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Braves sign 4-year PDC with Brevard County; Brewers likely heading to Carolina

The Braves signed an agreement with the former Brevard County Manatees today, likely sending the Brewers to the Carolina Mudcats.

At least one affiliate will be changing this offseason. The Braves announced today that they are signing a 4-year PDC with the former Brevard County Manatees, who are moving to Kissimmee and will play in Osceola County Stadium staying in 2017. With this deal official, the Brewers are now looking for a new affiliate at the High-A level.

The good news is that the Braves former High-A affiliate, the Carolina Mudcats, is now available, and it is the likely landing spot for the Brewers. The Carolina League is generally seem as more of a neutral league, which is preferable to the California League, which favors hitters. Assuming nothing unusual happens in the next several days, that's likely the Brewers new home at High-A. Other spots without a deal in place are Lancaster and Modesto in the California League, and Charlotte in the Florida State League. However, all of those spots already have teams linked to them.

Whileit appears the Brewers will again be left with the one remaining team after everyone else moves, this scenario is not so bad. Their stadium is slightly older than Space Coast Stadium, but was renovated in 1999. The league should be more neutral on the players, and rainouts will be less common. Overall, it would be a decent landing place for the Brewers.