Friday, December 14, 2007

Cubs, affiliates extend relationships

The Chicago Cubs have extended the player development contracts with five of their minor-league affiliates, including the Tennessee Smokies, through 2012.


Bubba-36109 said...

Question have you heard why Brett Butler is not coming back as Mobiles Mgr?

Stacy Long said...

People move on for various reasons. It could be health-related since Butler had a heart attack last summer. He could have decided to spend more time with his family. He could have gotten a better baseball opportunity. Not sure which, but I'll let you know if I hear.

Bubba-36109 said...

Found where Brett is this year.
Former BayBears manager Brett Butler, who has been named the Diamondbacks' minor league coordinator for outfielders and baserunning, will be in Mobile for that homestand, his first return to the city since leaving before the end of last season to recuperate from a mild stroke.