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.
I had a long time scout tell me that clubs based in the north should have at least one minor league team play in a climate similar to the parent club to see how players adjust to playing in cooler conditions in the spring.
Boston has 3 teams in New England, and 2 in the south = Greenville, SC and Salem, Va.
When Atlanta pulled the AA team out, the City of Greenville decided to build a new stadium downtown to attract a team and it worked.
The old stadium still stands rotting away - it was built in 1984
The new ballpark downtown is a gem