This is sort of coming out of left field, but there seems to be some kind of tenuous connection between the AA Portland Sea Dogs and the unaffiliated Can-Am Nashua Pride.
Nashua is less than two hours from Portland. I am wondering if they scout that team at all and occasionally use some of those dudes as roster stuffing.
Short answer: Yes, but I'll get back to this another time. You can read more about it here.
By the way, the Pride, the Worcester Tornadoes, and the Brockton Rox are holding open tryouts tomorrow at historic Holman Park in Nashua. I wish I could check it out.