River Cats, Ports and Nuts

So some in Sacramento are atwitter that the Sacramento River Cats Triple-A baseball franchise may be interested in changing its affiliation from the Oakland Athletics to the San Francisco Giants.

One can’t really blame the River Cats for at least exploring the options. Their contract with the A’s expires after this season as does the contract for the Fresno Giants, San Francisco’s Triple-A affiliate.

The San Francisco Giants have not shown public interest in moving its Triple-A team from Fresno but who knows what would entice them to do so. Raley Field, where the River Cats play, is a nice venue and Sacramento is closer to San Francisco than Fresno. Player movement for them for quick call ups to the majors would be as easy as it has been for the A’s.

Ah, speculation.

Let’s just say affiliations change.

The Modesto Nuts were the Oakland A’s Single-A affiliate for nearly 30 years before leaving for Stockton and a brand-new ballpark after the 2004 season. Modesto has been a Colorado Rockies’ affiliate since 2005.

The Stockton Ports have been affiliated with 10 franchises dating back to 1949, including Milwaukee twice.

Maybe something will happen and then again maybe this is just much ado about nothing.

 

 

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