Heard on the radio that mlb commissioner is open to expansion and charlotte has been mentioned as a possible candidate for a team thoughts. Charlotte, nc -- major league baseball will continue to delay any plans for expansion until after the oakland athletics and tampa bay rays get new ballparks. Last july, out of nowhere charlotte, nc, became a player for a major league baseball expansion franchise charlotte has never really been on anybody's radar for a major league baseball team and in fact charlotte's bid to land a cheaper team, a major league soccer expansion franchise, failed the city. Major league baseball might soon come to charlotte well, “soon” might be a bit of a stretchthe commissioner of baseball, rob manfred, did name charlotte on a short list of possible expansion cities, but the reality is that even if we are picked , it might not come for 10-20 more years his new list included. Mexico city would be at odds with the supposed goal of the realignment plan to reduce travel charlotte, nashville, austin and las vegas are arguably as deserving of an mlb franchise as portland is given the continued growth in the southeast and southwest, at least one expansion team should be. Last night, mlb commissioner rob manfred talked openly about what city the mlb's newest expansion team might be hosted in, naming montreal, charlotte, and mexico city as likely candidates these were his comments about the new location: “let me go back to a conversation we've had already. If mlb were to expand to montreal or charlotte, it would make sense to also expand on the west coast each league currently has 15 teams, but even one expansion team would lead to dramatic realignments in scheduling and divisions one proposal is to realign the leagues geographically to have four. Charlotte, nc (fox 46 wjzy) - will charlotte score a major league baseball team it could be years in the making, but the major league baseball commissioner has listed charlotte as one of the cities where the league might consider expanding “i think that major league baseball does have a place.
I know the mayor of montreal has been very vocal about bringing baseball back to montreal, manfred said, via mlbcom charlotte's a possibility and i'd like to think that mexico city or some other place in mexico would be a possibility it's been nearly 20 years since mlb expanded with the addition of. Given all that, it's not difficult to imagine a scenario where a city like charlotte trips over themselves to lure the a's or rays away from their homes to become a baseball city and that's why you won't see mlb using up these potential expansion destinations until it knows that the futures of the a's and rays. Fantasy baseball in charlotte differs from fantasy baseball in other cities in other cities, people draft major league players in charlotte, we attempt to draft a major league team. What city or cities should have a team if mlb expands are there teams that should be relocated personally, i would like to see charlotte and.
Whether you're a diehard fan from an mlb-less city or just someone who wants to see something new in the league, everyone is intrigued by the idea of the mlb expanding to 32 teams in the but with two other pro teams and a aaa baseball team, it seems as if charlotte's needs are met at the moment. The fact of the matter was baseball was successful in montreal for a very long time charlotte is a possibility and i would like to think that mexico city or some place in mexico would be another possibility baseball is currently in the midst of its longest expansion drought in the modern era the sport has not.
Other locations, such as nashville, new orleans, or charlotte, have also been mentioned while we aren't actually closer to realignment or expansion than the last time someone brought it up, the internet has been buzzing about a new proposal specifically, baseball america's tracy ringolsby unleashed. Montreal isn't the biggest market, but the fact that they had a major league team for 36 seasons puts them ahead of other cities that have never had an mlb team charlotte or memphis - more teams in the south could be helpful eventually this could lead to changing divisions and having a “south” division for teams like the. Let's bring mlb to charlotte, charlotte, nc city of charlotte: bring major league baseball to charlotte mlb will bring revenue, provide jobs and fun and family atmosphere for everyone changeorg mexico and montreal are possible expansion locations as mlb commissioner 'would like to get to 32' teams.
Expansion could be undertaken without any diminution in talent baseball journalists and pundits have suggested new cities that could support baseball at the highest level there were familiar names, like montreal, and perennial candidates, like portland, charlotte, and san antonio newer possibilities.
The charlotte knights led all triple-a franchises in 2015 with an average attendance of 9,428 at bb&t ballpark, which has a capacity near 10,000 but according to tommy viola, the team's media relations director, “bb&t ballpark was designed for triple-a baseball and not designed for mlb expansion. The most likely scenario for baseball is that they choose to expand to 32 teams and balance the league with eight, 4-team divisions split into the al and nl vegas holds a certain attraction to a lot of american residents and what happens in that city matters to a lot more people than say, charlotte nc. This isn't the first time the commissioner has mentioned portland as a potential expansion candidate in july 2015, during a luncheon with the baseball writers association of america, he listed portland among potential expansion cities, along with montreal, charlotte, north carolina, san antonio, las.