Imagine, in addition to playing in Puerto Rico a team called something like the East Coast Emperors or Armada played in these area as well:
All things being equal that would be 20 home games a piece, right?
East Coast Emperors? Waves? Cruisers? Armada? Seadogs.... Swabbies ....Swarm....Shippers ...Landers?
In Latin America, big league baseball will be in Monterrey and Mexico City someday. Will it be in Puerto Rico before then?
A downer: Logistics. San Juan to Miami is over a thousand miles by air or sea.
Another hindrance is that they're poor in relative terms.
But as I have been saying throughout parts of my blog, ticket prices are becoming increasingly less important.
Got any creative insights?
On new foreign land joining the fun: http://baseballguru.com/ctomarkin/analysisctomarkin09.html
Who will have the next MLB team outside of the mainland U.S.? Right now my vote is Monterrey, Mexico. It's kind of in the center of it all.
No doubt, Puerto Rico deserves more of a live share.
See more expansion, co-location and relocation talk for football, baseball, basketball, hockey and soccer on my blog (starting in Feb 2014, see table of contents/archive): Major League/Pro Expansion <CLICK> http://prosportsexpansion.blogspot.com/
And please feel free to contribute your two cents with mine.