Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_
I've always wondered why the Reds didn't re-organize their farm system to where Louisville was the Low-A team and Dayton was the AAA club. Better facilities, better fan base...I'd think you'd want to please the better fan base with better players closer to the majors. That should, in turn, make it an easier transition for the fans to root even harder for the parent club.
If it's not feasible, at least make Dayton/Louisville the AA club. The way it currently is...just strikes me as odd.
Have you ever been to either place? Louisville has nice facilities and sell more tickets than Dayton does. Louisville was the 4th best team in the minor leagues this past season in average attendance. Dayton was 5th, which is flat out incredible for a Low A team, but going back to 2005, they have never out drawn Louisville.
As for actually moving the teams, well, others already addressed that.