Saw this article today on the Baseball America website, and the gist is this:

The high Class A California League is considering the transfer of a pair of franchises to the Carolina League, beginning with the 2009 season, sources familiar with the negotiations told Baseball America.

So what, you ask? The reason it attracted my attention is because the Reds have said nothing about the future of their Florida State League franchise in Sarasota. It appears that the Carolina League will not be an option, as it’ll be filled to the brim and the California League seems to be strapped financially.

Will the Reds keep their High A team in Sarasota? Move somewhere else in Florida? As someone that vacations in the Sarasota area and enjoys catching some GCL and FSL Reds teams, I hope they stay put…