We’ve known all year that the Indians would be moving their Triple-A team to Columbus next season. The move should finally be made official any time now, perhaps as early as this afternoon.
The Associated Press is reporting that a four-year deal, through 2012, has been reached between the Tribe and the Columbus Clippers, but the Indians are not yet confirming this. Thursday was the first day the two sides could officially negotiate.
The Indians’ front office was happy with its relationship with Buffalo, which was a well-run organization. But this move to Columbus simply makes too much sense to pass up. The Indians will be able to tap into the hearts of baseball fans in the state capital, and they’ll have a beautiful new facility, Huntington Park, to call home.