From SABR member Dan Schlossberg at Latino Sports on April 10, 2015:
Both Bud Selig, who spent 22 years as Commissioner of Baseball, and Rob Manfred, who succeeded him this year, mentioned the possibility of returning a franchise to Montreal.
The suggestion has more merit than many of their other ideas, such as expanded playoffs, daily doses of interleague play, and allowing the All-Star Game winner to have home-field advantage in the World Series.
Montreal not only deserves a team but has one ready and waiting: the Tampa Bay Rays.
Stuck in a bad ballpark on the St. Petersburg side of the bay, the Rays were rebuffed just recently when the local city council refused to allow a vote on a new stadium.
Hey, if St. Pete doesn’t want them, Montreal would only be too happy to take the floundering franchise north of the border.
Read the full article here: http://www.latinosports.com/schlossberg-baseball-montreal-deserves-chance/
Originally published: April 13, 2015. Last Updated: April 13, 2015.