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West Trumps East 9-2 in the 2013 Fall Stars Game

The Arizona Fall League played what was supposed to be their annual all-star game, but for the fans who attended it felt more like a homerun derby, as the West team defeated the East by a final score 9-2, crushing five homeruns along the way. On Saturday the best players of the Arizona Fall League […]

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VIDEO: Dallas Beeler Arizona Fall League Interview

Smokies pitcher Dallas Beeler recently sat down with the Smokies Radio Network to discuss his progress in the Arizona Fall League. Last season with Tennessee, Beeler went 4-2 in nine starts with a 3.13 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 54.2 innings of work. The Oklahoma native had his season cut short by an injury to […]

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Smokies and Lookouts managers ponder if Javier Baez can be the next Yasiel Puig

By: Nick Roark Before becoming a big league sensation, Yasiel Puig’s talent was on full display in the Southern League. Since Javier Baez arrived at Double-A, opposing managers and players have admired the shortstop’s raw ability. The lasting memory for players, fans and media will be the rare athleticism of of Puig and the excitement […]

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VIDEO: Brett Jackson: “Adversity is what makes the man”

In August of 2012, Brett Jackson was playing center field for the Chicago Cubs three years after being drafted 31st overall by the Northsiders. But 2013 has brought many challenges for Jackson, who now finds himself at Double-A Tennessee after missing over a month with nagging injuries. The 25-year-old prospect said the adversity he has […]

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Neil Ramirez ready to “keep rolling’ with Tennessee

By: Nick Roark Tennessee Smokies starting pitcher Neil Ramirez found himself a part of a unique scenario Monday evening, celebrating his new team’s North Division title just two days after arriving at Smokies Park. The 6-foot-4, right-handed throwing Ramirez found himself with a new team and new organization last week when the Virginia Beach native […]

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VIDEO: Javier Baez clubhouse celebration interview

http://youtu.be/G4bFRyFpUoo After hitting his 35th home run of the season to cap off a North Division clinching 6-0 win over the Mobile BayBears, Tennessee Smokies shortstop and Cubs’ top prospect Javier Baez discussed his second half and experiencing a title celebration at 20 years old. To stay current with all the latest news, follow Smokies […]

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Injury update: McNutt suffers setback, Kirk changing delivery

Tennessee Smokies manager Buddy Bailey offered insight about two of the more notable pitchers on Tennessee’s disabled list – Trey McNutt and Austin Kirk – Wednesday evening. The Smokies’ skipper said during his postgame press conference that right-handed pitcher and Cubs prospect Trey McNutt – who has been sidelined with an undisclosed injury since June […]

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Jonathan Mota proving valuable in versatile role for Smokies

By: Nick Roark Jonathan Mota has never walked into the Tennessee Smokies clubhouse with a tool belt around his waist and a hard hat on his head. But chances are the Smokies do-it-all player can fix any problem skipper Buddy Bailey might cross if filling out a lineup. Arismendy Alcantara needs a day off? Jonathan […]

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Dallas Beeler on injury: “We’re making progress”

By: Nick Roark The 2013 season looked to be a promising one for Dallas Beeler. The Tennessee Smokies starter had built a 4-2 record with a 3.13 ERA and looked as if he would surpass his win total from last year by mid-June. All of that momentum came to a screeching halt in late May […]

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Brett Jackson “excited” to begin climb back towards Chicago

By: Nick Roark The tables have turned in just one calendar year for Chicago Cubs prospect Brett Jackson. This day last year, Jackson had just celebrated his 24th birthday and was two short days away from making his Major League debut, starting in center field for Chicago as the Cubs faced off against one of […]

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