Author Archives: Mike McCann

Louisville Bats extend PDC with Reds to 2020

The Louisville Bats have extended their player development contract with the Reds to 2020.  The Bats have been a Reds affiliate since 2000. http://minorleaguesource.com/pdc.html

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Columbus Clippers extend PDC with Indians to 2020

The Columbus Clippers have extended their player development contract with the Indians to 2020.  The Clippers have been an Indians affiliate since 2009. http://minorleaguesource.com/pdc.html

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Bowling Green Hot Rods extend PDC with Rays to 2020

The Bowling Green Hot Rods have extended their player development contract with the Rays to 2020.  The Hot Rods became a Rays affiliate in their inaugural season of 2009 in the South Atlantic League, before transferring to the Midwest League … Continue reading

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Augusta GreenJackets extend PDC with Giants to 2020

The Augusta GreenJackets have extended their player development contract with the Giants to 2020.  I’m sure the Giants are glad to maintain their stay with the brand new stadium next season.  This is extending the affiliation that has been in … Continue reading

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Hudson Valley Renegades extend PDC with Rays to 2020

The Hudson Valley Renegades have extended their player development contract with the Rays to 2020.  Hudson Valley became a Devil Rays affiliate in 1997, the season before Tampa Bay started in the major leagues. http://minorleaguesource.com/pdc.html

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Hickory Crawdads bought by Rangers

The Hickory Crawdads have been purchase by the Texas Rangers.  The Rangers now own both of their North Carolina minor league affiliates, with the other being the Down East Wood Ducks of the Carolina League.  I’m sure this decision was … Continue reading

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Syracuse Chiefs bought by Mets, becoming Mets affiliate in 2019

The Mets have purchased the Syracuse Chiefs and will become a Mets affiliate in 2019.  This cannot happen sooner as the Nationals have a player development contract signed through 2018 and when that ends the Mets can affiliate with Syracuse.  … Continue reading

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Carolina Mudcats purchased by Brewers

The Carolina Mudcats are now owned by the Milwaukee Brewers.  The Mudcats became a Brewers affiliate in 2017 and appear to remain one for a long time.  This continues the trend of major league teams purchasing High A franchises as … Continue reading

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J. P. Crawford Philadelphia Phillies Signing – September 25, 2017

On September 25, I was able to attend the Bull Session Radio Show at Chickie and Pete’s in South Philadelphia.  The show is hosted by Dan Baker and former Phillies player Greg Luzinski and they typically have a current or … Continue reading

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Rick Dempsey and Joe Orsulak Former Baltimore Orioles Signing – September 23, 2017

Prince Frederick Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram in Prince Frederick, MD held their 1st annual Fall Festival on Saturday, September 23 and they had a number of former players signing free autographs.  They had former Orioles Rick Dempsey and Joe Orsulak, … Continue reading

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