Archive | February, 2012

Former Smokies Pitcher to Red Sox to Complete Epstein Compensation

By Jonathan Guess / Smokies Radio Network Former Tennessee Smokies reliever Chris Carpenter was sent to the Boston Red Sox today in a trade that completed the compensation for Theo Epstein to join the Cubs as the team’s President of Baseball Operations. The trade also included a player to be named later by both teams. […]

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Justin Shackil joins Mobile BayBears as Radio Broadcaster

By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network Former Smokies Radio Network broadcasting assistant Justin Shackil was named the new Director of Broadcasting/Media Relations for the Mobile BayBears earlier Tuesday.  Shackil will broadcast all 140 games this season for the BayBears, who are the Double-A, Southern League affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks. This will be Shackil’s […]

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Darren Headrick New Broadcaster for Carolina Mudcats and ECU Baseball

By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network A former Smokies Radio Network broadcaster will have a new home for the 2012 season. Darren Headrick, who worked for the Smokies as a broadcasting assistant from 2008-09, has recently been named the Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations for the Carolina Mudcats, the High-A affiliate of the […]

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Seven Former Smokies Highlight MLB.com Top 20 Cubs Prospects

By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network On Wednesday, MLB.com released its list of Top 20 2012 Prospects for each major league organization, including the parent club of the Tennessee Smokies, the Chicago Cubs. On the list of Top 20 Cubs prospects, seven played with Tennessee in 2011, with several players also seeing action with […]

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Roger Hoover returns to Smokies Radio Network

By Justin Shackil / Smokies Radio Network East Tennessee baseball fans will hear a familiar voice on the Smokies Radio Network this season as Roger Hoover returns to the Tennessee Smokies as a broadcasting assistant. Hoover, who spent last season as the radio broadcaster for Southern League’s Jacksonville Suns, is back for his third season […]

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Mick Gillispie visits with Cubs VP of Player Personnel Oneri Fleita

By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network Earlier today the Tennessee Smokies hosted its annual preseason luncheon for fans, season ticket holders, and corporate partners inside the Double Play Cafe at Smokies Park. Chicago Cubs Vice President of Player Personnel Oneri Fleita was the guest speaker for the event that was hosted by Smokies voice […]

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Smokies Manager Buddy Bailey in Caribbean World Series

Hey Smokies Fans! Tennessee manager Buddy Bailey is once again having success in professional baseball. After leading the Daytona Cubs to the Florida State League championship last fall, Bailey is now managing the Venezuela team in the 2012 Caribbean World Series. Bailey has had success before in Venezuela, having managed the Los Tigres de Aragua […]

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Around the Southern League (2/3)

Hey Smokies Fans! The start of February means that baseball season is only getting closer. Minor league baseball teams across the country are gearing up for the 2012 season, and many of our friends in the Southern League have had some exciting news over this past week. This post marks the first of many “Around […]

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