West Virginia Power rebrands

Yes. It is that time of the year again. Uuuhm. Not quite. Normally, rebrandings happen after the season but apparently, the Atlantic League doesn't mind. As a result the West Virginia Power rebranded between the two games of a doubleheader against the Long Island Ducks. Minor League Baseball, even before the money grab move of …

West Virginia Power joins Atlantic League

One of the teams that was left alone by its parent club recently, has found a new home. The former Pittsburgh Pirates A Full season affiliate, West Virginia Power has joined the "independent" Atlantic League. After MLB cut 40 MiLB teams to safe the MLB owners $700,000 per year, several teams took their time to …

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 …

West Virginia Power and Mariners join forces

With the Pittsburgh Pirates leaving for Greensboro, the West Virginia Power was left without a parent club. But the void was filled quickly as the Seattle Mariners signed a new Player Development Contract with the club. Next to the Pittsburgh Pirates leaving the Power behind, the Miami Marlins signed a deal with the (former) Mariners' …

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 …

Pittsburgh adds Lithuanian pitcher to 40-man roster

For the first time in MLB history, a player from Lithuania has been placed on a team's 40-man roster. The Pittsburgh Pirates placed Dovydas Neverauskas on their 40-man roster to keep him safe from the upcoming Rule 5 Draft. Apparently the Pirates are very high on him. Neverauskas was signed by the Pirates, directly from Vilnius, …

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 …

New looks in Sally League for 2016

Two teams in the South Atlantic League will adopt new looks for the 2016 season, though it must be said that the change of both teams looks is very small. The West Virginia Power will sport new logos on their road caps and alternate home caps. Once again Brandiose from San Diego was the designer of …

Origin of Minor League team names: W

Too bad. This is the last contribution to this thread. After the W, there are no clubs with X, Y or Z available. I hope you liked it. It was a fun job to gather all the information. West Michigan White Caps: West Michigan Baseball, Inc. (as the fledgling team was then called) ran a …

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