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Former Smoky Rhee Signs With Japanese Club

According to a post from the Japan Times publication, 2012-14 Smokies pitcher Dae-Eun Rhee has signed a contract with the Japanese Pacific League’s Chiba Lotte Marines baseball team. Compensation is reportedly equivalent to $450,000 dollars per the Japan Times post, which can be read here. Over his three seasons with the Smokies, Rhee tallied a 19-13 […]

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Edwards Added To Cubs’ 40-Man Roster

The Chicago Cubs announced Thursday that 2014 Tennessee Smokies pitcher C.J. Edwards has been added to the Major League club’s 40-Man Roster. Thursday was the final day to protect players who were previously not on the 40-man roster from being selected in next month’s Rule 5 Draft at the Winter Meetings in San Diego. Edwards […]

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Javier Baez & His Smokies Legacy

By Andrew Green The Cubs announced on Monday the promotion of 2013 Smokies infielder Javier Baez, becoming the first member of the so-called “Core Four” to make the jump to The Show. After a slow start to the 2014 campaign with Triple-A Iowa, Baez dramatically improved after the All-Star Break, batting .342 (26-76) with five […]

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Interview with Tommy Birch of The Des Moines Register

Des Moines Register Sports Writer Tommy Birch spent some time with the Smokies Radio Network to discuss former Smokies Javier Baez, Arismendy Alcantara, Kyle Hendricks, Eric Jokisch and Jonathan Mota and their respective seasons with the Triple-A Iowa Cubs.

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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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Photo Courtesy: Roger C. Hoover

The Process Episode 7: Eric Jokisch No-Hitter

Eric Jokisch experienced a night that only a few pitchers in professional baseball have achieved in their careers, a no-hitter. Jokisch faced off against the Jacksonville Suns on August 6th of the 2013 season where he threw the first no-hitter for the Smokies in six years as the Smokies went on to win 10-0. Jokisch […]

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2013 RHP Kyle Hendricks is one of 25 Smokies alums invited to the Cubs' Big League camp.

65 Smokies Alums To Begin Year In Major League Spring Training Camps

February 13th has arrived, meaning Chicago Cubs Spring Training in Mesa, Arizona has opened with pitchers and catchers reporting. The report date for Cubs position players is February 18. In total, 25 Tennessee Smokies alums will begin Major League camp with the Cubs, while 40 others have either been invited to their respective teams’ Big […]

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Cubs Spring Training Broadcast Schedule Announced; Smokies Voice Gillispie To Call 23 Contests

The Chicago Cubs recently announced their Spring Training broadcast schedule, with Tennessee Smokies Director of Broadcasting Mick Gillispie once again joining Cubs broadcaster Len Kasper to call 23 contests on Cubs.com. The broadcasts will be available for free on the site, with the first broadcast and Cactus League game on February 27 in the Cubs’ […]

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Smokies stay alive against Barons with 9-2 win in Game Three

By: Adam Kline KODAK, Tenn. – In a must-win game, the Tennessee Smokies got back on the winning track in a big way by defeating the Birmingham Barons, 9-2, in Game Three of the North Division Championship Series Saturday night at Smokies Park. Tennessee stays alive in the best-of-five series, as the Smokies trail the […]

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Improved rotation paramount for Smokies’ title asiprations

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 […]

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