What We’re Reading (8/15)

Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera has been suspended 50 games after testing positive for Testosterone, a performance-enhancing substance. Photo Courtesy: Tony Medina/Getty Images.

By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network

The Tennessee Smokies have now won their last three games, defeating the Birmingham Barons 8-2 in the first game of the series on Tuesday night.

Now Tennessee looks to make it four in a row in Wednesday night’s contest at Regions Park.

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 Regions Park.

– Knoxville News Sentinel: Five-run eighth inning propels Smokies, 8-2

– The Huntsville Times: Hunter Morris enjoying historic season, should be shoo-in for Southern League MVP

– Bleed Cubbie Blue: Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 14

– Chicago Tribune: Cubs Fire Player Personnel Director Oneri Fleita

– Chicago Tribune: Jackson will get full look

– Chicago Sun-Times: Chris Volstad’s skid reaches 23 as Cubs lose 10-1

– CSN Chicago: No turning back on youth movement for Cubs

– ESPN: Melky Cabrera suspended 50 games

– Yahoo’s Big League Stew: Pirates give fans reason to get antsy after posting slow start to August

– The New York Times: Just Red Sox Being Red Sox

– Detroit Free Press: Tigers’ Starters Must Help the Bullpen

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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