The Boston Red Sox and the Portland Sea Dogs (Class AA; Eastern League) extended their player-development contract (PDC) through the 2018 season, in a deal announced tonight.
Sea Dogs, Red Sox extend affiliation to 2018
New scoreboard on tap in Cedar Rapids
Lots of change in Iowa, as fans of the Cedar Rapids Kernels (Low Class A; Midwest League) will be enjoying a new scoreboard at Veterans Memorial Stadium in addition to the team's new affiliation with the Minnesota Twins.
Evaluating player trades via rookie cards
Let's begin with this: On Sunday, December 9, the Kansas City Royals acquired pitchers James Shields and Wade Davis (as well as a player yet to be named) from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for Wil Myers, Jake Odorizzi, Mike Montgomery, and Patrick Leonard. It will be five months before we begin to see the deal's consequences. It will likely be at least a handful of seasons before we are able to evaluate a true winner.
Prentice: We're happy in Huntsville
Huntsville Stars (Class AA; Southern League) owner Miles Prentice says he's pleased with how the team is run and has no plans to leave the market or sell the team.
Future of Vegas baseball in Summerlin? Maybe
A recent spat over the future of baseball in Las Vegas has everything to do with development and nothing to do with baseball, as the future of the sport in Sin City may rest in a nearby suburb.
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