Category Archives: Peoria Chiefs

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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Padres, Yankees swap former Midwest League pitchers

The New York Yankees and the San Diego Padres swapped former Midwest League pitchers Monday. The Yankees parted with one of their bullpen arms, RHP Shawn Kelley, to get minor-league righty Johnny Barbato, who pitched in Double-A for the Padres … Continue reading

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Chad Tracy to manage Bees in 2015

Chad Tracy — son of former major-league manager Jim Tracy, not the former MLB infielder — will manage the Burlington Bees in 2015, the Los Angeles Angels announced Tuesday. Burlington is the first managerial assignment for Tracy, who played nine years in the minor … Continue reading

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Kruzel to return as Chiefs manager in 2015

The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that Joe Kruzel will return as manager of the Peoria Chiefs in 2015. It will be his second season as Chiefs skipper. Kruzel led the Chiefs to a 72-67 record in 2014. The team missed a … Continue reading

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A’s trade Donaldson for Lawrie and 3 prospects

The Oakland Athletics traded 3B Josh Donaldson to the Toronto Blue Jays for INF Brett Lawrie and prospects Sean Nolin, Kendall Graveman and Franklin Barreto. Donaldson was a catcher for the 2008 Peoria Chiefs, who were affiliated with the Chicago … Continue reading

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Three ex-Midwest Leaguers involved in Heyward trade

The Atlanta Braves traded OF Jason Heyward and RHP Jordan Walden to the St. Louis Cardinals for RHP Shelby Miller and RHP Tyrell Jenkins on Monday. While Heyward is the biggest name involved in the trade, the other three players are of … Continue reading

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Molitor introduced as new Twins manager

The Minnesota Twins introduced Paul Molitor as their new manager Tuesday. The Twin Cities native replaces Ron Gardenhire, who was fired in late September. Molitor’s Hall-of-Fame playing career began in the Midwest League, where he batted .346 with 8 HR, … Continue reading

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