New ballpark may loom at the horizon for Las Vegas 51s

After months, if not years, of talk about possible locations for a new 51s ballpark, there is some positive news to announce as the 51s are "cautiously optimistic about a new stadium deal." This is what the Las Vegas Review-Journal headed. After years of insecurity, the owners of the 51s seem to be optimistic to …

Cashman Field transfers to city

Today, the Las Vegas City Council approved the transfer of the Cashman Center, the conference center AND Cashman Field, from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) to the city of Las Vegas. The terms of the transfer include: • LVCVA will operate and maintain the facilities through Dec. 31, 2017 • Those currently using …

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 …

Amarillo negotiating with MiLB club

According to Amarillo Global News, the city of Amarillo is negotiating with an affiliated minor league club to play in the Texan city. Which club and how far the negotiations are is not known yet. Asked about an item on Tuesday’s city council agenda regarding the “Negotiation of Lease and Management Agreement with Affiliated Baseball Team …

51s restart Summerlin ballpark talks

The city of Las Vegas has made no secret they want the Las Vegas 51s out of Cashman Field. The city wants to expand the adjacent convention center, Cashman Center, and it needs the ground of Cashman Field to build the expansion.  Several locations were presented, as Summerlin was one of them but all proposals shattered …

Roger Bernadina heading to Korea

Roger Bernadina, the outfielder from Curacao and player of team Kingdom of the Netherlands, will continue his career in the KBO as he has signed a deal with the Kia Tigers.  Last season Roger played for the AAA affilate of the New York Mets in the Pacific Coast League. Despite having a decent season he wasn't …

AAA and A Short Season PDC news

There is still news to tell about the extension of player development contracts. This time from Las Vegas and State College. The Las Vegas 51s (AAA, Pacific Coast League) and the New York Mets announced the extension of their PDC with two more years through the 2018 season. 51s President / COO Don Logan started …

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 …

What to expect from the Dutchies this year? Roger Bernadina

With Spring Training at full swing now, it is time to see how the players from the Kingdom of the Netherlands will do in the upcoming season. Of course there is no crystal ball and it is still up in the air, but in general you can make a decent prediction based on the performance of …

Alternative location for future 51s stadium

Through the last couple of years it has become clear that the city of Las Vegas and the owners of the Las Vegas Convention Center (which is adjacent to Cashman Field) do not want to keep the 51s at Cashman Field. Since the Convention Center eyes an expansion, they want to sacrifice the stadium for …

Stadium in Amarillo may lead to AAA club in San Antonio

About half a year ago you could read an article about San Antonio lobbying for a Triple A team on this blog. The biggest hurdle was to move the AA San Antonio Missions to another town and to convince their owner to give up his territorial rights. Another point in this case is to get an AAA team …

Origin of Minor League team names: L

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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