Category Archives: West Michigan Whitecaps

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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Tigers announce rest of Whitecaps coaching staff

After previously announcing that former MLB catcher Lance Parrish will manage the West Michigan Whitecaps in 2018, the Detroit Tigers revealed Thursday who will be on his coaching staff. Two of the additional coaches are former major-leaguers, and the third … Continue reading

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Former LumberKings SS Kinsler traded to Angels

The Los Angeles Angels acquired former Clinton LumberKings shortstop Ian Kinsler on Wednesday. In return, the Detroit Tigers received two prospects — outfielder Troy Montgomery (a former Burlington Bees player) and RHP Wilkel Hernandez (a possible future West Michigan Whitecaps … Continue reading

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Toby Gardenhire to manage Cedar Rapids in 2018

(Read my update to this post here.) A Gardenhire will be managing for the Minnesota Twins again next year. Multiple reports say Toby Gardenhire will manage the Cedar Rapids Kernels in 2018. He is the son of Detroit Tigers manager … Continue reading

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