Originally Posted by Daver
Almost all of them are in unaffiliated leagues that are struggling to survive.
Originally Posted by doublem23
Yeah but they're all ****ty independent league teams.
Yep, only the Kane County Cougars are affiliated (Royals A-level team) with a MLB team in Chicagoland.
The Joliet Jackhammers have had financial difficulty, owed hundreds of thousands in unpaid bills and have now been sold and re-named.
The Schaumburg Flyers owe more than $900,000 in unpaid rent, are facing eviction, and are expected to be sold.
I do wish the Sox would return to the Midwest League. It would be nice to go to a Cougars game to see Sox prospects when that team visits Kane Co.