By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Former MLB GM Dave Dombrowski has a new job in baseball. However, it is with a non-existing team.
He has been hired by Music City Baseball, LLC in an attempt to bring MLB to Nashville, Tennessee. According to USA Today Sports’ Bob Nightengale, the goal of Music City Baseball LLC is “hoping to land an expansion franchise or have an existing team relocate to Nashville.”
Dombrowski and the team, who would like to bring a team to Nashville, is doing it at a very odd time. The current landscape in sports is different than normal due to the coronavirus pandemic that has costs teams and leagues to have millions of dollars in losses.
The Nashville team also includes Tony La Russa and Dave Stewart, who are serving as advisory members.
Obviously, no team is going to transfer to Nashville right away during this pandemic. But it’s going to take time.
The two teams — who have been linked to relocation — have been the Miami Marlins and the Tampa Bay Rays. At one point recently, there was some speculation that the Rays would play part of their season in Florida then play the second half in Montreal, Canada — the former home of the Montreal Expos.
Those talks have fallen through before this pandemic.
Nashville has been mentioned in the past about an expansion team. They presently have a Triple-A team, but minor league baseball will not be played in 2020 due to the virus.
Besides Nashville as a potential landing spot for an MLB team, Portland, Oregon, Las Vegas, Charlotte, Montreal, and Vancouver are other locations that may receive a new MLB team down the road.