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    21bdp21 got a reaction from ashbury in New CBA - What's good for the game   
    So because I could I looked up the top 50 Metro Areas in North America, ignoring any outside Canada, USA, and Mexico. I then Figured out how far away they were from the closest MLB team. Here is what I found.

     
    Metropolitan area Country Population Has  Team Closet Team Distance Mexico City Mexico 20892724 N Houston 750 Guadalajara Mexico 4887383 N Houston 800 Monterrey Mexico 4689601 N Houston 420 Montreal Canada Canada 4045877 N Boston 250 Puebla Mexico 2941988 N Houston 750 Vancouver Canada Canada 2509942 N Seattle  120 Charlotte United States 2426363 N Atlanta 230 Portland United States 2389228 N Seattle  140 Orlando United States 2387138 N Tampa Bay 80 San Antonio United States 2384075 N Houston 190 Sacramento United States 2274194 N San Francisco 80 Toluca Mexico 2202886 N Houston 770 San Juan Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 2196538 N Miami 1000 Las Vegas United States 2114801 N Las Angeles 220 Columbus United States 2021632 N Cleveland/Cincinnati 100 Austin United States 2000860 N Houston 100 Indianapolis United States 1988817 N Cincinnati  150 San Jose United States 1976836 N San Francisco 45 Tijuana Mexico 1840710 N San Diego 15

    Notes:
    -Mexico City, Puebla, and Toluca are all really close to each other.
    -The Houston Asterisks  might suffer the most here. 
    -I am not sure that Ohio could support a third team.
    -Same goes to the Bay area with 2 teams within 80 miles
    -Orlando will not happen because of Tampa, although I could see a move if Orlando built a stadium for the Rays. 
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    21bdp21 got a reaction from TopGunn#22 in Twins Mariners Trade proposal   
    Thanks happy to share;  because of my current location I get the SEA news and because I have been and will always be Twins fan whenever a Twins/Mariners article is published it pops up in my news feed. 
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    21bdp21 got a reaction from Dman in Twins Mariners Trade proposal   
    Thanks happy to share;  because of my current location I get the SEA news and because I have been and will always be Twins fan whenever a Twins/Mariners article is published it pops up in my news feed. 
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    21bdp21 got a reaction from VOMG in Twins Mariners Trade proposal   
    Thanks happy to share;  because of my current location I get the SEA news and because I have been and will always be Twins fan whenever a Twins/Mariners article is published it pops up in my news feed. 
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    21bdp21 got a reaction from Doctor Gast in Twins Mariners Trade proposal   
    Thanks happy to share;  because of my current location I get the SEA news and because I have been and will always be Twins fan whenever a Twins/Mariners article is published it pops up in my news feed. 
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    21bdp21 reacted to 4twinsJA in Twins Mariners Trade proposal   
    I would put Arraez high on the list of potential trade candidates. I would be in favor of a trade for a pitcher that can be in rotation next year and a couple of good prospects.
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    21bdp21 got a reaction from Brock Beauchamp in MLB Expansion   
    I agree that distances are the biggest issues for both these locations. Mexico City pop is 10 mil the Metro area has a pop of 20 mil (3 other metros within 2.5 hours are also over 1 mil total about 5.5mil) Sheer numbers mean money and fans. 


