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Toolshed: Sugar Land, Somerset park factors

Previewing how two Atlantic League stadiums will play in Minors
@SamDykstraMiLB
February 26, 2021

Two weeks ago, change came to Minor League Baseball in many forms with the new 120-team structure. Last week, another piece of the puzzle fell into place with the 2021 schedules. The view of the Minor Leagues' return feels like it's getting clearer and clearer -- pandemic-pending, of course --

St. Paul broadcaster Aronson joins MiLB podcast

St. Paul broadcaster Aronson helps introduce Saints to Minors
February 25, 2021

Check out the latest episode of The Show Before the Show, MiLB.com's official podcast. A segment rundown is listed below, in case you want to skip to a particular section. Like the podcast? Subscribe, rate and review "Minor League Baseball podcast" on iTunes. The podcast is also available via Spotify,

Bridgewater to Bronx: Meet the Somerset Patriots 

Longtime Atlantic League entity becomes Yanks' Double-A affiliate
@BensBiz
February 25, 2021

In 2021 and beyond, 11 of the 12 teams that previously had been part of the Eastern League will operate in the Double-A Northeast League. The lone newcomers are the Somerset Patriots, set to debut as a New York Yankees affiliate.

Sounds help bring Negro League history to schools

February 25, 2021

The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club announced today the donation of the book “Home Plate: Henry Kimbro and Other Negro Leaguers of Nashville, Tennessee” to every public middle and high school of Metro Nashville Public Schools as part of Black History Month.

Longtime Minor League broadcaster Selby retires

February 25, 2021

Play-by-play man spent 20 seasons in Memphis, 34 in Minor League Baseball MEMPHIS, Tennessee— From the inaugural game in AutoZone Park history, through the most recent season two decades later, Steve Selby’s voice has been a constant presence describing Memphis Redbirds' action on the airwaves. After 20 seasons in Memphis,

Flying Squirrels ready to honor Richmond 34

Number retirement, mural, legacy campaign and more to celebrate legacy of Richmond civil rights heroes
February 24, 2021

RICHMOND, Va. – The Richmond Flying Squirrels announced multiple new initiatives on Wednesday that the team will be implementing beginning in 2021 to celebrate the legacy of the Richmond 34.

Toolshed: Spring Training camps to watch

Ten groups worth following as top prospects showcase talents
@SamDykstraMiLB
February 24, 2021

Pitchers and catchers have been in Arizona and Florida a while. Position players have officially joined them in earnest. Look around you. It's decidedly spring. To celebrate the official opening of Spring Training and return of full-squad workouts, Toolshed presents 10 camps across the Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues that prospect

Winter ball roundup: Australian League

Mets' Cortes stars for Blue Sox in pandemic-altered season
@tylermaun
February 24, 2021

Without a Minor League season in 2020, top prospects headed to various locations across the globe for offseason work. In January and Feburary, MiLB.com has looked at the highlights from winter ball seasons worldwide. Past recaps include the Dominican Winter League, Mexican Pacific League, Puerto Rican League and Venezuelan League.

The anti-establishment: Meet the St. Paul Saints

Irreverent independent stalwart makes the leap to Triple-A ranks
@BensBiz
February 23, 2021

Entering the 2021 season, the St. Paul Saints find themselves facing a bit of an existential paradox. Have the rebels gone mainstream? After 28 seasons of independent existence, first in the Northern League and then in the American Association, the Saints have signed on to serve as the Triple-A East