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Sports Staten Island, Trenton blast Yankees' decision to abandon minor-league affiliates

14:45  10 november  2020
14:45  10 november  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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NEW YORK – Both Trenton and Staten Island expressed feeling blindsided by the New York Yankees’ move to transfer minor league affiliates from those locations.

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“We were unaware of the final decision and learned about it by reading the statement on Yankees social media," the Staten Island Yankees said, in part, in a statement released Monday.

"We are shocked at the developments from this past weekend, and we believe what has happened to our organization is unacceptable."

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Earlier, Trenton Thunder owner Joseph Plumeri said in a statement that “we learned through the media" of the Yankees’ “calculated and ungracious maneuver to leave the urban setting of Trenton for the affluent confines of Bridgewater Township, leaving one of the finest facilities according to Major League Baseball without an affiliate."

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Plumeri categorized the Yankees' actions as "nothing short of despicable."

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According to a Yankees official, both affiliations were told of the club’s decision prior to the formal announcement.

Exiting Trenton

a man standing on a baseball field: Luis Severino walks to the mound for a rehab start with the Trenton Thunder on Sept. 11, 2019. © Sean Farrell/NorthJersey.com Luis Severino walks to the mound for a rehab start with the Trenton Thunder on Sept. 11, 2019.

Trenton had been the Yankees’ Class AA affiliate for 18 seasons, until the Yankees announced Saturday that the Somerset (Bridgewater, New Jersey) Patriots would replace it.

According to a Yankees statement, Trenton would be offered Somerset’s previous membership in the independent Atlantic League.

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"I'm not interested in consolation prizes," said Plumeri.

In a phone interview late Monday night, Plumeri said he was not given previous notice about problems the Yankees might have had with Trenton’s facility that could have been corrected in advance of the club’s decision.

“I’m not upset because the Yankees made a different decision," Plumeri said. “I’m upset at the disingenuousness, about the calculated nature of this (decision)…and the fact that it’s preordained.

“I’m upset about the fact that they had issues they didn’t allow me to fix," Plumeri said. “They told me there’s some things I can’t control, some things I can, and obviously they’re talking about the city. That’s what upsets me.’’

It’s Plumeri’s hope going forward that “we’ll get a Major League partner that respects and appreciates the diversity" of Trenton.

Exiting Staten Island

Staten Island served as the Yankees’ short-season Class A affiliate since 1999.

In the new alignment, the Yankees’ high Class A Tampa affiliate will switch to low Single-A in 2021, with the Hudson Valley Renegades, in Dutchess County, New York, becoming the Yankees’ new high Single-A club.

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“We hoped to be a part of this new system," said the Staten Island Yankees in their statement, adding that they “made every effort to accommodate MLB and the New York Yankees’ requirements, including securing a commitment from New York City for ballpark upgrades.

“However, MLB and the Yankees chose not to engage in any discussions with us."

Moving on

a group of people sitting around a baseball field: Somerset Patriots baseball at Commerce Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater on June 6, 2005. © Beth Balbierz / NorthJersey.com file Somerset Patriots baseball at Commerce Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater on June 6, 2005.

According to the Yankees, they are working with New York City officials to secure another team in the reconfigured Atlantic League for 2021.

There was no affiliated minor league baseball played in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and minor league contraction resulted from the expiration of MLB’s Professional Baseball Agreement with Minor League Baseball.

“Restructuring our minor league affiliations — especially with the additions of Somerset and Hudson Valley — gives us greater continuity to streamline and improve the development of our minor league system," said Yankees general manager Brian Cashman in a statement released Saturday.

“The relationships we have formed with all of our teams will allow for a more consistent application of training with similarly aligned facilities in terms of structure, quality and ease of travel.''

Pete Caldera is the Yankees beat writer for NorthJersey.com.  Email: caldera@northjersey.com Twitter: @pcaldera

This article originally appeared on NorthJersey.com: Staten Island, Trenton blast Yankees' decision to abandon minor-league affiliates

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