    Side bar the distance to teams is also one of, if not, the main reason the NDSU Bison do not move up to FBS no one close to play. 
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    21bdp21 reacted to PDX Twin in MLB Expansion   
    I think it's safe to take Portland off the list. There is no stadium and the public support for subsidizing one is low.
    In most places, you can add 1/2 percent to the sales tax and most people won't notice. The absence of a state sales tax in Oregon makes that impossible, and makes it very difficult to raise funds for such projects. The collection costs (and PR costs) of introducing a local sales tax are prohibitive and the income tax and property tax are already at high levels as the main source of, respectively, state and local funding. The only way to raise funding at the local level is through a ballot measure and I'm quite confident that a stadium measure would go down in flames. It might even have trouble getting on the ballot.
    And a team could not move in until a stadium was actually built because there is literally no place to play baseball that seats more than 1.500 fans. The Portland Beavers AAA franchise---affiliated with the Twins when I first moved herein 1988---played in Civic Stadium, which seated about 20,000, but which has since been converted to football (both kinds) only. There has been no affiliated baseball in Portland for about 30 years and, although there are a few prominent and noisy zealots, the interest level is very low.
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    21bdp21 reacted to tony&rodney in MLB Expansion   
    The comments about talent are quite interesting. When one considers the vast call for the Twins to roster players without MLB experience to "see what they have" versus the comments about the lack of talent in MLB, it flies in the face of numbers. Now I have always been into numbers and stats and really haven't found saber-metrics to be so revolutionary, but when one considers the influx of Black Americans and Latin players into baseball (not even mentioning Asian and others) in the past 75 years along with the improvements in the medical field and training it boggles the mind to suggest that the baseball players today are not talented enough or that there are not enough players to field additional teams.
    While one should take care to compare the different professional leagues in North America, it is a simple numerical fact that baseball has more parity than either the NFL or NBA. Now golf, which I do not follow (golf is a good walk spoiled), could likely say that there is plenty of decent golfers today and there is room for more tournaments. I don't know about that, but baseball has talent oozing from many places and the hold on expansion is a hold on expanding the interest and development of the game. Expansion is overdue.
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    21bdp21 got a reaction from Unwinder in MLB Expansion   
    I think the issue about AAAA players is probably exasperated by the why the game is played today. The pitching last year with the foreign substance decimated BA's. There are plenty of decent playable corner outfielders, 1bs and 2bs out there. With a good amount of centerfielders. We think AAAA as someone who is better than AAA but should not be in the show. Well if they are better than AAA than that is show level. There is  much larger talent pool these days for players, maybe just maybe we are spoiled by the quality of player that is out there. I that coupled with 3 true outcomes being pushed and the shift hurting the game, has tinted our view. 
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    21bdp21 reacted to Brock Beauchamp in MLB Expansion   
    The reason MLB isn’t expanding is because it’s working so well to have these expansion cities perpetually in play so current owners can extort states and municipalities into funding new stadiums.
    Which is why MLB should expand. 
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    21bdp21 reacted to terrydactyls in MLB Expansion   
    This is the first mention of Las Vegas which has added the NHL and NFL teams in the last couple years.  I'm pretty sure that town has enough money to build a state-of-the-art domed stadium.  (I don't care if it is a "dry heat", 115 degrees in the summer is too hot to be outdoors for most people.)
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    21bdp21 reacted to Squirrel in MLB Expansion   
    I edited my post to say LV or SLC … but lots of ifs in all of my ‘planning’. I just think expansion needs to make sense geographically, too, as well as a host of other things
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    21bdp21 reacted to Brock Beauchamp in MLB Expansion   
    I’m al for expanding the league by two teams. It does a few things:
    1. Creates even-numbered leagues and removes the ugly “always on” inter league system we have now
    2. It creates new fanbases and also prevents existing MLB from extorting their current cities for new stadiums as easily
    3. It allows for division realignment that keeps everything equal while also allowing for a small expansion of postseason teams in a logical way 
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    21bdp21 got a reaction from Squirrel in New CBA - What's good for the game   
    Created a forum post for expansion talks:
    https://twinsdaily.com/forums/topic/54638-mlb-expansion/
     
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    21bdp21 got a reaction from Sconnie in MLB Expansion   
    1) Should the MLB Expand?
    2) Where would it expand too?


