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Barons, White Sox extend PDC through 2018

The Birmingham Barons (Class AA; Southern League) and the Chicago White Sox have extended their player-development contract (PDC) through the 2018 season. The new agreement ensures the Barons will continue to operate as the Double-A affiliate of the White Sox for 32 consecutive seasons. The 2014 season will mark the team’s 28th year as the […]

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Knights, White Sox extend affiliation through 2020

The Charlotte Knights (Class AAA; International League) and the Chicago White Sox announced an extension of their player-development contract through the 2020 season. Officials from both teams, including the Knights Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer Dan Rajkowski and White Sox Vice President/Assistant General Manager Buddy Bell, made the announcement today at Baseball’s Winter Meetings in […]

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Pirates enter new affiliation with Bristol

You can expect a new team name and branding, as the Bristol Sox (rookie; Appalachian League) entered into a new player-development contract (PDC) with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Bristol joins the organization’s system as a ninth MiLB affiliate for the 2014 season. It becomes the Bucs’ second rookie-level team, with the Gulf Coast Pirates. The agreement […]

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Hahn new GM of Chicago White Sox

Rick Hahn, a Chicago native who has been with the Chicago White Sox since October 2000 and helped build the 2005 World Series Champion and 2008 postseason teams, is the team’s new senior vice president/general manager, and longtime senior vice president/general manager Kenny Williams was promoted to executive vice president. Howard Pizer also was named […]

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Glendale: We need to rework spring-training leases

The upcoming mayoral election in Glendale, Az., has some importance for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox, as candidate Jerry Weiers wants to renegotiate the teams’ leases for the Camelback Ranch complex. The issue: Glendale is collapsing under the weight of sports-facility debt, relating both to the spring-training complex and Jobing.com Arena, the […]

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Hamilton calls last game; will return for a single sign-off

Milo Hamilton, one of the great broadcasters in baseball, called his last game for the Houston Astros last night, culminating a 67-year career in baseball. The 85-year-old Hamilton has been behind the Astros mike for the last 28 years, the last stint in a career that began broadcasting minor-league games in the Quad Cities and included stops […]

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MLB 2014 season to open in Australia?

The 2014 Major League Baseball season could begin at the Sydney Cricket Grounds in Australia, as officials there prepare a multimillion-dollar bid to land a commitment. Opening a season out of the country is becoming a routine things for Major League Baseball; this season saw the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics start their seasons in […]

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