Category: Independent

Rockland Boulders Buzz: May Update

This has been a very busy off-season for the Can-Am League Champions, the Rockland Boulders. The club has been working to ensure that their rise to the top of the league was not a one-year deal. They enjoyed the view from the top position in the league, and plan on making that a permanent location.…

Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks Review: May Update

The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks have been one of the busier teams in the American Association over the last three weeks. The club has a long history of success in the league, and has been making moves looking to return the club to its former glory. The RedHawks’ most recent moves have been centered around building a…

Sioux Falls Canaries Chat: May Update

First year manager Chris Paterson has been busy completing his roster, looking to take his team to the top of the American Association. The Sioux Falls Canaries have been busy in May, making a host of deals with other clubs, as well as signing some key players who should make the team a force in…

St. Paul Saints Sermon: May Update

It is hard to believe that it is less than three weeks before the beginning of the American Association season begins. March ended as a sad one for the St. Paul Saints when star 1B Ian Gac was signed to play in the Mexican League, but he returned to the Saints less than four weeks…

Winnipeg Goldeyes Gazette: May Update

It was a fairly quiet month of April north of the border. With the American Association season less than three weeks away now, the Winnipeg Goldeyes made just three moves in the last three weeks preparing for the season. This may seem like they are not as ready as they should be, but the Goldeyes…

New Jersey Jackals Journal: May Update

Looking to make a run to return to the Can-Am League championship series, the New Jersey Jackals have done a great deal over the last month to prepare for the upcoming season. Manager Joe Calfapietra has been adding a group of quality arms that will keep this team quite competitive this season. The club has…

Gary Southshore RailCats Pat Salvi Extends Fundamentals of Game to Owners Box

A look around the American Association reveals a league with some of the best managers that baseball has to offer. It doesn’t matter whether you are talking about the Majors or minor league baseball – there is quality talent here. That can also be said of the ownership of many of the clubs. An independent…

Joplin Blasters Jive: April Update

It is an exciting time in Missouri, as the Joplin Blasters are getting their roster ready in anticipation of the 2015 American Association season. Manager Carlos Lezcano has been working feverishly to find the right blend of players to turn this into a true competitor in the tough South Division of the league. With quality talent…

Amarillo Thunderheads Tale: April Update

It has been a busy last thirty days in Texas as the Amarillo Thunderheads look to make a run for the American Association title in 2015. The club has restocked their pitching staff, and is ready to prove that they have as much talent as any other team in the South Division. With the quality…

Nate Robertson Creates Culture of Success for Wichita Wingnuts

What makes a winning sports organization? That is something that some of the most brilliant minds in sports have spent years trying to figure out. How is it that an organization like the Los Angeles Dodgers or the Pittsburgh Steelers can be so good for so long, yet the Detroit Lions and the Chicago Cubs…

Grand Prairie AirHogs Press: April Update

The Grand Prairie AirHogs entered March needing to fill some key positions on their roster so that they could be a real contender for the American Association title. To reach those ends the club signed a group of players that filled needs all over the diamond and, as a result, they are looking like a…

Laredo Lemurs Lingo: April Update

  The Laredo Lemurs had made a series of moves early in the off-season that saw some key pieces of their club depart, including the Strawn brothers. It was wondered by some insiders whether the club would be able to compete in the American Association this season after so many key departures, but manager Pete…

Wichita Wingnuts Wire: April Update

The Wichita Wingnuts are ramping up for the 2015 American Association baseball season, building a pitching staff that should put the club in a position to dominate the league once again. The Wingnuts lost eight of their starting nine players from last year’s lineup, but have built the premier bullpen in the league, and have…

Gary Southshore RailCats Report: April Update

The Gary Southshore RailCats spent the last month tweaking their battery combination. Out went their two primary catchers from last season, and in came a former Miami Marlins prospect looking to make a name for himself in the American Association. The club also added some quality pitching to their staff, readying themselves for the 2015…

Lincoln Saltdogs Line: April Update

With the American Association season about six weeks away from getting underway the Lincoln Saltdogs are making their final moves to tweak their roster, looking to return to the league championship. In March the team made a few calculated moves looking to find players that were the right fit for the squad. Manager Ken Oberkfell…

Kansas City T-Bones Talk: April Update

It has been a very quiet month for the Kansas City T-Bones. With a majority of their roster positions filled for this upcoming American Association season the team made just two moves last month, feeling that their club is nearly ready as is. This is not overconfidence by any stretch of the imagination. The T-Bones…

Master Baseball Guru Kevin Hooper Guides Wichita Wingnuts Success

Last season, we here at the Minor League Sports Report jokingly referred to the Wichita Wingnuts baseball team as “Wingnuts University.” It was a term of endearment for a club that not only understood the fundamentals of playing baseball, but lived them out on the field in every play, every out, every run scored, and…

Sioux City Explorers Examiner: April Update

The Sioux City Explorers are ready to go to war in the American Association this season and to do so they are making sure that they are well armed. The team has spent the last three weeks focused on improving their pitching staff and, as a result, have brought in several big arms to help…

Sioux Falls Canaries Chat: April Update

The Sioux Falls Canaries have been busy making moves to improve their team around the diamond. Catchers, infielders, and pitchers have been the order of the day as the club looks to compete for the American Association title next season. Sioux Falls finished in last place in the league last year, but their moves prove…

Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks Review: April Update

With the 2015 American Association season rapidly approaching the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks upped their game in March, making a series of moves to prepare the team for the upcoming season. The addition of Joe Dunigan in February really bolstered the team’s offense, as did the signing of Drew Muren, and some key pitching moves have made…