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Minnesota Twins to Chattanooga?

Another big affiliation shift could take place with the Chattanooga Lookouts (Class AA; Southern League), where Minnesota Twins officials could announce a new player development contract (PDC) today. Twins officials flew into Chatanooga last night to tour AT&T Field and check out the team’s player facilities. A local newspaper is reporting a new deal could […]

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Changes on tap in Chattanooga?

Atlanta businessman John Woods has signed a letter of intent to buy the Chattanooga Lookouts (Class AA; Southern League), with Hardball Capital‘s Jason Freier acting as a consultant to the deal. The Lookouts are owned by Frank Burke, Charles Eshbach and the estate of the late Dan Burke. It’s not clear whether the sale of the […]

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Outsider Baseball: Hardball on the fringe

Not every great ballplayer plied their trade in an MLB ballpark, as you’ll see in Jesse Goldberg-Strassler’s review of Scott Simkus’s noteworthy new book, Outsider Baseball. Within Scott Simkus’s Outsider Baseball: The Weird World of Hardball on the Fringe, 1876–1950, there are two books volleying back and forth. The first book introduces a formula, STARS, […]

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