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Burlington Bees, Angels extend PDC

A potential reshuffling of Low Class A Midwest League affiliates is down by one, as the Burlington Bees and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim extended their player development contract (PDC) through 2016. Bees General Manager Chuck Brockett and Angels Director of Player Development Bobby Scales made the joint announcement. “We are very excited to […]

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The Week That Was: September 30

Affiliation news, attendance tallies, a new-ballpark proposal for the Tampa Bay Rays and previews for 2013. The top stories of the week on Ballpark Digest, as measured by page views. Angels to Burlington, A’s to Beloit Quad Cities, Astros announce affiliation Can-Am League expands to Trois-Rivières for 2013 2012 Baseball Attendance by Average 2012 Independent […]

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Up today: more affiliation news

We’re down to just a few teams needing to reach player-development deals for the 2013-2014 seasons, and we expect the logjam to break when the Quad Cities River Bandits (Low Class A; Midwest League) announce their affiliation deal later today. There are three teams without affiliation deals in the Midwest League — the River Bandits, […]

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What’s the oldest team name in MiLB? Here’s the complete list

A baseball friend had an interesting question for us in conjunction with his team’s upcoming anniversary celebration: what’s the oldest team name in baseball? It’s an interesting question, one subject to many caveats and conditions, but here’s our attempt at a list of the oldest team names in Minor League Baseball still in use, ranked […]

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Oakland minor-league spring scheds posted

Another sets of schedules for your perusal: Here are the spring-training schedules for the four Oakland Athletics farm teams, playing out of the team’s Papago Park training complex. The schedules are for the Sacramento River Cats (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League), Midland Rock Hounds (Class AA; Texas League), Stockton Ports (Class A; California League) and […]

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