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Posted 26 February 2012 - 05:46 PM
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Posted 26 February 2012 - 05:53 PM
CR is currently the closest MWL city to the Twin Cities and for that reason, it's not at all unusual to see Twins execs in the stands when the Snappers play in CR.
As far as A ball and high A ball, distance from the parent club does not make much difference (there is just not that much interaction and/or player movement).
Now, as far as AAA goes, that is a whole different story. Other than the Jays (who have their AAA club in Vegas), the Twins' AAA is the longest distance from their parent club in pro ball. This is not too good. That's where there are opportunities, not in single A ball...
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Posted 26 February 2012 - 06:19 PM
The cubs have invested too much money into Peoria to let them go, after this season it will be a madhouse beause only 8 total teams between the MWL and the SALLY have agreements for next year or beyond. It would be nice to move the mariners out of the MWL though, it would suck to lose the Angels though because they always have good players.
While I wouldn't be surprised if the Twins pulled out of Beloit after this year, I can't seem much reason why they would want to move to the Sally, unless there's some desire to group their high A and low A teams closer geographically.
I have heard that Cedar Rapids may be ending their 20 year relationship with the Angels after this season and are looking in to affiliating with either the Cubs (their first choice, should the Cubs want out of Peoria) or the Twins. CR is currently the closest MWL city to the Twin Cities and for that reason, it's not at all unusual to see Twins execs in the stands when the Snappers play in CR.
Posted 26 February 2012 - 07:02 PM
as in Beautiful as in Greensboro,Dayton,Fort Wayne,Augusta,Asheville,Rome,Lakewood
There are some beautiful stadiums in A Ball. Pohlman Field is substandard
then there is average: Appleton,Kannapolis,Lexington,Kane County,Quad Cities, Cedar Rapids,Charleston
Just my thoughts