Originally Posted by redsmetz
While I know some of the clubs in the east are in Arizona now (Chicago, Milwaukee, Cleveland), I believe it would be a bad business move for the Reds. The three clubs noted above are all a good 250 to 450 miles further from Florida than Cincinnati. A Tampa or a Sarasota is between 1200 and 1400 miles from those citys. It's just around 1000 miles from Cincinnati, no more than a two day trip, although there are folks that will share driving and drive straight through. That's not going to happen in Arizona.
You know I've heard this argument made several times on this board and I'm still not buying it.
Mapquest tells me from Cincy to Phoenix is around 1850 miles. About the same distance it tells me it is from Chicago to Phoenix.
Phoenix & Tucson regularly becomes Chicago South with Illinois residents during March.
If people are going to go to spring training, they are going to go. Even if it was in Mexico City.