Category Archives: Kane County Cougars

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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River Bandits get new manager for 2015

Josh Bonifay, who managed the rookie-level Greeneville Astros the past two seasons, will be the new skipper of the Quad Cities River Bandits in 2015. Bonifay was the Appalachian League Manager of the Year in 2013, when he led Greeneville … Continue reading

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Mauer to return as Kernels manager in 2015

Jake Mauer will return for a third season as skipper of the Cedar Rapids Kernels in 2015. It will be his eighth season as a manager in the Minnesota Twins organization. In 2013, Mauer led Cedar Rapids to the best regular-season … Continue reading

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Cubs announce South Bend coaching staff

Jimmy Gonzalez will manage the South Bend Cubs in 2015, the Chicago Cubs announced today. Gonzalez played 14 seasons in the minor leagues after being drafted by the Houston Astros in June 1991. Mainly a catcher, he played in the … Continue reading

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Former Dragon Gregorius traded to Yankees in 3-team trade

Former Midwest Leaguers Didi Gregorius and Domingo Leyba were among the four players swapped as part of a three-team trade involving the New York Yankees, Detroit Tigers and Arizona Diamondbacks today. Gregorius goes from Arizona to New York, where he … Continue reading

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Riordan to manage Beloit Snappers

Fran Riordan, a veteran independent-league manager, will helm the Beloit Snappers in 2015. Thirteen of his 14 seasons as a manager were in the Frontier League, most recently as skipper of the Florence Freedom from 2011 to 2014. In 2010 … Continue reading

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Former Cougar Cruz agrees to deal with Mariners

Former Kane County Cougars OF Nelson Cruz reportedly has agreed to a four-year, $57 million deal with the Seattle Mariners. The three-time All-Star batted .271 with 40 HR and 108 RBI in 159 games with the Baltimore Orioles this year. … Continue reading

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