains to win second MWL championship

The Kane County Cougars beat the Lake County Captains 7-2 Saturday to sweep the Midwest League Championship Series and win their second MWL title. The Captains scored first on an RBI double by Clint Frazier in the bottom of the … Continue reading

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Cougars take 2-0 lead in Midwest League finals

The Kane County Cougars beat the Lake County Captains 6-0 Thursday to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five Midwest League Championship Series. Lake County was dominated by Kane County’s pitching, but also made too many errors (four) and failed to … Continue reading

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