Relocation of the Oakland A's seems more likely. With all the information that is out there for the A's moving, it all seems to be mixed signals and noise coming out of the Bay area as far as relocation of the Athletics. But I think it's ideal.
If the A's would move to Portland
and the Rays would move to Charlotte
THAT WOULD BE BETTER FOR BASEBALL.
An alternative would be to share baseball and ease into markets till the time is ready to expand to a sole location. Would it not be neat to share the West Coast A's with Oakland and Portland? A combination with Las Vegas? What about splitting time between Tampa and Charlotte for the Southern Rays?
Build smaller ballparks in each new city, like 35,000 seat facilities with room to grow (similar to how Buffalo, NY did).
|Coast to coast MLB|
See links below:
MLB.com article (Portland)
Maybe MLB in Portland area really soon.
Petition for stadium in Oregon
Some online petition <LINK> to bring MLB to Charlotte
New Stadium Suggests Charlotte Will Not Pursue A Major League Baseball Team
|Both towns missing out on Big League Baseball. Wouldn't the A's, Raiders and Coyotes better suit both Portland and Las Vegas? What about some Soccer in the Carolinas?|
Portland: Visiting the Possibility of more Pro Sports.
West Coast Whales NHL Team in Seattle, Portland and Las Vegas
"West Coast" named Franchises get an MLB, NFL and NHL Team. Bigtime Win for Portland and Vegas.
Major League Baseball in Charlotte and Portland. And then Las Vegas and Nashville. No Expansion Team Necessary
The Oakland Baseball Team AND Football Team Move to Portland ??? A's and Raiders ?!?!
"Northern Lights" NHL Team a New Expansion Team for Seattle and Portland. Try that on for Size.
ECHL or AHL Should at least have a Team for Seattle/Portland. Dayton/and somewhere someday.
Orlando, Portland, Charlotte, Sacramento and Salt Lake City. Who deserves MLB more? NFL?
Names for a Portland and Charlotte MLB team ***Work in Progress***
What sport could be played on Charlotte's infield? Soccer and NASCAR ???
MLB in Columbia, Carolina in general, and Charlotte
Charlotte: Visiting the Possibility of more Pro Sports
Major League Baseball in Tennessee. How to beat out Charlotte for an Expansion Bid. New Brave King of the South.
And please feel free to contribute your two cents with mine.