Author Archives: Mike McCann

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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Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals – September 25, 2017

I finally made it to a Phillies game this season.  I had seen at least one game in Citizens Bank Park each season since it opened, and since I wanted to keep the streak going, I chose to go to … Continue reading

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Nick Williams Philadelphia Phillies Signing – September 18, 2017

On September 18, 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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Boise Hawks extend PDC with Rockies to 2020

The Boise Hawks have extended their player development contract with the Rockies to 2020.  The Hawks have been a Rockies affiliate since 2015.  Most Short Season A affiliates have expiring contracts at the end of 2018, but it’s too early … Continue reading

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Williamsport Crosscutters extend PDC with Phillies to 2020

The Williamsport Crosscutters have extended their player development contract with the Philadelphia Phillies to 2020.  The Crosscutters have been a Phillies affiliate since 2007.  I haven’t heard much recently about the Phillies trying to move their NY-Penn League affiliate to … Continue reading

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Salt Lake Bees extended PDC with Angels to 2020 (announced in April)

The Salt Lake Bees extended their player development contract with the Angels to 2020.  This was announced on April 4, but I missed it.  The Angels have been in Salt Lake since 2001. http://minorleaguesource.com/pdc.html

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Pete Mackanin and Larry Bowa Phillies Coaches Signing – September 11, 2017

On September 11, I was able to attend the Bull Session Radio Show at The Blue Bell Inn in Blue Bell, PA.  The show is hosted by Dan Baker and former Phillies player Greg Luzinski and they typically have a … Continue reading

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