Origin of Minor League Team names, a Reprise: E

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.  Even though there are no additions …

Padres and Chihuahuas extend PDC

The San Diego Padres and the El Paso Chihuahuas have extended their Player Development Contract through the 2022 season. This new extension adds two years to a still running contract that expires after the 2020 season. In a press release that announced the appointment of Edwin Rodriguez as the Chihuahuas new manager, the new PDC …

PDC/affiliation news

Yesterday, two minor league clubs announced the extension of the Player Development Contract (PDC) with their parent club. The El Paso Chihuahuas extended the PDC with the San Diego Padres and the Harrisburg Senators did so with the Washington Nationals. The San Diego Padres extended the contract through the 2020 season. A major reason for …

Wednesday, El Paso Diablos day

The El Paso Chihuahuas, AAA Pacific Coast League affiliate of the San Diego Padres will have a special themed Wednesday during the 2017 season. The team will look back to the past of El Paso baseball and wear jerseys in accordance with the themed night. The Chihuahuas will wear complete El Paso Diablos uniforms, referring …

Reshuffling AAA baseball, worth a thought?

At the end of last season, two California League teams were moved to the East coast to join the Carolina League. The ten team CAL League shrunk to eight teams, while the Carolina League grew to a ten. The reason for this move was purely financial, as the two teams that were moved, the High …

Can the WBC be saved?

Yesterday you could read a blog post about the questionable future of the World Baseball Classic. According to ESPN reporter, Chrsitian Moreno, several insiders have stated that the 2017 edition may be the last if the tournament will not make enough money. According to one of the Tweets of Moreno, the organization isn't advertising the …

What’s up with those new MiLB team names?

There was a time, especially in the fifties, sixties, seventies and eighties, when minor league affiliates were just named after their parent club. Even nowadays there are still quite some teams that are named after their name sake. Take the Braves' farm teams for example. 90% of them is called Braves as well. Sure it …

Chihuahuas go Padres throwback

The El Paso Chihuahuas,the AAA farm team of the San Diego Padres, the team with arguably one of the worst logos in Minor League Baseball (I know, I know, it's a matter of taste), have announced that the team will wear brown-yellow jerseys Padres throwback jerseys on May 7. Throwback because the Padres wore this …

Pat Murphy fired by Padres

After the 6-3 defeat vs the Dodgers, the Padres announced that interim manager Pat Murphy was fired. Murphy took over around half way the season after the Padres fired Bud Black. Murphy stepped in with a 42-53 record and with the Padres in  fourth place. At the end of the season the club was still …

Former Dutch team manager Pat Murphy in a weird situation

Dutch baseball fans will remember Pat Murphy as manager of the Dutch national team. Pat Murphy is the current manager of the San Diego Padres' AAA team, the El Paso Chihuahuas. Recently the Milwaukee Brewers showed interest in the AAA manager to become one of their MLB coaches. The normal procedure is that clubs will …

Pat Murphy returns as El Paso Chihuahuas manager

The El Paso Chihuhuas, AAA team of the San Diego Padres in the Pacific Coast League, have announced that Pat Murphy will return as their manager in 2015. Murphy has a very long resume in the baseball world. From 1988 through 1994 he managed the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. In that period the team had …

Are the Yankees and Red Sox trading places?

This off season, the Red Sox' front office has been far more active than the front office of the Yankees. As we all know, Ben Cherington lured two of the biggest fishes of the free agent pond yesterday. The funny thing is that when the Yankees are making moves like this Boston is shouting that …

Origin of Minor League team names: E

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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