Re: 2012 Minor League Transactions
Baseball is still a business to most teams. Her is what they care about:
1. Relationship with their MLb counterpart
They like the MLB teams FO to visit and help out with promotions.
2. Make playoffs
Sometimes the home playoff dates can make a bad year a profitable year if they lost a lot of games due to the weather.
3. Send Top Prospects
Look at all the free publicity the Wahoos got with Hamilton running a 13.8. For the most part the Reds have spoiled the Wahoos this year.
4. Send players on Rehab
Sure distance plays a part but most players get to pick where they rehab and its up to the MLb team to make it happen.. Its why Mobile never got a decent player when they were affiliated with the Padres. Hoping Votto gets sent here lol.