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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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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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Former Huskies John Andreoli and Mike Olt reunited with Cubs

By: Nick Roark The Chicago Cubs continued to replenish their farm system Monday afternoon after the Northsider’s traded former Tennessee Smokies pitcher Matt Garza to the Texas Rangers. Chicago received Triple-A infielder Mike Olt, Class-A right-hander C.J. Edwards, Rangers’ right-hander Justin Grimm and players to be named later in exchange for Garza. Olt, who entered […]

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Christian Villanueva brings a new meaning to the term “selling”

By: Michael Wottreng When teams trade a proven major league player for minor league prospects, it is considered that the team giving up the more experienced player is “selling”. That term can sometimes be a misnomer. For organizations that are not contending at the end of July, it is an opportunity to get a return […]

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Double-A Manager Wotus Shaped Wilson as Player, Coach

By: Nick Roark  After signing with the Texas Rangers in July of 1991, current Smokies hitting coach Desi Wilson began his journey in the minor leagues. Wilson worked his way up through the Rangers organization, seeing his first significant minor league action by playing in 131 games at High-A Port Charlotte in 1993 and 129 […]

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What We’re Reading (4/3/13)

Throughout the 2013 baseball season, the Smokies on Radio staff will be rolling out all the Cubs, Smokies, and baseball news each weekday. To stay current with all the latest news, follow Smokies on Radio on Twitter and like the Smokies on Radio Facebook page.  Smokies Release 2013 Opening Day Lineup Adam Kline / Tennessee Smokies The Tennessee Smokies […]

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Mick in Mesa: Meeting an Inspiration, Seeing Familiar Faces, Cubs Webcasts

The Inspiring Story of Matt Hicks The past couple of days have been exciting here in Arizona as yesterday, the Cubs played in Mesa against the White Sox and Wednesday faced off against the Texas Rangers in Surprise. I met a guy in Surprise that I really have been looking forward to meeting, and his […]

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Mick in Mesa: Turning the Corner

By Mick Gillispie / Smokies Radio Network We’re now turning the corner into the back stretch of spring training here in Arizona. The Cubs front office led by Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have some tough decisions to make as more roster cuts have been made and will continue to be made as we get […]

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Listen to Len and Mick as Cubs travel to Talking Stick

By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network After breaking out the bats in a seven-run win over the Texas Rangers yesterday, the Chicago Cubs hit the road to Talking Stick to face the Colorado Rockies at Salt River Fields this afternoon at 4:10 p.m. ET / 3:10 p.m. CT. Yesterday was a big day offensively […]

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Listen to Mick as Cubs visit Rangers

By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network Following the first off day of the season, the Chicago Cubs return to the diamond this afternoon, traveling to Surprise Stadium to face the Texas Rangers at 4:05 p.m. ET / 3:05 p.m. CT. This is the second time in three days that the Cubs and defending American […]

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