Category: Independent

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.…

Sioux City Explorers Examiner: March Update

With just about 10 weeks before the start of the American Association season, the Sioux City Explorers have been one of the quieter teams in terms of building their club. They currently have 15 players signed to the active roster, and have just one catcher and two infielders signed and ready to compete for a…

Kansas City T-Bones Talk: March Update

The Kansas City T-Bones had been one of the busiest teams in the off-season and February was no different. They have added quality depth across their roster, yet have seen another one of their talented players sign with a Major League club. The T-Bones have watched their division rivals make sweeping changes to improve their…

Gary Southshore RailCats Report: March Update

Two years from winning the American Association title, the Gary Southshore RailCats look to return to the top of the league. Like Lincoln, the RailCats have been much more active in the final weeks of February than they were at the start. They have made a lot of moves to make their pitching staff one…

Lincoln Saltdogs Line: March Update

The Lincoln Saltdogs were just three wins from the American Association championship last season, and after losing a few key pieces from last season’s team, they now look to restock to make another run. The early part of the off-season saw them playing catchup with some of their division rivals, and they were quiet for…

Sioux Falls Canaries Chat: March Update

The Sioux Falls Canaries are ready to fly to the top of the North Division in the American Association, and they have been making some quality moves to improve this season’s roster. For the first half of the month the team was silent, but starting on the 12th of February the Canaries made several key…

Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks Review: March Update

The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks have been one of the busier teams in the American Association this off-season, looking to turnaround the disappointing finish of 2014. The early part of the off-season saw them make some additions to bolster the team’s outlook for this season, but as the season draws near the RedHawks have made some key…

Winnipeg Goldeyes Gazette: March Update

Some teams in the American Association were fine-tuning their rosters in February in preparation for the upcoming season, but not for the Winnipeg Goldeyes. For the team north of the border, February was a month that saw some dramatic alterations as the Goldeyes attempt to repeat as North Division Champions and take aim at their…

St. Paul Saints Sermon: March Update

After an exciting beginning to the off-season, the St. Paul Saints used the month of February to sign three key players and prepare to finalize their roster. The off-season has already been an exciting one for the Twin-Cities based team with the acquisition of All-Stars Ian Gac and Dustin Crenshaw, but the team has some…

Mike Veeck Preaches Fan First Fun for St. Paul Saints

Outside of players and managers, there are few names in baseball that are as recognizable as the name Veeck. It is a name that is on equal standing with such legendary baseball figures as George Steinbrenner, Ken Burns, and Bill James. Many recognize the name Bill Veeck as a Hall of Fame owner, but it…

Joplin Blasters Jive: Off-Season Update

It will be an exciting time in Joplin, Missouri this summer, as the Joplin Blasters join the American Association for their inaugural season. The club has had a lot to do to prepare for the upcoming season, but they have been incredibly active, acquiring 12 players to help the team in its first season in…

Amarillo Thunderheads Tale: Off-Season Update

It was a tough year in Amarillo last season, as the Sox went 37-63, the second worst record in the American Association. However, the team looks for big changes this season, starting with a renaming of the team itself. Last year’s Amarillo Sox are this year’s Amarillo Thunderheads, and with a new name comes a…

Grand Prairie AirHogs Press: Off-Season Report

It was a disappointing 2014 season for the Grand Prairie AirHogs, as the team finished 40-60, 33 games behind the American Association champion Wichita Wingnuts. The AirHogs look to make a splash this year, but so far this off-season they have been fairly silent, making a few moves, but not a big splash to this…

Laredo Lemurs Lingo: Off-Season Update

It was a great season in Texas for American Association baseball, as the Laredo Lemurs won an impressive 58 games and earned a spot in the league’s playoffs. The problem for the Lemurs was that the 73-win Wichita Wingnuts were also in their division, and that was the Lemurs opening round opponent. Laredo was summarily…

Wichita Wingnuts Wire: Off-Season Update

After making it to the big dance the previous two seasons, only to fall short in the finals, the Wichita Wingnuts finally took home the American Association Championship in 2014. It was an amazing run that saw the team set several league records, including most wins in a season by a team (73). Outfielder Brent…

Sioux City Explorers Examiner: Off-Season Update

The Sioux City Explorers finished a disappointing fourth in the Central Division of the American Association last season, but this was a team that showed flashes of excellence, going 18-11 following the All-Star break. That record included a five- and a six-game win streak. The Explorers showed real heart, and they are ready to feed…

Kansas City T-Bones Talk: Off-Season Update

The Kansas City T-Bones entered August last season in competition for the Central Division title in the American Association, but a 6-12 start to the month severely hampered their chances, despite winning their final six games of the season. Lincoln got hot and Gary stayed competitive to the end, making Kansas City an also-ran by…

Gary Southshore RailCats Report: Off-Season Update

The Gary Southshore RailCats saw the 2014 season come to a very disappointing end when Lincoln got hot down the stretch and took the Central Division title. It left a bad taste in the mouth of the team from Indiana, a taste they will want to wash out with a big dose of winning. This…

Lincoln Saltdogs Line: Off-Season Report

A late surge gave the Lincoln Saltdogs the Central Division title in the American Association, and the team rallied from an 0-2 deficit against the Winnipeg Goldeyes to advance to the league championship series, but that is where the dream came to an end. The Wichita Wingnuts were just too tough and were not going…

Sioux Falls Canaries Chat: Off-Season Report

It was a rough season in 2014 for the Sioux Falls Canaries. The team finished last in the North Division, and had the worst record in the American Association at 33-67. It was a tough year, which led the team to decide that manager Steve Shirley would not remain at the helm. A change was…