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    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    The high level minor league owners are cozying up to MLB while the head of MiLB is trying to hold onto his fiefdom. Pretty sure it is a losing battle with the minors split into the haves (upper level teams) and the have nots (lower levels plus MiLB HQ)…

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    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    No real news here, but it is a good recap of where matters are currently.

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    There will be many ex-MiLB ballparks falling into disrepair with crumbling structure and being overgrown with vines and weeds. Something like the earth without humans TV series. That just sad to think about.

    Holding out in announcing the final list of keepers and losers until the last moment doesn’t seem fair but I guess it keeps the teams quiet until then, not wanting to lose favor.

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    Big news today in Minor League Baseball:

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    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    O’Conner is waving the white flag in an impossible quest to beat MLB. Minor League Baseball HQ will be no more.

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    I was thinking this morning about the minor leagues next year. At this point, a functional vaccine by next April may be a 50/50 proposition. Barring that, will there even be a 2021 minor league season? Losing two years of development may be the death knell for many prospects. Perhaps they would have their own bubble camps a couple of times next year? Would they just go forward like they did for the big leagues if no vaccine is available, knowing that testing and monitoring all their minor leaguers will be near impossible?

    Seems like quite the conundrum, either way. That’s without adding in the acrimony that’s sure to result from the cutting of the 42 teams.

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    I think there will be a vaccine available before April, but even if not, I can’t imagine shutting the minors down for two years in a row. That would be catastrophic for player development. Since MLB is taking over the minors they should be able to implement the current protocols for the 120 milb teams, although it will be a logistical challenge.

    #140228
    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    It is all related. Less revenue, fewer teams, fewer players, fewer staffers.

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    Wonder how many laid off people will get jobs in other industries and not come back.

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    Wonder how many laid off people will get jobs in other industries and not come back

    One wonders that about a lot of industries. Our local hospital system (they run several in small cities) laid off 700 doctors, nurses and technicians in late July and I thought that was unheard of but they were not overrun with Covid and were not allowed to do procedures that make them money (like several of my COPD tests). I thought the medical industry would be bulletproof. But I can now see that the sports industry will really suffer if the fan base is significantly reduced in the form of game attendance.

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    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    This is going to hurt…

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    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    New pressure from MLB to force the MiLB teams to agree to their terms. If you don’t play ball, we have other teams lined up.

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    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    Cape Cod without the ocean.

    #142561
    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    Add Palm Beach’s hitting coach Brian Burgamy to the ones let go…

    https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6716704486154362880/

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    So MLB is going to cannibalize the Cape Cod League to justify their destruction of the historic Appy League? And what the heck is a partner league? The only purpose I can tell in a partner league to cram it down the throats of MILB teams and owners who are thinking about balking on MLB’s destruction of MILB. So nice to see MLB flush 50 years of history down the drain and stand back and watch it swirl. Manfred really has made himself Commissioner of Baseball and its disgusting.

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    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    There could not be owner opposition in the Appy League because the MLB organizations own the teams. It is going to get stickier later when the other 32 teams to be cut are disclosed. In those cases, valuable assets will lose their entire value unless the owners are compensated. And that is just from the business side.

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    Saw a nice little special the other night on the Cape Code League and it must have been a few years old as there were no masks and people brought lawn chairs to sit in down the lines. The story kind of centered on a player hostess, a elderly lady who kept a room downstairs for a couple of players on the local minor league team. Reminded me of the league I played in so many moons ago. It was fun back then.

    #142685
    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    If the cuts are made incrementally, they don’t hurt as badly. 😉

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    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    Cue all of the political posts in 3…2…1..

    #143001
    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    Let’s all be responsible, please.

    #143002
    stlcard25stlcard25
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    I would think that no matter what your political affiliation, given that we are on a site that’s mostly about the minor league teams and players, we’d be relatively on the same side about this issue.

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    Congress is a little late to the game. Negotiations (if there really were any) have come and gone. It is MLB setting arbitrary and capricious rules.

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