No surprise here: the Washington Nationals and the Syracuse Chiefs (Class AAA; International League) have extended their player-development deal for two more years. Nationals president Stan Kasten, Nationals senior vice president and general manager Mike Rizzo and director of player development Doug Harris made the joint announcement.
“This decision to extend our Syracuse affiliation was easy for us,” said Kasten. “We have greatly enjoyed our affiliation with the Chiefs and their fans, both of whom will discover in the coming years there is another wave of exciting, young talent in our player development pipeline.”
Chiefs general manager John Simone added, “The Washington Nationals organization is first class all the way and has provided our fans with winning baseball and outstanding talent during the past two seasons. Our fans look forward to seeing the great number of good young players that will come through Syracuse on their way to Washington during the next two seasons.”
In nearly two seasons, the Chiefs are 141-131 (.518) since aligning with the Nationals. Syracuse is one of only five International League clubs to sport a winning record the past two years.
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