Wilmington Blue Rocks extend PDC with Royals to 2018

The Wilmington Blue Rocks have extended their player development contract with the Royals to 2018.  I attend a number of Blue Rocks games each year and I’m glad they stayed with the Royals.  They have been a Royals affiliate for all but two years since the franchise began in 1993.  That’s Zack Greinke in the picture above.  Definitely the most dominating player I’ve seen in the minor leagues.

http://minorleaguesource.com/pdc.html

Posted in Player Development Contracts | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Augusta GreenJackets extend PDC with Giants to 2018

The Augusta GreenJackets have extended their player development contract with the Giants to 2018.  There will be no affiliation changes in the South Atlantic League this season.  The last affiliation change in that league was in 2013.

http://minorleaguesource.com/pdc.html

Posted in Player Development Contracts | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Toledo Mud Hens extend PDC with Tigers to 2018

The Toledo Mud Hens have extended their player development contract with the Tigers to 2018.  There are now 2 teams that have their PDCs end this season at the AAA level.  I still wouldn’t expect any of the affiliations at the AAA level to change.

http://minorleaguesource.com/pdc.html

Posted in Player Development Contracts | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Arkansas Travelers sign PDC with Mariners to 2018

The Arkansas Travelers have signed a player development contract with the Mariners to 2018.  With this announcement, it means that the A’s will stay in Midland.  So there were three affiliation changes at the AA level this cycle.

http://minorleaguesource.com/pdc.html

Posted in Player Development Contracts | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mobile BayBears sign PDC with Angels to 2018

The Mobile BayBears have signed a player development contract with the Angels to 2018.  I’m surprised that the Angels left the Texas League, but they may have had no choice.

http://minorleaguesource.com/pdc.html

Posted in Player Development Contracts | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Modesto Nuts bought by Mariners

The Modesto Nuts have signed a player development contract with the Mariners to 2020, but they also purchased a majority stake in the franchise.  There are now 5 PDCs that expire at the end of the season at the High A level.  I assume that the Mariners weren’t happy being in High Desert and wanted to ensure that they would play in an environment that they prefer going forward.

 

http://minorleaguesource.com/pdc.html

Posted in Player Development Contracts | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Aberdeen IronBirds extend PDC with Orioles to 2018

The Aberdeen IronBirds have extended their player development contract with the Orioles to 2018.  Now, 2 of the 22 PDCs at the Short Season A level expire this year.  It’s looking like there is a good chance there will be no changes at this level.

http://minorleaguesource.com/pdc.html

Posted in Player Development Contracts | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jackson Generals sign PDC with Diamondbacks to 2020

The Jackson Generals have signed a player development contract with the Diamondbacks to 2020.  There are now 3 PDCs at the AA level which are expiring this year.  Earlier today, I was going to say that I thought there was a good chance that there would be no changes at the AA level, but I was wrong.  I don’t know if Seattle is looking at getting into the Texas League or going with Mobile.

http://minorleaguesource.com/pdc.html

Posted in Player Development Contracts | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Erie SeaWolves extend PDC with Tigers to 2018

The Erie SeaWolves have extended their player development contract with the Tigers to 2018.  There are now 4 PDCs at the AA level which are expiring this year.  With this announcement, the Eastern League affiliates are set and there will be no changes from last year.

http://minorleaguesource.com/pdc.html

Posted in Player Development Contracts | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

New Kissimmee franchise signs PDC with Braves to 2020

The new Kissimmee franchise in the Florida State League have signed a player development contract with the Braves to 2020.  There are now 6 PDCs that expire at the end of the season at the High A level.

Based on the name the team entries, it appears that the team will be known as the Florida ‘something’.  Personally, I prefer when teams use the city names that they play in rather than going by the state they are in, since the Florida team in the Florida State League where all teams are in Florida doesn’t really make sense to me.

With this announcement, here’s how I would project the rest of the High A affiliations to play out:

Charlotte stays with the Rays

Wilmington stays with the Royals

New Carolina League that eventually goes to Fayetteville will be the Astros affiliate

Modesto becomes the Mariners affiliate (they are expected to purchase the team)

Lancaster becomes the Rockies affiliate (as they want to stay in the California League)

Carolina Mudcats become the Brewers affiliate (since that’s what’s left)

http://minorleaguesource.com/pdc.html

Posted in Player Development Contracts | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment