Category Archives: Lansing Lugnuts

Carpenter agrees to 6-year extension with Cardinals

Former Quad Cities River Bandits 3B Matt Carpenter has agreed to a six-year, $52 million contract with the St. Louis Cardinals, for whom he’s played at the major-league level the past two seasons. The deal includes a team option for … Continue reading

Posted in Cedar Rapids Kernels, Lansing Lugnuts, Midwest League, Quad Cities River Bandits | Leave a comment

Catching up with former Midwest Leaguers

The big news in baseball Saturday was that former Beloit Snappers 3B Miguel Sano is likely to miss the entire 2014 season because he needs Tommy John surgery to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. I wrote … Continue reading

Posted in Beloit Snappers, Clinton LumberKings, Kane County Cougars, Lansing Lugnuts, Midwest League, Peoria Chiefs, Quad Cities River Bandits, West Michigan Whitecaps, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers | Leave a comment

Four ‘must-see’ Midwest League teams in 2014

Today at Baseball Prospectus, Jason Parks ranked the farm systems of the 30 MLB teams and included a “must-see affiliate” for each one. Four of his must-see affiliates are in the Midwest League: the Cedar Rapids Kernels (Minnesota Twins), the Peoria … Continue reading

Posted in Beloit Snappers, Bowling Green Hot Rods, Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Kernels, Kane County Cougars, Lansing Lugnuts, Midwest League, Peoria Chiefs, Quad Cities River Bandits, South Bend Silver Hawks, West Michigan Whitecaps, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers | Leave a comment

Dempster won’t pitch in 2014

RHP Ryan Dempster said he won’t pitch this year, citing physical reasons and his desire to spend more time with his family. He forfeits the second year of his $26.5 million contract with the Boston Red Sox. Dempster, an All-Star pitcher with the … Continue reading

Posted in Kane County Cougars, Lansing Lugnuts, Midwest League | Leave a comment

Valentine’s Day messages from MWL mascots

Just for fun, I’ve compiled the Valentine’s Day messages that were tweeted by Midwest League teams Friday. Only V-Day messages involving mascots made the cut. Of the six, this one from the Peoria Chiefs is my favorite, mainly because of my … Continue reading

Posted in Bowling Green Hot Rods, Dayton Dragons, Kane County Cougars, Lansing Lugnuts, Midwest League, Peoria Chiefs, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers | Leave a comment

More snowbound stadiums of the Midwest League

Almost seven weeks have passed since my last post dedicated to photos of snowbound stadiums, so this one is overdue. The first photo, of Bowling Green Ballpark, is from the Hot Rods’ Pinterest page. The next photo was posted to the Kane … Continue reading

Posted in Bowling Green Hot Rods, International League, Kane County Cougars, Lansing Lugnuts, Midwest League, Norfolk Tides, Peoria Chiefs, snowbound stadiums, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Beloit Snappers, Dayton Dragons, Fort Wayne TinCaps, Lansing Lugnuts, Midwest League, Quad Cities River Bandits, West Michigan Whitecaps, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Dayton Dragons, Fort Wayne TinCaps, Lake County Captains, Lansing Lugnuts, Midwest League, Quad Cities River Bandits, South Bend Silver Hawks, West Michigan Whitecaps, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers | Leave a comment

Tamargo to manage Lugnuts again in 2014

The Toronto Blue Jays announced Monday that John Tamargo, Jr., will manage the Lansing Lugnuts for a third season in 2014. In his rookie season as a manager in 2012, Tamargo led the Lugnuts to a franchise-best 82 wins and he was named … Continue reading

Posted in Clinton LumberKings, Kane County Cougars, Lansing Lugnuts, Midwest League, Peoria Chiefs, snowbound stadiums, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers | Leave a comment