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The Week That Was: October 2

Here are the most popular stories published in Ballpark Digest this past week, as measured by page views. The big stories this week: new ballparks in Potomac and Westfield; a baseball institution drops baseball; and the continuing follies in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre over a new ballpark. Westfield approves site for sports complex, complete with new ballpark P-Nats, […]

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Kirk pitches Frederick on AtL ballpark lease; will settle for Keys

Atlantic League mogul Peter Kirk has pitched Frederick (Md.) officials on taking over the lease at Harry Grove Stadium for an independent-league team — but will settle for buying the Frederick Keys (High Class A; Carolina League) as a consolation prize. Kirk certainly is one of the more interesting people in baseball, and he’s seizing […]

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K-Tribe, Cleveland extend PDC

The Kinston Indians (High Class A; Carolina League) and the Cleveland Indians will remain partners for the next two seasons, as the pair signed an extension to their player-development contract through 2012. “We are excited and proud to continue our relationship with the Cleveland Indians,” says K-Tribe General Manager Shari Massengill. “The Cleveland Indians organization […]

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P-Nats, Washington extend PDC

The Potomac Nationals (High Class A; Carolina League) will remain an affiliate of the Washington Nationals for two more years, as the pair signed an extension of their player-development contract. “We are very pleased to renew our player development contract with the Washington Nationals,” said Potomac Nationals owner Art Silber. “We have had a positive […]

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Reds, Mudcats extend PDC

The Carolina Mudcats (Class AA; Southern League) and the Cincinnati Red extended their player-development deal by two more years. “The Reds are very pleased to be renewing their Player Development contract with the Mudcats. We are extremely happy with the way the relationship has developed over the past two summers,” said Terry Reynolds, Senior Director […]

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Tides, BaySox, Keys re-up with O’s through 2014

The three eastern teams controlled by Ken Young extended their player-development deals with the Baltimore Orioles through 2014. The Norfolk Tides (Class AAA; International League), the Frederick Keys (High Class A; Carolina League) and the Bowie BaySox (Class AA; Eastern League) all extended their existing player-development deals.  “We are extremely excited to continue our partnership […]

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