Category Archives: Peoria Chiefs

Lugnuts, Blue Jays extend affiliation through 2020 season

The Lansing Lugnuts and their parent club, the Toronto Blue Jays, announced Wednesday that they’ve extended their Player Development Contract through the 2020 season. The two teams have been affiliated since the 2005 season. The Lugnuts previously were affiliated with … Continue reading

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DeJong signs 6-year, $26M extension with Cardinals

Former Peoria Chiefs infielder Paul DeJong, who made his major-league debut last year, signed a six-year, $26 million contract extension with the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday. That is the largest contract extension ever for a player with less than … Continue reading

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Bowling Green and Peoria to “Battle for the Barrel”

The Hot Rods and the Chiefs will “Battle for the Barrel” during their three-game series in Kentucky this coming season, respectively playing as the Bowling Green Bootleggers and the Peoria Distillers. Bowling Green coaches and players first wore special Bootleggers … 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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