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 …

Pittsburgh Pirates and West Virginia Black Bears extend PDC

The Pittsburgh Pirates have extended the player development contract with their A Short Season affiliate in the New York-Penn League, the West Virginia Black Bears. The new contract will run through the 2020 season.  The affiliation with the Pirates started in 2013 when the team still played in Jamestown as the Jammers. A few weeks …

Pitcher from Lithuania gets ST invite

This is far from Dutch baseball news, but it sure is worth mentioning because you hardly hear anything about Lithuanian baseball. Lithuanian right handed pitcher, Dovydas Neverauskas has received an invitation for the MLB Spring Training camp of the Pittsburgh Pirates. The 23-year old will report at Bradenton, the Pirates ST facility and also home of …

Dutchies in the Minor League play offs

Last night a couple of Dutchies participated in the various minor league play offs agian. Here is an overview. AAA The Norfolk Tides tied the series at one with a 6-1 victory over the Columbus Sharlon Schoop went 1 for 3 with a double, a walk and a run scored. In the bottom of the third …

Dutchies in the Minor League play offs

The season is nearing its end. In the minors the play offs have started. In general most of the Dutchies did not fare well with their teams yesterday. AAA Sharlon Schoop went 1 for 3 for the Norfolk Tides in a 5-2 loss vs the Columbus Clippers. Sharlon drove the ball towards center field for a single. …

After a long wait, the Black Bears finally unveil their uniform

The West Virginia Black Bears, have unveiled their new uniform today. The team in the New York-Penn League (A Short Season), that moved from Jamestown, where they played as the Jammers, will start their inaugural season in 32 days. As expected the team colours will be white, orange and black. The alternate cap will be …

West Virginia Black Bears release club logo

Today the newest NY-Penn League member, the West Virginia Black Bears released its new logo. Of course the club itself is not new, it only moved form Jamestown NY to Morgantown WV where it will play at Monongalia County Ballpark which it shares with the West Virginia Mountaineers. The logo shows a black bear, the …

“Rebranding” day in baseball

It was a day where two baseball clubs showed their new team colours. First of all, the Nashville Sounds of the AAA Pacific Coast League. They will move into a new ballpark at the start of this season, which is an excellent reason to rebrand. They had already shown their new logo, but at that …