Dear Skeeters Fans,
We wanted to send you a quick note about a story that broke recently on Baseball America. It is a lengthy article that details where Major League Baseball (MLB) wants to be in terms of their negotiations with Minor League Baseball (MiLB). The MLB / MiLB contract, as it stands now, expires at the end of next season. Ultimately, MLB wants sweeping changes to leagues and affiliations, especially at the lower classifications.
Two cities that currently house independent teams, St. Paul and Sugar Land, were mentioned explicitly as teams coveted by MLB to become affiliated.
We were flattered by the inclusion. We believed our mention was due to the excellent facilities at Constellation Field, our local and involved ownership, the strong relationship between the team and the city of Sugar Land, and our robust community support. The Atlantic League has been an excellent place for us to develop talent, and we are proud of the two championships we have won. We have an exciting season on tap with new promotions and appearances, and we look forward to our 2020 campaign and our ninth season in the Atlantic League.
We have been asked by multiple people to remark on the article, but it is difficult to comment on meetings of which we are not apart. We are grateful that of all the independent teams in the nation, we were one of the two specifically mentioned. However, we have to focus on the season ahead, and we are excited to be in the Atlantic League and start our drive to another Atlantic League Championship.
As I write this, there are just 168 days to Opening day!
Sugar Land Skeeters