I'm sure this is hardly a surprise to anyone, but at least it's official now.
The San Jose Giants are proud to announce that they have renewed their Player Development Agreement with the San Francisco Giants for two more years (2009-2010). The team has been affiliated with the San Francisco Giants since 1988, which is the longest current working agreement in the California League.
An impressive 25 former San Jose Giants have played in San Francisco this season. Currently 19 former SJ Giants are on the active San Francisco Roster including: IF John Bowker, IF Emmanuel Burriss, P Matt Cain, P Geno Espineli, P Alex Hinshaw, C Steve Holm, IF Travis Ishikawa, OF Fred Lewis, P Tim Lincecum, P Osiris Matos, IF Ryan Rohlinger, P Sergio Romo, P Billy Sadler, P Jonathan Sanchez, C/IF Pablo Sandoval, OF Nate Schierholtz, P Jack Taschner, P Tyler Walker and P Brian Wilson. A total of 128 former San Jose Giants have played in the Major Leagues.
This leaves just Double-A and Short-A unaccounted for (I may have missed S-K's renewal). Carolina remains a likely home for the Giants in the future, and word is we'll get the call later this week.