Hillsboro Hops extend PDC with Diamondbacks to 2018

The Hillsboro Hops have extended their player development contract with the Diamondbacks to 2018.  At this point, 13 of the 22 PDCs at the Short Season A level expire this year.  I know that some teams can’t be thrilled with some of the older stadiums, but they may find a way to make it work for another two years because many of the other options aren’t much more appealing.

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Kane County Cougars extend PDC with Diamondbacks to 2018

The Kane County Cougars have extended their player development contract with the Diamondbacks to 2018.  There are now 14 Low A PDCs that expire at the end of the year.  I guess someone with the team saw my last post and realized that it was the right time to evaluate their agreement.  Or more likely, it’s just coincidence.

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Asheville Tourists extend PDC with Rockies to 2018

The Asheville Tourists have extended their player development contract with the Rockies to 2018.  There are now 15 PDCs that expire at the end of the year.  Looking at the list, I think that those in the South Atlantic League are pretty solid and will likely remain.  The Midwest League is where you could see some movement this year.

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South Bend Cubs extend PDC to 2020

The South Bend Cubs have extended their player development contract with the Cubs to 2020.  This was a new affiliation beginning last year, but it seems to be going well.  Interestingly, now all Midwest League PDCs end in either 2016 or 2020.  Since there are 11 that end this year, I think that you could see some movement at the end of the season.

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Biloxi Shuckers extend PDC with Brewers to 2020

The Biloxi Shuckers have extended their player development contract with the Brewers to 2020.  This is a two year extension, but I’m sure the Brewers are happy with their nice new facility.

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New Orleans Zephyrs extend PDC with Marlins to 2020

The New Orleans Zephyrs have extended their player development contract with the Marlins to 2020.  The Zephyrs also announced that they will be changing their name for the 2017 season and voting is currently in progress for that new name.  With this announcement, there are now 8 teams that have their PDCs end this season.  There are only a few that I could see changing though (Colorado Springs, Fresno, Las Vegas, Rochester).  There has been talk about Colorado Springs relocating to San Antonio with the Missions then going to Amarillo, and if that is the case, I could see the Astros affiliating with Colorado Springs and then playing in San Antonio once the ballpark situation is in place.  But that would only happen if they were to move in before the 2019 season, which currently seems plausible.

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Eugene Emeralds extend PDC with Cubs to 2018

The Eugene Emeralds have extended their player development contract with the Cubs to 2018.  This was a new affiliation last year and it’s a good sign that this renewal is coming at the beginning of the season since there are so many Short Season A PDCs that are expiring this year.  It will also be interesting to see if any other major league teams make an attempt to gain a Short Season A team since there are only 22 for the 30 major league teams.

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Mahoning Valley Scrappers extend PDC with Indians to 2018

The Mahoning Valley Scrappers have extended their player development contract with the Indians to 2018.  I don’t think that anyone was holding their breath about this one since the team is so close to Cleveland.

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Dylan Bundy Baltimore Orioles Signing – June 7, 2016

Dylan Bundy Autographed Card

Dylan Bundy Autographed Card

Last Tuesday, I went to the Dylan Bundy signing at the Orioles Store at the York Galleria Mall.  It was a good event with a decent turnout.  Unlike other times that I went to signings at the Orioles Store, they were giving out tickets to people and said that they were guaranteeing 300 autographs.  By the end of the event, they had a handful of tickets remaining, so just under 300 people came out to the event.  I thought it was a good crowd considering it was lunchtime on a Tuesday.  They were also giving away a number of door prizes, which was also a nice touch.

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Reno Aces extend PDC with Diamondbacks to 2018

The Reno Aces have extended their player development contract with the Diamondbacks to 2018.  At the AAA level, there are now 10 PDCs that expire at the end of the season. While I do expect most affiliations to remain intact, it would be interesting to see if some major league teams made a push for another affiliate.  For instance, would the Astros prefer having their affiliate in El Paso rather than Fresno?  Since the Rockies left Colorado Springs in 2014, you would have to think the Brewers would be considering other options. Although there is talk of Colorado Springs relocating to San Antonio in the future, where they would likely become the Rangers or Astros affiliate, so that could factor into what happens this year.

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