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Saturday, December 14, 2019

Major League Baseball threatens to create new minor league system - The Boston Globe

“If the National Association has an interest in an agreement with Major League Baseball, it must address the very significant issues with the current system at the bargaining table,” the statement read. “Otherwise, MLB Clubs will be free to affiliate with any minor league team or potential team in the United States, including independent league teams and cities which are not permitted to compete for an affiliate under the current agreement.”
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MLB’s statement went on to say: “But whatever the outcome, MLB has assured every public official who has contacted us that MLB will work diligently to preserve organized baseball in a compelling, fan-friendly format in every American city that currently has an affiliate. MILB has not made such a commitment, and even now multiple teams are actively trying to leave their communities for better deals elsewhere.”

Jim Furtado Posted: December 14, 2019 at 07:33 AM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Gazizza, my Dilznoofuses! Posted: December 14, 2019 at 03:14 PM (#5908722)
This is one of those statements that is meant to give an organization the moral high ground, but just makes you know they're up to no good.
   2. The Yankee Clapper Posted: December 14, 2019 at 03:26 PM (#5908727)
MLB Clubs will be free to affiliate with any minor league team or potential team in the United States, including independent league teams and cities which are not permitted to compete for an affiliate under the current agreement.”
That would seem to undercut MLB’s claim that they are concerned about MiLB facilities and player working conditions. Unused stadiums in areas without current MiLB teams, or only independent teams, wouldn’t seem likely to be better than the facilities currently in use.
   3. Hank Gillette Posted: December 14, 2019 at 04:29 PM (#5908732)
“Nice little minor league system you have there. Be a shame if something happened to it.”
   4. "RMc", the superbatsman Posted: December 15, 2019 at 10:40 AM (#5908782)
"MLB’s statement went on to say: “But whatever the outcome, MLB has assured every public official who has contacted us that MLB will work diligently to make huge, stinking amounts of cash, and those little towns can go screw themselves."

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