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Promotions Watch: Bobbleheads and Gnomes Part I

Few giveaways make for better collectibles than bobbleheads and garden gnomes, both of which are popular promotions in Major League and Minor League Baseball. As the regular season approaches, Promotions Watch will highlight some of the most notable bobblehead and gnome giveaways in both circuits during the two-part series. This week will feature the majors, […]

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It’s official: Guber group buys RedHawks; OKC to become Dodgers affiliate

It’s official: a group led by sports investor Peter Guber is buying the Oklahoma City RedHawks (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League), with the team switching to a Los Angeles Dodgers affiliation. The new player development contract (PDC) and sale of the team was announced today. Guber, an investor in Guggenheim Baseball Management — the owner […]

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Affiliation news: Tulsa to announce Dodgers PDC today

Another big move in the 2015-2016 affiliation world comes today when the Tulsa Drillers (Class AA; Texas League) will announce a new Los Angeles Dodgers player development contract (PDC) at an afternoon press conference. It’s one of three press conferences set to announce new PDCs today. Also scheduled: an Oklahoma City RedHawks (Class AAA; Pacific […]

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Loons, Dodgers extend player development contract

Another of the unannounced affiliations we referenced yesterday: The Great Lakes Loons (Low Class A; Midwest League) and the Los Angeles Dodgers extended their player development contract (PDC) through 2016. “The Dodgers have been terrific partners through the first eight seasons of Loons baseball,” said Loons Vice-President/General Manager Scott Litle. “It’s a relationship that has […]

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Quakes, Dodgers extend PDC for two more years

Here’s one of those unannounced affiliations we discussed yesterday: the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (High Class A; California League) and the Los Angeles Dodgers extended their player development contract (PDC) through 2016. You can read more about the affiliation situation here, with a current list of affiliations here. “The partnership between the Quakes and the Dodgers […]

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Ogden, Dodgers extend player-development contract through 2016

In a surprisingly low-key fashion — no press releases, no big announcements — the Ogden Raptors (rookie; Pioneer League) and the Los Angeles Dodgers extended their player development contract (PDC) through 2016. The pair have been affiliated since the 2003 season. Tommy Lasorda, who managed a former Ogden team affiliated with the Dodgers in 1966–68, […]

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