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Offline stanleycaps98

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Mets are buying the Chiefs
« Topic Start: October 09, 2017, 03:47:53 PM »
http://www.syracuse.com/chiefs/index.ssf/2017/10/new_york_mets_will_buy_syracuse_chiefs_bring_its_triple-a_team_to_syracuse.html

This will force a move for the Nats. I hope they consider buying an AAA team as well. Maybe locating it in Baltimore  8) or Richmond, if the stadium situation there can be worked out.

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Re: Mets are buying the Chiefs
« Reply #1: October 09, 2017, 03:48:33 PM »
nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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« Reply #2: October 09, 2017, 03:49:30 PM »
How does that work as far as our prospects are concerned?

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Re: Mets are buying the Chiefs
« Reply #3: October 09, 2017, 03:58:16 PM »
How does that work as far as our prospects are concerned?

Nats need to find a new AAA location

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Re: Mets are buying the Chiefs
« Reply #4: October 09, 2017, 03:58:36 PM »
How does that work as far as our prospects are concerned?
They go play at the new affiliate...which hopefully will not be Vegas.

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Re: Mets are buying the Chiefs
« Reply #5: October 09, 2017, 04:00:02 PM »
Senators to AAA? AA in Richmond?

I'm sure they have this all worked out. And it makes sense for everyone.

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Re: Mets are buying the Chiefs
« Reply #6: October 09, 2017, 04:00:45 PM »
Senators to AAA? AA in Richmond?

Guessing they'll push hard again to get Waldorf allowed

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Re: Mets are buying the Chiefs
« Reply #7: October 09, 2017, 04:02:12 PM »
Guessing they'll push hard again to get Waldorf allowed

They've got a team in PA and a team in Maryland. They really need a team that can stick in Virginia.

I've never been to Waldorf. Is it an okay stadium?


Offline Elvir Ovcina

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Re: Mets are buying the Chiefs
« Reply #8: October 09, 2017, 04:04:25 PM »
How does that work as far as our prospects are concerned?

It means that we are now occupying the Las Vegas seat in musical chairs for 2019 unless they can work something better out.  One obvious set of chairs that could move is that Oakland has AAA in Nashville and might be interested in Vegas, which could allow the Nats into Nashville.  But that would not be ideal, still - Nashville is in the PCL and therefore the team's road trips would take it far away from DC.  Durham (Rays) and Norfolk (Angelos) are also expiring after '18, but each of those relationships has been in place a while.

Here's a link to the current status from a source that seems to be pretty current: http://minorleaguesource.com/pdc.html

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Re: Mets are buying the Chiefs
« Reply #9: October 09, 2017, 04:08:31 PM »
They've got a team in PA and a team in Maryland. They really need a team that can stick in Virginia.

I've never been to Waldorf. Is it an okay stadium?

Haven't been either, but have heard good things. I'll try to bump the old thread, but the blO's blocked a move/purchase before, due to the territory rights

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Re: Mets are buying the Chiefs
« Reply #10: October 09, 2017, 04:08:47 PM »
They're pushing for a new park in Potomac, right? Why not just make it a AAA ballpark and put it there. Easier to find a location for a lower level affiliate than a higher one.

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Re: Mets are buying the Chiefs
« Reply #11: October 09, 2017, 04:14:39 PM »
Oakland has AAA in Nashville and might be interested in Vegas,
My understanding - might be wrong here - is that nobody is interested in Vegas due to the pitching environment and tries hard to not be "that" team stuck there.

Offline Elvir Ovcina

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« Reply #12: October 09, 2017, 04:22:35 PM »
They're pushing for a new park in Potomac, right? Why not just make it a AAA ballpark and put it there. Easier to find a location for a lower level affiliate than a higher one.

They'd almost certainly need to buy an existing AAA franchise to do that, and it's not clear that any are available (especially if the new owner planned to move the franchise out of town).  Also, the P-Nats are themselves for sale and PW County has proven pretty stubborn as to funding even an A-ball stadium, let alone AAA.  AAA stadiums are serious business these days, and all indications are that the last MLB team to buy and move a AAA club near its MLB city (Braves, Gwinnett County, move from Richmond) has gone very badly: the team was last in the league in attendance, with the next-lowest team drawing 50% more than it did.  Serves the Barves right.

My understanding - might be wrong here - is that nobody is interested in Vegas due to the pitching environment and tries hard to not be "that" team stuck there.

Mine too, but it might trump being 2 time zones away.  Another problem with Oakland as a choice, though: I doubt Oakland fans at large would be happy for any further association with Las Vegas than necessary, given the Raiders situation.

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Re: Mets are buying the Chiefs
« Reply #13: October 09, 2017, 05:09:56 PM »
so, we rename the Vegas team the Vegas Harpers as part of extension?  Bryan player manager?

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« Reply #14: October 09, 2017, 05:35:14 PM »
Really doubt LV is the move. Also wondering on the timeline for the Mutts to buy. Guessing it would actually be after next season, since both have PDCs through 2018. Either way, that's a terrible thing for player dev

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Re: Mets are buying the Chiefs
« Reply #15: October 09, 2017, 05:39:08 PM »
Really doubt LV is the move. Also wondering on the timeline for the Mutts to buy. Guessing it would actually be after next season, since both have PDCs through 2018. Either way, that's a terrible thing for player dev

Harrisburg really might be the place to put the AAA team. Good fan base, close to DC, iconic stadium (City Island). Put AA in Richmond, SanFran moves to Vegas...

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Re: Mets are buying the Chiefs
« Reply #16: October 09, 2017, 05:45:40 PM »
Harrisburg really might be the place to put the AAA team. Good fan base, close to DC, iconic stadium (City Island). Put AA in Richmond, SanFran moves to Vegas...

Makes far too much sense...will never happen...

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Re: Mets are buying the Chiefs
« Reply #17: October 09, 2017, 05:48:14 PM »
San Fran has no motivation to leave. Would take a strong-arm move, like the Mutts just pulled off, to get it.

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Re: Mets are buying the Chiefs
« Reply #18: October 09, 2017, 05:49:36 PM »
San Fran has no motivation to leave. Would take a strong-arm move, like the Mutts just pulled off, to get it.

I dunno, what level are the Flying Squirrels (edit: AA)? Richmond's stadium is big, AAA size.

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Re: Mets are buying the Chiefs
« Reply #19: October 09, 2017, 05:51:16 PM »
Harrisburg really might be the place to put the AAA team. Good fan base, close to DC, iconic stadium (City Island). Put AA in Richmond, SanFran moves to Vegas...

Again, which AAA team are you going to move there?

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« Reply #20: October 09, 2017, 05:52:09 PM »
I dunno, what level are the Flying Squirrels (edit: AA)? Richmond's stadium is big, AAA size.

Yup, AA. Nothing but nice things about Richmond. It'd be on Richmond to try and get to AAA

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Re: Mets are buying the Chiefs
« Reply #21: October 09, 2017, 05:59:14 PM »
Yup, AA. Nothing but nice things about Richmond. It'd be on Richmond to try and get to AAA

AAA in Richmond would work for me.

Offline Elvir Ovcina

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Re: Mets are buying the Chiefs
« Reply #22: October 09, 2017, 06:30:44 PM »
AAA in Richmond would work for me.

And which AAA team are you going to move there?

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« Reply #23: October 09, 2017, 06:32:45 PM »
And which AAA team are you going to move there?

Ours

Make SF an offer they can't refuse.

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Re: Mets are buying the Chiefs
« Reply #24: October 09, 2017, 06:35:16 PM »
And which AAA team are you going to move there?
They're our players at Syracuse.