Re: Is 2012 the last year we're stuck with Bakersfield?
Here's your glimmer of hope. For 12 years the Braves and the Myrtle Beach Pelicans had an agreement. But then the Pelicans owner became part owner of the Rangers. And in 2010, the Pelicans dropped the Braves and the Pelicans went with Rangers.
Well, Reds had done such a crappy job fielding a High A team, that Lynchburg was WAY happier to dump us and go with Braves.... That's part of how we ended up in Bakersfield.
But in the meantime, Nolan Ryan forced the Pelicans owner out of the Rangers situation, so it would stand to reason that the Pelicans would go back to the Braves. Except they can't.... The Braves (not knowing this would happen), signed a 4 year deal with Lynchburg.
So it's very likely that Pelicans will want to dump Rangers.... and we are available!!!!