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  • Padres, TinCaps re-up for 2 years
    Randy Smith, vice president of player development for the San Diego Padres, sat in the office of TinCaps manager Michael Collins before Fort Wayne’s playoff opener and ruminated on the clubs’ 16-year partnership.
  • Breaking down the TinCaps
    The TinCaps went 63-76 in 2014 but won a round in the postseason before bowing out Sunday in the Eastern Divison championship series.
  • Captains eliminate TinCaps
    The long faces said it all.The TinCaps’ chase for a second Midwest League championship came to a halt Sunday night as Lake County sent them home for the winter with a 5-4 loss in Game 2 to wrap up the Eastern Division Championship

Midwest League capsules


Bowling Green Hot Rods

Location: Bowling Green, Ky.

Affiliation: Tampa Bay Rays

Manager: Michael Johns

Stadium: Bowling Green Ballpark

Dayton Dragons

Location: Dayton, Ohio

Affiliation: Cincinnati Reds

Manager: Jose Nieves

Stadium: Fifth Third Field

Great Lakes Loons

Location: Midland, Mich.

Affiliation: Los Angeles Dodgers

Manager: Bill Haselman

Stadium: Dow Diamond

Lake County Captains

Location: Eastlake, Ohio

Affiliation: Cleveland Indians

Manager: Mark Budzinski

Stadium: Classic Park

Lansing Lugnuts

Location: Lansing, Mich.

Affiliation: Toronto Blue Jays

Manager: John Tamargo Jr.

Stadium: Cooley Stadium

South Bend Silver Hawks

Location: South Bend

Affiliation: Arizona Diamondbacks

Manager: Mark Haley

Stadium: Coveleski Stadium

West Michigan Whitecaps

Location: Comstock Park, Mich.

Affiliation: Detroit Tigers

Manager: Andrew Graham

Stadium: Fifth Third Ballpark


Beloit Snappers

Location: Beloit, Wis.

Affiliation: Oakland Athletics

Manager: Rick Magnante

Stadium: Pohlman Field

Burlington Bees

Location: Burlington, Iowa

Affiliation: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Manager: Bill Richardson

Stadium: Community Field

Cedar Rapids Kernels

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Affiliation: Minnesota Twins

Manager: Jake Mauer

Stadium: Veterans Memorial Stadium

Clinton Lumber Kings

Location: Clinton, Iowa

Affiliation: Seattle Mariners

Manager: Scott Steinmann

Stadium: Ashford University Field

Kane County Cougars

Location: Geneva, Ill.

Affiliation: Chicago Cubs

Manager: Mark Johnson

Stadium: Fifth Third Bank Ballpark

Peoria Chiefs

Location: Peoria, Ill.

Affiliation: St. Louis Cardinals

Manager: Joe Kruzel

Stadium: Dozer Park

Quad Cities River Bandits

Location: Davenport, Iowa

Affiliation: Houston Astros

Manager: Omar Lopez

Stadium: Modern Woodmen Park

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

Location: Appleton, Wis.

Affiliation: Milwaukee Brewers

Manager: Matt Erickson

Stadium: Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium