Today it was announced that the Sacramento RiverCats (AAA Pacific Coast League) and the San Francisco Giants extended their Player Development Contract with 4 years through the 2020 season.
River Cats General Manager Chip Maxson will make the official announcement at today’s Preseason Party at 12:30 p.m.(Pacific Time Zone) in front of loyal fans at Raley Field.
The partners signed a two year deal when the Giants left the Fresno Grizzlies in a search for greener pastures. This move has brought the Grizzlies no harm. The Astros came to town and immediately the Grizzlies won the PCL title and the overal AAA title.
Despite the fact that the PDC has entered its second year, the Giants were very satisfied with the cooperation with Sacramento. San Francisco’s General Manager, Bobby Evans, stated: “The communication between our clubs is very strong and we seemed to fall in step with each other immediately. They has gone above and beyond to provide our players with an excellent place to play.”
Chip Maxson exchanged courtesies as he said that he is extremely excited to share that the RiverCats are officially extending the PDC with the San Francisco Giants. “Our first year together was an incredible success, both on and off the field, and we’re proud to share that our dynamic partnership with the San Francisco Giants will continue well into the future.”
You can wonder what Maxson thinks is an incredible success. Business wise perhaps. Baseball wise it wasn’t as the club finished second, trailing the Grizzlies by 13.5 games with a 71-73 record.