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Smokies To Change Name to Knoxville Smokies in 2024

The Tennessee Smokies have announced that they will change their name to the Knoxville Smokies in 2024 when they open their new ballpark.  This means they will be going back to the name that they used from 1993-1999, which they … Continue reading

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Endeavour Group Holdings Buys 9 Minor League Teams

It was announced today that Endeavour Group Holdings is buying 9 minor league teams: Gwinnett Stripers (Braves AAA), Iowa Cubs (Cubs AAA), Memphis Redbirds (Cardinals AAA), Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Yankees AAA), Mississippi Braves (Braves AA), Hudson Valley Renegades (Yankees High-A), Rome … Continue reading

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Cubs extend PDC with four affiliates to 2022

The Chicago Cubs have extended their player development contracts with the Iowa Cubs, Tennessee Smokies, Myrtle Beach Pelicans and South Bend Cubs to 2022.  As they previously extended their contract with the Eugene Emeralds, all of the Cubs affiliate are … Continue reading

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Eugene Emeralds extend PDC with Cubs to 2022

The Eugene Emeralds have extended their player development contract with the Cubs to 2022.  The Emeralds have been a Cubs affiliate since 2015.  There are still 8 teams at the Short Season A level that have PDCs that expire at … Continue reading

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Down East Wood Ducks vs Myrtle Beach Pelicans – July 1, 2017

I’ve been to Grainger Stadium in Kinston, NC for two Indians games over ten years ago, but I wanted to come back to see the new team added to the Carolina League this year.  I wasn’t expecting a large turnout, … Continue reading

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Iowa Cubs extend PDC with Cubs to 2020

The Iowa Cubs have extended their player development contract with the Cubs to 2020.  This is a two year extension beyond the previous agreement to 2018.  The Cubs have had their AAA affiliate in Iowa since 1981.  The article mentions that … Continue reading

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Myrtle Beach Pelicans extend PDC with Cubs to 2020

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans have extended their player development contract with the Cubs to 2020.  There are now 10 PDCs that expire at the end of the season at the High A level.  This shouldn’t be a surprise since I would expect the … Continue reading

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South Bend Cubs extend PDC to 2020

The South Bend Cubs have extended their player development contract with the Cubs to 2020.  This was a new affiliation beginning last year, but it seems to be going well.  Interestingly, now all Midwest League PDCs end in either 2016 … Continue reading

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Eugene Emeralds extend PDC with Cubs to 2018

The Eugene Emeralds have extended their player development contract with the Cubs to 2018.  This was a new affiliation last year and it’s a good sign that this renewal is coming at the beginning of the season since there are … Continue reading

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South Bend changes name to Cubs

The South Bend Silver Hawks have changed their name to the South Bend Cubs.  In recent years, teams have been getting away from sharing the nickname of their affiliation, but this will identify the team with its new major league … Continue reading

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