Archive | January, 2012

Russ Canzler Traded to Cleveland

By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network Earlier this morning, the Tampa Bay Rays traded former Smokies utilityman Russ Canzler to the Cleveland Indians for cash considerations. The Indians will be Canzler’s third organization in the past three seasons. Canzler was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 30th round of the 2004 out of […]

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Former Smokies Highlight Cubs Non-Roster Invitees for Major League Spring Training

By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network Earlier today, the Chicago Cubs announced that 21 non-roster players have been invited to 2012’s major league spring training. Of the 21 players, 10 are former Smokies, many of whom are headed to big league spring training for the first time in their careers. Here is the official […]

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Brett Jackson on MLB.com Top 100 Prospects List

By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network Last week MLB.com unveiled its list of Top 100 prospects, and former Smokies outfielder Brett Jackson made the cut, coming in at number 33. Jackson spent parts of 2010 and 2011 with the Smokies, playing primarily in centerfield. Jackson began the 2011 season with Tennessee, hitting .256 with […]

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Smokies on the Move: Tyler Colvin

By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network Many things have changed for the Chicago Cubs this offseason,  as new President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein and General Manager Jed Hoyer put their touches on the Cubs roster and farm system. Many Cubs have changed organizations over the winter, including several former Tennessee Smokies. This week, […]

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Smokies on the Move: D.J. LeMahieu

By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network Many things have changed for the Chicago Cubs this offseason,  as new President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein and General Manager Jed Hoyer put their touches on the Cubs roster and farm system. Many Cubs have changed organizations over the winter, including several former Tennessee Smokies. This week, […]

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Smokies on the Move: Ryan Flaherty

By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network Many things have changed for the Chicago Cubs this offseason,  as new President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein and General Manager Jed Hoyer put their touches on the Cubs roster and farm system. Many Cubs have changed organizations over the winter, including several former Tennessee Smokies. This week, […]

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Smokies on the Move: Marwin Gonzalez

By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network Many things have changed for the Chicago Cubs this offseason,  as new President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein and General Manager Jed Hoyer put their touches on the Cubs roster and farm system. Many Cubs have changed organizations over the winter, including several former Tennessee Smokies. This week, […]

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Smokies on the Move: Andrew Cashner

By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network Many things have changed for the Chicago Cubs this offseason,  as new President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein and General Manager Jed Hoyer put their touches on the Cubs roster and farm system. Many Cubs have changed organizations over the winter, including several former Tennessee Smokies. This week, […]

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Mick Gillispie Returns to Chicago Cubs Spring Training Broadcasts for 2012

Hey Smokies Fans! Earlier today the Chicago Cubs announced that Tennessee Smokies radio broadcaster Mick Gillispie will once again team up with Cubs television voice Len Kasper for audio webcasts of Cubs spring training games on Cubs.com. Len and Mick will provide play-by-play for 20 Cubs games this spring as the club prepares for the […]

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