The Binghamton Redbirds?
Several dominoes would need to fall for the St. Louis Cardinals’ New York-Penn League affiliate to end up in Binghamton, NY in 2013, but it could happen.
The story begins with a group in Ottawa, Canada having received encouragement to pursue membership in the Double-A Eastern League.
“All signs indicate Ottawa would become the new home of the Eastern League franchise currently in Binghamton, New York,” the Ottawa Citizen reported recently.
Ballpark Digest noted the same, stating the Ottawa group had been in serious negotiations to buy the Binghamton club and move it north. The club would become the Toronto Blue Jays’ Double-A affiliate.
It gets even more interesting from there.
Based on conversations with “several MiLB team owners and brokers with knowledge of sales discussions,” Ballpark Digest suggests a second move could then be in the offing.
The scenario is that the Binghamton group, currently affiliated with the New York Mets, would remain in organiz...