51s will move into new ballpark in 2019

Last night, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority Board of Directors approving a marketing partnership that gives LVCVA naming rights and thus opens the way for a new downtown ballpark in Summerlin as a new home for the Las Vegas 51s. The stadium will have a capacity of 10,000 (minimum standard of AAA baseball) and …

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Mets leave Las Vegas, buy Syracuse Chiefs

Despite the big chance, the Las Vegas 51s will get a new ballpark in the imminent future, the New York Mets have decided to turn their back on the team and buy the Syracuse Chiefs. This leaves the Washington Nationals without an AAA team after the 2018 season. It was a public secret the Mets were …

Tim Tebow big hit for Fireflies

Recently you could read here that former quarterback of the Denver Broncos and the New York Jets, Tim Tebow, would be added to the roster of the Columbia Fireflies (A Full Season affiliation of the New York Mets in the South Atlantic League) and that the team could expect a lot of extra fans. If the …

Nice promotion(s) of the New York Mets

Normally I only write about the wacky promotions of Minor League clubs but this time I would like to make an exception. The New York Mets will have some awesome promotions during the 2017 season. It is all about T-shirts. Next to several other promotions during the season, the Mets will have free T-shirt Fridays. …

Roger Bernadina heading to Korea

Roger Bernadina, the outfielder from Curacao and player of team Kingdom of the Netherlands, will continue his career in the KBO as he has signed a deal with the Kia Tigers.  Last season Roger played for the AAA affilate of the New York Mets in the Pacific Coast League. Despite having a decent season he wasn't …

AAA and A Short Season PDC news

There is still news to tell about the extension of player development contracts. This time from Las Vegas and State College. The Las Vegas 51s (AAA, Pacific Coast League) and the New York Mets announced the extension of their PDC with two more years through the 2018 season. 51s President / COO Don Logan started …

Nationals PDC news

Once again an MLB club extended the Player Development Contract with its minor league affiliate with two more years through 2018. The number of two years seems to be rather standard. Extensions for longer terms only seem to happen halfway the contracts. Anyhow, the Washington Nationals and their A Full Season affiliate of the Sally League (South …

More new merchandise ahead

Rebranding means new merchandise. This is exactly why some clubs change names and colors at times. The Lynchburg HillCats announced that they will change their name and colors before the start of the 2017 season. Sometimes you wonder why. There are clubs that certainly need a rebranding, but other really don't. In my opinion the …

Evansville Otters release Thomas de Wolf

Belgium national team player, Thomas de Wolf, who signed with the Evansville Otters in December 2015, has been released by the club. The news was announced in the transaction section of the Frontier League website. The 27-year old outfielder/pitcher was released on the day that the Frontier League season started. Thomas was the first Belgian …

Binghamton Mets to rebrand in 2017

The Binghamton Mets will have a new name in 2017. The team's owner, Evans Street Baseball, announced in a press release that the fans can give the team a new name in a name-the-team-contest on the website http://www.bmets.com.  The team is looking for a new name that makes Binghamton different than any other city.A name …

What to expect from the Dutchies this year? Roger Bernadina

With Spring Training at full swing now, 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 …

Player banned permanently for PED use

After being suspended two times before because of use of PEDs, Jenrry Mejia is suspended for life by MLB. His previous suspension was on July 28,2015 as he failed a second test on Stanozolol and Boldenone use, the PED that Canadian sprintaer Ben Johnson was caught with during the Olympic Games in Seoul. MLB suspended him for …

Binghamton Mets’ invite to sexual thing?

The Binghamton Mets, AA affiliate of the New York Mets in the Eastern League, tweeted a promotion the other day. The intention was to advertise a nice promotion on a game day but the term they used for it has a kind of inappropriate meaning. The B-Mets wanted to invite their fans to a nice …

Columbia Fireflies unveil uniforms

After the Columbia Fireflies presented their new caps (all glow in the dark), it took a while before they unveiled their new uniforms. But yesterday the moment was finally there. The home jersey will be white with navy piping and will be carrying the word Firefles in grey/silver and with a navy lining/background. Yellow curved …

Minor League history: Cocoa Rookie League

After a lot of leagues that are defunct for a long time, now a piece of more recent history. The Cocoa Rookie League was a (like the name says) a rookie league that lasted for only one season in 1964. The league was situated in Cocoa and Melbourne in Florida and was one of the …

Mets stay in Kingsport for another five years

The New York Mets and the city of Kingsport have extended their cooperation with each other for another five years. The cooperation between the two parties will last through the 2020 season. The Kingsport Mets are the New York Mets' Appalachian League (rookie league) affiliation. The Mets landed in Kingsport in 1980 and have never left ever since. One tiny …