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RE: Minor leagues and MLB
(03-04-2021 06:00 PM)Wedge Wrote:  
(03-04-2021 03:12 PM)Brookes Owl Wrote:  
(03-03-2021 02:21 PM)Wedge Wrote:  This item: 1) Indicates the delay in the start of the minor league season might be longer than just one month, and 2) Makes you wonder whether MLB clubs would be better off if all of them had their AAA team located a short drive away from the MLB team.

Quote:Martín Gallegos

A's pitching coach Scott Emerson said he's heard the possibility of A's having their alternate site in Stockton and playing games against Giants Minor Leaguers in Sacramento until Triple-A season starts up. Nothing official at this point.

10:49 AM · Mar 3, 2021 · Twitter Web App

Even with the one month delay I know the Dodgers will have some interesting choices to make. Last year's alternate site was USC, just across downtown from Chavez Ravine. This year it'll be in Rancho Cucamonga (1-2 hr drive depending on traffic) or Spring Training site in AZ (1.5 hr flight, plus airport waits and drives to/from stadiums). All of that is probably better than Oklahoma City but making sure the right players are in the right spots to get quality work in AND be ready to travel to LA will not be straightforward.

Rancho Cucamonga is reasonably convenient to LA. Comparable to Stockton/Oakland and Sacramento/SF.

Heh - it's actually much closer (48 miles compared to 70 or 90) but the drive is about the same. Yes, even in a pandemic. But you're right - it's close enough to make it an easy call up.
03-04-2021 06:31 PM
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