The Washington Nationals and Hagerstown, Maryland have enjoyed a partnership since 2007 that has had the Hagerstown Suns as the Nats Class-A affiliate. However, that relationship might be coming to an end in the near future.
Last month the Suns signed a letter of intent to move the team from Hagerstown to Winchester, Virginia. Nothing is set in stone just yet as certain conditions have to be met to make the move possible. Most importantly and the usual wrench thrown in the gears of this type of thing: funding for a new stadium. Municipal Stadium has been in existence since 1930 and though the the Maryland Stadium Authority is in the process of advising Hagerstown on building a new stadium or refurbishing Municipal, it might be a little too late.
Winchester has until April 17th to make things work.
If the Suns move to Northern Virginia the Nationals will have two minor league affiliates in the area. The Potomac Nationals already play in Woodbridge, VA and they themselves are looking to move to a new location and stadium possibly somewhere along I-66.
A Suns move would also mean more Nationals baseball and that is never a bad thing.