Originally Posted by Daver
The White Sox have long preferred to keep their upper level affiliates in the same geographic area to cut travel costs for scouts and roaming instructors.
Would the minor league teams draw more if they were close to Chicago? That would offset the travel costs. Charlotte and Birmingham are big minor league markets, but so is Indy.
Wolfram Alpha should be able to tell me the closest minor league teams to Chicago, but it said "development of this topic is under investigation". Fail.