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Online JCA-CrystalCity

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Re: The future of the minor leagues
« Reply #25: September 16, 2020, 05:29:29 PM »

So while getting teams into better geographic fits is a nice little goal, I don't know if it's really worth the effort.  And having an East Coast team house a Triple-A team with your MLB depth in Fresno isn't quite the same as having a Low-A team across the country, so AAA geography should be the real priority.  After that, I would say facilities standards and in-league travel should be the focus rather than getting them as close as possible to parent clubs. 
priority should be getting the upper 2 levels (AAA and AA) close to the home team and the A and Rookie as close together to each other rather than to the parent club.   Very few teams call up from A ball directly.  It does mean a bit more travel for minor league instructors and evaluators, but, financially, that beats extra team travel for lower levels.