Giants And Greenjackets Agree On New Deal

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Wednesday August 13, 2008
Augusta, GA – The Augusta GreenJackets and San Francisco Giants have announced they are extending their Player Development Contract. The extension is a two year deal that will extend through the 2010 season.

“We are extremely happy to extend our deal with the Giants another two years,” GreenJackets General Manager Nick Brown said. “The Giants have consistently provided us with some of the top young talent in the system and year after year the team is one of the top teams in the Minors.”

Over the first three years as a Giants affiliate, the GreenJackets compiled a 258-157 (.622) record while making the post season twice and winning one South Atlantic League Southern Division Title.

“The Giants have enjoyed being a part of the Augusta community and have particularly appreciated the commitment of the GreenJackets’ ownership and management team in the assistance they provide in helping us develop our young players,” Giants Director of Player Personnel Bobby Evans said. “We look forward to continuing an already great association with the GreenJackets.”

The GreenJackets and Giants first season together was in 2005 and Augusta compiled a record of 77-59 just missing the playoffs while holding the second best record in the South Atlantic League.

In 2006 the GreenJackets rolled through the season compiling a record of 92-47, the most wins in all of Minor League Baseball along with the best winning percentage among full season teams. The GreenJackets also made their first trip to the post season since 2001 and won their first SAL Southern Division Title since 1999 when Augusta won the SAL Championships.

The GreenJackets again made it to the post season in 2007 finishing with a record of 89-51 (.636) and again finished with the best winning percentage among all full season teams in Minor League Baseball.