Two A short season teams extend PDC

It is that time of the year again. The time in which MLB clubs start looking for a PDC extension with their farm teams or even jump ships to another MiLB team. Yesterday, two MLB clubs extended the PDC with their A short season farm clubs.

The Colorado Rockies extended the existing PDC with the Boise Hawks. The cooperation between the two will continue through the 2020 season. Both clubs are affiliated since 2015 when the Rockies took over from the Chicago Cubs, who moved to Eugene to Afbeeldingsresultaatpartner up with the Emeralds.

“We are extremely excited to extend our partnership with the Boise Hawks,” said Zach Wilson, Senior Director, Player Development (Farm Director). “The organization, the City of Boise, and the fans have embraced us with open arms and we look forward to continuing our relationship and bringing great baseball to Boise for many years to come.”

“We are thrilled to be affiliated with the Rockies,” said Bob Flannery, Boise Hawks General Manager. “It’s been a great three years working with the Rockies organization and we look forward to being a partner for a very long time.”

In the first three years of their existence (1987-1989), the Hawks were an independent team in the Northwest League. From 1990 the team has been an affiliated team from the California/Anaheim Angels (1990-2000), the Chicago Cubs (2001-2014) and the Rockies.

Another A short season team that extended the PDC with its parent club is the Williamsport Crosscutters. The New York-Penn League team signed a two-year extension with the Philadelphia Philies through the 2020 season.

“We are thrilled to extend our relationship with the Phillies,” said Cutters Principal Owner Peter Freund. “We look forward to continuing our successful and strategic partnership for years to come.”

Phillies Director of Player Development, Joe Jordan stated, “The Phillies organization is extremely happy to extend our working agreement with the Williamsport Crosscutters. Williamsport Crosscutters Logo.PNGWe look forward to continuing our great relationship with Principal Owner Peter Freund and the ownership group along with the front office staff and certainly the Williamsport community. This commitment recognizes a relationship that works not only for  our organization, our players, and staff but also our Phillies fan base.”

The history of the Crosscutters can be traced back to 1993 when the team played in Geneva as the Geneva Cubs. In 1994 the team moved to Williamsport to become the Williamsport Cubs. When the Pittsburgh Pirates took over as a parent club in 1999, the team adopted the name Crosscutters. The Phillies took over in 2007.

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