Category Archives: Fort Wayne TinCaps

$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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Kershaw tapped for Opening Day start in Australia

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly announced Sunday that his two starting pitchers for the season-opening series in Australia will be left-handers Clayton Kershaw and Hyun-Jin Ryu. That means the first game of the MLB season will feature two starting … 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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Rays trade trio of former Midwest Leaguers to Nats

The Washington Nationals traded one of their top prospects to the Tampa Bay Rays today in exchange for a trio of former Midwest League players. The three former MWL players traded by the Rays are C Jose Lobaton, LHP Felipe … Continue reading

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Aussies in the Midwest League include two current managers

With the Australian Baseball League Championship Series set to begin Friday, this seems like a good time to write about notable Aussies in the Midwest League — something I’ve been wanting to do since learning two Australia natives will be … Continue reading

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Garza, Balfour sign with new teams

A pair of former Midwest League pitchers agreed to multi-year deals with new teams Thursday. RHP Matt Garza reportedly agreed to a four-year, $52 million deal with the Milwaukee Brewers — right in time for Brewers On Deck, the team’s offseason … Continue reading

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Padres trade pair of former TinCaps to Rays

The biggest news in Major League Baseball today is Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka agreeing to a 7-year, $155 million deal with the New York Yankees, but that’s not the only news regarding player movement today. There also was a seven-player … Continue reading

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Looking back, moving forward, and catching up

This post is a bit of a mix, which I’ll break down into three categories: looking back, moving forward, and catching up. Looking back Today the Dayton Dragons took a look back on their website at the only no-hitter in … Continue reading

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Former Kernel to manage TinCaps in 2014

The Fort Wayne TinCaps announced today that 29-year-old Michael Collins will manage their team this year. Collins, in his third year as a manager in the San Diego Padres organization, played 10 seasons in the minor leagues, including 2004 and … Continue reading

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