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    It's time for the Affiliation Shuffle (2018 version)

    Wichita is getting a AAA team, which is exciting to at least one person on this board!

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    Re: It's time for the Affiliation Shuffle Again

    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Red View Post
    Wichita is getting a AAA team, which is exciting to at least one person on this board!
    Who are they getting it from?

    Edit: I guess New Orleans....
    Last edited by JaxRed; 09-12-2018 at 01:55 AM.
    The lowest acceptable payroll amount for ownership to show they are not greedy pigs is 15 million more than they are currently paying. No matter what that currently is.

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    Re: It's time for the Affiliation Shuffle Again

    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Red View Post
    Wichita is getting a AAA team, which is exciting to at least one person on this board!
    Are they going to be called The Linemen?
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    Re: It's time for the Affiliation Shuffle Again

    Quote Originally Posted by Tuff Nut View Post
    I know a few on here have been clamoring for a closer Rookie League team, but I like the franchise showing Billings some love. The Reds still train, and have a Rookie team in AZ, so Billings is still a 'closer' stop along the way, for most.
    I'm happy to make the 2-hour drive to Billings

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    It's time for the Affiliation Shuffle (2018 version)

    It snuck up on me this year until I saw an article over at RedsMinorLeagues.com

    http://redsminorleagues.com/2018/09/...rom-pensacola/

    Daytona just re-upped with Reds for 2 more years.

    Louisville signed thru 2020
    It's thought that Dayton is locked to Reds.
    Billings 2020
    Greeneville owned by Reds
    The lowest acceptable payroll amount for ownership to show they are not greedy pigs is 15 million more than they are currently paying. No matter what that currently is.

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    Re: It's time for the Affiliation Shuffle (2018 version)

    Not changing affiliates but AAA New Orleans (Miami) is moving to Wichita in 2020.

    Two links to monitor things

    http://minorleaguesource.com/pdc.html

    https://ballparkdigest.com/200905261...ate-dance-2012
    The lowest acceptable payroll amount for ownership to show they are not greedy pigs is 15 million more than they are currently paying. No matter what that currently is.

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    Re: It's time for the Affiliation Shuffle (2018 version)

    Check out the comment from "Brad Stein" in Dougs article.

    He lays out the timeline, and states the Reds/Wahoos relationship is fractured. Have no idea if this guy knows what he is talking about

    http://redsminorleagues.com/2018/09/...rom-pensacola/
    The lowest acceptable payroll amount for ownership to show they are not greedy pigs is 15 million more than they are currently paying. No matter what that currently is.

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    Re: It's time for the Affiliation Shuffle (2018 version)

    Quote Originally Posted by JaxRed View Post
    Check out the comment from "Brad Stein" in Dougs article.

    He lays out the timeline, and states the Reds/Wahoos relationship is fractured. Have no idea if this guy knows what he is talking about

    http://redsminorleagues.com/2018/09/...rom-pensacola/
    I don't either.

    But, it was pointed out to me by someone last night that the last time the Reds/Blue Wahoos re-upped, it wasn't until September 15th. That deal had also expired. And that there are meetings this week in Cincinnati between the affiliates from 2018 and the Reds. So, I should probably go update that article after I get moving this morning to note that stuff. And that, and this is just me talking out loud now, if we don't hear about an extension in the next 5 days or so, then we probably will see the two sides out there shopping.

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    Re: It's time for the Affiliation Shuffle Again

    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    Are they going to be called The Linemen?
    Wingnuts was a pretty decent name for the independent team given that Wichita is the "Air Capitol of the World". Wichita teams generally get named for wheat or aviation. If they could figure something out around the city's super positive portrayal in Planes, Trains & Automobiles, that would be great. Maybe the "Stubbville Passengers".

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    While I lived there they had a Indoor Soccer team called the Wings. I could see that revived. Although the trend these days is outrageous names.....
    The lowest acceptable payroll amount for ownership to show they are not greedy pigs is 15 million more than they are currently paying. No matter what that currently is.

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    Re: It's time for the Affiliation Shuffle Again

    Quote Originally Posted by JaxRed View Post
    While I lived there they had a Indoor Soccer team called the Wings. I could see that revived. Although the trend these days is outrageous names.....
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    Re: It's time for the Affiliation Shuffle Again

    Here is the artist rendering of Amarillo's new park. I believe this was the one that won the fan vote.



    Timelapse for construction so far

    https://amarillo.gov/city-hall/city-...talyst-project
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    Re: It's time for the Affiliation Shuffle (2018 version)

    If San Diego would prefer a team on the water, they can have Pensacola and the Reds can move into the Texas League's newest affiliate.
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    Re: It's time for the Affiliation Shuffle (2018 version)

    I know there are issues with the league and the park from a performance standpoint, but the Blue Wahoo's ballpark is just about my idea of heaven.
    "Even a bad day at the ballpark beats the snot out of most other good days. I'll take my scorecard and pencil and beer and hot dog and rage at the dips and cheer at the highs, but I'm not ever going to stop loving this game and this team and nobody will ever take that away from me." Roy Tucker October 2010

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    Re: It's time for the Affiliation Shuffle Again

    The Rangers AAA team is now in Nashville, the Nats sign a deal with Fresno as that is all that was left.

    Round Rock is likely going to be the Astros, when they announce.
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