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John Polonius promoted to AAA

After Eugene Helder was promoted from the DSL Mariners to AAA Tacoma the other day, the same somewhat mind-boggling move was made by the San Francisco Giants organization as they promoted John Polonius to AAA Sacramento RiverCats from extended spring training. At the start of the 2017 season, John was placed on the roster of… Continue reading John Polonius promoted to AAA

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Augusta GreeJackets to move to new stadium

In a third and final hearing of the Master Development Agreement about the new ballpark of the August GreenJackets (Single A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants in the South Atlantic League), the city council of North Augusta has agreed to the stadium plans with a 6-1 vote. With the approval, the new stadium, named… Continue reading Augusta GreeJackets to move to new stadium

Major League Baseball · Minor League Baseball · Minor League promotions

National Bobblehead Day: History of the bobblehead

Today is National Bobblehead Day in the USA. On Twitter there is an overload with photos of a big variety of bobbleheads. But is the bobblehead something of these days or does the history goes back further? Nowadays the bobblehead is mainly known in the baseball world but the funny figurines are also produced for… Continue reading National Bobblehead Day: History of the bobblehead

Minor League Baseball · Minor League promotions

Grizzlies, 20 seasons in Fresno

The Fresno Grizzlies will be in Fresno for their twentieth season this year. The team landed in Fresno in 1998 where the team played at the stadium of the University of Fresno in the first four years before they moved to Chukchansi Park. The history of the Grizzlies started in Tucson AZ. The Phoenix Firebirds… Continue reading Grizzlies, 20 seasons in Fresno

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Meulens extends contract with Giants

Manager of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and hitting coach of the San Francisco Giants has extended his contract with the Northern Californian team. Meulens will stay with the staff of manager Bruce Bochy for another two years. The former player of the New York Yankees and the Dutch national team (with the 2000 Olympics in… Continue reading Meulens extends contract with Giants

Minor League Baseball

New ballpark for San Jose Giants?

With their current ballpark, San Jose Municipal Stadium, turning 75, there is a chance that the San Jose Giants (A Advanced Affiliate of the San Francisco Giants) will get a new ballpark in the near future. Santa Clara County is looking for ideas to rejuvenate the local Santa Clara County Fairgrounds. Right now the discussions… Continue reading New ballpark for San Jose Giants?

Minor League Baseball

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… Continue reading Nationals PDC news