The Portland Diamond Project is hard at work looking for a potential stadium site to bring Major League Baseball to Portland.
While baseball fans in Portland are anxiously awaiting the project’s latest announcement, seven-time MLB All Star and project advisor Dale Murphy took to Twitter to answer your hard-hitting questions.
On goal for timing of a MLB team:
As soon as possible. Obviously these things take time but the city and the organization is ready for major league baseball sooner rather than later-DM https://t.co/8kuVpjaZOH— Portland Diamond Project (@PDXDiamondProj) November 27, 2018
On how Portland would develop a FARM system:
In the past, in the case of expansion, major league clubs were able to protect a certain number of players in their organization and then the remaining players go into a pool for the expansion teams to draft. Then expansion teams participate in the amateur draft the next year. https://t.co/t8iCV2aDoG— Portland Diamond Project (@PDXDiamondProj) November 27, 2018
On potential stadium sites:
We plan to make an announcement on stadium site by the end of this week. https://t.co/lUpWd436je— Portland Diamond Project (@PDXDiamondProj) November 27, 2018
Head on over to @PDXDiamondProj on Twitter to stay tuned to all the latest updates.