Category Archives: Bowling Green Hot Rods

Dozier agrees to 4-year, $20 million deal with Twins

Former Beloit Snappers SS Brian Dozier has agreed to a 4-year, $20 million deal with the Minnesota Twins, covering what would have been his arbitration-eligible years but not delaying his possible free agency after the 2018 season. Dozier, the Twins’ … Continue reading

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Hot Rods alumni: Hernandez impresses, Dietrich walks off

Oscar Hernandez, a 21-year-old catcher who played for the Bowling Green Hot Rods in 2014, is trying to make the jump from the Midwest League to the major leagues this year. The Arizona Diamondbacks selected Hernandez with the No. 1 overall … Continue reading

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Ryne and Jared Sandberg in the Midwest League

Yesterday the Philadelphia Phillies tweeted the above photo of their skipper, Ryne Sandberg, and his nephew Jared Sandberg, who manages in the Tampa Bay Rays organization. This is as good as any reason to write about them both managing in the Midwest … Continue reading

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Snowbound stadiums of the Midwest League, Feb. 2015 edition

For baseball fans, there’s a warm feeling associated with the start of spring training. But for those of us in the Midwest, single-digit temperatures and wind chills in the negative teens serve as a not-so-subtle reminder that it is still … Continue reading

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Dodgers announce new Loons manager

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced today that former Baltimore Orioles outfielder Luis Matos will manage the Great Lakes Loons this year. From the Loons’ press release: Matos fills the vacancy left when Bill Haselman, the Loons manager in 2014 , … Continue reading

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Hot Rods announce 2015 coaching staff

The Bowling Green Hot Rods announced today that Reinaldo Ruiz will be their manager this year. He spent the past three seasons as hitting coach of the Princeton Rays, rookie-level Appalachian League affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays. Ruiz spent … Continue reading

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My 10 most-read posts of 2014

With today being New Year’s Eve (and the Baseball Solstice), it’s time for my annual look back at which of my posts were clicked on the most this year. But before I start counting down the top posts, I want … Continue reading

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