Hillsboro Hops extend PDC with Diamondbacks to 2016

The Hillsboro Hops have extended their player development contract with the Diamondbacks to 2016.  With the new stadium built last year, this isn’t a surprise.

It’s never too early to start conjecturing about PDC changes at the end of the year, so take a look at the change and let me know what you think could happen.

Here’s one to start with, there’s a good chance that the AAA affiliates of the Astros and Rangers are swapped this year.  So the Rangers would go to Oklahoma City and the Astros would go to Round Rock.  There’s talk that the Rangers would break their PDC to make this happen.

http://minorleaguesource.com/pdc.html

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Birmingham Barons extend PDC with White Sox to 2018

The Birmingham Barons have extended their player development contract with the White Sox to 2018.  These two have been together since 1986.

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Mahoning Valley Scrappers extend PDC with Indians to 2016

The Mahoning Valley Scrappers have extended their player development contract with the Indians to 2016.  The Indians must have read my post yesterday about the NY-Penn League teams’ PDCs expiring.  Either that or they were waiting for tonight’s hot stove dinner.

http://minorleaguesource.com/pdc.html

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Connecticut Tigers extend PDC with Detroit to 2018

The Connecticut Tigers have extended their PDC with Detroit to 2018.  Of the teams that aren’t owned by their parent, this is the first NY-Penn League team to extend their PDC past the end of this year.

http://minorleaguesource.com/pdc.html

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Harrisburg Senators extend PDC with Nationals to 2018

The Harrisburg Senators have extended their player development contract with the Nationals to 2018.  The Senators have been with the Expos/Nationals franchise for so long that it’s tough to think about it being any different at this point.  Plus the stadium was recently renovated.

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Huntsville Stars Moving to Biloxi, MS for 2015 Season

The Huntsville Stars will be moving to Biloxi, Mississippi for the 2015 season.  Biloxi has been working on building a new stadium and obtaining a minor league team.  It makes the most sense for a Southern League team to play there and the team with the oldest stadium and weak attendance numbers will be the one moving.  I think Huntsville is a good market and it wouldn’t surprise me if the merry go round ended up back in Huntsville in the future.

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Syracuse Chiefs extend PDC with Nationals to 2018

The Syracuse Chiefs have extended their player development contract with the Nationals to 2018.  I would think the Nationals would rather be in Norfolk, but this works for them.  I now expect the Mets to try to affiliate with Rochester at the end of the season to get back on the east coast.

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Charlotte Knights extend PDC with White Sox to 2020

The Charlotte Knights have extended their player development contract with the White Sox to 2020.  With the new stadium opening in 2014, you know that the White Sox wanted to remain there for a while.

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Kannapolis Intimidators extend PDC with White Sox to 2018

The Kannapolis Intimidators have extended their player development contract with the White Sox to 2018.  I’m still surprised that the White Sox haven’t been trying to get into the Midwest League, but they have been in Kannapolis since 2001 and appear to be happy there.

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Inland Empire 66ers Extend PDC with Angels to 2016

The San Bernardino Inland Empire 66ers have extended their player development contract with the Angels to 2016.  San Bernardino is fairly close to Anaheim so this makes sense.

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