Salem Red Sox May be Moved to Lowell

The Boston Red Sox are investigating the possibility of moving the Salem Red Sox to Lowell, the town where their former New York-Penn League affiliate was located. According to Ballpark Digest, Lowell officials have engaged a consultant to tally the costs of bringing Minor League Baseball back to LeLacheur Park, as the Boston Red Sox eye a move of the Salem …

Overview of teams cut from Affiliated Ball

Recently, you could read here about the teams that were kicked out of affiliated Minor League Basebal alreadyl. After roaming the internet in the past week, checking out several major baseball websites, the Dutch Baseball Hangout came to the conclusion which other teams will not be in affiliated ball anymore. Here is a quick overview …

Overview of Teams That Have Been Kicked out of MiLB So Far

It all started with a list of 42 teams that should be kicked out of affiliated ball. Now a year later, what is the status? How many of these 42 teams have really been kicked out of Minor League Baseball? The following leagues and their teams are not affiliated anymore. They have been demoted to …

Origin of Minor League Team Names, a Reprise: L

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. We continue with the letter L: …

Rob Manfred: “MiLB owners do not want to negotiate”

Yesterday, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred took aim at Minor League Baseball owners, saying that they are not willing to negotiate about  an acceptable new PBA or upgrade their facilities. In the presented plans, MLB wants to contract 42 MiLB clubs, dissolve rookie ball and A short season ball. All this under the guise of reducing …

Hoofddorp Pioniers add Ryan Oduber to pitching staff

Dutch hoofdklasse club Hoofddorp Pioniers has reinforced its pitching with a former pro from Aruba. Ryan Oduber, a lefthander, was added to the pitching staff today. Ryan Oduber was part of the Aruban team that reached the championship game of the Junior League World Series in 2012. Because of his Aruban heritage, Ryan was added …

Red Sox extend PDC with two affiliates

The Boston Red Sox have extended the Player Development Contracts with two of their minor league teams. For both the Pawtucket Red Sox and the Lowell Spinners the club extended the contract through the 2020 season. With the extension of the PDC with the PawSox, the Red Sox continue one of the longest lasting cooperations between …

Lowell Spinners change logos

Today the Lowell Spinners (Short-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox in the New York-Penn League) unveiled their new logos.  The club from the former textile industry town also presented new uniforms. The event was held Lowell General Hospital’s Clark Auditorium. The new logos contains the club's mascot Canaligator. In the main logo Canaligator can …

Spinners remain Red Sox affiliate through 2018 season.

The Boston Red Sox and the Lowell Spinners have extended their PDC (Player Development Contract) through the 2018 season. According to president Tim Bawmann, this extension is a testament to the solid partnership that the Spinners had with the Red Sox. The name Spinners refers to the textile industrie that once was located in Lowell. …

Swen Huijer calls it a career

Relief pitcher of Dutch Hoofdklasse team Vaessen Pioniers, Swen Hujijer announced that he has hung up his spikes. He made the announcement on his Facebook page. The reason is that it is hard to combine playing at the highest level in the Netherlands and to have a job with shifts next to it. According to …

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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