Archive | March, 2014
Starlin Castro went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in yesterday's 6-5 win.

Happy Birthday Starlin Castro

On behalf of the Tennessee Smokies and Smokies on Radio Network, we wish Starlin Castro a happy 24th birthday today. The Dominican Republic native played in 57 games with the Smokies in 2009-2010 combining to hit .332 (73-210) with one home run and 34 RBI. Castro skipped the Triple-A level as he was promoted straight from […]

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Javier Baez Goes Deep Again, Majors Could Be On Horizon For Talent

Former Smokie Javier Baez continues to impress at Spring Training, as he belted his second monster home run in as many nights, with a solo blast in the eighth inning against the Colorado Rockies on MLB Network. It was Baez’s fifth longball in Spring Training as he continues to make his case to possibly begin […]

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Former Smokies Show Off The Lumber In Cubs-Rangers Game On March 18th

A pair of former Smokies contributed for their respective teams in a game Tuesday night between the Cubs and Rangers that aired on MLB Network, with the Rangers topping the Cubs 7-6. Cubs infielder Javier Baez hit a towering opposite field solo home run in the third inning, going back-to-back with Mike Olt helping extend […]

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(Photo courtesy: Roger C. Hoover)

Former Smokies in Spring Training

Former Smokies in Spring Training Today we will be looking at all the 65 alumnus of the Smokies that started the year in Major League Spring Training camps with either Cubs or the other 29 teams. Here is what they have done and what have happened to them. Cubs Starlin Castro: 1.000 avg (2-2), 1 […]

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Seven Top Cubs Prospects Projected to Begin With Smokies

Seven of Baseball America’s top 30 Chicago Cubs prospects are expected to begin the 2014 season in a Smokies uniform according to the publication’s Prospect Handbook, including three of the top six. Infielder Kris Bryant, rated by Baseball America as the second-best prospect in the Cubs’ system and ninth-best prospect overall in baseball, finished his first […]

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