As had been expected, the Yankees and the Trenton Thunder have extended their existing Player Development Contract. They added eight more years to the existing contract, keeping the Yankees’ Double-A team in Trenton through at least the 2022 season. The Thunder have won two Eastern League championships in their time with the Yankees and look to be headed back to the playoffs this season.
Update: Just after I posted this it turned out that there was another big announcement at the press conference, Tony Franklin has been named EL Manager of the Year. It is a well-deserved honor for Franklin, who by all accounts seems to be pretty popular and has been very successful as the Thunder’s skipper. He graciously accepted the award, making sure his coaches and players were recognized for the work they have done. Continue reading Yankees extend contract with Trenton Thunder through 2022 *Updated*