Category Archives: West Michigan Whitecaps

Brewers trade Gallardo to Rangers

Multiple media reports say the Milwaukee Brewers have completed their trade of RHP Yovani Gallardo to the Texas Rangers. To get Gallardo, the Rangers reportedly are giving up INF Luis Sardinas, RHP Corey Knebel and RHP Marcos Diplan. Gallardo has pitched in … Continue reading

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Tigers-Whitecaps affiliation extended through 2020

The West Michigan Whitecaps announced today that their affiliation with the Detroit Tigers has been extended for two years, through the 2020 season. The Whitecaps have been a Tigers affiliate since 1997. They last renewed their affiliation in 2011, when a … Continue reading

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Whitecaps ballpark fire was a year ago today

The 2014 fire that destroyed approximately 40 percent of Fifth Third Ballpark, home of the West Michigan Whitecaps, happened one year ago today. It still amazes me how quickly the Whitecaps were able to rebuild their stadium. The damaged area of … Continue reading

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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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Ex-Cubs/MWL skipper Quade to manage Twins’ Triple-A team

Mike Quade, former skipper of the Chicago Cubs and two Midwest League teams, will manage the Minnesota Twins’ Triple-A affiliate, the Rochester Red Wings, in 2015. He replaces Gene Glynn, who managed Rochester the past three seasons and will be … 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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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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