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Taylor Davis: Unsung Hero of the Smokies

Catcher Taylor Davis has been the unsung hero for the Tennessee Smokies this season, and has allowed manager Buddy Bailey to be confident enough in the backup catcher’s ability to use him in crucial situations. Davis hasn’t received as much playing time, compared to others, but when given the opportunity he uses it to his […]

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Preview: 8/19 vs. Biscuits

The begging question now is can the Smokies lose as last night they won their sixth straight game by a score of 7-1 against the Montgomery Biscuits. They now lead the series 2-0. Tonight, Tennessee has a chance at a seventh straight game won and to clinch the series with Montgomery as game three is scheduled for 8:05 p.m. ET.

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Pierce Johnson’s Hot Streak

There is no denying how good the number sixth ranked prospect in the Cubs organization, Pierce Johnson, is but in his last 29 innings, he has been unreal.

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Baez Playoffs

Javier Baez’s Major League Debut

Javier Baez Watch officially came to an end Tuesday night in Colorado. The former Smokies infielder was finally promoted to the Big Leagues and did not disappoint in his Major League Baseball debut for the Chicago Cubs, helping lead the club to a 6-5 extra-innings victory over the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. The Cubs […]

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Former Smokies on the Spot: Yadier Molina

While on his way to become a potential Hall of Famer, St. Louis Cardinals Yadier Molina, started his career off right here in Kodak, TN. “I knew one night when we were playing here he threw out a base runner at second base and never got off his knees,” said longtime Smokies public address announcer George Yardley. […]

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Preview: 7/26 vs. Barons

Matt Loosen Player Page | Listen Live | League Standings The Smokies bats went all out last night, but the pitching could not hold the lead as they fell to the Mississippi Braves by a score of 9-8. They travel down to Birmingham for a new five-game series with the North Division leader, the Birmingham […]

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Former Smokies at 2014 Futures Game

Yesterday, two former Smokies were in the spotlight at Target Field in Minneapolis for the 2014 Futures game. Javier Baez, who played shortstop for Tennessee last season, and Kris Bryant, who played third base earlier this year, were able to showcase their talent on a big stage. Bryant represented Team USA and started at third […]

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Arismendy Alcantara Promoted To Chicago

Former Smokies Infielder Arismendy Alcantara hasn’t been a big name thrown around by fans of the Cubs and baseball critics as the attention has mostly been on Javier Baez, Albert Almora, Jorge Soler, Kris Bryant, and recently acquired Addison Russell, but Alcantara has quietly put up big numbers and is finally creating buzz in Chicago. […]

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Preview: 7/8 vs. Barons

Eduardo Figueroa Player Page | Listen Live | League Standings The Smokies were stifled again by Birmingham Barons pitching as they lost 7-1 last night and lost the series. They have a chance to salvage the final game as they are expected to start at Regions Field at 8:05 p.m. ET tonight. Myles Jaye pitched […]

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Former Smokies Named To 2014 All-Star Game

Three former Smokies were named to the All-Star Game this season, including St Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina and Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro. Now current Oakland Athletics pitcher and former Cub, Jeff Samardzija, was also named to the National League team. Casey McGehee of the Miami Marlins is one of five candidates who have […]

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