Oh, the Irony: Some MLB teams not happy with MiLB alignment.

As MLB teams are informed about their 2021 (and beyond) affiliations, several teams are not happy with the new alignments. The San Francisco Giants for example are losing their A-Short Season (previously A Full Season) team in Augusta and their AA team in Richmond. The new ballpark of the Augusta GreenJackets was constructed after the …

Origin of Minor League team names, a reprise: A

Back in 2014, I wrote a series of blog posts about the origin of minor league team names. Since then, the minor league landscape has changed a lot. Clubs moved, adopted new names. All reasons to have a new series in which the new names are added and explained. A Aberdeen IronBirds: The name “IronBirds” …

Dutchies around the World 2018

A new baseball season, a new round of updates about players of the Dutch Kingdom. With the Minor League season a week old now, it is time to shed a light on my fellow countrymen. MLB Even before the season started, it was clear that Ozzie Albies would be the everyday second baseman of the Atlanta …

Augusta GreenJackets unveil new logo

The Augusta GreenJackets, single-A farm team of the San Francisco Giants in the South Atlantic League, will move into a new ballpark next year. The club wanted a new logo to reflect the new ballpark. Even though the previous logos were nice, the new ones are a major upgrade over the old ones. This new …

HV Renegades change look again

Next season the Hudson Valley Renegades (A short-season affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays) will celebrate its 25th anniversary. For the occasion, the team has changed its look once more. The biggest change can be found in the caps. The home/road cap has a similar look as the previous one but still, there is a …

Augusta GreeJackets to move to new stadium

In a third and final hearing of the Master Development Agreement about the new ballpark of the August GreenJackets (Single A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants in the South Atlantic League), the city council of North Augusta has agreed to the stadium plans with a 6-1 vote. With the approval, the new stadium, named …

Giants and GreenJackets extend PDC

The San Francisco Giants and their A Full Season affiliate, the Augusta GreenJackets have extended their PDC with two years through the 2018 season. Since the first year of their cooperation, 2005, the GreenJackets have reached the playoffs of the South Atlantic League in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2013. In 2008 the club won …

“New” Dutchies in the Minors

This blog post is about players from Curacao that have made  steps at Advanced Rookie League or higher. I lost track of some of them, so it is time to place them in the limelight. After a long period on the inactive list, John Polonius is finally playing again. After a rehab stint with the …

Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization: San Francisco Giants

Today another MLB organization that has only one Dutchie in it's ranks:       Number of Dutchies: 1 John Polonius: The 24-year old John Polonius broke into the pro leagues in 2012 when he played 32 games for the AZL GIants. In that short number of games he collected 36 hits in 120 at …

Schoop returns to Orioles

The Baltimore Orioles have signed Sharlon Schoop to a minor league contract. Sharlon is the older brother of Orioles' infielder Jonathan Schoop. Sharlon played for the Bowie Baysox in the Eastern League (O's AA affiliate) last season. In 77 games and 267 at bats he collected 58 (.217)hits of which thirteen doubles and three homeruns. …

Origin of Minor League team names: A

Since 2004 I am addicted to Minor League baseball. Not that it is easy to attend a game when you live in the Netherlands, but I love the way those clubs are more focused on families, children and the related entertainment. In 2008 I attended my first Minor League game at Adelanto, CA. The High …

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