Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 9/12/12
  The New York Mets and the Savannah Sand Gnats today jointly announced they have renewed their Player Development Contract for two more years. The renewal will keep Savannah as a Mets’ affiliate through the 2014 season. During the Mets affiliation, the Sand Gnats have enjoyed some of their most successful seasons in franchise history. The Sand Gnats were the South Atlantic League First Half Champions in back-to-back seasons (2010 and 2011). The 2012 team roster boasted a deep roster of starting pitching and position players, with three players representing Savannah at the South Atlantic League All-Star game in June. In addition, former Sand Gnats have already made a splash in the major leagues. This season, Collin McHugh and Josh Edgin became the latest former Sand Gnats to make their major league debut for the Mets. Other notable former Sand Gnats to come from the Mets-Sand Gnats partnership include Josh Thole, Robert Carson and Jeurys Familia. Johan Santana also made a start for...
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