Category Archives: Quad Cities River Bandits

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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Morneau leads MLB All-Stars to Game 4 win in Japan

Colorado Rockies 1B Justin Morneau went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a three-run homer to lead the MLB All-Stars to a 6-1 win over Samurai Japan on Sunday. The win was the MLB team’s first of the five-game series … Continue reading

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Five Rays managerial candidates played in Midwest League

The Tampa Bay Rays announced that 10 managerial candidates will be interviewed as they seek a successor to Joe Maddon, who opted out of his Rays contract and subsequently joined the Chicago Cubs as their new skipper. In alphabetical order, … Continue reading

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QC’s Ferris wheel chosen as year’s best ballpark improvement

The Ferris wheel added to Modern Woodmen Park this year was selected by Baseball Digest as the best ballpark improvement of 2014. The Ferris wheel opened on May 24. It is located on the ballpark’s left-field berm and rises 105 … Continue reading

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Cubs, Maddon agree to 5-year, $25M deal

Former Peoria Chiefs skipper Joe Maddon has agreed to a five-year, $25 million deal as manager of the Chicago Cubs. In nine years as skipper of the Tampa Bay Rays, Maddon compiled a 754-705 record, led the team to the World … Continue reading

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Ventura hurls Game 6 gem, dedicates performance to Taveras

One day after losing his close friend Oscar Taveras, Yordano Ventura took the mound Tuesday in Game 6 of the World Series and pitched a gem to keep his Kansas City Royals alive for a winner-take-all seventh game against the … Continue reading

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Cardinals rookie Taveras killed in car crash

St. Louis Cardinals rookie Oscar Taveras and his girlfriend were killed in a car accident in the Dominican Republic on Sunday. He was 22. “Obviously, we have deep condolences to his family,” Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak told MLB.com. “We are … Continue reading

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