Category: Robert Pannier

Scoring A Rarity in Rochester Red Wings Double-Header Split

The Rochester Red Wings were forced to play a double-header after yesterday’s game against the Syracuse Chiefs was postponed because of rain. Game 1 continued the road woes of the Red Wings, but an outstanding pitching performance in the makeup game was just what the doctor ordered to end the five-game losing streak. Game 1…

Rochester Red Wings Swept by Pawtucket Red Sox

The Rochester Red Wings were looking to avoid being swept by the Pawtucket Red Sox, but a late rally by the Boston affiliate gave the club their fourth straight victory over Rochester, 4-3. The series sweep moved the Red Sox into first place in the North Division of the International League and dropped the Red…

Humberto Quintero Homers Help Clip Rochester Red Wings

The Rochester Red Wings opened the season 5-1 and were looking like the Minnesota Twins AAA affiliate was going to be a real challenger in the North Division of International League. That is until they came to Pawtucket to face the Boston Red Sox AAA squad three days ago. Since then the team has had…

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…

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…