Category Archives: Dayton Dragons

Lugnuts’ Graveman takes no-hitter into 9th

There were two great pitching performances in the Midwest League on Friday, and both came from hurlers plying their trade for Michigan-based teams. Lansing Lugnuts RHP Kendall Graveman took a no-hitter into the 9th inning against the Beloit Snappers, losing … Continue reading

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Frazier, Shipley make season debuts in MWL

A pair of highly-touted prospects made their season debuts in the Midwest League on Thursday — OF Clint Frazier with the Lake County Captains and RHP Braden Shipley with the South Bend Silver Hawks. Frazier, the fifth overall pick in … 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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Midwest League players to watch: Lugnuts and Dragons

This fourth installment of my series previewing the 2014 Midwest League season focuses on the Lansing Lugnuts and the Dayton Dragons. You can find my first three preview posts here, here and here. There are a variety of reasons why people … 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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$22M renovation project proposed for Lansing ballpark

A $22 million proposal for major renovations to Lansing’s Cooley Law School Stadium calls for a near-complete overhaul of the 19-year-old ballpark that would include addition of a four-story apartment complex adjacent to the outfield. The cost of the project, which still needs the … Continue reading

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Wright edges Sogard to win MLB Network’s #FaceofMLB contest

Former Fort Wayne Wizards infielder Eric Sogard made it to the finals, but lost MLB Network’s #FaceofMLB contest to New York Mets 3B David Wright. According to MLB Network’s Heidi Watney, there were more than 500,000 votes cast on Twitter … Continue reading

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Dragons renovating luxury suites

The Dayton Dragons announced Thursday that they are renovating the luxury suites at Fifth Third Field. From the team’s press release: The design process began in November and the renovation is expected to be completed by late March. Fifth Third … Continue reading

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Bailey agrees to 6-year, $105 million deal

RHP Homer Bailey reportedly has agreed to a six-year, $105 million deal with the Cincinnati Reds, avoiding arbitration with the club. The deal reportedly includes a mutual option for a seventh season worth $25 million with a $5 million buyout. … Continue reading

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