Category Archives: Cedar Rapids Kernels

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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Baseball at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum

I love when two of my unrelated interests come together. My recent visit to the Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum fit that bill nicely, combining baseball and presidential history in one place. Through this weekend, the museum — located in West Branch, Iowa, … Continue reading

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OTD 1996: Earl Weaver elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

On this day in 1996, Earl Weaver was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Best known as a fiery, World Series-winning manager of the Baltimore Orioles, he also led the Fox Cities Foxes to a league championship in the early … 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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Padres announce minor-league roving coordinators

The Padres have yet to announce the Fort Wayne TinCaps coaching staff, but fans of San Diego’s Midwest League affiliate now know some faces to keep a look out for during the 2015 season. From a Padres press announcement released Wednesday: The San … Continue reading

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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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Former Cedar Rapids manager elected to IL Hall of Fame

Former Cedar Rapids Reds manager Marc Bombard is among three men elected to the International League Hall of Fame this year, the IL announced today. Bombard was elected on the basis of his 10 years managing in the International League … Continue reading

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