No Chance Fisher Cats Affiliation Moving to Ottawa?

Eastern League President Joe McEachern tried to snuff out rumors that the Toronto Blue Jays’ affiliation with the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats would be heading to Ottawa (along with the Double-A Binghamton Mets) in an affiliation swap with the New York Mets.  McEachern said there is no chance of that happening, primarily because of a territorial rights issue with the Boston Red Sox.  Read more here.

This is actually kind of silly.  Assuming there is an agreement in place that prevents a major-league New York team from having an affiliation in Manchester as McEachern describes, then don’t expect a Mets or New York Yankees affiliation to end up there.  However, you can bet that if a Double-A team winds up in Ottawa, it will be a Toronto Blue Jays affiliate immediately or within a year or two.  An affiliation domino effect between several teams would take place as new PDCs are signed.

Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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4 responses to “No Chance Fisher Cats Affiliation Moving to Ottawa?

  1. Being from southern New Hampshire, I go to about 10 games a season. I’d hate to see them (and their $10 seats) leave

  2. patrick spawn

    Let the lame binghamton mets move to ontario i wouldn’t miss them at all one bit let binghamton have a Short A Baseball team and for the record let a different radio station carry a baseball team like big 107.5 fm instead of WNBF 1290 AM

  3. johnny regan

    would the atlantic or eastern league be interested in having a team at skylands park in augusta, nj? we desperately need a team in there for 2012. johnny regan

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