Musical chairs continues: it was announced today that the Oakland A’s have reached a four-year affiliate agreement with the Nashville Sounds.
The Sounds have been the Brewers’ Triple-A affiliate for the past decade. The A’s had been affiliated with Sacramento. Sacramento is becoming the Giants’ top farm club. That opens up Fresno — the Giants’ old Triple-A team — as a possible landing spot for the Brewers. Or they could take over Colorado Springs, vacated this week by the Rockies.
Got all that?
Brewers’ GM Doug Melvin isn’t happy with this, by the way. He had been asking the Sounds to give him some indication of how they were leaning, but says he got no word from them until yesterday. This, he said, caused the Brewers to miss out on opportunities which are better than Fresno and Colorado Springs. You can read all about that here.