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Thursday, October 08, 2020

RIP Minor League Baseball: 1901-2020

Today marks the end of the last Professional Baseball Agreement between Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball—and with MLB working on a dramatic makeover of MiLB, it’s the end of Minor League Baseball as we know it…Whether or not these changes are a good idea or not isn’t really relevant: MLB has all the power and is in the mode of dictating terms to Minor League teams…

And with the inevitable end of the National Association, so ends a uniquely American institution.

NattyBoh Posted: October 08, 2020 at 06:36 AM | 14 comment(s)
  Beats: contraction, milb, minor leagues

Friday, September 11, 2020

Subscriber Exclusive Somerset Patriots in, Trenton Thunder out? Yankees considering Class AA affiliation change

...the Somerset Patriots of the independent Atlantic League could become a Yankees farm club.  If that occurs, the Thunder could be squeezed out, too.  Minor-league officials spoke to NJ Advance Media about the possible changes, and requested anonymity because they aren’t authorized to speak publicly about the plans. 
“The Yankees aren’t going to have two minor-league teams in New Jersey,” a Thunder official told NJ Advance Media…

NattyBoh Posted: September 11, 2020 at 04:36 PM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: contraction, minor leagues, somerset patriots, trenton thunder, yankees



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