Sandberg named Minor League Manager of the Year

Baseball America named Lehigh Valley IronPigs manager Ryne Sandberg as the 2011 Minor League Manager of the year. Sandberg led the IronPigs to their first plus-.500 season and playoff berth in the franchise’s four-year existence. They came within two wins of winning the Commissioner’s Cup. Sandberg is considered by many to be a candidate for … Continue reading Sandberg named Minor League Manager of the Year

Post season ball in the minors

The main reason Ruben Amaro Jr. said that he was going to halt a bit on calling up some players in September was in order to not deplete his minor league team’s chances at a championship. That favor has helped the Lehigh Valley IronPigs in making the International League playoffs as the Wild Card team. … Continue reading Post season ball in the minors