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VIDEO: Albert Almora Arizona Fall League Interview

Albert Almora recently sat down with Jeff Platt of the Smokies Radio Network to discuss his improvement throughout the Arizona Fall League. The 19-year-old outfielder has swung the bat well all through the fall league, batting .307 with six doubles and 12 RBIs in 79 plate appearances. Almora said the Cubs, “could send me to […]

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VIDEO: Albert Almora Arizona Fall League interview

Albert Almora recently sat down with Jeff A. Platt of the Smokies Radio Network to discuss his progress thus far in the Arizona Fall League. Almora, rated the Chicago Cubs No. 2 prospect by Baseball America after being drafted sixth overall in the 2012 MLB Draft, played in 61 games this season for Single-A Kane […]

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Smokies’ season ends with 7-4 loss to Barons Monday night

By: Adam Kline / Matthew Shalbrack KODAK, Tenn. – The Tennessee Smokies were unable to overcome a four-run fourth inning and fell to the Birmingham Barons 7-4 on Monday night at Smokies Park. With the win, Birmingham wins the North Division Championship 3-games-to-2. The Smokies ended 2013 with a 76-62 regular season record, 3-2 in […]

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VIDEO: Buddy Bailey comments on North Division title

In his third different season managing the Tennessee Smokies, Buddy Bailey finally claimed a Southern League postseason berth after his club won 6-0 over the Mobile BayBears Monday evening. After being doused by two separate Gatorade baths, Bailey took time to talk with Smokies’ broadcaster Mick Gillispie and reflect on Tennessee’s second-half surge. To stay […]

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Three-day rest paying off for Arismendy Alcantara

By: Nick Roark Tennessee Smokies second baseman Arismendy Alcantara was not able to enjoy the All-Star break like most minor leaguers. Rather than rest for three days, the Cubs No. 5 rated prospect flew to New York to participate in the All-Star Futures Game then proceeded to Jacksonville to take part in the Southern League […]

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Lookouts starter Zach Lee happy he chose Dodgers over SEC football

By: Danny Will  Not many life-altering decisions have to be made when one is at the young age of 18.  Chattanooga Lookouts pitcher Zach Lee was faced with one of those decisions.  A two-sport star at McKinney High School in McKinney, Texas, Lee graduated in 2010 and committed to LSU to play quarterback. Things slowly […]

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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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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. Exactly one year ago, Jackson had just celebrated his 24th birthday and was two days away from making his Major League debut in center field for Chicago Cubs as they faced one of baseball’s most storied franchises […]

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All roads lead to Brooklyn for James Jones

By: Nick Roark James Jones grew up on the streets of Brooklyn. In fact, the Southern League All-Star grew up on the same block where Ebbets Field once stood, the home of the Brooklyn Dodgers and the place where Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball. As an African-American kid in Brooklyn, […]

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Smokies win sixth straight, defeat Generals 5-0

JACKSON, Tenn.- The Tennessee Smokies (16-8, 50-43) defeated the Jackson Generals (10-14, 39-51) 5-0 Saturday evening to extend their winning streak to a season-high of six games. The win marked a ninth straight victory over Jackson, dating back to June 24th when Tennessee won 5-1. Kyle Hendricks (9-3, 2.03) continued his dominance of Jackson as […]

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