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Do We Even Need Minor League Baseball? | FiveThirtyEight

Some people on Twitter have suggested it might be better for players to have fewer players under MLB control. They suggest these players would be better off moving to college and new independent league they feel will spring up. With the scarcity of college scholarships and independent league pay, I question whether their beliefs are true.

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred told The Athletic in July that “we have to look at the efficiency of the [minor league] system that we’re running right now, how many teams, how many players, what we’re paying players, and all those issues are obviously related.”

What that means for the future of the farm system suggests it could, and perhaps should, look much different than it does today.

Jim Furtado Posted: September 11, 2019 at 09:19 AM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Wayne Newton's pet monkey (gef, talking mongoose) Posted: September 11, 2019 at 09:56 AM (#5878361)
Posted 2 days ago, for chrissakes, with 70 comments so far. The site owner's continuing disinclination to pay the slightest attention to content remains ... intriguing.

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