Category Archives: Beloit Snappers

Riordan to return as Snappers manager in 2016

Fran Riordan will return as manager of the Beloit Snappers in 2016, the Oakland Athletics announced Monday. Riordan spent 14 years managing in independent leagues (mostly in the Frontier League) before he joined the A’s organization in 2014. This year was his … Continue reading

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First snowbound stadium photos of the season!

Longtime readers of this blog (and my Twitter account) know I enjoy sharing photos of snow-covered baseball fields, especially Midwest League ones. After a snowstorm blanketed parts of the upper Midwest over the weekend, this is the perfect time for … Continue reading

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Former Kernels help Scottsdale win AFL title game

Several Minnesota Twins prospects who played for the Cedar Rapids Kernels helped the Scottsdale Scorpions win the Arizona Fall League championship title Saturday. The biggest contribution came from 2013 Kernels outfielder Adam Brett Walker II, who drove in three runs … Continue reading

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Ex-Midwest Leaguers get new teams late in week

Several ex-Midwest Leaguers changed teams late this week thanks to moves made on Thursday and Friday. A’s swap Chavez for Hendriks The Oakland Athletics traded RHP Jesse Chavez to the Toronto Blue Jays for RHP Liam Hendriks on Friday. Both pitched in the … Continue reading

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Snappers unveil new logo commemorating 35th season

The Beloit Snappers will play their 35th season in 2016, and have unveiled a logo commemorating the occasion. Beloit joined the Midwest League in 1982 as an affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, with future Chicago White Sox skipper Terry Bevington … Continue reading

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Correa beats Lindor for AL Rookie of the Year Award

Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa is this year’s American League Rookie of the Year, beating out Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor and Minnesota Twins designated hitter Miguel Sano in the Baseball Writers’ Association of America vote. It was a close contest between Correa and Lindor. Correa received 17 first-place votes, … Continue reading

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Former MWLers Newcomb & Aybar traded for Simmons

Former Midwest Leaguers Sean Newcomb and Erick Aybar were part of a three-player package the Los Angeles Angels sent to the Atlanta Braves for Gold Glove shortstop Andrelton Simmons on Thursday. Newcomb was widely considered to be the Angels’ top … Continue reading

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