Jun
08

Yankees extend PDC with Triple-A Scranton through 2018

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The Yankees have extended their player development contract with the Triple-A Scranton franchise through 2018, the team announced. The four-year extension is the maximum allowed. “We are excited. When we brought the franchise affiliation here in 2007, we told everyone we were here to stay and we meant business. We couldn’t be in a better place,” said Brian Cashman in a statement.

After a lengthy affiliation with the Columbus Clippers, the Yankees moved their Triple-A franchise to Scranton for the 2007 season and they’ve been there ever since. It’s a win-win relationship. The Bombers get to keep their extra players 90 minutes away and the Scranton franchise gets the marketing and business perks of being associated with the Yankees. Definite no-brainer and the extension was just a formality. There were no rumblings of moving the Triple-A squad elsewhere.

Categories : Asides, Minors
  • RetroRob

    I actually thought the Yankees purchased the Scranton affiliate. Wasn’t that discussed?

  • Alkaline

    The yanks moving to Scranton, along with this blog, has rally allowed me to enjoy being so much more than your typical Yankee fan. Love it.

  • Deep Thoughts

    “We are excited. When we brought the franchise affiliation here in 2007, we told everyone that our future MVP and Silver Slugger second baseman Jose Pirela was here to stay and we meant business. He couldn’t be in a better place,” said Brian Cashman in a statement.

  • Tyrone Sharpton

    Hasn’t the SWB field been shittier than regurgitated monkey shit though? Or did they fix that shit

  • Elan

    Now if only the Yankees could develop some players… It’s tough being a Yankee fan these days.