Today, the Milwaukee Brewers and the Biloxi Shuckers have announced that they have agreed to a two-year extension to the current PDC between the two teams. This will keep the Shuckers a Brewers affiliate through the 2020 season. With the Shuckers team thriving in Biloxi following the completion of their stadium, keeping this deal going is a big boost for both organizations.
Since moving to Biloxi, the Shuckers have been one of the best teams in the Southern League. Last season, they went 78-59, winning the South Division title and making the Championship Series before falling in five games. This season, they are 39-30 at the halfway mark of the season.
It’s worth noting that the extension through 2020 is the maximum that the Brewers can sign with Biloxi at this time. PDCs are limited to a maximum of four seasons at a time, and can only be set to expire following the season in even-numbered years.
The Brewers still have two PDCs to figure out prior to the 2017 season. Their contracts with Colorado Springs and Brevard County are both set to expire at the end of the 2016 season. Colorado Springs is currently working to relocate to San Antonio, though it’s unlikely they would remain a Brewers affiliate. Meanwhile, the future of Brevard County is also in doubt right now, as the team could be without a home following this season.