Category Archives: Appalachian League

Midwest League players to watch: River Bandits and LumberKings

This fifth installment of my series previewing the 2014 Midwest League season focuses on the two MWL teams located closest to each other, the Quad Cities River Bandits and the Clinton LumberKings. (You can find links to the previous parts … Continue reading

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Midwest League players to watch: Lugnuts and Dragons

This fourth installment of my series previewing the 2014 Midwest League season focuses on the Lansing Lugnuts and the Dayton Dragons. You can find my first three preview posts here, here and here. There are a variety of reasons why people … Continue reading

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Midwest League players to watch: Chiefs, Silver Hawks and Loons

This third installment of my series previewing the 2014 Midwest League season focuses on the Peoria Chiefs, the South Bend Silver Hawks and the Great Lakes Loons. You can find the previous two installments here and here. The Peoria Chiefs … Continue reading

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Johns named Hot Rods manager

Michael Johns will manage the Bowling Green Hot Rods in 2014. It will be his seventh year in the Tampa Bay Rays organization, his fifth as a manager, and his first managing at a full-season level. He was skipper of the Hudson … Continue reading

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Prieto is new LumberKings manager

The Clinton LumberKings are getting a new manager and a new pitching coach in 2014, while their hitting coach will return for a second season with the team. The Seattle Mariners announced Wednesday that Chris Prieto will manage the LumberKings this year. … Continue reading

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Midwest League players to watch: River Bandits, Kernels, LumberKings and Bees

And now, the final installment of my four-part series about players to watch in the Midwest League at the start of this season. Part 4 takes a look at the four Iowa teams: the Quad Cities River Bandits, the Cedar … Continue reading

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River Bandits name Harold Craw general manager

The Quad Cities River Bandits announced Harold Craw as their new general manager Tuesday, making him the first African-American GM in Midwest League history and, shockingly, the only one in all of Minor League Baseball. In the announcement posted on the … Continue reading

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Royals trade top prospect Myers and others to Rays for Shields, Davis

The Kansas City Royals traded top prospect Wil Myers and three other minor-leaguers to the Tampa Bay Rays for major-league pitchers James Shields and Wade Davis. In addition to Myers — rated by many as the top offensive player in … Continue reading

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Zimmer, Shore each strike out 10 in Cougars’ 5-0 win

The first six innings of Friday’s Cougars-LumberKings game was a pitchers duel between Kane County RHP Kyle Zimmer and Clinton RHP Robert Shore. Starting in the 7th inning, however, it was all offense for the Cougars, who won 5-0. Zimmer, the … Continue reading

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