Brian VanderBeek Blog
Posted on July 26, 2014
The minor league transactions wire generally is not a great topic of conversation around ballparks, but a Saturday move by the Houston Astros (one that remotely effects the Modesto Nuts) caused chatter on a nationwide basis.
According to Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle, the Astros are promoting Mark Appel from Lancaster to Double-A Corpus Christi.
One one hand, this shouldn’t raise too many eyebrows. Appel was the top overall pick in the 2013 draft out of Stanford, and Houston obviously is interested in getting their $6.35 million bonus baby to the majors as soon as possible.
Posted by Brian VanderBeek on July 25, 2014
Nuts’ 2015 schedule makes them an active member of the South Division and a road warrior for first month
Posted by Brian VanderBeek on July 24, 2014
David Dahl left Asheville, one of baseball hottest teams, to test his talents in the California League
Posted by Brian VanderBeek on July 14, 2014
At least one former Modesto minor league player or manager has been in uniform for every Midsummer Classic since Reggie’s 1969 All-Star debut
Posted by Brian VanderBeek on July 12, 2014
Rockies’ righty Eddie Butler is making a rehab start for the Nuts tonight, and he’s doing it with big-league baseballs
Posted by Brian VanderBeek on July 11, 2014
Sources say Giants’ Triple-A team headed to Sacramento, A’s likely moving prospects to Nashville
Posted by Brian VanderBeek on July 3, 2014
It’s been almost a year since San Jose Giants manager Lenn Sakata, the winningest manager in the history of the California League, was let go by Colorado as the manager of the Modesto Nuts. On Thursday, he spoke about the differences he’s seen while managing in four organizations, his empathy for his former Modesto players and finally got the chance to say goodbye to the Modesto fans and front office.