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NY's 2012 AAA team: A 144 Game Road Trip


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#1 jon abbey


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Posted 23 December 2011 - 09:21 PM

Have we talked about this anywhere?

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That is just the 72 'home' games, 144 straight on the road. More here:

http://blogs.thetime...ankees/?p=12071

It occurred to me while thinking about the potentially dream AAA rotation to start the year of Noesi/Phelps/Warren/Banuelos/Betances that a year with all travel and no home stadium might not be ideal for development. Maybe Banuelos/Betances start at Trenton and jump from there if needed? That couldn't hurt Trenton's gate receipts either, something to keep an eye on.

#2 brs3


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Posted 23 December 2011 - 10:18 PM

This was news a few months ago, when the MFY tried to use the Newark Bears home. The Mets Said No. I know they give the Mets gruff for it, but it's probably lingering over the Mets MiLB compromise in the late 90's.

#3 SirPsychoSquints

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 07:52 AM

This outcome was very disappointing for me, as I live in Scranton. My company has a box and I could just swing by any game I felt like on the way home from work (the team does NOT draw well).

#4 terrynever


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Posted 24 December 2011 - 11:20 AM

This outcome was very disappointing for me, as I live in Scranton. My company has a box and I could just swing by any game I felt like on the way home from work (the team does NOT draw well).

My suggestion is the Yankees have their AAA farm team in Trenton this season and put the AA team somewhere else. Why mess with your top prospects this way? I don't think the Scranton site works well in terms of making a profit for the owners over there.

#5 Lose Remerswaal


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Posted 26 December 2011 - 05:19 PM

Might be good for team chemistry. Not good for nutrition and training facilities and issues.

#6 Lose Remerswaal


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Posted 08 March 2012 - 08:06 AM

And the logo for the Empire State Yankees is:

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#7 jon abbey


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Posted 08 March 2012 - 11:21 AM

They're going back to Scranton next year, those will be collector's items. I kind of want a hat, just to confuse people.

#8 maufman


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Posted 08 March 2012 - 05:48 PM

Why didn't they park this team at a university somewhere? Maybe you'd have to play a few home series on the road early in the season to avoid scheduling conflicts, but it seems otherwise do-able.

The MFY seem to be chasing short money at the expense of doing what's right for their prospects.

#9 Brickowski

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 06:08 PM

IMHO the best choice would have been Staten Island, where the stadium holds 6,500. Move the short season class A team elsewhere.

#10 Doctor G

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 11:33 AM

what do the players do? Get an apartment in Rochester and stay in motels or hotels the rest of the time. Not an ideal situation for the married players at least.

#11 jon abbey


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Posted 21 March 2012 - 01:58 PM

Now they say the stadium might not be ready for opening day 2013:

http://www.baseballa...ng-in-scranton/

#12 brs3


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Posted 21 March 2012 - 02:04 PM

It was discussed elsewhere, but the MFY tried to put the team in Newark where the Indy league Bears play, but the Mets wouldn't allow it, due to territory rights. So, they're the traveling band of misfit MFYs.

#13 jon abbey


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Posted 22 April 2012 - 06:50 PM

This stupid situation cost them Bill Hall:

http://mlbbuzz.yardb...2?new_post=true

#14 Wingack


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Posted 22 April 2012 - 10:58 PM

I don't blame the man at all.