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    Iowa Cubs are Here to Stay!

    CHICAGO CUBS EXTEND PLAYER DEVELOPMENT CONTRACT WITH IOWA

    The Chicago Cubs announced Thursday that they have extended their Player
    Development Contract (PDC) with the Iowa Cubs for another four years, thus
    assuring the affiliation to the parent club through the 2012 season.

    The 2008 campaign will mark the 28th season in which Iowa has served as the
    Cubsą Triple-A affiliate. The current relationship is the 12th longest among the 159
    clubs in affiliated baseball, with the longest being a 49-year pairing between
    the Baltimore Orioles and the single-A Bluefield, West Virginia club.

    The Cubs also extended their PDC by four years with their double-A club in
    Kodak, TN, class-A affiliates in Daytona, FL and Peoria, IL and a two-year
    extension with rookie level Boise, ID.

    By the end of these current contracts, the Cubs will have enjoyed a total of
    76 seasons of relationships with its five minor league affiliates.

    "We are thrilled to extend agreements with our five minor league
    affiliates," said Cubs Vice President of Player Personnel, Oneri Fleita.
    "Our minor league clubs are a key contributor to the recent success we have
    enjoyed at the major league level, and they continue to help develop players
    who will impact the organization in the future."

    A look at the Chicago Cubs minor league system and their first year with
    those clubs:

    Club First year PDC expires* Total years
    Class AAA Iowa 1981 2012 32
    Class AA Tennessee 2007 2012 6
    Class A Daytona 1993 2012 20
    Class A Peoria 2005 2012 8
    Rookie-level Boise 2001 2010 10
    *- after that baseball season


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    Re: Iowa Cubs are Here to Stay!

    Thank God - I renewed my tickets yesterday.



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    Re: Iowa Cubs are Here to Stay!

    I'm asking because I don't know. Was this an issue that they were worried about or are they just getting it done?



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    Re: Iowa Cubs are Here to Stay!

    I think Des Moines was worried, but it was more of just getting it done. As you notice they renewed ever levels contract.


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    Re: Iowa Cubs are Here to Stay!

    Quote Originally Posted by SuperCy View Post
    I'm asking because I don't know. Was this an issue that they were worried about or are they just getting it done?
    I few weeks back - Dumber of Dumb & Dumber was running off at the mouth about how somebody in Omaha might be a player for the Chicago buy. And that if it happened, they would be inclined to move the Cubs AAA franchise to Omaha, and replace the Royals. It probably would've amounted to a switch of affiliations

    I think that type of talk got some worried. IMO, the I-Cubs are popular in DSM mostly because they are affiliated with Chicago. I don't think the Royals would be remotely as much of a draw here.


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    Re: Iowa Cubs are Here to Stay!

    This is good news!!! I actually enjoy going to minor league baseball games more than the big leagues.


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    Re: Iowa Cubs are Here to Stay!

    I think both Des Moines and the Cub organization have a pretty good thing going and either would be foolish for disturbing the arrangement. There is absolutely NOTHING to be gained for the Cubs to move to Omaha. Its farther from the parent club, doesnt have the built in fan base and has a crappy stadium.


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    Re: Iowa Cubs are Here to Stay!

    I always like how when guys get called up they make it to Chicago in a matter of hours, but when someone gets demoted it takes like 3 days.



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    Re: Iowa Cubs are Here to Stay!

    The I-Cubs have a nicer ballpark than the real Cubs.



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    Re: Iowa Cubs are Here to Stay!

    Hope Fukudome does not get sent down to the minors - the Rag would start raggin on him with his name. People are already doing that on the Colin Cowherd show this morning.


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    Re: Iowa Cubs are Here to Stay!

    I love that the iCubs are sticking with Des Moines. Just wouldn't be the same going to see games there if it were a Royals franchise.


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    Re: Iowa Cubs are Here to Stay!

    Quote Originally Posted by AirWalke View Post
    I love that the iCubs are sticking with Des Moines. Just wouldn't be the same going to see games there if it were a Royals franchise.
    I think that's a common sentiment.

    My season ticket would get cancelled ASAP should that ever happen.



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    Re: Iowa Cubs are Here to Stay!

    I think the Omaha faithfull might have a thing or two to say about a possible move. Omaha has been the only Triple-A location for the Kansas City Royals since their inception in 1969. I hope & pray the Cubbies stay here forever.



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    Re: Iowa Cubs are Here to Stay!

    I didn't even know there was an option for them to leave. I'm glad they are staying.


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    Re: Iowa Cubs are Here to Stay!

    Quote Originally Posted by cyinthesky View Post
    I think the Omaha faithfull might have a thing or two to say about a possible move. Omaha has been the only Triple-A location for the Kansas City Royals since their inception in 1969. I hope & pray the Cubbies stay here forever.
    The Omaha faithful are few and far between, have you checked attendance!

    I think both cities are fine staying with their present teams though.


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