Category Archives: 2012 Playoffs

Eight of top 11 prospects played in Midwest League

The Midwest League continues to be a conduit through which many of baseball’s top prospects pass. The latest evidence of this comes from MLB.com’s recently-released list of top prospects; eight of the top 11 players are former Midwest Leaguers. Of … Continue reading

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Brewers announce Timber Rattlers coaching staff

The Milwaukee Brewers announced today that Matt Erickson will return for a fifth season as manager of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers this year. The Appleton native has been with the team since serving as its hitting coach in 2009. Since … Continue reading

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A’s trade Donaldson for Lawrie and 3 prospects

The Oakland Athletics traded 3B Josh Donaldson to the Toronto Blue Jays for INF Brett Lawrie and prospects Sean Nolin, Kendall Graveman and Franklin Barreto. Donaldson was a catcher for the 2008 Peoria Chiefs, who were affiliated with the Chicago … Continue reading

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Padres promote Valentin to MLB first-base coach

The San Diego Padres announced today that former major-leaguer Jose Valentin will be their first-base coach next season. Valentin managed the Fort Wayne TinCaps the past two seasons, leading them to the playoffs both years. The TinCaps lost to the … Continue reading

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Erickson to return as Timber Rattlers manager

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers announced today that Matt Erickson will return in 2014 for a fourth season as the team’s manager. Erickson was manager of the Timber Rattlers when they won the Midwest League championship in 2012. That got him … Continue reading

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‘Nessy’s Boner’ leads to Lugnuts loss — after Lansing ‘won’

If you’re a serious baseball fan, chances are you’ve heard of “Merkle’s Boner,” the infamous 1908 play in which Giants rookie Fred Merkle failed to advance to second base on a force play that would’ve scored the winning run. Serious … Continue reading

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2012 Timber Rattlers get their championship rings

Members of the 2012 Wisconsin Timber Rattlers who are at Milwaukee Brewers camp in Arizona received their Midwest League championship rings Friday.┬áHere’s a photo of infielder Greg Hopkins’ ring, tweeted by Timber Rattlers radio broadcaster Chris Mehring: You can see … Continue reading

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