From 2021, Renegades will play as part of the Yankees’ farm system
It was not so long ago that a night out on the ballpark would have sounded like a normal summer activity, but today tender thought of attending a live sporting event, –surrounded by friends, family and countless strangers, feels as a distant imagination.
There is a reason tea news that minor league baseballs Hudson Golley renegades is now a high Single–ON associate of New York Yankees have fans so much more eager for one 2021 season they can testify in person, maybe get onen early flash of exciting young people players WHO could be on the pitch at Yankee Stadium in a few years.
The odds of making it to the big ones notwithstanding (High Single-A is three levels below Majors), Renegade’s President and General Manager STV Gliner Notes There has already been a huge response to the news, with people asking for season tickets and Renegades’ 2021 schedule, which has not yet been completed.
With the 2020 season has been canceled for minor leagues, Release herys, “People are looking forward to something ‘normal’ again. Hopenly, next summer that will be the case and we are preparing for it. We will be able to open the ballpark again and invite fans back to see Yankee potential customers who will hopefully play in the Bronx in a few years. ”
Tea Renegades have has played ball on Dutchess Stadium in Fishing kills since its debut in 1994. The club had been in Tampa Bay Rays farm since 1996, and won the New York-Penn League Championships in 1999, 2012 and 2017.
With MLBs complete restructuring of minorsague team affiliations, enters into force in 2021, tea The New York-Penn League is dissolved and the Renegades will play in the Mid-Atlantic League as part of the Yankee organization.
IN on Nov. 7 statement, Yankees explained that tHi conversion resulted from the expiration of the professional baseball agreement between Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball.
Tar the place is tea new Prospect Development Pipeline, “on collaborative efforts between MLB and [amateur league] USA Baseball to establish an official identification and player development path for amateur baseball players in the USA. ”
The Yankees will hold their Triple-A affiliatione, Scranton / Wilkes-Barre Railriders, and is moves their Double-A affiliationin New Jersey to Somerset from Trenton.
Under the streamlined structurethe Yankees will have six minor league affiliationes, compared with tea 10 team the previous field. TQuantity connected smaller series layerss among all MLB clubs has been reduced to 120 from 160.
Finsecurity About their minor league future is the State Island Yankees, which has been cut loose by the parent organization.
Yankees front office tired it “Did not have the downsidecredibility that [Staten Island Yankees] the organization can continue to allow us to develop our players in the best possible way. ”
The State of Iceland’s loss is thus the lower gain in the Hudson Valley, with Renegades now part of the pinstripes.
Tea Yankees noted that the decision to turn smaller league teams was partly due an existing relationship it has with Renegades owner Marvin goldklang, of Goldklang Group, who has been a “longtime partner and affiliated with the Steinbrenner family.”
Along with being a part of the big Yankees comes high expectations. Will fans see a different level of play in Dutchness?
“Renegades had been a short season Single-An affiliate of Rays and will now be a full season Single-An affiliate of the Yankees, ”he saidys Gli.
TRenegades played 36 home games, but with the new change they will play 140 games, with 70 at home.
“Full season high–ON, ” Gliner explains, “is two steps ahead where Renegades had been throughout history. It’s a much higher level of baseball than what fans here have seen before. ”
Gliner goes on to explain that “The higher the level of play, the more likely a player will reach the major leagues. I can not give you a specific percentage of how many do it, because it varies based on the MLB organization.
“When I was with the Minnesota Twins in the Florida State League (also a High-A league on the time), there was one point when more than half of the twins’ 25–man Major League list had played in Fort Myers at some point in his career. ”
Release herys the team has none plans for a name changes. He suggested it promotional possibilities could include performances at Dutchess Stadium after the past Yankee players, along with possible rehabilitation assignments for the current Yankees.
He adds it is possible that hurt Yankees, unse of the inactive list, could play a couple of games with the Renegades before joining major league list.
IN in the middle of an unpredictable pandemic, where we have bone threw more basket ballis itnot a Yankee slugger like Aaron Judge, Gliner sees until the 2021 season, whenot hopefully fans will be able to again gather with friends and family to enjoy a brYuck and a dog while cheering on homemade for a blast and an explosion.
“That is what we have always been about, “herys Gliner: “The opportunity for people to come and experience a great night out on ball pairsk.”
Samantha Jambor is a native of Colorado and now spends her time as a writer in Tarrytown.