Category Archives: General

Orem Owlz moving to Pueblo, CO for 2020 season

The Orem Owlz are moving to Pueblo, CO with the plan of relocating for the 2020 season.  The intention to move was announced, but the official approvals are still required along with a plan to build a new stadium.  The … Continue reading

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Mobile BayBears Moving to Madison, AL in 2020

The Mobile BayBears will be moving to Madison, AL (in the Huntsville metro area) for the 2020 season.  This move was expected with the recent ownership change.  Mobile has the oldest stadium in the league, but since it is only … Continue reading

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Greeneville Reds replace Astros in Appalachian League

The Cincinnati Reds have affiliated with Greeneville of the Appalachian League and the team will be known as the Cincinnati Reds.  Greeneville had been an Astros affiliate since their inception in 2004.  The Reds are also maintaining their Rookie level … Continue reading

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Tampa Yankees Change Name to Tampa Tarpons

The Tampa Yankees have changed their name to the Tampa Tarpons.  This is another instance where the minor league team is trying to create its own identity.  In this instance, they decided to go back to the nickname that was … Continue reading

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Gwinnett Braves Change Name To Gwinnett Stripers

The Gwinnett Braves have changed their name to the Gwinnett Stripers.  There are few teams that share their nickname with that of their major league affiliation because it limits the marketing opportunities.  Gwinnett decided that they would be better served … Continue reading

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In 2019, Colorado Springs to San Antonio, San Antonio to Amarillo, Helena to Colorado Springs

I mentioned the possibility of this happening a while ago, but it’s been announced officially.  In 2019, the Colorado Springs Sky Sox will relocate to San Antonio, TX, the San Antonio Missions will relocate to Amarillo, TX and the Helena … Continue reading

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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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