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Old Posted Jun 22, 2017, 4:32 PM
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SA Missions Moving Up to Triple-A in 2019

Yep...Our San Antonio missions will be moving up to Triple-A baseball and play in the Pacific Coast League in 2019!

San Antonio Missions Advance to Triple-A

I have heard that they will be affiliated with the Texas Rangers. The Round Rock Express will end their affiliation with the Rangers in 2018 and move back to being affiliated with the Houston Astros in 2019.
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Old Posted Jun 23, 2017, 12:24 AM
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Big Flippin' deal

San Antonio deserves an MLB franchise and nothing less. End of discussion.

Even Centro San Antonio's internal polling show most of our residents are tired of the "better than nothing" attitude moves like this reinforce.

There’s one important lesson we did learn in our local research. San Antonians are not okay with being okay. They want a great city and a great downtown. We are committed to doing everything we possibly can to make it happen and strengthen the brand of San Antonio.


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I'm tired of cheering this city being average.

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Old Posted Jun 26, 2017, 2:06 AM
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San Antonio deserves an MLB franchise and nothing less. End of discussion.

Even Centro San Antonio's internal polling show most of our residents are tired of the "better than nothing" attitude moves like this reinforce.

There’s one important lesson we did learn in our local research. San Antonians are not okay with being okay. They want a great city and a great downtown. We are committed to doing everything we possibly can to make it happen and strengthen the brand of San Antonio.


https://therivardreport.com/defines-...o-perspective/

I'm tired of cheering this city being average.

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I can't disagree with your overall sentiment, but moving up to AAA is a step towards MLB.
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Old Posted Jun 26, 2017, 3:55 PM
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It doesn't work that way.

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I can't disagree with your overall sentiment, but moving up to AAA is a step towards MLB.
We have the same chance at MLB whether we have Double A, Triple A or nothing at all.

Even players generally move from Double A to MLB, skipping Triple A altogether.

I, however, do not wish to argue these points again. Good luck to the Missions, and to San Antonio.
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Rival teams

Just throwing out random thoughts

The logical rival would be Round Rock since we're so close but if not them...who?
Nashville, El Paso, Oklahoma City? Does Round Rock have a rival now? Is the stadium Mr. Wolfe is pushing capable of holding a AAA or even a major league team? A move to the majors is gonna happen but it's gonna be pushed for Austin/San Antonio. Where we put the stadium will be the big question. Here, in Austin or in between. Will San Marcos see the benefit of funding or partial funding of a stadium...New Braunfels, Kyle, Buda...why not in Blanco upgrade 281 and 290 from both cities...
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It's September 2018 and still no stadium plan. Elmore could take his "new" AAA team elsewhere (yes, this is a possibility).

Astros are going to affiliate with the Express and the Rangers may affiliate with Nashville due to SA not having a stadium plan - let alone a guarantee of having a team.

I hope things can get figured out soon. This has been going on for far too long.
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Triple A ball will be here next season. Too big a market not to have a team. We're talking minor league people just add 5k seats to wolff stadium and everyone's happy.
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Triple A ball will be here next season. Too big a market not to have a team.
Geez, "too big not to have one." Come on. That's not a solid argument. Did SA grow to become a "big market" overnight? The Mission's have been around since 1888 and yet, nobody has - until last year - even tried to bring them up from AA to AAA (at least in name).

Also, Wolff stadium has 6,500 fixed seats plus room for 3,000 more on the berm. I do not think they'll add 5,000 fixed seats (at least in the short term).

In 2016, Barrett Sports Group conducted a study for the city. They recommended 8,000-8,500 fixed seats with a total of 9,000-9,500 total capacity. That study also noted that the Missions had the lowest attendance in the Texas League from 2010/2011 to 2016.

It's been over a year since the initial announcement and we're nowhere near a stadium deal of any sort. Elmore Sports Group does not want to pay for it and the city will not either (and I don't blame them).

Look, I want this to happen. But, I'm worried if the owners and city cannot get a deal together, the team will go elsewhere. Let's remember, Elmore is a Southern California-based company. And even though they have owned the Missions for 30 years, they will go where they can get the best deal for their company.

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Minor league is minor league no matter how many A's you put on it. Time to get the major league ball rolling.
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