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It’s All About Relationships: The Longest MLB/MiLB Affiliations

The often-fluid nature of baseball affiliations can lead to shifts during every affiliation cycle, making long-lasting agreements between Major League and Minor League teams more notable. With another affiliation cycle set to kick off in the coming weeks, we take a look the longest affiliations in each MiLB league. (more…)

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Drillers affiliation in play?

We may have another affiliation in play, with Tulsa Drillers (Class AA; Texas League) GM Mike Melega saying the team won’t address its MLB affiliate until after the season — which may mean a change from current parent Colorado Rockies. The two have a history of announcing player-development contracts before the end of the season […]

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The Week That Was: September 9

Affiliation shifts, spring training, attendance stats and Ballpark Digest awards all made news this past week. The most popular stories on Ballpark Digest, as measured by page views. Nats, Lee County to continue discussions on spring training 2012 Organization of the Year: Pensacola Blue Wahoos All signs point to Kernels seeking new affiliate Worker dies […]

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Nats extend affiliations with four farm teams

The Washington Nationals extended their affiliations with four minor-league clubs: the Syracuse Chiefs (Class AAA; International League), Harrisburg Senators (Class AA; Eastern League), Potomac Nationals (High Class A; Carolina League) and Auburn Doubledays (short season A; NY-Penn League). Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo, Nationals Assistant General Manager and […]

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