Author Archives: Mike McCann

West Virginia Black Bears Inaugural Game

I was able to get my ticket to the West Virginia Black Bears inaugural game on Friday, June 19.  So I’ll get to add to my list of minor league teams inaugural games which currently stands at 4.  There are … Continue reading

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Savannah Sand Gnats moving to Columbia, SC in 2016

The Savannah Sand Gnats are moving to Columbia, SC for the 2016 season.  This move had been rumored since the Sand Gnats owners were building a new stadium in Columbia and it would make the most sense to move the … Continue reading

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Binghamton Mets extend PDC to 2020

The Binghamton Mets have extended their player development contract with the Mets to 2020.  There have been rumors about this team moving in the past, but that’s been quiet recently.  But they would be a Mets affiliate if they moved … Continue reading

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Louisville Bats extend PDC with Reds to 2018

The Louisville Bats have extended their player development contract with the Reds to 2018.  This is one of the geographic pairings that I expect to remain for a while. http://minorleaguesource.com/pdc.html

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West Michigan Whitecaps extend PDC with Tigers to 2020

The West Michigan Whitecaps have extended their player development contract to 2020.  It was expiring in 2018, so it’s a good thing that they didn’t wait until the last minute. http://minorleaguesource.com/pdc.html

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New Names for 2015: Daytona Tortugas and Oklahoma City Dodgers

Two new team name announcements were made this week: The Daytona Cubs are now the Daytona Tortugas.  Since they went from a Cubs affiliate to a Reds affiliate, a team name was expected.  The name is Spanish for turtles.  I’m … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Timber Rattlers extend PDC with Brewers to 2020

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers have extended their player development contract with the Brewers to 2020.  Looks like they wanted to get a jump on things since their contract was only through 2016 previously. http://minorleaguesource.com/pdc.html

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Biloxi team to be called Shuckers

The relocating Huntsville Stars will be known as the Biloxi Shuckers.  The oyster-based name is fairly unique and does fit the area well.  The Brewers AA team looks like is won’t have its new stadium open in time for the … Continue reading

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Salt Lake Bees extend PDC with Angels to 2018

The Salt Lake Bees have extended their player development contract with the Angels to 2018.  These two have been together since 2001. http://minorleaguesource.com/pdc.html

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New Hampshire Fisher Cats extend PDC with Blue Jays to 2018

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats have extended their player development contract to 2018.  A little while ago, there were rumors that the Blue Jays wanted to move their AA affiliate to Ottawa, but now there is no chance of that … Continue reading

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