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 …

MLB announces Draft League

Major League Baseball came out with a press release, presenting a new league, the so called Draft League. In this league, the former AA Trenton Thunder and three New York-Penn League members (West Virginia Black Bears, State College Spikes, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, and the Williamsport CrossCutters) will participate. Talks about a sixth team are …

Origins of Minor League Team Names, a Reprise: M

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 M …

Sicnarf Loopstok to start 2018 at AA

Sicnarf Loopstok, the player who won the MiLB moniker madness once, will start the 2018 season at a higher level than the previous season. The Cleveland Indians sent him to the AA Akron RubberDucks. Last season, Sicnarf (Francis reversed) played at A-Advanced level with the Lynchburg Hillcats. The 24-year old Aruban was used as a …

Scrappers staying in Niles for 15 more years

The Mahoning Valley Scrappers, A short-season affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, announced they have extended the lease with the Cafaro Company with 15 years, keeping them at Eastwood Field through the 2033 season. After signing a two-year extension with the Indians, this is even more good news for the fans of the New York-Penn League franchise. …

PDC extension news

In the ever changing Minor League landscape, the affiliation between the Mahoning Valley Scrappers and the Cleveland Indians was extended for two more seasons. The contract would expire after this season, but apparently both teams are happy with each other and extended the cooperation through the 2018 season. Since 1999, the inaugural season of the …

Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization: Cleveland Indians

In the series “Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization” it is time to pay attention to the:      Number of Dutchies: 1 This will be one of the shortest episodes in this series. The only Dutchie who is playing with the Cleveland Indians is Sicnarf Loopstok: Sicnarf signed a contract with the Cleveland …