Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders win 2016 Govenors’ Cup

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While the New York Yankees are currently facing the reality that they won’t make the postseason, the Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders¬†are close to being the kings of Minor League Baseball.

The RailRiders defeated the Atlanta Braves Triple-A affiliate, the Gwinnett Braves, in a 3-1 series win to obtain the 2016 Governors’ Cup.

Jake Cave was presented with the Most Valuable Player Award, going 4-for-13 with two runs scored, three RBI, a double and a home run.

The RailRiders will take on the winner of the Pacific Coast League for the title; the El Paso Chihuahua’s are ahead in the series against the Oklahoma City Dodgers 2-1 in a best-of-five.

The winner-take-all game will air on Tuesday September 20 at 8:05 p.m., and the game will air on NBC Sports Network.

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4 Responses to Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders win 2016 Govenors’ Cup

  1. Neil says:

    Let's just hope that these guys aren't lifetime minor leaguers. Hasn't been much coming out of these teams. Right now Sanchez is the real deal. Refsnyder doesn't have a position in Yankee management heads, judge doesn't look so good and is being projected as a dave kingman type player. Tyler Austin won't be the first baseman unless Bird blows it. Didi went into a major slump and that can't continue. Castro continues to have a lack of concentration in the field and on the base paths at times. None of this has the makings of a championship team. The veterans ALL NEED to be replaced.
    Hopefully they keep bringing up kids. Maybe some will stick. But over the last decade not many have.
    I'm getting the bad feeling that this is not going to be a one or two year fix. And to be fair you do need to give these kids a couple of years to prove themselves. But if they don't it will be like starting over again

  2. buckeyeballs says:

    Other than Frazier and maybe a pitcher or two their future major leaguers aren't on Scranton. Most of that team is in fact lifetime minor leaguers. Mateo Torres, Andujar, Rutherford, Solak, Wade are the position guys with the best chances to be impactful

  3. razormetalmag says:

    I think the OF in 2017 is up for grabs as far as RF (possibly LF if they deal Gardner). If Judge doesn't figure out Major League pitching maybe Frazier gets pushed through OR they still it out and make a run at Bryce Harper in 2018, though I would prefer to see them get Manny Machado for 3rd. Let's see who gets dealt off season for possibly Chris Sale…A lot of "good problems" to have.

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