Originally Posted by westofyou
Mostly because of the proximity of the parent team. San Diego is the Portland Beavers parent club, I forget that about 3-4 times a year due to the distance and the inability to connect many of the fringe roster types on the Padres.
So due to the close proximity of Cincinnati and Columbus wouldn't it make sense to have an affiliate in Columbus? And as Yachtzee has just stated, Columbus is a more populated area. Furthermore, the Reds already do "Columbus days" where people from Columbus get discounted tickets. I am not overly disappointed with the Reds having an affiliate in Louisville. Don't get me wrong Louisville is an inherently good baseball town due to the Louisville Slugger museum but having an affiliate in Columbus wouldn't be bad either. I think the Reds could do a much better of making an attachment between Columbus and Cincinnati than San Diego has done with Portland.