Fans can feast on food offers at Uht

   January 28, 2011 1:13 pm    Comments Off

The Erie SeaWolves announced the dates and benefits of their All-You-Can-Eat Wolf Pack Plan for this season’s Eastern League games at Jerry Uht Park. Each plan available will cost $49 per person. All games in each plan are Friday and Saturday contests. For more information or to sign up, call the SeaWolves at 814 456-1300….


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Indians squash Sizemore trade rumors

   January 28, 2011 12:39 pm    Comments Off

Grady Sizemore is not on the trading block, for now. Indians general manager Chris Antonetti confirmed that statement and shot down an offseason rumor about the Indians center fielder during a Town Hall meeting in downtown Cleveland on Thursday. “I normally don’t get into individual rumors,” Antonetti said. “This one time, I will comment on…


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Brewers offer invite to ’07 Erie infielder

   January 27, 2011 10:00 pm    Comments Off

Infielder Erick Almonte, who appeared in 50 games for the 2007 Erie SeaWolves, will be a non-roster invitee when the Milwaukee Brewers begin spring training next month. Almonte, who turns 33 on Feb. 1, signed with the Brewers in 2009 and played the last two seasons with their Triple-A team in Nashville, Tenn. He also…


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Tigers’ Turner returns to top prospects list

   January 26, 2011 9:48 pm    Comments Off

Starting pitcher Jacob Turner, the Detroit Tigers’ first-round pick in the 2009 amateur draft, is ranked 15th on’s top 50 prospects for 2011. The right-hander was the franchise’s only representative on the list, which was announced Tuesday night on the MLB Network. Turner split time last year between Detroit’s Single-A teams in Lakeland (Fla.)…


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Bosox secure Sea Dogs through 2014

   January 25, 2011 12:01 pm    Comments Off

The Boston Red Sox won’t have to go far to check on their top prospects. Portland, Maine, the parent club’s Double-A franchise since 2003, will remain so through 2014. Red Sox officials announced Friday they’ve agreed to a two-year player agreement extension with the Eastern League’s Sea Dogs. The 2010 Sea Dogs finished with a…


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Binghamton swaps one ’86 Met for another

   January 24, 2011 8:53 pm    Comments Off

As expected, the New York Mets hired Wally Backman to manage their Double-A franchise in Binghamton, N.Y. The 51-year old Backman takes over a team that was managed by Tim Teufel. They were infielders on the Mets’ 1986 World Series winner. Backman was hired to manage Major League Baseball’s Arizona Diamondbacks for 2005. However, his…


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Indians finalize broadcast schedule

   January 24, 2011 1:41 pm    Comments Off

The Cleveland Indians television broadcast schedule is finalized for the 2011 season. SportsTime Ohio will air 135 regular-season Indians games, including 20 games broadcast by WKYC-TV3 — flagship station of the Indians — and simulcast by STO. The Indians open the regular season April 1 with a 3:05 p.m. first pitch against the Chicago White…


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Fantasy beat: Let’s celebrate Gil Meche!

   January 22, 2011 4:43 pm    Comments Off

– It’s good to see some baseball players still have a moral compass. The Royals’ Gil Meche quietly retired this week, which isn’t a big deal. After all, Meche had been unimpressive with the Royals after signing a hefty contract. No, what Meche did was walk away from about $12 million for retiring. “I’m not…


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Tigers to honor Anderson this summer

   January 22, 2011 2:35 pm    Comments Off

The late Sparky Anderson, the first manager to guide American and National League franchises to World Series titles, will have his No. 11 jersey retired this summer by the Detroit Tigers. Detroit general manager Dave Dombrowski made the announcement Saturday during the team’s winter fan festival. Anderson was in the dugout when the Cincinnati Reds…


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Teufel latest EL manager to migrate

   January 21, 2011 1:23 pm    Comments Off

The Eastern League’s manager carousel will make another rotation with Tim Teufel’s departure from the Binghamton Mets on Friday. The parent New York Mets promoted Teufel to run their Triple-A club in Buffalo despite Binghamton’s 66-76 record last season. The 52-year old has managed throughout the franchise’s lower minor leagues for eight seasons after an…


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