It appears that the developmental New York State League (NYSL) will operate the player operations portion of the Carlsbad Bats, a travel team in the upstart Pecos League:
Here is hoping that the logistics of running a team nearly 2000 miles away from New York can work well for all parties involved, including the players.
Last season, the NYSL had an arrangement with the CBL for a similar situation except for two teams. The arrangement did not work out prior to the season’s start. Ideally everyone will benefit this time: less financial risk for the NYSL, the caliber of players will make the travel team a viable opponent for the rest of the Pecos League teams, the NYSL can promote itself as funneling players into 2 pro teams (the Can-Am League’s Federals are the other), the Pecos League doesn’t have to operate its own travel team during a start-up year, and – ultimately – the fans get a good product which they will support.
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