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Las Vegas 51s change name to Aviators

The Las Vegas 51s have changed their name to the Las Vegas Aviators.  I think that it’s a much better choice and a more reasonable name than many of the other new choices.  I didn’t like 51s since it was … Continue reading

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Colorado Springs team to be called Rocky Mountain Vibes

The new Pioneer League team in Colorado Springs, which is relocating from Helena, will be known as the Rocky Mountain Vibes.  I thought that the Colorado Springs Sky Sox was a pretty good name, but they wanted to go in … Continue reading

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Amarillo team to be called Sod Poodles

The new AA Texas League team in Amarillo which is relocating from San Antonio will be known as the Amarillo Sod Poodles.  It is disappointing that another team picked a nickname for a local animal that few outside of that … Continue reading

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Binghamton Rumble Ponies extend PDC with Mets to 2022

The Binghamton Rumble Ponies have extended their player development contract with the Mets to 2022.  The Rumble Ponies have been a Mets affiliate since 1992 when the team relocated from Williamsport. http://minorleaguesource.com/pdc.html

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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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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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Syracuse Chiefs change name to Syracuse Mets

The Syracuse Chiefs have changed their name to the Syracuse Mets.  This is following suit with the new affiliation with the New York Mets.  It is disappointing to have the Syracuse team lose its own identity and lose the Chiefs … Continue reading

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Spokane Indians extend PDC with Rangers to 2020

The Spokane Indians have extended their player development contract with the Rangers to 2020.  The Indians have been a Rangers affiliate since 2003. http://minorleaguesource.com/pdc.html

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Pensacola Blue Wahoos sign PDC with Twins to 2020

The Pensacola Blue Wahoos have signed a player development contract with the Twins to 2020.  This is the final affiliate change as the window has closed for any changes in this cycle.  As a result, I updated the items that … Continue reading

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Amarillo (former San Antonio Missions) extend PDC with Padres to 2020

The new Texas League team in Amarillo has extended their player development contract with the Padres to 2020.  The Padres had their AA Texas League affiliate in San Antonio since 2007 and that will move along with the team to … Continue reading

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