Category Archives: Johnson City Cardinals

Ex-Cards farmhand named new Chiefs manager

Former St. Louis Cardinals minor-leaguer Chris Swauger, who played in the Midwest League in 2009, will manage the Peoria Chiefs in 2017. Swauger will take the reins from Joe Kruzel, who became the winningest manager in Chiefs history during his … Continue reading

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Chiefs roster includes six top-30 Cardinals prospects

The Peoria Chiefs’ Opening Day roster includes six players ranked by Baseball America among the St. Louis Cardinals’ top 30 prospects. Three of those players are ranked among the Cardinals’ top 10 prospects: outfielder  Magneuris Sierra (No. 6), shortstop Edmundo … Continue reading

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Midwest League players to watch: Chiefs, Silver Hawks and Loons

This third installment of my series previewing the 2014 Midwest League season focuses on the Peoria Chiefs, the South Bend Silver Hawks and the Great Lakes Loons. You can find the previous two installments here and here. The Peoria Chiefs … Continue reading

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River Bandits name Harold Craw general manager

The Quad Cities River Bandits announced Harold Craw as their new general manager Tuesday, making him the first African-American GM in Midwest League history and, shockingly, the only one in all of Minor League Baseball. In the announcement posted on the … Continue reading

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