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    Both of the Bakersfield Blaze fans will be mad this year

    That team is just all kinds of awful. Doesn't help matters that their best projected pitcher -- Dan Langfield -- started the season on the DL (or extended spring training).

    Oh well, good news is it shouldn't affect attendance one bit


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    Re: Both of the Bakersfield Blaze fans will be mad this year

    You aren't kidding.

    2012 attendance: 43,969 (last in the league, 75K fewer than the runner up)
    2011 attendance: 40,056

    2010 attendance: 64,321 (back when the team was affiliated with the Rangers)

    That team is just flat-out toxic.

    The sooner the Reds can find another team in the Carolina or Florida State league, the better. The California league is just not working out for them.

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    Re: Both of the Bakersfield Blaze fans will be mad this year

    Carolina league would be ideal...

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    Re: Both of the Bakersfield Blaze fans will be mad this year

    Langfield will be in Dayton, not Bakersfield.

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    Re: Both of the Bakersfield Blaze fans will be mad this year

    They are getting a new stadium/entertainment complex in 2014. That should boost attendance.
    A summer watching a bad Reds' team, is still a pretty good summer.

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    Re: Both of the Bakersfield Blaze fans will be mad this year

    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    They are getting a new stadium/entertainment complex in 2014. That should boost attendance.
    It is absolutely the worst professional baseball stadium I have ever been to. Most college stadiums I've been to were better, and even a few High School ones.

    It's old, run down, out of date, the field is a mess, both the infield and the outfield, the stands are tiny and uncomfortable. The clubhouse literally is underneath stands, and is more like a WWII POW barracks than a clubhouse. The dugouts are so tiny that players "in the hole" literally sit in a folding chair outside the dugout.

    It really is a joke of a stadium.

    That said, the people who run it really care, and do their best to make it the best experience for fans that they can, but it's an impossible task given the condition of the stadium.

    A new stadium should help attendance greatly.
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    Re: Both of the Bakersfield Blaze fans will be mad this year

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Langfield will be in Dayton, not Bakersfield.
    Must strictly be because he's coming off a minor injury. He's definitely a better prospect than Moscot (who is a solid prospect in his own right) and Moscot is at Bakersfield.

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    Re: Both of the Bakersfield Blaze fans will be mad this year

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitz Dorsey View Post
    Must strictly be because he's coming off a minor injury. He's definitely a better prospect than Moscot (who is a solid prospect in his own right) and Moscot is at Bakersfield.
    Langfield=better prospect
    Moscot=more polished prospect

    The Reds felt Moscot was better suited for the jump over Dayton. That was the talk all spring even before the injury.

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    Re: Both of the Bakersfield Blaze fans will be mad this year

    Moscot is also from Cali. Not saying the Reds would place a player on a certain team/level because of where they're from, but it could have been a minor factor.

    I still say Langfield would have been slotted for Bakersfield if not for his health issues in spring training. He was excellent last year after getting drafted. Moscot was solid too, but Langfield was much better on the exact same level. Moscot might be more polished, but he still had worse numbers than Langfield last year. Plus, as you alluded to, Langfield throws harder/has the higher upside. It's not like Moscot had the better stats, but Langfield has the better upside. Langfield had the daily double last year -- better stats and better upside. Also, not that it means much, but Langfield was a third-rounder out of college and Moscot was a fourth-rounder out of college ... the same year.

    Langfield might begin at Dayton. But he won't be there for long if he's healthy.

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    Re: Both of the Bakersfield Blaze fans will be mad this year

    Keep those high-upside starters flowing through the system. It's a nice problem to have.
    A summer watching a bad Reds' team, is still a pretty good summer.

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    Re: Both of the Bakersfield Blaze fans will be mad this year

    I still think High Desert is the worst place in the California League.
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