The Yankees have reportedly informed their current minor league affiliates in Trenton & Staten Island that they will not be returning next season. Instead, the future Bombers will now play in Somerset, NJ & Hudson Valley, NY.
The New York Yankees will have minor league affiliates in Somerset and Hudson Valley in 2021 and beyond and will not be affiliated with Trenton and Staten Island, Baseball America has learned from multiple sources. ($)https://t.co/1Glz2EQ1oP
Not sure what the deal is as far as which team will be the A affiliate and which will be AA. But as far as I’m concerned, this is pretty cool for Yankee fans. Both new sites are relatively close to Yankee Stadium.
Regarding potential Yankees affiliate news …
SWB to Somerset: 2-hour drive Somerset to Hudson Valley: 1.5-hour drive Hudson Valley to SWB: 1:40 drive
SWB to Yankee Stadium: 2-hour drive Somerset to Yankee Stadium: 1-hour drive Hudson Valley to Yankee Stadium: 1:20 drive
Obviously, it’s too soon to know what the situation with fans at any level of baseball next season. But once fans are allowed back in, it’ll definitely be awesome to watch some future Yankees play at a fraction of the cost of big league tickets. Hopefully, I’ll see all of you at a BP event in either Somerset or Hudson Valley next year.
Also, not sure if the Yankees will keep the team names the same with the Somerset Patriots & Hudson Valley Renegades. However, if they are looking for a name change, might I suggest the Martians?
Living up to his nickname, The Martian does not look human.