Tag: Tennessee Smokies

What Cubs Prospects Need to Work on this Season to be Successful

What Cubs Prospects Need to Work on this Season to be Successful
Earlier this week we posted an article that took a look at which Cubs prospects are ready to rise and which are ready to just wake up. It was a group exercise that let everyone express their own opinions. Now, we’re back with a similar exercise, but this time we took a look at what... Read more »

A Season in Review: Tennessee Smokies

A Season in Review: Tennessee Smokies
A team that features both of the Cubs Minor League Players of the Year in Ryan Williams and Willson Contreras, the Smokies finished 3rd in a prospect-laden Southern League North and just missed out on the playoffs. From my visit there, the Smokies had a free-flowing club house even through a lot of transition. The... Read more »

Interview with Billy McKinney

Interview with Billy McKinney
This is the last installment of my interviews from my trip. A huge thanks to Myrtle Beach and Tennessee for being so accommodating and allowing me to speak with these humble players. If you missed any of the other interviews be sure to take a look at them (Jemier Candelario, Chesny Young, Corey Black). With... Read more »
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Get To Know Chicago Cubs Top Prospect Corey Black

Get To Know Chicago Cubs Top Prospect Corey Black
When I visited the Tennessee Smokies, Corey Black and Billy McKinney were nice enough to lend some of their time for an interview. This was before Black had gotten news that he’d be headed to the bullpen, which makes his thoughts on starting even more interesting. Black is a very personable player and I wish... Read more »

Observations: Tennessee Smokies vs. Mobile BayBears

Observations: Tennessee Smokies vs. Mobile BayBears
We were treated to a gorgeous drive through the Appalachians this afternoon, and I arrived at the Smokies Field just in time for batting practice. Unsurprisingly, Schwarber was hitting bombs on to the concourse in RF, with Vogelbach right behind him in the power department. I was able to interview Billy McKinney and Corey Black... Read more »

Friday Night Minor League Lineups, 4/10

Friday Night Minor League Lineups, 4/10
Last night kicked off the 2015 season for the minor league affiliates. If you weren’t able to catch any of the action, our friends over at Cubs Den have a recap of the action, which can be found here. Tonight, South Bend, Myrtle Beach, Tennessee, and Iowa all take the field again. We have those... Read more »
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