Lakewood BlueClaws extend PDC with Phillies to 2020

The Lakewood BlueClaws have extended their player development contract with the Phillies to 2020.  There are now 8 Low A PDCs that expire at the end of the year.   The Phillies have been the only parent of the BlueClaws since the team was created in 2001.

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Billings Mustangs extend PDC with Reds to 2018

The Billings Mustangs have extended their player development contract with the Reds to 2018.  Now, 4 of the 18 PDCs at the Rookie level expire this year.  The Reds have been with the Mustangs since 1974.

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Salem-Keizer Volcanoes extend PDC with Giants to 2018

The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes have extended their player development contract with the Giants to 2018.  Now, 9 of the 22 PDCs at the Short Season A level expire this year.  The Giants have been with the Volcanoes since their inaugural game in 1997.

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Two Teams Moving From California League to Carolina League for 2017

It was announced today that Bakersfield and High Desert will be leaving the California League and franchises will be added in Fayetteville, NC (most likely) and Kinston, NC.  There has been discussion about this for years and it has finally happened.  They won’t officially say that Fayetteville is getting a team, but they are working towards build a new stadium to open in 2019.  The question there is where the team will play for the next two years.  The Astros have been looking into the Fayetteville market.  The Rangers will own the Kinston franchise which will play in Grainger Stadium starting in 2017.  The Mariners were in High Desert, but I’ve read that they will buy a majority stake in the Modesto Nuts to become their affiliate next year, but that announcement needs to wait until September.

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Tri-City ValleyCats extend PDC with Astros to 2018

The Tri-City ValleyCats have extended their player development contract with the Astros to 2018.  Now, 10 of the 22 PDCs at the Short Season A level expire this year.  The Astros have been with the ValleyCats since their inaugural game in 2002.

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Juan Samuel Philadelphia Phillies Coach Signing – August 15, 2016

Juan Samuel Autographed Card

Juan Samuel Autographed Card

On Monday, I was able to get an autograph from former Phillies 2B and current third base coach, Juan Samuel.  He was a guest on WBCB 1490 AM’s radio show Bull Session with former Phillies OF Greg Luzinski and Phillies PA Announcer Dan Baker.  It was advertised as an autograph session for Samuel with one autograph per person, but it really was a line of people asking him to sign everything they had prior to the show starting, while I was there.  I do find it interesting that there seems to be very few free signing events involving current or former Phillies players in the Philadelphia area, but each one is greatly appreciated.

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Rochester Red Wings extend PDC with Twins to 2018

The Rochester Red Wings have extended their player development contract with the Twins to 2018.  There are now 5 teams that have their PDCs end this season at the AAA level.   At this point, I think there is a high likelihood that there are no changes at the AAA level, with the only possibility in my opinion would be a switch between Colorado Springs and Las Vegas for the Brewers and Mets.

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Bowling Green Hot Rods Extend PDC with Rays to 2018

The Bowling Green Hot Rods have extended their player development contract with the Rays to 2018.  There are now 9 Low A PDCs that expire at the end of the year.   The Rays have been the only parent of the Hot Rods since the team was created.

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Hagerstown Suns Extend PDC with Nationals to 2018

The Hagerstown Suns have extended their player development contract with the Nationals to 2018.  There are now 10 Low A PDCs that expire at the end of the year.   Even though the stadium could use some updating, it’s a good option for the Nationals.

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Burlington Bees extend PDC with Angels to 2018

The Burlington Bees have extended their PDC with the Angels to 2018.  There are now 11 Low A PDCs that expire at the end of the year.  The Angels have been with the Bees since 2013.

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