Of the three minor league affiliates with which the Chicago Cubs didn’t renew player development contracts, the Boise Hawks were seen as the most likely to be leaving the organization. With Kane County and Daytona already out, this was a fait accompli:
BREAKING: Eugene Emerald sign 2-year deal as affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. End 14-year relationship with San Diego.
— Steve Mims (@SteveMims_RG) September 19, 2014
I will have more on this tomorrow, particularly if the Cubs confirm. Eugene’s training facilities, if I’m not mistaken, are associated with the University of Oregon, which is very well set up. So this could be great.
Boise and Eugene play in the short-season Low-A Northwest League.