2014 Midwest League Season CountdownMidwest League Opening DayApril 3rd, 201425 days to go.
- Watch #Twins Byron Buxton (2013 Kernels) HR off #BlueJays Drew Hutchison (2010-11 Lugnuts) today: atmlb.com/PdivQN (video via @Twins) 1 day ago
- Matt Carpenter's new deal with the #Cardinals includes an $18.5 million team option for a seventh year in 2020. #stlcards 1 day ago
- The #Cardinals and Matt Carpenter (2009 @QCRiverBandits) have agreed to a 6-year, $52 million deal. m.apnews.com/ap/db_268750/c… #stlcards 1 day ago
Author Archives: Craig Wieczorkiewicz
Pitcher-turned-outfielder Rick Ankiel reportedly is retiring from playing baseball. He pitched one full season in the majors, going 11-7 with a 3.50 ERA and 194 strikeouts in 175 IP for the 2000 St. Louis Cardinals. Control problems forced him to … Continue reading
Now that less than a month is left before the start of the 2014 Midwest League season, many MWL teams are posting daily reminders counting down the days until their home openers. I really like this one that was posted by the Bowling Green … Continue reading
Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson announced Monday (via Twitter!) that former Midwest League pitchers Patrick Corbin and Trevor Cahill will start the team’s season-opening games in Australia on March 22 and 23. Gibson’s counterpart, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, hasn’t revealed his … Continue reading
The big news in baseball Saturday was that former Beloit Snappers 3B Miguel Sano is likely to miss the entire 2014 season because he needs Tommy John surgery to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. I wrote … Continue reading
Minnesota Twins prospect Miguel Sano will undergo Tommy John surgery to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. He is expected to miss the entire 2014 season. Some details from Rhett Bollinger, the Twins beat reporter for MLB.com: Sano … Continue reading
Former Fort Wayne Wizards infielder Eric Sogard made it to the finals, but lost MLB Network’s #FaceofMLB contest to New York Mets 3B David Wright. According to MLB Network’s Heidi Watney, there were more than 500,000 votes cast on Twitter … Continue reading
Today at Baseball Prospectus, Jason Parks ranked the farm systems of the 30 MLB teams and included a “must-see affiliate” for each one. Four of his must-see affiliates are in the Midwest League: the Cedar Rapids Kernels (Minnesota Twins), the Peoria … Continue reading
The Great Lakes Loons tweeted this photo earlier today, as snow was being cleared from Dow Diamond: Spring training games begin tomorrow — finally! The Midwest League season opens Thursday, April 3.