Category Archives: Kane County Cougars

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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Ferris wheel construction update: Spokes being spread

Work on the Ferris wheel being erected behind Modern Woodmen Park continues today, as the spokes are being spread and the amusement ride is starting to take shape. This photo was tweeted to me this afternoon by Steve Campbell, news … Continue reading

Posted in Bowling Green Hot Rods, Burlington Bees, Fort Wayne TinCaps, Kane County Cougars, Midwest League, Quad Cities River Bandits | 1 Comment

Ballpark visits planned for this week

It’s a good thing that Monday was an off-day for the Midwest League. I needed about 7 1/2 hours of it to drive from my house to Grand Rapids, where my first MWL road trip of the season officially gets under … 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

Posted in Bowling Green Hot Rods, Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Kernels, Clinton LumberKings, Fort Wayne TinCaps, Helena Brewers, Kane County Cougars, Midwest League, Pioneer League, Quad Cities River Bandits, West Michigan Whitecaps, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers | Leave a comment

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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Steinmann replaces Prieto as LumberKings manager

Last week the Clinton LumberKings got a new hitting coach. This week they got a new manager. Nine days before the start of the season (April 3), the LumberKings learned former manager Scott Steinmann will serve a second stint as Clinton’s skipper. He replaces … Continue reading

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River Bandits receive championship rings

Players and coaches from last year’s Quad Cities River Bandits team that won the Midwest League title received their championship rings during a ceremony at the Houston Astros’ spring training complex last week. Here are three photos that were tweeted by … Continue reading

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