The Chicago Cubs Wednesday announced their minor league coaching staff assignments for the upcoming 2015 campaign, with 2014 manager Buddy Bailey returning to the Tennessee Smokies, along with 2014 pitching coach Storm Davis, hitting coach Desi Wilson and trainer Shane Nelson. Guillermo Martinez also joins the Smokies’ 2015 field staff for his first season in […]
In this edition of “The Process,” the Smokies Radio Network staff covers the ongoing process of Kris Bryant’s rise to stardom.
Chattanooga starting pitcher Raydel Sanchez tossed six one-hit innings of shutout ball to earn his first victory at the Double-A level, while Lookouts center fielder Scott Schebler smashed a two-run homer as part of a three-run first frame to best the Tennessee Smokies 7-3 in front of 4,651 fans on Monday evening at Smokies Stadium.
Kris Bryant hit a pinch hit, two-out, two-run double in the fifth and Charlie Cutler brought in another run in the seventh with a pinch hit sacrifice fly and the Smokies salvaged the finale of a five game series with a 3-1 win versus the Braves at Trustmark Park in Mississippi on Monday night.
Tennessee Smokies starting pitcher, and Chicago Cubs top pitching prospect, C.J. Edwards traveled to Chicago on Thursday to undergo an MRI on his right shoulder. Smokies Manager Buddy Bailey shared his thoughts and provided an update on Edwards with the Smokies Radio Network on Friday evening. The audio from Bailey’s interview can be found below: Follow […]
PENSACOLA — Kris Bryant hit a two-run home run in his first Smokies at-bat, Zeke DeVoss tripled in a run in the second, but the Blue Wahoos rallied for two in the eighth inning to defeat the Smokies and take the 2014 season opener 6-5 at Bayfront Stadium in Pensacola on Thursday night. The Smokies […]
By Andrew Green / Tennessee Smokies The Tennessee Smokies kick off their 2014 campaign on the road this evening against the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, the Double-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. First pitch is set for 7:30 p.m. ET at Pensacola Bayfront Stadium. The Smokies are coming off a 76-62 record (.551) in 2013, the […]
By Andrew Green / Tennessee Smokies In conjunction with the Chicago Cubs, the Tennessee Smokies announced their initial roster for the 2014 season, which includes three of Baseball America’s top 100 overall prospects. The roster comprises of 12 pitchers, three catchers, six infielders and five outfielders, with the team’s season opening contest set for Thursday, […]
Buddy Bailey will be returning to Tennessee for the 2014 season to serve a third consecutive season as the Manager of the Smokies. Bailey is the first man to do this since Rocket Wheeler completed his third consecutive season in 2002. This will be Bailey’s fourth overall season as the manager of the Smokies and […]
By: Nick Roark As Tennessee Smokies manager Buddy Bailey stood in front of media members Wednesday afternoon at Smokies Park, he knew his club faced a challenge from the Birmingham Barons – Tennessee’s North Division Championship Series opponent. Specifically, Bailey foresaw the task his starting rotation faced against a club that possesses one of the […]