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Offline Kevrock

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Re: Can't the Nats get a AAA team closer to home ?
« Reply #150: November 11, 2020, 04:31:24 PM »
What about Trenton? Closer than Rochester and good facilities from my understanding.

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Re: Can't the Nats get a AAA team closer to home ?
« Reply #151: November 11, 2020, 06:32:26 PM »
MASN article speculates Richmond as a possibility.   It's too bad no one wants to pay for a stadium.   Lots of Nats fans here would flock to games, Nats would build on their fanbase here, and very close to DC.    It would have been way better for the city than the Redskins training camp.

https://www.masnsports.com/nationals-pastime/2020/11/uncertainty-abounds-in-minor-league-reorganization.html

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Re: Can't the Nats get a AAA team closer to home ?
« Reply #152: November 11, 2020, 07:46:05 PM »
What about Trenton? Closer than Rochester and good facilities from my understanding.

Trenton would welcome anyone with open arms:  https://twitter.com/RPimpsner/status/1326585087471874048

The Yankees were very unhappy with the facilities and field conditions though.

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Re: Can't the Nats get a AAA team closer to home ?
« Reply #153: November 11, 2020, 07:50:18 PM »
MASN article speculates Richmond as a possibility.   It's too bad no one wants to pay for a stadium.   Lots of Nats fans here would flock to games, Nats would build on their fanbase here, and very close to DC.    It would have been way better for the city than the Redskins training camp.

https://www.masnsports.com/nationals-pastime/2020/11/uncertainty-abounds-in-minor-league-reorganization.html

Where is "here?" Richmond?


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Re: Can't the Nats get a AAA team closer to home ?
« Reply #155: November 11, 2020, 09:18:16 PM »
Trenton's facilities are highly rated:

https://ballparkdigest.com/2019/03/22/who-has-the-best-player-development-facilities-in-2019-here-are-the-top-six/

https://www.milb.com/trenton/ballpark/rentals

https://stadiumjourney.com/stadiums/arm-hammer-park-s347

http://ballparkreviews.com/template2.php?in_name=Arm%20and%20Hammer%20Park&in_city=Trenton&in_state=New%20Jersey

Was going by this, stating the Yankees were unhappy with the field and pitching mound, though it says that was addressed prior to the 2020 season that didn't happen:  https://www.nj.com/yankees/2020/09/somerset-patriots-in-trenton-thunder-out-yankees-considering-class-aa-affiliation-change.html  (I had to plug the article into outline.com to read...).

Also some talk about a cramped clubhouse:  https://theathletic.com/2190366/2020/11/10/yankees-minor-league-teams-farm-system/  Though the Yankees were possibly just using that as an excuse, after the fact, after they made the decision to leave.  And clubhouses can be improved (and most probably will have to be to meet new standards). 

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Re: Can't the Nats get a AAA team closer to home ?
« Reply #157: November 12, 2020, 08:58:24 AM »
Yeah

Baltimore would also be acceptable.

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Re: Can't the Nats get a AAA team closer to home ?
« Reply #158: November 12, 2020, 09:32:36 AM »
Was going by this, stating the Yankees were unhappy with the field and pitching mound, though it says that was addressed prior to the 2020 season that didn't happen:  https://www.nj.com/yankees/2020/09/somerset-patriots-in-trenton-thunder-out-yankees-considering-class-aa-affiliation-change.html  (I had to plug the article into outline.com to read...).

Also some talk about a cramped clubhouse:  https://theathletic.com/2190366/2020/11/10/yankees-minor-league-teams-farm-system/  Though the Yankees were possibly just using that as an excuse, after the fact, after they made the decision to leave.  And clubhouses can be improved (and most probably will have to be to meet new standards). 

Thanks. Yeah, it sounds like an excuse. Hope Trenton gets a good affiliation deal.

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Re: Can't the Nats get a AAA team closer to home ?
« Reply #159: November 12, 2020, 02:06:33 PM »
https://m.startribune.com/twins-drop-rochester-as-aaa-affiliate-eye-st-paul-as-replacement/573034791/?clmob=y&c=n

Sounds perfect for the Nats

Hope they still move towards something with better weather in spring and closer like Richmond

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Re: Can't the Nats get a AAA team closer to home ?
« Reply #160: November 12, 2020, 04:44:28 PM »
Baltimore would also be acceptable.
Their stadium should meet AAA standards.

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Re: Can't the Nats get a AAA team closer to home ?
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Re: Can't the Nats get a AAA team closer to home ?
« Reply #163: November 16, 2020, 03:33:31 PM »
Maybe the cheap ass Lerners could kick in some for a stadium?

perhaps they'll send minor leaguers to work construction?

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Re: Can't the Nats get a AAA team closer to home ?
« Reply #164: November 16, 2020, 04:33:16 PM »
perhaps they'll send minor leaguers to work construction?
They got a free stadium from DC.  Time to pay it forward. 

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Re: Can't the Nats get a AAA team closer to home ?
« Reply #165: November 18, 2020, 08:25:34 AM »
From what I heard from a buddy who lives in Richmond, the city doesn't want another stadium.  Not sure about the possibility of renovating the current one.

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Re: Can't the Nats get a AAA team closer to home ?
« Reply #166: November 18, 2020, 10:25:07 AM »
From what I heard from a buddy who lives in Richmond, the city doesn't want another stadium.  Not sure about the possibility of renovating the current one.
where's the VCU stadium complex supposed to be?   Is the city opposed to that?

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Re: Can't the Nats get a AAA team closer to home ?
« Reply #167: November 18, 2020, 10:32:32 AM »
where's the VCU stadium complex supposed to be?   Is the city opposed to that?

who is going to fund it?

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Re: Can't the Nats get a AAA team closer to home ?
« Reply #168: November 18, 2020, 10:46:19 AM »
who is going to fund it?
THE LERNERS!!!!!!

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Re: Can't the Nats get a AAA team closer to home ?
« Reply #169: November 18, 2020, 03:22:33 PM »
Quote from: HalfSmokes link=topic=37179.msg2185516#Mitlenmsg2185516 date=1605713552
who is going to fund it?
Mitlen and Spider, unless they object.  We can take a vote on it.

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Re: Can't the Nats get a AAA team closer to home ?
« Reply #170: November 19, 2020, 08:34:12 AM »
According to Byron Kerr (@masnkerr), the Nats are moving their AAA affiliation to Rochester. Recently made available with the Twins AAA partnership with St. Paul

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Re: Can't the Nats get a AAA team closer to home ?
« Reply #171: November 19, 2020, 09:22:00 AM »
According to Byron Kerr (@masnkerr), the Nats are moving their AAA affiliation to Rochester. Recently made available with the Twins AAA partnership with St. Paul

From Twitter:

Rochester Red Wings@RocRedWings

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Re: Can't the Nats get a AAA team closer to home ?
« Reply #172: November 19, 2020, 10:45:16 AM »
Time to update the title!

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Well it's closer but not Richmond.    :icon_frown:

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Well it's closer but not Richmond.    :icon_frown:

It's time to give up the ghost on Richmond as a possible AAA locale for the Nats. State budgets are shot because of covid shutdowns so they don't have money to spend on stadiums.  Likewise for team owners but even back in the heyday they have an unwritten rule amongst themselves that they don't pay for stadiums anymore. If one owner did then every city would point to them as an example and they can't have that.  Rochester is a lot closer than Fresno so be happy with that.