Category Archives: Beloit Snappers

Former Midwest League MVP signs with Reds

Free-agent outfielder Ben Revere agreed to a minor-league deal with the Cincinnati Reds, 10 years after he was the top star in the Midwest League. Revere batted .275 with 1 HR, 20 RBI and 21 SB in 109 games with … Continue reading

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Guide to the 2018 Midwest League coaching staffs

As spring training gets underway this week, you may be thinking ahead to the Midwest League season and wondering who the coaches for each team will be. Here are links to my posts about all of them: Beloit Snappers Bowling … Continue reading

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Two ex-Midwest Leaguers involved in A’s-Royals trade

The Kansas City Royals and the Oakland Athletics recently completed a four-player trade involving two former Midwest Leaguers. The Royals acquired right-handed pitchers Jesse Hahn and Heath Fillmyer in exchange for left-handed pitcher Ryan Buchter, designated hitter/first baseman/outfielder Brandon Moss, … Continue reading

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Astros trade four ex-QC players for Gerrit Cole

The Houston Astros acquired pitcher Gerrit Cole from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday, parting with four former Quad Cities River Bandits to get the right-handed hurler. The Pirates received three players with major-league experience — third baseman Colin Moran, RHP … Continue reading

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Former Loons skipper returns to manage team in 2018

Longtime Los Angeles Dodgers minor-league coach John Shoemaker will manage the Great Lakes Loons in 2018, after previously serving as the team’s skipper in 2011 and 2012. Shoemaker has been with the Dodgers organization for over 40 years, starting when … Continue reading

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