Gwinnett Braves turn into Gwinnett Stripers

Finally. After a long wait, the Gwinnett Braves (Atlanta Braves AAA affiliate in the International League) unveiled their new identity today. In an attempt to boost their attendance the club changed its name to Gwinnett Stripers. Remarkably as the name wasn't one of the six names that were on the final six in the name-the-team contest. …

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 …

Ozzie Albies earns G-Braves MVP honors

After a successful season in the International League, in which he was named the International League's midseason and postseason All-Star, Ozzie was awarded the MVP honors of the Gwinnett Braves. The 20-year old Albies had an award winning season with Gwinnett. He batted a team-best .285 with 21 doubles, 8 triples, 9 home runs, 67 …

Ozzie Albies to make his debut tonight

The Atlanta Braves tweeted tonight that Ozainho Albies will make his debut with the team tonight after being called up today. With Dansby Swanson sent down to AAA Gwinnett, it was a matter of time before Ozzie would get the call.  Wearing uniform number 1, Ozzie will be the youngest player in the Majors at …

Gwinnett Braves unveil name-the-team-finalists

The G-Braves, AAA farm team of the Atlanta namesake in the International League, asked their fans to enter names in a name-the-team-contest from May 22 through June 2 in an attempt to get a new name with a tie to the area. In the time span 4,024 entries and 900 different names were entered. Today …

Gwinnett Braves to change name

It was rumored for a while, but now it is official. The Gwinnett Braves will adopt a new moniker in 2018. This news was announced by the The Gwinnett Braves are the AAA affiliate of the Atlanta Braves in the International League. Like most of the other farm teams, the Gwinnett affiliation is sporting …

Dutchies around the world: the minor leagues

Yesterday it was opening day in the minor leagues (AAA, AA, A-Advanced and A Full Season). Quite some players from Aruba, Curacao and the Netherlands have made their first strides in the 2017 season. Here is an overview of those who played yesterday. Ozhaino Albies batted leadoff for the Gwinnett Braves vs the Durham Bulls. Unfortunately, his season …

What does Brandon Phillips trade mean for Ozzie Albies?

After long rumors, the trade of 2B Brandon Phillips to the Braves was confirmed by the Cincinnati Reds. After Sean Rodriguez was injured in a traffic accident, the Braves were in serious need for a second baseman. Phillips is in the final year of a six-year, $72.5 million, so his stay with the Braves will …

Ozhaino Albies gets invitation for Spring Training

Ozzie Albies, the talented infielder from Curacao, who just turned 20,  has received an invitation for Spring Training Camp as a non-roster invitee by the Atlanta Braves. Ozzie has to report at the Braves Spring Training complex at ESPN Wide World of Sport complex on February 18. This will be the third time that Albies will …

Promotion of Swanson an omen for Albies?

The Atlanta Braves have traded shortstop Eric Aybar to the Detroit Tigers and promoted their top prospect Dansby Swanson to the Bigs. With this move Swanson leapfrogs AAA. At AA Swanson wasn't hitting very well as he hit a modest .261. His defense was decent with a fielding percentage of .980 (eight errors in eighty-three games). …

Dutchies in the minors so far in the 2016 season

There are a lot of players from the Dutch Kingdom active in the Minor Leagues. The biggest chunk of them comes from Curacao and Aruba. Here is an overview of those players playing in AAA, AA, A Advanced and A Full Season.  AAA Roger Bernadina is having a good season so far. At bat he …

Ozhaino Albies promoted to Gwinnett

With the numbers that he put up with the Mississippi Braves at AA, it could not take long before Ozhaino Albies would get a promotion to AAA. Well, today this happened. Several posts on his Facebook page congratulated with his promotion to Gwinnett. Even though his player page at doesn't show it yet, his name …

Biscuits owner signs deal with SL rival

No, no, it is not as shocking as the head tells you. But the head of this blog post is true nevertheless. Tom Dickson, owner of the Montgomery Biscuits is also owner of PCL, a professional catering company specialized in catering and concessions at minor league ballparks. In this case PCL has struck a deal …

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