Category Archives: Fort Wayne TinCaps

Whitecaps ballpark fire was a year ago today

The 2014 fire that destroyed approximately 40 percent of Fifth Third Ballpark, home of the West Michigan Whitecaps, happened one year ago today. It still amazes me how quickly the Whitecaps were able to rebuild their stadium. The damaged area of … 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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Celebrate the Baseball Solstice by reading this post

Welcome to my penultimate post of 2014! I decided to celebrate the Baseball Solstice by writing two blog posts today; this is the first one. Yes, in addition to today being New Year’s Eve, it’s the Baseball Solstice, too! The term … Continue reading

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Padres, Yankees swap former Midwest League pitchers

The New York Yankees and the San Diego Padres swapped former Midwest League pitchers Monday. The Yankees parted with one of their bullpen arms, RHP Shawn Kelley, to get minor-league righty Johnny Barbato, who pitched in Double-A for the Padres … Continue reading

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Graham to return as Whitecaps manager in 2015

Andrew Graham will return as manager of the West Michigan Whitecaps in 2015, the Detroit Tigers announced today. It will be his second season at the team’s helm. He led the 2014 Whitecaps to an 82-58 record and a Midwest … Continue reading

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Hunter agrees to 1-year, $10.5M deal with Twins

Torii Hunter reportedly has agreed to a one-year, $10.5 million deal to return to the Minnesota Twins, the team that drafted him in 1993 and for whom he starred for nine years before leaving via free agency after the 2007 season. … Continue reading

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Seager agrees to 7-year, $100M deal with Mariners

Former Clinton LumberKings infielder Kyle Seager reportedly has agreed to a seven-year, $100 million contract extension with the Seattle Mariners. The deal, which reportedly includes a club option for an eighth season (2022), buys out the third baseman’s three arbitration … Continue reading

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