Category Archives: Cedar Rapids Kernels

Ex-Kernels pitcher Nick Adenhart died 10 years ago today

Tuesday is the 10th anniversary of when former Cedar Rapids Kernels pitcher Nick Adenhart was killed by a drunk driver just hours after pitching six scoreless innings in his fourth MLB start for the Los Angeles Angels. Two of his … Continue reading

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Top MWL prospects to watch on Western Division teams

In my last post (which you can read here), I took a look at the top prospects assigned to the eight teams in the Midwest League’s Eastern Division. This post is about the top prospects on the Opening Day rosters … Continue reading

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Angels net Trout for 12 years with record-breaking deal

The Los Angeles Angels made it official Wednesday night, announcing that they signed outfielder Mike Trout to a record-breaking deal reportedly worth $426.5 million to keep the superstar in Anaheim through the 2030 season. Trout’s new contract is almost $100 … Continue reading

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Former Snapper Hicks signs 7-year extension with Yankees

The New York Yankees announced Monday that they’ve signed former Beloit Snappers outfielder Aaron Hicks to a 7-year contract through the 2025 season, with a club option for the 2026 season. The new contract — reportedly worth $70 million for … Continue reading

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2019 Midwest League coaching staffs

With spring training underway, attention turns back to baseball and you may be wondering who will coach in the Midwest League this year. Here are links to my posts about the coaching staffs of all 16 MWL teams: Beloit Snappers … Continue reading

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