Originally Posted by Newman4
I'd love to see Huntington WV eventually become the Reds High A affiliate. It would be a logical location in "Reds Country" and would fit nicely into the Carolina League. Nearby Charleston has been invaded by the Pirates for their Low A team. Reds and Huntington would mutually one-up them if the above could come into being.
Charleston doesnt have the fan base to be much more than Low A, and Huntington has even less fan base to support a low A team. The metro area of Huntington wouldn't give credence to the team. I know, I asked them about possibly moving up and the cost involved would be too prohibitive. The city of Charleston use to have AAA baseball many, many, many years ago but at that time the metro area had a much higher population at that time. Neither Charleston nor Huntington could support much more than whats already here let alone 2 competing teams at near equal level.