Memphis Redbirds fans disappointed about the club continually chasing the Omaha Storm Chasers will have an answer starting next season.
The Kansas City Royals affiliate will remain in the American North while the St. Louis Cardinals top farm club is relocating to the South – along with the Brewers minor league entry in Nashville. The Iowa Cubs will remain behind in the North with Omaha. Memphis and Nashville join American South holdovers New Orleans and Round Rock.
To win the conference title, however, the South winner will still have to get past the best in the North in a best-of-five series. Another five-game set follows between the American and Pacific conference champs, just as today. The PCL winner then plays a single contest against the International League champion for Triple-A supremacy bragging rights.
According to reports, the move of the Tucson franchise to El Paso next season is driving the changes, yet that club will remain in the same division, anyway.
|American North||Iowa||Colorado Springs||American Northern|
|American South||Albuquerque||Memphis||American Southern|
|Oklahoma City||New Orleans|
|Round Rock||Round Rock|
|Pacific North||Colorado Springs||Fresno||Pacific Northern|
|Pacific South||Fresno||Albuquerque||Pacific Sourthern|
|Las Vegas||El Paso|