The Royals and Cardinals are both going through minor league changes. Kansas City is looking for looking for a new short season affiliate after cutting off ties with Spokane of the Northwest league. George Brett and his brother own the Spokane franchise. Yesterday, the Cardinals announced that the Tennessee Smokies will be their new Double-A team. The Smokies hail from Sevierville, Tennessee. This ends Springfield’s hopes of grabbing the Redbirds next Double-A squad.