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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

2020 Minor-League Season Will Be Canceled

The 2020 minor-league season will be canceled, according to a report from Baseball America’s J.J. Cooper and Josh Norris. While widely expected, the news comes as a major blow to the minor-league teams and many young players who were hopeful of continuing to chase after a coveted MLB roster spot.

This was already shaping up to be a rough campaign for the minors long before the coronavirus was on anyone’s radar. As 2019 came to a close, a tense and rather high-profile battle was already underway regarding MLB’s plans for cutting down on the number of minor-league affiliates.

Minor League Baseball’s effort to defend its member teams was greatly imperiled by the global pandemic. Public attention, for good reason, has been elsewhere. And minor-league teams have experienced a more-or-less complete halt to revenue.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 30, 2020 at 02:05 PM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Mayor Blomberg Posted: July 01, 2020 at 02:05 AM (#5960515)
The Constellation Energy League's opening day has been pushed back a week to 10 July. No ticket sales on the internet, at least not yet, but the Skeeters' home page suggests that tickets will be sold. It's the only revenue stream they have.

The league's player pool was announced.
   2. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: July 01, 2020 at 07:11 AM (#5960519)
The what league...?!
   3. Adam Starblind Posted: July 01, 2020 at 07:46 AM (#5960521)
Gavin Cecchini sighting.

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