Author Archives: Mike McCann

Astros Carolina League Team to Play in Buies Creek, NC

The Astros High A Carolina League affiliate will be playing in Buies Creek, NC in 2017.  The team will move to a new stadium in Fayetteville, NC in 2019, but will be playing at Campbell University in Buies Creek in … Continue reading

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New Orleans Zephyrs Change Name to New Orleans Baby Cakes

The New Orleans Zephyrs have changed their name to the New Orleans Baby Cakes.  I think this is another terrible choice for a name.  I know this is done for marketing purposes, but I just don’t see people getting excited … Continue reading

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Binghamton Mets Change Name To Binghamton Rumble Ponies

The Binghamton Mets have changed their name to the Binghamton Rumble Ponies.  I know that the last few posts have talked about how I think the new name changes are poor, but I think it’s reasonable to get away from … Continue reading

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New Kinston Team to be Down East Wood Ducks

The new Carolina League in Kinston, which will be the Rangers High A affiliate, will be known as the Down East Wood Ducks.  I have nothing against the Wood Ducks name, but I think that referring to the location as … Continue reading

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Jacksonville Suns Change Name to Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp

The Jacksonville Suns have changed their name to the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp.  I know that teams will change their name to drive additional marketing opportunities, but I’m disappointed that the Suns name will be gone after 55 years (starting in … Continue reading

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New Kissimmee Team is Florida Fire Frogs

The new Kissimmee team that is the relocated Brevard County Manatees will be known as the Florida Fire Frogs.  I think the Fire Frogs name is interesting and works well for a minor league team, but I still can’t get … Continue reading

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Lansing Lugnuts extend PDC with Blue Jays to 2018

The Lansing Lugnuts have extended their player development contract with the Blue Jays to 2018.  Lansing has been a Blue Jays affiliate since 2005. http://minorleaguesource.com/pdc.htm

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Lancaster JetHawks sign PDC with Rockies to 2018

The Lancaster JetHawks have signed a player development contract with the Rockies to 2018.  This will give the Rockies players a good example of what playing in Denver will be like.  Lancaster has more wind, but the scores can be similar. http://minorleaguesource.com/pdc.html

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Carolina Mudcats sign PDC with Brewers to 2018

The Carolina Mudcats have signed a player development contract with the Brewers to 2018.  Brewers fans should definitely be happy about this because it means that they won’t be in the California League. http://minorleaguesource.com/pdc.html

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Colorado Springs Sky Sox extend PDC with Brewers to 2018

The Colorado Springs Sky Sox have extended their player development contract with the Brewers to 2018.  I know that Brewers fans aren’t very happy about this one.  The Rockies didn’t even want to play here and left after the 2014 season. http://minorleaguesource.com/pdc.html

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