Category Archives: Northwest League

Schwarber promoted to High-A; Almora hits for cycle

Kyle Schwarber, the Chicago Cubs’ top draft pick this year, is being promoted from the Kane County Cougars to the High-A Daytona Cubs. After five games with the short-season Boise Hawks, Schwarber batted .361 with 4 HR and 15 RBI in 23 … Continue reading

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Schwarber, Torrez named MWL players of the week

Kane County Cougars teammates Kyle Schwarber and Daury Torrez were respectively named the Midwest League offensive player and pitcher of the week for the period of June 23-29. In six games during that period, Schwarber went 9-for-22 with three doubles, … Continue reading

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Big night for Haar, Schwarber

There were two big offensive performances in the Midwest League on Saturday, and both featured a pair of home runs. Cedar Rapids Kernels 3B Bryan Haar drove in seven runs via a grand slam and a three-run homer. He hit … Continue reading

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Schwarber homers, but Cougars lose to Rattlers

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers beat the Kane County Cougars 3-2 Wednesday in a noon game that included a 27-minute rain delay. Whereas Tuesday’s game featured plenty of offense, Wednesday’s game was generally easier on the pitchers. Wisconsin’s starting pitcher, LHP Anthony … Continue reading

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Midwest League players to watch: River Bandits, Kernels, LumberKings and Bees

And now, the final installment of my four-part series about players to watch in the Midwest League at the start of this season. Part 4 takes a look at the four Iowa teams: the Quad Cities River Bandits, the Cedar … Continue reading

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Midwest League players to watch: Timber Rattlers, Chiefs, Cougars and Snappers

The dawn of a new Midwest League season is upon us, as teams prepare for the first games on Thursday. That means it’s time to take a look at some of the notable players assigned to the MWL at the start of … Continue reading

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King Felix close to new mega-deal with Mariners

Felix Hernandez reportedly is close to agreeing on a new mega-deal that might make the Seattle Mariners ace the highest-paid pitcher in history. If the initial report by USA Today is accurate, Hernandez will sign a seven-year deal worth $175 million, … Continue reading

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Happy Groundhog Day!

Happy Groundhog Day! Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow this morning, which means there’s only 61 days left until the new Midwest League season starts … … which brings us to Roger Maris, who hit 61 home runs in 1961. … Continue reading

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New Cougars manager talks Midwest League

Former big-league catcher Mark Johnson will manage the Kane County Cougars in 2013, the team’s first season as a Chicago Cubs affiliate. Johnson managed the Short-Season Boise Hawks the past two seasons and led them to the Northwest League Championship … Continue reading

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