Category: Independent

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…

Winnipeg Goldeyes Gazette: April Update

The Winnipeg Goldeyes saw some key pieces of last season’s North Division title team depart in the early off-season, but March has seen the club shore up their roster, looking to make a run for the American Association title. The Goldeyes are great at evaluating talent, and the club’s moves in March only help to…

St. Paul Saints Summary: April Update

The St. Paul Saints were building a team ready to dominate in the North Division of the American Association this season. With a beautiful new ballpark and a group of outstanding players joining the club it looked as if they could easily runaway with the division, however, a strange thing happened on their way to…

Trois-Rivieres Aigles Address: Mid-Season Update

With the American Association playing a large number of games against Can-Am League teams, it makes sense to see what it going on in this independent league as well, so the Minor League Sports Report will do a monthly look at each of the off-season moves of the six teams in this league. When the…

Rockland Boulders Buzz: Off-Season Update

With the American Association playing a large number of games against Can-Am League teams, it makes sense to see what it going on in this independent league as well, so the Minor League Sports Report will do a monthly look at each of the off-season moves of the six teams in this league. When the…

Quebec Capitales Chat: Off-Season Update

With the American Association playing a large number of games against Can-Am League teams, it makes sense to see what it going on in this independent league as well, so the Minor League Sports Report will do a monthly look at each of the off-season moves of the six teams in this league. When the…

Sussex County Miners Message: Off-Season Report

With the American Association playing a large number of games against Can-Am League teams, it makes sense to see what it going on in this independent league as well, so the Minor League Sports Report will do a monthly look at each of the off-season moves of the six teams in this league. When the…

Ottawa Champions Courier: Off-Season Report

With the American Association playing a large number of games against Can-Am League teams, it makes sense to see what it going on in this independent league as well, so the Minor League Sports Report will do a monthly look at each of the off-season moves of the six teams in this league. When the…

New Jersey Jackals Journal: Off-Season Update

With the American Association playing a large number of games against Can-Am League teams, it makes sense to see what it going on in this independent league as well, so the Minor League Sports Report will do a monthly look at each of the off-season moves of the six teams in this league. When the…

Joplin Blasters Jive: March Update

Entering their inaugural season in the American Association, the Joplin Blasters have methodically been building a team that should be competitive. February and into March has seen the club sign some quality arms, and add two hitters that should help the Blasters live up to their nickname. On Friday the 13th, Joplin signed OF Yasser…

Amarillo Thunderheads Tale: March Update

After finishing in last place in the South Division of the American Association last year it was expected that there would be some changes made to upgrade the team for this season, but the Amarillo Thunderheads have made wholesale changes at a variety of positions looking to reach the top of the league. They have…

Grand Prairie AirHogs Press: March Update

The Grand Prairie AirHogs are watching their South Division rivals lose some key pieces, and have to be thinking that they have a real good shot of making the playoffs in the upcoming American Association season. Their two biggest obstacles, the Wichita Wingnuts and Laredo Lemurs, have seen key pieces depart from the team, and…

Wichita Wingnuts Wire: March Update

After a 73-win season and an American Association championship no one can expect such lofty goals for this upcoming season, however, the Wichita Wingnuts have made a lot of moves this off-season that have gutted the last year’s team. Gone are such stars as Jake Kahaulelio, Ryan Khoury, Carlo Testa, Jake Luce, and Brent Clevlen.…