Arizona Fall League recap: Oct. 30, 2018

The Intimidators break ground on their new stadium, and the White Sox are on hand for it

To the best of my knowledge, the White Sox haven’t officially renewed their player development contract with either Kannapolis or Great Falls.

But based on all indications from the Intimidators’ groundbreaking ceremony for their new stadium coming in 2020, the White Sox aren’t moving their low-A affiliate anywhere anytime soon.

First of all, Chris Getz was on hand for the ceremony to represent the White Sox. Our Man in Charlotte Jonathan Lee was there to represent Sox Machine, and he talked to Getz. This answer suggests the Sox will be on hand to enjoy the spoils of new digs in two years:

If you can’t hear the audio, Getz said, “We feel that we have the best setup in professional baseball, not only because of the cities that we’re in, but also because of the stadiums that we’ve had built by those ownership groups. And certainly, Kannapolis, putting this together for the 2020 season, I think I’ll take this up against any organization in baseball. We couldn’t be happier, and I look forward to seeing what this turns into.”

Based on that quote, it seems like the White Sox are staying. Perhaps they’re waiting until they solve the Great Falls part of the puzzle before making any announcements, and there aren’t any strong indications yet from out west.

Members of Kannapolis’ front office say they aim to make 2019 a celebration of the Intimidators Stadium era, rather than merely biding their time before the downtown park opens.

Glendale 3, Scottsdale 0

  • Luis Basabe struck out four times around one walk.
  • Luis Robert singled twice, walked once and struck out once.
  • Zach Thompson: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K
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Jim Margalus
Jim Margalus

Writing about the White Sox for a 16th season, first here, then at South Side Sox, and now here again. Let’s talk curling.

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