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(01-23-2017 12:02 AM)Erictelevision Wrote:  Love: if they want the San Antonio market, why not IN San Antonio? In addition to the places you listed (which I agree with) how about Nashville? Nobody particularly close, and the winter meetings have already been there, so MLB has a presence.

I don't think Nashville is big enough to support 3 teams, maybe if the Preds move as they should it would work.
01-23-2017 01:50 AM
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Could Memphis support 2 teams?
01-23-2017 02:10 AM
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Maybe the NFL and NBA. If the Titans moved to Memphis, I could see it working along with the Grizzlies. I'm pleasantly surprised the Grizzlies have lasted as long as they have. Memphis is a tiny media market (even by NBA standards), tiny metro area and is both in and surrounded by some of the poorest states in the entire country.
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(01-23-2017 01:37 AM)_C2_ Wrote:  
(01-22-2017 08:25 PM)vandiver49 Wrote:  I don't think any of those US cities are large enough to support 81 home games. And hipsters/Millenials don't watch baseball.

Either triple up in LA or New York or find a new untapped market. Baseball works better than any other sport if it is marketed right. Provide an excellent fan experience and it can go anywhere. Make sure you find a good neighborhood with some level of disposable income and plenty of people that live nearby (i.e. they don't have to drive more than a couple miles) that can commit to going to a game every day. Many places have neighborhoods that fit that bill.


IMO, Baseball needs a location with a MSA of greater than 5 million people along with enough corporations who'll buy up the tix and hand them out to employees. While tripling up in NY/LA/CHI sounds like a good idea of paper, MLB teams hold a great deal of sway over what's considered their market area. I remember the O's fight against the Nats and I can see the same thing playing out elsewhere.
01-23-2017 05:08 AM
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5 million plus? That means like half of MLB needs to move. Some need to triple up in NYC, LA, Chicago and SF Bay in that case. You can have a team in a market of 800k (with some nearby decent sized markets for TV purposes). As long as they have a dedicated base of fans that come out (it only takes about 35k in baseball), it can work in a small market. No matter what she said, size doesn't always matter. Pittsburgh and Detroit are much better baseball towns than Miami and Houston.

You're right that owners are territorial but they often can be bought off. There's more than enough room and money for another team near NYC and LA, especially the underserved baseball market of New Jersey.
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