    Making this thread as a better place to discus a MLB expansion instead of the comments of CBA talk.
    Previous discussion was here: https://twinsdaily.com/forums/topic/54575-new-cba-whats-good-for-the-game/page/5/
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    21bdp21 got a reaction from Sconnie in New CBA - What's good for the game   
    Created a forum post for expansion talks:
    https://twinsdaily.com/forums/topic/54638-mlb-expansion/
     
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    21bdp21 got a reaction from Brock Beauchamp in New CBA - What's good for the game   
    Created a forum post for expansion talks:
    https://twinsdaily.com/forums/topic/54638-mlb-expansion/
     
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    21bdp21 reacted to gman in International Player Profile: Bryan Acuña   
    All I to say is "keep plugging talent into the system". It may be 2030 before we see it, but the game keeps going on.
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    21bdp21 got a reaction from glunn in International Player Profile: Bryan Acuña   
    Younger brothers/siblings tend to do really well if not excede their older siblings. (https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/why-are-great-athletes-more-likely-to-be-the-younger-siblings/)

    However, I wonder if this trend really applies to children of professional athletes. 
    Although they have there own advantages. 
    https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/mlb-is-increasingly-a-father-son-game/
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    21bdp21 got a reaction from Brock Beauchamp in New CBA - What's good for the game   
    I agree per person income is important. I would still put Mexico City and 1 or 2 Mexico teams as contenders because of the sheer number of people. When you have 20mil (Mexico City) you probably still have enough people who are able to buy swag and go to games to make it worth wile. 

    1)Also yes move the A's to San Jose, spread the love and the $$$ 
    2/3) Right now there are 30 teams. If you add 2 teams to get 4 div of 4 in each league I like the choices that were made. I think there are 3-4 really good places in the US and Canada for new expansion teams though.  If you add 6 teams there could be 3 6 team divisions per league, but that seams like alot.
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    21bdp21 got a reaction from Sconnie in New CBA - What's good for the game   
    I agree per person income is important. I would still put Mexico City and 1 or 2 Mexico teams as contenders because of the sheer number of people. When you have 20mil (Mexico City) you probably still have enough people who are able to buy swag and go to games to make it worth wile. 

    1)Also yes move the A's to San Jose, spread the love and the $$$ 
    2/3) Right now there are 30 teams. If you add 2 teams to get 4 div of 4 in each league I like the choices that were made. I think there are 3-4 really good places in the US and Canada for new expansion teams though.  If you add 6 teams there could be 3 6 team divisions per league, but that seams like alot.
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    21bdp21 reacted to Sconnie in New CBA - What's good for the game   
    I added per person income to your table. How much income does the city have to buy tickets, shirseys, etc? Cost of living isn't here, but Orlando as a US city is more expensive than Mexico City and lower average income. San Antonio or Austin and Montreal would be candidates to me. 
    Metropolitan area Country Population Has  Team Closet Team Distance Per Person annual income USD Mexico City Mexico 20892724 N Houston 750 26,636 Guadalajara Mexico 4887383 N Houston 800 26,520 Monterrey Mexico 4689601 N Houston 420 26,232 Montreal Canada Canada 4045877 N Boston 250 67,461 Puebla Mexico 2941988 N Houston 750 26,500 Vancouver Canada Canada 2509942 N Seattle  120 56,000 Charlotte United States 2426363 N Atlanta 230 56,682 Portland United States 2389228 N Seattle  140 40,526 Orlando United States 2387138 N Tampa Bay 80 25,664 San Antonio United States 2384075 N Houston 190 115,000 Sacramento United States 2274194 N San Francisco 80 94,000 Toluca Mexico 2202886 N Houston 770 15,936 San Juan Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 2196538 N Miami 1000 20,100 Las Vegas United States 2114801 N Las Angeles 220 96,000 Columbus United States 2021632 N Cleveland/Cincinnati 100 24,721 Austin United States 2000860 N Houston 100 103,000 Indianapolis United States 1988817 N Cincinnati  150 65,678 San Jose United States 1976836 N San Francisco 45 107,000 Tijuana Mexico 1840710 N San Diego 15 26,342
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    21bdp21 reacted to Brock Beauchamp in New CBA - What's good for the game   
    I’d do three things:
    1. Move the A’s to San Jose
    2. Add a team in Montreal and the Carolinas
    3. Change to a four division format in each league
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    21bdp21 reacted to DJL44 in New CBA - What's good for the game   
    Austin/San Antonio looks like a more lucrative market than the Carolinas (especially if you can get them broadcast on TV in Mexico, play some exhibition games in Monterrey, etc) but I'm in agreement otherwise.
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