Even more PDC news

It is not even the time of the year for news like this, but the PDC extensions keep coming. The Milwaukee Brewers and their AA farm team the Biloxi Shuckers have extended their player development contract. The current contract will expire after the 2016 season. Both teams agreed on continue cooperating through the 2020 sesason. …

Loek van Mil and Max Kepler will be team mates

Since I didn't hear much about Loek van Mil and his preparation for the upcoming season, I decided to check the roster of the Minnesota Twins' AAA affiliate, the Rochester RedWings. Of course it was announced earlier this week that the Twins had sent Max Kepler to theirAAA farm team, but it didn't ring a …

Chattanooga Lookouts un-dodgerize

After the Chattanooga Lookouts joined the Los Angeles Dodgers organization in 2009 the team adopted uniforms that were leaning towards a Dodger look. They abandoned the traditional red cap and turned to Dodger blue. Now the team has joined the Twins organization in 2015 it was time to get a new look and to return …

What to expect from the Dutchies this year? Kenley Jansen

With Spring Training around the corner it is time to see how the players from the Kingdom of the Netherlands will do in the upcoming season. Of course there is no crystal ball and it is still up in the air, but in general you can make a decent prediction based on the performance of …

Biscuits baseball: Montgomery’s play off dreams are over

After having lost the third game of the North Divison championship series vs Chattanooga 7-3, the Biscuits fell 4-1 to the Lookouts yesterday. In the bottom of the second, the Biscuits took a 1-0 lead, thanks to a homerun hit by Jake Bauers. But the Lookouts took the lead in the top of the third …

Biscuits baseball: Southern League Division Series, Game One

Last night, the Biscuits took on the Lookouts in Chattanooga for the first game of the divison series of the Southern League. In a close game, Chattanooga stayed at the right side of the score. Until the ninth inning, the Biscuits' pitching was rather dominating. Starting pitcher Jamie Schultz pitched five innings, giving up a …

Montgomery Biscuits are play off bound

On Monday August 31, the Montgomery Biscuits clinched the North division of the Southern League. After a  2-0 win over the Mobile BayBears, the Birmingham Barons were eliminated from contention. Right now the Barons have even been overtaken by the Tennessee Smokies. The regular season will last another four games in which the Biscuits will …

Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization: Los Angeles Dodgers

After a few short episodes, this time a rather long one. In this epidose of  "Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization": Number of Dutchies: 7 Kenley Jansen: Kenley was signed by the Dodgers in 2005 as an undrafted free agent. In the first two years of his career he played for the Gulf Coast …

SandGnats to be named Fireflies in 2016

The Savannah SandGnats will move to Columbia SC next season. The team from the owner Hardball Capital, which also owns the Fort Wayne TinCaps and the Salem RedSox and the Chattanooga Lookouts, will be called the Columbia Fireflies. The New York Mets affiliate will play in Spirit Communications Park in downtown Columbia starting in April, …

Ozhaino Albies and Max Kepler selected for World Team in Futures game

Curacao native Ozhaino Albies has received an invitation for the Futures Game, the yearly event that precedes the All Star Game and features the most talented players from the Minor Leagues. It is the first time that a player from Curacao receives an invitation for the Futures Game since Jurickson Profar played in the game. …

Biscuits baseball, homestand vs Chattanooga Lookouts (April 9 – April 14)

The Montgomery Biscuits played the first series at home vs the Chattanooga Lookouts (Minnesota Twins affiliate) The Biscuits won their first game of this homestand 4-3. In game two the Biscuits were no match for the Lookouts. Chattanooga scored four runs in the fifth and two in the ninth. All the Biscuits could do was …

Biscuits baseball, Thursday April 9

Yesterday it was the home opener of the 2015 Southern League season for the Montgomery Biscuits. The club moved from Orlando, Florida to Montgomery in 2004. Two years later, in 2006, the club celebrated it's first Southern League championship and had a repeat in 2007. The BIscuits take the field at the start of the …

Oklahoma City Dodgerized

As soon as the news was spread around that the owner group of the Dodgers had bought the Oklahoma City RedHawks, I had a hunch that the team (the RedHawks) would adopt the parent club's identity somehow. Until this off season, most Dodgers farm teams adapted their parent's identity more or less. The Chattanooga Lookouts …

Final Minor League affiliation news

With the Braves signing a new PDC with the Carolina Mudcats , the complete Minor League affiliation landscape is set. The only team that remains without a PDC is the High Desert Mavericks, but since the Texas Rangers haven't been able to make a deal with the Mudcats, they are expected to sign a two …

Origins of Minor League team names: C

Since 2004 I am addicted to Minor League baseball. Not that it is easy to attend a game when you live in the Netherlands, but I love the way those clubs are more focused on families, children and the related entertainment. In 2008 I attended my first Minor League game at Adelanto, CA. The High …