Notable Sand Gnats alumni include pitchers Collin McHugh and Josh Edgin, both of whom made their big league debuts this season. As a Mets affiliate, the Gnats won South Atlantic League first-half championships in 2010 and 2011.
"We're pleased to have the New York Mets back with us to continue our partnership and the development of future Major Leaguers here in Savannah," Sand Gnats president John Katz said in a statement. "The Mets have been fabulous partners over the past six years, both in providing strong teams and in helping make a positive impact in the Savannah community. We're looking forward to two more years together."
But not everything is status quo within New York's farm system. It is widely expected that Triple-A Buffalo will not renew its contract with the organization, leaving the Mets to search for a Triple-A affiliate in the Pacific Coast League.