Category Archives: Midwest League

Kershaw wins 20th game; Lopez, Pompey get 1st MLB hits

Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw didn’t dominate, but he pitched well enough — and got plenty of run support — to win his 20th game of the season Friday at Wrigley Field. Kershaw gave up three earned runs on … Continue reading

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Whitecaps’ McCarthy named top MWL exec

Steve McCarthy, vice president of sales for the West Michigan Whitecaps, has been named the Midwest League Executive of the Year. From the Midwest League’s press release: During the 2014 season, McCarthy led the Whitecaps to one of their most successful … Continue reading

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Cubs leave Kane County for South Bend

The Chicago Cubs are switching Midwest League affiliates from Kane County to South Bend. The Cubs were affiliated with the Cougars the past two seasons, winning the Midwest League championship this year. They reportedly may change the nickname of South … Continue reading

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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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