I’ll have much more on the affiliation swap soon, but, for now, the big news:
#Cubs agreed with Myrtle Beach on new Player Development Contract to move the club’s Single-A affiliate from Daytona to the Carolina League.
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) September 16, 2014
After a long relationship with the Daytona Cubs (er, Daytona Somethings), the Cubs’ High-A minor league affiliate will now be in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Start planning your family/golf/beach/baseball vacation now. Presently, the Myrtle Beach team is called the Pelicans.
The move takes the Cubs not only out of Daytona, but also out of the Florida State League and into the Carolina League. Again, I’ll have more on the switch soon. But that’s the breaking news.