Aug
30

Yankees extend PDC with Trenton Thunder through 2022

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The Yankees and the Trenton Thunder announced an eight-year extension of their player development contract at a press conference this afternoon. The current agreement runs through 2014, so the new deal will keep the two clubs together through 2022.

Trenton has been home to the Yankees’ Double-A affiliate since 2002, and by all indications the marriage has worked exceedingly well. The Thunder draw well at Waterfront Park and they’re nice and close for Major League rehab assignments and whatnot. Since hooking on with the Yankees, Trenton has won four division titles and two league championships in ten years. They’re in position to add to those totals this season as well.

Categories : Asides, Minors
  • kenthadley

    I watched Hughes in Trenton several years ago and thought he’d be the next Seaver….somewhat disappointing to say the least. Yet, he’s a decent middle of the rotation pitcher.

    • kenthadley

      Don’t know how this got here….

      • forensic

        It’s on topic with Trenton mentioned, so maybe no one would’ve even noticed. :-)

  • Laz

    Deal makes sense for both sides. Trenton is close enough to NY that it can feed off their fanbase, yet far enough away that they don’t directly have to compete every night. Close enough for rehabs or callups (same with scranton).

    the only other teams they would really make sense for is the Phillies or Mets.

    • A-Rod Apologist

      I went to Trenton once, I really saw a bunch of Yankee and Phillie fans at Waterfront Park when I saw Dellin Betances’ AA debut. I did see about 3 or 4 Blue Jay fans as well since the Fishercats were in town.