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Actually it was Norfolk that ended it with the Mets, the Tides were purchased by a new ownership group that has deals owns other minor league teams affliated with the Orioles. The guy is alos a part owner of the new Orioles TV Network too.

New Orleans I dont like it, Mets have to find somewhere better.

How about:

1. Albany, New York

2. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

3. Hartford/New Haven, Connecticut

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Actually it was Norfolk that ended it with the Mets, the Tides were purchased by a new ownership group that has deals owns other minor league teams affliated with the Orioles. The guy is alos a part owner of the new Orioles TV Network too.

New Orleans I dont like it, Mets have to find somewhere better.

How about:

1. Albany, New York

2. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

3. Hartford/New Haven, Connecticut

Albany would be cool too

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Actually it was Norfolk that ended it with the Mets, the Tides were purchased by a new ownership group that has deals owns other minor league teams affliated with the Orioles. The guy is alos a part owner of the new Orioles TV Network too.

New Orleans I dont like it, Mets have to find somewhere better.

How about:

1. Albany, New York

2. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

3. Hartford/New Haven, Connecticut

Albany would be cool too

Albany's ballpark would need major expansion to bring it up to AAA standards -- although it is in a nice location, in the middle of an apple orchard.

My prediction for two years from now: The Indians will move from Buffalo to Columbus, the Blue Jays will go from Syracuse to Buffalo, and the Mets will go from New Orleans to Syracuse. Of course, that leaves the Nationals going where?

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Great, now I'm stuck with the Yankees AAA team 30 minutes away instead of the Orioles.

It could be worse. You could have the Devil Rays AAA team a half hour away, like I do...

White Sox A and AAA within 30 minutes ain't much better.

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I still think it's kind of silly though.  Affiliations really don't matter too much because it's till the same rosters.  If New Orleans and Allentown switch rosters with an affiliate switch, and Allentown is just a bad team, that just moves the bad team to New Orleans with no real remedy of the problem of bad minor league teams.

It does matter to those of us who live in minor-league cities. We want our local teams to be affiliated with good programs. While we admit that the players on our teams are future Yankees or Phillies or Orioles or whatever, for the moment they are our Red Barons or Clippers or Tides.

Very good point mrj. I live near Richmond, VA, where the R-Braves consistently stink up the joint. Whenever im at one of their games, im thinking to myself "Do I really want these guys playing in Atlanta a couple of years from now?"

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I wonder if the Yankees will change the name of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons to something else since the name originally derives from the Red Sox.

im hearing it might be changed to the swb yankees

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Actually it was Norfolk that ended it with the Mets, the Tides were purchased by a new ownership group that has deals owns other minor league teams affliated with the Orioles. The guy is alos a part owner of the new Orioles TV Network too.

New Orleans I dont like it, Mets have to find somewhere better.

How about:

1. Albany, New York

2. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

3. Hartford/New Haven, Connecticut

Albany would be cool too

Albany's ballpark would need major expansion to bring it up to AAA standards -- although it is in a nice location, in the middle of an apple orchard.

My prediction for two years from now: The Indians will move from Buffalo to Columbus, the Blue Jays will go from Syracuse to Buffalo, and the Mets will go from New Orleans to Syracuse. Of course, that leaves the Nationals going where?

Back to New Orleans, of course!

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the Giants should swap thier AAA team with thier California League A team

meaning AAA should be in San Jose, and single A should be in Fresno.

That would be a great idea since I think baseball waved the rule about a MLB club and it's Triple A affiliate being to close. I know for a fact Seattle & Tacoma are only about 35 miles apart.

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the Giants should swap thier AAA team with thier California League A team

meaning AAA should be in San Jose, and single A should be in Fresno.

That would be a great idea since I think baseball waved the rule about a MLB club and it's Triple A affiliate being to close. I know for a fact Seattle & Tacoma are only about 35 miles apart.

not to mention that the A's have thier triple A team in sacramento and the DBacks have thiers in Tucson.

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New Orleans I dont like it, Mets have to find somewhere better.

How about:

1. Albany, New York

2. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

3. Hartford/New Haven, Connecticut

Let's not forget, Blood, that the "parent" clubs don't own their AAA affiliates and decide where to move them. The AAA teams are owned by different entities, and locate (or relocate) them on their own, with the agreement of their respective leagues (International or Pacific Coast). Each AAA and AA team is guaranteed a major league affiliation (that's why there's 30 MLB teams, 30 AAA teams and 30 AA teams). Sometimes the match is "made in heaven" with good connections and geographic proximity. I can think of no better example than the Round Rock Express, located in the metro Austin, TX market. They are the Houston Astros' AAA affiliate AND are owned by a group headed by former Astros great Nolan Ryan. Other good examples are Seattle/Tacoma, Arizona/Tucson, Boston/Pawtucket, Detroit/Toledo, Colorado/Colorado Springs, and Kansas City/Omaha. Other times, the match is clearly a case of matching up "left-overs"--a great example is that for a while, the PCL Calgary Cannons were the affiliate of the Florida Marlins. That's a big trip for a call-up. These left-over affliations also seem to change a lot more rapidly over time.

By the way, Mike McCann has a great site listing all the minor leagues, team names and affiliations over the years at Mike McCann's Minor League Baseball Page.

The New Orleans Zephyrs, over their 14 seasons here, have been affiliated with the Brewers, Astros, and Nationals. Season 15 will see them affiliated with the Mets. Without a clear geographic link to a major league franchise (Houston, Texas, Atlanta and Tampa Bay are the closest ones) I see the Zephyrs remaining a "left-over" affiliate as long as the owner plans on keeping the franchise here.

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the Giants should swap thier AAA team with thier California League A team

meaning AAA should be in San Jose, and single A should be in Fresno.

Thugh I think this is a great idea, the only problem is a ballpark. Fresno has a nice, newer ballpark with adequate seating. San Jose would need to build a AAA caliber ballpark before anything were to be considered.

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Actually it was Norfolk that ended it with the Mets, the Tides were purchased by a new ownership group that has deals owns other minor league teams affliated with the Orioles. The guy is alos a part owner of the new Orioles TV Network too.

New Orleans I dont like it, Mets have to find somewhere better.

Tank is correct.

Norfolk ended the affiliation, not the Mets.

The Mets wanted desperately to stay in the IL, but ended up in NO of the PCL.

AS for the Mets to Syracuse or Rochester, it ain't gonna happen.

Minnesota renewed with Rochester and Toronto renewed with Syracuse.

And they did so before these recent team moves were announced.

If you want more deatails, read this New Story from the Rochester D&C

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