Baseball back in Montreal?


Is it aboot time for baseball to return to Montreal? Some say the time is right- if taxpayers can foot the bill on a new downtown stadium (only $300 million) AND find an owner to buy a team. Just a couple of large ifs that could literally “pay off” in the long run according to a new study by the Montreal Baseball Project.

Joel Sherman and Ron Darling joined MLB Tonight to speculate on the possible return:

After listening to the guys talk about the city, I’m excited for the opportunity to visit Montreal soon! I always like exploring a new park- can add it to my short list, along with the Braves new ballpark coming 2016. Speaking of Atlanta, I asked around at the Winter Meetings what they’ll be doing with the Hank Aaron home run wall that currently graces Turner Field’s parking lot. No answers yet, but will let you know if I hear back from the team.

What do you think about the Expos possible revival? Would you like to see a thirty-first team or have a team like Tampa relocate?


4 thoughts on “Baseball back in Montreal?

  1. While I was not in favor of moving the Astros to the AL West, now that they have, there are 30 teams with 15 in each league. A 31st team would upset that balance, so I don’t think they should outright create a new team, unless they can create two, one for each league. I’m not sure about trying Montreal again, since they couldn’t support the Expos the first time. On the other hand, I would be ecstatic if they moved the Rays from the Juice Box, which, in my opinion, is the worst stadium in baseball.


    1. If a team did move there, I’m sure it would be an existing one. I’d rather see a team in the Carolinas, though. Charlotte just built a brand new stadium, and I don’t know if they’d be able to upgrade it to major league specifications.


  2. I think Canada is a long shot at this point, but if they did pull it off, they would need an indoor or roofed stadium, probably more similar to Miller Park. There is only one affiliated minor league team left in Canada, and that is a short season team over in Vancouver. Ottawa is still talking about picking up a Double-A team, but nothing solid on that yet. It would be nice to have more teams in Canada, but the weather is a major hang up. It’s bad enough here in Michigan.


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