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ANOTHER INDEPENDENT STAR IN TWINS' SYSTEM

ANOTHER INDEPENDENT STAR IN TWINS’ SYSTEM

Independent Baseball Insider – Vol. 12, No. 3,  March 20, 2014 By Bob Wirz The stars all seem aligned perfectly for C. J. Ziegler as last year’s power king tries to become another Independent Baseball product to pull on a major league baseball uniform.  It probably will not come as early as this year, but […]

FORMER GOLDEYE IMPRESSING AT BRAVES' CAMP

FORMER GOLDEYE IMPRESSING AT BRAVES’ CAMP

By Scott Taylor, Winnipeg Goldeyes Former Winnipeg Goldeyes lefthander Ian Thomas is on the verge of winning a spot in the Atlanta Braves bullpen. After a scintillating performance against the Washington Nationals on Thursday, Thomas suddenly moved to the top of the list of the three left-handers remaining in the chase for the final specialist’s job […]

NATE ROBERTSON BACK WHERE IT STARTED

NATE ROBERTSON BACK WHERE IT STARTED

Independent Baseball Insider – by Bob Wirz Southpaw Nate Robertson finally got a job, and it is back with the organization where he first set foot on a major league mound. The Detroit Tigers have inked Robertson to a Triple-A contract 11 years after he broke in with the parent club at age 25. Robertson, […]

PAXTON IS SHARP FOR MARINERS

PAXTON IS SHARP FOR MARINERS

Independent Baseball Insider by Bob Wirz – Vol. 12, No. 2,   March 13, 2014            Southpaw James Paxton (Grand Prairie 2010) would certainly be on the short list if I was to try to assess the “positives” coming out of major league spring training camps so far, although his success for Seattle makes him […]

WHERE WILL JOHNSON, OTHERS BE ON OPENING DAY?

WHERE WILL JOHNSON, OTHERS BE ON OPENING DAY?

Which Independent Players Will Make It to Opening Day? 51 Have Been in Major League Camps  By Bob Wirz, Independent Baseball Chatter            One year it was Chris Coste, another Jon Weber and last season Scott Rice and Chris Colabello.            The names change, but the stories are similar.  Players who have devoted years of […]

MINICOZZI ENJOYING BIG-LEAGUE CAMP

MINICOZZI ENJOYING BIG-LEAGUE CAMP

When ESPN’s cameras came to Scottsdale Stadium last week, Hunter Pence broke off a conversation with fellow former Phillie John Kruk and rushed into the clubhouse cafeteria. When Pence returned, he was with Mark Minicozzi, a 31-year-old infielder who can go passport stamp-for-passport stamp with Ryan Vogelsong. Minicozzi started recapping his long, long, looooong journey […]

2014 ALL-STAR CELEBRATION EVENTS ANNOUNCED

2014 ALL-STAR CELEBRATION EVENTS ANNOUNCED

Winnipeg Goldeyes Media Release The Winnipeg Goldeyes are proud to announce Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries as the title sponsor of the 2014 American Association All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 29 at Shaw Park. “The Goldeyes and Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries have enjoyed a great partnership since our inaugural season in 1994 and we are thrilled […]

KEEP YOUR TOQUE: SCOMA HEADED TO TORONTO

KEEP YOUR TOQUE: SCOMA HEADED TO TORONTO

Durham, N.C. – The Toronto Blue Jays have purchased of the contract of Winnipeg Goldeyes DH/OF Ryan Scoma, the American Association announced on Monday. Scoma had a superb campaign in his first season for the Goldeyes in 2013, hitting .341, third-best in the league, to go along with 19 doubles, four home runs and 46 […]

HOWELL JOINS NATIONALS IN BIG-LEAGUE CAMP

HOWELL JOINS NATIONALS IN BIG-LEAGUE CAMP

Independent Baseball Insider – by Bob Wirz Perhaps the American Association should start promoting itself as the best proving ground for major league catching hopefuls. A fourth backstop who has played in the 13-team league has become a non-roster invitee to a major league spring training camp.  Jeff Howell, who spent much of the 2011 […]

DODGERS INK SALTDOGS RIGHTY LUIS CHIRINOS

DODGERS INK SALTDOGS RIGHTY LUIS CHIRINOS

Durham, N.C. – The Los Angeles Dodgers organization has purchased the contract of Lincoln Saltdogs RHP Luis Chirinos, the American Association announced on Wednesday. Chirinos split the 2013 campaign between Lincoln and El Paso, going 3-4 with a 4.96 ERA. The native of Maracay, Venezuela, appeared in 23 games, starting 16 and logging 94.1 innings […]