Results tagged ‘ Bill Dancy ’

12/16 Minor League staffs

Here are the Cubs’ Minor League staffs for 2011:

Triple-A Iowa: manager Bill Dancy, pitching coach Mike Mason, hitting coach Von Joshua.

Double-A Tennessee: manager Brian Harper, pitching coach Marty Mason, hitting coach Mariano Duncan.

Class A Daytona: manager Buddy Bailey, pitching coach Tom Pratt, hitting coach Barbaro Garbey

Class A Peoria: manager Casey Kopitzke, pitching coach Jeff Fassero, hitting coach Ricardo Medina.

Class A Boise: manager Mark Johnson, pitching coach David Rosario, hitting coach Desi Wilson.

Mesa rookie league: manager Juan Cabreja, pitching coaches Rick Tronerud and Frank Castillo, and hitting coach Jason Dubois.

Dominican rookie No. 1: manager Manuel Callado, pitching coach Leo Hernandez, hitting coach Alberto Garcia.

Dominican rookie No. 2: manager Yudith Ozorio, pitching coach Anderson Tavares, hitting coaches Leo Perez and Franklin Blanco.

– Carrie Muskat

12/16 Cubs Minor League staff

The Cubs promoted Bill Dancy to Triple-A Iowa manager, named Tom Beyers the hitting coordinator and Dennis Lewallyn pitching coordinator, and added former big leaguer Mariano Duncan as Double-A Tennessee hitting coach. The team made the announcements as it released the Minor League assignments for 2010 on Thursday. Dancy takes over at Iowa for Ryne Sandberg, who left the Cubs organization after not getting the manager’s job with the big league team. Sandberg will manage the Phillies’ Triple-A Lehigh Valley team in 2011.
Tennessee will have a new staff and be led by manager Brian Harper, a former catcher for 16 big league seasons.

– Carrie Muskat

9/21 Minor matters wrap

The Cubs’ Minor League affiliates combined to post a 374-316 record this season. The .542 winning percentage ranked second among Major League teams behind the Cardinals (.569). It’s the first time the Cubs’ affiliates have totaled 374 wins since winning 379 in 1995.

* Triple-A Iowa finished 82-62 and tied for first place in the PCL Northern Division. The I-Cubs were 39-33 at home and 43-29 on the road. Darwin Barney and Brad Snyder were named to the 2010 All PCL team and Iowa manager Ryne Sandberg was named PCL manager of the year.

* Double-A Tennessee went 42-27 in the first half and 44-26 in the second half to finish 86-53, the best record in franchise history. The Smokies lost in four games to Jacksonville in the Southern League championship series. Robinson Chirinos, Tony Campana and Brandon Guyer were named to the postseason SL all-star team. Smokies manager Bill Dancy was named SL manager of the year.

* Class A Daytona finished 75-64 overall, including a 41-28 record in the second half. The Cubs led the Florida State League in hits (1,236) and innings pitched (1,234 2/3). Michael Brenly, Rebel Ridling and DJ LeMahieu were named to the FSL postseason all-star team.

* Class A Peoria finished 71-66, beginning the year with a team record 11 straight wins. Justin Bour’s 87 RBIs ranked second in the league.

* Class A Boise finished 34-42. Alvaro Ramirez and Pierre LePage were named to the Northwest League all-star team. LePage was a unanimous selection.

* Mesa went 26-29, and became the first team in the rookie league to shutout an opponent when they did so June 24 vs. the Angels.

2010 Organizational Leaders

Batting average: .345, Pierre LePage, Boise
Home runs: 25, Bryan LaHair & Brad Snyder, Iowa
RBI: 106: Snyder
Stolen bases: 48, Tony Campana, Tennessee

ERA: 2.34, Chris Archer, Tennessee
Wins: 15, Archer
Saves: 14, Luke Sommer, Tennessee
Strikeouts: 149, Archer

– Carrie Muskat

9/2 Tennessee's Dancy honored

Double-A Tennessee manager Bill Dancy was named the Southern League Manager of the Year on Thursday. This is his first year with the Smokies and he led the team to the Southern League North Division title in both the first and second half, a feat last accomplished by Huntsville in 2007. The Smokies led the league in 11 offensive categories as well as pitching wins and saves.

– Carrie Muskat

8/29 Minor matters & Silva

Kudos to Carlos Silva, who not only paid for the postgame spread for the Class A Peoria team after his rehab outing Friday but also took care of the visiting team. Silva also stuck around to talk to the Minor League players.

Back to the games. Bryan LaHair hit his 21st home run, a two-run shot in the eighth, but it wasn’t enough as Iowa lost 5-4 to Omaha Saturday night. The Iowa Cubs now have a half game lead in the PCL Northern Division. Austin Bibens-Dirkx took the loss, giving up five runs on five hits and four walks over 4 2/3 innings.

Trey McNutt gave up four runs, two earned on six hits over five innings in Tennessee’s 8-7 win over Birmingham. It was manager Bill Dancy’s 1,600th win. Russ Canzler hit a walkoff homer in the ninth for the Smokies. Brandon Guyer had four hits and four RBIs.

Nicholas Struck gave up one run on three hits over four innings but took the loss in Daytona’s 3-0 loss to Lakeland. The Cubs were held to four hits.

D.J. Fitzgerald had four hits and four RBIs in Peoria’s 7-1 win over Clinton. Anthony Giansanti had three hits and one RBIs and Hak-Ju Lee had two hits and an RBI.

Alvaro Ramirez had two hits and one RBIs in Boise’s 3-2 loss to Spokane. Brent Ebinger took the loss, giving up three runs on six hits over five innings.

– Carrie Muskat

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