Category Archives: Iowa Cubs

Cubs-Mariners trade involves four ex-Midwest Leaguers

The Chicago Cubs and the Seattle Mariners completed a four-player trade Wednesday, and all four players are former Midwest Leaguers. The Cubs traded a pair of prospects, first baseman Dan Vogelbach and RHP Paul Blackburn, to the Mariners for left-handed … Continue reading

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Sullivan, Hernandez named MWL players of the week

Bowling Green Hot Rods catcher Brett Sullivan and Quad Cities River Bandits RHP Jose Hernandez respectively were named the Midwest League offensive player and pitcher of the week for the period of June 13-19. During that time, Sullivan batted .500 … Continue reading

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Almora collects first MLB hit, RBI in Cubs win

Former Kane County Cougars outfielder Albert Almora collected his first major-league hit and RBI in the Chicago Cubs’ 8-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday. Almora made his MLB debut on Tuesday, grounding out as a pinch-hitter in the … Continue reading

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SmartAsset: Four MWL cities among 25 best in MiLB

Four Midwest League cities are ranked among the top 25 in Minor League Baseball, according to a new study by SmartAsset. Davenport, Iowa — home of the Quad Cities River Bandits — is tied with Des Moines, Iowa — home … Continue reading

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Bader, Deetz named Midwest League players of the week

Peoria Chiefs outfielder Harrison Bader and Quad Cities River Bandits RHP Dean Deetz respectively were named the Midwest League offensive player and pitcher of the week for the period of August 24-30. In seven games during that period, Bader batted … Continue reading

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MWL playoffs recap: Cougars, Bees, Captains & TinCaps win

The 2014 Midwest League playoffs got off to an exciting start Wednesday as the Kane County Cougars, the Burlington Bees, the Lake County Captains and the Fort Wayne TinCaps won the first games of their respective series. I was at the … Continue reading

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