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Fayetteville team to be called Woodpeckers

The Astros High A affiliate in the Carolina League relocating from its temporary home in Buies Creek will be known as the Fayetteville Woodpeckers.  I knew they wouldn’t choose the name of Generals that was previously used in Fayetteville, but … Continue reading

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Round Rock Express sign PDC with Astros to 2022

The Round Rock Express have signed a player development contract with the Astros to 2022.  We knew that the Express would be the Astros AAA affiliate, but were waiting on the announcement to see the contract length.  Interesting to see … Continue reading

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AAA Affiliation Announcements

Nashville Sounds sign PDC with Rangers to 2022 Fresno Grizzlies sign PDC with Nationals to 2020 San Antonio (former Colorado Springs Sky Sox) extend PDC with Brewers to 2020 So I was way off with my thoughts.  It appears that … Continue reading

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Las Vegas 51s sign PDC with A’s to 2020; Fresno and Round Rock Changing Affiliates

The Las Vegas 51s have signed a player development contract with the A’s to 2020.  The last few cycles it was Las Vegas that was the last contract to be announced because of the poor facilities.  And now that they … Continue reading

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Quad Cities River Bandits extend PDC with Astros to 2020

The Quad Cities River Bandits have extended their player development contract with the Astros to 2020.  The River Bandits have been an Astros affiliate since 2013 and were also the Astros affiliate from 1993-1998.  There are still a number of … Continue reading

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Tri-City ValleyCats extend PDC with Astros to 2020

The Tri-City ValleyCats have extended their player development contract with the Astros to 2020.  The ValleyCats have been an Astros affiliate since 2002.  This leaves Batavia as the only team in the NY-Penn League that hasn’t announced a PDC renewal. … Continue reading

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Astros Ending Affiliation With Greeneville

The Astros have announced that they are ending their affiliation with Greeneville of the Appalachian League.  It is expected that the franchise will remain and another major league team will take on this franchise.  The Astros have been in the … Continue reading

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Buies Creek Astros vs Potomac Nationals – June 30, 2017

The first game of my trip was to see the Buies Creek Astros play at Jim Perry Stadium located at Campbell University.  I made seeing this team a priority because I wanted to see a game in their temporary home … Continue reading

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Two Teams Moving From California League to Carolina League for 2017

It was announced today that Bakersfield and High Desert will be leaving the California League and franchises will be added in Fayetteville, NC (most likely) and Kinston, NC.  There has been discussion about this for years and it has finally … Continue reading

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Tri-City ValleyCats extend PDC with Astros to 2018

The Tri-City ValleyCats have extended their player development contract with the Astros to 2018.  Now, 10 of the 22 PDCs at the Short Season A level expire this year.  The Astros have been with the ValleyCats since their inaugural game in 2002. … Continue reading

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