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Yankees replace Mariners in Pulaski

We will indeed have a rookie-level Appalachian League team in Pulaski next season, as the New York Yankees are taking over the affiliation for the former Seattle Mariners farm team. No final name has been chosen, though it’s possible the team will end up as the Pulaski Yankees in proud Appy League tradition. Yankees GM […]

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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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Helena, Brewers extend player-development contract through 2018

The Helena Brewers (rookie; Pioneer League) and the Milwaukee Brewers extended their player-development contract (PDC) through the 2018 season. It was set to expire this season. “Our affiliation with the Helena Brewers has been very positive and we’re excited to extend our player development contract with the franchise,” said Brewers Vice President-Assistant General Manager Gord […]

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A baseball lifer: Matt Ellis

One of the best things about working in the baseball industry: hearing about baseball lifers. Here’s an interview with baseball lifer Matt Ellis, executive VP of the Missoula Osprey (rookie; Pioneer League). The Ellis family moved the team from Lethbridge to Missoula, working for years on a ballpark plan that eventually led to the construction […]

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Osprey, D-Backs extend PDC to 2020

The Missoula Osprey (rookie; Pioneer League) and the Arizona Diamondbacks extended their player development contract (PDC) for four more years, through the end of the 2020 season. The current agreement is set to expire at the end of the 2016 season. This affiliation relationship is the second longest current consecutive tenure in the Pioneer League […]

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Pulaski Mariners owners to retire; new owners on the way

The three owners of the Pulaski Mariners (rookie; Appalachian League) are retiring, and a local ownership group wants to keep the team alive in coming years. “We have been committed to providing affordable, family friendly entertainment to the local community at a wonderful baseball facility that has its own history,” said Secretary/Treasurer Wayne Carpenter, one of […]

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