The Yard Goats stay in the center of the attention. And this time not because of the contruction delays of their new ballpark Dunkin’ Donuts Park.
Even though they haven’t played a game yet and even though their new stadium is far from finished, the Hartford Yard Goats have extended the cooperation with their parent club, the Colorado Rockies, with three seasons. The new PDC will expire in 2018.
The first Player Development Contract was signed in 2014 and was meant to expire after the 2016 season. Apparently, the Rockies were very content with the cooperation with the former New Britain RockCats. Last season, four prospects were promoted from the AA Eastern League to the Majors.
As usual both clubs exchanged courtesies. Yard Goats GM, Tim Restall, said that the club was very pleased with the extension. “This relationship will continue to allow our fans to see the future stars of Major League Baseball nightly in Hartford at Dunkin’ Donuts Park. The Rockies provide very talented players for our fans to watch, and are dedicated to our community programs which are so important to the Yard Goats organization.”
The Rockies on their turn were represented by Senior Director of Player Development, Zach Wilson. Wilson said that the Colorado Rockies are extremely excited about extending and continuing our partnership with the Hartford Yard Goats. “The commitment both organizations have to each other plays an important role in the development of our players. We are thankful and honored to be associated with the Yard Goats and the City of Hartford and look forward to continuing to grow and cultivate our relationship and involvement with the Hartford community.”