Origin of Minor League team names, a reprise: G

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: F Grand …

Tourists and IronPigs sport special jerseys on Thursday

Once again two Minor League clubs will wear special jerseys as part of a promotion. Tomorrow, Thursday, June 29, the Asheville Tourists and the Lehigh Valley IronPigs will wear special themed jerseys which will be auctioned for charity after the game. The Asheville Tourists (Colorado Rockies A Full Season affiliate) will adopt the name Asheville …

Peace, love, baseball in Asheville

Time for another nice promotion. The Asheville Tourirsts (Single-A affiliation of the Colorado Rockies in the South Atlantic League) will become the Asheville Hippies for one day. On June 29, McCormick Field, home of the Asheville Tourists will turn into a Woodstock-like environment when the Asheville Hippies will take the field. The team will wear special …

Red Sox extend PDC with Drive

The Boston Red Sox and their A Full Season affiliate, the Greenville Drive, have extended their player development contract through the 2020 season. The cooperation between the two clubs stated in 2005, when the South Atlantic League club moved from Columbia SC to Greenville to become the Drive (eventually). The last time that the Red Sox extended …

Red Sox stuck with two second basemen?

A blog post on Blleeding Yankee Blue about the Red Sox' acquisition of Yoan Moncada made me think. The Sox signed the kid to a contract with a signing bonus of $31.5 million. Add another $31.5 million tax, imposed by MLB, so that makes a total of $63 million spent on a player who has …

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