Originally Posted by Cooper
I know this will never happen but i wish Dayton was a double AA team or a AAA team. They certainly have the fan base to support it and it would be a nice incentive for guys that move up the chain to play in front a larger fan base.
Heck, there are times when guys are interviewed about playing in Dayton and they'll say things like "gettting a promotion was like a demotion after playing in Dayton". Just fits in my schema better to have things progress in a natural order, but life isn't always like that.
Are there any rules against silently operating a team like that? We could regularly promote players straight to Bakersfield from Billings and then demote them to Dayton, while simultaneously putting all of our coaching talent in Dayton.
Also, is there any chance that Bakersfield will fold on it's own? They may have a contract, but paying rent on a stadium and running a minor league team out with an attendance of 300 doesn't seem like any way to make a profit.