MLB cuts ties between Minnesota Twins and Rochester Red Wings

The minor league landscape is slowly changing. After the agreement between MLB and MiLB expired, MLB has taken controle and it shows. The other day, the Yankees announced to adopt two new MiLB franchises, leaving their former farm teams in Staten Island , Charleston and Trenton behind. Now it is the turn for the Minnesota …

Origins of Minor League team names, a reprise: C

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. This time the letter: C Carolina Mudcats: …

Blue Jays hire new manager in Montoyo

The Toronto Blue Jays presented their new manager. The Canadian team went to a division rival to get their new skipper. In Charlie Montoyo, the Blue Jays have an experienced manager who guided teams at all levels of the Tampa Bay Rays organization. You may wonder why I pay attention to this news since I …

RiverDogs release anniversary logo with a different touch

Next season, the Charleston RiverDogs will celebrate its 25th anniversary. Yesterday the single A team of the New York Yankees released the anniversary logo. But it is not quite how one would expect it would look like. The anniversary logo doesn't show the dog that is in the main logo. Instead, it shows a collar …

Lots of PDC news

Because of my stay at the European Baseball Championship, I have missed quite some moves regarding several extensions of player development contracts. Yesterday, September 11 was the deadline to extend player development contracts, so in the last couple of days there have been a lot of signings at the eleventh hour. Five extensions have been …

New looks in Sally League for 2016

Two teams in the South Atlantic League will adopt new looks for the 2016 season, though it must be said that the change of both teams looks is very small. The West Virginia Power will sport new logos on their road caps and alternate home caps. Once again Brandiose from San Diego was the designer of …

A Minor League manager is a jack-of-all-trades

When you think that a manager's job in the Minor Leagues is about managing a team, creating a lineup and doing some infield drills, you're way off line. A manager in the minors is doing a lot more. In general a Minor League manager starts his work day around 11.00 AM (when a game starts …

Origins of Minor League team names: C

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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