Most of these are several days old, but here are a few more changes in major-minor league affiliations:
Toronto Blue Jays: Syracuse is out, Las Vegas is in.
The story announcing this change contains one of the most awesome paragraphs the world will ever see:
The Syracuse Chiefs had made it known that they weren’t willing to extend their relationship with the Blue Jays after this season. Syracuse hasn’t made the International League playoffs since 1998 and was hoping to reel in a more competitive farm club. In the end, Syracuse found a new parent club in the Washington Nationals.
I think “hoping” is the key word there.
New York Yankees: extend PDC with Trenton through 2014.
More than 200 players and coaches have played for the Thunder and in the Major Leagues, including Chien-Ming Wang, Joba Chamberlain, Robinson Cano, Dioner Navarro, Nomar Garciaparra and David Eckstein.
The fact that the last two guys played in Trenton when it was a Red Sox affiliate makes me chuckle.
Cincinnati Reds: Carolina is in.