Raleigh prepping diligently for when MLB expansion window opens

(The Center Square) – Once independent of each other, groups that want to bring Major League Baseball to Raleigh are working in collaboration.

MLB is yet to open up the process, but getting things in place ahead of the finalization of situations involving the Oakland A’s and Tampa Rays — the commissioner’s two timeline pieces — is advantageous in what figures to be a competitive process to land one of two openings that will give baseball 32 teams.

“I think it’s clear that there is going to be a serious effort to bring MLB to North Carolina,” Lou Pascucci told The Center Square in an email exchange. He’s with MLB Raleigh alongside Ryan Foose and Will Gadd, who started on the project nearly five years ago and now are aligned with former state budget director Charlie Perusse, Gov. Roy Cooper and Carolina Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon.

“I think when you
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