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Two PDCs renewed: Muckdogs/Marlins, ‘Days/Nats

We have two more PDC renewals in the short season A NY-Penn League to report, as the Batavia Muckdogs/Miami Marlins and Auburn Doubledays/Washington Nationals affiliations will continue through 2016. A joint announcement was made by Marlins Farm Director Brian Chattin and Brian Paris, president of the Genesee County Baseball Club, the non-for-profit that owns the […]

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Muckdogs, Marlins sign PDC

The Batavia MuckDogs (short season A; NY-Penn League) and the Miami Marlins signed a new two-year player-development (PDC) contract. A joint announcement was made by Marlins Farm Director Brian Chattin and Brian Paris, President of the Genesee County Baseball Club, the non-for-profit that owns the Batavia Muckdogs Franchise.  The agreement ends a six year affiliation […]

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Eugene, Padres extend PDC; other shifts upcoming in affiliate dance

The Eugene Emeralds (short season A; Northwest League) and the San Diego Padres have extended their PDC through 2014, but the real action is beginning on the affiliation front. The Emeralds have been affiliated with the Padres since 2001. This will be the first player-development contract between the Ems and the new ownership of the […]

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Red Wings post profit; MuckDogs financial woes continue

The Rochester Red Wings (Class AAA; International League) once again lived up to their track record as one of the best-run teams in baseball, posting a $246,000 profit in 2010; meanwhile, the financial woes of the Batavia MuckDogs (short season A; NY-Penn League) continue. The financial announcements were made at the annual meeting of Rochester […]

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MuckDogs set for 2011 in Batavia — but after that, who knows?

The ownership of the Batavia Muckdogs (short season A; NY-Penn League) and the Batavia City Council agreed to a one-year lease for Dwyer Stadium, but the team’s long-term future there is certainly up for debate. The terms of the lease were unchanged from previous years. It’s expected that the Rochester Red Wings (Class AAA; International […]

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Rochester probably will run MuckDogs in ’11; team on the block

The Rochester Red Wings (Class AAA; International League) will probably run the Batavia MuckDogs (short season A; NY-Penn League) again next season, and team officials confirm what we’ve heard: that the MuckDogs are now very much for sale. Running the MuckDogs hasn’t been the most financially lucrative move for the Red Wings: the team lost […]

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Batavia, Cardinals extend PDC

The Batavia MuckDogs (short season A; NY-Penn League) and the St. Louis Cardinals announced a two-year extension to their current player-development contract, despite the uncertainty swirling around the franchise. “The Genesee County Baseball Club is pleased to announce that we will be extending our working relationship with the St. Louis Cardinals for two more years. […]

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What comes next in affiliation process?

There’s a lot of misinformation and misapprehension about what happens next in the affiliation process for MiLB and MLB teams, but one thing is certain: an existing minor-league team is guaranteed a parent no matter what. So Doubledays, Sounds and Muckdogs fans can relax: a team’s return is not dependent on the player-development process. We’ve […]

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