Florida State League Logos Rated

S.Samek

Logos used to rate are here.

12.St. Lucie Mets

11.Palm Bach Cardinals

10.Dunedin Blue Jays

9.Tampa Tarpons

8.Fort Meyers Miracle

7.Charlotte Stone Crabs

6.Lakeland Flying Tigers

5.Bradenton Marauders

4.Florida Firefrogs

3.Jupiter Hammerheads

2.Daytona Tortugas

1.Clearwater Threshers

 

 

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Carolina League Logo Ratings.

S.Samek

Check out the logos here.

10.Potomic Nationals

9.Buies Creek Astros

8.Salem Red Sox

7. Frederick Keys

6.Winston Salem Dash

5.Lynchburg Hillcats

4. Myrtle Beach Pelicans

3.Down East Wood Ducks

2.Wilmington Blue Rocks

1. Carolina Mudcats

Midwest League Logo Rankings

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Selections based on these logos.

16. South Bend Cubs

15.Bowling Green Hot Rods

14.Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

13.Dayton Dragons

12.Belington Bees

11. Kane County Cougars

10.Peoria Chiefs

9.Lake County Captains

8.Cedar Rapids Kernals

7.Clinton Lumberkings

6.Western Michigan Whitecaps

5.Great Lakes Loons

4.Quad City River Bandits

3.Beloit Snappers

2.Fort Wayne Tincaps

1.Lansing Lugnuts

 

Best South Atlantic League Logos

S.Samek

Minor league logos very from the crazy to the classic. We start in the low a level South Atlantic League in out quest for the minor’s best logo. Note these are based on the primary logos found on the league website here.

 

14. Greenville Drive

13. Rome Braves

12. West Virginia Power

11. Hagerstown Suns

10 Delmarva Shorebirds

9.Greensboro Grasshoppers

8. Charleston Riverdogs

7.Kannapolis Intimidators

6.Hickory Crawdads

5.Lexington Legends

4.Lakewood Blue Claws

3.Augusta Greenjackets

2.Columbia Fireflies

1.Ashville Tourists

Tebow Update

S.Samek

Last year we talked about Tim Tebow trying to become a professional baseball player.

Tebow’s quest is still going on. This season he is with the double-a Binghamton Rumble Ponies.

 

This is even after a season in which he did not fare well statistically. He hit .26 overall at two levels of a ball last year. He hit .220 at the low a level. He did hit eight home runs and drove in 52 runs during the year though, but still the numbers don’t really stand out.

 

Tebow isn’t listed in the Mets top 30 prospect list. Now while this may not mean much, it does mean that he isn’t someone to watch for preforming well. He isn’t even among the top 30 in a system with a couple hundred prospects. Making Tebow at best number 31. That wouldn’t get him a roster spot on the standard 25 man roster.

 

He maybe at best a slot on the extended 40-man roster. Yet he remains absent on the current edition of that.

 

Age isn’t on Tebow’s side either. He’s 30, which is old for double –a. It’s old to be still considered a prospect. Maybe not if he was being stored at triple-a for depth as a veteran player, but Tebow’s never even reached the majors. Making it just another waste of roster space the Mets are using with Tebow.

 
It is about attendance numbers though. Tebow had teams marking their calendars for his appearances. Fans flocked to the gates to see him. This trend should continue this season.

 

 
I still think Tebow needs to quit. Go be an analyst or something. Give another hard working young kid a chance to make it to the majors.

 

 

2018 MILB Pace of Play Rules

S.Samek

Starting in 2018 Minor League baseball will have some changes to pace of play. The goal to make games shorter.

 
Games going into extra innings will start with a runner on second base. Mound visits will be limited as well with the number going down as you increase in level. There will also be a 15 second pitch timer.

 
I like the pitch timer and mound visit change. Let the pitchers pitch and see if they can get out of jams themselves. Especially at the higher levels, which is something they need to work on before reaching the show. Mound visits do take a while and cutting down on them should help.

 
I do hope the clock also cuts down on throws to first looking for pickoffs. Those are annoying if done so many times in a row.

 
Now I’m not a fan of the starting with a runner on base. It feels like a little league rule. If you want to get on base you have to earn it. That’s the point of the game. This kind of feels like each team touches the ball in college football overtime rule. I just don’t really like it. Makes it easier to score and if both teams start with the runner they can both score just as easily and keep extending the game.

 
Though it does increase the chances for walk off wins if the home team stops the visitors from scoring in the top of the inning. People love walk-offs so that could be cool.
I understand baseball is a long game and people don’t like the length.

 

Yet its what baseball has that’s different from other sports. Some games are longer, some shorter as there is no clock. Extra innings means more baseball. More baseball is good for the fans You get more for your money and people like that.

 
It’s an interesting set of rules. I’ll have to keep updated if they actually make games shorter.