Category Archives: Peoria Chiefs

Kershaw wins 20th game; Lopez, Pompey get 1st MLB hits

Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw didn’t dominate, but he pitched well enough — and got plenty of run support — to win his 20th game of the season Friday at Wrigley Field. Kershaw gave up three earned runs on … Continue reading

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Cubs leave Kane County for South Bend

The Chicago Cubs are switching Midwest League affiliates from Kane County to South Bend. The Cubs were affiliated with the Cougars the past two seasons, winning the Midwest League championship this year. They reportedly may change the nickname of South … Continue reading

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Report: TinCaps will stay affiliated with Padres

The Fort Wayne TinCaps will sign a new two-year affiliation deal with the San Diego Padres today, according to a report by Reggie Hayes of The News-Sentinel. This is big news, of course, because the Chicago Cubs were considering Fort … Continue reading

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Loons and Dodgers extend affiliation through 2016

The Great Lakes Loons announced this morning that their affiliation with the Los Angeles Dodgers has been extended through the 2016 season. The Loons have been affiliated with the Dodgers since their inaugural season in 2007. Besides the Loons, the Midwest … Continue reading

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Status of Midwest League affiliations

Now that the Midwest League postseason is over, it’s time to shift my focus to the status of team affiliations. I’ve written about this year’s player development contract (PDC) renewals as they’ve been announced, but now it’s time to put … Continue reading

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MWL playoffs recap: Captains, Cougars start second round with wins

The second round of the Midwest League playoffs began Saturday with the Lake County Captains and the Kane County Cougars taking early advantages in their respective best-of-three series. In Game 1 of the Eastern Division Championship Series, the Captains beat the … Continue reading

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Former MWL skipper Lawless named Astros’ interim manager

The Houston Astros fired skipper Bo Porter today and named Tom Lawless their interim manager. Lawless managed five seasons in the Midwest League, for the Angels, Cardinals and Padres organizations. His managerial career began with a three-year stint in Cedar … Continue reading

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