Category Archives: Northwest League

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

Posted in Appalachian League, Beloit Snappers, Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Kernels, Clinton LumberKings, Elizabethton Twins, Everett AquaSox, Lansing Lugnuts, Midwest League, Northwest League, Pioneer League, Quad Cities River Bandits | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Beloit Snappers, Boise Hawks, Burlington Bees, Kane County Cougars, Midwest League, New York-Penn League, Northwest League, Peoria Chiefs, Quad Cities River Bandits, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Everett AquaSox, Fort Wayne TinCaps, Midwest League, Northwest League, Quad Cities River Bandits, South Bend Silver Hawks, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Boise Hawks, Clinton LumberKings, Kane County Cougars, Midwest League, Northwest League, Peoria Chiefs, South Bend Silver Hawks | Leave a comment