What We’re Reading (7/31)

Ryan Dempster on Tuesday night. Photo Courtesy: Nuccio DiNuzzo, Chicago Tribune

By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network

The Tennessee Smokies began their homestand with a doubleheader sweep of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos at Smokies Park on Monday night.

Tennessee can now earn a series win with a victory in any of the remaining three games.

It’s time for today’s What We’re Reading, but keep checking the blog and our Facebook and Twitter pages for more info throughout the day on tonight’s game at Smokies Park.

– Knoxville News Sentinel: Smokies sweep Suns, 6-3, 3-2

– Bleed Cubbie Blue: Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 30

– Chicago Tribune: Cubs trade Johnson, Maholm, Soto

– Chicago Tribune: Dempster knows he’s likely the next Cub to be traded

– Chicago Tribune: Cubs’ fire sale is on 

– Chicago Sun-Times: Matt Garza throws well in bullpen

– CSN Chicago: Kaplan: Trio of suitors for Dempster

– ESPN: Dodgers may get Shane Victorino

– Yahoo’s Big League Stew: The Juice: Kendrys Morales homers from each side in Angels win, Cubs hug bros after trades

– The New York Times: Only the Highest Expectations for Girardi, but He Wears Them Well

– Cincinnati Enquirer: Reds Better Off Not Dealing

– Boston Herald: Beckett’s Red Sox Tenure Nears Its End

Categories: What We're Reading


The Smokies Radio Network is the official radio network for the Chicago Cubs AA affiliate, the Tennessee Smokies. Daily broadcasts begin with the Pilot-Oscar Mayer pre-game show airing 15 minutes before every game. Following the game the broadcast concludes with the Edward Jones Investments post-game show. The Smokies Radio Network staff includes the Director of Broadcasting Mick Gillispie, Sr. Broadcast Assistant Greg Young, Broadcast Assistant Keith Brake and Broadcast Intern James Rowe.


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