Category Archives: Minor Leagues

News, notes and rumblings around the minors

Skylands Park, 2005 I don’t know what it is about expansion and relocation when it comes to sports teams, but it always piques my interest. It doesn’t even matter if the team leaving is hundreds of miles away, or if it’s moving to somewhere else that’s also hundreds of miles away. I guess I just

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BlueClaws helping to restore the Shore

The Lakewood BlueClaws completed their opening-weekend series yesterday, but their record in the four games doesn’t matter. What matters is that they raised $15,000 for the BlueClaws Charities Restore the Shore initiative after auctioning off the special jerseys worn throughout the weekend. Each jersey featured the name of a Shore-area town on the back, making

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Looking at 2012 minor league attendance figures

David Kronheim of numbertamer.com has put out his annual analysis of minor league baseball attendance, and it’s got some illuminating tidbits among its 80 pages. You can download the full report at his site, but I scanned through it last night for some of the locally relevant figures. (Note that when I refer to “minor

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One last season for the B-Mets?

I wasn’t planning another post today, but then the long-rumored news that Ottawa’s attempts to bring in a Double-A club in 2013 might mean the end of the Binghamton Mets seemed to become a reality. So that sparked some speculation on Twitter of where the affiliations would end up. For some reason, affiliations in minor

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Bryce Harper’s road is just beginning

LAKEWOOD, N.J. I can’t get a read on Bryce Harper. He’s both one of the top two prospects in baseball and an 18-year-old kid. He’s an accomplished and talented phenom, but also a raw and developing minor leaguer. He could be ready for the big leagues now, or he might need a full year in

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