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    Some good news for the Yankee fans

    Our big club sucks, but our farm system just won 2 championships in 3 days.

    Congrats to the SWB Yankees and the Trenton Thunder.

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    I read that as well about your minor leaue teams, nice. the angels had nealry every one of their teams make it, only the angels A ball team the rancho cucamonga quakes didnt make it, they lost in a one game playoff and failed to reach post season.


    Six of 7 Angels minor-league teams in playoffs
    September 3rd, 2008, 10:19 am ·
    PLUNKETT, OCREGISTER.COM

    Six of the Angels’ seven minor-league affiliates reached the post-season in their league. The only team that finished out of the playoffs was the Class-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes of the Cal League. The Quakes lost a one-game playoff for the final playoff spot in 13 innings to the Inland Empire 66ers.

    You can follow the action at www.minorleaguebaseball.com.

    The rundown:

    Triple-A — The Salt Lake Bees roared out to a 22-1 record at the start of the season and finished 84-60 for the season. Minus two key parts now with the Angels (Brandon Wood and Kendry Morales), they face the Sacramento River Cats (Oakland affiliate) in a best-of-five first-round series starting Wednesday.

    Top prospect Nick Adenhart finished the season 9-13 with a 5.76 ERA that included an 0-4 record and 8.44 ERA in four starts against Sacramento. Without Wood and Morales, the Bees will rely on infielders Freddy Sandoval (.335, 15 HRs, 88 RBIs) and Matt Brown (.320, 21 HRs, 67 RBIs) to carry the offense.

    Double-A — The Arkansas Travelers qualified for the Texas League playoffs by finishing the first half in first place with a 36-34 record. They went 26-44 in the second half and will face the second-half North Division winners, the Northwest Arkansas Naturals (Kansas City), in a best-of-five first round.

    Journeyman infielder Corey Smith (a former first-round pick of the Cleveland Indians) tied for the league lead with 26 home runs for the Travelers. Ben Johnson hit 20 with 77 RBIs despite spending a month in Triple-A.

    Class-A — The Cedar Rapids Kernels finished first in the first half of the Midwest League season, going 40-30 then followed that with a 32-36 second half. They will face the Clinton Lumberkings (Texas) in the playoffs.

    Cedar Rapids features one of the prized pitching prospects in the Angels’ system — 19-year-old left-hander Trevor Reckling.

    In his second pro season, Reckling went 10-7 with a 3.37 ERA that included seven scoreless appearances in his 26 starts (including a string of four in a row during May and June).

    Pitching is Cedar Rapids’ strength. Along with Reckling they have Tim Kiely (5-1, 1.32) and Eddie McKiernan (22 of 24 in save opportunities) in the bullpen.

    Rookie League — The Orem Owlz won both halves of the rookie-level Pioneer League season, going 25-13 and 25-8. They head into the playoffs without manager Tom Kotchman who left the team to be with his ailing wife in Florida.

    In the Arizona Summer League, the Angels’ Tempe team lost, 4-2, to the Giants’ affiliate in the championship game over the weekend.

    In the Dominican Summer League, the Angels’ team lost in the semifinal round to a Nationals’ affiliate.

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    Corey Smith is back, eh? Piscataway product was playing in the NJ indy league just last year.

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