Category Archives: Burlington Bees

Bees beat TinCaps in snow-shortened game

The Burlington Bees beat the Fort Wayne TinCaps 4-2 in a snow-shortened game that ended after 6 1/2 innings. Bees CF Mark Shannon went 3-for-4 with two doubles and 3 RBI. Fort Wayne’s Josh VanMeter and Burlington’s Chad Hinshaw and … Continue reading

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Midwest League Opening Day scenes

Fourteen teams — all but the Lansing Lugnuts and the Lake County Captains — opened the Midwest League season last night, and some teams, fans and news organizations shared Opening Day photos via social media. Here are some of them: Here is … Continue reading

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Archer agrees to 6-year, $25.5M deal with Rays

We interrupt the 2014 Midwest League season preview series to bring you some MWL alumni news … Tampa Bay Rays RHP Chris Archer agreed to a six-year, $25.5 million deal that includes two club options upping the maximum value of … Continue reading

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Midwest League players to watch: Timber Rattlers, Cougars and TinCaps

This second installment of my multi-post series previewing the 2014 Midwest League season focuses on the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, the Kane County Cougars and the Fort Wayne TinCaps. (The first installment, which you can read here, focuses on the Cedar Rapids … Continue reading

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Midwest League players to watch: Kernels, Whitecaps, Hot Rods and Bees

The 2014 Midwest League season gets under way Thursday, which means it’s time to take a look at some of the notable players assigned to MWL rosters this week. In this first installment of my multi-post preview, I’ll write about … Continue reading

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Guide to this year’s Midwest League managers

With the Midwest League season starting soon, here is a reminder of who is managing each team, with links to my previous posts about each skipper: Beloit Snappers — Rick Magnante Bowling Green Hot Rods — Michael Johns Burlington Bees … Continue reading

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Sons of Gretzky and Scioscia traded for each other

The son of Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia was traded for the son of hockey great Wayne Gretzky today. The Angels traded Matt Scioscia to the Chicago Cubs for Trevor Gretzky. (Ironically, MiLB.com posted an interview with Gretzky today before … Continue reading

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Catching up with more former Midwest League players

It’s back to blogging for me after a few days away from the Internet — a break that included getting my hair and beard shorn to raise funds for childhood cancer research through the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a cause I’ve been involved with … Continue reading

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Four ‘must-see’ Midwest League teams in 2014

Today at Baseball Prospectus, Jason Parks ranked the farm systems of the 30 MLB teams and included a “must-see affiliate” for each one. Four of his must-see affiliates are in the Midwest League: the Cedar Rapids Kernels (Minnesota Twins), the Peoria … Continue reading

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